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Old 06-26-2014, 10:20 PM   #61
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More pictures taken today at the EMMR....
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@ the EMMR....
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John in post #61 what is the Engine????
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John in post #61 what is the Engine????
Bill, I wish I knew. It looked like an experimental 60hp V-8 engine to me. The guys we talked to at the museum didn't know either. Lynn Paxton would know but he was not there when we toured the museum.
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Alan, just for the sake of satisfying my curiosity... What is the difference between traveling on a week day or a weekend??? Also, typically, hotel occupancy is stronger on weekdays than on weekends. This is due to the large amount of business travelers during the week. Thus, the weekend room rates are generally cheaper...! Check any of the myriad hotel/motel room web sites... I'm just sayin'. It appears to me that the EFV8 Club is wrong on both counts. Also, I know from my own experience, when my kids were small, and I was a member of the EFV8 club, they and my wife had little or no interest in going to any automotive events on vacation. There are a lot of "dedicated V8ers" who won't "block out their next vacation, at the expense of their family's, to attend an EFV8 Meet. If the EFV8 club really wants to accommodate their membership, perhaps they should take a survey to get a consensus. They might find that holding the Meets over a weekend would be preferred, imagine that. We all know that you can't please everyone all the time but... It would be nice if they gave it a try.
None of the explanation fits about hotel room. There are a lot shows that are during the weekend. GG show are during the weekend. The Moonshiner show is during the weekend. A lot of local show during the weekend. These show have a lot of people that goes to these shows. I am still a working man and family man. Vacation need to be w/ the family. Cars are hobby. I feel that EFV8 are leaving a lot of us out the pic. when planning these shows. Soon are later it will hurt the club. I go to about 3 big shows a year. That requires renting a rooms or camping they are all on the weekends. Vic and Bruce thanks again for comments keep up the good work. Peace

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Old 06-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #66
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I don't believe anyone is sure on the origins of the V8-60 looking engine in post #61. If any of you have any known details, please contact the museum. www.emmr.org.
Also, tonight at Williams Grove and tomorrow afternoon at Latimore Fairgrounds, there will be track time for antique race cars. If any of you are still in the area you may enjoy stopping by to hear them roar!
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Like I said, the naysayers will always tell you how to do it, but will never actually lend a hand.
C'mon now Alan, that's a cop-out and you know it! By making that statement, you have become a naysayer to those that you apply that same moniker... Talk about being hypocritical... If the EFV8 Club is afraid of change, they are destine to become a dinosaur, and we all know what happened to them...
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C'mon now Alan, that's a cop-out and you know it! By making that statement, you have become a naysayer to those that you apply that same moniker... Talk about being hypocritical... If the EFV8 Club is afraid of change, they are destine to become a dinosaur, and we all know what happened to them...
It is really bad when you start calling people names. When you losing the battle of words. It is hard to believe Hotel cost is want sets the date for show. I believe I know the real reason. This would set the site on fire. I hope when the Charlotte show is planned that Saturday day is included show. That site of show being held will welcome everybody that is interest in Flathead fords. Let learn from mistake and grow the hobby. So that everybody can enjoy the hobby. Lets not put in box so that feel people can enjoy.

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Any of you guys that made it to Gettysburg and are willing to go a little further can come by and see my Duece Roadster and have crab cakes on me. I'm about 100 driving miles from DC but if you got a boat it's only 15 miles across the Bay to my garage. I got to start using up the crab meat we picked out in October. You can buy live bushels, from my next door waterman neighbor, if you want to spend the night at the Cambridge Hyatt.

Look behind my roadster and you can see the ship to the left, in the middle of the Bay.


Just PM me for the specifics.
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Hi Everyone. This is a photo thread. Plesae start another for non photo discussions.

I'm almost the last man out of the meet. Many more photos to come.

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Any of you guys that made it to Gettysburg and are willing to go a little further can come by and see my Duece Roadster and have crab cakes on me. I'm about 100 driving miles from DC but if you got a boat it's only 15 miles across the Bay to my garage. I got to start using up the crab meat we picked out in October. You can buy live bushels, from my next door waterman neighbor, if you want to spend the night at the Cambridge Hyatt.

Look behind my roadster and you can see the ship to the left, in the middle of the Bay.


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Bob, that's a very nice offer! Nothing like a Maryland Crab Cake and a cold beer. Wish I could make it. I got home from one of the best Early Ford V-8 Meets, that I can remember, at about 10:30 am and we are now on the way to Ocean City, MD for a long weekend gathering of family. Steamed Crabs are on the agenda!!
Maybe we will meet up at one of the shows here in MD so I can see that Roadster. You might enjoy the Rodders Journal Revival to be held later this year at the Pimlico Race Course.
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I'm almost the last man out of the meet. Many more photos to come.

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Thanks Jeff, looking forward to seeing more photos from the event.
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So tell us real reason.

What RG do you belong to? You need to get involved with your RG and the National (if you are a member) and try and change it that way.

Technically these are not public events--These meets are Club Events organized by the Club for Club Members.
I like to personally thank for your comments. I think you might have something there. Thanks again
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Tangled, I took my off topic post down. Sorry about helping to hijack this thread.

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It's all good everyone. I was being a little bitchy in post #71. Couldn't you hear a baby crying? Waaaaa. I can when I read it now!

