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  1. I remember this car well when it was at Harrah's. It is a great car with a fantastic provenance from day one. It is certainly a worthy addition to any major collection and will always be a significant piece of automotive history. A great opportunity indeed.
  2. I can image this car with the detachable rear seat removed and two spare tires on the back deck. I keep looking at photos of this car and it just gets better and better. A great car offered by a very knowledgeable and well respected brass car collector.
  3. What a neat old car that is brimming with originality. Friction drive cars are a lot of fun to drive and make for a great conversation piece. This car will sell sooner than later.
  4. Price reduced to 225.00 plus 75.00 for shipping or local pickup. Thanks.
  5. 19tom40 advice is excellent. A few other things to remember: Don't worry about getting the distributor "out of time" when re-installing it. The camshaft has a slot and the mating distributor shaft has a matching embossed blade (or vice, versa, can't remember). This slot and blade are offset, so there is only one way you can mate them. Idealistically, there is someone near you with a period distributor machine. These machines are key for properly setting the two sets of points, the dwell, etc. You can do it without the machine, but it won't be as accurate. Check the local Early Ford V8 club in your area and see if you can access one of these. If you car is a driver and you are not concerned with under the hood authenticity, I would recommend using a modern, standard style coil. There is an adapter that covers the hole on the distributor that the original coil goes mounts to. The parts vendors sell this kit. It is more reliable and easier to deal with than the original integral distributor mounted coil. Also, PLEASE make sure you test fit the distributor and make sure it is completely flat and flush before you tighten the bolts. The distributor is aluminum and the mounting holes are easily broken if it is resting unevenly. Tighten the bolts gently and evenly with a small hand wrench. Do not use any force. That's a great looking 1934 Roadster! Enjoy.
  6. I like the "custom rumble" seat step plate on the rear fender. Also interesting that this early 1920s Chevrolet had its 30 x 3 1/2" clincher wheels/tires/rims replaced with 21" balloon split rims, yet the spare is still the 30x3 1/2" clincher rim. A great old photo taken of an old car when it was already an "old car". These depression-era photos are great. Even though this car is well worn, it was still a part of the family and worthy of being included in a photo.
  7. These four-cylinder Dodges are amongst the most underrated tour cars. They are known to be quick, agile and dependable. There are enough of them around so there is an adequate support system for information and parts, yet they are far from common. This touring car would be a great and affordable entry into any nickel-era or Glidden tours.
  8. This is an absolute bargain. I have sold two of these in recent years for much more than Matt is asking. It won't last long.