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by oldcarfudd
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Who in Blazes is Clarence Carpenter?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Who in Blazes is Clarence Carpenter?

The 2019 HCCA Convention at Sea is over. Actually, it wasn’t all at sea; the last meeting of the old board and the first meeting of the new board, as well as the banquet and membership meeting, took place on dry land in Tampa. In between, there was a 5-day Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Paradise. ...
by oldcarfudd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: First VMCCA Meet 1939
Replies: 0
Views: 189

First VMCCA Meet 1939

This wonderful movie was posted on the AACA website. All these cars were about 30 years old at the time. "Restoration" might have meant changing the oil. Curl up somewhere comfortable with the beverage of your choice, and enjoy! https://forums.aaca.org/topic/319749-then-and-now-where-did-these-prewa...
by oldcarfudd
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Overflow Tank for 1907 Cadillac Model K
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Overflow Tank for 1907 Cadillac Model K

The galvanized tank I installed 15 years ago has rusted through. Jerome Hubert isn't making them any more. Does anyone have a source? I ought to have eschewed originality and bought a stainless steel one, and will gladly do so now if one is presented.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Greetings from the road ...
Replies: 20
Views: 13439

Re: Greetings from the road ...

It's either a 1928-29 Model A Ford roadster, or a modern replica called a Shay.
by oldcarfudd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Hung Over in a Barnyard!
Replies: 2
Views: 3352

Hung Over in a Barnyard!

The weather covered most of the bases during Hershey and the Seventh Hangover. Hot and humid Wednesday, rain Thursday, cold and dry Friday, some rain Saturday morning but improvement later, intermittent light rain Sunday and Monday, cold and dry on Tuesday. The rain produced some no-shows on the fie...
by oldcarfudd
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2018 AACA/HCCA Reliability Tour
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: 2018 AACA/HCCA Reliability Tour

No, because I was saving space in my trailer to pick up my one-lung Cadillac on the way home. If the Cadillac had been ready, I could have driven it on this tour. The driving days were reasonable, the roads weren't crowded, and there weren't many hills. And Bob and Liz Bailey's Maxwell could have pa...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2018 AACA/HCCA Reliability Tour
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

2018 AACA/HCCA Reliability Tour

The AACA’s biennial Reliability Tour for pre-1916 cars has, in recent years, morphed into a joint national tour with HCCA. Two AACA Regions (Genessee Valley Antique Car Society and Wayne Drumlins Region – more about drumlins later!) joined with HCCA’s Rochester RG under the leadership of Steve and P...
by oldcarfudd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Mochet Velo
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Mochet Velo

Ye cats! That video ought to be posted to the Model T website. There are frequent concerns expressed about whether it's safe to drive a T on modern roads because of, among other deficiencies, a lack of passenger protection. Compared to that contraption, a T is as solid as a tank!
by oldcarfudd
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Stunning, Stupendously Steaming Stanleys!
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Stunning, Stupendously Steaming Stanleys!

I hadn't saved the article after posting here. But I had sent it to Tracy Lesher as an e-mail to see whether she could use it for the Gazette, When she found she had no space for this non-HCCA event, I posted it here. I forwarded that old e-mail to Brad, who had been able to salvage the pictures (bu...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Stunning, Stupendously Steaming Stanleys!
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Stunning, Stupendously Steaming Stanleys!

This year’s eastern steam tour featured a return to Auburn Heights, the Delaware home of the Marshall Steam Museum and its extensive collection of Stanleys. Tom Marshall’s grandfather, a mill owner and paper manufacturer, built the family mansion in 1897. Tom’s father, a Stanley dealer back in the d...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Coast to Coast in Two Brass Ts
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Coast to Coast in Two Brass Ts

Don Rising, his two sons, and two grandsons are driving a couple of 1911 Model Ts across the country, on back roads, and sometimes on dirt roads. They're blogging their tour here.

https://ca2vabyt.com

I wish I were there!

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 60
Views: 4481

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I've just been helping to proofread the next Gazette. It will have a display ad for Hildebran Designs, that does custom castings. One of the objects in their ad is a Locomobile hubcap. This is not an endorsement; I'd never heard of them before today.
by oldcarfudd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 60
Views: 4481

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Several years ago the Gazette ran an article, I believe by Chris Figge, on how to make new Locomobile hubcaps.
by oldcarfudd
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Starting 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

Re: Starting 1911 Buick 33

Jeff, I blush to confess I don't remember which model Schebler my car has. It was on the car when I got it. Here's a picture of it. The auxiliary air valve is the leftmost part of the picture, facing forward in the car. To hold it open, you have to reach underneath and push up.
IMG_2718.JPG
by oldcarfudd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New Directors
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: New Directors

Thanks, Chris!
by oldcarfudd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Starting 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

Re: Starting 1911 Buick 33

I assume you have reasonably equal compression on all cylinders, and that the ignition is correctly timed to fire at or after TDC on the cylinder with compression. It’s easy to have the timing 180 degrees off. If you’ve checked these things, read on. I have a 1912 Model 35, basically the same small ...
by oldcarfudd
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New Directors
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

New Directors

Is there any chance, however remote, that the members might soon learn who their new directors are?
by oldcarfudd
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: The Annual Hangover
Replies: 1
Views: 3440

The Annual Hangover

Hangovers come from prior overindulgence. Before I could have a Hershey Hangover for the sixth year, I had to – once again! – OD on Hershey. I began my binge on Friday. Since my Stanley’s wheels were loose, I took them to Mel Draper to have new ones made by Noah Stutzman. IMG_2637.jpg Business compl...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: A Glorious 1&2 in Virginia
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Re: A Glorious 1&2 in Virginia

The kids are in Skip's BUICK, not his Cadillac. Sorry 'bout that!

Gil
by oldcarfudd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: A Glorious 1&2 in Virginia
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

A Glorious 1&2 in Virginia

Doug and Beverly Tomb ran the 2017 Eastern National One-and Two-Cylinder Tour last week in Orange, Virginia. It was their debut tour, they did it alone, and they did a spectacular job. There were 28 cars (including three Stanleys!) signed up, from Florida in the south, to Maine in the north, to Miss...