C Carl

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  1. what do i do

    HI Dave , I join your other friends here , and extend my sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. I would only add to the heartfelt advice given to you above , and say give it some time. Although your loss is irreplaceable , you will evolve into a new YOU in certain ways , as of now unknown. Don't upset yourself with worry at this point. The way will become perfectly clear after the passage of sufficient time. Several months , or perhaps a year from now , tune back into that part of your internal "software" which is troubling you now. In the end , as per above , follow YOUR heart , and do whatever makes YOU the happiest. A content YOU will also bring peace to your surviving loved ones. No need to second-guess your personal inclinations. Go as easy on yourself as possible , Mother Nature and Father Time are your healers now. , Your Forum Friend , Cadillac Carl
  2. Mitsubishi Eclipse Sales Brochure from 1990. 

    Hi John ! I am happy to report that those astronomers were not TOTALLY mistaken ! - Carl
  3. 1913 REO

    Well ? The car has been on the market , hoping someone here buys it. I am sure many of us would like to stay in touch with this one. It would be nice to see how it cleans up. - Carl
  4. numero de chassis de lincoln zephyr 1947

    Si fuera Cadillac , por ejemplo , hay recursos indicando nada mas la empresa (the dealership) Cadillac quienes recibierieron el carro de la fabrica. Esta escala no tiene ningun indicacion a quien fue vendido el carro originalmente. Solamente la empresa Lincoln en Lima , por ejemplo. Asi esta cortado la cadena de pertenencia. En aquellos anos cuarenta , seguramente fueron empresas bastantes en cada pais de America , Norte y Sur , vendiendo los Lincoln. Sabe Ud. si fue vendido originalmente el carro en Lima ? Esta Ud. ubicado en Lima ? Se sabe : hay cosas bien misteriosas en Peru. Desde epocas ocultadas por las nubes Chavin , Chimu , Nazca , Paracas , hasta el presente. Tengo un idea como son las cosas Peruanas. Para arreglar , hay que pagar. Y a veces , se espera bastante , no ? A mi , me parece un asunto Peruano. Permitame traducir . Does anyone have any idea if this gentleman can find any clues as to the provenance of this vehicle in Peru from the serial number ? I have explained that if the car were a Cadillac , he could get a copy of the build sheet. However , this would only give the original destination , the dealer , to whom the car was sent from the factory. Do more complete records reside for this Lincoln anywhere at this late date ? The Lincoln is owned by his father who is very old , and has no idea where any title or documentation may be. A search has been futile. They would like to sell the car. I can not imagine any back-door means to provide proof of ownership through the frame number. I suggest he contact an apropriate lawyer. Any other ideas ? Peru has been a mysterious place for thousands of years. Que mas podemos hacer afuera del abogado ? En EEUU , se puede conseguir documentos nuevos en el caso de documentos perdidos. Cuales oficinas Peruanas hay para hacer lo mismo ? Asunto Peruano , digo. Suerte compadre. Ojala se resuelve. Favor de avisarnos como va. - Carl
  5. Questions about an old car

    I am very impressed with the ability of AACA to survive and thrive. The late Nickle Era cars I have loved for 70 years were just 20 year old undesirable used cars back then. It is a brilliant move to classify 25 year old used cars as "antique". It brings a fresh stock of cars and owners into contact with the much older machinery. Love happens ! And hey ! my '93 Cadillac 60 Special will make the cut next year ! YaHOOO !!! - Carl
  6. numero de chassis de lincoln zephyr 1947

    Casi imposible vender carro sin documentacion. Sin saber como se arregla en Peru , creo que se necesita un abogado , no ? - Carl
  7. Guide Super Ray Driving Light!!!

