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Colin Spong

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  1. 1928 Lincoln L with unknown French coachwork. Suggestions are Binder, Franay or Saoutchik. The licence plate can be dated to Paris, 1928. The car has a full set of Grebel lamps and disc wheels (Michelin?) The photo was found by me at a Paris flea market.
  2. 1915/16 AEC "Y" type lorry, probably ex-British Army from the First World War. Modified with pneumatic tyres and later cab still in use in London in 1954.
  3. I am also in the UK and can't help with any history of the car in America. However your car is Cambridgeshire registered (CE) and the motor registration records 1904-77 are listed as being in the Cambridgeshire Archives. You should be able to establish the original owners details if you don't know them already. Cambridgeshire Heritage Castle Court, Shire Hall Castle Hill Cambridge CB3 0AP Tel 01223 717281 I am sure that at the moment they are shut due to lockdown. Hope this helps, it's so good to trace the history of these cars. Colin.
  4. Try Merv Adkins in CA 909-908-1332
  5. There is a "horseshoe" shaped spring that fits to the lower section of the glove box doors. If you look carefully you will see the recess where it fits. 1937-39 are all the same and maybe the later cars also.
  6. 1938 Hudson Convertible, probably photographed post war in Belgium. In the background there is a British Ford V8 military utility type WOA2.
  7. 1937 Packard 120-C with coachwork by Henri Chapron of Paris. Photographed in London in 1970s . Current whereabouts unknown.
  8. Chris Herrel has these available. Check his on-line catalog.
  9. Jord, as you suggested the late style starter and Bendix drive is the original fitting for the 56H engine which has the flexible flywheel. On this engine the oil pan recess for the Bendix drive is slightly longer than that on previous engines. According to the late Jake Fleming the early type Bendix is slightly too large and will impede the meshing of the gears. Please see the attached illustration from TWOTZ that was one of Jake's many tech tips. Hope this helps.
  10. 1934 Airflow in use as a taxi in Liverpool, England in 1954. It was still in very good conduction for a 20 year old car.
  11. I had to change out the new rubbish Chinese tubes on my Lincoln-Zephyr here in the UK. I found heavy duty 700 x 16 Michelin tubes at North Hants Tyres also here in UK Excellent quality. They have many other sizes available. Google North Hants Tyres for their web site. They will ship worldwide.
  12. British supplied Right Hand Drive car registered in London, September 1936. The photo is wartime with white painted bumpers and blackout mask on fog lamp.
  13. Licence Plate indicates Munich area of Bavaria, Germany.
  14. Ex-King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria being met at Khartoum Airport, Sudan with a 1932 Ford V8 Sedan. In the background the Imperial Airways biplane airliner in which he had arrived.
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