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  1. Wanted: a decent 1954 Ford Crestline 4-dr. sedan. A good solid car original or restored. But not a Customline, only a Crestline. Color not important, but looking for good body and in a perfect world a decent interior. Bob LIchty, or 330-704-5271
  2. This car is perfect for preservation class. All original 19,300 mile 1976 Ford Granada Ghia coupe in chestnut with a saddle tan interior, loaded with tons of options from 302 V8 to AC and factory glass moon roof. Original paint, upholstry, chrome everything. Drives great. 330-704-5271 Link:
  3. Hi, I need a good used Model A engine and transmission. it is for a speedster so any year is fine. Prefer one not needing rebuilt. Does not have be be a show piece, just a good used engine and trans. email, or call me at 330-704-5271, or post here. Can pickup at Hershey. ALso looking for good used high, '27 T radiator as well. Thanks.
  4. I have a 1948 Dodge someone converted the Fluid drive unit to a manual. It was not a nice job and I need to convert it back. I would like to buy a Fluid drive unit or find someone good at working on them who can convert it back to the proper Fluid Drive coupling. Any suggestions? Thanks
  5. The memorabilia, toys, books and literature from the John Addams (Ohio), and William A.C. "Bill" Pettit (Florida) estates will be sold at No Reserve on July 13-14, at the Classic Motorcar Auctions Gallery in the McKinley Grand Hotel, in Canton, Ohio. Anyone who knew these great AACA'ers knew the breath and depth of the collections they both built. The Addams collection includes materials that mirrored his interest in Cadillacs, Aviation, Miller Race cars and Indiana motorcycles including some spare parts. Bill Pettit was a life long Chrysler dealer, collected Chyrsler produces, Rolls-Royce, Packards and Stutz. He was an strong toy collector and the collection includes toys from his own childhood over 70 years ago, to mint in the box Dinkey Toys, to modern day promo models and more. His literature collection for Rolls-Royce and Cadillac is unmatched. More information and the inventory as it is posted is appearing on the web at and you can bid long distance prior to, or during the auction at You can call the auction company at 330-453-8900 weekdays for more information. This is a huge two day sale with nearly 1000 lots to be offered. Great collections in our hobby may never see the level that these men built again.
  6. Very long term AACA members John Addams of Mayfield Heights, Ohio and William A.C. "Bill" Pettit estates have consigned the memorabilia from these two huge collections to be sold July 13 and 14, in Canton, Ohio, at the gallery of Classic Motorcar Auctions. There is a lot of AACA memorabilia from both men's estates, Glidden Tour and other tour momentos, plus all the signs, models, literature you would expect these guys to have. For more information go to or call the auctioneers at 330-453-8900. This posting is not meant to streach any rules about commerical postings, it is only meant to inform mutual friends and AACA'ers of these fellow members estates in case anyone wants to rememberance of these two great guys or new the collections well enough to want specific items. Cars in both cases are to be sold later.
  7. Hi, This is Bob Lichty, president of Classic Motorcar Auctions and long term AACA member, I can address your questions. First sorry if you did not get a reply from the office, the staff has been maxed since the sale taking care of our guaranteed 5 day payment, and titles. Just to set the record straight, we had 128 cars, with 42% selling with net prices up a lot from last year. The 1927 Buick has been on consignment to us for sometime to settle an local estate. The original minimum the estate wanted was well into the high $30's. It is a 40 year old restoration and I agree about a low #3 condition. It runs and drives excellent. The family needs to sell the car to clear up the estate. The high bid on the car at the auction was $19,500 which I think anyone would agree is way to low for such a rare car. However, the family has gotten much more realistic and have lowered the reserve to mid-$20's. We have had multiple offers for the car in that range, of course "before" the family lowered their expectations. We can now sell it at a really good value and help them clean up the estate at the same time. The former owner was in AACA and VMCCA for many years. Please give me a call personally and I will help you on this deal, I think we can work something out. 330-453-8900. And for anyone wanting to see the results for the Glenmoor Grand Salon Auction, here is a link to that web site, Classic Motorcar Auction BTW: I hope this post is not in violation of some non-commercial blog rule, but I wanted to publicly respond to set the record straight on the mis-quoted statistics and to help the above AACA member reach us and help the family settle their estate, a problem many AACAer's have these days.
  8. I need a cylinder head for my 32 Chevy, can anyone help, mine has too many internal leaks to repair. Please call or email me Bob 330-704-5271 anytime, or email me at Thanks
  9. I have a new old stock set of 15" wire wheel covers. THey appear to be the same basket that was sold for Nash, Nash-Healey, Pontiac, Olds and several others. These appear to have a generic center cap, as though they were offered at an accessory house. They bolt on and have a deep center, so I am sure the were for a good sized wheel. The generic center caps look a lot like the one used for Oldsmobile applications but not quite the same. I would be more than glad to sell them at a reasonable price if someone has a use for them and can figure out what they fit. $200? THey are like new. You can call my cell phone if you want 330-704-5271
  10. 1941 Ford Deluxe 2dr sedan ( a green one). I claim to remember it. Others claim I have been told so.
  11. Simplest way is to find a parts vendor who would buy you out totally. Of course you won't get as much that way but the headache would be over. A few years ago I bought out a estate of Hupmobile cars and parts. The nice old widow that sold us the stuff made one contingency, we had to take "everything" in the basement and garage. So we ended up all kinds of stuff we didn't want like tools etc. AND she made us sweep out both areas nice and clean. She was a delight and we had a lot of fun doing it so it was not so bad. It made her lift simpler and at least two of the cars ended up in appropriate museums once we were done. A win, win for everyone involved, and she got a very fair price.
