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  1. Jack will certainly be missed. I first met him in the 1970s, at that time he owned an old warehouse in Freedom CA. In addition to his car collection he had a hobby shop in one corner of the building. It was about a mile from where I lived and as a kid I'd ride my bike to his place to buy a model airplane or model car. Over the years since then, I'd often run into him at local car events or see him driving one of his Lincolns around town. He was one of the most open and helpful car guys you'd ever meet. He didn't own his cars for status or showing off he was a true car oficionado. One thing that struck me was how he kept his collector cars. None were covered, every tire was pumped up, no dust anywhere, just awsome looking cars to enjoy. I last visited his collection with a group of friends in 2011 and snapped the attached picture. RIP Jack.
  2. Unfortunately you're too far from me, otherwise I might of been interested. Google '1929 Hupmobile project' and you will notice the original trunk looks much the same as yours, and it was also Steelwood.
  3. Thanks for the compliments ESGEE. The last time I talked to the owner of this '32 Ford (about a year ago) he had the car running well enough to drive it around his neighborhood. The interior still needed to be done and he indicated the paint shop was going to buff the exterior. There were a few issues, as would be expected during a restoration - water pump had developed a leak, fuel gauge not working, electrical/wiring etc. he was working through those. The guy is a perfectionist and talks to lot of people before he completes tasks, it may take a while, but'll be nicely done when finished.
  4. I've owned and worked on many different forklifts, including towmotors. I've never seen or heard of any forklift with a Hupp motor. I'd suspect someone did a conversion with a motor they had handy. The older towmotors I've seen always had Continental engines. Forklift companies generally used 'off the shelf' motors such as Ford industrial, Continental, Chrysler Industrial, Wakesha, Perkins and others. Here's a picture of a Clark I have in my yard. It has a Continental F245 in it.
  5. Way to go John, man that's a great looking car. The only thing that might be better is having two. :-) Congrats on sticking with it and getting it going.
  6. Hi John, hope you and your family are doing well. I'm afraid the old Desoto is still about the same as the last time we talked. I did get the motor started and it ran super nice for a few minutes, but when it warmed up, one valve became stuck. Figuring the valve stem was probably gummed up with old oil, I attempted to work it up and down while spraying some carb cleaner on it without much success. I picked up a head gasket for it, thinking it'd be better to just pull the head and clean up the valves, but've been busy with other stuff and haven't got to it. It's a great looking car, 'I'll get it going one of these days'....uh oh that's what people generally say that never do get to it. :-) Truth is, I'm swamped with other work for at least for the next year or so. Cars are on the back burner for now. I'll add a picture taken on the day I brought it home.
  7. Thanks guys, 57 Oldsmobile eh... didn't realize Olds made a car that would appeal to me so much. Maybe, I'll stop by and ask how much, but I really can't start another project right now. Oh well, thanks again...Dean
  8. Hi everyone, Noticed this car while driving through Los Banos yesterday. Pretty nice looking body lines, but after searching around the internet for makes I thought it might be, I still can't seem to identify it. Not a matter of life and death here, mostly just curious. Thanks for any guesses or positive IDs. Here's a pic I took with my phone
  9. Hi Margaret, the '33 Desoto is a fine looking car. What body style is it? Since you just had the generator rebuilt and tested, it likely works fine. One thing that comes to mind - if the two wires on the amp gauge are reversed, the gauge will indicate discharge even when it is in fact charging. Check to see if amp gauge needle moves towards discharge while reving the engine, if so, you have some wires reversed. If it stays steady discharged while increasing RPM, there is another problem. Did anyone try to polarize the generator?
  10. Dean_H.

    1932 b216

    The spare covers on my car are just there loose, no springs or anything like that. I'm not sure how they were attached originally. I've got some boxes of parts for this car, but don't have time to go through them right now. Have fun at Hershey, hope you find your answers and parts.
  11. Dean_H.

    1932 b216

    Hi, here are few pics of my b216 spare setup.
  12. OK, so this'll be my last update on the Ford since I no longer have it at my place. Yesterday, I transported it back to Fred's house. We managed to get most of the body parts installed and the drive train is done. It still needs windows, wiring and interior, but I think we got through a lot of the heavy lifting on the project. Fred is going to finish it up at his house. My schedule has become quite busy and I could no longer find time to work on it. Fortunately Fred is more than capable and will likely have it on the road soon. It was fun seeing this neat old car coming together. We worked hard to get the fit up right. Fred will have a real beauty when he's done. Let's see...pictures! Every one loves pictures! Here's one I snapped yesterday after pushing it out of the shop. Ford sure had a nice looking front end on the 32s. In this picture you can see the interior is still in need of some attention. Our dog (Candy) relaxes as the old Ford leaves the building. There it is in front of Fred's house. Sure did get a lot of 'thumbs up' on the road. It's a great looking car.
  13. Thanks for the compliments, sounds like a neat old trailer. The old Ford is coming along. Nothing too technical, we simply bolt on parts when the body shop turns them out. The fit up has been decent and using new bolts, it's fairly easy. Time is becoming an issue however, I'm only available to work on it one day a week now. ...Some pictures of our progress. Here the body is sitting loose on the frame. In this picture, Fred is putting in some body bolts. You'll also notice the firewall is installed. Kind of an odd set up there, the body cinches down around the firewall holding it in place. We're also putting in new weather stripping everywhere, so squeaks should be minimal. A back view after we installed the rear fenders. Fred bought new running board rubber and we glued that on before installing them. And last but not least, the front view of the car with hood and grille looking pretty spiffy.