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  1. Most wheel pullers have 16 threads to the inch. They are measured as '2 2/3 inches, 2 7/16, 2 9/16, 2 5/8, 2 3/4, etc. I have seen them as large as 3 3/8 inches. Find some one with a set of calipers' and get the exact measurements. Visually, the 2 7/16 look the same as 2 1/2 but they are not interchangeable. Try posting the sizes in the General Discussion Forum to contact a larger number of members.
  2. These may not be your problem but they were mine. -------------------------------------------------------- I had the problem of the engine dying when I stopped quickly and by increasing the idle, I had a temporary fix. This progressed and got worse to the point of just slowing down on an interstate ramp and it would die. Also the engine lost power accelerating up a hill. The problem was the exhaust valves were not closing completely. The problem was identified by doing a compression check. Three of the 6 cylinders were very low. Had a cylinder checkdone on all 6 to find the problem was not rings but the valves. -------------------------------------------------------- I had another car with the valves adjusted too close. The car ran good when cold but after a mile it lost power to the point it would not pull ahill. The exhaust valves over 2 years were burnt and had to be replaced. The valves are no longer quiet but have a light tap.
  3. We have a wealth of experienced people with excellent questions and advise on this forum. Remember, for every "don't" rule, someone has successfully broken it. Three years ago I went to the 75th event in Louisville about 175 miles away. I didn't have a tow vehicle and investigated using a Uhaull truck and 4 wheel trailer. The cost was prohibitive and I elected to drive. I drove my 1931 6 cyl Hupmobile on 2 lane roads at 50 mile per hour down and back. I had no problems other than the low gas millage. I made two stops during the 4 and 1/2 hour trip as I just needed to get out and stand up. In the early 50's, most cars traveled at 60 to 65 miles an hour and 50 should not stress the car at all. My experience on I-81 was very heavy traffic at about 70 MPH or so, not good. Plan on a 6 hour or so trip on back roads, your friends will be in awe and trully believe you are crazy. If your car becomes disabled, the 200 mile AAA limit should get you home. A local car owner here blew a rod in Madison WI and brought the car 450 miles home in the back of a 24 ft Uhaul. He hired roll backs to put the car in out of the truck. I use AAA and the 100 miles is the loaded rate in Ohio. Be aware, our AAA office has a 4 service call limit per year. In 2005, I needed them 5 times and was charged for the 5th service call. It was not a tow but my battery exploded in my S-10. Drive the trip and enjoy yourself
  4. These car are gone. This was a true barn find of about 25 cars after sitting 15 years. The owner's son came in from 800 miles away and sold the cars on a single bid and auctioned everything else. This happened several years ago and none of the vehicles have surfaced locally. The cars were not junked but hauled off. Every once in a while I just feel like crying-in-my-beer about lost opportunities.
  5. Try "Trim Parts" in Lebanon Ohio just north of Cincinnati. Trim Parts
  6. About 4 years ago the pickers arrived at my brother's body shop, 200 miles west onI-80. <o:p></o:p> They asked togo out to his home as they had been told he may have things. <o:p></o:p> He declined ashe attends auto swap meets as a vendor. <o:p></o:p> His comment was"Why should sell to them at wholesale when he can sell atretail?" <o:p></o:p> They justshowed up without any advance crew asked and were very polite.
  7. It looks like the car on the right is a 1929 or maybe 1930/31 Hupmobile Model S with wire wheels.
  8. Try Dayton Wire Wheels at (937) 438-0100 Dayton Wire Wheels They have built custom wheels for the last 80 plus years or so. They may have even built your original wheels.
  9. In OHIO, when you purchase any vehicle you are expected to pay the full sales tax each time it is sold. The exception is when you purchase a vehicle and trade in your current vehicle. Then the tax formula is calculated by subtracting the the value of the trade in from the purchase price and pay the tax on the difference. The buyer of the trade then pays the tax on his purchase price less any trade in deduction. The effect is to encourage people to deal with a dealer to save sales tax. (12,000 trade in on a 20,000 purchase gives 8,000 difference times the tax rate of 7% = (20,000-12,000)*7%=$560 So when you go to a dealer, you pay on the lower value. However, when you sell you car the buyer pays the full tax and you pay the full tax on your purchase. (20,000+12,000)*7% =$2,240.00.
  10. Ault Park Concours d’Elegance, Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday, June 9, 2013 This is a fund raiser for Childhood Arthritis, an excellent project. How many shows do you know of where the spectators pay $20.00 to see the cars? The following link is to the concours. AULT PARK Concours d'Elegance
  11. You can add some oil in the spark plug hole to increase the oil ring seal compression when the engine is cold. I was having a problem with a 1931 6 cyl engine not running well with a loss of power. I had a repair shop do an "Engine Check" for compression. I knew 2 of the cylinders had low compression but not sure of the cause. The shop pulled all the spark plugs, and set the first cylinder on the power stroke with both valves closed. They put a pressure gauge on the tail pipe. By pressurizing the cylinder at the plug they were able to identify which of the two valves was leaking and how much. They did this on each of the cylinders. With two bad cylinders and two others being border line, I elected to replace all 12 valves. About a year after the valve job, it would loose power as it warmed up. The valves were set too close and as the engine heated up, the valve stem would expand and leak. After having a different shop re-adjust the valves, the problems went away. When I purchased the car, the engine ran very quiet. A retired guy in his late 80's later told me it is better to hear the valve lifters than too quiet and burnt valves. Car has excellent compression on all cylinders, starts with very little difficulty, and pulls hills nicely. Steep hills and 3rd gear can be a problem but it will run 30 in 2nd on almost every hill.
