Terry Bond

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About Terry Bond

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    Past AACA National President

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    Chesapeake VA
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    Brass cars, muscle cars, British sports cars, antique flat-tank motorcycles, automobilia-collect spark plugs, brass lamps, and automotive memorabilia of all kinds as long as it's pre WWI. Signs, literature, ceramics, advertising material, pins, buttons, fobs, and just about anything else. Love to travel, tour, and share the hobby. Susan has grease under fingernails too - it's her MG in the pic. She really enjoys her 1948 MGTC too!

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  1. Our 45 Annual Meet is now in the history books. "Wings and Wheels" held at the Virginia Beach Aviation Museum on a perfect day brought out some fantastic vehicles once again, and displayed them along with flying vintage aircraft, including a demonstration by one of the only flying Dehaviland Mosquitos (Google that to learn more about this amazing antique WWII airplane). Check out website for more info and some photos, more will be posted here soon I'm sure. http://www.traaca.com/ Although the AACA Bookmobile didn't make it due to some trailer scheduling conflicts at the last minute, our AACA Librarian Chris Ritter and son did attend and participated in our Hagerty sponsored youth judging program. They had a blast and some great cars to look over too. Big thanks for meet co-chairpersons Barry Basnight and Marion McAlpine, Jerry and Ellen Adams, Jim and Donna Elliott and all of the other hardworking TRAACA members for making it such a success. We're proud to be one of only a few AACA Regions who are using traditional AACA style judging and vehicle classifications. See you all next year in September! Terry
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    Hershey 2018

    Dave - I'm sorry I sold my mud in a jar several years ago. What year was yours from? Mine was 1976, the year of "the big one." Terry
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    Hershey 2018

    Since 1970! Still finding spark plugs, but bring more if you can. Stop by and visit. If I'm not there I'm out finding stuff. If I've already found stuff, I'll be there raising capital for more stuff. Say hi to Susan and bring her something MG related too! Terry
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    Former National AACA President Jack Macy

    Sad news,, another great passes. Jack was my first team captain on the judging field at Hershey in 1970. I'll never forget him for that experience. In those days, there was no apprentice training. You were assigned to a team as an "extra" and judged "under observation." At the breakfast, Jack vowed to make sure my first experience would be great. As a Model A enthusiast, I felt that was great training ground and sure enough, was assigned to Jacks team on Model As. Do you know how many model As were on the show field back in the 1970s? Well the line of them was almost as far as the eye could see! My training was literally trial by fire-we were one person short on the team and Jack asked if I was ok judging engines. How could I turn down that opportunity. I was confident with my experience helping a friend restore Model As I would be ok, as long as Jack was looking over my shoulder. He made be feel like an old pro and I'll never forget the things he taught me that day about judging. His message from that morning in 1970 is the basis of my speech to judges and when I'm doing CJE to this very day, I'll be forever grateful and his legacy will live on in others. Jack was a fine gentle person with a great sense of humor and I'm proud to have known him. Rest in peace Jack. Terry
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    Spark plugs

    Hey Rich, I've not had any contact from him either. Saw that he did contact SPCOA on the web site and Lanny responded. Guess we'll find out at Hershey what he has been able to do with these plugs. Terry
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    Saw this clean MGB today....

    The are becoming popular around here. Despite the inherent issues with them the MGB is still a decent entry-level enthusiasts car. They are reasonable, parts are available, you can actually work on them yourself (if you hands are small) and there are plenty of "support groups" around. Our AACA Region (Tidewater) is full of MG owners and enthusiasts. Safety fast! Terry
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    Florence

    Just got a text msg from Natalie Weaver from HCCA NC Region. She has been in touch with several folks in the Wilmington area. She reports that Marshall VanWinkle, Bob and Jennifer Lancaster and Michael Hamby are all ok. Marshall reported that some roads are flooded and those in Wilmington are still enduring the heavy rains and wind. Trees are down and many are without power, but seems to be only minor damage from those we've heard from. It'll be a long night but there is some sunshine up there somewhere just waiting for you! Be safe. Terry
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    Buying on ebay. Don't use your phone!!!!

    Not to change the subject at all but I do agree it's probably a phone issue. I've been in HR for 21 years now and have seen millions of resumes. In the last couple of years companies have made it "easy" to apply jobs by enabling you to fill out an application and do your resume one your "smart" phone. The result is: "hit ur opning n am sub my app. Have 3 yrs xp and am egr 2 join ur co asap." I'm sure idiots like this are also buying your literature on ebay! Terry
  9. One of these sold just earlier this year (March) at the Copake auction in NY for $1298. Terry
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    Florence

    Here in southern Chesapeake we're going ok. Some rain, wind gusts occasionally but no problems. Getting some rain bands coming thru this morning. The yard is hidden now beneath wet leaves and twigs blown from our trees. So far, not much worse than some of the Noreasters we have blow through here occasionally. Were only a few minutes from the NC state line and a direct shot down to the outer banks of NC. It's amazing what that difference can make. I know that all our friends in New Bern are experiencing flooding but I've heard winds were not as bad as anticipated. Out Grand-Daughter and her husband evacuated from Camp Lejuene NC. He is a Marine stationed there and their house is on base, with water right behind them. Although they buttoned up pretty tight, regular contact with friends who stayed behind indicate flooding and lots of stuff getting blown around. Power is out. They have no ideas when they will be able to get back or what shape their home might be in. Fortunately, it's fairly new and built to codes that will help it withstand the storm. Hope what's left does not move into PA as it heads back north. You've had enough up there too. Terry
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    What's your most 'unexpected' part find?

