I have my camera and will post stuff later in the day.
I just got back from from Long Beach Swap Meet. Yes its small but I came home a bag of goodies. and I got a 1968 Ford steering box for a GREAT price. Will post more after I get some rest. Its over 200 miles for me and the poker game went past midnight. So 2.5 hours sleep is getting to me, Scott
So how was the poker game ?
where was the poker game?
Here are four buzzards that attended the swap meet. The man on our left is Earl Enyeart past editor of the "Magneto News" from the 1950's. His dad was Orvil Enyeart who found out how to put four wheel hydraulic brakes on a Model T Ford and install a Borg WArner overdrive in a T. Next to him is Humble Howard Genrich and on our far right is Ed Archer. Seated is an early 1950;s Long Beach Model T Club member Frank Hilarides.
Got my tail kicked at the poker game. Game is in Springville Calif 93265
Ok I got a band wrench like Steve Jelfs for 5 bucks. An early fiber timing gear made by Allstate and sold by Sears also for 5 bucks. A heat stove for 5 bucks. A nice outer wheel bearing also 5 bucks and the 68 Ford steering box for a bank breaking 10 bucks.
Got to make the trip with an old T man. His name is Tim Hauert and has been playing with T,s for close to 60 years.
Will make the swap meet next year. Thanks for putting it on, Scott
90 plus year old Phil Reed stands in front of a huge stationary engine mounted on a trailer. They ran it every 30 minutes all day long. It jumped up and down as it ran and even wagged the towing pickup truck like a ping pong ball.
Glen Chaffin stops selling just long enough to pose along with some of his customers.
Now ye shall be known as ...
" 5 Buck Scott " ...
Nice hit & miss engine - hard to believe that gentleman is in his 90's.
Jim, he's not only in his nineties, he is 96 1/2, and still goes to his business, Electronic Chrome and Grinding, almost every day. http://www.ecgrinding.com
By the way, Humble Howard is a youngster at just 91.
Thank's Jeff, I was afraid to put in the wrong age so said "well into his 90's
HI, I forgot to say than on the way home I stopped by 901 Olive street. I showed the place that Henry stayed at when he made his LA trips to my friend. He was pleased to see such history. 5 buck Scott
People pics are great but we need parts pics
I was only there a couple hours as I was not feeling good. But I thought it was a good swap and I felt a little better moving around looking at stuff and visiting with folks. I was pleased with the things I found, got the cripper for 5 bucks and a Rocky Mountain 6 speed that appears to be in working order for 50 bucks! and a phone from the good ol days :-) think I paid to much for it 225 bucks, but it is indeed in good working order :-) Great job Long Beach Chapter !! also some very cool TT's were there, this one I loved - very trick - juice rear brakes and model A engine trans and rear end I think - very cool !!
I never made it over to see that truck. More than a few people told me to go see it. SLEEPER!
It was another great LBMTC Swap Meet. To me, it looked like there were more swappers and more buyers than the last couple of years.There were some really neat cars on display as well as lots of Model T and other prewar parts for sale. Saw the usual old faces and lots of new faces too. Events like this take a lot of work to make happen. Thanks to the LBMTC for keeping this tradition alive and well!