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  1. Mystery engine - 1920s six

    Not a Hudson person, but I think the car in the background is a Hudson just based on how close the reveal mouldings are. The engine appears to be a modified Essex Super Six based on the large hole in the bracket on the left side of the engine, which was for the lower rad hose.
  2. Retired #oldcarprincess

    Congratulations on your new job, Victoria. Congratulations also on successfully accomplishing something which must have seemed pretty daunting when you first looked at it. Please do stay in touch, there are far too few women here.
  3. Double Clutching

    My 27 Dictator: 1-2 upshift 4 to 8 mph 2-3 upshift 6 to 14 mph 3-2 downshift let speed drop to 10 mph shift to neutral, release clutch, blip throttle, depress clutch shift to 2nd. 2-1 downshift, wait until car has almost stopped moving, shift to neutral, release clutch briefly, step on clutch, shift to 1st. As tramcar pointed out, these are low speed engines, my Dictator's engine develops its maximum horsepower at 2200 rpm, so winding it up does nothing. Don't worry about the car behind you. Drive the car the way it was designed to be driven.
  4. 1920s gauge cluster, what is it?

    As can be seen, the oval section is an actual stamped part of the dash board, hence the "embossed" description by Studebaker. It is very rare with only 97 Canadian assembled cars being equipped with it and about 2,000 US built cars. Why it was changed so quickly is anybody's guess, but I would suspect possibly production problems or maybe sales resistance?
  5. Labatt home - London, Ontario

    1934-35 Hudson?
  6. 1938 Oldsmobile pickup truck

    You are forgetting Maple Leaf trucks, Rusty!
  7. 1938 Oldsmobile pickup truck

    Look up English built Dodge and Fargo trucks. Unlike this Oldsmobile they bear no resemblance whatever to their US counterpart.
  8. 1920s closed car

    I agree with Mark. The car in the second and third pictures is not the same one as in the first picture. The motometer can be seen in both of the lower photos. It is smaller and not winged. In the second photo the rear wheel appears to be a disc wheel. I don't think Chrysler offered disc wheels at that time. Also, there is no cowl light visible in the second picture.
  9. Model T? wrong headlamp

    Mid to late teens Pierce Arrow. The headlights were a Pierce Arrow trademark. PA did not move the steering wheel to the left until 1920. The bumper is typical of the period.
  10. Why updraft carbs?

    First car with a reliable mechanical fuel pump was the1928 Studebaker.
  11. Photo data says 1923

    That's it.
  12. Photo data says 1923

    Definitely a 1927-28 Studebaker. Car in question has cowl lights, a centre bumper medallion, and slight curve to the top of the rear window. The bumper has a recessed, painted line on it. These are all characteristic of Studebakers of the period. None of the other suggested vehicles have these.
  13. Trico Visionall wiper display help

    Operated by engine vacuum.
  14. European car 1913-20???

    When did Puch move the steering wheel to the left side? I found a picture of a Puch labelled as 1920 which has gas headlight, LHD and a V radiator which is brass. The body looks right for 1920 but the front axle is different than the subject vehicle.
  15. European car 1913-20???

    I agree that it doesn't look French. Couldn't find a Lorraine-Dietrich with a V radiator anyway. I am thinking Steyr possibly. It is the only other car I can think of with a V radiator. The filler neck looks right but the lack of a radiator badge is a mystery as is the drop centre front axle. I don't think the rad shell is nickel plated. I think it is polished brass. At least Steyr was still using polished brass into the early twenties. The body looks too new for gas lights.