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Terry Bond

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  1. Hey- I'm an old AACA "winner" - actually, my 1912 Triumph got its 1st jr in 1984. I've got a 1914 T that has a AACA First tag on it fro 1965. Me and the machinery are still going just fine. Our MGB has at least 30K on it since it got a 1st Jr. I think Marty wins the tour prize though. Terry
  2. Thanks for sharing Bob, that Reo fob sure is pretty, and the family history really makes it special. I like that Steward Speedometer piece too. I found one in an antique shop a long time ago, before I ever considered myself a real collector. I think I only had one or two fobs at the time. That Ford piece is great. Sure wish I'd seen them at your Hershey spots. They certainly could be tool checks, although those are usually numbered. I really am not sure what the exact use for it might be but it's well made and I've not seen any others. You have three great pieces - and that makes
  3. Another bit of motoring history as told through the spark plug collection - These three plugs are quite fascinating and represent a lot of history. Selwyn Francis Edge was a pioneer motorist at the turn of the century. In 1899, he went into partnership with another early motorist, Charles Jarrott, to help with the founding of De Dion-Bouton British and Colonial Ltd as importers of French built cars. He had become friends with Montague Napier (of Napier & Son), and in 1898 asked Napier to make some improvements to his own personal Panhard. In 1899, Edge helped to form the Mo
  4. Don't ya just love it when somebody tosses some ? out there and then never responds to those who can help. Terry
  5. "Museum quality" all the way on this one! Good to see there is no reserve though. Terry😉
  6. I responded to your post under the General Discussion forum. Terry
  7. My pre-war Champion catalog shows this 18mm plug as mainly intended for commercial vehicles and motorcycles. It's a "severe service" plug and is recommended for engines that run hot. (It's a colder type plug.) There were no specific vehicle recommendations in the catalog but there is a note that it can be used in some Studebakers, but it is indicated as a plug that can be used to help correct rapid gap growth, pre-ignition, ping, overheating and core fracture caused by hot running motors, high speed usage, heavy loads and long highway upgrades in hot climates. Your J-8 Champion
  8. As far as I know it's just an aftermarket accessory. I started collecting these many years ago and mounted these favorites. Even wired them to light. I have others but a few years ago the prices shot up beyond reason. Terry
  9. If you are trying to do a "stock restoration," which to me implies authentic, the be sure your powder can provide the correct level of gloss (or lack of) in the finish. To me, looking under a nicely restored car and seeing a frame with a finish so glossy you see your face in it is disappointing. Terry
  10. You might also want to choose "collectibles" and "automobilia" as these lights with the "stop" on the top half of the lens have become quite interesting collectibles. There is quite a variety of them, and although yours are a common variety, it looks like there are plenty of repair parts that could be useful. Do you have the "stop" piece that fits in behind the lens? Are you considering selling them as a lot or individually? Terry
  11. Com = a commercial application. I'll look thru some catalogs later to see if I have any info but chances are your plugs fit a variety of different vehicles. Terry
  12. Here is a great addition to my collection. It's a very difficult to find W.B. Hand-E spark plug. The two "handles" are designed so you can quickly unlock the collar to remove the porcelain and electrode assembly. This would enable quick cleaning or priming for cold weather starts. These plugs are known among collectors as "quick-detachable" and they are one of the more unusual and sought-after types of plugs around. This one came from a small-town auction and I was fortunate enough to get the chance to acquire it. It shows very little signs of usage-just a little soot inside the base. O
  13. A popular idea. Running boards sure were handy things! Terry
  14. Can someone tell me more about this lamp? I've had it for several years. It was a Hershey find that I bought just because it was really neat, even though it had a missing front glass and was badly tarnished. My daughter is a manager at a glass company and was able to get a proper lens cut for it. I finally decided to polish this little jewel and get it into a display case. There are still a few more tight spots I need to fuss with but it's a great little lamp. I believe it was an early Motorcycle lamp, but am not sure. There are no markings on it except "Pat Applied for" stamped on the
  15. Is their a manufacturers name on it? Ford script on the step plate? Pumps were not dated, but early pumps were two cylinder and made by Bridgeport. Detailed photos are always best when asking for info about things like this. Thanks Terry
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