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Pat Hollingsworth

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  1. Roger, it's really nice to see you back. I understand how important the vacation and other things are, but I was getting a bit antsy waiting to see a new post. I had to keep myself happy by browsing the other parts of your saga. Welcome back- we missed ya!
  2. this model is one phenomenal accomplishment, Roger. I wasn't prepared for it to be even more amazing than the Continental- but it is. And, I sure wouldn't want the job of doing brakes on the real thing.
  3. Wow. This transmission is a terrific model, all by itself. Earlier, there was a photo showing your slightly filed down finger. I have done the same- but I didn't end up with a lovely piece of artistry for the agony. I must need different files, huh?
  4. Roger, will this build include the steering gear box, with all the rest- column and wheel? For that matter, while I'm asking away, will it also have the clutch and brake pedal assembly? It is sure starting to look more and more like a car! We love this stuff!
  5. I had to move back and forth between the proto and model photos to compare. And, as usual, be amazed. Roger, the Swiss nation has one more treasure in you.
  6. Cadillac manual may have been 'minimalist' back then, but things like those adjusters are probably the very reason we saw so many signs at shops advertising that they employed 'factory-trained mechanics'. I never knew such a thing existed, but sure would have welcomed them on a few gearboxes I've owned over the years. Roger, do you know how long that feature lasted? I had a LaSalle transmission ('bout the same as a Caddy) back in the sixties and don't recall hearing about that novel feature on that- 1939 transmission.
  7. I have been away from my 'official' computer and couldn't recall my login here. I could follow the work, but not communicate. Now, I can say that this is getting even more interesting as you proceed with the engine. Good to be here again. I wouldn't venture a value. My cheapskate mentality would insult you. And anger the others that follow you, Roger. However, I am not a complete heathen, for I appreciate the things you do the best; educate, amaze us, show us wonderfully amazing things over and over. In other words, you share your special talents with us. Very special. Very.
  8. Roger, the valve covers of those engines sure are prominent, and a good thing, too! The real ones (and when done your models) are plain beautiful machinery. You will amaze us next year with the end results, I'm certain. Till then, have a Happy New Year, and the same to all the rest of you reading this. And, good riddance to 2020, hey?
  9. Perseverence is your middle name. Or tenacious. Whichever, we are all the beneficiaries of your results. Sometimes during the Covid-daze, when I need a little bit of something that's going along, ever forward, your posts supply a very welcome sense of joy and pleasure. Roger, you are a hero in troubled times. Thanks so much for your efforts. And, I hope the time comes soon when we can all enjoy your marvelous models without a veil of worry about the virus. Stay safe everyone.
  10. Egads! No wonder we are going broke over here. All of our money is in Switzerland! I like the holes in the deck of the crankcase. But, in reference to the picture of the full sized one, did those things leak much oil? With heat expansion and contraction the outer edge looks like a good path for that Texas crude to exit the engine and reenter the earth as it falls to the ground. Just wondering. Great work again, Roger. You simply brighten the day when you show us something new. Pat
  11. This project is as wonderful as the others in your collection, Roger. I still thrill to the craftsmanship and the seemingly endless and novel approaches to the different parts. And, somehow or other, I'm finding myself rooting for you to simply continue onward once the chassis and running gear are done. What body do you think would be the one..........?
  12. Paulie, when I read your post and looked at the picture- I thought you'd nailed it. Then, Roger, the master and eagle eyed observer showed his picture and proved to me (and you) that the eye is easily fooled. And, Roger didn't have to go back and rebuild his great part.
  13. I am, as always, floored by the quality of the work you do with such simple methods. Simple meaning oldtime craftsmanship instead of a bank of high tech machinery and computer guided wizardry. Kudos, Roger. And, most of the old ladder frames I've ever fooled around with were fairly limber- I believe it was useful in letting the autos adapt themselves to the imperfect road surfaces of the early days. Were they very ridgid, the metal would have developed cracks and become useless very quickly.
