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  1. The 2021 Metz Gathering will be September 26th at the Gore Estate (see attached flier) in conjunction with the Motorheads Car Club Classic Car Show. The Museum plans to have an area set up to display ORIENT, METZ, MARSH METZ related items. Plans are being made to have a tent set up. Please contact me, the museum or Gregg Anderson if you have any questions. I have always wanted to have a gathering at the Metz Home Offices, I mean the Gore Estate, and this year it is going to happen. If you use Facebook, please join the Metz/Waltham Automobiles - Motorcycles - Bicycles - Air-Car group.
  2. Sad to report the 2020 Metz Gathering has been cancelled. Spoke with Bob McGann today and the museum feels it is best for all at this time. Hope we are done with all of this next year! Stay safe, stay in your garage and give your Metz car a hug!
  3. 2020 Metz Gathering has been cancelled. Just spoke with Bob McGann from the museum and he let me know the decision was made to cancel. They hoped it would work out, but felt it was best to cancel with the current situation. He also mentioned that he hadn't called volunteers for the panel discussion, but wanted to thank those who had said they were interested in participating. Let's hope this is all done for 2021!
  4. Heard from the new museum director (Collin Lenfest) after he spoke with board president Bob McGann that the museum is on phase 3 of the state's reopening. They hope that will happen by mid July. If not, the Metz weekend will have to be postponed. I didn't ask about the July 18th event at the museum as I figure it is also waiting on phase 3. Hope this ends soon, keep safe!
  5. Just a quick update/notice: There is now a Facebook group "Metz/Waltham Automobiles - Motorcycles - Bicycles - Air-Car." Because of this, I am now on Facebook - not a big fan mind you, but with Yahoo out of action, it is one more place to go. I plan to watch AACA and FB for Metz info. Another note: As of now the Waltham museum still plans to have the Metz gathering August 1 with a panel discussion Friday night July 31. If I hear of any changes I will post the news. Hope to see many this summer.
  6. I spoke with Bob McGann from the Waltham Museum a few days ago and he said the Metz Gathering is on for Saturday August 1, 2020. He also said the evening before there will be a Q&A discussion at the Charles River Museum. I mentioned the lack of information on the museum website and he said he would try to get the info on there. Please try and put this event on your schedule. It would be great to see many cars, bicycles and motorcycles built by C. H. Metz and the people who own them now!
  7. Hi DME - welcome to the Metz forum. I sent you a PM (click on "Mail" at the top of the page) and I'm wondering if you have a price in mind for the plugs you have. Thanks, WCMetz
  8. Just received a letter from The Waltham Museum today. It reviewed the past years activities and listed several for next year. The 2020 Metz Gathering or Metz Weekend is scheduled for Friday July 31 with a talk: "Chilling at the Second Floor of the Federal" and Saturday August 1with Metz Cars, Wheelmen, and Trolley tours. Please note these dates are different from years past when the event was held on the second Saturday in July. With any luck there will be better attendance on these dates. There is some great enthusiasm at the museum these days. You may have also noticed that the YAHOO Group site is no longer working as it did in the past. I saved copies of the files and requested a copy of the data. I had another group I was in and they are not sure what to do in the future. I hope I get a copy of the data we can use in the future somehow. I think this forum will be the best for now. I plan to finally join AACA. There has also been some talk of a Facebook page, but I don't do Facebook. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and HAPPY NEW YEAR Bill
  9. I'm interested in some parts in your pictures. I sent you a PM, do you have a preferred contact method? Thanks
  10. I called the museum today and talked with Al, he said he had a few people that have called and are bringing cars with them. I am not bringing my car this year as I broke a spring (lower front main spring) going home last year. I think I may have over tightened my tie downs and it snapped at a previous repair when the spring flexed going over some real bad bumps in the road. It looked like the repair was quite old and I hadn't noticed it before. I had my son weld it to hold it together for now, but I hope to find one or have one made. Looking forward to seeing as many people there as possible. Come on out to the gathering whether you bring a car or not, but bring a chair so we can sit around and talk about Metz cars. I learn more every time we gather and you can really check out how these cars go together. How about Orient bikes, cars, motorcycles? MM motorcycles? Spare parts? If you are reading this, hope to see you there.
  11. The latest newsletter from The Waltham Museum, Inc. is out and gives the date of July 13, 2013 for this years Metz Car Gathering. There is a great article about an 1899 Orient Autogo restored by Dennis Carlson. He visited the museum last October with the Autogo and I hope he can return for the July event. I hope we get to seemore cars than ever this year along with other Metz/Waltham machines. Orient Bicycles, Motorcycles (Orient, Metz, Marsh-Metz and their offspring), Orient Automobiles. Please consider bringing whatever Metz/Waltham machine you have to display. Let's make C.H. Metz proud and really show off his stuff! Call the museum to let them know you are coming (781-893-9020). The Waltham Museum webpage: www.walthammuseum.com If you are not a member, please consider joining to help the museum continue to grow.
  12. Waltham on Wheels The Waltham Museum sent me info on the next Metz Auto Gathering. It is Saturday, July 14th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the museum. There will be a slide show at 1:00 pm. Please bring your vehicle to display, or come to meet other Metz owners. Call 781-893-9020 for more info or for reservations. I've had a great time meeting people at the last gatherings, hope to see some new faces this year. Hope to see some new cars (Phil;)) this year too. Enjoy, Bill
  13. Just got my March 10 by-monthly newsletter from the Waltham Museum and it lists the 3rd Annual METZ MEET at the Museum on July 9th. There will be a slide show on the 1911 METZ Airplane Meet at the Gore Estate 100 years ago. Hope to make it again this year. Like to meet some new faces and cars.
  14. Phil, What oil are you using in your motor now? I can't decide what to use and I want to change it out before I put it away for the winter. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Bill
  15. Phil, I have the engine cover off of my car now while the radiator is out. Are there any measurements or pictures I can take for you? I wonder if the cover is the same for my 1915 touring car as you 1913?? Let me know, Bill
  16. Hi everyone, just got my latest Waltham Museum by-monthly newsletter and it states that The Second Annual Metz Car Meet will be on July 10, 2010. I hope to get there again this year, I had a great time last year. I also hope to meet some new owners and swap repair stories. I have my radiator in a shop in Glens Falls - I'll let you know how well they did. For anyone that is interested, I have been keeping a log of cars or pictures that I find as I search the internet. IM me and I'll send you the excel file I have. It is not complete, but I have quite a few. We could add any cars others have found to the list. There was a Metz car registry referenced in the Antique Automobile "C.H. Metz" articles by Franklin B. Tucker, but I have yet to find a copy. BTW - has anyone heard who bought the car on ebay?
  17. I believe that contact for the auction was through email and they were looking for bids through January. You should be able to email the family directly for more info if you follow the info link about mid-page when you click The Sichel Trust Collection I have not put in a bid on any of the cars or kept up with this process, so I don't know where things stand at this point.
  18. I have been meaning to post this for a while. The collection of Mr. Sichel is going up for auction after his passing. In this collection is a 1912 Metz car. The car was featured at the Saratoga Auto Museum last year in a display called "All that Glitters" for brass era cars. Very nice car, blue with a white interior and "mother in law seat". I will try to post a picture of the car. For more info click on this link. http://sicheltrust.blogspot.com
  19. Thank you Keiser31 - I haven't used this forum much and it's all a learning process
  20. Phil, I hate to show my ignorance, but what is a PM?:confused: How do I send one? Bill
  21. WCMetz

