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  1. I have an awful choice, I found a 1922 Buick with a hugely damaged cylinder, needs bored, sleeved, uncertain if the cylinder walls will be able to be bored out to the damage. I also have access to a 1915 Cadillac V8 running gear. Trans,.. checking on if it is stuck. As much as I HATE mix and match, I would consider this, if possible. Any thoughts, or a Buick 6 engine which is available? Also, please tell me if there is ANYONE reasonable to work on cars in Northwestern Indiana. Robert Swim
  2. still have the Coles? I have a 1919 Limousine, some stole parts off when it was at a restorer who passed away, ever see any sedan windshilds or the wheel lock-on hoop? Robert Swim
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    Finally, having awful time locating parts for a Willoughby-bodied (I think) 1919 Cole limousine in Indiana. need windshield, wheel rings, other parts and especially, some door hinges! Parts were stolen off this car when it was in Carmel, Indiana, and I KNOW can help find parts.
  4. I have two doors for a 1928 Essex coupe, also the rear deck lid, (not rumble seat), two Buffalo (?) wire rim wheels, also two early steel and brass Ford T gaslights, scripted lenses, fittings excellent, Please contact with offers, seeking Cole , Milburn electric and 1915 IHC parts
  5. Is there anyone in the Terre Haute, Indianapolis area who has experience with Milburn Electric? Have one with rebuilt motor needs to be re-installed, completed, need help
  6. need headlights and information or wheels and rims for Milburn Electric 1916 or 1919, complete car but needing some work and bits here and there
  7. Desperately needed information or parts for split (3-glass) 1919 Cole Limousine, windshield, car nearing completion, also need underbelly pan Misc. bits, This car was out of Northern Indianapolis, some one scavenged the parts while stored, information on the persons who did so appreciated, Also need local upholsterer who does touring car tops and tufted seats for 1917 6 cylinder overland some original panels saved.. Wheel for 1915 INC high wheeler. Might know of some parts for you available, Moon, 2 excellent Ford Model T Carbide headlights, glass, scripted, v- burners. steel with brass ring front $1350 USABLE AS IS! .Also looking for a 1920 Auburn touring last known of near Newman, Illinois, Port Huron steam power unit. Anything Cole appreciated.
  8. please give me the length and check shipping to richmond tx 77469
  9. Value is one of those really tough things to determine on no information, a good place to begin is a picture, date of restoration, whether the car has won awards, and then, you should also try and determine how long the car was owned and if the owner had a mechanic, or did the work himself,.. if he had a mechanic,..go ask them what they know of the car or value. The Nash 691 was a good, middle of the line car comparable to a Dodge, and just below Studebaker in value. The touring was a decent car, but common at the time, the reverse of today, the tourer or convertible is rare today, where it was prevalent back then. the range of value varies between $12,000-17,000 depending a good deal on restoration date, parts, mileage and condition. Despite what you see in sales ads, who mostly add 25%-30% to a car just for the purpose of fishing buyer interest, you should find someone reputable to evaluate your car, my guess would be that unless your car is significantly flawless, the lower end of the range would be a good guess, if it is running, without significant wear or problems, legal to drive, dependable and of an older restoration,... many people give up and go to an auction hose, which will probably net you a lower value for a common car, and more if it is rare, yours is common to average.
  10. Am I seeing things, or is this a California top? does this touring actually fold down, or is it a permanent top which does not lower, That would be a Toursedan, not a touring. You still have this car? that is a seriously nice top, Badger?
  11. Are these the three lights that were recently on Ebay? they were 1913 with kerosene and electric, I wish I had bought the Cole headlights the owner thought were Buick about a year ago. How much, I have a decent set of 1909 gaslights. and a top bow rest from a 1910-1923 Cole touring. Main effort is to find a body, engine and windshield for one from 1919
  12. I am seeking some impossible tasks, firstly any Cole cars or parts for sale, especially 1919 body, windshield, and detail work, also pre-1920 cars (prefer from Indiana) and leads on a 1917-1919 88-8 Willys Knight v8 engine, also interested in anything pre-1912 which needs a new home.
