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  1. A friend sent me a photo of this car and asked me to identify it. No luck here. Looks European to me, but I have never seen one before.
  2. If you could replace the Ziebart plug with plain black rubber plugs judges may not notice as much, since many cars had plain black rubber plugs to seal holes right from the factory.
  3. First, Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) did not come out until the late 1970s or early 1980s, when a standardized system of numbering all cars came out. Until that time it was referred to as the Serial Number and each car manufacturer used there own system for numbering cars. Not sure about a 1922 CHevrolet, but I would look for a worn metal plate on the floor boards just in front of the front seat next to the left or right front door frame thresholds. That is where the Serial Number plate is located on later 1920s and early 1930s Chevrolets. For the late 20s and
  4. I believed I answered this in the General Forum, but here goes again. First, the standardized VIN did not come out until the 1970s or 1980s. Up until that time the vehicle numbers were referred to as the vehicles Serial Number and each manufacture had their own format for vehicle serial numbers. For a 1932 Chevrolet the serial number should be on a 4x2 inch metal plate nailed to the wood floor under the rubber floor mat on the passengers side (right side) just inside the door threshold. The number should be in a format like 12BA123456789. In this example
  5. 1. They were not called Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) back in 1932, they were called serial numbers and were was no standard format like todays VIN. 2. The serial number for a Chevrolet of this error should be on a metal plate nailed to the wood floor just inside the threshold of the right front door. Everything is most likely worn off except the stamped number. Chevrolets had no number stamped on the frame 3. As others have said, the car could be registered by the Serial Number or Engine Number. Registration by the Engine number could be an issue if the engine wore out
  6. When I replaced the spark plug wires on my 1933 Chevrolet back in the mid 1970s I used a set of original 1933 Chevrolet logo spark plug terminals I cut from a 1933 Chevrolet I found in a junk yard and soldered the terminals to my new wires. One of the attached graphic show the reproductions they started making years later. In that graphic the wire fits in from the back and the conductor is soldered where he hole is in the terminal. These terminals are brass and fit rather loose, but I have never had any issues with them. Even the new repros fit rather loose.
  7. I have never owned a car with an automatic transmission and don't plan on ever having one.
  8. Although I don't own a car from the twenties, some of my favorite cars are from 1924 - 27. I just don't have the space for another car, but if i had the space it would be a car in that age group. I am not sure how they are selling, but seems like the advertised prices on car up thru the early 30s have been low but rather stable for the past few years.
  9. I would start with class judging. Yes you may get deductions, but it would be nice to show it in class with similar cars first to see how it does.
  10. We are almost on plane, don't stop rowing! keithb7: Interesing, "Two Stroke Smoke" is also a forum for 2 stroke motor scooters I participate in.
  11. I cannot tell you where the wire goes, but I read more postings on the various forums I am active on from people having issues with Generator to Alternator conversions then from people just correctly maintaining their original generators and regulators properly.
  12. My guess is 1934 Chevrolet Master only or 35 Chevrolet Master or Standard. The hubcap hole is to large for 1933 or earlier Chevrolets or a 34 Standard model. You will get the best answer in the 1933 -1936 section of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) Forum. https://vccachat.org
  13. If it was me, I would call PennDOT directly at (717) 412-5300 and talk to them about your issue. This is the phone number for the PennDOT headquarters in Harrisburg, the only people I ever talk to about vehicle registrations and titles. This is also the only place i go to related to vehicle registrations and titles. You may want to use the speaker on your phone as you may be on hold for a while. Be sure to keep good notes and names of the individuals you talk to just in case you run into an issue later.
  14. I bought Trico vacuum wiper parts from Ficken Sr back in the 1970s and always got good service. Sounds like that is no longer the situation with Ficken Jr.
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