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  1. Bob Thanks for your reply. I have searched the AACA magazine archives and haven't found any info except for a for sale ad that Dick had place in 1972. Obviously the car didn't sell at that time. The HCCA Gazette had a 3 page article on the car in November 1975. I've got most of my information from that article. I haven't tried to search the VMCCA yet. That's a good lead. Hopefully their magazines are searchable on line. I'm sending you an email Ken
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    1914 Premier Z2 Touring

    Thanks Paul. I've found a few pictures of 13's but no 14's have shown up. The occasional info I've found for 14's picture a 13 car! The 14's were completely restyled from the 13's. The company was in financial trouble that year. On October 15 1914 they went into bankruptcy. I expect their advertising budget was non existent hence the lack of info today. Ken
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    1914 Premier Z2 Touring

    Hi Jeff Thanks for the info. I haven't so far talked to any other Premier owners. I'll touch base with Tom. I never knew Dick Phillipi but I understand he had a number of cars including a Stanley and a 13 Rolls. There is an article in the HCCA Gazette Nov 1975 on my Premier when Dick owned it. I tend to like the orphan cars as well. I have a few to go along with my Model T. The Premier is very well built. It runs and drive great. I'm looking forward to the good weather so I can test it out! I would have to agree it's very unlikely a barber or a teacher bought this car new. Not when it was the same price as a new house! Ken
  4. Thanks Mike for this picture. I have run across this pic a couple of times and the car is actually the 1913 model. It seems that Premier was using that picture in articles and ads for the 1914 model. The fender treatment is very different in the two years although the mechanical components are basically the same. Ken
  5. Thanks for replying Mike. Brass top saddles would be fine. Send the pictures to brass T guy at gmail.com I'll PM you as well Regards Ken
  6. Thanks for the comments. Ed. I agree with you. I'll be touring the car next year as is and then decided on a more appropriate color. I've always liked the orphan cars so this works well for me. Roger. The car is a quality car. It listed for $2835 when new and the wire wheels were an $80 option! Model T's were about $500 in 14. Frantz. Great idea. I had already presumed that most of these cars would have been sold in the local Indiana area when new. I'll contact the local museums there. Walt. I've got some Motor magazines from 1914 and there are no ads for Premiers. I was surprised at that. I've never heard of Motor Print magazine. Any idea where I can track one down or even a copy of the ad? I've seen a list of the top 20 car producing companies of 1914. Premier was not on that list. I expect their production was well under 1000 cars for the year. Ken
  7. I recently purchased this car and I'm hoping to get some history and information on it. My car is a 6 cyl T-head, 7 pass. touring that was restored prior to 1971. It was purchased back then by Dick Phillipi from somebody in the east and shipped to Downey, CA. Dick toured the car for several years and kept it until he passed away about 18?? years ago. His son inherited it and had it until he died about 10 years ago. It went to Oregon then and that's where I bought it. It was obviously a complete original car that someone was fortunate to find and restore. There appears to be minimal wear on the drive train so I don't believe there is a lot of miles on it. Does anyone know who restored this car back in the 60's?? I'm also looking for any original manuals, pictures and advertisements from 1914 showing this model. My Premier is looking pretty shabby these days. New paint is in the future. The only items that I know I'm missing are the top rests for the 5 bow top. These are the type that are hinged and clamp the bows securely. In searching the internet Jay Leno has the same car but that's the only other one I can find. Thanks for any help on this. Ken Findlay
  8. I recently purchased this car and I'm hoping to get some history and information on it. My car is a 6 cyl T-head, 7 pass. touring that was restored prior to 1971. It was purchased back then by Dick Phillipi from somebody in the east and shipped to Downey, CA. Dick toured the car for several years and kept it until he passed away about 18?? years ago. His son inherited it and had it until he died about 10 years ago. It went to Oregon then and that's where I bought it. It was obviously a complete original car that someone was fortunate to find and restore. There appears to be minimal wear on the drive train so I don't believe there is a lot of miles on it. So does anyone know who restored this car back in the 60's?? I'm also looking for any original manuals, pictures and advertisements from 1914 showing this model. My Premier is looking pretty shabby these days. New paint is in the future. The only items that I know I'm missing are the top rests for the 5 bow top. These are the type that are hinged and clamp the bows securely. In searching the internet Jay Leno has the same car but that's the only other one I can find. Ken Findlay
  9. I'm looking for a pair of the hinged style top saddles that would be used with a 5 bow top. The picture is of a 3 bow saddle. I need the same only 5 bow. Thanks for looking Ken brasstguy at gmail.com
  10. I'm not aware of the Dodges or Plymouths ever coming with o/d from the factory in 34. However free-wheeling was very common. Ken
  11. Al, here's a few more pictures of my coupe. The red door panels are probably 60 years old I would guess. I haven't looked under to see whats left of the originals. The pull out control knob at the side of the steering column is for the overdrive. It's out of a 37 Chrysler 6. Looks like I lied about the mileage. It's just gone over 89000! Scott, like you I have another. It's a 34 convertible coupe. Ken
  12. Here's a picture of my 34 Dodge DT coupe. Original car with 88000 miles. My car came with wire wheels from the factory. Sorry not for sale! Ken
  13. I have 3 excellent Made in Australia tires and one tire that is good for a spare. These came with a car I had and sold a few years ago. The 3 excellent tires look to have been mounted but little if any miles were put on. I never had them on a car. The rubber is firm but not dried out. I feel they are still very usable. The 4th tire has about 30% tread left and some marking on the bead. It could be used on the road but a better option is for a spare. The tires are 6 ply $350US plus shipping $200us plus shipping Ken Findlay brasstguy at gmail .com
  14. I'm away for a week. When I get back I'll make a few calls Ken
  15. Do you have an automatic or manual trans? I believe the driveshaft is different for each. I'm familiar with the one for the automatic. It's a 2 piece shaft with a constant velocity joint connecting the 2. As well there is a support bearing assembly in about the center. The problem with these shafts is usually in the CVJ and the support bearing. The old grease dries out and the CVJ wears out. These CVJ's haven't been available for years. However a good driveline shop can usually adapt one from a modern assembly. You can use the same assembly from 61-63 Buick Specials and Skylarks. Not sure if the small Olds (F85??) from those years is the same. Ken
  16. Sorry. I forgot to post that this rack sold a year ago or more Ken
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    Hershey 1962

