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  1. That is the tricky part. I did this research already. By that time, the presidential car was supposed to be a Lincoln. I believe it is not a Lincoln in the picture. This is not the president's car. It belonged to the Church, as the Cardinal Achbishop went to the Presidential Palace to convince the president to leave the office and resign, instead of trying to resist to the deposition. The text in the newspaper tells that. Unfortunately I was unable to get any reference about the Cardinal's car. The hints in my view are the rear door hinges, the hubcap and wheel, the size of the quarter window, window moulding, parallel body stripes below windows, and the square type appearance of the rear part. Only this newspaper had the opportunity to take this picture. The other newspapers in that same day had the news but only had archive pictures of the president. This event happened late in that night, and supposed to be in secret, once the deposed president left to exile. This picture was taken by a clever journalist, that put a small tree branch on the car path, so the chauffeur had to reduce the speed to cross over it in its way out of the garage. So the doubt still exists...and this half car picture is our only source. Thanks, JRA
  2. Hi All, I have broken my head for months trying to identify this car. I believe it is a Cadillac, is it? The picture was taken in Oct 1930. It is from a Brazilian newpaper, about the deposition of the Brazilian president at that time. The car belonged to Rio de Janeiro´s Cardinal Archbishop, who is beside of the deposed president in the back seat. It is a 7-seat car, chauffeur driven, based on the newspaper text. The hubcap makes me believe it is a Cadillac, maybe with Buffalo wheels? Could be a 1927 model? Probably the custom series...but I am not sure at all. PictureCarWL1930.bmp Thanks, JRA
  3. The "fuel starvation" starts after the 2nd mile. And you are right to say it is running very hot. I have already checked the timing, following the instruction book, and it is ok. The tube is already wrapped with fiberglass whool, so I will try to cover the exhaust manifold too. The carburetor has just received a new repair kit from Carburetor King. I believe enlarging the carb jet could be an interesting thing to try. If I use a electric fuel pump, what kind of pressure should be delivered at the carburetor inlet? 2 psi? 3 psi? Thanks, Julio
  4. Thanks for the Reply, Ben. There are no coils in the pipe. It is descending and straight. Summer temperatures goes from 80F to 100F. The gasoline has 27% ethanol and I live and drive in a city about 950m (3116ft) above sea level. Thanks Julio
  5. I have a 1928 Chevrolet and a 1929 Chrysler that I gave up of the vacuum tanks and I am using electric pumps. I have installed low pressure pumps and also used a bypass in the carburetor gas intake to collect any excess of fuel and return it in an independent fuel line to the tank. In other hand, I have 1929 Dodge-Brothers that runs perfectly with the vacuum tank. Currently I am having deep issues the vacuum tank of my 1929 Hudson SuperSix, and I believe is vapor lock. Differently of the other cars, the vacuum tank of the 1929 Hudson is in the firewall opposite side of the carburetor, so the fuel line passes behind the engine. To add an additional difficulty, I live in Brazil, where most of the time we have warm and hot weathers, and the gasoline has 27% of ethanol (Brazilian law requirement, unfortunately). I have wrapped the fuel line with heat insulator, but with weak results. When I increase the speed the engine suffers of starvation, despite the fact the vacuum tank is full. I have checked twice already, that when the engine starts to lack of power I had more than 2 liters of gasoline in the vacuum tank. So apparently the vacuum is working well in the aspect of getting the gasoline from the fuel tank to the vacuum tank reservoir, however, it seems the gasoline is not flowing with the right pressure to the carburetor. Any chance to escape from the electric pump in this 1929 Hudson? Regarding the Old Car Fan comment about have a fire truck following the car with electric pump. What kind of measures should be taken, when using an electric fuel pump, in order to reduce risks of fire? Thanks, JRA
  6. Hello All, I own a 1929 Dodge-Brothers Six, series DA, brougham. How many Dodge-Brothers DA were built in 1929? And how many did have Brougham body style? Is this info somehow available? Thanks, JRA
  7. I think I will try the wooden stick idea to measure the oil level. Paul, just to confirm, considering a stick that goes inside the oil fill hole, is the 2.25 inches mark FULL? What would be the MINIMUM mark? Thanks JRA
  8. Thanks Zeke. Do you know where I can buy such glass, once mine is cracked? And how can I replace it? How can we seal the ends of such glass tube? Thanks, JRA
  9. Thanks Paul and Rusty. It is a Standard Sedan, with wooden spoke wheels, dual sidemaount and trunk. I am enjoyng a lot this car. I am wondering if it is going to be faster than my 1929 Chrysler 75... See pictures attached. Y ou can see the glass tube for oil level indication. It seems to be original. Once it is cracked, how can I replace it? Where can I find such glass tube, is it a special type? Is there any special seals at its ends? Thanks, JRA 1928 Chevrolet National, touring 1929 Dodge-Brothers Six, brougham 1929 Hudson Super Six, standard sedan 1929 Chrysler 75, roadster 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook, four door sedan 1954 Willys-Overland Jeep, CJ3B
  10. Hello Everyone, I just bought an 1929 Hudson and I do not know to check oil level. The engine does not have a dip stick, but a sort of glass tube. This tube seems to be empty. How does it work? Thanks, JRA
  11. Hello Guys, What is the right carburetor model for a Canadian built, 1927 McLaughlin Buick, standard six? Thanks, JRA
  12. Hi Guys, What is the exact model denomination of my 1929 Dodge-Brothers two doors sedan. I understand it is a DA series, so it would be the model name SIX, is it right? Regarding the body type, is it Victoria or Brougham? What is the difference between these two bodies? What would be the price when new, for the case with dual sidemounts and wire wheels for this DA model? Pictures below! Thanks, JRA 1928 Chevrolet National, Touring 1929 Dodge-Brothers Six, 2 dr sedan 1929 Chrysler 75, roadster 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook, 4 dr sedan 1954 Willys-Overland Jeep, CJ3B
  13. What is the difference between the VICTORIA and BROUGHAM body models, for the 1929 Dodge DA? Thanks, JRA
  14. Adding some pictures. Note the front seats, splited, as other McLaughlin 7-P tourings for that period. Data plate was restored.
