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Re: Title for a car that never had one
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MJG
Broadway Title Company

Never used.. heard works well however, also heard some states are not always recognizing them.. do your homework. I live in a no title state. I only buy with titles.

Years ago when I bought my Cadillac it had a 1953 NY registation card with a notary stating in storage since 1953. I was able to get a NJ title at the DMV without problem... but I sweated it. I asked the owner if he had a title and he stated yes... now I ask to see proof before purchasing.

I bought a boat in Kentucky and the owner was adament we went to the DMV together to sign paperwork.. I guess Kentucky cares.. in GA just needed BOS. Actually aggrivates me some states are so lax.

Mike

Posted on: 11/29 19:09
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: This auction is not very well listed
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I can get my head around the 22%. These cars are all non-op; moving them will cost a fortune. Many have no tires/rims etc. Now, if the contract is cost plus.. may be a different story but this is a month long effort to move them out.

The concern I would have is the timing. The cars are set to move out just in time for the snow to really fly there. The strict timeline may become a hot mess if the weather is bad. Plowing that entrance won't be cheap.

I would have waiting til spring. That would have allowed time to get them easier to move... find titles and tags (if they exist). Guessing the son wants out quick. Building also looks like it may be entering end of life and may be a catalyst for the timing. Many of the top frames have damage wonder if that is from a falling timbers and explains the hold harmless piece. Reminds me of an old glass mill I worked at in NJ. We had an old section that was being raised at the time and hadn't been occupied for decades. During WW2 it produced vacuum tubes for the military. Another engineer and I explored it (weren't supposed to). Old calendars in offices from the 60's and old machinists cabinets filled with glass lathe dies - all left and demoed with the building.

If I were closer, had more room, and not happily married I would pounce on a Caribbean or two.. definitely one of the '56s. Hope they find good homes..

Mike

Posted on: 11/5 18:57
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: PLEASE READ - Packard projects available Now.
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After reading the post on the CLC yesterday I tried finding details.. I did find a YouTube video from the auction house that was brief and showed a Caribbean or two. I can't find it now (last night it was after a couple glasses of Pinot). Should be some screaming deals.. shame, I hate to speak ill of the auction house but looking like Fisher Price My First Auto Auction.

Mike

Posted on: 11/1 19:49
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: PLEASE READ - Packard projects available Now.
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There is a thread on the Cadillac LaSalle Club forum on this. Collar City Auctions is handling. So far links do not work and no pictures. Supposed to start on the 5th and run until the 22nd. You would think they'd get some pictures going. Really hope some good pictures are taken.. really curious... would love to bid too but then I'd get divorced most likely.

Mike

Posted on: 11/1 17:23
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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If you've never cut laminated safety glass before, take it to someone who has. I use to manage a production line making commercial safety glass - it takes patience and skill. Old lami becomes brittle too. It will not be tempered, no windshield glass is tempered. If you attempt to cut tempered glass it will explode. Side lites are tempered so if impacted they crack into pieces that have no sharp edges of note to cut you. Modern windshields are heat-strengthened laminated (a mezzanine between annealed and tempered). If a windshield were tempered and struck on a roadway it would explode and come inward. If it were tempered and laminated it would become unclear and you could not see. Heat-strengthened is the best of both worlds. In 1953, it's probably closer to annealed and that would make it easier to cut.

Mike

Posted on: 10/8 9:30
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: HOOD PAD Troubles
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I've used that product on my Audi for a hood pad and it worked fine, though I did have it off the car and let gravity work with me... probably not an option for your timeline.

How is it failing? Is adhesive left on the underside of the hood? i.e. you didn't apply right: too much, too little, didn't wait until is was tacky before application. Or is it pulling clean from the hood? i.e. you have oily residue on the underside. If you ran the car awhile without I can see how some oily vapors ended up there and require a good cleaning. I think 3M also makes a surface prep.

Good luck!

Mike

Posted on: 7/31 9:09
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re:
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Hate to Monday morning QB your shipper.. sure they have been doing this many times but, I'm not a fan of how it was done. Looks like it was bolted to the crate on the bottom and vertical wall without any rubber or buffer under the mounting to allow for flex (and getting tossed around the truck in-transit). It also assumes the box was built in-plane with the mounting surfaces. If it were my part, I would probably line the bottom and sides with a few layers of cardboard and then wrap the unit tightly with many layers of bubble wrap and then pack any voids with additional bubble wrap (to the point someone has to push down on the lid. I've shipped many motors and gearboxes in an industrial setting in a similar manner to your shipper but only bolted on the bottom and never with an irreplaceable cast part. Good luck getting resolution on that...
Mike

Posted on: 7/18 10:48
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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One of the '48s in the package deal has the rare and short lived gray woodgrain. It would be nice if someone saved it.. but probably not gonna happen.

Posted on: 7/14 20:01
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Sema
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Maybe it's not the best organization to do this... maybe the motivation is flawed. However, IMHO it's better than "National Collector Car Crushing Day." It's somewhat refreshing to see a Democrat from my state co-sponsor the bill, perhaps there is some hope there are centrists still out there.

Posted on: 6/26 20:09
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Article about Classic Cars dropping in Value
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In all honesty, I don't worry about young people not being interested in these cars. On Sunday I was working on my garage while the young Amazon driver stopped in asked about my cars. He was intrigued and thought they were awesome. I have a twenty something analyst that works for me and asked about the garage I was building and what it was for. I sent him some pics and history of them and again, nothing but interest and questions. One only has to see some of the programming on HGTV and the like to see that there are some young people with interest in preserving history. On the flip side, when visiting my in-laws over Memorial Day weekend I was floored with some of the things my twelve year old twin niece and nephew were saying. There is some serious brainwashing going on in school and social media. This is a concern. For those of you who watch the markets closely... lumber prices (futures market) are falling hard, real hard. Pain train is coming to town... my suspicion is that concerns of Americans will be shifting in the near future to things that really matter.

Posted on: 6/16 21:14
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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