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Harold

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  1. Cautionary tale.... A couple of weeks ago, I sent some parts manuals to someone and told the postal clerk 'Media Mail'. This shouldn't be a big deal but the clerk sent them via 'Library Mail' instead. The receiving Post Office held the package for underpayment and the buyer had to pay $14.00 extra to bail it out. I reimbursed him and all is well. The moral of the story is to read the payment receipt before leaving the PO. I've dealt with this clerk a number of times with no issues. I'm not going to 'make waves' about this because I want to keep things friendly at
  2. We should keep in mind that, as car people, we're a lot more 'tuned-in' to scams than the bulk of the population. A few months ago a friend of mine asked my advice about a Craigslist ad for an RV van he was considering. He sent me the response he got...inherited the vehicle from a relative that died, in the Army in Alaska so can't communicate, eBay Motors will ship it for free (!!!), photos looked like they were lifted from a dealer ad, yada, yada. I told him to run the other way and luckily he did.
  3. My father was into the 'keep 'em going' aspect of cars and eventually bought his first new car, a black '52 Plymouth Cambridge. The story I heard is that my mother flat-out refused to ride in his prior car, a '38 Pontiac, so that prodded him into buying the Plymouth. When I was born I came home from the hospital in the Cambridge. A lot of good childhood memories involved that car, and I developed a lifelong interest in them. I've had several '51-'52 Plymouths through the years, including one Cambridge that's a carbon copy of my father's car, down to the color. It's only 1200 VINs apart
  4. IIRC, there were instructions for making a hood-spring stretcher in the '49-'54 Pontiac shop manual. Makes it easier and safer to remove and install the springs.
  5. Used copy of the 1957-58 Dodge Truck Parts List covering K-series, L-series, 4-wheel drive, and tandem rear axle models. The manual is about 2" thick and printed on loose-leaf pages tied together with thin cardboard serving as front and back covers. Includes part numbers and illustrations. The pages are in good condition and the manual looks complete although I didn't go through every page. $65.00 postpaid by Media Mail in the lower 48 States. PayPal is OK.
  6. Used copy of the 1957-58 Dodge Truck Parts List covering K-series, L-series, 4-wheel drive, and tandem rear axle models. The manual is about 2" thick and printed on loose-leaf pages tied together with thin cardboard serving as front and back covers. Includes part numbers and illustrations. The pages are in good condition and the manual looks complete although I didn't go through every page. $65.00 postpaid by Media Mail in the lower 48 States. PayPal is OK.
  7. I'm not a big fan of the short, gloomy days at this time of year and the yellowish glow of incandescent bulbs doesn't help. My son got me a Circadian Rhythm lamp. It's essentially a bright white LED desk lamp. I've been using it at my workspace (dining room table) and the brightness really perks things up.
  8. Round one of my road test took place in a friend's '64 Pontiac Tempest 2-door sedan, six cylinder, manual steering and brakes. Several things went wrong that day, including my friend forgetting to bring his driver's license and registation to the road test. In his rush to get back to the testing site, he backed into a pole and bent the bumper on the Pontiac. On to round two..... This time I had my father's '65 Dodge Coronet. The inspector was a New York State Trooper, so I began mentally preparing for Round 3. Surprisingly, he was very laid-back about the whole thing. He
  9. I worked with the guy who played the truck driver whose rig was stolen from the diner parking lot. His day job was selling Fords.
  10. Here's an official Ford training handbook covering the diagnosis, testing, adjustment, and repair of the Ford C-3 automatic transmission. It was used on a wide range of smaller-engine car models including: 1974–1980 Ford Pinto 1974–1977 Mercury Capri 1978–1983 Ford Fairmont 1970–1986 Ford Mustang 1981–1982 Ford Granada 1974–1986 Smaller rear wheel drive Lincolns 1974–1980 Mercury Bobcat 1978–1983 Mercury Zephyr 1979–1986 Mercury Capri 1983–1986 Mercury Marquis/Ford LTD (when equipped with the 2.3 I4) 1985–1989 Merkur XR4Ti
  11. I was rummaging on my shelf today and found these ignition points. Are they complete and what are the vehicle applications? (Sorry for the blurry photo!) Thanks for any assistance, Harold
  12. I've got a bunch of sales literature that needs to find a new home. Most are in nice condition with occasional wear. I got nearly all of them new over the years. Your choice $14.00 each, postpaid in the lower 48 States. Discount for multi-piece purchases. Chrysler Products 1961 Dodge Taxi 1966 Chrysler (Canadian) folded in half...should be able to straighten 1966 Dodge Polara and Monaco (Canadian) 1967 Dodge Polara and Monaco (USA) 1969 Plymouth Fury (has writing on back cover) 1972 Chrysler 1973
  13. Full color 32-page sales catalog covering the '84 Supreme and Ciera. Nice lightly used condition with a slight wrinkle on the top corner of the front cover. I got it when Iordered my new '84 Supreme. In clean dry storage all these years. $14.00 postpaid in the lower 48 States.
  14. I've got a bunch of Mopar sales literature that need to find a new home. Most are in nice condition with some wear and scuffs. Your choice $14.00 each, postpaid in the lower 48 States: 1961 Dodge Taxi 1966 Chrysler (Canadian) folded in half...should be able to straighten 1966 Dodge Polara and Monaco (Canadian) 1967 Dodge Polara and Monaco (USA) 1969 Plymouth Fury (has writing on back cover) 1972 Chrysler 1973 Dodge Taxi 1984 Dodge Van (B-Series) 1977 Chrysler and Plymouth full-line 1995 Dodge Intrepid 1995 Chrysler Concorde (stain on back
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