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About m-mman

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  1. I will go with 1963-64 Chevrolet
  2. What car is this gas tank for?

    A photo that is in focus and shows more detail would be of help
  3. Snow-covered ragtop

    The car coming toward the camera in front of the mail truck, looks like a 65-66 Chevrolet. Possibly the first snowfall of the season. I surmise that the Buick was a 10 year old junker and likely had a ragged top already. The top had been left down the night before the snowfall but the door windows were up, so maybe the occupants were trying to get some protection from the cold but not yet snowy conditions. Likely that the car did not remain on the streets (or operational) for the remainder of the season.

    My 1959 Lincoln came to me with a spring hooked under the dash to pull the pedal up. I rebuilt the booster and it would not return. I had the booster professionally rebuilt and it STILL would not return. Eventually I pulled apart the entire pedal linkage. Turns out they were dry and 'stuck'. I polished and lubricated the pins (There are two pivot pins on 59 Lincolns and they have nylon bushings) and without being attached, the pedal system (finally) swung freely and now returns properly with the booster. People readily repair the booster, but dont think about pulling apart all the linkage for cleaning and lubrication.
  5. It doesn't look so junky . . . I wonder if perhaps they were moving it to a place to have a body added? (Commercial? Depot hack?) Maybe from the dealer to the body works?
  6. Gas cap

    The area with the tangs seems to imply that the opening 'pipe' that this would cover is only 1.5 - 2 inches in diameter. That is an awfully small hole for a radiator and for an old fuel tank filler pipe. That size might be appropriate for the smaller unleaded fuel openings of the 70s - 80s but the diecast top is too high a quality for that era. Without a pressure relief it would not function as a radiator cap but the rubber washer is intended to make it seal rather than just cover.
  7. Model A wheel

    Sometimes the script word was F88D. This continued into the 1950s onto cheap wheel covers. And yes, always cheap flash plating, never stainless steel. Another way they kept the price down.
  8. Are these for a 1960s Lincoln convertible?

    Buick I dont know. (but 1967 would have been a 6 way seat) They are NOT 1964 Lincoln. My guess is that they are from the early 1950s (Not much later than 1957) The first power accessories (windows and seat) in the late 1940s were hydraulic which became problematic over time. In the 1952+ years there was experimentation to move to electromechanical. It is expensive to use two separate motors (one for up/down and one for forward/back) By the middle 50s they learned how to use one motor to provide the two different motions.
  9. Are these for a 1960s Lincoln convertible?

    As I look at them I am seeing the motors for a power seat system, (4 way) but I cant remember the application. The link without the spring moves it forward and back the link with the spring moves it up and down.
  10. Nobody built better boot scrapers into the running boards than Castagna The other Plymouths are nice too.
  11. Tissue dispenser?

    "Factory"?? I dont think any manufacture stamped and assembled their own tissue dispensers. They all would have been made by the same folks who sold them at PEP boys and Western Auto. Sometimes the same design would be offered by different auto makers. A big company (GM) would have a large enough order that they could have had their name/logo placed on it, but again they would be from an outside contractor. This results in hundreds of different designs. The designs and styles for these things also changed over the years as the tissue companies (Kleenex) changed their boxes and the dispensers had to change to adapt. I have had many tissue dispensers over the years that were useless as you could no longer get tissues in that size/style. International Harvester? They would be the last folks to make their own tissue dispenser. However to identify the 'correct' accessory for any given year, the best place to consult is the accessory literature for that make & year. To sell the (very profitable) tack on accessories, automakers always produced well photographed books and salesmen pieces showing the items installed and in use. Parts books rarely had images of these trinket items as it was known that the design might change in subsequent years. Changes that would not affect the function.
  12. 1950s Chevrolet dealer shipping cover?

    Cover a single car in the showroom until announcement night.. . . Makes sense. The immediate postwar years of 46--8 didn't need a big announcement to promote sales. Everything was new in 49, then they stayed the same until 52. 1953 would have a big hoopla introduction and then the tradition of the 'big reveal' on announcement night would continue until around the very early 60s. After that the car magazines were regularly publishing spy photos and secret drawings of the new models, so the need to keep a car hidden until announcement night would become increasingly meaningless. I am no Chevrolet expert, but the logos seem to be from the earlier 53-57 era(?) It is a VERY RARE item by survival. Value? who knows.
  13. Brake control knob with arrow Bendix-Westinghouse

    Likely it would modulate (or turn off) the front brakes in a truck air brake system. Stopping the braking action on the front wheels would allow more control in a wet/slippery situation Sticker on dash likely said "Increase - Decrease" and was pointed to by the arrow.
  14. Berg emergency pull-push knob... charge?

    Yes. Pushing in supplies compressed air to the 'spring brakes' releasing them so they will roll. Pulling it out (or breaking the air line to the trailer) lets air escape and the springs automatically apply the brakes in a full lock situation. Today this control would be a yellow diamond shape.
  15. The problem with Chevrolet parts is that so many have been reproduced (and to a good quality) that they have driven down interest (and price) in the old originals. I once saw an old pitted 56 hood ornament at a swap meet. Looked original. Turned it over and it was a reproduction that had become old and worn. The reproduction parts are your competitors.