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Old 02-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #51 (permalink)
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That modified is the coolest thing EVER! I love it when you can find the history on something like that! Definately check out thehamb- especially now that you have a little info to work with. I assume you are holding on to that thing or one of his buddies will scoop it up but if it goes on sale to the public, please PM me a $ number. Doubt its anything i could afford but it would be amazing to bring that thing back!

Cool stuff all around. Thats the kind of place I could hang out for weeks just looking at stuff.
My sister and I have talked about building it, taking it out to Bonneville and running it.

For my Dad.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Edit: it's a '27 t-bucket Roadster/Lakester


What are the gray cylinders next to the chassis?

In the "junk" around the stuff you are taking pics of, I see lots of "scrap".
The first thing you need to determine when going through is;
What is scrap? and What is salvage?

If you don't know what it is, find out. Once you find it, check ebay to see what things are going for.

Once you deterine something is scrap, you are better off to dismantle it and break down in parts.

Under the one lathe is a large electric motor. First test the motor to see if it works. If not, dismantle it to sell the copper and the casing seperate.
Old motors are built a lot better than new motors. In plants, I prefer to buy an old model rebuilt motor than a new motor.

I would start an ebay ad, even as rediculous as it is to sell some stuff.
Start with "Chevy Heads" per pair.
What will result is people calling you, telling you what to look for, and making offers.
You don't actually want to sell any of them on ebay, but the ebay ad will put you in contact with people that are knowledgable and want to buy.
If you dad has any good friends, invite them over to help you identify parts and equipment.

It is possible that you have a crank, or a pair of heads that may go for 6 figures depending on the serial numbers and "colletability" of them.
I built a 350 chevy for a friend for a street rod. He ran out of money before he got the rust bucket on the road. His uncle came in and took a look at the motor. He offered him more than the car and motor work was worth just for the block. He said he was going to throw away the heads, cam, and other new stuff. All he wanted was the block because the serials numbers were to rare corvette.
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What are the gray cylinders next to the chassis?
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I think that some old school sprint car steering set up?

Rare Corvette block, yes - there are a few. We have a bunch of New Old Stock heads, valves, pistons, cams, cranks, rings, gaskets etc etc.

Thanks for the tip on the E-Bay Ad....makes perfect sense.
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I think he meant the cylinders to the left side of the car, look like roll up garage doors. Thanks for posting the pictures.

I think you will be way ahead contacting one of the larger auction companies. People will cherry pick the good stuff if you start selling it by the piece. Professionals will be able to do the research and cataloging and make you considerably more money.
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This weekend I'm going to try and get a better pic of the Old Coke Vending Machine behind the Red Lathe, any one have any idea what vintage that is?

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Just looking at the side I would guess it's a 60's model. Should have a glass door on the right side. I had one when I was growing up as my first business adventure. Just a guess.
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What are the gray cylinders next to the chassis?
Looks like roll up doors all rolled up?
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Yes, roll up door for one of the shops.
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Theres something magical about these kind of threads. Thanks for sharing and sorry for your loss.
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Here is something - some type of air filter?

He must of gotten these at an Auction, there are a bunch of these all brand new

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This weekend I'm going to try and get a better pic of the Old Coke Vending Machine behind the Red Lathe, any one have any idea what vintage that is?

Looks like a late 50's early 60's Vendo. I'd LOVE to find one of those for the house!

My sincerest condolences on your father's passing. Looking through all of this is like looking through your family history to some extent. I hope that with whatever you end up doing with this stuff, it goes to people who will appreciate it and your dad.

Best of luck with the estate work ahead.
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Sorry about your dad but thank you for sharing all of this, awesome stuff for sure!
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Thank you for the condolences, we had an awesome service for him out at the old Watsonville Speedway..quite a few of his old racer buddy's and former race teams came out to honor him.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Small world. No doubt some of your family knows some of my family. Weaver & Chandler would be the most recognizable names. Good luck going through everything... wish I was still down there to help. We're up north now, too.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Small world. No doubt some of your family knows some of my family. Weaver & Chandler would be the most recognizable names. Good luck going through everything... wish I was still down there to help. We're up north now, too.
What were there names?
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Where to start... Dave & his son Mike Chandler were into racing, but in Watsonville everyone spends at least some time at the track. Dave was an autobody & paint guy, had his own shop in town for a bit. As for the Weavers, there would be my grandma & grandpa (passed away in the last few years) Hank Owen & June Weaver; their brother/sil Ray & Betty Weaver; and the assorted kids Janis, Diane, Sandy, Hank, Mike & Doug. Then there's grandkids & great grandkids...

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Where to start... Dave & his son Mike Chandler were into racing, but in Watsonville everyone spends at least some time at the track. Dave was an autobody & paint guy, had his own shop in town for a bit.

As for the Weavers, there would be my grandma & grandpa (passed away in the last few years) Hank Owen & June Weaver; their brother/sil Ray & Betty Weaver; and the assorted kids Janis, Diane, Sandy, Hank, Mike & Doug. Then there's grandkids & great grandkids...
Pretty sure I recognize Hank Weaver - did he have a son named Hank too? Was he a spec builder in town?
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Yes, Hank (went by Henry to some & Owen to some) also had a son Hank. Hank Jr. was the youngest of the four kids. My mom is the oldest daughter, Janis. For as long as I remember my grandpa worked out at the Kaiser/PGE plant in Moss Landing. That's where he retired from. Hank Jr. still works at Watsonville Hospital and lives in Corralitos.
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Yes, Hank (went by Henry to some & Owen to some) also had a son Hank. Hank Jr. was the youngest of the four kids. My mom is the oldest daughter, Janis. For as long as I remember my grandpa worked out at the Kaiser/PGE plant in Moss Landing. That's where he retired from. Hank Jr. still works at Watsonville Hospital and lives in Corralitos.
LOL I used to help Hank Jr build his Volkswagens....small world indeed. They had a great house right at the base of Mt Madonna.

PS Would get in touch with them and let them know about my Pop? That would be great.
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That is funny! I'm sure you remember his pride & joy t-top Corvette? lol. I got to wash it once, but was NOT allowed to dry the chrome.

They're all just really good people, though. The never met a stranger type. I really miss my grandma & grandpa and the examples they set.

Can I ask what Dad's name was? Pm would be fine.
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That is funny! I'm sure you remember his pride & joy t-top Corvette? lol. I got to wash it once, but was NOT allowed to dry the chrome.

They're all just really good people, though. The never met a stranger type. I really miss my grandma & grandpa and the examples they set.

Can I ask what Dad's name was? Pm would be fine.
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If you take a pic of that coke machine, I could help give you a really good idea on the history of it. There is a local "soda museum" across the street from my shop....
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I'm not sure what this is, 38 ish GMC dually?



And I believe this is the front end for it. There is a good pass fender, but I have not seen a cab.....yet.

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If you were on the east cast I would DEFINITELY be talking to you about that Coke machine! My Mother collects Coca Cola stuff

They start at about $500 and can range up to excess of $5k depending on the style/shape - hell if it still works and refridgerates keep the fucker and sock it with beer!

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I think that some old school sprint car steering set up?

Rare Corvette block, yes - there are a few. We have a bunch of New Old Stock heads, valves, pistons, cams, cranks, rings, gaskets etc etc.

Thanks for the tip on the E-Bay Ad....makes perfect sense.
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