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  1. 1971 I worked one summer in the parts warehouse on scraping. We scraped everything from engines to stickers that were obsolete. Would love to have some of the parts we scraped as it was all 1960s parts. Oshawa was the main parts warehouse in Canada and was open for business at the desk from 7:00 am to 12:30 am and it was handy. We were right next door to CKD but we were not allowed to even go in there to look around.
  2. You never know what you will find at a yard sale and I rarely stop at them myself. I worked in Tennessee in the 90s and had to stay the weekend and not happy about. So I took my time driving in to work on the Saturday stopping at yard sales. I scored a very nice late 1912 / 13 coil box with the coils that I brought back the next week in my carry on bag. Try and take that on an plane today. By the way I payed a staggering $20. US for it and now have it on my 12 T
  3. Oshawa had a department called CKD Complete Knock Down. They would have a car built on the assembly line then sent over to the parts warehouse where CKD was. The car would be taken apart boxed and then shipped overseas. I believe it was phased out in the late 70s.
  4. Anyone ever hear the phrase Iraqi taxi that was A body Chevy made in Oshawa in the 80s. Iraqi put in a large order for the public and the majority were 3 speed standard. It was a nightmare for GM as the Iraqi were very hard on them. Ended up sending factory workers to fix the cars in a compound where they did not dare leave. So the guys just worked and made a pile of money. The order was canceled and the rest were sold off in Canada at a bargain price. Were excellent car and were always sought after by the public.
  5. Fawcett Motors 905-668-4446 ask for Peter or Art. They always have a few early cars that they are working on. I think he has one in the shop now. They are not new at this and have been restoring brass cars since the mid 50s. They get many cars from the US because of the $ exchange and the knowledge.
  6. They would have taken Hwy #2 that is the Old Kings Hwy about an hr. drive in a modern car. We used Hwy #2 on the AACA Vintage tour from Trenton headed back to Kingston. Read the last three lines and there may be a link between the tour and the Chatham Car Co. History on the Chatham car co. The company was created in 1906.[2] Investors included Joseph T. O'Keefe and Thomas A. Drew (partners in the O'Keefe and Drew pork retailers),[3] T.K. Holmes (who became company president). W.J. Taylor (vice president), D. N. McMullen, Thomas Dillon (secretary-treasurer), J.F. Dillon (general manager).[4] They established a factory in a two-story building on Adelaide Street, about halfway between McGregor Creek and King Street,[5] previously used by Hyslop and Ronald to build fire engines.[6] The plant had 40 employees.[7] The company built only one model, the Chatham, right-hand drive[8] five-passenger tourer with a 20 horsepower (15 kW; 20 PS)[9] (later 25 horsepower (19 kW; 25 PS))[10]watercooled four cylinder engine.[11] The Chatham was priced at C$2500,[12] when the Colt Runabout was priced at US$1500,[13] the FAL US$1750,[14] the Enger 40 and (in 1905) the Ford Model F were US$2000,[15] while the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout was US$650[16] and (in 1907) the $700 for the Ford Model S was US$700. Chatham did not build its own bodies, instead, they were subcontracted to William Gray & Sons, a local carriage builder.[17] The car earned the loyalty of its buyers, but the company suffered financial difficulties, and in 1907, it was sued by a Detroit creditor and ultimately liquidated. Chatham dentist G. W. Cornell bought the company's assets and resumed production.[18] In 1908, a new Chatham appeared, the Chatham 30, with a new 30 hp (22 kW; 30 PS) engine and "tulip-style" body.[19] The new car was entered in endurance trials and scored some successes.[20] One example was driven 3,000 mi (4,800 km) from Arcola, Saskatchewan to Chatham by J.B. Stauffer.[21] The company sold only 35 cars, mainly to Chatham's wealthiest residents, before shutting down in 1909.[22] The factory was purchased by Detroit's Anhut Motor Car Company in 1910,[23] which continued to manufacture badge engineered Chathams under its own brand.[24] The factory building still stood in the 1960s.[25]
  7. Here is the second car I restored and sold I think around 1987. The new owner left it outside with the drivers window down until about 3 years ago when he gave it to his son. The engine was stuck, flat tires, interior is covered in cat hair and ruined from the cat claws. The garage was used to store his junk and scrap metal so the car was left outside all those years. There is also a 1937 Dodge that he bought as a driver and did the same thing to. But it was just pushed out back and now has trees growing around it rotting into the ground. You can tell it has been sitting there all winter by the layers of snow on it.
  8. Never had to plug my loader in so far this year.
  9. There you have it I googled it cut and past. 3macboys was right Chatham, since 1902 and courtesy of Mayor George W. Sulman, has been known as the Maple City. There are, of course, some negative brands applied. Toronto is often called Hog Town.Mar 15, 2018 cxgvd is in Chatham and is hosting a 5 day tour in the area with the AACA Snappers called Fields Factories and Firetrucksur with Gary and Bev in the Maple City area. RM / Sothebys head office and restoration shop is in Chatham.
  10. I did bring back a nice 15 T that is my avatar from Detroit 3 years ago. It was a good price or I would not have bought it. The savings in the price help make up the 25% $ exchange. But I agree once they leave rarely they come back.
  11. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Maple,+Vaughan,+ON/@43.8509091,-79.665269,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b29035d80589d:0xe9c39e17ba1ddefd!8m2!3d43.8517618!4d-79.5272836?hl=en
  12. I was thinking that as the maple leaf is an iconic symbol up here right across the river from Detroit. Its a long shot but who knows. There is a Maple north west of Toronto. Now Terry if you came on the AACA National Vintage Tour in Kingston On. I would have given you a pin that we gave out on that tour.
  13. I have a very good friend that worked on a vintage tour last year with me. He is also one of the editors of the Pierce Arrow Society publication. Sorry I posted what happened on that weekend event and hope it does not reflect to the club. There is a different personality conflict in many different types of clubs if it is car club or a bridge group.
  14. I went to my first event with CCCA 5 years ago and it was my last. Meet many very nice friendly members on the weekend and had a great time. But I was turned off by a fellow that thought very highly of himself parked next to me. Never went back and now attend AACA national events and it has been great. I am not saying for others to not join CCCA but just not for me. I also belong to ACCCC, Vintage Group, VMCCA, HCCA and OMLC.