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    Old car nut with eclectic taste from the 1920's-1960's
  1. I was hoping it might jog someone's memory and they would recall a book they have that has them in it. (I know it was a long shot) I figured since they all had numbers stamped in them and the styles were very similar, they were aftermarket of some sort, sold at the parts store that was started in the 20's where these came from. I can't recall any catalogs I have that would have this typoe of stuff in them. Most of mine only go back to the late 20's and they are mostly electrical in nature.
  2. Any thoughts on the extra ones I posted photos of?
  3. Did they load test the battery? I know alot of load testers don't do 6 volt batteries.
  4. The guy directly across from the end of my driveway, built a new bigger garage probably a 4 car with high ceilings 12 foot? in the past few years. Before I bought here, but still has a shelter a bunch of stuff and a 37 Pontiac sedan as well as a 1950? Ford 2 door that he leaves outside most of the time (for several months at a clip) Maybe years. He also has some bigger equipment, an excavator and I think a dozer outside. Doesn't have much lawn, but alot of sand for a yard. Doesn't bother me one bit. Of course I would prefer he keep the stuff inside, just so I don't have to watch it go to He!!. It's a shame to see stuff just deteriorate. I hate leaving my well used chipper outside and that's covered and hidden. It won't be outside once the new shop is up though. Nothing will. Other people probably complain though, because it's right on the corner of an intersection and his property isn't heavily treed. He also has a driveway out both sides so not aot of place to hide anything from view.
  5. 1936 Chrysler used a stamped steel molding as well inside. This isn't it, but I would lean toward that type of application above all others. Desoto used one as well. I would lean toward an independent like Graham or some other company. 32-36 vintage. Nash shares some similarities. I didn't see anything for Lafayette.
  6. Careful when you do that. I just saw an article and photos of what google caught people in the act of doing. Some of it was funny, some of it mighty embarrassing and some of it was blurred out on purpose. You wouldn't want to be just a blur would you?
  7. If I was going to actually drive this more than around the block, I would pull all 4 wheels and go over the brakes. Take a real good look at the tires as well. I had 4 that looked perfect on my Hudson, but when I took one off, it was split on the inside edge right where the tread starts in one spot. Might have gone flat at one time and was left that way for a while. A quick inspection didn't turn it up (might have been down when I took a look at all the tires) Only once it was off the truck did it show up.
  8. You should also be able to tell which cylinder is missing with a heat gun, to save you some time. Then you can double check the plug wire and plug on that cylinder. I wonder why they replaced the engine? These were usually pretty good and it doesn't seem like it would need it with such low miles unless it had a catastrophic failure.
  9. Hard to say without photos to show what shape it's in or how well it was converted. There was a very similar stock conversion on here for I think 8500? a little while ago. That was stock engine though and almost a survivor condition vehicle with patina as they call it, but no real rot.
  10. Rear quarters look like early 50's Buick.
  11. A little space was my criteria when we bought this house. Problem is my wife wanted to live in town or very very close to. That makes it a pretty tall order when you don't have unlimited funds. I was fortunate enough to find this place on 7 + acres. It's backed by a power line then 25 undeveloped acres the other neighbor bought as a buffer. I'm hopefully soon going to try to buy atleast a few to guarantee a buffer as our house is built toward the back of the property. We have a little view, a nice house, a major supermarket less than a 1/4 mile away from the end of the driveway and the school is about 1 mile away. The trees, layout and hill give us nice privacy. It also came with a nice unfinished 28 by 50 Garage which I'm now finishing and enough space to almost be able to hide a 60 by 72 Garage I'm getting approval for now. I wish we had 100 acres but this isn't too bad. Plus we are probably 1/2 mile or so from the interstate ramp but the positioning limits road noise from it. You can't see the garages or house from the road either courtesy of a curved 600 foot driveway.
  12. Here are some shots of a few more I had out in the Garage. with the angles on the handles and the type of end, i would think these are some sort of engine crank, by the way they look to beable to easily disengage when the engine starts. What kind of engine is the next question. The are about 16 inches long not including the bend, so if you stuck it in a 16 inch box it would just fit.
  13. "One of a kind!" And that's a good thing.
  14. Here is a link to the original ad.
  15. I think there are some of those in the box as well. It's a hodge podge of NOS crank handles. Whether they are jack, stationary or actual car cranks , I'll have to do some more looking. I have a few more in the garage here. I'll check those.