As best os...

Brian Turner (USA)

asked me if I'm willing to post an artikel from his hand about the danger of Asbestos... of course.

Hidden Dangers In Your Car

Many enthusiasts love having their dream cars that could be vintage cars. When most people get in their cars, they put their seat belts on and check their mirrors. Today, many drivers even have rear-view safety cameras they can consult before operating their vehicle in reverse to make sure their path is clear. Even though most drivers are aware of and protect against the expected dangers related to their automobiles, what about the unexpected dangers? Here, learn about some of the hidden dangers that may be lurking in your car right now.Older vehicles may be the worst culprit when it comes to the hidden dangers of automobiles. Though new cars can and do contain toxic substances, as well, the focus here will be on classic cars. One of the biggest dangers to be aware of when it comes to classic cars is asbestos. Asbestos exposure to which can cause a lung disease called mesothelioma, is often found in the brake systems of older cars such as drum brakes. Though most car manufacturers have switched to a substitute material by now, asbestos is still found in many older or classic cars. The only way to know for sure if your vehicle has asbestos in the brake lines.... is to do your research; contact the manufacturer directly for the best information regarding your specific make and model before performing work on your brake system.

Asbestos exposure is widely thought to result in mesothelioma, but it isn't the only hidden danger in automobiles. Though the pollution that comes out of our vehicles' exhaust pipes for others to breathe is closely monitored, what about the pollutants that we may be breathing in inside our own cars? Benzene is one such potentially harmful substance. Benzene fumes may off-gas from such benign parts of your car as the dashboard, carpet, steering wheel and upholstery. For this reason, drivers should air their vehicles out when first entering them. Before turning on the air or heat systems, drivers are advised to roll their windows down for a few minutes. This is to prevent the benzene build-up from being circulated through the air system and, especially in the case of heating, the toxicity being amplified.

Besides asbestos and benzene, other potentially harmful substances, such as chlorine, bromine, arsenic and mercury, are also present inside various cars at varying levels. Over time, the build up of and exposure to these compounds can lead to health concerns. To get the best information on your specific vehicle, contact the manufacturer and ask what chemicals may be present in your car. If you are concerned about how a specific health condition may be related to your automobile, please consult your physician.

"Truck Tuesday"

1959 Chevy Apache Fleetside Longbed, Big Rear Window, Patina, Bagged. Damn... one desirable truck!

Carhenge - For Sale

Carhenge... replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars. The artist of this unique car sculpture, Jim Reinders, experimented with unusual and interesting artistic creations throughout his life. His desire to copy Stonehenge in physical size and placement came to fruition in the summer of 1987 with the help of many family members.

Thirty-eight automobiles were placed to assume the same proportions as Stonehenge with the circle measuring approximately 96 feet in diameter. Some cars are held upright in pits five feet deep, trunk end down, while those cars which are placed to form the arches have been welded in place.

Carhenge’s uniqueness, novelty and unusual components continue to draw the attention of film and television production crews as well as over 80,000 tourists from all over the world. As the second most popular tourist site in Nebraska, Carhenge provides a tremendous ownership opportunity for entrepreneurs.

Currently Carhenge is operated as a nonprofit and the proceeds from its sale will go to pay off a small operating note with the remainder to be spent on promoting tourism in Alliance and college scholarships.
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Remarkable Collection...

Lee Roy Hartung...was an ultimate collector with an incredible passion for history and a remarkable eye for originality. Following his passing in May 2011, Hartung’s collection will be offered without reserve in November 2011... presenting a range of ownership opportunities for those looking to continue his legacy.

The Hartung Collection was amassed over five decades by the late Mr. Lee Roy Hartung for display in his private museum. From motor cars to motorcycles, bicycles, license plates and other vintage memorabilia, the collection is comprised of items Hartung acquired locally, many from within a 15-mile radius of his Glenview location.

In terms of its originality and diversity, it is unmatched, presenting a true treasure chest and range of exclusive ownership opportunities for the savvy collector.

His amazing collection of Ford Model T, Model A and V-8 motor cars...  the collection is highlighted by a series of highly-original motor cars, from a rare BMW Veritas Convertible with a Spohn body to a Edwards that won two races in its class at Pebble Beach.

The Lee Roy Hartung Collection will be offered for sale by Auctions America by RM in partnership with RM Auctions during a multi-day sale in Glenview, Illinois, November 3-5, 2011.

Those with an affinity for classic two-wheelers will appreciate the collection’s series of vintage motorcycles, including an all-original 1911 Pope, a 1912 Sears Twin and a time-warp 1913 Flying Merkel Twin, which with its original paint and lettering is believed to be one of the most original examples in existence.

Beyond motorized vehicles, Hartung was also known for his avid love of bicycles, which like almost everything in the collection remain in time-warp, original condition. Highlights include a like-new 1934 Iver Johnson, an Elgin Bluebird and a Schwinn Aerocycle.

