Who is bringing what to Bakersfield???????????
Inquiring minds want to know
A big bag of money to spend on goodies.
I expect to bring George and Martin, and maybe Derrick. Or are they bringing me?
I plan on bringing extra model T parts and items from my late fathers collection. Would also bring a couple of 28 chevy 4 cylinder engines with heads if any one is interested. I will be in spaces O & P.
I'm bringing all the left overs from the Lau collection. Wheels, rims, fenders, coil boxes, wishbones, brass lights, headlights, carbs, front end parts rear axle parts and many, many other parts. Lots of NOS parts,
Bring Steve Jelf and Derrick Pang, and throw Martin Vowell in for good karma
I will bring a good front cylinder (Fits 1 & 2 Cyl REO's) that came off a 1 cylinder REO truck engine. It is in good shape....no cracks or welds and will work on 1 cyl REO cars. Asking $850.00
When I was on last years tour in Bellingham Wash. there was someone that was interested that had a REO truck.
So, is anyone going to Wool Growers' Thursday night for a gastronomical Basque delight?
Going to Noriega's Thursday after the tour. For the swap meet we are bringing several thousand pounds of T's and parts. Have an early pan and hand brake lever/shaft, aluminum 15 trains cover and much more. For the speedster guys, a Rajo head, Whippet radiator and a few other goodies. Anyone need a Franklin lion hood mascot? One of those too, plus some 26-28 Buick stuff. I am driving my 1916 Dodge on the tour. My partner will be driving a 1915 T speedster that will be for sale at the meet, real reasonable.
Hope to meet some of you guys there.
Thinking about it. Checked the airlines, pretty expensive. Can't haul crap home. Takes two days to fly, four to drive. Haul lots of crap home. Or sell some crap. Or stop in Vegas. Too much work to do at home. Like to see some of that stuff Kim is bringing. Got too much crap already. Need to pay taxes instead of buying parts. Might find a couple cheap OF's or something I could make money on. Got a good pickup. Long drive by myself. Oh, me, oh, my, what to do, what to do. Still a couple weeks away.
David Dewey....are you going? I'm in spaces O & P.
will have my linebore units and bearing molds for models T and A Ford mains...space D10 ...may bring some small parts along too... always an optimist ...gene french
What are the dates (again) 15th and 16th?
Don't know yet--have some obligations here to deal with. I'll let you know when I know!
Stan--If you stop at Vegas & play the craps tables, you probably won't have money to buy crap!
Planing to go but there's a storm a brewing at my work so hoping for the best
Bringing a long wish list and a thin pocketbook.
David, we have legal gambling in Montana and I would bet I haven't put $100 in to it in the 35 or so years they have had it here. I work too hard for it to give it away and they know a lot more about those games than I do.
Being self employed is gamble enough for me.
My dad was raised in Nevada. He always said that those big-shots didn't build those fancy palaces out of the goodness of their hearts.
Don't know if I will make it to Bakersfield this year or not. Wife keeps saying "GO" and wants to go along, but other things really aren't shaping up well for it. We will see.
Everybody else, Go! Drive carefully, and enjoy it all! Then post pictures of all the cars and about half the parts.
Been on my bucket list for several years now. My chances was hovering around 3/4 for the last few weeks now hanging around 2/5 but now I find several people from this section of the contry going. Sending in my mommies for the swap meet at Richmond in June.
I'm going & this will be my first time there.
I'm looking for an original Prest - O - Lite "Automatic Reducing Valve" as shown in this thread - scroll down about half way down. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/568517.html?1442789099.
I'm also looking for a dome light switch for a Fordor Sedan.
I hope to meet many of you while there.
I just had to use the pun! My brother tried to teach me craps once--"Roll the dice, David, OK, you got 5, now roll them again--oops, you loose. OK roll the dice, you got 7, OK roll them again--ooops, you lose!"
"Louie, what are the rules??"
"Just keep playing, you'll learn them!"
"I already leaned one: I lose!!"
That's as far as it went!
I explain to people that the advantage of being self-employed is that I can work a half-day if I want to, and can choose which 12 hours it will be!
There is one sure-fire way to make a small fortune being self-employed; you start with a Large fortune. . . .
Since it was asked "Who is bringing what to Bakersfield?" I will contribute my collection. All of this stuff is virgin...never seen the eyes or hands of swap meets. Trying to get it sorted so that it can be seen.
To answer your question - According to the on-line Kern County Fairgrounds website calendar it's Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16, 2016. Hours are 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day. Admission at Gate 28 is $2.00. Parking is $5.00.
It'll really help if you wear your MTFCA cap or better yet a FORUM Name Tag so we all don't walk by each other. I know I've done that in years past just because we don't recognize the face but only the name.
Forum Name Tag
That sounds like a great idea. Where do we get them ?
