Mark Wetherbee

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    If it was listed with “reserve not met” and had no bids at $14k it tells me that it should be that low... I would have thought it would have more interest than 5 different bidders ending at $7100 but there you have it
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    Looking for ID of side lamps, Buick???

    These were in a flea market pile that my father marked but he was never sure if it was right. Can anyone ID these lamps for me?? Thank you in advance, Mark
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    Looking for ID of side lamps, Buick???

    I think they match up with the lights on a 1929 Oakland currently listed on eBay and at least the GM connects to the original Buick ID. Thanks for the replies!
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    Looking for ID of side lamps, Buick???

    Anyone else have any idea on these? Thank you.
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    Cowl lights

    With the raised shape on the rim, it’s not Ford. The shape most likely is similar to the radiator emblem shield shape like Nash Ajax, Oakland, Maxwell, and many other cars have. I do not know if this is much help... I still have a pair that I can’t ID either.
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    1920s 1930s Cadillac upholstery buttons???

    Another possibility is from a uniform worn at The Cadillac hotel. Their China, silverware, and every door knob had the Cadillac emblem incorporated in them.
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    Gas cap identification

    For some reason AMC came to mind...
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    1920s closed car

    I think that there are two different cars pictured. In the first you can plainly see the winged radiator cap of a Chrysler and the front fenders support. Leif, in the second picture the rear fender does not look like a match for the Chrysler’s and it plus the third picture shows an aftermarket radiator cap instead of the winged one. In the third picture the radiator shell does not look like it has the Chrysler shape but it could be the odd angle... I still think that there are two different cars pictured, the first being a '25 Chrysler.
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    More early suspension parts

    The ones you call spring bolts (2nd picture down) are Model A Ford bolts that come out of the bell housing to hold the wishbone cap in place. There is a long pin that goes thru the slotted heads to keep them from spinning.
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    I watched with more interest than was warranted as this car was bid to $15590 on eBay and did not meet its reserve. I really think the seller should have taken that bid, but not being mine I have no say in the matter. An interesting car but I still agree with most of the opinions above. Good of luck to the seller...
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    Looking for ID of side lamps, Buick???

    One more try, I would like to get these to someone who has a use for them. Thank you.
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    cleaning out warehouse

    That is a pile of MGA’s!
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    Staunton Virginia antique car dealer/collector

    Wow does his name bring back old memories! I remember Bruce back in the late 70’s early 80’s setting up at the local New England fleas driving an old hearse and sleeping in the back at night. Dad and I were a few spaces away using the front and back seats of an LTD wagon... the good old days of the hobby when we would buy more than we sold and come home with parts in our laps... The last time I saw Bruce was at Hershey sometime in the late 90’s when he talked me into buying a very well detailed French nude hood ornament which is still getting used on occasion on tour. I might just call myself just to reminisce.
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    Miscellaneous parts to ID

    Here’s some more items from the flea market pile I would like to ID or sell if anyone is interested. Thank you again, Mark
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    Define replica

    Good god, I didn’t look that far into the ad but now I really have to wonder WHY???
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    Miscellaneous parts to ID

    Thank you Drwatson for that ID as well
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    Miscellaneous parts to ID

    Ken, I can measure it, but it’s marked Chrysler Imperial and I remember it had a tiny emblem there at one time that would support it. PM your email and I can get better pictures with a tape measure in there, and I will let you know how bad the glass is.
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    Define replica

    How about this Rolls Royce that just appeared on eBay... the rare Maxwell powered version!
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    Looking for ID of side lamps, Buick???

    They measure 4-3/16” diameter at the rim, are around 2-7/8” deep to point, and have 5-3/4” long conduits including the threaded end. The mounting bracket would have a flat on a 3/8” diameter pin that was just a little over 1” long and the mounts on the lamp are held in with four rivets. There aren’t any markings on the lenses at all. Thank you for looking.
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    Miscellaneous parts to ID

    Thank you Dave, The one glass lens below fits it as well so there’s one question answered.
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    Same car has been on eBay for a while now. It’s a great start but on the pricey side for a big sedan IMHO.
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    From what I think, WW2 probably ate up a large number of pre war cars and importing them from the states is less expensive than what is already there. The three most interested buyers were from Switzerland, Germany, and Hungry and the guys that were from the USA all wanted to make a 50’s rod out of her. Sad but I would rather see her go overseas than get a chop job!
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    This is a very solid and rust free Model A Ford roadster with an originally installed rumbleseat. The car was a barn find from Iowa and still retains the original interior and character of a true survivor. The top was replaced in 2012 and new side curtains were custom made for her. When I had the motor rebuilt, everything was done right with new Babbitt bearings poured by George King in Connecticut and new components used throughout - if you have had any of this kind of work done you will know the expense involved... Here is a list of work that was done: - All brakes rebuilt - All original shock absorbers rebuilt - New wheel seals front & rear - New king pins & bushings - New aluminum fan (originals were prone to cracking & failure with ugly results) - New motor mount springs & pads - Fuel system cleaned, shut-off and sediment bulb rebuilt as well as the gas gage and original Zenith carburetor - Engine rebuild including new Babbitt bearings, crank ground .020 under, re-babbitted rods, bored .060 over with new pistons, rings, and wrist pins, new stainless steel valves springs & keepers, new manifold & head studs, oil pump rebuilt, new oil pump drive gearing added, new timing gear. - Transmission rebuilt including new sealed front and main shaft bearings, sealed cluster gear shaft, sealed reverse gear shaft, new cluster bearings, new clutch disk, and a new throw out bearing. The car is SOLD Thanks for looking, Mark
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    This car was sold and is now residing in Switzerland. Thank you for your interest.
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    1929 Nash 433 (?) value?

    To my eyes both doors look to be sagging which can spell major wood framing issues. Because it’s a sedan there just isn’t any high dollar value at the end of the tunnel. That said, if you like it and can afford to buy it with no expectation of getting any more than personal satisfaction from her I say go for it - but $2500 to $3000 would be all I would bet on this old horse...