    Well , you have my curiousity up regarding your V16 Cad. Could you please post various pics of it ? Thank you ! Carl
  8. 1910 Reo parts wanted

    To me it appears to be just a series of truncated triangles (each corner cut to make a hexahedron ? , uh reminds me of "the mathematician named Paul") , drilled and laced together with a dowel. Each interlaced row inverted with respect to the adjacent one(s). Seems like a fairly easy set-up to jig and mass produce , doesn't it ? Then glue to whatever thickness backing. It just looks like that to me from this perspective. - Carl
  9. I have to Brag

    P.M. sent to Jack. Vic', make sure you take the short drive down to centerline for the total eclipse. Leave very early , and take a very little travelled route along back roads you know. Amateur astronomy is my second most expensive hobby. I must say , I am a bit of an expert on total solar eclipses. P.M. , or call if you like. - Carl
  10. Can anyone ID this car?

    A very convincing case could be made that your family could not have picked a more capable car than a V-63 Cadillac for their 1926 trans-continental adventure. Certainly the Nairn Brothers would concur. They said if they could have bought a more rugged , reliable fleet , they would have done so. Treat yourself to a copy of Maurice Hendry's definitive work. Readily available used , I have several , in order to lend out and travel with. So inexpensive that you don't have to worry about beating-up a copy. Over 30 years ago , I read this 14 page chapter , and the previous chapter regarding the successful development of the inherently balanced V8 engine for the V-63. I ran right out and purchased this fine unrestored example shortly thereafter. Do you have any other pics or written accounts of your family's great Cadillac ? - Carl
  11. Babbitt Engine Rebuilder in Pennsylvania Area

    Too late ? - CC
  12. 1913 REO

    DOWN PAYMENT TO HOLD POSITION. CC has spoken. If he had made a down payment 55 years ago , "his" 1930 Mercedes Benz SS 38/250 factory bodied tourer would not have got away. $2500 back then. (I have finally tracked it down - still cryin' over it - would like to see it one more time). Now you don't want to be pining away over lost car like many of us do. Down payment. I'm tellin' ya ! Again , you have some real heavy hitters pulling for you here above , with more to come. And don't forget : at least one snake slithers amongst us ! Not me. - CC
  13. 1913 REO

    I have been trying to post on the forum since yesterday afternoon. I don't know ............... OOPS ! Hey : M.b.s. ; if I could not get to a car like this until Friday , (I have been in a similar situation) , I would try to secure my position with a small non-refundable down payment against a price agreed upon if possible. The main objective is to OWN this car , and not to try to get the very best deal on an o.b.o. sale. The deal you get will be a good one by the terms of the offering already. Original , complete cars of this era , and in this condition , (and a ROADSTER to boot !) don't pop up every few months. I do like your idea of keeping this car in the preservation category. The paint and accent stripes do appear original , and preservation is a labor of love , with meticulous cleaning and correct start-up sequence. It is great fun , and does not require decades of experience or huge amounts of money. I sense a fairly new involvement with such cars on your part. Tip off was your hesitation (lights , horn , wheel).This is a very fine car to begin with in the pre-16 era. And it is very nice looking , will clean-up well. You will have a transformative experience at Hershey , and make some wonderful friends. I am the guy who wanders about with multi-colored wish lists (alternating colors for each item) , felt penned on fore and aft pizza boxes. If you don't do that , you will walk right past a half dozen or so leads every day. You MUST display your needs , particularly as a first , second , third , fourth , of fifth-timer at Hershey. Seal the deal ASAP. You will not lose on this car , unless you lose the car. Please let us all know your experience level , age , some introduction to yourself. As I have said , you are In the very best hands possible here. We will enjoy your ownership and participation. You will have help here with each step , and in every aspect in this cars revival. (You have already attracted the favorable attention of some of the very most knowledgeable and talented experts in the hobby !) DON'T LOSE THIS CAR ! - Carl
  14. 1913 REO