    This is a great thread! Dave, that Winchester flea market brings back loads of great memories. It was a regular when we lived in the DC/Baltimore area years ago. In it's prime back then with lots of boxes of old stuff just cleaned out of garages, basements and barns. I've got a few more stories waiting in the wings just in case the discussion starts to wane a bit - but for now, let's keep it rolling. This is the kind of stuff we used to talk about at Hershey in the evenings. Far better than talking about joint replacements and how hard it's getting to walk around the swap meet! Terry
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    What's your most 'unexpected' part find?

    Back to the 1912 Triumph Motorcycle - one of the most difficult challenges I had was with the rear hub and free-wheeling gear. The Triumph gets started while on the kick-stand. You go through a little ritual, priming the carb, adjusting spark, throttle, air, etc then "pedal furiously." Once the engine fires, the machine is ready to go and the free-wheeling gear allows the pedal mechanism to disengage. The gear assembly is a bit complex, and to make things worse, is threaded internally, reverse thread of Triumph's own pattern, to screw onto a hub that has a bearing surface for the outer rear wheel bearing. An old motorcycle restorer there in Scotland suggested I try to reach an old retired machinist at a company in Birmingham England (T.D. Cross and Sons). That company had at one time even produced their own brand of motorcycle in the mid teens. They had been in business over 100 years and were at that time making industrial drive and transmission components. I was told he might be able to rummage around in their engineering department to find something I could adapt. I was told they never threw anything away. Eventually I was able to contact the guy, who had long ago retired, but worked there occasional evenings sweeping the floors and tinkering. I sent him a detailed sketch and held my breath. I heard nothing and could not get an answer to my numerous phone calls. About 3 weeks later, an unexpected package arrived in the mail. Inside, packed in straw was an old steel free wheeling gear assembly. I was excited to have something I could at least modify somehow to use. I measured it - correct! I counted the teeth on the gear - perfect! I then mic'd the inside diameter - no, it couldn't possibly be that close! Checked again and then noted it was reverse thread! Tried to screw it on to the original hub and it screwed right on smoothly. Checking the original parts catalog I had - there was the stamped name of the company and the serial number - no, it COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE!!! Pinch me - it was the absolute correct 1912 Triumph free wheeling gear made by the same company that made the originals. All I needed to do was get it nickle plated. Sadly though, I later learned the guy who had been my miracle worker in Birmingham had passed away. I've told this story many times to those who will listen. If you want a wee dram of good scotch, there are a few more too. Terry
  13. Would love to see pics. Wonder how that 49 managed to be in storage since 42? Terry
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    What's your most 'unexpected' part find?

    Every year at Hershey produces some kind of great discovery, whether it's a much needed part for one of our projects, a rare spark plug, or a great piece of automobilia. My best finds however have to be some bits and pieces for my 1912 Triumph Motorcycle. I bought it in Scotland as a true "basket case" and began assembling all the correct parts for it while still living there in the early 80s (before the internet, evil-bay, etc). While at a small swap meet in the north of England (Hartlepool) I came across a small tin tobacco box full of odd nuts and bolts. I've always been the type to rummage through boxes of stuff, and in this case was just looking for some knurled thumbnuts for old spark plugs, when I happened to scrape into the lower level of things and noticed a small nickel plated oiler. It was NOS Triumph! It was the correct oiler for the front fork on my motorcycle and it was absolutely PRISTINE! At that point, I dumped the contents out and began to sort through them. I realized then that about 90%of the contents was NOS Triumph Motorcycle including crank-case nuts and bolts, hub oilers, assorted clips and fasteners, oil and gas tank caps, etc. It was all perfect and all correct for my 1912. What a gold mine! I still have that box and it still contains duplicates of all the extra little goodies I didn't use. One of the last pieces I did find at Hershey a few years ago - the correct little curly-horn! It's virtually unobtainable and the last one I tried to buy was via an overseas auction on-line a few years ago. It was in bad condition and still sold for an astronomical amount, well beyond my reach. At Hershey, as I was walking around a corner very close to my own spaces, I looked into a small showcase with some brass speedos, clocks and other misc stuff in there. In that case was a small nickel plated horn that looked close enough that I asked to see it close up. The vendor pulled It from his cabinet and put it into my hands. At first, I noticed the price tag hanging from it -$75! My heart skipped a beat, but I quickly noticed it wasn't quite correct. The bracket was all wrong for it. The vendor then announced - "for a hundred bucks I'll toss this one in too" and he reached into a cardboard box under the table and pulled out the CORRECT horn! I nearly ripped my pants getting my wallet out! Terry
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    Spark plugs

    Send me an email - terryaaca@cox.net Been collecting plugs for more than 40 years and will be glad to help advise. Thanks, Terry