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RealRides of WNY #2396 (on the road) - 1971 Opel GT

Some of us are old enough to remember the1971 Opel GTbeing calleda miniature Corvette back in the day. And it’s still going on now, as seen below in a screen capture of a recent YouTubevideo. I, for one, never bought into it; but if you’ve got a few minutes, do a Googlesearch for Opel GT/Corvettecomparisonsand see what some others think. A handsome little car indeed it was (and still i

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - International K-5

Our best guess at what we’re looking at here is a 1947 International K-5. Obviously a fire truck, the livery on the door is too far gone to read, but we can tell you that we spotted it a few summers ago while tooling around Sterling Heights, Michigan(long story). It still looks pretty solid (from here it seems to be a combination of surface rust and faded red paint). While trying to determin


AUTO REPAIR MADE EASY… A VISIT TO PETE’S GARAGEby Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistThe last time I pulled an engine and began removing the crank hub I ran into a problem with the…Hmm… Okay. As anyone who knows me will concur, I’ve never pulled an engine, and I wouldn’t recognize a crank hub if it hit me in the forehead.But if I ever do in the future, by then