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Graham Man

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  1. Agreed, value is a extremely opinionated topic. Here is a very expensive car...I think it would not distract the looks at all with brown lowers...or effect the value, might look better?
  2. Pete, Are you sure on that Model number? What year do you have and 6 or 8 cylinder? Pictures or numbers would be great. A good Model 51 Detroit lubricator will get expensive, Packard also used them. You can buy a new reproduction but I think they are about $5K
  3. The parts from above... This picture is looking at the transmission from below, driveshaft to the left. The lever bolts to the transmission, it actuates the rod, the rod turns the cam, the cam clamps the brake band. Almost all cars in the late 20's and early 30's used the same system. Let me know if you need parts, I most likely can point you in the correct direction
  4. I was up in Northern Wisconsin at my girl friends family reunion, looking for anyone to have a intelligent conversation with, I think I was 20 years old. I started snooping around the old buildings for anything interesting to see when I spotted an old car in the garage. This was old! wood wheels, crank start, no windows, front seat looked like it might fit two people that were about 100lbs each. An older gentleman saw me looking at the car, it turned out to be my girlfriends Uncle the owner. We talked about the car till after dark, then he says want a ride? Are you kidding, yes where do I sit? The car was a 1916 Chevrolet, touring car, guessing it was a 4 cylinder. I do remember the top speed of 18 miles per hour. Imagine a wide walking path through the woods, that was the road, imagine driving 18 mph holding a candle in front of you to see. I have driven in Porsches at over 100 mph in the dark and felt safer, and no seatbelts. What an experience, what a car, I know I was ever the same... one car I would still love to own someday.
  5. Looking for some 1930ish wind wings any condition
  6. 1932 was a great year for both cars... but pretty sure the Duesenberg set the bar
  7. When did it run last? My vote is stuck valves, followed by ignition. Spark should be easy to test. My first old car ride was in a green and black 1916 Chevrolet touring car, is it near Three Lakes WI? That was at least 30 years ago, would love to own that car someday, no idea where it is today. Looked like this but green body
  8. Graham did offer 15 inch wheels in 1933, I have never seen wood wheels in 15, only disk wheels. Lots were taken off an thrown in the barn because you could not find 15 inch tires in the late 1930s. The paint on the wheels are consistent with original Graham wheels I have seen, just not 15 inch. So yes they might be Graham. They could be several Graham color codes dark blue with silver stripes. Great wheels they should be saved. The great part is with the correct wheel bolts they will bolt up to all 1933 Graham cars, the bad part is you only have 4 wheels This is an original 1933 17 inch Graham wheel 1933 Graham Coupe with original 15" disk wheels
  9. No I think it is correct, most cars have a center row of head bolts, my center bolt is the only one that is a tight fit, all the rest are clearance fit. That said I would still tighten the center bolts and work my way out in a circular pattern and uses coper coat for the gasket.
  10. Duesenberg Model J, with limousine body by Willoughby: 1935 This one has the correct fenders to the original posted green car... not 1932 fenders
  11. I was brought home from the hospital in that ’37 Ford in 1949.
  12. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hydrogen-Induced Cracks (HIC) Hydrogen embrittlement (HE) also known as hydrogen assisted cracking or hydrogen-induced cracking, describes the embrittlement of a metal by diffusible hydrogen. The essential facts about the nature of the hydrogen embrittlement of steels have now been known since 1875 .[1][2][3] It is diffusible atomic hydrogen that is harmful to the toughness of iron and steel.[4] It is a low temperature effect: most metals are relatively immune to hydrogen embrittlement above approximately 150°C.(302°F)[5] In steels, diffusible hydrogen ions come from water that is typically introduced by a wet electrochemical process such as electroplating. For hydrogen embrittlement to occur, a combination of three conditions are required: the presence and diffusion of hydrogen atoms or ions a susceptible material stress Diffusible hydrogen can be introduced during manufacture from operations such as forming, coating, plating or cleaning. The most common causes of failure in practice are poorly-controlled electroplating or bad welding practice with damp welding rods. Both of these introduce hydrogen ions which dissolve in the metal. Hydrogen may also be introduced over time (external embrittlement) through environmental exposure (soils and chemicals, including water), corrosion processes (especially galvanic corrosion) including corrosion of a coating and cathodic protection. Hydrogen atoms are very small and diffuse interstitially in steels. Almost uniquely amongst solute atoms they are mobile at room temperature and will diffuse away from the site of their introduction within minutes.[1]
  13. this might be helpful... http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/bulletins/index.htm
  14. The deeper curve one is the rear, it would be from a dual side mount car. Shorter curve is the front. You want to measure blade height, different height for different models. The center tie bar clamp is the give away on these.
  15. I was in the same position as you for years, now work wants all my time... Pick one project to concentrate on. I would find a carburetor, rebuild it, get it installed may need an adaptor? (I would ask Jon AKA "Carb King" what to use) I use an old lawn mower gas tank and gravity to feed it, get her running again. Just pick one project to focus on. I would send out the gas tank to be cleaned and sealed, another project. Brakes another project. It might take a coupe years but it will go fast. With a little perseverance, she will be running and driving in time for prom. My kids in 2008, my Grandfathers kids in 1936, my Mom is not on the picture, she was not born yet. Same car
  16. No antifreeze back then, they used alcohol.
  17. Just not enough resolution to do much with.... I will guess 1927 Dodge Brothers Touring
  18. I am the keeper of the Graham-Paige Registry. The numbers are interesting. G-P built maybe 500,000 cars from 1928 to 1941. We have 956 cars (by engine and body numbers) that have ever been in the club registry (40 years) so about a 5% survival rate, we do accept modified cars. About 80% of "new" owners cars have been in the registry before, most of the time they have no idea. So yes there are some records. I was able to identify my Grandfathers Graham from an old picture, ran the 1949 Wisconsin license plate number, they have some years in the Wisconsin Historical Society records, they are public records. So it only took me 10 years of tracking every lead I could find to track down my Grandfathers Graham. In the end I could not buy the Graham, I had to trade another Graham to get my Grandfathers car. By the way most cars before 1950 are registered to the engine number, not the body number. As far as a national data base goes, in MN if the car dose not carry current registration it dose not exist. That means in MN alone there are thousands of cars not listed, I own at least 8 that could be registered, and a couple cycles. So one word TENACITY might find your car. I also found my first car, a 1972 Mustang...owner will not sell it. I have been trying to buy it for 15 years. Somebody tried to steal the Mustang once, owner sent the cops to my door. As far as I know it is still sitting in the barn. I think I will give up on that one... maybe a letter?... The Mustang and I in 1982
  19. Here it is for sale.... only $6K in MN, might be the truck? Anyone have the numbers? VIN: Fdg345 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/6132319883452160/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post
  20. The truck posted is a 1940 Chevrolet...
  21. Looks like 1939 Studebaker Commander
  22. My son drove his Audi west through Las Vegas... he said never again. With a factory fuel tank how far will a Model A go? I have never run my 610 Graham-Paige dry (similar size car), it only holds about 12 gallons of fuel, guessing my range to be around 100 miles? Had some friends drive their 610 a few miles... https://www.worldphotoadventure.com/zapp-family/
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