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  1. 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. http://www.countrycruiser.com/
  2. Merle passed away June 17th and Joe is representing his wife in selling the car.
  3. 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.
  4. Photos taken from EBAY from a "completed" 1937 Pontiac ad. 1937 pontiac.pdf
  5. 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.
  6. I don't remember ever seeing a 61 or 62 corvette with an automatic transmission. Did they make them and if so, how many.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. It will help if you can post closeup photos of the split in the rim. The attachment is a set of instructions to use the "Rim Spreader". Your best bet in finding a dealer is if your local truck tire shop will do it. Many trucks still use "Split Rims" The split rim tool is expandable to fit the rim before you use the crank to expand the rim. The split rims come in different sizes.
  10. Join the Hupmobile Club. Thee put out emails with information on the warehouse status as things happen. They are the best experts on parts availability and information on for Hupmobiles. Additionally they publish a "Parts Locator" newsletter every 2 months.
  11. <!--[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]--> Chic Kleptz passed away June 16, 2014. Additional information is available at the following link http://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/ohio/englewood/kindred-funeral-home/fh-5170 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ During the 1980's Chic built his experimental Glasair plane, and began to restore antique cars. Chic and Arlene, own the largest private collection of Marmon cars in the world, almost all of them restored and rebuilt by Chic. He began racing in the Great American Race, antique car rally and competed 12 years, always with his family by his side. In 2000 he drove Around The World In 80 Days, an international antique car rally, in a 1929 Marmon he restored especially for this race, coming in third out of over 100 cars on the London to Beijing leg <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]-->------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q: What is the Great Race? A: The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times. Q: Can you describe How the Great Race works?A: Each day the driver and navigator team receives a set of course instructions that indicate every turn, speed change, stop, and start that the team must make throughout the day (usually 220 to 250 such instructions per day). Along the course route there will be from 4 to 7 checkpoints recording the exact time that the team passes that point. The objective is to arrive at each checkpoint at the correct time, not the fastest. The score for each team is the result of the team’s ability to follow the designated course instructions precisely. Every second off the perfect time (early or late) at each checkpoint is a penalty point. This format is much more mentally demanding than a flat-out cross-country race. Also, GPS or computers are not permitted and odometers are taped over. This is a test of human mental agility and endurance as well as classic car endurance, rather than programming capability. The course avoids timed segments on interstate highways, opting instead for scenic local, county, and state highways whenever possible through some of the prettiest country in the United States.
  12. Headlight for post 1931 cars but before 1939 or 1940 when sealed beam headlights came into use. If it works, it has some value.
  13. Ford called for rear end lubricant the consistency of molasas which is about 600 WT. It is available at many Model A parts stores. The store in Springfield OH carries it. 90 WT is called for on some rear ends and manual transmissions. I have used 30 WT in the summer and 10 WT in the winter for my engine of my daily driver. 30 WT in very cold weather is a lost cause starting it. Currently I use 30 WT in my 1931 and don't drive it in cold weather. Check your oil level regularly, the cars of the 20's & 30's were expected to use oil. The owners manual on my car states the oil level will be down 1 qt at 500 miles. It indicates you should not add oil but replace the oil with an oil change. The attachment is information is from a 1929 National Service Manual.
  14. I had a 953 6 cyl flat head engine, with mechanical valve lifters, car that would die as I was slowing down at a stop light or on a highway ramp. It would start easily when cold but was very hard to restart after it warmed up. Sometimes it took 30 minutes to restart. The problem didn't happen till it was running at normal temperature. My temporary fix was to use the hand throttle to increase the idle to 1,200 RPM. Eventually it became apparent that it lost so much power it had difficulty on steep hills. I did a compression check on the engine both cold and hot. Two cylinders had a significant drop in compression when the engine was hot. I had a a shop do a cylinder draw down check and 2 exhaust valves were not closing completely when hot. All the valves were readjusted and the engine stopped dying and the power on hills returned. Apparently, when the engine heated up, the valve stem increased in length causing the problem. This drove me nuts because I was thinking it was a carburetor or gas flow problem. I didn't recognize the fix, it was an 85 year old former mechanic who suggested checking the valves. I don't know if the valves are your problem but you might check them.
