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No New Posts High Roller Auctions (Preview)
Are the Barrett-Jacksons, Mecums, etc. good for the hobby or bad?  What say you and why?  I certainly have an opinion and shall be more than glad to join in once this discussion gets going. -- Edited by DYaros on Sunday 7th of November 2010 02:20:51 AM
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No New Posts Future of Hobby (Preview)
It seems as though our political reps are going out of their way to make it difficult for us to carry on, let alone enjoy, our hobby? They have already taken the lead out of gasoline, added corn in place of it, and want to add even more (E10 to E15 to E85).  They are now removing zinc phosphate (ZDDP) from mot...
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No New Posts Vehicle Records - Software (Preview)
As collector car fanatics, we tend to gather masses of information on our rides.  I am interested in what vehicle records software people have found useful, and why. It would be helpful if you could tell us the name, describe its features, likes/dislikes, cost if any and where one may obtain it. I'll s...
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No New Posts Collectible
 
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Here is a message I received on another board, from a bloke in Ireland regarding U.S. rides: There can be a pretty big difference between US collectors and Irish. There is too much bling in US classic cars - many altered to such a degree they have no originality.  __________________________________...
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No New Posts SE Wisconsin/Milwaukee Area Rides (Preview)
If you live in the SE Wisconsin/Milwaukee area and have, or are into, old rides, we particularly want to hear from you! Tell us about your ride/interests/activities.  It would be nice to know where fellow collectors are and what they have.
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No New Posts Tires on old/older cars
 
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I've had to learn again, through misfortune, that tires don't age gracefully.  My 92 thunderbird has only been driven 20,000 miles in the last 10 years.  Recently my wife and I purchased a newer car for her daily use so the Thunderbird went back in to more use as I'm getting older and the LX features all...
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No New Posts Automotive History Preservation Society
 
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Tonight I have been invited to attend, as a guest, an on-line board meeting of the Automotive History Preservation Society.  http://www.ahpsoc.org I shall do so. A report of that experience shall follow in coming days -
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No New Posts 86 CAD.FLEETWOOD BROUGHAM what you have to do.......
 
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when way down south.Obviously, had I the luxury of a junk yard with these cars in it I would have opted for another door. So, progress is as per pics.Cut out the rust and insert a panel .Soon going to cut my panel  from my cardboard template.I have bent the steel rim to form a 1/3 " approx. ledge for the...
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No New Posts The Day in the Car Barn
 
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The temps here in Milw yesterday were in the 80's!  So, the wife wanted to take the Allante out for the first time this year.  I get in, turn the key and let the fuel pump do its thing, along with the brake booster.  Then I turn the key to full on and nothing! Seems as though the Battery Tender clamp on the grou...
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No New Posts Ford technology
 
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Henry Ford was considered a genious by many.   When he needed lumber he grew his own, rubber?  He bought a plantation.  He wanted FOMOCO to be self sufficient and dependant on no one. Today that's really not true of any carmaker.  They get parts from all over the world. Now some of the plastics used on Fo...
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No New Posts Gas Prices
 
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Think we have it bad?  My New Zealand friends report that gas there is $2.25/Litre.   That comes out to a mere $8.57/gal.  Ouch!  
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No New Posts The Style of Cars
 
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I've often wondered how the style of cars evolved.  Was it function that caused the evolving style?  Or, would have they evolved naturally or even was it because of WWII and the eventual advent of jet aircraft? I think it's a little of all of these.  Did the cars get lower and wider due to the function of i...
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No New Posts A Weekend of Car Barn Activity
 
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Well, I had a productive weekend in the car barn.  I flushed and bled the brake system on the Allante.  I replaced a broken fender script on the Olds, I fired up the 55 Cad, took her for a short spin, and waxed the sabre wheels and bumpers on her. All in all, a good weekend!
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No New Posts I'm being published...again
 
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Back in June 2010 my Cougar station wagon was in an article in Auto Restorer's Magazine. Now my Ford Ranger will be in the magazine.  Likely the August 2011 edition.  I just got notified by the editor.   It's been going through a "driving" restoration over the last couple of years.  Mainly...
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No New Posts Liquid car polish review
 
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I bought the Turtle Wax Liquid ICE car polish and thought I'd post my findings. For me it worked great!  There have been reports of it not drying completely but I had no such problem.  10-15 minutes at 95 degrees.  Although it says you can use in full sun I didn't try. 1.  I followed the instructions. 2.  I...
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No New Posts Milwaukee Masterpiece
 
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We took part in The Milwaukee Masterpiece Car Show "Club Day" this past weekend.  It was an interesting experience. The venue, being at Veteran's Park on the lakefront is fantastic.  The weather was great.  The cars on the show field were a notch or two above those seen at the normal-run-o...
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No New Posts Yaros Car Barn
 
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Not a lot going on, what with it being pre-winter already in WI! Saved 62, the Olds was put up for the winter for a couple of weeks ago.  Auntie Pearl, our Allante, for which a car cover was just puchased, will begin her winter nap tomorrow. The Gray Lady will soon begin her period of hibernation.  Fir...
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No New Posts Fall Colors car show in Bishop, Ca.
 
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I think around the third picture there's an incorrect 1962 Chevy Impala.  Either it's a Bel Air converted to an Impala or much less likely that someone changed the roof.  The "bubble top" roof as they are sometimes referred to were only on the Bel Air in 1962.     http://img703.imageshack....
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No New Posts Cars and aging
 
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Wierd subject but it struck me this week as Chevrolet has turned 100. Americans have been on wheels since the turn of the last century.  Chevrolet's 100th birthday has triggered something in me.  I'm thinking because my parents were die hard Chevy owners since 1946 through their first purchase of a P...
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No New Posts Milwaukee Masterpiece 2012
 
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  The Masterpiece Needs Your Help          We're looking for volunteers! Spread the word about The Milwaukee Masterpiece at the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show!   All volunteers will receive free admission & parking on the day they volunteer.   When: February 25 - March 5 Where: Frontier Airl...
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No New Posts Barrett-Jackson 2012
 
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The AZ extravaganza has begun: Last night a 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Conv. sold for $6,000 more than a 1965 Ford Mustang Conv.! Did anyone, besides me, think that painting a 1947 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan candy apple red and doing the interior in red crushed velour was an abomination?  Hardly represen...
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No New Posts USPS Mailbox
 
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This week my mailbox contained: Auto Restorer, Hemmings Motor News, Self-Starter, and Journey with Olds.   Looks as though I have a bit of reading to on which to catch up?
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No New Posts Mecum Auto Auctions (Preview)
Mecum Announces Major Expansion LakeGenevaNews.net February 14, 2012 | 04:39 PM ​WALWORTH — Mecum Auctions is relocating its corpor​ate headquarters to the village of Walworth, and i​s in the process of planning a major expansion tha​t will bring new jobs and an annual car auction to​ the community. Th...
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No New Posts Kruse (Preview)
Kruse Classic Car Dealership Files for Bankruptcy March 1, 2012 4:10PM     FORT WAYNE (AP) — A northeast Indiana classic car dealership owned by former auction house owner Dean Kruse and his wife has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Bunker Lakes Inc., which does business as Bunker Lakes Dealership,...
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No New Posts Indianapolis Motor Speedway Celebration of Cars - 2012
 
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Here is the link to the photos I took while participating in the 2012 IMS Celebration of Cars event - http://photobucket.com/IMS_Celeb_of_Cars
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No New Posts Spring Carlisle
 
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CCC shall be partaking of all that is the Spring Carlisle-2013. I suspect there shall be a comment and photo or two on our return?    
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