Once again it's time for the best swap meet for early (under 1960) car parts and Model T Stuff in all of Northern California and beyond. This show has consistently had enough Model T sellers to make the trip worth while.
I hear there will be some speed equipment there, Rajo, etc, a Ruckstell and a lot of misc parts for T's and A's and others.
Saturday June 4 thru Sunday, June 1? jb
Nv bob heading there always been a good meet
But get the early 6am as its over by lunch time
We will have literally tons of T stuff there. Still more at home. Not a whole bunch of high end goodies or early stuff, just parts you need to build or repair a car. All priced to move out, this is the last meet for this load. I will have a 1915 rear end and a nice 1911-13 pan. If time permits, I will have a driver original 1926 Buick sedan for sale as well. Come and enjoy the show, there will be lots to see!
But no Lemon Meringue Pie!! That's thanks to the County Health inspector who is afraid we'll get sick from the egg products within (the Meringue itself). Fortunately the ladies do make a mean berry pie. . . . .
This swap meet is the first sign of Summer!! ALREADY!!
Ive been there for the last 4 years and always come home with goodies. Sometimes lots of them sometimes less. But I will be there for sure. Scott
Within a ten hour or better drive from Sacramento this is the BEST swap meet for Model T Stuff Left other then the Horseless Carriage Swap meet in Bakersfield. I am Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there. I will be wearing a MTFCA Forum badge as usual.
Me at our space at last years Auburn show.
(Message edited by fordmodelt on May 27, 2016)
I have to agree with Jay that besides the Bakersfield meet, Auburn is a close second ! We used to have several good swap meets in the Greater Seattle - Tacoma area but as with recent posts about some of the other meets around the country - lots of junk !
Here's the "3 Amigos" in Auburn from a couple years back.
My apologies - I should have stated the "3 Paisanos" !
If you need or are looking for anything model T related, or have parts to sell be sure to come. I'll be there selling my surplus parts and hope to get a chance to walk around and look at everyone else's goodies.
List is made erik B sent you pm earlier
Where do we get our "Stikin'" FORUM badges??
I should wear one on my hat, as I'm usually walking around bent over looking at parts, not people!!
I really should put together a truck load myself and sell this year, but I probably won't! I MIGHT need that part!!!
Hmm, maybe I should make up a badge, "I'm NOT Jay!"
Heh heh heh!
David half my list I had last year but gave it away to get car up and running
Steve, Thanks for the memories!
" ... Within a ten hour or better drive from Sacramento ... "
Wow, Jay ... Sacramento to Auburn ..... 10 hours ? Your TT must have 7:1 gears and
3-4 Warfords stuck in underdrive to make that kind of time !
David, This is the badge I wear at swap meets. I have meet a lot of Forum folks that I wouldn't have without it.
Hoping to meet a bunch of Forum members this Sunday!!!
Here's a fancy namebadge sample for anyone that want's to "bling up" their hat or shirt!
I'll be there with Eric selling t stuff ours and mine Some stuff you may have seen at Bakersfield but like Eric said last show and the HILLClimber. wild cherry 2 will be on display if you want to see one of the faster. model t s Hill climbers C 4. Auto Trans , gemsa. Overhead and 2 97 carbs. And yes on a t block
Yep wild cherry she a wild one for sure
Would someone post a message on how the Auburn meet is going. I couldn't go this year. The last two times I went, there was very little T stuff, but a whole lot of 55 Chev parts!
Hmm. Two threads. Don't know which one to report on.
I just got home, had stayed till only three vendors were left with most of their stuff still out (I did get a few really good late bargains). There were quite a number of sellers with mostly model T era stuff there, and a lot of bargains to be had. I did see stuff selling, but I don't think sales were high. I did buy a few things, and Erik Barrett gave me some fenders he seemed glad to get rid of (I think I can put a couple to good use, thank you Erik!).
Again, I saw a few OHV heads for Ts, and a fair amount of other speed stuff. A couple Ruckstells, at least three Whippett radiators with shells, early narrow nose pans including one bargain one in need of repair that I hated to pass up for $50.
There was of course a fair amount of what I consider modern junk, but I would say almost half the stuff there was model T era.
I spent more than half the time there just visiting with friends, old and new, and enjoyed all of it.
Unfortunately, I had taken my camera, but realized I had left it in the car when I went to want to take a picture of David Dewey eating his pie!
rive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Well, first the BIG news! They had A Lemon Meringue pie & it was delicious! Linda had a Strawberry Rhubarb that was very good too.
I made it through the meet, and got home and soaked in the tub for a while--think I will survive!
