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Car Collector Chronicles 09-12.pdf

Car Collector Chronicles 09-12.pdf

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Published by Dave Yaros
The September 2012 issue of CCC (09/2012, 6 pgs.) discusses the anguish of selling a ride in "High RPM's", has a follow-up report on "Oldsmobiling with Ollie", features another Olds traveler in her 1904 Runabout and continues our look back to the year 1962. ARTICLES: High RPM's, Oldsmobiling with Ollie-Part II, Driving Across the U.S. in a 109 Yr. Old Oldsmobile, In the Year 19 and 62 PHOTOS: Ollie and Ed./Pub., stargazy pie, Saved 62 at IMS; Ads - AC Oil Filters, Budd Co., Pream and Olds Dynamic 88 engine.
The September 2012 issue of CCC (09/2012, 6 pgs.) discusses the anguish of selling a ride in "High RPM's", has a follow-up report on "Oldsmobiling with Ollie", features another Olds traveler in her 1904 Runabout and continues our look back to the year 1962. ARTICLES: High RPM's, Oldsmobiling with Ollie-Part II, Driving Across the U.S. in a 109 Yr. Old Oldsmobile, In the Year 19 and 62 PHOTOS: Ollie and Ed./Pub., stargazy pie, Saved 62 at IMS; Ads - AC Oil Filters, Budd Co., Pream and Olds Dynamic 88 engine.

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Volume V, Issue 9
that for the right price I would partwith her, but even then, doing sowould be painful.Do other classic car owners gothrough this sort of agony, I wonder?I see the Old Hwy. 27 Tour in MIhas extended to six days. It is a musttour, which I heartily recommend!
- Stay cool and Enjoy your ride(s)! 
 There has not been a lot of car activity in the Yaros CarBarn of late. I did get thevacuum advance changed on
The Gray Lady
. On firing herup, it was obvious the old onedid not work properly. Thisbecame evident when the fastidle speed settled in at about2,000 RPM! I had to slow itdown, which I did. I still needto check the timing to see if it iswhere it should be.I had the occasion to help mystep-son install a new oil pan onhis Honda Pilot.. In that processI learned that modern day oilpans, at least on Hondas, arenot steel. They are made out of aluminum. A weight savingmeasure, if I had to guess? Ialso learned that modern day oilpans do not have gaskets.Instead, a bead of siliconesealant is applied to the matingsurface. Seems to be a strangeway to do it, but hey, it works?I am also learning about life asa retiree. The biggest thing Ihave learned is, “There is alwaystomorrow!” There sure is nopressing need to do whateverneeds to be done, immediately if not sooner. Life in retirementdefinitely proceeds at a moreleisurely pace.I am toying (actually mullingover in my mind) the idea of selling
The Gray Lady
. I do notfeel I am at the point of seriiously considering doing so.I say not yet to myself everytime I open the garage door andsee her seductive body lines.The fact is, however, while Ido enjoy looking at her, I do nottake it out on the open roadvery much at all. I bet I have yetto put 500 miles on her sinceacquiring it back in 2009! I am afirm believer that classic carsare made to be driven, notstored. I am not utilizing her toher potential, and feel guiltyabout this.A part of me says pass her onto someone who will makebetter use of her. I suppose
 High RPMs 
GDYNets
 ® 
on the Web
Find GDYNets on the web:
CCC
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-THE FORUM http://ccc.activeboard.comCar Collector Chronicles-scribdSaved 62 -1962 Olds web sitehttp://www.freewebs.com/ jeandaveyarosThe Gray Lady -
 
1955 CadillacCoup
é
de Ville web site
SAVED 62:
 
A website devotedto our 1962 Oldsmobile Dy-namic 88 convertible. The sitealso has a lot of information onOldsmobiles and its founder,Ransom Eli Olds.
THE GRAY LADY:
This web-site features our 1955 CadillacCoupé de Ville and Caddy in-formation.
A website de-voted to a myriad of interests.Foremost is extensive informa-tion on the “Steel City” of Gary,IN. There are also offerings onsteel making, U.S. Steel-GaryWorks, U.S. Marine Corps, M14assault rifle, of course Oldsmo-bile, and the tragic story of themurder of Gary, IN Police Lt.George Yaros.
A GDYNETS
 ® 
 PUBLICATION © 2012, G. DAVIDYAROS. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
September 2012Car Collector Chronicles
Car Collector Chronicles 
®
Exploring:
Car Collecting Today
Classic Rides
Reports From the Field
Oldsmobile
(1897-2004)
 
