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Marty Roth

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  1. Back in Jersey in the ‘50s it was called a “Necker’s Knob”.

    You could steer your car with only your left hand,

    allowing you to keep your right arm where it belonged, 

    around your girlfriend who also managed the 3-on-the-tree Stick-Shift while she cuddled up close !


    All of my cars had a Neckers Knob, 

    And I still have a couple of them,

    but not installed.

  2. All of our Citroens have been AMAZING cars-

    fun and dependable, safe and serious drivers-

    Especially the Maserati-engined CITROEN SM and the 6 different D and DS-21 and Pallas models,

    but the little AMI-6 and the incrredible 2-CV just make me smile!


    Our 1980 Fiat Strada was a very reasonable, comfortable 5-door hatchback, 

    more refined than a VW Rabbit or Dodge Omni, and a lot more fun to drive


    Our Peugeot 504 Diesel was more solid feeling than Fort Knox,

    and Just about as fast,

    but handled in thamazing French way with incomparable comfort while taking extreme high speed turns on 4 wheels and the door handles (like the 2-CV)



    From Our '05 Sebring convertible to the '68 Town and Country 413 ci Wagon to dad's '57 Plymouth 301 ci V8 Savoy to my '60 & '64 Valiants,

    and my wife's 318 ci '66 Dart GT convertible - neat toys with reasonable spirit


    Our only JEEP experience was our daughter's Grand Cherokee 4-WD which had so many electrical gremlins, we dumped it in favor of a Ford Expedition which was worse, and finally got6 her into a fantastic series of Chevy Tahoe models. She is driving the '04, passing the most recent, a low mileage '01 to her son in grad school.


    Me? I'll stick with My Suburban & Avalanche 8.1L 2500s, and the 7.3 Excursion Diesel

  3. 56 minutes ago, LCK81403 said:

    One method to straighten out the dents in automobile sheet metal, using an M-3 light tank.  Years later, in the 1980s, it was still being done at the Warren Tank Plant in Detroit, using M-60 tanks and cars seized by the Feds.


    Is that a derelict Peerless?




    A stunt by Evil Knievel's grandfather?

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  4. 24 minutes ago, padgett said:

    Once upon a time the most needed spare was the tire so made them easy to reach. Today my Caddy has an inflator.


    Our (former) 1917 Franklin had an engine-driven inflater (pump) as an original item. The tire and tube were removed from the rim while the wheel and rim were still on the car. 

    Demountable wheels and rims were a notable improvement and made distance travel much less a burden.

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  5. On 12/31/2020 at 2:49 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

    "It's not selling.  I bet more people would be

    interested at a higher price."

    The thinking of such a seller baffles me!


    Well ...

    Back in '06 at Hershey we placed a car in a tent on the swap meet field and listed the price on Tuesday at $50K.

    Someone in the crowd said "i'll come back Saturday when you drop your price".

    Noting to all watching, we advised that the price would increase $5K each day. 

    It sold that Friday for $65K

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  6. 47 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:


    If the flex hose is long enough you can lie the gun on the floor, hold the hose tight to the Zerk, and press the handle down with your free hand. That is not an armchair observation.


    Been there - done that too many times,

    and between arthritis and trigger finger, it doesn't get any easier.

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  7. 17 hours ago, AURktman said:

    In all seriousness, I've never gotten a stud finder to work.  I just use my knuckles to find the stud and hope I hit the center.  


    My wife USED to say that the STUD FINDER always pointed to ME-

    Of course that way many years ago ...

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  8. 1 hour ago, victorialynn2 said:

    Thanks. It doesn’t interfere with the top. It’s just so big... I call it the “back porch”. 😆 I like the proportions of the car better without one. The car is already so long in the back to accommodate the roof.

    I won’t make any major changes to my dad’s car though, so it’s staying. I’m sure he would have taken it off if he didn’t like it. 


    Hi Victorialynn,


    One benefit is that it does give you somewhere to sit during a "Runningboard" picnic

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  9. 1 hour ago, edinmass said:

    Paul. I understand. I carry much more than minimum.  I was trying to illustrate a point. I agree with two wheel brakes you need lots more than minimum coverage. In Florida you need uninsured motorist as well. 


    Agree with edinmass,


    Above and beyond any policy limits on our vehicle / property coverages, we also maintain an "Umbrella" policy through the same insurer

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