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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Try "Trim Parts" in Lebanon Ohio just north of Cincinnati. Trim Parts
  4. 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.
  5. It looks like the car on the right is a 1929 or maybe 1930/31 Hupmobile Model S with wire wheels.
  6. 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.
  7. 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%=
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 throug
  11. 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, corner
  12. 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!
  13. 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 vehicle
  14. 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.
  15. 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 restricti
  16. 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?
  17. 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, bi
  18. 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:
  19. 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
  20. 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:ValidateAgainst
  21. 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
  22. [h=2]The following ad is posted on craigslist / Dayton OH I don't believe they built them is 34 but the seller is not the knowledgeable owner. 1934 willys knight coupe - $14000[/h] <section class="dateReplyBar"> Date: <time>2012-12-21, 11:47PM EST</time> <small>j9sfb-3468666734@sale.craigslist.org</small>[?] </section> looking to sell for my dad the car is in seattle.. It has been in storage indoor since 1966 call me Ill try to find pics thank you 937 539 ten82
  23. In 78-83 I had a 76 Midget he tuned up. Kettering is a southern suburb of Dayton. If he doesn't work on them, he will have a suggestion. M G Automotive 3733 C. Wilmington Pike Kettering Tel: (937) 294-7623
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