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They will soon be able to accept PayPal in addition to Visa and Mastercard.

Almost anyone with a credit card will be able to make purchases and pay dues with a quick and simple e-transaction.

Thank you!

Posted on: 2014/7/2 22:37
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Re: new tanks
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Having seen the results of my mechanical intuition and skill set, and bearing in mind that the car runs well right now, I don't see myself touching it.

I'm assuming an NOS part would be borderline silly; that the diaphragm material would not be improved by a nearly 60 year sit....

Anyone for a particular rebuilder?

Posted on: 2014/7/1 21:51
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Re: How many cars sell at auction vs. Ebay vs. Craigslist etc....
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NOT INTERESTED___WHO CARES!


Should I then respond by pointing out that I don't care that you don't care?

Nahhh. Why bother?

Posted on: 2014/7/1 17:52
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Re: new tanks
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Got the car back today. The tank is in and doesn't seem to have any issues with restrictions.

When I got it back it showed about 1/8 full, so I immediately filled it....with 12 gallons. In the past the gas gauge was accurate, so I will be watching it. When full it shows full. This is with the new sender.

This time there were some distributor issues, most of which seem ironed out.

I do need a new vacuum advance, which may be the most overpriced item on the car. Any suggestions about where to go on that would be appreciated....

Other than that it runs beautifully; the air is fantastic and the motor runs cool....

Posted on: 2014/7/1 16:22
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Re: How many cars sell at auction vs. Ebay vs. Craigslist etc....
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And I immediately tripped over this article which I had not turned in previous searches....

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How 2013 became the biggest year ever for collector cars Robert Frank | @robtfrank Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:46 AM ET 468 SHARES 12 COMMENTSJoin the Discussion Wealthy car collectors spent like never before in 2013. Auction sales of collectible cars in the U.S. are set to top $1.2 billion this year, an all-time record that's up 25 percent from 2012, according to Hagerty Insurance, the largest insurer of collectible cars. The 2013 total is nearly double the pre-financial crisis level for car auction sales. While the number of cars sold ticked up 10 percent, to more than 19,500, the average price per car sold jumped 13 percent to $61,000 from $54,000. This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder sold for $27.5 million in August. Source: RM Auctions This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder sold for $27.5 million in August. The average price, however, masks the huge spike at the top end of the collector car market, where vintage Ferraris, Mercedes and Porsches are regularly fetching eight figures. Four of the top five most expensive collector cars ever sold at auction were sold in 2013. Hagerty's Ferrari index, which features more than a dozen of the most sought-after Ferraris, soaring 18 percent, making Ferraris by far the most expensive category. But German cars are quickly catching up, with Hagerty's German car index-- which includes Porsche, Mercedes and BMW--soaring 33 percent in 2013. McKeel Hagerty, president and chief executive of Hagerty, said that despite the huge price run-ups, he sees few signs of a bubble in collector cars. "Supply and demand are still driving prices," he said. "You have more millionaires being created, and a small number of these top-quality cars. It's also generational. The people who made large wealth are at a point in their lives when they want to collect these cars." He said unlike other bubble periods--like the early 1990s, which was fueled by Japanese buyers--this market is far more diversified and global. Still, Hagerty said, this year was such a big year for cars that "I wouldn't be surprised" if prices cooled a little next year. The big news in 2013 was the race between a 1967 Ferrari and a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R to become the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The Ferrari was expected to win the prize at an RM Auctions sale in Monterey, Calif., this summer. But just weeks before the sale, the Mercedes race car sold at a Bonhams auction for an unexpectedly high $29.7 million. The Ferrari ended up selling just short of that number, for $27.5 million. While collectible car experts say there are plenty of cars that have sold in private, nonauction sales for more than $30 million, those sales are difficult to verify. Car sale for $100 million? Hagerty said there will likely be a sale of a car for $100 million or more in the next three to five years. While there are several cars currently for sale at $100 million or more, none have traded for that amount yet. "In the next three to five years, we will see a $100 million car," Hagerty said. He added the $100 million sale would likely be a Ferrari GTO--"the holy grail of cars," since only 39 were built.

Posted on: 2014/6/30 23:49
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Re: How many cars sell at auction vs. Ebay vs. Craigslist etc....
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I've been looking at this for some time. Problem for me is that all I have found is either anecdotal or one sided. Can't seem to find comparative numbers.

What I find are people who believe one method or another is best, primarily because it worked for them 11 years ago (or some similar reason).

Somewhat puzzled as to where to go next.

Posted on: 2014/6/30 23:37
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Re: new tanks
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Norwegian? Not that I know of....but I have stayed in a Holiday Inn in the UP.... Just like the phrase, which has a number of uses...

Garage tells me tank is installed and that I can pick it up tomorrow. They commented that the coating on the old tank had turned into a ball of mystery mush leaving severe rusting in its wake.

Fuel delivery system to be checked and improved if and as necessary. had an issue while running air on the tollway; engine seemed to sporadically miss. This was seen as probably a fuel issue.

I have so much driving to catch up on....

RE the nozzle gripper....when I fill my newer car I shove the nozzle in and it what? Hooks on? Anyhow, I don't have to hold it while the gas goes in. On the Packard it doesn't stay attached, so it must be held.

By the way, what is an "attendant"?

Posted on: 2014/6/30 17:17
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Re: How many cars sell at auction vs. Ebay vs. Craigslist etc....
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Not interested or don't know?

Posted on: 2014/6/30 17:03
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Any stats available on how selling shakes out?

I am assuming rarer and/or more expensive cars are more likely to appear at auctions while drivers are more of an Ebay thing.

Anyone?

Been watching all the car auctions on TV, which just blow me away numbers and dollars....

Posted on: 2014/6/28 20:54
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Re: 56 Caribbean with split pistons....
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I would like to clear up one thing: nothing in my posts was intended to cast aspersions on Egge. I have no problems with them; if I needed pistons I would not hesitate to call them.

Posted on: 2014/6/27 14:49
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