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  1. I pay homage to Memorial Day as my wife is a military brat and he father was a full bird cornel in charge of medivac hospitals in the middle east. I now have a much better understanding of what that day stands for. My wife has also got involved with the Wreaths across America where volunteers on December 7th each year place wreaths on military head stones in cemeteries. This ceremony starts with a invocation, taps and then directions on how to properly honor our military members no longer with us. This was started a few years ago and we only had about 300 wreaths. As the years moved on the number of wreaths grew last year we placed 2500. Our goal this year is to place 6000 wreaths which would mean 1 wreath for each head stone. The decorum is to read the name rank and birth and death dates and thank them for their service, then place a wreath up against their head stone. This effort has been partially undertaken by the Seahawks volunteer group the 12's of which my wife is a board member of this organization.. We purchase the wreaths and make sure they are at the ready for the ceremony. Last December we had about 200 people of all ages including my 12 year old granddaughter. There were younger children as well as retired military members plus widows and widowers. This is a very serious and patriotic endeavor to honor those that served. It is active all over the US and you can google "Wreaths across America" for information in your area. brasscarguy
  2. When I restored my 1916 Twin Six limo I found that 1936 Plymouth 6 cylinder pistons fit perfectly. These are aluminum and require no piston pin modification. Something you need to keep in mind when you install the pistons with rings. The deck surface of the cylinder block is not true to the bore. In other words, when installing pistons the rings do not come in contact with the top of the block equally. It is very easy to break the lower ring as you are installing the piston. Ask the man that owned one!!!! brasscarguy
  3. I'm sorry but no one has answered the question correctly. Think about it guys, the toughest part of any restoration bar non, is explaining to your WIFE where the money went!!!!!!!! Restoration is a walk in the park , asking wifey for another check is the worst part period!!!! brasscaqrguy
  4. Make offer these wheels are going away, either to a collector or the scrap guy. I am cleaning out the barns and its time to lighten the load, so act quickly or these will be on the pile going to the scrapper. brasscarguy@comcast.net 206-919-1949(Seattle)
  5. Update, now really cleaning out the barns and these wheels are going one way or another. I'm open to an offer or they will be going to the scrap . Have no room to continue to store them and have no need for them. So be quick before the scrap man cometh. brasscarguy@comcast.net 206-919-1949(Seattle)
  6. Interesting fact regarding that car from Don Bolton's collection. Don could never find the right transmission for it so he grafted a White 4 speed transmission. When Don was thinning his parts and stuff a few years back I found a White transmission in one of his barns. I tried to buy it and he told me the story of the Austin and he wanted to keep the extra white transmission just in case. just sayin' brasscarguy
  7. This tool holds 2- 1/2 shell valve keepers to be installed after a valve grind. It holds the 2- 1/2 shell keepers while you gently slide them around the valve stem (see the notch on each side if the holder) then you pull the trigger and at the same time release the valve spring to hold the 1/2 shells around the valve stem. I've used one many times and yes they work and it save the tips of your fingers. brasscarguy
  8. My 1915 Packard Twin Six Limo with a Kimball body had "roll up" windows in the rear doors. They operated by a bike type chain. Once cleaned, lubricated and adjusted they worked remarkably well. Up and down easy and no rattles. brasscarguy
  9. Just do it right the first time, use Connollys Hyde treatment from England. It is the finest leather treatment available. Rolls Royce recommends it for their fine leather interiors. Availible on Amazon. Have used it for over 40 years myself on MG's to Rolls Royce with excellent results brasscarguy
  10. Damn it, where's the mechanic with the fat man steering wheel??? We can't start the trip with out it. brasscarguy
  11. Newly restored 28" Houk quick change wire wheels. New rims new spokes and nipples laced and trued ready for the road. 2 front hubs 2 rear hubs. Wheels and hubs are freshly powder coated in black. Included are 6 hub caps as pictured they do need to be restored the threads are good on both hubs and caps. The wheels, hubs and 6 nuts are sold as a package with crating and shipping the responsibility of the purchaser. $3500.00 US $'s (freight and crating to be paid by purchaser). These are rare and hard to find . I had these restored for a project of mine but time passed me by and no longer able to get it done so I am now offering this wheel set. brasscarguy@comcast.net 206-919-1949(Seattle Washington)
  12. Newly restored 28" Houk quick change wire wheels. New rims new spokes and nipples laced and trued ready for the road. 2 front hubs 2 rear hubs. Wheels and hubs are freshly powder coated in black. Included are 6 hub caps as pictured they do need to be restored the threads are good on both hubs and caps. The wheels, hubs and 6 nuts are sold as a package with crating and shipping the responsibility of the purchaser. $3500.00 US $'s (freight and crating to be paid by purchaser). These are rare and hard to find . I had these restored for a project of mine but time passed me by and no longer able to get it done so I am now offering this wheel set. brasscarguy@comcast.net 206-919-1949(Seattle Washington)
  13. Followed the listed rules to change my password. Now it tells me I have tried to enter 3 time and has me blocked. Just make it simple and let me change my password. I'm not asking for the password for Fort Knox, just a simple car forum. Where do I go from here?????? brasscarguy@comcast.net
  14. That could be the beginning of one of the flat head Fords that ran at Indy. Might do some research on those cars to get some ideas. I'm thinking they were still 2 man cars. Anyway a flathead would be a very cool speedster with finned heads and 3 down draft Strombergs. just satin' brasscarguy
  15. Brush: 1st car with full floating (wooden) axles.!!!!! Brush: wooden axles wooden body would'en run. Don't waste your time and effort underpowered horribly designed single cylinder motor, even worse transmission. My brother had one and after much trouble getting it to run and a major transmission repair, it now sits up on a 4 post hoist gathering lots of dust. Don't think it ever made a complete tour. When it did run is was slower than molasses in January. just sayin' brasscarguy