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by oldcarfudd
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Early Heinze Coilbox
Replies: 7
Views: 9356

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Interesting grammatical glitch in those original factory instructions. Instead of making the spring "as light as possible without failing to miss at high speed", i suspect what was meant was "without missing at high speed." You'd WANT the critter to fail to miss at high speed, or any other speed!
by oldcarfudd
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cadillac Spindle Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 7852

Re: Cadillac Spindle Failure

Jeff, thank you for the additional suggestions. I agree others will want to hear about them. I e-mailed Steve Hammett, who runs the Early Cadillac Yahoo group, suggesting he repost what I had written, or at least link to it, but I haven't heard back from Steve. I got into some kind of computer glitc...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Vancouver Regional Group goes "Beyond Hope"
Replies: 3
Views: 6367

Re: Vancouver Regional Group goes "Beyond Hope"

Action shots, a video, and a great description of what must have been a fun weekend. Super write-up!

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Southern Ontario Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 7614

Southern Ontario Tour

Folks who follow northeastern HCCA activities know that the Southern Ontario and North Jersey Regional Groups have a longstanding affinity. Every year, one group or the other puts on a week-long, family-friendly event and invites the other club to join the fun. The Canadians, having fewer members an...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cadillac Spindle Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 7852

Cadillac Spindle Failure

My wife, Joan, and I had a material failure with our single-cylinder Cadillac on a tour last week. The right front spindle broke, the wheel came off, the spindle dug into the unpaved shoulder, the car slued abruptly to the left, and Joan was thrown out onto the pavement and landed on the back of her...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Don't Worry - It's Only Flat on the Bottom!
Replies: 2
Views: 8602

Don't Worry - It's Only Flat on the Bottom!

The Susquehanna Valley RG had its rain-delayed kickoff run last Saturday. No rain and no delay this time – just an astoundingly clear day with superb visibility for enjoying the 70 miles of scenic Pennsylvania roads that Tracy and Jeff Lesher had prepared for us. We had two Buicks, two Overlands, an...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Run Around the Mountain 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 8705

Run Around the Mountain 2016

Every year, the North Jersey Regional Group has its one-day Run Around the Mountain. The reason for the name of the tour is lost in the mists of time; New Jersey isn’t noted for its mountains. But we have plenty of beautiful, rolling, meandering back roads, 65 miles of which Joe and Brenda Henshaw s...
by oldcarfudd
Sat May 28, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2016 BBC Tour - As Good As Touring Gets!
Replies: 4
Views: 9030

2016 BBC Tour - As Good As Touring Gets!

This tour had it all. Long, rolling runs with great scenery. Covered bridges. Friendly Amish. Steep, twisting hills. Dirt roads. A stretch of potholes. Creek fordings. Great destinations. The most convivial people in the hobby. And superb touring weather. Note that I said touring weather. The Sunday...
by oldcarfudd
Wed May 11, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2016 Jersey Shore Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 11029

2016 Jersey Shore Tour

For 24 years, New Jersey’s touring season has opened with a 3-day event at the seashore for primitive cars: 1-and 2-cylinder cars, very early fours, and steamers. The usual venue has been either Ocean Grove, an old Methodist revival-meeting town on the northern part of the coast, or Cape May, at the...
by oldcarfudd
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other
Replies: 7
Views: 10818

Re: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other

Stutzman built new wheels for my '13 Ford and my '07 Cadillac. Top notch work.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Gary Hoonsbeen, RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

Gary Hoonsbeen, RIP

I just saw on the AACA website that Gary Hoonsbeen has died of a massive heart attack. Gary was one of the pillars of the hobby. He wrote excellent and clear technical articles for the Gazette, and a definitive book on the myriad details of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile. He will be sorely missed. Gil F...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top
Replies: 2
Views: 5926

Re: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

I have no idea how to get the overspill out of the fabric. But, for the future: Are these zillions of fasteners reasonably equally spaced? If so, you could make a template that would slip over a few fasteners at a time to protect the surrounding fabric. Then a little buffing wheel in a Dremel tool w...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Winter time blues.....no wonder nothing gets done
Replies: 2
Views: 3725

Re: Winter time blues.....no wonder nothing gets done

I've been preparing routes for next October's Hershey Hangover. 1-1/2 days (Sunday through Monday afternoon) of touring after the Hershey show. This year we'll have two tours each day, to the same principal destinations. One will be a shorter, simpler route for really slow cars, like singles and hig...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: RCH Automobiles
Replies: 6
Views: 8204

Re: RCH Automobiles

The new HCCA roster lists 5 RCH cars. If you don't have access to the roster, PM me and I'll tell you who the owners are. Maybe they can help.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: North Carolina Region's 62nd Annual Tour in Hiawassee, GA
Replies: 2
Views: 10499

Re: North Carolina Region's 62nd Annual Tour in Hiawassee, G

Somehow I missed this thread when it was first posted. This tour had a beautiful mix of brass-and nickel-era cars. In several pictures, cars are touring together. Is that just momentary bunching up, or do you try to stay together for the whole tour? If you try to stay together, how do you keep the s...
by oldcarfudd
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?
Replies: 26
Views: 28471

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

No picture this time. The Great Swamp Watershed Association had a fund raiser this month. It included a silent auction for goods and services donated. I offered a Model T driving lesson. Four people together put in a high bid of $290 to buy the lesson for their husband/stepfather/stepfather-in-law's...
by oldcarfudd
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: When Better Tow Trucks Are Built - - -
Replies: 1
Views: 8032

When Better Tow Trucks Are Built - - -

Sometimes I miss out on some good stuff because my car breaks down. Recently I missed out on some good stuff because my car DIDN’T break down. Last month, Tricia and Andy Wallace hosted Brighton USA Day, an informal run for one-and two-cylinder cars. On a glorious Saturday, five couples arrived in B...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?
Replies: 26
Views: 28471

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

A Cars and Croissants day, this time at a local nunnery, the Sisters of Christian Charity. The usual collection of exotic, expensive vroommobiles in which you can lose your license in under 5 seconds on pretty nearly any road in North America. But Ed Rowan brought a beautiful '30s Bentley, and I fir...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2015 Mainely T Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 8393

2015 Mainely T Tour

I would have posted this story of my first Mainely T tour on the Model T Ford Club of America website, but after many hours of frustration I gave up trying to post pictures. So here it is, and I'll post a link on the other site. Several HCCA members participated. The Mainely T tour is the MTFCA Down...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1899 Locomobile
Replies: 3
Views: 5710

Re: 1899 Locomobile

Coker Tire, (800) 949-8700, used to advertise single tube tires, but I don't see them in the current catalog. You could call and talk to them to see if they could help. I agree this car shouldn't be restored, but if the boiler is sound it would be a wonderful thing to demonstrate in operation on you...