For the mechanical engineering enthusiast, the collection boasts a large assortment of NOS Ford parts, highlighted by Ford “Speed Equipment,” including heads, carburetors and upgrade kits, many of which have never been used.

Rounding out the collection is an diverse assortment of other collectibles including: an extensive collection of hit and miss engines; vintage outboard motors; vintage toys and antiques; aircraft engines; promotional models; automotive mascots and motometers; automotive badges and emblems; political buttons and ephemera; porcelain signs and advertising; typewriters and housewares; fire and law enforcement memorabilia; and petroliana and gas pumps.

The Lee Roy Hartung Collection auction will be held on-site at the Hartung Museum in Glenview, Illinois November 3-5, 2011 with a two-day auction preview on November 1-2.

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Bad Back Bones...

The Bad Back Bones. A "local" rockabilly band... from Helmond, The Netherlands. Their style can be described as Roots ‘n’ Billy, The Southern Way. So... Rockabilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country, Swing and Blues.

They play  their own written songs and also covers, most of them not so well known. It's a four man band...  My buddy Mike van Lierop (double bass)... Marnix van den Biggelaar (electric guitar)... Charles Verrijt (drums)... Ernst le Coq Darmanville (acoustic guitar). Note... Charles also plays with Catslappin’ Chrissie. Mike also plays with the Hi-Tombs.

Bad Back Bones - Hyves 

It's a drag...

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is a drag racing governing body, which sets rules in drag racing and host events. With over 80,000 drivers in its rosters, the NHRA is considered one of the largest motorsports sanctioning bodies in the world. The association was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a gevernning body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing.

The first nationwide NHRA sponsored event was held in 1955, in Great Bend, Kansas. (Typical for the era, this race was held on a World War II-constructed training air field.) The "Nationals", which now comprise 22 events each year, are the premier events in drag racing that bring together the best cars and drivers from across North America.

Drag racing... a competition in which specially prepped cars or motorcycles compete two at a time to be the first to cross a set finish line. From a standing start, in a straight line, over a measured distance. Most commonly a ¼-mile [402.3-metre (1,320 ft)] straight track. The race track, known as a dragstrip... uses an electronic timing system to determine the winner.

Sertain things don't mix...

1977 Vette vs 1939 Plymouth truck.
Found on the web, my uppionion... Fugly!
Hope the one that built this... will first read his doorsign before starting a new project, ha'

whats a head...

Don't know...
Bad connection...will show in posting behaviour.
Hopefully will be solved within a couple of weeks.


major turn in life today, future... Shoebox?
Anyway... Nice weekend ya'll

1954 Oldsmobile

Posting Mike's ride from across the pond... 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 4 door sedan...
This car has less than 15k miles since almost complete mechanical overhaul listed below in 2005

Original rebuilt 324” Olds Rocket V8, Edelbrock 4 barrel carb, rebuilt generator and starter, custom true dual exhaust with glasspack mufflers. Almost all bolt on components have been powercoated.
Original rebuilt automatic transmission (4 speed Hydramatic)
Front suspension...rebuilt (all parts are powder coated), New front springs (lowered by cutting 1st coil off), all new/rebuilt steering components other than steering box, idler arm and draglink rebuild (idler arm and draglink rebuild kit are included with the car), All new brakes (master cyl, wheel cyls, lines, shoes, springs etc). Drum brake residual valves installed, New rear brake drums, All wheels have been powder coated, and wrapped with Diamondback wide white radial tires including full sized spare.

Rear suspension... Original Olds rearend, Air bagged with Slam Specialities 6”bags. The compressor and 1 gallon receiver tank are from Air Ride Specialities. The rearend is attached using 36” boxed radius rods with greaseable chromoly rod ends, and located side to side with a Competition Engineering panhard bar. The frame has been c-notched and boxed after the dog leg allowing the car to sit with the rear bumper 2” off the ground with the bags deflated.

Body... Sanded to bare metal and repainted in 2006. There is no body filler in the car other than in the drivers quarter panel, seriously. Nosed, decked, Shaved rear door handles and trim holes (doors finished in lead). Comes with fender skirts (not installed)

Replaced floors and relieved transmission tunnel and rear seat area to allow drive shaft/radius rod travel when car is lowered. Completely restructured trunk area with custom storage boxes built into the sides, allowing a Summit Racing 15 gallon poly fuel cell with new fuel lines to mount underneath the car. I have insulation cut and ready to install on the floors and in the roof.

Car has been completely rewired using an EZwiring kit(all new wiring and fuse block). I have installed a Newport Engineering electric wiper motor, Auxiliary electric engine cooling fan, Auto Meter gauges (oil press, volts, water temp and fuel level), CD player.