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  1. Continental 6T engine in a 1922 case... we need one piston. Pictures attached... 

    These measurements are done with a tape measure - so close, but not 100%. If we can find something close, we can verify the fine details.

    4-1/2" tall, 3=3/4" diameter, 1-1/8" hole with 2-1/16 above hole to top and 1-5/16 below hole to bottom.

    Any leads or options will be greatly appreciated!

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  2. 1923 Jordan, Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch,  leak at rear seal on Continental engine crankshaft
     I learned some Continental 6-cylinder engines of the 1922 - 1924 era do not have a rear oil seal, but have a flanged crankshaft that throws oil forward into the oil pan. I think my engine is a Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch. I read that on these engines, the cap is not slotted, and there no way to attach an "O", a gasket, or rope seal. How can we fix the rear main seal leak? Were there any updates to this system?

  3. 1923 Jordan, Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch,  leak at rear seal on Continental engine crankshaft
     I learned some Continental 6-cylinder engines of the 1922 - 1924 era do not have a rear oil seal, but have a flanged crankshaft that throws oil forward into the oil pan. I think my engine is a Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch. I read that on these engines, the cap is not slotted, and there no way to attach an "O", a gasket, or rope seal. How can we fix the rear main seal leak? Were there any updates to this system?

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  4. For Sale
    1949 Lincoln Sports Sedan

    4-door Sedan with "Suicide Doors"
     

    35,752 original miles. Car was recently serviced and lubed. Runs well.


     All original, rare to find car, only in production for 3 years. 3-speed manual with overdrive. 347c.i. Engine 152HP. Pull down armrest and divided back window. Push button starter. This car was a dramatic restyle for Lincoln. Similar to the "Cosmopolitan" (they had one piece curved windshield) Very rounded, with the rear fenders blended into the rear quarter with fender skirts. 

     

    Asking $10,700 obo

     

    Brando Pistorius

    813-917-9205

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  5. Business has been great, and we are expanding our facility and increasing our number of restoration experts. If you or someone you know is a qualified restorer with mechanical, electrical, and fabrication experience, and is interested in working with a solid team in a great work environment, doing a car guy's dream job, have them email their resume to info@oldwheel.com.

     

    Check us out www.OldWheel.com

     

    With special attention to detail and authenticity, we restore vehicles from the beginning of automotive time to anything pre-computerized. We provide award-winning restorations from major projects to small jobs. We want to see these vehicles looking and running as if they just came out of the showroom for the first time, and we want you to enjoy your ride! We are truly a one-stop shop. Trust your car to people who love what they do! 

     

    Brando and Joanne Pistorius, Owners and Founders of the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

    Tampa Bay Area, Florida

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  6. With special attention to detail and authenticity, we restore vehicles from the beginning of automotive time to anything pre-computerized. We provide award-winning restorations from major projects to small jobs. We want to see these vehicles looking and running as if they just came out of the showroom for the first time, and we want you to enjoy your ride! We are truly a one-stop shop. Trust your car to people who love what they do! 

     

    Business has been great, and we are expanding our facility and increasing our number of restoration experts. If you or someone you know is a qualified restorer with mechanical, electrical, and fabrication experience, and is interested in working with a solid team in a great work environment doing a car guy's dream job, have them email their resume to info@oldwheel.com.

     

     Check us out www.OldWheel.com

     

     Brando and Joanne Pistorius, Owners, and Founders of the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

    Tampa Bay Area, Florida

     

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  7. 1923 Jordan original unrestored car, Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch,  leak at rear seal on Continental engine crankshaft
     I learned some Continental 6-cylinder engines of the 1922 - 1924 era do not have a rear oil seal, but have a flanged crankshaft that throws oil forward into the oil pan. I think my engine is a Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch. I read that on these engines, the cap is not slotted, and there no way to attach an "O", a gasket, or rope seal. How can we fix the rear main seal leak? Were there any updates to this system?

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  8. 1923 Jordan, Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch,  leak at rear seal on Continental engine crankshaft
     I learned some Continental 6-cylinder engines of the 1922 - 1924 era do not have a rear oil seal, but have a flanged crankshaft that throws oil forward into the oil pan. I think my engine is a Continental Special Vertical L-Head, 245.6 cu inch. I read that on these engines, the cap is not slotted, and there no way to attach an "O", a gasket, or rope seal. How can we fix the rear main seal leak? Were there any updates to this system?

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  9. AACA Hillsborough Region hosts the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance in Tampa, FL April 17-19, 2020. We are actively looking for an excellent centennial vehicle to display as our marque car representing "100 Years of Automotive Excellence". Last year we had President Woodrow Wilson's 1919 Pierce Arrow on loan from the Presidential Library. If anyone knows of a great 1920 vehicle, we will provide shipping to/from Tampa. Please contact Brando Pistorius 813-917-9205 or Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.

    Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Tampa, Florida 

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  10. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019  joanne@oldwheel.com 

  11. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019  joanne@oldwheel.com 

  12. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019  joanne@oldwheel.com 
  13. Thank you! I followed your last clue with Bremen Motors and found Larry Hines in Bremen Indiana with Special Edition Cars. He knew Carlos Avallone and was very helpful to explain that Puma and Avallone are 2 different companies as you rightfully explained as well. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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  14. Per the client, this is what we know:

    1. 1988 Puma Avallone, VIN 9AMCA641XM198801. We believe the "198801" indicates that it may have been the first built in 1988. Built by Carlos Avallone (F1 Racer) in Brazil, not a "kit car", custom built to the specs of his customers to look like an MGTF-1500 (although it is one foot longer and one foot wider, and doors open standard way).

    2. Purchased in 2005 by our client, from a NASA engineer in Muscle Shoals (Huntsville), Alabama.

    3. Heavy Fiberglass body,  . 1988 Chevette motor & chassis. Engine code VO721CYB indicates V (flint Michigan), 07 (July) 21 (21st day), but we are not sure of what the CYB engine suffix code indicates. CYB was used in both 1976 (60hp) and 1978 (63hp) as 1.6L. CYB was also used in 1982 as a 1.8L in Chevy Cavalier (88hp, 112 cid) 4 cylinder overhead cam, breather on right, intake on left. Mexican peso stamped on valve cover. Aluminum head. Exhaust manifold GMA 459982N. Ford carburetor.

     

    We are wondering if there are any others like it, and of course how to value it.

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