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  2. Take a close look at the tabs on the end of the fender. Often they have a part number stamped very lightly. When you have a part number , it will be easier for members of different car clubs to see if that part number fits one of their makes. I have several Studebaker fenders like that but most but not all had their part numbers stamped on the ends.
  3. Rain??? At Hershey??? Surely you jest! Part of the video shot later that weekend was a guy with a sense of humor pushing on the back of his buddies motorhome to get it out of the mud. But in front of the motorhome was a tractor pulling it! Bet he would not like to see the complete video. I had forgotten that video. Dad passed about 7 years ago, and we finally have sold off enough of his "stuff" to have the last estate sale this coming week-end. Shoot me an email, and if I ever find that video (Dad shot thousands of them) will forward it to you. Actually, the rain at Hershey HELPED our business. As you probably remember, we always rented a tent. During rain-storms, customers would take refuge inside our tent, and spent more time shopping! And I am not looking for any carbs (with 150,000 I should buy more???), rather posted those numbers as a hint that all that glitters is not gold (as in common carburetors). The numbers I posted are high performance Pontiac and Ford, and you have a better probability of winning an argument with the IRS than having one. But if you did, they are worth MONEY! Thank you for bringing back some memories that now are great, maybe less so when we were making them. Jon
  4. I totally agree !! The lack of consideration is mind boggling ..... The last show I went to a few years ago, people would walk up to my car, look at the interior and turn around to start a conversation with their friend and the next moment, they are leaning on my car... can't tell you how many times this has happen to me - right in front of me ! I actually had people reach inside the engine compartment and start touching parts of the engine...... yeah, I never leave the vehicle now. Steve
  5. If the evapo rust doesn't do the trick I will pull the new water pump the previous owner installed and see the condition of it. Heck, he might of pulled it and never put back? Either way the evapo rust should make that job easier I would hope. Is there anyone repo'ing the tube? Doesn't look like to hard of a job to yank it unless it is rusted in.
  6. I worked at several shops over the years, always liked to see the customer stop by every month or so. Perfect match was a guy that really loved his car, and who could keep up with the monthly bill. Nothing worse than rolling along and being told to stop, put the car in storage, and pick up a few months later. Picking a shop that knows Packards is a plus, you don't want to be financing some ones education. Bob
  7. Thanks for that Tom Just having issues with the ignition system, hence the cap, points, rotor arm. Also a Petrol cap 2. 2 " internal dia. would be great. Still need to find out more about the Essex. There were a couple of articles on the Essex doing the Peking / Paris rally in 2007. Two months round about July / Aug and possibly June July in the White Triangle 2008. The Essex was number 12 and completed the rally. There is a brief You tube Vid. for a few seconds as the vehicle left China. I also have 1919 Briscoe 4 - 24, 1930 Rolls Royce, 1935 Bentley a couple of 90's vehicles . Always happy to help locate any Brit spares if you require. Regards - Ron
  8. Hi I am looking for a pair of coat hooks for the interior of a 67 IHC 908 pick up. I think they would fit most 60's model IHC trucks. Let me know if there are any out there, I would appreciate it. email: Thank you for your time, John
  9. You make a good point, TTR. But the image of an entire truckload of old carburetors struck me as interesting and almost humorous, and I really wanted to share that with my fellow forum members. The fact is that these carb cores are already in whatever condition they were when found in the yard. I'll post several photos of each one on eBay, and point out any challenges like frozen shafts, cracked housings, or dented edges, etc. Over many years of digging out parts like these, I have found quite a few really nice units...and some junkers. But generally speaking even the junkers are worth something to someone as parts sources. I won't represent any of them as pristine units which have been carefully stored, and I wouldn't want to give anyone that kind of impression of them. But thanks for your observation, which I understand fully.
  10. Looked at Bobsautomobilia? They may have some Not the best scans. If you identify the part number I can look up the parts book to check if used on other years/models Edit Is it group 4.397 part 1287260 used on 1934-35 S40 S50, 1936-37-38-39 S40, 1940-41 S40 S50
  11. I have a similar Delco coil for a Studebaker for sale.
  12. Jon, You have always been a great source of info to me about carburetors, and I have been grateful. Plus I have great memories of being set up as a vendor right across from you at Hershey (you were beside Kanter Auto Products). Your dad shot a video of me in a huge rainstorm, making mud dams on my knees to try and divert the flowing water around my vendor booth, instead of right through it. (Remember that? Must have been in late 70's, or early 80's.) I'll be happy to search for any carbs you may need.
  13. I received the parts from a truck & heavy equipment parts room cleanout. They were scooped up with a bucket loader and dumped in a dump truck, them dumped in my driveway. Had no problem in selling any of it. Bob
  14. Best advice we can give you is this; if you find a shop that will give you a firm price on any work other than the most basic you are well advised to turn and run. There are only two conditions where a shop will give a guaranteed price on work on a 90+ year old car. Either they are so inexperienced that they have no idea of the vagaries of restoration work or they are quoting a price so high they could not possibly lose money. Second best advice; pick a shop you trust 100%. You will be trusting them with your car and your money and unless you pick a shop literally in your back yard you will not be able to check up on them every day. Third best advice; be wary of any shop asking for a large deposit up front. Best of luck in your search.
  15. I have four of these and came with a stash of Studebaker and Mopar stuff. Make an offer if you need them or let me know what they fit.
  16. It's a trend that I have noticed all the years I have been around antique and classic cars. The general public is more and more disrespectful of other people's cars and personal property. That is one of the reasons I don't leave either of my cars alone for very long, if at all, when I am out and about in them.
  17. it's experience verses price--why pay the cheap labor bill when your paying them to learn on your car--may take them 4 times longer to learn ve sending it to Penn/Dutch to do the job in 1/4th the time & having it finished--I've learned the hard way, had the tra in and out of my car 3 times, it still won't shift,but I had too pay each time--Tom
  18. Some times the Red Neck comes out in me. Security would have been called and I would have gotten kicked out of THAT show.
  19. It is a sad fact of life, there is very little respect of one's property, even from a third rate newscaster I am sure if someone climbed all over his car, or couch, he would be the loudest complainer in the room. Justice is served! Hope he's learned a lesson. John
  20. So he can't grab 'em by the pu...errr, carburetor?
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  22. That is one good looking car. Looks much better without that fella, and the foot.
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