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Everything posted by sambarn

  1. My boys are both fourth gen members.
  2. with thousands of models of S-W gauges, could you possibly be more specific about size, model of car etc.. Youre kinda asking for someone to choose a needle out of a haystack size pile of needles.
  3. Administrators- the above post screams scam artist. please check out the link.
  4. The mold is on the leather,not in the leather. wipe it clean with lexol, there'll be no lasting problems.
  5. I'd give you my opinion on the best tire sources but I don't want to be yelled at so I'll politely keep it to myself.
  6. You'd do far better to look for a similar car but realize, ford made of hundreds of thousands of those and there are hundreds left. It's not impossible but if you don't have VIN tag data you will never be able to know if it's the right one.
  7. I believe the sad part, Like JV mentioned, is that they want a type 57 repro on a bug chassis ( as Matt shows above) and they don't know or understand how significant a real Bugatti is. In that case the only problem is that those things have gone from 2-3K to 8-10K online. I bet it would be fun and simple and a great starter project for a kid. I just wish they would do research together. I'm guessing the kid knows what he wants - dad just needs some help. The constant roar is how do we get young people involved. The answer: help this kid out. Heck -expose him to a real car instead of an internet picture and he may soon develop a more refined palate for cars.
  8. MCHinson is right. Unless it's a neccessity for you to have THAT car - not one like it but that car, then it's a waste of money and very cost prohibitive. I like the yard art idea - Add some wheels and Voila... If not scrap is the answer (besides just leave it there). It would be SO much cheaper to buy a quality car than to restore this very incomplete and practically valueless pile of parts.
  9. late twenties -no idea for manufacturer.
  10. No. the frames were very specific for each different car. Even when they were made by the same subcontractor, which is the exception rather than the rule, each frame is it's own with it's own design specs and measurements. These were not little fly by night companies that subcontracted often. They made cars. Engines, bodies and frames. As was stated A.O.Smith made frames as a subcontractor but each marque of car was a very specific frame. It's a Buick.
  11. So my age is off -16-18 I think is more accurate. It has an awful lot of Marmon styling cues but You're right about door handles.
  12. Ok - wow. So first you didn't leave contact info and told people to contact you. Second - if you can't bother to take pics or post them or price them or even be specific about what they are, Well most of us sure won't waste our time trying to figure out what you have or want to sell- you come off as a scammer and NOBODY from this forum is a fan of scammers. I look forward to seeing a bit better of sales presentation from yo.. BTW - read the stickies at the top of the forum page. It'll help.
  13. A) The very name Horseless Carriage points to the "veteran" era of cars - say pre 1905 - that description of manufacture is fairly correct as is the note of difficulty (not impossibility) to recognize particular frames by manufacture. This is several generations of vehicles prior to the frame you show. It has absolutely no bearing on automobile manufacture after the veteran era and is from a time before rapid internet searches and clubs full of enthusiasts when the tools we use today didn't exist. 2) Identifying a vehicle by it's frame alone is actually easy enough to do. If you'll note that hours after putting decent pics up you had the identification you were seeking. They really are all that different and these guys here can absolutely Make model and production year of a vehicle by frame alone - especially an easy one like a Buick Thirdly) I understand how you can feel that the Oakland is just like the Buick. The cars of the late twenties are, from a styling perspective, quite similar to the untrained eye and from your identification of "convertible top opening mechanism" mounted laterally below and in front of the passenger cabin (brakes) I can say that you have some studyin' to do. Look at number of hood vents, detailed shape of radiator surrounds and - very importantly as it is one of the most noticeable of all 20s car identifiers - fender shape. The stampings are usually quite unique and I urge you to do some research to note the many and subtle design touches that differentiate these cars. I also urge you to invest in the best money spent on learning about cars (for someone like yourself that obviously has a passion) - Join The AACA. The fabulous magazine alone is worth that. D) If the Anderson is a passion for you and you are trying to study up on it, I know a guy who has one in his private collection and very likely knows more about these cars than most folks. I would be glad to connect y'all when you're out of sources for research about the Anderson.
