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  1. Do you think it would be the same as a 1919? I can take some measurements tomorrow but these are very basic boxes.
  2. Kept tabs on a friends grandfathers 1927 Ghost, even 20 years after my friend died in a car wreck. Always willing to offer a going market price. Car never moved for 30-35 years. Grandmother passes and I contact one of the sons. “Someone at a restoration shop” told him it was worth $200K restored. At that time the market was about $100K-125K for an open US bodied RR. Keep in mind it had not run in many many years and painted the wrong color. He wouldn’t sell it for anything less than the restored price. Wanted to sell a 1914 T that was also in the garage instead. He then graciously offered me the opportunity to get it started for him for free since he had no idea how the dual magnetos worked or how to start it.
  3. When I first purchased my 19 it would idle, but sputtered and backfired if I revved the engine. Then one day "bang!!!" Blew the seam in the muffler...very loud in a garage. So I was checking everything, pulled the distributor cap and just happened to notice that the cap had the cylinder numbers on top by each plug wire. Decided it couldn't be that simple. Sure enough, the PO had crossed two of the spark plug wires. Simple switch and all was good...until the next issue....
  4. Jay did some videos where he talks about what cars mean to people. In that video he talks about a 55, or so, Buick he drove all over the US when starting his career. At the end he pulls up in a early 70's Truimph Spitfire that was his late brothers. You could tell by his voice, that car was much more than a car and he stated it will always be his favorite.
  5. Sorry, got very busy yesterday.... https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/lewisburg-antique-classic-cars-1/7069352840.html
  6. There is a 1929 Chrysler Model 75 rumble seat roaster in my neck of the woods (Craigslist) . $44 obo
  7. You can get a free phone app that translates the text in real time using the camera function. I use it al the time n menus in other countries...not perfect but good enough.
  8. I like the fact my Caddy clock is broken and the 19' does not have a clock. On the rare occasion I have the time to drive these, time does not matter.
  9. I saw this today and it quickly got me over thinking about insurance and space I have spent or consumed for housing cars I rarely drive. https://flip.it/j05gJL Granted my cars are not super cars, but the numbers that are casually mentioned make me realize that even collections of older high quality cars have higher up keep costs than I realized.
  10. My father who wore glasses all his life had his eyes done and marveled at the difference. This was 10 years ago. Now that I have cataract in both eyes, but not bad enough for surgery, I worry about what I am missing....
  11. I started collecting these about 30 years ago when you had only a handful of people dealing with them. Managed to get one of every casting of the first series (Lesney - up to 69). Back then color variations were rare and typically only happened when they ran out of paint! I have a few color variations but stopped collection no once I had each model. eBay helped round out the collection when I needed about 100+ . Total of 384 if memory serves...all in display cases, in the garage...
  12. For the club and forum to survive (gain new members, make advert money) I think it should also look at a new classification structure that could be both more inclusive as well as useful to a wider audience of similiar interests. I am a member of many different forums and see how some others segregate the topics. This is one of the few that does not categorize makes or models by model year. Why not have a "1895-1914", "Brass Car", "1917-1936", "1965 - 1978 Modified", areas on the forum so that users see the topics of interest and can jump around as they want. Some even have sections for part suppliers that post group discount codes and group buys, which I have benefited. I know this has one as well, but make specific or original verses modification type vendors could be separated as well. I would love to be able to find topics on my old and newer cars in the same place instead of 5 different forums (and logins and passwords) Agree with many on here - Just because someone posts a topic you do not care for does not mean you have to read or respond.
  13. No affiliation. Listed on the Huntsville Al craigslist. Listed as a rare item, thought someone could benefit.
  14. Love the 45 star flag...
  15. Whatever it is they sure have enough spares!
  16. This will be an interesting auction. Lots and of speculation over what it will go to, so I thought we could do own 😀 If McQueen is a 5X factor (past items related to him) plus movie provenance I'll say $1.5M Opinions?
  17. Just use a special fastener to secure the tag. If you can find the right size barrel fastener that also requires a special tool all the better.
  18. What is the latch, just behind the drivers door, for? Does this one have the spare tire mount on the passenger side? Love those old broncos. Walk by a green one every evening (sitting on flats) but under a shed...
  19. Nice 1963 Nova, 4 speed, triple 2-carb, 327 convertible, 18k in my hometown. I know it isn't the same body style as the 1965, but looks like a very nice car. Cherry red, black interior, white top. Not affiliated. I keep looking at it but have no more space😩
  20. I was going to post the same as above. Never mind.
  21. Not sure this is a film strip that would be used in film projector as there would need to be many frames of same image to project for any length of time. The photo shows 3 unique frames. Maybe these were supposed to be made into slides? Changed manually to the aforementioned record? Or maybe used to create photo prints for training manuals or sales materials? Regardless, a really neat find.
  22. I just see it as healthy competition in a capitalistic world. Automakers at just hedging their bets today as they need to prepare for a switch. Gasoline has the advantage of infrastructure support, distribution, trained mechanics, etc. At some point do they go back and focus on improving the gas engine or switch? Improvements will only be made through necessity. E.g. My 1972 Caddy gets 7-8mpg with a 500 cubic inch motor. Gas crisis hits (70's) and imports start taking market share. My 2015 Mustang gets 20 mpg with a 302 cubic inch motor in the current horsepower race. How does Ford compete? Great car and a great price. Doesn't win all the checkboxes, but enough to win market share. As many here have commented, automakers can make a car that gets 40-50+ mpg but most are slow and small. The only driver for purchasing one was $$$ savings. These new electrics are touting perf, some style, and larger but they still have higher price tags than gas equivalents. 95% of consumer are always $$$ focused. What is the best value initially and longer term? It would be interesting to know what the dealer network thinking is around this because I don't think dealers make much, if anything, on new cars. The money is in the financing and service side of the business. With electrics they could still compete for the finance side but service is basically non-existent (but their service pay roles go down as well). Ask a Tesla driver where they get service for their car if something is wrong. I have read of many delays in getting parts or finding an "approved" shop nearby. I just reflect back to the 80's when computer stores were still around. You walked in and saw 2 racks of Apple software and 14 racks of Microsoft software. What type of computer did everyone buy? Apple may have been better but they lost market share by considering themselves "better" and not opening their OS to independent developers.
  23. If anyone is interested I can scan a graph of each major countries power split and projections of power use in the future. It was published in an industry magazine I get at work. Big trucks blocking charging stations on purpose is called "icing". Diesels that purposely emit large plumes of black smoke on bicyclists is called "blowing coal". Back to lurking...
  24. If it were me, I would double check if the coolest is OK for brass radiators. Some of the new stuff can eat away at the metal. Empty may be a better option....
  25. The charging time will drop significantly. Range will increase. Agree having enough infrastructure to support mass adoption is a major challenge but there are already major agreements in place with car companies and infrastructure engineering companies to build this out. Most of the technology is around it is just not commercially viable. Case in point, Diesel locomotives are actually using electric motors to move all that weight down the track. The engine is just for electric power and isn't connected to the drive wheels. This has been this way for decades because it is really easy to sync the motors in a daisy chain or with locos at both ends. That pulsing you hear, and sometimes feel, is the current in the electrics (some diesel added in).