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  1. Gear set - differential? Planetary gear set?

    I am don't know the application. However, from the gear arrangement, it looks like a device to reverse the rotation of the input shaft.
  2. 41 Amber Parking Light Lens

    Pictured is the factory original equipment (not a reproduction) amber colored Fresnel lens for the parking light / turn signal on my 1941 Buick. I amber color could be original or the result of aging; my feeling is that it was originally colored amber. Grandpa
  3. Antique picture of a car in Chile

    Not sure what this circa 1918 auto is. Here is a better view.
  4. Snow-covered ragtop

    The car to ID is a 1954 Buick Roadmaster, like the green one pictured above.
  5. 1941 dash

    Your fog light switch may be an instrument panel light switch. There is an NOS fog light switch on eBay in the original box. The sale ends today at 8 PM Pacific time.
  6. 1941 dash

    Pictured is my 1941 NOS fog light switch. Mine does not have a ceramic wire wound resistor. I didn't see any reason way a resistor would be needed for a fog light switch. The switch shown is installed in my car and functions fine.
  7. 1941 Washer knob

    2carb40, The original washer nozzle does have a slot 90 degrees from what is pictured. The modern nozzle, if I recall correctly, is for a mid-1960s MG. I had the chrome plating removed from the modern nozzle and the OD was machined to the have the same diameter as the original nozzle, then re-plated. A short time after I finished the work on the modern nozzles, I located a second original nozzle for use on my 1941 Buick. Grandpa
  8. 1941 Washer knob

    Pictured are 1941 Buick windshield washer system parts.
  9. Wrecked car, circa 1926

    1923 Durant.
  10. Anyone recognize this car?

    The customized Auburn is a V-12 model, which has a longer hood (with 31 louvers). The blue Auburn, pictured above, is an eight cylinder model. Grandpa
  11. Another one from the same movie.

    A little better view of the car to ID.
  12. A wreck in a movie - what is it?

    A little better view of the car to ID.
  13. New here- 1st Post: what is it

    Correction: In my Post #73, the James Levy Motors Co. was a Chalmers dealer. I also get Chalmers & Chandler mixed up.
  14. New here- 1st Post: what is it

    The car in Post #71 has what appears to be a 1917 Illinois license plate. James Levy Motors was in Chicago. Levy was a Chandler dealer; later a Buick dealer when Chandler closed its' doors.
  15. New here- 1st Post: what is it

    Hi Curti, I agree with your post #68. The engine in the unknown car is unusual and differs from Chalmers engine pictures that I have found online. The following are some explanations for consideration: • Since Chalmers manufactured their own engines, perhaps the engine in the unknown car was a limited run of a different design; the unknown engine could also be a reissue of an older design. • The unknown car could be a Cleveland, which was Chalmers' attempt to offer a low priced "Light Six". Chalmers could have used surplus older style bodies for the Cleveland. I was unable to find many Cleveland pictures (car or engine) online from circa 1920. • In the time period of the unknown car, Chalmers purchased bodies from the Fisher Body Co. Perhaps Chalmers sold surplus Fisher bodies to another automobile company circa 1920.