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  1. How about posting some pictures, if everyone can see what you are starting with you will get better advice.
  2. Try Rich, I’ve met him at Hershey and is a great guy. He usually has a bit of everything. https://forums.aaca.org/profile/112535-thehandleman/
  3. I have discovered that the search engine isn’t as robust as it could be. There are things don’t come up in the search but if you go to the webpage for a public library, the same search term can bring up more material. For example using the link above and searching for American Underslung doesn’t bring up a lot but going to the NY public library site and doing the search again brings up a neat color brochure from 1909. If you have a particular car or brand that you want to research, try the link I posted above and then go to the individual public library websites to do a deeper search.
  4. If you haven’t tired this yet, you better set aside some time. I’m attaching a link to the Digital Public Library of America search tool. I typed in Roadster and just wasted part of my morning, next up is Speedster. There’s a lot of great stuff to look at here so get comfortable. DPLA Search
  5. Here is a link to a brochure in the NY Public Library. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-fff5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99/book?parent=01c318e0-c5ed-012f-eb85-58d385a7bc34#page/1/mode/2up
  6. That is for 1929 DeSoto K series up to serial number KE-471-L or Canadian OW-824-P. Any idea on a price yet?
  7. According to my Chilton Interchange you the 1929 model 65 matches 8 other cars Chrysler ‘28 62 ’29-‘30 66 ’29-‘30 70 to serial 17075 Dodge ’27 124 4cyl ’28 128 4cyl ’28 Victory 6 ’28 Standard 6 ’28-30 DA6 This is from the 1934 Chilton Interchangeable Parts Handbook, it has come in handy a few times and can be found on ebay.
  8. Just call your credit card company. Tell them that you have been trying to return the item that doesn’t fit and you can’t get a response from the vendor. They will start a dispute on your behalf and either get a return started for you or give you a refund and do a charge back to the vendor. Remember your credit card company works for you and they have a process for this exact scenario.
  9. Here is another link with more detail on the car. I guess you could call it a British Speedster. It also appears that they wrote a book about this car’s journey. No matter what you may think about it, there is real craftsmanship involved in building an aluminum over ash body. I could never own a car like this, I’d drive it too much. Phoenix Special
  10. I finally got a chance to hang my cabinets. I still need to arrange the lower cabinets, install the lights, build the countertop, paint the walls and put down epoxy on the floor. Once all that is done then the real work can begin.
  11. I recently moved so just got around to renewing. I was able to do it online in just a few minutes including updating my address, zero issues.
  12. Gary, The wiper motor on my DeSoto is similar to this one on eBay. There is a small knob that you pull out to turn on the motor.
  13. You set yourself up for it, you posted your phone number in an open forum. You should only give it out in a private message.
  14. I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up, but I do have a mold for one of these. I bought it on eBay several years ago and haven’t had the time to have it checked out yet. It looks to be well made and the seller stated that it had been used to reproduce the saddles. The mold will need to be checked by a foundry to see if it is useable and if/how much shrinkage was allowed for. It did come with one original saddle the was used to make the mold, so I can have a sample made to see how close it is to the original. It is currently boxed up in sitting in storage. I don’t expect to get it out until April at the earliest, but it is in my list of things to do. I will update when I do have it back in hand.
  15. Gary, I don’t have my parts book handy to look up which type our cars use. If it’s the inline type try Restoration Supply If it uses the recessed type, then you just need to measure the diameter and compare to a modern Stant that you can get anywhere.
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