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    Xenia, Ohio
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    Old cars, hot rods, race cars, fishing, hunting, billiards, grandkids, collecting many things, flea market shopping, etc


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    I own a 1923 Hupmobile touring, attended AACA events as early as 1956, when I was 3. Also own 1970 LS-6 Chevelle

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  1. lump

    Getting a car ready for my son.

    That really-cool-and-effective wax trick only works when you can access end of the stud. Mag-wheel style lug nuts that cover the threads prevent using that (like an acorn nut). It may also be less effective with really deep lug nuts (although I would just expect it to take more heat, more wax, and a little more heating time). But, it's not the end of the world if the studs do break off. It's usually pretty easy to replace them. Back when I was a tire buster at a Goodyear store, I replaced lots of studs, such as whenever I found one with any stripped or damaged threads. Took only a minute or two per stud, and you end up with brand new, unrusted and undamaged threads. Cheap too, since MOST studs cost very little per piece.
  2. To each his own, but just never did see any appeal whatsoever to Edsel designs. I was only 4 when they came out, and didn't even notice them. But my grandparents bought new Ford cars every few years, and I went with them to the showrooms. Still not impressed with those designs today. Again, to each his own.
  3. lump

    Make of truck?

    An interesting feature in the mystery truck is the sharp angle of the slanted hood...much different than trucks in any of the other photos. But, since it is a truck after all, I suppose modifications are very possible here? Cool photo, nevertheless.
  4. Even earlier than the Hupp in 1960, was my little gas-engine-powered "race car" which my dad and some family friends made from lawn mower parts and sheet metal. I drove it in an antique car parade in Middletown, Ohio in March of 1957, at 3 years of age, with my dad walking the length of the parade on the sidewalk, keeping an eagle eye on me, in case something went wrong. He told me to maintain the exact same distance between my car and the brass-era touring car in front of me, whether it stopped or started going faster. The photo here seems to be Dad and I heading to my position on the street, just before the parade began. The trip went without a hitch, and I was a celebrity among the parade watchers for an hour or two. Great memories!
  5. Here is a photo of me on the running board of the first car my young family owned as a collector car. It's a 1929 Hupmobile Model S. Photo was taken circa 1960 to early 1962, and I would have been in first or second grade. Like a lot of little boys at that time, I was into cowboys, Daniel Boone, etc...hence the hat.
  6. lump


    Well said, Matt Harwood. In the end, what is needed in all car-hobby interactions are the same two words I constantly preached to my two sons as they were growing into young adults: "We all owe everyone we meet two essential things...COURTESY, and RESPECT."
  7. lump

    Help Me ID These Traction Bars

    Good detective work, 32plywood. Well done (Wonder why I never saw a set of them myself?) Ansen was a well-known brand name of speed parts. Oh well, maybe my old memory is going south!
  8. lump

    Help Me ID These Traction Bars

    I was a hard-core street racer, back in the day. I never saw a set like that, and I owned lots of different pairs. They may very well be home made. But either way, they have a small value to people who want to build period-correct "street machine" cars of the early 1970's.
  9. lump

    Vintage AACA plate topper

    I have one like this. No inscription on back, though.
  10. LOL. I think MANY cars could out run that police car!
  11. Agree that the price is pretty high for a four-door of this model year. Nice, serviceable car. Not the kind that folks will gather around at the next cruise-in, but if you like it, make an offer. But I would guess it's value to be much closer to $3,500. Just my opinion.
  12. lump

    1929 Hupmobile Century M

    Nice car. Join the Hupp club!
  13. lump

    Who did ‘57 Better? Ford or Chevy?

    I suppose it's also true that we often grow up considering ourselves to be sort of a "fan club" team member of certain brands of cars. Or at least, I and a lot of my friends did. I am a product of a childhood in AACA (back into the fifties), but also graduated high school in 1972 when many great muscle cars were becoming common "used cars." Less than a grand would buy you a hot Camaro, Mustang, Chevelle, Road Runner, etc, etc, and street racing was rampant at every stop light. (I know, shameful and dangerous...but I LOVED it). My dad drove Chevy's (I fell in love with his 57 Bel Air convertible), so I became a Chevy kid...mostly. And admittedly, it was great fun to pick on each other's brand of hot rods...just as it's fun today to pick on the other guy's football team. Mostly in good fun, of course, then and now. But as I've aged and gotten so deeply involved in the car hobby and the industry which serves the car hobbyists, I've learned to appreciate nearly all the brands of cars. I'm a hardcore Chevy guy, but who DOESN'T admire a 426 Hemi, or a 428 Super Cobra Jet, or a Pontiac 400 Ram Air IV, or a Stage 1 Buick, or a 302 Z28, or...well, you get the idea.
  14. lump

    Who did ‘57 Better? Ford or Chevy?

    57 Chevy's have always been one of my favorite, classic and timeless designs, so I prefer that. However, I used to not like the Fords much, but a red and white 57 Fairlane convertible is a gorgeous car. (I vastly prefer the regular convertible; not the hardtop convertible, from an appearance perspective). I remember admiring one in a movie years ago, called "FORD FAIRLANE, ROCK N ROLL DETECTIVE," starring Andrew Dice Clay.
  15. lump

    1917 Briscoe Motor Company Parts

    I would really love to have a Briscoe radiator badge for my collection. Got any spares?