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wayne sheldon

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  1. I would post photos if I could figure out how to get them from my camera onto my computer! I hate the computer generation/gamers. We had two digital cameras for almost fifteen years that were well designed with photo processing and loading programs that WORKED. The cameras eventually went bad, and three new cameras now that loading photos is like shooting asteroids.
  2. Hmph. Didn't intend for this to end up at the top of the page. Would have preferred it lost near the bottom. Guess I should have checked the "reply" count.
  3. The flipside? Okay. So I have been in this hobby for somewhat over fifty years now. Got started in it before I was old enough to get a driver's license. I never really collected signs. Just not enough money to buy the things that weren't what I really wanted. I have a couple common reproduction pieces (the Packard thermometer everybody has) that were given to me by friends. I also have two decent and very old signs that might be of some value. And these days, I find myself really needing the money. So where should I inquire about them. I like them both, they both have some special meaning
  4. AHa, Nice Cole 30! The non-Ford in question is very interesting. I spent some time last night and today wondering what it was. At my first quick glance, I considered an EMF. However looking closer pretty much dismissed that. The radiator shroud doesn't look right. The drop behind the engine and at the rear of the frame should help with identification, but I do not recognize it (I do have the feeling that I have seen that before however?). So many midsize cars in the 1910 to 1913 era did not drop that much. The outboard mounted full elliptic rear spring should also be a major clue. EM
  5. Definitely not a Ford of any year or model! The only thing "Ford" on that car is the logo. I am quite curious as to the story behind that? That is a model T Ford parked in the street behind it.
  6. Oh boy do I agree with that. I know a lot of people love them and swear by them. But I worked engineer level communication systems technician for more than thirty years. Been down that primrose path too many times with cutting edge battery technologies. I was never a battery expert, nor do I claim to be. But how many times do I have to be promised "something BETTER" only to see it flop two years later. I maintained most of our test equipment. Most of it battery operated. I know a lot of hobbyists love their gel cell batteries in their collector cars. And certainly the "no spill" and small
  7. Bob, I had to look at that one myself for a few minutes. I came to the conclusion that he is taking a large format photo of the dash inside the car, looking through the rear window. Hence, all the bright lights shining in up front. Some of those cameras required a tent over the camera to preview the setup clearly before the large format (glass or otherwise) 'film' was put into place and exposed. It does look to me like he could have gotten a better look from above or behind the spare tire??? He may have been an interesting person to work with?
  8. Hey! I resemble that remark! The previous past photo I posted on this site (on another thread) was this;
  9. 28 Chrysler, Yes, that is why I am fairly sure it is a low radiator. The high radiator cars from the factory had the larger panel below the radiator. Those began showing up on some models about June of 1923. All body styles were getting them within a few months. All high radiator cars in 1923 were considered 1924 models, however to this day cause confusion for hobbyists, especially with the coupe. The real 1923 model coupe was the earlier suicide door model. Hobbyists back in the '50s got confused by the few early production 1924 model coupes and decided the earlier 1923 coupes were somehow wr
  10. I have seen this picture before. However I lost the link to the discussion. If I recall correctly, a second Pope Toledo is farther down in that line of cars. I think the limousine was identified, however I don't recall what it was. I wish I knew what the racing car was!? Really a wonderful photo!
  11. Not much to go on. Under axle wishbone means 1919 or later. Can't tell if it is early or late style engine/spring mount (that change was about 1920). Appears to be low radiator, so 1923 or earlier. Hard to tell, but it may have plain clear glass in the headlamps for lenses. That would have been up through 1920. 1921 had a one year only very distinctive "visored" glass lens. Late in 1921, the common "H" lens was introduced and continued all the rest of the way through the end of T production. The image is fuzzy enough, that I cannot say for certain it is not an "H" lens. However I would specula
  12. I don't offhand recall the username, however someone has a thread going here about fixing up the mid '50s Hudson he bought from there. I pretty nice original Hudson at a reasonable price! Nice car! (For a modern collectable)
  13. Absolutely NOTHING! A computer that understands nothing, programmed by a gamer that has never lived in the real world, using words they do not understand, and connecting those words to historic or even modern stuff that they know nothing about, results in a "one size fits all" term that fits nothing.
