BruceW

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  1. Wayne, It appears that the Region once had a web site on Geocities but it must have went into limbo when Geocities closed. Looking at the archives shows the latest update in 2005. Perhaps they will start a new site and let National host it for them. I'v e seen a number of AACA Regions/Chapters have web site hosted on other pay ISPs (which doesnt come up on the Region/Chapter list) and wonder why they don't let National host it for free. A quick search on Switchboard showed the following for the informatin that Susan provided: George W Cox 198 Chapel Hill Rd Colton, NY 13625-4142 (315) 268-0056
  2. I just wanted to give my public thank you and recognition to AACA member and past AACA president Dave Berg for his recent efforts for the AACA Library & Research Center. The L&RC started off "Hershey Week" with its biennial literature auction on Monday, October 5. Preview of the over-900 lots of antique automobile literature (consisting of duplicates of items in the L&RC collection) was held from 8:30am to 10:00am with the auction commencing at 10:00am. Dave (who is also a licensed auctioneer) conducted the auction which lasted until 6:00pm. He kept the bidding lively and constant all through the continuous 8 hour auction.. while taking no bathroom or rest breaks himself. Since there has been no official announcement of the results, I will let someone like Steve Moskowitz or Chris Ritter announce the total money brought in by the auction. However, I will say this.... when we held the auction two years ago, it generated about $25,000 for the L&RC and we were all elated at the success. But from what we hear this year... Dave Berg almost doubled that amount through his non-stop ironman efforts! Thanks Dave!
  3. Hi Sal! It was good to see you at Macungie . I'll be working at the AACA Library and Research Center tent in the Chocolate field Annex on Wednesday afternoon, so if you get around there.. stop in and say hello.
  4. Wayne has a good idea... it will allow those needing to be in seminars and/or meetings to stop by when they can. It might be a hit and miss thing sometimes but it will probably work better for many people than a set time once during the meet. How about everyone who has one wear their DF button?
  5. I've never limited myself to being a "chevy guy", "ford guy" "mopar guy" or "whatever kind of car guy".... I like and enjoy all antique cars"... and currently own both Chevy's and Fords. However, our 1931 Ford is one of our favorites for touring. It is a fun car to drive and we tour long distance extensively in ours. One change I have made is replace the generator with an 6V alternator. There are cars that can go faster, but if I want to go faster than 45-55 mph, I'll drve my modern because the trip evidently isn't for touring pleasure if I need to run faster. We tour a lot with no problems. However, if there are any problems, the 28-31 Fords are very simplistic emchanically and problems can often be taken care of quickly and inexpensively. Parts are readily available in original and reproduction.
  6. My dad had a number of cars over the years but I have never had the oportunity to own any like them. The ones I would like to have like his would either be the 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline with the three piece trim on the front and rear fenders.. or the 1953 Mercury Montery. I don't have one like my grandfather had... but instead I have the exact 1935 Ford pickup that my granddad drove since new. He didn't own it since new but he did drive it since new. My grandfather was a roofer (a job he did into his 70s) in 1935. During that year, his boss, Mr. Miller purchased a 1935 Ford pickup and gave it to my grandfather drive as a company truck. Later, when Mr. Miller retired, my grandfather and his friend decided to form their own roofing company. Mr. Miller gave the 1935 Ford pickup to my grandfather to help start the new business. Later when my grandfather and his friend split up, my grandfather still had the truck. He used it on the farm until it was eventually parked in a shed on his farm and was replaced by a newer truck. The last year that it had license plates on it was 1953. the truck sat in the shed until Grandad gave it to me when I was a high school senior. The pickup is still waiting for me to finish its long term restoration.
