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About emjay

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  • Birthday 07/29/1955
  1. Did You Ever Own.....

    Any small car was a tough sell in the States, especially farther inland. Adding foreign on top of that sure made it tough. They must have been a good salesperson whenever someone wandered into the show room. The dealers usually carried many brands making it even more difficult since you didn't want to burn any bridges that might lead the potential customer to want one of the others. Ranks right up there with the Maytag repairman.
  2. What car is this gas tank for?

    The Morris Minor door will fit 49 through 62. It will fit the newer as well but must use an older latch. If rust free (especially the bottom) and straight, someone may want it.
  3. What car is this gas tank for?

    The black door in the middle is for a 2 door Morris Minor, all years until they added a locking left handle in 63 or so.
  4. Can anyone identify / value this part?

    That is marketing perfection.
  5. Another mystery roadster

    Top of the windshield frame is different as well as the apron on the front frame horns. Lost the bumper as well.
  6. starter voltage

    If I understand by electrics, increasing voltage requires better insulation and of course the current is less, so 6 to 12 volts shouldn't be a problem. Dad droped 12volt batteries in his 24 and 33 Fords with no starter change as I recall. I think the 24 has the stock generator, but the 33 received an alternator.
  7. I have a similar one that fits Model T rear spring clamps. Same heavy flat bars with a twist to suit the spring curve but it ends with a flat plate with a hole since typical hitch were pins in a fork at the time. As I recall dad had it on his 15T and used it to tow the 33B to the welding shop in the Forties. The reach is a bit shorter than yours, maybe 16 inches. Dad might have made it himself, but it is much heavier than he normally built things. He probably found it in a scrap yard. Could have been made at a local metal shop. People were a lot more self reliant in those days and didn't rely on a factory to make everything. And items were a lot more cruder too.
  8. 2 NOS Chrome GM Moldings I can't figure out!

    I'll throw in a possible trim piece to cover the end of the door seal on hard tops, in particular, the B post.
  9. 1985 Chrysler Executive Limousine

    It started out like this Also it's probably one of the few last limos of the modern era that is built correctly. Namely a four door to the B post, a hybrid 4/2 door rear door, and a two door hind quarters from the B post back. These days they simply cut at the B post and stretch where the occupants don't have any better ingress or egress than a normal four door. The reason is so few big cars are offered in a two door version. And of course cars are so low (on the inside) now that if you did stand up you have to bend over at the waist rather than a slight squat at the knee.
  10. Artillery wheels

    They are similar to the wheels dad had on is 15 Ford with wire wheel hubs back in the Thirties and Forties. I can't remember what he said they were but the hubs currently have Chrysler (I think) wire wheels on them now. Now I'm wondering where the artillery wheels are.
  11. I've seen couplings like this but aren't they made of two .060 thick rings where the bolts only attach to the nearest ring and of course the two rings must be fastened to each other in between the bolts with either rivets or bolts? Of course the two rings do not lay flat because they need to go over the bolt head.
  12. Early REO, what year?

    If you are referring to the slope of the fender and the resulting difference in running board length, could that have been due to the body style difference instead of year change? On the other hand the reference cars have drastically different cowl/firewall treatment and the top of the hood is different. In a way the runabout actually looks newer. Your second photo shows the cowl of the runabout reference car. It appears that your grandfather added the windshield between the first and second photo. I see no braces for the windshield in the first photo.
  13. Need help with ID of this wire wheel

    This manufacturer didn't catch the trend when the hub was increased in diameter to allow the lugs to be hidden inside. This is the worst of both styles. Sorry, no idea on the identification. The spokes don't appear to be welded but are adjustable. That should make it a bit older.
  14. Single car club decision

    That one looks just like the one that I saw several years ago out of York, PA.
  15. Single car club decision

    I was thinking of the earlier Bond. The distinction between the Bond and Reliant is blurred and Reliant acquired Bond, but maybe a different Bond. This like is the turning engine/front wheel assembly. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_Minicar