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  1. Thanks a great looking dash!!!! BTM
  2. Charles - Thank you. The Rambler wasn't the first car heater, it was the first that used fresh air - that was my omission. I omitted the “Fresh Air” as in – hot water using fresh air. Thanks for straightening that out and for taking the time to drop me a note. Was 1938-39, if my research is correct. A couple references: Nerad, Jack; Redgap, Curtis. “Nash Motors cars, 1916 to 1954″. allpar.com. Retrieved 16 June 2013. Heppenheimer, Thomas A. (Spring 2005). “Cold Comfort”. Invention & Technology Magazine 20 (4). Archived from the original on 1 January 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. Rambler - With an Eye on the Weather. http://wp.me/p2YxYx-3uR
  4. Thought I'd share some of my son's photography. He is a 'starving' artist so to speak but he loves his craft. Car Art Thanks. Tim
  5. I found these in a tool box I purchased. Findings - DeSoto Adventurer Anyone know what year they are from? Thanks Tim
  6. Thanks Dave, I need to pick up that reference. I'm using Standard Catalog of American Cars 1947 - 1975. This ref does show the Packard 8 (displacing 352 cubic inches) and the Hornet Special V-8 (with 250 CID) being used in 1956. Tim
  7. Thanks Dave, I need to pick up that reference. I'm using Standard Catalog of American Cars 1947 - 1975. This ref does show the Packard 8 (displacing 352 cubic inches) and the Hornet Special V-8 (with 250 CID) being used in 1956. Tim
  8. Engine Line Up – 1956 Hudson Part III (Packard Engine in a Hudson?) Engine Line Up Were Packard engines used in Hudson? I need to finish this one up so here are the V8 offerings for the 1956 Hudson. Interesting enough one was called the Packard Eight and the other was the Hornet Special Eight. The Hornet Special Eight was a V8 with overhead valves. It was a cast iron block that displaced 250 cubic inches. The bore and stroke were 3.50″ x 3.25″ and a compression ratio of 8.0:1 helped produce about 190 hp. This was topped by a Carter WGD two barrel carb (Model 235S). The Packard Eight, was it the really a Packard engine? What I do know is that the Hudson engine was a V8 with overhead valves and cast iron block. It sported a bore and stroke of 4″ x 3.50 (which means the bore was half an inch larger than the Special and the stroke was quarter of an inch larger. This upped the compression ratio to 9.5:1 and displacement up to 352 cid. Topped with a Carter carb WGD two barrel (Model 2231SA it produced 220 hp. But was it a Packard engine? It may have been. In 1955 Packard powered some of its models with what they called the Clipper Custom or the Packard Line V8 (up until that date any Packard 8 cylinder was an L head). This engine had the same bore and stroke, compression and displacement (352). It had more horse power but that was more likely attributed to the 4 barrel Carter carbs that were used (models 2232S or 2284S). Packard also used Rochester Type 4GC four barrel carbs on some of the models. So I can’t conclude for certain that it was the same engine, but I believe it was. I’ll see if I can find the answer with more research. Thanks. Tim
  9. Don't know if you folks what to enter. It's fun. Give Away – 1934 Ford V-8 Deluxe Roadster Average Guy's Car Restoration, Mods and Racing Finally, I’ve gotten around to this Give Away. This is for a National Motor Museum Mint, 1934 Ford V-8 Deluxe die-cast model car. 1934 Ford V-8 Deluxe Roadster In 1934 these cars would cost you a whopping $710. There were about 6,863 produced each powered by a 221 Cubic Inch V8 with 85 horse power. To day in top condition these beauties fetch up to $40,000.00 Comes in the original packing with the Certificate of Authenticity. These are great collectible cars. HOW TO WIN: Email (timsweet@cox.net) or post a picture of your 1930′s or 1940′s car and a quick note about it – no matter the condition. I’ll collect them and post them up. The readers of my blog will vote. The winner will be mailed the car, however I don’t need your mail information unless you win. NOTE: ANY CONTACT INFORMATION IS PRIVATE AND IS NEVER RETAINED AND NEVER REUSED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT ME FIRST, BEFORE PROVIDING YOUR MAILING ADDRESS. There are more give cars coming up. Thanks for reading. Tim
  10. Filed under: Car Restoration by timsweet — 1 Comment September 28, 2011 I was reading the other day and I came across a car manufacturer that I hadn’t heard of prior and yes it was an American car maker. The maker was Velie. 1911 Velie passenger car Like some car manufacturers Velie started out as a carriage maker (as in horse and carriage). The owner was Willard Velie and we received his funding from this mother who was the wife of John Deer. Yes that John Deer. It’s not exactly clear if John Deer was is father, but we’ll assume it was so. Willard created Velie Motor Vehicles Co. in 1908 and produced their first car in 1909. It was a 4 cylinder and sold 1000 units and were sold though John Deer dealerships. The 1909 and 1910 models primarily used existing engine but in 1911 build their own. In that same year the Velie car participated in the Indianapolis 500 and finished 17th out of 46. 1911 Racer That helped keep car production was at 3,500 vehicles a year. By 1914 Velie added a six-cylinder side-valve Continental engine to the mix of power plants. and by 1918 only offered six cylinders. The car became so popular and reliable that a few folks in Louisiana name a town after the car. In 1918 Velie won the race at Pikes Peak which helped increase production to 9000 a year cars by 1920. In 1928 they introduced the an 8 cylinder engine a Continental straight eight and were a roll so to speak. (Not to mention their little side business for producing air planes.) However that was not to be, Willard died in late 1928 and Willard Jr. died a few months in 1929 later. That ended the Velie Motor Vehicle Co. John Deer company bought the plant and well they sold a few tractors now and then. Thanks for reading Tim
  11. That is interesting. I thought the Straight 8 was first.
  12. <SCRIPT type=text/javascript charset=UTF-8><!--//--><![CDATA[//><!--PDRTJS_settings_1332093_post_2675={"id":1332093,"unique_id":"wp-post-2675","title":"Car%20Production%20Numbers.%20They%20Made%20How%20Many%3F%201922","permalink":"http:\/\/timsweet.wordpress.com\/2011\/09\/14\/car-production-numbers-they-made-how-many-1922\/","item_id":"_post_2675"};//--><!]]></SCRIPT>It is 1922 and the car industry is moving right along. Small start-up car companies pop up here and there in the 1920′s. Here is how they stacked up for 1922. Top spot was Ford producing 1,147,028 cars. Dodge was a very distant second with 152,653 car rolling off their assembly line. Chevrolet ran in third place with 138,932 cars made. And finish up the list were Buick with 123,152; Studebaker with 105,005; Williys-Overland with 95,410; Durant with 55,300 and finally Maxwell/Chalmers 44,811. Total passenger cars produced were 2,274,185 with 269,991 truck being made. Rickenbacker was a new upstart beginning production in 1922. Durant produce a car priced at $319 . Ford reduced prices to $298. Balloon tires were introduced. Hey fuel gauges began being installed in dash in 1922. 1922 Durant Star - An attempt to undercut Ford's prices 1922 Rickenbacker 4 Door I love this one: 1922 Chrysler Panel Truck Thanks for reading. Tim
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