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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

    Saw this nice 1968 Camaro again....

    Camaro guys tend to like those "poverty" caps and "steelie" wheels because so many of the very rare, very powerful Camaro muscle cars came from the factory with those wheels installed. I'm referring to COPO 9560 and 9561 factory 427 Camaros, of course. To serious Camaro fans, those wheels say "old school factory racer," or etc. I always liked 1968 Camaros, including this one. Interestingly the builder chose to use a 1967 steering wheel, and did not elect to use a factory "woodgrain" wheel, which was a factory option, very popular today. It's also unusual to see an SS Camaro with out style trim all over the body. Most SS models I have seen did indeed have the extra chrome. This style of nose stripe is normally found on 1967 Camaro's and early 1968 models. At some point, many 1968 SS Camaro's with nose stripes got "whiskers" which passed down the front fender between the "Camaro" script and the "SS" script, and ended before exiting the door panel. Nice car; obviously built to suit the taste of the it should be.
  2. My parents were Hupmobile enthusiasts for decades. I grew up riding around in one Hupp or another. Their first Hupp was a very nice 1929 Model S 4-door sedan (later this same car was owned by Don Roetman, who lived nearby). When my parents were killed in a car accident in 1978, I was just 23, married with my first child. We went through tough times, for several years. I inherited Dad and Mom's 1923 Hupmobile touring car, but hardly ever drove it. Mom n Dad had bought in July of 1962, during the summer between my 2nd and 3rd grade years of elementary school. They drove it all over the place, and I rode in the back. In 1974, it led the little parade from the church to the reception when my girl and I were married. When my parents were killed, I put it away for a few years. Then my own sons wanted to ride in it, and I got active in our local chapter of AACA again. Then the kids got older, life got tougher, and the car was put away for years...again. Last year my grandkids asked if they could ride in the old Hupp. I fooled around and got it running again, and drove them around the neighborhood. I couldn't believe the enthusiasm they showed for the old car. Suddenly the Hupp was fun again. But the original leather upholstery was totally shot. So last winter an Amish craftsman totally replaced the interior. Beautiful work! I hope to drive it again this summer. But I'm starting to encounter questions about the car, which I would like to ask of other Hupp owners. It occurred to me that I should join the Hupmobile club, which I did. I mailed in my application about 3-4 days ago. Hopefully I'll be accepted into the club. I look forward to exchanging ideas and information with other Hupp club members. Photo is my family, circa winter of 1966. I'm the dorky kid with white pants.
  3. lump

    Need some local help with cars

    Derf, Very cool of you to try and help this lady with her cars. One suggestion: Please do some "learning" BEFORE you start doing any work. That '59 Biscayne MIGHT have old hoses, spark plugs, and "things like that..." because of being a "Survivor Car." The term "survivor" is applied to cars which have NOT been restored, and are as original as possible, like they were when they rolled off the assembly line. Of course, I have no way of knowing about the car you are working on, but I am familiar with some folks who have gone to great lengths to preserve original hoses, fan belts, battery, air filter element, tires, etc, etc, etc...just to boost its status as a "survivor." Some collectors really dig cars with original parts, even if the battery is totally dead and the hoses are so hard they are about to break, etc. I am not advocating for one style of car collecting (personal taste) over another. But IF you have a car with extremely low miles which is totally original, you can reduce its value by replacing original parts. It won't hurt anything to figure out what you have first, BEFORE you start working on it. Good luck!
  4. lump

    Info on old Walker Floor Jack

    For any kind of old floor jacks or other vintage tools or garage equipment, check out the Garage Journal forum online. There is an entire thread devoted to vintage floor jacks, and LOTS of valuable info is there for you. And it's all free.
  5. lump

    1920s-30s Packard emblem

    Keep in mind that Packard made LOTS of stuff, with their name on it. When visiting Kanter Auto Products in New Jersey, I always enjoyed looking at that (16 cyl,. maybe?) Packard engine they had on display from a WWII era torpedo boat (like McHale's Navy). They only had one valve cover (8 or 10 ft long) on it, with the Packard script on it.
  6. lump

    Brake drums powder coated

    I grew up in the AACA, Southern Ohio Chapter, but fell in love with muscle cars while I was in high school. I became a serious street racer in the early 1970's (I know...shame on me!) Anyway, I recall LOTS of us street punks painting our brake drums different colors, so they would look "cool" where you could see them between spokes of our mag wheels. I also recall lots of different brake specialists telling me that this was a bad idea, because the drums would not dissipate heat as well with paint on them. True, we did ruin a lot of brake drums, but I suspect this had a lot more to do with the constant abuse we put our cars through back then (power-braking, burnouts, panic stops when we spied a cop, etc, etc.) I would never suggest powder coating brake drums, or any other car part which is subject to a great deal of heat. Just my opinion.
  7. lump

    Teenagers and Old Cars

    Well done, Coach. THIS is the way to enjoy antique cars, and to attract young people to the hobby. They might not be able to afford a Duesenberg or an LS-6 Chevelle...but Model T's and lots of other antiques are very affordable now. (Especially when a family member already owns one!) Kudos to you! 😁
  8. I bought a couple today. Trouble is, on most of the rest of them, I cannot tell what kind of info exists, or how many pages, or which years are covered, etc. I have hundreds and hundreds of these type manuals, and don't want to buy more copies of catalogs I already have. But pics of a book shelf filled with lots of books (many of them without ID on their spines), doesn't tell us much. Still, I'm happy for the books I did get today.
  9. lump

    Caption this photo....

    Well, it's not so good in straight line driving, but it really grips on the curves! LOL
  10. lump

    Door Stop Straps for a 20's car needed

    When I had the original, 1923 vintage factory leather upholstery replaced in my 1923 Hupmobile touring car, I pointed out the problem with these straps to the Amish craftsman who was hand stitching my new leather upholstery. Once he understood how much strain would be put on these straps, and how important it was for them to hold firmly, he made new ones for me from heavy grain leather in matching black color, and added some kind of "super fabric" as a core. Very impressive looking, and very functional.
  11. lump

    Bock Auto Bar

    I agree. Check out the look on the face of the driver. That evil grin doesn't look like something an artist would draw in a serious attempt to entice a potential buyer. Much more like a dramatized cartoon, intended to make people laugh and cringe at the same time. (I've been involved in automotive-related advertising for well over 30 years, so I tend to focus on such things!) LOL
  12. lump

    Name written on the transmission!

    Hadders, is this tranny out of a T-bird? If not, what car is it from, please? I might call that guy on your behalf...just because I'm curious!
  13. lump

    Radiator mascot

  14. lump

    Name written on the transmission!

    Wow. There is NO END to the amount of amazing information which can be found among the experts on AACA forums!
  15. lump

    Name written on the transmission!

    Salvage yards in my area used to mark down a buyer's name on parts like transmissions, when the buyer had called ahead and agreed to buy the unit, and the employees had pulled it out and brought it up to the front desk. That way, when the buyer walked in the door asking for his part, the counter men could easily find it on the "will-call" shelf. I bet that's what this is. Your transmission reminds me of the Borg Warner auto trans that was in the 1963 Studebaker Lark I had about 10,000 years ago. I wasn't allowed to own a car, but when her transmission went out, a kind old lady in the neighborhood gave me her Lark. I went to a local salvage yard, and bought a used transmission. It wasn't much better than the one I took out, but it got me around town, somehow. Glad my dad didn't catch me out on the road with it! LOL