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  1. hey rw , where did you put the pet peeve list ? it was funny .
  2. peter , there's one on ebay right now , i believe in " other makes " . take a look .
  3. now here's an idea ... what about a movie that incorporates all three of the movies ... monsters , inc . , toy story and cars ? could it be called , " monster toy car story , inc " ? imagine , if you will .... oh the possibilities !
  4. so these people want to sell the whole lot of them ? where are they and about how much do they want for allllll of them ? if you have pictures , email tghem to me , if you would . thanks . vinceolsonlabs@excite.com
  5. phil bray was bidding against me .... small ( tiny ) world . hi phil .
  6. HISTORICALLY MINDED ? HAH ! WE WERE THERE !
  7. OKAY , SO I WON AN AUCTION ON EBAY TODAY , A 1936 REO SPEEDWAGON ONE AND A HALF TON TRUCK .... FOR $10.50 ..... ACTUALLY NOT THE WHOLE TRUCK . JUST THE FRAME , AXLES , STEERING . CAB AND CHASSIS , BUT NO CAB . OR MOTOR . OR TRANNY . WHY ? WHY ? WHY ? YOU MAY ASK . ANSWER IS ... BECAUSE I CAN . AND BECAUSE I DON'T MIND A LONG DRAWN OUT BATTLE . ASK MY 2 LIVING EX WIVES . ANYWAY , GUYS . WHERE ON THE ( THIS ) PLANET AM I GONNA FIND ENOUGH PARTS TO PUT HER BACK TOGETHER ENOUGH TO BE PROUD OF HER , AND ROLL HER INTO THE YARD ? ANY IDEAS ? MAYBE NEPTUNE ? I HEARD THERE'S A BIG AUTOCAR / REO SALVAGE YARD ON PLUTO ... HEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPP !
  8. there are 3 ways things usually go ... the way you WANT them to go , the way you hope they DON'T go and the way they end up , which is someplace in the middle . i have to agree with some of you ... beat daylights outta the sleazeball . sure . that would feel good . for about 3 minutes . would also get you in a whole heap of trouble . the guy was just trying to get a rise out of you . THAT'S ALL . let me relate to you what happened to me . i was selling a boat , a nice older CHRISCRAFT . 24 footer . cabin cruiser . small flying bridge . a working man's vessel . not too nice , but nice enough for me and the boys . in some parts of the country we sell boats on saturdays from a parking lot , kind of the same thing with cars , but different . so it was slow , because it was hot . this guy with the worst breath you ever have experienced wanders up and starts looking the boat over , MY BABY , picking the be-jesus outta my vessel ... every little danged thing , a rolled over brass screw , a knick , a knack a paddy whack . whatever it was , he saw it and announced to me and the world what a piece of driftwood my " CHRISSY " was . belittling a man's boat is like insulting his mother . i asked him if he wanted to buy it . he said , " no , i want to buy a tolleycraft " ! i said okay , and advised him that one of my buddys had a tolleycraft to sell and that he was at the other end of the parking lot ... now me , being the kind of guy i am , called my buddy on my cell when the guy was outta sight . and told him i wanted a finder's fee ( a beer ) for sending a rude nasty breath tolleycraft buyer his way . he agreed . a while later my buddy calls me back . now if you know my buddy at all , he is , a perfectionist , a craftsman with mahoganey ( mahagony ?) and fiberglass . and his tolleycraft showed almost new . when my buddy calls back he is laughing . i asked him what was so damned funny . he said the guy was on his way back over to buy my boat . my buddy said the guy tried to pick the daylights out of his boat . but couldn't . the tolley was perfect . the rude nasty breath guy had offered my buddy about half of what his boat was worth . my buddy said " what do you think this is , a " CHRISCRAFT " ? about five minutes later the rude nasty breath guy shows up with his wife / girlfriend in tow . a very verrrrry well proportioned girl , in a red bikini , well ........" kind of " in it , with no sense of smell . he has a crazy " i hit the lottery / a relative left me money i don't deserve / i robbed a bank " look in his eye . and cash in his hand . i hadnt revealed to the rude nasty breath guy what i HAD to get for the boat . i knew what my buddy wanted for his tolley . simple math . I CALCULATED THAT RUDE NASTY BREATH GUY HAD MORE THAN I WANTED FOR MY BOAT , but not enough for my buddy's . we negotiated , we bickered , and yeah we downright argued . but i DID NOT DROP MY RIDICULOUSLY INFLATED PRICE . PERIOD . END OF STORY . the rude nasty breath guy bought my boat . cash . all hundreds . so many bills it made a wedge in my pocket . i do like that feeling . now a 24 foot chriscraft is a heavy boat , a tall boat . and the beam , OH THE BEAM ! i already had the title signed and notarized open , he signed it on the spot he didnt want to know anything about the boat , nothing about the double bilge i