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    Thread: Vintage photos....Awesome!

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      09-07-2011 02:13 PM #1301
      And we come full circle with car electronics that require professional repair, and the manufacturers are more than happy to NOT have you do it.
      A2Resource
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      09-07-2011 03:24 PM #1302
      Speaking of electrics

      Talk about tiny



      Actually, I kinda like it. Sort of like a runabout that you left in the dryer too long





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      09-07-2011 04:53 PM #1303
      1929 Packard Speedster driven by Major Glasscock

      Body by Thompson



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      09-07-2011 05:10 PM #1304
      One more shot of the Glasscock special

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      09-07-2011 05:20 PM #1305
      Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo banzai View Post
      One more shot of the Glasscock special

      That's wild that the grill bears no resemblance to a Packard grill, yet the traditional sculpted lines of their normal grill are carved out of the shape of the rest of the car.

      I had not seen that one.
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      09-07-2011 06:30 PM #1306
      The tiny wheels crowd

      Cute

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      All of the rust, bondo, and patchwork done with old street signs gives them the crash safety of a cake decoration.

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      09-07-2011 07:26 PM #1307


      Family and their model T

      1915
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      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      09-07-2011 07:45 PM #1308
      She's happy



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      09-07-2011 11:30 PM #1309


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      09-08-2011 12:24 AM #1310
      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
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      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
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      09-08-2011 01:29 AM #1311


      Stepin Fetchit

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      09-08-2011 09:12 AM #1312
      By the way, Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry


      First black actor to make a million dollars (which back in that day actually meant a whole pile of money)

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      hey now, unbolting the rear bumper, dropping the beam and gas tank to change out an exhaust hanger is perfectly normal.

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      09-08-2011 10:13 AM #1313
      Ford dealership



      Ford dealership with c1918 Model T Runabout, West Virginia

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      09-08-2011 11:30 AM #1314


      Flathead V8's

      Ford engine and transmission assemblies are shown above being loaded onto a open freight car at the River Rouge factory, during 1937, to start their trip on towards assem-bly plants. Photos below show the sign coming into the city and the complex that at one time employed close to fifty-thousand workers.


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      09-08-2011 11:38 AM #1315
      Quote Originally Posted by Powderkeg View Post
      Ford dealership

      Note the arbored saw blade. There were many devices of this nature that were designed to work off a belt drive attached to a rear wheel of a Model-T. They were used to run pumps, generators and whole assembly lines when steam engines and electric motors went down for repair.

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      09-08-2011 01:01 PM #1316
      Thanks Barry

      I'd almost forgotten about the powerhouse that the T could be



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      It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.

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      09-08-2011 02:03 PM #1317
      Marilyn

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      09-08-2011 02:09 PM #1318
      Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot_ View Post
      Thanks Barry

      I'd almost forgotten about the powerhouse that the T could be



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      She was an attractive woman...I had to google image search

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      09-08-2011 03:51 PM #1319
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      All of the rust, bondo, and patchwork done with old street signs gives them the crash safety of a cake decoration.

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      09-08-2011 05:18 PM #1320
      Ford Assembly Line 1931

      Couple roadsters behind the commercial vehicle up front



      A Press Photo taken in one of the Ford Motor Company plants during the 1931 model year run, which shows a commercial chassis in front of a whole batch of roadsters fol-lowing it down the line. Interestingly in the left hand background appear to be three more roadsters with their tops covered with paper to prevent soiling which you can also see on the assembly line. Also note that the cowl on the commercial chassis appears to be in primer to allow the painting of it to be completed by whoever completes it with a body.
      Quote Originally Posted by cartalk
      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      09-08-2011 07:34 PM #1321
      GM Proving Grounds

      1924

      Testing the product

      Looks cold to me



      And they don’t need any computers, just a stop watch and some junk which they found under the work bench….. Notice the apparatus which looks like it was setup the old fashioned way, they made it to do the job they wanted it to do. This is a fuel mileage testing device held in place with some twine and electrical tape. And check out the scien-tists great hats, the luxury 2 x 4 test seat with the air mattress on the backrest and the sand bags for weight.

      Below it looks like our duo has gone high-tech on us. They are using a chain driven fifth- wheel and a spark accelerometer, which supposedly measures distance against time. It records data by using electrical sparks to make pinholes in a paper tape at one and ten foot intervals. The test vehicles are identified as Oakland’s and the photos are dated 1924.

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      09-08-2011 07:36 PM #1322
      Quote Originally Posted by BluMagic View Post


      Sorry but I lol'd at this.


      The original photoshop.
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      Haha, floss filthy yeee! Team big shark, what what!?! Dirty monneeeayyy! What a f*cking joke...

      www.flickr.com/photos/entransitphoto

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      09-09-2011 12:24 AM #1324
      and now for something completely different

      whoa, Nellie





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      At least she looks better in black


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      09-09-2011 02:18 AM #1325


      Vintage used car salesman

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