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Douglas G. Brown

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  1. Real photo postcard on ebay; Inscription on back says owner wanted to get $450 for what he called an "American Beauty" Plate is Maine first issue 1324, which I think was issued in early 1907. There weren't many cars in Eastport back then.
  2. These have a late 30's look, maybe 37 Ford or Desoto? Your help is much appreciated.
  3. These have Ford markings on the back, and I seem to recall them on late 50's or early 60's Fords. Anyone out there know the model and year?
  4. I have used phosphoric acid, with good results on old license plates that are too fragile for sandblasting or Hydrochloric or Sulfuric acids. It works well because it is a tri - protic acid (see Wikipedia). It is the stuff in coca Cola that makes Coke a rust remover. Phosphoric acid solutuion can be bought at farm supply stores, as it is used to clean out milk lines in dairy farms. Does anybody know where to buy anhydrous (solid) phosphoric acid. it would be a lot cheaper than the farm supply store solution. It is non toxic, but I would not try ingesting
  5. Here's a very solid 1936 Terrorplane on US Route 1 in Edgecomb, Maine. Body seems very straight and solid, but I didn't crawl under it to look closer. Tourist season is ending, so the price probably is flexible. Nice car to restore or to rod. Rear roll pan is unbolted from body. 2nd picture has phone number of seller
  6. Jack, Try posting some pics of the parts car. This might make it doable for someone who wants a winter project. It will be a lot of work, but for the right person, it will put another 48 convertible back on the road.
  7. Thanks for the information. I'll de-crud it this weekend, and see what it the markings are on it.
  8. Thanks, guys. There were a few other Model A parts at the auction, but some 1930's Mopar and GM stuff also.
  9. My grandfather (1890 - 1972) had a similar sized brass tube that screwed together, and he carried his hunting or fishing license (depending on season) in it for about 50 years. As said above, registrations and drivers license back then would also fit in a tube like this. My grandfather never carried a wallet except for serious shopping trips.
  10. Also from auction, two Ford-marked flathead heads with same numbers, I suspect are from same side? Please advise as to that years, and which side.
  11. I found this tranny in the Maine woods. Beer can added to show scale. I would never litter the woods. It has long floor shift. and still is attached to about half of an open drive shaft. Please help with ID of this.
  12. I have 1930s Mopars, but got this tranny at an auction this spring. It isn't a Mopar, I know. Please help with ID of this.
  13. I have 1930s Mopars, but got this tranny at an auction this spring. It isn't a Mopar, I know. It has a floor shift. Please help with ID of this.
  14. Thanks for your help. guys. I'll keep it in the misc. parts box for possible re-use on a snow blower or garden tractor.
  15. Good Observation! ... It is a mystery to me, too. I have gotten about a dozen doors off 1937 and 1938 Dodge and Plymouth 4 door sedans ( I have a couple of 1937 Dodge Convertible sedans) in the Maine woods, and seen a dozen or more, that I did not remove the doors from. Here, we get about 40 inches of rain a year: the hinges always rust off the 1930's Mopar doors, but the thinner sheet metal of the doors holds up pretty well (the sheet metal holds up better on cars in the woods, than ones in fields, by the way) My theory is the hinge steel is more galvanically active then
  16. The three holes on the base are in brass, and are threaded for attaching wires, by the way.
  17. Found in box lot of mostly 1929 - 1948 Ford parts. Lots of road tar on the backside from when roads were sprinkled with gravel, and then the tar was sprayed on, which was superseded by hot top in my neck of the woods about 1961.
  18. Listed on ebay, July 11, 2018 Ebay Item number 153096085180
  19. It looks very nice. Good to know the 37 grille sides fit in the 36 shell. Those external air cleaners look pretty cool, too.
  20. It looks very nice. Good to know the 37 grille sides fir in the 36 shell. Those external air cleaners look pretty cool, too.
  21. Hello, I am seeking windshield gaskets for a 1937 Dodge Brothers convertible; both the inner one that cushions the glass, and the outer one between the windshield frame and the car body. Any info, leads, on where to get them Also any videos, descriptions, or pictures of someone doing this job is welcome. I'd like also to correspond with owners of 1937 and 1938 Dodge, Desoto, and Chrysler convertible sedans, and 1939 Plymouth convertible sedans. I need some pictures of the underside of the front seat.
  22. An acquaintance ofr mine has a 1961 MG Midget for sale. It is one of the earliest years of this make. He is not into computers, so I offered to list it here for him. Sorry about a lack of pictures. Car has always been stored indoors. It is red, and had the fold down top an a fiberglass hardtop. Even has full disc hubcaps. He's asking $5000.00, but this is negotiable. Looks like a good drivable car, but I have not checked it out in detail. Hus name is Don, and his phone number is (207) 948 5204. Give him a call if you are interested.
  23. The seats shown are from a middle 1980's Jaguar sedan. The 1935 - 1939 Plymouth convertibles had an extra X frame attached to the floorpan, and bolted to the regular x frame. Thus, the factory seats on them were lower than those in the closed cars. These Jaguar seats fit pretty well, but are in poor shape, but it is not hard to find ones in much better shape from an old Jag.. Any way, Jag sedan seats would make a good quick and dirty option for a rodder, as there are plenty of them out there in good shape, and they are low enough to compensate for the raised floors of the mid 30's
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