    Moonbeamspecial : A warm and hearty AACA welcome to the forum ! Now , grab a wad of cash and buy that great , solid pre-16 roadster for the O.B.O. price you can agree on. That is not just another T-Model Ford. And that exposed pushrods F Head mill ? Hey now! Don't waste any time reading the rest of what I am going to say. Go ahead ! Go ! Go on and get that car right NOW ! We don't know how much experience you have with Brass Cars. Therefore , it might take longer for you to find the EXACT , PRECISE pieces for "your" 1913 Reo than it will take someone to beat you to the cash register here. I know for certain of one guy who would jump you in a New York Minute if he wanted to get this car. Now , go get it. Because listen : there are more brass headlights and cowl lights around than there are cars to mount them on. You will fairly easily be able to buy those items (horn too) , which will be good enough that only you and 7 other guys in the whole world will know that car and parts did not meet until the 21st century. Buy it , and come on back to the greatest bunch of old car experts ever gathered under one tent. We will enjoy getting to know you and your car. As I say , it really is quite a find , in great original shape , and , really , remarkably complete. I can hardly wait to see that gleaming ancient machinery in all its glory here on AACA forums. Again , that is one loveable 100+ year old roadster. If you don't get it , you will regret it for the rest of your life. And carefully and methodically , step by necessary step , with all the friendly help at your fingertips here , you can bring that horseless carriage back to life ! There is a chance that may be relatively easy , quite possibly not very expensive either. The thrill of coaxing one of these things back to life is a thrill worth the modest sum we are talking about here. And then , you will always be able to make a small profit for a running car in the unlikely event that you have fallen out of love at that point. I hope you took my advice , and didn't take time to read all this. Congratulations with your purchase ! Welcome , again to AACA ! Go join HCCA now , too ! - Carl
  15. Oh , honestly , this is starting to sound like psychobabble. I see on Steve-V's website that he is the son component of a father and son business which has been around for almost 40 years. My suggestion is to help the gentleman out and possibly make a friend if you can. I feel second guessing his motivations is inappropriate , and somewhat demeaning. We all have our reasons for living our lives as we choose. There you have it. My "Sunday Sermon". Peace be upon all of you. - Carl
  16. Babbitt Engine Rebuilder in Pennsylvania Area

    Chuck , the first thing you will need to know is the combustion chamber volume , cc's. I do hope it is not too late to take advantage of an opportunity you are paying for anyway. Who are you having make the new pistons ? I called Arias , and spoke with Steve Montrelli , who has been with Arias for going on 40 years now. He is one of the great old school guys , even older than I am. He is at extension 44 , 310-532-9737 for the record , and benefit of anyone needing the service of this esteemed company. See if you can take a little extra time in order to make the most of your situation. Flat top ? Dome ? Dish ? Dimples ? Hey ! You are getting FORGED Pistons ! Break out the clay ! - Carl P.S. : Also for the record , perhaps an overbearing spellcheck is trying to turn the name of Arias into some sign of the Zodiac. And I don't think it is Leo , or Capricorn. No it is not a goat. Ram , niether. - CC
  17. Can anyone ID this car?

    1925 Cadillac , model V-63. Who is standing next to the car ? - Carl
  18. He got a free Chrysler

    Could be the season. Contagious ? In my neck they are choosing Bu's for gift hosses ! I can't help taking a few glances mouthwise , tho. So as not to be labeled a hijacker off of Mark's happy topic , I'll save the D.D.S. commentary for my own thread soon to be started on Pre War Buick. I figure when I actually take possession of the car itself , (I have already loaded all the parts) , in my name , that will be an apropriate starting point. - Carl
  19. numero de chassis de lincoln zephyr 1947

    My buenos dias Peruano ! Permitame el honor de ofrecerle un gran bienvenidos a nuestro conjunto del AACA ! Aqui qualquier cosa o pregunta automovilistica se resuelve. Ahora voy a tartar de traducir para mis compadres. A ver. Our Peruvian friend would be grateful for help in locating frame and engine numbers. The shown number , 7H1677 , was found on the front (frame rail ? or crossmember ? - I have not heard the term "puente" used in an automotive sense , literally "bridge") drivers side , near the motor mount. He wonders if this is the complete serial number. The car was purchased in Peru. En qual parte del Peru vive Ud. ? Su carro parece bien original. El interior , o sea la tapiceria , se ve bien conservado. Como marcha ? Quantas millas de uso lleva ? Necesito installar un programa traducir Ingles - Espanol y vice-versa. El "Auto-Correct" maldito me molesta , ni me permite escribir correctamente su idioma. Bueno , de todo modo , me alegro encontrar Un Peruano aqui. Perdoname qualquieres libertades indecentes que he tomado contra la lengua Espanola ! - Carl
  20. Babbitt Engine Rebuilder in Pennsylvania Area

