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  1. Pfeil, that's the tank I have, same blue hammertone finish and brass cap. Thank's.
  2. When I had a 1958 Volkswagen I acquired a, "Quickly der Volkswagen-reservekanister". It's an 8 liter, auxiliary gas tank that pops into the center of the spare tire wheel, in front of the car. I don't think it was too safe having a gas tank right out front so if you rear end someone, you explode in a ball of flames. If any early VW people know anything about the accessory tank, please feel free to chime in and let me know anything you know about it. I understand they are fairly rare, there is one on E-Bay for $559.00.
  3. A couple of Nash Suburban Ambassadors have been sold recently, both by RM Auctions. The car pictured, with the roof rack going for $126,000 and the second car went for $86,000. Both cars were maroon, but the quality in the restoration was the difference in the prices.
  4. While we are talking about state DMV's I would be remiss if I didn't comment about the New York State DMV. They have been historically bad, but last week I had a great experience. I was purchasing a "year of manufacture" plate for my '46 Ford. Since I didn't want to purchase the plate without knowing if it was a viable number, I decided to call the phone number listed. I have tried to call the NYSDMV before and gave up after waiting 45 minutes. After about five minutes on hold I actually got to talk to an agent. She spoke english, knew what I wanted and looked up the number on the plate and told me it was good. I'm still in shock!
  5. I don't know if he is still selling it, but a few years ago there was a guy at HERSHEY selling bags of horse hair for authentic restorations.
  6. I don't know if the originator of this post is looking to advertise the unit he is picturing or if it's spam or not. If he is seriously asking about a starter pack then I would recommend purchasing one. I have a unit made by a company called Brightech. It came with several adapters for different applications and for cell phone charging. I have used it at a car show to start someones car with a dead battery and the car started right up. It's about the size of a large book and is easily stored in your car. It could be a lifesaver in case you are stuck with a dead battery.
  7. That is one of the pitfalls of living in a remote rural area. Not only are you miles from volunteer fire protection, but you are also hampered by the lack of water. As a retired firefighter I urge anyone that is in that situation to consider a sprinkler system and remote hanging extinguishers. If you are in a situation like that, being miles from help, you need to do everything possible to protect yourself and your assets. Even if you need to install a water well and pump to feed the sprinkler system, it is money well spent to protect you, your loved ones and your possession's. Being miles from civilization has it's plusses, but in the case of emergency it can be a nightmare. My prayers to Ray and Terry.
  8. Johnson's Hot Rod Shop of Gadsten AL, has purchased all the equipment, tooling, jigs, etc from Walker Radiator. Walker was/is one of the largest antique automobile radiator manufacturers. It will take them some time to start production but should have radiators ready to ship by winter. It's good news to have a business come back after closing.
  9. The early speed controllers were simply a series of contacts. Each progressive contact gave the motor more voltage/speed. All the new controllers are electronic.
  10. I served 25 years as a firefighter in an engine company. We were required to do crossover training with a ladder company, in case we were required to get to a roof. The ladder we had to go up on was a 100' tiller with four 25' sections that telescope into each other. The higher you climb the narrower the sections got and you are in full turnout gear including your air pack. When you got to the top they rotated the ladder 360 degrees and you then came down. I can't believe I didn't poop and pee my pants. The guy on the Chrysler Building is insane, they can't pay me enough!
  11. I don't think that is only youngsters. Did you ever try to ask a question or try to carryon a conversation with the owner of a car at a Concours d' Elegance. I was looking at a beautiful early Cadillac at a Concours event one day and complemented the owner on the restoration. He just smiled at me without saying a word, thank you would have been nice. I asked him a question about the restoration, and without answering my question, said to lady friend "I'm going to take a walk and look at my competition". Oh well!
  12. I don't think you are ever going to find one of those batteries. It's getting hard enough finding a six volt battery. It's obviously someone that had starting issues with 6 volts and used the 12 volts to start the car and then switched over to 6 volts while running. As others have said, if all your wiring is in good shape and all the grounds are clean and secure the car should operate fine with six volts. I showed your pictures to a guy I know that has an old time starter/generator/battery supply and he said he hasn't seen one like that in 40 years.
  13. It does look like someone has put some sort of filler between the joint's on your car. Over the years the wood tends to shrink and the joints loosen up. Can you post a few more pictures of your car? The welting is available from Dennis Carpenter, 704-786-8139 or Bob deake, 541-474-0099.
  14. McMaster-Carr has dozens of gas springs in many different configurations and sizes. Next day delivery also.
  15. You can join, SPAAMFAA, The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America. Those guy's will know everything about your fire engine. Oh by the way, thank you for calling it what it is, a fire ENGINE and not a fire TRUCK.
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