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  1. Oddly enough I discovered a TV series about restorations and their 1st episode is one of these fire trucks. I bought the season on Amazon since it looks good and I don't usually watch TV. https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B071GMTCGJ/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1 https://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/apr/02/ultimate-restorations-ahrens-fox-kansas-city-treas/
  2. Bicknell, IN was a booming community in the 1920s with a population of about 7600. Coal mining and agriculture provided most employment. Of course over the years the coal has petered out and ag doesn't need as many workers as it use to. Bicknell's population when this pic was taken had fallen to abt. 3700, today it is around 2800. BTW the Ford I am on was purchase new by the Sandborn volunteer fire department in 1969. It doesn't even have any lettering on it yet in the picture. I sure appreciate your help in identifying the truck behind us. I would really be interested to know what became of it or the one that is bringing up the rear.
  3. I would say that I have never seen one before but obviously I was there.
  4. I found this picture last night. I am the child on the left on top of the Ford fire truck. The picture was taken at Bicknell Indiana I believe the parade was on Labor Day 1969 for their centennial. This would have been on my 4th birthday or the day after. Directly behind the Ford fire engine is a very unusual fire truck. I wish I could zoom it more but it doesn't get any clearer. Does anyone have any idea what it might be?
  5. That's what they look like to me.
  6. I came across this in one of the groups that I belong to on FB. The poster does not know what the car is but is guestimating between 1908 and 1910 by the age of their ancestors. It looks like a Buick roadster to me, circa 1912. Can anyone definitively say if this is a Buick and perhaps give a model and year?
  7. There is a Studebakers for Sale group on FB that you might post it to. https://www.facebook.com/groups/499190190271959/
  8. When I went to Michigan to purchase my Dictator the gentleman also tried to convince me to buy this 1926 Standard Six. The pictures of your car put me in mind of it. It also had the temp gauge radiator cap and maybe that is what is doing it. That is a very nice looking car you have.
  9. I happened to come across this on Craigslist this morning. It looks like there are a lot of very interesting vehicles that they are selling. https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/harrods-creek-1957-bmw-isetta-300/7103501576.html 1: 1959 MGA coupe- Most of the parts there.. project car that needs some TLC. Engine is a 1600 and runs- Asking 11,500 for this car. 15k is fair market and 42k is high end on this cars as nice drivers and restored.2: 1959 Bianchina- Blue- convertible- Solid car- Runs and drives.. Mostly untouched. Very cool car.. High end values are 50k on these cars mint. Asking 17,500 on the Car.3: 1957 Isetta - All original car. Engine is out but all of it is there. Has a back story to the car.. was saved from old warehouse. 15,5004: 1959 Isabella Sport Coupe. Is a project car and very solid for the year.. untouched but ready for some resto work.. Nice metal. Most everything is there. $8,9005: 1948 Crosley - most all of it there.. Solid body and worth working on and finishing. Solid body and mechanical. asking 6,5006: 1942 Dodge Power Wagon- Runs and Drives. All the parts are there. Rare hard to find these military trucks. Needs some TLC but SOLID for a 42 year.. Mostly untouched. Asking 9,500.7; 1949 Chevy . Very solid car that don't need much to be a cool little cruiser as it is. 7,500 on the car.8: 1967 Mercedes 230 S .4 door. Burgandy/red Has AC and 67,000 Miles.. Solid project. Can be a decent driver as it. TLC and you'll have something special. Asking 10,500 on the car.9: 1956 Mercedes 180. Cream Color. This was MR Rogers personal Car. All untouched and worth having. Car has 72,000 miles on it. All factory as Rogers ordered it. Asking 16,50010: 1976 Rolla Royce Silver Shadow 4 door car. Has a 5.7 Chevy power plant place in the car. Clean cut car. White Daily Driver ready and clean. Asking 16,500 on the car. Sounds and runs GREAT.11: 1961 Jaguar 3.8 S model. Most all the parts there.. Just needs some work.. Was a special Order