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About tomcarnut

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  1. brass car or truck

    There is very nice 1912 Buick model 35 for sale on the HCCA site. It is owned and was restored by a friend of mine in Pittsburgh, PA.
  2. Single car club decision

    By the way, Jeff is active member of our Southern Chapter, AACA. We convinced him to join a couple years ago after seeing his posts on this forum. He has made several tours and even the annual meeting this year. I was going to try to get him to do a tour next year but the sign up sheet was full for every tour month by time it got to him. Things are looking up for our Chapter. This forum is great vehicle to recruit members for your Chapters and Regions along with getting advise to keep our cars on the road. Tom Muth SOC AACA
  3. Corvair Ultra Van Bull(etin)

    I remember seeing the Ultra Van at Hershey in recent years too along with the days on the grass. Yesterday I sold my 1984 Tioga MH I showed at Hershey in 2014 and got an HPOF. Dressed up as Cuzzin Eddie with sewer hose on the show field. Cuzzin Eddie and the Tioga made one last appearance this year in flea market. It was purchase new by an Ohio Region AACA member and spend many years in the flea market with the original owners and myself. Sorry to see it go but I tired of working on it. Maybe the Ultra Van owner can bring to the show next year. Another Ohio Region AACA couple has shown their GMC motorhome a few times. Tomcarnut
  4. Sweet 1957 Thunderbird around the corner....

    I guess I will jump in on T-bird talk. In 1957, my Dad ordered a new T-Bird as he had just finished restoring a 1911 Ford and wanted a car he would keep and not have to restore. It was ordered with the porthole delete and radio delete but with the 312 engine and overdrive. That year my parents drove it to Colorado from Ohio where they developed a life long love of the West and old Ghost Towns. That trip was the only time the car was in the rain. I came home from the Hospital in the T Bird in 1958. Two years ago after my father passed, I inherited the car with 24000 miles and even two of the original tires (recapped) on the car. Only a couple tires, mufflers and battery have been replaced. It is like a brand new car. The paint is original and like new which is not as good as many over restored cars. You can see sand marks in the areas under the doors that was just painted over at the factory. It runs great and I get it out for short drives once a month. I also inherited that 1911 T along with several other cars to add to my own collection so I have not had time to do much to the T-Bird but change oil and antifreeze. Over this winter, I plan to replace all the rubber, belts, hoses and tires so I can feel better driving it on a local AACA tour. Yes I will hopefully get it to an AACA meet probably Auburn for an HPOF at some point. Dad had it undercoated when new which would be a deduct for regular judging. I also plan to take off the hardtop to make it easier to get in and store in the summer as it has a soft top that had not seen daylight for 40 years or more. One of these days, I will dig out some pictures of it when new and today. Tomcarnut
  5. I have two spaces and friend has two space that are in a parallel row. Both my friend and I along with another AACA Ohio Region friend have motorhomes so we can stay on the field. We park the three Motorhomes on three spaces and use the fourth for most of vending but use space along the sides of the motorhomes for some stuff. We also take turns "watching the store" making sure everything is priced. We set up Tuesday afternoon and pack up Friday. Our location in the Red Field by the stadium is not too good for sales and I rarely sell enough to pay for the spots despite bringing a lot of parts. We stay open from 8am till 6 or 7 PM sometimes. I have been coming to Hershey since 1970 at age 12 and vending for 20 years or so. I always make sure anyone who is in our spaces bring stuff to sell. We also let other club members and friends put out parts to sell at our tables. My only thought is to shorten the meet by a day starting set up on Wednesday so more might stay and vend on Saturday making it better for folks with limited vacation. I believe that was the case years ago. I remember at lot more going on Saturday in swap meet areas with most people leaving Saturday night instead of Friday. Generally the vendors are tired after four days and leave Friday. If we set up on Wednesday, more vendors might stay till Saturday. Tom in Cincinnati
  6. Dipping a Toe in the Water - sixties sedans

