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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
  13. Thanks Charles. It does have turn signals, with single contact socket and bulb The turn signal switch that mounts on the steering column is what we are replacing. It is that unit that seems to required a double contact bulb. We need to figure out if that's suppose to be like that and we need to switch out the sockets to accommodate the new switch or if we have the wrong one
  14. Working on a 49 Pontiac Silver Streak Delivery. We needed to replace the turn singles and purchased a replacment unit. Problem is that the instructions show the set up for a double element bulb (double contact), but this 49 one is equiped only with a single element (single contact). The car is all original, except for some wiring,,,still 6 volts. Did we just get the wrong unit? Or is there a modification we need to do, like convert the sockets. Thanks in Advance.
  15. Sorry..this got cut off from my post. Charles – Thanks for dropping by and giving us some of your insight. Here is what he provided:
  16. Charles – Thanks for dropping by and giving us some of your insight. Here is what he provided: Hi, i’ve never heard of the Chevy reaction in 38 years of studying GM’s history. Pontiac was violating GM’s rule of limiting cubic inches of cars smaller than full-size to one cubic to every ten pounds of car’s weight, so cars like Pontiac’s Tempest/Le Mans, Buick’s Special/Skylark, Old’s Cutlass/F85, and Chevy’s Chevelle/Malibu were limited to 330 cubic inch displacement. Pontiac marketed the 336 as a 326, and after some time, someone in GM figured out the actual bore and stroke made 336 cid. Pontiac had to change the 336 down to the 326. Then for 1964, Pontiac (Thank You – John DeLorean) created an option for the Le Mans, the GTO option, since the standard Le Mans engine obeyed the limit rule, there was nothing in the rule saying you couldn’t offer an optional extra cost, bigger engine. Can you say 389 cid, 348 horsepower ?, OH YES, turn it on, wind it up, blow it out, GTO. 1964 LeMans GTO Convertible Thanks for reading. Tim
  17. Hey Don - Nice CAR didnt' see the link earlier. One for reference for this topic. The Ultimate American V-8 Engine Data Book by Sessler, shows the 326 being used in the 1964 Tempest GTO this continued through 1970 and in 1971 it was the Le Mans, Tempest, GTO. Really it was just a package on the Tempest and then on the Le Mans. Tempest bodies were use for Old and Buick the first few years.
  18. According to the drive reports Tempest GTO is what they were call them in 1963 and 64.
  19. Here is the link to Part 1 Engine Mini-Series – Pontiac’s 326 Prt 1 Average Guy's Car Restoration, Mods and Racing The 326 was used as the base model for the Pontiac Tempest. That was going to be the extent of the division’s uses for this engine. For 1963 and 1964 production years that was the case. But in the 1960’s GM had a rule that production A-body or intermediate-size car would carry no more than 330 cubic inches and none were to be sold. Pontiac had the idea that they would bring on the Tempest GTO would have the 389 as its base engine, but GM set the rules. So the best Pontiac could do was to offer the GTO with the base engine as the 326. 1964 Tempest GTO, Yes you'll find 'em with a 326 However, on the order form there was a check box to order the 389. This is how the 326 got in to one of the most famous iconic cars of the muscle car era. 1965 was the year and the 326 offered was with 250 and 285 hps in both automatic and manual transmissions. That’s enough to make it a piece of historical automotive hardware. But there is one more noteworthy pair of shock towers this power plant was mounted between that was the 1967 Pontiac Firebird. Yup it powered up its second iconic car with a 250 hp version and a 285 hp version. 326 in a 1967 Firebird 67 F-bird And that, fellow car crazies, was the short life of Pontiac’s 326. Thanks for reading. Tim
  20. Auto Factoids – Carter Carbs Average Guy's Car Restoration, Mods and Racing Here another Auto Factoid. Maybe one of the most famous carburetors was the Carter. Famous, you ask? Read on. Will Carter was born in 1884 in Union City, Tennessee. He opened his first shop when he was only 17 years old where he repaired bikes, guns and anything mechanical. In 1902 he moved his business to St. Louis, Missouri where it expanded it to include the few cars that were in the “big” city. It was there that he became familiar with the current issues with regulating fuel (not great quality) for the power plants in those early cars. Finding them wanting he began as all inventors, experimenting. His improvements eventually lead to a reputation for providing the best fuel air mixture carburetors available and my 1909 with financial backing from a friend he opened Carter Carburetor Company. One year later he was granted a patent for his Model C carb, an updraft carb with an air valve. It featured, automatic-multiple jets, with adjustments of low, intermediate and high speeds. By 1911, just 2 years from opening he had designed the first downdraft carb, using vacuum from the manifold to pump fuel from the gas tank and filling a small bowl above the carb. In 1915 Will moved this manufacturing into a new building. Financially the company wasn’t doing well under Will’s management and in 1916 filled for reorganization and Will was no longer involved in the management of the company. In 1922 the company was purchased by American Car and Foundry Company (now called AFC Industries). The company continued on producing replacement carbs for the next three years. In 1925 they received their first order for producing original equipment for Chevrolets. Three years after that Chrysler came calling for original parts and eventually the likes of Ford, Nash and Willys followed. The next major milestone for the Carter company was in 1952 with the development and marketing of the first of its kind - the four barrel carb. It’s first use was on the Buick straight eight engine. The new-found horse power and the ability to add more than one carb to the manifold, ‘fuel’ the development of all the super-cars to come. Carters 1952 4 Barrel Carb So where’s the famous part? (As if creating the first every four barrel carb wasn’t enough!!!!) Ok you may have heard of the Beach Boys, yes? Yeah that’s right the “409″….my four speed, dual quad Positraction 409..409..409…” Two Carter four barrels were what was on top of that 409 and it was called the “dual quad” still is today. The company continued on to a developed the Thermo Quad in the 1970′s (first carb to use a plastic main body) and followed that up with an electronic choke model. The company still produced “old school” carbs for the restoration market and new cars. The company continued on to a developed the Thermo Quad in the 1970′s (first carb to use a plastic main body) and followed that up with an electronic choke model. Carters 850 cfm Thermoquad Some of the common uses back then: - Chrysler used them on their Hemis and they helped power the “Street Hemi” which sported the quad set up. - Pontiac use them on their GTO - Oldsmobile used them
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