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by olcarherb
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: RCH Automobiles
Replies: 6
Views: 8316

Re: RCH Automobiles

Bill, Two excellent research sources for literature on antique and old cars, ranging from before the turn of the past century through the last quarter of the past century (1890's--late 20th century) are the Horseless Carriage Foundation in La Mesa (San Diego), California (contact the executive direc...
by olcarherb
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Experience with Grundy Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 4163

Re: Experience with Grundy Insurance

Jeff, J C Taylor are THE BEST. My family has been with them for over 50 years. That's my parents in their ad on the back cover of the HCCA Roster Call them at 1-800-345-8290 and ask for Tre or Doreen Tell them your story and that I recommended you call them. They highly value 2nd and 3rd generation ...
by olcarherb
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1915 Packard
Replies: 5
Views: 5298

Rehicles: 9001915 Packard

Good Morning Joseph, You should try to make Bakersfield one of these years. Nice 1 day tour for 1900 - 1942 vehicles on Thursday. Killer, cozy (read that as relatively small - 4-5 rows with 20-30 vendors per row, about 450 +/- spaces, about 5 acres, maybe, though that's just a guess, I'm no farmer.....
by olcarherb
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1915 Packard
Replies: 5
Views: 5298

Re: 1915 Packard

Hi again Joseph,

As you know, of course, your car wasn't the one I sold.
I forwarded your request onto some friends of mine who are very knowledgeable teens (among many other years as well) Packard men. They should be able to help you.
Are you going to Bakersfield this coming week?
Herb
by olcarherb
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1915 Packard
Replies: 5
Views: 5298

Re: 1915 Packard

Hello Joseph and welcome to the forum, As the saying goes, I'll ask the man who owns one. Where did you get your twin six from? The only reason I'm asking is that I sold a rebodied maroon twin six roadster at Hershey in 2011. I doubt it's the same car but you never know. Where are you and the car lo...
by olcarherb
Sun May 15, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Gas and Brass or Brass and Gas Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 3598

Welcome "Rookie" to the greatest hobby in the worl

Congratulations on your rare and exciting purchase, Steve. My off the top of the head understanding (as a dyed in the wool brass era car guy and current HCCA director) is that if you can "prove" or perhaps verify is a better word that your new (to you) Ford was built or manufactured in calender year...
by olcarherb
Fri May 13, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Radiator Leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 4363

Radiator Leaks

Alright experts - that means ANYONE reading this forum in this case - Has anyone used gasket seal material (ie Steel Seal, K&W, Thermogasket, etc.) to stop or minimize a radiator leak in a brass era car? In this case, the leak is reasonably minor but persistant and the 4 cyl. 40 hp T head motor is i...
by olcarherb
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1914 Overland 79R or S Fenders
Replies: 2
Views: 4155

A suggestion to find the fenders

Hello, I'd suggest you post this under the Wanted section in the HCCA classified ads - both on the web and in the Gazette also. Both are free and I believe it would get more looks there and perhaps somebody might remember who had them. Good Luck in your search. Herb
by olcarherb
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Calling all Bay Area HCCA Members
Replies: 3
Views: 4400

My apologies that you took offense at my posting

Lauren, I'm VERY sorry you took it that way. I had hoped you would read "between the lines" and discern my true intention, which was that our old cars take a LOT of time, effort and money to maintain, use, keep up etc. and that you would probably have a MUCH better chance at a positive response if t...
by olcarherb
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Calling all Bay Area HCCA Members
Replies: 3
Views: 4400

A reply from an HCCA member 2500 miles away

Hello Lauren, I know your uncle and he's a nice fellow, BUT, he has never served as the president of the Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) - a volunteer, unpaid, elected position. He was the executive secretary (an appointed, paid position) for the HCCA for about half of the previous decade,...
by olcarherb
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cone Clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 4472

A GOOD MAN in the clutch

Hello RAH, Bob Knaak from Southern California is your man. You'll be plenty satisfied. I'm on tour without my HCCA roster, but I think this is his info: 610 E Washington Ave Orange, CA 92866-2036 (714) 633-9736 If that's wrong, please call me Tuesday or later from 9am-6pm PDT at 908-721-7153 or emai...
by olcarherb
Sat May 29, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 or 1910 Brush
Replies: 5
Views: 6378

Hello and congratulations on your hamlet's good fortune. By the way, our town had a Mercer, Simplex and Pierce Arrow dealership..............soooooooo, does anybody have any ideas???...........LOL - I think we'd like to see some pictures of your little wood axled gem before we, or at least I, render...
by olcarherb
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Renault - leave partly original, or restore?
Replies: 7
Views: 11007

Use the car on about a hundred tours!!!
by olcarherb
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: de Motte DENISON - trying to locate a Mr. Ed Herman
Replies: 1
Views: 3271

The only "Ed Herman" I know of is the actor / antique car collector Edward Herrmann, to whom I have never personally been introduced nor met although I have seen him at the Amelia Island and Lehigh Valley Burn Foundation Concours and believe he also attends / judges / mc's at the Pebble Beach and Me...
by olcarherb
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Auto ID requested
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

I believe the first (older) car to be a circa 1905-07 (though it could be one or two years newer, though I doubt that) White steamer, probably a 10 hp model (but could be a 20 hp) - I'm certainly no steam expert (I'm neither SMART ENOUGH nor ENERGETIC ENOUGH - they take WORK to drive....LOL - to be ...
by olcarherb
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Writing a book on the first Indianapolis 500-mile race
Replies: 2
Views: 5317

I hope you'll write about the REAL winner of the 1911 500, Ralph Mulford driving a LOZIER, despite the heroic efforts of Ray Harroun driving the hometown MARMON (Wasp) who became the pollically correct and economically wise choice of the Indianapolis stewards and judges.
by olcarherb
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: hello forum folk
Replies: 13
Views: 13660

Hello Kate and hccaguy; I've enjoyed reading your sporadic correspondence but felt obliged to offer some information that conflicts with a portion of hccaguy's post Hershey (Oct 14th) post. Of the three (3) remaining REAL Palmer Singers, all are now in the USA, and two always have been. The lone 4 c...
by olcarherb
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Custom Gear Work
Replies: 4
Views: 7351

Pope Hartford & Hershey

My apologies to Jerry. His Pope Hartford is a 1903, not a 1904. However, everything else I wrote is accurate. I'm happy to hear you've entrusted him with your project. Ron. Also, here's hoping that Hershey is DRY , warm (or at least not cold), interesting and that everone has a happy and healthy vis...
by olcarherb
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Custom Gear Work
Replies: 4
Views: 7351

Hello Ron, Jerry Chase, the owner of Lab Thread and Gear Works is also an HCCA National Director. He has over 40 years of experience in the machine shop trade and is a long time antique car collector. The company, which he founded and still runs with his son Jeff employs over 50 people and specializ...
by olcarherb
Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Repairing scored drums on 1914 Lozier
Replies: 2
Views: 7284

Lozier brake repairman

Hello fellow Lozier owner, Bob Barrett of Angola N.Y. (just outside - south - of Buffalo) can help you out. I believe his phone # is 716-549-4157. If this is incorrect contact me and I'll get you the right #. He'll do a good job for you. We were very satisfied with the 2 sets of brake drums he made ...