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  1. HI all, Registration has been open a week now and is going well. We are still working hard to make this a special tour and it is still on. The virus has caused a few hiccups we are working thru and we won't know NY plans fro reopeing until May 15 but we are still going forward with planning. Earl, I am sorry you cannot attend. Maybe you could ride with someone. Ted, come on over and we will get you a ride every day. Like Terry said, we have had some great times being riders. In Texas in 2012(?) we flew in and rode in a different vehicle every day from a gorgeous big Packard to a Yellowstone tour bus. Had an absolute ball and made new friends too boot! Seriously, it is not hard to get a ride- just ask! We all want to have fun, sometimes a car breaks for the week and other times bringing your own is not practical BUT you are still welcome to join the Glidden any way you can! It is a great tradition for 75 years now! Bill Preston Tour Director 2020
  2. I am also sorry to see the Sentimental Tour cancelled, there have been way too many events affected by the pandemic. At this time we are still planning on having the 75th Revival AAA Glidden in September and registration opens May 1. Go to the VMCCA website for links to tour information and an application for the tour. We are working hard to make it a memorable event and invite everyone to come to Saratoga Springs, NY September 13- 18 and enjoy the camaraderie of the Glidden! Go play with cars, it's what we do, Bill Preston, Tour Director 2020
  3. I am looking for a'12 model 59 radiator. I talked to durospeed about a year ago and his radiator measured an inch wider than mine (26 1/4 vs. 25 1/4). With the 59 being the smaller model in '12 I do not know if his radiator would fit a larger model 61. Likewise up thru '14 between the models. Does anyone know if the radiator is the same across models within a year or year to year to help our searches? Thank you,
  4. Thanks Terry, I know a little about 3D printing but have never seen it done from a picture. We always had to create an STL from a CAD file. Bill
  5. Thank you Terry and Keiser. I was hoping for a standard touring model for this project. It is a project to replace the Charles Glidden car that was atop the original Glidden trophy. It went missing decades ago and there is some interest in replacing to make the trophy whole again. I am thinking of a 3d scan and metal printed that could be painted or plated to put up there. Thank you, Bill
  6. Hi, I am looking for a model of a 1904 Napier for a project I am helping with. I can buy it or borrow it since I want to 3D scan and print it. Can anyone help? I have searched around the internet with no luck so far. Scale is not important as I should be able to scale it when I know the size it should be. Thanks,
  7. 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,
  8. You might try this guy, has a lot of fasteners for many ages including plastic and metal.
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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,
  13. Here is a pic,the bolt is to the left behind the steering column.
  14. Thanks Marty! I like the ice cream idea!
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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......
  24. 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,