  7. Here is a URL for the Summer's Brothers Racing front mounted distributor: http://www.summersbrothersracing.com/Front%20Mount%20Distributor%20Drivers.htm
  8. I did a quick Google search. Walter Miller Literature currently has a sale sheet for sale on Ebay for a Lincoln Continental Mark V "Coloma" produced by the Caribou Motor Company in San Fransicso. It is item Number 7237295868 and the URL is: http://cgi.ebay.com/1979-Lincoln-Mark-V-...DefaultDomain_0 The Ebay listing says it is a 1979.. but the ad has a large photo of the vehicle and it looks just like the one in the photos above... except it is white. It even has the same oval rear window. Caribou also converted Cadillacs into pickups. http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_txt/Drm85-86.htm and http://cgi.ebay.com/1977-1981-Cadillac-C...219118010r29409 It appears that the Caribou conversions could be purchased as a completed vehicle or as a kit with instructions. Just for a follow on....Walter Miller also two more literature pieces on Lincoln pickups. One is a newpaper article on a company in Florida that converts Lincolns into pickups. The one in the article is a 1979 Model but I don't think it looks as good as the 1977 conversion done by Caribou. That article is Item Number 350097704492 and is at: http://cgi.ebay.com/1979-Lincoln-Mark-V-...DefaultDomain_0 The second pice is a newpaper advertisement for a Lincoln converted into a pickup called the MK V "St. Tropez" by American Custom Coachwork. The item number is 350097704492 and is at: http://cgi.ebay.com/1979-Lincoln-Mark-V-...p3286.m20.l1116
  9. Wayne, Just to clarify my previous statement... Actually in most of the cases, the copyright holders give me authorization in an email and the replies usually come back fairly quick, especially if it is a single person, such as the author... that has the copyright. I can usually get authorization back within 12 to 48 hours. I've even had a few that must have been at their computers when I sent the request because the replies were within a few hours. Most are very gracious and accomodating. I have had a couple instances with long waits or no reply at all from some large corporations such as Bonhams Auction House in England (guess I was too trivial for the effort of a reply). In that case, I move forward and use something else.
  10. Its a shame FM does not make the Duryea model any more. I found for sale on Ebay in England and it looks like a very nice model Ebay Item No. 200284197722
  11. I did a quick search on the AACA Library & Research Center web site and found the following for Stanwood: <span style="font-weight: bold">Marque or Author</span> Stanwood Six 1921 <span style="font-weight: bold">Title: </span> Stanwood Six Clippings <span style="font-weight: bold">Summary: </span> Various sizes. Several clippings, all materials related to the above titled model. <span style="font-weight: bold">Call number:</span> 07-S1950 I wanted to share the info with you in case you wanted to contact the library and have them send you copies of the information. There would be a small fee for the service. The Library web site is www.aacalibrary.org. The contact information is: AACA Library & Research Center 501 West Governor Road PO Box 417 Hershey, PA 17033 Phone: (717) 534-2082 The librarian is Chris Ritter and can be emailed at CRitter@aacalibrary.com
  12. Bob, I did a quick search on the AACA Library & Research Center's web site at www.aacalibrary.org. It appears that the Library has some pieces of information on Croxton-Keeton automobiles. <span style="font-weight: bold">Marque or Author </span>Croxton-Keeton 1910-13 <span style="font-weight: bold">Title:</span> Miscellaneous <span style="font-weight: bold">Summary:</span> A variety of one-color magazine advertisements, photo, magazine article, and other misc. clippings. All pieces relate to Croxton-Keeton models. <span style="font-weight: bold">Call number: </span> 94-C4835 I also did a quick search of the library on the Jewel manufactured in Massillon, Ohio and found the following: <span style="font-weight: bold">Title: </span>Jewell 1906 Clippings Compilation <span style="font-weight: bold">Marque or Author </span>Jewell 1906 <span style="font-weight: bold">Title:</span> Jewell 1906 Clippings Compilation Summary: A small variety of black/white snapshots, photos, photo- copies/pages from books/magazines, newspaper clipping, and carbon/photocopy of correspondence. All pieces pertain to 1906 Jewell models manufactured in Massillon, Ohio. <span style="font-weight: