Dave Henderson

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  1. Did You Ever Own.....

    How about a '59 Deutsch-Bonnet Panhard? I was the proud owner of one which originally came with an air cooled, 2 opposed cylinder engine, fwd, covered headlights in the fenders as in the E Type Jaguar, and a fiberglass body. Sadly, just a conversation piece, if only the engine had come along with mine. Jokingaside, they were very successful in their class at LeMans. Then there was the Siata Berlinetta with aluminum body, independent rear suspension, dual carburetors, and trunk lid hinged like a door. Again, a non-driver
  2. MoToR published a Specification Tables book about 1918 thru 1923 American cars, and serial numbers, model designations, number of cylinders, and prices of cars going back to as early as 1913.
  3. Terraplane ID help

    The fender lights look suspicious. The maroon coupe has had seal beams installed, so why not fender lights from such as perhaps a mid '30s Buick added also? I haven't found other pictures of Terraplanes of this year with them, but my search hasn't been exhaustive..
  4. How Many Are Enough?

    You never have too many cars, just not enough spaces...
  5. 1936 Cord

    Though a phaeton, the Tom Mix Cord just might top the 415,$$$ if offered at the right auction.
  6. 1936 Cord

    What I think I see on the front of the sedan is the bumper spacing block turned 90 degrees. It goes over the fender surface and the bumper bar attaches to it. The bolt holds everything to the stub frame inside the fender.
  7. 1936 Cord

    I second (or 3rd?) the motion/notion that it's a rwd conversion. The elimination of the removable transmission cover (between the front fenders) and installation of something that doesn't appear to come off confirms it. No "real" Cord can exist without access there.
  8. 1936 Cord

    I wouldn't jump to many conclusions about the condition of these Cords. It's almost always worse than what pictures would suggest, and particularly when the vehicles are "barn finds" without the benefit of a barn. Any one seriously interested should carefully inspect the cars on site to best determine their apparent condition, and figure the mechanicals, especially the transmission, will need major tlc and $$$$. Restored closed Cords are considerably under-priced, and in my opinion are a real bargain. On the other hand, for those contemplating restoration, the price of parts, supplies, and labor isn't cheap and won't likely go south. These cars would possibly yield the most if parted out. Cord parts are rarer and expensive when compared to those of various other marques, and put a big dent in wallets. Not to discourage those who consider the fun and challenge of restoring to be what is most important to them, go for it! I'd hate to see these cars not be restored.
  9. What is this rusty piece?

    Vertical bumper part?
  10. Wanted - 1933 Chevrolet Master Air Cleaner Assembly

    This is close if not the same. Carb opening is about 2 1/4". No pits, small dents. Please PM me if interested..
  11. Vintage speedster photo

    Michael, your PM to me had a "no-reply" return address, I need your email address. (It used to be that I could send a return PM, but that seems to have changed...??)
  12. Vintage speedster photo

    At Hershey '16 a stripped down bare-bones Model T like this was in the flea market. Along with it was documentation of its provenance, details of which I don't remember, except that it had traveled around a lot. While admittedly a far shot, there's a wee chance it may be the same T. PM me if you would like contact info for the person who was there with it.
  13. Model A wheel

    Fool or Bool, it just depends on how you read it. I don't believe there is a separate one for each. Rusty because they had a cheap one layer thin flash plating right over the steel. Some were cad plated.
  14. Mystery touring car

    The Mitchell's cowl length, its side hinge height location, and position of the windshield on it (but not its mounting fixture) look more like the Patterson's, but the radiator filler looks like the Mitchell's. (Could it be a Mitchterson..?) , But it looks longer to me than in either of Bloo's or Leif's pictures. In 1918 Mitchell had a 127" wheelbase, in '19 thru '22 there were 2 wheelbases, one 120" and the other 127", while in the corresponding years the Patterson had no wheelbase over 120". A tough nut to crack.
  15. Artillery wheels

    How did you measure the bolt circle? It is the diameter of a circle passing through the centers of all 5 of the bolt holes. From the pictures it doesn't look like you measured that way. This measurement will be an important step in eliminating vehicles that they won't fit. Another clue is that there is no small hole for an alignment pin which some cars of the era had. Lighter pictures would help.