Stuff from D. December 29th, 2019

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Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

Calgary iconic hardware shop “Ribtor” closing its doors:
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/find-it-at-ribtor-no-more-calgarys-iconic-hardware-shop-closing-its-doors

Driving Home for Christmas stories from Norris McDonald:
https://www.wheels.ca/news/driving-home-for-christmas-murphy-and-the-baby-take-2/

Vancouver family and their 1948 Chrysler New Yorker (They are going on a driving trip towing a trailer):
https://driving.ca/chrysler/column/collector-classics/collector-classics-1948-chrysler-new-yorker

RIP to Vancouvers Tevie Smith (I remember seeing his car at Duece days before):
https://driving.ca/chrysler/town-country/auto-news/news/obituary-vancouvers-tevie-smith-was-an-original

Oscar Gamble’s 1932 Ford (I like the intake setup):
https://www.fuelcurve.com/hot-red-and-righteous-1932-ford/

Tim Hughes’ 1931 Ford Victoria:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/vintage-tin-tim-hughes-1931-ford-victoria/

Bill Vance chats about the Aero Willys:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-aero-willys-failed-to-break-the-big-three-1.24042499

1990 Lincoln Continental Mk VII LSC coupe:
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/autos/classic-lincoln-is-posh-and-powerful-566507802.html

Interview with Jeff Dunham:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/5-minutes-with-jeff-dunham/

Ford Piquette Avenue plant pics and article for Miles:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/25/fords-detroit-piquette-avenue-plant-is-an-antidote

Hot Rod powered by an electric motor and control system for Michel:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/budget-built-prewar-hot-rod-powered-by-an-electric-motor-and-control-system/

Mopars at MCACN 2019 pics:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/tons-mopars-huge-gallery-mcacn-2019/

Grand Prix reunion with all four Bugatti Type 59s:
https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/a-glorious-grand-prix-reunion-all-four-bugatti-type-59s

Rusty Heaps gets back to work on his 1955 Morgan trying to undo fender metal work he has to redo:
http://www.rustyheaps.com/2019/12/28/trying-to-undo-the-damage/

Tech:
Suspension upgrade for a 1968 Camaro:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/worthwhile-bolt-suspension-upgrade-1968-camaro/

Videos:
How Snap-on Ratchets are made:
https://youtu.be/sLOKQgs2c-A

Russian finds a way to solve the issues with his Mercedes Benz in a creative way:
https://driving.ca/mercedes-amg/auto-news/news/watch-russian-youtuber-drops-benz-from-helicopter-over-glitches

Get lost in the sound of a Ferrari P4 V12:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/27/get-lost-in-magnificent-sound-of-ferrari-p4-v-12

66 Chevy Truck Quad cab:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/26/8300-pounds-of-66-chevy-truck-that-gm-wouldnt-make

Man Made: Rust to Riches| Dream Car (Olds 88 El Camino for Dave):
https://youtu.be/3_YhFJX3bT0

Amilcar Pegase G36:
https://petrolicious.com/films/amilcar-pegase-g36-joie-de-vivre

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 22nd, 2019

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Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

The story behind Rust Valley Restorers:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/the-story-behind-rust-valley-restorers

Calgarian enjoys his 1973 International Travelall with LS power installed by Highwood Rod & Custom in Calgary:
https://driving.ca/column/on-the-road/international-harvester-travelall-foreshadowed-the-suv

Driver ticketed for towing 53 foot semi trailer with Chevy Silverado and homemade hitch:
https://driving.ca/chevrolet/silverado/auto-news/news/ontario-driver-ticketed-for-towing-53-foot-semi-trailer-with-chevy-silverado

Rich Staph’s Gold 32 Ford 5 window:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/striking-gold-rich-staphs-32-ford-5-window-coupe/

Rod Powell “Keeper of the Flames”:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/rod-powell-keeper-of-the-flames/

Bondurant Performance Driving school reborn under new management and doing well:
https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/12/21/bondurant-performance-driving-school-sold-reborn-under-new-management/

Bill Vance chats about the Peoples car the VW beetle:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-people-s-car-became-a-worldwide-classic-1.24038902

Do you remember the “Midgetoy” cars:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/18/decades-before-hot-wheels-midgetoys-tiny-metal-cars

The Oldsmobile Starfire article for Jamie:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/18/1961-66-oldsmobile-starfire-thunderbird-alternatives

100 years of Bentley:
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/a30108554/100-years-of-bentley/

When you fix things that aren’t broke:
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/columns/a30148661/some-disassembly-required/

When you heal someone and they let you pick which Ferrari you would like:
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/columns/a30118423/piston-slap-a-christmas-story/

Comics by Marty Davis:
http://www.comicsbymartydavis.com/

Dec 2019 Pomona Swap Meet summary with some pics:
https://www.pomonaswapmeet.com/blog/2019/12/19/the-dec-2019-pomona-swap-meet/

