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  1. I've always wanted to see and hear that, so thanks John. Must have a rather rich dose of MMO in those five engines! 🙂
  2. He has been a superb contributor to these fora (correct Latin plural, as he was wont to describe them). I pray and wish for the very best for him and his family. He was a true friend to us all...
  3. It's still on the HCCA calendar for April 17-18, just before the annual convention Apr 19-23 in Stateline, NV. See page 4 (calendar) of the Jan-Feb Horseless Carriage Gazette. The Bakersfield swap is listed as a "non-club" event (??). I love it, as it's virtually the only place out west for significant amounts of pre-war non-Ford stuff without tripping over vast amounts of SBC stuff and mag wheels (sorry, fans of SBC and mag wheels).
  4. That is one of the most insightful and delightful ditties ever written! Thanks for the reminder to dust off and play my G&S tapes!
  5. Coach, you're right, it's an R, not a P. Pierce also used R for roadster, but not after 1931, whose Model 43 was the last true roadster (i.e., side curtains vs. roll-up windows). So now I have no idea when Studebaker last produced a "roadster."
  6. If the body tag follows the Pierce-Arrow symbology (Stude owned Pierce until the latter part of 1933), the P means convertible coupe, and 40 denotes the 40th coupe that year. WOW! Studebaker gurus, please chime in on the meaning of the body tag. And the 2 means "Salon" (deluxe trim) in Pierce-speak.
  7. I, for one, am glad to be here to remember Kookie and Brylcreem (note product spelling, to pick it tiny nit)
  8. Aftermarket adjustable lifters are an excellent investment! Cad flatheads' stems pose the same trim-the-valve-stem issue in a valve grind, and there was a factory tool (J-1055?) that was no more than a T-shaped piece whose elngth was that of a collapsed hydraulic lifter. Before that tool was reproduced, I used two inside mics, one set at X (length of collapsed lifter) + 0.030 and another at X+0.070, for the pump-up range.
  9. Thanks, John--you beat me to it (posting the link)
  10. I grew up in Oakland and, with a couple of friends, used to bicycle down to auto row on Broadway to see the new offerings in the early-to-mid-1950s (yes, I'm THAT old). I remember the Nash dealer there, but don't remember the name "Kasey"; it seems to me that some other name may have been on the Nash franchise at that time, although the photo shows Hudson there as well, likely after the merger. We weren't very interested in either Nash or Hudson at the time... 😞
  11. Absolutely! Especially for rear wheel flats on skirted fender 1930s cars. I now carry one scissors jack and one bottle jack in each car, plus one or two 15" square pieces of plywood as a base. The scissors jack gets the axle off the ground, and the bottle jack lifts the adjoining portion of the frame to get clearance between tire and fender.
  12. The 1934 50-60-90 series definitely had an automatic choke, damn them....
  13. Ed, I understand the first part, but you need to explain to me the "overpaid retail by 50%".... The other issue is that your "very wise man" is looking at sales potential and not at what joy you derive from that or any other specific car. I do acknowledge that a substantial profit provides upwards leverage when another desirable car becomes available, but what if you really love the one you bought so well?
  14. The late Jack Passey introduced "patina" to the Pebble Beach Concours with this Locomobile Gunboat Speedster, now owned by his son Bill. This extremely original car was so well received that a class was developed for unrestored but gently-used cars was created, and many marvelous examples have since been displayed.
  15. Better late than never... I've really enjoyed seeing what you all have. Happy New Year!