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    My first car (1968): 1929 Ford Standard Coupe. Now restoring 1921 Peugeot Quadrilette 161, 1913 Metz "22", 1911 Hupmobile "20".
  1. Here's a new restaurant this year: Komi Pan Asian. Also has a bar. Looks like they offer a little something different from the quarter pounders and fried foods we eat at the flea market. Phil
  2. Car rescue in houston

    Nice photos. I hope your engine was above the water line.
  3. Ancient Auto Display

    Beautiful display. What year?
  4. New owner of a 1958 Citroen 2CV Van

    There are many Citroen 2cv cars & trucks still around, and parts and manuals are available. "Les Archives du Collectioneur" is a series of technical manuals for French car collectors. They publish a 2CV manual with lots of photos & information (though it is in French). There is also a Haynes 2CV manual in English which you can probably find in the US. Also search and under "Citroen 2cv". The car enjoys some popuarity in the UK, so books and forums are available there. Also, don't forget Autobooks in Los Angeles. They sell several 2cv books you might like. Finally, seek out the online 2CV forums. Don't be afraid if they are in French; you can use Google translate. Phil
  5. 1911 Hupmobile rescued from the suburbs!

    Nice looking car, David. One not enough for you? Phil
  6. Export Cost to Netherlands

    I always figure $5000 total costs from western Europe to the USA. With luck, your cost will be less, but there are a lot of expenses involved. The cheapest rate, if the car drives, is RO-RO (roll-on, roll-off) transport. Otherwise, you need a container. Phil
  7. 1909 Hupmobile

    I sell a reproduction intake manifold. Price is $250 + shipping. Email me for details. Phil
  8. METZ 22 Museum Quality 1913 for sale

    From the photos posted, this car is missing the engine bottom cover, chain covers and (maybe) the transmission cover. Also, there is no windscreen. The car is the wrong color (should be dark blue with cream-colored wheels), but then most of them are. The Metz cars have an engine very like a Model T (except with a more standard magneto), so you should be able to get it going. I think George is on-target with value, but it could go $15-19k or more if it runs and drives.
  9. 1909 Hupmobile

    They took advantage of the primer cup hole to install a whistle on your car. I've always liked those Strombergs with the glass bowl which allow you to peek inside. It's not the correct carb for the Hupmobile, however. That would be the Breeze, as mentioned above. Your intake manifold has been altered for this retrofit. Phil
  10. Model 20 oil capacity

    I see you haven't gotten a response, Andrew. I believe the manual says the tubes are 3/4" high. Not sure why yours are longer. You can just cut them to size. I think others have installed seals to prevent oil release out the front bearing. This must have been a problem from the start, as Hupmobile installed a sheet metal cover to keep oil off the hood. I thought of attaching some of that "pig mat" absorbent cloth under this cover. Phil
  11. Texas Title Question

    After a letter, 5 emails, and 4 phone messages, I finally got a reply from the seller. She seems agreeable to help with the title. I found a good title service in Texas: Auto Title Recovery in Lumberton, Texas. Terri Gloebe there answered my questions promptly via email (and on a Sunday). The bottom line: the simplest way is to get the seller to put the title in her name, then transfer it to me. Of course, I should have done that when I bought the car. A new Texas title can also be obtained with an inspection in Texas. Anyway, the seller agreed to help me... in September. She's "overloaded" as an executor of her mother's estate, so I guess I'm waiting. The other option in PA is to file in court a "Motion for Involuntary Transfer of Vehicle Ownership." This can be done by an enterprising citizen. I hired a lawyer to do it for me with my title-less 1906 Maxwell. It ended up costing about $600. Title law is primarily concerned with new and used cars. Antique vehicles are little understood or appreciated by state bureaucracies, so we must just muddle through. Phil
  12. Texas Title Question

    Yes that's PennDOT's view, Ted. That's why I'm hoping she can get it transferred to her name. I often wonder how people who buy an old title at a flea market are able to get it assigned to their car. Phil
  13. Texas Title Question

    Thanks for the replies. The lady who sold me the car gave me a Texas title. It's the correct title for the car (with matching VIN), but her late father never transferred the title to his name when he bought the car in the '70s. The problem is her name on the Bill of Sale she gave me doesn't match the name on the title. When I applied for a PA title, I sent PennDOT the 6% sales tax due on the purchase. They denied me the title but (naturally) kept my money. I thought I was in the clear with this car, as it had a title, unlike some others I've owned! Will the lady help me? I'll post what happens. Phil
  14. Texas Title Question

    I'll see what happens. So far, the daughter hasn't responded. I'm hoping she can do this since Dad never got the title in his name. Phil
  15. Texas Title Question

    I bought a 1909 Hupmobile in Texas in 2013. The seller, the daughter of the deceased owner, gave me a bill of sale and the 1965 Texas title to the car. All well so far, but her deceased father never transferred the title to his name, though he owned the car for many years. My state (PA) won't give me a PA title because the daughter's name isn't on the Texas title. Will it be difficult for the daughter to transfer the Texas title to her name? I'm hoping Texas might be a bit more lenient than PA. Can anyone offer some advice? Phil