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  1. I had two unrestored Dodge Brothers Roadsters (1924 and 1925). I drove them all the time and loved it. By 1925, the DB cars were still very similar to their 1914/1915 ancestors, but, they were very different (and better) than the Model T in every respect. By the time that keiser31's '31 DB coupe was built, it was a very different animal than the 1925 model. I love the 1931 DB's!
  2. I came upon this ad while doing some virtual swap meet hunting. You don't see these covers very often, especially when you consider they're made from cardboard. The thing that struck me was how brilliant the blue color is (or at least 'was'). B&W photography has warped our perception of historical colors. https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/clt/d/hemet-1920s-set-of-2-richfield-radiator/7119060137.html
  3. Sorry to see the end of the line for your Crown Vic. What goes on with these cars that people love them so much? My son has a 2009 Crown Vic P-71...and he loves it! The car was 'rescued' from the Kernville (CA) PD Probation Department. We don't have the rust issues here in SoCal; its one of the few benefits of living here. And then Ford just up and stops making them. Go figure!
  4. The dog dish hub caps and the blackwalls just make it look right. I love it...so jealous! Comgrats
  5. That "Roar With Gilmore" just rocks! I love it. Is there a cost-effective way to transfer a digital image onto a canvas tire cover?
  6. Welcome Jay! You will make friends and find knowledgeable people here. One of my sons is an Eagle Scout also. so I know the dedication and hard work it takes to make that happen. I had a 1965 Studebaker in the last millennium...it was my wife's daily-driver.
  7. World-War-Two automobile home-front items are anything having to do with the way things changed for the sake of supporting the War. Items include 'Blackout' type cars, auto-related items saved from the WW2 scarp drives, metal items missing a finishing coat, and much more. I'm hoping that there is an international response...everyone is welcome to share their piece of history, regardless of the 'side' your country was on. These eight identification tags are what's left of a WW2 Scrap Processing Center. Vehicles brought to the center were sometimes salvaged for usable parts to keep existing cars going during the war. Those parts were then saved and resold. These tags were placed on/in storage areas to help keep things organized. Tucked into the tag holder is a small strip of colored paper; these are most likely scrap tickets for labeling individual items...they themselves are cut-up re-purposed cards.
  8. My wife snapped this one when I was recently relaxing. 1930 Ford Pickup
  9. The back sides are for organizing your valves
  10. This is so true. If you look at my avatar, that's me with my 1930 Ford pickup...and that's how they looked in the 1930's and 1940's. For those of you that have seen the movie 'The Highwaymen', you will see that Kevin Costner's character drives the same pickup, complete with road dirt.
  11. Its been a while since I used one of these for its intended purpose. These days I use them as backdrops for photos. I love it when people ask what the holes are for. Be off, you Heathens!
  12. Blue Point Hub puller. Shown being used on my 1930 Ford Pickup, and shown in the 1933 Snap-On / Blue Point catalog. I love this tool and the way it oozes Quality.
  13. "...well, yes sir...we did Drive all the way around the world, and we never took a single step outside of our dependable Buick. We both see now that, maybe a few restroom breaks would have been in order"
  14. A great film, and I like his approach..."I'm not easily rattled". When my girls were young, they complained bitterly in the winters because they had to sit in the rumble seat on the way to school. It was southern California.
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