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  1. I have bought and sold a lot of cars in my life and I don't truly regret selling any of them. I have always had a short attention span regarding cars - Initial infatuation, obsessive research, refurbish and repair, enjoy for awhile, get tired of and look for the next replacement. Luckily cars are the only part of my life subject to this insanity. Now I do miss many of the cars on occasion and in a few cases I have bought similar cars to relive past experiences. I do not recommend this, the only time it worked was with my recently departed 1963 Olds Starfire which I kept for 9 years, a record.
  2. Great thread. I have been buying, fixing, selling and dreaming about cars for 56 years, 60 years if you count model cars. In all that time I have never had a fixed list of goal cars but rather a vast, constantly changing swirl of cars based on my life and experiences. I have been lucky to be able to own many desirable cars due to timing (muscle cars in the late 70s) and due to willingness to do some very hard repair work. At 72, doing that type of work is now greatly limited. My living situation limits me to two hobby cars at a time which have to physically fit in my garage with room for our d
  3. All of these remaining auctions end tomorrow night, thanks for looking.
  4. No engine cutoff for me. I live in a suburban sprawl north of DFW that has expanded exponentially in the 29 years we have lived here. We are at the stage now where all of the original divided 4 lane plus a left turn lane at intersections parkway roads are being expanded to handle traffic. The new normal will be six lanes divided plus double left turn and separate right turn lanes at intersections. Needless to say this has lead to wait time at an intersection being quite long. Most lights are timed and controlled by pavement sensors to allow the light cycle to change at slow traffic periods and
  5. Some of these auctions ended, I have updated photos to show what auctions are still running.
  6. These are our current Ebay auctions available for bidding right now, some end on Friday and the rest on April 29. This week's items include a rare 1938 Dodge Brothers pickup truck crankhole badge and a 1940 LaSalle winged grille emblem plus a number of other prewar enamel radiator emblems, a beautiful Boyce Motometer for Oakland, and other automobilia. Makes included are AMC, American Legion, Boyce, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Airflow, Dodge Brothers, Durant, Erskine, Essex, Hupmobile, LaSalle, Marmon, Monarch, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Overland, Plymouth, Studebaker, Whippet, and Will
  7. I refurbished one of these in the late 80s. Nice loaded car, the hardest part was putting on the giant hood bird decal! I sold it for $6800 and thought I won the lottery.
  8. This chain and idler setup is almost identical to that used on the Cadillac V-12 and V-16 as shown in my 32 shop manual. They did have a small note buried in the picture of the generator: "When removing 370B and 452B generators not provided with a set screw in support flange, DO NOT allow sprocket support to move away from its mounting on crankcase." I would assume what happened is the spring loaded automatically adjustable idler tightened up when you pulled the support out. They also show the same wood block adjustment technique on the V-8 gear setup.
  9. A "big" Packard is always an excellent choice and that one is beautiful. Is it original or has it been restored in the past? After you get it running and driving I would vote for cosmetic preservation, especially if it is an original car. Looking forward to your project thread!
  10. Not sure if you can help but I am interested in removing and replacing the threaded lower section / thermometer part of a larger sized motometer without damaging the diecast body. What is the correct way to do this and are reproduction parts available?
  11. My experience with this site's marque forums has varied considerably with the cars I owned over the years. When I first signed up I had a 63 Buick Riviera. An earlier ROA only forum site had self destructed but I found a lot of interest and assistance here and I think the Buick forums continue to be among the most well attended. When I had the 28 Pierce Arrow, 32 Cadillac, and 34 Packard there was a lot of interest in the general "Our Cars and Restorations" forum but almost none in the marque forums so I went to other club related forums. Same for my 57 Lincoln and 66 Dodge. I use all forums t
  12. This motometer is definitely a modern reproduction, someone has sanded off the shiny chrome plating to make it look old. See photo for a genuine one. The dogbone cap may or may not be old and is a common aftermarket design, probably originally nickel plated. External threads most likely for a Model T
  13. Small external threads may be for Model T Ford.
  14. I owned one of these as part of a period between 1999 and 2004 when I was a crazed collector of 94-96 GM full size cars that all utilized the LT-1 drivetrain. My first was a 95 Caprice 9C-1 ex Texas DPS unmarked cruiser. It was the best beater ever and led me to buy a 95 Roadmaster wagon looking just like the one pictured. From there I bought a 95 Chev Impala SS and then a 96 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham for my father-in law. These were all fairly high mileage cars when I bought them and needed some normal service but were all basically bulletproof, ran on regular gas and were a joy to drive.
  15. Looks correct. These pics from my 32 V-12 Fisher body.
  16. These auctions all end on Wednesday night, thanks for looking.
  17. Chickasha meet still showing being on March 19 and 20 on their website, are they going ahead?
  18. Do your seat belt mounts attach to the frame?
  19. I have bought five cars sight unseen over the years, three from Ebay and two from a dealer. In all cases I spoke with the seller, asked many questions, asked for and received additional photos and videos and "saw" enough of the car to develop sufficient trust to proceed with the deal. I have also investigated many more deals where lack of information and trust led me to shut the deal down. Of the five I bought, four were delivered in the condition I expected and I was pleased. The fifth did burn me due to hidden issues although the fault was equally the sellers for non-disclosure and mine for
  20. Here is this week's batch of Ebay auctions available for bidding right now. This week's items include a rare 1931 Cadillac V-12 emblem plus a number of other prewar enamel radiator emblems, a beautiful Boyce Motometer for a German Opel, a very nice reading lamp for a 1936 Chrysler Airflow and other automobilia. We also have a number of later model emblems including some cheap resale lots. Makes included are AMC, American Legion, Boyce, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler Airflow, Dodge Brothers, Ford, Hudson, Jeep, Master Bodies, Monarch, Oakland Canada, Oldsmobile, Opel, Plymouth, Pontiac,
  21. Thanks for the comments. With a google search I found this type of emblem was used from 1942 to 1949. This photo is a 1947.
  22. The small ones all had a black background, pictures above are a V-16. Radiator and hubcap emblems did have the red background.
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