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  1. There has been much written here and many opinions given on the subject of oil. You may want to search out a few threads. My advise is to get to know a few people with cars of similar vintage and choose someone you trust and respect. You'll go nuts try to find the "correct" answer to your question. Similar story for grease but not so much variety of opinion. I will PM you. Peter
  2. Nice car! There's a fellow with a beautiful 1925 McLaughlin Phaeton in the Okanagan (B.C.) and he may be able to point you toward some parts. You should also be in touch with the Alberta Vintage Touring Association (or something like that). They do several tours a year for brass and nickel era cars - your car would fit right in once you get it on the road. They may have some Alberta contacts. Send me a private message if you'd like contact information for these leads. The Buick guys here should be able to help you find ignition parts. Peter
  3. When my 1912 REO came out of its hibernation in the barn (in 1970), it had 1913 rear fenders. When my father acquired it in 1980 it still had those fenders, but came with a pair of 1912 fenders, so he put those on to make the car "original". Recently I have received pictures from the family of the original owner which show that our REO had electric side lights by 1914 and may have had those 1913 fenders as well. Certainly the fenders were on the car by 1918, according to other photos. The car was purchased new in early 1913, so it may be that the dealer updated the rear fenders and side l
  4. Thanks, that's what I was looking for.
  5. I found this article by Ram McGladrey in a 1968 HCCA Gazette. It tells his story of recovering the Oldsmobile so I thought I'd add it to the record here.
  6. Thanks for this info. The wiring is no longer there, but I believe the trough in the bow is as you describe. However there is no rear passenger armrest. Should there be one in a convertible coupe?
  7. Hi Keith, I have no suggestion about your wheels, but I will suggest that you join us in the REOfour Group. (https://groups.io/g/REOfour) It's free and you can connect with other owners of four cylinder REOs. We'd love to see your car and hear about your progress. Peter
  8. I have a used one, if you're looking for something inexpensive. It has a chip in it but I used it for years like that. Peter
  9. Here's a little item I found about the Hupp-Yeats ... it was advertised for sale in the HCCA Gazette in December, 1949. This would have been shortly after Victoria Jane's death. I wonder if there was no buyer, or if the Parrot's lawyer put a stop to it all? Also interesting to note that it was believed to be a 1914 model and only had 39 miles on the odometer.
  10. PFindlay

    REO hubcap

    I stand corrected. After checking some period photos it looks like they were painted, as seen here.
  11. Yes I do. Nice article. Thanks for adding those early Studebakers to the list here.
  12. PFindlay

    REO hubcap

    Yes, it looks like a 1912 REO hubcap. I don't believe it should be painted (mine aren't). Peter
  13. Very nice car, Jeff, and a rare one. Only 604 were made. Is yours a Hydramatic or standard transmission? I picked up a 1940 Olds Convertible Series 60 Coupe last fall and I've been surprised at how few Oldsmobiles are around. I don't know where they all went. There are some parts available at a few places such as these: https://collectorsautosupply.com/search-result#/ymm/Year=1941&Make=Oldsmobile/1/All https://www.oldsobsolete.com/product-category/oldsmobile-parts-for-sale/ It will help you to get familiar with Chev, Pontiac,
  14. Found these on another thread ... 1940 DeSoto Convertible Coupe 1940 Pontiac Convertible Coupe
  15. This 1940 Dodge Coupe is for sale in another thread. Nice looking car with some interesting bumper accessories.
  16. Another picture from Peter shows the Silver Brother's Garage in Burnaby with both Pierce-Arrows in front and the 1913 Peerless a little further along. Nearby Silver Street in Burnaby is named for their father, a Burnaby developer and Alderman. This was probably taken in the early 1930s, before the cars went into storage. Notice they were selling "3 star" gasoline. In 1936 Imperial oil became a sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada and began the tradition of the "Three Star Selection" after each game.
  17. Peter Trant has supplied these early pictures of the 1915 Pierce Arrow Coupe-Roadster. The first was taken during the Rogers years and was taken in front of the under-construction "Shannon" mansion at 57th & Granville in Vancouver. This home was begun in 1913 and was to be the largest home west of Toronto. It wasn't completed until 1925. B.T. Rogers had died in 1918 and the car passed on to son Blyth. In this picture the car still has its winter top. The other pictures shown here are from the years when Sid Steeves owned the car, late 1920s - 1930s. The woman is probably
  18. Gabriel is a good guess, since they're from Cleveland. Here's an ad from Motor October 1915 that may help with ID if you get a look inside. There's not much to rebuild in there. Peter
  19. Don't be so sure about that sign on the building. We may be seeing the back side of it. Here is the same photo flipped and enlarged a little. The number on the car behind the Franklin (?) looks like it starts with a 4.
  20. Here is a 1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Business Coupe that has shown up in another thread. It looks like a solid car that will soon be on its way to rehabilitation. This model had the 230 cu. in. 6 cylinder engine, 120" WB, and sold for $865.
  21. There's a Facebook page for the Forgotten Oldsmobiles 1937 - 48 with a few 1940 owners there. You may be able to ask for body numbers to see if they are all over the place or assigned by body style. My car is a series 60 Convertible Coupe. They made 1300 of these and mine is body number 842. Out of ~190,000 1940 cars produced is it just a coincidence that mine is such a low number, or could it be that each body style, or perhaps Series, was numbered starting from 1? Maybe there's an Oldsmobile guy that knows the answer. To be safe, you could choose a number that is less than the produc
  22. That makes sense. It looks like you've got a good seat there. Lucky. I'd say it's trim #4, Bedford Cord.
  23. The passenger seat back looks like it might be Bedford Cord, but the rest of the seat looks different. Has someone replaced part of the seat? You should probably show it in the Oldsmobile Club to find someone who knows what is correct.
  24. The body code is shown here as Model Number: https://classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=433&year=1940&model=15891 Your tag would say 40-3527B. I have a thread elsewhere on this site for 1940 cars of any model. How about adding a picture of your Olds to that thread? Peter
  25. Here is a picture of the tag on my 1940 Olds Convertible Coupe along with a couple of scans from the 1940 Olds shop manual. What I'm not sure of is what your body style number would be - I'll dig a little more. If your frame number has a C or an L in it, your car was not made in Lansing and there's a different paint chart. Peter
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