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  1. I also have a picture of the rear axle if that helps narrow it down.
  2. What year are these? The one on the top, I think, is earlier. The frame in the middle is similar to the the frame on the bottom, but it's turned upside down. No front brakes on the rolling chassis, so I'm guessing pre-1925. The big question is, are they worth saving? Thanks
  3. Any ideas on what these are for? They look suspiciously like Model T Ford spark plug bases, but with a screen swaged onto one end and no electrode. Maybe for use with explosion whistles? And more importantly should I save them or are they just scrap metal? Thanks for looking!
  4. "Mfd. by Geo W Borg Corp Chicago USA" Any thoughts?
  5. No doubt this Poor Unfortunate (abbreviated P-U) is complaining to anyone within earshot how unfair life is and what a bunch of %#$@'s his bosses are.
  6. Aerocar c. 1905-1906 would be my first guess. The air-cooled engine was built by Reeves (of Octo-Auto fame.)
  7. The rods are Model T Ford. You've got a mix of earlier "heavy" rods and later "light" rods.
  8. Back to the Jones swivels... A picture of this type of swivel can be seen on page 96 of "The Antique Automobile Speedometer" by Russ Furstnow. They were introduced in 1912 and were made until 1920 and are out of forged steel. I suspect the ones marked "Jones" are earlier as Jones Speedometers went out of production in 1916 after the company was bought out. These are desirable parts; you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a buyer for them.
  9. These are much earlier than 1939. Jones made high quality speedometers. A good find.
  10. "Retro Gone Wild" Mercedes electric open-wheeled speedster concept: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29050996/mercedes-vision-simplex-concept-photos-info/
  11. I'm guessing by looking at the mounting brackets and locations of the plugs that it was transversely mounted, as were the engines on early 2-cylinder Fords and Buicks, unlike the Schacht highwheelers which were longitudinally mounted.
  12. For Sale: 2 Cylinder Beaver Engine, from a horseless carriage probably ca. 1905. From the California desert. It is stuck, of course. There is some moisture damage to the internals but don't think its real bad - I've seen a lot worse. Not a lot of wear on the internal parts either. Low serial number (in the 300's) so obviously this is a real early one. Asking $800. Buyer to arrange shipping. Thanks for looking.
  13. "Cut the "Oldsmobile" script out of the engine block?" Let's just say some folks have different ideas than I do about how our automotive history should be preserved.
  14. There are six holes on a 6-inch circle.
  15. Thanks to all who replied. I wonder if these are the 1929 Essex wheels I bought several years ago - I thought I had gotten rid of them. IIRC, Essex wheels were held in place with lug nuts as opposed to a center-lock hub. If these are Essex wheels they're probably worth more as "yard art" than anything, especially with the snap rings gone.