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hugh9222

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  • Birthday 01/22/1937

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  1. A little rougher than mine but with your background I bet you will enjoy the challenge. At the rate I'm going, or should I say at the rate I'm slowing down, you'll probably finish yours first. Where did you find it?? good luck on your new project!
  2. Don't I wish!! I should write a book except that would show how stupid I am. I got too close to the shop owner and become involved with too many flip cars and etc. With the weather so bad this week I hope some good will come out of the spring like weather coming next week. I remember my Dad telling me that Hope was a girls name and don't forget it.
  3. BEAUTIFUL!! I wish my 24 was somewhere close. Thanks for pics.
  4. Welcome. I followed your car on Bring a Trailer. From what little I know about Locomobiles you got a real sweat ride. I am relatively new to the Loco community myself so maybe we will learn together. Enjoy! From what I read both are late 1924 models. I have a 1924 dual cowl open Loco (VIN 190001 and needs restoration) and a 1924 limousine (VIN 19044) needing the engine to be put together. This virus has put a complete stop to doing anything!. Welcome again. Hugh
  5. Just for information, a 1913 Loco sold for $160,000.00 on Bring a Trailer yesterday. Looked like a nice car but I don't know Loco's well enough to assess the sale.
  6. While looking for this Craigslist ad in 'not mine section' this one came up. A 1927 71K mile running Loco for $48K. Both ads could use a little more information but for me the selection between the two is a no brainier.
  7. I'm no tax authority but if it was willed to you, you might get a stepped basis for the value, i.e., your basis will be the value on the day you received it. Your talking about enough that I'd talk to a tax attorney first as well as getting a clean title. Having said all that and you don't want the hassle, just sell it to me an I'll take on the fight. Good luck.
  8. Luckily, nothing from either of the hurricanes. I did uncover, wash then re-covered my Vettes that are outside in prep for this Delta. I've been working on my 63 SWC getting the rebuilt dash back in it. I still have to hook up the tack and speedo. I got tired of screwing with the short wires in the dash harness so I extended them all. I'm really reluctant to do any electrical work but I just couldn't get my hand(s) into the back of the dash until I lengthened the wires. I still had a hard time getting the mounting screws in place. I pulled the dash about 10 years ago and I don't remember having all this trouble even with the shorter wires. Hopefully this is the last time I do anything with this dash. I still have to install the steering column, driver seat and parts on the center dash. I probably shouldn't say anything about what I still have to do in that I'm so damn slow these days!
  9. If a 1924 is a 48 then I should have a complete frame. I'm supposed have a relatively complete parts car that came with my other 2 1924's. All these parts are in enclosed trailers or box trucks so I'll be digging for some time if I ever feel it is safe for me to venture out to the shop. That's the good news, the bad news is that stupid Covid 19 is going throughout my body guys extended and immediate family. His wife and daughter as tested positive within the past two weeks. I'm staying away. He admits that he has too may cousins that simply don't believe in the recommended precautions. I'll keep you apprised. Hugh
  10. Thanks, I'm following your site to help inform me what can be done with 3-D printing. I'd appreciate you including the original part so I could compare. I have a couple of future projects and 3-D printing is something I know little about. Thanks again for helping me learn.
  11. A quick update, I have nothing to update! First, I lost my phone with the pictures of two of the Locomobiles I bought, I'm not smart enough to have them transfer to the cloud as I took them (or if you can really do that). Second, then in March the virus hit the shop where they are stored, so I had stayed away from it. I’m in good health but at 83 years old. I want nothing to do with that crap. As time passed the virus spread to the other employees so the shop is near a stand still. I waited 82 years to find these jewels and for me to be away from them for an extended period of time is no big deal to me. My health is. What little activity that has happened in the shop involved several flip cars I invested to while purchasing the Locomobiles. My only regret is I have not been able to inventory the spare parts that came with the cars. Thank everyone that has showed an interest!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. BEAUTIFUL! Mine are a long long way from yours. Left you a message and look forward to talking.
  15. 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.
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