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  2. 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:AlwaysShowPlacehol
  3. 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 Au
  4. 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 th
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 boo
  8. Yes, it is the same car/trailer combination. The car is in nice condition but the trailer gets most of the attention. The county historical invited me to display the car at the Wright Brothers home, Hawthorn Hill, they built after the invented the air plane. It during their annual fund raiser tours of the home. In reality, Orval Wright drove a Franklin. Five & 1/2 years ago the car was photographed at a local car show & I was contacted for permission to submit them to Hemmings. A couple of months later I was contacted about a time and location to take the photos in the article.
  9. Welcome to the AACA. The club mission statement below does not require a member to own an antique car. We also do not require you to tour in an antique car. In a nut shell the only requirement to be a member is AN INTEREST IN ANTIQUE CARS. I joined the AACA a dozen years ago and one existing member only drove his modern car to the local chapter and region tours for the 7 years. They now drive a 75 car and enjoy it while he does something with the 3 non running antiques. In most states, if you have a 25 year old car and license it as an antique, you have restrictions to live by. In Ohio y
  10. I just went out to the garage for a project item and my car is gone. I went in to see if there were any clues and if found a hand written note. It said: "I have had enough of this cold weather and will be spending the rest of the winter in south Florida. When the weather is better I will be back about the first of April. I had hoped we would go down together and I refuse to spend any more time in OHIO. Best of wishes till then. Huppy Hupmobile Actually, I can't blame him for refusing to stay here but if you should see him, say hello & please let me know. He likes to visit friend
  11. IF your mechanical valves are not closing all the way, The engine will start fine and run for a while but loose power and die when the engine slows down like on an exit ramp. My initial fix was to increase the idle. What happens is the valve stem gets hot and expands leaving the valve open when it should closed. Check the compression on all 12 cylendars for a low number both when the engine is cold & again after 15 minutes. I had the problem and had a shop do an "ENGINE CHECK" to identify if the leakage was in the intake, exhaust valve, or ring is leaking. On a 6 cyl, I didn't have a
  12. Are you a member of the Mullins Owners Club? You can reach them at; P.O. Box 387 Hardy, AR 72542 Phone: 870 710-2886 The dues are $17.00 from July to June. Wilsonce@aol.com There will be ads for original and reproduction fiberglass trailers as well as parts and body panels.
  13. In Ohio your insurance is based on how you license your car. If you license it as a collector, it must be 25 years old and you are restricted in how you use the car. You can only use it for a collector's vehicle used in participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, but NOT for general transportation. Going to work, the store, a friends house are restricted by rules of Ohio. The insurance company usually goes by the restrictions plus limits of driving less than 1,000 miles a year. For this your insurance on a $15,000 car is about $120 car. When you title any car in Ohio
  14. Please measure you rear hubcap (grease cap) for the number of threads per inch and the width of the opening. You should come up with a measurement of 16 inches per inch and the width of the opening. The width in important and multiple car makes used various sizes like; 2 1/8 or 2 1/4 or 2 1/5 or 2 5/8 or 2 9/16 etc. I believe the one I have is a 2 5/8 and is too big for my Hupmobile with 2 1/2.
  15. I have seen very few 5th wheel enclosed trailers used to transport vehicles. Many full time campers are using, gooseneck, 5th wheels but they always ues a 2500/250 or larger. about 4 years ago I talked with a man selling a 3 years old F-150 due to purchasing a F-250. His camper's weight had caused axe bearing failure and the final straw was when the axle broke. Keep in mind, the total hitch weight is directly on the rear springs and axle. The 3/4 ton pickup has a heavier suspension and brakes than a 1/2 ton. If you don't use a 5th wheel unit, my personal preference is a class 3 hitch wit
  16. Hupmobile introduced their first car in the fall of 1908 as the Model 20 with the 20 horsepower engine. In the fall of 1910 they added the Model 32 having a more powerful 32 horsepower motor, and a second seat. In November 1910, 3 men started a around the world sales promotion tour in a Model 32 with no top, windshield, or front doors. It is interesting that the Hupp Motor Co, in 1910, was seeking to expand their overseas market by driving the car 46,000 miles in 14 months. This car residences in the Crawford Museum in Cleveland in HPOF condition. The Hupmobile Club currently has members w
  17. A shop that does cars for display at Pebble Beach Concours is D&D Restorations located in Covington, OH. north of Dayton OH. They are not a cheep shop but will do the work correctly when finished. Check out their web page. Google maps says it is 5 hours from Peoria. http://ddclassic.com/index.html
  18. Don't write off your car being judged. There are 3 separate classes to judge a car. The biggest class is for cars judged against the condition as it left the dealer's showroom "JUDGING". Most are restored and a few are very low mile cars. The second class are un restored vehicles "HPOF". These usually have not been modified such as painted, different motor, interior. The vehicle is original, including tears in the interior, pealing paint, etc. These vehicles are important as bench marks for people doing a restoration. The third category is classified as drivers "DPC". This allows th
  19. Contact Loyd Young at 614 837-7832. He is just south of Columbus OH. He can install an overdrive unit in almost any car. Price depends on car type. He advertizes in the "Services Offered" section, "Overdrive" in Hemmings.
  20. Do your civic duty and forward it to the White House as a contribution. Then you can deduct it against your healthcare cost charges by the IRS.
  21. Photo of Craogslist ad Buick Charlotte.pdf
  22. Are you looking for an original steel trailer or a reproduction fiberglass trailer? Fiberglass trailers kits can be found on the internet, you will need to assemble and paint one. Your best bet for an original steel trailer is to join the "Mullins Owners Club". Send $17.00 for membership dues from July to July. Mullins Owners Club P.O. Box 387 Hardy AR 72542
  23. A Run-In With A Rodent Turned This Mother Of Two Into A Millionaire! Product to run mice off from your vehicle. Go to the following link seen on AOL. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/mom-makes-millions_n_4171299.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl20%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D398978#slide=3066085 This product, "Fresh Cab" can be purchased at; John Deer stores, Ace Hardware, Tru Value,, Manards, on Amazon, ebay, & Google. Has anyone used or heard of this?
  24. A second vendor to check is "Olson's Gaskets" Washington State, USA There web page is: http://www.olsonsgaskets.com/
  25. Will someone post a photo of the crank GRAAT is looking for? Maybe one is available from another manufacture that matches his need.
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