Steve Moskowitz

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  1. Oh no!!!! He was such a nice man and the project was coming along beautifully phenomenal craftsmanship. I feel terrible about not staying in touch with him. Someon got a car that had all the hard work done. Going to be a hit when finished.
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    Schebler Carb parts

    As far as I know he had what my friend needed and also gave me a lesson on this carb! Priceless!
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    Schebler Carb parts

    Thank you, as you surmised Stan is the MAN!!!
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    Schebler Carb parts

    Friend is looking for the two pieces for the fuel inlet...seems to me he could make something up but he wants to find "original" parts. See pictures
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    Acura tl 2006 repair estimate

    Here is an ex-dealer's take on this thread ( I had two service departments with over 20 techs). First, not all car dealers are the same, nor all technicians, nor all service writers. Finding a reputable place to do business is always good and word of mouth is one of the best ways. People in a community tend to know where they are treated well. A new car dealer's overhead is most likely much higher than an independent shop, he may be unionized and his shop rate higher than an independent. In general, I believed our prices were a bit higher than most independent shops but I also know that we had to fix a lot of repairs coming out of a FEW of these shops as it is not easy to know everything about every car. In addition, independent shops struggle to get the latest technical knowledge from manufacturers. My regular customers had faith in my technicians (several had been there 30 years) and they found value in their doing business with us. Next of course is the issue of factory RECOMMENDED intervals versus the experience many of us have that they are not necessary at the times suggested. However, failing to heed changing a timing belt is a big issue. The number one culprit I had during my tenure dealing with a foreign car franchise was timing belts. It is likely much better these days but I would pay attention on that one. Like in any business, make sure who you are dealing with as their are honest and competent people and dishonest and incompetent people out there.
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    AACA Annual Meeting

    Roger, Friday night we will have free tickets for you to go to the Philadelphia Auto Show which is not too far from the hotel.
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    Right color for Buick super 1949 model

    It is apparent that you are from out side of the US. There are several color combinations but simply telling you without you being able to see the exact color may not suit your needs. Color charts and information are not that difficult to locate or you can reach the AACA Library & Research Center and they can make you copies from the color and fabric selector for 1949 for a nominal fee. Contact critter@aacalibrary.org There is also a website that lists all colors: www.autocolorlibrary.com/antique.html T
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    How much does an ad pay to the AACA

    Nada, zippo, nothing if you click on it or buy from any of these vendors who are supporting us by placing ads.
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    bad news for Nissan

    Joe, maybe and maybe not! Back in the days when I worked at GM a lot of "insurance" was self covered as it was cheaper to not insure and just pay the losses. I remember scrapping a railroad car load that no insurance was involved.
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    2019 Grand National - online registration open

    Gary, unfortunately at this time you only have two options: Ocala and Charlotte to get your Senior prior to the Grand Nationals
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    A Legend Has Passed.

    Jim, Perkins, former head of Chevrolet just passed away. Funeral January 3rd. Those words are hard to write. Jim was one of the true car guys at GM. He lived, loved, and breathed automobiles and had an ability to get the meat in any discussion with force but a great sense of humor and humility. He was one of the special guys in the car industry that totally "go it". They did not come much better....here is some more background: Automotive industry icon J.C. "Jim" Perkins passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the age of 83.Born in Waco, Texas, on March 7, 1935, Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957 before attending his hometown Baylor University. His legendary career in the car business began in Dallas in 1960 as a materials return clerk, which at the time was the lowest entry level position within Chevrolet Motor Division.Jim quickly established himself as a "leader's leader," rising through the ranks and holding a variety of management roles at Chevrolet, Buick and Toyota. Regarded as an innovative and dynamic executive, his achievements included a significant revitalization of Chevrolet in the early 1990s and the successful launch of the Lexus brand for Toyota.Jim's extraordinary leadership capabilities were exemplified in his management of Chevrolet Motor Division, the largest car division at the largest car company in the world. As general manager from 1989-1996, he reinvigorated Chevy's products with 16 new vehicle lines and restored its prominence in the industry with increased sales and vastly improved customer and dealer relations. One of his signature achievements was saving Chevrolet's flagship model, the storied Corvette, for which he was honored in 1999 with induction into the Corvette Hall of Fame.As head of Chevrolet, Jim also oversaw GM Racing, which delivered five NASCAR manufacturer championships and dominated all classes of open-wheel motor sports during his seven-year tenure. He drove the pace car for the prestigious Indianapolis 500 on three occasions: 1990, 1993 and 1995.Following his retirement from Chevrolet, Jim was named president and CEO of Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group in 1997. He was responsible for the direction and growth of one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States until 2005 when he became the first president and COO of The Hendrick Cos.Jim was a three-time recipient of the Automotive News Automotive All-Star Award and served on a variety of boards, including for Bass Pro Shops, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, and Axxess Technologies.For all his professional achievements, Jim is remembered by his closest friends and family as a loving and devoted husband, an incredible father and grandfather, and a gentleman of deep faith. Married to the love of his life, Barbara, for 51 years, he was humble, kind and compassionate. At the same time, he was the embodiment of the strength, courage and confidence indicative of his Texas roots.A true auto enthusiast and preservationist, Jim was a collector of muscle cars - all Chevrolet - and car memorabilia. He was an avid fresh water fisherman and especially cherished spending time with his family and friends. A Texan through and through, he maintained a residence in Arlington until his death. I will cherish the times I got to sit with him and just talk cars. There are not many like Jim today in my opinion. Rest in Peace.
  12. The car in question is being recreated. Phenomenal job by a great craftsman. I have many pictures of it but have not heard from him lately.
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    1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner

    Hey I am just happy it is not one of the Pontiacs since my other half would be all over me to buy one for her!!
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    1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner

    Tommy's cars are top notch and lets face it they could never be restored for this kind of money. God luck Mr. Nolen!
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    Are design renderings done at automakers "fine art?"

    Bob, I am 100% in agreement with your statement! Way too many hang ups in this world about what is right and wrong over things that matter little in the scheme of life. As each year rolls around I realize that friends, family, and the future of our world are far more important than some of the silliness we argue about day to day. Now what is really a classic car? JUST KIDDING!