Sunday, January 29, 2023

1904 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Pie Wagon

It is the only known real Light Delivery Wagon known to survive.

The collection of period accessories on it is, alone, highly rare and includes a set of Badger Brass Solar Model 56 kerosene headlights and a brass railing on the footboard with the Olds emblem integrated with it.

have you seen the the Indian Army Dare Devil precision drill team in the Republic Day Parade? It's cool to see what unlimited training hours can result in (skip the 1st 20 seconds)


A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others.

The documents also revealed Goodyear knew the G159 RV tire could fail and cause severe crashes, yet it didn’t recall them for as many as 20 years.

The Justice Department and the DOT Inspector General wouldn't comment on the probe.

In a statement, Goodyear didn't address the federal investigation, but maintained there's no safety defect with the tires. The company said it recalled the tires to address risks that happen when they are underinflated or overloaded.

"This tire hasn't been made since 2003," the statement said, adding that "it consistently met Goodyear's demanding safety standards."

Bob Owens' 1956 Ford

Bob’s dad, Bob Sr., opened the junkyard in 1964.  The junkyard crusher is a device Bob’s dad built by hooking a diesel engine up to a pair of pneumatic pistons he’d saved from a decommissioned missile silo.

Bob was born in ’66. Named Owens Salvage, the yard is located a mile south of Wellington, a town of about 2,000 people near historic Route 66 and the Oklahoma border.

At 12, he drove himself to his first day of middle school in a Chevy El Camino.

it astonishes me that a 57 Chevy can be ignored and neglected at all, but this blows my mind, this one has been left to rust since 1993

What started as a restoration project in the early 90s, quickly turned into a "store it and wait" project as the owner fell on hard times. Now over 30 years later, and a LOT of rust, and a supporting beam falling on it, you tubers pulled it from the collapsed Ohio barn

 It cleaned up really well, but they didn't stop with a good washing. They tried to get it running, but failed. It's a 4 spd, small block 

Man arrested. Passed out. In stolen car. In front of the San Diego police station Law enforcement searched the car and found drugs

Just after 3 a.m., an officer noticed a white Hyundai sedan with a man asleep inside of it in the Traffic Division's parking lot on Aero Drive and Serra Mesa. The car, police said, was partially parked in a handicap spot with its lights on.

With no surprise, officers searched the car and found drugs.

(feels check) Calvin, a young artist, drew his "Emoji Strong" truck design, then found it come to life as a Monster Jam toy truck — and now Monster Jam fell for the little kid's awesomeness, and made a real monster truck for him

The 13-year-old has gone through more than 18 months of "grueling" chemo and radiation treatment, his mom noted — yet he's never failed to stay positive.

Calvin described drawing different emoji icons such as the love emoji, funny emoji and bandaged emoji to represent the variety of feelings he had while enduring treatment. He started drawing at age 9, he's now 13

Monster Jam knew it was an "amazing" opportunity for Calvin to have his original art featured at the Monster Jam World Finals in Orlando, Fla.

"The impact that unique and creative partnerships like this have on the future of research and treatment for kids with cancer and other catastrophic diseases is amazing, and we are so grateful for them," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Monster Jam has raised more than $100,000 for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital since 2020

A limited-edition 1:64 scale diecast truck with the same Emoji Strong design was sold at by Monster Jam, who donated $10 from each purchase to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.

"As a family-owned business and a company that creates memories and moments that light up arenas, stadiums, stages, homes and hearts around the world, supporting St. Jude is a powerful way to honor our company's mission to uplift the human spirit," said Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment. "We continue to see the enthusiasm for St. Jude from our Monster Jam fans and are excited to explore innovative fundraising activations, like the Emoji Strong truck."

Because of partnerships like this, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live. 

The support of generous donors and partners also enables St. Jude to press ahead with its historic six-year, $11.5 billion strategic plan. Part of this plan will triple its global investment so St. Jude can impact more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year.

how to impress a date: have your own airplane, on the coast, ready to hang out on for sunset and snacks.


see the video clip at from 3:52 - 4:28. They must have moved it there a long time ago, the trees coming up that hill along the road so not seem to have enough space between them to get it up that road any time recently

I have no info from the video on where this is

OHV, overhead valve, or Valve in Head, engines are the evolution of the invention of engineer Walter Marr, chief engineer of Buick.

