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  1. thanks for the advice jrbartlett, while I have done many tours the logistics of this one are on a different scale. I think I am negotiating this course OK and getting help as needed. I have recruited for a few key spots already and will need more help as things get more defined. While I prefer a small group to help this is larger than any tour I have ever hosted so help is needed. You know the old saying.... a person makes a decision, two people have a conversation, three gets a voter situation and a committee gets nowhere after an hour. Sat through a lot of meetings in my career that wasted a lot of hours of my life! SO what would you like to do jr? If nothing else it guarantees a spot on tour! 😁 Bill
  2. Went there last year on the national Hupp Club tour. Great museum, sort of a time warp to when family run museums were the norm. Definitely out in the middle of nowhere but what a great collection of cars, petrol and household collectibles! She was not sure what was going to happen then but we all wanted to leave offers or contact info even then on a variety of items, especially the Hupps of course! The whole place was like the picture above, some dirt floor areas even but a lot of stuff packed in!
  3. Paul- Thank you for the compliment but I would not say I am an expert on tours. I have helped or did a few now, enjoy it and am excited to put next year's Glidden together for everyone in both clubs. Saratoga is a great area to tour and we have a lot for things already set up. I also live in the Finger Lakes and agree it is a great tour area. We had fun putting on the Reliability last year and it was humbling that it won the Augustus Post award in Philly, Steve Heald did a masterful job as director.
  4. Nice Stude Gary! So can I plan on one less trailer at the Glidden in Saratoga next year? Should be an easy drive for that Stude! Bill
  5. So a friend of mine who is a Buick guy and has some 38 engines pulled a head for me. e called me and it has the same 1301411 casting number on it as mine. Now I have to decide on rebuild that head or have mine repaired wit a stitch weld and finish the rebuild of it. That head as not been cleaned and checked for cracks so it is kind of an unknown item right now.. Any thoughts on which direction I should go would be appreciated. Thanks, Bill
  6. Thank you 39 Buick, for the info and the quick response. So you think this is a casting number? Is it strange that the number is in the 130 series? Or was that normal for GM? Thanks, Bill
  7. I have the head off my 38 80 series and not sure what it is. The raised number cast in the head is 1301411 on the top of the casting between cylinders 6 and 7. A friend looked up numbers in the parts book and says it shows 1303700 as correct. What was the application for the head I have? It looks like a 320 engine which is correct for the car. Thanks for the help, Bill
  8. The front view quickly reminded me of an early seventies Avanti II with the safety bumpers and square headlights. Overall it has some styling issues in my opinion......
  9. I am looking for the front section of the exhaust manifold for my Roadmaster. I see Bob's has the center and rear pieces but does not list the front in his catalog. Is anyone selling the front piece? Thank you,
  10. Mark, Come to the 75th Revival Glidden in September (13-18) 2020 and preview the area for a whole week! It's a very pretty area with lots to do!
  11. Hi all, been a while since my 38 has been on the road and need some info please. Where can I get a list of all the fluids- spec and quantity- so I can change them all before I run it again? I have a shop manual somewhere but can't find it. Thank you,
  12. Thanks Polara- I knew they have the Glidden in their lobby in a case, saw it when we went their on the '02 Glidden in Daytona Beach. I did not know they may have others and will check. Thanks, Bill
  13. Bob- I have not gotten that far in the search yet. Would be interesting to know what qualified as a runabout, what makes of runabouts were entered and who won. This is rarely discussed it seems. Thank you responding. Paul- In the original series it was a true competition to prove what brand was most reliable and to prove the overall reliability of this new mode of transportation. The companies backed teams in their cars and used the results for promotion and sales. In the Revival Gliddens it is not as competitive and more social touring. I do not know where or when the current criteria for the Glidden trophy was established. I know you have done a lot of touring and now it is not about finishing the day first but finishing the day which is in the original spirit of proving reliability. It's just more friendly now thats all, not really trying to prove anything. Thank you too for the response. Still interested in any leads or info on this award, Bill
  14. I am not sure if this is the right area to start this thread but do not see a better one. I am doing some research on the original Glidden tours held from 1096-1913. I have learned there was another trophy awarded from at least 1907 to 1912 that was called the Hower trophy. Frank Hower was the AAA vice president of competition in the era and started the trophy as a prize for runabouts in the Glidden. He thought the small cars were not getting enough attention with the bigger factory supported cars always winning the Glidden Trophy so he came up with this new prize. It was given away each year as a permanent trophy meaning the winner got to keep it and a new one was made for the following year. In 1907 it was a shield shaped plaque, in 1908 it went back to a 'loving cup' with three handles on a base. That one went home to a car dealership on Broadway in NYC to my understanding. Does anyone know the location or history of any version of this trophy ? I know some people collect trophies or have a few on display in their car barn and would like to know any information that might be out there on their history. Thank you for any help, Bill