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About DLynskey

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    The decorative moldings around the windows and rear quarter look a lot like this 1930 Whippet. Don
  2. This is true for any car -- any post, for that matter. No individual's name should be used unless it's your own or if it's essential to the article. In fact, it should be one of the rules of the forum. If someone needs the information related to any of my posts they can PM me and I'll be glad to put them in touch if possible. Don
  3. The Mercury version in 1981 was called a "Cougar" in the U.S. Don
  4. Honest Charlie's Speed Shop sold performance parts and accessories and advertised regularly in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated and all the car magazines in the 1940's and 1950's. He put out a catalog decorated throughout with car-related cartoons. Before getting into hot rods Charlie Card had a restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. He didn't write down your order or give you a ticket. As you exited you would tell Charlie what you had and Charlie would ring up the bill. He trusted his customers to be honest with him and that's where he got the nickname "Honest Charlie". Don
  5. Walt, you'll never put me to sleep. This is very interesting. Most people at car shows are impressed with the beauty and elegance of the Classics (capital C), but few really understand what "custom built" really meant in those days. Thanks for saving the material and please see that it is preserved when you no longer need it. Don
  6. I also saw the report from Phoenix OR. As you said, the area shown was a built-up area of homes and/or businesses and the scene was complete devastation. My thoughts were immediately of John. I've never met him in person but consider him a friend, having sparred with him many times on this forum trying with few successes to beat him to the punch identifying unknown cars. I certainly hope all of our forum friends are OK. Don
  7. On the left appears to be about a 1913 Oakland. There are a few differences from the 1913 model in this 1962 photo. Most noticeably the sidelights in the original photo are farther out than on the 1913, and the steering wheels are on different sides. Would the left hand steering mean the original car is a later model than 1913? Don
  8. This has been a great thread, but has become too large. I've read and studied every post as it was made, but some organization would be helpful. The thing I would most like to see most is some identification of each vehicle if it is known. I recognize maybe 25% of them and I've been an antiquer for six decades. I wonder how many of the younger guys can identify. The ID would also be useful in the future for folks searching for a specific make or custom builder. Don
  9. Barrett Jackson's October sale lists a 1964 Ford Fairlane which is ".. Restored to factory specs, with a twin-turbo 374ci V8 Ford small-block engine under the hood. It features air conditioning, power disc brakes, power rack & pinion steering and a 4-speed automatic transmission." Wow! If I had seen those options on the order blank in 1964 I might have ordered one myself. Don
  10. Here is a 1909 IHC survivor. A lot of differences from "Grandpa's car". Don
  11. Estate Auction ends Aug 20 https://estatesales.org/estate-sales/sc/johns-island/29455/1969-red-datsun-roadster-online-1810709 I know nothing about the car. Just saw it online and thought someone here may be interested. Don
  12. In the third photo I believe the car on the left is a 1966 or 1967 Pontiac Tempest or Olds Cutlass. Then there are two Ford Pintos. Pintos were built from 1971 to 1980. The light colored one seems to have the large front bumper that was mandated in 1974. Don
  13. Sounds like a challenge. Caution -- stay back 100 feet. ...or maybe more! Don
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