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  1. I have no idea what this came off, but I don't need it here. It measures 4 7/8" across the lens ring (OD) and 3" front to back. The reflector and lens are good, but the body has cracks. This light would be fine on an original condition "survivor" car. $40 USD + shipping from Canada.
  2. There's no ID tag but the casting says Connecticut Ignition Model 15.
  3. Thanks. I didn't list the intended application because it won't mean much to most members. My car is a 1915 Russell. (Canadian). I believe the early Chevs used Connecticut ignition but not 6 cyl. So I'm looking to find out which other makes would have used it and hopefully track one down.
  4. Looking for any leads on a Connecticut No.2 6 cylinder distributor cap like the one shown here, or any information about cars which used these in the 1915-16 period. Thanks, Peter
  5. Thanks for confirming the measurements. The engine I have is the same as a 1915 Hudson 6-40 and I wasn't sure if the carb size had changed.
  6. Thanks for checking this. If you're sure the mounting holes are less than 2 1/2" on center then it's too small for me. Peter
  7. Thanks, I'm checking compatibility. I won't be at Hershey.
  8. Thanks for the pictures. Can you please tell me the throat opening size, the distance between the mounting holes, and the price?
  9. Do you have a carb, and is it a zenith? I'd be interested. Peter
  10. I would think that an Oldsmobile would be named as such, whereas a R.E.O. could be spelled out as on the licence. But who really knows? I would also think that an Oldsmobile would be a more desirable "chauffeur's car" although you can't get much more dependable than a 4 cylinder REO. (IMHO) If it was a REO the serial number dates it as a 1913 model. At 6'1" and 200lbs, George was a big guy. He may have had difficulty getting in and out of a '13 REO without a "Fat Man" steering wheel. (Maybe he was a little slimmer back in 1916)
  11. Thanks, here is the article from the July 2019 Pierce-Arrow Museum Newsletter. It seems like the early cars were Make: Pierce Model: Arrow. After the formation of the Pierce-Arrow Motor Co. I guess they were Make: Pierce-Arrow Model: 48 or whatever, even though the advertising didn't always reflect this.
  12. I'm curious about the lack of the hyphen in early Pierce Arrow ads. Is there any clear explanation of this, or when the hyphenated spelling was fully adopted? In this ad the company name is hyphenated but the car name is not. Curious.
  13. I have these, probably 1923-1925: Oakland 34C Oakland Six 34B Oakland Six 6-54 1924 If they are of any help to you. Peter
  14. I don't think it's Maxwell because of the way the rear fender curves up from the running board instead of meeting it square. But maybe a 1918 Briscoe ...
  15. So maybe we can infer from the previous comments that the 1915 cutoff date is not related to potential snobbery. Other factors are at play here - like the car people involved. It's unfortunate when it happens and we all need to be more welcoming. I can understand people walking away from such groups, but I'd encourage people to avoid judging all car groups by any one particular experience. Another group, or perhaps even the same group on another day, and the experience could go the other way.
  16. Hello Jennifer, the Buick looks very nice and taking on a project with your dad is a wonderful idea. I've put the 1924 Buick diagram on my website so you can view it by clicking this link: https://russellcars.ca/wiring/1924Buick6.jpg Once you view it you can save the image and/or print it out. Good luck with the Buick! Peter
  17. I haven't seen any stats, but my guess would be that the HCCA membership trend is no different than most other clubs in our hobby. Does having a rolling cutoff date (e.g. 30 years old) ensure an increasing membership on an annual basis? Or even maintaining an existing membership level? Doesn't seem to be the case around here. I haven't seen any "cult like" snobbery in the HCCA. Many members have newer cars and are members other clubs as well. But maybe it depends on how you define or perceive snobbery. Look hard enough and you'll probably find something. I'd say one of the positive spinoffs of declining membership is that there seems to be less rivalry between clubs and more inter-club activities. Peter
  18. Yes it is arbitrary, but 1929 does mark the end of the Harley "J" series bikes with their IOE engines. Similar to the "brass-era" ending being set at 1915 or other events being capped at 1927 because of the Model T Ford. The Cannonball arbitrarily changes their years regularly, not so much to "evolve" but to vary the challenge and the interest level. They've done pre-1916 (brass-era) and pre-1937 (the year Harley introduced the OHV Knucklehead) as well as the current cutoff.
  19. The hydraulic brakes would have been a conversion. Auburn went hydraulic in 1928. You'd think that anyone doing a "modern" conversion would convert to internal brakes. This may be a car that someone has rescued with pieces from one or more others.
  20. I don't know the answer to this question. I'll take a look around just in case it's in an obvious place.
  21. IMHO They are one of the nicest looking mid-twenties non-classic designs. And they really lend themselves to two tone schemes.
  22. My dad made new end caps for those rear bumpers using large frost plugs and some pipe. I've got the frost plug size in my files.
  23. My Auburn was registered in December of 1926 as a 1926 Model. However, according to the serial number it is part of the 1927 production. It's possible the same thing happened here and the car was registered in late 1925 as a 1925. The only thing working against this theory is the fact that its serial number is two thirds of the way through the production year. It seems an unlikely scenario. Regardless, if the 4-44 was not offered in '25 it's a 1926 model. I would check the numbers on the title carefully.
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