LOG of recent website additions & changes
|The GlassicAnnex email account (on AOL) was spoofed and many or all of my address book got a spam email with a subject of something like RE: Hi and a link to some website. Of course, that was not me who sent it, and I have changed my passwords since. The term " RE:" is used in a reply email, so, unless you sent out an email with the subject of "Hi" you would never get a reply to "hi". -- Anyhow, I apologize for this nuisance||4/23/14|
|Texas Roadster (probably #514) spotted FOR SALE on Craig's List. - This is a Ford 302 with 5 speed stick shift.||4/13/14|
|Virginia Phaeton #860 spotted for sale on eBay - info on owners list page 2.||4/2/14|
Added some pictures that were generously shared by car owners. Car
110, an Ohio Phaeton, sent some recent shots. His car sits on an S-10
Chevy truck chassis. In one view, I tried to zoom in on the front frame
See all car 110 pics in the Album.
Alabama Car 185 sent a more recent photo - I don't know WHEN I got this, since it was on my phone! If there is anything that I know less about than auto mechanics, it is cell phone magic! See Car 185 in the album. Limited new owner info in owners list pg. 1
|Thunderbird replicas. I added some info about this short-run product of the Glassic Family, based on having seen VIN 9006 for sale (it's sold now) on eBay. http://www.glassicannex.org/limited-eds.htm#others While this site is really for the Model A replicas, I added this info since it is not readily available elsewhere. (The seller thought he had a Shay, for example.)||3/24/14|
New Utah owner posted for Replicar #1008, along with some pics.
New Maryland owner posted for Phaeton # 163 on owners list pg. 1
I posted some pics of an Alabama Phaeton that is on Craigs List The Craigs listing is here. This is car # 305-05
FL Phaeton # 1279 was sold - new owner unknown. (nicely restored with a
351 V-8 and overdrive trans) owners list
As part of my catching up process, I added part number info for the universal joint in the steering column on a 1973. See the item here. I posted some wheel covers for sale for an owner on the message board. I am listing links here to some Glassics that I found that are for sale.
Connecticut Roadster 723. This sale is ended, but car did not meet reserve price, so likely still for sale. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Kit-Makes-Other-/251460458890?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160
Tennessee Roadster 408 is on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-A-1971-Glassic-Replica-Convertible-/181340230185?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160
Calif. Phaeton spotted on Craigs list http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/4323447318.html
Arizona Phaeton #1215 on Craigs list http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/4363063404.html
The Annexmaster is back in service! -- My great, two-week
Caribbean cruise is over and now, back to work, sorting through emails
and spam and catching up, which will take several days. Changes will be
poster here in the log. I will NOT, however, be posting the 1300+
pictures my wife took on the trip. Sorry. :-)
Car 1008 has contacted the Annex, and I replied to first figure out which car 1008 they have, the 1974 Glassic, or the 1976 Replicar -- remember, there were some duplicate VINs after the company returned from bankruptcy. More will be added on that car later on.
Cleared out a lot of SPAM - a new hoax has appeared while I was "away" which says that new Google Docs are available for viewing. Also, the same spam for Dropbox - both are legitimate places where people can store and share pictures, but the several emails that I got have a link to -- who knows what.
I got a couple of alerts from eBay about Glassics for sale, and I will post that info in the next day or so.
Someone asked about King Pins - so, while looking on the technical page, I discovered that the SEARCH feature on that page doesn't do ANYTHING, even on words that I know are on the page. Fixed, for now. Pressing <Ctrl + F> brings up a Find box near the top of the page -- I will improve on that necessary feature, but it looks like it will be an all-day project to get it to work right on different computer browsers.
|Fl Phaeton # 691, mentioned two entries below in this log is actually FOR SALE. owners list page 2 has been updated||2/15/14|
|New Florida owner for Phaeton # 1488 has checked in with the Annex .owners list page3||2/14/14|
New FL owner posted for Phaeton # 691 on owners list
I noticed that recently, when the main page opens, the newest info in the log is not present and we have to refresh the page to get it to show up. I am trying to fix that.