  14. I sure wish it was 'less hot' here, Roger. Heck, I wish I was on vacation! Welcome back Roger.
  15. Roger, that steering damper is so novel that the whole project is worth it just to learn that one thing! Well, there is plenty more to learn, but that's a good one. I wonder how many cars had similar things. And, when did they last use them?
  16. Roger, I spent almost twenty years working with men that had come to America from, mostly, central and eastern Europe. I was always amazed at how many spoke English to some greater or lesser amount. And, most were in a hurry to further their skills. While most retained a lot of their accent, I had nearly no trouble discussing, and working with them. I, sadly failed to learn but a little of German and a fair amount of that was cussing. My cursing vocabulary in the Polish language grew a lot as well. You, sir, are not hard to understand at all, and for the most part it's nice to hear a man using the terms and idiosyncratic structures of the 'old' languages. I see very few of my old coworkers nowadays- time has thinned us- but it was always a delight sharing a joke or a work challenge with them.
  17. Not having the pistons, rods, crank, gaskets, etc. is a good enough reason to have a carburetor that isn't working. No need, is there? Certainly not going to use the optional supercharger either. haha, of course. That engine- and your other ones as well look so real that they could very well be running examples. Man, you are good, Roger.
  18. I have been absent for a while. Sure is nice to be back and see this is still as consuming as it has ever been. The work, from concept , planning and construction is astounding and beautiful to see. But, even more is the patient photography, posting explanations (with humor), and then fielding our questions and comments. Roger, you are a genuine example of a true gentleman, as well as a rare craftsman. Thanks pal. Pat
  19. Roger, that was intended to be a humorous posting. Sorry if it flunked the test. What I was saying was, in time lots of the spares ended up in any place other than the original well. That it would have been 'period correct' even if not factory. I'll not try humor further.
  20. Many a car had the spare 'relocated' wherever you could squeeze it in. I had several, and my friends had many more. The the spare was taking up the trunk and the luggage resided in whatever room remained. Change of tire sizes to the more modern 'fat' treaded tires was responsible often, so the thing would not fit into the well. But we got along as best we could. Ahhh, for the old days. So, Roger, you can just toss those spares in there any ol' way you like, and I'd swear that you are authentic, even if not like factory fresh. Nice work you are doing- retrofitting these things must be a special talent you have.
  21. Do they actually use Amber lamps for headlights it France? Never been, and don't want to if they like driving in the near dark. Anyhow, the progress on the Olds is good to see- the fact that it even has operating feature is still amazing to me- all my models ever did was sit still and collect dust until my mom made me toss 'em.
  22. Like we say, there's more than one way to skin a cat. Sometimes. But, I sure enjoy reading of the thought process you use to decide what way to do that skinning. And, Roger, we are all pretty certain that you will adopt the most useful one in the end. The sheer amount of problem solving you have undertaken in the construction of your models is astounding. I boggles my mind to think that you restored full size autos and held a job, along with conducting your life as well. Quite the fellow, we think. Thanks for allowing me, and the rest, to tag along with you. Pat
  23. Yeah, get those clamps on right away, or it'll lose the antifreeze. Nice picture of the engine, all right, but the one that got my attention was the door opening with the ''Body By Fisher" emblem on the scuff plate. How'd you do that back in the day? Neat.
  24. I'm going to be waiting for the 'finish photos' of the model because I know they will be remarkable images. The continuing story of the Toronado, or anything else. is going to be interesting enough to make the wait pleasant. I always feel better when I come here and browse for a little while. Or, a long while. Carry on, we await your posts.
  25. Roger, I'd like to make some really nice compliments, but the guys are way ahead of me in stating what a neat job that trunk lid ended up being. From the first posts beginning this huge, beautiful project, until these ending ones the journey has matched the fabulous model. What a treat to have been around for much of it. You and it are both treasures. Thank you!
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