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  1. Nancy - Just a few notes about Walt Meyer and his museum in Bridgewater, NY. Most of the cars he had were found in barns and garages in the upstate NY area. As I remember, he had a business wiring barns in the thirties and after the war, and would bring the cars he was able to buy to his building in Bridgewater. He once told me that back then, they didn't cost much to purchase. He never really had restored cars in the museum, mostly they were as he found them, but he had some unusual stuff. I remember motorcycles, but not your Henderson in particular. The Franklin Trek in August often went to
  2. Re: What is it - This car is currently on ebay, and is a mish-mash of Franklin components and other makes as well. The body is listed on ebay as a 1927, which would explain the suicide front doors. It is not a Tandem Sport - the body above the belt line is too high, so is probably a standard 27 sedan body without a widshield visor. The bumpers are incorrect for a 1930 - they would be double bar if correct. Note on the ebay photos that there are no grille shell louvers at all - only some kind of metal mesh. Note on the ebay photos also that there is no tail light by the left rear fender, only a
  3. Keep it like it is! Just do the maintenance to enjure its' reliability. Eventually it will need a new top, but hang on to the original until it's not usable. What you have is an absolute gem as it is. The value of original cars has imcreased dramatically in recent years, and as another comment indicated, it's only original once!
  4. I learned to drive on one of those things. This was bottom of the Line Olds, and used a Chevy body. The next size up, which my parents had, used a Buick Special body. The large Olds that year used the large Buick body and had an eight. The interior on this one isn't original, but may have been done some time ago. The six was Ok as a power plant, but not very peppy. I agree - the guy hit his head in the shower. It still ain't that bad a car, but not for the money he's asking!
  5. The seller of the signs on the Pickers show is an active AACA member. Some of you folks may recognize him, but I'll leave his name off to prevent him from unwanted visitors. I periodically have seen other sellers on the show who have indicated they were AACA members. Are the stars of the show using an AACA roster for sources? Seems that a lot of the shows have old cars in the location of the episode.
  6. Graat - I just checked the Franklin Club web site. You might try Lee Webb for the part. He is in California, and his email is Leland.Webb@gmail.com. The Franklin Club web site does list Franklin cars and parts for sale, but I didn't see much for Series 9. Lee's ad does say he has some Series 9 things, but doesn't specify what they might be, so the best bet is to email him and ask. Neil
  7. Graat - Unfortunately, I don't have an email address for Roy Powers. Best to write him at the address I gave you. If the switch doesn't turn up by the Franklin Trek in August, let me know a bit before - say in July - and I'll see if one turns up in the parts area. Neil
  8. Congratulations on owning a Franklin. I can't give you a specific source for the switch you nee, but I strongly suggest you join the Franklin Club. From that resource, you can probably find a member who can help. Go to H.H. Franklin Club: Home Page on the internet to reach the club's home page. There you can find additional information on joining, and may also find the part you need listed in the "for sale" section. By the way, there are two Franklin Club members in the Netherlands as of 2007. One is Hans Hulsschreuder, whose address is Fuchsiastraat 7, 7531 CM Enschede, OV, Netherlands, 5
  9. Marty and I are deeply saddened by Ron's passing. We missed him at Hershey, but heard he was doing well, which makes his passing that much harder to accept. Ron's influence on AACA and the antique car hobby will continue. He was a true enthusiast and a gentleman, and his help got me back into AACA class judging. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are for Sally, and we share her grief and sorrow. Neil & Marty Sugermeyer
  10. Nice pics, Bob. Gallery I photos listed as a Rolls-Royce are actually pictures of a Mercedes. Also, below the early REO is a 1911 Penn 30. This is also pictured below the Flanders from the rear with the New York licence plate. A couple of issues back in the AACA magazine was a story on this car. A couple cars over from the Penn is a blue and black roadster, which is a 1915 Metz, and you picture it a few cars after the Penn. I can help with others, but there isn't enough space here. Neil Sugermeyer nsugermeyer@yahoo.com
  11. Judy - eBay has encoded all bidders to try to eliminate fraudulent correspondence by scammers with losing bidders after an auction is over. Only the winning bidder's user name is listed at the auction's end. It seems that eBay has some system which uses the same encoded indicator for you each time you bid. How long this will continue is a good question, but two of us here in Tidewater watching the same item tested the encoding for our bids on more than one item and at different times, and found that our coded bid indicator remained the same. Eventually, people will recognize coded bidders unti
  12. Mike - I'm working on the same project for a 1914. The welting is supposed to be installed with large headed tacks. The heads on these tacks are about3/8 inch diameter, spaced about 2 inches apart. Before you get too deep into the tacking, suggest you get hold of Mcalley's book "Model T Ford" and look at some of the pictures of tops on these cars. The hide-em welt is absolutely incorrect for a Model T.
  13. Don't know about the horn button, but the headlights would attach on the side of a hood, not on a fender. Possibly '37 - '38 Mopar? NeilS
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