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Old June 6th, 2019, 10:12 PM
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whats your first thought

mine is a story 'bout a man named jedů..https://lansing.craigslist.org/pts/d...904517730.html
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Old June 7th, 2019, 12:06 AM
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No price shown. A "big inch" Olds would work.
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Old June 7th, 2019, 05:30 AM
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He doesn't mention anything about a title. Registering that would be a nightmare.
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Old June 7th, 2019, 06:08 AM
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Yeah no price. The other guy said in another thread he thought this approach 'weeds out the pin heads', my view is the individual wants a free appraisal. Nice parts in any event.

OOOHHHH it's in Washington State. Probably one of the vehicles in the woods Rambo ran by in First Blood. Oh well.
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I personally like the line "mostly straight". Is that just a nicer way of saying somewhat bent, or a little off, or kinda there?
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Old June 8th, 2019, 12:07 PM
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I bet that's mostly rust.
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Old June 8th, 2019, 01:15 PM
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What's up with that engine? Olds had a flathead V-8 that year so perhaps it's original. But I don't get the cylinder bank angle. The thing looks like the cylinder banks align with the camshaft, not the crankshaft.

Gooo--Feee.
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Old June 8th, 2019, 03:44 PM
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Someone would really have to have a great vision for what it could become... Not saying it can't be done, money does work wonders...
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Bushels of cash can overcome most obstacles.
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Old June 8th, 2019, 07:13 PM
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Its actually located in Oregon. If it spent much of its life in the Woodburn area its likely got rot. If it came from over the mountains in Central Oregon where Larry lives it might be really solid. Oregon's a funny state, the coast will have salt air that eats cars up. The Willamette Valley is damp enough that it will rot cars. But Southern, Central and Eastern Oregon are pretty dry and cars look like they came from Arizona. The paint is weathered off and the sun may have caused the interior to fall apart, but the metal is nice. We don't salt the road here in the winter either, even in the mountains where they measure snowfall in the tens of feet.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Olds64 View Post
He doesn't mention anything about a title. Registering that would be a nightmare.
In California it's no big deal, it's just a little hassle. The car has to be out of their system, which I think only has to be over seven years. It has to have VIN of some kind and you need a bill of sale. You have to do a brake and light inspection at a certified station and basically a DMV official has to come out and record the VIN, then they start a new title and give you new plates. I did this once with a '47 Crosley I resurrected with no title. Other states may vary.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 09:09 AM
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Someone would really have to have a great vision for what it could become... Not saying it can't be done, money does work wonders...
The only realistic vision I can see is parts car and research artifact. On these antique cars, where there is even less original documentation that survives, each relic like this can provide some clues and information about how they were made and help create an overall picture of what was factory correct and also on variations and options.
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