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  1. Robert, good points but I'm wondering where you came up with 48' for a two car hauler.  Everything is dependent upon what two cars he's planning on, but I've often hauled two small cars (even two Model Ts) in my 24' enclosed trailer (a tight fit, but it can be done) and my 24' trailer has a set of cabinets in the front that takes up some space.  My total net available interior length is 22' 2".  I run a Dodge RAM 2500HD with a Cummins diesel.  I haul mostly horseless carriages and my rear door opening is 90" (can't fit everything but it does fit most!).  Steve

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  2. Face glass in very good condition, instrument face is dirty, but appears to only need a good cleaning.  The outer rim needs heavy cleaning and depending upon your personal requirements, could be re-plated for best appearance.  $75 plus shipping.
    Interesting face, instead of usual numbers with + and - side, it's simply a "GO - NO GO" type application with the red indicating needle.  Call me if you have a question.  Thanks. Steve  360-661-6060.

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  3. I run a BB-1 on my Overland.  Dove under the hood and took lots of measurements as it was going to be a tight fit if I wanted to add a filter.  The went to the K&N filter site and custom designed my filter and it works perfectly!  Not period correct, but it seems to be doing the job!

  4. "I carry a lightweight plastic ramp to raise a good tire so that the other tire on the same side can be changed (or the brakes adjusted) without jacking the rig."

    Marty...I also carry a plastic ramp (bright yellow color) that's good for something like 15k pounds and works wonderfully.  I had a passenger side flat tire driving by myself while returning from Hershey (via Long Beach, CA) and it was evening traffic in downtown Oakland and I was jammed up against the side rail.  I had the trailer up and ready to change literally within minutes.  The Freeway Ranger (paid to help with troubled cars on the freeway) happened to stop within 5 minutes.  He said he wasn't allowed to lift a loaded trailer.....but since everything was all done, he took out his power impact wrench and another 5 minutes I was on my way.  This was the second time I'd used these ramps.  I've just purchased one for my good friend in Australia.  The manufacturer now has a new item, a wall mounted sleeve to store the ramp on your inside trailer wall.

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  5. I'd go one better, specifically at Chickasha.......

    Plan to arrive Thursday early afternoon in order

    to "work the parking lot" before the vendors are

    allowed onto the fairground field.  You'll have a

    chance, especially if you're looking for autos or

    the rusty bits that are typically loaded in on large

    open trailers!

    The indoor vendor space vendors tend to be the

    more specialist type vendors, specializing in certain

    products and/or services.  Outdoor vendors tend to

    be more along the line of complete cars or large parts

    thereof, you know.....rust bits and other interesting items.

    Be assured, these are only my observations and are

    complete generalities.

     

    Either way, get there Thursday or Friday, stay for Saturday 

    to enjoy the balance of the meet and to get those last

    minute deals from a vendor packing up and headed

    for home.  I know that I always stay until noon before leaving

    my vendor space, not all vendors do this.  As a buyer,

    remember, the best deals can often be gotten at the last minute!

     

    Enjoy Chickasha......many improvements have been made

    over the past few years.  I'm sure additional improvements

    will be made.  One improvement that I've noticed for this

    year is a start at re-doing the web page http://pwsm.com/

    Unfortunately the update is not complete yet (3 weeks prior

    to the 2019 Swap Meet), hopefully the update will get done

    in time and it can contain links to aid attendees find local

    eateries, services and other travel assistance for persons

    attending in the next couple of weeks.

     

    Come to Chickasha, enjoy the swap meet, enjoy the people

    and best of luck in finding those special parts that you've been

    looking for!

     

     

     

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  6. Thank Larry for your suggestions.  I'll be returning again to Chickasha

    to show our Leather License Plates.  Our vendor space is in the North Bldg

    Spaces NJ 8-9.  Perfect location:  Air conditioning and heated,

    near the restrooms and practically next to the food vendor.  What

    more to ask for!  Also, I believe the Buick guy's will have their

    gathering at my booth space on Friday at 10am?  We'll be showing

    leather license plates including the new "black on white ground"

    leather plate alongside our more normal aluminum numbers on

    the thick black leather.  Stop by and say hello!  We'll be there Friday

    at 8am and we'll stick around until noon on Saturday.

