Day #1 of the Luray swap meet was great. The heat was sizzling and so were the deals. Today, I found two things that were great finds for me. The picture of the rusty, unidentifiable sheet metal junk lying in the grass, is actually a belly pan for a 1911 2-cylinder Maxwell, model AB. It's very rough, but yet a VERY RARE part as these were thrown away MUCH QUICKER than the engine pans on a Model T. It's probably only good for a pattern, but at 25 bucks, I'm very happy.
In the other picture is an awesome Splitdorf manual that I needed for information on the Model H mag on my Maxwell. Also, there is a reproduction Ford sign and hanger, a set of stainless valves that are brand new for only $5, a set of Champion X replacement porcelains in the original boxes for $15 each, some manifold glands, some oilers that I'll use on my Maxwell, a brass era Mag post (That I still owe the seller $1 for and will pay him tomorrow!!) a roll of waterpump packing that Im hoping to use for packing the fuel line inlet on my Maxwell, an early brass body tag from the Parry Manufacturing Company which made wood truck bodies, and lastly, in the wooden box, is a bearing scraping kit, complete with three scrapers, two rock hard tubes of lapping compound, and a tube of blue dye.
It was a great day and if you didn't go, you are missing a great event.
So for those of us who went, post your finds here!!!!
Here is my find. It's a little rough, but for the price I couldn't walk away. Glad I could help with the Splitdorf manual!
Thanks for the photos. I would really like to make it someday. Maybe next year.... More pictures please....")
Your Perry tag looks just like the one off my wooden T pickup bed! I think it was on the right front side--I haven't restored the bed yet, so I'd have to go look at the wood again for the mounting holes.I believe this is pre-merger with Martin.
David... you are correct!
Sorry guy no pics, but I grabbed a firewall and hoods for my enclosed TT.
Day 2 kicked off with a couple more vendors showing up. Today, I bought a spare early water outlet for my 13 or 15 just to have as a back up and I also picked up an unusual timer that I've never seen before. As a last hurrah prior to leaving the show, I stopped by for one more visit with Greg Adams and decided to buy the Pan straightening table he had in the back of his pick up truck. It's pretty straight but needs some work and the accessories - most of which I can make on my lathe at home. Either way, it can be made new again without too much work.
Found these two tools also picked up my floor boards from Mr. Anderson. Great to meet him.
I would have bought that pan jig in a New York minute and hired 4 guys @ $50 each to carry it to my truck!
The bearing scrapers in the box are neat...I had a co-worker who inherited his grandfathers garage stuff. He showed me the tools and there was a bearing scraper. I told him what it was and he told me he thought it was something to open paint cans and punch holes in the lip! Yes he gave it to me.
Nice Ford u-joint entering tool there, Robert !
Thanks Steve. Now I have this one and the flat bar one as well.