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  1. Pat,<BR>since I can't be in Hershey I have hundreds of agents on the fields... grin.gif<BR>But nice idea. I always looking for a person who I can really trust and who has the practice in old cars. For example: In the Hemmings there is a very nice 1931 Buick 8-57 but I can't fly to USA only to see this car. So I need one (not yet) who could see and examine a car for me. This person should be on the same wave what I mean when I say: " The car must be in a very nice, good condition".<BR>I was always disapointed when I didn't see a car before I bought it.<P>Thomas

  2. Bruce~~<BR>Did I write one web cam? Ok, let's take some what around 300 cams. wink.gifgrin.gif<BR>Dave~~<BR>Yes, the car corral should be a good place and the show field, too. If the cam is high enough I think we could see a lot. <BR>It's better to see a bit of Hershey as nothing.<P>Thomas<BR>

  3. This morning I thought the same, Howard. <BR>We need for the next year a live cam at Hershey. For all who have no chance to come to Hershey. Is this an idea? Yes, I think so.<P>Thomas<P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>Member of AACA # 004829<BR>HCCA and MAFCA

  4. You should drive to Hershey. Last year there were (if I know it correct) more than 1000 cars for sale. Not only the real old one. Try it. Do it. There were more cars starting from the 1940s as the older cars.<P>Thomas<P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>Member of AACA # 004829<BR>HCCA and MAFCA

  5. In Hershey you should find the signs which say "Hershey Park" . I think the park is located at the 422 or 322. I am sure you will find it.<BR>From New York you can take the I78 west and then the 72 through Lebanon to the 422 west. So you come directly to Hershey.<BR>The Quality Inn in Chambersburg has rooms available starting at $62,10 but Chambersburg is west of Hershey and you have to drive 1 to 1 1/2 hours.<P>Thomas

  6. Girls in bikinis? With our summer here? Come on... they need a fur coat here this summer. I like girls in my car and not on it. One girl made a nice dent in my hood of our 1955 Eldorado. That means not that our German girls are heavy... grin.gif<P>Thomas

  7. cookfolger, Dan~~<BR>Thank you that you sent me the photo.<BR>I think you are on the right track, Dan. I think it is a 1917 Overland or a 1918 because my Overland is at the brims or edges at the radiator a bit more smooth. I think you know what I mean?<BR>I post here a photo of my 1917 Overland:<BR> overland2.jpg <P>Thomas<p>[This message has been edited by ThomasBorchers (edited 10-02-2000).]

  8. Just saw in a 1954 Cadillac shop manual that the normal temperature is 170° and that some models have a four blade fan and some a five blade fan. Do you have a 5 blade fan? If not perhaps there is one for your Cadillac? Perhaps it solves then the problem a bit?<P>Thomas

  9. I don't know if 200° is really too hot. My 1956 runs with 160° to 170° but if it is a hot day and a slow trafic it reaches 190 to 200 very fast. My all day car (1980 Mercedes 230 CE runs with 190° as its normal temperature. My fathers Model A runs with 185 to 190° as normal temperature. I thing that 175° should be ok, or not? I had a look into my Buick's shop manual and it says that there is no danger of boiling at 212°F.<BR>Thomas

  10. I like old cars if they are as authentic as possible. Like my 1912 Cadillac. The safety inspection would like to see that I put turn signals on the car but I don?t want this. Mostly I drive this car at old cars tours so it is not absolutely necessary. At my 1931 Ford Model A I put direction lights on it and use an alternator for more power for the electric system because I drive this car very often in the normal traffic. I started the old car hobby, as I was 23 years old. My father collects cars since 36 years. My first car was 1952 Mercedes 170S. The condition was not the best? I bought then cars from the 50s but they were all authentic cars. As my father started to collect brass era cars, I was interested, too after a while. After this years with my 50s cars I like now mostly the cars of the pre1940 era. In the main thing US cars. I don?t know if I would be a classic car fan if my father doesn?t have this hobby. From youngest years there were old cars around be. Yesterday there were 3 generation of family members in my Model A: My grandma (92 years old) my parents and me. We had a nice tour. <BR>I don?t know why young people like these not authentic cars with bigger wheels and these other things. <BR>Thomas, 30 years old.<BR><P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>Member of AACA # 004829<BR>HCCA and MAFCA