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  1. Beautiful country..some of those roads though..lots of switchbacks and steep hills. Makes you wonder how some of that stuff got up there!
  2. Hi Peter, That car was purchased by Lou Holker..I had a invite to copy the photos of the extraction of the car but Brian (lou's son) passed suddenly before I could visit him. Cheers,Pat
  3. I am happy to report that Mark has recovered the Brooks engine..I know Mark but I had no idea he owned a Brooks! Mark and a friend opened the engine up to check for damage ...everything looked good so they lubricated it and buttoned back up and had it running on compressed air! Thanks for all the interesting discussion on steam powered vehicles.. Cheers,Pat
  4. I can't believe the guy did 90 MPH...the tires don't look "speed rated" for one thing....nuts!
  5. Nice digging Terry! Cheers,Pat
  6. The story that I am getting is that the car was a Doble and the owner couldn't afford to do repairs so he pulled the boiler/engine and installed a conventional ICE...I am trying to get more info but it is coming through four different people. Cheers,Pat
  7. I have what I am told are the remains of a Doble Any Doble experts out there? Cheers,Pat
  8. Maybe one of those sturdy Russian women will help you with your switches..
  9. You never know what is hiding in old chicken shacks...
  10. A good way to weld them together is to use a power tool . Cheers,Pat
  11. Give Bruce Thomas a call..he helped move the trucks from Woodland to Reno..775 972 7033
  12. A few more photos of Oldfield's creation.. Barney lived in a round house that was mounted in such a way that it could be rotated without disturbing the plumbing and electrical...if he got tired of the view he just rotated the house.
  13. Fernwood ESSO (2320 Fernwood Road) in Victoria was owned by Eric Foster..I stopped in there recently to confirm this with Robb Warren who owns the station now. Mr. Warren said that the station was a racing hub in the thirties and forties...he went to say that a man in his late eighties had dropped in the shop sometime in the early 2000's and handed him some photos that he had taken as a teenager working there. He stated that Eric was always working on race cars of one sort or another...occasionally there would be visitors from the U.S. that would bring their cars up and Eric would set up a race. They would all drive across open fields down to a dirt track oval near willows beach...hard to imagine because there are no open fields between Fernwood and Willows today!
  14. John, They could be using any number of products or brands using that technique..but that is a hell of a lot of work. A more efficient way is to spray the panel in a direct to metal high build primer...and there are many choices using that technique. Do you see a sponsor advertised during the show such as PPG?...chances are it is a product from a sponsor. Cheers,Pat
  15. Thanks for posting the archive link Peter...sorry Mike I should have given credit to the archive for that photo...so nice to have a archive with such big,clear photos..So many archives have tiny photos or are trying to extract money from you. Cheers,Pat
  16. Restorer32, Lets hope the car isn't as bad as the one that was restored in 2011 (restoration project forum) I see that car driving around town quite often. Cheers,Pat
  17. The Hupp-Yeats was extracted from the garage by Lou Holker and his son Brian...I believe Brian still resides in the Victoria area. Cheers,Pat
  18. Hi Peter, The number appears to be 3739 or 5739 Cheers,Pat
  19. Interesting that Phil worked at the Dandridge Garage..that used to be at the end of my street...also interesting that they are the same family that produced music producer David Foster and race car driver Billy Foster.
  20. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2015/05/15/back-in-the-original-family-a-1930-packard-with-royal-ties-visits-the-forest-grove-concours
  21. Here is a 1927 Cadillac (as found) that was sold from Begg Motor Company on View street in Victoria..ordered by the well known Dunsmuir family. The car has been restored and remains in Victoria.
  22. Here is an example of the V-12 with manifolds flipped..
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