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  1. I recently missed going to my 55th high school reunion banquet by missing the 5 week cut off date by 3 weeks. Well, I will not miss the next one in 5 years. Actually, the AACA tour organizers always want as many attendees as possible. The organizers are limited by the ability to handle large crowds. Hotel rooms, restaurant availability, restrooms, banquet availability, and locations to visit parking lot size are limiting factors. If you over tax the ability to handle the touring members, it becomes a bad tour. Setting the cut off date always seems long before the tour starts. The catering service always want a count in advance giving time to provide the best price and service. Just setting up the tour book with routes can be a real problem. Several years ago we set up a tour for about 75 cars coming in from over 200 miles. Not a big problem but we had an extensive amount of rain the previous week and a couple of roads were under 8 feet of water. Just for giggles, a county engineer decided to close a road for construction 4 days before the event. So much for planning ahead. It's no fun when we miss a tour and I fell your frustration. Unfortunately, no one has figured a better solution for signing up.
  2. August of 2008, I had the intake & exhaust manifolds coated using their power coating process called "Armor Coating". The exhaust has faded a little as shown in the the photo but the intake is as originally delivered. I have driven the car 8,500 miles in the last 7 years. Aesthers Finishes Inc 1502 S Main St Piqua, Ohio (937) 778-8860
  3. I have a shut off valve very similar but with a different handle. Send me a PM if interested
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    In the late 50's I had a high school friend with a 49 or 50 Ford flat head V8. When we went on a trip of over 100 miles, he would run a mixture of about 3 parts gas to 1 part kerosene. Gas was $.29 and kerosene was $.10. It seemed to run good on the highway but smoked a little and some times it was a little hard to start. I don't remember him ever having engine problems, he probably drove it 30 or 40 thousand miles in 2 years or so. I lost track of him after high school & he could have driven it through college.
  5. The American Sign Museum is a non profit organization in Cincinnati, OH. They are dedicated to restoring, preserving, & maintaining advertizing signs. I have been there on a local car tour. Try contacting them to see if they can display the sign. Check out their web page for additional information.
  6. You haven't indicated why you want a brass car. Is a $400,000 Rolls Royce really worth the money when a new Buick will drive you in similar comfort? The same answer applies to a 100 year old car. It is the desirability of a car model and condition that drives the price. I know of a gray 1913 Stevens Durea that drives very nice available for about $175,000. It is a big car and drives like one. You can also purchase a 1909-1914 Hupmobile Model 20 for $20,000 or so in restored condition. This is a small 2 passenger car that runs about 30 MPR. Keep in mind that most brass cars only have brakes on the rear and they are lacking in a panic stop. Hupmobile added a 1912 Model 32 with an improved engine, 3 speed transmission, and a back seat. Hupmobile's claim to fame was its dependability. # employees left Detroit in November 1911 droving to San Francisco on their first leg of a round the world sales promotion. They spent 3 months in Australia and New Zealand before going to Japan, China, India, and Europe. The trip was 14 months and the car was on show in January 1913 before driving to Detroit for the February Car Show. The car they drove had no roof, windshield, or front doors. The car is on display at the Crawford Museum in Cleveland. I also know of a a blue 1923 Paige touring car seating 7 touring car available for about $65,000. The restoration cost close to $85,000, completed in 2012, and has the AACA Senior award. This car is in the condition as when it left the dealership in 1923. It is an open car with a 6 cyl engine and 4 wheel brakes.
  7. The Ohio Region, including the Canton Chapter plus 6 other chapters are having their quarterly tour May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd of May. We are staying at the Schoenbrunn Inn 1186 West High Ave New Philadelphia, OH 44663 There will over 30 cars and maybe 50 or so there. People will be arriving Friday afternoon & evening. There will be a gathering at the Breitenbach Winery just west of Dover in the afternoon. Saturday there will be an all day tour till around 3 or 4 PM and then back to the hotel for the evening event. It should be a good time to make a contact with someone from the Canton club.
  8. If you have not drive the route, post your starting city, destination, and your estimated route. Someone here may know of a road to avoid or a better way around a problem. As example if you are traveling west on I-70 and switching to I-74 at Indianapolis, take I-69 north to the town of Labanon and west on RT 32 to I-74. It is a little longer but you avoid the Indi traffic. Take any cleaning supplies you don't want to purchase at the show. Check your lights before the day you leave. Take maps plus a GPS or iphone if you get off your route.
  9. Our house has the 2 car garage in the back of the house. This requires us to drive up the driveway, make an 180 degree turn to drive into the garage. When the 2nd garage was built, the door is 50 ft from the house at the end of the driveway. It is actually a pole barn design with 4 X 4 posts every 4 feet with outdoor paneling and a cement floor.. It was build 22 years ago and looks as good as new. New roof and repainted as needed. My suggestion is to move the garage at least 35 to 40 feet behind the house if you can.
