Dick Trenk

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  1. Dave: Thanks for your reply. Yes this car is a genuine 1915 model 80 4 door tourer converted to look like a very early brass era car with nothing electric remaining. It is a masterful fake and from the collection of dash plaques dating from the 50s and early 60s it has been to many events and shows. My problem is this.... the museum sold it to me as a non running, damaged drive line and clutch.... but as as 1913 model Overland , which would be a brass era car I believe. Now I have found the serial numbers under the paint on the front frame horn and the OWKR club verifies it was originally a 1915 tourer. I have a chance to make the museum take it back due to their title calling it a 1913 not a 1915. I have about $15,000 in this car (purchase, ship, repairs) and am now thinking I need to force them to take it back....or... sell to someone. The lovely gas and oil lamps and other circa 1908 features are very cute and it runs fine too. Any advice appreciated. Dick Trenk email me direct please dicktrenk@aol.com
  2. Before I spend more money on restoration, I need to find out just where this car will be placed as far as judging class is concerned. It is an Overland two seat raceabout which is actually a 1915 model 80 (tourer converted to raceabout 50 + years ago). Every effort was made to replicate a brass era car with all electrics removed, even a smooth flywheel and no starter. Gas headlamps and searchlight and oil side lamps are correct brass era vintage. Early Stewert speedo driven off right front wheel and an original brass and iron shift gate fitted outside the left frame rail, complete with hand brake lever (all nice brass from some early car). Chassis is std. model 80 but the nice raceabout body is trimmed with lots of brass strips and sheets etc. Has a brass monocle windshield for driver. It looks like a 1906-1908 type raceabout. Can I enter this 1915 fake as a brass era car or is it in some limbo?? All opinions appreciated because I have no idea what to call this car. I will try to return here for answers but really would appreciate emails to dicktrenk@aol.com because i have great difficulty using this web site and sometimes never get through at all. Thanks to everyone who responds. Dick Trenk (Classic Jaguar Assn , BCA and OWKR clubs)
  3. Send me your email address so we can talk about this car and parts. dicktrenk@aol.com
  4. I could use some decent brass hub caps from the 1913 model 69 (small chassis) These would also fit the 1915 model 80 I own. Let me know what you have. There is a photo display on the WOKR club site showing the years and types of hub caps. Dicktrenk@aol.com phone 727 547 0469
  5. Need a decent radiator badge off that model 80 shell. Can you provide one at a fair price? Phone 727 547 0469 or email dicktrenk@aol.com
  6. Found in a London shop 30 years ago. Believed to have been from India. This has been identified as a "brass master" from which the maker would then make a series of copies. It is a very good copy of this exact make and model and the die cast floor bottom has the words "1931 Cadillac V-16" plus the makers logo which has never been identified by several miniatures experts at various shows. The car has the top "down" and is therefore and open car. About 6.5 inches long. Brass body with whitemetal lower frame and trim parts. Has dual side mounts and rear luggage rack like the original. Not a real detailed model but as Dave Sinclair (Sinclair's miniatures) said, it is possibly the only one extant because he and others have never seen this model in the past. Photos emailed. Offers accepted. dicktrenk@aol.com (St Pete FL)
  7. Need a decent or restorable radiator badge. Also need LHD linkage from steering column to magneto and to the carb. This car is missing the complete foot accelerator pedal and links so if you have something which can be cobbled together I am interested. Need four decent brass hub caps as well. Let me know what you may have. I don't always see these advert replies so please email me direct at dicktrenk@aol.com (in Florida) Still taking enquiries for the 500 lbs of old car manuals 1909-1973 era. Ask for the email listing.
  8. About 500 pounds of shop manuals and owner manuals ranging from 1909 Stanley Steamer to 1971 US and foreign models. Most are archival material from defunct auto publisher company files. Many are in new mint condition. Large amount of SS and early Jaguar items plus Lucas, S.U. Carb. and similar British car materials and manuals. Lots of Mercedes, Porsche, BMW , French cars, Italian and Swedish models. Collection includes some non-book material such as factory bulletins or printed instructions and service items. Want to unload these as one lot and not try to sell off the more popular rare items like Ferrari, Swallow Doretti, 1930s US owner manuals and other rare items. Email me and I will send you an email inventory list. dicktrenk@aol.com . [color:\\"blue\\"] [color:\\"blue\\"]
  9. For a 1915 Overland model 80. I need two good brass hubcaps or some which can be plated brass. Foot gas pedal and links to carb. Radiator badge. Manifold gaskets if available, Brass tail lamp which can have a bulb installed. Possibly other items suited a raceabout bodied car which has gas and kerosine lamps fitted. Car is a nice makeover from a touring car but could use some help now and possibly in the future. Dicktrenk@aol.com where I will be sure to read your comments and offerings.