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Everything posted by nzcarnerd

  1. Maybe it is a Herreschoff - 1909 was their first year. Wheelbase was 100 inches which would about match this car.
  2. Hupmobile didn't do anything other than a runabout until 1911. They were a very light car on an 86" wb. This car looks to be a lttle bigger than that. Hup did not use a tube front axle.
  3. I am fairly sure that 1929 was the only year that this style of Buick insignia was used. There was a similar item on this forum some weeks ago.
  4. I checked with a local CDO owner and he agrees 1902 or 1903. They could be had with wire wheels or wood wheels.
  5. Here is a 1921 Haynes - http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/677232264_a47c84b1a4.jpg?v=0 - the radiator shape doesn't match.
  6. Disappointing as many people find it, the engine size of many old cars simply wasn't very big, really only the same as more modern stuff. The Stephens engine was actually a little over 4 litres, comparable with the comtemporary Buick and just a few cubic inches smaller than the Model A Duesenberg, although not in the same league power- or dollar-wise. Only a small number of makes had engines bigger than 6 litres. I agree that this car is probably not a Stephens, but it does look similar - even down the shape of the radiator badge. I knew someone who restored one of these about 30 years ago - I think the car is now in a museum in Europe. Hopefully someone more expert than us can maybe identify this car from the lights or something.
  7. I just checked my spare 1929 Plymouth lens which is a TWOLITE. It is 9 7/16 x 8 1/2 so I suspect that this light is from a smaller cheaper car, rather than a large one, so maybe Essex is right?
  8. The mystery car appears to have a square badge which is why I suggested Stephens. Here is a Simplex Crane. Note the triangular badge. http://lh4.ggpht.com/_r3NNtlb8tB8/SN3U6xkbKQI/AAAAAAAAB0E/X0LAW5qZ48U/1917+Simplex+Crane+Model+5+Brewster+Touring-1c.JPG. And another one http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1272/874345878_cbac8a82e4.jpg?v=0
  9. Maybe a circa 1918 Chalmers? The one in this link is 1920 but the mystery car is obviously earlier. http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Chalmers/20-Chalmers_Mdl_35C_DV-07-RMH_04.jpg
  10. Maybe a Stephens Salient Six?
  11. I agree with Willys-Knight 1917-18.
  12. I am fairly sure that 1929 was the only year that this style of insignia was used.
  13. The heavy duty wheels would maybe suggest some kind of commercial vehicle. Maybe it is one of Federal/Stewart/Republic and a whole bunch of other makes. The bullet shape headlights say it is probably about 1927-8.
  14. Could someone organise a close-up of the rear wheel hubcap? That might help. Almost looks like a Hudson triangle.
  15. It is a 1905 Packard car on a 1905 Packard truck. Thanks to Tim from packardsonline. http://mmm.lib.msu.edu:80/search/imagedisplay.cfm?i=EB01c091
  16. I am beginning to think that the car in the upper pic is not actually a Packard. Too many things aren't right.
  17. I think the Packard car might be as early as 1905. I don't think the truck is a Packard.
  18. Looks to be a 30CV model OO from very early in the 1920s. Unusual body style which has a space at the back for a disappearing top. This type of disappearing top also appeared on the early Austin 20hp models from about 1920 like this one. http://www.roediger.co.za/austin/g20_1.htm This link is to a similar model Minerva but with a more conventional body. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1921_Minerva_OO_30_CV_tourer_by_Vanden_Plas_fl3q.JPG
  19. We had a good look at one of these a few months ago. Note in the link shown there is a link back to this site. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=203779
  20. I am fairly sure the car at the left in the first pic is a 1906 Packard. The 1905 models had the rear door opening the other way. It is interesting though that the sharp edge usually seen on the Packard radiator is absent - maybe an optical illusion? On the right is a 1905 Pope-Toledo - looks a reasonably big car so could be their 45hp Model IX. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dberry/521848830/ Still working on the car in the lower pic.
  21. The pic is a bit small but it might be a Reo Speedwagon like this one http://www.yesterdaystruck.com/trphotos/a955.jpg I guess the date is either side of 1920.
  22. I reckon it is American. Many US makes did right hand drive export models. The wheels are unusual - not many makes had seven stud fixing. I reckon a date of 1920 to 1922 going by the headlights but it is unusual to see something of this era with a plated radiator. From the style of cloche hats on the ladies I would say the picture was taken later in the 1920s. Definitely not Citroen - they started a bit later and with smaller cars. Can we get a closer look at either the hubcaps or the radiator badge?
  23. I agree it is more likely a Hupp than a Studebaker. I had doubts on two issues: the wires on this car have, I think, more spokes than those on the Stude (I have a Stude of this era on wires but haven't been out to the shed to count the spokes); also the moulding at the back of the body is slightly different on the Stude. It certainly is closer to that on the Hupp pics supplied by Hugh. I was initially confused by the roof fabric which, like on the Stude, comes right over to the drip rail. I note that on the lower pic of Hugh's that that is not the case. I presume that the Hugh's Hupps are a '28 and a '29? The mystery car has elements of both. Maybe like Stude, Hupp did mid year model changes.
  24. Grandpa, it is good to see high quality pics from an earlier era - we don't see many that are as clear as this one. I am intrigued by the spotlight mounted on the side. They seem to have been a popular (?) accessory - presumably to be able to read road signs at night. Perhaps an earlier version of the ones which were put through the windscreen (?) on '30s and '40s cars. I have seen lights like that but never the mounting bracket. I wonder who made them.
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