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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:01 pm

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Hey SCratchey Beard! I forget. What is the outside drum face to ODF measurment on the 9" under that wagon?

Not sure what the exact measurement from axle flange to axle flange is, but the backing plate to backing plate measures 51 inches.

These are the narrow rears that are often used in streetrods.

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I know. Thats why I was wanting to know the drum face or axle flange width. Whenever you get one of those 'round-tuits' any chance of you 'fetching' that measurment, please?
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:20 pm

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He prefers a 64 triple black convertible in restorable condition. Cheap as possible considering the cost to transport from CA to NY.

I'll ring the fellow up and see what he has to offer.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:25 pm

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Another '55 Ford Customline-
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Am I wrong or do I see the rear corner of a 66 Comet on the left side of that El Camino but I starting to think it's something else I don't know.



I also see some bicycles on the right of that Sweet custom 59 Dodge, maybe if I ever had the money to ship or go there I would buy any bicycle you have if they parts I need and yes I said bicycles which is weird because a few years ago I wouldn't have paid any attention to them so I must have a new sickness now Rolling Eyes Hee! Hee! .

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:13 pm

Awesome '60 Plymouth and that '59 Desoto looks great. Your customer has a great taste in cars. The only thing I don't really like about that Dodge is the custom grill.

I'm glad you saved the LaSalle, these cars were a companion marque of Cadillac, am I right?

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Wow that Desoto looks nice ! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:32 am

I shouldn't look at this thread. Makes me want to call and beg John to send me more cars and I'm not even close to finishing the the last one he sent me. I just love all the big fancy cars from the 50's, old trucks, fat finders, on and on. I LOVE OLD CARS!!! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:18 am

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I shouldn't look at this thread. Makes me want to call and beg John to send me more cars and I'm not even close to finishing the the last one he sent me. I just love all the big fancy cars from the 50's, old trucks, fat finders, on and on. I LOVE OLD CARS!!! bounce
Thats the same exact thing I said Christina, when I saw that Desoto or any of Johns recent finds pics, I have to stop myself ,and tell myself "finish what you have now Carlos,then we can talk about buying more cars" Ive fallen into that trap numerous times of buying too many cars, then spreading myself and my pocket book thin and not be able to finish one ,then wind up selling evrything,ive lost some very collectible classic cars that way.John gets some very good cars :cat: scratch :elephant: Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:53 pm

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Hey SCratchey Beard! I forget. What is the outside drum face to ODF measurment on the 9" under that wagon?

Not sure what the exact measurement from axle flange to axle flange is, but the backing plate to backing plate measures 51 inches.

These are the narrow rears that are often used in streetrods.

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I know. Thats why I was wanting to know the drum face or axle flange width. Whenever you get one of those 'round-tuits' any chance of you 'fetching' that measurment, please?

I have one of those rear ends - they are a touch over 57".
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:39 am

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I shouldn't look at this thread. Makes me want to call and beg John to send me more cars and I'm not even close to finishing the the last one he sent me. I just love all the big fancy cars from the 50's, old trucks, fat finders, on and on. I LOVE OLD CARS!!! bounce
Thats the same exact thing I said Christina, when I saw that Desoto or any of Johns recent finds pics, I have to stop myself ,and tell myself "finish what you have now Carlos,then we can talk about buying more cars" Ive fallen into that trap numerous times of buying too many cars, then spreading myself and my pocket book thin and not be able to finish one ,then wind up selling evrything,ive lost some very collectible classic cars that way.John gets some very good cars :cat: scratch :elephant: Smile


Carlos I did that with pedal cars. Had over 200 at one time but I was working back then. John would need to give me the No money down and the rest when you catch me kinda deal. I never seen so many great classics in one place. WANT ALL OF THEM. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:33 pm

I fully agree with you, Chrissy.
Too many projects being worked on at one time often results in none of them getting completed.

At one time, I had about thirty different '50's cars I was keeping to restore, from Cadillac Eldo's to Ford retractables. I decided that I had better whittle them down to the ones I really liked, and sell the rest.

Now things are more manageable.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:35 pm

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Hey SCratchey Beard! I forget. What is the outside drum face to ODF measurment on the 9" under that wagon?

Not sure what the exact measurement from axle flange to axle flange is, but the backing plate to backing plate measures 51 inches.

These are the narrow rears that are often used in streetrods.

---John

I know. Thats why I was wanting to know the drum face or axle flange width. Whenever you get one of those 'round-tuits' any chance of you 'fetching' that measurment, please?

I have one of those rear ends - they are a touch over 57".