    Steve Hammatt  360-661-6060 cell

    Here's a photo of an original "black on white ground" plate:

     

     

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  7. Bill

    Nice looking building.  I'm sure it will work well for you.  Yesterday I was doing some shopping for the wife (at Costco) and that gave me a chance to look at some storage racks they have on sale.  HOWEVER, I did notice that the concrete finish of this Costco (and others I've been in) is fantastic.  My suggestion is to find out who the builder or project coordinator for Costco and get the details.  At least it will give you more information, which is always a good thing!

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  8. We've dealt with a number of magneto repairs, but by far our choice is

    Bud Davis

    21820 Jordon Rd

    Arlington WA 98223

    425-422-9094

    The first time I was in Bud's shop for some help with my DU-4,

    I looked over at the wall of "exchange" magnetos and saw maybe 

    3 or 4 Du-4s in stock.  That's a good feeling.  Bud's been doing

    mags for years, I believe it's more a passion for him rather than a

    business.

    Best of luck to you.

     

  9. I have acquired an early Gray & Davis Type G1 Generator (Dynamo).   After diligently looking up old reference books, I have discovered that the "Type G-1" spec's list 6-1/2 V, 9 Amperes and 1000 RPM.  It took a bit of time, but apparently this generator (dynamo) was originally fitted to the 1913-1914 Chalmers, Models 17, 18 and 19.  My unit appears complete, but certainly needs cleaning and internal checking with a complete rebuild probably required.  It turns over quite easily, but still requires slightly more effort than ideal.  It's quite dirty and cob-webby.  Also, as can be seen in the photos, one of the four mounting feet needs some welding/fabrication.  Offered at USD$250, plus shipping or better yet, stop by my vending space at Hershey (I'll only bring it if somebody wants it right away) at RED FIELD RWG 30-31, nr. Lamp Post #21.

    Steve Hammatt

    2110 S 19th ST

    Mount Vernon WA 98274 USA

    360-661-6060 (cell & text)

    http://www.leatherplates.com

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  10. I have acquired an early Gray & Davis Type G1 Generator (Dynamo).   After diligently looking up old reference books, I have discovered that the "Type G-1" spec's list 6-1/2 V, 9 Amperes and 1000 RPM.  It took a bit of time, but apparently this generator (dynamo) was only originally fitted to the 1913-1914 Chalmers, Models 17, 18 and 19.  My unit appears complete, but certainly needs cleaning and internal checking with a complete rebuild probably required.  It turns over qjuite easily, but still requires slightly more effort than ideal.  It's quite dirty and cob-webby.  Also, as can be seen in the photos, one of the four mounting feet needs some welding/fabrication.  Since I do not own a Chalmers, I'd like this to go to a Chalmers parts accumulator (aka "hoarder") or better yet, an owner of a Model 17, 18 or 19.  Hopefully it can be of immediate use or kept as a back-up unit.  Offered at USD$250, plus shipping or better yet, stop by my vending space at Hershey (I'll only bring it if somebody wants it right away) at RED FIELD RWG 30-31, nr. Lamp Post #21.

    Steve Hammatt

    2110 S 19th ST

    Mount Vernon WA 98274 USA

    360-661-6060 (cell & text)

    http://www.leatherplates.com

     

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  11. For those interested, I have found the automobile that used the Gray & Davis Type G generator:  1913-1914 Chalmers, Models 17, 18 and 19.  My unit appears complete, but needing rebuilding.  It turns over by hand (somewhat stiffly, but needs lots of cleaning).  It also needs minor welding repair to one of the four feet.  Offers considered.  Thanks.

    Steve Hammatt

    Mount Vernon WA USA

  12. I have an early Gray & Davis Type G Generator (Dynamo) that, unfortunately, I have been

    unable to find the application (year and make) that used this generator.  Anybody have an

    idea as to which marque used this generator?  The only spec's I've found so far show a

    "Type G-1" while the nameplate on the generator shows it as "Type G".  The "Type G-1"

    spec's list 6-1/2V, 9Amperes and 1000 RPM.

    So, all of this begs two questions:

    1.  are there substantial differences between the Type G the Type G-1?

    2.  which brand(s) of automobile(s) specified the use of the Gray & Davis Type G generator?

    Super thanks everyone.......I appreciate any assistance offered.

    Steve

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