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Peter J.Heizmann

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  1. RIP William "Tom" Gerrard. Wonderful down to earth gent and was a huge benefactor to the AACA National and Library.
  2. I do not believe I ever saw a rule that mandates a certain size such as length, O.D., etc. You received a lot of good info on type and chemical specs from respondents. At this point I advise you contact Chuck Crane, VP Judging. He is a great guy as I can attest. flivverway@gmail.com (If that is not a good email link phone AACA HQ at 717-534-1910 for updated contact info) Regards, Peter J.
  3. Correct, sagefinds...my 46 year career was in the jobbing foundry business. Made various sizes of radiator and boiler section nipples by the thousands for U.S. Boiler, Dunkirk (NY) Radiator, etc. Very lucrative Class 30 grey iron jobs to include machining them. Great value added. Next time you see a few radiator sections joined together there are pressed fit nipples joining them. (yes, folks grey iron is brittle yet once machined they press fit simply due to the tapered machining.) Regards, Peter J.
  4. Padgett...I'll let you know if I have a 2020 Jeep Cherokee parts car when my wife returns (hopefully) later today. Reason being she and 4 of her girlfriends are out shopping at a few malls today...😁
  5. Send or phone Richard Petty Motorsports your query and history. Petty may answer you himself. Who knows. Hi, Grog...our posts collided
  6. Gent decides to join a monastery. Goes up and knocks on the door. The Superior answers “Can I help you”? Gent replies “I want to join up”. Superior says “you must be made aware we have rigid rules such as absolute silence and at 5 year intervals I will ask you in only 2 words how you are doing”. OK the gent replies. At the 5 year mark the Superior asks “how are you doing”? Gent replies “BED HARD!” At the 10 year mark the Superior asks him “how are you doing”? Gent replies “FOOD STINKS!” At the 15 year mark the Superior asks him “how are yo
  7. Same to you, Walt. Very nice photo. Just wish I could have shown it to my late mother Simone. She was a war bride from Marseille and was a nurse in WWII. Her father imported the first Ford model T's to Algiers. He died fighting in the French Resistance. Regards, Peter.
  8. As Johnny Carson once said: “...there is only one fruitcake in existence. It just keeps being re-gifted around the world.”
  9. What kind of cars do the salesmen drive? Anything interesting?
  10. Outstanding museum. Many electric vehicles to include Duryea's, carriages, sleds, etc. Welcome to the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
  11. Foundry pattern makers used the shrink rules to make the Master Patterns which obviously have larger dimensions than the blueprint show net shape desired. This is a "two shrink" scenario (master pattern-to-production pattern-to casting desired dimensions). I recall a few times over the years when replacement casting issues from folks came up here. They wondered if they could take an existing casting, clean it up, then have a foundry use it as a pattern. Well they did not know that the iron would shrink to below the desired net shape. Today most working patterns are produced
  12. "Gnaw"...tell me it ain't so, Jeff. Did you have any 4-legged college friends named Ben?
  13. Good point. Rodney, I advise that you make another "separate subject" request in this forum so your query stands out. When you request help with 2 queries in one post it makes it somewhat obscure or easy to overlook.
  14. Rodney, if memory serves me correctly quite a few years ago the Forum Admin explained that the forum would me overloaded with people placing the same request or post in many topic sections. This made sense to me. For example: I want to sell my 1908 Widget for $800k then copy the same "For Sale" advertisement in every single topic arena of the AACA. It would swamp or basically ruin this service of the AACA. I may be wrong so maybe someone in Admin will chime in. Peter J.
  15. Here is the link already active: New Collectible Car Magazine is now out! - General Discussion - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  16. In the early days of the website we had an old acronym if you recall that may be the issue here: PWI (Posting While Intoxicated).
  17. Hey, Wayne. Thanks for posting this. Brought back a lot of memories. Take care, Peter.
  18. Hello, Bill. I am doing just fine since I retired almost 4 years ago. Thank you for asking. Really like your photo there. Hope your friend wins his award...I know the anxiety can be a strain with 4 months of waiting for the word. Take care, Peter J.
  19. Bill, The aforementioned posts are from 2020 which were won for the 2019 judging year. The list of winners for the 2020 judging year may be listed after the Annual Convention which was moved out to April 2021. This is just an assumption by me. You want the facts why don't you contact HQ?
  20. Donna, Try this link to the First Capital Region in New Bern, NC. This is a very active region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. I attended 3 National events to include 1 Grand National there. Great people to say the least. Zachary Simon is listed as the current President. http://www.ncregionaaca.com/firstcapital Regards, Peter J.
  21. That is certainly encouraging, Ed. Wishing you the best.
  22. Hello, Ed. Here is the scenario from the past. Not certain if anything has changed due to the Annual Convention being pushed out to April. The first weekend of December the National Awards judges meet in the Hershey HQ for intense scrutiny of photos that were requested by nominees and thus pick the winners. My '72 Triumph TR6 was nominated twice in Class 25-D however did not win. This was fine with me as to be nominated is quite an honor. Within the early part of the following week I received a very nice document that has a gold AACA seal affixed for fr
  23. Posted in the wrong category...thank you. Great topic for the General forum discussion arena.
  24. greenie...I would not take anything for granted or any "assumptions" as facts. I would contact National HQ asap. Regards, Peter J.
  25. TA...Strausstown, PA is about 500 feet off of I-78 at the juncture of S.R. 183 (about 17 miles north of Reading, PA. Regards, Peter J.
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