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About dalef62

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  1. Have you checked to see what voltage the light bulbs are? Pull a bulb out and check the numbers on it and report that information back here. Is it possible that someone converted the starter and generator to 12 volts and left the original tags on them?
  2. 29 Hupp throttle and timing advance linkage

    Not very good pictures but it might give you an idea of how it is hooked up. If you need better pictures let me know. This is an 8 cylinder.
  3. 1929 Hupmobile hubcaps, tail light

    Keiser, I emailed him. That one is a Nash light as I can see "Nash" in the red area, but he does say he has some without the Nash word.
  4. Painting a Car

    Nice looking Packard! My dad had a 1955 Packard Caribbean convertible many years ago. I don't know what all the fuss is about wanting to keep the original paint when it is worn out. If the paint is worn through and the primer is showing it is not original! I know the car is only original once, but once it start deteriorating to the point of the primer showing or rust out it is not original any more. Did the car come from the factory with primer showing on the fenders, or rust showing on the body? If a person wants to paint a car to make it like new there is nothing wrong with that. If you want to keep it the way it is, that is fine too, but it is not like it was when it came from the factory. Yes, a car is only original once but if it is deteriorated to the point of not looking like it did when it left the factory what is the purpose? And yes, the cost of restorations has gone through the roof and it is hard to validate the cost involved, but if you want a car to look like it just rolled off the assembly line it will cost money to make it happen. Now let the fire storm begin...
  5. 1929 Hupmobile hubcaps, tail light

    They are wire wheels, yes, big difference. Thanks Keiser!
  6. I am looking for hubcaps for my 1929 Hupmobile Century M sedan. It is a 8 cylinder so the hubcaps will have an H & 8 intertwined on the cap. The tail light is manufactured by Staub and would look like the one pictured on the lower left hand corner. If you have any tail light variants for a 1929 let me know. Let me know what you have and a price.
  7. With the 74 degree temperatures today, I got some painting done on the hood and fender of my 1990 Thunderbird. I got the base and clear on the underside of the hood and backside of the fender. Now to flip them over and paint the front side the next warm day we get.
  8. Installed three of the four threshold on the Hupmobile last night. They look pretty good for being originals. The threshold on the passenger side front will have to wait as there is a spacer that is in the way on the underside of the floor. I will have to loosen the body mount bolt and lift the body slightly to slip the threshold in, then lower the body back down. It shouldn't be too hard, but I didn't feel like doing it last night. Also straightened a bumper bracket(those chrome dividers, it wasn't straight up and down) on the rear bumper, it had been bugging me and I loosened the bolt and got into a bigger job than I wanted. I finally got it back together and it looks much better.
  9. 1929 Hupmobile Century M

    Thanks Hupp, I have the thresholds to install, I cleaned them up some and they look pretty good. I think they were originally installed with nails on the top and bottom, right? How do you put the nails in on the bottom?? Dale
  10. Been doing some work on the Hupmobile while it is in a nice warm building. I have decided to replace the carpet that was put in the car years ago as a temporary carpet. It was an old oriental rug that was probably worth thousands of dollars. The new carpet is not of original style but it does look much better than the red carpet that was in there, and I have had this carpeting laying around for years. I bought it at Hershey many years ago and used a little piece in the Crosley pickup truck a few years ago, I think I paid $20 for the roll and still have enough left to do several more cars. I have cleaned up the thresholds and the next time I go to the building I will try installing them.
  11. 1929 Hupmobile Century M

    Been working on replacing the carpet in the Hupp. Here are a few pictures to tell the story. I know it is not the correct material but neither is the upholstery. I bought this carpet material many years ago at Hershey and have finally had a use for it.
  12. I am looking for a used header panel for a 1989-1993 Ford Thunderbird. Has to be a non-Super Coupe car. If you have one let me know how much. Does not have to be perfect. IM me
  13. Hello, I have the two corner curved rear window glass for a 1954 Nash Ambassador. They are in good shape and are tinted. I do not have the center glass. Is anyone interested? Would make good spares for your car, where will you ever find replacements?? Also would like to know if they fit the Nash Metropolitans with the three piece rear windows?? They are located in SWPA, would prefer pickup but might consider shipping them. $200.00 Send me an IM
  14. 1929 Hupmobile Century M

    I have bought my dad's 1929 Hupmobile that he bought way back in 1968. I was just a little tike when he brought it home. It was all apart and needed restored, which was done over the next few years. I can remember handing him tools and watching as he worked on it. We went to many car shows and drove it a lot for several years, then other cars came along and the Hupp got relegated to storage, dad saying the car wasn't safe to be on the road with the newer cars. It was driven a few times in the late 90's and then put away again. He decided last year to sell all his cars and I told him that I wanted the Hupp as it had so many memories. So I now own it and I would like to do a few things to it to make it look a little better. Mechanical work(cleaning fuel tank, changing oil, etc) will have to wait till I can get it out of his building in the spring. Some of the things I would like to do is get some new carpet in it, not factory, but something that looks nice. In looking at it I have found that the door thresholds were never installed and I would like to know how they fit. If someone has some detailed pictures I would appreciate it. I also would like to get the correct taillight for the car. I think I have enough hubcaps, but a few spares would be nice... One other thing for right now would be the switches on the steering wheel are incorrect and would be nice to have the right ones. I want to keep it like I remember the car, but I also want to make it mine. Here are a few pictures of the car for those that are interested.
  15. I haven't posted a report on the FOR in quite some time so I thought I would give a quick update. Still no work done on the FOR as this year has been busy selling my dads car collection. Had 17 cars to sell and now have 6 cars left. I have bought his 1929 Hupmobile and I will be doing a few things to it to get it back on the road this winter, I hope. I have been busy repairing crash damage on two of my vehicles, in June, my Thunderbird was hit in the front by a driver that cut the corner short while turning and didn't see me. Then in September, just 4 months after getting a 2014 Ram Pickup a guy rear ended me at a traffic light, he didn't see my BIG Blue Ram truck?? Both accidents were not my fault, and repairs are still ongoing on the Thunderbird, after buying a complete car for parts, and gathering NOS parts online. The Ram is repaired and looking good again. Thanks to a Crosley Member I also got the "Crosley" license plate frame replaced (free) that was damaged in the Ram accident!! Car guys are awesome. The FOR body has been taken off the cart and stored in my back room like a crate of potatoes... LOL I hope to get to it soon as I want to take it to the nation Crosley meet in July. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here is hoping for a better 2018!!!!!!!!!