Paul Dobbin

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About Paul Dobbin

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  • Birthday October 16

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    Smoky Mountains
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    Old car restoration and touring. Primary interest in Pre-WWII


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    1934 Fords since 1972

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  1. I can't delete this message. This site can’t be reached took too long to respond. Try: Checking the connection Checking the proxy and the firewall Running Windows Network Diagnostics ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT
  2. All the cars from the 30's were made for short drivers and long legged rear seat passengers. I've seen lots of restorations with repositioned front seats
  3. tell us the demensions to help id the group size.
  4. I'll take the back seat of the 1932 Auburn in close proximity to the bar.
  5. I got this today too: It is with great regret that the AACA Hershey Region Executive Board informs you that the 2020 Hershey Fall Meet has been cancelled. This decision was not arrived at lightly. Our Club prides itself on producing a world-class event that thousands of people anticipate every year, so we felt the heaviest of burdens when faced with this decision. While making the difficult choice to cancel, the Board took many obstacles into account, including but not limited to: the health and welfare of our volunteers, vendors, partners, and visitors; the unknown restrictions and/or guidelines that may be in place at the time of our show; and the volunteer-only workforce we rely on to prepare for a show of our magnitude. We appreciate you understanding how difficult this decision was for the Executive Board to make. We know that some people will be upset by the decision and others will applaud it. Either way, please know that the Hershey Region Executive Board has acted in what they believe are the best interests of the Club, and we ask for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times. Refund information will be sent very soon in regards to all payments already received by the Hershey Region AACA. Please know that we continue to explore ideas to benefit the hobby and are working toward the possibility of still hosting our usual car show on Saturday in October. While this may not be doable, AACA and the Hershey Region along with other constituencies are working hard to make this possible. Please visit our website and social media as often as possible for the latest news. Hershey Region AACA Hershey Region AACA | PO Box 305, Hershey, PA 17033;
  6. Our town has 4 new Roundabouts, and lots of complaints because "it's to difficult". They also complain about parallel parking. Why not have remedial driver training for slow learners? They could teach Yield, Merge, Turn signals, Parking, Keep to the Right as well as Flashing RED STOP lights on School Busses mean STOP..
  7. It will take a lot longer than 3 minutes to pick up all that junk he spread out in the yard.
  8. How hard would it be to add Spill Check to this Forum?
  9. We went to a Gary Puckett & the Union Gap concert here a couple years ago with Gary Puckett, the cousin. Gary Puckett the singer came out after the show to speak to Gary the cousin. It as a good show and Gary was very nice to talk to, plus he sang all the old songs. The cousin is a big Packard fan.
  10. You are right, it had semaphores, but they were not functional. The car never left Germany.
  11. Also while stationed in Germany in the mid 60's I had a oval window 1957 VW bug. it was an export model and had no Semaphores. Best buy ever! I was in the squadron orderly room when an airman came in with his title ro turn in. He had taken his wife on a tourist drive around Germany prior to sending her back to the states. when he blew the engine in the bug while 100 miles from our base. I gave him $1.00 for the title and the location of the car. I bought a VW engine for $30.00 and paid a guy $15,00 to haul me and the engine to the car. We got the car out of the impound lot and changed engine in a ditch beside the road and then drove ot back to our base. I was able to use the car after Iwe shipped our Porsche home and sold the VW for $175.00 on the way to the airport when I left.
  12. Semaphores would not be correct for a 1964 car, as it was registered.
  13. I have that wagon in my living room, full of magazines. It's a "Wagoner Coaster".
  14. I have purchased sight unseen. All of which I would have passed on, had I seen them in person. BUT after I had them awhile, I was glad I bought them. The last one, I had a friend look at it first, and felt the same way. All of the cars I traveled a long way to look at, except one, I passed on. Nothing like seeing it in person. I could tell some awful stories too.
  15. The problem is that states don't always share their registration information. Every time I sold a car, it was up to the buyer to re-regisdter it. If they didn't or registered it in another state, i would see the vehicle still on my list with the state of Florida. I would tell them each year which cars I no longer owned and they were fine with that and didn't send renewals to me. States are suposed to notifiy the prior state of registration, but they don't always do it. I once had a guy buy a car and 10 years later call and say I never gave him a title and asked me to get a duplicate. I asked Florida and they told me the car was registered in New Hampshire. Then the buyer admitted that it was and told me he was selling the car and New Hampshire would not give him a duplicate because he no longer lived there. (It was a resident only courtesy) The power of the clerk sets the rules!