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Jim Bollman

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  1. I have been to Lane twice in the last 6 years and had planned on going last Spring till Covid came along. Great museum. It is primarily a micro car museum but they have lots of other things too see like military vehicles, bikes, the nicest wood gasifier car I have ever see even in pictures and a lot more.
  2. This is a small but very interesting museum in North East TN. The owners are very supportive of the town and local car clubs. Several local car clubs use their facility for monthly meetings and party events. Not a destination but if your passing anywhere close you should make a side trip. Several other historic things in the area to combine with the Museum. Like David Crockett birthplace and Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. http://www.citygaragecarmuseum.com/index.html https://tnstateparks.com/parks/david-crockett https://www.nps.gov/anjo/planyourvisit/index.htm
  3. Yea, I painted my ramp with sanded paint also, it has held up pretty well for 10 years.
  4. Ok this time not so much gas, just ease it out.
  5. I bought some cheap linoleum at a discount building supply store for my trailer. I picked a pattern that has about a 6" square pattern so it helps line up the car when I drive in. Has lasted about 10 years so far. Got a couple of tears but should last a few more years.
  6. Granted I'm in a small city but I have seen more tractors on main street than buses. Lots of tractor collectors in the area and they come out for parades and shows all the time. I have never seen a bus other than maybe a school bus or senior citizen bus.
  7. Not sure this counts as a diorama but it was shown a few years ago at the Crosley Auto Club Nationals.
  8. If this was already mentioned and I missed it I'll just repeat - my method. Only works if you have enough 6v power left to run the ignition. Turn on the key to power ignition (be sure you are in neutral) and jump the 12v directly to the starter or if you have a remote starter solenoid to the starter side of that. No risk of battery blowing and 6v starters can take the current. Some engines you may have to get underneath to get to the starter.
  9. I can identify with this one. Had a huge snow storm while I was in college that closed the whole area down for several days. I spent the better part of a day digging out my 1962 Metropolitan and drove it to a different parking lot while they cleared the one where I was suppose to park. A group of "Friends" that recognized my car and that I was in their parking lot, picked it up and sat it on a pile of snow so the wheels were a foot or so off the ground. I didn't have the energy to dig it out again and begged till they lifted it off.
  10. An old friend of mine (long gone now) was one of the biggest pack rats I have known and managed to hide most of it out of site on the edge of town. At one point he bought is wife a new car, as I recall it was a Plymouth Horizon so not big car, and promised he would clean out the one bay of their 2 car garage so she could park inside. He had good stuff and both garage bays were so full that you had to walk on top of stuff or make a path as you went. He hired an auctioneer for an evening auction and turned him loose on the bay next to the house. He was carefully watching and when he determined the car would fit he walked over and told the auctioneer the auction was over. Took about 3 hours. When he died the widow had a 3 day auction to clear out the rest of the garage, the stuff he had stored in the house and all the fabricated buildings in the backyard. He would make little sheds out of old pickup truck caps and fill them with stuff. He made a fairly large 2 story barn out of scrap lumber hauled home from the dump. The last bid was for everything left in the backyard, including a large pile of scrap metal and all the building. I think she gave them 2 months to remove it all. By the end of the Summer you would have never known he was there,
  11. Thanks, I'll add that to my photo.
  12. This is from my Dad's slide collection that I scanned most of last Winter. He had a TV sales and service business in the 50s and 60s. This was just his everyday truck when the photo was taken on 4/12/1957 in NE Ohio when he was out on a service call and stopped to take a picture. He always had a camera with him. A lot of snow for so late in the season. Not sure exactly what year sedan delivery it is maybe 1948 Chevy?
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