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by Jugster
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: On Lending Tools
Replies: 1
Views: 726

On Lending Tools

The loan of a tool is a sacred, holy thing, especially when it involves that kind of rare, extremely hard-to-replace, vintage implement that does the job oh-so-much-better than anything manufactured in the last half-century (and you know the type I'm talking about; they're always rust-colored withou...
by Jugster
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ahooga!
Replies: 0
Views: 1424

Ahooga!

The Mighty Ahooga bracket b jpeg.jpg The visual impact of a Brass-Era automobile is so striking, it can overshadow the other senses, which is kind of a shame because the way these cars sound is also wonderfully unique, and everyone who works with them just loves the low-revving grumble of a long-st...
by Jugster
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: side-view mirrors
Replies: 0
Views: 3127

side-view mirrors

The commonly available oval-shaped, brass side-view mirrors for open cars are no longer being manufactured and are no longer available at all (though a limited stock of rectangular mirrors still exists on Mac's website). Is there an alternate manufacturer and source of windshield-frame-mounted, bras...
by Jugster
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Electric Buffer for Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Electric Buffer for Brass

I need some advice on what kind of electric gadget to buy for polishing the brass on my car ('cause I'm old and have run out of elbow-grease). The lamps and horn and winged radiator cap have a lot of ins and outs and nooks and crannies and a regular automotive buffer, which may be great for vast, mo...
by Jugster
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top
Replies: 2
Views: 5451

Re: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

Yes, it was at Steve Bono's shop.
by Jugster
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top
Replies: 2
Views: 5451

Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

The black, double-duck canvas top of a 1912 S.C.A.R. touring car is held in place by one-hundred brass Murphy-fasteners which have been polished with Wenol brass polish. The problem, now, is one of harmlessly getting the residual brass polish out of the canvas around the Murphy-fasteners. Once havin...
by Jugster
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?
Replies: 8
Views: 6417

Re: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?

Here's a YouTube video of the monstrosity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L-6SWuYxc4
by Jugster
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Plastic Scale Models
Replies: 1
Views: 2866

Plastic Scale Models

Back when I was a kid, I assembled and painted plastic scale models of my favorite cars—all boys did—and discount and department stores used to sell these like hotcakes. That, however, is an activity which has gone out of style and now have to locate a hobby shop or go online to buy plastic, assembl...
by Jugster
Sun May 11, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Commack Lunch Caravan
Replies: 0
Views: 6328

Commack Lunch Caravan

We of the Brass-Era automotive persuasion tend not to range as far afield as our post-war brethren (and sisthren)—at least not without benefit of a trailer—and as luck would have it, I live in the middle of what seems to be a dead-zone, as far as horseless carriage activity is concerned. But maybe I...
by Jugster
Fri May 09, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Got Any Tips?? Please share!
Replies: 2
Views: 4922

Re: Got Any Tips?? Please share!

1 Hole Jig.jpg This is a really neat jig for drilling cotter-pin holes in bolts, but the darned thing costs about fifty bucks, assuming you can find one somewhere. There's a much cheaper albeit less elegant way to put a cotter-pin hole through a bolt that works pretty well—and the most pricey thing...
by Jugster
Fri May 09, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?
Replies: 8
Views: 6417

Re: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?

The brakes engage when the driver takes his/her foot off the accelerator pedal. And yes, if the guide rail were removed, the cars would steer like any other car. Today, the Gould Manufacturing company of Canada makes a version of the antique car ride (Arrow Dynamics used to make a much nice looking ...
by Jugster
Thu May 08, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?
Replies: 8
Views: 6417

Re: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?

Here's a nice video of some little kids driving the amusement park antique cars. The cars are self-powered and are steered by the driver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh3xOKDvifY
by Jugster
Sat May 03, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?
Replies: 8
Views: 6417

Re: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?

Here's the mother lode list of antique car rides at amusement parks: http://themeparkreview.com/parks/search.php?keyword=antique+car&x=29&y=13 From what I've seen, they all operate on the same principle. The cars run on little gasoline engines that make a surprising volume of noise. Step on the sing...
by Jugster
Sat May 03, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?
Replies: 8
Views: 6417

Re: NYC's New Horseless Carriage?

c AntiqueCars.jpg c AntiqueCar family.jpg c AntiqueCar.jpg At first, I was just going to make an off-the-cuff, snide comment, but okay; I'll be a little more constructive about my criticism. There's never been a shortage of amusement parks that feature "antique car" rides and back when I was a kid,...
by Jugster
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?
Replies: 26
Views: 25936

Re: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?

It's December 28th and the weather here on Long Island warmed up to 54 degrees, more than enough excuse to fire up our '15 Ford, "Penelope," and go for a ride. We put on about a dozen miles and as the sun lowered, so did the temps. Usually, I can feel heat through the floorboards, but not today; and...
by Jugster
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Where to Get Replacement Keys
Replies: 1
Views: 3043

Where to Get Replacement Keys

Been searching for one of those little 13" running board toolboxes for over a year, now and recently got lucky on ebay. It looked to be in pretty good shape in the online photos and when it arrived, it was almost perfect, needing only stripping and repainting. Only problem is (and the seller was up ...