  13. Hello!, I am trying to organize some restoration tips and tricks with a museum in South Florida, near Stuart, anyone interested?
  14. Needed for 1919 Aero 8 sedan windshield frame, Firestone Rims (3) interior window cranks and please, if you know of other coles, please write, I have talked to Leroy Cole and he is a great help, but the Coles are getting lost. I heard of one near Spring, Texas that the owner passed away, which I would like to find, a 1917 in Iowa that the owners were looking to get rich from, and a fully restored Cole 1913 Roadster that went from Illinois to Florida to be in a museum. If anyone knowing about that 1913 Cole, or the Apperson Jackrabbit at the same museum knows where they are, please contact me, I have parts, including a 1912-13 Starter and complete wiring diagrams.
  15. There is no way to replace an original, the educational merit is there from a historical perspective, from a technical perspective, and from an artistic perspective. The problem is with what is done, how it is done, and what needs to be done to do a restoration. How many times has a really good original been used to perform a 100% restoration. Yeah, it is a beautiful, functional car, but it is NOT the historical artifact it once was. Is it demeaned in this process? The only way to answer that is to be able to go back and see what was learned in the process, what was done, documented, preserved, and what was changed for the sake of convenience and modernization. And what about the guy who takes 15 cars to make one? what if he has to replicate or refabricate 25% of the car? The question could also be asked, is DaVinci's "Last Supper" worthless because it is over 40% recreated, and over time a greater portion of it was destroyed by water permeation, bad restorations, and just age and neglect than actually remains as done by Da Vinci? It's a moot point. YOU have to make the decision as to what is possible, and what is necessary. A car is a mechanical device, you have to judge the era, age, condition, value and authenticity and then hope you choose the right thing to do. The best thing you can do is become a knowledgable holder to preserve something for a future owner. That is all you are, a guardian over it while you have it. What you do becomes a part of the history, and if you bollux that, well hey, someone down the road loses out. Maybe we are not the real judge of what happens down the road, it's beyond what we can view. It wouldn't hurt a bit to learn to document and record anything you do for future owners, and how much time does that actually cost?
  16. Anybody heard information about the 2008 run from New York to Paris to commemorate the 1908 race?
  17. I also believe there is a 1910, or maybe a 1911 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and a 1919 at the Auburn Cord Dusenberg in Auburn, Indiana. There was a 1913 in Illinois, but it went somewhere in Florida. I would begin by talking to them, you will enjoy talking to the people at both museums. Northway was actually bought by GM in 1909, but not considered to be "exclusive" to GM, they didn't really even admit to the ownership until 1912, and allowed them to produce motors for about anybody,... they were a VERY good engine, used in Coles, ReVere, Cadillac, Oldsmobile and a lot of really decent cars.
  18. So has anyone else heard much about the 100th anniversary of the 1908 NY to Paris race? I live about 45 minutes from some of the people over it, and I cannot find out jack,.... they sure are sitting on the information. I know two Australian teams who have done the asiatic race (18,000 miles!) and who have American LaFrance conversions that would be great for the race, but they are totally in the datrk about information. If this is an ongoing thing, why don't they try and involve more old car people? <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> [color:"red"] [color:"black"]
  19. If it has no brakes, it could be the Indianapolis Black, which did not just disappear, it was stolen in 1904, the Black Carriage Company was bought by Cole and became the Cole in 1909. They did not put brakes or an ignition kill switch on the car, and it was run around and around the circle at Indy downtown until it ran out of gas. The police waited to give the driver a ticket when he stopped. Apparently, this was the first actual car theft in Indianapolis, I recall there was a story about it in the Indianapolis Star, and it was believed it was stolen by someone who was going to build a similar car ( pretty wild speculation, but then, it was 1904)
  20. I have some original books on it, where is your Cole at? Have a 1919 Aero 8
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