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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What city are you near and how many magazines do you have?
  5. 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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  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. huptoy

    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
  9. 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.
  10. 1956 Ford T-bird drivers side NOS front fender 1956 Ford T-bird drivers side NOS front fender - $4,000. Location is in the north chocolate field at C4V 22-23
  11. We are bring a 1956 Ford T-bird drivers side NOS steel front fender - $4,000. I will be in the north chocolate field at C4V 22-23 I also have a set of 1967 Mustang NOS steel right & left quarter panels - $350 each. They are still in the original brown paper wrappers. If some one wants them, I can bring them to Hershey Contact me at 937 287-8466.
  12. What is the head for a 1940 Ply worth? I can deliver to Hershey.
  13. I believe the U2 carb was used by several companies in the 1929, 1930, & 1931. I know the Hupmobile and Dodge used the U2 on their 6 Cyl cars. What other companies used the U2?
  14. The thieves are with us everywhere. Forty years ago we had a camper business. In March we took 4 fold down campers to a RV show at a mall. We opened up the front and folded the flaps back to show the interior. I caught a guy inside one taking the door handles off with a screw driver. I was about 30, didn't handel it well, and someone called the mall security and police. This was in a town of about 40,000 at least 30 miles from a town of any size. When I show a car now, I normally stay with the car to talk with people. Never thought of the need to deal with thieves.
  15. I was at Charlotte spring of 2014. I missed the $5.00 water but did see it for $2.50, 3.00,& 4.00 at food vendors. I also saw it for $1,00 being sold by vendors selling used parts. Unlike Hershey, most of the swap meet vendors are on grass or gravel. A small wheel cart is difficult to pull around.
  16. This cover is for the 6 cyl , Century 6 model. The crank cover is 6 1/2 inches long & 2 inches wide. The nob is about 3/8 by 3/8 square with a bolt on the back.
  17. There is a very good web page they didn't post on. It covers Ohio, Indiana, & Kentucky events. I suggest they contact them next year.
  18. Merle passed away June 17th and Joe is representing his wife in selling the car.
  19. Are you still looking for a Corvette? We have a restored 'driver' 1961 Car is north of Cincinnati OH Send me a PM if interested.
  20. Photos taken from EBAY from a "completed" 1937 Pontiac ad. 1937 pontiac.pdf
  21. For the last 12 years we have arrived about noon. You can expect from 20 to 40 percent of the venders to be on site. You should plan to do a lot of walking between vendors. We wonder around knowing we will cover these same isles on Wed through Fri. Many vendors will pack up late Friday and leave early Sat. By Saturday we visit the show cars and the HPOF cars are a required stop. This maybe the year but we have not had "rain" on Wednesday yet. Sorry about the 4 letter word.
  22. I don't remember ever seeing a 61 or 62 corvette with an automatic transmission. Did they make them and if so, how many.
  23. December of 1964 I was hitch hiking from Concordia KS to Omaha and caught a ride in 1964 Chrysler Newport 2 door hardtop 3 speed floor shift, PS & air. The owner was looking for a road car made a great deal as the 65's had been out for a couple of months. Seems a man in his early 20's ordered it with a $1,000 deposit and lost his job. June 1965, an instructor at our school ordered a 1965 Chrysler Newport 4 door with a manual shift. I believe it had 3 on the tree with SP, PB, & Air.
  24. You have some rust on the latch, try wd-40 or another package to clean the rust. Click on photo to enlarge: On the left side of the latch, you have a tab lock that will turn about 90 degrees. The rim is designed to separate vertically. The right side is designed to lift off the left side. The left side will slip under the right side allowing the two sides of the rim to overlap. The diameter of the rim will be about 1 to 1 /2 inch shorter. Use the tire irons to remove the tire like you would a bicycle tire. You should find a wide rim strip (boot) inside the tire. It will go between the tube and the rim to keep the rim from poking a hole in the tube. This has caused me more than a little bit of frustration getting it all back together. I have found anything less than 4 hands will defiantly bring out the curse words. Put the tube inside the tire and then place the boot over the tube inside the tire before putting them on the rim. At this time you can use the rim tool to bring the rim ends together. I normally resort to a large hammer and big screw driver to do the fine tuning adjustment of the rim ends. Keep in mind, this "torture" design was preferred for fixing a flat tire when out on the road. In the 10's and 20's, most roads were gravel & the tubes would get punctured. When you had 2 flats and one spare, you fixed the tube.