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  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. Regarding Pennsylvania Year-of-Manufacture license plates: Are there any rules regarding condition of the plate? Phil
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. They still make cars with wood frames:
  7. I'm thinking it means "The sun rises over Hupmobile". Phil
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Handy spot for the Prest-O-Lite tank: right between the headlights!
  13. This is the wrong group to tell a machine is un-repairable.
  14. A great magazine. I miss it. This issue was sent to all members of the AACA, I think. 1962? Phil
  15. 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
  16. The Chicago Museum of Science & Industry once had a very nice vintage car collection, but it's been sold off over the years.
  17. I always figure spending about $5,000 to ship a car from Europe to the USA. This includes transport to the port, taxes, loading, etc., etc. I couldn't say about Australia to Finland, but I bet that would cost a premium. The larger ports are less expensive for shipping and receiving. Paperwork for Customs can be complex. If you're talking a parts car, you might save money by disassembling the car and sending it as parts. Phil
  18. Any finish strippers in the east these days? I've had got my previous cars stripped up in Allentown, but that shop is defunct. There seems to be some good ones in Ohio and Indiana. Any recommendations in or near Pennsylvania? Phil
  19. Here's the restoration I spoke of, a nice 1918 Kissel. The first photo is from a post dated 4/3/15. The second photo 6/10/16.
  20. Is there some way to search for particular cars in museum collections? For example, if I want to find a Citroen 5HP (or some other specific model car) in an American or foreign museum. Phil
  21. The new all-white tires have the same problems. There is a brass-era restoration blog on this forum which shows the guy's new set of white tires as the blog begins. A few months in to the restoration, the tires are a cafe-olé tan color. Remember that the Universal, Coker and other tires come from the same factories. Phil
  22. Thanks for the ideas. I mean "stripping", as in removing the finish. Altoon is a drive, but closer than Indiana! Phil
  23. I still would like to see how the Model E Weaver Tire Changer actually works. It does make a handy wheel holder, but the big "bead breaker" hook doesn't seem to be very effective. Can anyone post a YouTube video? Phil