  12. Purchase a HEMMINGS Mag and check out the section on of people who do inspections. If you post a name and ask for positive comments on a couple listed, you should fine one. You will have to tell the inspector what you want checked. Engine compression, bondo location & how much. Lots of photos, interior, exterior, engine, & trunk. Do you want him to drive the car? About 16 months ago a fellow from Richmond VA had an inspector come, we drove it, he took photos, etc and sent him the report. In talking with inspector, I found out the buyer wanted to drive it from Ohio to VA through WV over the mountains on I-64 (road trip). The car was locked in overdrive (freewheeling) and he would have to ride the brakes down the mountains. I could just see the report of the car with drum brakes going of the road part way down one of the steep grades. I called the seller and said he couldn't safely drive it & he would need to trailer it to be safe. The inspector told him the same thing & I lost the sale. A few months later I sold it to a man who lives 20 miles away.
  13. Purchasing a trailer is like buying a car, everyone has an opinion of what is best. I can almost assure you that any comments I make can be argued as to another way and every one will be correct. What part of the country is your home. Will you be towing in hills often. The Appalachian mountains are shorter but steeper than in the western states. Are you going to use an open or closed car trailer? An open aluminum unit will weigh about 1,200 pounds and a steel one will be 2,200. Most closed trailers are aluminum. Weight of the trailer and car are your enemy for climbing hills, cornering, and gas millage. Don't purchase a trailer until you load the car and tow it. Open trailers will be about 16 feet with a 2 foot dove tail and are sometimes referenced as 18 foot. A 5 foot ramp maybe too short and a 6 foot will work better. With duel axles, some trailers come with electric brakes on only one axle, others on both axles. An open trailer will come with an open center, a solid wood floor or a solid steel floor, or an all aluminum unit. Prices will start as low as $2,000 and go to $6,000. Look for tie downs built into the trailer bed. A storage box on the front or under the floor is nice. An electric tongue jack is nice but not required. You will need a spare tire, I don't know when but plan on it. My personal preference is to use an equalizer hitch with an anti sway bar. However, most people do not use them. It is easy to control the tongue weight on the truck's hitch by moving the car forward & back on the trailer. Visit a couple of dealers and quiz them on there idea the ideal setup. If you can, talk with experienced club in trailing their car.
  14. My apologies, per the following posts, please ignore my comments. This is not a 39 and my comments are incorrect! Thank heaven there are knowledgeable on this form. Actually, the egg on my face doesn't taste too bad after it is warmed up. There is a restored 1939 Coupe Express locally. It was built from a Dictator 4 door according to the grandson of the original owner. Hope this helps. If this is not a 39, someone correct me!
  15. On the HOME page, the following defines the goal of the AACA. "Since 1935, AACA has had one goal: The preservation and enjoyment of automotive history of all types." The key word is preservation. When you are looking for information on custom modification, there are other web pages better able to assist you. One of the difficulties with the antique car world are people who take a good car and strip it down to put the body on a modern drive train. Then they sell the parts to finance the custom modification and the vehicle will never be original again. As with most uni-body vehicles, rust is a major problem with structural safety. Your original post said nothing about rust driving your decision. Yes, having a car in Parts Car condition will drive you to sell off the parts which is much better than junking and loosing them. I agree they you are doing a service to other Willys owners by listing the parts here. If you don't know the prices, list it on ebay and post it here with a link. You might go to the GENERAL DISCUSSION page and search for "New guy with questions". Your Post "its funny how everyone wants off work for veterans and memorial day but will just be as rude as possible to people that they know nothing about. this is why i did not stay active duty, you are just one of the many rude people that we should be sending overseas instead of good americans that contribute to their society in a positive way," As an Army veteran serving from Building of the Berlin Wall to Cuba and Viet Nam, I believe your comment is rude and ignorant. I will not comment further. If you wish for advice, I suggest you think about a Ford Model A as a first project. There are a wealth of cars in all stages of restoration and parts are available everywhere. There are several companies with parts catalogs, Mac is just one of them. The Model A club is very active and tours together on a monthly basis. Once you finish it, you can drive it to California or where ever. Locally, in 6 weeks, a Model A owner & his wife drive 5,000 miles from Ohio across Death Valley to LA, San Fransisco, Yellow Stone, and back. His only problem were several flat tires. He took a water pump and generator along with some electrical parts using some of them. Are you aware of the AACA Winter Meet in Lakeland Feb 21, 22, & 23? There is a 'Car Corral' where you can check out what is available. The car show on Saturday is well worth the 55 mile trip and starts about 8:00 AM. The brochure can be viewed at the following link: In the AACA, vehicles are not judged against each other but against a set standard. There is no "My car is better than your car." The test is does your car meet the standard. Many people will show their car as a NO JUDGE status. The following photo is a DPS car but could be a HPOF category car. All cars look better in photos than real life.
