huptoy

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  1. Just a comment as I live 200 miles south of you and would not make the trip. Try to go to car shows this fall in hopes of finding someone willing to join you. I have 2 to 4 requests yearly and I checked with my INS Co on coverage. If I bill for the car's services, they want to charge a commercial business rate. As an antique the insurance is $110 and the commercial rate is $1,200. The 2 hours you need the car plus an estimated 30 to 60 minutes for travel to and from the church. It would take 30 minutes for cleaning the car before and after plus the cost of gas. My 1931 car gets 10 to 12 MPG and a 100 mile day takes 8 to 10 gallons. If I charge $400 a day, I would have to do 5 to 7 weddings a year to break even. Weddings are usually fun but I only do them for immediate friends or a retaliative. Ask around. it's passable a friend or co-worker has a contact like a neighbor or retaliative. Check them out, you could get lucky and find someone.
  2. The weather can be in the 30's in the mornings or it can be in the high 80's in the afternoon. It may be sunny so bring sun screen. A rain shower is passable but most vendors will shut down in a rain. I started in 2001 & have seen everything but snow and that has happened previously. I have found that an extra pair of socks give some relief in the afternoon. There are kids providing a hauling service when you can find them. Many people use a wagon, with an extended handle for comfort. I use a 2 wheel cart with a crate and a board to sit on when tired. Also makes a great way to haul most treasures back to the cart. It's also a place to put the rain gear, socks, shoes, and store coats as you take them off. The swap field is about 1.2 miles long and a good 1/2 mile wide. There are 10,000 spaces, each 30 X 10 feet. If you are walking past the spaces at 10 feet each, you then have to walk 60 feet to the next isle. And this doesn't include walking the 20 feet from one side to the other. I have seen people list the items wanted on a l card attached to their back. This is the ultimate hunt for treasures, I don't know of anything better. My brother drives in 650 miles and then we drive another 450 miles. The weather is always a challenge but restoring a car and hunting for parts a just a challenge. The main problem with Hershey is you don't want to miss it in the future. Have fun & I will be the one with a Hupmobile ball cap.
  3. I can't tell which one is best. I purchased a cover called "CARJacket" In the winter I drive on the flap and put the cover (bag) over it and zip it up at floor level. It is sealed very well and comes with crystals to dry out the air inside the car bag. I have only used it in my garage. I also have a home made dust cover to put between the cover and the bag. When I use just the dust cover in the garage, it is to avoid dusting the car before driving it. In an unheated garage, when the tempature riases, a cement floor will sweat and cause I have a wooded area behind my garage and I have a problem with mice getting in the garage. Over a period of 4 or 5 years the mice never got inside the bag. However, I was getting from 10 to 20 mice in snap traps plus I put out poison pellets. We had hail damage a couple of years ago and with the better seals around the new door the mouse count has gone down to only one or 2. My car is black, painted 15 years ago, the sap and bird dropping come off easily. It was painted in 1998 and still looks good enough to get a trophy when I show it. I have driven the car 17,000 in the last 13 years, it has spent many a day and maybe 30 nights out without a cover. I purchased my cover at Hershey and was able to look and handle the various products. About 15 years ago, I stored a convertible in a rented barn for 5 months over the winter. He said the doors would be closed but he lied. The wind caused the cover to flap and marred the paint on one door. IF you have the room, have you considered an enclosed car trailer? At different tours, owners will keep their car in the trailer when not using it. Makes a secure place overnight or at your house.
  4. What model number is your car? I purchased a dist cap for my 31 6 cyl Hupmobile from my local NAPA store. They apologized that I would have to wait 2 days till they got in in from the warehouse. I was surprised they knew which one I needed and even had one anywhere in stock. Another source is get a Hemmig's Mag and look for a vendor advertizing dist caps.
