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  1. As far as hoards go, this is a midget. I’ve been in buildings that exceed 5000 square feet and the stuff is piled/stacked up 2 floors. A decade or so ago, one if the most prolific collector/hoarders passed away and his collection was auctioned away in PA. The auction lasted about 9 days and at times there were 3-4 auctioneers selling at the same time. The building was about 40 x 200, with a loft above. Imagine the stress this placed on the surviving family members, who had no option but to watch Dad’s beloved hoard sold off at a fraction of his notion of value and probably less than he paid fo
  2. I think the idea that the light comes after the demise of the car is correct. The Fort Pitt Motor Manufacturing Company was reformed at least twice- then fades from view. What is puzzling is why this light was inscribed with “Pittsburgh Six”. Was it a reference to the defunct car; or did one of these companies branch out into automobile lighting. Still a puzzle.
  3. Thanks, that’s the blurry image I mentioned. We are looking for actual photographs that show more detail.
  4. No, not the Steelers front line. The Pittsburg Six was made from 1909 to 1911 by the Fort Pitt Motor Manufacturing Company in New Kensington and Pittsburg, PA. i have a headlight or perhaps an accessory spot light that I want to donate to the Frick Car and Carriage Museum in Pittsburgh. In order to create some sort of display, we need a picture of a Pittsburgh Six. There is a blurry line drawing on the internet, but we need a real photograph. Please check your library of obscure American automobiles and let me know if you find anything. Thanks!
  5. I need a glass lens for a very obscure light that dates to 1909. It’s a Pittsburgh Six light manufactured in New Kensington, PA. The inner reflector has a groove that measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The outer diameter of the lens cannot exceed 5.5 inches. This was probably not a headlight. It may have been an accessory spot light. It has a switch on the housing. The lens can be flat or concave. It just has to fit and look old enough to be 1909. The light will probably be donated to a museum in Pittsburgh- so it needs a lens so it looks complete. If
  6. It seems the Fort Pitt Motor Manufacturing Company made the Pittsburgh Six in the first decade of the 1900’s. The company was reorganized at least twice and made cars in the greater Pittsburgh area until the 1920’s. My light is too small to be a headlight, so my guess would be it was some type of spotlight, probably mounted where the driver could reach the switch on the side. I wonder if any of these cars have survived. It would be wild to reunite the light with one if the cars.
  7. Beautiful day, large crowd, swap meet field well filled out. Second picture shows a portion of my haul. I confess, I avoided the crowd around the music and spent most of my time enjoying the swap meet. Can’t wait for 2021, and the 50th meet and w/o Covid!
  8. Picked this up at the Strausstown Lions Club car show and swap meet. Does anyone have any background on this? Thanks.
  9. It’s tough, if not impossible to get these really good owner/operators to make a short haul. I don’t blame them, they have to make a living and that means long hauls arranged months in advance. When my son purchased a small Italian car about 3 hours from home; we rented a car trailer from the local uhaul guy and I bribed a brother in law to get him to pull it with his Hemi- powered Ram. The trailer turned out to be easy to use and has some nice features. It’s not suitable for a large car, but for our purposes the $50 was a bargain. I would suggest you look it over carefully, including th
  10. A 1965 Plymouth Sports Fury was my first car. I had it bought by the time I turned 16. It had been a high school graduation present from the owner of the local Plymouth dealer to his daughter. It was a pace car replica and the stickers were deleted. These were white with blue interior and a blue convertible top. Mine had the 383 2bbl, but a small number were made with a 426 wedge engine; and no doubt the actual pace car had the big engine. Nice cars, prone to rust in the rear wheel arches.
  11. If they flat spot, it’s Your fault for not driving the truck enough! I like them because they look like truck tires; when I see a vintage truck with silly wide white walls I cringe.
  12. For my ‘46 GMC, I wanted to stay with a bias ply tire and my wheels need tubes. You can go the vintage tire suppliers route and pay a fortune. I purchased Power King tires from a place on the web called Speedy Tire. They were $88 delivered. I bought new tubes on eBay and they look and ride fine. They replaced tires I carried out of Hershey about 20 years earlier, so I would say we were due- even though the truck travels about 50 miles a year.
  13. The terminal is in Kentucky. It’s real easy to participate in the eBay international shipping program. But when your item winds up in some country that ends in ....Stan, you might find out unscrupulous buyers have you over a barrel. And the poor folks in Canada get worked over by the eBay shipping costs and the currency conversion. So I stopped international sales.
  14. Thanks. Once again, right Church, wrong Pue.
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