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  1. What is the story about the wheels / hubs of this Cadillac with the three well dressed men? Looking at period photos of the same year and year-class of Cads, I see wood wheels, wire wheels, hub covers, and a more modern pressed steel wheel with a hub cover. Back to basics, which wheel or wheels did Cadillac actually produce and roll out the factory door? Which wheels are after market types, and are after-market wheel considered to be true to the make of car? Presumably all of these six attached photos show 1934 Cadillacs. Sometimes on the internet sites the year-date ascribed to a vehicle
  2. Wayne, thank you for the information about my grandfather's Ford TT truck. The steam engine was used for harvest / threshing season and the rest of the time he used it in either the sawmill at town or for the mobile saw rig he took out to farm properties. It was a 23 horsepower steam engine, which doesn't sound like much but it was 23 horse at the drawbar. The power of the machine was amazing with steel lugs bolted to the drive wheels. The attached photo is one of his two Minneapolis gas tractors that was also used for threshing season and he is again running the Minnie on a belt with the
  3. Can anyone identify my grandfather's truck? Behind the truck his steam engine is running on a belt to the Red River Special threshing machine. Presumably it is the same truck that he removed the water tank used to service the steam engine and replaced it with a "camping" box-body. Possibly a Ford TT? There is a deer with a serious rack of antlers on the left fender.
  4. In addition to the after market enhancements put on this fine motor car, what is with the tires? The tread pattern is U.S. military, as seen on Jeeps and up to 1 1/2 ton utility vehicles. We had an old Army ambulance having tires with that very same U.S. government approved, military tread pattern.
  5. It was just another day workin' in the junkyard with a John Henry size hammer. Hopefully that beautiful Chrysler roadster wasn't next.
  6. What is with the headlights? I have never seen lights like that before. The sad and unsafe right front tire is really a sight to see. There has been a lot of photos in this thread showing worn tires but this one is a prize winner. The front fenders are definitely minimal. Does anyone know the make of this car?
  7. OK, my thank you to both dl456 and Jon37. I never knew about acetylene starting until now. The only Hudson product I have owned was a barn find 1935 Terraplane four-door sedan. Thanks again.
  8. On Hemmings there is '12 Hudson for sale. A photo of the engine shows spark plugs with out wires. I don't understand that. It seems it is easier to simply carry along spare spark plugs instead of having a complicate cylinder head with spare/unused plugs screwed in. Unless this is a straight 8 with small cylinders, and with 4 of them unused. ?
  9. Walt, your postings of the used prestige cars by the Rolls-Royce dealer is educational. It is interesting to learn the amount of "beating" the former owner took in order to acquire more prestige with a more expensive car. Thank you for the postings.
  10. Walt, I believe this Packard panel is what you referred to. 1st photo is a good view of the Packard, the 2nd photo is a Packard panel body that appeared several pages back. That particular panel body photo was identified as a body for a '37 Packard Model 115 chassis. That photo of the body was kind of dark so I put it into photoshop and cropped it to cut down on the amount of background white light, then increased the lightness to bring out more of the detail on the dark panel body. And it indeed looks like the body for the Packard, unless there was more than one of the Packard panel truck
  11. My father, tending the Shell gas station in St. Cloud, Minnesota in the 1930s. The Hamms beer sign is more of a Minnesota tradition that is Shell.
  12. This doesn't appear to be Duesenberg country.
  13. Interesting accident photo, automobile not identified, sourced to the City of Toronto Archives.
  14. Great photo of that '07 Gearless. It is a Gearless Greyhound; attached is old ad material of a 1908 Model Greyhound. Apparently the Greyhound derives from the parent Gearless Great Six. On first inspection the Greyhound model resembles an "underslung" type of chassis, but focusing on where the rear of the running board is for both Greyhound and Great Six, the board is located right about the height of the axle hub. Hence the Greyhound version is not underslung, but the general appearance changed with the seats at a lower height and the steering column/wheel raked back at a lower angle. Th
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