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About The Author

Hi, my name is David, and I am the author of this guidebook. My goal is to bring the community of car collectors together to share their ideas and views on our favorite cars of all time. I have been a car collector myself, and I would love to show you my collection.

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Choose Fasteners And Mounting Elements Wisely

Bolts & nuts

You can buy mounting and technological fasteners for working with ventilation and air conditioning systems, performing construction and repair tasks in this section of online catalog. The presented products allow you to use reliable fasteners that meet construction (assembly) standards, arrange wholesale and retail purchase with delivery, select a set of fasteners according to the specification for the project.

Device and characteristics

  • The base of any kind of hexagon is a metal rod.
  • He is the first to take on the power load, so his characteristics are especially important.
  • The material must be strong, resistant to deformation, capable of working for a long time.

Fasteners and mounting elements catalog

In the catalog of online store you will find professional fasteners for installation and construction work at the manufacturer’s price. Here you can choose, place an order, place and buy:

  • Self-tapping screws, bolts and studs, other fasteners with threads for screwdrivers and screwdrivers;
  • Fastening clamps and rivets;
  • Anchors for mounting massive structures to capital walls, installing air conditioning units, hanging air ducts;

Dowels, washers, nuts and other elements with a choice of sizes and GOST, for certain specifications. When selecting a set of fasteners according to the specification for the project, it is recommended that you contact consultants and get support in ordering.

Sale of construction and assembly fasteners in the online store

You can order and buy fasteners from us at manufacturer prices – bolts, self-tapping screws, clamps, dowels and anchors, everything you need for construction and installation work. If you need to form a complex order. You can have the facility of delivery your purchase. Any convenient form of payment is available. Professionals work with individuals and legal entities, prepare all the necessary documentation and accept orders for the individual selection of specific fasteners.

Key selection features

Any tool store will offer you a choice of several sets of hex, differing in content, manufacturers, price and quality. In order not to make a mistake in choosing, you need to have the necessary initial information about them. A set of 12 hexagons or interchangeable hexagonal screwdriver heads is suitable for avid motorists and professional furniture assemblers, and for domestic use, a set of 5-6 keys will be enough for you.

When buying keys, please note that the cross-section can be different, in the form of a hexagon or a star, so you must know exactly which keys you need. It is better to purchase two types in advance, otherwise at the most crucial moment the necessary tool may not be at hand. With the question of fasteners manufacturers in Mumbai, perhaps everything is very clear. Hex sets from well-known brands are much more expensive, but you get excellent quality tools for years to come.

A cheaper option is to buy Chinese counterparts. Many will say that now most of the goods are made in China, why not purchase the keys from this manufacturer. However, low quality is often hidden behind a cheap price, which means that your work may be defective. In addition, you can damage the fastening parts, as a result of which you will have to purchase a new set of hexagons of different sizes and fasteners.

How to clean your green pool without emptying

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Is the water in your pool green? Do you need to clean it without having to empty it? Do you know that you can clean your pool when it is green without having to empty it? The lack of use and maintenance during winter makes your pool fill with algae and microorganisms that make the water green and dirty.

You should know that you do not have to empty the pool to enjoy it again in summer, you know that you have to take care of the water and not waste it.

Why is your pool green?

When your pool leaves its transparency to become a green world of algae, you will not want to get in there, there are two options:

  • If the color is light green, the algae are just beginning to form.
  • On the contrary, when it is a dark green, the complication is greater.

No problem, this can be corrected and without having to empty the pool, you just have to follow the advice that is given below.

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Main causes of green pool water

There are several reasons why living organisms are formed in swimming pools, I will tell you the most frequent:

The amount of stabilized chlorine that you are using daily is not adequate. This is the main reason why your pool is green in winter, since during that time you do not usually put chlorine in the pool. To reduce the problem, there are wintering treatments for the pool. Here it is about how to maintain the pool in winter.

It is possible that the filtration system is not working properly. The high temperature in a pool provides a comfortable home for algae and other species.

When there are oversights in monitoring the pH of the pool water, you have to know that it should range between 7.2 and 7.8. If this level drops, algae proliferate. In this article here is an explanation of how to raise or lower the pH level of the pool.

You are adding other disinfectant products that are not suitable for cleaning swimming pools.

What to do with a green pool?

Check the filtration system

Filtering systems in a pool are responsible for controlling the re-entry into the pool of particles and elements from the surface.

This is what you have to check in your pool:

  • The cleaning of the basket of pre-filter engine
  • Make sure the turbine is not clogged.
  • Check that the rotation of the fan respects the clockwise direction.
  • Make sure the selector valve is not stuck.
  • The filter must have enough sand and no wear.
  • Lastly, check that the taps are properly open and that the skimmer baskets are clean.