  16. The AACA is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of original cars, not hot rodding. Posting your question on this web page is like going to an AA meeting with the intention getting assistance to finding the best way to become a drunk. I doubt if you will get any serious assistance. For me, I would bid about 'A dollar two ninty eight less the shipping cost to OH.
  17. Towing with the a tow bar workes fine with an appropriate hitch, people do it on a regular basis with a motor home. A problem can arise when you are going in and out of a driveway. The towed vehicle wheel can get turned 90 degrees as you go over a curb. The fix is getting out of the towing vehicle and turning the towed wheel in the correct direction. You will feel the wheels drag. If you use a dolly, the wheel problem will be avoided but ads about 800 pounds to the towing weight. Uhaul rents car trailer or dolly you can drop off or return. The difficulty with Uhaul is they have restrictions on what can be used as a tow vehicle & what you can tow, check with them. As example, if you are hauling a 1930 Oldsmobile, it is not in their data base and you must tell them you are hauling a Ford or Chevrolet. Can you let us know what kind of tow vehicle and towed vehicle you have? I would assume the tow vehicle has a class III or higher hitch.
  18. These questions were only asked once but I trully enjoyed them. In 2008, I had a 1953 Willys Aero. I was getting in the car at a Sams Club to leave when it happened. Two guys about 20 years old suddenly stopped their Honda Accord, lowered with the spoiler, etc., and the passenger got out and came over to see the car. What kind of foreign car is it, What year is it, where was it made, can you get parts?
  19. Thanks to everyone for the input. I will probably take 6 days or more with all the stops available. I will definitely check out eating at "under the hill" and stay at the Eola Hotel in Natchez. I must to check out Natchez before leaving for Nashville. I will be looking for lodging before dusk. I am not ad-versed to stopping early to visit local sites before giving up for the day. Yesterday, a friend suggested I take the trip in May as the days will be longer. Will not rule it out. Mississippi expects bicyclest to obey all state laws including riding single file on roads. In Ohio, bicycle club members will merge to single file when a vehicle is near. This is not true of many non club riders interested in safety and state laws. We can't have it all and the race car want-a-be who always want the get there first are my biggest danger. It is interesting that my daughter only lives 5 miles from the "Loveless Cafe" at Nashville.That will be a must stop.
  20. It's January and I am having a problem with cabin fever. It's 25 degrees with 6 inches of snow and about 90 days till I get on the road. Working on my Bucket List for 2013. I have a desire to drive the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace from Natchez to Nashville. I understand the weather in late October is normally a high of the 70's with lows in the 50's. With no time schedule and may take 3 to 6 days depending what I stop to see and how long I stay. I plan to do the drive in a 1931 car about 40 MPH and relax. Looking for comments from people knowledgeable of the area. My questions are: Interesting things to stop and see on or near the parkway Estimated time to spend at the locations. Recommended lodging locations as well as places to eat.
  21. At 70, I didn't realize how old I must look. After looking at the 1931 license plate, they will ask what year it was built and if I am the original owner. Over the last 12 years, I get this at both car shows and when touring. The only brand marking is a 'H' on the radiator and hub caps, the question is 'Is it a Hudson?' With a smile, I reply it is a 'Hupmobile' and they ask 'A hup what", never heard of one, was it made by GM? For some reason, kids between 9 and 14 believe the wood wheels are actually steel painted to look like wood. Then they ask why cars were built with wood wheels. I am a sucker for young people truly interested in old cars and will offer for them to sit in the car. The next thing that happens is they look at their parents as they were just told not to touch. They then ask, 'am I allowed'. My experience is the girls between about 8 and 14 seem to get the biggest thrill getting in. If it weren't for the kids reactions, I would have stopped showing the car years ago.
  22. Cragers is a well known local shop that does excellent work. I had minor repair done on the seats of my 1931 car. They took the seat backs apart and repaired ties inside. They are usually backed up from 2 to 4 months for a complete installation. Crager's Auto Interiors 74 Westpark Road Dayton, OH 45459? (937) 433-2080 Shop is 44 miles north of the Ohio River & about 4 miles east of I-75. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]-->
  23. huptoy

    29 hupp roadster

    I have been informed the 6 cyl engines of the 20's & 30's were painted although some owners have only seen black paint. The 8 cyl in the 20's & 30's were painted black. I have a can of green paint identified as original Hupmobile engine color. The two photos of my engine were taken at the same time. One on the sunny side of car and the second in the shade. I painted a small panel and had an automobile paint shop duplicate the color and provide me the color codes. You will need to check with your local paint provider to see if they can use the codes. The paint codes attachment is a PDF format (Adobe file) If they can not duplicate the color from the USA paint codes, I can send you a painted panel for cost. Hupmobile Engine Paint Code - Green AU.pdf