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Marty Roth

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  1. My 1960 Valiant V-200 with the slant-six and 3-speed Torque-Flyte was an upscale version, similar and extremely dependable. Handling was surprisingly good with the torsion bar front suspension, and I even rallye-drove it at some sporty car events while prepping the '59 Alfa-Romeo Giuliette Spyder Veloce for more important events. The Valiant was different than the more normal-looking Falcon, but was a very nice driver. This similar Lancer should make someone happy in a basic way.
  2. Transplanting the '49 Caddy OHV 331 ci V-8 was thought to be the best of the replacements for the Lincoln V-12 which was considered anemic, as well as less than dependable by many folks, back in the day. Others also substituted a Ford 59AB, or a period Mercury engine.
  3. I'll plug your bottle warmer into the cigar lighter so I can feed you while we drive.
  4. Many, many years ago I bought a "Lifetime Guarantee" automotive battery from the W. T. Grant store in Linden, NJ, probably around 1959 or 1960. Ultimately, after Grant's closed, the warranty was picked up by some automotive repair chain - maybe Firestone? It was replaced every 2 or 3 years. Eventually I sold the cars in which it was used, bought my new '69 Pontiac Custom"S", and moved to New Orleans with no more need for the replacement of that warranty.
  5. I've been singing this on Glidden and Founders Tours since about 1988, and our kids and grandson know it by heart. Local club had a Drive-By / Photo-Op today at Lafreniere Park in Metairie. My 1954 Cadillac convertible and a Metropolitan convertible were there, along with several other interesting cars, including a Mercury, a Chevy pickup, an AMC Marlin and a '57 Pontiac Chieftan 4-door hardtop among others.
  6. Our 1982 Buick Century Limited, Purchased new from Crown Buick here in Metairie, Louisiana was delivered with a "mottled" paint finish. Their body shop switched out the hood and trunk lid with another car which was slightly better. The 3.0L V-6 engine was moderately peppy, but the relay for the cooling system's electric fan was problematic. just about any time we sat in line (e.g. the bank, traffic, picking up kids at school, etc), the car would overheat. While it was still in warranty the dealership (Crown Buick) would claim to make repairs - but it seemed that the car really go
  7. Wire repair with a GARDEN SHEARS ? Been There, Done That ! Got the Greasy T-Shirt, (and have learned not to put it in the washing machine together with the "good stuff"
  8. While I can't make out the beer brand, the middle line of the bumper sticker seems to say "1956 ROADMASTER"
  9. Thank you for the slides. The above Century Riviera is actually a 1956, not a 1955
  10. 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
  11. WOW !! Kurtis Lincoln convertible sedan Davis 3-wheeler Franklin Chrysler Packards Where are they now? Continental
  12. 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
  13. ... And, Probably doesn't leak quite as much as my former 1952 XK-120MC
  14. John, I'll take the poster- Sending PM with address Marty
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. 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 !!
  18. 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?
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Looks right to me also, per headlight bucket and fender & hood shape
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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