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  1. Feast or famine- Shipped a carburetor to be rebuilt by USPS to 3 states away and about 750 miles. "Disappeared" for week and just said "in transit to final destination" or similar after the 3 day priority shipping date estimate passed. Finally got a notification it was delivered. Ordered a battery for my cordless drill on eBay shipped by USPS. 6 states away and 1800 miles. Ordered on Saturday and received on Tuesday, 3 days later.
  2. My son went scrapping and brought home what I have been told is 3 Hudson motors. I was asked to offer them for sale before they go to the scrap yard. Located near Mason City, IA - 50401 $200.00 for all 3 engines. They are on a trailer and have no way to left them off except by hand, or some sort of lift the buyer would bring. The trailer owner would like his trailer back by the 1st part of October. I will try to get the numbers that I can find/see. Any numbers more important than others? If a specific picture is needed I will try to get it. The trailer isn't parked at my house so it maybe a day or 2 before I would be able to get it. I have attached 1 picture. More pictures can be found on the General Discussion page under "Straight 6 engine ID".
  3. My son went scrapping and brought home what I have been told is 3 Hudson motors. I was asked to offer them for sale before they go to the scrap yard. Located near Mason City, IA - 50401 $200.00 for all 3 engines. They are on a trailer and have no way to left them off except by hand, or some sort of lift the buyer would bring. The trailer owner would like his trailer back by the 1st part of October. I will try to get the numbers that I can find/see. Any numbers more important than others? If a specific picture is needed I will try to get it. The trailer isn't parked at my house so it maybe a day or 2 before I would be able to get it. I have attached 1 picture. More pictures can be found on the General Discussion page under "Straight 6 engine ID".
  4. Talked to my son. Located near Mason City, IA - 50401 $200.00 for all 3 engines. They are on a trailer and have no way to left them off except by hand, or some sort of lift the buyer would bring. The trailer owner would like his trailer back by the 1st part of October. I will try to get the numbers that I can find/see. Any numbers more important than others? If a specific picture is needed I will try to get it. The trailer isn't parked at my house so it maybe a day or 2 before I would be able to get it.
  5. They are on their way to the scrap yard. Probably would have been gone by now but the yard closed at noon and he didn't get there in time. After I seen them I thought I would ask what they were as I didn't recognize them.
  6. If outside the forum the moderators can't do much. Byer beware and if it is too good to be true it probably is. My dad was taken for several hundred dollars when he "bought" some script for his Plymouth. I put a wanted ad in Mopar Collectors Guide and a gentleman from New York City replied. My dad fell for it and after the fact I pointed out several red flags, namely the address was a postal box center and the picture looked to be a pintrest type. I had warned him to check with me first before sending any money but the guy said he had another person interested and he needed to send the money (money order) NOW if he wanted it. He wanted me to file a complaint with the magazine (i.e. like Hemmings) but I reminded him that I posted the wanted ad and the guy contacted him. Nothing we could do.
  7. My son went scrapping and brought these engines home. These straight 6s I don't recognize. Any idea on make/manufacture/year? They all look to be the same.
  8. The engine "should" take 5 quarts with the filter. Put 5 quarts in, run the engine for a minute or so to fill the filter. Take some stiff wire and push it down the dipstick tube until it hits bottom. Bend wire at top of dipstick tube. Pull pull wire out and measure down from the bend to about 2" inches from the top of the oil mark. Find a generic dip stick that is this length. The "full" and "add" marks on the generic dipstick should be relatively close to what you need.
  9. Thanks for the replies. For $10.00 that I spent I didn’t have much to loose with a little cleaning/polishing to see if it looks better. Might just end up on the garage wall as wall art.
  10. Let’s say it is pot metal as it very well could be. Any fix for that? Could I sand the bumps down?
  11. Recently acquired a dealership license plate frame at a garage sale and thinking about putting it on my car. I am guessing due to the light weight and a magnet will not stick to it that it is made out of aluminum. Problem is it has some corrosion/roughness along the bottom part where the dealer's name is. Looks like a bunch of small pimples on the surface. Any fix to this?
  12. I had one too many close calls with a typical 50s-60s bumper jack, just one time was enough to convince me to find a better way to jack up my old cars in the event of a flat tire. My '59 Chevy I found a tripod jack that is somewhat safer than the factory bumper jack. The other old cars I went to the you pick it parts yard and found several newer screw jacks for pickups (more lift) and added a 12"X12" plywood base to the bottom and a adaptor to to the top to fit the jacking point of the car it is with.
  13. Bought some rims with tires for one of my cars, 14". Seller said he took them off shortly after purchasing his car to switch to 15" rims/tires. Tires are Michelins with a date code of DOT B937 BR4X 441. They look like near new condition (stored inside) and was just wondering how old they are.
  14. This year I didn't renew my Old Cars subscription. Several reasons, as mentioned before never knowing if I got all the issues I paid for because you never knew when it was going to show up. Another reason was sometimes the print/picture quality was so bad it would give me a headache trying to read it. And the biggest reason... the Alex Maranios (sp?)/ Peter Kumar (Gullwing) ads. It seems like it was half the magazine. Doesn't help the fact that I tried contacting Peter Kumar several times when liquidating my dad's car collection and he didn't even have the courtesy to contact me back.
  15. My list is always changing, see a car that catches my eye and that gets added to the list and anther drops down. 2 of the more recent ones added are an AMC Eagle SX/4 and a mid-80s Hurst Olds. A few new cars have taken some spots... Challenger Hellcat (or variant) or a newer Mustang convertible The 3 constants have probably been a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, late 60s Corvair convertible, and a Viper.
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