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  1. the chandler car was the only 12 limited remaining. I believe the melton car is an 11 and was in the browning collection until it was sold at their big auction at pebble beach. Stan Lucas from so cal bought it. I think it went for about 500 thou. it was a very nice car and appeared to be restored but very original.
  2. ANYONE KNOW THE WEREABOUTS OF THE 12 OLDS THAT WAS SOLD AT THE FLORIDA AUCTION.?? tHE MOST EXPENSIVE OLDS EVER SOLD AT 3.3 MILLION. SEEMS TO HAVE DISSAPEARED. WAS RESTORED WHILE AT THE OTIS CHANDLER COLLECTION.
  3. the heel pedal is compression release not gas pedal
  4. One last thing, make sure you understand the advance and retard movement on the timer, cranking with the spark advanced can be painful it has quite a bite!!!!
  5. Looks like a great car, quite authentic in all respects. It does have a timer, the battery goes in the box under the seat left side, and the coil goes in the lower box underneath the battery box. If it has a compression release pedal (right side heel panel) it should have a serial number stamped on it. I don't see a gas pedal on the floor, might get one from Monroe Miller. The big problem is, I don't see a drive chain and it is not availiable. It is an obsolete size. The late Gary Hoonsbeen was a great help, also someone was remaking them but I don't remember who.. The oiling is simple, there is a lubricator on the cylinder, take it off clean it and adjust it to 10 drops per minute and you are in business. The engine is a total loss system so the excess oil just leaks out..
  6. Looks like a great car, quite authentic in all respects. It does have a timer, the battery goes in the box under the seat left side, and the coil goes in the lower box underneath the battery box. If it has a compression release pedal (right side heel panel) it should have a serial number stamped on it. I don't see a gas pedal on the floor, might get one from Monroe Miller. The big problem is, I don't see a drive chain and it is not availiable. It is an obsolete size. The late Gary Hoonsbeen was a great help, also someone was remaking them but I don't remember who.. The oiling is simple, there is a lubricator on the cylinder, take it off clean it and adjust it to 10 drops per minute and you are in business. The engine is a total loss system so the excess oil just leaks out..
  7. Haven't heard much recently about the O'Quinn collection. Have they sold all the cars?
  8. Early knox,1903-04-05
  9. Is that a Marmon in yout last photo? between the Peerless and the Stevens. How many cars are still active at this point? and what happened with the the beautiful Rolls in the first photos
  10. It is a tubular axle if that is any help. the king pin area seems to be bent back on both sides but we don't have anything to compare it with.
  11. When the Browning limited was sold, it mentioned in the catalog that it had only 5000 miles. It also mentioned that previous owners were Sam Sher and Richard Paine. My guess is that Melton bought it from the Olds dealer mentioned in your previos blog and then it went to Sher. From there to the Paine collection and on to Brownings. It sold at the Browning auction for 644K to Stan Lucas, and I think that is where it is now. I had a chance to see it at the auction and then again at Pebble beach and Hillsborough concours and it appears to be very original and complete.
  12. I understand Meltonhad a 1911 Olds Limited. Does anyone know where it is today? Was it possibly the one Matt Browning had?
  13. caf

    Marmon in fire!

    The car in the photo of the Cliff House fire is a 1904or 1904 Franklin. Oddly enough it was rescued and restored it. In fact I saw it at an antique show many years ago. It didn't look bad at all.