1912Staver

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About 1912Staver

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  • Birthday 06/30/1958

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    Langley, B.C. Canada
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    Brass era cars, Packard trucks, Vintage racing cars, Sports cars

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  1. I am with cxgvd, 1954 Century convertible. Greg in Canada
  2. 1912Staver

    1918 Kissel Roadster / Hardtop

    When the Coupe top is in place is the Roadster windshield still there too ? In effect looking through 2 windshields ? Greg in Canada
  3. 1912Staver

    Many things unidentified from garage

    Some of your cigarette lighters are actually late teens/ early 20's dash board lamps. In the early days instruments did not have internal light bulbs and separate lights of this type shone on to them for night illumination. Greg in Canada
  4. 1912Staver

    Many things unidentified from garage

    The general design and the fact it has a small vent hole drilled in it. Gas caps are often vented, rad caps usually seal tight. Some gas caps are non-vented if they are from a pressure feed system, however the majority are vented. The Per-Lux lamp is relatively recent compared to your other lamps. 1970s or newer. Greg
  5. 1912Staver

    Many things unidentified from garage

    It's more likely a gas cap from the teens/early '20s. Greg
  6. 1912Staver

    Many things unidentified from garage

    That's quite the assortment, lights and accessory's from the teens all the way up to possibly the 70's. Most of the Rad. caps seem to be aftermarket, however they are good quality aftermarket. Moto meters and dog bone rad. caps are always in reasonable demand. The Masons moto meter is probably quite collectable. Greg in Canada
  7. 1912Staver

    1934 Packard 1108 Dietrich Victoria project

    Thanks Ed !, That clears up any doubt. There are a few of us that find cars like this very interesting but have no first hand experience with them. Classic cars are something that I have an academic interest in, but like many of us no possible chance of owning. And custom body Classic's are obviously a significant step beyond standard production body Classics. The only Packard I will likely ever own is my 1918 series E 2 1/2 ton truck, basket case. I like it a lot, however barely from the same planet as a Packard 12 car. Greg in Canada
  8. 1912Staver

    1934 Packard 1108 Dietrich Victoria project

    I agree that all of the evidence points to a replica body. However a fellow old car guy that I knew locally was at about the same stage on the restoration of a early LaSalle roadster when he unfortunately passed away. The car was a genuine Roadster {possibly a Cabriolet, it was several years ago and my memory the exact body style is slightly foggy} but when bought the body was badly rusted, from the wet PNW climate. He had a very skilled metal man remake nearly all the sheet metal essentially re- creating a new body. Could this car be a 95 % finished similar story ? How would the classic car world view a correctly re-bodied badly damaged Packard Victoria? Perhaps not as valuable as an original body car however I would think a lot more legitimate than a re-bodied lesser car. I am not saying this is the case with this car but how would you know for sure without further study of the car in question. Greg in Canada
  9. 1912Staver

    1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    Go for it Matt, even a desperately cheap Canadian like my self knows this car is a great deal. Greg in Canada
  10. 1912Staver

    1934 Packard 1108 Dietrich Victoria project

    Not that I doubt your experience with cars of this stature, have you actually seen it in person ? I know the chance of a genuine car like this being listed on ebay is slight to say the least, but we are dealing with a family member {daughter} that might have no connection with the regular Classic car world. Perhaps she has had good luck selling household items on ebay and thought why not try the car and see what happens. Stranger things have happened in the strange world of vintage cars. Is there any obvious signs that this is a replacement body apart from the curious marketing? Many of us have not seen a car like this except in photo's and lack your knowledge of what a genuine example should look like "in the metal". Once again I am not doubting your verdict of real vs replacement however can you share the things about the car itself that don't ring true. Greg in Canada
  11. 1912Staver

    Unknown 6 x 6 truck in NZ

    Pacific trucks were built in my neck of the woods ( from 1967 and on almost in my backyard). I don't think production started until the late 1940s.They were related to Hayes trucks, also a Vancouver, B.C., product and also popular with the logging industry. Hayes made lots of regular Highway trucks as well, however Pacific specialised in very heavy duty trucks and the majority were used by loggers. The truck in the photo might be a Paccar, they built some of the heavy-duty military contract trucks, and are sometimes called Pacifics. Paccar stood for Pacific Car and Foundry and I believe they were built in Washington State, U.S.A., rather than just across the border in British Columbia, Canada, like most of the logging Pacifics, (Pacific Truck and Trailer). Greg in Canada
  12. Funny I have made much the same observation with some of the stuff my 18 year old son listens to. { he also listens to quite a bit that I do like } I jokingly refer to it as Orc marching or Orc chanting music . He does not see the humor in my comment. Greg in Canada
  13. 1912Staver

    Someone in Warren VT is cleaning out the yard

    I don't think his prices are that far out of wack. The Diamond T is a very desirable truck, and yes $4,500.00 is on the high side however there is possibly room for dickering. At $2,500.00 I am sure it would sell rapidly. And the others are as far as I see even closer to fair market starting point prices. Greg in Canada
  14. 1912Staver

    1932 Packard 902 5-passenger (Victoria) Coupe

    Very wise words Carl. And much encouragement! And you are correct , a relocation would almost certainly benefit a bit on the financial side however it would mean leaving behind friends and family and be a very involved undertaking logistically . And due to the housing boom / crisis almost anywhere in Western Canada has much higher prices than you would expect. As tens of thousands of newcomers and investors bought Vancouver area properties, the sellers spread eastward with very full bank accounts from the windfall prices they realised on their sold Vancouver homes [often multiple millions}. The effect is that I would have to spend a healthy percentage of what I would receive for my rather modest house in the far suburbs of Vancouver for something similar in the comparative boonies. And once you leave the Vancouver area the climate changes rapidly. They don't call Canada the frozen North for nothing. plus 50 miles out of Vancouver in any direction puts you either in a foreign country, the Pacific Ocean or In the very rugged Coast mountain range. Heating and transportation costs would see a big jump up so overall the savings would probably be quite a bit lower than one would normally expect. Also my Wife is quite happy here, she has a reasonably decent income and does not suffer from an old car addiction so she wants for little. In fact the one thing that would make her happier is if I just gave up on old cars and took up something like hiking or photography. But I do press on with projects. I am a hands on person and get a great deal of satisfaction re- creating parts from scratch. That has made getting my shop built a big priority. For the last 30 years I have had access to very nice shipboard workshops . I was able to whittle away on smaller jobs on the Night Shifts once all the work for the night was complete. Now I no longer have access to that so a proper shop as opposed to the motley collection of leaky sheds I now have is job #1. Greg
  15. 1912Staver

    Brass Era Experts Needed

    As 1937hd45 says, more likely horse drawn than motor vehicle. Step plates like this are much more common on buggy's and coach's . Greg in Canada