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  1. Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately ddue to health reasons will not make Hershey, but have a friend who will check the referenced sources and pick up a set of nuts. If still unavailable, will resort to making them. Ron
  2. I am looking for a source for the special nuts (Hex nut with a large round cover) that go on the ends of the landau irons on '20s vintage convertibles. New, NOS, used or whatever just so I can get four that match. Thanks
  3. You are most likely referring to the Kleiber. I do nit recall seeing one at any meets ronbarn
  4. Best buy yet - COSTCO has a package with two 1A10BC units for $18. Have not yet found a 1A5BC.
  5. Our team judged two-wheelers and all 11 vehicles had a correct extinguisher. Sort of ironic since they previously only required the 5BC which is indeed smaller than the 1A5BC. The proper fire extinguishers that I bought are the same size as the old ones I owned. Have not been able to find a 1A5BC but the 1A10BC is readily available and mine from Lowe's were $14.
  6. motoringicons, If you would to place a free ad in The Marmon News, please contact me at ronbarn@otelco.com Ron
  7. Taminie, We (members of The Marmon Club) have had some success with searches like this one. I am the editor for our newsletter and will be happy to place an item in the next issue. Contact me at ronbarn@otelco.net
  8. Frankly, I had never heard of "horsehair" carpet. I just reviewed the 1927 Marmon Book of Facts which describes the features of the Model L and sure enough it says the floor of the rear compartment (rumble seat area) is covered with "finest grade horsehair carpet". Would hogshair carper be an acceptable substitute for judging purposes?
  9. Sally's '27 Marmon needs "high quality horse hair carpet" for the rumble seat floor. Is there a source for this type of carpet or a recommended substitute that won't enrage the judges?
  10. Just can't resist this one either. Showing Marmons is always fun. Nevermind the question, "Who made it?". How about, "Were they really made in Salt Lake City?" or "Aren't you guys the ones with the famous Tabernacle Choir". For that one my normal response, "Yea and I have to leave soon for practice." I even prepared a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the Marmon automobile a and the opening slide reads "Spreading the Gospel of Marmon".
  11. Don't hang around much anymore, but cannot resist this topic. On a scale of one to ten, Sally must be about an eleven. She owns several mopeds and cars, has won several 1st Juniors and Seniors, won Master Editor award for region newsletter, is a Senior Master Judge with over 125 credits including being Chief Judge for three National Meets and one AGNM, won two National awards for her judging, has participated on over 30 National tours, attended 25 AACA Annual Meetings in Philadelphia, and is currently the President of the AACA Library and Research Center. We tried several hobbies over our 40+ years of marriage and could not find one we both liked until we got our 1934 Chevy and really got involved in the antique vehicle hobby - big time! We hope to have her 1927 Marmon finished this year.
  12. Dan was one of my best friends. Some of you may not know, but one of the reasons he was so passionate about AACA, his father was a National Director until his death back in the early '80s. I could take up a long reply with what he has meant to me and the fun we have had as AACA members, antique auto hobbiests, and fun loving friends, but let it be just said, we have all lost a great friend. Fortunately, Sally and I spend a couple of days with Dan and Judy just a couple of months ago and I will always cherish the photo of the two of us at some meet several years ago. Thank you Dan for being there for so many of us. Good by Big Bird, Ron
  13. Good suggestions. When the owner called me I suggested that he install a temporary independent guage to give him a check of the permanent guage. Have not heard back from him. The cold oil suggestion may very well be the problem - the car is in Australia and it is their winter at this time. Will ask him to check the screen in the pan - there is no filter on this car (1927 Marmon) unless he installed an aftermarket unit. Thanks, Ron
  14. The following sequence happens when starting a car (make and year not mentioned at this time since it is probably not important): 1. Car starts fine and at idle oil pressure goes to 30-35 psi which is normal. 2. Start moving the car and under acceleration the oil drops to near zero. 3. Go back to idle and the oil pressure picks up. 4. After running for a while and warming up, the oil pressure settles out at 30-35 psi. Is there a problem? What is the problem? Is there a potential for engine damage during the low pressure cycle? Ron
  15. It may not have been that long ago, but I remember when I was the first poster on this forum to reach 100, then 500 and then 1000. And now look at my pathetic numbers compared to Wayne at over 8000! My graphic has even disappeared.
  16. How big is your freezer? Several years ago I restored a two wheeler with small tires. The only ones I could find to fit the wheel said "Not for Road Use" in raised letters. I put the tires in my wife's freezer to make the rubber hard. Then I used a Dremel to carefully grind the letters and then sanded with fine sandpaper - all while the tires were still "frozen". Worked well.
  17. There really is a very simple answer to the question about when a car is "modern", at least for the touring crowd. If a car is not old enough to qualify for a specific tour - it is modern.
  18. Ron, Please contact me directly at ronbarn@otelco.net. I am the editor of The Marmon News, the bimonthly newsletter of The Marmon Club. Our newsletter and contacts have been successful in mating needed parts with needing owners. Another Ron.
  19. I paid $10 for mine a few years ago. That is the first design dated back to about 1936. It was redesigned in the early '50s with the major change being to make the "U" look like a "U" instead of a "V". I do not have an answer regarding the date of manufacture during WWII, but is reasonable to assume that casting in brass at that time must have been limited. However, demand was also limited since there were only a few hundred members. AACA did not reach 5000 until the late '50s when Dwight Eisenhower was named member #5000.
  20. Several years ago there was a meet in Costa Rica sponsored by the AACA Region there. It was not an AACA National Meet, but there was an official AACA Judging School.
  21. Chase made trucks with a 3 cylinder two-stroke engine in Syracuse from 1907 to about 1917. Mine is a 1909 model and I have fun telling people that I never have to change oil. And yes, DKW did make a fine little two-stroke car.
  22. Ex98---, You made a very good recommendation regarding the use of information from marque clubs, with a possible exception. Some marque clubs judge to a different standard and this could create a problem using their info at an AACA meet. For example, Vintage Chevrolet Club of America judges on "how the car could have been received by a new owner", and this could include dealer installed non-factory authorized accessories. AACA judges based on "how the car was received from the factory". Yes, we do know that some factory accessories for some makes were shipped with the vehicles and then installed by the dealer, so some judgement must be exercised by the judges.
  23. Back several years ago AACA prepared an exhibitor's handout which did provide brief information on the judging process just for members starting to get into showing their vehicles. I do not if this was stopped for some reason.
  24. Back in 1927 when several manufacturers first put roll-up windows in their "roadsters", the industry knew they needed a new term. Before settling on "convertable" Marmon called their version a "collapsible coupe" - don't you know that made the sales staff happy!
  25. I have been on many tours with Big Red, my 1961 Cadillac Model 62 convertible. Have always used regular with no additives. I run it often enough to keep track of how the gas is holding up since, as we all know, gas can go bad. For long term storage, av gas is a good idea. The local military museum uses that type of gas since their vehicles set in storage for long periods. Back many tours ago Howard Scotland was having a recurring vapor lock problem with his '41 Cadillac on hot summer days. Based on another tourists advice he mixed some kerosine (not much) and it seemed to cure the vapor locking. My 1936 John Deere Model B was designed to start (and warm up) on gasoline and then run on kerosine. Since kero is more expensive than gas, I had decided to just run gasoline. A local John Deere collector told me that his multi-fuel tractors run better on a mixture of one part kero to four parts gasoline, so that's what I using now - now it runs like a deere and smells like a john.
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