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  1. I just watched the video and it was a great watch! Liked the amount and variety of cars, looks like a very popular meet. I saw one thing that I have to ask all the experts here about please. Near the very end, 5:47 time mark, a large thirties car drove across the field and it appeared the windshield was split in the middle and swung open off the A pillar/stanchion like wind wings. I have never seen anything like that and was curious about the make and year of that car. Thanks for all the education I get here,
  2. You might try this guy, has a lot of fasteners for many ages including plastic and metal.
  3. Here is a list of the 1946 cars and people that attended the first Revival Glidden Tour. As we put together the 75th anniversary of the tour it would be fantastic to find some of these people and cars to maybe join the celebration. Does anyone know the whereabouts of any of the cars, owners or drivers today. I know the Grundy Agency has the actual car no.6 1909 Pierce Arrow in their lobby per their website. Some of the names are well known in the hobby from that era into the '70's. Any other leads would be appreciated. 1946 list- I think the whole list is brass cars! 1949 list- cars were a bit newer Thank you for any info, Bill
  4. A couple of Hupp friends were there this past weekend. They have gone for years, love it and won't miss it. BTW it is in Indiana. Both were on the Glidden in SSC two weeks ago, ran back to Indiana fo rit and are now on the way to Hershey. Must be just more crazy car people!
  5. I am looking for a Autolite distributor cap model 1G 325 and associated rotor. Know it was used on a 33 Nash and others as well as my 31 Hupp. Thanks, Bill
  6. Thank you all for your interest. We looked and looked all over the shop and I went to the parts store twice. The first try was a 1/2 UNF and did not fit, so I measured what would be the root diameter of the bolt, got out the machinist's handbook and the second trip grabbed a perfect fit 5/8-11 x 2" so I was happy. I ended up calling the engine builder, he called back to tell me it was in his toolbox! At least it made us feel we were not going crazy and it did not have a special turned down pin end. Thanks,
  7. Here is a pic,the bolt is to the left behind the steering column.
  8. Thanks Marty! I like the ice cream idea!
  9. I got the engine back in my '31 Hupp today but I have a problem. I have misplaced the bolt and stop nut that holds the starter in. It is a Delco system and I think the bolt is 1/2" UNF but do not know the length. Can someone verify the size for me? I am headed for the Wampsville NY flea early tomorrow where I may have a chance to find one. Thanks, Bill
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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