Marty Roth

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  1. What was the name of the liquid they used to advertize on TV which claimed not to remove a speck of silver from your tableware and fine serving pieces? Oh, my wife just reminded me -- TARN-X Has anyone ever tried that stuff?
  2. Car-nicopia, I never thought about moving them from car to car- interesting idea , and save some bucks, but then I'd probably not have it in the right place at the right time !
  3. Bob, how many times are you asked: "Are you the original owner?"
  4. Thanks , Joe, While Al's point is well taken for the extremely rare Full-Classics, you and I are in agreement, as is the general marketplace: Top goes down, Price goes up ! Thanks for your comment
  5. Small cap may be from an aftermarket "Appliance" brand aluminum "mag" wheel, bigger ones may be for a larger size trailer wheel rather than a truch, since the stylized "S" on the cap doesnt seem to relate to a particular truck brand in my (somewhat diminished?) recollection.
  6. Yup ! This one looks "right" with the blackwalls- now, if it were a sporty Deluxe yellow and black Roadster, whitewalls could have been more appropriate, just sayin', I like 'em both ways
  7. A friend's son spent almost a full day with POR-15 under his well-rusted '69 Camaro chassis. by the time he was finished, the job looked great, but it took nearly a couple of weeks to get him back to looking normal.
  8. Congratulations per your Hudson's recognition ! To non-Hudson enthusiasts, a Hudson, and especially the pickup even looks like a chop-top modified street-cruiser. They don't even care what a great driver it really is.
  9. nice craftsmanship, even if not exactly my cup of tea !
  10. I used to set my speed warning buzzer at just above the "safe" speed, but would then continually advance it so as not to be aggravated by the sound- ultimately just pushed the dang thang all the way up, and should have ordered cruise control when I ordered the car way back when-
  11. Ha Ha Ha, I cold easily lie down next to the road, but at my age and general physical condition, it is the "Gittin' Up Part" which has become more the challenge- maybe look into that at 0-60?
  12. If it is 1934 or newer, after you turn the key, or flip the ignition switch, step on the gas pedal, or jump the two terminals on the vacuum-operated device on the intake manifold in case the switch from the accelerator linkage is inoperable. Spark at the right time, plus fuel, and operating valves "should" give the internal explosion
  13. Hopefully it is the bracket, and not the car's chassis/frame. One option may be enlarging the attachment point preferrably on the bracket, or less preferentially at the frame horn to allow for adjustment. First, get a bit of slack in all of the bolts on both ends of both brackets, left and right - then with a pair of floor jacks, see if you can level the bumper to the car without raising the car, and then torque everything down and see if it stays, 1934/1935 Buicks are among my favorites
  14. Matt, Your experience and valuable responses on our FORUM tells me that the above error is simply a typo- Chevy built straight 6-cylinder engines (not an "8"). The balance of your response is well-stated
  15. That is a great idea, using a balloon over a hollowed out spark plug to find TDC- in case you don't have a compression tester with you- wish I had thought of years ago, and again just several days ago per my most recent post (above). I just had the owner use his finger in the threaded hole for the sparkplug, and tell me when he felt pressure. I've also used a plastic straw from a WD-40 can to show height while looking at the overhead valves rockers This FORUM shares so many neat ideas !!
  16. If you touch base with Bob's now they may be able to accomplish something, and bring it to their Green Field Hershey Space
  17. Thanks Terry, You know that Dale and I enjoyed the all-too-short time in PR with you and Sue, Luis, and Yarmira, and look forward to visiting again - hopefully on tour, and beyond. Dale and I plan to drive this year's Glidden, as well as next year's Reliability Tours. Your Hershey space is always a treasure trove for those of us who appreciate quality, both in the merchandise, as well as the folks who provide it. Just a few weeks back our grandson Nathan, now a college senior, referred to the time you two joined us in the '37 Roadmaster during a Founders Tour
  18. Yes, I understand, but having better description in you header will make folks interestedin that item want to open the link. If they don't see the picture at first, they may not even open your ad. Good luck with your sale and clearing out the shed. Of course you cold aleways donate them to a local club, or someone going to a swap meet, rather than send to a scrap yard where they'll have no value - even recycling, Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army, etc would be a better alternative
  19. Al, I completely agree - but then the majority of our hobby gravitates upon those "mass-produced cars" Your contention may be the case among our full Classics, but looking at the hobby in general, look at almost any non-Classic from the '20s through the '90s, and open cars tend to hold 50% to 100% more value than a 4-door sedan. Not disagreeing, but this gentleman is discussing a Model-A Ford, not a Queen of a Grand Classic. Thank you for your well-stated observation.
  20. WHEN THE TOP GOES DOWN THE PRICE GOES UP- This has been a basic in the collector car hobby for as long as I can recall, and likely will continue long after I’m at my “ Final Destination”. Additionally, as Auburn Seeker notes, there is a huge difference in value based upon condition. Generally speaking, a move upward between condition code numerical generally approximates doubling the value. Look at a desirable collectible (something less common and more rare than yours) and look at the “book” values between condition codes 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. simply stated - a 4-door requiring improvement is not a Roadster Or Phaeton ready to show and tour. Please accept these comments in the spirit they are intended, of you (or your wife) don’t want it then sell the car and get one she likes, or find out what makes you both less unhappy.
  21. Being a Ciivl Defense test explained a lot - thanks Elpad, but what is your comment "Hey Marty is Al, not Dave!", what am I missing? I really appreciate the many photos you provide our FORUM
  22. Enjoyed meeting Bob many years back - possibly when we visited the Museum in Dayton in 1996 when the Glidden Tour leg from Asheville, NC to Dearborn, MI stopped overnight in Dayton. Bob and Betty Thurstone were with us during the visit, and driving their (former) 1930 Packard 733 convertible coupe. Bob was a wealth of knowledge, and an all around nice guy with whom to speak - especially when the conversation turned to Packard. RIP
  23. After you give up all hope of finding it, permanently and irreversably modify the the mounting, because the very next day, someone from the club who hasn't looked at ther FORUM for the past 2 weeks will find three spares for the original part - then you head back downstairs to the car, stepping on the correct original bolt and nut with your bare feet- at least that is what happens around here ! I used to place each removed nut or bolt back on the original part, and in the proper location as soon as it was removed, and again after it was cleaned, painted, or restored- but that was when I was young, abitious, and had more hair and less weight - now I'm happy if I don't lose the entire part, and with taking my 81mg aspirin every day, spend more time icing down the bruises and cleaning up blood dripping on the parts from every scrape and cut, mostly forearms, scalp and knuckles.
  24. Thanks Mike, Now you've got me thinking about MY water pump bearings, ... and the slow leak from the rear end - - - the Buick's, not mine , time to make a differential rear plate gasket, and use some good sealer, ... again on the '37 - - -
  25. I was just about to suggest this, as it would account for #1 piston to be at top dead center, but on the exhaust, rather than the compression stroke when the distributor was positioned. The same thing happened to a member of our local Corvair group - and after several days of fiddling, I reversed the wires on the "modern" Pertronix electronic unit he used to replace the old-reliable points and condenser, and then transferred all of his ignition system spark plug wires exactly 180 degrees- after that, it fired right up