Steve Hammatt

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About Steve Hammatt

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  • Birthday 03/03/1944

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    http://www.leatherplates.com

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    Mount Vernon WA USA
  1. Mcminnville to Medford OR (Mostly I-5 - 255 miles)

    If you're still in need of moving the Ford Skyliner, please give me a call 360-661-6060 gsteve@hammatt.com www.leatherplates.com Steve
  2. Vancover Island to east of Toronto

    Joe You didn't mention time frame, but I haul once a year to the east coast (Hershey). Please give me a call. Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA 360-661-6060 www.leatherplates.com
  3. CHICKASHA PRE-WAR SWAP MEET

    Marty, Looking forward to seeing you at Chickasha. Twenty-four years is a long time between visits. We arrive early Thursday morning (flying in from Seattle) and driving to Chickasha to be ready for Thursday late afternoon entry onto the grounds for setup. Included in my recently received vendor confirmation packet was a special notice regarding the following change in the format. 1. A windshield sticker to be placed on your vehicle's windshield prior to entering the gate (no change from last year). 2. If you're driving a trailer to be placed on your space prior to Thursday's gate opening "YOU MUST BE THERE BY 1PM" (I believe that this is the same as last year). 3. "We will be entering from the east field by the fairgrounds marquee" THIS IS A MAJOR CHANGE FROM USING THE WEST ENTRANCE TO USING THE EAST ENTRANCE 4. ....in the staging field there will be limited space for parking. (I'm unsure of any impact this will have, possibly cut down on congestion in the staging area found in prior years?) Anyway Marty, remember that typically on the full day (Friday) evening there have been open house visits to 3-4 collections in the greater OKC area. If this is still the plan, be sure to save some time on Friday for a great evening to visit some extremely interesting collections. I always stay in my space as a vendor until noon on Saturday. Also, starting last year Susie and Mike made available ATM machine(s)?? on site. Buyers mentioned to me that this was appreciated. I'm looking forward to this year's meet. Here's hoping for good weather. Also, remember the FRIDAY NOON Buick gathering at my vendor space NJ 8-9 in the North Bldg (where the weather inside is always perfect!). We're just inside the North Bldg, enter the bldg into the center lobby by the restroom, turn right, then immediate left, we're on the left. I always have the grey banner with the leather license plate logo (see logo in my posting above). Steve
  4. There was a lot of interest when we posted an earlier link to this Bugatti simply driving the back roads of Northern Arizona. This time Jay drives and talks with owner Alan Travis for a full feature, 30+ minute video about this exciting car. Go HERE and click on "VIDEO" at the top of the website page. I hope you'll enjoy this expanded look at this exciting horseless carriage. Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA .
  5. CHICKASHA PRE-WAR SWAP MEET

    My booth spaces are NJ 8 & 9. North Building, as you enter from the vendor area outside (and the restrooms are directly in front of you) turn right and enter the display area, make an immediate left turn and I'm the second vendor on the left. Look for the banner on the wall "Leather LIcense Plates". Hope to see you all there on Friday, at noon!
  6. Driving from north of Seattle to SoCal (including Bakersfield) and returning during the middle of April 2018. Diesel rig with extra room for vehicles, parts, etc. in our enclosed 24' extra high car trailer. Let me know if I can help. Keep my phone number, at Bakersfield I'm in Row D, spaces D- 20, 21. Super thanks. Steve Hammatt 360-661-6060
  7. Bakersfield Swap Meet - Pre War

    There's a great video of last year's 2017 Bakersfield Swap Meet. Made by Trish and David of DnT TV, this walk around video certainly gives one the flavor of the annual Bakersfield HCCA/Model T Ford Club joint sponsored meet. Go HERE and then click on the 'VIDEO' to view the 15 minute YouTube video. Hope to see you April 13-14, 2018, I know you'll enjoy it! Steve Hammatt
  8. Car hauling needed Van Nuys Ca to Seattle WA

