Roger Walling

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  1. Chances are that your tires are 2 or 3 years old now and that will effect the price. Maybe 50%, then add shipping, and you may be lucky to receive 20% of your cost.
  2. No not try this test,😨 but a friend was looking for a short on a 63 Pontiac, and after tearing out his hair, he disconnected the battery and connected up the cables to 110 V AC.🙄 He actually found the short! it was under the floor mat and it steamed as the bad area was all wet from snow. Do not try this at home, he was an expert! 😀
  3. Well Harold , it seems that you will be the first to brake one or many of there rules. let us know of the fine, excuse me, the service charge. 😉 Actually, according to my reading, it seems to be to protect the reader and seller from spammers. But also prevents anyone from re posting there sales offers in different web sites. I have seen many re posts in specialty web forums that actually help buyers looking for specific cars.
  4. While my 84 Fiero didn't actually break in half, it was in two pieces during reconstruction of my toy.
  5. How did those people survive? There was not one warning sign not to cross in front of traffic, no guard rails protecting people from trains, not even a stop sign to guide traffic! Oh, wait a minute, there was common sense, something that is lacking today.
  6. Remember Chicken Little! THE SKY IS FALLING, run for cover! 😨
  7. There is so much technology in piston design that you could never find a diesel piston that would correctly perform in a gas engine. This myth probably started with the diesel Oldsmobile engine that looked basically like a gas engine converted to a diesel.
  8. I have used the speed wrench in the late 50's but nothing beats the large "T" handle with the fixed 2' extension for removing Ford flat head bolts.
  9. Ah... I was looking forward to buying a nice 10' X 15' tent for my kids in the back yard. 😁
  10. I found first gear and a heat lamp works well.
  11. I suppose that if you were a maliciously clean person, and, as in those days rest rooms were not as frequent as today, a roadside pit stop would make the sink convenient.
  12. I have successfully used fiberglass to seal gas tanks from the outside. I wash it out with detergent, then fill it with water. (to prevent the sparks from exploding the tank) I sandblast the bottom and then drain the tank and dry the bottom quickly to prevent rust over. Then I use random woven fiber glass to cover the whole bottom. If brushed out nicely, it is not noticeable. I have tanks 10 years old and still OK. I have also "sandblasted" the inside of the tank by filling with water and putting in sand and gravel and then using a pressure washer. (It does not work well if the tank has baffles.) The tank will however, start to rust again quickly requiring a sealer. Rust can also be removed by filling the tank with a mixture of molasses, mixed with 9 parts of water. (clean first with detergent and follow with a pressure wash.Takes 30 days or longer) Molasses is $10/gal, purchased at a feed and grain store.
  13. The scooter is the best prize there!
  14. I had an Onan that was gas and I converted it to propane. It started quicker and ran quieter, but with less power. You could convert it back to gas with only a carburetor. When I bought mine, it had a burnt out spot on the armature that would not let it start in that position. It was caused by the automatic starting system that tried to start it with a dead battery. It was easily soldered and worked well thereafter.
  15. I am not a metallurgist but it seems to me that the lock ring has more "spring" than a normal piece of steel, leading me to think that they are heat treated and that welding would remove the treatment. I have read that when removing tires, it is important to keep the parts of the rims together and not mix them with other rims. (?)
  16. I did my 55 Newyorker under hood in flat/semi gloss and it is a bi..h to clean. The next car that I did was in high gloss imron, that washes very easily.
  17. Even a Road Runner knows not to mess with Wily Coyote.
  18. Not built by the factory but extended 32" because I don't like 2 doors..
  19. It is possible to get a title for "undocumented cars" in Ma. by buying a bond and getting a "bonded Title". (At least in theory at the wile of the registry)
  20. I have a late model 1950 Lincoln OD trans in my 32 Ford coupled up to a 283 Chevy. The late 50 does not have the large bell housing and only required sanding down the bell housing hole by hand on the 283 in order for it to fit. I fabricated a simple adapter in order to bolt it up. I eliminated the electric kick down controls and use only a switch and one lever in order to operate it. The over drive unit that bolts onto the back of the trans. is of similar design to all OD's in use at the time. (I think that it was made by the same company)
  21. It is probably no use to put clear plastic on the seats of an old car. I had a 63 Falcon with perfect rear seats, I sat on them once and the fabric completely broke apart due to dry rot.
  22. I guess that no one will like the El Dorado that I converted. The car was 2 years old when I cut it in 1/2 and welded a tandem axle camper on the other end. It rode like a dream and stopped faster than the car would have.
  23. I have a lot of rot in my 1955 Ford crown Victoria and I am going to make two new frame side rails. I have looked every where for the frame data chart without any luck. Would anyone have one that they could post for me? Thank you, Roger
  25. To call this piece of art a "kit car" is an insult to the builder. It is a one of a kind fabrication of an original car that resembles another. There are few people on this web site that could even come close to his skill and dedication to the hobby as this man.