Marty Roth

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  1. My father served with the 6th Special Battalion, SeaBees, US Navy from the founding of the Construction Battalions, through the duration of the War in the Pacific. While he never discussed most of the action or his time in the Navy, others who served, and especially other veterans I've met at the WWII Museum here in New Orleans, have filled me in on activities, heroism, and the dirty job the 6th Special lived through. Dad did often remind us what nice people the Fiji Islanders were, and how they helped US servicemen when they were able. My respect for all who served- All gave some, Some gave all.
  2. Your 1953 Chevy 210 tires call for a 4.50 - 5.00 inch rim width - overall diameter 27.25 inches Coker 8.20R-15 calls for a recommended rim width of 6.0 - 7.0 inches - overall diameter 29.91 inches My guess is that your original rims are much too narrow for the 8.20R-15 radial, and they are approximately 10% taller , almost 14% wider, would result in a 10% speedometer error (speedo shows 55 mph, but you're doing over 60 mph) By comparison to the above Radial specs: Coker Classic | 2 3/4 Inch Whitewall | 670-15 $180.00 Coker Classic Whitewall Tires | Coker Classic Whitewall Coker Classic Whitewall bias ply wide tires are made in the USA and have been the choice of classic and hot rod owners for over 30 years. Coker Classic Whitewall tires feature authentic sidewall and tread designs in a premium bias ply tire for collectors. The genuine whitewall is constructed into the tire from the very beginning, for a beautiful and durable tire. DOT and ECE (European Union) approved, and backed by our life of the tread warranty. Please note that dimensions listed tread width, section width and overall diameter are non-scientific and based on an inflated tire, mounted on a wheel. Dimensions may vary due to rim width and inflation pressure. Tread patterns and sidewall styles vary, please click on individual tires below to view photos. SPECIFICATIONS SKU 57700 Brand Coker Classic Weight (lbs) 23.0000 GTIN 00842199104547 Product Size 670-15 Sidewall Style Wide Whitewall Width Bias Ply 6.70 Rim Diameter 15 Tread Width 4.50 Section Width (Actual) 6.70 Overall Diameter 27.25 Construction Ply 4 PLY POLY 750@30PSI 1550@32PSI Recommended Rim Width 4.50 - 5.00 Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless Tire Construction Bias Ply
  3. .... and the sound of the exhaust is: BRRRRR !!
  4. Remember back in the 1950s, '60s and '70s when so many restorations were maroon with black fenders? Some ideas are cyclical, less appropriate, and become less attractive with the passage of time. Good taste should eventually prevail, but it is someone else's car, and their choice, after all
  5. Nice Tri-color 1955 4-door Hardtop with FOUR VENTIPORTS, My guess would be a Century based on not having the Roadmaster's wide stainless trim along the lower portion of the rear quarter panel
  6. Earl, are these 825R15, or 820R15 ? American Classic with 3-1/4 inch whitewall, or Phoenix with 3 inch whitewall
  7. Check the size of the bolt circle, and how many lugs. I suspect, but am not certain, that it would be 5 lugs and a 4-3/4 inch circle. In that case, wheels for a 1949 - 1957 Chevy should work, Coker also offers aftermarket rims in varying sizes, primed, painted, powder coated, or chrome, as I recall
  8. NONE IN THE "SLOW" LANE Next lane 7th car has a 1957 Buick Station Wagon behind the newer Mercury Colony Park Wagon and ahead of the '54 Ford, and 18th car in 2nd lane looks to be a 1955 Buick None obvious in the 3rd lane, although the 3rd car, 2nd one behind the Ford truck, and directly behind what might be an Opel (marketed by Buick dealers), could be the compact Buick Special, or an Oldsmobile. but in the Hammer Lane behind the Austin-Healey Sprite ans ahead of the 1960 Ford appears to be a 1957 Buick - possibly a convertible
  9. Audrey and Jayne Meadows? Audrey played Alice Kramden opposite Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners, and Jayne, also an actress, was married to comedian/pianist Steve Allen, host of The Tonight Show on NBC
  10. That appears to be Then- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in a 1942 Buick. The car seems modified somewhat to account for a wheelchair, and there is some sport of brace at his neck. Could this be related to the Manhattan Project?
  11. By the way, I expect to drive to the AACA Annual Meeting / Convention in Philly in February, but also head to the Johnstown area at some point, as well as other areas, so shipping may not be a concern.
  12. Trunks such as this one were typically supplied by various manufacturers to the car companies, and were generally an aftermarket, or a dealer-supplied item. the trunk size could help determine which cars it could fit. Having just one suitcase is unusual. Typically there would be three long flat ones or one long, two short and a smaller square one, or some other unique combination. I don't see a manufacturer's mark, such as the large "K" in a diamond shaped outline, such as the one which was an accessory on my 1930 Packard, covered with canvas to match the top in these photos.
  13. Assume the price in Canadian funds, and at the current exchange rate of 0.75 would be $16,875 US