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    Xenia, Ohio
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    Old cars, hot rods, race cars, fishing, hunting, billiards, grandkids, collecting many things, flea market shopping, etc


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    I own a 1923 Hupmobile touring, attended AACA events as early as 1956, when I was 3. Also own 1970 LS-6 Chevelle

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  1. The differential is different too. The rusty one is a clamshell housing.
  2. Nice! Looks like my 1923 Model R touring. I guess the "Model R-12" meant more than the actual year of the vehicle, such as things are done today. Loved the photos on your website. My first photo is recent, taken in my front yard. The 2nd photo is from about 1965, when my parents had only owned it for a few years.
  3. Awesome car, but an even BETTER story! Very, very happy for you. 😃
  4. Now let's get Paul Edwards to join us!
  5. It's me, Grant! Welcome aboard!
  6. Thanks, Terry! Awesome information, as always!
  7. Well-known Ohio Chevy-and-Corvette collector Bob McDorman used to own a one-of-a-kind amphibious Corvair van-pickup. He brought it over to our swap meet one time, as a part of a special display. Supposedly was a factory-experimental I don't know, personally. But lots of folks crowded around to see it.
  8. lump

    Old tools

    And after looking at some BIG vises, maybe a smaller vise ( actual working tool) might be refreshing. I have had smaller ones, but not sure where they all are right now. LOL
  9. lump

    Old tools

    Another uncommon old bench vise is this Wilton "pivot vise," although I must admit that I no longer own this one. Still, you don't see many of these around.
  10. lump

    Old tools

    And speaking of old bench vises, I have a really old one which I believe is quite uncommon. How many have you seen which are dual-shaft chain-drive vises, like this one? For me, it's the only one I have ever seen in person. Kinda neat, don't you think?
  11. lump

    Old tools

    I have been collecting vintage tools for years and years. I love this thread! I saw a big Reed vise earlier. Here is my big Ridgid vise. 8.5" jaws (21.6 cm), with my grandkids. Photo taken on the night I brought it home. It's old, but appears unused...just dirty.
  12. I grew up in the Southern Ohio Chapter of AACA. My dad was a respected "mechanical mind" in the club, and he held DEEP respect for other folks who were very skilled with our old cars. One such person was Bernie DeWinter, who was really good at restoring old brass lights, horns, etc. Our family and the DeWinters got along great, and we often took impromptu 2-car old car tours through the countryside together. I played with the DeWinter kids every chance I got. Years later I got a chance to get a very few tidbits from Bernie's collection, including this neat old "Phare Solar" brass light, which Bernie must have been working on. I bought it and a few other pieces, just to have them as reminders of a good family friend, and well-respected car guy. Now I would like to know a bit more about it, if I could. This carbide-powered light is relatively heavy, at nearly 8 pounds. I has bracket mounts on both sides (presumably for mounting on a car), but also a very flat bottom (presumably for sitting on a flat surface to use as a portable light?) The bail handle would seem to support this theory. It has a convex smooth-glass lens (approx. 6.5" in diameter...16.5 cm). The back cover is missing (I can see a solder line at the seam). The badge on front reads "Phare Solar" in the largest letters, and underneath that is "Badger Brass Mfg Co, Kenosha, Wis. U.S.A." The top line bears dates and model number, "Pat Jan 31,99" and "MODEL 27A" and "Aug 25,1903". So I ASSUME this light is for a very early car. I am aware that many early cars were sold without any lights whatsoever, and lights were bought from hardware stores and newly-created auto parts stores. So there may be nothing anyone can tell me about this one. But if you can help, I would really appreciate any information you might be able to offer. Cheers!
  13. Just putting your own name and the name of your favorite collector car, car club, or etc does not constitute advertising for a business, however. And those kinds of graphics are a real pain to remove (ask me how I know!) It's certainly one way to slow down the thieves.
  14. Randy, It might be helpful if you post the photo on a service like Photobucket, etc, in high resolution...and then publish a link here. That way we could go look at a much higher quality version, and enlarge it for details. Personally, I'm not much help on cars that old. But we have lots of folks on this forum who would be happy and better-able to assist you.
  15. It's always gratifying to learn of a company which is willing to help someone with identifying their old products. Otherwise, that stuff ends up in a dumpster, while someone else somewhere around the world is tearing their hair out, trying to find that exact item.