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  1. One reason I asked the question is the caption under the photo said DB32, and it didn't quite look like a 32 engine to me because of the vacuum fuel pump. Is the generator off of this engine right now? I thought all Chrysler blocks were silver color. when did they use avocado green?
  2. I'd like to know the year and the make of this car. It was in a thread somewhere on the net where the poster was asking about correct Chrysler engine colors. This one is a particularly beautiful example of a six cylinder flat head with the correct Avocado engine block and a Red Head high performance head. Kind of reminds me of the Christmas!
  3. John, I remember your 55 Dodge. Did you sell it to Tony? Marc.
  4. Wow, that's is amazing. So when you were 16 you owned more old cars that I ever thought I could in a lifetime! In the summer of 1968, I was just out high school and looking for my first car. I remember I knew almost nothing about how a car works as I hadn't taken any auto shop classes then. I remember about 4 our of 5 cars that I looked at were early 50s Chevrolets, which were still pretty common in San Diego. I remember my mom drove me out the Point Loma to look at a 53 Caddy coupe. I remember going to El Cajon to look at a 57 Chrysler. Then when my dad was driving me around with my three little brothers, we had been looking at cars from a list in the newspaper. The next car on the list was a 1934 don't remember the make sedan. Oldsmobile maybe? When I said the next car was a 34, my dad said What!!! 1934!!! The owner gave my dad the key and all of us jumped in the car. I remember us thinking this is like getting in a big coach. When my dad stepped on the brakes the car swerved to the right, so we quickly rejected that one. After a while I started to get fondness for the Chevrolet Bel Airs, which is what I wanted to buy. but my mom I think said if I pay $350 for one of these old cars it will just break down. So I stupidly bought a Honda 90 instead. Marc C.
  5. Here is the original harness to my 48 DeSoto bus. coupe and the Egge reproduction harness made in 1984.
  6. And 1932 is a good year for Chryslers!
  7. Does the car actually have Sinatra badging on it, or was it a Sinatra edition in advertising only?
  8. Does that mean a guy named Chuck bought the car, or is Chuck the current owner and he's moving to Florida?
  9. I remember seeing 40s DeSoto ads that said "7 out of 10 DeSotos" are still on the road. DeSoto was first made in 1928. Also when I look at my 4 and 5 year old self on my street in about 1955 in San Diego, there are cars as old as the late 30s parked on our street.
  10. I did a poll here once to ask which years did cars look the most different from each other. I thought it would be the 1940-1950 era. but everyone else said the 30s. But you have to admit, who could confuse this 50 Buick with any other make of car? Man, that car is the ICONIC Buick!
  11. The important thing is to get these documents and media online so that they can be shared and used by current and future collectors, rather than just sit on someone's shelf. They can't really do any good there!
  12. I would, but not if they going to play it on a modern stereo phonograph with a stereo cartridge and stylus because it will sound terrible! If they don't have the proper equipment to play an old record, maybe I could make the recording on a CD and send it to them? Who would I talk to? Marc.
  13. that 1937 Pontiac filmstrip looks great! It would be worth it to put on Youtube even if you had to put music or your own voice as the soundtrack. Maybe contact the Pontiac car club, if one exists for help. If you don't have time to make a video, maybe someone in the club does! Hope you find the soundtrack for it. but unfortunately all this stuff was thrown away decades ago, so it's as rare as flying pigs!
  14. I bought a 1940s MoPar Batteries sign, 4 ft. tall, about 20" wide. in the 80s for about $25. At least I assume it was from the 40s. I dated it from the fact that the battery pictured had a 6 volt battery, I guess it could have been made anywhere from the 40s through 1955. It was brand new still in wraps when I bought it. I bought it from a guy who was parting out an old Chrysler dealership. About 15 years ago, I thought maybe I could make about two or three hundred dollars on this. It was a metal sign, one-sided. I put it on Ebay, and I was shocked to see it sell for about $1300. I've never seen another sign with that subject matter on it. Maybe the fact that it was rare determined the high price.
  15. I just acquired a very rare record. It is a 12" 33 1/3 rpm record called "Dodge Slide Film, Smart as Tomorrow" No. 16. It has no date on the record, but I listened to it and it is about the new 1935 Dodge. It is a sales record meant to play to customers, or maybe to train salesmen about the new features of the 1935 Dodge. It is the story of the Osmond family who have been looking for a new car, but can't find anything that satisfies both Mr. and Mrs. Osmond. So a salesman goes through both the mechanical and interior features of the new '35 Dodge. I've never found a filmstrip this early and I assume they are rare. There is no mention of the Ross Roy company who did the filmstrips for Chrysler in the 40s. So I guess this is pre- Ross Roy. If anyone has the rare filmstrip to this, it would be a crime to not put these two together and publish the filmstrip on Youtube! If you have seen some of the Chrysler filmstrips on MyMopar or the Imperial Club, you may have noticed how thin and scratchy the soundtrack is. The reason is they used a modern stereo phonograph to play the record. I played this record on my 1960s school phonograph called a Califone, which has four speeds and two styli, one for LP and one for 78s. When I played it with the LP or 33 rpm stylus, the sound was terrible. But when I played it with the 78 stylus, the sound was strong and clear. This is 12" record and plays at 33 rpm, but should not be confused with an LP. It is also a center start record, which means you start the stylus on the inside and it plays to the outside rim. I'm guessing that no one will respond with a copy of this filmstrip, so I am thinking of making a video of the record with still pics of the 1935 Dodge and as many pics of the engine and chassis and interior as I can get. So if you don't have the filmstrip, maybe you have a 1935 sales brochure that you could scan and send me some pics for this project. I also have a similar record on the 1941 Plymouth. But it is a 16" one sided record, so I can't play it. Thanks for your help! Marc.