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Everything posted by 1937hd45

  1. We had a storm come through Tuesday August 4, got power back Saturday August 15, some people in town are still out. It closed the post office until Monday. Trying to get eBay to remove two late shipping postings to my Seller Rating. Seller Rating, the LARGEST PITA eBay has come up up with to date. Bob
  2. For $350,000.00 I'd hire Ed to bring back the best 1904 Cadillac he could find, might even have a few bucks left over. Bob
  3. To the left of Ed's photo the land starts to go uphill, we had spots there in 1977, 3/4 from the top. Girlfriend came to Hershey for the first time. She bought some old style signs made from barrel staves and used them as ski polls to walk up the muddy incline. With a big smile as she she reached the spots she said "This is fun!" Married her the following June. Bob
  4. eBay will get worse with the new upgraded information required for a listing, try and list a 100 year old postage stamp and see what I mean. Bob
  5. Walt, Great story about Ed and the old Money Order, I wouldn't have taken one from anybody. Bob
  6. I started out young in the hobby, 10 years old in 1961, and remember all the guys that took the time to answer my questions, and became friends along the way. Ed Jacobowitz was one of those guys. We bought and sold a few parts over the years, forget which Hershey was his last, he knew the run was over and thanked everyone for the good times we shared. Bob
  7. Still in need of a pair of brackets. Bob
  8. Thanks Walt, I always enjoyed seeing Phil Dumke at the Ridgefield Meet. He was a good sized guy, could almost pass for a biker, and that makes the above story even better. I've got some good paper stuff but can't call myself a "Literature Guy", maybe a topic for another thread, "Literature Finds" do they come from fellow collectors or the clueless at swap meets? My best find ever was from Rick Schnitzler, I could write a short book on that stuff. Bob
  9. I wish I had a perfect eBay item storage system. Sure there are "eBay Shelves" but every time that $4.99 item with free postage goes missing, after being listed & relisted for a year I start to wonder. Bob
  10. Good luck Robert, have fun with it, 99.9% of the people out there are fine. Good photos and an honest discretion is all you need. No need to get over wordy with the description, if you see a flaw mention it. Mint & cherry are ice cream flavors, I never use them as adjectives. Bob
  11. Auctions work well for items you just have a gut feeling are worth more than you think. If you start to get offers a few days in, just politely turn them down and let the auction run it's course. That guy will wind up the top bidder or ran the price up to his max and was beaten by some one else. It is rare, but a few a year are fun. $20.00 it the average eBay sale these days, but a don't mind sticking a $5.00 item in an envelope.
  12. Guess the bottom line is the Membership will never know what this boondoggle cost the Club in dollars and cents, the emotional cost can't be measured. Bob
  13. Are you sure it is an Imperial? I thought the Imperial had the scalloped shell and hood. Bob
  14. That is what I do after finding out how badly overseas buyers were treated by eBay. Getting the overseas buyers to know you plan to treat them to the best deal possible on postage is the trick. Guys in Australia and New Zealand must have a special love for their cars to put up with the shipping costs. Bob
  15. We will never know how many Overseas buyers were turned off by the Grossly over charged eBay International Shipping boondoggle. Most likely made America in general look less trust worthy. I personally enjoy selling and shipping overseas, most buyers know what the actual postage will be before bidding. I'll never get to visit the places I send things to, but enjoy knowing that some widget got a car on the road again. Sold a car to Italy once, FAR easier than selling an old Ford van to a guy in the next town over. Bob
  16. Just Google every light weight car made 1908-1910, it isn't a Maxwell AA. Bob
  17. That is far too civil considering what that cost the club. Bob
  18. Same car with different drivers compartment roof and different spare tire locations??
  19. NOT Ford, all 1926-1935 Ford wires were welded spokes. Photos are from a 16" 1935 wire I have. Sure would be fun to watch the wheels being made. Bob
  20. Robert, Nobody mentioned packing your items once they are sold, be sure everything is packed well. The world if full or bubble wrap and newspaper that can be reused. I like to use a few pieces of tape over address labels just to be sure they stay in place. Local bicycle and auto body shops are good sources for large boxes, I custom cut them to size on a table saw. Hope your stuff sells and you have fun. Bob
  21. Over the years there have been some really good professional shots posted from Pebble Beach. A search should turn up the related threads. Bob
  22. I wonder why that got canned, there were coffin nose Cord Drag & Dry Lakes cars and they ran Cord engines in some Hot Rods. If you had a Cord V8 and turned it around and stuffed it in any normal rear drive car, which direction does it turn? Bob