  14. Joey, The rear frame section of your car seems different due to what appears to be an accident - The comparison pics you show have a bend in the frame at the rear wheel hump this would have been from a fairly significant wreck to have bent the frame like that. You are using what is obviously damage to compare and say it doesn't match. It does. It is a 26 Buick frame. It was left there after being stripped for parts - like if a mechanic wanted a new engine for a car, pulled them out of a wrecked junker and threw the rest away in the trash pile for old parts in the yard. there are multiple cars' parts out there -lending to the trash pile theory. Also -why you found parts in the stream - parts were often tossed in the same place you dumped your oil. your grandfather was using the stream as a trashpit. The buick must have been to heavy to throw in..You have said he was a mechanic - I think we can say he worked on a '26 Buick, a model T, something with roll up windows, something from 1931 and an old stove or heater. and maybe something else in his long career. I appreciate your desire to call a spade a rare jade shovel from the most exotic hardware store - but it's a spade. Just a spade.
  15. And we have a winner!! 1926 Buick Dang I love this hobby.
  16. I just found his video - it has some clues - http://forums.aaca.org/topic/259578-13th-remaining-anderson-automobile-or-junk/
  17. Okay - this frame is clearly from after Anderson was out of business. judging by the profile of the fender I'm guessing '26-'32. Also this is not a large car. This should have been your lead photo. I can't answer what it is but if you start going through google images looking for a fender that has a matching stamp profile - you may find something. However I'll bet money on the following statement: That's not an Anderson.
  18. So - 167 inches is huge for a wheel base of a car (how most cars are measured) However it is fairly small for total car length 13' 11'' is about the size of a honda. Wheelbase measurements are the distance between the center of the wheels and definitely do not include spare tire mounts and front bmpers. Could you post some full frame pics of this car that you refer to - or tell me where they are.
  19. So the item you are referring to as a convertible top activation unit is the Clutch and mechanical brake system. I see that frame as indicative of a large-ish american car from the late twenties. Mechanical four wheel brakes (judging by the system you think is a top mechanism put it also in the late twenties. The heater vent or whatever is is - in automotive terms remarkable unfancy if not a bit unattractive. Judging by the sand cast parts number cast into the face I would not believe this to be any sort of device intended for an attractive application. It looks far more like a part of a coal burning heater/furnace or something like that. I hate to be a dasher of dreams but you are taking some leaps of logic that are rather remarkable. Good Luck.
  20. Marmon. The only thing faster than a duesenberg and didn't feel like a truck at speed.
  21. When my dad first joined AACA, I remember guys teasing him about his used car and how he needed a proper antique. It was 1978 and our car was a 34 Chevy. If you collect cars so that random strangers will say nice things on the internet about your cars, you enjoy a different aspect of the hobby then I do. If you do it because you love the cars, then love the cars. I don't know whats going on in the CLC but I hope it works well for them. I am interested to see what their interpretation of modified is. My 61 series 62 convertible has non authentic paint (it was a fire chief's car and painted to match the trucks), A/C and a gauge pack mounted under the dash (F%$#$^G idiot lights are not helpful) Would this put me in the mod class? If so then great, it's like a DPC class. As far as 70s Cadillacs go, they are fabulous cars, a hoot to drive and simply gorgeous I have a pair of 73s that I am very proud of but for me the disappointing part of the CLC is the plethora of 90s Fleetwoods and later cars. However I know that some guy loves that car and wants to show it off. And they need a club too. I hope the CLC is able to increase membership and continue their club for a long time. It didn't work out well for VCCA but hopefully everyone was able to learn from that.
  22. I need them in undercoating finish - I use mine inside the frame rail under the passenger compartment near the exhaust. At first it was a suggestion from the old guys that have mentored me. I learned a long time ago to just do and not to question these gurus. I later found a ball of silicone about 1/4" across in the vacuum fuel tank that was actually the cause of the problem (dying at idle) but I also found that the clothespins spaced out evenly along the fuel line (flexible copper) kept it from vibrating and maintained distances between the frame rail and the fuel line as well as the fuel line and the exhaust pipe. Seeing no downside other than an occasional misty eye when I think of these great guys, both passed away, I leave them in. It may be Hoo-ey, it may be dark arts at play but I've never had a fuel pump or fuel injection failure so I must be doing something right. It also keeps the OBD-II reader from finding any problems with the car. WINNING!
  23. Curti -when you make nasty personal comments about someone's intelligence - at least spell clothes pin correctly.
  24. Be they necessary mechanical contrivances or good luck charms bordering on voodoo, they stay. Driving these cars on a long tour is an experiment itself and I will also sacrifice a small woodland creature and throw gold in the well to ensure a trouble free tour.
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