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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 & bac
  4. 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.
  5. 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 deci
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I purchased one 5 years ago & installed for better lighting on a 1931 car. The generator & alternator are driven off the timing chain. It has an internal voltage regulator rather than a cut-out. I still charge the battery when it sits for a couple months. Works best on 2 amp over 10 to 18 hours. People who try using 8 volt batteries should use double 00 battery cables & a 6 volt battery This usually happens when they use 12 volt battery cables. The parts store people will not know of using heavier cables with 6 volt systems. Most restoration shops can build the cabl
  9. In 1959 I took drivers training in a Ford V8 automatic. We had a 1956 Chevrolet 6 cyl manual transmission. Dad required me to learn to slide the clutch on a hill to keep the car still without using the breaks. He also taught me to feel the clutch to shift without the clutch. I did it on additional cars with manual transmissions; 53, 40, 49 Chevy, 62 Valiant, 50 Plymouth, & 76 MG Midget. The Midget clutch master or slave unit failed every year of 5 years & I drove home without the clutch each time. The car could be started in 2nd gear if I got caught at a light. howev
  10. Aware of a Whizzer “REPRODUCTION” with 50 miles. Stored in a heated building. Will need carburetor cleaned & tuned. I believe price is under 600, in Dayton Oh. Update / price is actually $1,000.00. Bike has 53 miles & is in excellent condition.
  11. My 1931 car came with a “monkey wrench” & other tools.
  12. I stopped at a stop light one morning and to my right was a younger women. Eating a McDonalds sandwich, putting on eye makeup, talking on her cell phone, & turned the corner when the light turned green. I went straight & haven’t seen her since. she was in Kettering Ohio where talking on a cell phone while driving will get you a ticket.
  13. A suggestion was to paint 5 letters/numbers 4 ft high on the roof. Most trailers look the same from the air & a sign on the roof will help identify your trailer. Not perfect but will help if an air search.
  14. I worked at the Des Moines, Ia Armstrong plant from 1965 thru 1969. During that time, 52% of their production were Sears tires. They also made Firestone truck tires & Goodrich car tires. The company name is now called Titan.
  15. Doesn’t know the driver’s side trailer fender hinges down to give clearance to open the door.
  16. My father had a 1938 Pontiac & sold it to the dealer after D-day when he went to France. He arranged to get first in line when he wanted a new car afterward. In 1947, with price controls & 6 month wait on all new cars, he ordered a Pontiac & Ford. Picked it up the Pontiac on a Saturday morning, traded in in on a new Ford. The Pontiac was now a used car not under price control. The trade in value was now greater than the price control value & the Ford dealer could sell at any value. The Ford was easier to sell than the fully loaded Pontiac. He advertised the Ford in the S
  17. I could be wrong but I can assure you that I will be corrected if I am wrong. I am astounded how many knowledgeable people will help. That said, Carfax will not have information of damage and/or repair if the insurance co does not report it. I was rear ended by an underaged driver in an off road golf cart. They paid to fix the bumper & it never got on Carfax. I have used Carfax for the last 3 cars I purchased, none with undisclosed damage. If it is totaled by the insurance company, I skip the car. My father owned a reposition business for banks & those vehicles were us
  18. Try posting it in the. Hupmobile forum
  19. Do you have a NADA store near by? i just go to them & tell them my car make model year describing the part(s) wanted. They always apologize for not having one in stock but say I can pick the part up the next day. Great service for a 88 year car.
  20. Yes, that is the truck & it is not a 1936. Sorry, I should have checked first. Thanks for the correction.
  21. Sherry Chrysler, Piqua Oh, 937 753 3037. They have a late 30’s Dodge pickup on their sales floor. I was there but didn’t go over to see it. looked like it had been restored.
  22. In 2016 I was looking for a pair of Ohio year of manufacture plates at a swap met. I was surprised to find a dealer plate for less than half price. YOM plates run about $35 to register & are good for your life time. I can’t tell you how many people think I am a dealer.
  23. Keep in mind, advice given here will find someone who is successful bending this advice. In 1972 my in-laws towed a 4,000 Pound camper with a 4,400 pound 1967 Chrysler with a 383 engine. Most trips were less than 400 miles around Iowa. The exception was 2,600 round trip to trip to Brownsville TX. Towed at 50 mph and replaced the trans in TX. Today, I use a Silverado 1500 to pull a 2,000 pound open trailer & 3,000 pound car. Works ok on flat areas but had a strain going across West Virgina last year. You will need a frame hitch & an equalizer hitch on a 64
  24. In 1998, at 56, I decided to purchase my first antique car. I wanted a 20s style with a vertical radiator. Research highlighted I wanted a 4 door, 6 or 8 cylinder in good condition both cosmetic and mechanical. Hemmings & Craigs List along with other web sites were used. I searched over 18 months traveling up to 5 hours to view cars I actually didn’t want. “You may have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find Prince Charming.” I was also advised to avoid project cars if I planned to drive it in my life time. I first saw the ad in May, in August when he lowered the asking price, I conta
  25. I have had 67 Mustang on the road about 3 years & was redone as a very nice driver. It has about 134,000 miles with everything new about 3,500 miles ago. The car is an 289 V8, auto, Factory A/C, PS, new paint, interior carpet, headliner, seats, moter rebuilt & trans. I plan to put it up for sale when the weather breaks in April. If interested, PM me.
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