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    Cajun food, antique cars of course (particularly Pierce Arrow and Pierce memorabilia), American Flyer trains

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  1. I agree, a lot of props are obviously just some car pieces and cardboard put together, this does look like a more or less complete car... nice photo...
  2. Magic? Make it disappear? Cut it in half? Man, I need an assistant, too much work and not enough time!
  3. Well, this is a project that isn’t that difficult, as far as fabric goes and excluding metal trim, BUT it requires near perfect marking and sewing. Chicken wire, then burlap, then cotton padding. I’d put a layer of muslin over the cotton padding, to give you something to temporarily fasten cording In next step. Measure and mark on the muslin the seam lines, top and back. Over those marks, put a piece of heavy white cording, marked with black magic marker at random places about 18 inches apart,and the very end of each piece. Secure the cording to the muslin about eve
  4. I’m partial to Duplex cans, that feature Pierce...since I collect a pierce memorabilia...the one gallon flat To the left seems more common, the five gallon can to the right is tough to find...I have a couple more but these are the only pics on my computer....
  5. I kinda lost it at the old fuddy duddy comment....yep, us old guys are really dumb....funny thing is, those young guys who state such will be old one day (if they’re lucky), and the youngsters will be calling THEM fuddy daddies, and they won’t understand how they got there...yes, I’m that old guy who drives the speed limit and ‘ when young, I used to criticize for being an old fool....but I don’t want my fortunate life to end in a foolish wreck...
  6. Wayne, as said, your whole post was well put....and I've known people that act as you mention. It's not a bad thing, it's just interesting. One of my best friends for a long time, now departed, was like that. Worth millions, but every penny he spent on one of his cars (and he had over 50, most Full Classics) was analyzed, decided upon, and entered in a ledger for that particular car. He could tell you to the penny, including labor hours for his 3 man work force, how much he had in each car. Again, not a bad thing, just seemingly over tedious for the money he had. Of course, I guess it he
  7. That is a great story. Good for you, John, what an unselfish act....
  8. That ‘27 Chevy roadster was an unexpected find. Guess it was late 70’s, I was going down the street that was sort of the used car row in Alexandria, Louisiana. There, sitting on a lot and totally out of place, was the ‘27. I stopped, asked, drove, bargained, bought. Later, my great friend Marty ended up with it in a bizarre trade we did. The 27/28Chevies may have been marginally better than a Model T, but not by much. Marty and family got a lot of use out of that little car...
  9. Serial number needs to be in the 70000-80000 range, which Jane's is, and have New Departure brakes (see picture of mine). It also should have suspension under the seat in the form of a collar and inner spring for the rear wheel supports. Some models had front spring forks instead of the standard fork, but that was an option. The TRUE holy grail is the all nickel plated Pan American models, EVERYTHING, frame and all, is plated. There are numerous Pan American models out there, but only a handful of the plated ones.
  10. Yes, please do! Not a car guy, but car related....in the mid to late 1970's, my date and I were walking down a side street in the French Quarter in New Orleans. A beautiful Mercedes pulled up, parks right next to us, and the driver, a tall gentleman, gets out, probably in his early 50's. I say "Hey, nice car, what year is it?" and he stops, tells me, and we start talking about cars. The whole time, my date is jabbing me in my side with her elbow, trying to say "it's, uh, it's uh....", and the fellow and I keep talking cars. Guess we talked for ten minutes are so, I introduced
  11. Hey, come to my house, sign my door...what’s the problem? I value you as a friend, and there are some good memories on that door, complete with appropriate drawings and annotations! I’d give up cars before I’d give up memories of friends, or current friendships, on that door...
  12. Never heard the term but understand. Funny how it’s a small world I car collecting. Early 1980’s, sent an engine to Lester, he called me. “ What kind of rebuild do you want? Occasional touring or drive hard across country?” (Think a great Race). No, just casual touring, but what’s the difference? Well, $500 a hole (cylinder) casual, $1500 a hole serious running. I went with the casual, which was a superb rebuild, but not a lot of serious upgrades, such as inserts and balancing and pixie dust. Best running engine I ever started. Well, both of them he did for me.
  13. Yes, Marty, same model, different colors! So, I guess $200 a month gets it to 40 years? I don’t need two, obviously, but that’s a great car. I had Tom Lester do two engines for me, long ago, fabulous work and the engines were smooth as silk. Both Pierce Arrow engines, eight cylinder, 1934 and 1935. The driver door was ajar in this picture, the fit is better than shown!
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