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Your Antique Automotive GOALS For 2007 ???

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With the new year just around the corner what are your goals for the new year? I should have the Henderson 4 powered midget rolling on new wheels & tires in two months, then the body fab work can start. Hope to have all the body parts for the '32 Vicky by mid summer. The 1912 T hasn't been out of the garage in 8 years, will 2007 be the year it sees daylight? <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />Happy New Year! Bob

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--My Car Goals for 2007--

Goto Barrett Jackson (with no cash)

Make it to Philly for the Annual Meeting (see you all there!) <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Finish restoring my King Midget

www.sillymonkey.com/king

Enjoy my local club outings

Start another restoration project? hmmm (dont tell my wife)

<img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Peter

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Taking my 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton to the New Bern NC Meet for its first preservation award.

Taking my 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton to the Grand National in July.

And (thanks to my 8 year old daughter) make an effort to find a 1951 Hudson Hornet to buy & figure out how to afford it.... (She is a really big Doc Hudson fan!)

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1 Get rid of the gremlins that hang around my 26 Chevy rdstr.

2 Drive that car as much as I can.

3 Maybe save enough money to get it painted.

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Its been 6 years since I started the restoration of the 1950 Buick, so my main goal is to get that done. Secondary goal is to drive my Riviera to Seattle for the Buick National Meet. My wifes goal is to keep me from buying any more cars.

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First year in many (10?) no automotive projects are scheduled. Freshening up the house as it has been 18 years. Not sure what is more expensive, cars or remodeling. Both are time consuming.

2007 We plan on attending the AACA Annual meeting, several tours, amphi swim in's, shows, etc. Would like to drive my stuff more time permitting. Hopefully within the next few months another Amphicar will be home as the deal was made a few months ago. Wife is happy with remodeled house and I am happy with another future project. So I've got 18 years to play with cars till I have to worry about the house the way I see it. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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My goal is to make Peter pay for a sandwich at either Philadelphia or Hershey. Peter, see you at Phildelphia and I will be bringing the usual goodies.

Bill

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You will take what I bring in the choices or else. I will take your request under advisement however. My son is planning on coming this year so I have to keep him in mind as this will be his first year. Are we having a room for the Forum members again this year?

Bill

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Need to finish building my garage. About 75% done now, goal is to be finished by May. Its tough when you work all day, drive home, run out and work in the cold,no heat yet, till about 10PM, eat, go to bed, get up, do it all again.

I enjoy doing the work, wish I had more free time to do it.

greg

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Attend my first National meeting in Philly

Finish (or at least have it driving safely) my 64 Plymouth Max Wedge wannabe by April to take it to Mopar Madness. Will want to make a few runs on the 1/4 mile strip also.

Replace or rebuild the engine in my Imperial, then off to the upholsterer, then paint. I miss not driving that tank!!!!

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With two AACA National Tours within 100 miles in 2007, my primary goal is to focus on getting the 1923 Dodge tour ready and actually participating in one or both tours - Vintage in Frederick, MD in July; and Glidden in Gettysburg in September. Haven't run the car in four years so there will be quite a bit of maintenence so that it can go five days without problems. The 1964 Studebaker will have to wait its turn for 2008.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style="font-weight: bold">....so that it can go five days without problems.....</span> </div></div>

Hey Leadfoot, I understand that breakdowns on a Glidden is half the fun! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Wayne

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I understand that breakdowns on a Glidden is half the fun! Wayne </div></div>

Those aren't breakdowns according to the late Glenn "Fritz" Howard who

enjoyed quite of few of the Glidden tours. He referred to them as "roadside seminars". <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Our goal is to get to more of the shows this year and Bill is already back working on the 1963 1/2 Falcon Sprint convertible as our AACA show car. (It sure would be nice to have it done before we are both too old to bring it to shows.) <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Hey Wayne -

While early Dodges were marketed as "Dependable Dodges" that was and is a bunch of hokum. And I don't consider roadside repairs trying to figure out if it's an electrical or fuel problem any fun. Just keeping it ready to run each day will be a task. Even the Owner's Manual has a list of lube and check points for every 200 miles. They're great to drive, but they are maintenence hogs!

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Hey Lead, you're probably right about that.

I could add you should have bought a ...... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />,

or a.... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />...,

but I'm sure they were all pretty much alike in those days.

Really these touring guys love to show off their mechanical knowledge on the side of the road. Have fun on that one. I may join you at one of those tours, haven't made plans yet.

See me in Philly, we'll talk about it.

Wayne

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I'd just like to drive my old cars as much as I can, either to club events or to just drive around my town. I enjoy driving these pieces of history.

I think my cars enjoy it too.

Rog

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My goal is to try and help my club put togather the best possable spring nat. meet we can and hope all of you find time to squize us in and come visit. Think spring,think Binghamton NY think about a speddie sandwich and above all think AACA Nat. Dick. Ps any body that hasnt renewed or joined I got forms <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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My goal is get my 1929 Stutz sedan in drivable condition. It came from the Barney Pollard collection & hasn't been driven on a public highway under it's own power since sometime before WW II.

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1. Replace turn signal switch in steering column on 64 Bird so everyone can stop telling me the taillight is out. Completed today. Is taht cheating as it's still 2006.

2. Attend Packard International meet in Feb in Orange County

3. Completed interior restoration of 32 Packard. Target date completion is May

4. Participate in Forest Grove Concours in July

5. Next day particpate in the 1500 mile Cruise Oregon which will be going to Couer d'Lane this year.

6. Drive to Hot August Nights from Oregon

7. Drive the cars every week when I'm not doing the above.

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My goal is to install a new windshield header board (darn fisher bodies), then a new roof insert (3rd one in 47 years) and then I can install all my new door panels and the upholstery on the quarters and the back. If it turned out to be a good year maybe this is the year for repaint number 3. With any luck April 2008 will see me back in Manitoba at my highschools reunion. I will probably be the only alumni driving the same car as when he was a student 50 years prior.

Good luck to all of us on our Goals.

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To get:

- 2 cars sold,

- 1 car re-assembled,

- a fin car ready for Tulsa

- my wifes Packard completed

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