Working for Buick, engineer Walter Marr's valve-in-head (overhead valve) engine, patent number 771,095, was awarded to Eugene Richard (who replaced Marr at Buick for a time) in the name of Buick in 1904

Saturday, January 28, 2023

how to prevent door dings... cleverly

Pay for two parking spaces

a great historic shootout cover was recreated at the MCACN, it's a cool way to remember the famous magazine story

A Duesenberg Model J, was sold without the trunk in the mid-1990s after winning it's class at the 1988 Pebble Beach Concours, now the trunk is available for another Duesenberg

'49 Mercury Pro Mod “El Mero Mero”

great graphics, it's nice to see a fun loving racer decorate their race car with 

old school power and performance tips

a million mile Honda Accord owner made notes on how to keep a car running, without dealership costs when possible, and what OEM parts to use, and which parts can replaced with aftermarket parts. I find it fascinating

"I have learned (at least for this car) that some parts really need to be replaced with OEM parts," Kilmer told The Drive. "I've used OEM parts for: front lower ball joints, clutch master and slave cylinders, coil packs, wheel bearings, engine mounts. I've used other OEM parts here and there, but those are parts I'm not willing to compromise on this car. [I've heard] too many horror stories of people neglecting to replace the belt or using a cheap belt and having it snap usually causing engine destruction."

Still, Kilmer has bent his own rules in a few places. Because he drives so much and changes oil so often, he switched to extended-life oil and filters, which he changes every 15,000 miles. (He still uses the recommended oil weight, though.) Kilmer also uses Redline transmission fluid (a well-regarded aftermarket brand), which he changes every 100,000 miles, and a serviceable K&N air filter serviced twice annually. They're buy-it-once items for most people, though Kilmer had to get a second at 686,000 miles.

In fact, there are a fair amount of aftermarket parts on Kilmer's car, from its wheels to a throaty Tsudo exhaust and Powerstop brakes. They're just to slow brake rotor warp, even though he's not servicing brakes often (his last set lasted 154,000 miles). He's similarly soft on his spark plugs, only his third set, and a clutch that was only just replaced a second time at 948,000 miles.

Kilmer's gone through more ball joints and tie rod ends than are worth counting, not to mention the occasional strut. Its CV axles needed replacement at 440,000 miles, while the catalytic converter burned out at 500,000. One imagines it's approaching another replacement soon.

Items that you don't imagine wearing out have needed fixing too, from the driver seat (its adjustment wore out) to control arms and door lock actuators. Kilmer's Accord is on its third radiator and power steering pump, and he's recently had to replace its wheel bearings and steering rack. And while the engine may be original, the drivetrain didn't get this far with regular fluid changes alone.

On top of common, but infrequent maintenance items like oxygen sensors or the clutch slave cylinder, Kilmer just had to replace all the engine and transmission mounts. When he replaced the transmission, he also did the flywheel and rear main seal. That's about as close as the engine has gotten to disassembly, the most extreme jobs were valve cover gaskets and an oil pan—its drain plug threads had stripped. lists gas stations all across Canada and the USA that have non- ethanol gas for sale

Doug let me know that a nice poster collection is being auctioned off, including Mucha, Geo Ham, Cuneo, etc

Friday, January 27, 2023

I bet the fng was volunteered to pedal the pump all day long

you know there was once a time when Mickey was selling gas?

the hot rodding 50s


here's a look at how photo realistic video games are now

a drone's look at Retromobile

A Porsche and Volkswagen dealer entered a dune buggy into the 1970 24 hours of Daytona "as a novelty" with a Deserter GS, effectively a tube-framed Formula Vee car with a dune buggy's body.

They were running practice laps when Gulf Oil-backed JW Automotive, sent out its Porsche 917K practice car with Formula One Grand Prix-winning Jo Siffert who would intercept the buggy-bodied prototype early on his second practice lap, attempted to pass on the straight into the dogleg turn four, the two cars made contact.

Rather than get pushback from his Porsche VW bosses, Heishman withdrew from the race.

terrific paintjob of a snake on this Ju 87

nose art on the engine cowl... I don't think I have seen that before

posted because I like to listen to them


Spitfire presented to RAF by Uruguayan Railways staff, by Brigadier FD Hammond, chairman of Central Uruguayan Railways.

I'm impressed with these tank treads

one of nineteen C-47 Skytrains shot down by flak west of Bastogne. The aircraft was baptized ‘Aint Missbehavin’ by the crew. The pilot crash landed safely after having dropped supplies to elements of the 101st Airborne Division which had successfully repulsed all attempts to capture the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium.

Jay Leno relayed in a recent interview "I’ve got a broken collarbone, two broken ribs, two cracked kneecaps" from trying to access a parking lot while riding a 1940 Indian, and not seeing the small cable across the driveway, with no flag

Jan 17th... but what most guys want to know after finding out that Jay's ok... is, how's the bike? 

Ever look at a car and think, with a couple small changes, that would make a good looking hot rod?

put this nose on a 38 Ford

Keep the Ford's headlights

Just an idea