Building a Mustang V8 K Code engine on your dining room table:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/12/20/building-a-model-k-code-mustang-v-8-on-the-dining-room-table/

How Fred Hudson designed a predictor-ified Packard that never came to pass (Great auto art):
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/12/17/how-fred-hudson-designed-a-predictor-ified-packard-future-that-never-came-to-pass/

Father/son 1979 Nova project:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/12/16/how-to-bring-new-blood-into-the-car-hobby-according-a-father-and-his-gen-z-son/

Behind the scenes pics from the 2019 Chantilly Concours:
https://www.sportscardigest.com/behind-the-scenes-photos-2019-chantilly-concours/

Custom Hot Rod Legos builds:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/custom-hot-rod-legos-builds/

1966 Chevy Nova L79 from the MCACN show:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1966-chevy-nova-l79-sets-benchmark-2019-mcacn/

1969 Plymouth Road Runner from the MCACN show:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/completely-original-9200-mile-1969-plymouth-road-runner-a12-found-2019-mcacn/

Outlaws, Race Engines, and Top rides from 2019 PRI show:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/outlaws-race-engines-top-rides-huge-gallery-2019-pri-show/

Car lifts article:
http://www.manspacemagazine.com.au/stack-slide/

Robert Tate shares some vintage Christmas automotive art:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2019/an-auto-heritage-christmas

Tech:
Automotive Fasteners and Hardware 101:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/automotive-fasteners-and-hardware/

Mounting affordable LS engine swap radiator fan assembly:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/mounting-affordable-ls-engine-swap-radiator-fan-assembly/

10 Auto Body repair tools for DIY paint jobs:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/10-auto-body-repair-tools-diy-paint-job/

How to repair and re weld a quarter panel:
https://www.onallcylinders.com/2019/12/17/video-how-to-repair-and-re-weld-a-quarter-panel/

For Sale:
1964 GTO for Paul B:
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/pontiac/gto/2356233.html

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 15th, 2019

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Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

The life and death of Lowrider magazine:
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-13/lowrider-magazine-ceases-print

Ford’s 1966 Ford Le Mans effort nearly failed due to a simple fishing line that was missing (Interesting story I haven’t heard before):
https://www.wheels.ca/news/fords-1966-le-mans-effort-nearly-failed-due-to-a-simple-fishing-line/

Another story about Windy’s old Peel P50, man I miss that guy:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/technology/article-peel-p50-the-smallest-car-ever-sold-in-canada-is-a-tiny-ride-with/

The holy grail of classic Corvettes came with the Christmas tree:
https://driving.ca/chevrolet/corvette/column/collector-classics/the-holy-grail-of-classic-corvettes-came-with-the-christmas-tree

An Albertan enjoys his 1969 Subaru Sambar:
https://driving.ca/subaru/column/its-mine/its-mine-1969-subaru-sambar

1932 Ford by Streamline Custom Designs:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/randy-potters-1932-ford-streamline-custom-designs/

Streamline Custom Designs web site:
http://www.streamlinecustomdesigns.com/home/

Goodguys 1967 Giveaway Nova Part 3, Interior assembly and final details:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/goodguys-1967-giveaway-nova-part-3/

Bill Vance chats about the Canadian only Monarch:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-monarch-was-a-canada-only-production-1.24033831

1964 Chevrolet C10 pickup from Manitoba:
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/autos/a-classic-ride-ready-to-roll-566137601.html

Packard landmarks that are miles apart:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/13/22-miles-separate-these-packard-landmarks

Pontaic Ram air GTOs through the years for the GTO guys:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/13/pontiac-ram-air-gtos-through-the-years

The Dodge Rampage, A little truck with a big heart:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/12/little-truck-with-big-heart-the-dodge-rampage

Ford v Ferrari movie cars found in southern california:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/09/ford-v-ferrari-movie-cars-found-in-southern-california

Project Chevelle Part 12:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/surgery-without-scars-8/

Precision Hot Rods begins build of 2020 Road Tour 1934 Ford:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/deja-vu-precision-hot-rods-begins-build-2020-road-tour-1934-ford/

Searching for muscle car clues with car judges at MCACN car show:
https://www.dodgegarage.com/news/article/showcase/2019/12/searching-for-muscle-car-clues.html

Jim’s Garage gets in early at PRI to get us some great shots:
https://jimsgarage.wordpress.com/2019/12/15/pri-2019-friday/

Shop Tours:
Inside Fleece Performance Engineering’s new 70,000 square foot facility:
https://www.drivingline.com/articles/diesel-mecca-inside-fleece-performance-engineering-s-new-70-000-square-foot-facility/

Sewn Tight Custom Interiors tips on organizing your garage:
http://www.thehogring.com/2019/12/13/sewn-tight-custom-interiors-organize-your-garage/