I updated the "used car value" page - your
thoughts are welcome as well (email address above)
I am again pondering my love-hate arrangement with the Annex Photo Album, and exploring simpler, less buggy ways to display pictures.
|Florida Phaeton #1488 is FOR SALE. This car goes way back with the Annex. It's owner, Harold Stone, attended the 2003 Glassic Reunion. This car is one of the ones on the Annex homepage rotation of pictures, because it has SHAY wheels - giving it a more authentic Model A appearance. Sale info is on owners list page3 and there are some old pics of the reunion in my photo scrapbook.||1/21/14|
Mississippi Phaeton #316 has a new owner, who sent some great pics of
this upgraded car. Start with the listing in owners list pg. 1
and click the camera for pics, and the notepad icon for updated
When I upgraded to a new Windows 8 computer, it seems that the "SkyDrive" -- or "the cloud", which is a file sharing place somewhere out there on the Internet -- anyhow, the new setup was not compatible with the OLD sky drive I had set up on Windows 7. That was a second place for most of the ALBUM pictures of Glassics. The album is a great program that breaks down from time to time, so the SkyDrive Album is a duplicate file location with the same pictures. Take a look at it, and let me know if you find any "issues" with looking at it (my email address is above)
|I added some info about STEERING STABILIZERS, or STEERING DAMPERS, or "Death wobble", in my case, pertaining to my car 689. This is in the Technical section.||1/9/14|
FL Phaeton # 691 is FOR SALE. See
page 2. Pictures from the current Internet listing are in a
separate folder with the older pictures. The "custom dash" in the older
pictures seems gone now, but all pics seem to be the same car. The
original red and blue Budweiser paint job is gone now. The
seller called me in answer to my request for a VIN, and seemed nice.
Also, NC Roadster # 659 send some updated info and lots of fresh pictures of his FOR SALE car. owners list page 2 has the info, and link to the album. In the album for his car is a folder for car "659-in-2014" which has the newest pics.
|Ohio Roadster # 1275 is added to owners list page3 The owners drove it home (see the 12/29 log entry) just before the storm.||1/2/14|
|Added a FOR SALE Georgia Roadster # 1459 - spotted by an Annex fan in a dealer ad. See owners list page3||1/2/14|
I am getting reports from Annex fans who have spotted Glassics for sale
(or just sold) on the internet. Here are some items that I have
added. Lime green Replicar just sold in Arkansas - has the rear spare
tire. Original VIN tag does not appear on the car, so we will call it
Car u044 Also two Phaetons being sold by Bob's Classics in
Clearwater FL # 304 and
# 746 -- # 746 has an interesting
profile shape on the convertible top
And there may be more to add as I go over other leads from you viewers.
|Received a donation by check from Dave and Lindsay Willman in support of the website. They are driving their new Glassic home (100 mi+) soon - let the adventure begin. And, of course, they gain a spot in the hallowed Hall of Fame||12/29/13|
|The Annexmaster bought a new Windows 8 computer since the old one was having errors. So far, I have managed to mess up the password and user name setup required for the new computer. The sky drive (the cloud), which has a copy of the photo album pictures is still there, but I can't add to it, since the new windows 8 is not compatible with the very recent Windows 7. Go figure, Microsoft!||12/28/13|
|Once again, the photo album showed an error message instead of the pictures. I think I have repaired it --- again, but next year, it is time for a different album program on the Annex. Merry Christmas, all.||12/24/13|
|North Carolina Roadster # 659 is now FOR SALE. See owners list page 2||12/17/13|
|I added about a dozen screen captures of the Bonnie and Clyde car (u043) to the album. You can view both nights of the previous TV show on the History Channel website. The Glassic appears on day two.||12/15/13|
Added a couple of cars to the list. One is a Replicar that was spotted
in Ohio at a dealer (more to come if he buys it)
... and I assigned an "unknown VIN" number of u043 to the Bonnie and Clyde TV car. On the no VIN page, the numbers of no vin cars does not match up since some turned into VIN cars when we found the number.
