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by oldcarfudd
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New Directors
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

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: 4606

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: 3032

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: 5294

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: 2842

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: 2842

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...
by oldcarfudd
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Coils
Replies: 2
Views: 4194

Re: Coils

It might depend on just how oddball a coil you need. If you're talking buzz coils, R. V. Anderson makes them for single-cylinder Cadillacs, I believe. He may do others. If he doesn't he'll probably know who does.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Running on Empty with a Horse's Ass!
Replies: 1
Views: 10527

Running on Empty with a Horse's Ass!

Darlene and Steve Bono created this year’s North Jersey Regional Group tour. As has become practically a tradition, it happened outside North Jersey, this year in Hamilton, NY. As has also been a tradition, we had participants from the Southern Ontario RG, who were deemed for the purpose of this tou...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Is this thing on? Where's the activity?
Replies: 3
Views: 6267

Re: Is this thing on? Where's the activity?

Great story! Thanks for posting.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Motor Muster and Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village
Replies: 14
Views: 7369

Re: Motor Muster and Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village

There's a lot of rant on the Model T website, because a lot of Model Ts appear to be going to be excluded from a festival that wouldn't exist but for the Model T. The folks who run the Lansing-Dearborn, which the OCF no longer supports, are considering whether to change the location and/or venue of ...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?
Replies: 3
Views: 4140

Re: Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?

There are several good books on specific makes of early cars. For Model T Fords, Bruce McCalley's book. For earlier Fords, Carl Pate's. For Franklins, Mark Chaplin's. For Pullmans, a little paperback called "Path to the Present". For Curved Dash Oldsmobiles, Gary Hoonsbeen's. For Stanleys, Kit Foste...
by oldcarfudd
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What kind of car is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 6769

Re: What kind of car is this?

My guess is Metz, maybe 1912-13
by oldcarfudd
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New here
Replies: 2
Views: 2972

Re: New here

Welcome back to the affliction! Keep us up to date on your progress, and post lots of pictures.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Could This, Just Possibly, Be a Scam?
Replies: 1
Views: 2746

Could This, Just Possibly, Be a Scam?

I have a Stanley advertised in the classifieds. You might enjoy this correspondence. Gil Fitzhugh the Elder Subject: 1911 Stanley Model 63 12/15/16 Hello Seller, I saw your post concerning 1911 Stanley Model 63 for sale which price is $98,000 and i'm seem to be most interested in buying it.However,c...
by oldcarfudd
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Electric Buffer for Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 2743

Re: Electric Buffer for Brass

There's an active discussion on the mtfca website on this topic as we speak (or post, or blog, or whatever it is we do here).
by oldcarfudd
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Drive Chain Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 4547

Re: Drive Chain Maintenance

Back in the day, a single chain under the middle of a car was subject to horrible abuse. If the wheels were slogging through muddy ruts, the chain might be cutting a path in the hump of dirt between the ruts. Owner's manuals would tell you to remove the chain once a week, clean it in kerosene, and t...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2016 Eastern National One-and Two-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 8888

2016 Eastern National One-and Two-Cylinder Tour

This is the tour that almost wasn’t. Tourmaster Bob Barrett, working alone, had health issues this year that delayed his putting the tour together. But with registration help from Belinda Singe, and with improved health, Bob was able to pull it off. We were treated to four fun days with lively compa...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Hung Over Again - This Is Becoming a Habit!
Replies: 4
Views: 8795

Re: Hung Over Again - This Is Becoming a Habit!

We got no rain at all, but early mornings were cloudy and chilly. I drove my '12 Buick.

GFtE
by oldcarfudd
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Hung Over Again - This Is Becoming a Habit!
Replies: 4
Views: 8795

Hung Over Again - This Is Becoming a Habit!

This year’s Hershey Hangover was another international touring experience. While there were no Aussies or Irish, we did have the Van Dykens from Canada with their Buick, Willem van der Horst and Hans van der Wouden from the Netherlands (via the UK) with the Buick they keep in the US for touring, and...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Ann Bothwell Has Died
Replies: 0
Views: 3861

Ann Bothwell Has Died

I just read on the Model T Ford Club of America that Ann Bothwell has died. There is an obituary from Autoweek on that site.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder