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Pat Hollingsworth

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.


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  3. 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. 

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  4. 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

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  5. 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. 


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  6. 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. 

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

  9. 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

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