Winter is coming!! (12/1/2017)

Winter is coming, is your car ready?

Modern cars are not affected by changes in temperature.  If you are planning on driving your classic during the cold months, we should talk.

But, modern cars have to be looked after too.  First with snow on the way, check your tires.  They are the most obvious problem when the roads get wet and slippery.  You either have to mount snow tires or good all-weather tires.  The tread should be at 50% or more.  Check your tire pressures.  Your shop should test your antifreeze and make sure it is up to snuff.  Also most manufacturers recommend changing antifreeze every three years.  Washer fluid comes in winter and summer formulations.  Make sure the washer fluid will not freeze.  Have the belts and hoses looked at to make sure they are ready for the cold weather season. If your car is going to sit a lot over the winter, you should add stabilizer to your gas tank to prevent the fuel from deteriorating and fill the tank.  In case you get stuck in the snow, an emergency kit in the trunk is a big help.  Make sure you have water and snack bars, emergency flares, a raincoat, a shovel, an ice scraper and a flashlight with extra batteries in the trunk.  If anything bad happens you will be prepared.   Next time, what to do if you are going to leave your car sitting over the winter months.

2005 Morgan Roadster V6 (1/20/2017)

The Morgan Roadster was introduced in 2004 by the Morgan Motor Company and replaced the Morgan Plus 8.  The Roadster is identical to the Plus 8, however is mechanically modern due to a new Ford V6.  The newer Ford V6 developed similar power to the Plus 8, however less torque.  Due to the lighter weight of the Roadster, even though it was down on power, performance was increased.  The chassis consists of a “ladder” frame design and is built from galvanized steel.  The body is built of steel and aluminum around an ash frame.  The suspension is the traditional Morgan “slider-type” in the front, with a solid axle and lead springs in the rear.

In typical Morgan fashion, the interior of the Roadster is full of Smith Instruments, Moto-Lita Steering Wheel, rock hard seats, and floor-hinged pedals.  Combine all of these aspects of the Morgan Roadster and Morgan’s purpose is clear, a new engine in the same car.

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2005 Morgan Roadster

 

CAR OF THE WEEK (7/22/2016)

1937 & 1936 FORD PICK UP TRUCK2 JEEP FOR WEB

The 1937 Ford featured a more rounded look with fine horizontal bars in the convex front and hood-side grilles. The front grille was V-shaped, rather than following the fenders into a pentagon shape, as on the 1936 model.

Car Of The Week (4/8/2016)

1931 Ford Model A

The Ford Model A (also colloquially called the A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers),[2] was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model had used the name in 1903–04) was designated a 1928 model and was available in four standard colors.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_A_(1927%E2%80%9331)

 

Model A GSL Model A GSL W

 

1953 CHRYSLER SPECIAL COUPE – CAR OF THE WEEK (2/19/2016)

1953 CHRYSLER SPECIAL COUPE

 

This is a unique 1953 Chrysler “Thomas Special” coupe with coachwork by Ghia.  One of Chrysler’s first “Idea Cars” of the 1950s, the dazzling coupe was designed by Virgil Exner and crafted by famed Italian coachbuilder and stylist, Ghia. Only six of these vehicles were produced for Chrysler, while Ghia built another 12 examples for themselves.

http://www.carscoops.com/2010/07/1953-chrysler-special-coupe-fetches.html )

 

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