The photo album seems to have been fixed (minus all of the view counters
have gone back to zero). I do not know what caused the code error, so I
can't say when or if the problem will come back, but for now, it seems
Illinois Phaeton # 1122 is for sale or trade. See owners list page 2
Look what showed up on TV! --
The album seems to be not working today. This is bad, since the error does not let me get into the album to re-calibrate it. It will try to refresh overnight by itself. If that fails. hmm.
|Oregon Phaeton #332 - sold. New owner unknown. See owners list pg. 1||11/29/13|
Roadster # 629 has a couple of restoration pics added
in the Album. One change is hard to miss!!
Tennessee Roadster # 408 spotted on eBay
|Michigan Phaeton # 1465 has been added to owners list page3||11/24/13|
Florida Roaster # 1046 is now For sale.
See owners list
Kansas Phaeton #1505 has sold on eBay to new owner in Illinois. See owners list page3
|Oregon Phaeton #332 for sale - PRICE NOW REDUCED! See owners list pg. 1||11/14/13|
Technical section additions
Radiator keeps developing leaks Thanks to Larry for sharing this
And sticking starter rod may cause irregular no-crank situations.
If your radiator leaks, wait until I post the odd story from Larry's car
912 -- I am getting details, but he had 3 different radiators leak
before he figured it out. I will post his story soon.
That made me wonder if I had finished my story about "car sometimes just would not crank" - then it would. Among other problems, I have now reported the sticking starter rod. The story is in the epilog here: tech/electrical/index.htm#30-55
|The link to the list of UNKNOWN VIN CARS, with pictures, appears at the top of each of the three owners list pages. It had some missing photos from before I moved the album location on the internet. The links have been fixed.||11/2/13|
Alabama Phaeton with a Chevy V8 conversion and an odd VIN added to
owners list pg. 1
I noticed some link issues with pics on the unknown VIN car page - I will fix them in the next day or two (THEN post the link here)
|Illinois Phaeton # 1499 spotted on ebay . Also, see owners list page3||10/2?/13|
|Kansas Roadster # 1505, one of the last Glassics made, is FOR SALE on eBay -- Also, info on owners list page3||10/24/13|
|Connecticut Roadster # 723 spotted on ebay. This car has some modifications, and appears on owners list page 2||10/21/13|
|Tennessee Roadster # 408 spotted on eBay. This one is for sale by a dealer and has a DMV made-up vin, but the seller shared the original vin with me. In owners list pg. 1 Also, some of the best eBay pictures I've seen in a while, including good under shots. See Album||10/18/13|
|Again, things seem to happen in groups. Phaeton # 844 is added to owners list page 2 making it the second piece of news from Canada this month. (Photo shows an interesting trunk on this car)||10/13/13|
Canada Phaeton # 913 has been undergoing some serious upgrades. You can
read about them on their own page, with links
on that page to the album pics.
Alabama Phaeton # 407 is for sale on eBay. I don't think the owners list is up to date, but I will address that later. I just got back from being away not seeing Alcatraz and not seeing the Yosemite Park. Our government may be closed, but the Annex IS open for business!
Colorado Roadster # 1321 is FOR SALE.
See owners list
NOTE - website updates and email replies will be hit and miss for the next week or two.
|A different owner for Ohio Phaeton #414 has checked in and the car is FOR SALE. This is one of few International engine Glassics with automatic transmission. See owners list pg. 1||9/22/13|
I found a good eBay source for running board rubber strips (in black
only) and added it to my page on running boards. I have not ordered this
yet since I don't need it now, but the sample looks like a good fit at a
|The Kansas Roadster mentioned in the log entry below - the owner sent the VIN but it is a DMV made-up vin. I posted the car as unknown VIN car u042 for now. Ebay pix are added to the album.||9/16/13|
Added some pics of Phaeton 609 to the
Album. Notice the extended hood, new grill shell and other mods to
Here is a Kansas "for sale" Roadster on eBay. I have asked the seller for the VIN, but not heard yet.
And a Michigan Roadster, Replicars # 1113, spotted on eBay by a website friend. The auction is over now, but car did not sell, so it may be available or will be re-listed.
|I added my findings about running board insert material to the page on that subject. I also requested a sample from another vendor, who sells the material by the foot, a more convenient option for our needs. http://www.glassicannex.org/tech/body/runningboards.htm||9/9/13|
|Missouri Phaeton # 1113, a 1974, has been added to owners list page 2 - They have owned the car since 2005.||9/3/13|
It has been a while since this has happened, but we have a new car and
owner checking in. Roadster #831 in Canada has been added to
I located a possible product for the insert strips on running boards on the earlier Glassics. The sample seems to fit and I ordered a full roll. Once I am sure it works, I will post details.
