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DavidP

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  1. The message from Bill Cobb, President, eBay North America on January 29th seems to explain it pretty well ... http://www2.ebay.com/aw/ca/200801.shtml#2008-01-29085842 You'll have to scrowl down the page almost half way till you come to <span style="font-weight: bold">"Evolving Feedback"</span> It seems they're primarily trying to make the feedback more honest and avoid retaliatory feedback ... <span style="font-weight: bold">But overall, the current Feedback system isn’t where it should be. Today, the biggest issue with the system is that buyers are more afraid than ever to
  2. Is this the end to retailitory FeedBack? <span style="font-weight: bold">"Buyers will only be able to receive positive Feedback"</span> Even though 9 times out of 10 an ebay transaction goes well ... with an honest seller ... Will this mean that we will be able to post honest NEGATIVE FeedBack without the fear of retailiation now ? I think a couple of well known names immediately come to light without having to mention that <span style="text-decoration: line-through">DOG</span> by name ... http://pages.ebay.ca/sell/update08/rewards/index.html
  3. Very Funny ... but totally non verbal ... Driving down the highway in 1938 Nash about 25 years ago ... An older couple in their 70's slowly passing in their new car ... I wondered why they seemed to be giving me a 'dirty' look ... As they were coming along side, I noticed a little smile cross their faces as they started to hear the old motor and drivetrain rattling along at highway speeds realizing it was probably origional, and not just another hot rod ... I can't help but think they had memories of being in the back seat of a similar car 50 years ago ...
  4. I seems I'm the only one who only gave the car a casual glance thinking it was an early version of the 'SMART' car Silly name (SMART) for that car ... I cringe everytime I think of driving one of those on the highway and having an 18 wheeler roar past ...
  5. Just noticed an article in the Toronto Star (Canada) Brooks is a name I had not heard of before! A very unusual contemporary of the Stanley and Noble Steam Cars! The bodies were made of a combination of canvas, padding & artificial leather Brooks Steam Cars 1924-1929 http://blog.autonet.ca/time_machines/2008/01/31/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Steam_Motors
  6. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mike Cullen</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is the same place that had the famous ultra rare "Opera T" a couple of months ago? </div></div> That sure puts everything in perspective ... Did anyone finally buy that 'rare Opera T' ... It doesn't look like anyone bid on this one ... for now ...
  7. <span style="font-family: 'Arial Black'"><span style="font-weight: bold">AMAZING </span></span> http://cgi.ebay.ca/Other-Makes-1899-J-B-...1QQcmdZViewItem Maybe we could have a competition to name the manufacturer of the individual parts assembled ... 1) I've got a old tool box in the garage just like that ... but I never dreamed it was nearly that old, maybe just a quick repaint in the authentic colours ?
  8. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Peter Gariepy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here is the CCCA definition: One of the most common questions asked on this Web Site is: "What exactly is a Classic Car?" The Club defines CCCA Classics or Full Classic™ Cars as <span style="font-weight: bold">"...fine or unusual motor cars which were built between and including the years 1925 to 1948. </span> (Some cars built prior to 1925 that are virtually identical to a 1925 model that is recognized by the Club are currently being
  9. ***WOW*** "...fine or unusual motor cars which were built between and including the years 1925 to 1948..." That description of what a classic car is really surprised me!! I certainly agree that the word 'classic' is not appropriate for the 50's-60's-70's 'muscle cars', but I had always assummed that a full classic included some of the Great limited production, unique or milestone cars of the pre-1925 era as well ...
  10. I can't think of the thread it was on, but the pics were so GOOD that I saved them ... Hope these are the pictures you were thinking of ...
  11. <span style="font-weight: bold">*** THATS AMAZING ***</span> Now that the police up here have banned Nitros in the cars to limit street racing ... I can't wait to see what happens when they find a leaf blower under the hood ... Somehow i don't think the Criminal Code has been keeping up with recent developments ...
  12. Harvard Cross Country team ? Just a wild guess ... Don't hold it against me ... I'm Canadian ...
  13. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skyking</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I won't even comment on this idiotic list.......... Maybe he's Al Gores brother. </div></div> I think your starting to get pretty close Skyking ... I was thinking he could of been Jimmy Carters brother ... sometime when he was sober ... Any list that includes the Model T and AirFlow in the worst category has to be seriously flawed!! Seems like someone driving around in a Red Honda with a BIG Shiny Muffler thinking all other cars are inferior .