Videos:
Hot Wheels stop motion for Dwight:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/10/hot-wheels-stop-motion-is-top-tier-time-wasting

A golf cart and a landspeeder meet:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/10/golf-cart-chassis-landspeeder-body-and-jet-engines

Scott Flying Squirrel motorcycle:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/09/scott-flying-squirrel-is-weird-name-for-awesome-motorcycle

Tech:
The 5 parts that will leave you stranded:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/09/parts-that-will-most-often-leave-you-stranded

Learning the hard way is an expensive education:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/an-expensive-education-3/

How to replace your window regulator in your vintage Mustang:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/replace-window-regulator-vintage-mustang/

How to work with metal and build anything with Ron Covell “Professor Hammer”:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/work-metaland-build-anything/

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 8th, 2019

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Car links that I find interesting.

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Ten publishing shuttering 19 print magazines (Sad news about all your favorite car magazines):
https://www.foliomag.com/ten-publishing-shuttering-19-print-magazines/

Marv’s Soda shop in Black Diamond is struggling with lack of business:
https://globalnews.ca/news/6261345/diner-near-calgary-struggling/

Wine Country Racing seeking 10 year lease in Okanagan:
https://www.osoyoostimes.com/wine-country-racing-seeking-10-year-lease/

Wine Country Racing wraps up another season of drag racing:
https://www.osoyoostimes.com/wine-country-racing-wraps-up-another-season-of-drag-racing/

Meet the Mexico city family keeping beetlemania alive:
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-06/meet-the-mexico-city-family-keeping-beetlemania-alive

1966 Ford Le Mans effort nearly failed due to a simple finishing line:
https://www.wheels.ca/news/fords-1966-le-mans-effort-nearly-failed-due-to-a-simple-fishing-line/

5 Electric vehicles that look old school but are all new:
https://driving.ca/honda/features/feature-story/these-5-evs-look-old-school-but-are-all-new

Greenhouse full of rare Jaguars found in England:
https://driving.ca/jaguar/auto-news/news/greenhouse-full-of-rare-jaguars-uncovered-in-england

Lethbridge professor re-imaging his classic Swedish coupe 1966 Volvo 122 with modern day engine and running gear:
https://driving.ca/volvo/column/on-the-road/on-the-road-1966-volvo-122-canadian

Did Lindbergh own this Stutz?:
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/people/story/2019-12-02/lindbergh-car-stutz-collector

1963 Impala wagon is one sweet Cali Cruiser:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/cali-cruiser-1963-impala-wagon/

27T Roadster:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/time-warp-t-the-walsh-familys-27-t-roadster/

1969 Ford Ranger F100, in black of course:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/1969-ford-ranger-f100/

The Big Doer goes for a walk on 17th ave se in Calgary, AB:
https://www.bigdoer.com/40796/hikes-and-summits/urban-trek-17th-ave-se/

Bill Vance chats about the Plymouth Prowler:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-prowler-proved-to-be-plymouth-s-swan-song-1.24029134

The Plymouth Barracuda: The first Fish Car:
https://www.allpar.com/model/cuda.html

Images from the Packard Assembly line for Chuck:
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=177988

Studebaker-Mercedes Sales and Service pics for Brian:
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=177913

2019 Mooneyes Custom Hot Rod Show in Japan:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/12/05/american-style-customs-in-japan-highlights-from-the-2019-mooneyes-custom-hot-rod-and-custom-show/

Chuck Hanson talks about the rear suspension work on a 69 Camaro project he is doing:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/project-cheap-shot-3/

A guys cycle of life turns back to Motorbikes:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/an-aging-guys-cycle-of-life/

Pennsylvania College of Technology is teaching Automotive Restoration:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/pennsylvania-college-of-technology/

Sounds like the Automotive Restoration program mentioned above is changing for 2021:
https://www.pct.edu/academics/tnrt/collision-repair-restoration/automotive-restoration-technology

Gilmore Car Museum part 1:
http://carguychronicles.com/2019/11/hickory-corners-gilmore-car-museum/

Gilmore Car Museum part 2:
http://carguychronicles.com/2019/12/hickory-corners-gilmore-museum-part-ii/

Gimore Car Museum web site:
https://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/

2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Barn Finds and Hidden gems:
https://blog.consumerguide.com/2019-muscle-car-and-corvette-nationals/

Tech:
More fitment fundementals on the 1955 Chevy Truck build:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/fitment-fundamentals-switching-from-shimming-to-trimming/

How to convert a small block Chevy to coil near plug ignition:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/how-to-convert-a-small-block-chevy-to-coil-near-plug-ignition/

Windlace tech for the interior
http://www.thehogring.com/2019/12/06/windlace-tutorial-interiors-by-shannon/

Shop tours:
Divers street rods tour:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/divers-street-rods/