Checking the pH

The next step to end the green color of your pool is to balance the pH of the pool water. To achieve this you must use chemicals and a pH meter kit, which you will get available in specialized swimming pool stores. If the pH is below 7.2 you should use a product called an enhancer until you get an adequate reading. If the pH is above 7.8, a product called reducer is used until the desired reading is achieved.

Brushing the pool

After balancing the pH you must brush the walls, floor and accessories that your pool has. And not with any brush, you must use a special brush for algae, it is responsible for detaching even the most resistant.

Cleaning the bottom of the pool

When you have managed to remove the algae from walls and other areas, it is important to start the vacuum cleaner and this is how to clean a green swimming pool. Set the vacuum to waste mode so it removes all particles regardless of their size. This step will also have to be repeated again, possibly.

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum in Sarasota, Florida

More Than Just a Bunch of Old Cars

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum, in sunny Sarasota, Florida, has stood the test of time, and is probably one of the oldest businesses to still exist in the Sarasota/Manatee County area of South Florida. Although the museum has been here since 1952, it didn’t officially open to the public until 1953. And being 56 years old hasn’t diminished this quint museum at all. In fact, since its’ renovation, it appears that it will be around for at least another 50 years.

If you’re ever in this part of Florida, it would be worth your time to visit. It’s located on U.S. 41 in Sarasota, Florida. The museum sits on 4 acres of land which happens to be right down the road from the Ringling Museum of Art and the Asolo Theater. You can’t help but see it. Just keep looking for a large building with an antique car on its roof.

This collection of cars represents over 100 manufacturing years and contains cars starting with almost every letter of the alphabet. You have Auburn, Bentley, Cadillac station wagon, DeLorean, Edsel, and Ferrari to name just a few. You also have exotic cars, vintage cars, muscle cars (my favorite) – and even Don Garlits’ dragster. You’ll get to see and John Lennon’s Mercedes.

 

Memberships

The museum is a non-profit organization that runs basically from donations. In order for them to meet and achieve their goal of preserving cars from the 20th century, along with their history – they offer membership to the museum.

The memberships range in price from the Chrysler Copper Membership for $50.00 to the Tucker Titanium Membership for $5,000. Each membership has its’ benefits, but they are non-transferable, aren’t valid for special events, but the cost is tax deductible.

Even though it’s one of the oldest car museums in the world, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum is more than just a bunch of old cars and is not to be out-done by other attractions in this area. It has a gift shop filled with collectibles, there is an antique camera and photograph display, an antique game arcade – with games that actually work, and yes, there is the “living” collection of over 100 automobiles. But it also has a 4,000 square foot open-air atrium which can be used for banquets and special events.

Stage Room

They also have a 3,300 square foot stage room where meetings, receptions and auctions can be held and a 1,500 square foot business meeting room. If you should ever use their facility for your meetings or special events, you don’t have to worry about food because they also offer catering services with a large variety of menus and cuisines.

If you have an event coming up – let them know about it. All their rooms are flexible and can be adjusted for any occasion. And so you’re able to make a grand entrance, they also offer limousine service, so you can arrive in style.

 

Special Events

They specialize in birthday parties, Christmas parties, class reunions, auctions, art exhibits, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, theme parties, wedding receptions and more. To make that special event even more special, they will also arrange for a balloon artist, a band, a disc jockey, ice sculptures, a photographer, a Santa and valet parking.

So not only do you get to see this amazing collection of cars, you can dine and dance among them also. The entire building is accessible by wheelchair and they even have free wheelchairs you can use.

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is open daily from 9am to 6pm, 364 days a year. They are closed on Christmas however. The price rates are listed below, but you will have to inquire about group rates for schools. If you access their website, you will discover a discount coupon that can be printed and used for a $1.00 off the price of your ticket. This coupon doesn’t have an expiration date on it, so check with them to make sure it’s valid.

 

Remembering the Traditional American Luxury Car: Defining Style of Classic Land Yachts

Vintage Luxury Cars: Styling Cues You Will Never Find on a Modern Luxury Vehicle

As with the fashion world, the luxury car market is no stranger to fleeting trends. The ’80smarked a paradigm shift in the way that luxury, or at least perceived luxury, was defined by the consumer. Up until the ’80s, the notion of a luxury car in America had largely remained the same for a half-century – the cars were big, outfitted with what we now view as gaudy ornamentation and styling cues, and often had superfluous design language. When Mercedes-Benz and BMW started to sell in large numbers in the land of the Yankee, luxury car style in America changed forever. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, there was a distinct difference between luxury cars from European and American carmakers; the Americans favored audacious styling cues drawn from eras that had long passed us by, while the European cars favored a more austere design language. As the war waged on, the German luxury brands became the preferred brand of luxury in America, with many seeing the American-made Lincolns and Cadillacs as gauche in terms of style. Fast forward to 2013, Cadillac created a true BMW 3-Series competitor with its compact ATS sport sedan, and Lincoln’s MKZ is devoid of the flashy styling cues that defined the brand for decades. As America’s luxury makers adopted the more restrained European concept of luxury style and design, many styling cues that were once ubiquitous in the luxury car segment are just features of “back in my day” stories told by old-timers at “cars and coffee” events.