I did my part to get this off topic, see post #42, so what the heck, why don't we keep going on what is on our minds? No sarcasm intended. It's what we do best here, write what is on our minds.

So here goes...

Personally, don't see these as non-public events. In fact one of the things I wanted to do but didn't was to spread the word among the locals that we were coming to town and to come out and see what we're up to. I regret not acting on the thought. Maybe I'll mention it to the Illinois crowd.

It has always bothered me that we don't see more locals at the shows. A nice lady drove up to my trailer at about noon today and said "When's the show" it hurt when I had to say that she'd missed it. She said something funny about telling her husband to get over there earlier in the week after she'd seen some cars, and him saying he never heard her say it!

One of the best times I've had a V8 meet was the town square event that was held at the Central meet in Auburn, where we filled an admittedly small downtown, with flat motors! It had a vibe that was great. I even hitched a ride, really with my thumb out, to a CVS to get batteries for my camera. The folks who picked me up took me to the store and back to the square. Epic! (Now I keep at least 8 AA's in the glove box, learn't my lesson.)

Also, for the thought that having the shows during the week discourages participation, it is a valid point. But keep in mind that we will never be a huge show like the NSRA Street Rod Nationals that I attended a few weeks ago that _was_ on a weekend, even though I had the most fun on a Thursday and less fun on the show day Saturday.

As for the thoughts that the V8 club is in trouble with their demographic, that too is valid. Also valid is that they are slow to change direction. Some people interpret the V8 club as a dictatorial organization because they care what color your nuts are. But their charter says they're about 'as Henry mad it'. Even though a goodly portion of members don't have their cars point judged (me among them), and some that do swear they will never do it again (as one of our local club members said to me this morning, at a previous show he had over 950 points, this show less than 800 and the judges spent an hour on his car according to the owner).

The National President said in his meeting this week that he thinks about both of those problems and encouraged members to act by encouraging change by contacting their Regional Directors with their opinions (allowing dropped axles for example, and electric fuel pumps are always a hot topic for the Judging Standards Committee), and to encourage members to help recruit new blood. (I'm almost 55 and considered a teenager by this crowd! It's actually an ego boost for a semi-old fart.)

A strategy a member pointed out that worked well for their Regional Group which grew their membership from the 60's to the 120's by passing out old issues of the V8 Times with a local and national membership form tucked inside, when they were approached by people admiring their vehicles.

And another effort that the President mentioned was to drop V8 Times issues at Doctor's offices. After all, the V8 club's demographic likely spends more time in waiting rooms than the NSRA's, or even the AACA's.

As for time off, I don't expect everyone to do this, but, are you ready... I have to request time off 6 months in advance. I can get all the unpaid time off I want as long as I let my supervisor know with enough lead time. I don't think everyone can do this, but it's what I do.

Ok, sh_t, I've spent enough time on this already, I want to get to posting some more shots.
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I'll start with a 'show's over' photo of me putting the car away about 4:30 this afternoon after a run around the Battlefield driving tour. You'll figure out the rest..

Sexy'est running boards I've ever seen on Larry's Zephyr.
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Doofus, first upload didn't work, here's the show's over shot... I just figured something out, I thought it was user error, but , FordBarn seems to prefer me to upload from my hard drive rather than my camera card, hmmm. Dang it just happened again this time from my HD. I'll try uploading just a shot or two at a time...

The first few cars at the Monday tour stop I was manning were Mercs! Big

That red truck was a seven year old restoration and it was very tasty! Nice creature comforts in the cab (no tilt wheel ), warmed up flattie, duals. The owner did it to be a good truck for what he wanted.
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Oops, I see I posted that last one twice. I said earlier I can't walk past that car without stopping. The Meteor has a color-change paint job and trick tail lights that blend I think a '59 Caddie onto the Meteor orignals, neat! Green to Choclate-ish, but in a good way. First thing I asked him when he walked back to the car was about the lights, just way cool.

Tuesday's tour was to a collection of a local club member for donuts and juice and coffee and, well, goodies, then to the Bad Donkey shop, then UTZ chip factory & factory store, <insert lunch> a Mustang/Cobra/Shelby shop, then a sulky horse breeding farm that was 2000 acres and had some stud fees 20G's (reserving comment). Lunch was at an honest to goodness DRIVE INN, where gaggle of ninteen-year-old waitresses wholesomely dressed, with old-school change makers, get your order at the car window, and bring it back! Our group elected to use the shaded picnic tables, maybe it was cooler than sitting in the car, maybe it had a better view of the action... Just sayin' Sorry boys but it just wouldn't have been appropriate to take photos.

A shot of my Mom Helen helping to clean the windows before we set out. She drove the Phaeton for about ten miles the other day when I was getting her primed for the meet and I was out cruising in the Ford. She's got about fifteen thousand miles behind the wheel a '31 A Roadster that my Dad had to have, but as it was our second car, she had to use it as HER grocery getter with bro and me in the rumble!

Concours day was, well, a miracle. There was literally a 69% chance of rain at 9 am according to weather.gov. We didn't see a drop until after sunset.

Did I say it rained 36 3w's. Two of them, one rumble, one trunk, were assigned to my team. The only thing our chassis team found was non-painted V8 on the hub-caps of one of them, and that may be a debatable 1 point deduction.
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The engine in post 61 looks like the cosworth dfv (double four valve) formula 1 ford. Made in the late sixties. 182 cu in 450 hp. Harley
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