Chris Paulsen

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  1. If you're in the area, I'd invite you to attend the annual McPherson College CARS Club swap meet, in McPherson, Kansas on Saturday April 13. It is entirely student-run. It is small, but vendor spaces are indoors, just $25 and we have a lot of fun. It is at the 4H grounds (401 W. Woodside), not McPherson College. I'm having trouble posting the flyer, but pm me for more information.
  2. Definitely a 2-cylinder Maxwell. I believe it is a transition model between 1911 and 1912. The radiator and hood are 1912, but the body, fenders, etc are 1911. The shifter is signature Maxwell.
  3. It's a 1943 Missouri strip, made to go on the bottom of the 1942 full-sized plates as a renewal. The number 67-354 would have matched the 1942 plate. I hope this helps.
  4. Here's our 1913 Little Giant-same photo shoot as the latest cover of the HCCA Gazette, but without the people blocking the truck😀. The Little Giant is so slow, that I'm not sure it rides any different than if it had pneumatic tires.
  5. I'm sure this tow vehicle is well known today. In 1964 when this photo was taken, B.C. Hartline owned this Duesenberg. What does it look like today?
  6. It's a Peerless, probably 1909 that's been updated with the addition of front doors, and electric lights. The running board tool box with horizontal beads, louvers on the hood, handle placement on the hood and straight front fender are the give-aways.
  7. As you can see one is much better than the other. The better one is of the earlier cars (1922-24?), the bad one is of the later cars (1925-28?). The good poster measures 25"x38". I imagine the other was originally that size, too. Definitely original. The backs are blank. Asking $275 for the pair, US shipping included. International shipping at cost. Feel free to make an offer, trades entertained. Kid's fingers not included.
  8. This photo (taken in Maine) appeared in books and magazines as an example of how to find cars in the late 1940's. I believe the cars are a Hudson and Oldsmobile. Where are they now?
  9. Great thread! What does this Thomas look like now?
  10. That article you found is about the 1911 P-D I own. The lower spring mounts directly to the rear axle housing. They used a more conventional rear suspension in 1913.
  11. I was at the auction. I don't remember anything specifically marked "Maytag", but there was so much stuff, it may have been there. I did buy a lot of the windshields and windshield parts, and none that I got were marked Maytag.
  12. Relatively nice, original switch. Unknown condition. Asking $250 + shipping.
  13. Still looking for Grant parts. Hershey is coming and it sure would be easy to pick them up there, if you have them! Leads appreciated.
  14. That's my 1910 Ford in the top photo. We hosted an HCCA Circle Nebraska Tour last week, covering about 450 miles. That was the last day when we stopped in Lincoln.
  15. I'd encourage you to show it in HPOF. I've seen cars that were completely restored years ago receive both HPOF awards. It depends on the day and the judges.
  16. Thanks for the tip. I'm waiting for more pictures of the Grant for sale to see if it has any of the parts we need. It sounds like they are missing. Our Grant went into the museum in 1950. From the looks of the inside of the transmission case, it has been apart longer than that. My guess is that it broke circa 1918-20 and was taken apart and never put back together.
  17. Thanks. It is a pretty neat little car. It's been fun to work on cleaning it up and learn about it.
  18. Here are a few of the details I mentioned above:
  19. 1908 REO Model A, two-cylinder Touring This 1908 REO is an exceptionally original example. It starts easily, and runs and drives very well. I believe it has been driven few miles over the course of its’ life. Aside from tires we installed, and the paint applied in 1948 (directly on top of the original), it is unrestored, factory original, including: upholstery, top, side curtains, roll-up windscreen, etc. It has many original features not found on restored vehicles. These include: original fiberboard engine pan, white rubber tubing shielding the wire running from the battery box on the running board to the engine, wooden spacers in the battery box, cloth between body and frame to help keep the dust out, air filter on carburetor, “gasoline” stenciled on top of gas tank, storage box under driver’s seat, leather strap and holder for starting crank, side curtain fasteners, sheet metal differential cover, and more. This car was purchased new in rural Nebraska, and evidenced by the aluminum registration disc remaining on the dash. It was purchased by E.A. Carlson in 1948. He applied a fresh coat of paint directly on top of the original, and put on display in the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, Nebraska. There it remained until we purchased it in 2012. Upon purchase, we installed tires and tubes. After a mechanical inspection and changing of fluids, we returned it to running and driving condition. Inspection of the engine internals revealed the original fiber shims in the connecting rods. They were removed and replaced with brass shims. The engine, transmission and differential are quiet. This exceptionally original REO could be the benchmark to which others are restored, or it could be driven and enjoyed as is, as 2-cylinder REO’s are among the best for 1 & 2 cylinder touring. Asking $43,500 or trade.