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About Frantz

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    Lewisberry Penn
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    Old machines in general, From my 1917 Singer 31-15 to my 54 Ford to several old tractors (red). My dad and I have started some small farming projects as well.

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  1. Will we be talking in English? If the dangers your car is exposed to represent far beyond your willingness to share, then your cars aren't going to be shown anywhere until after you're gone. If you enjoy showing the cars, then enjoy it. I'd be more scared of an accident on the way then a bump from a golf cart.
  2. I live 22 miles from the Giant center... how about next year I collect the $15 for parking and you can park at my farm... and then we can just all walk to Hershey and see it all in one big line!
  3. Unless you had documentation for a cogged belt as the type used it would get a deduction under the "type specified" clause I'd think. I'll be interested to see what those with more experience say. I don't see any reference to belts at all on the CCCA rules or handbook though. I don't have any experience with them so I may be looking in the wrong area. When did they come out? I know they had toothed timing belts back in the day but I don't know anything about early toothed/cogged v belts and the internet is letting me down in searches.
  4. 22E The commercial trucks are sorta funny classes IMO. Commercial trucks don't get properly restored nearly as often as cars so more variety gets lumped together in a single class. Bring good documentation for the demonstrator, I'd be shocked if it wasn't questioned as most of us are going to be unfamiliar with it.
  5. I agree with it being scammy, but why is bitcoin an obvious scam? Lots of folks use it.
  6. I've not seen any reporting to suggest it didn't have seat-belts. Several sources say it did but just not 5 point seat belts. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done some fairly stupid speeds with underpowered cars. Speed is the factor much more than how quick they get there.
  7. Kevin Hart may be sued for not having safety features At first it would appear the lawsuit is because of the modifications. However, to me that doesn't pan out. These cars could have well over 400 hp new so the jump to 700 isn't what made them more dangerous. It was just a different car and a different time. The modifications aren't really a rational consideration if the requirement to have safety features is to be considered. What is the cut off going to be based on? My '54 Ford had 130hp, so if I drop in a 302 (don't worry AACA folks, I won't!) I'm over double the designed HP without much effort. And the talk of airbags is downright scary. I don't want aftermarket airbags. And what company would be dumb enough to put themselves on the line for after market installed airbags liability. This appears to be a very slippery slope of reasoning, and could greatly threaten the enjoyment of antique cars on public roads or with friends.
  8. There is a business opportunity here for some of those vendors who only set up for the sake of getting good parking.... just sayin!
  9. The Cobra Torino and GTO would be worth more in any condition than the trucks. Commercial trucks especially aren't worth much. If you can find someone who needs some parts that's really the best end for them at this point. Good luck!
  10. Using the Snap-On page for reference will prepare them for their first mortgage payment!
  11. We are not all knowing as judges. You the owner will know more about your model car than we do. We often judge cars we know little about. You don't even need to know all that much about cars to be a judge, the guidelines are built for this. Before we would mark something as being incorrect finish or part all together we are trained to ask for factory documentation. We learn while judging for sure. But you're more likely to get away with something out of our ignorance than to be marked wrong for it. Judges don't want to sound too silly and ask about everything. We are also specifically trained NOT to compare cars within a class for the purpose of judging, though as people, that might cause us to at least ask the question if we notice a difference.
  12. I had most of a '37 Chevy truck I couldn't get rid of for $200... I ended up selling what was left of the cab for $50 and scrapped the 1.5 ton frame and motor for $200. If you can find someone who will haul them away for you then you're a winner. Also, I got the '54 Ford in my picture for $500 with a clean title and it's not missing anything. I'll still never get my money back when I'm done.
  13. Assuming there were no mistakes made, the judging sheets are pretty easy to tell if it's your car. Incorrect parts, incorrect finish, or condition. While I've never been part of the discussion on why things are set up the way they are I think the not revealing points and 10 point spread for awards is a ideal way to ensure a small mistake or differences in judges is rarely the reason a car moves down a rank. And FWIW captains are generally very good at questioning and training a judge who might be overly zealous as well as one that might be missing some things. Also since only one judge is handling an entire class for any given area, and that cars only compete within their class, greatly helps balance out judging "styles".
  14. I'm going off memory here, but I believe the first dealer in Harrisburg was 1899 and was Locomobile. It was owned by Mr Kline who went on to work with Pullman and then founded his own company "Kline Kar" which started in York Pa but moved to Va. The Star Independent might be a good one to hunt down. I found some from 1915 online and they have a section for motorist. May 15th has an article about a 3 day race in Harrisburg of that year,s o could be the same event a few years later. If I get time later at work today maybe I'll be able to dig something else up closer to the year you're questioning. May 15 Star Independent
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    Check out appendix 3-5 I think this is an overlooked form by many folks who enter cars, but it's the key to understand where your car will likely place ahead of time. Just reference the rest of the guide to determine how to judge and deduct on specific questions. This form gives the max deduction for each category, you can go over the car yourself, judges probably are more lenient that most honest owners on how harsh they judge. But also, keep in mind we can't take off half points. I often judge chassis and often have the most deductions given. I don't try to be harsh, but there are four wheels and if they aren't in great shape, that's 4x points. When radials were huge deductions they would bump cars out of awards status left and right. I'm young enough to actually look under cars from one knee and often find incorrect hardware "out of sight" On the side of this form you also see the important cut off for awards. To receive a JR 1st you have to have at least 365 points... that needs to be goal one. However, if someone has a perfect car in your class, they would have 400 points and you'd have to be within 10 points to also get a first... so if you aim for 390 points or better, you should feel very very comfortable that you'll get a first (and you'll have a super nice car). So this means your class affects your odds if you don't have a 390+ point car. There are only a handful of 400 point cars on any given field, if any at all. But you're more likely to find one in a popular class with lots of aftermarket support. A '67 Mustang is easier to find perfect parts for than most '37 cars. Not a reason to be lazy, however, there are certainly classes it's easier to get a 1st, or any place in without spending as much money because of this.