Well, I seem to have misplaced my cord for downloading pics to my puter. today Terry Woods and I hung out with Steve Jelf and had dinner, Steve was kind enough to help us unload and set up. Terry met Coilman, Stan Howe, George Haus. Mr Bender and Kyle. Wondering who will show up tomorrow, Long dat and a little sunburn thrown in. Long day tomorrow also.
George n L.A.
I'll be there tomorrow.
George,go to motel desk and tell them you lost your chord last year.They usually have a box full people forget and will give you one.
Pictures from Chickasha, I'll try to comment on each but it tough as the preview does not show all the picture and the revise does not show the pictures.
Looks like a 25 touring think it was $7000
I as thinking about this, asking $3500, probably would have said yes at $2000+ little
Lots of Matag engines, $100-300
There were at least three turkel decks
This was the second and lowest price
Nice looking coupe
Bought these for $900
Electric water pump
Great car for parades with electric fan and water pump
Speedster, standard little high at $7000
Nice REO if you have $30,000
Yet another deck...
More tomorrow, if I remember!
Tony showed a picture of Maytag engines. Would there possibly be a Maytag spark plug for sale?
Thank you Tony!
The price on that Model T tractor conversion is about dead on.
The rear end kits often bring between one and two thousand alone and I've never seen one offered for sale that included steel fronts.
I bet the seller doesn't haul it home.
Is picture number 6 a Stanley Steamer?
What did it sell for?
If you want some entertainment watch Jay Leno's u tube on an early Stanley racer that he owns.
Stanley Steamers used kerosene as their boiler fuel and gasolene for the pilot.
Jay is using gasolene for both. Very exciting.
I think that I would use diesel number 1 for the boiler fuel.
Picture 6 is not a Stanley. It's a 1902 car from a little know maker. Sorry I don't remember what the name is. It is a fantastic car. Gas powered, not steam.
Thanks for the pictures. Would also like to see pictures of the people who are there....
Picture of the hub cap on the tractor conversion.
This think looks rough but it ran great. One of two '29 roadster pickups that I saw today.
Great to see some photos!!
I have an original book on the PullFords that I sell copies off of if whom ever buys it needs one firstname.lastname@example.org
Some more from today
Mark Cameron brought around 2500 pounds of pre - 1914 parts, including this Transue Williams "TW" 1909 - 11 axle assembly.
Larry was right next to me in the South building selling his AC Brake setups. He sold at least three sets today. I might try a set next time, they have several advantages over Rocky Mountain brakes:
A really neat accessory - a high volume oil pan for the Model T, as seen in the South building. This has enough extra volume to provide extra cooling for the engine:
Thanks to Tony, Royce and Dan for the nice pictures!
We were told the old car in picture #6 was Dyche or Dyke, not sure which. Seems like only a few were built and this is the only complete one left. There is suppose to be and engine somewhere. All this from gossip picked up at the time, aided by my memory....
Tony - He did say it was a Dyke or Dike (not sure of spelling though). Glad you remembered!
The engine was under the rear deck.
He wanted 30K for it
Robbie you could be president of the Dike Owners club if you bought it!
Thanks for the photo's fellows had to miss again this yr
Another view . . .
Photo Credit - Early American Automobiles
The Dyke car came from a friend of mine. It was made in St Louis, MO. by a man named A.L. Dyke. It was a kit car that was sold to a man back east.
It had a few owners up till now. Mr. Dyke is supposed to have had the first automobile parts store anywhere. It was in St. Louis.
This is the same Mr. Dyke that published the "Dykes" manuals you can still see around for working on autos.
It's a cool car. Those fenders are wooden.
Dykes don't do a whole lot for me...lol
Anyone know whether the Dyke car sold and for what? Kit car or not, I like it. Owner says it is not in running condition, so curious what it is lacking to become serviceable.
It was a kit car when it was new. The Dyke was sold I am told. I have some pictures of cars like it.
Thanks you for the photos and please keep them coming. If we can't be there in person, it sure is nice to be there through you guys.
Nice weather, nice cars, nice parts, nice people - wish I were there.
Took more pics with camera. Only few posted now with iPhone. More to see after get back home. On road in AR now with pickup and flatbed and goodies stowed.
Fun seeing forum fellas too. Steve Jelf took departing picture as we left so he might put that up unless my mugg messed up his photo!
I'm wondering if the strange pan pictured was from a T powered Gleaner Combine? Bud in Wheeler.
From Dyke’s “Diseases of a Gasolene Automobile” – Page 224
There are quite a few pages of items from the ‘A. L. DYKE AUTO SUPPLY CO.’ Catalog
Anyone know if that '25 Touring car for $7K happen to sell? Looked sharp.
The ford tractor conversion and the Dyke left on the sale trailers on which they arrived. I guess they could have sold, but I am fairly they didn't.
Friday was VERY slow, would have left at 11 am if I hadn't booked a room for the night. Drove up to see "Beckies Speedster" (it was in the 2013 Forum) in Okalahoma City, sure looks nice. Should be completed by mid May for a concoors event.
The Dyke sold. It didn't bring the 30K but a deal was made. The selling price wasn't told to me.
I got a bunch of pictures, but will have to get to them later. Busy this evening.
Thanks Steve- will look forward to them.
Look real close at that PULL FORD rear wheel picture Royce included. The drive gear was so incredibly worn away that it didn't even touch and couldn't interact with the large bull gear around the wheel rim. I'd still love to have the unit but a machinist would be getting a lot of my money.
What little I can see of the drive gear on the Pullford doesn't look all that worn away to me? Maybe there is a way to move the rear axle to free the bull gear when pulling the tractor without the engine running? Then perhaps it can be adjusted back to contact when it's to be used again?
I too thought it was badly worn but on closer inspection the external wheels had been moved backwards so it could be placed on the trailer. There is an adjustment behind the external wheels which would bring the driven gear and wheels into contact.
Seriously thinking about buying the AC brake set up I saw at Chickasha. I saw them the last day and Larry the maker said he had already sold 9 sets.
The good thing about these is that you have a brake effect in forward and reverse.
As I understand the other well known brand dosn't do this.
How can I get a hold of Larry for his brakes?
Click here and scroll down:
Did anyone get any other pictures of Mark Cameron's pre-1914 parts?
Thank you, Royce.
Here are more pics of the early parts lying around, some of these are Mark's pieces. He had bodies too, while non-authenic in constructoion details, would be fun bodies on any T chassis.
just a little rust out to fix!
A few of the vendors in the big dirt floor building:
Outside in the back:
Did anyone happen to get a number on the 1925 Touring car at the top of this thread? Unless it sold.
Somewhere, I do have photos of a 1903 (?) Dyke that used to be owned by a Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club member. And that car is not it. So there must be at least two of them surviving. As I recall, he did say there were only a very few known remaining, including one very incomplete. His looked different than that one. It is a runabout with a front cover that looked more like a 1904 Cadillac, kind of low and flat as opposed to the Renault style bonnet. The car had been in the Bill Harrah collection.
Thanks all for the pictures! I wish I could have been there.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne- the Dyke you are referring to is still here in Alameda and the owner is aware of the car that was at the swap meet. You are correct in that the two cars look nothing like each other. Dan