bold">Call number: </span> 98-J0741 <span style="font-weight: bold">Title: </span> Jewell 1907 Clippings Compilation <span style="font-weight: bold">Marque or Author</span> Jewell 1907 <span style="font-weight: bold">Summary: </span> A small variety of one-color magazine advertisements, snap- shots, correspondence, etc., and one color snapshot and collector's card. All pieces pertain to 1907 Jewell models manufactured in Massillon, Ohio. <span style="font-weight: bold">Call number:</span> 98-J0742 <span style="font-weight: bold">Title:</span> Jewell 1908-09 Clippings Compilation <span style="font-weight: bold">Marque or Author</span> Jewell 1908-09 <span style="font-weight: bold">Summary:</span> A small variety of one-color magazine articles, advertise- ments, and misc. clippings; also includes a full-color postcard. All pieces pertain to Jewell models manufactured in Massillon, Ohio. <span style="font-weight: bold">Call number: </span> 98-J0743 If you are interested, you might want to contact the AACA Library and ask about obtaining copies of the information they have. Since they are often receiving new literature, they may have more pieces that are not yet listed on the online search catalog. The Library's mailing address is: AACA Library & Research Center 501 West Governer Road PO Box 417 Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 The library's phone number is: 717-534-2082, or email the new librarian Chris Ritter at CRitter@aacalibrary.org for more information.
  13. Wayne. I was also wondering if it was the Pontiac coupe in the Trade Show a few years ago. That was be Pontiac #1... Numero uno off the line. I took a bunch of photos of different parts on the car for someone that was restoring a 1926 Pontiac coupe. Story I heard was the GM bought the restored car back from the then current owner. I'm no Pontiac expert..but, from what I heard from Pontiac guys that saw the photos or the car itself, it has a lot to be desired as far as accuracy.
  14. There is a list of the cars for sale in this ongoing thread: http://forums.aaca.org/ubbthreads.php/topics/560990/GM_selling_off_cars_from_the_H#Post560990 I've been told that GM has over 600 cars in their Heritage Collection, so based on the list (though I didn't count every entry) it looks less a lot less than half of the collection. Looks like it mostly newer cars.
  15. Frank, The following is an excerpt from Rector R. Seals's book "Maryland Autmobile History "1900-1902", 1985 <span style="font-style: italic">The Calvert automobile was manufactured by Calvert Motors Associates, 210 South Hanver Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The Calvert, a light automobile was designed by Norton L. Dods and produced from 1927 to 1931, chiefly for the export market. In the Duplex Three line for 1927, a Calvert chassis was offered for $550, a 2-4 passenger Dartabout for $745, a 2-4 passenger Sport-Dartabout for $795, and a 2-4 passenger Coupe-Dartabout for $850. General specifications included a wheelbase of 105", four wheel brakes, disc wheels, and balloon tires. The six cylinder engine, of their own manufacture, with a bore and stroke of 2 1/2"-5", respectively, developed 50 brake horse power. This was a lot of power for an automobile that weighed only 1,675 pounds. For 1928, the Calvert had gained a little weight and prices were slightly lower. A Continental engine with a bore and stroke of 2 1/2" -4" was now being used. In 1929 Calvert Motors Associates became a division of Standard Automotive Industries. For 1930 and 1931 the Calvert was offered with four Disc-Wood wheels and an extra rim as standard equipment. For $50 more the purchaser could have fender wells and two extra rims. This added 65 pounds of extra weight. The 1930 and 1931 models were also Parkmobile-Equipped (a device which is described in detail in the New york Six chapter). In 1928 the Calvert Motors Associates established a subsidiary ....Cavalier Motors Associates to produce a CAVALIER "MIDGET". This was a small two passenger automobile with a 90" wheelbase selling at $345, for a chassis to $515, for the enclosed Sportabout. A four-cylinder Continental engine with a brake horse power of 25 was used. Production was discontinued in 1931. Research has failed to locate any existing production Calvert automobiles. Perhaps, in the future, some antique auto enthusiast may find a nice restorable one in foreign junk yard and ship it back to Baltimore.</span> Unfortunately, Rector's book does not have any photographs of the automobile. Hope this helps.
