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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 tha
  2. You were certainly due for an overhaul on this differential. Your comment on building up the axle shaft with weld caught my attention. I did that exact thing on a '78 Vette I owned way back when. Not long after making the repair the axle broke off. Evidently the arc welding made it brittle. There's a system for an acetylene torch that I've had better luck with. It sprays powdered metal onto the part with the flame going. Spin the shaft on the lathe while building it up for an even layer. I've used this method with good results, as you don't need to heat the part so much.
  3. Nice nice nice! You go above and beyond the call of duty, it'll certainly be a reliable ride. The copper line will do fine. I don't buy the work hardening story. Your installation looks great.
  4. Your car sure has a nice back section. I could stare at that all day long. Very nice work, on a great looking car. My Hupp was a walk in the park compared to this project. What a job! Hope you can find a good sale on sandpaper.
  5. Thanks Ken. Seeing Tom working on his Hupp 20, got me thinking about it. Hopefully I can get going on it soon.
  6. Tom, Bad deal on the sickness, glad to hear you are getting over it. It would have been easy to patch your car enough to make the next tour. Way to go on fixing it right. I have a basket case '12 Hupp, and your pictures are helpful for me. Thanks for posting. One question, in your second picture it looks like there's a brace or ? behind the seat. What is that?
  7. Wow! What an incredible effort to restore an old car. Way to go, great story, you are the new master restorer! Fine looking body style, you'll have a beauty when it's finished ...eh! (a little Canadian lingo). Thanks for posting your work.
  8. Way to go! The original choke rods look better than the cables. And the air cleaners look pretty good too. Should be a reliable car for you now. Your hard work payed off.
  9. Hmm... don't know what could stop it from running, seems like you checked everything.
  10. Since you said it wasn't easy, I'm going to guess it doesn't start yet. Maybe... you'll need to prime the fuel pump. I'm no expert on these things, but I've read that electric pumps, push fuel easier than pulling it. Since your pump is mounted near the motor, it's quite a distance, considering the size of this car. Way to go on the flare fittings, especially if they are double flared. You certainly don't want any leaks and compression fittings never seem to hold up as well. Time to fire it up! Would sure like to hear it run.
  11. Nice job! Carbs look good in there and that throttle linkage looks like a million bucks. Certainly wouldn't be considering conversion to planter box at this point. :-) Looking forward to the next installment.
  12. Thanks for the comments guys. One of these days I'll have to go back and read this thread myself. I hardly remember writing that stuff. :-) It was certainly a fun project and I learned a lot. The car never misses a beat, with a few thousand miles now, it's pretty obvious Hupmobile made a decent car in 1929. And that sort of surprised me, I had figured cars this old were more novelty than reliable transportation. On my first few drives with the car, I carried a box full of tools, good walking shoes and a cell phone. That's all over now, I don't even think about it. I changed the oil in the tran
  13. Almost to the top of the hill. I love the way this road was built, carving right through rock. The original road went through the area that is now covered in water. This new bypass road was built in the 1960s through treacherous terrain. No job is too big for America! All down hill from here! The water temp got close to 200, but never boiled over. The stripes came out nice, unfortunately it's hard to see in the pictures. And the last one. thanks for looking.
  14. I had pin stripes painted onto my car today. I practiced quite a bit in a futile attempt of pinstriping it myself, but finally gave up and hired a pro. After making a few calls I found a dude in Turlock that is highly recommended. Turlock is about a hundred miles from me and on the other side of the Gabilan mountain range. A storm just passed us and the temperatures are below normal for this time of year. My car gets hot on long hills like Pacheco Pass but since today was only about 70 degrees, I figured I'd go for it. On a normal year the grass would be bone dry by now but you can still see
  15. Thanks so much. But keep in mind, this was a team effort, without you guys the old Hupp would likely be half finished in the back of the barn. The thread helped me stay motivated and thanks to all who posted, made it a lot more fun. Another benefit, it's been great therapy, the doldrums are gone and driving it now is a blast. It's all good, I owe everyone on this forum a dept of gratitude. A big Thank You and pat on the back. A video would be nice, I'll have to work on that. Yesterday afternoon I took it for a spin up through the Silicon Valley. I needed to go to Santa Clara (about 40 miles
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