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  1. Correct. I had a 74 Super.
  2. Believe this is a 69. The 68 is on my wish lis.
  3. Pass on this. VWs used a body pan and this one needs replacing. Patching won't be that safe. The door bottoms should be checked as I suspect they are shot. The roof will never be the same since the metal has stretched. Sorry to be a wet blanket but this is a real challenge. For $2500 - $4000 for a better car may seem like a lot but you would be way more into this one in parts and time very quickly.
  4. This. This is the one thread I immediately go to when I am online. Hands down one of the most impressive skill sets I have seen.
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    1920 Dodge Brothers Touring

    Nice car! Comparing it to my 1919 I do notice a few things that you may want to see if they would be the same for your car. I noticed that the top hold down brackets on the front bow have a bolt head. On mine the are more like propeller shaped so you could easily loosen and tighten them. I also noticed that you have a modern spark plugs wire separator right at the manifold level. On my car there is a small wooden block that is bolted to the manifold for this purpose. I don't see the oil level rod between the front and second cylinder casting on the driver side of the engine. Is the rod sunk? A common issue but it can only be fixed by removing the oil pan, which is a pain. The manifold to exhaust pipe looks strange to me but I haven't looked at my car in so long it may be the same. If you need photos of what I describe just let me know. Yours does look like a 1920 or newer because it has the slanted windshield. Mine is straight up and down. The top rests that Trimacar mentions can be seen in the photos supplied by others to compare top rear windows. Mine has the square rear window but I know it is not original. These top rests are VERY hard to find. Many get straight bars made in the meantime to support the top and not let it completely rest on the spare. It does seem the nickel has been rubbed off the headlight bezels, but I like the look. The bezels were mostly German silver (not shiny) other than the war years where they were black. Lastly the serial number is on the passenger side crossmember forward of the front seat. Pull the floor board up and you should see a very faint 6-7 digit number stamped in the metal. Numbers are about 1/2 tall. Hope this helps!
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    Novice winching car with no front spindles

    Wheel dollies. If they can hold the weight with the wheels on they should hold the weight without wheels.
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    APX. 1915-1920 Touring car wanted

    Love that Lincoln!!!
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    Salesman's what??

    The metal taps on each side remind me of a telegraph. Maybe the wheel was driven by a belt and this somehow created current?
  9. 72caddy

    Did You Ever Own.....

    My father drove a 1959 English Ford Escort (the 2 door wagon) here in the deep south as his daily driver for 20+ years. He said it was a competitor to the VW bug at the time. I learned to drive on that car, very forgiving. Slow. It was at least three different colors after 1969 - long story there.
  10. Just noticed the petcock to the left of the carb. Make sure this is open when trying to start.
  11. If it was running before then I would advise not changing anything. It is probably something simple. Keep in mind the motor will spin when you push the start button even if the key is in the off position. Try this: 1. Make sure the gas is on. Many put a petcock on their gas line for safety. Looks like yours has an electric fuel pump because the original system is missing. If there is a separate switch to turn the electric fuel pump on you will need to find that. 2.If you having some starter fluid spray a little in the vent tube opening that is between the carb and the block. 3. Turn the key to the start position (key will be horizontal). Ignore the outer switch position - that is for the lights 4. Move the upper most lever on the steering column about 1/3 up from the bottom. The lower lever is for gas (pedal) but you should have a gas pedal on the floor as well. 5. Hit the starter button at the center of the floor. If it starts you need to move the top lever to 2/3 up the sector.If it does not start then you may need to pull the choke out a little on the dash (left side) to give it more gas.
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    Early DB Top help

    I just wanted to thank Trimacar and MikeC5 for restoring some of my faith in this forum.A while back while trying to pass on some parts (for free) that I came across to anyone would could use them I was accused of everything under the sun and shamed in PMs by people that many here have high respect for. I do not. I actually refused to visit the site and almost did not renew my membership in AACA. Reading this open exchange an willingness to help someone is a pleasure and has got me back involved.
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    V12 Cadillac Spark/Distributor Connectors

    Many PMs about these, so please let me tell everyone the history of these (past 3-4 weeks). I'll leave most of the details of the PMs out because it is not productive. Here are the facts. 1. A co-worker, who has no interest in cars BTW, found these in some luggage that he purchased from Unclaimed Baggage. Look up the business if you like. This is lost airline luggage not postal packages.There are rules and waiting periods before they can sell anything. To suggest legal action shows little due diligence. 2. This co worker gave them to another car guy at work because these were labeled "v12 Cadillac". This second co worker, who I am friends with, is mainly into Mustangs and rods but knew I am into older correct cars. He gave to me to see if I could use them. If not, he told me to find them a home. I never saw the label but took my co worker at his word. 3. After a couple of business trips I realized they were still in my backpack. So I took a quick photo and posted this ad. First one to express interest and the fact they would use these (not resale) and to give me their address got them. That's why I asked for PMs. To clear out the resellers. 4. The new owner paid what I did. Nothing. My original co worker is the only who is out money but he bought the luggage as a gamble anyway. There is no way I could have knowledge of the previous lost package and the customer who was in dire need to finish their restoration. I realize there is great frustration with the lost package situation and a valued customer not having what they need but the inuendo is out of place and not productive for anyone. I can garanttee you there was nothing nefarious behind any of the people involved once these were discovered.These were almost thrown anyway by three different people. Be happy something rare found a good home. I am. I'll ignore the crows on the wire.
  14. Choke cable connects to the very bottom of the carb. The cable ends goes through the hole in the rod. I see the carb connection and hole that the cable goes through in your photo.