Phaeton # 341 has been undergoing restoration. Today I added three pics of the TOP FRAME - both apart for re-aligning and then back together again. They start at top row right. Other interesting pics of this car on that page in the ALBUM
The GlassicAnnex photo album seems to be stable since I moved it to a
different hosting company. Today I changed literally hundreds of links
of various pages that referred to pictures at the old location.
Hopefully they now all point to the new location for the
I also got rid of the older LOG entries, and moved them to a "historical" file. You can find old logs at the bottom of this page (although I cannot imagine why anyone would want to see them.
Michigan Phaeton # 141 has a new email address. That usually does not
rate a LOG entry, but since the car is
FOR SALE and the photo album has been so flaky lately,
I thought I would report the info that is on owners
list pg. 1
Photos - The album seems to be working right on the sister-site http://GlassicReplicars.com/0phpalbum and I have fixed the three owners lists so that the icons point to the same pictures at the new location. I also have updated the log so that any old references to the album now point to the new site. Please report any mis-fires to my email above. There are still likely some places on the Annex where a link goes to the album at its old location.
PHOTO ALBUM - The old photo album will be down for repairs today - it
has not worked right for some time, so I will try to reinstall it.
The links on the owners page won't work while I try this, but you can
try the other album on the SkyDrive in the meanwhile.
Reloading the program did not solve the problems, but the new version of the old album still more or less works so many of the links on the owners page work. Sometimes.
Today, after a variety of problems with more than one Photo Album program, I bought a new web domain, with a new hosting company and loaded the old album into that website. The progam seems to work fine, although all of the counters are re-set to 0 views, and the captions are gone, for the most part.
I plan to use the current picture links on the owners lists to soon point to the OTHER website gallery -- it will look the same, but hopefully will work right. For now, the photo album will be the only thing on that other website. Please have a look, and report any problems to my email above. http://GlassicReplicars.com
By the way, if you wonder what I do with the donations that I receive, there went $48 of it for the new name and hosting service - likely a good investment if it keeps working right.
GA Phaeton # 697 is for sale see owners list
page 2 (no pictures on file)
Oregon Phaeton #332 is for sale See . owners list pg. 1 -
|Phaeton 576 won Fan favorite. My first chance to add new pictures to the SkyDrive Album.||7/27/13|
|FL Phaeton # 540 was SOLD, -- see my prediction in the log for 7/18/13||7/21/13|
|New Washington State entry for Replicars Phaeton #1082 can be found on owners list page3||7/20/13|
Once again, I am trying to get the photo album to work on the Sky Drive
(the cloud) instead of the existing album. You can see what
progress I am making here (I think)
Some of the pics on this are just samples that I moved there to begin to
figure out how it works. So far, no captions on the pictures.
While this system has disadvantages, it also is less prone to failures. I am still testing to see how hard it will be to link to a specific car within the new GLASSIC-SKYDRIVE ALBUM (this is the same link as the jumbled code in the other link above)
The entry in the log below (car 540) is my first effort at making a direct link to the new SkyAlbum. What I have done is made a new camera icon to go on the owners list, that will send people to THAT site (the cloud). As I put additional new info onto the SkyAlbum, I will use the new icon. It is not as complete as the old album - the only thing is that IT SEEMS TO WORK RIGHT! Look at Car 540!
|Florida Phaeton #540 is FOR SALE. Info is on owners list page 2 - My guess is, that at this price, the car will sell soon!||7/18/13|
|Virginia Phaeton # 860 is FOR SALE. Info on owners list page 2. The car is also for sale on eBay.||7/11/13|
|Owner info for Buffalo area Roadster #412 added to owners list pg. 1 -- also, the owner shared his solution to a LEAKING GAS TANK on his International Harvester based car. It is in with the tech stuff.||6/29/13|
|Northern Pennsylvania Roadster #1323 - an original owner car, was sold today. Info on owners list page3||6/26/13|
Washington state Phaeton, # 1104 is added to owners list
page3 and is for sale. This car
is 1977 Replicar and has some good pics.
