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About caddyshack

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    AACA Member 1972
  • Birthday 01/09/1947

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    Cabin life, family, friends, pre-teen autos, and solid axel Vettes.


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    Joined AACA in early 70's. Keep them original.
    '04 Cad, '12 Brush, '26 & '29 Ford, '62 Vet all stock.

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  1. Thanks wk66. I looked at a very early 07 model last week and the 5 sided radiator with off set water connections looked very different from my 12 model. The intake and exhaust connections were also reversed from my 12 model. Thanks again for your response, it really helps.
  2. Much has been written about the early or first year of the Brush auto, but I have a question. Are there any 1907 Brush owners that could verify if Briscoe radiators were installed as original equipment on their autos? Thanks in advance.
  3. Lots of good advise in the above posts. I have had many Model T's over the years and for some unknown reason, some years seemed to start better than others. Gas primer cups, different styled carbs, vaporizers, all had their fine tuning needs, even with starters. I did prefer the 1/4 pull method on the crank with your thumb tucked in. Whatever you learned on a clockwise rotating engine you need to do in reverse for a counter-clockwise motors like those used on early Brush and one cylinder Cadillacs.
  4. 1956 Corvette. Not my first date car, but the first car that I bought after high school. Met a very special lady in college, that was my first date in this car, and we have been married for 50+ years ever since.
  5. I believe that your carb design is very close to a 1917/18, V-8 engine. Type 57 chassis of 1918 might be a possibility.
  6. Make it a revocable trust. You might change your mind about things later. And, get an excellent estate attorney.
  7. Finally found the H.H.Babcock Company in Watertown, New York. Very interesting web-site and a great explanation of what you are looking for. Good luck
  8. Never said it did not exist, but your last post cleared up my question. Babcock must have been a specialty body manufacturer that used the standard Ford chassis along with cowl. hood, running boards, splash aprons, etc.. This was a common practice back then. There are many body variations (i.e. delivery, buses, specialty vendors, etc.) that used a Ford chassis. Ford did not make an estate car, Babcock did. There again, where was the Babcock assembly facility located?
  9. I have collected and sold Model T's for 55 years and have never heard of a "Babcock Estate" Ford. The pictures show a basic '26/'27 Ford touring or possibly roadster that has been modified with either a homemade or possible kit attachment. That is not a standard Ford body style. The red photo shows some nice workmanship but any standard body parts (seats etc.) would have to be fabricated to fit the non-Ford rear section. Where was this Babcock edition located? Maybe someone in that area has heard of it. Good luck with the project.
  10. The value is related to what the engine was in (standard car, corvette high performance, truck, etc.). If it is just a block, not that rare. If it is a complete higher performance Corvette engine with all manifolds and internals, then yes, it is very desirable. Add stock Fuel Injection to that date code and the value climbs even higher. Good luck with your purchase.
  11. Thanks John. I looked at the ones on my '12 F Model and they measure the same, so the right and left designation in the parts book must refer to the center of each shock. Learn something new every day. Thanks for checking. Skip in 50 below MN.
  12. Jonah, The circled bracket that attaches to the frame is called the "skein" in the Brush parts book. Just another name for shock absorber. They sold these in either a left hand or right hand form. I always thought that they were interchangeable but not certain now. Maybe others could add some help here. Good luck.
  13. I like the fuel feed set-up. Looks like three carbs with original fuel lines to each was eliminated, but now the center carb is the only one used.
  14. Hi Cole, the paperwork indicating a 1904 vintage is wrong. Alanson Brush was working for Cadillac at that time. He started the Brush Company in 1906 and produced the first Brush Model A in Jan. of 1907. Models 1A, 1B, 1C (truck), were introduced in Oct. 1907. Model B (July 1908), Model BC (mid 1909), Model D (Nov. 1909, Model E and Model M truck (1911), Model F and Liberty (July 1911). There are many sub-model numbers in each years Model. The Model E had an E-24, E-26, and E-28 version as an example. Does your Brush have a brass ID plate attached to the seat kick board or a serial number stamped on top of the cylinder head? The ID plate would show the Model number, but without the plate the serial number could reference the year as well. Good luck, keep us posted.