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  1. 20 hours ago, odyssey said:

    Of course the switch is incorporated in the switch at the bottom of the column.  Not sure why I was certain I had seen a remote mounted Autolite relay on another car.  Problem solved.  

    So, how about a correct Autolite generator cutout?


    Interior door handle? 


    Thanks - 

    Tom is the starter switch the style you pull up on the horn button? I restored a 1932 Master 8 and had a master 8 parts car I sold locally .The body was made into a street rod ,but it had its original steering gear in place when I sold it. I will check and see if the steering column has the switch.


  2. Excellent all original Treslite with original glass panels . It has the correct piece that backs up the fender and the chrome loom that goes over the wires. I have more pictures if interested.  Mike West 585 738 1541 $1000.00 includes shipping . I have a building full of Franklin parts 1929-1934. Nothing earlier except a full set of series 10 or 11 doors with handles . Excellent condition doors with glass - cheap....


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  3. 3 hours ago, hwellens said:

    I think the 33 inch for your car is the outside diameter of the tire. Therefore, the 33x4.5 fits a 24 (33-9) inch rim. The 33x4 fits a 25 (33-8) inch rim


  4. 12 hours ago, gossp said:



    A thought concerning the non Imperial 8cyl Chrysler’s. With the CCCA letting virtually everything in now... has anyone taken a recent shot at applying to get them added as full classics?  A few years ago I barely understood why they were not included.... there is now really no reason not to let them in. 

    A ggod argument to accept the CD-8 as a Classic Car of America is a Auburn 8 that is a classic. Auburns are great cars but I dont think on the level of the Chrysler in quality. If Chrysler had made a boatail speedster , they would of been on the CCCA list. (Just my opinion)

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  5. When I was a kid , I was always looking over the Hemmings Motor news and Old cars weekly swap sheets ect ect. for rare and affordable cars.  I remember telling my dad "Its a RARE CAR"  he alsmost always would respond "So are DODO BIRDS, But who cares" Ive had a few really rare cars . One was the only one known.. It was a 1913 Walh touring. It had a Rochester NY made Hazard motor and the car was built in Detroit. Yes it was rare but not very valuable.

  6. Here is a dead original 1929 Ford I am going to sell in the spring. Its original Brewster Green paint, original interior and all lights , wiper, even popout switch with Hurd keys. The last plate was 1952 in NY.

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  7. 3 hours ago, Pomeroy41144 said:

    Here is my Survivor Car.  1937 Ford De Luxe Fordor.  This car was in storage from the early 1960s until I purchased it in 2012.  


    Here is a photo of what it looked like when I purchased it and what it looked like after I fixed it up and cleaned it up.  





    Is it a 60 hp or 85?? Either way Great looking car . Always loved the 37 style.

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  8. 13 hours ago, Buffalowed Bill said:

    Much has been written about the importance of vetting and maintaining original survivor cars. Throughout the 90's I began to see the shocking trend of street rodding and restoring beautiful cars, which to my eyes needed nothing.


    In my collection I have a number of all original survivors. What become obvious, early on, was that at a car show, no matter how good they looked, they were being overlooked by the casual show goer. Even though the original paint was still as factory applied, and still shined, and the interiors were near perfect, as came from the factory, they would never look as good as a restored car. My days of having my cars judged are mostly behind me. For myself I don't care, but I thought that the cars deserved better then what they were getting. I mitigated this a bit by including the car's story when I displayed them. The response has been very gratifying. Real car people get it, all they need is to understand that they are looking at an original car, not just a poorly done restoration, from thirty years ago. I also think that more car shows should provide a place where cars of this kind, can be displayed together, and where they can be appreciated for what they are.


    I believe that the people with their original survivors, would benefit from a dedicated portion of the AACA form where they could post pictures and tell their stories. I think it might help to give these cars and their owners their place in the sun. What say you?-Bill

    My survivor car is a 1929 Franklin. Ive done plenty to it mechanically but just polished and maintained the outside. I have the remains of the Duco paint from 1958 Tacoma Cream.


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