PFindlay

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  1. Photo of distributor needed

    That's my photo and my parts. I had forgotten there was a distributor in there. Sorry. If you need it, I still have it available. Peter
  2. New Yahoo Group for Four Cylinder REOs

    We have just launched the Four Cylinder REO Group on Yahoo. Anyone who owns or is interested in these cars is welcome to join. There is no charge and it will connect you with others who are excellent sources of knowledge, parts, or just good old opinions! visit https://groups.yahoo.com/REOfour and click the JOIN button. Peter Findlay, REOfour moderator
  3. 1913 REO

    Mike and other REO enthusiasts, We have just launched the Four Cylinder REO Group on Yahoo. Anyone who owns or is interested in these cars is welcome to join. There is no charge and it will connect you with others who are excellent sources of knowledge, parts, or just good old opinions! visit https://groups.yahoo.com/REOfour and click the JOIN button. Peter Findlay, REOfour moderator
  4. 1912 Cadillac Parts

    Like I said, it's just the empty body as shown in these pictures. I believe George Kaforski had one he was willing to sell a couple of years ago. I can PM you his contact info if you need it. Peter
  5. 1912 Cadillac Parts

    I have just the body of a Hans gauge - no insides, no gauge, if that's of any help to you. Peter
  6. 1913 REO

    Each pedal has a ratchet that allows you to lock it in the down position. Why? To lock the brakes on. There is no hand brake. Instead, each pedal is a brake pedal. The service brake (external bands) is under the clutch pedal. This takes a little getting used to - if you depress the clutch all the way while shifting you will brake. Also, if you don't apply the pedal with the forward part of your foot, the pedal will lock down. Once you get used to it, though, it's a really nice system. When you're sitting at a light you can just lock the pedal down. (As if there were any lights back in 1913.) And the gearbox is suburb on those cars. The brake pedal activates the "parking" brake. It is the internal brake on the rear wheels and not as good as the external. When you park the car, you lock down both pedals and it's not going anywhere. Great car! Peter
  7. Cadillac Eight - What Year?

    It's a 1915 plate, based on the square surrounding the BC crest in the top left corner of the plate. That was a one year only feature.
  8. Cadillac Eight - What Year?

    Plate #4318 appears to have been assigned to a Cadillac in 1915 (previously was on an Albion ,probably a truck).
  9. Identifying Automobiles on Postcards

    Yes, in B.C. we drove on the left side until 1921, long after most North American cars had switched to left hand drive. And just to complicate things, they delayed the changeover in Vancouver, the largest city in B.C., until Jan 1, 1922, because of the changes need to streetcars and tracks. Imagine the chaos that would result today if it was decreed that as of Jan. 1 next year everyone must switch to drive on "the wrong side" of the road. There's an interesting article about the 1921-22 change here: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/week+history+switching+from+left+right+thing/11625241/story.html Peter (photo from the Vancouver sun article)
  10. Identifying Automobiles on Postcards

    It's interesting to note that the Model Ts are right hand drive - Canadian models built for Ontario or British Columbia. According to the B.C. registration archive data available on www.bcpl8s.ca: Plate # 3071 was registered to Teresa ??????? in 1914. It was later sold to Violet Anderson. A ladies car, I guess. Plate # 6517 was registered to Frank Gower, who lived about a half mile from my current home in Burnaby. He appears to have sold it to G.W. Jamieson at the end of 1914. The honeymooners are from California and are driving a 4 or 5 year old Model A Ford. That's a pretty good drive but they seem to be happy to be here. Great pictures!! Peter
  11. I'm interested. How long have you had them?
  12. What brand are these, and do you know how long they've been sitting in their wrappers (i.e. how old are they?) Peter
  13. Phinney-Walker rim wind clock circa 1912

    This clock is now sold.
  14. This is a very nice brass Phinney-Waker Rimwind/Rimset clock. It worked up till a few years ago but doesn't now so it would need some servicing to be put back into working condition. It's complete and looks great as-is, though. Clock body is 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) in diameter. $100 + shipping.
  15. 1953 olds parts wanted

    I have a wonderbar radio out of a 53 Olds. Peter