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  1. From 1957 I have a bill of sale for a Maxwell 1909 Touring Car with engine #2962. At the time it was bought by Harry Niehaus. I would like to see if I can get this to the current owner of the car. Thanks
  2. My parents used to sell at car shows. They stopped in the early 90's. I have a bill of sale for a Clement Baird (clearly a mis-spelling) dated 1951 from a Fox Chase Garage. In 1963 a Mr. Schieffelin from Whitehouse Station, NJ was trying to identify the model. There are no serial numbers on the documents. I guess there are not very many of these cars around and I would like to try and re-unite these documents with the car. A little update, I searched on the name in the letter. The guy is dead and apparently played with antique cars. He resto
  3. I have more then a foot stack of Antique Automobile magazines going from recent to a while ago. I think the 80's or 90's. Looking for someone to pick up very near Atlantic City, NJ. Cheap, look at it and tell me what you will pay. I am tired of tripping over them, but cant put them in recycle.
  4. I have a about 1.5 feet of the AACA magazine which I do not need. Mostly recent in the last few decades, but some go back to the 1970's. Pick up only in Northfield, NJ which is near Atlantic City. Please email me at 68c@comcast.net
  5. First off, I am 6' 6" and I got into a 28 roadster pickup and almost got stuck in it. They are small. Slant window bodies are more roomy for those who are taller. Second off. Is the car truly restored? Keep in mind that the Model A from the factory could do 60 MPH all day long and feel comfortable running that fast. YES, even on the crappy lack of paved roads in the day. They were considered extremely reliable which is the reason why you read about people in the day hopping in their A and driving all over the country. Ford was able to build a car to do this through extreme (like race car
  6. No quick fix. First determine if they are original Fords. They should have the adjuster in the top of the center shaft. Next, are the shafts loose, will they move up and down? Loose shafts are much more complicated to fix involving machine work. Some of the seals that have been made for the center shaft are not very good. There is a somewhat pricey rebuild kit that has good seals. Of course you will have to get the covers off and that is not always trivial. I suggest going to the A board on Fordbarn.com and search the archives and do not be afraid to ask questions there.
  7. Dryer and stove wiring have to have a separate neutral and ground wire. They are all kind of the same, but the neutral is used to return the current from 110V items in the device and have a separate ground to protect you. Before the same wire was the ground and neutral, but if something went wrong with the neutral wire then you could have dangerous voltage on the metal surrounding the device. I believe the red and black wires are the 2 hots and the white is the neutral (which is not used on the compressor since there are no 110V circuits). I am pretty sure by code ( I am not an electricia
  8. NO one is cheap with plating. What do you need plated and what is the correct plating for the part? Not all parts are chrome. Some places may not do a process that is important for the proper look. Many of the pre 1940's plating was done with a dull nickel and buffed before chrome. So backsides of bumpers would have a dull look. Do you need the parts to function, like top irons much function when done? Are they flat parts that you want to remain flat after plating, not wavy (think hand sanded to shape= more labor)? Keep in mind many shops are oriented to making parts look pretty, n
  9. This truck has been all apart and put back to together. I put it at a late 60's to early 70's 'restoration' on likely a nice body to start with which was 40 years ago. So 40 years ago a restoration was done on a 40 year old car- think about it so now it may seem like a survivor. Odds are real high it was not built back to factory. You are likely to find it was built with a minimum of new parts and probably does not drive as it should. If it has 4 working shocks then try to run it 55 MPH. It should stop well and be happy and comfortable at 55 to 60 MPH. I think you will find 45 is pushing
  10. Ahhh All the 'modern upgrades'. To me all I see on that sheet tell me that the owner has no clue on what it takes to properly build a the Model A, but he did have lots of extra cash. Hopefully the car will be reliable, most of what was done to the car is not field repairable when it fails so the car will have to be towed back. If the car was sort of done right then with all that it has it would run 60+ MPH comfortably!!!!!!!!! It should not be darting about hard to hold on the road. It should not feel like you are lucky to stop (please be careful as they are drum brakes, not the disk brakes
  11. Bernie Johnson was a steeple painter. He painted stuff up high. He had a bunch of old cars and was working on building his own house. While on the roof he took one step too many backwards and fell off. He was paralyzed from the neck down. This medical problem caused some family troubles. They were divorced a long time ago so I do not know what she might know about the car. I saw his wife like 2 or 3 years ago at a local meet in Northfield. They were active members in the Jersey Cape region AACA, she might be a member now. I have not done anything with the club in almost 10 years so I d
  12. You still have the original wiring so you know what gauge wire to use. Something to understand. The fuses protect the wire and are sized for the amount of current the particular gauge and insulation of wire can handle without smoking. The fuses are not sized for the current draw of the devices on the wire. The wire is sized to the needs of the devices and the fuse sized to the wire. So what I am getting at, you need to be sure you replace the existing wire with the same gauge or thicker wire for proper protection.
  13. Shoot you can run a properly restored Model A at 60 to 65 MPH - if you properly restored it to factory. That is how I drive em. So you are worried about running your modern iron at 50?????? Dude if it is not comfy running that fast then I would question how good it was restored. So many do not really restore their cars to factory specs in the drive line. I have even seen $150,000 cars that looked pretty anywhere you looked on top- the bottom still had 70 years of dirt hanging off- with paint on it!!! Our 1939 Ford with a little 60 HP was happy all day long wound out at 60+ MPH. It hated pa
  14. A few years ago my wife car had its interstate battery get weak. It was only 10 years old. I replaced it with a 8 year old interstate that tested good. That battery finally died recently at 10 years. It is not likely I will have this car for 8 more years so I will not be able to report when the new interstate fails. My brothers 31 Model A has between 6 and 8 years on an Optima. That replaced the Interstate he got off the bad pile at Interstate which was 6 to 8 years old when it failed. He runs the original gen with a diode cut out. The charge rate is turned up some because he runs direct
  15. Fuses protect the thinnest gauge wire on the circuit from getting hot enough to cause a fire. Note that the fuse is not necessarily based on the current rating of the device at the end of the wire. So you are protecting the wire not the device. Keep in mind that the type of wire insulation and length of wire matters as you are trying to keep the wire from getting hot enough to start a fire. A little google searching will yield the chart of fuse or breaker to wire size. And Yes many guys are picking fuses by the wrong criteria for use in their cars.
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