  15. Hello All, I am trying to identify a 1927 Buick and after intense research in the forum post I still need some help. The car is Canadian built. It is LHD. The firewall data plate shows: Model 27 29; Serial No. 117065; Engine No. 1713575. Checking previous posts, many from Dave Corbin, the numbers match for 1927 Canadian built Buicks. It seems to be a Standard Six, and it is 7-p open car, touring body, seems to be totally original. I read an AACA forum post from Dave saying Model Codes from Canada were different than US, but unfortunately Dave is no longer with us to solve such mistery. I understand in US, Model 27 29 is a 4 dr Brougham, but not necessarily in Canada. Who can help me on understanding McLaughlin model codes for Buick in 1927? Have someone inherited Corbin's database? Would Model 27 29 be Touring 7P car? Thanks a lot in advance... JRA
  16. Do you still have this cover?
  17. I got confused with the pictures, because they seem to be different. The rubber spring insulators I am questioning if I should change or not are the one at the end of the spring leaves. These rubber parts, in number of 8 (2 per spring set), are inside a round compartment, that is divided in two halfs (top and botton). The rubbers in my car are hard as rocks, so I think they are not making any effect to bump the springs. Is this an indicator for changing them? Bill's picture does not seem to be of these "end of spring leaves" rubber I talking about. They seem to fit at the midde of the leaves. Regarding Lozrock's picture, I couldn't understandand how they are assembled. Thanks, JRA
  18. In every car show I see a huge variety of tail pipe tips. I always had the question about what is original for each decade. I see "triangular" shaped exhaust deflectors in cars from late 20's to early 60's. Could they be original? What as really used as tail pipe tips in 50's? Most of cars I see use these deflectors, were they factory options those days? Was this the only option? No straight tail pipe tip was possible? Did they really have such accessories during this period? If you go to any antique Ford store, they offer you triangular exhaust deflectors from model A's to 50's cars, does this make sense? I always questioned if this deflectors are a vintage car ethusiast fashion, or an original accessory or factory item. Thanks, JRA 1928 Chevrolet National, Touring 1929 Chrysler "75", Roadster 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook. 4 dr sedan 1954 Willys-Overland Jeep, CJ3B
  19. Thanks a lot Scott. According to the engine number, it is a 1929 car, so based on the messages above, I belive it is a model 78 Speedster. I was looking for a Touring or Phaeton, but now I realize Marmon used the Speedster body for their 4 dr open car in this year. Are real differences in theses denominations? Touring, Phaeton or Speedster? I believe in 1930 there is a phaeton body. JRA
  20. Thanks a lot TG. Good reference. I was browsing this model on the internet, and I found a 1929 Marmon, that belongs to Scott Deno in State College, PA. The picture below show a car exactly like my case, and very similar to the brochure. Would it be a model 78? See the picture at the link below. How can we differenciate a model 78 from a 68? Joyrides | Car of the Day Thanks, JRA
  21. Hi All, I am thinking to change the spring rubber insulators of my 1929 Chrysler 75. I read many different threads at this forum about this, and about the Steele products too. Once I am in Brazil and these parts are expensive in US, and they would arrive at prohibitive costs to my country (taxes are very high) , I was thinking in moulding these spring rubber insulators here. Does anyone have a picture of such rubber insulator? Does anyone have experience in replacing these rubber insulators with different solutions, rather than Steele products? Thanks, JRA
  22. Hi GreenSixteen I am out of town this week, but I will get more pictures and data next week. The body seems to be factory make, I would be surprised if it is custom build. Additional pictures below. Is the wheelbase for Marmon's measured in a different way? I got the info that some manufacturers used different ways of measuring wheelbase, so these numbers can be very confusing. I took the measurement from center front hubcap to center rear hubcap, straight line, is this the right way for this manufacturer? Thanks, JRA
  23. Hi All, I am struggling to identify a Marmon, pictures below. Some info about it, it was supposed to be 1929 model 78, but I have some doubts. It has horizontal hood louvers and cowl vent. Its engine number is N7657, and it is an 8-cyl Phaeton. According the Standard Catalog of American Cars, there were no phaetons for this model and year. I measured the wheelbase (center of hubcap to center of hubcap - not sure if this is the right way for this manufacturer) and I got approximately 118.5 inches. Marmon 78 is supposed to be 120".</SPAN> Suggestions?</SPAN> Thanks in advance,</SPAN> JRA </SPAN>
  24. Harry, thanks a lot. This book is a wheel alignment bible! JRA