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  1. Manufactured on May 1, 1937, registered FMT 984 and finished in black with red upholstery, chassis 18093 was despatched from Jaguar to Halls Car Sales in London’s Great Portland Street, via Henlys. Although there is no record of the original owner, the history file shows a photograph of the car at a Swiss petrol station in August 1939, which was taken by the motor racing photographer Robert Fellowes. Fellowes was travelling with the owner, said to be a Cambridge student called Monday, to photograph the 1939 Swiss Grand Prix (a walkover by the German Mercedes team, pursued by Auto Union).
  2. I was talking about Jim Debickero several weeks ago. We were all wondering about his health, or even if he was still with us. The discussion we had about him revolved around a 1937 SS-100 that he bought in Minneapolis around 1962. The car recently resurfaced and its very interesting history was revealed. Here's the car when my dad had it, and the last photo is just before restoration started ab out a year ago.
  3. Call Dan Sommer, who was responsible for all of the quality products made by American Arrow. He is still doing stuff on his own. 248709-2333
  4. That would be a LOT more affordable than a real one. This one was built on a 1937 chassis a few years ago.
  5. Interesting you should say that in regard to both the Silver Arrow and SEMA. Here's a Silver Arrow being prepared for a SEMA display.
  6. Thanks. I haven't tried anything yet, as the car seems to be fourth or fifth down the list of things that need to get done. However, I had a few minutes the other day to do a visual in regard to the possible things to do, and before I went through the aggravation of pulling the distributor, wanted to investigate that I shouldn't be removing something else, first. I read another post somewhere else in regard to symptoms, and the poster's symptoms were exactly what I'm experiencing. He had the distributor sent out to specialist and all became fine. I will try a couple of the above me
  7. Factory accessory for Packard for a few years. Late '20s early '30s.
  8. Thanks, Dennis. I will certainly check that out before anything else. Now, I'm wondering if there is any good advice on removing the distributor (if need be)? A quick look-see under the hood, and I can only "see" two of the three (or four?) bolts, and they aren't easy to get to, and coming up from the bottom is not an option (in my opinion). Do I need to remove the fan to obtain working space??? Thank you for all your help.
  9. Those trunks did not have any swing-out brackets like the rear trunks had. They were secured to the running board. I'm assuming that these trunks were not kept on the car for very long. Once the "family" reached their destination, the trunks were removed and normal ingress and egress was allowed.
  10. Two or three of these sport sedans were made. Ed (who plays with cars professionally), I'm sure will chime in, as he gets to play with one with a fantastic history.
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