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  1. Very cool trip. My daughter lives in Perth WA. Hope to travel around your country when I retire in a couple years. I have two brass Buick’s, a 1912 McLaughlin and a 1912 Flint bodied one both model 35’s. I tow them with a 1996 Roadmaster. Have good friend that has a 41 like yours Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  2. I have a 1909 Maxwell Model A. Cruising speed is 25-30 on flat ground. They are very easy to drive. Just move the lever forward while pushing the gas pedal. At about 5 mph push the lever all the way forward and it shifts into high like an automatic. A friend of mine may have one for sale soon.
  3. I have 57 t bird my dad ordered new brought me home after birth in 1958. I inherited it in 2015 when he passed with less than 25000 miles. Replaced the tires last year but everything else is original. Have the invoice from the dealer that was hand written Tom Muth
  4. I did not read all of the other posts but will throw my 2 cents. A good friend of mine who died two years ago at 94 did a lot of touring in this era of cars in the 1960-80s. He had a 13 Overland, 17 Dodge, 23 Buick and 26 Chrysler. All were tourings. He sold the Buick as he did not like it. His favorite was the 26 Chrysler with the six. It has four wheel hydraulic brakes, cruises all day at 45mph but will do 55. He had some 50’s Chrysler overdrives for it but never put them in. In the 1960’s he drove the Chrysler from Ohio to California and back. In the 1970’s he convinced another good friend who is still living to buy a 25 Chrysler touring. I rode in both on tours in West Virginia. Other than some tricky adjustments to the hydraulic brakes, they were great. The 26 was given to another mutual friend who plans to retire next year and get it running again and add the Overdrive. That should allow 55 mph comfortably along with good braking with the four wheel hydraulics. For the money the Chrysler sixes are the best cars of that era in my opinion.
  5. Very cool! Looking forward to seeing it on a Southern Ohio Chapter tour!
  6. Very Cool! Yes the shift pattern is a backward H. I have 2 1912 Buicks that have that pattern. A good friend has a 1928 Master Phaeton that has the normal H Pattern. Rode last fall in 1926 Buick in Ridgeway, Colorado that is a replica of the first “Galloping Goose” on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad at their Musuem Grounds were they had put down a half mile circle track. It was a backwards H pattern. I have been told 1928 was the first year for normal H pattern with Buick. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  7. Very Sad news indeed. I have signed up for the Hershey Hangover tour so as long as that continues I will be in Hershey. I plan on bringing my 1912 McLaughlin Buick that I saw as a 14 year old and took a picture of at the Hershey Show in 1972 and purchased in 2003. Someone else took a picture of it that day in 1972 and it is in the 70 years of Buick book. It has always been my goal to bring it back to Hershey. As long as the Hangover Tour continues, I plan to bring the McLaughlin to to show area Saturday even if it does not happen and get some pictures there and by the Stadium where the show was in 1972 and my Flea Market spot has been for years. Looking forward to driving around Hershey for first time. While I have been going since 1970, we always just went to the swap meet spot in a Motorhome, set up and never left till Saturday. We never ventured far from the area other than the Museum and the Parkside Hotel, a Dive bar that used to sell cool T-Shirts. In fact a good friend made up some new ones last year with the Parkside logo and Rocket Car his son built to give to us for our Friday night stop. The Hangover tour plans a stop back in Hershey Monday at the Museum. Tom Muth Cincinnati Ohio
  8. I became a Life Member about 1980 when I was in College thanks to a tip from then President Richard Taylor that the price was going up. Should have done the same with the Ohio Region AACA. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. I have two Direct Lift four post lifts for about three years now. No issues. A friend has had one for 7 plus years and no issues. I looked at the Bend Pak and probably better quality but did not like the need to fire up a compressor every time I used it. Tom
  10. Matt, Wonderful video on the Marmon! Looking forward to the rest. Hope these help bring you some business. Sad we won’t be having the Ohio Region AACA Spring or Summer Tours. Hopefully the fall will occur and we will see you. Maybe the Marmon will sold to a local buyer and they can bring it. Tom Muth
  11. Back in about 1989 my wife and I were looking for a 68-72 Vette. Saw a 59 Caddy convt for sale at Lump’s Car and Parts Swap meet in Springfield for about $7500, the same price I paid for a 70 Vette. I still have the Vette but it did not appreciate like the 59 Caddy’s have. Tom
  12. I would vote for a Model A. I have a 1911 T and 1936 Ford. The T is easy on parts but tricky to drive in mountainous national parks with out a second gear and back seat passengers adding weight. The early V8 fords when running are great but mine has not run right since I got it. Fuel system issues are my current problem that an electric fuel pump will solve. The Model A has a gravity fuel system, simpler electrical system than an T or V8 and has three gears and four wheel brakes making it perfect for most cooler weather National Parks.( can even put in manifold heater or some closed A's have had A/C added. A standard A will run easy at 45MPH all day and easy to master shifting using a double clutch and are fine with back seat passengers. Add that to reasonable parts and tire availability via internet or phone arriving in day or so. If you want to go faster or worry about shifting the overdrive transmissions are available. Tom
  13. 1911 and early 1912 were open front doors that look just like the 09 and 10 but with a steel body that keeps paint on better than the full wood ones. They also have lot more brass. That is why they bring a lot more money plus substantial fewer around as they were pre production line cars. Those are I assume the reasons.
  14. Late to this post. My Dad took his 1911 T engine to Mass from Ohio about 15 years ago to be stitched. Probably Frank. It is still going strong with no leakes. Had it out yesterday. Tom Muth