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  1. I sat in on Eric's CJE on tires at Parsippany. It was on target! Regards, Ken
  2. After the annual meeting in Philadelphia I went through the new Judging guidelines book. In the Judging Guidelines book I observed the following that may need correcting: Class 36k. Trucks...1966-1989. There are no models listed later than 1979. On line 13 there is a subheading, 1966-1989, I believe that should say, GMC. Class 36j. AMC...1970-1980. There are no models listed later than 1976. Class 36i. Ford & Mercury...1970-1980. There are no models listed later than 1974. Class 36h. Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth...1970-1980. There are no models listed later t
  3. Thanks, I found this info on the Tire Rack web site. It is the "P!" What's the difference between the tire sizes of P225/60R16 and 225/60R16? The obvious answer is the "P" in front of the first size, but just what does the "P" stand for and what does it tell us about the tires? P-metric sized tires are the ones with the "P" at the beginning of the tire size, (such as P225/60R16 listed above). They were introduced in the United States in the late 70s and are installed on vehicles primarily used to carry passengers including cars, station wagons, sport utility vehicles and even light duty picku
  4. Susan, Ask Rick what the difference is between the Metric radials and Low Profile Metric Radials mentioned in the rule book and P-Metric radials. There's got to be more to it than just the prefix "P." Thanks, Ken
  5. Gang, I'm posting this for a friend of the Vintage Auto CLub of Ocean County NJ> Regards, Ken Hi Doug, my name is Jennifer. You may remember my husband, John Fabrizio, who died of a heart attack 4 months ago. He used to frequent your car shows with a 1975 black and yellow citroen 2CV. He was in the midst of restoring a 1955 Citroen DS and had most of the body work less 2 doors and the hood finished. I'm not sure on the mechanics. The reason for my e-mail is that I have to move in three weeks due to financial stress and was wondering if you'd know anyone willing to buy this car as is for the
  6. Thanks Susan and Rick, You are right. That tire company advertises a bias-ply look with square bias-ply style shoulders. They also mention their tires are labeled only on the inside sidewall. They make it hard as possible to tell it's a radial. It's hard to see any markings on the inside sidewall of a tire on a low profile car on a grassy field without a flash light. Wouldn't a correct bias ply tire have visible outside sidewall markings even with a wide whitewall? So we have to look for a size marking, and look at the tread and shoulder. Well then, if it is a metric size radial tire t
  7. Gang, This may have been discussed before. The rule book is clear under Chassis item number 12 as far as red line radials, letter size tires, metric size radials and low profile metric radials. I've been seeing tires with red lines and wide white wall tires that appear to have a radial tread design and no visible size marking on the out side side wall. Can you declare it a radial from the tread design when no size marking is visible? Documentation may show a red or wide white wall but the tread may not be clear or identical. Regards, Ken
  8. As first-time trailorists we were traumatized when we checked in to the quality inn and were told there was one parking spot per room. A few club members advised us to park the trailer at the Eisenhower. So we ran down there only to find out they had just run out of trailer space. However they were parking overflow at a firehouse down the road. Club members there helped us park our rented open U-Haul trailer. They donated wood and rocks to set our trailer on and block the wheels. They also advised us on what type of lock to get for the trailer. The clerk at the Eisenhower directed us to
  9. "Hey Wayne, that's a funny looking Chevelle you have there......." SHhhhh the judges will never notice because they don't check vins. Thanks guys, there's a lot of good info here on towing.
  10. I'll be towing a 3850 pound 1969 Mustang. The big engine in the Explorer is probably the 4.8 Liter V8 engine.
  11. Is a vehicle the size of a Ford Explorer with a V-8 big enough to tow a car in an enclosed trailer?
  12. >>>what part of WE DON'T JUDGE VIN NUMBERS don't you understand?<<< You didn't help me with my question. Let me rephrase it. I understand that we don't judge vin numbers. My question is will point deductions for engine components mainly be for aftermarket componenents and any other incorrect component on the engine in the vehicle provided that engine was available. If the engine wasn't available then all component points would be deducted, correct? Thanks for your help.
  13. >>>The judging sheet does not have a component deduction for an incorrect motor. The deductions would be taken in the various components that make it up, ie, manifolds, heads, etc etc. It would be a significant amount of points. However, an incorrect color and/or an incorrect motor would not disqualify a vehicle. It may cause deductions significant enough to make the vehicle not place as far as awards go but there would not be any disqualification.<<< If any motor available in that model is ok then there shouldn't be any component deductions if they are the correct components
  14. I guess some judges get confused trying to keep the rules from their marque clubs seperate from the AACA. But even with the marque club having the wrong engine would be a major point deduction, not a disqualification. I didn't realize checking the vin on some vehicles was so difficult. I'm used to having it right there on the dash board.
  15. I am an experienced judge. >>>My understanding has always been that AACA allows any combination of factory equipment/colors as long as it can be documented as available. In other words if you had a brown Chevelle with 283, you could present it as a red car with 327, assuming that combination was available.<<< You are partly correct. AACA's position is that the car must be presented as it was when it left the factory. It can have any factory authorized options and accessories applicable to that model. A Brown Chevelle with a 283 could not have left the factory with red pai
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