I went to the Springfield Missouri swap meet over the weekend, The weather was very nice. There was a large turnout as usual. I think the Springfield swap meet is one of the few that are doing well. It seems to grow a little each year, and always has a good crowd. The early stuff is getting thinner, but that is the way of all the meets. I did not take a lot of pics, but it gives a little look at the meet.
A view from my scooter up the many, many, rows of vendors
a few T parts
A nice horseless carriage, I had to look hard to tell it was homemade. The man made it in the 1980s. He said he used whatever would have been available to do it in the "real" pioneer days of the auto industry.
A 1902 Locomobile steem engine, Sorry, the price tag and phone # washed out in the sun. It waqs about 4000.00 for the engine .
Early Dodge touring, Needs very little to make a good restoration Its just a little better than my Non Starter 26 I just bought
Some of the Springfield "Heart of the Ozarks" model T club members and their cars. al least I think they are the "heart of the Ozarks club .??
A rough old tractor conversion..
Mike Walker and Greg Ragland in "model T" discussion.
Its amazing how much a rented scooter can haul ...
Some of my "treasures"
Well that's about it. Maybe someone else went and took some more pics.
I thought I'd go again for the first time in ten years, but I wasted my Saturday at the big auction. Maybe next year.
Interesting, I sold my licensed, running steam buggy with an '02 Locomobile engine in it for less than he wants for just an engine! Of course, that was about 15 years ago. The throttle in the car was from a 10hp White too!
Ah well, that was before my T obsession. . . .
Donnie, if your looking for more steel fellow non demountables, let me know. I have at least one decent one here.
Eric, I still need 2 more. I may have found some here in Ark. ?? I will let you know if it does not work out. The photo with the wheel in it, is parts for the Non Starter 1926 touring I just bought. The early style headlights are almost perfect with lots of original paint 30.00 for the pair. The wheel is very good and for 20.00 was a steal. The Ford-O taillight bracket for 1926 Improved models was the lucky find. They are extreamly hard to find. 30.00 for it. Mag horn, 5.00, correct early water outlet, 5.00, and accy style headlight bar for use with the early stem style lights, (bought in a bundle deal)aprox 2.00 per item. Some more things in the other photos, finned 4 dip inspection pan (for speedster project) 20.00. Warford trans cross member (bundle 2.00). Rebuilt complete vaporizer 40.00. NOS floorboards for TT closed cab.??. 10.00 (pair). Wood dash rain gutter (bundle 2.00). All the spark plugs were in a big box of plugs, 1.00 each choice. Tire chains are broken 10.00 (pair)they are just to add to the accy collection. 2 NOS or very little used New Day timers (bundle 2.00 each) Cast iron "Hubley" dog bank 3.00. Apperson hubcap. 20.00 (expensive but its for the hubcap collection). NOS accy. "Hoosier Sub Carburetor" (bundle 2.00) the rest is aprox 1.00 to 2.00 per item (or less) Good weather, lots of parts for little money, met some friends, had a good day ..........
That makes me feel even worse about going to Cleveland.
$30 for a Ford O? I've been dragging two of them around to swap meets for ten years and never had anyone willing to offer even ten. Ickes for one. Same problem with the Ford O taillight.! Maybe I should throw them on eBay if $30 is a steal.
Eric, The one I bought is for non starter 1926 only (maybe 27 but still being debated). It has 2 large holes to mount to the rear spring U-Bolt. The Ford-O bracket you are talking about is probably the one for the 1925 non starters. They mount to the frame in place of the spare tire carrier. They are fairly common. Even though it is very rare I may be the only buyer that the man who had it, may ever have. Since I need it and likely, never could find another one, I feel 30.00 was a steal. The steel felloe non demountable wheel is the same thing. The seller said he has had the wheel about 20 years and no takers. It takes a person building a non starter car to want one. Not many buyers out there for that kind of car. He was happy I even showed interest in it. Steve, I looked for you there. Sorry to make you feel worse.
Driving home from the Emerson family reunion at Steelville, I went right through Springfield, and didn't realize there was a swap meet going on there. Leaving Tulsa on 412 I went right past the Cleveland exit but didn't stop. I didn't realize how much stuff he had accumulated since the last time I was there. Ed
Donnie or anyone else for that matter,
If you and Eric strike a deal, then never mind, but I have full set if you would be interested.
Eric, is getting rid of his stuff real cheap, he has become high class and purchased a much older car, he's going to leave us Model T'ers in the dust.