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  1. Hello- I have two spaces in the green field for Hershey flea market. I can not attend because of a death in my family. Is there any way that I can recoup my $149?
  2. I lost my paperwork and can't remember the details. When do we get that 3x5 card to confirm payment of our Hershey Fall flea market spaces. I have had the same spaces for years, and don't want to loose them because I wasn't paying attention. Thanks.
  3. Hi Peter- I don't have any way to transfer the photos, sorry. The shell emblem and hub cap design point to 1928, so I'm wondering if the diver didn't pay much attention to the engine details when he was down there. I don't think he is an antique car guy. Maybe he identified the car as a four cylinder from the blurry photos after he got back to dry land! I can't really be sure by looking at the photos either. I'll have to get clarification on that.
  4. Olds guys- I'm doing some research on a car that was found at the bottom a local Lake last year. It went through the ice on this very day in 1937, and according to the 1937 newspaper article, the male driver drowned, and the female passenger managed to escape. The diver who found the car said it was a four cylinder Oldsmobile (he has a photo of the distributor cap, the hub cap, and the radiator cap). I wanted to narrow down the date of the car for him. My research found that Oldsmobile produced a model 43A four from 1921 to 1923, and then started the six model 30 that same year. The radiator cap photo shows the winged spur with three acorns (I thought that was later than 1923). The hub cap shows "Oldsmobile" within an oval outline. Would these things narrow it down more? I thought that I should check with the experts before I gave wrong information. It's stories like this that make the hobby fun for me. I'd appreciate any help.
  5. Hello Olds guys- I'm doing some research on a car that was found at the bottom a local Lake last year. It went through the ice on this very day in 1937, and according to the 1937 newspaper article, the male driver drowned, and the female passenger managed to escape. The diver who found the car said it was a four cylinder Oldsmobile (he has a photo of the distributor cap, the hub cap, and the radiator cap). I wanted to narrow down the date of the car for him. My research found that Oldsmobile produced a model 43A four from 1921 to 1923, and then started the six model 30 that same year. The radiator cap photo shows the winged spur with three acorns (I thought that was later than 1923). The hub cap shows "Oldsmobile" within a bulging rectangular (sort of) outline. Would these things narrow it down more? I thought that I should check with the experts before I gave wrong information. It's stories like this that make the hobby fun for me. I'd appreciate any help.
  6. Brassbus

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    Hi- Chevrolet Gray is a <span style="font-weight: bold">dark</span> gray. The color in Sonny H.'s attachment looks to be the incorrect lighter gray that has been available from Bill Hirsch for years now. The actual color is more of a charcoal gray. The PPG number is DAR FS359, or 33750 and can be mixed at any automotive paint store that sells the PPG line. Be careful when ordering premixed Chevy Gray engine paint from the reproduction places. Almost every one of them sells the incorrect lighter color (I think they are all supplied by Bill Hirsch).
  7. New information about the VCCA members only chat site: The site administrator has reported that the Board of Directors "voted and gave action to restrict the Chat site to members only", and that he will begin making those changes to the site in the Fall. "75% of the chat site users are not members", according to the minutes of the Board meeting. It looks like a lot of Chevy owners will be left out in the cold this Winter, unless they burn the $30 for membership.
  8. greg72monte, I guess you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Where in any of my posts did I condemn any group of people? And even if I did, there was nothing quick about it, since I have been a member of the VCCA since 1990, and a very early member of the Chatter site. And yes, I did get my information from the VCCA website...and you have no idea what forums on the site I have access to, do you? The date has not been set because the "machinery" to implement it is not up to speed yet. I'm just stating facts. It sounds like you are the one on the soapbox. Yes, some of the people are welcoming and friendly, and there is also a large group that are not so accommodating. A lot of the members do think it is a wrong decision. I think it was rammed through the annual meeting by one thin skinned individual who took the printed words of a past member way too seriously. And attaching the emotionalism of Memorial Day to this topic to somehow gain higher moral ground is, well, morally pretty low.
  9. The decision was made within a few days of my first post, and is to take effect sometime in the future. The big cheese in charge of internet club affairs said it's a done deal, and is in the works. Bleed it for all you can now, but be prepared to fork over $30 if you want to continue to ask questions. Or you can ask them here...no charge.
  10. Peter- My post was completely accurate. I said: " <span style="font-weight: bold">Those of you who have Chevrolet questions </span> will get a more friendly welcome here, or in Chevytalk.com or classiccar.com. Inliners.org might be helpful, too." The BOD decision is: <span style="font-weight: bold">"Non-members can read all discussions but not create new topic nor reply to any discussion." </span> So... Unless you fork over the $30 membership fee, you won't be able to post your questions on the VCCA forum. That is, by any definition, a closed forum.
  11. Thanks for the inteligent responses. It would be helpful to hear from representatives of the other clubs that participate on this site. Have your clubs had any problems with the IRS concerning individual DFs and non-profit status? The overwhelming member response to the V***'s initial action was negative, but after the IRS excuse was used, the reaction changed in support. I have a feeling that we are being led down the garden path, and I suspect there is a darker reason for closing it's site to non-members.
  12. Peter and others- Could you please clarify something for me. The Board of Directors of another car club (not affiliated with this site) has just voted to close it's site to non-members. The reason that was given was: <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The decision of making the V*** chat forum was essentially that of a business obligation to maintain our strick (sic.) adhesion to guidelines from the IRS to be a member-based non-profit organization. The chat forum is essentially a service of the club that it provides to its members. If you provide a service to both dues-paying-members and those who do not, then you've violated part of your responsibility as a non-profit. The V*** could risk losing its status by offering services to non-members. Thus, the decision was critical to protect the interests of the organization. </div></div> My questions are: Does this Collectable Automobile Discussion Forum in any way jeopardize the non-profit status of the AACA? Does it jeopardize the non-profit status of any of the other clubs that participate in this site? If there were DF related obstacles in retaining NP status, how where they overcome? Thank you, Brassbus
  13. Unfortunately, the Board of Directors of the VCCA has just unwisely voted to close it's chat site to all non-members. Those of you who have Chevrolet questions will get a more friendly welcome here, or in Chevytalk.com or classiccar.com. Inliners.org might be helpful, too. Good luck!
  14. 1937hd45- <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I'd be worried more about the Chevy guy than the farmer. </div></div> No kidding! I've added paul6127 to my blocked bidder list. Selling on ebay is hard enough without worrying about unwarranted global retaliation over the Internet. Thanks to 28chevrolet for the heads up.
  15. This is the description in "Farmerbob's" paint chip auction #2215074785: "This is <span style="font-weight: bold">two 8 1/2 X 11 sheets that have been copyed </span> from the Ditzler Paint book for Chevrolet cars for the model years from 1928-1934..It shows the Body style / body color / mouldings color /stripe and wheels / color along with the paint name and color numbers..and stripe color.The sheets list the following Chevrolet models.." It looks like the buyer (paul6127) wasn't paying attention, and now he's vindictively slandering Farmerbob here, and also on the Chevrolet chat site. There is no mention of the words "authentic" or "original" anywhere in the description. By the way, 28 chevrolet (paul6127) has a feedback rating of 20, with two negatives!