Roger Walling

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  1. There is a saying in the Navy that you must follow religiously, If it shines, polish it. If it doesn't shine, paint it!
  2. When I worked in a automotive paint store back in 1959, Dulux paint was sold as marine paint. only the label that was used said marine paint.
  3. " On 1/9/2020 at 7:03 PM, Matt Harwood said: I have decided that I need to own a Full Classic tow truck. Very much want something like these. Maybe I'll cut the back off my '29 sedan... " Not a Classic, but I always wanted a tow truck so I made my own. At least the wrecker boom is at least 80 years old.
  4. Back when Dulux was the paint to refinish cars , DuPont offered a "Brushing Solvent" to be used with it.
  5. A friend of mine would re primmer his Corvette a different color every time he outran the cops!😲
  6. Were you trying to turn it into a Porsche? 😁
  7. Many good thoughts here. I would follow all of them with the exception of dropping the pan before starting. (do it later after making sure the engine does not have to be removed) I would though, just before starting, crank the engine over without the plugs in order to remove excess fluid from the cylinders and to build up oil pressure and lubricate all bearings and valve train. ( don't start without confirming oil pressure.) While my thoughts about dropping the oil pan are optional, I must admit that on the last engine that I could not get started, after I dropped the oil pan, I found sludge over the top of the pick up screen about 1+1/2" deep! Also the water pump and the radiator were blocked solid with rust!
  8. More importantly, what do you have when the game is over? Just like rebuilding a car, the lasting value is in the enjoyment is in the doing, not the resale value.
  9. When I was 17, I bought a 32 Ford roadster. I kept a careful ledger on all of the costs,and have done so on all of the cars that I have restored since. But, the last three that I restored I never bothered to add up the costs. I don't sell any of them as they don't eat but I keep four of them registered on a revolving schedule because it's nice to drive them rather than to let them sit. As I just "celebrated" my 80th birthday, I am concerting selling a few as I may not have time to drive them all, and it would be nice for someone else to enjoy them. As the original poster ericmac said, the cost is worth it.
  10. I was offered $500 for this Oilzum sign and I refused the offer. It fits right into my antique wall. From this pic, you can't see the rusted through holes.
  11. If you are buying 17th century furniture, patina is an absolute must. Anything refinished is valued way less. Cars though, are another thing. It used to be that you repainted a car to increase the value, that may not be the case if the car has been well taken care of and shows wear and tear from years of use. It may be that it only has surface rust, but is in super fine condition with out any body rot. That car will bring a premium over a very fine restoration. A car usually has so many dents and rot that it must be repainted so that used to be the norm. It all boils down to what you are looking for in an antique desk or a car. Something that shows care and history or something new. That's why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream. This car was not cleared, it has an application of ATF and WD40 just the way I wanted it. I have scene sold it and it takes all the trophy's at the local car show.
  12. There may be a similar hoard in Palmer Ma. owned by Normand Pease, If he hasn't already sold it.
  13. I used to go there every morning for breakfast with Charlie cooking!
  14. This is an invoice from shortly after I went into business. I am still going strong today. (my prices are slightly higher today)