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  1. When we were in Chattanooga for a reliability tour a few years ago, Corky Coker had one about that era that they used to shuttle us up to his house during an afternoon stop. You may try and contact Coker tire for some information.
  2. I am running a modern Mallory dual point on my coupe. runs great and it has an auto advance curve and you don't have to use the spark lever. Do you have a picture of your dual point unit? A lot of hot rod guys running an A or B motor want these. they also like Model B distributors because of the auto spark advance.
  3. Yes the Fourth man in the picture was John Rickets. There was a couple versions of that pic. One was taken in Houghton Lake Michigan on a reliability tour in front of Ron's Hudson. I always remember that tour because I met Harold Sharron. I helped him drop the oil pan on the Rickets's 13 Buick looking for a rod knock. I learned a lot that evening. Parking lot repairs at its finest. The second version was taken in front of Bruce's Bar in Severance Colorado with Dad's '14 Buick on one of the First BBTR regional tours held. Bruce's bar is famous for Rocky Mountain Oysters and was always a favorite spot to take visitors.
  4. My Dad liked the DF too. He stirred up the pot along with Howard and Ron. I miss all those guys. Its a little comforting to still see Howard and Ron's and even Dad's name come up occasionally. John Binger
  5. Definitely a '30 Chevrolet Dash. The bumpers could also be 29-31 Chevy. I know they had a couple of different styles of bumpers then. the ones on my '30 are flat with no grooves but I have seen grooved ones from that era also. Maybe someone has better information about exactly the story on the bumpers.
  6. That looks very similar to the fenders on my 1914 Buick. It has the same bead around it and the same shape on the rear. mine is a touring and is a little different.
  7. I have a 1967 230s my grandfather bought brand new. In 67 it was cheaper to buy that car have it shipped and drive it back from where it made port than a new Chevy Impala. He documented every gallon of gas. oil change and repair on the car. The car runs and drives like a dream still to this day with 115K miles on it. In fact he drove it to the Hershey meet more than once while he was on the national board. Back in 1983 it wasn't even 20 years old.
  8. Sounds like a fuel supply problem. I would start by fixing the vacuum tank or using an electric fuel pump. Cleaning and adjusting the points should help and maybe a new set of plugs. Great looking car by the way. Have fun.
  9. Great Start to a brass era speedster. Would love to have one like that to start on!
  10. I grew up in the hobby and I have a hard time considering anything after about 1970 as being anything other than a used car. There are special and collectable cars that are newer than that but I have no interest in them. I also realize that people consider classic or antique cars as cars they remember when growing up. Someone that is 45 years loves second generation cameros as they were the 'Cool' cars in high school. I have been around AACA my whole life and it is strange to see a 1990 Honda winning the same award as a 1914 Buick. I guess that's the beauty of this organization and a way to keep younger people involved.
  11. I am a member of the HAMB and there is always great interest in 'barn find' cars. There are a lot of members over there that appreciate stock original cars and understand the historical significance of original cars. There are many threads about survivor cars and many threads about restoring antique race cars and historically significant hot rods and customs. They also stick to the pre 1965 theme over there. Some builders are very concerned on using original parts, materials and hardware just like AACA restorers. I guess I like it because it is all pre 1965 and there are no modern cars on there. I don't consider any car after about 1970 to be antique. I understand AACA has its 25 year guideline but I don't care to own a 1988 anything and find it hard to consider something of that age antique or classic. Here is a link to a thread about a barn find survivor hot rod built in the late '50s. The owner kept the car original to the build. Much like the above Stutz or any other HPOF car.
  12. Can the rocker arm assembly be repaired? I have found that with a car that old a repair is the only option.
  13. I have been working on a model A coupe for 8 years. I did however take a 2 1/2 year break and rebuilt a '68 Chevy truck with my step son. I am in the middle of painting now. Hope to have it driving by the end of August. Upholstery will come next winter. Its hard working full time and having a family to get a lot of work accomplished. I am Lucky and have a wife who fully supports me and my hobby. She even comes out to the shop to help once in a while. She loves the upholstery and is looking forward to that part of this project.
  14. I have been driving my '61 every day for the last few weeks. I also drive a '70 chevy the rest of the time.
  15. I agree with the above. Probably Chevrolet.
  16. My Initial reaction is this is an older restoration. I don't believe it is original. The way the paint is chipping off looks like lacquer paint from the '50s. Great looking car and would be a lot of fun to own.
  17. How old do you want? I am a fan of prewar cars mainly. I hate to say it but just about any car after about 1965 I consider a used car. I say buy a model A Ford. Lots of parts reproduced and lots of good ones out there for sale. They are extremely reliable and easy to work on. the drawback is that they are almost 90 years old and may be hard to drive in your part of the country. Good luck and keep us posted. John
  18. I am a bit torn to see something like that cad coupe. I agree that if the car is complete enough to restore it shouldn't be rodded. If the car was a pile of sheet metal and not much else at least the car is back on the road. Imagine how hard it would be to find EVERYTHING else to restore the car. Frame, engine, wheels, all the trim and dodads. tack on a "Classic" title and those parts get extremely expensive given you can find them at all. You might as well sell your house to buy the parts and move into your garage. Now if some one drags home a pile of rusty sheet metal and builds it into a body on a homebuilt frame, I say go for it. The issue with the "reality" car shows is that they don't show the incredible amount of work that goes into any build. 100 hours of block sanding gets reduced to 30 a second clip. I think the armchair mechanics get all excited about some car they see on tv and buy a project. Then they proceed to take it all apart and get overwhelmed and never finish the project. then it ends up on the net. If people that are new to the hobby would buy a running and driving car and learn to enjoy it before they jump headfirst into a full blown restoration we would see a lot less basket case half done cars for sale. I think newbies need to start with a simple project too. its a lot easier to restore a 55 chevy or a model A than a 1930 Cadillac or a 54 Lincoln for example. It all boils down to its the owner's car and they can do with it what they want. The whole point is to have fun. if you aren't having fun you are restoring a car for the wrong reasons.
  19. I agree with above that the chevys are loaded with wood and are more difficult to restore. The wood rots and the bodies collapse on themselves. I like my '30 sedan very much and it is more comfortable and a bit more powerful than my model As.
  20. I had the wheels for my 1910 overland rebuilt by a gentleman in Brighton CO about 5 years ago. He did a great job. I am not sure if he is still building wheels but here is his number. J D Bernard (303)659-2458.
  21. I have had a company called rempco in Cadilac MI for ring and pinion work on my 1910 Overland and 1914 Buick. I have had them made me drive shafts, axles and retrofitted modern bearing into a trans and differential. Quality work and pretty fast turn around. I also used a placed in Kansas city called Gear headquarters. I included a link to rempco bur could not find a link to gear headquarters. Good Luck.
  22. I say go for it! The Dad-Son time is well worth it in my opinion. It doesn't look terribly rusted out. Lots of elbow grease and a few parts will make the car a driver and then maybe you can decide what direction you want to go. I did a '68 chev pick up with my stepson and it was the best thing for our relationship and he learned lots of useable skills. Things like this are what keeps our hobby alive .
  23. First car I ever drove was a T I was 13. It isn't too bad if you get practice. They are nice for a parade. Just push the clutch for a little go when you need it!
  24. I don't think they make any panels for that car,. In my opinion I would find a good body shop to make them for you. Maybe more of a hot rod fab shop or a place that works on customs could make the panels. I needed some patches built for my Model A special coupe and a hot rod shop in town did an excellent job making what I needed.
  25. It is possible that the clipped spring was a repair from long ago. The spring could have broken years ago and not having a replacement part another spring could have been modified to replace the broken one.