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by oldcarfudd
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Hershey Impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 8643

Hershey Impressions

I was at the swap meet Friday, the show Saturday, the full Sunday tour of Hangover III, and about 15 miles of Monday's tour. Then I had a Failure To Proceed, and others will have to report. Here are a few pics from Friday that others may not have posted. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg In pa...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?
Replies: 26
Views: 28407

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

There was a charity concours at the Trump National Golf Course (yeah, THAT Trump) to benefit the Trump Foundation, which helps kids with cancer. They wanted participating drivers to pony up 350 bucks a car. I demurred, because (1) I already donate to cancer and (2) I don't pay to let people see my c...
by oldcarfudd
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Brighton USA Days
Replies: 7
Views: 15821

Re: Brighton USA Days

There almost wasn't a Brighton USA tour this year, but at the last minute Bob Stelle and Terri Ledva stepped up to the plate. Today we had a delightful 50-mile run in Hunterdon County (western NJ), with a lunch stop in Frenchtown. The weather was 10% better than perfect - temperature in the low 80s,...
by oldcarfudd
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Help identifying throttle and spark control
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Re: Help identifying throttle and spark control

Really? In nickel? And with a center button for an electric horn? That WAS advanced! I'd have assumed (and y'all know what "assume" means) it was '13 or later.
by oldcarfudd
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: First HCCA Tour?
Replies: 4
Views: 11685

Re: First HCCA Tour?

You might write to John Meyer, the Gazette editor. He wasn't the editor that far back, of course, but I'm sure he has access to prior issues. And he's always interested in the early touring history of cars in current HCCA use.
by oldcarfudd
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Can you Identify these? ~1904 Detroit, MI
Replies: 4
Views: 4101

Re: Can you Identify these? ~1904 Detroit, MI

The small open car is a cross-engine Franklin. The one is the bottom picture is a Pope-Toledo, I believe. No idea on the others.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
by oldcarfudd
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 14658

Re: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour

Fall comes early to Maine. After the front came through yesterday, today dawned bright and clear and windy. Extra layers were in order. image.jpg The route was inland, often on top of a ridge, almost 10% unpaved, with glorious views. The first stop was a real sleeper. We arrived at a long, nondescri...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Old Car Festival, Greenfield Village 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 8220

Re: Old Car Festival, Greenfield Village 2014

It is truly a fun event. I did it two years ago following the Lansing Dearborn tour, which is also lots of fun. The trailers for the L-D got preferred parking at The Henry Ford complex. Thursday we drove 100 miles to Lansing; Friday we drove 100 miles back. L-D cars were then given their own parking...
by oldcarfudd
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 14658

Re: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour

Joan and I did other things today, but several cars went out on tour. They didn't get rain until waiting in line for the ferry back from Islesboro Island; upon returning to the mainland, most of them cut short the afternoon tour and returned directly to the hotel. On the ferry ride over, the group m...
by oldcarfudd
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 14658

Re: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour

Never say never! Mike Landry was back on the road today, having had some repair parts custom-made at the Owls Head Museum's restoration shop over night. image.jpg Unfortunately, he broke down later for what seems to have been a different reason, and needed another ride in his trailer. Doug and Bev T...
by oldcarfudd
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 14658

Re: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour

Today's tour was shorter than yesterday's; 52 miles if you didn't want ice cream, 56 if you did. (Did anyone NOT want ice cream? REALLY??) But it was much hillier. Low gears got serious workouts, though I heard of no cars that couldn't climb in low or passengers who had to walk. That was quite a dif...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 14658

Re: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour

I'm sometimes astounded at the things people feel compelled to apologize for. Bill Jones, today's tourmaster, apologized for the number of short twists and turns in today's 70-mile route. No apologies necessary! The coast of Maine is convoluted. If you take straight roads, you miss some glorious mar...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 14658

Maine 1&2-Cylinder Tour

We arrived today and checked into the excellent Country Inn in Camden. Met old friends and kicked off the festivities with a lobster dinner. LudGoceks.jpg image.jpg Tomorrow will be the longest day, 70 miles, to a boatyard specializing in wooden boats, and to a lighthouse. We're anticipating three c...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Trailer Hold-Down
Replies: 2
Views: 7893

Re: Trailer Hold-Down

I use nets from Mac's Custom Tiedowns. I have some sized for 30x3 or 30x3-1/2 tires, and others for 33x4 tires. The two sets are different colors so I can't screw them up. I have airline tracks in my trailer mounted 56" apart, so I just drive my cars in on top of the tracks and tie the tires straigh...
by oldcarfudd
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: The 2014 New London-New Brighton Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 13052

Re: The 2014 New London-New Brighton Tour

Maxwells were well represented. The pre-printed roster showed 58 cars registered for the Saturday run to New Brighton, including 12 Maxwells, and six additional cars (mostly Model Ts that are too new for the main event) registered for the pre-tours. There were a few no-shows, and late registrants wh...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: The 2014 New London-New Brighton Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 13052

The 2014 New London-New Brighton Tour

The 28th annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run in Minnesota is now history, and what a great tour it was! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday offered “pre-tours”, open to any pre-’16 car. We visited Heartthrob Exhaust Accessories, a custom fabrication shop started many years ago by John Forbe...
by oldcarfudd
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: North Jersey Regional Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 7290

North Jersey Regional Tour

The North Jersey Regional Group’s annual tour was based at the Chauncey Conference Center at Princeton, NJ, an excellent modern facility with good food (breakfast included a custom omelet station) and easy access to lightly-traveled county roads. The tour was smaller than usual – only 18 cars, of wh...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?
Replies: 26
Views: 28407

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

My Stanley uses kerosene for the main fire. This is a problem, since kerosene pumps don't exist in northern NJ. But jet fuel - essentially kerosene - does exist, and there's a small airport nearby that is allowed to pump into a container but not into a vehicle (road taxes, you know). I realized that...
by oldcarfudd
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Oh, How We Crept and Crawled!
Replies: 2
Views: 8303

Oh, How We Crept and Crawled!

IMG_1108.JPG The first official Creepy-Crawly is over, and we learned a lot. For those who haven’t been paying attention, this Creepy-Crawly provided alternative shorter, easier routes to the joint AACA/HCCA Reliability Tour. The intent was to encourage slow, primitive vehicles that are overtaxed e...
by oldcarfudd
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Experience with Grundy Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 4101

Re: Experience with Grundy Insurance

Try Hagerty. I have had a claim, and was treated very fairly. And their rates are pretty stable.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder, Morristown, NJ