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    Noxnabaker, looks like Dodge was the back seat to...

    Noxnabaker, looks like Dodge was the back seat to Plymouth most of those years. This is the only race car picture I found, but there are lots of 56 car pics ! https://www.imcdb.org/v097531.html
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    wittsend, what you say here (below ) is exactly...

    wittsend, what you say here (below ) is exactly what has happened to several of the guys in our little club. It ranges from 30's era cars all the way up through a couple of 70's ... The cars look...
  3. rockne10, seems like that is where the secondary...

    rockne10, seems like that is where the secondary (safety) latch went. I looked thru' my old pics, but don't have one that shows it well enough, and my 55 is totally different so that's no help...
  4. rockne10, we had ours for several years and loved...

    rockne10, we had ours for several years and loved everything about it before and after we "fixed it up"... Karen and I used it as our marriage and honeymoon car and that was while it was still "air...
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    Love the 4CV ! A kid in my hometown had one for...

    Love the 4CV ! A kid in my hometown had one for a few months and we had a ball with him while we were pushing it around , ha ! I think they are very good looking little cars and it seems like a big...
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    New Corvettes seem to be the car of choice...

    New Corvettes seem to be the car of choice here...by the "old guys" !!!! I, like others, cannot understand why on earth someone wants to go to a dealer, buy a new car, and start entering it in car...
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    Thank you sir, I'll wait on the others to get...

    Thank you sir, I'll wait on the others to get posted too in case Mel, Jim or Lavon shows up in the background, ha !
  8. Paint: jclary, as usual, excellent tips and response ! ...

    jclary, as usual, excellent tips and response ! I have been a failure several times, lucky several times, and got it right several times in my years of painting. Some days, it just don't squirt...
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    BobWaitz, would it be OK to send your link out to...

    BobWaitz, would it be OK to send your link out to our little club here in Hawaii ? There are a few of us that have Studebakers, some of the guys are at the show up there, and some of the folks think...
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    Great shots Bob, thanks for showing us. I have a...

    Great shots Bob, thanks for showing us. I have a couple of pals there, one is with the 55 thru 57 Chevy club. Looking forward to more pics tomorrow. What is in the 53 with the laid back radiator ?
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    That two tone and those colors look excellent !

    That two tone and those colors look excellent !
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    Bob, those yardsticks are neat, the only...

    Bob, those yardsticks are neat, the only automotive ones I have are Chevy dealers in Harriman, TN and Florence, AL. The one from Harriman is where my Grandfather bought his last car. I also have a...
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    I am certainly a thankful Bob Peterson customer,...

    I am certainly a thankful Bob Peterson customer, we got our 55 from him a bit over 2 years ago ! This was taken last Saturday on a short drive to a friends house with some other "special cars"..
  14. Stu Chapman, you are one of the folks I would...

    Stu Chapman, you are one of the folks I would most like to meet and listen to on this site. Anything you do is greatly appreciated sir ! One of our best friends over here is going to be 90 his next...
  15. sweetolbob, our little 4 speed Mini as easy as it...

    sweetolbob, our little 4 speed Mini as easy as it is to clutch has finally beaten my left leg. I have been thinking about putting a motorcycle lever and master cylinder with a flex hose leading to...
  16. I did something this last "special car" purchase...

    I did something this last "special car" purchase that I would NEVER have done just a few years ago ( I'm 71 ).... waited until I found a pretty much perfectly finished coupe with a...GASP......
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    63 Avanti R 3 ad from 1973

    Is this car still around ? I came into a large collection of all kinds of books and magazines, and as I was going through some 1973 issues, saw this. I generally don't keep anything newer than 72,...
  18. Thanks Jeff !

    Thanks Jeff !
  19. Hey (S), that is why I was asking the question...

    Hey (S), that is why I was asking the question about the thermostats, I knew heat (to a point) helped HP, and wonder why a 180 can't be used. My 428 CJ came with a 190 something thermostat and I...
  20. Thanks for all this Jeff.... On the rules page,...

    Thanks for all this Jeff.... On the rules page, I'll sound like the dummy and ask if a hydraulic cam can be used, because it says any solid one permitted, so I suppose that is a hyd vs. solid...
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    Hey Jeff, you probably already know this, but...

    Hey Jeff, you probably already know this, but when we restored our very old beautiful upright, we noticed that the adjustment "knobs" were wood into wood. We found an elderly blind gentleman there in...
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    Enjoy it all Bob ! We still love the black 55...

    Enjoy it all Bob ! We still love the black 55 coupe we got from you, but make sure the fellow that got the blue 53 or 54 I wanted first is taking care of it, ha !
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    I would have liked to watch and listen to the...

    I would have liked to watch and listen to the folks that built this deciding what to do next...looks like an enormous amount of work. Very different.
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    Engine: No sir, not yet, but as soon as I can I'm going...

    No sir, not yet, but as soon as I can I'm going to check those, the tranny mount, the center bearing, and all the other things that can get "wobbly" or loose underneath. It's one of those cars I...
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    Engine: DG 250 and throttle "issue" ?

    Got kind of a strange one here folks. When I put the car ( our 55 President coupe ) in reverse and just give normal throttle to back up, all is well. If there is a slope or an edge I have to back...
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