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  1. m-mman

    Thoughts on Thermostat for '29 Graham?

    I an not familiar with a 29 Graham but nobody has yet discussed the Slyphon shutter type thermostats. Did Graham use them? Maybe they were only for more expensive cars? If you just add a thermostat to a hose or housing where one never existed, doesn't the system need a bypass path to circulate a little water until it opens?
  2. What people are trying to tell you is that in old cars (like with so many collectibles) DETAILS MATER! Among old cars it is very common that one year is 'priceless' and the next year is 'worthless'. The word "original" has VERY SPECIFIC meanings (especially around here) and can significantly affect both price AND interest. Imagine if somebody posted a picture of a house asking for a valuation but could not correctly state where it was located? or that the description and picture did not match between one story and two story . . . ? But they still want to know what it was worth. . . Same as if somebody asked what some stock was worth without saying the name of the company or how many shares they had. You can get excellent help here BUT exact information is critical. The more information AND PICTURES the more accurate your answer.
  3. m-mman

    ID this railcar front end

    What are those wheels? I have never seen an automotive disc with stamped(?) spokes? Are they a specific railroad type wheel? Or automotive discs adapted for rail use?
  4. m-mman

    What is this ?

    In 1952 the bumper guards were an option although commonly installed. Unless they are removed, it generally denotes a bottom line 'Custom" series and not the higher 'Monterey'. FoMoCo was working with using integral bumper/grilles during this era. Mercury and Lincoln were the recipients of the heaviest versions of this design.
  5. m-mman

    Air cleaner size

    29 Cad - Updraft "Johnson" carb on a flathead V-8 means that the air intake is right in the middle of the engine valley. Later Cads (32-33) used a funnel air intake to draw air from the top of the engine area. I think they have simple screens in them but not sure. The Johnson carb is not typical (I have no good technical information on it maybe Carb King can add something) but it has an air intake AND a by-pass flap that opens when needed for something. . . . (?) There is also a throttle plate below (above?) the linkage controlled plate. I have yet to understand it completely. This design might also have something to do with the inability to 'simply add' a filter. The spinner filter is stock Model L Lincoln design. I'll get a pic tonight. In the mean time you can likely find a Model L picture on the web.
  6. m-mman

    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    The most difficult words to say when fixing an old car . . . . "That's good enough" "We'll leave it at that"
  7. m-mman

    Air cleaner size

    My 1929 Cad has no factory air filter. I was told to not even think about one. The carb is designed to not use one and those who have attempted retrofitting discovered that the increased resistance through the filter is like operating it with the choke on and results in a rich mixture. It was just not made for a filter. My 26 Lincoln has a spinner (propeller) device that centrifugally throws the dirt to the side. Guess there's not much drag in that design.
  8. m-mman

    Frank Sinatra's Final Car

    Yes there was quite a Frank-Chrysler connection back then. The 1981-83 Imperial came as a Frank Sinatra edition and included a collection of Frank cassette tapes.
  9. m-mman

    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    And with the sheet metal off you can examine the shutter thermostat system. It may not be worth restoring on a warm running summer car, but at least you can make sure they are 100% open I had the T-stat rebuilt on the 29 Cad and it is fun to watch them open and close. But on your 35 they are hidden.
  10. m-mman

    Church Picnic circa 1933-37, what car?

    And the modern metal and plastic probably wont support the weight. . . .
  11. m-mman

    Church Picnic circa 1933-37, what car?

    People in the 21st century just dont seem to pose for photos anymore by sitting on their cars.
  12. m-mman

    Fire at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

    I was fascinated by the list of 'dealers' in the program. There was only one dealer listed each for Packard and Cadillac. (Don Lee and Earl Anthony) They were distributors I guess and the other makes had franchised dealers(?) The Pierce Arrow outlet seems like it might have been a factory store. Certainly LA was smaller in 1929 but there must have been many more locations to buy your chosen car than shown in the program. If you stopped at the display they likely would have given you a location closer to your home. Noll Auto Company in Pasadena was offering Ford in 1929 but by 1956 they were Packard.
  13. well, in 1929 anyway .. . . https://homesteadmuseum.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/from-point-a-to-point-b-the-los-angeles-auto-show-of-1929/ Good write up with scans of program and dollar loss by manufacture
  14. m-mman

    Unique GM Ignition

    The Ancient version of today's "valet key"
  15. m-mman

    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Good catch Matt. My Cad is running 6:00 - 20 Denmans. . . . (maybe even from the 1970s?) It was delivered Sept 1928 to New Haven, Conn with 5 wood wheels. Somewhere along the way it was restored(?) with the 6 wires. For originally sake, I thought I would have preferred wood, but for that cliche 'classic look' it's gotta have wires. . . . Your discs are a refreshing change and not seen often enough outside of Packards. The car is now running well, but YEAH, in the 30-40 miles I have put on it, it seems to be (just) a 40-45 mph car 😞 It has the original 5:1 rear end. I live in Los Angeles and its almost impossible to traverse anywhere without having to get on a freeway. I never expected 70, but even being careful in the slow lane, a solid 50 mph would be nice. Overdrive? I love them! Got them in many 1950s-60s cars, but adding one to a 1929 seems to be a rather tall mountain to climb (and expensive)