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  1. CLC Museum Benefactors, those who have donated at least $1000 to the group, are allowed free admission to the Gilmore Museum. I enjoy visiting there several times per year. Its possible that other clubs who have their museum buildings hosted at the Gilmore offer a similar benefit. Yes, some of the older, uninsulated, unheated buildings are closed through end of March but many are open year round. Congrats on visiting in April, not only will you be able to access all of the buildings but you'll see the Duesenbergs and also a new display of more than 100 Fisher Body Craftsman Guild models. Enjoy your visit, bring comfortable walking shoes and good batteries in your camera or a fully charged cell phone.
  2. Just had our 3rd Waldron Exhaust system delivered this past week to install on the current project a 53 Buick Super. The first, 60 Cadillac convertible fit like a glove. The second, 56 Cadillac sedan fit like a glove. I'm expecting this one to be perfect also. When ordering, was offered the option to pay a decently high (IMO) cost for UPS shipping since one pipe is almost 8' long. Another option was to have it cut (designed to be cut & reattached) OR Beth suggested to use Fastenal for shipping at a cost somewhere in between. Perfect! There is a Fastenal less than 1/2 mile from where I often travel. Sometimes order to delivery time is almost 2 months but must have hit them at a slow period, even with the holidays, the system was in my hands in just about 4 weeks. Inline Tube in Michigan is another company that has provided 'fit like a glove' products and has been very easy to work with for a couple custom items too. They used my original pattern and are now offering it as a stock item. So if you need brake or gas lines for a vehicle and have an factory set, send to them and they can recreate using CNC and other technology.
  3. What about motorcycles? Haven't heard of any self driving bikes yet.
  4. Unfortunately that is so very true! We ended up between two jerk drunks (that's being nice) and they made our life heck for several years. I will admit rejoicing a bit (no a whole bunch) when reading the death notices for each of them. The funny thing, moved into an area that has MANY vintage cars in the garages and barns. In a 1 1/2 mile stretch there are Packards, Buicks, Cadillacs, LaSalles, Willys Knight, Stanley, Corvettes, Camaros, Mopar, 57 Chevy, Model A, lots of Mustangs (one guy's garage ended up in a book), Lincolns, several vintage tractors, cool steam roller, fire trucks and so much more. And yep, we got stuck living between a couple turds. On the other hand, our house is set back on a private road. Shortly after we moved in, the owner of the house closer to the road said he was being transferred. We told him not to list the house, we knew a buyer and shortly thereafter a long time friend moved in. The past 25 years, we've both helped each other on big jobs, borrow and share tools, consult and advise, lend a quart of paint thinner or pint of hardener and of course, wander out to nearby cruise nights. Life is good.
  5. Not AACA but our Region of the CLC accepts Paypal for dues and event registrations. Very simple to set up and use. There are fees charged by Paypal but the group decided having the ability to pay online was worth the nominal expense. You can set up a Paypal button on your website or payments can be sent directly when accessing the PP website and entering the email address. A spot for notes/comments allows the sender to indicate the payment purpose. The CLC Museum also uses Square to process credit card transactions for online purchases, donations and event purchases. Again, once set up, simple to use with nominal fees. Great way to receive payments from people. As discussed above, many people don't use paper checks, may not have them at the time and/or want to make a contribution or purchase and this offers a convenient credit card option. Both offer an electronic 'paper trail' to verify the transaction was completed and reports can be processed as needed. Great alternative to cash. In our Region we have had instances where the Treasurer ends up with cash that he doesn't remember who gave it to him or why. (despite numerous suggestions that he use a cash receipts book)
  6. Good suggestion, thank you. What surprises me, is that my 79 white/gold always attracts attention, mostly police, although not necessarily tickets. Back in the late 80s I did drive it to work in nice weather and the neighborhood was not so great. Thinking back, surprised it was never stolen. Did watch out the windows and see coworker's Buick GN drive away - she was watching too. And another coworker's red Firebird. Linda V generously posed with my cars during the 2008 Nats. Wonderful lady.
  7. STOLEN! 1983 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds Tribute Car H/O - Built By Jack "Doc" Watson with parts for the 1988 20th Anniversary Hurst Olds. It has a Dash Plaque Signed by Doc in the center of the dash. Lightning Rod Shifter. Virginia Inspection Stickers on the Windshield VIN: 1G3AK47Y7DM560565 Michigan Plate: AEROLDS Taken From friend's driveway 1-9-19 in Erie MI Near Toledo Ohio. It was Damaged when it was Stolen pieces of the Ground Effects around the Front Left Area were laying in the driveway. Any Help in Locating it would be Greatly Appreciated! Please contact Monroe County (Michigan) Sheriff with tips or info. Owner name: Evans
  8. Delco Model 714 Starter fits 1938 and 1939 Cadillac V16 only Very good condition; bench tested and ready to install
  9. Winter is not the best time to visit Michigan and doesn't look like its on your itinerary so I'd suggest to come back in August for Henry Ford Museum, Sloan Museum (Buicks), RE Olds Museum, Gilmore Museum (Cadillac, Lincoln, Franklin, CCCA, Pierce Arrow, Model A Ford and lots more), Stahl Foundation (100+ fabulous vehicles plus awesome vintage music machines), Ypsilanti Auto Heritage (Corvair, Hydramatic, Tucker, Checker plus fire museum just down the street), Detroit Historical Museum (Cadillac body drop) plus a side trip to Auburn Indiana (NATMUS, Auburn Cord Duesenburg and Model A Ford) and Elkhart Indiana (RV/Motorhome Museum). Plus Auto Baron Homes (mansions), historic factories such as Ford Piquette and Rouge Plant not to mention the amazing Woodward Dream Cruise (World's Largest 1 day auto event which lasts all week) with 40,000+ vintage, hotrod, classic, special interest vehicles of all types enjoyed by 1.5 million auto fans. And almost forgot Back to the Bricks in Flint, same time as Woodward - another huge auto event - shows / cruise nights / concerts / extravaganza. And if your lucky, you might get into the GM Heritage Center. Can't forget to mention the Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton Michigan, the M1 Concours / Roadkill Nights right on Woodward in Pontiac. I could keep going and going and going. There's nothing better for a vintage car / truck fan than Michigan in August.
  10. WOW!!!!!!!! Cool car and very cool story.
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  12. There was a meeting for the Red Field South of the Stadium. Hadn't heard about a meeting for Chocolate Field South.
  13. Yes we were very impressed about not having muddy or even wet shoes walking the car show. That being said, even the well drained, former golf course was no match for the large & heavy 1985 American LaFrance pumper. Fortunately the WWII military vehicle Corbitt Prime Mover was available and pulled him out, ez as pie.
  14. Peter, Thank you for the explanation and reminder. For anyone looking to share their comments, concerns and suggestions with the Hershey Region, it looks like their email contact is: fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org