I was planning on attending but, alas, I've used up my spring trip to So. Cal. already. See y'all next year!
Keith are you flying or driving?
Jerry, Driving from Apache Junction, Arizona. Ya, we're snowbirds..
Just got my stall passes and map for Bakersfield today in the mail. YAHOOOOOOO
As always Thursday afternoon move in Friday 6 am for vendors.
I've been getting a number of PMs asking about my Bakersfield space number....it is D-69. Should have mentioned that in my earlier thread.
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Henry, thanks for the info on dates... just got back from Colorado... lets see if I can make it out...
I gather you will not necessarily fly Robert ?
Enjoying your book - taking my time reading it ..
I understand the Model T & Rover inclusion now ...
We are in D81/82, E31/32 with lots of T stuff. Come by and visit.
Erik see yeah there hoping see lot of old and meet up with a few new friends
16. Model t Rail job coming that runs all original. I'm with Eric same spots
Our T parts trailer is so heavy this year we had to back it into the shop last night to pull out the single axle and swap in a set of tandems. Still worried about the tires, may buy some heavier ones. I think the trailer weighs in at 8-10K lbs. We hope to go home a lot lighter, so we will be making great deals. Not rare high buck stuff, but parts everyone needs to build up a model T. Buy the whole load with the trailer and you will be in business cheap. Of course, we will will have some high end goodies, too. Also an entry level priced brass speedster for low buck fun. Come by and see us!
hope to be there Sat.
Sat?? By then most of us will be gone!! If we go, I have to be in Placerville by mid-day Saturday.
Erik, What row & space #
Friday is the big day for the swap meet.....by Saturday noon, most vendors are packing up and leaving.
I'm bringing my 1931 Plymouth sport roadster to either sell or trade for something neat. Space D-19, stop by and visit.
Will they let such a modern car into the swap??
Looks like a wonderful project, with a lot of work already done.
Hey it's pre war ww 2 not ww 1
Dale do you really remember WW1??????
Don, we are in D81/82, and E31/32. We have always had four spaces but we finally arranged to have them all together in one block.
Les, hard to come up with something neater than that Plymouth roadster. But Bakersfield is where you will find it. See you there.
Brian and I will be at spaces C-29&30 The big ticket items we will have are:1926 TT "Peddler's Truck". An early Ruckstell rear-end. This has a 1913-14 12 rivet housing and all other early parts included. All rebuilt and ready to bolt in. A Rajo 4-valve head, missing the rockers and push rods. A really nice pair of Victor #2 sidelights. An excellent 1913-14 John Brown carbide generator. Several Stewart Warner speedo swivels. We will have several boxes of "small items". For the Model A fans we have a complete original Riley two-port head and all necessary parts to install. We'll have some other racy type stuff for both Model A and Model T. We'll have a large $2.00 table as well as a $10.00 and $20.00 table. We're contemplating bringing a large citrus fruit picking box full of "free to a good home" items. Stop by and see us for some great bargains. I'll post more later as we drag more stuff out of our sheds. We Look forward to seeing you all there!! Give me a call with your particular needs. If I have it, I'll bring it along. 559 nine six seven 0112
Brass car guy, No I don't remember either WW 1 or 2. I was born just 7 months before Pearl Harbor
I heard that Arron Griffey is looking for a right side deferential housing. Might check your stash and bring it along or PM him if you have one.
I heard that Aaron Griffey is looking for a right side deferential housing. Might check your stash and bring it along or PM him if you have one.
Which one does he need? At least five USA production variations from '14 through '25, and that is major variations. There are also lesser variations. I think three different ones for '26/'27?
Oh dear, I forgot to give the year. He's working on a friends '40 ford
I work Monday through Friday, Saturday is the best I can do
Make it as early as you can on Saturday. I always stay until noon, but some vendors seem to have to leave on Friday afternoon. Unfortunately I don't sell old T parts (but if you want a leather license plate, I'm in D-22).
I planned be there Saturday morning late but if everybody is leaving around noon on Saturday I guess I'd better get there early on Friday.
I'll be looking for a '39 to '41 Ford differential housing.
Yep, by Late Saturday morning it's all over but the final packing up!
Hmm, '39-41 parts is kinda "new" for this meet, but ya never know!
Well, for me Bakersfield is all over--ain't gonna make it this year, and we were so looking forward to visiting y'all and meeting some of you for the first time. Don't really have much on our "must have list" that won't likely be at Auburn (CA) in a few months, and I haven't organize my "surplus" stuff (like '15 Stanley engine, 20s Buick wheels, etc.) to take them. OH well, there should be next year. And the weather appears to be great this year.
SOMEONE have some Tongue Stew at Wool Growers and think of us. Oh, and Ice Cream at Dewar's. Man, are we missing out this year!! AAAUGh!!
Y'all have a great time, we'll be thinking of you and wishing we were there.