The Mother Lode Model T Club put on another great show this year! There were more Model T vendors then any other Northern California show I know of. I got to meet with lots of Forum members and old T friends which I wouldn't list here in case I forget someone. Well enough talk, here are some of the photos I took. If anyone else has any photos from the swap meet feel free to post them to this thread.
Here's my swap space.
Here's Erik Barrett's Space. Erik Brought LOTS of great Model T stuff from the late Ron Brown Senior's estate and his own stash.
Here's the Rajo BBR Erik snagged at the meet.
Here's a table at Ron Mc Kenzie from Redwood City's space.
These gentlemen were selling off their Dads Model T parts and two nice speedsters for very reasonable money. As of my leaving at noon the Speedsters were still available.
Milt Webb drove one of his Model T's to the meet.
Robin Pharis had this hot looking Brass Speedster for sale at the meet.
I believe this was a 1938 Hudson for sale at the meet.
You gotta love the "George Jetson" look of this 1948 Studebaker.
I would encourage fellow Model T and Old Car people to think about setting up or attending this meet next year, you won't be disappointed!
WOW! Thanks for the report,well done.
If I was there that 7 roadster would have been going home with me.
Thanks for the photos Jay!! Sure do wish I could have been there but we had a "must attend" wedding on Saturday and a follow-up brunch Sunday, so the weekend was fully booked. Looks like I missed a good meet.
How much did the Rajo BBR go for?
Does anyone know what kind of wheels are on the brass speedster? The hubs look enormous.
There were a bunch of Rajos there. One sold for $2000, don't know what model, I never saw it. There was also a model C, a model B drilled for LH plugs, a model 31 commercial head, a Jern 28 Chevy conversion, and a T Gemsa head made for Clem Sala. I bought my BBR complete for $1000 in the dark, right place, right time. I knew it was an eight valve, didn't know what model til I picked it up in the morning. I'm going to pressure test it today. Looks like it is rebuilt ready to go but want to make sure. Thanks for the pics Jay. Robin said the wheels on his speedster were number four, Buffalos I believe.
The #7 speedster sold. The other one did not but should have. Had a Ricardo head, Ruckstell, Rocky Mtn. brakes, distributor, B exhaust manifold, downdraft Stromberg and wire wheels. could be had for $6500. Would part out for more. You can see the contact info in the pics. The cars were from this area and I have never seen or heard about them or heard of the family.
Green speedster was offered at $14000, also a deal. Well detailed, Sala A crank engine, Ruckstell, etc.
Thanks guys for the photo's
$1000 for a most likely ready to go BBR? You didn't buy it you stole it. Lol. If I could find a deal like that I might could get one way sooner.
Nice to see there are still swap meets that have REAL old car parts for sale. So nice not to see Chevy valve covers, T-shirts and Chinese socket sets. Rust will always be gold to most of us....
Kudos to the Mother Lode Model T Club for keeping this alive.
There were Chevy parts there but not cheesy flea market stuff often seen at meets. Lots of T guys there, that was the best thing.
Lots of T guy's there!!! No chessy stuff!! PRICELESS!!!
Be there for 2015 or be square!
Denver is looking into having a pre 45 meet next year. Part of the decision to host a pre 45 meet is if we get any encouragement from other early car clubs. Our biggest by far swap meet is at the stock yards You can spend an entire day and not see any T parts. If you have any thoughts on doing a pre 45 meet let Brian Golden know! his phone number is 303-680-3727. Brian's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would estimate that this meet was about the size that Bakersfield was seven weeks ago. While Bakersfield is limited to pre 1945 stuff, and this one is not, I would also estimate that a lot more than half of the parts there were pre 1945. Other than the Bakersfield meets I have gotten to the past several years, this was the best swap meet I have seen in at least twenty years for model T and other early parts.
I spent way too much, but got some really good stuff, and some really good deals. If I had had more money to spare, I would have really loaded the Eggs-pedition Sunday. As it is, I have a couple things I need to follow through and go get.
I could be mistaken? But I think I saw five Rajo heads there. At least three had valve covers and rocker arms. There were two very different Rajo Cs, both with original manifolds, and at least two Bs with dual plugs including Erik's steal-of-the-day. I cannot recall when I last saw that many overhead valve heads for model Ts for sale in one day. By the way, two others were very reasonable prices also. The others? I didn't ask. I was already wishing I had the money for any of them.
There was also a Jern Thunderbolt setup that looked fairly complete (minus engine and car themselves?) and looked like new. There were a lot of other speed parts, both original era and newer stuff for those that like it.
So much good stuff!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Here's some of the stuff I drug home from the swap meet.
How many T vendors were actually there, excluding cars? I would like to have gone, but it's a long drive from L.A.
There was around a dozen or so stalls with "T" stuff, Larry.
Here's Jay with a customer who hauled off a Warford transmission and Jay, Mike P. & myself. Was a great meet and great weather !
Apparently I just missed meeting Steve--RATS!! Was a great meet--If I weren't unemployed, I would have spent LOTS more money!! Great seeing everyone. Great meet!
Here's one of my finds--I have less than $10 in these three, none perfect, but pretty good for puttin' in a Barn-Survivor. I did have to polish then some when I got home.
Looks like they cleaned up alright David! What did you polish them with? I use toothpaste, it seems to do a nice, slow, job and not cut too fast or too deep. And I know where to find it when I need it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Glad to hear of the good finds at our meet. I was manning the clubs info space across from the food stand and talked with a lot of people many who owned or had just bought a Model T and didn't know about the advantages to the newbie to join a club. Handed out about a dozen complimentary Vintage Fords and several membership applications to our club. Moving this meet up a week was also a big plus. Next weekend it's forecast to be 98 degrees! - John
I used modern headlight lens polish, figured it would be gentle enough.
PS, after you polish yours with toothpaste, are they "minty"?
This was my third year in a row. I made about 15 years ago also. Found 2 rear hubs for wires wheels, a wiring harness, stack of gaskets, a three jaw chuck for a lathe[ I use them as vises] a 21 tire with tube and a 4 speed tranny out of a 75 jeep, 4 wheel drive. I did very well and cant wait till the next one. Stayed at the Quality Inn and it was worth every penny. Thanks guys for the great swap meet, Scott