    Driving from north of Seattle to SoCal and returning the last week of Jan 2018. Extra room for vehicles, parts, etc. in our enclosed 24' extra high car trailer. Let me know if I can help. Super thanks. Steve Hammatt 360-661-6060
  9. Carburetor tip

    I wrote my reply (above) without some needed detail. I'm talking about the float needle and seat. Not the adjustable (on some models) main jet. Here's what I did to make sure, once and for all that my problems would go away. Due to the low head pressure offered in my Overland, the incoming fuel pressure at the inlet needle and seat was quite low. In fact, there wasn't enough pressure to push open the HORIZONTAL needle. The key word, in my mind, is horizontal. If it was a more typical vertical needle and seat arrangement, the needle would open by the simple gravitational pull of mother nature (grin). Due to the low pressure, combined with the small cross-sectional area of the seat opening diameter, there was inadequate force to push the needle open. Here are my fixes, all made at the same time: 1. Open the seat diameter to drill size 31 (.120" dia.) vs. the original drill size 39 (.0995" dia.). 2. I also replaced the original needle with a viton tipped needle pulled out of a friend's carb junk box. 3. In addition (here we go with the belt and suspenders approach) the newer viton tipped needle had a groove machined around the o.d. at the other end of the needle, up near the end where the float tap pushes the needle closed. I found, in that same junk box, a small ss wire designed to engage into the groove and at the same time, hook over and behind the float level tab; this arrangement would literally "pull" the needle open when the float dropped. So now, I was assured of two ways to open the needle, the metal spring wire and the increased pressure offered by the larger diameter (+/- 40% increase) in cross-sectional area. Remember, the increased flow opening also allows for added flow into the carb. If you have any questions, drop me a note gsteve@hammatt.com or call 360-661-6060.
  10. Carburetor tip

    I was having difficulty in feeding my 1914 Overland 79T, running a later added-on Carter BB-1 Carb. Fortunately before we were about to obtain an original carb for testing, we stumbled across some Carter literature and discovered that Carter BB-1s could come with two different main inlet jet sizes (one for pressurized and the other (larger) size jet for gravity feed. I may be off slightly, but the numbers were something like drill size 31 (.120" dia.) vs. drill size 39 (.0995" dia.) for the main jet. We chucked up the main jet in a lathe and carefully enlarged the main jet to the larger size, since we were running a gravity feed system and then never looked back. IIRC, there was something like a 40% increase in cross-sectional area for the fuel flow. Suddenly no more problems running up hills or having to maintain a 3/4 full fuel tank. I could now make full use of all 13+ gallons in the under front seat fuel tank.
  11. Car hauling needed Van Nuys Ca to Seattle WA

    Hi If you're still looking for assistance, after Hershey, I'll be driving up I-5 from SoCalif to Seattle area. 24' enclosed trailer. Let me know if I can help. 360-661-6060. Thanks.
  12. George Let me know if I can help. I'm returning from Hershey this year via SoCalif. I'm in the RED Field, RWG 30-31, near lamp post #21. Steve
  13. Marty, Drive careful and enjoy your trip. Stop by and say hello......don't forget Cookies and Soda at 10am on Thursday at Hershey. I'm at the same spot, the Red Field, RWG 30-31, near Lamp Post #21, four aisles south of the HCCA HQ tent. Steve
  14. Cross-country haulage to 2017 Hershey from Pac NW and return.

    Quick update: First, I'm going to be at Stutzman's Wheel Shop in Ohio on the eastbound trip. If you're from the Northwest and need wheels sent to Stutzman, let me know. Also, I'm basically full with vehicles for most of the trip. But I'm returning from Hershey via Denver to SoCalif and I have vehicle space in the enclosed 24' trailer between Los Angeles and Seattle. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Please remember to keep my phone number available at Hershey if you find a need to haul something home! Hope you have a great Hershey experience!