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  1. This car is one of Mr. Bahre's collection, for quite a few years he has opened the collection to the public benefiting the Paris Hill Library. His Paris Hill home was built by Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's first Vice-President. It had somewhat gone to seed by the 1960s, restored to the showplace it is today. My last visit to the collection was in 2018.
  2. Bob Bahre has been connected with New England racing and real estate development but along the way he accumulated a top Classic and antique car collection. Local news reports indicate he passed Friday at 93. I knew him in the mid-sixties when he and his brother Dick bought Oxford Plains Speedway. This is the best article about his cars I've found. https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/life-discovery-234262/
  3. Db64deville, It sounds like you may be relatively new to old car ownership, and I'll give you lots of credit for jumping in and doing your fuel sender job yourself. You have some good advise here, and ask more questions if necessary. There seems to be a point in the stewardship of an old car when you need to decide to learn basic mechanical and electrical repair or find someone to do them. Finding that someone seems to be becoming more difficult all the time. Learning to use a test light and/or a VOM (volt-ohm meter) will mean learning some basic DC electrical theory but it isn't rocket science. If you don't already have one I suggest you find (ebay or used book dealers) a MOtors manual appropriate to the year of your car and study it, it will help you quite a bit. Patience should be your keynote. ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. Also, theres something funky about the picture, at least to my eyes.
  5. Joe, heres a bad pic of the heat shield on a Stromberg EE23, the principle should apply to your carb. Good luck.
  6. Before you can make any progress you'll have to identify the unit. I think the major US supplier was Borg-Warner. If I recall correctly the Laycock units were used in the Austin-Healeys. Does this video help any? It start off kind of weird but does apply to N-H overdrives. The fact that it is 6v. may make the relay harder to source. It was for my Packard.
  7. I don't think the limiting factor on the Lombard log hauler was how many sleds of logs it could haul. It probably was how many sleds it could stop on a downgrade. If you look closely you'll see the lad in the front is steering the hauler. He would be the first to arrive at the scene of any accident. I suspect he was VERY aware of the tons of logs behind him. ๐Ÿ˜ Tales of using Lombards in the woods were still current in the 1950s.
  8. I wonder where all the nuts and bolts, screws, clips etc. are? Maybe they are in small labeled baggies for easy I.D. What a lot of work, indeed it would have to be a labor of love. My first reaction was 'theres too many zeros in the price.' I never happened to see the 'peel and stick' defoggers. Here in Maine in the '50s it was common to see add-on defrosters on cars of that era which have heating elements in the glass and are held on the windshield with suction cups. I think I still have a couple kicking around.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqtoaRE114 Pretty common in developing countries, less common in the USA now but once was done anywhere a ship could be hauled up onto a beach. Several of my old ships have met this fate. Profits to be made are dependent on scrap market. It takes surprisingly little to move a floating object.
  10. Joe, I'd reconsider using a heat gun on your fuel tank, seen lots of burns from tank fires and explosions. Its not an open flame but you are putting a lot of heat on the tank with a heat gun. Nice work on the car.
  11. I'd just leave it in place, it is part of the Chrysler's history. If it really bothers you you should be able to find another thermostat housing eventually. Those tapered plug petcocks tend to leak, but then again it won't be under much pressure, maybe no pressure, is the cooling system at atmospheric? It also would be a great conversation starter at car shows and an old-timer may come along and tell you exactly why its there and why its located where it is. Good luck with the car.
  12. Just to pick a minor nit- Barney Oldfield may have coaxed 999 to 60 mph but the Boston and Maine Railroad locomotive 'Antelope' broke 60mph in 1848.
  13. Saw at least one at Nearfest, New England's premier ham radio flea market in years past. They are somewhat of a hazard as are the electric scooters. Never has the experience of riding one but I can see the possibility of damage to several body parts.
  14. As far as colors are concerned, I may have had a very high degree of curmudgeon exposure in my developing years because I can recall LOTS of comments regarding peoples choice of automotive colors. Many of those comments would not be acceptable in todays world and some may have induced fisticuffs at the time. ๐Ÿ˜† The '19 Buick would look much better in another color. Its my understanding that most paint jobs didn't stand up well prior to the introduction of acrylic and urethane paint. I do know nitrocellulose lacquer didn't weather well.
  15. Heres couple more from a stash of 8x10 prints from the previous owner of my '39 1705 Packard. Most look like factory shots. Edit: these prints probably came from the Eastern Packard Club as indicated by water marks on some of the prints. Hope I'm not stepping on anyones parade putting them up here.