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  1. if i rule out cars that had problems becaused i abused them or didnt know what i was doing when i worked on them i have two.a 1976 duster and a 84 monte carlo.the duster loved not starting from day one.no heat ,just one thing after another.the best was when it got to 10 below the horn would blow[at 3am ] the monte t tops leaked,transmission went,and the ignition lock would lock up.again one thing after another.and if i listed everything that happen to these cars my post would be 5 pages long.they were so bad that i wouldnt even use them as demolition derby cars.
  2. I see all the cars are being auctioned off from Dick Clarks 57 Heaven ,very sad to see such a kool collection scattered.
  3. the last time i was there was about 1990.do they still have The Indian Come Day any more?
  4. Indian Motocycle collection moving to Springfield Museums - MassLive.com
  5. ShopRat,sorry for your loss.sadly so many times those who drive like idiots take the inocent with them.
  6. does anyone here remember the car at the Indian Motocycle Museum in Springfield Mass. it was the only one built by Indian [1928].i know the museum closed a long time ago.anyone know what happened to the car?
  7. personally my years of driving in demolition derby has taught me a lot about what a seatbelt does to keep you from getting hurt. with that being said my 50 desoto doesnt have belts.i have big issue with the big washer school of seatbelt thinking. putting a bolt through a thin piece of floor doesnt seem very safe in the grand scheme of things.i look at cars from the 60s and it looks like the seatbelt mounting points are plated. so when i do put seatbelts in the desoto i will definitely talk to someone who can do that for me. i also agree about the if he hadnt been wearing a belt he would be alive today isnt true ..i have only seen that one time in my life.and that was such a freak thing that it couldnt happen again if you tried to repeat it 1000 times.i do believe that seatbelts save lives.but if you drive like an idiot and drive too fast you will die no matter how many safety devices your car has.
  8. a lot of my parts for my 50 desoto i got from catalogs i orderd from Andy Bernbaum.i got other stuff on ebay.i got nothing from swap meets.now i plan on going to meets again just because i miss looking at parts for real.
  9. New York DMV , I can tell you some stories about the fun i have had there. i found out the best thing is ask for a supervisor first and ask nicely how do i get this done. [dont ask me about the truck load of police bikes from Pa LOL] but nydmv will not help you track down any car.
  10. did they trade them in or did they get sold privately.if you have a name then you try the whitepages.com...or the social serurity death index.if they were traded in then the odds are the dealer has no records back that far.
  11. most states dmv will not give you any info.40 years is a good headstart for the cars to disappear.i always wonder where our family cars we had growing up are.
  12. mostly they see my big fat rottweiler and move along.shes a big loveable old dog.but until she knows you wont hurt the people that shovel cookies into her she is scary.
  13. on Comcast on Demand there is a channel called Something weird video .they have school scare films from the 50s.today i caught one called One Will Die narrated by Jimmy Stewart.looked like early 50s.
  14. cars i wish i could find are the maxwell that my grandparents owned ,the model a my mom learned to drive in [while my uncle was running next to it telling her what to do]that 59 chevy wagon.but i know that those cars dont exist anymore except in family stories.
  15. its hard to say how people will take it when you get in touch with them.myself i would be very happy if some of our family cars were found .that 57 chevy 4 door or the 59 chevy wagon. i would make copies of family picture and tell them a story or two .but some people dont have good memories of growing up so it opens stuff they dont want to remember.
  16. i have the orginial owners drivers license .he was retired when he bought the Desoto. from 1950 -1955 ,25000 miles were put on it [i have the reciept for the tires put on it]i have all the oil change stickers still on the door .i figure he died about 56 because the mileage dropped to nothing .the wife had the car til 1983 [she died in 1986 at age 92]the next owner keep it til the 90s when he gave it to his daughter in NJ ;she moved to NY where i got it.it has 34000 miles on it.
  17. i was very lucky to have the complete list of owners for my 1950 DeSoto . which started out in Iowa and made it to New York .i am owner 5. looking for owners can be a real challange .states like NY point blank tell you they will not trace owners[against the the law there] try the white pages website when you have names.over at find a grave website there is the Social Security death list which tells if they have passed away[but not everybody is on that list].
  18. i remember they showed us all kinds of crazy movies besides Signal 30 .one telling you not to play on the railroad tracks,not to pick up blasting caps ect. i dont think that they would have the same effect on todays kids that they had on us.today everybody thinks you walk away from every crash .
  19. my 66 chysler newport four door[the second one]i paid $1200 for it.it was a sharp looking car.when i moved i sold all 3 of my 66 newports to a friend..he had them crushed when he couldnt sell them.i would have bought it back if i had known.
  20. i remember seeing Signal 30 back in 1968.i was living in Ga. then.i they put us in a room with no windows and no air.throw in the fact that they had just fed us that industial strenght spagetti ..needless to say a few of them lost their lunch. oh the things we remember LOL
  21. it will be interesting to watch the fire sales at the upcoming BJ auctions.
  22. if you are thinking that old cars are where to put your money you are going to be in the same boat as all those HGTV watchers. you know the ones who kept pulling all the value out of their homes and now ,well you know the story.we are seeing what the advice of so called experts has lead to.me i have an old car because i love old cars.if it goes up in value i dont care ,if it drops to scrap value i dont care.the price of old cars is going to drop as people unload the toys they refinanced the house to get.
  23. Sorry to hear of the lost of your friend.i remember years ago going to the aerodrome[i lived in Rhinebeck] .the people there really loved the old planes and they put on a good show.
  24. theres some info on the car here. http://www.prairieghosts.com/ed_gein.html