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    My first car (1968): 1929 Ford Standard Coupe. Now restoring 1921 Peugeot Quadrilette 161, 1913 Metz "22", 1911 Hupmobile "20".
  1. The Model T Ford gets 50-55 ft lbs torque. I think they are 5/8". I assume your 7/16" bolts would be a bit less; perhaps 40-45? They didn't use torque specs in 1922; just sort of did it by "feel". Be sure to re-torque your bolts after running the car for a while. Phil
  2. I'm still around, and thanks for your posting. Mochet was my former screen name. Carbking is correct. Your Waltham carb has been altered. Phil
  3. A neat film of the Citroen factory in Paris about 1934. They are manufacturing the Traction Avant, a car Citroen produced until 1957. Note uni-body construction (a process licensed to Citroen by the Budd Company). Lots of detail in this film, plus a bit more joie de vivre than your typical factory documentary. Note the lunchtime rush; they only get a half-hour. Phil
  4. They still make cars with wood frames:
  5. I'm thinking it means "The sun rises over Hupmobile". Phil
  6. Superb film of the Citroen factory in the 1930s. They're making the famous Traction Avant which were produced from 1934 to 1957. I think this was the first mass-produced front wheel drive car. Note that it uses uni-body construction as well as 4-wheel independent suspension. Citroen bought the body stamping technology from then Budd Company of Philadelphia. Note also the heavy use of aluminum. It's in French, but no translation needed. Phil
  7. I'm restoring a 1924 Citroen with wood body frame. A few of the joints are wobbly, and I'm replacing a few pieces. Is the use of waterproof wood glue or epoxy possible, or is it to be avoided? Past repairs included dozens of little nails. Phil
  8. If you find you have a reservation that can't be cancelled, you can sell it online: No guarantee it will sell, of course, but might be worth a try. Phil
  9. Interesting how the Metz car has fascinated over time. Here's an example: a 4-print set of old-car illustrations "Cars of Yesterday", c1960s. The four cars chosen are an Apperson, Everett, Overland and a Metz (not very accurately dated). Phil
  10. My friend got a copy of issue No. 1 in 1962 when he was 17 years old. He was an AACA member then and, since he wasn't a subscriber to AQ, assumed they were sent to all AACA members.
  11. Handy spot for the Prest-O-Lite tank: right between the headlights!
  12. This is the wrong group to tell a machine is un-repairable.
  13. A great magazine. I miss it. This issue was sent to all members of the AACA, I think. 1962? Phil
  14. Looks like a nice unrestored car or older restoration. I don't think the '20s sedans are in high demand. People seek more the open-top roadsters and touring cars. If your car is complete and with no major damage, I would estimate about $6500-$8500. If you can check it out in more detail, it will help your sale. Does engine turn freely? Any rust-through or rot? Does it look complete? If you have a car friend who can get it started, it would be a real plus. Phil