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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2016, 02:52:28 PM »
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2016, 02:59:57 PM »
Yes Daniel sort of took what his dad had been doing for years and they applied it to the 50-60's vehicles. Can't remember if it was the Carpenter's that originally were using all the injection molding to make all the light plastic stuff (glasses, tubs, bedpans ....) you see in a hospital room and took that access and knowledge and started reproducing parts. Was them or another of the early Ford and Model A guys back in the 70's.
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2016, 04:09:14 PM »
The link I provided gives some background/history.  Doesn't appear they had anything to do with hospital stuff.

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2016, 04:51:17 PM »
The link I provided gives some background/history.  Doesn't appear they had anything to do with hospital stuff.

Just my recall that one of the two early reproducers of parts had that connection from conversations at the time between my father and one of the two families. Could have been the Drake family
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #64 on: July 31, 2017, 11:28:07 AM »
So Guys, Does anyone have any new info on the antennas?

Way back in November.December of 2016 Scott at NPD sent me a Scott Drake Antenna to try-it rattled as bad as the one that is on my car, so I sent it back.

 Thanks for this Scott Halseth!!

The folks at Dennis Carpenter sent me one of theirs (when it came it was CLEARLY much older than anything that Monroe would have had his hands on to fix/pack with grease) it too rattled and as I recall there was a flaw in the chrome bezel that was quite noticeable, so all things considered I didn't install it and sent it back as well.

I've heard nothing since.......hope I didn't make anyone mad........

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2017, 04:53:05 PM »
I inspected a fresh out of the bag new Scott Drake antenna yesterday that a local shop was installing and noted that the rattle is not as pronounced as others I have seen but still noticeably more then a 50 year old Ford unit. Also I noticed a slight bevel at the end on each mast section compared to the more crisp edge of the genuine. For those familiar with hipo aircleaner  details the profile difference is comparable to the difference between repro hipo aircleaner profile and genuine profile. FYI they still only offer the 65/66 style mast and expect you to also use it on 67/68. It is a small difference (how far the mast will collapse) but one easily detectable from 30 feet away.
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2017, 01:31:59 PM »
Yes, I have seen the Scott Drake unit. It looks great to me, rather they make it themselves in the USA as Carpenter states theirs is I don't know......

Carpenter is selling theirs now for $90, and I wouldn't have any problem paying that for a quality, rattle-free antenna since the NOS units are either gone or through the roof in pricing......

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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2017, 02:21:06 PM »
Yes, I have seen the Scott Drake unit. It looks great to me, rather they make it themselves in the USA as Carpenter states theirs is I don't know......

Carpenter is selling theirs now for $90, and I wouldn't have any problem paying that for a quality, rattle-free antenna since the NOS units are either gone or through the roof in pricing......
Are you saying the the Carpenter antenna you received recently that cost 90.00 still rattled?
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Re: Antenna Rattle
« Reply #68 on: August 03, 2017, 04:05:25 PM »
No, The one I received here about 8-9 months ago from Carpenter was a unit that the package was dated 2014 as I recall (I wish I'd taken a picture of the date stamp)  It was clearly one that had sat on a shelf SINCE 2014 and obviously NOT a "current" one or one that Monroe had a hand in........

I sure don't want to break bad on anyone guys, just would like to have a quality RATTLE-FREE antenna for my car.....

Somewhere someone posted a blueprint of ORIGINAL mast-style antennas (most likely NOT Ford) and how they were made way back in the 50s until they stopped making the telescoping mast style units.......I have NO idea as to how to do it, but the various manufacturers did back then, I cannot understand why it can't be done relitively easy now.....