  10. Unlike 12 volt batteries, stores usually only sell one 6 volt car battery. Measure the space for the battery just to make sure the new battery is not too large. I have the best luck using a battery from "TRACTOR SUPPLY", get one for a tractor. Make sure you get 6 volt battery cables, 12 volt cables are too small.
  11. Are you willing to ship across the country. If not, let us know what city you are near and how close do you want the shop to be.
  12. Go to ebay and do a search on the book "three men and a hupp". It is an interesting book and describes the capabilities of the Hupmobile. The model 32 came out as a 1911 and as a sales promotion, three men drove it around the world. The left Detroit driving west to San Francisco in November of 1910. The were on the road for 14 months making sales calls to promote the new model. Their car had no front doors, top or windshield. They arrived in New York in 13 months later for the NY car show. They drove the car to Detroit for their show a month later through a blizzard sometimes only covering 5 miles due to shoveling snow. Photos are of the 1911 Hupmobile driven around the world during 1912. Will this car hold up, yes. Your restriction is how fast you want to tour. The model 32 (horse power) had the standard clutch and 3 speed transmission. Hupp used a 4 cyl engine till 1925 when they added the 8 cyl. In 1926 they dropped the 4 cyl and replaced it with a 6 cyl. There are people who know the 4 cyl and tour with them. I suspect the 4 cyl will loaf at 30 and tour at 40 with little effort. I have a 6 cyl that will loaf along at 45 with no effort. It starts to work about 50 and will run 60 when needed. In 2nd gear it will go up anything. If I have misled you on anything, someone will jump in and correct me.
  13. Do a google search 'Teardrop Trailer' or 'Mullins trailer tent'. The teardrop trailer has been built since before WWII and you can find them for sale on ebay. They are a small trailer with a hatchback opening on the back with a complete setup for a kitchen. If you want to real primitive, buy an original Mullins Trailer with a tail gate. They are a little hard to find as there were only a total of 2,000 trailers made from 1936 to 1937. There is a member in the Mullins club that makes reproduction camping tents for them. In the club newsletter, there are usually one or two for sale along with the sheet metal and misc parts for restoration. The Mullins weighs about 450 pounds and can be towed by most 6 cyl cars.
  14. If you modify the car to make a custom or personalized car, look what range a completed car will sell for. The following is currently advertized on Craigs List in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus OH
  15. I live 240 miles from you, I am sure you will find some one local. Ten years ago my daughters best friend was married & I was requested to take them from the wedding to the reception. The photographer charged a flat fee to take all the photos and charged by each photo printed. He must have taken 25 photos of the car and another 250 or so of everyone he could get to stand still. I am including a couple of photos I took while he was working.
  16. Do you need a truck or do just want a pickup? If you just want a truck, ignore any advice you might glean from my comments. It's 2,000 plus miles to Seattle and about 70 hours round trip driving time. If you only need the truck to haul the Lincoln between posts, a good commercial hauler should be cheaper. The Lincolns were great road cars and they would run 60 miles an hour forever. Unless you wish to avoid putting miles on the car, you shouldn't need a trailer. My brother has a 2008 Dodge 2500 diesel and it will pull 5,000 pounds without effort in the mountains central of PA. The fuel is higher but things like changing the oil will run over $50.00. April 2012, I purchased a 29,500 mile 2006 Chevrolet extended cab 1500 2 wheel drive with a 5.3 engine. I use it to tow an eighty three old car weighing 3,000 pounds. I drive the car to local tours up to 60 miles away. I use the truck & open trailer for longer distances. The truck actually gets better gas millage with the trailer than the old car alone. My daily driver is a Focus and the truck sits unused as I have only driven it 10,000 miles. The truck has been to Hershey twice, Charlotte once, and towing the trailer, purchased spring 2014, to Canton OH, and Washington IN from just north of Cincinnati OH. This year, I hope to trailer to North Central PA, Gatlinburg TN, and maybe Nashville TN for multi-day tours. In reality. I should use a post WWII car to tour with and skip the truck. You see, I want to tour in the 1931 car and that justifies my truck. Please keep us posted on your progress.