  5. According to the NATIONAL SERVICE MANUAL. the 1928 Chandler's were all Positive Ground.
  6. Go to this link for more information: Welcome to OhioSwapMeet.com There will be 2 or 3 vendors in the mercantile building. One of them is from Wilmington, they are about 5 spots from the men's restroom. If you plan to go on Saturday, try to get there before 9:00. By 10:00 there is a line to get in. Many vendors leave Saturday or at least by 2:00. The exit on I-75 is number 59. The meet is on the north side but south is a flee market called Granpa's Garage specializing automotive, plane, and train things. I plan to attend on Friday, maybe also on Saturday. Have Fun
  7. Go to the Springfield, OH swap meet Labor Day weekend and there will be 4 or 5 vendors. Fri, Sat Sun but closed on Monday. have fun
  8. Unlike a model A, you will have to search for some parts. ' If you haven't gone to Hershey in October, this will be the time of your life. If you can get lodging in easy driving distance, I suggest you take Wed, Thur, & Fri to make Chrysler contacts. Charlotte in April is smaller by also good for parts. I have a friend who has restored several cars of the 60's & 70's, then he spent 3 plus years doing a 1923 Paige touring car. With the exception of the fame, everything came home in a pickup. There were a few critical parts missing causing delays in completing. Most he found, and a coupe had to be made. The car has it's Junior, Senior, and preservation awards and looks wonderful. I believe parts for your Chrysler will be easier to find. You can probably take 2 or 3 years to have a showroom condition car. Best of luck & have fun.
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  10. In June I was in SW IND on a Hupmobile car tour. Tuesday evening we had high winds and a tornado watch. It actually passed 30 miles south of us. Wednesday, we traveled by school bus due to an abundance of gravel roads. In the afternoon we had a 2 inch down burst in less than 2 hours. We actually had 3 3/4 inches in 48 hours. Thursday morning the 31 would not start and everything under the hood was soaked. After everything was wiped down and dried, it had no spark at the plugs. Problem was identified that the insolation on the condenser wire was warn off due to rubbing against the dist. cap. The fix was to add electrical tape around the wire. The problem didn't surface as long as it was dry. Of course, I had run the battery down but it started with a 40 foot push from 4 men. For the record, I didn't find the problem or suggest the fix, this was done by knowledgeable people. The fix only took 30 minutes and I would never found it. After a day or so, it would have dried out and started on it's own.
  11. In 1941, all oil was non detergent. If your engine has not been rebuilt, stick with non-detergent. Why, Detergent oil will clean the engine and all the crud will come loose. Things like increased oil usage will occur. Plus the crud can get stuck in oil lines causing other problems. My first car was a 1953 Chevy and I promptly used 30 weight detergent and the above happened. If the engine has been rebuilt in the last 10,000 miles or so, it should be ok to use detergent oil. If you don't know about the rebuild, stick with non-detergent oil. The detergent will allow the engine to go many more miles, like 20 or 30 thousand, before you need to clean it out and rebuild it. Just change oil every 1,000 miles or so or at least every fall. I am sure someone will correct me, please enlighten us.
  12. Go to this link of a couple a years ago. http://forums.aaca.org/f190/1929-hupmobile-project-246532.html He started with a simple project of a 1929 Hupmobile. It evolved into a full fledged effort with beautiful results. He documented almost all of his efforts as he progressed. Go to the forum and enjoy the progression of his project.
  13. Always walk before you run. Start with a car that runs, if it doesn't run there are many many reasons and big bucks. Finding missing parts for most old cars can take a very long time and cost big bucks. Just finding missing bumpers and getting them chromed will create a major sticker shock. The more exotic the vehicle, the higher the car & parts will cost. An excellent option is start with a Ford Model T or a Model A. There are many cars available that have been started & not finished. Parts are easily found as there are many parts shops specializing in T's & A's not to mention catalog companies. There are also an abundance of books and manuals to assist you. There are an abundance of experts to tap and there will be a local club to tour with. If you want to do a Model A, join the local club and they will help you find a good car for a reasonable price. I can't speak for all clubs but the Dayton, OH Model A club people are as good as any club anywhere. For the record, I do not own a Model A but I purchased my 1931 car restored. The previous owner took a real discount to sell his.
  14. Most wheel pullers have 16 threads to the inch. They are measured as '2 2/3 inches, 2 7/16, 2 9/16, 2 5/8, 2 3/4, etc. I have seen them as large as 3 3/8 inches. Find some one with a set of calipers' and get the exact measurements. Visually, the 2 7/16 look the same as 2 1/2 but they are not interchangeable. Try posting the sizes in the General Discussion Forum to contact a larger number of members.
