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by FullerMetz
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Lexington Automobiles
Replies: 6
Views: 5551

A Lexington? Boy, no tall orders for you! maybe you should try to get into the hobby and the antique cars a little bit before setting your sights on something like that. There are a few of them left. But they were one of the many hundreds of companies that built only a small number of cars for a few...
by FullerMetz
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Happy 4th Horseless Carriage Club
Replies: 1
Views: 3542

Nice message. Thank you.
by FullerMetz
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1917 Case Touring Car HELP!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 7013

It has already been suggested, but I always like to take the opportunity to recommend the Horseless Carriage Foundation Inc. I have been a member for several years and like what they are doing. For $35 a year, you get a limited amount of research and copy service as well as access to their on-line s...
by FullerMetz
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: getting max go at 2000 t 2400 rpm??
Replies: 5
Views: 8355

I agree with "slightmiss", " hccaguy" & "nickelroadster". It is one thing to hop-up model Ts and a few other common cars. But you should be very careful with a car such as your Fiat. You could end up costing yourself a lot more than you expect. Not counting what how you could damage a historic piece...
by FullerMetz
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Repairing leaf springs
Replies: 4
Views: 8925

Welding springs is almost not doable. The nature of "spring steel" is such that it is almost impossible to match the alloy and re-temper so that it won't break soon. On the other hand. I have heated and reshaped springs myself with good success. I do not recommend doing it yourself on a quality anti...
by FullerMetz
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 or 1910 Brush
Replies: 5
Views: 6163

I am glad to hear it. They seemed like a really good group. And a great resource for information and parts.
Good luck with the Brush, they are great little cars.
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by FullerMetz
Mon May 31, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How long would it take to build a custom car in 1900?
Replies: 3
Views: 6740

Again, I ask, why are we burying current discussions under four-year-old questions concerning an event that is over and done with by giving faulty answers. I am currently researching an unknown builder, one-off gasoline carriage that appears to have authentically been built about 1900 (likely just b...
by FullerMetz
Mon May 31, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 or 1910 Brush
Replies: 5
Views: 6163

I would imagine they are still around, but I don't know for sure. About six years ago I was looking at a Brush that was for sale. While researching, I found the "Brush Owners Association". But the seller of the car could not decide how much he wanted for the car and I got a 1910 Fuller instead. (Too...
by FullerMetz
Wed May 19, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1929 reo flying cloud
Replies: 3
Views: 6009

It may help to know more about the car and questions you have. Also, where are you located. My first antique auto was a 1929 REO Flying Cloud sport coupe. It was an unrestored car which ran and drove very well. The more I got into antiques, the more I found I preferred earlier cars. I sold my REO ab...
by FullerMetz
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 Hupmobile
Replies: 2
Views: 4444

Quick short note,
Right now there is a 1912 Hupmobile model 20 roadster on Ebay with a "buy-it-now" price of $25,500. It is in very nice condition, a lot fancier than the 1909, but probably a little less desirable. At least I know I like the '09 a lot more.
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by FullerMetz
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 Hupmobile
Replies: 2
Views: 4444

To a request such as this, I will also reply "off-line" because the best reply I can give is to recommend a good appraiser. I have seen too many bad appraisers and people hurt by them. Many appraisers do not understand the complexities of horseless carriage values and way over value because they bel...
by FullerMetz
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Wondering if anyone knows what these wheels tires came off
Replies: 5
Views: 5129

I think the white Brush is a 1907, if I remember right. I don't have my reference book here to look it up. I think that Brush only had that style of wheel their first year, maybe two. Those wheels could have been used by any of dozens of early uses, even a popcorn wagon is a possibility. Someone mus...
by FullerMetz
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Havers info please
Replies: 1
Views: 2967

Wow, Havers is a rare one. Please note, rare does not equal valuable. There are only two listed in the national roster, though likely there are more than that, it won't be many. You would therefore have trouble finding another one to look at. Parts could be a problem, but many things would be "shelf...
by FullerMetz
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Wondering if anyone knows what these wheels tires came off
Replies: 5
Views: 5129

For a good look at the Brush version of similar wheels, go to www.antiquecarrun.org follow to the warm up photos, look at the photos for Thursday and Friday and look for the almost white little runabout. There are many photos and a few brush automobiles, but I only saw the one nearly white car, quit...
by FullerMetz
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Wondering if anyone knows what these wheels tires came off
Replies: 5
Views: 5129

Oh, boy, this is a tough one. I saw your query on the model T site and elected to stay out of it. There are many possibilities. Everything from "after-market no-flat replacements" for a model T to ox cart wheels adapted to T hubs. The hubs do have a decidedly Ford look to them, however they look a l...
by FullerMetz
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Bakersfield was great!
Replies: 0
Views: 6277

Bakersfield was great!

The Bakersfield meet was fantastic. Many wonderful cars were there, and I enjoyed seeing a lot of them. Frank Hurley's 1908 Glide is one that I have seen pictured in the Gazette several times. But you cannot truly appreciate the size of it until you get to stand next to it. At the swap meet, I got p...
by FullerMetz
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1904 CLARKMOBILE
Replies: 13
Views: 10439

It was ten to twelve years ago. He had not restored the car yet and had advertised it in Hemmings if I remember correctly. I think he was asking about $6000. again if I remember correctly. It was pretty much a basket case back then.
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by FullerMetz
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Disc Brakes to fit inside 16" rear drums
Replies: 6
Views: 6251

I am not very familiar with Stanley, but have made or modified many parts for early automobiles. I always try to make things look like they could have been "back in the day". I wonder, could you modify the internal brakes to use two ridged internal shoes? My experience has been that flexible brake s...
by FullerMetz
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 6916

Rhop, I have read a couple of your other comments. Thank you for joining in. Even with limited experience and knowledge, good discussion is helpful. We need to get more involvement in the HCCA forum. And yes, I agree that Overlands are very good automobiles. I know several people that drive them and...
by FullerMetz
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Anyone Own a Pope?
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

I would recommend that if you are seriously interested in eventually getting a Pope, and are on the early side of the "learning curve", you should consider getting an interim horseless carriage. Not only would you gain experience in the care and handling of early automobiles, you could join in the l...