Dave Henderson

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  1. Dave Henderson

    1936 plymouth

    Speaking in general, the hose usually connects directly to the wheel Cylinder. Could it be that your car has a different cylinder than its original (maybe the angle of the connection) or too short a hose, requiring an adapting fitting?
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    ID needed on prewar car

    Incidentally, '41 Olds convertibles were not produced in large numbers. The figures are; Model 66, 2,812; Model 96, 325; Model 98; 1,263. Interestingly, a Model 98 "Convertible Phaeton" was produced in the quantity of 119. I can't recall ever seeing any of these four open Oldsmobiles, and I was an avid car watcher in the day.
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    ID needed on prewar car

    Agree with Keiser, it's a '41 Olds, (and as such is not postwar). The door window curve shows that it does not have rear quarter windows that '42 and postwar GM convertibles had. It's Olds because of the rear fender's configuration and that of the bumper's end. The chrome gravel shields were a dress-up item, perhaps aftermarket.
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    Anyone know what this engine is from?

    Chilton says Essex didn't get six cylinders until 1923; MoToR Specification Tables say 1924. I have Essex motor numbers from 1918 thru 1929 and Hudson numbers from 1914 through 1929. Could zero in on it if the serial number can be found.
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    The decline of Sears

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    1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE COUPE w/Overdrive

    A very good looking '41. However, it does have bumpers that are not for Deluxe or Super Deluxe '41's. The bumpers and the tips look like '40 Ford ones. ( but there was an economy version '41 that did use these bumpers)
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    The decline of Sears

    This is a continuation of my above topic,my computer froze for an unknown reason. Here's how another exchange attempt was (mis)handled. I bought a Craftsman multi meter last November, and by April it was kaput. I took it back with the receipt, but no dice. The clerk said it just had a 1 month guarantee. Being no good, I tossed it. Yesterday while looking through my desk I found the owners manual that came with it, and lo and behold it said "One year full warranty on Craftsman manual ranging multimeter". I went back and presented the receipt and manual to the clerk, and without looking she again said the guarantee was 1 month. Then when I read her the 1 year guarantee from the manual, her next reaction was to say I would have to deal with the manufacturer. WRONG AGAIN! The manual said to return it to the nearest store and Sears would replace it. Not to quit then, the clerk said I would have to bring it in, which of course I couldn't do because I'd chucked it since it was no good and they wouldn't exchange it. Yes, it was my word, but under the circumstances I think my request for a new one should have been honored. How have you been treated?
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    The decline of Sears

    (First I'd like to ask the moderator why my message on "General Discussion" forum requires me to choose either a "for sale" or "wanted" tag??) Getting on to the topic, it is sad that Sears direction is in a downhill direction. They no longer have the Dean Witter brokerage, Allstate insurance, the Craftsman brand, and now there is talk of letting the Kenmore brand go, along with numerous store closings. What is more, this has impacted on how "guaranteed for Life" Craftsman tools are dealt with when one breaks and it is presented to them for an exchange. My personal experience hasn't been good, and I am wondering how others of us have been treated. Here's the responses I have received in several instances; I took a 1/4 " ratchet in because it wouldn't catch. This time I got a new one, but it was of a lesser quality. Then it too broke. I was then told they didn't exchange for new ones, but rather "refurbished" ones. I waited while the clerk went off to install a"kit" in it. After a loooong wait he came back and told me he couldn't fix it right then because the tool he needed was at his home. Translation; you'll have to come back again!
  9. It appears to have sealed beams, but they look like adapters, upgrading the '39.
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    1932 Marmon Sixteen sedan body - $6500

    Contrary to the statement in the Craigslist ad to the effect that only Marmon and Cadillac ever produced a V16 automobile, there was a third. Peerless produced a prototype in 1932.
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    1920s old sidemount spare tire locks??

    Since they are a matched pair, they likely were for dual side-mounted spares. The plated center round part is he lock, looking like it may be an Oakes lock.. When unlocked and removed it reveals the head of the thru bolt in the unplated part, which screws into a mounting on the body.
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    1929 Mercedes SSK

    Whenever I see "replica" cars of this one's ilk I think Phony Baloney.
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    Long shot ID

    Looks like it has Balcrank tubular bumpers. Auburn used them before '31.
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    Rhinebeck anyone?

    How well I remember the old blue field. I used to park my '59 Peugeot or my '64 Comet Caliente just outside on Hershey Park Drive, sometimes just 6 or 8 cars from the Park Avenue (Park Side Dr.?) traffic light. The snow fencing was usually already down, so it was instant access to the field. The year when it took a WWII half track to haul vendors out, I was busy negotiating for a '31 Model A radiator shell, standing over streaming water running between my legs. 20 bucks and 2 cowl lights for a mint one. Those were the days......
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    Globe - Kokomo, IN

    Not a single Model T seen, in the era when half of the cars on the road were T's. An upscale gathering.