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  1. Actually, Johnson and Johnson makes a super glue base wound closer/BandAid brand bandage product. Has a germ killer in it too. Comes in small tubes with an applicator. Works pretty well, stays put usually until wound heals. Look for it in first aid section of stores. I've used it - good on kids cuts too as it keeps wound closed better than standard bandage.
  2. Thanks Mr. Johnson. We know the car was a 4 seater - entire family made trip, including a couple of small children. We know they took photos too, but we are still searching family archives for any. Amazing trip in 1910 - they even made detours to see places like Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge, drove over Raton Pass in New Mexico, and then crossed New Mexico and Arizona on route much like current I-40. Got stuck in sand several times, but made it to Pasadina, CA, in time to see Rose Parade of 1911. Ed
  3. My wife's grandfather and family drove from Kansas City to Southern California in November-December 1910 in an Oakland 40 automobile. They appear to have followed some of the Santa Fe trail part of the way. We have a copy of a family diary that details much of their trip, including car breakdowns, repairs by blacksmiths, waiting for gasoline to arrive from Sears by railroad, hunting for food, etc. What we don't have is a photo of an Oakland 40. Can anyone supply me with a photo or source to search? I've got a 1935 Rolls Royce, had a 1939 La Salle in college, but don't know anyone with an Oakland. Thanks, Ed Albert Mount Holly, NC
  4. Well, color choices are always personal. It does win prizes when shown and we like the lighter color in the summer heat. Engine is orginal, with most of original matching number parts. Has a new (2005) allow head and new pistons. Runs well and just finished a 800+ mile tour in Blue Ridge Mountains and won awards at regional RROC meet. But to each his own. I do enjoy all old cars. Watch for us sometime in the Charlotte NC area or on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  5. Maybe too late, but you really should talk to a member of the Rolls Royce Owners Club who owns a car like you want. And consider having car inspected by one of the experts who advertise in the RROC journal Flying Lady. Many 20+ year old Rolls Royces will "look great", "run great", but have thousands of dollars of neglected maintance or parts that need replacement. Brakes are a key issue often. If car has detailed service records, call the garage that worked on it and ask them about car too. Ed
  6. Agree with Barry. Can be a fun site. Let it grow and reserve judgement. Not enough antiques on it yet, so let's see how it goes after some time.
  7. A bit confusing. How do it work? Do we post our photos and then they are "pitted" against others? Who votes and who decided how they are paired? Looks like fun anyway. Will post photo if I can figure how it works.
  8. This car is currently in the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles. Saw it myself in October. Amazing to see up close. Well worth a half-day to see the museum if you are anywhere near Los Angeles. Also, if there, consider making advance reservations also to tour the Nettercut museum. Will make any antique car fan cry for joy to see these two fine collections.
  9. My 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 hp Thrupp and Maberly aluminum coachwork Sports Saloon. Original Rolls Royce motor, body metal and running gear. Recently repainted and rebuilt motor As they say in the trade "runs good - looks good". Ed Albert Webshot photo of Rolls Royce
  10. Oh my, Garden Gnomes chained to trees? Is there no end of horrors to be found? I've traveled several times in the UK. Loved the old houses, old cars (rarely seen on the roads any more), small villages, and the wide variety of Garden Gnomes. Any land where the monarch keeps Corgies and rides in Rolls Royces, Bentleys, and Land Rovers just has to be great. So let's hope the long arm of the Bobbies catches the vandals and folks can release their Gnomes from bondage. Ed
  11. Sounds like Clockword Orange revisited doesn't it? What a shame - did they ever catch the idiots? EA
  12. EdA

    Seat Belts

    I added seatbelts to my 1934 Rolls Royce for three good reasons. 1. So I could carry my grandchildren in the car and meet North Carolina child seat requirements - and because I want my grandkids to be safe. 2. Keeps me more "stable" on leather seats - on curves, quick stops, bumpy roads. 3. The wife said "I'm not riding with you unless you put seatbelts in." We used modern belts bought at Pep Boys, attached to steel rods welded to frame under the wooden floorboards. The orginal oak floorboards are about 3/4" thick, but wouldn't hold without the steel rods. We also put steel washers on both sides of the floorboards to reinforce where the bolts go through the wood. Color of belts matchs leather seating, and they can be moved out of sight for shows, but as mentioned elsewhere, AACA and CCCA allow seatbelts. Just a good idea to have them regardless. I'd have put them in even if it meant "points off" - better safe with no trophy than to die on the way home with a trophy. Ed
  13. A "Grand Dame" for the cruise-in. 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 hp with original Thrupp & Maberly all aluminum coachbuilt sports saloon bodywork. Ed
  14. The AOPA is still very active organization. Many private airplane owners and pilots belong to it. The decal in your photo seems to be much the same as their current one.
  15. Well, the "saga" is over. My 1934 Rolls Royce is back on the road with its new alloy head (a wonderful job by Finnes in UK), six new pistons, and some repolished bearings. Took it to a "cruise in" at a local hamburger place Friday night - only true classic there - drew a big crowd even from the hot rodders there. Put another 100 miles on it at freeway (50-60 mph) speeds Sunday in 75+ degree weather - quiet, powerful, and running smooth. Only drips now are from the Bijur lubrication system, and they are where they are supposed to be. So my best advice - go ahead and spring for cost of a new head if you can find one unless welder will give you a 100% "money back" promise. My mistake was trusting a shop too far away to visit in person, and one where they may have not carried on with their past reputation. Hope to get to a CCCA event later this fall or next year. Ed