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  1. Top car is a 1911 or 1912 bottom is 1910 or earlier both 50 hp 4 cylinder 1913 they tried a rotary valve 6 did not work in real world went back to a poppet valve setup. Not a tubing in tubing, a solid shaft with slots machined in it.
  2. For the light colored White, Note the horn an electric/bulb horn. This is a 1912 or 1913 car.
  3. The Loco is long gone and Newtons Garage was located in Ronkonkoma N Y. It burned down two years ago a sad loss.
  4. A friend of mine restored a 1910 car in the 70,s and restored the touring body kept the closed body and when he sold it, the new owner restored it again with the closed body, the touring body went to another chassis
  5. Of course the Ford owners who are ashamed to admit they own a Ford and advertise a three window coupe or a model A for sale, also every 1929 Ford ad includes A not needed, what else could it be?
  6. The clamps/wedges are jaxon/motor wheel used in lots of late 20s cars most popular is Chrysler.
  7. A collector in Milwaukee had a Speedwell roadster and he said there was a Frontenac in the same barn in upstate NY when he acquired the Speedwell did not say what happened to it. The Speedwell and Frontenac both used the Continental 5by5 motor.
  8. Wear the ones with holes in back every time take old car out regardless of weather keeps steady hand on steering wheel no slip.
  9. What is the weather going to be? Been looking at extended forecasts and they are all over the place.
  10. I have either clamp $3.00 ea plus postage will bring to Hershey space at CT25 Ed
  11. Used a serpentine belt for about 20 years after the leather one failed on a tour works great.
  12. Mount them outside on a hot day let tires warm up in sun for a while to soften them up
  13. The car with the no. plate on radiator shows a 1912 plate film made up out of many clips of era notice the two men eyeballing the ladies crossing the street 3/4 way in.
  14. I have 2 exactly as you need 1 1/4 from under head to end and 8 that are 1 1/2 and 6 that are 1" e mail me for more info
  15. Took my 63 Avanti to dinner in day light valet delivered to front door after dark after running wipers over dry windshield but not getting headlights on. You Avanti drivers know why.
  16. I see a speedometer, horn and side light on or near the cowl also the presto-lite tank is mounted upside down, seen in modern photos more often.
  17. Remember seeing at Ralphs a few years before he passed on. It was unrestored but in good shape.
  18. When I owned a new TR4A n 66, yes all TRs came with tubes, i was going to upgrade to Michelin tires and was told had to buy new tubes too the difference is they are a little heavier but are lapped seamed not butt seamed
  19. .404" is = to 1 cm should be easy to find
  20. Put the top down and only put up in rain or very cold then put down as soon as it dries off no one sees the wrinkles or worn places from top bows rubbing on cloth. Open cars are to be enjoyed open and shown open so top is to keep you dry in heavy rain, lite rain does not present a problem just pace the red lights.
  21. Think you should make it into the largest mystery car contest ever for one magazine and let it go on its own. Lots of fun identifying the cars. Keeps us on our toes.
  22. Last I knew it was in a private collection on Long Island N Y


    If you are going to "strive for an authentic restoration" you would make and use the steel washers and blacken them, but then we all cheat a little. and it is ok.