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  1. jeff_a, I don't think that top goes down. I could be wrong about that. Many 'sport coupes' had fixed padded roofs like Hudsy W showed Delco32V's Pontiac. The 1929 Reo Flying Cloud Master model C semi-sport coupe I had when I was in high school was that way. A solid wooden structure above the beltline covered in top material and dummy landau bars for decoration. SOME other 'sport coupes had fixed bows with top material that looked like a folding top, also with dummy landau bars for decoration. That style is best known by the Ford model A sport coupes because they are so (relatively) common. Ho
  2. Probably good advice! A few dollars could make the cars much easier to sell. However, beyond that, almost every dollar spent MIGHT increase the sellable value by about thirty to fifty cents. And many hobbyists would much prefer buying a project that has not been messed with much beyond getting it out to be seen. As for consultants? Appraisers and the like? Be careful. There are some good ones out there. There are also a lot that are clueless about the hobby, and even worse about what is desirable and values. Met too many of those over the years.
  3. I-KNEW- I should have found my way into the medical equipment repair?! Due to family backgrounds I got sucked into communication systems contracting. School and I never got along, so no degree on the wall. Trained by real engineers to do the work of a real engineer (not the marketing sort at all!). When it came to complicated fault-finding, or serious waveform phenomenon? I was one of a handful of specialists that other specialists would call after spending two to several days trying to find something, and not finding it. I would start out asking a bunch of questions, then take my own readings
  4. Similar fans were used on hundreds of makes of cars during the 1910sand very early 1920s. They varied considerably in size and details (and direction of rotation!), however basically the same design and construction. Your idea of $50 sounds fair. ($400 is crazy unless it is a specific known and very desirable)
  5. When I first saw this thread, I remembered reading that piece back when I was in high school or before! Thank you Bob B for posting that.
  6. I am not an expert in any sense on spotlights. Something I do know but do not have any documentation for is that that 'style' of spotlight goes back to at least 1929, as an after-market accessory. I know this because one of my longest time best friends many years ago had one on his 1929 Ford model A town sedan. He did have a copy of an era advertisement for it, and I saw it. All that said, that one on the Hupp roadster is not that early. It could be as early as the late 1930s. Or it could be as late as from the 1950s. They were made for many years with that type white plastic handle. The early
  7. Thank you Rob H! As part of full discloser, I should mention that a lot of what I know and bring to the table I got from reading your many dozens of threads on other forums and a couple articles you have written (or contributed to) in magazines already. I also want to mention to the audience at hand that Rob is an excellent researcher with a professional background in investigative research, and a true passion for the history of early Fords and Ford's early racing. Unlike me, he keeps copious notes and references to where he got his information, and very often gives proper legal an
  8. Wonderful! I love it. It looks like a nice solid older restoration that needs to be refreshed, then driven and enjoyed for years to come. Congratulations!
  9. I am really curious myself to see what Rob H has to say about this one! When I first saw this one on the 'Period' thread, I thought it was one of the Ford specials myself, for about two seconds. I have spent a few hours total zooming in and studying details of every Ford special I have been able to find on many threads over the past several years. A few I won't share myself due to known copyright issues. Several that are common enough on the 'web' (do they still call it that? Or am I showing how out-of-date I am again?), I have shared them several times. This one I 'harvested' almost as soon a
  10. My long-time personal saying on that subject is "Ignorance is a fact. Stupid is a choice." Every human being is ignorant about a lot more than anyone can ever know. Most of it are things most people have no need to know. Anyone can learn a lot more if they want to. Hence, ignorance is a fact of every life. Stupid is choosing to not learn things that one needs to know, or should know, or should even be obvious to anyone that used their brain just a little bit. Everyone has opportunities every day to learn more, and understand better. Stupid is choosing to not learn, or c
  11. Hey there Rob H ! You could find quite a few people here that would enjoy much of the history you have uncovered about the early Fords and Ford's racing. Need to get the model K's reputation reset to where it belongs! FJ posts here often, under the avatar 'Trulyvintage'. He has shared some of the photos of the model B Ford.
  12. The suburban/touring model (picture posted by Graham Man) is a larger model (at least body-wise?). Mark's new Flanders is model 20 roadster, an older restoration that looks pretty nice. He is redoing some of it, correcting several things that were either wrong or needed attention. He has a nice thread going on the model T forum about the car, and the losing of his mind. Well worth a look if you like the Flanders, anything Studebaker, or horseless carriages! Nice car. https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17099
  13. Love it! (NOT!) The 'dealer' has six pictures in the ad? And four of them are of a 1954 Chevy pickup?
  14. I am not sure I have ever seen a 'reality' show? I know I have seen a lot of unreality shows, and most of them, I exceedingly dislike seeing more than two minutes of them! I cannot understand what so many people like about those?
  15. Oboy. Here I go again. Frankly, I do NOT know the final answer to this. What I DO know is that the answer has NOTHING to do with whether sugar will dissolve in gasoline or not!!! It is all about chemistry (not one of my strong subjects!), and thermal dynamics. Again, whether or not sugar in the gas CAN ruin an engine? I don't really know. I do know that part of that answer will lie in how much sugar in how much gasoline, the type, quality and condition of fuel filters, and how long one runs said engine. A few things I know. Nearly all elements, and most relatively stable
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