Cadillac
(1902- )
 
Allant
é (1987-1993)
Corvair
(1960-1969)
 
IN THIS ISSUE:
High RPMs
1
GDYNetsOn the Web
1
Oldsmobiling withOliver—Part II
2
In the Year19 and 62(Ads/Events)
6
Forum EMail:
 
By the time youread this Ollie willbe, or is, on his wayhome. That is onlyafter having rackedup 36,000 + mileson his recently pur-chased 1972Oldsmobile 442while traversing theU.S. and Canada.Just where ishome for Ollie? Hehails from Cornwall,England. Cornwallis at the southwest corner of the country, bordered on the north by theCeltic Sea, and on the south by the English Channel. Cornwall, acounty, has a population of 535,000 and boasts of all of one city, Truro.It’s most famous location is probably the port of Falmouth. Cornwall wasa mining area (tin and copper) for a time. The major industries now aretourism, fishing and agriculture.
 
 A bit about Cornwall cuisine: One famouslocal fish dish is Stargazy pie, a fish-basedpie in which the heads of the fish stickthrough the piecrust, as though "star-gazing". The pie is cooked as part of tradi-tional celebrations for Tom Bawcock’s Eve,but is not generally eaten at any other time.Cornwall is perhaps best known though for its pasties, a savory dish made with pastry. In the day, pasties were thelunch meal of choice for Cornwall miners. Today's pasties usually containa filling of beef steak, onion, potato and swede (rutabaga) with salt andwhite pepper, but historically pasties had a variety of different fillings."Turmut, 'tates and mate" (i.e. turnip, potatoes and meat) describes a fill-ing once very common. For instance, the licky pasty contained mostlyleeks, and the herb pasty contained watercress, parsley, and shallots.
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Pasties are often locally referred to as
oggies. -
Historically, pastieswere also often made with sweet fillings such as jam, apple and black-berry, plums or cherries. The traditional Cornish pasty has ProtectedGeographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe. Ollie was obviously ex-cited to get back to Michigan as there, once again, he could partake of pasties!
Oldsmobiling with Oliver - Part II
 
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By the timeyou read this Olliewill be, or ison his way,home. That is only after having racked up36,000 +miles on hisrecently  purchased 1972 Oldsmobile442 whiletraversing the U.S. and Canada.” 
 
Oldsmobiling with Oliver - Part II, Cont’d.
 
 At our invitation, Ollie overnighted in Milwaukee. It gave us the oppor-tunity to discuss a myriad of subjects: American and British politics, gunownership rights and controls, the classic car scene in Britain and manyother topics. I learned that gasoline is over $8/gallon in the U.K.! Andwe think we have it bad? A few things did surprise me. First and foremost was the age of thistraveler/tourist. He is all of 28. To me, that is pretty young to be in theposition to undertake a year long sojourn. How was he able to do it?The answer is, thanks to a recent inheritance. Another interesting fact was that he had no qualms over either quittinghis job, or finding suitable employment on his return. Ollie maintainsthat the English economy is not that bad, at least in his line of employ-ment. He was working as a financial analyst/programmer probing mar-keting data.It was more than obvious that Ollie researched every aspect of his tripabroad. He knew what was where, how to get there, and where to stay.“Where to stay,” I might add, often mean pitching a tent. It also meantsleeping in his car on rare occasion.So now that the trip is over, what happens to the Olds? No surprise,Ollie is taking it back with him. What is a surprise is that it is actuallycheaper to ship the Olds to England from Houston, TX, than from a porton the east coast. I find that to be a bit strange, given the additionalnautical miles that must be traveled to get to England when departingfrom Houston versus, say, New York City.One thing Ollie shall be taking back with him is a copy of 
Runabouts toRockets
, the monthly publication of the National Antique OldsmobileClub. We do want to keep Ollie in the Oldsmobile family, no matter where he might be!We thoroughly enjoyed having Ollie as our house guest, our conver-sations, and giving him a brief tour of Milwaukee. I also think Ollie en- joyed taking the wheel of our ‘92 Cadillac Allanté. Notwithstanding allthe miles traveled, that was a first for him on the trip.One more thing, Ollie, you left your shaving gel at the house. You canpick it up the next time you are in town!
 
“ 
So now that the tripis over, what happens tothe Olds? No surprise,Ollie istaking it back withhim.
 
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