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Ben Popadak

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  1. Hello from Maine. Car is a 1904 Rambler and the elaborate rear fenders tell me it is a 2 cylinder. A very nice car indeed. Most of them now a days have the surrey top, which while the same car, was their top of the line. Many a fine old car became a tractor up our way so if you have the car, even with a Model TT truck rear axle, I'll come and pick it up off you for free any wheres in the state. Ben Popadak Bowdoin, Maine
  2. The 1903 Cleveland engine casting is extremely close to that of many other circa 1903 one cylinder automobile engines. From across a room you would have a hard time telling an Oldsmobile casting, from a Rambler casting, from a Northern casting. In the Curved Dash Oldsmobile club there has been new main engine castings offered for sale. I was wondering just how close the Cleveland is to the CDO. Also maybe a raw/unmachined, CDO engine casting would be "close enough" and allow you some luxuries of small changes that more closely matched the Cleveland engine.
  3. Thank you Casper, I live and learn. Awesome photo though. One horseless carriage is find. A large collection of them is unheard of. A lot of history in that old photo.
  4. Curved dash Olds, curved dash Olds, 1902 Rambler, radiator appears to include so I would say 1903 Cadillac 1903 Cadillac or Ford, I can't tell as I can't really see if the radiator angles back or not, another 1902 Rambler curved dash Olds, Franklin and another curved dash Olds and an "I don't know"
  5. Very nice work. I've been enjoying your posts. The West System is some nasty stuff. What do you use for a respirator or for ventilation? Ben
  6. Lugged a pile of wood kindling that use to be pieces of two incomplete 1903 Rambler bodies into the house back in November when it was warmer. Started between Christmas and New Years to measure up the pieces so I could make heads or tails of how everything went together. I have the job about half measured up and drawn out. Will be working again at it as soon as I'm done goofing off and typing. Anybody who has an original 1903 Rambler body and could help with dimensions, I would greatly like to hear from them. Also please contact me if you have any NOS 1903 Rambler parts.
  7. "Project cars are now a hard sell due to restoration costs." So Pierce one cylinder engines are probably cheap today?
  8. Hello Al, Would you have a Locomobile Newton Mass nameplate? Ben
  9. The horn coils laying flat rather than standing upward and no screen mesh cover over the front is typical of a style of horn used on the AA style Maxwells, circa 1909 to 1911, the little 2 cylinder cars. Not sure it's a direct match. Most surviving cars use whatever horn they can find so there are few photo references to go to.
  10. I have journeyed long and far, once again to contact the guru and to gain his knowledge. The other photo that was submitted of the 1907 that is marked on the photo as a 1907 model 24 is actually a model 25 (some of these photos from AMC are mismarked). The covers on the back of the runningboard that normally cover the end of the springs are there to cover the sprockets on the dual chain drive. The model 25 was 4-cylinder 35-40 hp and the model 24 was 4-cylinder 25-30 hp. The model 24 used a driveshaft. The other photo added is a 1908 model 31 2-cylinder model. All of the 2-cyl
  11. Talked with my Rambler guru. He says that style cowl was used on the later 1907 Rambler model 24 which is a 4 cylinder automobile and the model 248. The 248 did not have louvers in the hood, so he would identify it as a model 24. He also mentions that there is only one Model 24 known to still exist.
  12. The second ring underneath the steering wheel means that it is a Rambler. Good catch keiser31.
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