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Terry Bond

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Terry Bond last won the day on October 2 2018

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About Terry Bond

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    Chesapeake VA
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    Brass cars, muscle cars, British sports cars, antique flat-tank motorcycles, automobilia-collect spark plugs, brass lamps, and automotive memorabilia of all kinds as long as it's pre WWI. Signs, literature, ceramics, advertising material, pins, buttons, fobs, and just about anything else. Love to travel, tour, and share the hobby. Susan has grease under fingernails too - it's her MG in the pic. She really enjoys her 1948 MGTC too!

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  1. A real recreation of a genuine fake original reproduction, no doubt.
  2. You're brave. We've been there/done that. Restored a wrecked 74 GT and turned it into an AACA Sr. car. Now over 50K miles since and it's been one of the best little fun cars you can imagine. Up next is a 72. Engine redone, sheet-metal work done, working on front suspension now. All it takes is small hands, the Moss Motors 800# and your credit card. Terry
  3. Geez guys - all this talk about your operations is a sure sign of old age. There was a time when we used to talk about car stuff. Now we talk ourselves deteriorating faster than bare sheet metal in salty water. Tonight I'm pouring a we-dram of "the water of life" and toasting our son making it thru the storm - and toasting to the health and safety of all our old car friends. Terry
  4. Some people call them "clones" and some call them "tribute cars." I think you can define them in just one word. Fake. Terry
  5. Shared some text msgs with my son in Citronelle Al this morning. Storm has taken an Easterly track and he has been on the Western side of things. Says wind wasn't too bad there, some branches down in the pasture but rain has not been as bad there as anticipated. He has not had to drain excess water from the pool and all the fish are still in the pond just downhill from his backyard. He still has power so all is well as it continues to move further away. He still should have some heavy rain bands moving through but expects it will be continuing to move away from him. Citronelle is about 4
  6. Were keeping an eye on this too. Lots of AACA folks there, and our son lives in Citronelle, just north of Mobile. He is on high ground there but no doubt his fish pond and swimming pool will be overflowing. His 55 acres is on a hill but the long road to his house has a few low places. Will be talking to him tomorrow evening to see how things are going. Terry
  7. You probably won't have much luck looking for your plugs from a collector. Autolites are fairly modern plugs and very common as a brand name. Most collectors are looking for different brand names and if you've got one Autolite, that's plenty. It's true that sometimes we end up buying a pile of plugs to get the few we are looking for but for collectors, there is not much interest in modern plugs that are still available at the parts stores. The plug is listed as fitting a Willys Jeep 1947 1948. It may fit others as well. If you do a google search you'll come up with multiple sources. The
  8. Hope there are some other Bantam owners here who can tell you what to use. If you are restricted by size that's the best way to search rather than asking for one that fits an American Austin (Bantam). That's probably not in their computer system. Terry
  9. Thanks - we've already corresponded, look forward to seeing more plugs. Terry
  10. Send me a pm and some photos, or post a few. Where are you located? Terry
  11. One thing I've learned from collecting spark plugs for over 40 years is - there is really nothing new. It's all been tried once before. I've posted some interesting early spark plug photos under the Memorabilia category, but here are a couple of my favorites.
  12. Nothing really unusual about this actually. There was a time when these 10mm plugs were actually used in some cars. I have a pre-1950 Champion application chart that shows these 10mm plugs were used in some 41-42 Chevy, 41 Buick (with 10mm heads), 39-42 Cadillac, 39-40 LaSalle, and 37-42 Packards. No real magic to it, the little Wizard plugs had a gap built into the top. Wayne provides a good explanation of how that works. Terry
  13. The rust isn't "original" and it certainly isn't "patina" in my book. The proper term for it is "deterioration." Whatever you do, keep it from deteriorating further, unless you like he looks of a rusty old vehicle. Terry
  14. Tony, if you are not already an AACA member you need to join to learn more about AACA HPOF vehicles. There is a certification process that is available to recognize and honor such vehicles that you should participate in. We look forward to seeing you on the show-field. HPOF is one of AACA's most popular classes at our events. Terry
  15. Enjoy this one - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Antique-Automobile-servicing-candle-holder-of-20s/202900864638?hash=item2f3dd57e7e:g:LtEAAOSwT2daLrn~ I'm not sure what it really is but I'm sure what it isn't! This guy (from India) has been trying to sell this for several years and indicates it is an early "Automobile Servicing Candle." He's even made up a cute story about how it was used. I've asked several people to look at it and a couple have told me it's a sealing wax kit for use in applying wax seals to letters and official documents. The missing piece at the bottom is the s
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