Colorado Roadster # 684 has checked in along with some pics. See owners list page 2
|Here is a very rough video of Florida car 1290 - well on its way to being the fastest (not prettiest) Glassic out there. Scroll down a little to see the movie or a lot to see some work done on this car over the years. Car 1290. -- the comment at the end of the video summarizes it well!||6/13/13|
Received a donation to support the website from Ronnie Kitts. Not
only is it nice that he added his financial support, but that he took
the time to write a check, address an envelope and include a nice
note as well. Thanks, Ronnie, your name is now enshrined forever
in the Annex Hall of Fame
CT car #327 was reported sold. New CT owner's name unknown.
|The shipment of an order today is the last of the Glassic HATS. You can still get patches to add to your own hats. Ordering info for Glassic patches.||6/10/13|
|Added another photo of Connecticut Phaeton # 1303 to the Album -- Nice sharp picture with its wide whitewalls -- it is on the main page with the cars in the 1300's range.||6/9/13|
Added PA Roadster # 1323 to owners list
page3 This is another "original owner" car that has been added to
the Annex list.
Updated contact info posted on owners list pg. 1 for CA Phaeton # 101 - the very first production Glassic and is FOR SALE.
Spotted Michigan Roadster # 1113 for sale on Craigs list and added it to owners list page3
Added a nice photo of Connecticut Phaeton # 1303 to the
Album -- I only have one picture of this car, so it is on the main
page with the cars in the 1300's range.
PA Roadster # 518 spotted on eBay
|A new North Carolina owner has been posted for Roadster #565, formerly in Virginia. See owners list page 2||5/22/13|
A special thanks to Steve Schneider who sent a monetary donation to the
Annex by way of the US Mail. I hope all viewers of this site join me in
thanking people like Steve who allow me to post ANY info that might be
useful or enjoyable, without worrying about whether it will raise
provider fees to the next fee level. I still remember years ago
when I would limit pictures to no more than 5 per car, just to keep fees
down. Thanks Steve, and welcome to the Annex Hall of Fame
Connecticut Phaeton # 327 is now marked as for sale. Contact info is on the owners list pg. 1
Florida car 108 now has a new owner, who says his car has front disc brakes on it. owners list pg. 1
I documented a goofy electrical issue with my car 689 -- including some
thoughts on intermittent problems and troubleshooting wiring
problems. It is in the
I also added more identification info: PMS numbers scratched into the cowls of some Mid 70's Glassics. See what we know, and share YOUR car info with me at the above email address.
|The owner of cars 131 AND 606 send a couple of pictures of the cars together being worked on at the same time. Double the projects and double the . . . . . fun? See them in the Album.||5/11/13|
|The owner of recently registered Phaeton # 1410 shared some good history of his car.||5/10/13|
|California Phaeton # 1410 added to owners list page3||5/8/13|
Brian and Peggy Wiswell made a cash donation (by check and US mail) to
help support the website. Since this is not their first donation,
they have been awarded two spinning stars in the Hall of Fame
. While not everyone needs to donate cash, we should all appreciate
those who do help, since otherwise, this website would have about
1/10 as much content. Many thanks, Wiswells!
KING PINS -- in the V-8 Glassics up to about 1975, there have been more than a few problems reported with king pins - I posted the latest comment on the message board, and hope that others who have had this problem, or solved it, can share your knowledge on the message board. If you cannot find the message board, or the king pin topic, please email me at the address above and let me know. I think its easy to locate, but then, I know where to look!
Wisconsin Roadster # 351 is now listed as for sale
(or trade for a V-8 Phaeton) and info is on
list pg. 1
Also, the owner, Jim Malone, made a PayPal donation to support the website. Thank you, Jim and welcome to the Hall of Fame .
