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  1. Where are your vendor spaces at Spring Carlisle?
  2. Good idea. I’ll take a selfie in my space and then spend the rest of the day at the AACA Museum.
  3. Carlisle Events continue to plan their slate of shows, starting with “Spring” Carlisle in mid June. The virus and the PA Governor will have the last say; but the optimist in me hopes they are successful. For the last several years, Fall Carlisle has looked more and more like a staging area for Hershey. This year, perhaps it will be a proxy for the Hershey Swap Meet. No one is more enthusiastic about our hobby than Bill Miller, Jr. Let’s hope 2020 finally takes a positive turn.
  4. When this started, I looked at people wearing a mask in public and thought they looked like a bank robber. Now I look at people in public who are not wearing a mask and think they look out of place. We are adults and we can follow reasonable guidelines. If the State of PA moves Dauphin County in the “green phase” sometime before Hershey, I think we can use what we’ve learned and enjoy the Fall Meet responsibly.
  5. John: There was a brass plaque given to car show participants. My guess is that the ribbons were for a different purpose- either for Region workers, or perhaps judges, or both.
  6. Yes. Please send me a PM with your email address. I can send you pictures,
  7. A new addition to my display of 1954, ‘55, and ‘56 Hershey dash plaques. My guess would be it was worn by Hershey Region officials, celebrating their first year as a Region and their first year hosting the Fall Meet. I would not come along for 9 months, so perhaps a slightly older member can shed some light. Thanks!
  8. Small palace, becoming rubble. Lots of 4-door cars, maybe he was starting a retro taxi-cab service.
  9. If you’re over 50 and you attended Carlisle swap meets in the ‘80’s- you probably remember a character who called himself “Captain Lee”; and demonstrated and sold a product called “Spra-Strip”. It was a close cousin to Aircraft stripper. For a few years, a friend and I secured a bit of a franchise from the Captain- and we sold the product to body shops in the Maryland area and at Carlisle Events. The active ingredient was methylene chloride, although my chemical engineering son cringes when I say that. Whatever it was, it was very reactive and easily removed most automotive paints. Lacquer paint melted into a gooey mess. It also would “eat” the cans if it sat around too long. Our best customer was a Corvette restorer and he stripped all his cars with the product. Even then there were health concerns about the product. It was thought to cause respiratory problems. If you’re determined to use these products, please wear appropriate gloves and a respirator/ and try to do it outside with good ventilation. The Captain moved on to a part time gig hawking Hemmings Motor news at swap meets and then he vanished.
  10. For what it’s worth/ several reman units on evil bay.
  11. According to the Lowe’s Motor Speedway website , the 2020 Spring AutoFair has been cancelled.
  12. The popular All-Ford show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds has been moved from the weekend of June 5 to the weekend of July 31. The State of PA may not allow large gatherings in early June. This means the York Street Rod Show may not occur. Too bad, it’s small swap meet always yields some nice antique parts. The new Ford Show dates overlaps Dad August Fesche in Macungie, but one day at each will work. All subject to change!
  13. Great Hershey vehicle. Including the comfort dog.
  14. This event will apparently be held as scheduled, at the Atlanta International Raceway. Georgia is the first State to reopen its economy and this event qualifies to be held. I won’t be there, but it will be interesting to see how the public and the vendors react. With major east coast swap meets and car shows pushed back to June, hopefully these early events will be safe for the vendors and the public.
  15. Here is the (red) truck , a 1946 GMC EC-101, that got new tires.
  16. Did he forget the scooter dragging a beer can?
  17. The tires have a 6-ply rating and are labeled as light truck tires. I had them mounted and balanced today- and they are on my 1946 GMC 1/2 ton pickup. I drove the truck for about 30 minutes today and they ride very nice. The tread patch is maybe 1/4 inch narrower than the old tires. It seems Steering effort is somewhat reduced. This truck gets driven about once a month during nice weather for maybe 500 miles a year. In 23 years of ownership, it’s only long trip was to Carlisle to be part of a special display at the Carlisle truck show. That trip is about 40 miles from my home; and includes a climb through the orchard country just south of Carlisle. The GMC 228 6-cylinder climbed all the hills with torque to spare. After a while, my double-clutching actually gets pretty good.
  18. You win the prize! On the back, I found a separate date code that says “0319”; so my new tires are only infants. That’s a relief. Check yours before you mount them!
  19. I just purchased 4 new bias ply tires for my ‘46 GMC pickup. These are a style popular for decades and sold under a myriad of brand names. Mine were manufactured in Thailand. As I prepared to have them mounted; I glanced at the DOT code and was surprised to see they may be 18 years old. The rubber looks new. A factory decal on the tires has a code of its own : 1-02. The DOT code on the tires suggests a date of the 9th week if 2002. The letter “D” at the end is a puzzle. The seller promises a straight answer very soon; but I won’t be keeping them if they are already “teenagers”. Any thoughts? When is the last time you looked at the DOT code on your new tires?
  20. Yes, Summer Carlisle began as a smaller version of the popular Spring and Fall Events. After a few years, there was an attempt to transform it into a motorcycle event. That ended soon afterward and the specialty shows gained popularity.
  21. Carlisle Events today announced that Spring Carlisle has been rolled back to June 18-21. Maybe that means it will now be “Summer” Carlisle! Let’s hope we’re all getting back in the swing by then. Lord willing.
  22. 20 years ago, I needed help with the gas tank for my 1946 GMC pickup. It was shedding rust like the carona virus (sorry) and clogging the fuel filter. I searched the internet, quite new to me then, and could not find a new tank. I did stumble upon a franchise known as Gas Tank Renu. There was a representative very close to my office in Rockville, MD. I dropped it off with only a vague notion of what they would do. A few days later I returned and was quite surprised that they had cut it open, cooked it like a radiator; and then coated it inside and out with their proprietary materials. Well, 20 years later, the tank is still fine and the fuel filter never gets clogged. That particular franchise has closed, but there are a few remaining here and there. If a new tank is not available, I would do this again. Like sausage and legislation, you probably don’t want to be around while it’s being done.
  23. It’s a wiring harness, probably gmc- and perhaps from the 1950’s: I need the actual application. 1702850 Any ideas? Thanks.
  24. Now scheduled for May 28-31; with a backup date of June 18-21. Let’s hope that is not necessary.
  25. And now the Sugarloaf Region Parts Meet at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster has also been cancelled.