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  • Birthday 04/16/1962

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  1. I have a set of front fenders from a 1911-13 Chalmers. They are in pretty nice condition; original black paint and pinstripes still showing. I am about to modify them to fit a different car but wanted to make sure someone isn't looking desperately for a car they are restoring.
  2. The White fob is interesting. I would like to see a close-up. I have one 1913 White touring car and two watch fobs, but my fobs are both different from yours. Great collection!
  3. "Famous last words" You should try cranking a one cylinder car and let us know if you feel the same. And for the record, when a multi-cylinder engine kicks back it is only one cylinder that has fired.
  4. It's only my opinion, but for me, also a long time C&P reader, it went downhill after a different editor got involved. I felt the format went toward too many new cars and lost touch with the old ones. EVERY feature of an early car had a photo of the steering wheel with the EXACT same caption: " Huge wood-rimmed steering wheel is a real handful" If I saw that one more time I was going to get sick. Does anyone remember when they searched for about 1 1/2 years for a numbers-matching 1963 Corvette and then ground the numbers off the block???
  5. I have to admit that it makes me a little sad to see the book closed on the Hupmobile. I have also greatly enjoyed following along with the restoration. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share the work with us; it has been inspirational for me as well. Thanks again.
  6. Looks like an early one, 1903 0r 1902. Look at the squared off shape of the body at the rear; 'o4 and later had a rounded corner. Also, no brakes on the rear wheels, '03 and earlier had the brake on the transmission.
  7. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Dean_H.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I decided to leave the original fabric on the seat back and just cover it with new material. This also saved me some time with the layer of cotton padding under the fabric, and... I'm recycling same as the factory did in '29. Just for fun, I glued a piece of an old T-shirt on the original material, and wrote my name and the date. Here it is after I installed it into the car. Sure glad I ponied up the extra cash for mohair, it looks reeeeeal nice. </div></div> I had to laugh when I saw the note in the seat. My Dad died in 1977, and he was famous for doing that. I found a couple of those notes ten and twenty years after he was gone. It's good fun and I think it adds to the history aspect. Thanks for showing us.
  8. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bhigdog</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I reside in Alberta Canada</div></div> Alberta's a big province. I've been to Calgary, Saskatoon, and Ft Mcmurray. What part of Alberta?........ </div></div> Saskatoon Alberta???
  9. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: leadsled1953</div><div class="ubbcode-body">most states dmv will not give you any info.40 years is a good headstart for the cars to disappear.i always wonder where our family cars we had growing up are.</div></div> I'll bet they are in China, melting down in a big vat!
  10. Stllrng.

    Carb ID

    It is certainly not an Edelbrock, they have never made a carb anything like that. It appears to me that it is more likely an Autolite 2100, as used on Ford v-8's during the 1960's.
  11. I have a very solid original 32 firewall that is from a 4 cylinder model B pickup. It has the original throttle assembly still in place and has never been cut up or had any holes cut or drilled in it. I was wondering if anyone would be interested to trade this for an original that has been modified, or even a repro firewall. I am building a truck with a 292 Y-block and I think this original firewall is too nice to butcher up. I would like to see it used on a restoration if possible. Thanks and let me know if there is any interest.
  12. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sweepspear</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm sure many of you have seen this term used in for sale ads on eBay etc. Needs restored, instead of needs to be restored. Prolly always puzzled me, I can say I have never heard the word probably pronounced as prolly. Probly perhaps, but not prolly. </div></div> That one is my all time most frustrating. The real problem is the statement is in the wrong tense. " restored" is past tense " to be restored" is future tense Also, "prolly" is just wrong in every respect.
  13. I also grew up around old cars and have watched the degridation of terms over time. I enjoy and appreciate cars of all types and from all eras, including the modified ones. I just don't understand how anyone at any level can consider a 25 year old car an antique. Would a circa 1983 kitchen table and chairs be found in an antique furniture store or display? I enjoy the brass era cars, but to me it makes about as much sense to call a 1982 Ford crown victoria an antique as it would to call a 1918 Ford Model T a muscle car. In the 1960's and early 70's the groups of collector cars were very plainly and accurately grouped into classifications that made sense. That has been lost and I think it is too bad. But it's just my opinion and I am pretty sure what that is worth to most people.
  14. The bottoms of the doors are square.
  15. 30 years takes you back to 1978, still a what I consider a modern reproduction.
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