New Virginia owner for Phaeton # 507 on owners list
Car 357's owner sent another pic, suitable for a Christmas card. See how he poses his car in the Album
|A special Thank you to Thomas Peterson for his PayPal cash donation to support the costs of this website. His name has proudly been added to the Annex Hall of Fame||4/10/13|
|Missouri Replicar # 1121 was sold. New owner unknown. See owners list page3||3/30/13|
|FL Roadster #380 is for sale. Info on owners list pg. 1||3/24/13|
|Sacramento CA area Roadster # 1029 is for sale on eBay. This car has a pretty complete history (see owners list page 2) and one of the nicer wheel choices I have seen on our Glassics. This is not an eBay auction, but a sale car, so you can contact the owner to discuss the car.||3/17/13|
Washington Phaeton #1253 is for sale with a reduced price. See
details and pictures of the car in the Annex
Missouri Phaeton # 1121 is for sale at a lowered price. See owners list page3
I added some HORN minutia to the
technical page. This pertains to the switch under the dash that changes
between an aoogah and regular horn.
I hope you will send me feedback (email above) on whether YOUR car has this switch and what it operates - since my second horn is missing. (1973 Phaeton)
|Spotted TX Roadster # 541 on Craigs list ad. owners list page 2||2/22/13|
Texas Phaeton # 898 may soon be raffled off. Latest info can be
found on the text icon on the owners list entry for the car onhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121081163859&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:MOTORS:1123
You know, every time I have a technical problem with the photo album, I look for alternative ways to display the pics, but so far, I have not found ANY other solutions that display that number of pics nearly as well.
|I wrote up my car 689 experience replacing the starter solenoid, with part source info and why I thought I needed to replace it. Starter solenoid replaced||2/20/13|
|I have been messing with the PHOTO ALBUM - since it had an error a week or two ago. Some of the cars were not showing up. I think I fixed it, but all the counters have reset to zero views. I will see if I can restore that part later on, but at least the cars are all there now. If you get an X where a picture is supposed to be, try your REFRESH button.||2/19/13|
FL Roadster # 339 spotted as for sale by a dealer. See
list pg. 1
Also, I noticed problems with the photo ALBUM again - I think I fixed it, but let me know by email (address above) if you cannot view it at all. It may be slow to load the first time you look at it.
Ignition COIL discussed. I had problems with both my 1978 and 1973 - caused by using the wrong type of coil.
|Former Georgia Roadster # 885 has popped up in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands -- Owner info is not yet complete, but the car is in the Caribbean, not in Netherlands. Google it! owners list page 2||2/6/13|
|I completed my look at the fuse panel on my 1973 and logged which fuses went to what - also noting that nearly ALL were 30amp fuses, which is pretty likely NOT correct.||1/27/13|
Oregon Phaeton # 332 has a new owner on owners
list pg. 1
Replicar # 1067 spotted on eBay also on owners list page3
|There was a question on the message board about the fuse panel, and since nobody answered it yet, I thought I would do a little digging. Here is what I have added to the Tech page so far: fuse panel||1/23/13|
|Long-time Glassic family Bill Crozier, sent along some more pics of Florida Phaeton # 879 - that he spotted at a car show. The new shots are in the top row in the Album. - Thanks, Bill. Note the different back window, and wooden dashboard on this one.||1/21/13|
|Added a couple of nice pictures of Roadster #715 to the photo album. They are the ones with the least "views." I removed the New Year's greeting from the main page picture rotation. I will put it back in 11 months or so!||1/13/13|
Wow, its been a quiet couple of weeks on the Annex. Today I received TWO
great donations from Jim, the owner of car 1509, as of now the last
known Glassic made. First, he shared
some sale documents, which can
be found at the bottom of the Replicars literature page, and he
also included a check, gaining him a place in the Hall of Fame.
It is so nice when someone shares both his personal documents AND some
cash. I was able to scan those documents in a nice large size without
worry that it would use too much of my web space. Way to go,
(because of this literature, I was able to make another entry in the new car price section)
Here, just for fun, is the very
first Annex log entry in 2001!
Began the webpage after purchasing my Glassic
Old log entries from the end of 2011 and 2012
The old log entries for 2010 and 2011 are here
To see the log from 11/2008 through 2009 click here
To see the log from 2007 through 11/2008 click here
To see the log from 2006, click here
If you want to see older log entries from 2004 and 2005, click here.