  12. There has to be another one out there with the bottom 6"s rusted off with a good top to donate! Some one needs to save this guy.
  13. Dumbest thing I've done with old cars? I keep buying more. Just drug one home last week I have no clue what I am going to do with it.
  14. Can you wait until the next round of big auctions next winter? For an older pre-war car I would recommend RM or Silver depending on the value of your car. If it is under say $25000 you might be better off with Silver, it you expect it to go higher than RM. Both decent companies and both have better track records than some of the other companies without going into detail. Of course there are other auctions that are very good like Russo and Steele but they focus on muscle cars and I doubt it would be good for your car. If you can't wait until next winter, than you may have to ship the car some distance to a sale in a neighboring state. Check Sports Car Market or Car Collector magazines for a nice listing of sales coming up.
  15. boblichty


    Here is my favorites, 1932 any model, 1939 Century, 1940 Roadmaster, 1949 Roadmaster, 1954-56 Century, 1957-58 Century 4dr hardtop station wagons, 1959 Electra and 225, 1963-64 Riviera
  16. Try Fernandia Beach, FL, near the Georgia boarder, this island town has lots of older charming homes with large lots, still "semi" affordable and a stones throw from the Amelia Island Conours.
  17. I agree, sometimes you just have to go with bias tires to get the "right" stance to the car and in a few cases I have actually had better steering qualities. Radials are good but not 100% and especially if want a correct look to the car.
  18. I have seen snow tires for both Model A and Model T sizes so they pre-date the 1930's for sure.
  19. <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 503px; height: 1635px;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><tr><td style="padding: 3pt;" colspan="2"> For those who knew him one of the best pre-war car upholsters in the US past away here is part of his obit from the local paper. :mad: James E. Roll, 72, of New Philadelphia, died Saturday, February 06, 2010 in Union Hospital at Dover. A son of the late John and Geneva (McFadden) Roll, Jim was born October 18, 1937 in Old Town Valley. Jim graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1955. That same year he married his childhood sweetheart, the former Laurel Watson. In his early teens, Jim developed an interest in automobiles by building his own cars and helping friends with repairs. In 1957, Jim used his self taught skills to start his own upholstery business which was called Tailored Trim Service. The business would grow quickly over the next few years and it became a full time business as he relocated it to the current location on East High Avenue in 1961. Jim would become well known for his expertise in the automotive industry and many of his creations were recognized in many national and international trade journals. Jim was a highly sought after upholsterer by many diverse individuals from across the nation and one of his masterpieces won "Best of Show" at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. In 2007, a permanent award, The J.E. Roll Award for Best Interior, was established at the annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles at Canton. He was a member of Community of Christ Church at New Philadelphia, a life member of the New Philadelphia Elks Lodge 510 and a member of the Lincoln Continental Owners Club. In 2008, Jim was honored with the Quaker Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. Surviving are his wife, Laurel (Watson) Roll of the home, three children and their spouses, Douglas and Brenda Roll of Dover, Dana Roll and Jerry Recchio of New Philadelphia and Jan and Jamie Roll of Bolivar; grandchildren, Eric and Emily Roll, Megan (Joshua) Jenkins, Rachel Pisony, Ethan Recchio and Shannon, Shaelynn and Brennen Roll; two sisters, Elaine (Bill) Wright of Ft. Myers, Florida and Janet (Bob) Archer of Ashland, Ohio; two brothers, J.F. "Fred" (Melanie) Roll of North Canton and David (Lona) Roll of New Philadelphia and a brother-in-law, Jim (Becky) Watson of New Philadelphia. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jay Edward Roll and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Marian Watson. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Jim's life will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Rose Lomax and Jim Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. Following the committal service, a memorial reception will be held in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia. Contributions may be made in Jim's memory to Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington Avenue, Independence, MO 64050 and or to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third Street, Dover, OH 44622.<o>></o>> </td></tr></tr></tbody></table>
  20. I just read an internet article released on Friday, that said the O'Quinn family still intends to keep enough cars for a museum but will be liquidating some of the cars to cover normal debts and estate costs etc. I do know 150 of the cars have just been scheduled for the RM Ft. Lauderdale Auction at the end of March. However, it does sound like the entire collection will not be sold. I guess we will have to wait and see.
  21. I have been buying 99% of all my antique car tires from Coker Tire for over 40 years. I bet hundreds of tires if I could add the up. I've only had one fail and they replaced it immediately. I have mixed feelings about radials. The do ride bet ter but the do not offer the purest the true authentic look. and in some sizes, for example the 900x14 that late 50's Lincoln's take there isn't a radial that offers the right ride height. BUT either way Coker is the company to do business with. Also, anytime a company uses there marketing materials to run down the competition you need to take a second look at what they are really sell. I know of at least one tire company and one garage lift company that spend more time running down the competition than telling you what they have to offer. Beware at that point.
  22. Good choices, I think you would have an easier time of it with either era of Cadillacs you mention. The flathead pre-war Caddys are easy to work on and parts pretty good too. The 63-64 Cadillacs drive almost like modern cars they are really good vehicles.
  23. Woodies USA has an add in this weeks edition of Old Car Weekly, if that helps.
  24. Many years ago while working at Old Cars Weekly, I bought a 1964 Pontiac LeMans coupe from the editor of sister publication Numismatic News, (a weekly for coin collectors). A couple weeks later I am cleaning out under the front seat and find a paper bag with $1100 in rolled coins. (More than I paid for the car at the time). But, being just to darn honest for my own good, I took it to work the next day and asked if he was missing something? He was very greatful.