    You guys with much more experience than I have in these matters : what would be an ideal and feasible compression ratio ? In order to match the engine to run far better and more efficiently on modern 87 octane , could the piston tops be contoured to go to 8 or 8.5 ? This is why I suggested consulting with the manufacturers , who have vast engineering knowledge. Talking to the Stutz Tech Advisor at Hershey in 2013 , he said they bring Stutz up to 7 or 7.5. In the case of this '31 Bu' , with new high quality pistons and insert bearings , a significant boost in compression seems to be an opportunity not to be wasted. Naturally , cam profile is a huge factor , as compression pressure is not the same as compression ratio. This will still be a relatively slow turning engine , and would not have the duration and overlap , nor scavenging & volumetric efficiency characteristics of a modern high revving mill. I wish I could get my old Cadillacs up from 4.5 and 4.7. - Carl
  21. Babbitt Engine Rebuilder in Pennsylvania Area

    As long as you're up , talk to Arias or Ross and see if you can get your compression ratio up to 7.00 : 1 , or even 7.50 : 1. Since you MUST go the new piston & ring route , balance and blueprint , cc it , and you will enjoy it so much that you will rationalize the entire event to have been a blessing ! And thank you for the update. Along with the other guys and gals , and as a driver of ancient iron , I have been interested to see how you are getting on. Very best of luck with your rebuild ! - Carl
  22. 5000th birthday

    Nobody thought I was silly , Jack ! 5000 VERY impressive to me. Hey , man : I only have 20% that much , and the arthritis in my tap' thumbs to prove it ! I always look forward to your posts , and am pleased to note that we are fellow Northwesterners with some common experiences. Keep on keepin' on ! - Carl
  23. Stuff that came with my truck

    Smudge pots were very attractive to me , as a little kid in the '40s. They were a normal part of life back then. The dancing , warm kerosene flame , and the smell were almost hypnotic to me. We had a large construction project in our neighborhood in Chicago. In addition to the smudge pots surrounding the excavation , I got to see a real STEAM shovel , and later , a STEAM pile driver. Distinct memories of steam trains as a spectator , and passenger. I am 73 , and claim to be the youngest living person who remembers seeing Joe the Lamplighter fiddling with the very last stand of original gaslights remaining in the U.S.A. I believe it was back in '47 that they finally electrified lighting in that small anachronistic patch just West of Milwaukee Avenue. I wonder what happened to Joe when he had to lay down his wick and wrench. Any of you older (or perhaps younger - !! ) Chicagoans remember him ? If any of you lived where the gaslights were , it is likely that the memory is clear and detailed. In that case I , having been born in '44 , may not be the youngest bearer of of that particular ancient first person knowledge , such as it is. Oh ! And all the wonderful old cars still on the road , and being serviced over the grease pit at 57th & Cottage' across from Washington Park ! - Carl
  24. 1916 Buick D45 Touring

    I am sure everyone including myself just LOVES that "fat man" steering wheel , Charlie ! I wish Cadillac had continued them a little longer so my '24 Touring could have had one. Larry , now that I have become a Buick man with my '30 Doc's Coupe , I better bone up on Buick lore. How did the light 4 cyl Buicks do against the Model T ? What pros and cons ? - Carl
  25. Wow ! Thanks cutlasguy for taking the time to shoot all the pics and post them for us. I agree with Tom. More pre-war. But I have been an old car guy for at least 70 of my 73 years. Old cars when I was first interested in them in 1947 were old then. Pretty much still where my sentiments are. My very favorite of all the pics you have kindly shared with us is in Part 4. The Locke 4 passenger phaeton 1929 L Lincoln. Thanks again. I enjoyed your pics very much ! - Carl