  15. These may not be your problem but they were mine. -------------------------------------------------------- I had the problem of the engine dying when I stopped quickly and by increasing the idle, I had a temporary fix. This progressed and got worse to the point of just slowing down on an interstate ramp and it would die. Also the engine lost power accelerating up a hill. The problem was the exhaust valves were not closing completely. The problem was identified by doing a compression check. Three of the 6 cylinders were very low. Had a cylinder checkdone on all 6 to find the problem was not rings but the valves. -------------------------------------------------------- I had another car with the valves adjusted too close. The car ran good when cold but after a mile it lost power to the point it would not pull ahill. The exhaust valves over 2 years were burnt and had to be replaced. The valves are no longer quiet but have a light tap.
  16. We have a wealth of experienced people with excellent questions and advise on this forum. Remember, for every "don't" rule, someone has successfully broken it. Three years ago I went to the 75th event in Louisville about 175 miles away. I didn't have a tow vehicle and investigated using a Uhaull truck and 4 wheel trailer. The cost was prohibitive and I elected to drive. I drove my 1931 6 cyl Hupmobile on 2 lane roads at 50 mile per hour down and back. I had no problems other than the low gas millage. I made two stops during the 4 and 1/2 hour trip as I just needed to get out and stand up. In the early 50's, most cars traveled at 60 to 65 miles an hour and 50 should not stress the car at all. My experience on I-81 was very heavy traffic at about 70 MPH or so, not good. Plan on a 6 hour or so trip on back roads, your friends will be in awe and trully believe you are crazy. If your car becomes disabled, the 200 mile AAA limit should get you home. A local car owner here blew a rod in Madison WI and brought the car 450 miles home in the back of a 24 ft Uhaul. He hired roll backs to put the car in out of the truck. I use AAA and the 100 miles is the loaded rate in Ohio. Be aware, our AAA office has a 4 service call limit per year. In 2005, I needed them 5 times and was charged for the 5th service call. It was not a tow but my battery exploded in my S-10. Drive the trip and enjoy yourself
  17. These car are gone. This was a true barn find of about 25 cars after sitting 15 years. The owner's son came in from 800 miles away and sold the cars on a single bid and auctioned everything else. This happened several years ago and none of the vehicles have surfaced locally. The cars were not junked but hauled off. Every once in a while I just feel like crying-in-my-beer about lost opportunities.
  18. Try "Trim Parts" in Lebanon Ohio just north of Cincinnati. Trim Parts
  19. About 4 years ago the pickers arrived at my brother's body shop, 200 miles west onI-80. <o:p></o:p> They asked togo out to his home as they had been told he may have things. <o:p></o:p> He declined ashe attends auto swap meets as a vendor. <o:p></o:p> His comment was"Why should sell to them at wholesale when he can sell atretail?" <o:p></o:p> They justshowed up without any advance crew asked and were very polite.
  20. It looks like the car on the right is a 1929 or maybe 1930/31 Hupmobile Model S with wire wheels.
  21. Try Dayton Wire Wheels at (937) 438-0100 Dayton Wire Wheels They have built custom wheels for the last 80 plus years or so. They may have even built your original wheels.
  22. In OHIO, when you purchase any vehicle you are expected to pay the full sales tax each time it is sold. The exception is when you purchase a vehicle and trade in your current vehicle. Then the tax formula is calculated by subtracting the the value of the trade in from the purchase price and pay the tax on the difference. The buyer of the trade then pays the tax on his purchase price less any trade in deduction. The effect is to encourage people to deal with a dealer to save sales tax. (12,000 trade in on a 20,000 purchase gives 8,000 difference times the tax rate of 7% = (20,000-12,000)*7%=$560 So when you go to a dealer, you pay on the lower value. However, when you sell you car the buyer pays the full tax and you pay the full tax on your purchase. (20,000+12,000)*7% =$2,240.00.
  23. Ault Park Concours d’Elegance, Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday, June 9, 2013 This is a fund raiser for Childhood Arthritis, an excellent project. How many shows do you know of where the spectators pay $20.00 to see the cars? The following link is to the concours. AULT PARK Concours d'Elegance