Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:20 am

Peter Person wrote:Looks like this outfit might be willing to put together a "Cub Package".
http://www.broachbuster.com/id45.htm

Peter


This is the response received. Interesting an independent business person would not first review the activity on this forum - then choose to venture into a new market.

Jeff A. <pacecarjeff@bellsouth.net>
10:11 AM (6 minutes ago)
I only have the ones shown on my website - sorry

Ken

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

Not a surprising response - I have seen this before from other vendors who just don't seem interested in expansion. Many reasons for that. Did you put together the list of what was required for a Cub? If so, then if this Jeff fellow isn't interested as a supplier to the antique car/race car market, there may be others.

Personally I would rather just get them from TM if I can't find originals. Tom and Lynn have been long time supporters of our community and I deal with them for most of my new parts.

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:39 am

Rudi - TM will get my order. Heard the same information on TM this weekend at Cecil's. When I whine and complain about how hard the Wittek clamps are to work with - ya'll can remind me "we warned ya"...... TM will be very happy in a couple of weeks.....:-)

Ken

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Are these close?
http://www.oldcarstuff.com/catalog/prod ... cts_id=333

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:05 pm

Those are the ones - they are available from TM. Thanks for your post.

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:22 pm

A little off subject
PVF1799 wrote: Perhaps I'm getting just a bit too crazy on this restoration. I just want it to be as close to what it was when Dad purchased it.

Ken


Make sure when you paint it, you get runs in the paint and miss the spots that are hidden. :big afro:

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Dale - did you mean the clamps or the tractor :). If there are runs anywhere on RauCub-1 - I will strip it and start over. I am painting it one piece at a time......Hopefully you'll get to see it someday -I'd be glad to have your trained eye review our work.....It's going to Cecil's in August....

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:43 pm

What Dale is referring to is replicating the original factory paint job. The cubs were painted as units, and often had runs in the paint, and some of the nether regions did not get paint.

By doing each part separately, you have no hope of having it look "as close to what it was when Dad purchased it." :D

Re: Original Hose Clamps 1948

Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:45 pm

That's a very good point and thanks for sharing it. The way I'm going to approach it - It will be better than it was when it was new. Also - someday when my grandson does this Cub over again - he'll have more paint to strip - he can curse grandpa then. I can see the posts now - someone will say - "when it came from the factory it would have been sprayed assembled - your grandfather didn't do you any favors.... :D :D :D

I very much appreciate the myriad of thoughts and ideas about our project.
Thanks to all, Ken