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  1. Thank you for the help & suggestions. As usual, I receive very good information on this web page.
  2. I have a BB-1 Carb on a running car and believe it should be rebuilt over the winter. I believe it will need more than just new gaskets. Looking for shop names that people have used.
  3. Go to the "HOME" page. Select "Regions & Chapters". Scroll down to "Washington St" Contact the state president for a contact. ========================================= Go to the Hemmings Magazine to the "Appraisers & Brokers" Select one in the area. They will charge based on what you want checked & the distance to view the vehicle. =======================================================
  4. In Ohio, RT 30 (Lincoln Hwy )was the prime highway between Pittsburgh and Chicago before I-80 was built and much of it is 4 lane surface road. Rt 40 (National Hwy) goes from Pittsburgh to Columbus to Indianapolis before going to Chicago. Part of Rt 40 is on I-70 and you may have to find an alt route in eastern Ohio. A nice 2 lane road in Ohio is to take the RIVER ROAD along the Ohio River going through Cincinnati. Take RT 7 or 52 on the Ohio side or Rtr 8 or 2 on the Kentucky side. This a southern route and will be further than the previous two and a much more in
  5. Are you in the Hupmobile Cub & what city are you near?
  6. When most people build a garage for their toys, it is usually one car too small. Thank heavens for rental spaces.
  7. From 1960 through 1990 my father repossessed cars in Iowa from California & other out of state banks. He found things like grass, panties, and old food under the front seats. Trunks were another thing, TV's, lots of car parts, tools, children's toys, and once a tub of chicken manure. In most cases he went to the door and they gave him the keys & asked to remove their possessions. What you see on TV is repo work for small loan companies and Buy Pay Here shops. He refused to take a contracts from them. In the early 70's he picked up a 1971 Mustang with a 350 CC motor cycle on the b
  8. I have a working U-2 Carb available. 9three7 4three9-0seven42 Leave a message with your phone number.
  9. My father reposed cars for banks for 30 years from 1960 to 1990. He used a "Slim-Jim" that is about 1/16 inch thick and 1/2 inch wide. It has a "L" hook at the bottom to catch the the lock button mechanism. Slide in down between the window and the door near the button. Do a google search on "Slim Jim door lock" Depending on the size of the town where the car is located, a local cop usually knows how to use a Slim Jim. It is surprising how many people lock their keys in the car & call the police. Several years ago, our local lock smith used some chalk on a bl
  10. When the HR rate is $50.00 an hour, a 2nd worker's rate will be an additional $50 prorated in 10 or 15 increments. A local shop works in 15 minute increments even if the additional person just holds a fender for 2 minutes or consults on a question.
  11. I live in a metropolitan area of about 300,000. Not a Fort Worth but we have our share of dangerous drivers also. In January I was hit from behind by a driver (texting I think) while waiting for 7 fire emergency vehicles to go through the intersection in front of me. Fortunately I was in a modern car & not an antique. I always worry about accidents in my old cars. Visibility is a major safety item. I use a 6 volt positive ground 3rd brake led light in the back window. People tend not to look for the brake light in the lower left corner. My car has a yellow brake light.
  12. A couple of years ago I attended this car show for prewar II vehicles. It was an enjoyable show but other things conflicted with the date. This year, 2016, I was looking forward to attending with my 1931 Hupmobile. I plan to skip this event due to the lawyers desire to get involved. I have attended cruse-ins & car shows for 15 years and the "Release of Liability" requirement is a first & totally unacceptable. I plan to return the registration unsigned stating I will provide my insurance information. I will need to have a waiver for the release of liability or will not be attendin
  13. The AACA shows usually require advance notice you are showing a vehicle. This will allow the show parking group to allow a number of spaces for each year or range of years. It can create a nightmare when parking cars because there is never any rime or reason of the sequence of car coming in. When cars do not show up, you will have empty spaces all over the field. I was involved in a show with 200 cars in 29 classes. This required using the previous years count by class to define the spaces by class plus 2 to 5 extra spots per class. It took several hours to mark the grass fiel
  14. The Springfield, Ohio Swap Meet is well worth going to due to it's size. They have about 2,200 swap spaces and about 700 to 800 vendors. They will have from 800 to 950 cars in the corral based on rain. It is not an AACA meet and there is no age restriction on what they sell. To cover it correctly the first time you go, plan on Fri & Sat. Later years you can do it in one. There are motels nearby at exit 54, RT 72, 5 miles west of the swap meet. Go to the following web page to see additional information. http://www.springfieldswapmeet.com/ Springfield Swap Meet.pdf
  15. I have thwarted scammers in selling modern cars on Craigs List by requiring them to send their reply using the Craigs List email contact. I only accept contact by them providing their phone number & time for me to contact them. I review their request and ignore what I think is a scam. I love the message that starts with "I am very interested in that item you are selling". My finger moves directly to the DELETE key. I advertised a14 year old 6 cyl auto S-10 with 111,000 miles. One of the responses was from a phone number 1,300 miles away. He said he was local but had not c
  16. It's a ways from FL to OH but try this web page http://www.midnitestar.org/home
  17. The 63 Tempest had the engine in the front with a flexible drive shaft to the transmission in the rear between the tires. Notice the length of the cable from the dash to the rear of the car.
  18. Have a friend with a straight 8 flat head. Sometime after an engine rebuild, the car had little power and would not go over 20 MPH. It had an air leak between the intake and exhaust manifold. The unit had a rust hole and was not easily seen. It caused the vacuum leak and it was not getting enough gas to run. He sealed the hole and 10 years later, it is still running fine today. You might check for an air leak on the intake manifold.
  19. Jeff, You don't have to come in an antique car, we will go modern early in the year or even in the summer based on the weather. The prime acquirement in our Southern Ohio Club, SOC, is "You must have an interest in old cars". Owning or driving an old car is secondary. You will also find most spouses attend the monthly tours & events. See you on March 26.
  20. A fellow in New Castle PA has added an inline electric fuel pump with a button under the dash of a 1931 car with over 185,000 miles. He has a problem where the vacuum fuel pump doesn't have enough to pull the gas when he drives in city traffic and is stopped a lot. It also is used to prime the tank and carb when it has been sitting.
  21. In 1962 had a friend had a 59 with a 283, 3 speed, that ran very very hard. Upon blowing up the engine due to high RPM,s, he upgraded to a 348. Six months later he when back to a rebuilt 283 as it would wind out quicker. The Interstate 80 stopped about 60 miles west of Des Moines. He would drive the 700 miles from Des Moines to Denver in 9 hours on 2 lane highways overnight. The interstate speed was 75 MPH and most drove 80 to 85 MPH. Trust me, he usually ran 100 MPH or more. That said, in 1963 four of us rented a house and one of our weekend house guest had a 63 SS Convertible with a
  22. Try Trim Parts Lebanon, OH They make molded carpet flooring for many cars.
  23. You can substitute the tool with a large screwdriver with a square shaft. Then use a vice grip tool to clamp on to the square shaft. This will give you the leverage to collapse the rim as needed. In 2012 I found the tool your are looking for at Hershey. It doesn't work any better than the screwdriver/vice grip.
  24. 1967 Mustang Coupe, 289, Auto, PS. Factory A/C, Almost everything new or rebuilt. Will be ready summer 2016.
  25. In 2014, a vendor at Hershey in spot OBG 1-5 had your cap. They are 25-30 miles east of Hershey PA Verdone Custom Casting 31 Stricklerstown Loop Rd Newmanstown, PA 17073 - 9156 717 949 3341 (I hope this helps)
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