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  1. What would be the key differences between 1926/1927 314 model to 1928/1929 341 model? Are they much different in complexity or cost to restore? Mechanically, is there any major evolution, technically or in driveability? Which one is easier to restore, maintain or drive? Same level of potmetal problems for both models?
  2. Hello Guys, I am trying to identify this lamp. Maybe it is railroad lantern. It has 2 pairs of round lenses (red and blue), it was not electric, probably kerosene. The base has a retangular hole to install in some support. How old is this lamp probably? Thanks, JRA
  3. Where is located that “577” tag in your car, Brian? Does someone know the meaning of this tag? My car has a similar tag, different number. tks
  4. Hi Brian, great acquisition. I am also involved in this type of journey. I own a 1926 Big Six, roadster, similar to yours. My car needs complete restauration, it has true disc wheels and hydraulic brakes. It will be great to exchange our learnings. I am still searching for some missing parts. Regards, Julio
  5. I have experienced similar attempt of fraud. Fake sellers are always in a rush!
  6. Hi All, Imam struggling to identify this Chrysler, my puzzles are: headlights, folding windshield, lack of cowl lights, instrument cluster and fedco plate above it. What do you think? thanks JRA
  7. I am fully restoring my 1929 Marmon touring speedster, and I had to face the reality of replacing the rooten wood frames of two doors...it is a nightmare these days...
  8. Plymouths are very reliable cars. Last forever, always in a discrete way.
  9. The model 75 roadster is a great car, I enjoy a lot driving mine! I hope you find a good one!
  10. Some pictures from Lincoln Photo Archive. 1923 Brunn and 1927 Judkins coach work. Sorry for bad position of pictures.
  11. www.aaca.org www.hemmings.com Thanks also to ebay.com , best place to buy “very hard to find parts”.
  12. Still no references of internal door panels. The original factory picture reproduced above was taken at the 1926 New York Salon Show, of a 4-passengers Dietrich sedan. I am sure it was widely adopted in custom coach built. JRA
  13. The picture above of the interior wicker door panel is an original factory photography from 1926 Dietrich custom body Lincoln Model L.
  14. Hello Folks, I have always admired wicker inserts of door panels in some 1920’s cars. The picture below shows the front door of 1926 Lincoln sedan. What kind of makes and body types used to have such type of inserts? When were they common? Mid to late 1920’s? I have seen external and internal finishings using wicker inserts, so I am curious about this option. Thanks JRA
  15. Any idea of detailed pictures of the 2-piece windshield shown in the first photo? It should be an option in 1926 and 1927 Big Sixes.
  16. My Chrysler 75 does not have red engine head, but based on holes and marks on the firewall, it is clear it had the part installed there in the past, that’s the reason I bought the damper.
  17. Should the firewall unit be installed directly to the metal or should I use some rubber washings or gasket?
  18. Was this system used in other cars at that time or in other periods?
  19. Hello Folks, Sometime ago I was able to buy a part was missing under the hood of my 1929 Chrysler model 75. It is a sort of "engine vibration absorber". It is an steel arm attached to a bumper at the firewall, this arm connects to a regular bolt in the engine head. I have now decided to install it, but I would like to understand how it works, why Chrysler developed such system, if there is any special actions I should take to install the part, and if it is really useful. Any ideas? In my perception the level of vibration of the engine seems to be normal. After I installed thick
  20. By the way, I used dark brown leather in seats of my 1929 Chrysler 75 roadster and dark brown leatherette in my 1928 Chevrolet touring seats. For these cars, I got manufacturers references to support my choices. Marmon data is unfortunately more scarce.
  21. Hello, I was doing some research about Upholstery materials for 1920s open cars (roadster, touring, phaeton). In general I see leather or leatherette. Regarding the Upholstery color, in general I see recent pictures of restored cars showing brown (Light or Dark) as a frequent color. Were these the options used at that time? Could Black leather a period correct material? I am restoring my 1929 Marmon touring speedster, so I would like to make the correct choice. The car has black fenders and black canvas top. Would be black the right color for the seats? thanks JRA
  22. Hi George, I think these are the correct ones. Thanks, JRA
  23. Thanks, Scott. You are totally right. I have just bought the lot. JRA
  24. Do you have 4 pieces with same format similar to original?
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