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  1. This Flyer is one of the most complete and original Flyers I have found in 40 years of playing with these. The buckboard serial number, 2069, corresponds to cars sold in June 1923. The factory records do not record every Flyer sold after 1922, so this one is not specifically mentioned but it falls in between numbers shipped during that month. Metal parts are in excellent condition including original wheels with good hard rubber tires. Wood was remanufactured at some time but is in very good condition. Amazingly complete including original buckboard serial number plate (almost always miss
  2. I have 5 of the six stainless steel trim strips that go on the rocker of 1940 Cadillac Model 62. two of them have small dents but the others look to be real good. $900 +shipping For quicker response, email me directly at info@auto-motives.com
  3. I have seen McDonough buckboards at AACA shows over the years. They certainly have been judged in the past and I see no reason they are not eligible today. They do fall in a grey area because they were largely, although not completely, not street legal at the time they where manufactured. Flyers and Red Bugs which are in class 1c are definetly street legal in the period they were manufactured. I have been involved with these vehicles for 40 years and have a ton of evidence they were widely used on the street in period all over the world. For whatever it is worth, I o
  4. I have a set of wheels from a 55 Buick Century. I'm located in Allentown, PA which would be easier for shipping or possibly I can find someone heading to Detroit to drop them off for you.
  5. I have 5 of the six stainless trim strips that adorn the rockers of 1940 Cadillac model 62. Most are in great shape, two have some dents. $900 $575 for the set. I can ship them in a long tube. Located in Allentown, PA if you want to pick-up. For a faster response, email me directly at info@auto-motives.com Also available on eBay.
  6. I'm posting for a collector in Australia who needs a fender, gas tank and drive wheel for a 1918 Smith Model C motor Wheel. The drive wheel is unique to this model. Would be interested in other parts but the above list are the priority needs. Any help or leads would be welcome. Email me directly for faster reply info@auto-motives.com.
  7. alsancle: It is a town car but it has an opening rear quarter. It is supposed to be by Lebaron but the body builder plates are missing. I have found the experts on this car but I'm still open to information, particularly about Lebaron bodies in this period.
  8. George: Thank you for the quick post. Unfortunately, I cannot share the exact car publicly at this time. It will come out in the next year or two. I already have access to general sales brochures, manuals, technical data and such but I need to find details specific to this car. We know the car is custom bodied but it is unclear by whom. I'm hoping that some collector, library, archive or club has records or correspondence related to Graham-Paige in 1929 that may shed some light on the specific car I'm researching.
  9. I'm researching a custom bodied 1929 Graham-Paige 837. I'm trying to locate any factory records, archive material or even correspondence of the Graham brothers that may mention this car. Does anyone know of any source of such materials?
  10. Joe Your motor is a 1914 or 1915 Smith Motor Wheel model A. They made 5,000 +/- of these motors. The serial number of your motor is stamped on the block just above the flywheel to the left of the cylinder head. It will be a 4 digit number. You are missing the magneto but otherwise it looks to be reasonably complete. Magnetos are super hard to get but they do turn-up on rare occasion but expect to pay a lot of money. The cylinder head appears to have some broken cooling fins, not a problem if you want to get it running but would require a replacement cylinder head
  11. GregLaR It is a nice to drive as it looks. Thanks for the compliment!
  12. This Flyer is one of the most complete and original Flyers I have found in 40 years of playing with these. The buckboard serial number, 2069, corresponds to cars sold in June 1923. The factory records do not record every Flyer sold after 1922, so this one is not specifically mentioned but it falls in between numbers shipped during that month. Metal parts are in excellent condition including original wheels with good hard rubber tires. Wood was remanufactured at some time but is in very good condition. Amazingly complete including original buckboard serial number plate (almost always miss
  13. I forgot to include contact information . . . you can email me at info@auto-motives.com or call my office 610-770-0532.
  14. 1954 Lincoln Capri Convertible $34,900 In our family for 40 years 1951 Produced 317 cid V8 with 4-speed automatic 54,200 miles - engine totally rebuilt in 1980's Restored in the 1980's and upgraded & maintained since: Painted the correct Canterbury Green with Ivory and dark green leather Power Everything: brakes, steering, windows, seats, top, antennae Radial whitewall tires Sales includes large number of spares including some very rare trim and accessories Proven Tour car Regular DPC class participant at Hershey Car is in
  15. redbug2: I looked at the web site you posted and you have a lot of issues to deal with on your car but in the photos with the modified motor contraption on the back I see original wheels. If your "Red Bug" originally had a fifth wheel or motor wheel mounted on it then you don't have a Red Bug. Most Red Bugs where electric powered. Most powered by gas motor wheels were Briggs & Stratton Flyers. I also own a few of these and have lots of research files, so get in touch and I will gladly help you.
  16. 58Mustang is giving you good advise. If the sides of the rim are flat, then they are modern style bike rims but if the sides roll inward they are clincher. Another hint if you have original rims is the spoke count - Your front rims should have 32 spokes while your back rims should have 36. if they are the original clincher rims the tires are no longer available. Coker did have tires but they are no longer in stock and despite my begging them, they said they will not make any more. If enough of us Red Bug folks ask, perhaps Coker would reconsider. I own about 8 Red Bugs so if you need any he
  17. 1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible A Super well maintained car with approximately 117,000 miles on the factory 350 cid V8, 2-barrel with automatic transmission. The body was restored in the 1980’s and repainted in the original Arctic white lacquer. The original red interior was in excellent condition and maintained. This is a bench seat car with power steering, remote left side mirror, factory seat belts, factory floor mats, factory tissue dispenser, original radio and added accessory sockets for your CD player or phone. Owned by a long time Buick Club member who used the car extensively
  18. I found a box of home made tools, adaptors and other specialty made items for working on a V8 1923 Cadillac. I believe there are 23 items in the box all marked as to their use. Some of the tags are things like brake adjustment tool, fan shaft to generator puller, water pump drive shaft bearing housing removal tool and so-on. These probably work on any mid-1920's Cadillac with a V8 but I'm not familiar with these cars. I got these when I cleaned out the garage of a deceased collector who had a 1923 Cadillac. The entire box of tools $125. They will be in the Hershey Flea Market at space 3CK14-2
  19. Pair of Bleriot Phi Headlights for a big classic car of European origin. Very restorable pair of lights. Will be available in the Hershey Flea Market at space 3CK14-27 $650 for the pair.
  20. Thank you Al I've already contacted them but still waiting for a reply. The Simeone Foundation Museum has already committed their Flyer. Hope to see you in May.
  21. IF you own or know of an owner with a Smith Motor Wheel powered bicycle or Flyer, Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel powered bicycle, Flyer or Scooter or an Electric Auto Red Bug - We are gathering as many of these vehicles as possible together at the Spring National Meet in Reading, PA, May 19th, 2012. As of April 1 we have 5-6 Flyers, 5-6 Red Bugs and 1 Scooter committed. The goal is to have the largest number of these vehicles ever gathered for an AACA event. This will be a unique opportunity to share information and meet other owners of these vehicles. Registration deadline is April 15th
  22. Mark - the 3 pedals on the Red Bug were from left to right: driving brake, accelerator, emergency brake. I can probably answer any questions you have about this vehicle so feel free to email me at info@auto-motives.com - Jed
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