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  1. I'll share this from the guys at HAMB: Still need to find out what it was for and make of vehicle. Late teens - mid 20's? "The present invention relates to gauges and has special reference to retard gauges in which mechanism is employed to retard the movement of the gauge mechanism whenever the normal operating range of the gauge is exceeded.More particularly this invention relates to a retard gauge having provision for controlling the exact point at which the retard mechanism comes into operation, and also for easily and accurately adjusting the retard mechanism to increase or decrease its retarding force or elect.In a vacuum and pressure gauge such as that illustrated, the normal pressure range may be from 0 to 50 pounds. When the pressure exceeds 50 pounds, the mechanism is retarded so that the indicator moves a relatively small distance while indicating a relatively large change in pressure.An object of the present invention is to provide a retard gauge having means for readily and accurately adjusting the retard range of the gauge.Another object is to provide a retard gauge which may be quickly adjusted to control the exact point at which the retard mechanism comes into operation."
  2. Who is " Retard" , I find this on many different pressure gauges , usually made by US Gauge co. I have this pressure /vacuum gauge I'm trying to ID
  3. I found this site looking for Packard match. Didn't help but might help someone else. Clusters 1920s - Identifying Instrument Panels (google.com)
  4. I find a lot of gauges that have " Retard" on face, mostly pressure . This is a vacuum / pressure gauge. Face has " Retard" , US Gauge , AD 2734 I cleaned it up some , no name or number on housing , in or out. Has a Buick look to it, but my google skills are lacking. Any one recognize the shape or gauge? Thanks Roy
  5. I guess I have to tell this story, might never get another chance. My high school friends father had a mid life crisis and bought an R2 lark 4 speed. I had a 57 Ford with a 1960 Ford " police interceptor" 360 HP installed, with 8L three speed. We decided to go to Thompson Motor speedway drag strip to see how they would perform. On the way out , on interstate 90 he pulled up next to me and the race was on. I had an auto matic rear end in it at the time , about 3 to 1 ratio. Neck and neck for miles, nether letting up. I had the speedo buried , but it was no were near accurate. The exit came up and we got off the freeway. Only to continue the competition at the strip. We were both in A modified class, and he would run away from me at the start line , and I would catch him at the finish line. What a great day we had , I matched an R2 Stude , he matched a 360 HP Ford. A couple years later I bought a 63 Lark land cruiser , top of the line, 289 , overdrive. $1300 Very fast , outran 389 Pontiac lead sleds. Lots of Studebaker memories. Someday I might tell about my 55 President coupe with Hemi in it.
  6. I think the stamped numbers are date codes I think that might be a small tractor or equipment battery, such as a yard tractor. Possibly used in pairs for 12 volts?
  7. Hole might be to loosen bolt holding spare down , or could be for jack handle operation. Or? I guess I thought it was obvious it was a tire iron for taking tires on and off the rim. Not every one has used one I realize I thought you were asking about the square hole. Probably came in a tool kit , make unknown to me.
  8. make an offer , it's in good condition, work on any 6 volt car
  9. Make an offer , This will work on cars not original mounted on
  10. Looks to me like someone put a spare tire locking cap on a headlight bucket, but I may get an education on a rare part here.
  11. It's evident why so few were sold. So many better choices in 1957. Nash didn't have the loyalty and following of other makes, So not even die hard fans wouldn't spend hard earned dollars for that. Quirky now , yucky in 57
  12. For Sale - 1921-1925 Packard Parts | Smokstak® Antique Engine Community Click link , worth a look
  13. I tried to enlarge it , but it won't post, sorry
  14. 1956-57 Technical service bulletins in Olds binder-Service Guild Training - Oldsmobile - Buy/Sell - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  15. 1952,54,56 factory service manuals - Oldsmobile - Buy/Sell - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  16. 1949-54 Factory Pontiac Service manual - Pontiac & Oakland - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  17. 1956 Oldsmobile Hydramatic factory service manual - Oldsmobile - Buy/Sell - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  18. 1958 Mercury and Edsel Factory repair manuals - Ford Automobiles and Parts - Buy/Sell - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  19. 55-63 Motors repair manual 26th edition - Parts For Sale - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
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