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  1. jimi'shemi291
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    Anybody got anything on "Ken," running this '55 New Yorker Deluxe 331? :confused: NASCAR? Daytona? Nice ride for '55!;)
     
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  2. I don't know how you keep track of this monster thread, let alone the rest of the HAMB. You must never sleep!
     
  3. 62dragfalcon
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    Kid musta' had one hell of a fake I.D.
     
  4. lordairgtar
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    Not Bill, It's Richard Pryor of freebasing fame. He was a comedian in the vein of Redd Fox.
     
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    I googled pics of Ali and Cosby... that pic comes up a few times.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  8. Tucker Fan 48
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    They still allow them in Washington State and Oregon. They tear up the road really bad. A lot of the freeways have two ruts carved in them from all the damage.
     
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    Now,,, the owner of this car,... he'd be somebody I'd like to party with...:D
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  10. GRandma Retro
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    cute
     

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    Looks like a vintage Rat R.. Yikes!
     
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    Looks like a Roth Monster on the side of that car , long before Ed was even born...
     
  13. rainhater1
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    in the 50's 60's in CO they used walnut shells ground up in recaps, worked great and no road wear
     
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    Here in NJ they are not allowed. But the USPS runs them on the delivery trucks.

    The New England states still allow them.

    New snow tires I've seen have the holes molded in them.
     
  15. Blown30Chevy
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    Thanks for the 55 Crown Vic pic. Any others stashed away to add?
     
  16. leon renaud
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    back around 65 my dad had a very old set of tires that the treads were the words "Snow Go" these were on an angle across the face of the tire about 2 inches wide and it just repeated all around the tire, These tires had what appeared to be saw dust mixed into the rubber they were narrow like you'd see on 30s cars us kids thought that was great and we rolled them all over the yard one winter just to see them print their message we were young and it kept us amused for part of one winter.
     
  17. Sounds like the "NON-SKID" tires of the 1920's.
     

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    "In 1923 Gardner took the four cylinder engine to a level never seen in the auto industry. The redesigned Lycoming engine for 1923 had 5 main bearings, and no four cylinder car had it except Gardner. At 43 BHP it was also the most powerful 4 on the market." - via gardnermotorcars.com

    Here's another photo of what appears to be the very same car from flicker user crackdog titled 1923 Gardner Radio Special, Oregon 1925

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    "1923 saw the introduction of the Radio Special. Even without a radio it was special. Offered in Limousine Blue with Black fenders. Other differences included nickel trim on the radiator shell and headlights, instead of the standard black. The bumper was standard (front only), disc wheels, step plates, outside rear view mirror, Spanish leather interior, tan top, and cowl lights all set it apart from the other models." -gardnermotorcars.com

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  19. dmorago
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    Now that is reycling back in the day
     
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    same location and occupants, too; maybe she took one photo and he the other?
     
  22. T-Head
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    This busy street scene shows us downtown St. Louis, Missouri, taken from Seventh, looking south on Locust St. We can see an assortment of late 1920s automobiles, a screened-sided truck is seen in the bottom middle of the photo and just ahead of it is a horse-drawn wagon.

    On The Old Motor we have enlargements where you can see it in great detail.
     
  23. Australia retired the mighty and long lived C-130H fleet, replaced by the 'J' model. This pic shows the RAAF C-130 and a DHC-4 Caribou on the hardstand at Vung Tau Airbase 1970. Sad indeed, so many take offs in these aircraft types when I was serving, so very few landings in one!!

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  24. jimi'shemi291
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    Thanks for the info on the earlier Gardners, EhDubya. :) I knew they were running Continentals their later years, but I didn't go and heavily research the brand. But my impression is that they were/are a little-known high-end make, somewhat like the elusive FOX air-cooled. Very, very expensive, low numbers, and LOW survival rate.:eek:

     
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    You guys talking about the studded snows (which were GREAT but hard on asphalt & concrete road surfaces!:rolleyes:) reminds me of the HAMB thread about auto-related inventions, fads, etc., that didn't stay around. Specifically, my Dad told me way back when I was a kid about a special-purpose tire (made, I think by Cooper in the early '50s:confused:). Coils of wire were molded in, right near the surface of the tread. After just a little driving wear, the little coils would begin to make contact with the pavement, providing extra traction bite in rain, snow, and especially ICE. He didn't have one to show me, so I'm going on a verbal description only. :eek: Very apparently, these didn't remain on the market for long. Anybody ever hear or SEE these?

    Another ice/snow invention I've never seen with my own eyes were so-called "wheel sanders." You'd fill two sand reservoirs located in the trunk above each rear drive wheel. Apparently, the driver could release sand on demand (cable-operated, maybe?) when on a treacherous stretch of road. :) Sounds like a pain in the ass to mess with and, maybe, not all that effective, but they faded away, too.:rolleyes: Anybody hear of -- OR SEE -- one of these???
     
  26. automaticslim
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    Jimi, back in the '50s and '60s big rig tractors used wheel sanders. They were verticle tank type deals mounted in front of the drive tandem wheels. A pipe extended from the tank to each front tire on the tandem, giving traction to start moving on icy surfaces. Maybe someone can supply a picture. They were very common back then.
     
  27. Offset
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    Common on railway and street car equipment, I had never heard of sanders being used on cars and I agree they probably would be a PIA. I think the sand railroads used use was heat dried so it contained little to no moisture.

    Learn something on the HAMB each day, thanks Jimi.

    Question - The is OP still active with this thread(have not seen the name in a long time). It has to one of the best on the internet never mind just the HAMB. Incredible pictures and stories.
     
  28. swi66
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  29. I used studded tires when I drove a Taxi in Portland, they worked great on ice. Don't need them on snow.
    As for sanders, that system was (is) standard equipment on locomotives.
     
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