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  1. wac

    7-lug wheels and hub brake assemblies

    The wheels in Sweden appear to be 1929 Hudson (note mashed hubcaps). This style of 7-lug wire wheel was used (by Hudson) in 1929 only. Bill
  2. wac

    Mystery early roadster

    Definitely Denver. That's the Colorado State Capitol building in the upper right. Bill
  3. wac

    1917~

    Note the features: 1. Long hood - probably 6-cylinders rather than 4. 2. LHD - many cars changed from RHD to LHD ca. 1914. 3. 2-man top - many cars changed from 2-man to 1-man tops ca. 1915. 4. Vertical windshield - many cars started tilting the windshield backwards in the mid-teens, ca. 1916. 5. Long running board indicates long wheelbase. 6. Apparently set-up for rear mounted spare(s). So, I'd guess it's a 1914 model of a large car.
  4. wac

    OLD LICENSE PLATES FOR SALE

    Condition and price of 1915 CO?
  5. wac

    Mystery automobile photo

    In Finland, it's a 1919 Essex (based on the headlight shape), a 5-passenger touring, export model (RHD), body by Fisher. The NZ car is probably a 1920 Essex (again based on the headlight shape), also a 5-passenger touring, export model (RHD), body by Fisher, but with cowl lights (not on US cars) and accessory second windshield.
  6. wac

    1916 Auto wreck in Boltonville Wisc.

    I would say Overland, ca. 1915. It has aftermarket accessory coil springs at the connections of the 1/4 elliptical leaf springs to the 1/2 elliptical leaf rear springs and an aftermarket accessory front bumper. The U-Joint is as used on 1914 and newer models. Up through the 1912 model year, some Overland models had two-speed planetary transmissions, but this car does not. Overland's three-speed selective sliding transmission chasses(?) were very similar from 1910 to (at least) 1915, though there were small changes made annually. Too much speed on the all-white smoothies(?).
  7. wac

    Need Help on This Old Hack!

    I believe this truck is a 1915 model Overland. The knob on the radiator cap was first used on the 1914 Model 79's. nzcarnerd is correct that the edge of this truck's radiator shell is more rounded than the earlier (1913-1914) steel shells. It is one piece while the earlier ones are two pieces.
  8. wac

    Help identifying a Hudson

    There's lots of mis-information in these responses. It is a 1928 Essex serial number and the cowl looks right for a 1928 H/E open car. The dash in hand is the back piece. The link to a photo is not of a 1928 dash, but a 1929 Essex dash. The instrumentation is the same, but the trim is different - 1928 is more plain, 1929 has the "pine cone / pine needle" pattern and hexagonal cut-outs. They both do have electric combination FUEL / OIL level gauges. 1927 H/E used King-Seeley gauges. Open cars did not have different instrument clusters from closed cars. There isn't a nickel's worth of difference between first series and second series Hudson or Essex cars of the same model year. The 110" wheelbase is correct for 1928 & 1929.
  9. Assuming the car was running with the wiring as received, the (after-market) magneto is "high tension" and the two wires to the switch are to ground the mag to kill the ignition. A high tension magneto requires no battery and has no external coil.
  10. wac

    Help with ID of 1915 or 1916 Hudson

    You have stumbled into one of the "features" of dating early Hudsons. From their beginning in 1909, Hudson announced their new models in late summer - early fall as the next year's model. Thus, the 1915 Hudson models (6-40 and 6-54) came out in late 1914. In late 1915, the 6-40 Model G (6-40) was introduced. But then in January 1916, the Super Six (Model H) was introduced, ending the Model G's brief run. Hudson didn't use year designations for several years, but rather used only the model letters: G, H, J , M, O, etc.
  11. wac

    Brass Era steering box

    I believe this steering box to be from an Overland as it is similar to the unit on my 1913 Model 69. Overland used a similar box for several years. Bill
  12. wac

    Early rectangular cowl lights?

    In my experience, the Studebaker lamps have round bases. The ones in question are, I believe, from an early '20's Hudson sedan. Bill
  13. wac

    What is this car?

    The six panel rear window in the top makes me think Overland and the black-and-nickel kerosene tail and side lamps are as used (by Overland) on 1913 Model 69's only. The 1913 Overland Model 69T has "question mark" rear fenders. The only other 1913 Overland model to use them was the TC (not on the models 69R, C, or F or the Model 71) . But, the 1913 Overland bodies didn't have the bead across the rear section, the 1913 Overland didn't use windshield support rods from the frame, and 1913 Overland wheels were gray with black hubs. However, the 1912 Overland Model 59 (which had brass trim - windshield, radiator, lamps, etc.) has brass windshield support rods from the frame and all gray wheels. The spare tire holders are not as used by Overland in 1912 or 1913, though rear-mounted spares (2) were standard. It may be an early production 1913 Overland Model 69T with some carry-over features from the 1912 Model 59, or it may be "customized by owner". It couldn't be a Jackson (as per the pennant) could it?
  14. wac

    Teens or 1920s Bumper

    1916 Hudsons came from the factory without bumpers. Typical accessory bumpers of the era consist of a single bar or tube. Your bumper is the type used on Lincolns in the early to mid 1920's.
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    Remy Model RL

    Please email me pictures of your REMY RL magneto. thewacco@comcast.net Thanks- Bill