    Wondergrape, Most of our AACA Southern Ohio Chapter Members are from Dayton. I am the current VP and will probably be President next year. We have tours April through October and dinner or lunch meetings November through March skipping January. PM me or e-mail me if you are interested in getting our newsletter The Gauge e-mailed. It is also on the AACA website if you dig a bit. The AACA national magazine editor West Peterson is a member and lives in Dayton. We can be a resource and even have some guys that would probably love to go with you to look at cars when the time comes or know of ones for sale. You can still come to our events in a modern car. I kid a couple of our members who rarely drive their old ones. Tom Muth
  7. Old tires— too old?

    My Opinion is for Radials, replace after 5-10 years depending on how they are stored. Since Bias Ply have stronger side walls, you might get more time especially in early cars that not driven over 35 MPH. Any thoughts? I have a 09 Maxwell that does not run well yet so I have not driven it on the road but the previous owner put on new tires. The old ones look like brand new and the top speed is 25 MPH so I would have not replaced. Same goes for my 1912 McLaughlin-Buick or 1911 Model T Ford with top cruising speeds on flat ground of 35MPH. I have heard some 30 era car owners just replace the tubes on older bias ply as the new ones especially whitewalls are junk. What is the opinion on bias ply slower cars? At $350 a pop on some of these early car tires that have sitting in warehouse for bit, they are timed out before you get them on. Tom in Cincinnati
  8. Dipping a Toe in the Water - sixties sedans

    Wondergrape, That is good. AACA has the Ohio Region with several chapters that tour with their cars locally for day trips and three times a year tour with all the chapters. We had a wonderful Ohio Region tour two weeks ago in the Dover, Ohio area. Besides wonderful back roads in Amish country, we toured a tear drop trailer manufacturer and private collection with 30 plus cars including a Duesenburg, Packards, Caddys Kaiser Darrins, T Birds etc. The guy had two large buildings for the cars set around his nine hole golf course and his house. Most of the cars on the tour were 50- 70s cars. This weekend I was on our last local Southern Ohio Chapter tour on back roads of KY to General Butler State Park for lunch. We again had mostly 60's- 80's cars including a poster here Junk yard Jeff in 65 Ford 4 door sedan. By the way, a tour is driving around usually in the country between stops for food, private collections, historical sites and other interesting stuff. Beats sitting around at car show in my opinion. Tom in Cincinnati
  9. wooden bodies

    I have wooden Seat bucket for early Reo that I want to sell. pm me if interested.
  10. How many are still around today?!

    Terry, my first trip was 1970 as a 12 year old. My flea market spot is now right by the stadium Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio h
  11. How many are still around today?!

    The Mormon Meteor owned by a Cincinnati banker won best of show a few years ago at Pebble Beach. I sent this video to his CFO a few years ago but did not hear if he ever saw it.
  12. How many are still around today?!

    I am curious to learn more about Earl Herbst. I have 1912 McLaughlin Buick he restored and showed at Hershey in 1972. I saw it then and took a picture as did the author of 70 years of Buick that used the picture in his book. I plan to bring back to Hershey next year
  13. I am at RNA 15-16 selling brass era to Corvette items. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  14. Here is a few items I am bringing to Hershey. A front and rear pre 1915 Packard doors $1500 or offer. Nice shape, $5000-$10000 to make new ones. Also a brand new set of all brass early Model T Ford E&J sidelights $695 Pair. Nice all brass John Brown taillight for early T $225. See them at RNA 15-16 Light post Seven by the football stadium Tom Muth
  15. Brass era parts at Hershey

    Here is few items I have at my spot. Pre-15 Packard doors(a front and rear) $1500 or offer. They cost $5000 - $10000 to make. These are in nice shape. I also have a brand new set of E & J all brass sidelights for early Model T Ford $695 pair. Nice John Brown early Model T ford all brass tail light $225. Tom Muth RNA 15-16 Light Post Seven by the Football stadium.