hugh9222

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About hugh9222

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  • Birthday 01/22/1937

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  • Location:
    Cypress (Houston) Texas
  • Interests:
    Classic cars, don't have time for anything else.

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  1. Absolutely! I didn't know anyone that owed a Loco, except for those on this site. Here I met a knowledgeable, generous owner that live less than 15 miles from me. I like that he appreciates originality. Not only does he have a beautiful Loco, the balance of his collection is to die for!. He knows more about the cars I bought than I'll every know. His brother and he had tried for over 20 years to buy the collection that my car was in. He knew the owner, speaking to him numerous times and learning about the cars. His brother saw the touring car in the 70's, before a fire damaged it. He spoke of getting his Loco out of storage in the near term and would let me know so I could see it. He also said that once I get my parts and cars organized he'd trailer his Loco to my shop to help ID any parts that might be in question. My parts car is in 1,000 pieces and I'm certain that I'll need the guidance. That would help us lock in on the fit and finish of the cars. Sounds like he wisely did his homework before he bought his. He talks like he befriended numerous owners even if their Loco wasn't for sale. I told I'm going to have a pencil and paper the next time we talk, he sounds a walking Loco encyclopedia. I never heard of a Locomobile before I bought mine. I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree. He did say that he saw a polished Loco in California years ago but didn't know if was original. I'm looking forward to a possible long term relationship.
  2. With this virus I'm not sure when I'm going to get started on my restoration of my 1924, aluminum bodied, four passenger Victoria, VIN 190001 Locomobile. This is the first unit for the 1924 and 1925 run. I have several questions I'd like ask. Thank you in advance for any help you provide. 1. I understand that only 4 1924 aluminum body Victoria were made, is this true? 2. The body is quite straight and I'm thinking that I will polish it, not paint it. Did any original 1924 aluminum bodied Victoria Locomobiles come polished? 3. If not and I polish mine, would that affect its' originality? 4. Were wire wheels an option in 1924? Thanks again.
  3. BEAUTIFUL! Mine are a long long way from yours. Left you a message and look forward to talking.
  4. With this virus I'm not sure when I'm going to get started on my restoration of my 1924, aluminum bodied, four passenger Victoria, VIN 190001 Locomobile. This is the first unit for the 1924 and 1925 run. I have several questions I'd like ask. Thank you in advance for any help you provide. 1. I understand that only 4 1924 aluminum body Victoria were made, is this true? 2. The body is quite straight and I'm thinking that I will polish it, not paint it. Did any original 1924 aluminum bodied Victoria Locomobiles come polished? 3. If not and I polish mine, would that affect its' originality? 4. Were wire wheels an option in 1924? Thanks again.
  5. Yes. I've had it about a year and it's my next (I hope) project. I've had a lot on my table the past few years and I am way behind on my projects. I'm attempting to make a deal with a local restoration shop and get them (I have a 24 Loco Limo and a 24 Loco parts car as well) to work with me and get them done right. So it's going to be quite a project once we start. I've got to inventory the spare parts that came in addition to the cars as well. I'm not sure how this damn virus is going to affect me getting involved in a major project away from home. I've been on this site for some time and appreciate what I've learned.
  6. What do you think of the price, $89,500? Seem light to me but I'm relatively new to this site.
  7. I replaced my several years ago by myself in my garage. I remember I had a hard time replacing the pilot bearing because of some sizing issue. I used two or three jacks to help me lift and align the transmission the to engine, largely because I was alone. I'm never in any hurry so it took me quite a while but I did a lot of scraping (a prior owner sprayed undergoing everywhere), cleaning and painting. I still haven't got the fiberglass as white as I'd like but it's much better. I also had my u-joints replaced and my drive shaft balanced.