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  1. For castings such as door handles call Mike Butters in Cobourg Ont. and a great guy to deal with 905-372-6926. He can make most things you may need when it comes to castings.
  2. We had a student mechanical engineer for a summer who bought a new Saturn car with a standard transmission. The problem was he did not know how to drive it and could not get the hang of it. Ended up trading it in for an automatic at a great loss.
  3. If you can not get hold of Tom I can call him for you. Came up here for the Vintage tour we hosted. Then I sold him some Cadillac 16 parts a few months ago. A great guy.
  4. Any pictures on how the original ones were fastened on? Always wondered if the wire were not tight did they ever wear through the thin tube from vibration.
  5. Remember in the early 80s Sam McLaughlins long retired chauffeur telling a friend that besides the drivers compartment being smaller to give room in the back. It was also designed to make the driver sit up straight he said. Sam McLaughlin was the founder of the McLaughlin Car Company that became GM Canada.
  6. I have a feeling signs will some day go as the antique furniture, glass to the Beene Bear market did. I also notice auction houses selling off many private car collections in the past year if there is any reason for that. I myself am keeping my hoard of cars gas pumps and signs to let my estate worry about disposing of.
  7. Yes he removed many sorting machines a little before the elections and never fixed the problem after congress asked to have them replace. You can see the interview on you tube. I am also waiting now 4 weeks for payment of parts. When we hosted the Vintage Tour in Kingston in 2019 registration took on the average of 2 weeks and now much longer thanks to Louis.
  8. Sorry that was for antique car parts as I do buy my Stihl power equipment parts on ebay directly from China. That way I am bypassing Stihl that is now the middle man. The last Stihl saw I said I was not going to buy and I did is made in China. But I will never have to buy a part for it from Stihl. Example air filter here is $20 and from China $2.50. Shipping is cheaper than if I paid for shipping here.
  9. I quit E Bay years ago for that reason. Tired of entering parts for a 1930 Cadillac and get 10,000,000 hits from T shirts, shifter knobs with pinup girls, a blower for the engine, curb feelers, disc & calipers, cd players, amps, sub woofers, hydraulic lift kits, seat coves or spinner hubcaps. Never found any of those parts listed in my parts books. On a good day there might be 6 parts that were actually for my car out of the 10,000,000 listed.
  10. Just think the modern cars they arrived at the event in would be on the show field today. Plus many would say today that they are to old for to days road having no ac, power windows or steering.
  11. Wrong! wrong! wrong! Best thing to do is put it in auction as a barn find with the dirt on it. You may get lucky selling when the bidders do not know when to stop bidding.
  12. Sorry it is a 1913 Mercer photo is from Cobble Beach 2018 if I remember the last time I was in his old shop 7/8 years ago he may have had another early unrestored original Mercer sitting. Getting old and fogy I guess. Click on the picture. https://www.cobblebeachconcours.com/gallery-2018-winners#&gid=1961291692&pid=4
  13. A fellow from Ontario Canada name is Michael Longfield has a Pebble Beach quality restored one in his collection. He is on this forum occasionally and an extremely nice family and may be able to help.
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