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57 Pathfinder wrote:

Some really nice cars there! Thanks for sharing!


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Glad you suffered and sacrificed your time!wink



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I have a real love and appreciation for ALL the cars there, all real beauties but just look at all the folks there at this event. All my age and older, am turning 60 this year. This hobby is mostly an (older guy) hobby and i fear for what is going to happen in the very near future. I know it is what it is and there is little or nothing we can do about it but it is still something that disturbs me. This vintage car hobby is too great to see it die in the future. Sorry about the downer folks. Sweet cars one and all and thanks for sharing. Cheers. George



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long stroke wrote:

I have a real love and appreciation for ALL the cars there, all real beauties but just look at all the folks there at this event. All my age and older, am turning 60 this year. This hobby is mostly an (older guy) hobby and i fear for what is going to happen in the very near future. I know it is what it is and there is little or nothing we can do about it but it is still something that disturbs me. This vintage car hobby is too great to see it die in the future. Sorry about the downer folks. Sweet cars one and all and thanks for sharing. Cheers. George


 I thought the same thing when I was looking at all the pics. I wonder who's buying, (old people only)when you are at a big old car sale like same RM Auctions in Toronto?



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm going with a crankcase vent.


 It is a crankcase vent, it is connected to the oil fill tube, older cars just had a vented fill cap to allow air into the intake. The vented cap still allowed some fumes out into the engine compartment. The end not connected I think would normally connect to the bottom of the air cleaner in some years, not sure about the 64 409. That is a weird PCV, anyone seen one like that- it looks like a gas filter? You'd think a gas filter would clog up with oil venting gases.



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63 Pariesienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC. Parting out a 63 Parisienne convertible.

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Replying to a couple of posts. I was only too glad to sacrifice my Saturday and snap some photos for the gang.

 

Yes, lots of beauty there. The owner obviously not short of a buck but he was an extraordinarily pleasant, humble, gracious and approachable host. Ive been to other collections and hadnt felt at all welcome. It was all car guys and everyone was respectful. Nothing was roped off and there were no do not touch signs.

 

The hobby is definitely aging. I am in early 50s and my friend who took me along is 60 we were the babys there There were some canes and a walker or two about. If I understood correctly there was an elderly member there who had given up is car(s) due to his age but still tries to get to some outings. I found this terribly sad.

 

Car guys, invariably, are a good bunch.



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-Robert M- wrote:

 

Replying to a couple of posts. I was only too glad to sacrifice my Saturday and snap some photos for the gang.

 

 

 

Yes, lots of beauty there. The owner obviously not short of a buck but he was an extraordinarily pleasant, humble, gracious and approachable host. Ive been to other collections and hadnt felt at all welcome. It was all car guys and everyone was respectful. Nothing was roped off and there were no do not touch signs.

 

 

 

The hobby is definitely aging. I am in early 50s and my friend who took me along is 60 we were the babys there There were some canes and a walker or two about. If I understood correctly there was an elderly member there who had given up is car(s) due to his age but still tries to get to some outings. I found this terribly sad.

 

 

 

Car guys, invariably, are a good bunch.


 Robert, agree 100%. Old car guys are the best folks you could ever know and this has been my experience for 40 years. ALL my friends are old car cars and i do mean ALL. It is not that i am conscience of only wanting to be buddy's with old car folks, it just naturally happens that way and personally............. I LIKE IT THAT WAY. I will be turning 60 in a few months and all my old car buddy's are a bit older than i am and that is ok with me. I seem to have plenty in common with folks older than me but little in common with folks younger. Cheers. George



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DonSSDD wrote:
Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm going with a crankcase vent.


 It is a crankcase vent, it is connected to the oil fill tube, older cars just had a vented fill cap to allow air into the intake. The vented cap still allowed some fumes out into the engine compartment. The end not connected I think would normally connect to the bottom of the air cleaner in some years, not sure about the 64 409. That is a weird PCV, anyone seen one like that- it looks like a gas filter? You'd think a gas filter would clog up with oil venting gases.


 it is a fuel-filter,the same set-up was used on Hyster liftrucks with the GM 4 cyl.--only filtered air is drawn into the pcv system...you test it by holding your thumb on the filter--if there is little vacuum you change the filter....Hyster even used oil-filters to vent the hydraulic holding tanks (changed them every service interval)--Bob



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