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 Post subject: WANTED: Parts for Semi Convertible Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Hello...I'm involved with a group associated with the Hampton History Museum in Hampton Virginia that is in the process of restoring the last known streetcar that ran in Hampton and Newport News, Va. This car is car No. 390 which was built to a Baltimore design in 1917. The car ran until 1946 and was used as a home until 1977. The Baltimore Streetcar Museum then got the car and stored it until August of this year (2017) when it was donated to the Hampton History Museum. There is a web site (under an update at present) and a Facebook page for the project. Just do a search for "Streetcar 390".

The intent of the museum and our group is to restore the car as it would have appeared during the 1930's as a one man car. While we plan to restore it cosmetically we would like it to have the appearance of a operating car. We have been lucky so far and have some parts that were missing but are in need of more. We know that some parts may not be able to be found and are prepared to have replica parts made if needed. Since we are not the usual type of museum that has operating cars we don't have much in the way of something to trade and most parts will either have to be donated, bought or replicated. I am posting a list below of what we are looking for and if you have anything or know where we might find something please let me know. I'll update this list from time to time.

Also note....390 is a near duplicate of the Brill semi convertibles that were built for Baltimore in 1917 (13 window) There is one Baltimore semi convertible that still exists and luckly its a sister Baltimore car of the same design. This car is Baltimore No. 5748 at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine.

List to follow in my next post. Parts not listed are either being fabricated or the exact type of part is unknown at this time. Some parts we are looking for differ from what 390 and Baltimore semi convertibles had because of the difficulty finding certain parts and having to make compromises and use facsimile parts for cosmetic reasons.

Here is a link for those who might want to see our progress....https://www.facebook.com/streetcar390/


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Parts for Semi Convertible Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Parts for Semi Convertible Restoration
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:14 am 

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Check with GOMACO IND of Ida Grove Iowa. They have several cars for parts and restoration. Don't know what the have, but it worth a try.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Parts for Semi Convertible Restoration
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Hi...I've contacted Gomaco and they are supposed to get back to me next week.
Depending on what we find or what Gomaco can do we may or may not go that
route. It will also depend on what costs are.


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A little update on the leather strap hangers...We are looking for 22 Rico No. 7 type hangers. It can be just the handle or the handle with a broken leather strap. If you need more information or a picture let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Parts for Semi Convertible Restoration
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Hello....As we are finding parts i'm updating this list.

Updated List of parts 12-1-19


2- G.E. MS or G.E. MR-5 line breakers or similar.

2- motorman's air brake valves similar to Westinghouse O.V.X. or SY2 types.
Update....we can use a SV-2 type also. We might consider using a SA-2.

1-air tank 16"x 48" can have a small hole since this is for display.

1-air tank 10"x 24" can have a small hole since this is for display

2- Ohio Brass type trolley catchers or something similar.

2- Van Dorn No. 5 couplers or type that is close.

8- Brill folding step hinges or any folding step and door hardware.


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