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Scott Bonesteel

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  1. Not sure about in Australia but in the states the Dodge truck hubcaps are different on the outside shell than the car caps. I have a late 34-early 35 KCL humpback and I have always thought the 36 had the same cap for the artillery wheels. Instead of the raised 'spears' on the cap, there is an outline around the entire 'Dodge'. Truck caps. Seems to me there was a discussion about this in an earlier thread of postings I was involved in. SMB
  2. Always been one of my favorites, 1911 Baker Electric I believe.
  3. The newspaper clipping raises an interesting distinction by its reference to the 'North Island flying ground of the United States Navy'. The plane was built at Ryan Aviation which was located roughly just north of the current San Diego/Lindberg Field airport. North Island is across the bay, next to Coronado Island, and remains a USN airbase to this day. I have seen photos in the past of the Spirit flying over San Diego on test flights so there is no reason it could not have relocated to North Island before the flight to NYC. I note that the license plate frame seems to say something--perha
  4. Modern dealerships are, in my experience, virtually worthless unless you are looking to purchase a new model. Recently brought my daily driver 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the local Chrysler Jeep dealer and was told that 'we don't like to work on these old models'. It is going to be interesting how they are going to comply with the Lifetime Power Train Warranty I got from them when I bought it new from them, which requires it be submitted for an inspection (free) every 5 years. Heaven forbid that they would have to fix something. Even the parts departments are a joke. Granted, the comput
  5. Bottom line, its a hot rod. Only difference is that instead of a $3000 small block Chevy you now have, as one poster indicated, a $60,000 transplant. Fast as hell, granted. Only satisfaction is that now all the late 60s 'classic cars' that came with small block Chevy engines as original equipment will be having them replaced with Tesla electric motors. I think original vehicles, full classics or otherwise, with stock drivetrains or minor modifications (e.g., Model As with hydraulic brakes) will continue to have their own, unique appeal, which cannot be replaced with electronics or other up
  6. See my reply under general discussion. Emblem is 33-34-35, cover is not.
  7. I think what you have is somewhat of a mis-match between the cover and the emblem. The Dodge wings did not come in that color scheme until 1933, and what you have almost looks like a 35 Dodge trunk emblem. In any event, the emblem is not a 32. There is also the extreme difference between the condition of the cover and the enamel on the emblem--one would not expect the emblem to be so spotless when the cover has obviously seen a rough life. Further, the cover is definitely not a 33 or newer, so it mis-matches the emblem. The 32 emblem is a different color scheme, part blue and part silver,
  8. My 34 Plym PE has become the vehicle of choice for family weddings. Bride here, one of my wife's cousins, made it to the church on time but the bridesmaids' new bus broke down and was late!
  9. I originally thought as above, bleed valve to remove air from the system but correct that it is on the wrong side of the thermostat. Having worked on lots of old industrial, non-car machinery over the years, that looks like a typical installation for a gauge of some sort, particularly the valve used. Could shut the valve to avoid leaks if the gauge failed and/or to change the gauge. Could be, I suppose, for either temperature or, less likely, pressure.
  10. John's photos of all those obscure foreign cars made me think of this movie clip from the 3 Stooges in 'Punch Drunks'. Damsel in distress in her 34 Plymouth PE convertible coupe, stuck in a ditch: Damsel: "I'm in a terrible dilemma!" Mo: "Yeah, I don't go for those foreign cars either."
  11. Still have these listed, more photos in the listing. The reserve (i.e., this amount will buy them if not outbid) is $320, plus $20 shipping. That is my friend's price and that's why they were listed at that price. Same price range as the Plymouth and Dodge versions, which are a lot more common. Would really like these to go to someone who can use them, very nice set of horns.
  12. Some 1934 Plymouth PE convertible coupe memories.
  13. From the date on the photo and the license plate on that Pierce, looks to have been taken in Ohio in 1932--a somewhat 'cheeky' photo for that time and place!
  14. Wouldn't know about the '37 D5, but I have a late '34-early '35 KCL and the splash pans are basically flat and look nothing like these.
  15. Just listed, item number 283920946527.
  16. Have a nice pair of 33 Desoto trumpet horns that I will be listing tomorrow on easy bay for a friend, wanted to give the folks on this forum a heads-up to look for them if interested. As soon as listed I will post the item # here to make them easier to locate, along with a photo.
  17. As another owner of a Plymouth 4-dr sedan from the 30s, I have an instant bias, but, bottom line THIS is what the old car hobby is all about. Not to detract from those with the skill and/or $$ to take a Pierce Arrow back to Pebble Beach standards--those folks are also enjoying the hobby and standing in for those of us without the skill and/or $$ to do so. But the description by Keith really sums it up for many of us. Thanks!
  18. That font for the Dodge lettering was used circa 1933-1938, so I would assume the sign is from the same time frame.
  19. I'm an early '30s Mopar and not a 'Vette guy but this is still my favorite:
  20. The photo is part of a whole series of photographs taken in 1927 at Ryan Aviation in San Diego, which was located at Dutch Flats, just to the north of the existing Lindbergh Field, San Diego's current airport. Located at the corner of Barnett and Midway. That was the original location of the airport where the plane was built and where Lindbergh flew from to St. Louis, on to New York and finally to Paris. Found lots of pictures of Lindbergh posing that day at that location--lots of people but that Chrysler is the only car I could find. Lindbergh must have been exhausted by the end of the da
  21. OK, I just re-read your original post and you need the measurement to the bottom of the frame rail. Since my cross member is out and the panel is now shoehorned back behind another car, I took measurements from my cross-member that should get you there. The overall width at the top frame mount is 28-3/8". With the cross member sitting on a level surface, the top of the center mounting surface is 1-3/4" up. On the same level, the center line of the top mounting bolt hole to the frame is 7-3/8" up. If I do the math, that means that the top of the center mounting surface should be 7-3/8" min
  22. My 34 KCL panel has one, should be the same. Not installed at this time so I will dig it out this weekend and take some measurements. SMB
  23. Adrian-- Thanks for that, you obviously put a lot of time into those dimensions. Like you, the more I look at yours it looks like a later fabrication. I cannot see that 'bulge' reinforcing plate on Ian's and the weld bead looks like a wire welder--certainly much better than most of the original welds I have seen on Plymouth frames in that time frame. Also glad to hear from another convertible coupe owner--my PE has a rear spare, my PE sedan is the one with the dual sides. SMB
  24. Adrian--Yup, that is it!! Thanks for the photos, I should be able to fabricate it from those photos (unless you want to part with it??). SMB
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