Rick,
Those rear axles bring $400 out here, as they are a direct bolt-in for earlier Fords, and fit well beneath most thirties cars.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:29 pm

Hmm what are you doing to do with the desoto John? She too far for someone like me? I just love 57-60 Chrysler products...but other things get in the way and distract me....I need to get the time to really focus on you and your yard....seems like the best place for anything really ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:12 am

That 59' Dodge isnt messing around , looks very smooth. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:07 pm

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My good friend Ken found this car in a local Craigslist ad in Portland, Oregon, and figured I needed it, so he bought it for me. The original owner was a local school teacher, when, in the late seventies, she scraped the quarter panel on the door of the barn, and her son took her keys away. The car set undisturbed until recently, when Ken bought it. The seats are still covered in plastic seat covers, there is no rust out either in the body.

Somewhere along the way, a sack of fertilizer was placed on the trunklid, and it ate up the one bumper guard, taillight housing, and deckild lower edge. I will replace these parts, as I have a good parts car candidate in the yard.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:09 pm

'57 Boooick!

I bought this car from my friend Roger Hill in Clearlake. He had spun a bearing about five years ago, and decided to sell it to me instead of repairing it, as his arthritis has gotten so bad. I will be raiding my own junkpile for either a good crankshaft, or complete engine to drop in and get it going again.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:35 pm

Cool scores for our friend John.


I really like the dash of that dodge especially the steering wheel.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:02 pm

I like the Dodge , but I really like the Buick Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:57 pm

WoW Great Score! Looks to be very clean,364? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:17 am

Hey John I like that Buick! Also I saw in earlier pic's the Blue 57 Belvy and I need nice, dent and ding free Roof Rib Mouldings for my 2 dr hp as well as the clips. They must be taken off carefully so they do not get bent and or twisted. How much my friend? Thanks, Joe NY
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:40 am

Buick is a real nice car John. Brings back a lot of memories.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:08 am

Is the buick a 364?
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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:24 pm

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Yes, it is a 2-barrel 364.

I was hoping to find a crankshaft here that I could polish out, but the three I located had to be turned. One had some light scoring, and the other two had small nicks in the bearing journals. I did find nearly a complete 364 in the pile that turns over still, I'll do some looking at that one to see if it is a good candidate. Trying to avoid having machine work done, as the closest machine shop that I trust is 85 miles from here, and always backed up with work.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:39 pm

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Hey John I like that Buick! Also I saw in earlier pic's the Blue 57 Belvy and I need nice, dent and ding free Roof Rib Mouldings for my 2 dr hp as well as the clips. They must be taken off carefully so they do not get bent and or twisted. How much my friend? Thanks, Joe NY

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I had another member buy the clips, and yet another buy the moldings, so I no longer have them available. If others turn up, I will let you know first.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:04 pm

johnh Lots of people Likes the Buick, Back in about 62 just before I went into the Army I went to a Police Imouund Car Auction. Cars were sold as is no keys no title ect. You know Im not so sure of the date but I was in the Army from 62-69 and I was thinking it was before that. Memory is going Smile Well anyways I bought a 55 Buick for 15 Dollars and a 56 for 25. I also bought a 58 Pontiac Star Chief for 35.00 I had taken a tow bar to tow them back with, My friend Avery Sheets dad went with us and he put an old key in the 58 Pontiac and it started right up and I drove it home. Later put in a lost title for it and It didn't have any lean on it or anything and got it. nI drfove the car for a while and sold it for 400.00 It was a grat car. I won a lot of races with it. Hate to say this but I beat a 66 Dodge Charger with it . It took off pretty good but the Charger stayed there and burnt rubber for a while, It was burning rubber and I was going down the road. Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:42 pm

Great story, Bob!!

I can remember getting complete cars at these auctions for $100-$200, but never lower. It makes me wonder what the typical impound sale these days brings?

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:04 pm

I don't know John, I can't figue out why they were not a lt of people at the one I went to , Maybe poor advertisement but if I can remember right They wern't over a couple doxen people there. Heck if I had the money I could have bought 25 or 30 for the same price. Those days sure are gone forever.

Hey John is scrap metal still up pretty good in price now. ot has it went down some. I know they were scraping out prewtty good cars and even drove them down to the scrap metal place because they could get more for them that way. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:48 pm

Sweet cars!

Got any other '60s Plymouth Furys in that yard Mr. Fowlie? That '60 Plymouth photo looks amazing.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent finds at the Big M ranch   Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:36 pm

I have two '60 Furys, a 4-door and a 2-door hardtop. Also, about five or so others, various body styles and models. Most are parts cars only.

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