Brass is Best

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  1. I have always found it amusing when I have been at an auction and a car which is not a #1 sells for a price over #1 in the guide. Then an auction report comes out and that car is described as better than a #1 because it sold for more than the price guide said it should. Or when a #1 car sells for less than it should the report describes it as having problems to help fit into the value in the guide. Another thing that is strange. If a car sells at auction and no other ones have sold for a very long time the average selling price is stated as "not available". Wouldn't the average selling price be the price of the car that just sold? I have also been in the situation where someone has come to look at a car I have for sale and tries to threaten me with the price guide. They get the guide out and break into a heated argument about how the guide is written by experts and is the law of the land. They explain that I have to sell them the car for X amount because this expert or that expert says it is only worth X amount and of course nobody but they would want to buy the car. After hearing this reasoning for many years my response now is "Call the price guide and buy the one they have for sale". But when I say that I am always told that I don't understand and that the price guide doesn't sell cars. Another weird thing is when you have a car listed for less than the price guide nobody calls you up to tell you that your car is priced too low. Price guides are only guides. Sometimes they are more amusing than the Sunday Comics. Other times I wish I could call them up and order 12 cars at the stated #1 value.
  2. Buick hid the hood latch in the emblems on the side of the hood in 1940 through 1948. 1949 used a cable system with pulls inside
  3. This might be the Cliff House in California.
  4. How about an exceptional black 51?
  5. 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Slant Windshield Town Sedan with Dual Sidemounts. Off frame restoration to very high standards. Detailed chassis. From the long term collection of a fussy hobbyist. ALL Steel. Finished in Ford Maroon with Black wheels and Vermillion pinstripe. Outstanding Tan Mohair interior. Wood grained window trim. Sun Visors. Rear window shade. Powered by Ford’s 200 cubic inch flathead 4-cylinder engine which was rated at 40 horsepower. Electric Start. Three speed manual transmission. This Ford is equipped with lots of great features. Quail Moto-Meter. Stone Guard. Cowl Lamps. Dash Lamp. Dual Sidemounts with Ford script tire covers and Mirrors. Shocks. Firestone Wide Whitewall tires. A 6-volt Alternator and Sealed beam headlamps have been added for modern touring. Headlamp cadet visors. Vacuum windshield wiper. Driver side mirror. Trunk rack with Trunk. Passenger side tail lamp. The door even locks and unlocks with the key! Excellent automobile for AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) as well as Model A Ford Club shows, tours, and club events. Excellent road manners. Ready to Drive, Show and Enjoy. $35,900 Call Pete or Andy 419-668-1884 Located in Norwalk Ohio, 44857 "Home of the Fisher Brothers" Watch this great Ford in action:
  6. The other option is to find a way to run an alternator off of your engine or flywheel. This may take some work but is well worth it.
  7. I have several brass era cars that use a 12-volt lawn mower battery to start and then run stop lamps and turn signals. I have never had an issue. Most of the time the battery will last for months. But I would not trust a battery past 3 years old. I think you just need a new battery. For long tours I carry a spare battery to avoid the situation you were in. If you have room for a larger battery it will certainly last longer. But If you have room for a full size battery I would suggest putting in 2 lawn mower batteries. Then you have a back up.
  8. 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. With optional reversing lamp and spot lite!