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  1. They did make 46 - 48 Dodge Town Sedans. I knew a guy that had one. I saw it several times. The D-24 parts book also lists it just to confirm I'm not crazy.
  2. Although it is not porcelain, one of my favorite finds was this dealership poster from WWII. Couldn't sell new cars so you sold service and used cars.... for Victory. I have not yet seen another.
  3. I'm guessing 30s but I'm not sure.
  4. And there was the exact same picture and a write-up in the link above. 1932 Servi-Car Soon after the success of the Package Truck,Harley came up with a third commercial model in 1932, called the Servi-Car. This became the most successful of the three cargo configurations. A great marketing feature of the Servi-Car was that it had a hand-shift and a foot clutch like a car, so anyone who could drive a car could operate one. It also came with a special towing package that allowed it to be connected to a car or truck bumper. Service stations could hitch the Harley to a customer's car and tow it to their location, then unhitch and ride the Servi-Car home. The Servi-Car caught on and had the longest production of ANY Harley motorcycle, and stayed in production until 1973
  5. Although you don't feel a 1942 model seems correct if it has chrome, about 88% of the 42 Mopar models were produced before the chrome restrictions. And even the last 42 Plymouth to roll off the line had chrome bumpers. Trim was blacked out or omitted but bumpers were not required to be. In some cases the parts were already chrome plates and paint was put over the chrome to make it correct.
  6. I could be wrong but weren't some batteries 8 Volt and some 6 Volt? Maybe this provided protection if you had an 8 volt battery connected. I've been told you can jump a 6 volt from a 12 volt but you don't want to keep the jumpers on long or you will burn up your points. Sort of on the same concept. Just a thought.
  7. I have to agree. A current Limiter. The one have has a small threaded hole to receive a wire or connector and the screw at that end then pinches it in place. The one on ebay have a pinch plate at that end. One thing I noticed is by the letter A for Autolite there is a small round window with another on the opposite side so you can see through the unit. There are 2 more windows 90 degrees of of these. Hard to tell what I see inside. Thanks for the help.
  8. Anyone have an idea of what this is? I can't find it in my Autolite books so far. Right side end has a small thread hole (don't know if I can call it a female thread anymore). My guess is an in line fuse or resistor. No clue where or how it was used. Was in a box of old cigarette lighters.
  9. Are the pictures on your home computer?
  10. I agree they almost look home made but there are Numbers stampes into 3 of them and I've seen one of them with the same number on Ebay. Because they seem so crude I felt they were earlier tools. The Robinair company that formed in the mid 50s in my mind would have been making more quality tools. Again a 3" wrench with no leverage has to be turning something that isn't very tight or just braking something loose. That's where I envision early wheel hubs.
  11. From the internet Robinair was found in Warren (Michigan, USA) in 1956. Its initial task was to develop tools for the repair of vehicle air conditioning systems. The company name Robinair originated from the names of the pioneers, Robinette and Adair. ... Robinair became known as inventor of A/C service units for automotive workshops. But these silver tools look older than 1956 to me and I can't picture what you might need a 3" wrench for unless it has a hell of a cheater bar attached. The Auction these came from the guy worked on old Model A Fords as well as Mid 50's Mopars. I wondered if they were used to remove the old Hub Caps and original lug nuts and wheel bearing nuts. The gigantic heavy duty wrench has no name but the guy had a lot of heavy duty equipment in his shop.
  12. I purchased a lot of Specialty wrenches but I have no idea what they are used for. Most of the silver ones have the name Robinair U.S.A. on them. some have numbers such as 12155, 12157, 12-184 The Pliers is a Boker The large dark blue wrench has no name but is 1/2" thick . Anyone know what these were used for? The only thing I can find on Robinair is they make Specialty tools for AC work but these don't seem to be that.
  13. So I have a Lempco Seal that I determined was a 1948-52 Buick Dynaflow Torque Ball Boot 1334298, by looking at it. The box was missing the flap with the ID. But then I found I had another Lempco box with the flap and ID but the box and boot were slightly smaller. The 2 end openings are the same size as the other seal however the center section of the boots have different diameters and the height of the collars are different. Are they still the same application? Larger one 5 3/4" OD in middle, 2 1/4" overall height. Collars are 3/4" tall with 3/4" tall middle. Smaller one 5 1/4" OD in middle, 1 3/4" overall height. Collars are 1/2" tall with 3/4" tall middle.