Jaguar. Asking 11,500 on the car.12: Have ( 2 ) 1973 Saab Sonnet. Nice little driver.. All untouched, very solid little car. harder to find every day. 4,000 miles on this car.13: 1955 Isabella. All there.. Needs floors.. does actually run. Was pulled in from England. Car needs a restoration but VERY RARE to find in the US guys.. one worth restring. Asking 11,500 on the car.14: 1947 Desoto. Runs and drives but has a rod knocking. Needs seem TLC.. Decent little cruiser.. Paint is not perfect but a easy resto car. Asking 950015: 1956 Mercedes Benz 180 owned by the Mr Rogers, 72k miles, well kept driver $15,80016: 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, 5.7LT1 engine trans plant, AC- Heat, All power, Well kept, clean $16,000ALSO: 1959 Sunbeam Rapear $7800,1959 MG Magnet $6800,1959 Voxhall 4 speed Victor $7900,1988 Virgo GVX $3,700,1961 NSU body $1300,1966 Austin $3800,1953 Diamler $7000,1973 Fiat 850 Sport Conv- $3,000,1967 Cortina $4900,1966 Saab $5900,1967 Volvo Sport coupe 122S $3200,1969 Mini Austin MKII $10,900,1937 Renault $6,000,1961 Peugeot $3,000,1959 Renault $3900,1958 Berkly $5900,1961 NSU Sport Pnnz $10,000,1961 Dafadel $ 3,700,DKW sport coupe $8,000,1961 Jaguar 3.8 S $11,000,1961 Renault Caravelle $ $11,000 ,1947 Daimler Limousine $3,000,Scooter= 1959 Prime NSU scooter $4500
  10. I came across this photograph on a Facebook group that I belong to and at first thought that these lights were some sort of later addition. However I found a picture of a 1919 in the Studebaker museum that has the same light. Does anyone know who made them or what years they were used? Also my guess it that this pic was some probably some sort of promotional photo shoot. https://www.shorpy.com/node/18542?size=_original#caption
  11. I hate to hear about the speedo problem. When I got my 29, the speedo swung wildly. I took out the cable and poured a light 5w oil down it. When this did not fix it, I took the speedo apart and carefully lubed it with some very light oil, gun oil I think. It has worked well ever since.
  12. I am really dubious about this being actual footage shot in 1911. I am skeptical of the high quality and there is no flicker of the hand cranked cameras of the day. It seems unlikely that even with modern technology you could not overcome all of the deficiencies of that era not to mention a 100 years of degradation of the film.
  13. Thanks for the replies. It was with the eccentric adjustment on the passenger side rear wheel. That is the one I have been having trouble with. Even though when the rear end was jacked up off the ground the wheels turned fine as soon as under power that brake would grab. I haven't had it apart yet, I am going to order new brake material and rivets and try to replace them myself.
  14. I took a picture of the passenger front brakes There isn't much in the way of springs.
  15. I had this happen before the fourth but haven't spent much time chasing the problem as I have been overwhelmed with a lot of other stuff. I thought I'd throw this out and see if anyone has any ideas. To start off I adjusted the 3rd brake shoe on each wheel so it had just a little resistance when you turn the wheel by hand. My brakes are atrocious and I am going to have to reline them like it or not. I drove the car several times testing, it drove normal but the brakes really didn't improve. A day or so later I went to move it and it did not want to go forward. It would back up fine. I jacked up the rear wheels and ran the motor, put it in gear and the wheels rotate fine. I jacked up the front wheels and they both turn fine. I tried to drive it to the back yard and it acted like it did not want to move and it would lug the motor. I could stop a few seconds and it would go again. I tried backing up and it worked fine. I went forward and it worked fine and then started the lugging the engine again like a brake was on. I managed to get it to its parking spot by going slow and just setting for a minute and then it would move again. I had noticed a similar behavior before but thought that it had to do with a brake sticking after using the parking brake but it never lasted more than a second or so. There would be a pop like a brake release and then it would go normally. Has anyone seen this, experienced it, heard of it? Do I have a gear or a brake problem? Thanks in advance for any help.
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