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  1. Could it be the sound of a spark jumping to ground? Is it firing regularly on all cylinders?
  2. About 10 years ago I had a pair of 28" rims and rings made for my 1911 Cadillac by Coker. You could try them for rings. I still have the old rings (2) from my Cadillac. They are solid, but would require a little work to get them back to a nice circle again. I can send a picture if you like. Peter
  3. Thanks for the quick ID. Peter
  4. Can anyone ID this early car?
  5. Auburnseeker, and others ... if you're interested in brass-era cars I encourage you to connect with someone who will take you out for a ride in one. Or better still, let you drive it. Driving a brass era car is like nothing else. You're right - 40 mph might as well be 90, and a 75 mile drive is like 300 in your modern car, but it's a thrill a minute. You get to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the world around you at a comfortable 30 - 40mph speed. And almost everyone you pass smiles, waves, and takes a picture. For me, a big part of it is the mechanical "man and machine" thing. You can see moving parts under the hood and you hear everything and must constantly listen for anything unusual. You're in charge of timing advance, proper shifting (may take some learning) and, yes, some of us still crank our cars to start them. And anytime you arrive home under your own power, you feel great. There's nothing else like it in the car hobby. A pre-16 tour is a ton of fun and an amazing sight for anyone lucky enough to be standing on the curb when 20 or more brass cars show up unannounced. I have a 20s car (an Auburn, actually) and a 30s car, but my first choice is always one of the brass-era cars. If you ever get out to the west coast of Canada, come see me and we'll go for a ride. Peter, Burnaby, British Columbia.
  6. When checking for what is "correct" keep in mind that the Canadian models typically had some trim differences. I have a Canadian built 35 DeSoto Airflow and it has some obvious 34 Chrysler trim. People wonder why it has those Chrysler bumpers, but that's the way it was built.
  7. Thanks, I put it on the AMCA site as well and the thought there is that it is a Fafnir. It looks like a match. Peter
  8. If someone is interested in this car I suggest you get onto the Airflow group site for their input. The guys there will know what's correct and may even know the car. The price actually seems reasonable to me, especially if it's in Canadian dollars. Peter
  9. The Skagit HCCA group is not that far away from you and they put on a terrific tour each year in September. I attended a few weeks ago and we had three days of great touring. And our group is just across the line - we'd be glad to have you join us on our tour in June. Peter
  10. British Columbia, Canada. Maybe I need to go on tour in your state.
  11. The biggest problem is that is is illegal (at least where I live) to operate with gas lights after dark. Disregarding that minor detail, a few of us did a bit of evening prowling around the neighbourhood on our recent HCCA tour. It was a lot of fun and a great sight. Here's the video:
  12. If "best bang for the buck" means cheapest, then it will probably be something in the twenties. But if it means best value, it could be a 1916 - a brass T that's not officially HCCA eligible, but likely cheaper than earlier brass Ts. Peter (not a T guy)
  13. This generator has been sold now. Peter
  14. Still for sale & open to offers, Peter