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  1. Hey John, I just caught your post - Wow! Thanks so much for the details and link to your site - I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress as I'm sure it will serve as inspiration for my project as well as others. I hope to share some pics of my K-1 as soon as I get a bit of traction - Hope to start assembling the chassis components in the next couple of months. All the best to you and thanks once again. Erik
  2. Thanks very much Fleek - Very nice - The pictures are rather inspirational - If I make some serious progress on my project I'll post a few. Erik
  3. Hello all, My understanding is that K and KB model trucks with the Green Diamond flat-six engines were in fact, painted green. Were the transmissions also painted green? Nothing critical here, but since I am getting ready for final assembly on my engine and transmission (3-speed) for my 1941 KI, I thought I would check with the experts out there. Thanks! Erik
  4. Hello all, I'm trying to find a good home for a 1915/1916 Buick radiator and shell. A rare find currently listed on ebay (Search for item # 132236122886). Please spread the word. Buy-it now for $195 or auction bid plus shipping. Thanks! Erik (ford_1919)
  5. Hello all! I have what I believe to be a possible 1915 or perhaps 1916 Buick radiator and shell it's listed currently on eBay. If interested, please check out further details on the eBay site and search for item #132236122886. Listed as buy-it-now at $195 plus shipping.
  6. Hello all! I have what I believe to be a possible 1915 or perhaps 1916 Buick radiator and shell it's listed currently on eBay. If interested, please check out further details on the eBay site and search for item #132236122886. Listed as buy-it-now at $195 plus shipping.
  7. Hello all, Is there a readily available, modern oil filter cartridge that will fit my 1941 K-1 pickup??? My truck did not originally come equipped with an oil filter, but I was able to find one for the Green Diamond engine (came off a '48 KB). Now, I need the filter cartridge that goes into the canister. Is there a modern replacement filter available?,,, Wix, AC, Fram, etc.? Thanks much for any details or parts numbers.
  8. Thanks very much for the replies and information! Erik
  9. Hello all, I'm doing a little research and trying to find a source for early REO serial numbers for the 1905-1910 one cylinder cars. Also, where were the serial numbers located - chassis, engine or both? I have been attempting to join the Yahoo group devoted to early REOs, but I haven't been able to gain access. Does anyone know if the early REO Yahoo group is still active? Thanks very much! Erik
  10. Hello John, I am very interested in seeing your progress on your 1930 Indy Oakland racer project. I recently sold my '25 Oakland coach, but am still very interested in Oakland cars and their history. Can you share an update and perhaps a picture or two. Thanks much! Erik Lindstedt (ford_1919)
  11. Hello all, Some time ago, I heard that someone was considering recreating the 1930 V8 Oakland racer that participated in the 1930 Indy 500. The original car #38 placed 11th and was driven by Claude Burton. I haven't seen or heard if the recreation project actually got started or if the car is completed. Does anyone have an update or perhaps know of anyone else attempting an Oakland Indy tribute car? Any information is appreciated. Thanks! Erik (ford_1919)
  12. Hello LIvingweapon. Depending on your perspective, at $6K these cars are either a great bargan or just another example of great old cars that for whatever reason, have limited demand or desirability and therefore, are really cheap right now. If you are looking for a fun hobby and like to tinker, awesome deal. However if you are thinking about flipping these cars, there is a lot of competition (just search Craigslist as an example). Obvioulsy, if there is an example of an original pristine show car out there, it might command some higher dollars. Rust free examples with original paint, upholstery and wood in excellent condition are rare, but most you find these days are are showing much wear and tear. The problem with many is because they are so cheap, they fall into the hands of someone with limited skill or resources to keep them in good shape and they then tend to really fall apart quickly. A faded paint job with clearcoat damage, worn and torn leather upholstery, dried and cracked interior wood can be very expensive to restore and those few cars that are pristine originals are often preceived more valuable than a resprayed or reupholstered car. Mechanical parts, for the most part are readily available for the automotively skilled DIY people out there who are willing, but finding a good mechanic who can work on the V12 or XK - type sixes can be a very expensive experience. Given your example, you could consider keeping the one that your really like and maybe sell the other two (maybe) and just take a deep breath and enjoy the experience. Right now, virtually any XKE (especially an early series I car) is worth a near fortune, but their is little market demand for for XJS and XJ6 cars with a few exceptions. This could change in the future, but as far as I can tell, it is going to be a while, and only the best examples will be valued. Erik (Currentl own a 1996 XJ6 and 1965 3.8S)