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  1. I have three cars that are already 100 years old: 1913, 1914, and 1917. No rush as far as I can tell. LOL
  2. Peter, Thanks for looking into why the posts were removed. It is a shame that an inappropriate comment can poison the entire group of posts on a topic or topics. I understand why moderators have to ride herd on the posters and make sure the discussions are appropriate for the venue. For the most part the information from the American Underslung topic is not lost. The most valuable input came from a couple of posters who helped fill in the historical record of a couple of the cars that still exist. Some of that was new information to me. There were also several period photos of Americans that were posted that I have never seen. The topic was going in the direction of becoming a research tool. Many thanks to each of you who posted or commented or had questions. Alan
  3. Peter is looking at what might have happened to the AU posts. Alan
  4. There were at least 8 pages of discussion on American Underslung in the General Forum. They seem to have disappeared or least I can't find them for some reason. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Alan
  5. For those you might be interested there is an inexpensive way to acquire a copy of Solidworks. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has a deal with Dassault and EAA members can get a copy of the software for the price of membership. I think the membership is about $40.00 year. This is a full featured copy of Solidworks and the only restriction is that it for personal use only. Plus you get a neat magazine several times a year. I spent a lot of years in the aerospace industry and have an extensive background in 3D modeling and have used solid modeling a great deal in my current restoration work. Solidworks is a very good tool and I think the EAA offer is great deal. Alan
  6. This is a part that was investment cast by Modern Investment Casting. The wax was 3D printed from my digital model. Alan
  7. Modern Investment Casting is another shop I have used. They used my printed wax to create the mold and cast the part. http://www.emicc.com/prototype.php Alan
  8. American Arrow (Don Sommer) used to do investment casting. They did a couple of small jobs for me using a printed wax that I supplied. In my case they just added it to other work they were doing and it took a while to get the part turned around but I was not in a rush. Alan
  9. I am planning to be there. It is too early to speculate about events that far out. Right now I am interested to hear the status of a tour I want to attend in mid June. So far it has not been cancelled. There is lot going on with the virus and the medical community and my guess is we will know a lot more about the future in the next couple of weeks. Alan
  10. This is a great thread with lots of neat photos. To add to the fun here is a photo of 1913 American Underslung Type 32 roadster. This was the midsized car in the American lineup in 1913. It had 37 inch wheels and used a 30 Teetor Hartley engine for power. They shared a chassis with the Type 34 American Tourist. No roadsters still exist but there are several Tourists in existence. The building in the background is interesting. I have another photo of a new American that has that building in the background. According to Google there is park near the site of the American factory in Indianapolis that has a building called the Pagoda but it is not exactly like the building in the old photo. Maybe someone familiar with Indianapolis knows more about the setting. Alan
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