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About rons49

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  • Birthday 05/31/1949

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  1. I have a 1935-1953 Cadillac/LaSalle Parts manual for sale. It is a reprint in perfect condition. The cost is $45 and shipping is free in the USA. Email me at rsotardi@yahoo.com for any questions.
  2. I have a 1935 to 1953 Parts Manual for Cadillac/LaSalle cars for sale. It is a reprint in perfect condition. The cost is $45 and shipping is free in the USA. Email me at rsotardi@yahoo.com ebay parts discription.docx
  3. Who is the person of contact? I just went on line and there are DOT conversion charts by many vendors . This is one https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/45_conversionchart.jsp . Radial tires are not as forgiving as the old bias tires, so care must be given to the proper conversion from the old nomenclatures. This is a guide for many of our members. I know that you are an innocent bystander. This statement is only for other members information. But for sure I will use the proper tire according to the DOT and safety regulations, not the ones required to win a trophy. My car was equipped with D/78R -14 tires and the correct conversion is P195/75R-14 . Foreign cars used the non-P style. These may work but are incorrect for my light load. IMO the old judges guide should take precedent, that is, radials after 1976 are ok on all US cars. Simple as that. Stay well, Ron
  4. Well, I attended the Western National Meet in Palm Springs this March. I am a Life Member. My car is a 1978 AMC Concord D/L coupe with a 232Ci and a 4 speed and factory A/C. It is a very rare model as equipped It is as close to a 400 point car as one could expect. The only gig that I expected was for the Craig am/fm 8 track Dealer Installed stereo. AMC never offered a AMC "brand" am/fm 8 track: only a am 8 track or am/ fm radio. So dealers made a few extra bucks contracting vendors to accommodate buyers desires. I was surprised when the team captain advised me that P/70 series tires were not offered until 1979 (78-79 same class 27M). I say surprised, but not so sore that I was ready to kick dirt on the "umpire". But, I probably won't enter the car again in point judging. AMC offered DR78/14 as a added option to the bias tires. The present conversion is P195R78/14 and they are the only style that is close ( or exact) to original. That is what I plan to buy, because as previously stated radial tires can be unsafe after 7-8 years. Discount Tire will not even repair a radial past 7 years. Let's be frank, AMC are lovers' cars, and don't bring in big bucks. I can't even imagine that anyone would produce a custom tire( no P) for 70s economy cars. Cost vs. return on investment is why we don't see many at AACA Meets. So I intend to drive the Concord, and only show it locally, when convenient. I think that is a shame and an injustice that cars such as Gremlins Pintos Corvairs and so many economy cars are at such an disadvantage. After all they were most of the cars that many folks actually drove. But that's the Umps call.
  5. IMO... the issue with the economy is not so much the people 75 years old as it is with the people of 35 years old. Demographics have changed. No longer are the working class able to be involved with the "hobby". Folks who entered the "job market " in about 1950 - 1965 stayed as employees with a company for long periods of time, in most cases until retirement. So those folks remained residents in the same general location for decades. Not so today. Employees, whether professional or technical, may be required to move to far away residences, maybe even in another nation, to obtain employment or promotions. Later boomers, gen X , Y or millennials , need to be more like bedouins for work opportunities. They don't buy residences that can accommodate old cars, nor wish to have to sell 'em when it is time to move on. Old cars are an anchor. There is also a slow migration to the cities for many reasons. There are other reasons young folks(buyers) are not entering the hobby, but let's save that for another site. Some older folks want to down size collections for reasons... health being a large one, and the buyers are not there. They were never born to make up for the Baby Boomers. That is a Real problem in Europe. It is a serious problem for present owners from a financial point. But, as a hobbyist, I am less interested in profit than enjoying my pleasures. I too, just parted with a car for way less then I thought it was worth. But, I am happy it went to a good home, as I owned it for over 21 years. If our cars become an investment, then we also must realize that not all investments make money. Enjoy the ride!
  6. rons49

    1950 Cadillac

    Actually I reduced the price to $23,000. Thanks for the heads up. Ron
  7. Senior Member <dl class="userinfo_extra"><dt>Join Date</dt><dd>Feb 2006</dd><dt>Location</dt><dd>Tucson</dd><dt>Posts</dt><dd>335</dd></dl>[h=2]FOR SALE 1950 Cadillac model 6219 4ds[/h] 1950 Cadillac model 6219 After 21 years I am selling my 1950 Cadillac. I am the second owner. This car was sold on June, 1950 at Apache Motors Tucson AZ. The winning bidder will receive the original title and build sheet. This beautiful sedan is a Cadillac/La Salle Club(CLC) Grand National award winner , as well as a Western Regional award 1st place award. In addition this fine car has been awarded a Antique Automobile Club(AACA) Senior Award, with numerous Preservation Awards, most recently last year. The Veteran Motor Car Club Awarded my Cadillac the Golden Award Of Excellence. The under carriage is as stunning as the rest of the car. This area is judged with the same standards as the interior, exterior & engine compartment. It is un matched in quality and authenticity. Even the rear compartment houses the original tools in the one year only tool bag. Every accessory and component works as new. The glass is date coded LOF 6-50. You will be hard pressed to match the superb quality of this 1950 Cadillac. Price $23,000. You won't be disappointed. Email rsotardi@yahoo.com or call 520-749-8659
  8. 1950 Cadillac model 6219 After 21 years I am selling my 1950 Cadillac. I am the second owner. This car was sold on June, 1950 at Apache Motors Tucson AZ. The winning bidder will receive the original title and build sheet. This beautiful sedan is a Cadillac/La Salle Club(CLC) Grand National award winner , as well as a Western Regional award 1st place award. In addition this fine car has been awarded a Antique Automobile Club(AACA) Senior Award, with numerous Preservation Awards, most recently last year. The Veteran Motor Car Club Awarded my Cadillac the Golden Award Of Excellence. The under carriage is as stunning as the rest of the car. This area is judged with the same standards as the interior, exterior & engine compartment. It is unmatched in quality and authenticity. Even the rear compartment houses the original tools in the one year only tool bag. Every accessory and component works as new. The glass is date coded LOF 6-50. You will be hard pressed to match the superb quality of this 1950 Cadillac. Price has been reduced to $23,000. You won't be disappointed. Email, rsotardi@yahoo.com or 520-749-8659
  9. We'll be putting more pix up once we lower the file sizes. Fran & Ron
  10. I had to downgrade the files to upload them to this site. If you don't see your car here, it means I have to degrade further. I will try to get all of the vehicles posted ASAP. Fran & Ron Sotardi