huptoy

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  1. I am open to suggestions for a source for the material and someone in the Ohio area to install an interior for a 1935 4dr Model 50. Is it possible to purchase a complete interior as a kit? The car currently has all original interior intact but is in need of extensive repair or replacement. This car has the original paint with some flaking on the top of the fenders. It runs very well and is best described as a driver and not a show car. It could also us replacement running boards. I am open to suggestions.
  2. What is the distance between Hershey and the car. I will be at Hershey and am interested in seeing the car.
  3. Go to web page www.traderonline.com and do a search on 'Buick 1938' and you will find a white one for $19,000
  4. Your best source for parts and services is to join the HUPMOBILE CLUB. You can go to the web page at http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/hupmobile/index.cfm to get additional information.
  5. Just a tip, If your windshield wiper is vacuum driven, the line will usually tap into the vacuum tank. My car has a rubber line under the dash connecting the two steel lines. Make sure the wiper and the line do not have a leak.
  6. I have a 1931 car with the soft insert for the roof. I was told by an older man that he used to repair the roofs on 20's closed cars by using the same technique used to cover the wing of a canvas covered plane. Try contacting someone who does airplane restorations for additional information.
  7. If you do a search for wheel puller on Ebay, several will popup.
  8. My 1931 Hupmobile with wood wheels uses a 2 1/2 inch puller. I have one you can borrow but I would like to have it back. It will screw on without being loose or need to be forced on. The extra ones are 2 3/8, 2 5/8, 2 9/16, 2 13/16 inches. The 2 9/16, 2 13/16 sizes are on one wheel puller with a double bell and a single bolt that you reverse as needed. As a point of interest, you can get one at Hershey in October. I am in Dayton, Ohio at (937) 287-8466 Jack
  9. What is the diameter of the threads on the wheel? I have a couple different sized bell shaped wheel pullers that screw over the wood wheel. Also, another method to remove a wheel is to: If you are removing the driver side rear wheel, jack up the passenger side wheel. Use a wheel knocker on the end of the axle or screw the nut out until it is even with the end of the axle. Now, hit the end of the axle/nut on the driver's side and the wheel should come loose on the axle. Jack
  10. Try Mr. Baines, he may have an extra wrench or know where you can find one. I believe he has extra Trippe bolts available for purchase. He sells restored lights at Hershey. Edward Baines (330) 494-9763 Canton, Oh
  11. As of Nov 15 2006 8,000 GBP (Pounds) = 15,120.66 USD (Dollars)
  12. I live in Centerville and may have contacts in Dayton to help you. jdwyer40@aol.com
  13. If you are a member of the Hupmobile Club, the web page is: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/hupmobile/index.cfm You can place a "want to purchase" ad in the "Parts Locator" for help. You need not be a member to place an ad in the "Parts Locator".
  14. I have the opportunity to purchase a 1918 touring car restored 12 to 18 years ago. The leather interior is excellent but the car will need to be stripped and repainted. I starts and runs well and the engine has been worked on years ago. I also have found a 1935 Deluxe 2dr with the motor and drive train restored. The seats and headliner are great but the carpet has shrunk about 1/4 all around the body. When driven, the steering wheel has play of about 1/5 to 1/4 turn. I assume the steering box needs rebuilt. It has independent front suspension and the shocks seem firm. Can anyone provide suggestions what I should be aware of when inspecting the cars?
  15. I have the opportunity to purchase a 1918 touring car restored 12 to 18 years ago. The leather interior is excellent but the car will need to be stripped and repainted. I starts and runs well and the engin has been worked on years ago. Can anyone provide suggestions what I should be aware of when inspecting the car.
  16. I live in SW Ohio with woods 20 feet behind my aux car garage. The mice get in the garage but have not left signs of getting inside my car. First, I catch 6 or 8 using wood 6 traps with peanut butter. Second, I use the mice pellet food that will kill them in a day or two. They take the pellets away but I don't find dead mice in the garage. The first winter, I had an old 10 X 6 foot carpet rolled up on the floor in the back of the garage. Four of the last 5 years, in the spring, I have found pellet food inside the carpet but never inside my car. Additionally, my neighbor has two outdoor cats and they are probably helping out with the mice.
  17. Can any one identify the manufacture, year, make, and model? It looks like the word "Jeff" is on the tank. This is a photo taken of my 18 month uncle sitting on the back seat.
  18. I have a 1931 Hupmobile flathead and selected a mechanic from a local antique restoration shop to adjust the valves. The mfg spec adjustment is 8 thousands when the engine is hot. Knowledgeable people on Hupmobiles said the valve clearance should be set to 12 thousands when set cold. This creates a slight tappet sound when the engine is running. It is advisable to have a slight tappet sound. Before the mechanic came to my house, I removed the Carb, Intake/exhaust manifolds, and the valve adjustment covers. I also removed the spark plugs, permitting zero compression for easier turning the engine over using the fan blades. On my car, the valve adjustments are below the manifolds and you can not see the valve adjustment nuts. This is why I removed the manifolds. You will need a feeler gauge and the correct size tappet wrenches. Sears sells a set of 4 for about $26.00 or you can grind regular wrenches down to be narrow enough to fit the adjustments nuts. Manually turning the engine over till both the lifters are off the lobs for the cylinder you are adjusting worked for me. This is easy if you have two people. My engine has 3 nuts to adjust the valve lifter and lock each valve. The mechanic is about 20 minutes from my house and his bill was 2 hours including travel time. After he left, I reinstalled the valve adjustment covers, manifolds, the carb, and drove out of the garage. I am not a great mechanic but now that I have seen it done, I could do it myself the next time. In reality, I will have him do it a gain, I am just a little lazy sometimes.
  19. Seventy miles west of Columbus is the "Performance Restoraation of Ohio, Inc" in Dayton. Their phone number is (937) 222-3911. Most of the cars are Chrysler products but they work on other brands. They installed new valves on my 1931 car.
  20. Memorial Day weekend (Fri, Sat, & Sun) is a good sized swap meet at Springfield, Ohio. Actually it is at the County Fairground just east of town on I-70. They advertise in Hemmings and Cars & Parts for additional information. They have 900 vendors using 2,200 sites both inside and outside. The last two year have had 1,000 cars in the car corral. Both Fri & Sat are large attendance and from 9:30 to noon the cars will be backed up on the interstate waiting to get off. I plan to arrive about 8:30 for ease of entry. I would estimate about 80% of the vendor spaces are people with old parts.
  21. I have a hinged split 19" rim for a wood wheel. I was told it came off a 1930 or 1931 Desoto. Price is $10.00 plus shipping. If this is not for a Desoto, let me know so I can direct it to someone that can use it. I am located 30 miles noth of Cincinnati. jdwyer40@aol.com
  22. I have a used U2 Carb for $100.00 plus the shipping. I have not disassembled it but it is not froze. However, it will need to be rebuilt. The pot metal "Float Top" is badly cracked and I doubt if it can be repaired. You can purchase a new aluminum one from: http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/chrysler.htm The Australian cost $125 with an exchange rate of about $94 plus shipping. You can also purchase a new assembled U2 for $1,500 Aus or about $1,125 US plus shipping. I am about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. jdwyer40@aol.com