  14. I still can't believe the list they came up with of the 50 Worst Cars of All Time !!! I'd love the opportunity to own or just a chance to drive quite a few of the cars listed in the article !!! Makes me want to check to see if it was an April 1 publication date ... ;-) Please don't 'kill the messenger' ( me ), this is a link to the article in TIME ... it certainly is not my own opinion !!! http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/completelist/0,,1658545,00.html
  15. First of 2 trim pieces between the SS rocker moulding and the SS trim of the fenderskirt,just below the drivers side rear door fake grill on a 1954-1956 Cadillac. The other SS piece is much larger/heavier. My 1954 Series 62 4 door sedan is the same, except for the additional attachment hole shown to the right in that picture. The top section in the moulding pictured matches up with the bottom of the fake grill on the rear door.
  16. I've just gone through this with my 1954, and it did slide right out the bottom, and I had the dash pad removed as well. It didn't really seem like there was enough room for it to come out, I had almost given up, but it did fit through the bottom, just sliding it slightly towards the passengers side to go around the hump ... When re-installing the origional radio, it seemed to go a lot easier, knowing that I had to give it a little slide from the passengers side going towards the transmission hump. I used a little cardboard in front of the double springs on the thermostate (?) to help it slid
  17. Are the Front Fender Mouldings (below the headlights) shared by different years on the 1954-56 Cadillac's ? I've seen them on ebay at times, but the vendors are sometimes unsure of which years they fit ... One listed currently, is showing it as being for 1953 & 1954 ?? I thought the 1954 & 1955 were the same, but different for 1956 ?? Any people knowledgeable on the interchangeability on these parts ? Attach below, a picture of the right front fender moulding ...
  18. <span style="font-weight: bold">**PRICELESS**</span> I wish I had of thought of that myself! I spent about the same $$ amount, but considerably more time and bashed knuckles just pulling & overhauling the P S gear box on my 1954 Cadillac !! Your way seems a lot easier <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />
  19. Is the photograher standing with his back against the garage doors or are they open for more light ? It sure puts my garage to shame ... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> I hope a couple of gallons of paint and a little carpeting will fix it up ... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> If I had that car, I'd be sure to fix up my garage as well !!!
  20. Thank you for your reply ... I replied to you privately ... Sure would be nice if the kit was available for the 1954 Bendix Boosters ... Bendix Single Diaphragm Hydro-Vac (Casting Number: 377144, 376755) There seems to be about a dozen similar numbers that use the same/similar Bendix Booster ...
  21. Finally getting my Caddy on the road to enjoy this summer ... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Hopefully getting a bit more body work and new paint with the warmer weather ...
  22. Looking for a supplier for a rebuild kit for Bendix HydroVac Booster ! Have been unable to find a supplier :-( Lots of places that will rebuild it, but looking for a 'kit' to refurbish it myself ! Found one possible supplier overseas, but they're not answering inquiries :-( Anyone know of a supplier for Bendix HydroVac Kits ?
  23. Page dealing with the cars of 1904 from the prospective of a buyer comparing the gas, steam and electic cars. Just a brief overview, comparison and pictures of some of the available models ... I found it interesting, and very insightfull for it's day ... 23 pages scanned in on the 1st page of this website ... just click the thumbnails under index ... http://www.tocmp.com/books/1904Cars/index.html
  24. Still looking for an electric car ... Barn Fresh / Junk Yard Find / Parts Car / Rough / Needing total restoration ... ect ... Prefer the enclosed Baker / Detroit / Milburn style ... but will consider any others that may be available ... Anyone have any leads, or have one you don't want, or won't get around to restoring ?
  25. I'm continually amazed at some of the prices on the Barrett-Jackson auctions! Some of the prices on the antique cars, such as the "1929 PACKARD 633 OPERA COUPE" directly below, which went for only $21,000 ... while the 'muscle cars' of the 60's & 70's are going for well over $100,000 ... Life isn't fair I guess ... unless its truely 'unique','modified' or 'custom' ... http://www.barrett-jackson.com/carlist/cardetails.asp?In_AuctionID=221&In_LotNumber=1531
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