    I wonder how many of the antique cars on the film are still out and being shown or better yet toured? I bet there's a lot sitting in garages that haven't moved for years. Fantastic video. I'll dream about those cars tonight! Ken
  18. That's great Bob. I sent you an email as I need your shipping address Regards Ken
  19. 2 NOS head copper gaskets labelled to fit 1916 to 1925 Maxwell and 1925 to 1928 4 cyl Chrysler. Also a NOS copper manifold gasket. It's labelled 16-25 Maxwell. $125 for all 3 plus actual shipping US funds. Ken brasstguy at gmail.com
  20. There is a wonderful picture of what looks to be a one off 1919? Touring. Anybody recognize this car? Must have an interesting story behind it. http://www.shorpy.com/node/21511?size=_original#caption Ken
  21. Not my stuff but somebody needs this! (1) 6 cylinder engine, excellent condition. (1) 3 speed transmission , excellent condition. (1) drive shaft for a Dodge victory 6. (1) set of fancy wire spoke wheels with lock beads, 1928-31 Dodge. (1) set of front and rear hubs for the wire wheels. (1) rear axle. (1) seat springs (rear) http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/3487/689759.html?1477972760 Ken
  22. Here's the link. Good buy for somebody http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/3487/686758.html?1477155221 Ken
  23. Jack M Thanks for posting the great picture of your grandfathers 34 Dodge. It looks like it was fully loaded for the time. I've got a couple of 34 Dodges. They're one my favorites. Ken
  24. Tom I have a 1912 Oakland 40 touring that has the original Schebler Model L carb on it. It's been a wonderful carb for me. I restored my Oakland in the mid 80's and have toured around 20000 miles with it. Always using the Model L. It's the easiest brass car I own to start. 4 pulls of the crank to prime the cylinders and then I push the tickler on the coil and it always starts. I haven't had to adjust the carb for the last 20 years! Lots of power too. The adjustments can be a bit tricky but when you get it right, you don't have to touch it again. Ken