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Any antique cars out there?

Postby offsides on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:54 pm

If there is already a thread like this I apologize. Just finished giving my 61 MGA a spit shine. Looks pretty good for an old girl and still runs really well.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby Kaizer on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:06 pm

i dont know what that is but it looks awesome
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby canaan on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:11 pm

Thats a mighty fine collection of planes ya got there
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby JS© on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:27 pm

I never realized how far over the radio was in those things. I'm guessing changing the station in mid-drive usually isn't an option. ;)
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby offsides on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:25 pm

Kaizer wrote:i dont know what that is but it looks awesome


Thanks. It is a 1961 MGA made in the Morris Garages by "MG Car Company Limited" in England. It is quite the conversation starter. Just took the wife to get some ice cream and the car drew quite a crowd.

canaan wrote:Thats a mighty fine collection of planes ya got there


Use to fly (big electrics) a lot, but my eyes are starting to give out so only fly small planes and helis close to me now.

JS© wrote:I never realized how far over the radio was in those things. I'm guessing changing the station in mid-drive usually isn't an option. ;)


It's not a problem because the car is so narrow.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby Factorial on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:00 pm

Awesome car. Is it a 3 or 4 speed?
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby offsides on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:22 pm

Factorial wrote:Awesome car. Is it a 3 or 4 speed?


Four speed, but first is not synchronized.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby Shyster on Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:25 pm

In order to drive anywhere, how many chickens must you first sacrifice to Lucas, the Prince of Darkness?
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:58 pm

Nice car. Oddly enough, I was near Faneuil Hall in Boston on Saturday, and saw a 1960 and a 1961 MG at a British car park-in on the square there. That was the first time I've seen an MG, and this is the 2nd.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby OutofFoil on Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:24 pm

Used to have a nice antique, restored 1976 Porsche 911 Targa. Only 2175 were brought to the states. Moved overseas and sold it. It hurt, but wasn't willing to pay $100/month to store for 5 yrs. Sold for more than I had in it, which I guess is good. I want that car back, it was my therapy and a lot cheaper than a shrink. Stuck with a Kia here, the exact opposite of therapy.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby offsides on Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:06 pm

Shyster wrote:In order to drive anywhere, how many chickens must you first sacrifice to Lucas, the Prince of Darkness?


:D The Lucas electrics do keep you busy. On the bright side, it gives me something to do. Damn thing was positive ground when I got it. I quickly changed that so I could work on it. I also got rid of the Lucas ignition and went to a solid state system without points or condenser. It also came with two 6 volt batteries hooked in series. More then a little weird.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby offsides on Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:28 pm

Just got some new whitewalls for my old man toy. Wonder how many here have even seen whitewalls?

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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby PghSkins on Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:42 pm

Nice!

This is a project I would love to take on if I was not completely mechanically inept.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby Gaucho on Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:43 pm

Nice, very nice.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby PghSkins on Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:38 am

I'd love to do a make that's (now) obscure from the 50s, like a DeSoto, Packard or Studebaker. Something with fins and an AM radio. White with that 50's green color down the sides. Probably will get about 7 MPG but it's just gonna sit in the garage 362 days a year anyway.

Maybe someday, in the 5 years between my kids being out of college and retirement. Will need to take some classes first.

Something like the '56 DeSoto Jimmy Stewart drove in my all time favorite movie, "Vertigo:"

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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby offsides on Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:17 am

PghSkins wrote:Nice!

This is a project I would love to take on if I was not completely mechanically inept.


It was quite rewarding, when finished. It took me over 2 years of working on it in my spare time just to get it mechanically to the point that I would trust it enough to drive it. Took about another year to get the interior restored. It had sat for 25 years and absolutely nothing worked on it. It was actually the home for several animals. I had someone else do most of the exterior body work as I did not have the capabilities\know how\facility. I've had it for over twenty years, and still quite fun to drive, in good weather.

Basically it takes a boat load of time and a bucket full of money. :)
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby viva la ben on Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:18 pm

My dad has a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 with the 429hp 7.0l v8 engine. It needs a full restore, but when finished it would be one bad mfer. This is what it could look like.
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Re: Any antique cars out there?

Postby Shyster on Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:18 pm

PghSkins wrote:I'd love to do a make that's (now) obscure from the 50s, like a DeSoto, Packard or Studebaker.

My desired classic is a little older but in the same vein. I want a 1939 Packard 120 with the new-for-that-year four-speed transmission. One like this:



I could do without the doily on the back seat, though. I think the late 30s Packards are absolutely gorgeous. The same poster takes it for a drive in this video, and you can see and hear how nicely and quietly it drives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CxEcjHfMmU
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