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Vinyl landau tops gave American luxury sedans like the Lincoln Town Car an air of luxury, but they also allowed water to form between the surface material and the structural metal, creating rust. All that shimmers is sure to fad away.

 

Opera Windows

The opera window, that small glass opening in the luxury vehicle’s C-pillar, was a ubiquitous feature that denoted personal luxury on vehicles like the Cadillac Eldorado, Cadillac Seville, Oldsmobile Toronado, and the Lincoln Mark and Continental series. The trend was so ubiquitous that it became passé and started to adorn vehicles like the woeful Dodge Mirada and Ford Mustang II Ghia. To my knowledge, the last known appearance of the opera window was on the 1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati. Just sayin’

 

Hood Ornaments

There was a time when nearly every premium car was defined by its decorative hood ornament, but when the once exclusive hood ornament found its way to the hood of pickup trucks, its days were numbered. Sure, Rolls Royce and Mercedes-Benz keep the tradition going, but no other brand would dare adorn their vehicle with a hood ornament today.

Corinthian Leather

Chrysler coined the term “Corinthian leather” during the ’70s, and while the term may have helped sell a few vehicles to uninformed consumers, it mostly became to the automotive world what Comic Sans font is to graphic designers.

 

Button-Tuft Quilted Seats

Modern luxury cars are noted for their taut seats with firm side bolsters that hold occupants in their seats as the vehicle accelerates from 0-60 mph in a manner that was the exclusive realm of exotic sports cars during the Reagan-era. Fittingly, American luxury cars from the ’90s and before featured button-tuft quilted seats that gave off the sensation of driving a rolling La-Z-Boy, a trait exacerbated by the floaty ride of the car’s suspension. These seats, especially when covered in velour upholstery, evoke images of what I imagine the seats of a Storyville establishment would have looked like.

Exterior-Mounted Continental Spare Tire

An external mounted spare tire, often covered with an expensive decorative cover, was the ultimate status symbol on luxury sedans and coupes for decades. What is more decadent than such a flashy display applied to such a utilitarian item? I guess the proliferation of full-size spares left sales of cars with the so-called Continental tire flat. The luxury car styling cue enjoyed a brief resurgence during the ’90s thanks to the SUV. Because of course it did.

Fender Skirts

This classic luxury car styling cue offered aesthetic flair and functional benefits in the form of aerodynamics but the ubiquity led to it becoming passé by the ’70s. A few of General Motors’ premium brands retained the design throughout most of the disco era, but they died off as Jimmy Carter took office and enjoyed a brief resurgence on a few Cadillac models through the ’80s and ’90s.

Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Classic Car

Cars

Did you grow up admiring a car that you always wanted to have, but now it no longer sells in the market and has become a classic? Did you know that you can purchase classic cars in auctions and find your dream car if you are lucky? Everyone has a different taste for cars. While some only look at them as a mode of transport, for others, it can be a beauty that they can admire for a lifetime. Classic cars also become a great asset that can be passed down to generations. If you are ready to buy a classic car, here is what you need to get started.

Buy books on classic cars

You must have knowledge of the classic cars that you plan on purchasing. You may find some information on the internet but buying magazines and books on classic cars is the right way to receive the right information. You should purchase books from quality publishing houses that specialize in cars, accessories, and motorsports. It is an inexpensive investment you need to make before you can start buying classic cars.

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Buy your favorites first

No matter what you hear from outside, never change your opinions on the car you want to buy. Collecting classic cars is a dream hobby, and you cannot base your decisions on what others say. At the same time, just because you spot a classic car does not mean that you should have it. Find your need to buy a classic car and stop making bad investments for the sake of owning a collection.

Have a plan

Plan ahead of time for the car you wish to have. You need to think of the type of car, its accessories, investment in restoration, adding modern luxuries, and other additional charges. It all depends on what you will do with the car when you buy it. You can use it for occasional driving, for showcasing, or for regular use. In any of the cases, you need to think ahead of time and know your budget.

Stick to the budget

Once you know the budget, stick to it. Do not make the mistake of chasing the prices just because you want the car so bad. It is a common mistake beginners make during auctions. They forget to stay realistic with the numbers and make poor deals. The value of the car will not even matter if you realize that you got conned for money. Also, if you feel that you cannot afford the maintenance of the classic car, do not buy it.

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Prepare the garage

Your classic car may need several repairs and maintenance. Make sure your garage is clean and ready for your new car. Develop a few mechanical skills to take care of your car on your own. Do not think of buying a classic car as an investment. Give time to your new hobby and keep your car clean and checked for repairs all the time. Avoid purchasing a car that does not fit your mechanical skillset.