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  1. There are 2 or 3 companies at Hershey that ship to Europe etc. Also, Hemings Magazine has shippers advertised. Me, I have never used a shipping co.
  2. Sears did not mfg any tires but contracted with Armstrong Rubber Co. 50% of Armstrong’s yearly production in the 50s - 70s were Allstate. The contract called for Armstrong to be paid on a cost plus by Sears. Sears warehoused tires in 1 of 5 plants and shipped tires directly from plant to stores. Michelin tires were imported by Sears to the Armstrong plants to be distributed to the stores. Armstrong built radial tires starting in the late 60’s. Surprisingly, the Des Moines plant, in the 60’s, built tires for Firestone, Good Year, Goodrich, Phillips Oil, and others. The Firestone plant acr
  3. Tuesday is setup day, some setup Wednesday morning. We arrive Tuesday at noon but setup Wednesday morning. Tuesday afternoon 60 to 70% of spaces will be empty. The large retail vendors will be setup by Tuesday morning. Skip Tuesday if raining.
  4. 2001 was my first trip & my 21 year old nephew came from western Iowa. When my brother asked about the swap meet, all Joe would say was “I can’t describe it”. You have to go next year.
  5. Have you purchased a Hemmings Magazine & checked the last 6 or 8 pages? They will be at Hershey & you can pick them there. Best of luck.
  6. It’s posted in the forum “Cars For Sale”
  7. The AACA club does not require you to own an antique vehicle, you only have to have an interest. Our local club tours monthly from April thru October and normally 10 to 50 percent will drive a modern car. We tour about 40 MPH unless a slower car shows up. In Ohio there is the “Ohio Region” & 7 local Chapters around the state. Three times a year we have a weekend region gathering with both modern & antique vehicles. Join in the National club and visit your local chapter/region tours before joining.
  8. Late 1920’s Hupmobile. Try posting under Hupmobile forum.
  9. If you post your zip code, someone may recommend a good shop. How far are you willing to travel?
  10. They are the front & rear wheel. They look like 1930/31 Hupmobile wheels & 1930 Chrysler wheels. Also may fit 1931 Desoto.
  11. huptoy


    In 1988 I was looking for a good used car for my daughter and seriously considered a new Yugo. I purchased a used low mileage 5 year old car from a church member. In checking with my machanic, he discouraged my purchasing a Yugo calling it a “throw away car”. You don’t fix it, junk it. Yugo shipped cars but not repair parts & it took weeks to months to repair them. The part that held the hatch back window in place was faulty & people taped a plywood pannel in place driving the car for months. I listened to my machanic’s advice & thanked him for years. if you are k
  12. Hupmobile painted their 8 cyl block & head Black. The 6 cyl were a green close to Packard,s with some in black.
  13. I suggest you post on the forum “Technical”. More members will see it there.
  14. A longer tongue allows better control when backing. With more steel, a longer tongue will add weight to the tongue at the ball. The tongue weight calculation is to use the distance from the ball to the axel & the percentage of distance the weight is from the front. we need the cargo area length & the tongue length for both trailers. We will also need the distance the axle is from the ball.
  15. It appears you are using the “by guess & by golly” weight distribution methiod. When you buy a travel trailer, it is built with a tongue weight equal 10 to 15% of the trailer. When the hitch weight gets heavier, you need equalizer bars to distribute the tongue weight to the front wheels & back to the trailer wheels. When the tongue weight is too little, the trailer can sway sideways back & forth till you slow down or flip over. (1) load your trailer & weight it without the tow vehicle attached. (2) Next weigh the tow vehicle without the loaded t
  16. You can find the club webpage at: http://clubs.hemmings.com/hupmobile/ To join, go to the tab MEMBERS. June 3rd thru the 7th our yearly Hupmobile Club tour and this year we will be at Staunton VA
  17. 8 cyl were painted shiny black. Most 6 cyl were a green close to Packard Green. A few 6 cyl were black.
  18. The shocks on my 1931 Hupmobile are not working. They are 87 years old with 45,000 miles. I am looking for information to do maintenance , or rebuild them if needed. A source for parts would be nice. Does anyone have printed instructions? Hupmobile 1931 Model S Shocks Pdf.pdf
  19. Try contacting the AACA Library at Hershey.
  20. In 1929 they used a cutout instead of a voltage regulator. The relay is open until the generator is putting out about 8 volts. It then closes to charge the battery. At idle, the the relay is open. Without a relay cutout, the generator will discharge the battery at idle. Also the cutout could be bad. Many cutouts have a connection on the bottom connecting to the generator & a 2nd connecting to the wiring harness.
  21. huptoy

    Touring car

    It could be an early Hupmobile. This photo is a 1915. Hupmobile Made the model N from 1915-17. They moved the steering wheel to the left side about this time. The fender lights and rear view mirrors were aftermarket options. They also placed the "Hupmobile" script in the lower right radiator. Keiser31, in reference to this post, in your comment below. Thanks, you are correct.
  22. I replaced the factory Stromburg Carb U-2 with a Carter BB-1 unit on my 31 Hupp 6 cyl. It boltes right up & runs fine. It should work with most updraft 6 cyl cars in the range of 1927 to 1932. If I am wrong, somebody jump in & correct me!
  23. The woman, in red, has her hand on the door of a 1960 Plymouth. Just over the top of the Plymouth is a white 1960 Mercury station wagon. In 1959 the new 1960 models were introduced in September or October.
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