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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 1941 Washer knob

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

    1923 Durant.
  6. 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
  7. Another one from the same movie.

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

    A little better view of the car to ID.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. New here- 1st Post: what is it

    I found an interesting old picture of two Chalmers touring cars at the Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington state. The inn is about 70 miles east of Tenalquot Prairie, were the pictures of the unknown car were taken. The automobiles pictured at the inn are circa 1920, based on the curved profile of the fenders. The cars are fairly new, but don't appear to be brand new cars. The mud splashed on the side of both cars indicates that they were driven on a wet road with the side curtains installed; note that the body of both cars, immediately below the top of the doors, is free of mud. The car closest to the camera is a 7-passenger touring car; the other car is a 5-passenger touring car. The 7-passenger car has a slightly longer body with an up-turned "tub" at the rear. The unknown car is also a 7-passenger touring car. Early 1920s Chalmers are fairly rare because of low production numbers, due to the 1920-21 recession. Since the cars pictured at the inn could be local to the area, it's possible that the abandoned car to be identified could be the one closet to the camera! The cars shown had a few more years of service life when photographed. During the Great Depression the salvage value of old cars was nil, so they were often abandoned. Thus the car pictured, in the original AACA Forum post, was likely abandoned during the depression. Chalmers production ended in 1923.
  13. Bogota Post War

    1939 Mercury.
  14. New here- 1st Post: what is it

    The Chalmers six has a body molding that is very close to the molding design on the unknown car. The vintage picture of the couple is an earlier Chalmers (circa 1918) with a flatter fender profile. The molding design is flat and wide at the back of the body (the enlarged picture); the molding looks like it has a slightly curved profile on the doors. Also, the enlarged picture shows a spare tire carrier bracket on the back of the body like the unknown car. The contemporary picture, of the black colored 1922 Chalmers, has a rear fender profile that resembles the unknown car. I was unable to find a circa 1922 Chalmers engine that matched the unknown car. However, the online pictures of Chalmers engines are limited. Also, it appears that Chalmers offered more than one six cylinder engine in the late teens and early 1920s.
  15. New here- 1st Post: what is it

    Nzcarnerd, Regarding your post #62 - - - You're right, the folded top obscures the molding on the back of the body of cars pictured online. However, it is likely that the molding may also be on the car's doors. Anyway, I couldn't find a molding match to any online images of circa 1920 touring cars.