Bhigdog

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    anything mechanical. I like moving parts

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  1. Horse walks into a bar and sits down. Bar keep comes over and says "What's wrong, pal? Why the long face?"............ Keep the faith, VL....................Bob
  2. Still are................Bob
  3. VL, I'm sooo glad you get it......... My kind of "girl"......... 😉 ...........Bob
  4. WHOOOP - WHOOOP- WHOOOP.........PC ALERT!!!!! PC ALERT!!!!! SEXIST joke implying all men are annoying. PC ALERT!!! PC ALERT!!!! SEXIST site implying women are psycho "bitches".......................DELETE DELETE DELETE................. WHOOOP-WHOOOP-WHOOOP. Exiting the thread........ Must seek safe place.......... Must seek safe place.............................Bob
  5. And Herr Frankenstein's assortment of body parts was a human man.......................Bob
  6. Bhigdog

    Allentown Swap

    Not unless it's pre-war Chinese. Also lots of knock off tools, buffing supplies, key rings, hats, toys and a guy that will embroider any logo you want on a shirt.................Bob
  7. The electrons won,t mind traveling a few feet farther......bob
  8. If you want to get retentive cut the pipe portion off and tig a new one on. For the body just a tap here and there, bead blast and paint................Bob
  9. You are a man after my own heart and should be an insperation to the majority of folks drowning in housing and credit card debt. But likely you won't be to the " I want it and I want it NOW " people.............Bob
  10. If the argument is that a FAMILY earning $69,000 per year is in a position to cover any but the most basic living expenses I suggest one draw up a mock budget including taxes, food, housing, medical insurance, transportation, clothing etc. etc. etc. Just for laughs throw in the average 1.8 children (The price tag, in today's dollars, for a baby born in 2015: about $233,610 from birth through age 17 for a middle-income family). Note: That's PER CHILD to age 17 and does not include savings towards a secondary education. I'm curious to know what the amount left over to restore, maintain and show that 19** Belch Fire 8 might be. Don't forget to include the $100 rubber chicken banquet tickets, $150 per night room cost, road food and the $25 per day trailer parking fee and fuel and tolls. Lets figure on two maybe three shows a year.............Hey.........I'm just sayin.............Bob
  11. I am actually aware of the collector groups you mention. My son has few "collector" fans and I used to collect/restore old pin ball machines, Parker Vacuumatic fountain pens, have restored and use 1930's GE monitor top refrigerators ( I have a nice model CK for sale ), and treasure, and still use, my Sunbeam T-35 toaster ( a Raymond Loewy design ). But you make my point. The collectors, or people even vaguely interested, in such things are outliers and a miniscule segment of the population with not enough mass to support a meaningful parts/service sector. Much the same as collectors of today's commodity type appliances, (automobiles), will be in the future...............Bob
  12. Demographics, attrition ( both human and hardware ), and just plain change will dictate contraction of the "hobby". The automobile does not generate interest the way it did in years past. For the VAST majority of the population the automobile is seen as little more than an appliance and no one, that I'm aware of, collects or shows appliances. As the automobile interested people die off so will participation in the hobby. That will be followed by the decline in upkeep of existing cars which will mean fewer cars in the hobby. Fewer cars means means fewer suppliers of support and services at ever increasing costs. This all will mean fewer people chasing fewer cars and a general, over time, spiral of atrophy. This will take years and I'm guessing there will always be car collectors but they will eventually become a small niche group supported by a very few specialty concerns. This is not a growth industry.................Bob
  13. Hmmmm. 371 pre war cars all at a reasonable price and all looking for a buyer. Hmmmm. Kind of says something......bob
  14. Actually WAY more interesting and fun than seeing the same old same old. Not trying to piss anyone off but going to local and AACA shows became like deja vu all over again. These good old boys and their trucks are the real deal. The time and effort involved in some of the restorations rivals anything expended on the most exotic classic. It could be argued the functional beauty of the Autocar below actually surpasses some of the so called "classics". And then there are the 19?? whatevers. Dragged from a swamp behind some logging camp or quarry setting on the field. Proudly showing all their scars from decades of honest work. No prissy banker ever rode to work or the golf course in one of them. The show also has a pretty good flea market. Weighted towards trucks, of course, but lots of crossover stuff. I plan to be there with my 39 JC............................Bob .............Bob
  15. Hi VL. I,m repeating what i was told a few days ago by a bank official when i withdrew sixteen 100 bills. That precipatated a conversation. He said the bogus bills are getting very hard to detect. The best are actually made by rogue foreign governments.They run their bills through a machine. He stated the pens are unreliable as a check. To me unreliable means useless...bob