    1915 Metz Model 22

    69bird, Have you looked at the Metz website Metz/Waltham Automobiles – Motorcycles – Bicycles – Air-Car ? More and more of these cars are coming to the surface. There is no Metz car club, but with internet searches, the AACA forum, the Metz website, and Yahoo site more people are connecting also. Send an email to Al Arena at the Waltham Museum The Waltham Museum, Waltham MA , he has been a big help. George Albright is also a good source of info and he has posts on the AACA forum. The paper drive disc can be ordered from Paper Pulleys ($300+). Car cost: it is hard to say, but there are a few cars on the website for sale. And a car just sold at auction, so that gives an idea. A question for you, are the 5 motors all Metz motors? Please keep us posted on your progress/decisions. Enjoy, WCMetz
  22. Phil, Can you post the info on the motor at Hershey, or would you rather send it through email? Thanks, Bill
  23. Phil, I was wondering about the shifting also. But it almost looks like he may be moving the lever to the right (out of the position holder)and the forward (as if shifting down) and then left again (to engage the position holder). Can't tell for sure, but I have talked myself into thinking that way! Didn't get a translation of the text describing the video, but I believe it may say the car was in Pennsylvania and then in a museum for 40 years?? I'll ask. Will we see you at Waltham?
  24. WCMetz

    Metz Carburetor?

    Since the Metz motor has similarities to the model T, I was looking online at some "T" information. I don't know if it would be of help, but this link will get you to old carburators.com and info on the "T" carb. There are also pages about the motor and operation. Copy and paste to your browser: http://old-carburetors.com/1922%20Ford%20Operators%20Manual/target11.html
  25. I asked a German teacher at our school to take a look at the video and let me know what was being talked about. He provided me with a translated text as follows: Driving cars as they did 100 years ago. Every trip starts with a swallow of water. Kurt makes cares about his cooling system because he wants the trip to be smooth. Built in 1916 in Mass. now driven in South West Pfalen. "So I'm turning on the gas, give it electricity and start the car." The sound of early cars. The Metz was put back on the stract in 1996. Before that the old-timer was in a museum. When Kurt bought the car his dream came true. After 1500 hours of work the car was brought back to life. "You have a lot of associations with the car, hate/love, but when you drive it the first time, you're very proud." Top speed is 45 Km/h, 30 Km/h is optimal for driving. "Now the road is getting steep and you notice that the motor is working hard and doesn't have the power of today's motors." "We'll just have to be a bit patient, but it will make it." "It has never let me down." Probably didn't let people down in 1916. "Where ever the Metz goes, everyone is interested in it." Everything is original 1916 except for the light generator and the starter, made in 1915. Yes, you can also crank it. Every trip is an experience, "this is life on the street!" Not racing, experiencing and living. "We all live such hectic lives, but if you're forced to drive slow, you'll enjoy it differently. You notice that you can also reach your destination slowly." The trip is the goal and also sometimes the gas station. 35 liters lead free, but his old-timer is not efficient. 25L/100Km. It's hard to say exactly. It depends on the driving; up, down, long stretches. With a full tank, off it goes. Whether in Mass. or Netzan, its wheels keep turning. Maybe it's a bit slow, but it's a good drive.
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