Divers Street Rods website:
http://www.diversstreetrods.com/

Drivers Street Rods also runs Notchead, they sell some cool stuff:
https://www.notchead.com/

Ontario garage that specialises in Deloreans:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/great-scott-theres-a-garage-in-ontario-that-specialises-in-deloreans

Wells Auto Delorean garage website:
https://www.wellsauto.ca/

For Sale:
Nice Garage space with house for sale in Washington:
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/real-estate/unspecified/unspecified/2350315.html

1954 Taylor Aerocar (Flying car) goes across the block at upcoming Barrett Jackson auction:
https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/americas-only-airworthy-vintage-flying-car-heads-to-barrett-jackson

Barris built 1955 Chevy Aztec going up for auction:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/12/06/barris-built-1955-chevy-aztec-is-over-the-top-absurd

Videos:
MGA classic car christmas film from Hagerty:
https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/12/06/classic-car-magic-christmas-film-hagerty/

Documentary film on Jaguar restorer Stew Jones:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/12/03/documentary-film-jaguar-restorer-stew-jones/

Jay Leno interview from 2019 Sema show:
https://www.blacktopmagazine.com/22117/jay-leno-at-the-2019-sema-show/

Dennis Gage goes for a ride in a Munsters Koach:
https://youtu.be/HJbXMCk6uMQ

2002 Ducati 998 Boomerang motorbike:
https://petrolicious.com/films/2002-ducati-998-the-boomerang

No Time to Die (James Bond) preview:
https://uncrate.com/video/no-time-to-die/

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 1st, 2019

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Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

Calgary University student has a 1966 Meredes Benz 200D sedan that belonged to his grandfather:
https://driving.ca/mercedes-benz/column/its-mine/its-mine-1966-mercedes-benz-200d-sedan

Hot Rodding book tells the history of Vancouver Hot Rodders:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/new-book-is-full-of-motoring-memories

Thor Custom truck build:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/3400-hp-supercharged-dual-engine-peterbilt-behind-build-thor/

4000 HP Thor Custom truck sells for $12 million in Saudi Arabia:
https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/4000-hp-thor24-custom-truck-hammers-for-us12-million-in-saudi-arabia

1969 Ford Ranger F100:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/1969-ford-ranger-f100/

Fred Offenhauser, The King of Indy Powerplants:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/offy-king-of-the-indy-powerplants/

64 1/2 Mustang that’s been in the family for 40+ years:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/gary-munschs-64%c2%bd-mustang/

Bill Vance chats about the Ford N-series tractor and how it changed farming:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-ford-s-n-series-tractor-changed-farming-1.24022350

1974 Charger SE from Winnipeg (Cool first car):
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/autos/chargers-evolution-makes-it-one-to-watch-565328062.html

How Packard could of doomed Chrysler Corporation:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/29/packard-could-have-doomed-chrysler-corporation

Automotive paradise is Germany’s Klassikstadt Museum/Dealership garage:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/28/automotive-paradise-is-germanys-klassikstadt-museum-dealership-garage

1963 – 1969 Volvo 122 Amazon Wagon remains a solid buy:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/27/1963-1969-volvo-122-amazon-wagon-remains-solid-dependable-buy

1966 Dodge Coronet 500 story for Todd:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/27/why-i-drive-1966-dodge-coronet-500

Micro Machines are making a comeback for 2020:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/26/micro-machines-making-a-comeback-for-2020

Spindizzies: Nitro-fueled tether cars are still collectible:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/26/spindizzies-nitro-fueled-tether-cars-are-collectible-american-racing-history

Southwest Chevrolet displaying the all new 1949 models:
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=177860

Marathon, Sunoco, and No name filling stations pics:
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=177790

Drag Racing safety story:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/safety-yesterday-and-today/

How Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac sold their first compacts:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/three-identical-strangers/

Gallery of Depression era car ads:
https://blog.consumerguide.com/gallery-depression-era-car-ads/

Best Chevy Design award winners from SEMA:
https://www.streetmusclemag.com/event-coverage/sema-coverage-event-coverage/sema-2019-meet-your-best-bow-tie-chevy-design-award-winners/

Cool welded art by Cold Hard Art:
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2019/11/now-for-8th-post-on-cool-welded-art-by.html

1942 Plymouth Auto art:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2019/the-1942-plymouths-the-last-models-before-war-production

Videos:
Aussie Hot Rod Salt Racer Build part 1:
http://fueltank.cc/blog/rotunda-racer-part-1

Shop tours:
Body by Moal (Moal Coachbuilders):
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/28/moal-family-metal-shaping-outfit

Nostalgia Street Rods in Vegas has an expensive car collection:
https://m.roadkillcustoms.com/nostalgia-street-rods-the-most-expensive-car-collection-in-las-vegas/

Cheers, Darryl.