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  1. Marty: The black car is a 1903 Stearns, and the blue car is a 1905 Moline. Neither is a Velie. John
  2. Ben: As the previous poster said Velie built cars from 1909 to 1929. The Biltwel name was used from 1915 to 1919. Velie cars were built in Moline, IL. You can find information about Velie cars on our web site www.velieauto.net If you need more information you can email me at the address found on the website. John Nikodym - Velie Registry
  3. Thanks for the tips on the oil system. I took the pan and oil pump off. There was some sludgy oil in the pump so it was not getting oil like it should have. I see after taking the pan off how there are idividual compartments for each rod and how the side plugs are for draining extra oil from each compartment. I have every thing all cleaned up and back together with the proper amount of oil so all should be well with the oiling system. I have spent the last couple weeks cleaning and lubing this wonderful original car. It is in increibley great original condition. I am only missing the side lights and the carpet on the rear floor. Otherwise this car is a wonderful time capsule of originallity. The 1927 registration is fastened to the dash and I found the 1927 licence plates under the back seat so I would assume from this that the car was driven regularly until 1927. I have applied about 1/2 gallon of neatsfoot oil to the leather and it is very good condition except for a few insect holes in the front seat. The top is very good condition but I will have to be carefull to not get it wet or have it out in too much wind. The side curtains and top boot were under the back seat and in very good condition as well. I have wiped the whole car down with linseed oil and soaked the wheel spokes and fellows up good with it as well. I found some old, good used firestone non-skids since the tires that were on it were petrified. I have attached photos of the car the way it was when I got it and with the side curtians on. Does anyone have a reproduction oil filler cap available? The original is potmetal and is crumbling. I am looking for a nice set of original side lights. They are the combination kerosene/electric.
  4. I got my all original 1913 model 31 running for the first time today. It had been in a museum here in Nebraska for many years, and had not been run for probably 30 years. It started right up like it had been run last week. I took the oil line that goes to the site gauge on the dash off where it comes out of the engine and there is very little oil being pumped. Does this have a plunger type pump? Is it in the housing bolted to the side of the crankcase or can it be accessed from there? Any idea what the problem might be? I thought I would see if anyone on the forum could give any ideas before I start tearing things apart.
  5. There have been rumors and stories of a Deere Car in existance but I have never seen a photo or any real proof that one exists. I have original brochures and photos of the cars but am not aware of any part of a car in existance.
  6. I have for sale a 1976 Buick Electra with 1,985 miles. This car is in "New" condition. It has been stored well and driven annually. The car comes from the dry climate of Nebraska. It was originally delevered to Stenerson, Sillers Inc. in Aberdeen, SD. This is one of the last few BIG Electras with the 350 engine in lieu of the 455. The car has all original parts including the tires, the only exception being the battery. With nothing more than a good detail cleaning this car could be shown to AACA Grand National status, or could be shown as HPOF original. Price is $22,000. Located in Red Cloud, Nebraska. For more information call 402-746-2248 or nikrcne@gpcom.net<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  7. I have for sale a 1976 Buick Electra with 1,985 miles. This car is in "New" condition. It has been stored well and driven annually. The car comes from the dry climate of Nebraska. It was originally delevered to Stenerson, Sillers Inc. in Aberdeen, SD. This is one of the last few BIG Electras with the 350 engine in lieu of the 455. The car has all original parts including the tires, the only exception being the battery. With nothing more than a good detail cleaning this car could be shown to AACA Grand National status, or could be shown as HPOF original. Price is $22,000. Located in Red Cloud, Nebraska. For more information call 402-746-2248 or nikrcne@gpcom.net
  8. I just bought a 1976 Limited with a 350 engine code J. It has 1,900 miles and is in all respects a NEW car. The original tires are even intact, though I don't know if I would want to take to long of a road trip on them. It has had very good care and storage. The guy took it out and drove it around the yard every year to keep the engine trans well. Never out on the road though for many years. It should really not be driven now to keep the miles low.
  9. Steve: I purchased a model SCO8413 84Volt, 13 Amp, 120 volt On Board Charger for my Rauch & Lang from Quick Charge Corp. Oklahoma City, OK. New Page 1 I have not used it much yet but it seems to be a very good fit for my application. John Nikodym
  10. For Sale, very nicely restored 1906 Reo. Needs nothing. Completed 2007 New London to New Brighton run. Ready for this years touring season. Has electric cooling fan and halogen lights for safe touring. Call or email for more info. 402-746-2248. nikrcne@gpcom.net $39,500.00
  11. I recomend Straight Roads Trucking. Windsor, CO. 970-227-0237. They are a small independent enclosed carrier, no stacking. Fair price, great service.
  12. I have seen referance to Brewster Company Records that were held by former Brewster employee Charles Willmore. Does anyone know where these records are now? Willmore passed away in the 1970's. These were records of types of bodies built, on what brand of chassis, and in some cases the original purchaser. I am searching for any information regarding my 1925 Brewster Knight- Glass Quarter Brougham Town Car. John Nikodym Red Cloud, NE
  13. There should be a gasket between the bowl and the cover around the intake tube. If this area is not sealed the carb trys to draw air from the bowl not through the intake tube as it should and the engine will not run correctly. Your gasket may have dried up or cracked and fell out. John
  14. What are my options of where to park an empty trailer for the whole week of Hershey? I will not have room for it on my spaces. How much does HERCO charge and where would it be?
  15. What is the asking price of your car? Please contact me with more information or let me know how to contact you directly. Thanks, John