So buys, yep, lots of them! I ended up getting six or seven nice used front wheel outer bearings, under $25 total. Two new Coker rim flaps $8, Two odd-ball wire wheels that use a demountable rim (rims on them are basically Junk) for $20--may just be wall-hangers, but for $20!! An early cast muffler rear plate and set of muffler shells $28, oh and two iron potatoes with intact handles--hmm seperate buys, but I think I have about $18 in them both. Oh, some brass spring bushings hmm a bag of them for $5
Got a chance to visit with lots of folks, Wayne, Jay, Kim Dobbins, Jack Mulkey (Sorry Jack, my foot didn't let me get back over to your side of the meet), Erik & Rodger Barrett, Phil W. and others--was a great time! Stopped at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge museum on the way home and met up with Lloyd Hansen and Casey Wilmunder who were also there.
I saw some real deals in others' hands too while at the meet. Oh, Erik had a passel of great parts there, but I saw them reloading a complete rebuilt Ruckstell towards the end of the day, so some bargains just didn't sell. And one new twist, due to increased (greatly increased, apparently) rental fees from the new fair management there was a $2/car parking fee. Oh well. . . .
Oh and this isn't a slow group by any means; they don't have rows, the have "Lanes" (Lane 1, Lane 2, etc.) Them's racing terms!
PS Photos of the wheels later! It's HOT out there! Oh, we almost didn't make it home quickly as there was a fire beside the road through Brown's valley, but the firemen let us through--wow, could feel the heat from inside the truck. I hope they got a handle on it.
Oh, one of the best buys I saw was the square under seat gas tank for the early tudors, etc. for $50. If I had ANY use for it, I would have jumped on it.
I got front bumper brackets for my 27 Coupe. A wiring harness for my A pickup, a load of gaskets, Wide bands, engine pans, a crow bar that is 4 feet tall and a few more things. Great swap meet and I will be back next year. Thanks guys for putting the meet on, Scott Owens
Best buy slipped through my hands just a minute late a Bosch side drive setup in decent shape $150?
Like the other stated great swap some deals
I say the car clubs in this area realy support each other. I say if it wasn't early Ford it waschrome Chevy goodies.
Myself didn't buy anything but few small goodies
I needed for my current speedster.
Hope some of the sellers who post here will chime in
But from what I saw was a good time once again
Bob, you were there?? Somehow we missed each other! AAAUGH!!
I had a great time there. Met some people from the forum for the first time. Saw a friend there (a lurker) too. As others have said, about half of the vendors had T parts. Prices were good. Picked up a good front axle, front fender, latch and some miscellaneous bits and pieces all for less than $50. Even got a pair of top bow clamps for $5. I was envious of the guy that bought the Touring with the 5 piece rear for $2k. It needed a complete restoration but it was mostly complete less proper year engine.
That touring was bought for yard art. It is going to become a planter I am told. Well, if you buy it it is yours to do with as you wish.
It was great to see a bunch of the forum guys there. I got a neat photo of some of the great ones all together at Kim Dobbins' space. Thomas, I hope we can help with your project, we can handle the bearings when you are ready.
Lurkers, arise! I was once one, too. Become part of the conversation and contribute. You will be welcomed. As in all things online, there are trolls out there. So what, that's life. Let's all celebrate our love for the model T.
OK, promised pictures; first two of the unnamed wire wheels. The hub is threaded to accept the ford hubcap (and lots of other brands, apparently the threads were somewhat standardized). And some of the parts finds. the three plugs are Champion X, Chai?? and Champion Ford.
David yeah I looked at those wheels no idea there
I think next year I wear a badge like Jay or something , having only one eye I gotta look twice as hard
Ah something else we share--I have both eyes, but only use one at a time. No depth perception at all.
Hope someone can identify these; kinda cool, but in some ways kind of crude.
Well it was another great show this year with a good showing of Model T stuff. Meet lots of Forum members and lurker's (almost two dozen!) plus lots of Model T friends from the local area and afar.
I brought my camera to take photos to share here like have have done in the past.The only problem was when I went to use the camera I found that I had left the memory card at home stuck in my laptop, Duh!
Here's what I found to drag home In between watching my sellers space and checking other sellers stuff out.
Good "score" Jay - sorry we missed the meet this year !
Is that a pair of Rush dual-contact timer rollers I see there - one in the box ???
Howdy Steve, Yes that's two NOS Rush timer rollers with one in the original box.
I actually was able to pick up 10 Model T accessories that I didn't have in the collection. (two were gifts not shown in the above photo)
I'll be posting the new accessories under my Accessory Of The Day posts in the near future.
Hope your move to your new digs is going smoothly for the two of you.