ericmac

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About ericmac

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  • Birthday November 22

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    Battle Creek, MI
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    Old cars (of course), running, bicycling, assembling scale model cars, collecting Lesney Matchbox cars and home renovation.

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  • Biography
    1915 Ford Model T Touring; The new car!
    1926 Ford Model T Fordor (Original)
    1929 Franklin 137 7-passenger Sedan (Disaster)
    1929 Franklin 137 7-passenger Sedan (under restoration)
    1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan (restoration project)

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  1. I was a CCCA member for many years and like any club met both snobs and highly inclusive people along the way. Other than the AACA (thank you West Petersen), their publications were and are, first rate. I think there's plenty of room for all interests in this hobby, even if you do like snobby cars!
  2. I really don't think the car looks too bad. Certainly it is restorable. For the price, it wouldn't be an insane fix em up as a daily driver.
  3. I drove a 37 Convertible Sedan quite extensively a few years back. I found the car very powerful but the steering was heavy to a point of being painful. I have driven a 30 roadster but only briefly but found it much better from a handling perspective. Maybe it was related to the 30simply being a better sorted car.
  4. I have used Hemmings, PreWar Car, HCCA, Model T Ford Club International. Model T Ford Club of America and Craigslist . To be honest, I forgot all about the Ford Barn. Maybe I will try them. Thanks for the idea. I probably should try Facebook too.
  5. Winter special pricing is available for this. I would sell at a price that likely would make it the cheapest Grand National winner out there.
  6. I think Melanie has nailed it when she identified reason the "affordable " cars are so difficult to sell. I have been trying to sell a car in the affordable range for the last 6 months and have come to realize that this would be a tremendous purchase for many of the lookers I met. Convincing the family that buying a hobby car that is worth a significant percentage of the value of the house can be a tough sale indeed.
  7. I would love to own a 48 convertible. Alas they seem to have gotten a little rich for my blood.
  8. That '26 Fordor (in red) was fun to work on. It will be nice to see it again. I am thinking I may take my Fordor over as well.
  9. I too always attend this event. It is a really great show. Probably the best photo ever taken of me and my '26 Touring was snapped by master photographer John Lacko along the route last year. I plan to take at least one of my cars to the event. The photo below with the top up was taken on the grounds a couple years ago. You will not be disappointed in this event! Eric
  10. I think I worked a little bit on the red convertible coupe but I believe that was prior to his ownership. I think I have seen the '33 at St. John's also. The '33 is the one I would want. Not a bad line on it IMHO.
  11. I used to have a recurrent dream and sort of miss it. I was driving the green Duesenberg J Phaeton down a two lane country road. The top was up and lightly drumming above my head. The temperature was about 80-85 degrees with a fabulous breeze coming in. The sunlight was reflecting in a mottled pattern on the hood. Sounds of the engine were rumbling in my ears. Oh, what a great dream! Oddly, every time I had the dream I would drive a new Classic car within just a few days. One Memorial Day, I was asked by the director of the Gilmore Car Museum to drive a car in a pair of local parades. The parade car was a 1934 Packard 12 Phaeton. As I was driving from the first parade to the second I found myself looking down the long dark green hood of the Packard. It hit me like a thunderclap; I was in the dream! It wasn't the Duesenberg but every other part of the dream matched exactly. Sadly, and rather ironically, I never have had the dream again.
  12. If these cars are the "junk" of his collection, I can only imagine what is the good stuff?
  13. I was surprised to see one of the cars in the back, parked behind the touring car with disc wheels on the left, shod with whitewalls. Maybe its a 27-9 Buick? It would be a 40 or 50 series.
  14. I know how to open a can of worms don't I?
  15. I had the privilege of working on the Murphy car when it was part of the McMullen collection, maybe 25 years ago. Some of the upholstery needed work and it seems like one of the doors needed something. It's beautiful in photos but was absolutely phenomenal in person. Ed, your gradient makes sense. I am happy if a car I own checks a box at all!