installed , not about chemical in the port-a , nothing about nothing . NOT EVEN WHAT BRAND OF , OR WHAT VISCOSITY OIL I FOUND TO WORK BEST . a boat is like a woman , they "DO" certain things when you do certain things "TO" them , and like the old man used to say , it's better just to say nothing . and " play " INTERESTED . i offered to tow " CHRISSY " to the lake , he said in a " I GOT ONE OVER ON YOU VOICE " that his truck would pull it fine . he pulled " CHRISSY " out of the parking lot with a half ton 4 X 4 truck ( had 5 lugnuts , fat tires , big deal ) . i WANTED to advise him that a boat that heavy really should be towed with at least a one ton truck . ( ANOTHER BUDDY HAD ONE FOR SALE ) by the time i made it over to my friends area the sirens were coming , and there was alot of them . apparently he took the flying bridge off the hard way . through a stop light and some trees as he was pulled over by the local lawmen . right in front of the cemetary , while a funeral procession was taking place , kind of brought the procession to a dead stop , he pulled the top off , and bent the daylights out of A city stop light support/crossbar . in the town i grew up in , everybody knows the inside lane is for trucks with boats . MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE "SEEN THE LIGHT" . please remember this : PEOPLE WHO ACT LIKE THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ACTUALLY KNOW ONLY ONE THING , BY INTIMIDATING SOMEONE , OR TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEONE , IS THE WAY THEY JUSTIFY THEIR SELF WORTH . BE HUMBLE . BITE YOUR TONGUE . STAND BACK AND BE AMUSED . BE EVERYBODY'S FRIEND AND NOBODY'S FOOL . the cops impounded " CHRISSY " ON THE SPOT and yes i WEPT a little as i drove past what was left of " CHRISSY " later that afternoon . i wept all the way to the bank on monday . and i didn't even think about how miserable that rude nasty breath guy made out with the cops , his insurance company , his wife / girlfriend . and you shouldn't think about that idiot , either . they " get " theirs . somehow , someway , someday . fuh - ged - aboud - it !
  9. he does wear glasses .... and you should see his " bride " ! she must be one hell of a cook . oh and the rear end ... i have been kind to it ... we went to dinner , dancing and saw " gone in 60 seconds " at the drive in . how is this rear end good for marine use ? like on a paddle wheeler ?
  10. see WHERE the rear handle is ? were there 2 different McLaughlin-Buick models ? and the angle of the steering wheel in the Canadian Heritage Gallery ? ... it is at less of an angle in your picture than the Canadian Heritage Gallery example ... this is not a buick . the upward swoop at the back of the Canadian Heritage Gallery example is sharper and the top iron placement is further forward on " your " car ... guys , i know i am the newbie , but i am thinking oldsmobile , probably limited edition .
  11. also not the number of rings around the lights ... same as oldsmobile about 1911 , as i understand , the lamps were removable to replace the carbides . and the rear doorhandle .... shaped like a stirrup ? hmmmm ? the slope on the front entry threshhold is different on these cars , dont you think ? the air bladder for the horn appears to be close to the man's foot in your picture , whereas in the example above is hand operated ... i AM thinking OLDSMOBILE , people . it's probably the same guy , though , just a little later in the day , after dropping off some people at the tractor pulls in toronto .
  12. i don't know about the car , but take a look at those cool hats ... wow ! here's a clue ... most childrens clothes were store bought in canada about that time .... compare the little girls outfit to some old catalogs you might find online ... maybe sears & roebuck vintage catalogs ? and the older woman's hat was probably store bought ... clues , clues , clues ! also the shallow clamshell door is a dead give-away ... gentlemen ? also , is it just me , or is the driver ( that dashing example of a man , whoever he is ) on the right side of the car ? the shadows say he is on the left side of the car ... the top irons are another clue and those 2 levers in front of the man , more clues ! melissa ... good luck and don't stop looking for clues ! oh , and stay in touch with us . let us know what you found out , okay .... eh ? p.s. note : the ladies watch .
  13. how would we be able to determine which gearset it is ? any place to look outside the case for stock #s ? and is this a dependable rear end ? or would it detonate at 80 mph ? any way to convert the hubs to standard ford pattern without 3 engineers from nasa and a note from the pope ? i was thinking of installing it under an A frame ( not the swiss chalet type ) as part of a rat rod ... what's your thinkin' ?