61polara

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About 61polara

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  • Birthday 05/19/1953

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  1. I saw several years ago that documentation on these regional models is very difficult if not impossible to find. Restoration of one of these for show would be a challenge with the apparent lack of documentation. I believe the modifications were approved by the local regional office of Ford and those records are limited. I hope someone has a positive side to add to this.
  2. There was even a Carolina Special in Carolina Blue.
  3. I've been in AACA long enough to remember the panic when the 1955-1958 years were accepted (they added 2 years each year to move from a 35 year to 25 year cut off) and when the 1965 Mustangs were accepted. Major panic in both of those years that the club would be run over by both makes. It never happened. Great each new year of AACA cars with open arms.
  4. Happy New Year to both of you. Greatly enjoy your posts. May the '20's be a good decade for you.
  5. Contact your favorite plater. The cost of repairing yours and replating may be less than buying a used part and having it plated. That looks very repairable.
  6. Why? Spend your money elsewhere.
  7. Call the manufacture's customer support line. See what they recommend to clean out their product. Your lower hose may be a problem as well.
  8. Ford began assembling Model T's in Charlotte in 1914. In 1916 moved to a larger existing building. In 1924. assembly moved to a new plant designed by Alfred Kahn. This assembly plant operated until 1933. During WWII it was a US Army weapons depot and after the war became warehouse space. This building has been saved.
  9. Nash dealership, Charlotte, NC. Long gone.
  10. Dealership row in Charlotte, NC in the 1940's This is South Tryon St. All of the buildings are now gone except the church.
  11. C.C. Coddington was the Buick regional distributor in Charlotte, NC for many years. Here is the original building and a 2000 era photo. The building was torn down for apartments a few years ago.
  12. The Power Shift operates all the time. It does to the gear shift leaver what power brakes do to a manual brake system...make it easier to move. In the case of power shift or vacuum shift in a Chevrolet, you can use one finger to move the leaver. That's all it is.
  13. Great news as well as promoting the AACA Library and Research Center as well as the wonderful Simeone Museum.