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  1. 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 wha
  2. I would say that I have never seen one before but obviously I was there.
  3. 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?
  4. That's what they look like to me.
  5. 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?
  6. There is a Studebakers for Sale group on FB that you might post it to. https://www.facebook.com/groups/499190190271959/
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I took a picture of the passenger front brakes There isn't much in the way of springs.
  14. 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 fin
  15. I can't believe that I forgot to post what I found. It turned out that the spring in my thermostat had rusted in two. It was left in a position that was blocking much of the passage of coolant. I hadn't suspected the thermostat because I could look into the radiator and see the coolant circulating. When I removed the thermostat the problem went away. I bought a replacement thermostat and it hasn't foamed since. Now I have developed a new problem with my differential and I am going to have to make a new post.
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