Well, it was another great year at Hershey. Weather held out all week until around 3pm today when it started to sprinkle and all the sellers started to scatter. Tomorrow is the actual car show, which is usually a different crowd of spectators just interested in seeing the beautiful cars as they parade in.
So what T stuff did you come home with? I was looking for T accessories this year and did okay. I picked up a nice ANCO one piece intake/exhaust manifold, a NOS windshield mount Interstate Auto Signal device, and this really cool Mayer carburetor with manifold still attached.
I had one of the best years at Hershey yet, no rain through the day and my father enjoyed the time talking to people and the treasure that I found was a 11-12 rear axle for a very good price.
I hope you didn't pay more than 15.00 dollars for it
Pix when I get home.
Amazing that after all these years, the cost has only doubled!
Thanks for posting the info!
Yeah, it rained last night and this morning....but the rain then held off from about 9 to about 1 so the car show was OK with I'd say about 60% still deciding to put their cars on the show field...the early brass, etc. was another story but still a few to oogle at.
I didn't cross paths with anyone this year which is like the first time in forever. Too bad because one of these years I just have to find Jelf!
As far as hauls? I only had one good one this year but that's ok...I needed one or two 21" rims. Most available were absolute garbage...but then as I was ready to throw up hands and buy two really pitted ones while scowling and grumbling from a certain guy (the original poster here) he said he had a complete assembled set of four wheels/hubs/rims/no check low mileage old tires left over from a wireless conversion that he'd be willing to part with...but not wanting to break the set! He threw out a number I didn't even need to grumble over. So, 5 minutes later my son and I were rolling away a set of 4 on the way out to the the car!
New dilemma...these are actually better wheels than what is already on the Hack! Discipline, discipline, discipline...remind myself I only wanted a new rim for a spare
Hershey was great this year. I was able to meet quite a few MTFCA members under perfect weather conditions. Thanks to Doug Hoagie for carting me and my 5 tires to my truck in his 1921 model t pickup - it was quite a site driving through the fairgrounds with Doug and his brother up front, 5 tires and me in the pickup box and his dog Ruckstell in the folded down convertible top! I picked up a 1925 steel pickup box (previous purchase but delivered to Hershey), front fender (needs a little love) and rear fender (excellent cond) for the 25 ($90 for both), pair of NOS running boards ($60), NOS rear mounted spare tire carrier ($80), misc body and fender brackets ($1 ea), pair of 1925 NYS license plates (excellent unrestored condition, $20) - BUT, meeting and talking to Steve Jelf while hunting up parts - Priceless!!! Can't wait till next year!
I drove by Hershey on October 5 to see if anyone was getting an early start. I then spent a week in a hotel in Denver participating in meetings while a colleague looked for Model A parts. My former boss was at the meeting and he asked me to carry his Model A running boards home. Then I drove by Hershey on Friday October 10 and again nothing.
Fortunately Dave Huson had already come to my aid and fixed me up with many Model T parts on Friday morning as I passed through Longmont.
It turns out Hershey Nebraska is nothing like Hershey Pennsylvania even though they're both near I-80
Good time at Hershey, weather was fine.
I found 6 Kelsey wheels, rims, clamps and hubs for my 21 touring, a good deal on a Tonka telephone truck, and had to buy a hat Thursday.
My hall Giant power head,3 of carbs 5 ford script dust covers for wire wheels +++
These pictures are great. Congrats to everyone. The hunt is half the fun.
George, I was looking for you whenever I was mobbed by adoring fans seeking my autograph. Where were you?
Thanks for the photos, Wish I could have been there, but Ill just have to be an armchair warrior this year. Keep the photos coming,
No space using for me anymore...no more sleeping under the stars with a Coleman white fuel lantern burning my eyes...started that in '68 I think...have now graduated (at the sons suggestion) to a room at Hilton Garden in Harrisburg and it was a straight shot in and out of maybe 20 minutes and I got up early enough to use the AACA parking lot in first 100 or so cars so was right up close and near the highway to just walk across for the fields.
But...on Friday about 730 AM...if you saw the village idiot trying to roll two T wheels on tires...one left hand, one right hand and them each trying to veer in their own direction...we came as close to crossing paths as we ever have
One of these years I'll have to wear a balloon or something...I'll even supply my own pen for the autograph...
Here is my Haul plus some other random Photos:
Set of Fore Doors for my '12 touring, set of jump seats for my '14 Cadillac a couple of license plates I could not pass up, some unmarked hubcaps for $1, two accessory gas gauges, and a spare engine for my '14 Cadillac. the cylinder jugs are not pictured.
The Fiat that was in the Auction
And my Father and I headed to the Field Thursday Morning
I picked up The last of 3 T wiper motors a guy had. A carb stove with a choke flap inside.
Front and rear T Bumpers. 3 NH carbs 1 has the larger opening and a Simmons carb.
