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  1. Nope, no clutch brake! That is another reason why we are stumped. Will probably have to take the clutch out and re-examine. Still looking for any diagrams or advice. Thanks Tom
  2. Hi all. I am completely the freshening up of my 1921 Premier Touring Car. One of its neat features is the Cutler-Hammer electromagnetic shift. After replacing the corroded wiring the unit works well. But we have an issue with the Borg & Beck clutch. It is a single plate clutch and we can’t seem to get the clutch adjusted. The clutched worked poorly before the last car show we attended. So we pulled the clutch. A broken ring of the facing material was just laying loose in the clutch; not riveted or glued to the plate. We thought that was odd. We had new material glued to the clutch plate. The throw-out bearing is good. We put the clutch back in. Now we can’t seem to adjust the clutch. There is a riveted tag on the clutch indicating how to adjust it but we haven't had success. My friend, a very well experienced mechanic, can’t seem to adjust the clutch. We can’t get the clutch to engage to shift it into any gear. The gears just grind. We can start the car while in gear (first or reverse) and with the clutch pedal pushed down. The clutch is grabby but the brakes do stop the car from moving. But at this point we still cannot shift the car into a different gear. Any ideas? Does anyone have a diagram or manual for the clutch? Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  3. I was surfing Ebay and came across this 1930 LaSalle auction. Sounds too good to be true. Does anyone know the seller? The seller doesn't seem to have sold a lot of items in the past. Any red flags here? Comments appreciated. Tom Wallace, Dayton, OH
  4. Has anyone seen the SFBay area craigslist ad for a 1933 Chrysler? It looks like a nice vehicle. I like the color and styling of the car. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/1933-chrysler-royal/6740827134.html Is this a car that a 6' 4" guy will be comfortable driving? Is the price reasonable? Are there questions that I should ask? Obviously the seller made a faux pas when describing the engine as a V8! Any comments welcome. Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  5. Much thanks for the info! Now I know what to search for. Tom
  6. Hi Everyone! I am searching for a spare rim for my 1921 Premier. The tire size is 33 x 5. I think these split rims are Stanweld rims. I thought on this tire size the rim should be 23 inch rims but the rim measures 24 inches, or perhaps I am measuring wrong. Any leads appreciated. Thanks Tom Wallace, Dayton, OH
  7. I am taking my 1911 Cadillac to our local concours in a couple weeks. The gray linoleum is spotted and stained but it seems the more I clean the more noticeable the spots are. I have tried a few different products but without good results. Does anyone have a good method of removing the stains. Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  8. I got a set of Champion W18's yesterday. They look like they will work well. Thanks all. Tom Wallace
  9. No. This car came from Moorecroft, Wyoming. I have all the history of the car since it was purchased as a used car in 1927. Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  10. I bought a 1921 Premier Touring Car a quite few months ago and I am just now getting time to get the car running. I have been rewiring the car because the original wire was corroded and void of insulation. We just replaced the spark plug wires with the correct period wire. The car had a mix of 2 types of spark plugs. I got info from some source that the replacement plug would be an Autolite 3076. So I got a set and started to take out the old plugs. The old plugs had a lot of soot and looked burnt. So they definitely need replaced. But the old plugs have a much longer throw than the new Autolites! I am afraid that the new plugs would not deliver the spark to the correct position in the cylinders. See a photo of the plugs below. Any wisdom or suggestions would be appreciated, Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  11. Ken, I sent you a pm today concerning our great Premier automobiles. Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  12. Could you elaborate on which year/models that you wish to sell? thanks Tom Wallace, Dayton, Oh
  13. Could the first car pictured above with the V-shaped radiator be an early 20's Premier Touring car? Looks a lot like the 1921 Premier Touring Car that my friend and I just purchased out of Wyoming. The V-shaped radiator and the high beam/low beam headights look like the ones on my car. The small "spotlights" attached to the windshield posts are just like mine. A photo of my new "baby" below. I have to find an original radiator cap. I probably need to have the v-shaped radiator evaluated; ? leaks. I heard that these radiators can be really expensive to repair/recore. Any advice? Tom Wallace, Dayton, OH
  14. Our plan is to get the car ready for our local concours, Dayton Carillon Concours, here in Dayton next year, September 2017. Right now I am looking to preserve the upholstery, paint and top. We hope to work on the engine next spring and to get it in a running state. tom