Juha Paavo Kaita

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    1928 Peerless 4D Sedan

    Hi again, This is the Peerless which I saw for sale in Nakkila. Year 2007 the car was owned by Mr. Markus Järvi near Helsinki. He sell classic automobiles so he doesn´t own the Peerless any more. In thaat article they tell among other things that in 1929 there were 60 Peerless automobiles registered in Finland. In 2007 there were only 3 or 4. Our national veteran car club membership directory lists only two Peerless; 1927 and 1928 Phaetom. http://www.iltalehti.fi/autot/200711016788125_au.shtml
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    1928 Peerless 4D Sedan

    Hi, Thank you so much for your post. If I remember right there was one 7-passenger Sedan for sale about 10 years ago in Nakkila. I think this car was dark blue in color. Then I think Mr. Rannila in Northern Finland has a Peerless from 1910´s. He has his own private car museum. Mr. Rannila used to own a Russian made Zis convertible which was used by Josef Satlin. The Zis was restored here in Finland and later sold back to Russia/Kreml with very high price. Juha Kaitanen Sipoo, Finland
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    1928 Peerless 4D Sedan

    Hi, Thank you very much for your very detailed reply. I shall forward your answer to the achive so that they can add this information to their files. I enclose some other photos showing different sides of the Peerless. Photos were taken in 1930 as you can see from the register plate - small number 30. Juha
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    1928 Peerless 4D Sedan

    Hi, I believe this is a 1929 Peerless. It was once owner by a vetenarian Bernhard Åström in Helsinki area. I would like to hear your opinion about the make, model and make of year. The original phot is owned by Swedeish Literatur Soociety in Helsinki. In the archive there is quite a few photos of this very same Peerless. Peerless automobiles were imported to Finland by "Laatuvaunu Oy". Juha Kaitanen Finland
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    Mystery automobile photo

    Hi, Thank you to both of you for quick and professional reply. Juha Kaitanen
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    Mystery automobile photo

    Hi, This photo of automobile was published in FB-page here in Finlland. The page is for postcards and old photos showing seeneris of city of Turku. I am trying to identify the make of the car. To me it looks quite large - maybe 7-passenger Touring. The steering wheel is on right side of the car. So the make can be European or early US. Somebody said that it could be Essex but it looks little too large to be Essex. Any ideas of the make of this early car is greatly wellcome.
  7. Juha Paavo Kaita

    1926 reo

    Hi, The parts from rusty chassis will not fit to the runnnig chassis. I think the running chassis used to have a some sort of Flying Cloud body. George Svede (419-756-7245, 543 W. Straub Rd, Mansfield, OH 44904-1837) has factory records. By sending him the vehicle no. and engine no. you could find out what your Reo used to look/equipped with when the car left the factory in Lansing. That will cost you 20 to 40 dollars. If your friend ever plans to part out the rusty chassis let me know (juhakai@wakkanet.fi). There are few parts which I could use for my Model G truck. Juha
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    1926 reo

    The rusty chassis is Model G from 1926 but the rolling chassis is younger. Maybe 1927 or later. I own two Model G from 1926; a 4D Sedan and 2tn truck. Are you going to restore both these fine Reos? What kind of parts are you looking for? The dash makes me think that the 1926 chassis could be from Speedwagon with 6 cylinder engine. Speedwagon could be bought with 4- or 6-cylinder angines. Also the way gauges are situated on the dash plus the steering column bracket makes me think that the chassis is late 1926 production. Juha Kaitanen Finland
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    Hi, Few years ago I bought a "Aprowlite Standard" tail light via ebay. I was going to use it on my 1926 Reo Model G truck. Now I noticed that the tail light might be originally from Indian motorcycle. Am I right? Can anybody tell me what would "Guide #220" tail lamp look like? Juha Kaitanen Finland
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    1922 reo touring

    Hi, I own a 1926 Reo Model G 4D Sedan. Some earlier owner has lost the ignition key and because of that has bromen the ignition lock. I wonder if in your Reo the starting button knob and ignition lock are OK condition. Is it possible to get a photo of this piece? I am also interested in the floor plates which go round the gear shifter and startting knob.I would be interested in this part. Best wishes Juha Kaitanen Finland
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    For Sale 1926 Reo T6

    Hi, Few years ago I bought my T6-4D Sdean from 1926 from Huston TX. It is quite original inside. Outside has been restored-rebuilt.
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    Reo Model G 2tn truck from 1926

    Hi, Thank you for your note. I have visited your block page and made some remarks. According to my knowledge engine no. staarting with letter W were actually bus chassis. I have one extra engine which came from a bus and its engine no. starts with letter W. Some of the photos you have on your block page show that the Reo truck you are rebuilding is very similar to my Reo. My Reo left the factory in Lansing in December 1925. My truck was sold aas new in Turku Finland in 1926. The very first owner of the Reo was Aaron Svanberg. The truck was used to carry a blocks of red granit rocks in a stone quarry in Vehmaa, Finland. Later someone tried to make a tractor trailer out of the chassis of Reo. The frame was cut into three pieces but the work was never finished. In a photo above you can see the Reo in 1928 and a pile of parts in early 1960. The front axle was taken away and used to make a trailer. At this time some other parts was missed. Now the frame has been welded together. I enclose a photo of my Model G 4D Sedan. It has been a great help of figuring how different parts go together. Best wishes Juha Kaitanen Finland
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    Reo Model G 2tn truck from 1926

    Hi, Here are some of the parts I am looking for my Model G truck from 1926. Of the spring hangers I need the front spring rear hangers for both sides of the truck. I also need a hood. I think the hood is the same used in passenger automobiles - this I am not sure but it looks like that. Hope to hear from you Juha Kaitanen
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    Reo Model G 2tn truck from 1926

    Hi, I have a long term project of Reo Model G Heavy Duty Speed Wagon truck from 1926. When I bought the truck it was in very bad shape. Gradually I have made progress but there is still quite a much to do and I am still missing some crucial parts. My Reo is early 1926 model. The truck left the factory in late December 1925. The Reo was sent to New York to Shippers Storage. From there it was shipped to Turku, Finland. The truck was shipped in a wooden box. The body and the bed was locally made in Turku. The Reo was sold by the company called "Pohjoismaiden Autotuonti Oy". This company imported Reos to Finland from 1926 to 1928. I would like to contact other owners of Model G trucks and persons who might have the parts I am looking for; hood, front axle, brake cross axle (on the frame bar), front spring rear handers etc. Juha Kaitanen Finland
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    Chevy from 1920´s or 10´s

    Thank you very much for your help. I shall tell this information to the archive which has the photo. Juha Kaitanen Turku, Finland