Roger Walling

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  1. I'll buy it if you deliver it, ps, the check is in the mail.
  2. It's a good thing that those same crooks aren't the same people that I bought the Brooklyn bridge from, I am going to set up a toll booth and get rich on that investment. ?
  3. classic car fraud scheme shut down 3 hours ago Fox news $4.5 million classic car fraud scheme shut down by FBI By Sean Szymkowski | Motor Authority As classic cars become more than just aspirational items and more investment pieces, buyers should always stay vigilant. Today, it's easy for criminals to scam would-be buyers out of a sale with a little creativity and the Internet. Many enthusiasts found that out the hard way over the past two years. The criminals, most of Eastern European descent, launched the nationwide fraud ring in November 2016 and the criminal activity continued through July of 2018. U.S. officials said the scheme involved posting fake classic car ads online, luring buyers, and setting up shell corporations to transfer money out of the U.S. Victims responded to ads for various classic cars on popular car sale sites, and once the two parties agreed on a final price, the defendants would direct the buyers to automotive transportation companies. The transport companies were actually the shell corporations ready to receive payment and wait for one of the 25 criminals to withdraw the funds. Victims never received the car they thought was being delivered. Upon receiving payment, the group would begin withdrawing money from the shell corporations' bank accounts sometimes the same day victims wired money. The group worked to ensure withdrawals were in varied denominations to not tip off financial institutions or authorities to the illegal activity. The money was then sent to various Eastern European countries. Most of the victims were never able to recover the money sent and some have been left paying for auto loans without ever purchasing a car. Each defendant could be in for up to 50 years in prison for their crimes and victims will be eligible for restitution.
  4. This auction shows the importance of details when donating cars to a museum. In this case, there was no restrictions on what could be done with the cars, even though it was intended to be a long time running museum, it is now being sold for the money.
  5. There are actually two cures for this condition, (actually three if you are married) one is to run out of money, the second is to die. (In that case, the one with the most cars wins)
  6. I did have my mask on when I bought this diesel bucket loader from the same auction for $2400.
  7. OLD? Ford truck? I have one just like it. (88)I use it for a snow plow for my parking lot. It has a brand new rebuilt Cat engine and a reman allison trans, All for $2400 at public auction. I lengthened the blade to 13' to cut down the time plowing. Nothing stops it!
  8. It is not an acid. It works by taking away the oxygen from the iron oxide. (rust) It never affects the solid steel.
  9. This is a qut. panel that sat for 15 years unpainted and badly rusted just like the original posted car ,that had soaked about two weeks. The bath was made out of 2- 2X10's cut to 6' and 4'. the liner was a piece of plastic and covered so it would not evaporate.
  10. * Recent tests have shown that this process is NOT safe for Zinc Die Cast Metal, also known as "Pot Metal" Unless your goal is to dissolve the pot metal, do NOT immerse those parts in Molasses!! It is not clear what other metals may also be affected by this process, so use caution. Removing rust using Molasses uses a process known as Chelating. Without a good, scientific explanation, the process can be described as "Reverse Oxidation", wherein certain acids or chemicals in the molasses solution strip the oxygen from the Iron Oxide, leaving the iron behind. While I'm not absolutely positive about what exactly causes the rust to be removed, I am sure about one thing: It works. The process is slow compared with other methods; electrolysis, various other acids, abrasives. Surface rust can be removed in a day or several, while heavy rust will require at least a couple of weeks. However, there are several advantages! 1. The ingredients are inexpensive. I purchased 5 gallons of feed-grade molasses from the grain elevator yesterday for less than $9, and that included a dollar for the container (because I didn't have one with me). This is enough to produce 20-50 gallons of solution (usually 1:4 or 1:10 is used). 2. There are no dangerous chemicals. Unlike some of the other methods, there is nothing that can burn your skin or eyes, and most other metals are unaffected, by this method. 3. There are no toxic by-products. The solution can be used repeatedly, for many months, but when it's time to dispose, you can safely pour out onto the lawn, where the molasses and water will decompose naturally. 4. It's effective. All oxidation will be completely removed, given enough time in the bath. The clean metal underneath will not be affected. For heavy rust it will take longer, and certainly a wire brush will help remove the large depsits, and help the process by allowing fresh molasses to come into contact with the rust. Now, there are a couple of drawbacks. First, the process is slow. I've already mentioned that, but if you have more time than money, it's a great way to get rid of the rust on your restoration projects. Also, the Molasses solution smells like molasses. Even worse, once the solution starts to ferment, it will smell even more. I've tried using chlorine bleach to prevent fermentation and mold, but was unsuccessful. It's possible that the bleach evaporated out. I've read that people consider the fermentation process necessary for the process to work good, but I doubt that's the case. It will likely increase the acid level of the mix, but I expect the regular solution to still be very effective regardless. I may try the chemical that winemakers use to prevent fermentation in wines and see if that is effective. Also, the parts will come out of the process with no protection from future rust, and the oxidation will commence again immediately. You must be prepared to clean the molasses from the parts, and protect the metal right away, either by painting, oiling, or or other means, otherwise your parts will quickly begin to rust again. I've soaked brake drums, heavy with rust for a couple of months (forgot about them) and after washing them with soap and water, they began to rust even before they were dry. Be ready to protect your parts! Oh, and your parts must be degreased completely, since the solution does not cut grease, and the grease will prevent the solution from contacting the rust.
  11. Sorry, everybody failed this test. Submerge the hood in a bath of molasses and water (9 water-1 molasses) for about 2-3 weeks. Pressure wash it. blow it dry with air pressure and NO RUST, NO SCRUBBING.not even in the deepest pits! Buy molasses at a feed and grain store. $50 for a 5 gal pail.
  12. Whatever it is, I'm fairly confident it ran when parked, It'll will buff out!
  13. These are brand new cars in the bucket that were spilled out or a sunken ship.
  14. Thanks for that info. I had never considered the lack of spare parts on the fall of the government.
  15. JACK M, I see your point about shiny clear coat. If patina must be cc, a semi gloss finish could be better.
  16. Jack, I think that the truck brings back memories and makes me feel good. I have many cars, some stock, some modified, they all bring pleasure to many. Is my 55 Ford a waste of time because I have a 302 in it?
  17. I use Axatla (DuPont) industrial Imron and it is NOT thin. In even it fills in light rust pits in the frame. It is very chip resistant. It is very funny stuff though. The first coat looks brown and is transparent, the second coat covers, and is BLACK! Put a third coat on a frame and it looks like you spent weeks sanding it. (always use a primer first.) You may have used Transtar, (a PPG company). We were given a gal. by the rep. and he had to give us two more to get the job done where one Gal. of Imron would do.
  18. Any good body shop could do it. Sandblast with fine sand, epoxy seal and finish with Industrial Imron. (Or powder coat)
  19. I modified this Essex and I was asked to bring it to the local Essex meet by the Local President. When I got there half of the people would not talk to me. I needed some parts and although I was told one guy had them he said he didn't.
  20. What? Ralph Nader didn't notice the rt. rear wheel off of the ground in the sales video? Definitely out of control (at least by his standards)
  21. I started driving when I was 15. When I took driving lessons at age 18, (my fathers idea as he wouldn't let me drive without the discount that the state offered for it) the instructor let me drive about two blocks and said that the other kids needed more time driving than me.
  22. I found this one in an old junk yard, I think I paid $130 for it.
  23. Just a side note for those that want to obtain old used leather to repair a old original interior, Look in Craigslist for a old sofa or leather chair in the "Free items" You can find just the right wear pattern for your project.
  24. My 1932 Huppmobile that I paid $35.00 for in 1958.