edinmass

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  1. Today I was looking at two town cars, both had only two doors. I had never even knew they made them. Interestingly, they were both Ford Model A's. The correct body style name is Town Car Delivery. About 140 made, three are still around. I'll try to post a photo. Ed
  2. Hi, there are only 3 PA XA trucks known to still be in the states. A very rare machine. One of the three is well restored, but was recently sold and I do not know where it went. Parts are basically impossible. Your going to have to make almost anything you need. One of the other two has not been seen or located for 32 years, if it still survives. Can you post a photo of your truck here? I would like to see what you are working with. What are you missing? Ed
  3. Dave, your car looks fine, a little patina adds character, besides how many people can say they still have their first new car they ever purchased? Cant be too many 810/812 owners who can say that. Just think 3 more payments and that baby will be ALL yours. My Best, Ed
  4. I think someone in the CCCA was making them new, ask in the Packard forum. Ed
  5. It may be automotive, but if it is up north it may be boat or aircraft related. The logo looks like the cars from the late 20's but I don't know if the other divisions used the same one. It is very cool..... and I am sure it would sell very easy. Is it for sale? I would be interested, Ed.
  6. PM Sent to both members who wanted contact info on the 31 Reo near Boston. Good luck. Ed
  7. 1931 & 1932 Pierce Arrows use the same lens. The lenses you have are not correct. Ed
  8. I have never seen that car before, thanks for posting it. Ed
  9. 32, I'll only comment on the three colors I have seen and known to be correct. All three Pierce Arrow's of 1931. The first is a metallic platinum used on a 1931 Series 42 Dual Cowl for factory promotional purposes. I have a actual sample of the paint. Today it looks like a turgid dark brown puddle with some metallic in it. Photos of the car new show it looking like a brilliant silver / gray in the black and white photos. Another 31 series 41 touring was special ordered in India in "Brilliant Red' and the car still survives. I have spoken to someone about the car, and they said the current color is identical to what they found. I would describe it as a medium red with some orange in it, mild by today's shades, but it must have been outstanding when new. The last is a 31 series 41 Brunn Enclosed Drive Limousine. It was a purple plum, but "much more purple than plumb" described to me by a Pierce Arrow factory driver in the 80's who also shuttled the real Silver Arrows around the dealership. They ( The real Silver Arrows) were tan when new. The factory driver said ALMOST all the cars were very conservative, and no other cars stood out in his memory. He also worked for Stutz and Wills St Claire. I sold a 31 Cadillac Fleetwood convertiable that had a light brown body and "burnt orange moon" wheels. The orange was quite bright, and it held up well. Ed
  10. The samples are from 1932 Factory Catalog cars. They were not from the box. But they fit inside so I store them in it. Ed
  11. I was just cleaning up some of my car junk in my master bedroom closet, and came across this neat little piece of the Custom Body Era. Most people have not seen these leather bound boxes, and I thought I would post a few photos. I have several different ones, both Pierce and Cadillac, but it shows what was available when money was no object. It's from the New York City LeBaron showroom for 1929 and 1930. It held samples of paint, upholstery, and striping choices. There are samples for headliners, seats, and "fake" convertible top fabrics. If anyone else would like to share their CCCA ERA dealer or showroom goodies, PLEASE DO! There was an amazing amount of stuff in the dealerships. Enjoy, Ed
  12. And to you also ....... see you soon. Ed
  13. A good friend just pulled one out of storage of 30 years, It's a two door sedan, I think thay call it a Victoria. The car is all there with a bunch of extras like engine, rear end, and a bunch of other stuff. It's a 31 if my memory serves me. The owner has brass and Classic cars and MAY be looking to sell it. It was going to be his last restoration to do during his retirment, but I think he now just wants to find one finished so he can enjoy it right away. If intrested PM me and I'll send you his email. The car is located in the Boston area. Ed
  14. That's my entire point. For what I was quoted for scanning and other fees, it was MUCH less expensive to go with lost wax casting. My understanding is the computer and scanner are not too expensive. The printers can run 90 to 200 K as I have been told but did not confirm. Then labor / cad-cam time and it just gets too expensive. Keep us up to date, Ed
  15. I would have a use for it about 10 times a year. Everyone we contacted was calling themselves rapid prototyping, with all sorts of engineers, and pricing us out to the market. If we could pay 75 to 125 per hour for the computer time, I think it would work out ok. Keep me posted. Ed
  16. Very cool...... I have never seen that engine before....thanks for posting. Ed
  17. Adam, in case you didn't know it, the color of your Loco is ENVEY GREEN. It's a great car. Enjoy it! ED
  18. Olds Limited looks right. I would say 1912. Car photo was taken in 14 or 15 in front of the owners home in Birmingham NY. Chauffeur is a man named Santos (Last) and he was head of maintenance of the mill that the car owner had. The lady in the front seat was the owners wife, who died a few days later after this photo was taken. The photo was a family "prized possession" as it was the last photo taken of her. The Chauffeurs' grandson is a car mechanic in my home town today, and the photo has been hanging on the wall of his shop for 25 years. Ed
  19. Olds Limited looks right. I would say 1912. Car photo was taken in 14 or 15 in front of the owners home in Birmingham NY. Chauffeur is a man named Santos (Last) and he was head of maintenance of the mill that the car owner had. The lady in the front seat was the owners wife, who died a few days later after this photo was taken. The photo was a family "prized possession" as it was the last photo taken of her. The Chauffeurs' grandson is a car mechanic in my home town today, and the photo has been hanging on the wall of his shop for 25 years. Ed
  20. Any one know the make, series, ect? Thanks Ed.
  21. Also need horse power, CID, wheel base, tire size, and condition will also be needed to get a ballpark of value. Ed
  22. Taken in upstate New York. Car looks like 1912 to me but I am not sure. Anyone know the make and series? Thanks, Ed