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About Grandpa

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  1. I have twelve new in the box 18mm Auto-Lite spark plugs, part number B-7. I would appreciate it if someone would let me know the application for these spark plugs for vintage cars prior to 1965. Thank you.
  2. I would to know the year and model car that this ID plate came from. The plate measures 1" by 3¼". The material is steel. Thanks
  3. Could be a 1928 Packard Six.
  4. Hi Neil, As requested, pictured is my 1941 Buick is a Roadmaster model 71C. Grandpa
  5. Pictured is the cowl to hood seal on my 1941 Roadmaster. I don't recall the name of the supplier. I hope this is of some help.
  6. The air duct valve is operated by a rod.
  7. This is what I tried for dim stoplights on my Buick - The stop lights are difficult to see on my 1941 Buick on a sunny day. The outer plastic red lens (the outer "lens" is actually a red filter and not a true lens) and the inner plastic clear Fresnel lens are both in excellent condition. Also, the stop light switch is new. There is a long length of wire to the back of the car, so the voltage drop is the problem for the original 6 Volt system. My concern is the brightness of the stop lights and not the brightness of the tail lights or the turn signals. I have tried LED bulbs and higher wattage (6 Volt) halogen bulbs with less than satisfactory results. My solution to this problem is a simple one: Install a 1½ Volt dry cell battery wired in series in the stop light circuit. This can be done in a few minutes, as the stop light switch is readily accessible under the steering column. I secured the battery with tie wraps to the windshield washer bottle holder (which is nearby). The dry cell battery can be removed quickly for a car show event. I installed the battery on the powered stop light wire so that the circuit is protected by the existing fuse. The increase in the stop light illumination is noticeable, but not dramatic. I expect that the dry cell battery will last several years. The battery was purchased from McMaster-Carr. The stop light bulbs (#1154) are rated at 6.4 Volts. I estimate that the actually voltage at the stop light bulb, when illuminated, is about 6½ to 7 Volts. I doubt that the increased bulb heat would cause damage to the plastic Fresnel lens.
  8. The car in the center looks like a 1924 Lincoln 7-passenger Model L touring car. Also, note the driving light mounted on the small bar between the headlights.
  9. Pictured is a 1942 Cadillac commercial chassis limo.
  10. The unknown year Cadillac is not a 1942. The 1942 grill is a bit different from the postwar models. The large rectangular lens (seen on some of the models) is a combination driving light / parking light and was an option. The standard equipment was a filler plate with a small circular parking light.
  11. The radiator (on the floor) from the car in the center doesn't seem to be from a teens Buick.
  12. The roadster on the left side of the picture looks like a 1920 Buick.
  13. Looks like a 1926 Stutz AA Victoria Coupe.
  14. James, I hope that this is of some help in answering your question - - - Pictured (at the GM plant in Linden, New Jersey) is a 1941 Buick during the body drop installation and the engine delivery from the Flint, Michigan, via rail. Buick painted the engines assembled with the manifolds attached. In 1941, the Buick engines were assembled in Flint, Michigan, and shipped to Linden. The carburetors were added at the Flint plant after engine painting. Other components, like the generator, fan, pulley, vibration damper, etc., were added at the Linden plant. Note that the fuel line is also painted engine color. Also note, that the chassis was painted black with the exhaust system installed. Grandpa
  15. I think that Leif got it right.