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About Hans1

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  1. I worked at Ford when the "2" was there I took Grand Sons on Thursday before Thanksgiving, the wife on Tuesday after Thanksgiving and saw it again last Thursday With the "Z" guys. I did enjoy the movie I think there are some things done to enliven the story but Miles was the real Hero. He made the car.
  2. Get a paper plate and press against wheel then trace holes with pencil. Then measure diameter of holes
  3. Thank You for sharing so much good information
  4. Essex in '27 had two sizes of wheels 21" and later 20". In 1928 and '29 used 20 inch wheels
  5. 1929 Essex used 30 by 5 or 20 inch tires. The wheel is for a 1929 Essex The red Essex was called a " sportabout "
  6. I am now in the process of replacing two water jackets on one engine. I have NOS covers and gaskets to replace them. However when removing covers from three other engines I found a clever repair. On one engine a previous repair was performed. A thin sheet of copper tinned on one side with mounting holes was placed next to the block, then the old gasket and the cover was bolted on. This allowed the old cover to be used, maintained water integrity. In my case will allow the use of the old covers with the patina on them. However the bolts will be new, but acid dipped to appear old.
  7. Hidden starter switch in Ash tray was likely a theft deterrent. At one Car Co I worked for, test cars used same key and had start switch wired to trunk popper located in glove box.
  8. Well, the problem seems to be getting out the drivers door. I do not know what vehicle, but if there was room..... Put wood ramp length of floor on drivers side, and a 4 inch angle iron the length of passenger side to keep vehicle from sliding sideways. Then of course tie it down. Evaluate clearance to drivers door opening and to Passenger side of car to trailer wall, jounce clearance too. Shim drivers side as needed. May be the cheapest way .
  9. Ford was and is looking for "white box's" to fit into. It is always a very calculated risk to develop and enter an open space. ( white box )
  10. Top manifold looks like an exhaust, with a thermostat control as used in the '30 40's. Lower manifold is quite old, likely late teens to 20's. carburetors appear to be Marvels. fron late teens to 20's, with heat pipe connections. Can you find any numbers on the castings to help
  11. Not coming up on Ebay, but: Depending on. measurements similar to Hudson or Essex for 29, the shadow outline of head light bracket looks a little too oval for Essex. Also the hood lip, has angle that is not Essex Amazing how similar a lot of cars were.
  12. just a note: a 1929 Essex manual lists engine fan, "specify color".
  13. The carb is on the other side of the engine.
  14. auburn seeker, He is putting oil into the engine. You may not recall the type of oil can with a goose neck pivoted from the lower side and a trigger to permit the oil to flow. The Essex engine has the oil inlet opening on the lower side of the engine block. The oil container shown is made with a rolled lip on the top to prevent oil spilling when put at extreme angles, needed for some installations of oil.