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  1. It looks like the first car with the rumble seat door was the 1925 Auburn. This is a 1926 model at the ACD museum
  2. The earliest side door rumble seat I know of is the 1926 Gardner roadster. Seems like a good idea to me. Anyone know of one in 1925 or earlier?
  3. I sent a PM as I know someone in St Louis that may be interested in your engine.
  4. You want at least one side to have a perforated edge, if it does not have that he printed it at home. All checks cashiers or otherwise have that. It still could be bogus but that is difficult to forge.
  5. My stuck clutch was in climate controlled storage. Temp 55 and humidity at 55 or less. I have a dehumidifier set to 55 but our winters are even more dry.
  6. Terry here's something you might find interesting Geeting Auto Oct 15, 1914 - Feb 28, 1991 In business over 75 years. I'll send you a PM on the documentation.
  7. I just had my clutch fixed because of that problem. I store my car on blocks in the winter and start it about once a month. I was told by the restorer that in addition to that I need to work the clutch a few times and let the wheels spin. He is really smart so I'll be doing that from now on.
  8. Well now that you know about Gardner you must want one. Right? Well in the near future one will be on the market an eight cyl, Imperial sedan, 1926. It's been sitting 2 or 3 years so it has the fuel issues. It is in Texas but still 300 miles from Springtown. I will probably list it on the for sale page in about 10 days. You can PM if interested. Picture from a 1926 auto show. Warning these are rare.
  9. Wonderful comments - Got some answers The museum in Oshawa is a great place to visit if your near Oshawa. The 1926 Landau Roadster was one of 3 Gardner cars at a Milwaukee show a few years ago. This was in another magazine about 2015 at that time his Duesenberg was in his car barn and the Gardner was in his family room. I gave him documentation that by 1925 you could order any color you wanted for a fee. There were those that thought the color wasn't factory. I do know about the 1928 Roadster and hope to have it out by April or May or.....
  10. Good memory!! Ken owned the brown 1930 roadster from at least the early 50's. He passed in 1992 and the his cars were sold at auction. A picture of that roadster on on my 'where are they now' page. Unrestored and mint with about 24,000 miles. The other car a 1923 coupe is now in Michigan.
  11. The Bill Oexle Roadster is listed on my for sale page - Link: GardnerMotorCars So far I know of 152 Gardner cars, but those in the link of the first post are the ones I have pictures for but don't know where they are. In the last month I found one in England and two in Australia -- Search goes on. And yes it's a spark plug wrench the only tool with the GARDNER name.
  12. March 17th will be the 100th birthday of the Gardner Motor Company. This date used to be known as St Patrick's Day. To celebrate the club is trying to locate 11 cars, we have the pictures. Please contact me if you know where any of these are located. rdg105@comcast.net Link to pictures page: MISSING
  13. All 4 fenders for 1927 - 1928 Gardner very good condition. Details and pictures at: http://gardnermotorcars.com/fs-fenders.html Located in Oklahoma
  14. Check the 'tech aids and tips' page at gardnermotorcars.com there is a 28 page book on Lycoming series H. Not much on water pumps but it might be worth printing anyway. I look every year at Hershey for a Lycoming manual ah maybe next year I'll find one. What car do you have with the 2H engine?
  15. I also checked my bill when checking out and was charged for parking - I flew in from Minnesota. They took it off the bill - no apology or even a thank you for staying there.