Roger Walling

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  1. There were no after-mart gas tanks for my car, so I filled it up with water and sandblasted the whole under side, and then fiber-glassed it. It is still holding very well.
  2. When I see cars burning out like this, I feel embarrassed, thinking that someone driving by would think that I would have something to do with this. Too bad that there was not a cop on the scene.
  3. The best way to paint anything is to have every thing removed so that the paint can get around corners and under all attachments. Your car will greatly lower the expense of sanding, primeing and spraying the final coat with out all the chrome, windows, etc. It is not necessary to strip off the paint of a car for a nice paint job, and the materials cost could be well under $1000. There are shops (like Maco) that specialize in only repainting cars at a reasonable cost, and good looking too. You may have to nib and buff, but from 20', they look like a million dollars. PS, I specialize in high end painting and I recommend Maco to my customers that have a small budget to work with.
  4. I once repaired a truck for a company a few thousand miles away. He paid for it with a certified bank check for $10,000. It bounced, so I called the bank and they told me that the customer stopped payment on it. I asked why he stopped payment and they said that they don't know. That saved my ass, as by law, the bank must have received a reason why they were instructed to do so by law. They had none, so I received another one that was good within days. Now I only accept Cash on delivery.
  5. On a side note, I have a 55 Ford F150 that was sitting for a long time that had a fresh brake job done. After many years of sitting the bonded brake shoes separated from the shoe. I imagine the same could happen to the clutch.
  6. Speaking of spammers. I recently placed several ads in Craigs list and every time I received a reply by E-mail via CL wanting me to further describe the product. When I replied, they did not contact me, but I then received a bunch of E-mails now that they know my E-mail address.
  7. In regard to high pressure tires, I once owned a 1924 Auto car and the tire pressure recommend was over 100 lbs, so I filled them and put the truck into storage right next to my 58 restored Mercury. The next spring I noticed that the tire had exploded and the air pressure caused the door panel of the Mercury to cave in 4". Opps!
  8. That would make an excellent dust cover for indoor storage. Better than a car cover, no scratching or wear problems. And the price is right!
  9. I offered a cranky old man $25,000 for a car once and his heirs sold it for $6000 right after his death. Sometimes you cant get them to take their fingers off from around their cars. Another local man would not sell anything, as he was keeping them for his retirement. He finally sold them for scrap, as they rusted into the ground. There is no help for some people.
  10. I go to a small radiator locally and he never seems to have any business. I commented on it one time about how he could make a living on the little business that he has. His comment floored me, he said that he only does it as a side line, his real job is flying 747"s for a living!
  11. I think it is something like a widget.
  12. I have seen pic's of cars still in the junk yard with prices that would make a millionaire gasp for air!
  13. It is only a distressed zebra.
  14. Quote from John348 " Go to your bank and tell them you want to withdraw 50K in CASH and see how that goes," They will tell you that they do not have that much cash, they will have to order it for you. It will take a few days.
  15. The safest way I think, is to go to your bank and hand the teller a deposit slip for the money and have the buyer hand it to the teller. The bank will then count it and verify that it is not counterfeit (the counting machine does that). You will then sign and hand him the title. The only other safe way for both party's is for the buyer to open an account in your bank and he wires the funds into it. Then both of you go to the bank and withdraw the cash or check and deposit into your account. It will require two trips but it could be worth it for both party's.
  16. That is probably the most practical thing that I have ever seen. When (as it will) the car brakes down you are already home. 😁
  17. It could be a heat exchanger for the cooling system. My fire truck had one that used the fire fighting water to cool the engine while it was running at 2000 RPM while pumping.
  18. Beware of cheap transportation. When he abandons your car in East Bumfu.k, because the driver doesn't have the money to fix his truck and the local tow yard charges you $25 a day storage once you find it, you wish you had never bought the car.
  19. My uncle gave me a gold plated Tucker model that he found in the dump after the Tucker crash. There was a whole box of them. I played with it ruffly in the 50's and finally destroyed it. I sure wish that I had not been such a thoughtless child and that I had it now. (Who knew?)
  20. I watched a video of a man putting air into a split ring wheel. He used a lock on air nozzle and a long hose. He connected the hose to a tire infiltrator with a gauge on it. He was 30' away from the tire as he inflated it. He also had chains around the tire. INSPECT THE RINGS VERY CAREFULLY! I have seen tire split rings so badly rusted, that I would not even be sure they would be considered scrap iron!
  21. It's not time yet for a brake job, the other side still has some metal left.
  22. POR will only have a mechanical bond if not applied over rust. If you want to sand blast, spray water on it to allow it to rust and then apply POR
  23. Banning gasoline cars would do one good thing, it would get rid of 95% of the people.