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  1. Richard Patterson, I am looking for original Ford tools that came with a 1937 Ford. Are you interested in selling these tools? Thanks
  2. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    Once again, Thanks to all of you for your advice. I attended the Hershey Meet last week and it was very enjoyable. And I was fortunate to receive a Jr. 1st award. To follow up on the question of bias vs radial tires, I did purchase new bias tires. I have enough wheels so now I can switch back and forth. Don't know if it made the difference but maybe. I am not in agreement with the idea that bias tires play any part in judging but I can't argue it. I just hope that it is changed in the future. I have been to the Hershey Fall event several times but never attended the show. It was great! So many incredible and interesting cars. Very glad I went.
  3. Thanks again Ply33 Your suggestion caused me to look in a book I have had for a very long time. It is the yr. 38-39 issue of Audels Automobile Guide and includes diagrams for many three brush generators. My 37 Ford generator with fields grounded to the frame , is included and I will now be able to make sure it is put together correctly. Thanks for the tip!
  4. I’ll look for it online. Thanks
  5. I am looking for a wiring diagram or an explanation of the connections for Ford three brush generator and cutout such as those on 32-38 Ford cars. Thanks Calcoupe
  6. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    Hi MCHInson I am located in North Jersey. Lots of experienced antique car people here. I have discussed my questions with some and got some good advice from them as well as from this forum. I’m in the process of making some changes to return the car to original condition. I have to undo some mods that I made over the 59 years of ownership. As of tomorrow, I won’t drive it until I go to Hershey. So it might be difficult to have it looked at by an experienced critic. Thanks for the suggestion though. Calcoupe
  7. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    I want to thank all of you who have shared your knowledge , experience and advice on the judging process. And I would welcome more. The tire questions are not the only issues I need advice on. And several of you have offered help in that regard. I am wrestling with decisions about where to focus on for this event. Some of this is due to expense, difficulty and lack of knowledge of the judging process and the priority of each of the features of the car. I may be overthinking it. I am going to do what I can to present a car to be judged that appears as close as I can to a "new" car. Just a few weeks left to get ready so I'll be busy correcting what I can. Thanks again. Jim
  8. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    Thanks for the answers and advice. This will be the first time this car is being judged at a National event. Also my first time. I have owned this car since 1960, my first car. It has been restored now and I have been encouraged by several experienced AACA members to enter it to be judged. I drive it frequently and that is why the bias tires are worn. They are the second set of Coker bias tires . They don't last long! And I do have a matching spare. I prefer the radial tires for driving, and they look good. But I would like to improve the chance of earning a First Junior award. Not to increase the value of the car. I'll never sell it. Anyway, I have bias tires on wheels as well as the radials so I can put the bias tires back on for the show. Don't want to buy more tires at this time. Hope they won't be judged too harshly. It is my understanding that specific point deductions are not revealed to the owner, so I won't know exactly what to do to correct. But your answers are very helpful to my decision about which tires are most likely to be acceptable. Thanks again for your guidance.
  9. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    Thanks very much for your advice.
  10. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    I am entering my 1937 vintage car to be judged for the first time, as a Junior. I have two sets of tires with wheels, one set is bias ply, other is radial. Bias set has worn tread (approximately 25%left) and the radials almost new. Both are correct size and have whitewalls. Reading the many questions and answers about radials, it looks like radials will most likely be a point deduction. The bias tires may be deducted because they are worn. Are there fixed point deductions for either of these conditions or guidelines that will help me to decide which to use for the show? Thanks
  11. I'm new to the forum so I don't have any experience with anyone here. But I also believe that Western Union only is likely a scam. I had a bad experience elsewhere where only Western Union could be used.
  12. calcoupe

    calcoupe

    Looking for correct tools and jack & handle ,that came with 1937 Ford 5 Widow Coupe. Don't need pouch.