Best Deal...Warford trans, it was stuck. I got it home opened the top, moved one gear over...Perfect! Cleaned the gears up to find No rust, pitting,chips,or signs of wear. The top forks are like new. Shifter is missing.
Tuesday haul: '17-23 hood shelves,kelsey rim, steering wheel, '17-22 dash, Roadster rear fender braces, '17-22 turtle deck, rear end ,one man top bows
Wednesday Haul: 17-23 left front fender, splash aprons, low hood, '23-25 dash kelsey wheel, Rear end, small parts
Thursday's AM haul: Rear end housings, front floor boards, more small parts, derby hat and my picture with Jay!
Thursday afternoon: new tires, tubes, & flaps. Felt like the wagon also!
Got back last night, so unloading the pickup today.
Big item is a period wood box with tailgate and neat blacksmithed irons, going to make this into a T trailer, as I already had a period axle to run T wood wheels on its spindles.
The bigger items, more jackstands, and a belly strap, all were $10 ea. Need to find one more jack to store the T off its tires And the hitch for my trailer project, welded up to a '26 touring car spare tire bracket, ready to use.
Nice I hope low Spirex brand low radiator, these can be cleaned by a radiator shop unlike the honeycomb styles.
Hi hood for the '26-'27 was $40 with great 'patina' for a 'barn car' project.
For a depot hack, a hack fender for $40 and a windshield with irons, only missing one windshield tilt out bracket, anyone got an extra?
The rest on the blanket are my $10-$5- and the famous "$1 Parts Piles". Just love those $1 piles, you can find NOS parts and amazing things in those $1 piles and $1 boxes.
Early head lamp with adj screw on top. $5
Accessory stop lamp ($5) that fits the T bracket, missing the red lens, but maybe I can find one or make one.
The other side of the pile of finds Kevlar set of linings for $5!!!
Hershey was good this year!!
Dan, check with John Danuser, I bought a set of four of those jacks from him a while back and I think I remember seeing a few extra in his shed when I was there.
Rain is pouring down, so I'm not unloading until tomorrow. But on Wednesday I did take this picture showing my best purchase of that day—this cart to haul the goodies out to the car. I'm still not over the sticker shock from parking last year, so this time I found free parking and hiked about a half mile in to the grounds. I used to walk a mile to school and a mile home, so this little jaunt was no deterrent to saving $12 a day. I bought the clock to use in my office. The backpack contains Wednesday's small Model T purchases.
Pushing that clock around in a cart seems a bit inconvenient... most people would just wear a watch.
Great pile Dan, It looks like a pile I also would be proud to own. Too bad I was not there to give you and Steve a run for your money, maybe next year. Hershey is still on my bucket list. Thanks for the pics for us Hershey "No Go's"
found a couple of needed items for my 1911.....the pan is a modified later one, but couldn't afford the real one i saw.
Found a horn for my "S" Now I need a front bezel and the correct mount.
Guess this is that original pan you saw
And for all you early Ford guys, another open valve block for sale
Looked rather nice.............
...........until I looked at the price tag.........
dan.....yes, that is the one i saw...unfortunately, the hogs head in the background is the narrow one, i need the wide one.
Now I know who it was I saw and could not remember where I've seen him before?
On this site... it was Steve Jelf! Darn I would have like to have said Hi.
Shudda saved yer money on the clock Steve and just made a sundial, but you do have to use a flashlight at night to see what time it is.
I'm glad to see you got fore-doors for your '12!
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It is sad that so many 1912's are incomplete.
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That is at least the second, and maybe the third, time for that 1910 block.
Lots of good early stuff out there this year.
I bought this 1912 Touring early Tuesday morning on the chocolate field. Its a real nice original unrestored car.
You don't know how neat Hershey is until you're forced to miss it. Looks like another fun year. I'll have to have twice the fun next year (don't know if that's humanely possible).
Congratulations! Kim D! I love it.
But I doubt I will ever get to a Hershey Meet.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Great photos,thanks for taking us there guys, God willing, I'd like the experience, in the next year or two.
OK, the rain has quit (almost 5"!), the sun is out, and I can unload. Here's what I got.
Tool box, correct 1915 d.s. tube, two Hayes clincher rims, wheel hubs, Ford oil can, clevises, Holley G, hub odometer, freeze plugs, valve stem covers, New Day timers, new parts from R.V. Anderson and Lang's, Stewart #1322 road gear, cleaning& grinding tools, another teens #2335 wrench, Stewaert 54" cable, lantern, clock.
There was a bag of buffalo freeze plugs priced at $50. I asked how many were in it, and the guy didn't know. I picked out $15 worth at 25¢ each.
If I ever get back to my TT project, the hub odometer will go on it.
At $23 I probably paid too much, but I saw a lot of them priced a lot higher.
These will get a lot of use.
Dan, You missed this at Hershey I think you need it .Send me your address.
Got your phone message this night, will send you a PM.
And will telephone tomorrow