  16. I checked my email just before leaving work today when I saw the message about Ron. The drive home was long and very depressing, thinking about the loss. Di and I was just talking about Ron yesterday when she showed me a card she got to send to him, and we were wondering how he was doing. He was a great friend to know and he had many friends. I am proud to be able to say I knew him. His passing is a tremendous loss... but I guess God needed a good story teller in heaven to pass the time with. Our hearts and prayers go to Sally and the rest of their family.
  17. Prof, I did a quick search of the old posts and found the following: http://forums.aaca.org/ubbthreads.php/ub...look#Post533547 Id this the post you were refering to? It was on the CCCA forum in August. Hope it helps.
  18. Ted, With the Kruse auction running three days, I guess there isnt much other time fo rtthe RM auction. The results on the between the two auctions is interesting to look at. Just looking at the results on the Kruse Auction web site, there appears to have been about 200 cars in the auction. Looking through the listing (which is difficult because they break the results in separate link according to make) most of the bidding appears to have been under 80K with a very large percentage of cars listed as not selling (example.. out of 6 Dodges, none sold and only 1 out of 5 Packards offered is listed as sold ($20,000). In comparison, out of the 88 cars that went across the RM Auction block, only 11 did not sell.. and there were quite a few high sellers (over 100K) and the Duesenberg that sold for 1.6 mil.
  19. The blue 1929 Studebaker Commander was sitting in front of me for a while when we were in the staging area waiting to drive inside the building (I was driving the 1929 Auburn 8-120 convertible at the time) but it was someone else other than Wayne driving it. It was a very nice car. It was bid to $60,000 but did not sell.
  20. I am posting this for a friend of mine. He needs a timing chain cover for the engine in his 1926 Pontiac. The cover should fit 1926-28. If any one can help him, please feel free to call him at 717-940-0529 and ask for Jim; or email him at jim.martin@chesapeaketesting.com.
  21. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W Burgess</div><div class="ubbcode-body">.... Wait, I did get a bath. Wayne </div></div> Is it that time of year already?
  22. Darn... I was just two cars behind Wayne outside waiting my turn to drive through the door and I missed all the action!?!? Well I guess that explains all of the frantic screams I heard from inside, the sound of chairs being knocked over.. and people running out of the building in panic. (just kidding)
  23. Wayne, How would you have felt driving the 1933 Duesenburg off the stage after it sold for $1.6 Million? I have to agree with Wayne. Working the RM auction was a fun experience. The handcrafted pedal cars did well at the beginning, expecially the 53 Oldsmobile "Fifth of Fiesta" that sold for $20K and the 56 Cadillac "Josey's 56" that sold for 30K. I was outside waiting to drive a car in when the Y-Job pedal car was sold and I don't know what price it reached. A total of 82 cars from an 1899 Karns to a 1979 Trans Am rolled across the auction block. The pushing of the cars wasn't bad (except for that %#*&% 57 T-Bird, which should have been the easiest). I dont know how many I actually pushed but I felt the results the next day when the muscles stared to be sore. Being one of the "younger" of the group I pushed more and didn't drive as many cars as I hoped. Some of the cars I got to drive were a 39 Mercury convertible and a 29 Auburn 8-120 convertible, both of which I would have enjoyed having (as soon as the starting problem in the Mercury was fixed). The 58 Ford custom I drove was also nice, especially with the 5,000 documented original miles (think I heard it was stored in a dealership for many years). The 59 Cadillac was the worst condition of the cars I drove. It did make for a long evening. The auction started at 3:00pm and I think we finally left about 10:00pm after the last car sold. I would be willing to do it again, but even if I don't, it was a unique experience. Thanks to Hulon and Steve for the opportunity.