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Ben Popadak

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  1. Wow! Those two big cars are beasts! The automobile is probably as tall as most of those people in the photos. That poor little engine must be giving all it can with six passengers and the car being oversized. They don't have any features that would tell me they are Locomobiles. Those two big cars are certainly from the same family. Maybe one is a rebuild of the other but that would involve so much work I don't believe it would have been justified. I say "two" big cars as the picture on the bottom shows control knobs underneath the front seat, the body is made for passengers i
  2. I haven't been out for a walk for quite a while but when the weather is better and there is no Covid, I often walk by this place during lunch. No Locomobiles displayed any more, too bad. Maybe I'll inquire at the parts department and see if they have any NOS Locomobile steam parts.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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"
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. "Project cars are now a hard sell due to restoration costs." So Pierce one cylinder engines are probably cheap today?
  10. Hello Al, Would you have a Locomobile Newton Mass nameplate? Ben
  11. 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.
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