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  1. 14 hours ago, keiser31 said:

    Do you think they may have used the DeSoto  handles on the Canadian built Dodges? Just curious.

    Both my Dodges are Canadian Model DT. They are correct for my cars. I've seen other DT cars with the same handles. I think it is very unlikely that both my cars would have had all the handles changed to a much more uncommon DeSoto handle. That being said I'm not sure what the USA production used but the yellow 34 Dodge that recently sold on Ebay has the same handles as mine. Another pic of an American maroon coloured Dodge  DR with the same handle




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  2. Wish I had been able to start with a car as good as yours. Here's a pic of it back when I got it. It was found in 1962 but wasn't touched until I bought it.  I bought a complete but all apart body from Ray Graber in California for it. We had to do all the wood and a lot of rust repair but I'm very happy with the finished product. Ray was restoring a model 40 too. He built a new body for his. He took his on a trans continental tour after it was done! Don't know where that car is today.



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  3. 37 minutes ago, Marty Roth said:

    This was our 1912 Oakland on the 1997 GLIDDEN Tour.

    I’m driving and my friend Ernie was navigating at the time while Dale and Gwen were in the back seat “Nagrivating”image.png.cc5b1586bcaa72dc5993441e04a757aa.png




    Hey Marty

    Here's a pic of my 12 Oakland 40 on tour about 10 years ago with my wife and I in it. We've been touring it since 1987 when I finally finished the 10 year restoration. Had it on tour last summer. It's been a great runner over the years. I've put over 25000 miles on it!



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  4. 7 hours ago, cxgvd said:

    The late Harold Sharon had much to say concerning keeping brass cars on the road but my favourite expression I learned from him is "the car owner deteriorates with the car."


    Try to get a copy of his book "Understanding your Brass Car" by Morris Publishing, Kearney, Ne. 1 800 650-7888.  The book is full of useful tips and techniques.  Harold died Aug 25th 2007 and I miss him, he helped my plumb my gas lamps and understand my Schebler carburetor.


    Regards, Gary


    I just purchased this book last week. His daughter, Melanie, has a few new copies left. You can contact her at

    haroldnjo@cox.net     $33 for priority or $29 media mail

    It's a good book that I'm still reading through. Learning lots!



  5. I checked with Detroit Spring and they had the drawings to make all the springs. Takes 2-3 weeks. Just over $300 each plus shipping. ESPO Springs couldn't help on this.

    Before I ordered new springs I did remove some leafs. On the fronts I took out 2 leafs. The rears were an odd situation. The car was sitting very high on the right side. I took out 2 leafs there and nothing on the left. Now the car sits level again. I was worried this would adversely effect the handling but after a run today it seems to handle fine and ride a lot better. I'll leave it this way and put some more miles on it before I decide if it's the way to go.


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  6. I spent my whole working career in the fastener business in Vancouver BC. In 1976 I went to Alaska to try and get an order for bolts for the Alaska Pipeline construction. After talking to one of the buyers for quite a while he finally said that what he really needed was a good Canadian screw!! Naturally something else came to my mind. I thought I was being asked to supply a "perk" before he'd give me an order.  It was the wild, wild west up there at that time. I finally realized that he was talking about the Robertson drive screws. It was a good sales trip as I came home with an order for about $100,000 worth of bolts. No perk was required.


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  7. The first picture is me in 1974. I had borrowed my friends 1911 White 40hp for a car run. After that I had to have a brass car!

    The second pic is me working on my 34 Dodge convert. in about 1976. I had just got it. the 3rd pic is the Dodge in 1985 on the set of the movie Natti Gann. Still have the Dodge and it looks the same!

    The 4th pic is my 12 Oakland 40 that I restored from junk from 1976 to1987. We were on tour in about 2007.

    The last picture is from this summer. I'm standing in front of my 1914 Premier 6cyl. Big, powerful car. A real hoot to drive.

    Still have all those cars and maybe a few more!


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  8. 1 hour ago, PFindlay said:

    Ok, I'm in ....


    1963 ... the family with our 1927 Auburn, two years after dad bought it from the original owner.  I'm on the left.


    1978 ... delivering my bride to our wedding.  My siblings did likewise in the 70s.


    2017 ... Taking Dad for his last ride in this car.  He and the Auburn were both registered in December, 1926.


    2017 ...  taking my grandkids in a parade,.  Same car, same jackets.


    2019 ... some things don't change: same wife, same car.









    In the first picture, I'm the tall, good looking young guy in the middle! I'll post a few more current ones later


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  9. 13 hours ago, StillOutThere said:

    I've done this on a restoration:  the original springs of a lightly sprung, same era convertible car were failing and I had good used springs from a heavier sedan parts car.    In my example they were all only one leaf heavier than the originals.    The used sedan springs brought the convert back up to factory height and actually gave a better ride because they controlled side sway.

    In your case, adding multiple leaves may have happened from a larger Chrysler sedan.  But addition by 3 leaves certainly sounds like too much.  


    I thought that may be the case too except the sedans also had 7 leaf springs. My plan is to take the springs out, remove the extra leafs and see what I'm left with. If they were just sagging then maybe I can get them re-arched. I did that years ago to another car I restored. Last resort will be new springs as Keiser31 has suggested.

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions.


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  10. I bought my roadster last year in restored condition. I'm finding the ride very rough. When I checked out the springs I found the fronts had 10 leafs and the rear had 9. According to the owners manual all models came with 7 leafs all around! What's going on!! I'm wondering if anyone can verify how many leafs should be there. I'm not sure the manual applies to all body styles.  Anybody got a CM6 roadster that could check out their springs for me?





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  11. 21 hours ago, kelvin Finlay said:

    Hi All, My Krit is now fully restored and running like a top.

    Cheers Kelvin


    Hi Kelvin

    The Krit looks great. You should bring out here for our tour next year. You're still welcome!!


  12. This guy answered my wanted ad for a Chrysler air cleaner


    Hey, shoot me an email if you are still interested in your advert. E-mail me on harperllc6@gmail.com

    Many thanks,

    Larry Harper



    Larry Harper

    Sep 21, 2019, 4:09 PM (4 days ago)
    Hi Ken,
    Thanks for getting back. Great! I have a complete original air-cleaner from my 1930 Chrysler Imperial series 80 project car in excellent shape and condition, ready to mount on. I am asking $500 and happy to arrange delivery via USPS or FedEx ground to your door step and would acknowledge a bitcoin payment. What's your complete shipping address?
    Many thanks again and regards,
    Obviously a scam.  Bitcoin payment??? really...
    I played along and asked
    Send me a picture of your air cleaner with a tape measure showing the intake diameter, the helmet diameter and the overall length. I need to see the tape on all 3 dimensions
    Of course I never heard back