  17. What city are you near and how many magazines do you have?
  18. I don't remember where I copied the following but it is interesting reading. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> [h=1]Wacky Ways to Keep Mice Away[/h] Lisa Kaplan GordonSep 30th 2014 4:33AM As cool and wet weather rolls in, mice invite themselves into your home,That patter of little footsteps may be mice. Mice like to stay warm and dry, just like you. So as cool and wet weather rolls in, mice invite themselves into your home, chewing through electrical wires and making nests in your attic insulation. And since the gestation period for mice is about 20 days, once mice get in, they're birthing machines that will produce an infestation before you can say "cheese!" The best way get rid of a mouse problem is to prevent one. Keep counters clean of food and crumbs, and throw out old newspapers and boxes of clothes that provide nesting material. Also, keep mice from getting into your home in the first place. Seal up holes and cracks around your house, especially where cable lines and plumbing enter. Also, make sure your chimney caps and vent covers are secure. But mice, like water, will find a way in, and then you've got to get rid of them. You can call an exterminator, and spend $300 to $500 to wipe out the mice in your home. Or, you can get creative and try some of these "wacky" repellents that will chase the rodents away. Warning: Anything that can kill mice, can probably hurt you and your pets, too. So make sure you put toxic repellents out of reach by kids, Fido and Mr. Fluffy. Safety first; getting rid of mice, second. Peppermint: Mice don't like mint, so start cleaning with mint-scented solutions, or add a few drops of mint essential oil to your all-purpose cleaner. You also can pulverize peppermint Altoids, and sprinkle around mice nesting areas. To keep mice away from your house, plant mint around your foundation. But be warned, mint spreads quickly. So unless you want mint fields forever, plant the herb in pots with saucers, and place them around the outside of your house. Soda Pop: Mice can't burb, so when they drink soda pop that makes them gassy, they eventually perish. Pour any sugary soda (not diet) into a shallow dish, and place where you think mice are nesting. They'll drink, and die. Tabasco Sauce: This hot sauce keeps mice away in droves. Sprinkle the sauce around your home's foundation to deter mice from entering. Or add 2 tsp. Tabasco and 1 tsp. dish detergent to 2 cups hot water. Pour into a spray bottle, and spritz where you think mice are hiding. Dryer Sheets: You may love their fragrance on pillowcases, but mice hate their strong smell. Stuff dryer sheets beneath attic doors, or press them into the baseboards around rooms where mice are living. Ammonia: When animal urine decomposes, it produces ammonia, a smell mice avoid because they fear it's from large animals that could eat them for supper. To repel rodents, clean with an ammonia-based solution, or sprinkle drops of ammonia where mice are nesting. But don't go crazy and slop ammonia around the house. It can be harmful to the heath of humans and pets, too. Strange Noises: Several companies sell gizmos that emit high-frequency sounds that mice supposedly find irritating, kinda like how you feel about your kids' rap music. But mice naturally communicate with each other at high frequencies that humans can't hear, and little evidence exists that mice truly are repelled by sonic or ultrasonic noises. These devices may be more whacky than effective. Cayenne Pepper: This stinging seasoning repels mice. Sprinkle some on areas where mice enter your house. A horseradish and water solution will work, too. Cloves: The strong scent of cloves is known to repel mice. Wrap whole cloves in cheesecloth, and place in attics, basements, and in front of walls where you've heard mice scampering about. Toilet Bowl Freshener: You buy them to make your toilet bowl smell sweet, but mice hate the strong aroma of toilet bowl fresheners. Place fresheners on a tin plate, or hang clip-ons from a hook on walls to prevent leaking on or staining wood floors. Antifreeze: As a last resort, place a dish of antifreeze in mice nesting areas. The sweet smell attracts the rodents, who then drown in or drink the poison. Antifreeze, of course, is toxic to other living creatures. 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  19. At Hershey in 2003, I saw a license plate sign that read, "Attention officer, the car has a speedometer". I lived in Iowa in the 50's & they did not have a speed limit until about 1959. Up until then the official wording was "Reasonable and Proper". If you were stopped by a cop, you got a ticket for reckless driving. Ohio sold the speed limit by putting a point system in place with 3 points for a speeding ticket and 10 pints for reckless driving. You lost your license for the first reckless driving but you had to get 4 speeding tickets in 12 months to loose your license. 70 MPH was very common on 2 lane highways and I-80 was just go for it. I ran 70 to 75 on I-80 normally and I was passed by all kinds of vehicles including semi trucks. A good friend's dad had a 1951 or 52 Olds 98 and about once a month he went out on a flat straight stretch to run about 100 or so just blow the carbon out.
  20. If you want it, I have the formula for the green paint for your engine. In the restoration forum, several years ago a man documented his restoration of his 1929 Hupmobile. Check out efforts under "1929 Hupmobile" in the restoration forum. Use the following link to get there.
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    adjusting brakes

    Documentation on adjusting streeldraulic brakes. Hope this helps Send me a PM with your email address if you can't open the PDF file Documentation of Steeldraulic Brakes for the following cars.pdf
  22. 1956 Ford T-bird drivers side NOS front fender. You have described fender you want but not the price range you are wiling to spend Send me a PM with contact information if interested.