Roger Walling

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  1. That would be the year when they put caster anbd camber into the front axels. I don't know the year, but my 1924 Auto Car definatly did not have it. You had to turn the steering wheel just as hard to come out of a corner than when you went into it.
  2. About 5 years ago I tried to sold a 58 merc 4dr. ht. 40,000mi. with a rebiult engin and new tires and paint, good interior,Never rusted! I felt lucky to get $600.00
  3. If you wish to keep your original cost of the car low, chose a 4 dr. car. They are not that desirable and may be more plentiful. The down side is that they cost as much to restore and are worth a lot less when you want to sell it.
  4. There is one sitting in Southhampton Ma. indoors just waiting for someone to talk the owner into selling it. It will take a lot of talking though, he has refused $20,000 for it years ago.
  5. Many paint manufacturers will give you one if you would be using enough paint. The down side is that there are many permits required to spray paint autos and I don't think you would be able to get them in order to work legally.
  6. John DeLorean was the man behind the Pontiac GTO. He first built one for his self then urged GM to build 5000 limited editions. Then he got dealers to order more than 15000 and that made GM put it into full production
  7. I'm curious, how large of a wave will they take? Do they retain positive buoyancy if the interior is flooded? Do they have a bilge pump?
  8. Try, http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/scripts/depot.exe?pgm=aclgate.bbx Roger
  9. Try, Locomobile Club 3165 California Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94115-2412, USA Tel: + 1 (415) 563-1771
  10. A friend of mine had a 1954 ford with a factory installed clear window in the hood to show off the "New V8 Motor". He wishes he had it now.
  11. The blue background makes it harder to read in my opinion. Roger
  12. I tried to free up a 1972 402 Chevy that sat indoors for 20 years, I had driven it in at that time. I was able to turn it over about 1/3 of a turn before I stopped trying. The problem was not in the cylinders as I thought, but in the #1 crank bearing. The lower 1/2 lost all oil and the crank was rusted on the bottom only. Turning it over damaged the crank to a point that it will have to be ground.
  13. There was such a junk yard in Chicopee Ma. two years ago. I went through it and there was nothing what so ever that was salavage able. All the cars were either rotted or had been steped on so much that none of the panels were of any value. These were all "special" cars that were put aside to be sold when the Junk yard owner was about to retire. Back in the 70's I wanted to buy a packard that was there, He said that I could come back in 30 years and then he would sell it. He ended up with one cent a pound for his collection.
  14. I don't have the frame for sale but I will sell the complete drive line and suspension, inc. a motor that looks "rebiult???"
  15. I am in the market for two front doors for my Essex 6,two door sedan. I will consiter good or bad ones, also rear doors may be useful for my project.. Thank you, Roger 413 592 6001
  16. I recently purchased a 1931 Essex 6 and on the back of the transition there is an aluminum round extension with a short gearshift stick sticking straight up. Does anyone know what that controls? Thanks, Roger
  17. I have a 1929 Essex 2 door sedan. I would like to know what other year doors would fit on this vechicle. I wish to make it into a 4 door by adding two front doors and lengthing the chassis. Would anyone have two doors in any condition that they wish to sell? And are some Hudson doors the same? Thanks, Roger