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Marty Roth

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  1. While I can't make out the beer brand, the middle line of the bumper sticker seems to say "1956 ROADMASTER"
  2. Thank you for the slides. The above Century Riviera is actually a 1956, not a 1955
  3. The real "UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED"? We typically see 3-car/truck & even 4-car/truck trains on Tow-Bar, in groups of a half-dozen or more, and accompanied by the passenger van which probably brought the drivers and equipment up from Mexico. They drive south on I-65, I-59, or I-55, and then west on I-10/I-12 across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, generally running 50 mph in the 70/75 mph areas. Plastic Bumper covers are removed to facilitate bolting up the Tow-Bar, and when one of the lead clunkers gives out, they simply take the bar off the rear of that c
  4. WOW !! Kurtis Lincoln convertible sedan Davis 3-wheeler Franklin Chrysler Packards Where are they now? Continental
  5. Duff71Riv: To minimize additional comments, and the need to answer, and as a courtesy to others, YOU can place your mouse pointer at the beginning of the header for your ad, and then type in the word "SOLD" - This will let others on the FORUM know that your item is no longer available
  6. ... And, Probably doesn't leak quite as much as my former 1952 XK-120MC
  7. John, I'll take the poster- Sending PM with address Marty
  8. Looks Special to me, but they only get space in my garage when the top goes down, and can anyone calculate rear-end ratios? Does a "QUICK-CHANGE REAR" work well with Torque Tube Drive Shaft? Almost didn't notice the hood ornament?
  9. Thank you Walt, Your decades of research, volumes of documentation, desire to share and to educate - these speak volumes as to your character, and to your status, not only in our hobby, but to whom you really are. Our community joins me in thanking you, not only for this amazing thread, the contents, and what you've managed to get the rest of us to provide, but more so for what you've continued to accomplish during your many years of doing so. Wishing you many more years to be able to continue fighting the good fight, serving the community as historian, a
  10. A '56 Century convertible will always get my attention - especially in red and white- but how did my old flame go back in time to get into this pic? sure got my attention !!
  11. Riding beats walking, and having a COOL BREEZE IN YOUR FACE ON A HOT DAY, BEATS A POKE IN THE EYE (oops - sorry for the CAPS) Radiator and exhaust manifold both keep heat away from operator- This rig could take a licking ! Solid tires Solid motor Mounts Gravity feed fuel system Variable pitch HVAC?
  12. I'm sending you a message by PM (Private Message)- not a likely buyer, but an offer of assistance and suggestions Check your email from AACA FORUM
  13. When we replaced the complete wiring harness for our 1937 Roadmaster, we added a jumper between a hidden "Starter" button and the vacuum control at the intake. It is the vacuum at that point which keeps the starter from engaging when you "floor-it" while the engine is already running! Minus vacuum at that location, the starter would kick in.
  14. Looks right to me also, per headlight bucket and fender & hood shape
  15. This was offered today online from Hemmings.com. It is an enjoyable half-hour for those of us who either raced, or watched sports car racing back in the day. Brock Yates narrates, and interviews the luminaries. Fantastic memories for those of us who tinkered with our Alfa-Romeo, TR-2/3/3A/B, Lotus Super-7, XK-120MC, drove Watkins Glen, Marlboro, Lime Rock, Bridgehampton, and other eastern SCCA tracks back in the 1960s, or just spent hours reading Sports Car Graphic, Road & Track, Car & Driver, etc. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/06/21/just-another-roa
  16. I know that Bill Preston has worked long and hard, and has personally sacrificed, along with his committee, in their hopes of hosting what would have been a spectacular 75th Anniversary AAA REVIVAL GLIDDEN TOUR, and that Saratoga Springs, NY would have been an exemplary area for we Gliddenites to relish. There was even a fantastic "SPA DAY" for the Fair Sex, planned by Pam Robinson. Good judgement, indecision on the part of multiple venues, state and local governmental restrictions, along with our safety in mind resulted in the regrettable cancellation. My hope is that
  17. Agree that the interior is not period-correct, BUT ... The correct leather, (or naugahyde/vinyl), while more functional; for an open car, and especially when it gets wet, looks and feels grrrrrreat - UNTIL the car has been sitting - top-down - in the sun - for hours, and then you and your bride/fiancee/favorite squeeze jump in wearing bermuda shorts, cut-off Levis, tank-top )or no shirt at all), or some other garment, and learn the immediate pain of seared flesh ! Sure, the velour fabric of the '70s, and the drawing room elegance of the buttoned-tufted design are incorrec
  18. I used an old NJ license plate and bent it about 45 degrees by using a drawer edge to make up for a slightly rusted area between the floor and toe-board on the passenger side of my first '49 Pontiac convertible. As a high school senior with three newspaper routes and a weekend dance band to supply funding, It was an affordable and solid fix with some roofing tar and sheetmetal screws.
  19. Of course the easy answer would be to add an electric fuel pump, as close to the tank, as far back, and as low as possible, with a switch to enable using it both to prime the fuel system after storage, and to aid in situations such as you describe
  20. Maybe an Ophthalmologist, or an Optometrist could help?
  21. 1940 behind the 2-tone Olds?
  22. I have, for more than fifteen years, carried a ramp. Mine is relatively lightweight, but heavy duty plastic. It was bought at an RV Trailer Specialty shop, and has a curved area where the "good" tire rests. It also has an additional thickness with a solid rubber block in the curved area for extra height. Now the good part - This year my daughter and son got together and bought me a DeWALT DCF899P1 IMPACT WRENCH kit.The 1/2 " drive unit delivers 100/300/700 ft-lbs and has three variable speed settings, working at 0-400/1200/1900 rpm. The kit also included a 20 Volt, 5 Amp bat
  23. Dale and I were backseat passengers in this car many years ago. I can personally vouch for this '52 Flathead, the Overdrive, the condition, and for the integrity of the seller/owner - a true car-guy !
  24. I've been recommending Retro-Radio for probably 25 years or longer. Great folks Great quality work Glad it worked out for you as well as they've taken care of me
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