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  1. what make & year is the vehicle. I assume you are working with wood spoked wheel. What is the Diameter of the rim when the tire is installed installed. A rim spreader (3 point) fits inside the split rim. make rim smaller by turning the crank so the rim ends overlap. put the rim strip, inner tube, & tire on rim. Reverse crank direction to enlarge rim. they cost 40 to 60 dollars.
  2. A friend in New England traveling to a Wisconsin for a car tour. Stayed Near Chicago over night & the truck, trailer & antique were gone in the morning. Reported to police, rented a car, bought clothes, etc and went to event. On the way home, a week later, the rig was found. They had a very nice truck & trailer. The thieves had broken into the trailer but didn’t touch the car. Things were taken off the truck & all the wheels were removed. Good things do happen.
  3. You need to add additional information. Type of vehicle; sedan, SUV, convertible, van, etc, price to pay including all warranty cost, how many miles driven per year, max miles on vehicle when you sell it. A certified vehicle is actually a better warranty on a used car from a new car dealer. One son in law uses a national company called CARMAX to buy 2 year old cars having a warranty. They are higher priced than a dealer used car lot but their price is not negotiable. He usually trades at 160,000 miles. A 2nd son in law buys near new cars but about 6 years ago he bought a Toyota SUV with 60,000 miles but it now had 230,000 miles. I like lower mile vehicles and replaced my 2006 truck with 61,000 miles with a 9,200 mile 2015 Dodge. The Dodge is used to tow a trailer & not my primary vehicle, Without a warranty. I am gambling I can afford the repair bills. Clark Howard suggests you purchase a newer used car & drive it 10 years. Check Consumer Reports at your library as a good reference for dependability.
  4. Gossp, your correct, no prom this year, I put the date in. We have two senior grand daughters for 2020. They are missing all senior activities except prom dress & accessories.
  5. Chauffeured a friend’s grandson and his date to dinner and prom in 2018. Had more fun than a wedding.
  6. I have had two problems with loss of power when driving. 1. Shortage of fuel due to a worn out rubber vacuum line under the dash between two copper lines from the vacuum tank & the wiper motor. Strange but it fixed my problem. 2. On a 1953 Willies Aero after about 4 or 5 miles, the car lost power & would not get over 30-40 mph. An 85 year old mechanic recommended the diagnosis. The exhaust valve stem would get hot expanding and not closing the valve. Had a shop do a compression check identifying the valves not closing. A valve adjustment fixed the problem.
  7. Contact the Hupmobile Club. RCH stands for Robert Charles Hupp who previously founded the Hupp Motor Co. & the Hupmobile. There are members building RCH cars.
  8. Check Iowa, I believe you can post a bond to get a temp title & after 2 years, if no one files an appeal of ownership, you get a full title. I haven’t lived there for years, they have changed the law.
  9. I pull a 2,000 Pound trailer but the question is how heavy is your load. My old car is 3,000 pounds, about 400 pounds of miscellaneous stuff plus my wife & I as a minimum. With too light a tow vehicle, you will have less control & you will be pushed by your load. I pull with a 1500 Dodge Ram, model Laramie crew cab, 6’3” box with 5.7 hemi, 8 speed trans & I use an equalizer trailer hitch. I have been told it’s over kill. It drives through W Virginia on I-77 down to I-81 & back with no problems other than gas millage. The Ram has coil springs both front & back giving a loaded ride almost as good as our Buick LaCrosse. The Laramie model interior Is plusher than our Buick and is cream color, not for construction or farm. We installed a bed liner & color matching cap. The wife likes the appointments and comfort. A new Ram is pricey but mine was a couple years old with less than 10,000 miles. I like the security of a large tow vehicle but last year were passed on western NY I-90 by a VW pulling a open trailer with a 1931 car. My belief is you can pull with an under powered & under sized vehicle, it’s the stopping when you get in trouble. When you pull with an under powered vehicle you will slow down 10 to 30 miles less on big hills. I-77 in W Virginia has 7% hills 8 to 9 miles long. you could look at the new small truck called a Colorado with a 5.3 engine. For every rule I have been told, someone will successfully break it. Best of luck.
  10. Craigslist is good & check towns as far as you are willing to travel to drive. you can also look In Facebook market & look for car trailers. Remember, check the tire ages as old tires blowout on the road. An 6 or 8 year old will need new tires. best of luck finding the perfect trailer.
  11. We have had AAA service since 1964. May of 2019, I was informed of limits of service by our SIDNEY OH local AAA service office. Their "AAA Member Handbook" lists several services not covered. Service to boat, horse, light duty, & utility trailers. This includes all car trailers. They will pay to change the tire on your truck but not the trailer. AAA said I could negotiate with the driver, $65.00, to change the tire. They also list anything "Vintage antique vehicles" as "Services not included". .Each AAA office makes a decision if they will provide service. I have been stranded on the road and other AAA offices have picked me up and delivered me home. It appears we will be moving to a different road service like Hagerty Ins.
  12. huptoy

    Mice repellent

    My brother lives in Iowa with corn fields on 3 sides of him. He says to feed your mice outside the garage, not inside. He sets snap traps & peanut butter under 8” to 10” clay pots. He also puts the Tom cat green mouse cubes under the pot. He sets them over small stones with a heavy rock on top. Keeps the cats away from the snap trap. It seems to work for him.
  13. 4 New tires, Brigstone, for my Buick LaCross, mounted balanced, new valve stems, from Cosco were $800. I have 20 inch tires on a 2015 Ram & the tires are at lease double the size of the Buick. I not supprised at $1,800.