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Marty Roth

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  1. So, that would be a 1953 Kaiser Golden Dragon ??? Our former 1952 Kaiser Manhattan was an excellent driver-quality car, eventually presented for sale at the Petit Jean Mountain Swap Meet - sold and delivered to a fellow in Mena, Arkansas
  2. My grandmother would say, "Rich or Poor, it's nice to have Money". Working class who achieve a modest level of financial comfort, Silver Spoon babies, Trust Fund kids, ... In my experience, no matter how well-off folks are, they rarely consider themselves rich, and prefer to note others whom are assumed to have more. Eye of the Beholder ?? Knowing that the organizers have non-recoverable expenses, and with regard to governmental restrictions and regulations, I can understand the need to protect the function, but would hope that at least some portio
  3. New methods or sequences of finding favorites may take some time for those of us who are more accustomed to prior habits - Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks, but sometimes it takes a while??
  4. 1954 Cadillac Series 62 - Used by Cadillac Dealer's wife for first 25 years, and in a private Colorado collection for next 30 years, now AACA DPC, shown, and driven on multiple tours, and driven 10,000 miles in a 3-month period from New Orleans to judge at Palm Springs, then on to the Los Angeles Museums and our family, up the Pacific Coast Highway to an AACA Divisional Tour at Yosemite, and on to Portland, Vancouver, back to judge at Auburn, tour at Gettysburg, drive to Minneapolis, and the Grand National at Independence, Missouri. 1941 Cadillac cabriolet, deliver
  5. I was just about to ask the same question, but saw you had already caught the discrepancy. I North Dakota a "No Tax" state for used cars? Here in Louisiana we pay +/- 10% Tax, depending on local and Parish (county) specificsplus title and registration fees.
  6. I recall that form of 2-tone being somewhat common on sedan and hardtop versions, but don't think on convertibles - different color for body than convertible top, but not on body. One of the customers on my newspaper route had a son who served on the local police department. He bought a brand new black 1957 Olds 98 convertible - probably with the J-2 triple 2-barrel carburetor (Tri-Power) option, added skirts and per my ancient memory, the continental kit with full disk cover and stainless band. As I recall, he probably also lowered it as was the custom at that time. They had a som
  7. 1st row - 8th from left looks like 1956 Special or Century Riviera 2nd row - 7th from right is a '54 4-door sedan 15th is a 1949 sedan 18th is a 1958 21st is another 1954 Can't see enough of 3rd row, and none in 4th row - Beyond that, my eyes get fuzzy. Any idea what this place is? Too nice to be a junk yard, and don't see a factory or shopping center, unless behind camera Thanks for all your posting and effort
  8. Thanks Elpad, Another thing about those "NYP-xxx" New York State issued New York Press license plates: Vehicles with those plates were entitled to use specially reserved curb parking areas which were designated by certain "NO PARKING EXCEPT FOR NYP". There was one such area in New York City on northbound 6th Ave (later Avenue of the Americas) at the corner of 50th Street, directly in front of the Time & Life Building where I was assigned by IBM in the 1960s. This was also directly across 6th Ave from Radio City Music Hall, and diagonally opposite the NBC Building of Rockef
  9. Do you have clear title in yours, or your father's name? That would be an important factor to most potential buyers
  10. Elpad, you have me in this one- I cannot find a single Buick here Behind the wagon is a 1951 Nash belonging to a New York Press Corps member - they were issued plate starting with "NYP", and behind that the bathtub Mercury, Packard convertible, Dodge, and some roofline. Behind the wingless plane we see a Studebaker and a Willys Jeep Wagon with a pair of Oldsmobiles in the "hammer" lane, and a shoebox ford going the other way- Clara Peller asks: WHERE'S THE BEEF ?? in the old Wendy's commercial I ask: Where's the Buick?
  11. '6,000 CAD to USD = $4,482.88 US Dollars at today's exchange rate
  12. The canoe added even more character, and possibly amphibious?
  13. Reminding folks of the extremely modest price, as well as the quality of the Buick, should encourage potential buyers- sorry we cannot take advantage of the really neat toy
  14. Yes, there is a 1953 Buick in this photo, but who could really concentrate on it when Ms. Loren steals the scene?
  15. My way of explaining the same concept: The way to get out of a car(OR THE HOBBY) with A SMALL FORTUNE, is to start with a large fortune.
  16. Please note that Octane ratings back in 1950 were listed based on a different scale than currently used. The current octane number scale is actually the simple average of two different octane rating methods—motor octane rating (MOR) and research octane rating (RON)—that differ primarily in the specifics of the operating conditions.
  17. Mark, I thought you had sold, or were selling that lovely rig, complete with canoe? If only I had the space ...
  18. During the winter of 1970-1971, while driving from home in Ft Wayne to visit family in NJ, we stopped in (I think) Port Matilda, PA to pick up an A/C for our Citroen DS-21 from Stan Smith. He gave my wife a ride in his 2-CV which convinced her that we "needed" one of our own. We became intrigued with a project he was working on, building a Mercer T-Head Raceabout. Stan and his father had been aware of the existence of the Mercer chassis, converted ages earlier to a hay wagon as I recall, for many years. The farmer refused all cash offers for many years and ultimately agreed to let it go in exc
  19. Mike, you and Ruth are always welcome here. That Seafood/Cajun restaurant burned down last year, but is now rebuilt and reopening soon. Is that car still crossing The Great Divide twice daily? The 37K-mile 2001 Tahoe we bought our grandson to replace it, has lasted through 4 years of college, and is now with him at grad school in Macomb, Illinois. Too bad he no longer has a 4-WD since he will be facing ice and snow, something the New Orleans kid had never lived with before.
  20. We found the '27 Chevy Capitol AA to be lightyears ahead of a Model-T. After an engine rebuild by a baton Rouge gentleman with aluminum pistons from a Pontiac, the little Chevy was comfortable at 50-55 mph on progressives tours, such as the one Charlie and I did with VMCCA across Minnesota, or the several Glidden Tours it drove. On the 1993 Glidden on the Del_Mar-Va Peninsula, the group of friends who drove their fast 1934 Chevys were surprised that we were keeping up, as well as passing. Coming out of lunch on the final day of the tour, I saw several pairs of legs sticking out from under the
  21. Despite "Common Knowledge" about plugging and disconnecting vacuum from engine to your distributor, both your manual, as well as w the one for my 1954 Cadillac, make no mention of disconnecting, and are in fact steel, rather than rubber hose lines. First, clean the points, filing only if necessary. Set the called for engine rpm, use your strobe timing light, and get the pointer to indicate midway between the two balls on the harmonic balancer. Then rev the engine and watch to ensure that this vacuum, as well as mechanical advance. Also, the tried and true method of static initial setting works
  22. Yes, Gary is right. In severe, or safety applications, I use double nuts, and this is often a better way of removing studs, as well. Tighten one nut against the other and turn the lower/ closer to the base nut to remove a stud.
  23. The first time I pinstriped a disk wheel, it was on my yellow and black 1927 Chevy Roadster. I raised the front axle and placed it on jackstands, and then used a cinder block with a few differing thickness of boards to get to the desired level, and then used the Buegler wheeled tool, turning the wheel slowly for each of the black and red stripes. Then I moved the rear wheels to the front axle and did the same. It came out looking so good, that 41 years later, it still looks like a professional might have done the job, instead of a 1st timer .
  24. In addition to the excellent prior responses, tire pressure can also be a factor, along with wheel bearing slack. To be safe, start at one end of the steering system, and work your way through to the other end. Replace, repair, readjust, and don't "cheap-out", since MY life may depend on your repairs
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