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  1. We have two stock certificates for Harroun's car company if anyone is interested. As sent to original owner in 1918. $350 for both.
  2. In August of 1927 at the Atlantic City race track three Auburns set speed records for up to 15,000 miles. What were the records? I think two roadsters and a brougham were used. What models? Thanks
  3. July 4, 2011, Waxahachie, Texas parade. It was a real convertible.
  4. Measure from center of the front hubcap to the center of the rear one for wheelbase. Standard Eight 833s were 134" and 826s were 126". Senior Eight 840 and 845 were about 145" long. The factory did offer the conversion kit to make a 1932 look like a more modern 1932. Body style 467 is described as a 5-passenger coupe in the parts book. Some manufacturers didn't use the word "victoria". My brother's 1932 victoria was also described as a 5-passenger coupe. In 1932 Packard listed both coupe (507) and victoria (527) as 5-passenger models. Those do look like Trippes rather than Pilot Rays.
  5. That '58 Ford is my choice. It's either a Ranch Wagon or a sedan delivery. In college I delivered laundry in the delivery. It only had a front seat with a flat floor behind it. The first items are a belt-driven pump or pump jack. The paddle wheel is, indeed, a water power wheel. The portholes are '51 Buick.
  6. When I checked J.C. Taylor they wanted to limit usage. Haggarty advertises that they want you to drive. When I bought my Packard on the internet they took the price paid plus the internet pictures for the agreed price. Every year they automatically up the valuation. If you have AAA roadside assistance you can turn down Haggarty's version.
  7. Don't ignore the person who you got it from. Ask him where, when and from whom he got it. Then follow up with that person and so on. The original owner might be in his 80's now wondering where his favorite car went. I was able to follow my 1930 Packard back about 30 years but that is still about 1975. It was always around Westminster, MD as far as we could tell but the dash plate that would have had the information is missing.
  8. Just bought some 600W for my 1930 Packard from Mac's. It was $8/qt + freight to Texas of $2/qt. Came within about 4 days. They're a good company.
  9. 1915 was the first year the Model T had round rear fenders instead of those that went straight out the rear. If the brass radiator is pre-1916 as stated above that makes it a 1915. The side lights look like 1915.
  10. My 1930 Packard parts book lists monograms as a dealer-applied paint option.
  11. NAPA had some ductwork that is black with wire wrapped inside for strength. I used some for my wife's International pickup heater and it worked great. Hold it in place with radiator hose clamps.
  12. Mac Auto 800-777-0948 has the proper 600 for Model A and other old cars. I just got 6 qts at $8/qt plus about $2/qt postage. Local dealers didn't have it and NAPA called all their suppliers (they'll always at least try) but nobody but Mac had it.
  13. Mercy! That's what I was afraid of. This radiator is for a Ford V8-60 which powers a 1937 Hobart welder. Since it's stationary the radiator is about 36 X 24 X 6. I think the new radiator with a slice of the old one might be just right. I think I know Mr LeMaster from my days in St Louis and will give him a call too. Thanks to all.
  14. Honey-comb radiator has a large leak inside the shroud where it can't be reached. The radiator shops say applying heat to the old solder will make it evaporate and that the old method of dipping in solder isn't permitted now. Any suggestions? The radiator is exposed and a new replacement will be obvious. Thanks.
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