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    Yesterday our Model A club held it's annual swap meet at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The rain cut back the sellers a bit, and the buyers were noticeably down from last year. The rain didn't start until about noon, so there was time to do some good shopping, and the very first thing I saw was a Power Products engine for only $10. I found an antique electric motor and a nice Wilton wood vice for $5 each. I also found a box of extension cords for $1, and several good American tools for $1 each. A set of crows feet from 3/8 to 1" was $10, and the box full of various fuses and terminals strips was only $5. My neighbor needed a specific GE headlamp for his just restored 1956 T-Bird, and I found that for him.

    I saw 2 complete Model A running gears, but didn't check the price. There sure was more good buys than I was expecting to find, and I wanted to walk through a second time, but when the rain started most of the sellers started packing up. Just finding the Power Products engine made it worth going, let alone all the rest of the bargains. I found a new trailer coupler for $4 and an NOS boat speedometer for $5. All 3 spools of Kester Rosin core solder were $5, and the container of fine thread square nuts was only $1. The one picture shows an original top plate, and cutout, and an aftermarket drain cock I bought for $5. Later on I'll show why I wanted this particular drain valve.

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    You certainly got your moneys worth on all those items. And just when we were talking about poor solder you scored the good ole stuff.
    It looks like the points holder on the upper plate is rotted or broken off
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mitch View Post
      You certainly got your moneys worth on all those items. And just when we were talking about poor solder you scored the good ole stuff.
      It looks like the points holder on the upper plate is rotted or broken off
      Yes, I noticed that, but I checked the insulating pad, and it's perfect, so that was the main thing for a good top plate. The solder is larger diameter than I prefer for electrical work, but for the price, I sure wasn't going to pass it up.

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      • #4
        We cannot make it to Hershey this year, buying the new roadster and me working too much now to make up for it. There is a local swap meet in Brookville OH the first of Nov we are looking forward to making though. This is put on by the Dayton OH club I think.

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        • #5
          Tom, you can put the solder on a "solder stretcher" and make it the skinney stuff. Lol.

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