  15. South Bend has the Studebaker museum and worth a stop. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Pella Iowa a Dutch community. It is Wiatt Earp's boyhood home It also has a Bakery shop well worth visiting. Jaarsma Bakery 727 Franklin St Pella, IA 50219 Bakery Web Site http://www.jaarsmabakery.com/ Review http://www.yelp.com/biz/jaarsma-bakery-pella ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Freedom Rock It is 2 miles south of I-80 at Hwy 25 (Exit 86) about 35 miles west of I-35 at Des Moines Do a google search on "the freedom Rock Iowa" for information on the paintings. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/8191
  16. The top folds down at the back behind the rear seat. The photos with the top apparently down were taken before the top was made & installed. Photos of interior & engine
  17. For Sale - Restored 1923 Paige, Model 6-70, 7 passenger phaeton, 131" wheel base. Dual side mounts, Waltham dash clock, rear mounted trunk, side curtains & rare running board trunks. AACA Senior in 2012. Ready to show and tour. $64,900, can deliver to Fall Hershey Meet in October. Contact Joe @ 513 779-2600 - Cincinnati, Oh. 0
  18. <!--[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]--> <!--[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]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> For Sale - Restored 1923 Paige, Model 6-70, 7 passenger phaeton, 131" wheel base. Dual side mounts, Waltham dash clock, rear mounted trunk, side curtains & rare running board trunks. AACA Senior in 2012. Ready to show and tour. $64,900, can deliver to Fall Hershey Meet in October. Contact Joe @ 513 779-2600 - Cincinnati, Oh. Photos of interior & engine in later post <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]-->
  19. Would anyone like to estimate the value and asking price on an HPOF status car in a Soft Market? The owner has already set his asking price. He is a former long time AACA & Ohio Region Member. It is a<!--[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]--> 1929 Packard model 626 4Door sedan, dual side mounts, solid disc wheels, trunk. 70,000 Low mileage car, interior and exterior condition 8 on a scale of 10 per the owner. It can be driven any where with new tires.. Bumpers have been chromed and wheels painted. Car was purchased 35 years<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> ago when it had 7,500 miles and always garaged. The owner is in FL and plans to post it for sale when he comes north in May.
  20. Have you ever heard of the "Worlds Longest Garage Sale"? I goes the 690 miles between Addison, MI and Gadsden, AL down HWY 127. You can start and stop any where and travel as far as you want daily. Motels can be difficult on 127 but there are others available on nearby highways & towns. On a lark I covered about 50 miles one day and went home. If you are not into garage sales, this is to be avoided. You must deal with vehicles driving 50 MPH and people running across the street for the other sale. You will find a lot of junk and some very interesting items. It runs Thursday to Sunday in August 7th thru the 10th. To get information, do a google search on WORLDS LONGEST YARD SALE. It is not Route 66 but you could cover it in the 4 days plus 2 days each way to your home. The trip I want to take is the Natchez Trace from Natchez MI to Nashville TN It is a 440 mile 2 lane road restricted to no trucks. The biggest problems are all food, gas, and motels are off the parkway & you will deal with bicycles. With luck, it is on my 2015 bucket list. Best of everything on Route 66 but keep in mind, each state will be 300 to 400 miles across.
  21. Get an insulated door. An uninsulated door is cheaper but it is like having single pane glass windows in your house. The weight of an insulated alumium door is handled by heavy duty springs and you will be able to use any size door opener. You can get a door opener from 1/4 to 1 horse. I buy 1/2 or 3/4 horse unit on a 16 by 7 foot door. Just be aware the springs will fail based on the number of times the door is opened. Both doors use the spring that goes above the door opening and use a twist concept to handle the door weight. Monday of this week, a spring broke on a door 10 years after the last replacement. This house garage door is opened and closed 6 to 10 times a day. The door company charged $198 to replace both springs. As of January 1 2014 they now provide a life time warranty on the springs but like the old Midas Muffler, there is no warranty on labor. They are gambling we will move before a spring breaks. I am not sure I have the best setup but it works for me in southern OHIO.
  22. GM built a limited number of 1983 Corvettes delivered to plants the made parts. Inland Plant in Dayton built the fiberglass rear spring and the rubber around the windows & doors. When they were finished with the cars, it was recommended to donate that car to the local joint vocational school. It didn't happen because of the potential libality should a car have an accident on the road. Additionally, the 1983 corvette was never certified for emissions, etc. The cars were all crushed. This is according to my next door neighboor who was the manager of R & D.
  23. The setup is done after 4:00 Wednesday when they open the swap area gates. The vendors line up starting about noon and deal out of their trucks & trailers. By noon Friday, many of the vendors are packing up. There are very few, if any, post WW II items.
  24. Why insure it as an antique? If you insure a $15,000 car, the price is about 600 to 800 for 1 year for a modern car with unlimited milage. An antique will be about $125 a year with a set of restrictions including 1,000 mile limit per year. You are limited to no driving only in special events. If you drive it for 2 months, the insurance will be prorated to somewhere between 2 and 3 months charges when you cancel the policy. Normally, a modern car insurance amount is calculated using the car make, model and condition using a insurance price book. When you get into a vehicle not in the book, they are lost. Have you tried "J.C. Taylor" or "Hagerty Ins"? just do a google search on "antique automobile insurance" and you will get several options. Also they may want to see the car or photos showing its condition. If I am leading you in the wrong direction, with any luck, one or more members will jump on this and correct me.