Chris Paulsen

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  1. Chris Paulsen

    You never know what you will see.

    That's my 1910 Ford in the top photo. We hosted an HCCA Circle Nebraska Tour last week, covering about 450 miles. That was the last day when we stopped in Lincoln.
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    1994 Ford Taurus SHO

    I'd encourage you to show it in HPOF. I've seen cars that were completely restored years ago receive both HPOF awards. It depends on the day and the judges.
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    1914 Grant Transmission Needed

    Thanks for the tip. I'm waiting for more pictures of the Grant for sale to see if it has any of the parts we need. It sounds like they are missing. Our Grant went into the museum in 1950. From the looks of the inside of the transmission case, it has been apart longer than that. My guess is that it broke circa 1918-20 and was taken apart and never put back together.
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    1914 Grant Transmission Needed

    Thanks. It is a pretty neat little car. It's been fun to work on cleaning it up and learn about it.
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    1908 REO For Sale

    Here are a few of the details I mentioned above:
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    1908 REO For Sale

    1908 REO Model A, two-cylinder Touring This 1908 REO is an exceptionally original example. It starts easily, and runs and drives very well. I believe it has been driven few miles over the course of its’ life. Aside from tires we installed, and the paint applied in 1948 (directly on top of the original), it is unrestored, factory original, including: upholstery, top, side curtains, roll-up windscreen, etc. It has many original features not found on restored vehicles. These include: original fiberboard engine pan, white rubber tubing shielding the wire running from the battery box on the running board to the engine, wooden spacers in the battery box, cloth between body and frame to help keep the dust out, air filter on carburetor, “gasoline” stenciled on top of gas tank, storage box under driver’s seat, leather strap and holder for starting crank, side curtain fasteners, sheet metal differential cover, and more. This car was purchased new in rural Nebraska, and evidenced by the aluminum registration disc remaining on the dash. It was purchased by E.A. Carlson in 1948. He applied a fresh coat of paint directly on top of the original, and put on display in the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, Nebraska. There it remained until we purchased it in 2012. Upon purchase, we installed tires and tubes. After a mechanical inspection and changing of fluids, we returned it to running and driving condition. Inspection of the engine internals revealed the original fiber shims in the connecting rods. They were removed and replaced with brass shims. The engine, transmission and differential are quiet. This exceptionally original REO could be the benchmark to which others are restored, or it could be driven and enjoyed as is, as 2-cylinder REO’s are among the best for 1 & 2 cylinder touring. Asking $43,500 or trade.
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    1914 Grant Transmission Needed

    Here's a photo of the car.
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    1914 Grant Transmission Needed

    We're excited to have this wonderful car....but it is missing some parts. We're in need of a transmission, driveshaft and radius rods. It's a transaxle, so if any extras exist, it would probably be a complete unit. I'd be glad to hear of any Grant parts that might be available. If I can come up with photos of what the parts look like, rather than the missing parts on our car, I will post them.
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    Model 48 Locomobile

    Sorry for the thread drift, but I'll bet this is the photo Guy is referring to. I took it in 1991- first time I drove my own T to the Ridgefield meet-even went across the Tappan Zee Bridge.
  10. Chris Paulsen

    Mystery 1950-60s fender markers

    Thank you both for the great and quick information.
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    Mystery 1950-60s fender markers

    What are they from? They're about 16" long. Thanks!
  12. Chris Paulsen

    1913 Buick model 25

    I believe the wheelbase should be 105", so it could just be a slight miscalculation, or the springs could have been changed. The number 15792-2 is actually the cylinder jug casting number. There may be a number on a cast boss on one of the aluminum crankcase ears. It is not a Model 27. A Model 27 has a larger engine.
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    1913 Buick model 25

    There should be a small aluminum tag on the left front frame horn, under the headlight. It will give you the model number. That engine has some 1914 features such as the exhaust manifold and the push rod/rocker towers. In 1913 the exhaust manifold turned down in the back of the engine. And in 1913 the push rods floated in the rocker stands.
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    1913 Buick model 25

    Looks like a nice car. I agree with the others-more info would be helpful. The hubcaps are 1914 or newer-the hubs look like they may be, too. The front fenders are 1914 or 1915. The sidelights appear to be 1914. If it is a Buick (not a McLaughlin), it looks like a 1914 B-25 body. If it was made for export that would explain the RHD. US Buicks were LHD in 1914, RHD in 1913. Does it have an electric starter and generator? I am more familiar with 1913 Buicks than 1914's, but there are several things about this car that would encourage me to do more homework if I want a 1913, not a 1914. It may not matter. Either way, great cars, and a lot of fun!