  14. I have seen pictures of that car before. It has to be one of the best looking big brass cars of all time!
  15. aunty norm, It should be fairly easy to find a top iron bracket from something other than a Chrysler that could with a little modification fit, look, and work as perfectly as the original Chrysler piece did. Even the lowly model T Ford used some brackets very similar to that. The problem with the model T brackets is that Ford did not build all their bodies themselves. There were quite a number of outside body suppliers that provided the bodies, and several different companies that manufactured the top irons for those bodies. So seeing what one or a dozen different bodies had for brac
  16. I don't think HCCA requires membership to post word only ads. They do charge nonmembers for ads with photos. They may be having issues right now. They have announced a new format website to be launched this month to replace the old. Members (including I) got notices of this just a couple weeks ago, but have not yet received the promised final notice that it is up and running. I would imagine they are working on things getting it ready, and would expect some issues in the short term.
  17. I don't offhand remember which car it was, or if it was even mine or a friends. But we pulled it out if a barn, and up onto my open trailer. We tied it down well, and searched for anything that could fall loose off the car, and hit the road. It was several miles to where we were going, and I watched closely for anything falling off. It really worried me the first time something went off the back of the trailer and rolled or bounced a few times. In a few seconds another one did. This time I got a better look at it in the rear view mirror. It was rats jumping ship! I saw at least four of them ju
  18. I don't think Star ever used front fenders of that style either. The detail and lighting is not great. (Maybe someone with better computer skills than I can improve it slightly?) It MAY be a Jewett. They did use short sharp-transition front fenders of that style on several models in the early to mid 1920s. They also offered disc wheels in that style, and a few had baby drum headlamps. I am sure not sure (due to the shadows), but even the radiator shell looks close. Chandler is another car that used that style of fenders. Not all Chandlers had their distinctive rear window.
  19. They built several such cars, including a couple earlier in the 1920s. I think I have seen this photo before. However, there are a couple photos of one of the 1920s cars that are quite well known. I will take a few minutes to see if I can find one. I might have one on my computer. Found one (hopefully not too small?). It is on a model T Ford chassis, maybe TT.
  20. "Acme" is rooted in the ancient Greek language. It effectively means the "top', or "highest point", and also became known as "the best". While on this subject, "Ajax" was one of ancient Greek's foremost heroes and a warrior second only to maybe Hercules. He is named in several of early Greek legends including "The Iliad" and was one of the primary heroes of the Trojan War. He was a mortal, but sometimes revered almost as a god. "Zenith" has Arabic origins, and changed over centuries to acquire the meaning of "the highest point". I suspect, knowing wh
  21. Neat! I have seen a few such things over the years. However, those sort of special show items rarely ended up on my side of the continent.
  22. For those that really want things to just look right? It isn't highly recommended, however, on one of my past cars that originally had a reddish distributor cap for which only a black reproduction cap was available? I went to the hardware store, and bought a spray can of rust red paint, and sprayed a light coat on the cap. I covered the spark plug wire holes with plastic caps to keep paint away from the connections. It looked great! And I was often asked where I got such a good proper red cap. I have done the same thing for red radiator hoses when real red ones were not available in the s
  23. That chassis was in terrible condition! A lot of work to repair it, and you did such a fine and well detailed job of it. My early car project is in many ways so much better condition. Someone long before me began a restoration, however, clearly did as much harm as good for it. The basic chassis, suspension and axles were as solid and nice when I got it as they likely were a hundred years earlier. They remade a few parts, indications they had the original pieces to copy, then apparently threw out or lost the original pieces. Their work remaking parts was lousy, so I will need to try to ma
  24. Thank you Ron/Locomobile, for that information. I think we all know in this hobby that there are top tier restorations and lesser tier restorations, all the way down to stuff that cannot really be considered restorations. It is important for one to know what one has, and be honest about it. The best and the not-so-good all have proper places in the hobby. The real trash usually does more harm than good. This Conrad looks like it is going to be a wonderful gem of a restoration. You do beautiful work!
  25. This early Conrad Steamer looks wonderful! Being early production right on the heels the mostly experimental era of the 1890s, it of course has one of the common general designs that was used by so many early automobiles. During the mostly experimental years, builders usually followed one of two basic protocols, depending upon which of two transportation backgrounds they were more familiar with. People coming out of the longstanding carriage or wagon trades, built high wheel carriage type vehicles. People with more modern bicycle and machining backgrounds would build smaller lightweight vehicl
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