George Albright

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  1. I have seen that car for sale in the driveway for several months here in Ocala Florida. Congrats’
  2. Detroit is Detroit because in 1900 on companies spring up to make the various nuts bolts and parts the fledgling companies needed to assemble a car. A O Smith started making car frames in 1905. Etc etc
  3. Sold at Hershey 8 is years ago. Don’t remember who bought it. Thanks George Albright
  4. Does anyone own or have info on a circa 1917-18 lycoming model k engine. ? That’s what we think the motor is. Thanks George
  5. Appears NOT to be a 1916-18 Dort, Elcar,Dixie Flyer,Crow Elkhart All those appear to have used the Lycoming Model K engine which we believe this car has. ID tag removed from engine. However different Wheelbase from this car at 109 1/2 inches. And those don’t have Detroit gear and machine transmissions like this car. Anyone got any info diagrams or a McCord head gasket #27 for a lycoming ? Anything appreciated!
  6. thanks for studying the chassis and your thoughts. It is possible the engine is not original to the frame. However the owner said during the restoration he found no additional holes on the chassis. I think they titled it as a crow Elkhart even tho it didn’t have a transaxle. Title done long ago. I told the owner since the engine ID tag that was riviited to the engine was missing that maybe the chassis was stolen or merely given away before the late 1950s when they were given it for hauling it off. Those were the days!
  7. the fact that it has a Lycoming engine and a Detroit Gear and Machine Co. transmission should really narrow it down.
  8. I JUST looked up 1917 Maxwell,and came to the same conclusion! Radiator shell appears the same and the springs on either side of the radiator bolting it to the frame are also there. However wheelbase is not where close and Maxwell used their own motors not Lycoming. They may have picked a Maxwell radiator when they built the speedster body due to its shape. GREAT GUESS!
  9. the small step plates on either side of the chassis are NOT original to the chassis. Owner added them to get into the speedster seats easier. Thanks,George
  10. OK Guys: Its contest time! $50 cash for who can first ID this circa 1916-18 chassis with a speedster body added in the 1920s or 1930s. I will solely decide the winner, but will post answers here, or you guys post your findings here. Always been in or near Akron, Ohio. See first two pages of info on the car below, written by the man who has owned it since 1964,when his dad gave it to him. It is not for sale, just helping him try to figure out this car he has owned all his life. Based upon the radiator shell it I believe is a circa 1916-18 chassis, if the radiator and shell are original to the car and the speedster body was built around it. Maybe the unusual shaped leaf springs make it earlier. He has lots of specs on the sheets below. He and I recently determined it is a Lycoming engine, with no water pump, but thermosyphen . I have studied the engine and also believe it is Lycoming. It has an L and a number cast on one of the photos below. He thinks it is 3 1/4 x 5 because he removed the head and pistons and measured. He is a lifelong heavy truck mechanic so he must be correct. It has a Detroit Gear and Machine Co. Company transmission. That is written on the top of the trans inspection cover. See photos. Gemmer steering column. Make of rear axle unknown. Standweld demountable wood wheel rims. Connecticut ignition, and unusual DISCO electric starter. It is 109 1/2 inch wheelbase, which means it may be listed as a 110 WB. When restoring it he found no additional holes on the chassis so the WB hopefully is original to the chassis and helps in IDing. Front track is 57 inches. Rear Track is 56 inches. Unusual springs on the car. Appears the radiator never had a radiator emblem which did occur on some cars then. Possible lead with other clues. The radiator is mounted on either side of the fame on a stud on a spring so the radiator assembly can give. Dixie Flyer did this but we determined it not to be one. Different trans,WB etc. I looked at the 1917 and 1918 Motor World Technical Specifications of Passenger Cars charts. Nothing nailed it. Close with Lycoming engines and close WB was Crow Elkart, Elcar, Dort, Partin-Palmer,and Commonwealth for 1917 and 1918. So far I haven't nailed it. that's what you experts are about to embark upon! THANKS! George Albright, Ocala, Fla. email cell weekdays 10-4 EST please 352 843 1624
  11. Sold at a garage sale two weeks ago for $8,500. They got there before me. The thread two weeks ago had info that the motor was weak. Someone needs to link that thread to this. Still a good buy at this figure though
  12. I’m still interested in buying the Davis. George Albright Cell weekdays 352 843 1624
  13. Thanks for the nice email. Looking only for a 1916 Briscoe V9 engine chassis or car. Engine made by Ferro. Thanks George Cell 352 843 1724
  14. Fulton mad a lot of aftermarker sunvisors in the 1940s
  15. Please send info on desoto roadster to Thanks George Albright
  16. Please post on the Peerless forum as well on this AACA website