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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)
  13. Hello all, A friend is working on an original 1948 Peugeot Woodie (commerial van). Upon inspection of the engine we discovered that the car has babbitt bearing connecting rods - Not inserts. Does anyone know when Peugeot changed to insert type connecting rods? Also, does anyone supply replacement rods for this car? Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks much! Erik
  14. Hello M, Thanks so much for the quick response - I will check out the kick panel area and see what I find. This project has been in "suspended animation" for way too many years and I need to get to it someday! Thanks again! Erik
  15. Hello all, I have a 1941 International K1 pick up truck (long wheel base) that I have had for many years. I noticed that unlike other K models that I have seen, my truck does not have a data plate mounted on the firewall - There are not even any holes to mount one. I found a copy of the International "Shop Talks" Number 6 "Preparation of New Trucks for delivery" that shows a number of early factory pictures with no data plates on the firewall. Does anyone know when International started to mount data plates on the Ks firewalls? Without a data plate, where did they locate any vehicle numbers or information? Thanks much! Erik
  16. I meant to say.... The Oakland is currently listed on the "Buy/Sell" Forum (AACA, not "ACCA"). Sorry about that. Erik
  17. Yesterday (Monday, August 17th), I posted an ad in the For Sale ACCA Forum for my 1925 Oakland Coach. It is a great car and I really don't want to let it go, but I have a lot of projects right now and like lots of car hobbyists out there, I'm running out of space! The Oakland is a great tour car with lots of character. If you are looking for a wonderful vintage automobile and appreciate the uniqueness of the Oakland, check out the details and pictures on the For Sale Forum (posting on morning of 08/17/2015). At under $12K, it's a great deal. Thanks much! Erik PS .. So many cars, so little time!
  18. Oakland was the parent company of the Pontiac and a division of General Motors back in the day from 1909-1931. This car is an original 1925 Oakland Model 654 Coach, today more commonly known as a two-door sedan. More expensive than an Oldsmobile in 1925, the Model 654 had a number of superior features including four-wheel mechanical brakes, disc wheels with baloon tires , centralized controls on the steering wheel, automatic spark advance and a roll-up "Vision and Ventilation" windshield. It was Oakland who introduced its low-cost companion car, the Pontiac in 1926. When the Great Depression hit, many of the more expensive car producers went out of business. General Motors decided to focus on sales of the cheaper Pontiac and drop the Oakland division name all together in 1932. I have owned this car since 2009 and I must say it has been a great experience. The car is an older restoration (probably mid 1970's) of a solid original and authentic car. The car was rebuilt, repainted and reupholstered, but by all indications, never completely taken apart - Most cars of this era have been worn out, rusted out, and pieced together from junk - but not this car - It is like driving a time machine. Since my ownership, I have gone through the original 44 hp, 186 cubic-inch flat head with new rings, valves, springs, re-babbitted connecting rods, rebuilt manifolds, carlburetor, surfaced head, installed new BF Goodrich WW tires, flaps, new battery, recovered the running boards and much more. The Oakland draws attention wherever it goes. It is a great tour car that is also parade and car display ready. The car starts, runs, shifts (original 3-speed manual), and stops well. It currently runs on an electric fuel pump, but the original vacuum pump is still in place. I tour the car regularly with the local Model T Club outings and add a little class to the Ford contingent! The original Fisher body and fenders are in really good shape - hardly any indication of body damage or rust. The older repaint of the car is showing some nicks and scratches, but overall the surface is very shiny, Doors are sagging a little. I'd say the car is a great "20-footer", not perfect, but pretty awesome for a 90 year-old authentic vintage automobile. The car has a clean California title, historical vehicle plates, and currently licensed and insured. Included are rare owners and parts manuals, sales brochures and original ads along with some misc. Oakland parts that I acquired. PLEASE... serious inquiries only. I am not interested in any trades, unusual deals or third-party sales or listings. Ideally, due to the rarity of this car, this should go to someone familiar with antique and vintage cars. There are a few Oakland car clubs out there, but not nearly the levels of support that there is for Model Ts and Model As. And yes, this car could make the ultimate street rod or rat rod thing, but keeping it original would be my preference. I am listing at only $11,900 - Far less than the current restoration costs for such a rare and historic vehicle. Car is located in Northern California and I welcome your personal inspection. Best to contact me by phone at 530-878-2491 - Erik Lindstedt
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  20. Hey - Based on C. Johnson's (CL) earlier post... Perhaps my Oakland's engine was a Saganaw build - Based on my shamrock/clover leaf discovery on the block an head - Interesting!
  21. Thanks very much for the reply and information. I've learned a lot so far - Based on my frame serial number, my '25 Oakland was probably made later on in the production year. As to the engine - I now am in the process of a rebuild and have noticed quite a few numbers in the castings of the cylinder block and head as well as inspection stamps. Nothing that specifically states "GM" or "Oakland" but there is an interesting "shamrock" like feature cast into both the block and head - About 3/4" in diameter with the letters "P" and "S" in two of the leaves - Not sure if this is indication of a sub-contracted castings or a GM marking. If my memory serves me, I thought the shamrock was a GM parts symbol at one time - Any additional ideas?
  22. Hi, and thanks much for the suggestion - I sent Egge an e-mail a little over a week ago - no reply so far. I'll give them a call and see if they have found anything. Any other leads out there? Many thanks! Erik (ford_1919)