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  1. Look closely all over this -- they often had a part number stamped substantially. My guess is you will find 48-XXXX, which I believe is 35 Ford. It strikes me as a little short to be a sedan carrier, as Paul Dobbin noted. It may be from a pickup or a scarce body style. Perry
  2. Amen on the thank yous, both for the question and the answers. It brought back memories of fighting with ultra fine threads (which I think contribute to the tightness more than the corrosion, etc.) I recall trying to remove very slightly crossed threads on Oxyacetyllene bottles. If you have ever had the misfortune of cross-thredding the cap on one of those bottles , you will know I mean. It required a large pipe wrench, an eight foot pipe. a large six foot bar in the pipe, a still another several feet of pipe over the bar, too loosen the bugger, and it was tight most of the way, once it became cross-threaded with those fine threads. Had to have the pipe wrench at 11 o'clock due to the slack in all those levers. I think I should have tried to tighten it more first, in order to get back on straight threads a little easier? As I recall, it was the female threads that were buggered, and I threw that cap away where nobody would ever find it! How about a flashlight of vintage origin? To this day I have a neat old three-battery policeman's flashlight that I pretty much ruined in trying to get the lense cover off! Again, you just can't get away with much if you cross-thread very fine threads even a little bit. I decided I would put a slice across the threads vertically with a dremel to try to save it, but i probably will never recover the light, since I buggerd it quite badly I tried removing the sacrificial rod on a water heater once. I give up after extending several feet of cheater. I think in this case it is coarser threads, but corrosion welded things together (AFTER ALL, THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ROD, TO corrode selectively)! If I run into such hardships again, I will access this web page and try some of the suggestions. Congratulations on getting your hub-cap off. Did you have a regular hub-cap wrench initially? I hope you'all get something out of my rambling, besides staying clear of me--HO!
  3. Do you know this post, on the face of it, sounds rather silly? I presume Owen Dyneto is the member name of someone? Owen Dyneto manufactured wiper motors, among other things, for those who may wonder!
  4. I would vote after market. They are in the style of the 50s or 60s, definately not Terraplane. Perry
  5. Thank you Bulldog; the handle insert is on orange color. Perry
  6. Any chance of an update on your sedanette? Perry
  7. Padgett pretty well nails it provided you do not get lost in the smoke after it loosens crud around your rings and valves, which it will if you have an older engine. I say this only because I am a voice of experience. Perry
  8. Did they really make a million Vegas? I ask because I have a pair of Vega doorhandles which have a sort of an insert on them which say, "the millionth Vega"? It looks to be a factory made thing, but I did not think they made anywhere near that many Vegas! Thanks in advance if you have an opinion or answr1 Perry
  9. One may post a bid as high as one might wish to go, and ebay, automatically, will incrementally see that your bid retains high bid status. Therefore, one need not bid a great deal more than necessary to be in the winner,s seat. Of course, once your high offer is insufficient, you will no longer be in the race. in this case, the second highest bidder probably submitted a bid of $20 some thousand as his high limit..
  10. This post has diverged delightfullym, so here is ten cents more. Eva's car was a much more appropriate Horch coupe with beautiful styling, which she probably never drove, and seldom sat in. With Berlin being reduced to rubblem, it was just too decadent for even the Nazi Nana to ber seen in. Precursor to the people.s car was a creature called Hanomag. I do not think it was a Porsche creation.
  11. Note on the index to this webpage that the item is considered hot. I think that comment might now be outdated. smile!
  12. All sounds reasonable, Matt, except the requirement that the numbers line up. Henry's often did not!
  13. That is confusing. I am thinking it is meant to pick both tires at once, nesting the differential in the U shape part.? What do you think?
  14. Not sure about the question you asked, but one of my biggest problems is taking shortcuts where they shouldn't be taken. Also doing things on a "for now" basis. as if I might somehow get away with not doing them by putting them off to get by "for now".
  15. If you marry a tag to match an engine number, is it also true you have no way to insure that the engine may have been replaced at some time? I would bet that less than half of model As have original engines. It is true, too,that they do make good engine stamps for altering the engine numbers shame on them!
  16. A year or two ago I sold a Corcoran tail Lamp for a Model T, to a gentleman in Ohio. I suspect this person can fill you in on the history of the company, etc., because, as it turned out, his name was Corcoran and he was a grand or great grand son of the original dude. He bought my light off ebay, so I also suspect he might have a considerable collection of the varieties, etc., of the lamps' evolution. If you will send to me your email address, I will attempt to open a line of communicationfor you. I am certain I should have something in my email sent folder. My email is prs518@live.com. Perry
  17. Certainly, someone must have a lead. I always thought these cars were known as high-tech masterpieces. Quite a few survived.
  18. It must have subsequently morphed into a common word, as it is used as one quite frequently, meaning "wide vista:, I think.
  19. Not true manure. True manure is very corrosive. No jest intended, unless you changed lots of sheet metal!
  20. Literally, fell into a pile of dung, and came out smelling like a rose!
  21. I believe that is good advice on the 55 gallon drum, Or anything 10 gallons or so, because then you need not worry so much about overheating and can run the engine without fear while tweaking and looking for troubles,etc. An old time milk-can ofabout 10 gallons, works good for this, but probably not to be found anymore. Perry
  22. I have a mechanical tach, probably for calibration, similar to this. It also has a 2x and a 4x diameter rubber wheels so as to keep the rotation at a reasonable rpm. The dial is therefore marked with a few different scalings and one would readthe proper value according to which reduction. I think one could check a shaft or belt or pulley speed, as long as he could get a good safe surface to meah against. Thanks for the tip that it works best in the center of the shaft. I should add that my tach is much larger than the one the op posted.
  23. Linus, just wondering if you are sure that this is a radiator ornament. Its method of attachment would seem more likely to be for a crank hole cover or something. Perry
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