PFindlay

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  1. Nickel was an option in 1911. I don't think many 1912 Cadillacs would have had brass trim. The ads that I've seen don't show demi-tonneau for 1912 (see image), but maybe one could be ordered? Perhaps the auction car in question is a rare 1912 body style.
  2. Is that a body style they offered in 1912? Looks like a 1911 demi-tonneau body. Definitely 1912 running gear. It appears to have most of the right Cadillac parts on it and could be a good buy for someone.
  3. I still have most of these. Handy to have. Peter
  4. Thanks, I guess I'm not a Buick guy or I would have known that.
  5. Can anyone identify this car? Interesting features are the rear opening rear doors and the low hanging radiator in front. The picture is from Carleton Place, Ontario and shows David Findlay and family. The Findlays had a local foundry and produced Findlay stoves. (No relation to my family.) Peter Findlay
  6. Glenn, if you send me a PM with your contact info I will send it on to the current owner of this car: http://antique.vccc.com/pioneers/sgv/sgvcontents.html Peter
  7. The first car is an Orient Buckboard and probably the one that belonged to John Barnsley. He was given registration #1 when B.C. started registering motor vehicles in 1904. It seems a rather inauspicious car to wear the prestigious plate #1. He subsequently replaced it with a Clement-Talbot (British) and then a Russell (Canadian) and maintained his number one registration throughout the teens.
  8. Is there way to adjust the float level on a Stromberg C No2? Peter
  9. I bought a few of these hides back in 2017 when the original post went up, but subsequently sold the car so now I have no use for them. If someone's interested they're available. They are charcoal, more like a very dark grey than a true black. Peter
  10. By the end of 1907 there were 1530 passenger vehicles registered in Ontario, up from 1176 the previous year. We don't know if that would include motorcycles or not, but I'd be surprised if there were 250 motorcycles either way. Automobiles were still just catching on, and Ontario's weather doesn't make it a prime spot for year round motorcycle transport. Peter
  11. The Early Cadillac Group has been saved by moving from Yahoo to Groups.io, thanks to moderator Steve. You'll find it here: groups.io/g/EarlyCadillacGroup Peter
  12. Here is a picture of our grandpa Findlay in his 1927 International truck. He hauled fruit up and down the very steep hills of British Columbia's Okanagan region. When he got this truck he thought it was the greatest because he could carry 100 boxes of apples in a load. Then the next year they came out with front wheel brakes... Peter
  13. This 1919 Pierce Arrow Suburban Limo belongs to a friend of mine. The picture was taken when he brought it from New York to the West Coast in 1975. Other projects took priority for a few years (like 40+) but he's finally going on it now.
  14. Yes, that's it. Thanks. I'm not a Netflix guy but maybe I'll see it someday. Peter
  15. Any sign of a blue 1924 Cadillac Touring in that movie, in a farmhouse scene? I drove a friend's car on the set one day - had to show Neil McDonough how to start it and move it down the driveway.
  16. Sounds like a fine idea. When you're stripping all that extra weight off your car I have just the place to hang it. Before the drag race, we'll have to check rear sprockets. I may have the hill-climbing sprocket, for our B.C. mountains. If that's the case we'll have to add a hillclimb event to the day's activities. Fair is fair. The car isn't actually mine - I just take care of it for a friend. Her grandfather bought it (used) in 1910. Yesterday was such a mild dry day out here in British Columbia that I decided to take it out for a quick picture. Peter
  17. Ok, I'm in .... 1963 ... the family with our 1927 Auburn, two years after dad bought it from the original owner. I'm on the left. 1978 ... delivering my bride to our wedding. My siblings did likewise in the 70s. 2017 ... Taking Dad for his last ride in this car. He and the Auburn were both registered in December, 1926. 2017 ... taking my grandkids in a parade,. Same car, same jackets. 2019 ... some things don't change: same wife, same car.
  18. They may be the same jugs, but I think the valves and ports may have changed as the years passed.
  19. Our HCCA group had a "Last Chance Run" today, before the bad weather really sets in. There wasn't much colourful foliage to see but we had a great 45 mile drive. Peter, in British Columbia.
  20. Could it be the sound of a spark jumping to ground? Is it firing regularly on all cylinders?
  21. 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
  22. 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.