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Marty Roth

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  1. We've driven several Kerrville-based tours- a great area, especially the drive along the Guadelupe River - in both directions, and the Y-O Ranch used to be a fantastic private collection of promarily Marmon cars there, but I believe now gone
  2. John, Is it difficult for you to drive in those, your everyday work clothes?
  3. Having started my corporate technical career within the hallowed halls of IBM's Poughkeepsie, and mid-town Manhattan offices, life revolved around System 360, Hexidecimal, and binary coding in the development of Internal Systems Software, Language development/creation, I/O Interrupt Supervisors, and the like. I transitioned to Applications Systems Software Architecture, and ultimately to corporate administration. Life revolved initially around trays of punch cards and magnetic core storage, warehouse-sized rooms with large mainframe supported by miles of underfloor cable, thousands of tons of
  4. I recall being told by another exceptional trimmer, that Leif's work is considered impeccable - with commensurate pricing- Old adage - You get what you pay for 'Nuff said?
  5. Yes, but with extremely limited available storage space within a metal maybe 3x3 ft box since the folding metal top occupied most of the Ford Skyliner's trunk area
  6. Decent show, but leaves you wondering if they actually do the work, or just remove/tighten the last few bolts? Also, the earlier version with the other two young ladies, rather than the newest artist seemed more realistic. Bogie seems well informed for the most part. Her newer companion/mechanic appears overdone in so many ways that it makes the show less enjoyable, at least the episodes we've watched.
  7. I pretty much agree with all that John348 noted, but even moreso about the guy in Virginia. I don't recall much of anything coming in as low as $50,000. More likely, after "upgrading" most into modifieds and streetrods with 12 volt, SBC, disc brakes, rack & pinion steering, fuel injection, electronic ignition, a new chassis (after billing the customer for his mistake in buying another rusted out parts car for a chassis), he may decide he has well over 500 to 1,000 hours, probably at well over $100+/hourly rate (which may be a reasonable rate), and extensive, and sometimes not-needed parts
  8. While this is the case with some of my cars, instead of the bumper jack, I carry a lightweight (Harbor Freight) aluminum floor (trolley) jack - and a thick wood block- and jack up the car by the chassis if changing a rear tire, or just jack under the front suspension to get the wheel off of the ground Remember to chock - usually, but not necessarily the diagonally opposite wheel Never depend on the bumper jack if you can help it. I also somewhere in the garage, have an older accessory tripod bumper jack. It folds, and uses a screw-type and cran
  9. Agree !! I have done this for my cars, and also for others Also, If using radial tires and tubes- be ABSOLUTELY sure that every paper tag inside every tire has been removed. With the motion of a radial tire , the paper tag will cause abrasion and wear through the tube, in as much as 100 miles or less- ask me how I know
  10. Mine, too ! You don't see jerks throwing tools around, and claiming rediculous schedules - like a total resto-transformation in ONE WEEK ! and my wife likes Restoration Garage also - but then, she also watches the one with the heavy wreckers in western Canada, "Highway Thru Hell" Featuring Jamie Davis, and several other companies keeping the Coquihalla Highway open, a part of the Trans-Canada system we had hoped to drive in our 1954 Cadillac a few summers ago (Not in Winter)
  11. Headliner staining and rot seems excessive, and where would yoU find a replacewment for the right side front parking light lens? On the other hand, the body seems decent for a Pennsylvania Rust-Belt, Salted-Roads car. While the Statesman is the "Lesser Series" compared to the Ambassador, it still seems a decent project, and you won't meet yourself heading to Cruise Night.
  12. Continental spare looks like it is leaning against the trunk lid - maybe not even attached to bracketry which may, or may not be there. It is supposed to be Free-Standing, but , I believe, a bit more upright, and with a bit of spacing between the spare and the body. This year still has the partially skirted front fenders, and (some say) a narrowed front track, going all the way back to 1949, to allow full steering.
  13. Open windows don't help much when we deal with extreme humidity, no matter where you are A/C is a must for me, even in a convertible, there are ti9mes when the top must be raised
  14. Another monk had been assigned as a Scribe, for all new directives of holiness of the monks shall be a direct handwritten copy from prior version. The young monk actually went back to one of the earliest versions - And Then the entire Monastery heard a Blood-Curdling Cry from the Depths of the cavernous copy room. They ran to the source of the wailing, and asked the young monk , "What is the source of your anguish?" He cried, and he pointed to the ancient manuscript- There, There he pointed, noting a spelling error, the omissi
  15. Two young-ish monks are at the barrels in cell where the exquisite cognac is kept and bottled. The elder monk has apparently gone to his ultimate reward. one of the younger brothers turns to the other and says: ”But I thought he passed the secret formula to you”
  16. JimCarl, I sent you a Private Message (PM) Please check your email Marty
  17. Per your Louisiana background, and exceptional cullinary skills (we have come to love your cooking over the years), When they assign you to Kitchen duty, you'll likely earn the title: "Fish Friar"
  18. and also, maybe Univac ? and IBM was around for census data.
  19. We all love our "FUR BABIES"- Several of our Dalmatians were happiest riding either the front seat, or preferrably standing regally on the hose bed of our Fire Engine, ready for Parades, local tours, or just out in the neighborhood - as soon as the engine roared to life, they were on-board and raring to go ! I admit pet restraints were not often considered back in the 1970 through 2000 time frame. We did use a pooch seatbelt restraint for car rides after that time, but sadly no longer have pets to care for, other than visiting our son and daughter. each of whom have rescu
  20. Welcome- you have very good taste in cars, hope you continue to share in the FORUM
  21. Appears an exceptional example- no price listed?
  22. Yes, Dad's B-body was great, but the A-body was the right choice for my bride-to-be at the time, and we still had use of her Dad's almost new Olds "88" Holiday Sedan. My Custom"S" was actually better at trailering the boat with comparable power, better suspension set-up, disk brakes, etc. Friends sometimes called my 4-door Mayfair Maize Poncho a "GTO in Drag". Although similar in outward appearance, our DS-21 was fantastic, a significant senior to the ID-19 (Luxury, Speed, Citro-matic 4-speed). Both were amazing - a close friend also had an ID, but he preferred mine. Many don't reali
  23. I'm distressed by the folks who drive with a dog on their lap, paws on the steering wheel or window sill, leaning half-out, and obviously making it impossible for the driver to safely react to an emergency situation. Do they require the self-absorbed attention, requiring that others are supposed to delight over "Cutie-Pie"? It happens all too often around here, and law enforcement never seems to bother these folks, despite the safety concern.
  24. Dad had a sweet '67 Catalina 4-door hardtop which drive like a dream - quick, luxurious, great looking - when looking to replace my '60 Valiant V-200 with something my bride-to-be would also like, and capable of towing her father's off-shore Gulf of Mexico capable cruiser, I went with the '69 Pontiac Custom"S", choosing the {Pontiac 350 ci, bigger Hydro-Matic, F40/F41 Suspension packages, etc), all in all a great decision at the time, and soon joined by an almost new Citroen DS-21 as my daily driver which later saved my life in a head-on crash with a new full-sized Mercury when the other drive
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