Dandy Dave

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  1. There is a Brewster at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. The body on that one is mounted on around an early 1930's Packard Chassis and the body has Patent Leather Fenders. Wondering, Is that a Mid twenties Oldsmobile Roadster against the wall to the left?
  2. If the 30's cars won't fit how are you ever going to squeeze in an Olds Limited??? With it's 27 inch rims and eight foot long engine never mind the rest that comes behind all that HP. 😀 Dandy Dave!
  3. You did not say anything about trucks. I already have my dream truck and it was a Christmas present from several years ago. It had everything I wanted in an Antique Truck. Solid rubber tires with wooden spoked wheels, a C cab. A brass radiator. An early lost oil system. Hand start and Magneto ignition so no battery to worry about. Gate shift transmission. A very simplistic and utilitarian design. It's rusty as all get out but runs like a clock. It is a 1925 White Model 15- 3/4 ton. Like my friend Mike say's, It draws folks like flies to cow dung at a show. Dandy Dave!
  4. A 1911 Stoddard Dayton Roadster. In particular the one Featured on the cover of the Antique Automobile in the May-June Issue of 1975. https://www.ebay.com/i/273436126450?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=273436126450&targetid=596465943108&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9004847&poi=&campaignid=6470636538&mkgroupid=81597521470&rlsatarget=aud-412677883135:pla-596465943108&abcId=1140476&merchantid=101705132&gclid=Cj0KCQiA_rfvBRCPARIsANlV66P1QjCB1vEdvhDjTHkySv2NxRfEH_HwI7g-Yignz50g7ffVhHaM2hYaAswiEALw_wcB
  5. You may be right about them not being Buick. They look like Valve train covers off of the side of a flat head engine. Hercules industrial engines always had the rounded ends like these do. Dandy Dave!
  6. The oil flow gage was there so one could see the oil moving. Really it is no more than basically an oil pressure gage. There were a lot of these cars around and I think the oil pumps were very reliable. One thing that could cause a problem however would be if somehow water got into the oil pan and froze in cold weather. That could result in a broken pump shaft. Always good to know that you have oil flow/pressure. Dandy Dave!
  7. hddennis. Thanks, The links do work. I'm 100% positive that is the same GJG. If memory serves me correctly I believe that Tony told me he acquired that car from the Kinderhook NY area. Dandy Dave!
  8. The GJG body is very similar to the drawings that hung on Tony's office wall for years. Peter Helck may have had a photo to work from as some of his paintings were based on photos from the early days of racing.
  9. I had my hands in that Peerless. A friend and frequent customer of mine ended up with it as I took him there and showed it too him when Mama and the Laporta family was ready to sell a while after Tony's passing. He built sort of a Green Dragon out of it after I got it running. The Chassis and drive train was a 1922 and the original Green Dragon was much earlier of course. The engine was seized when it was purchased and it ended up ay my place for a while. While taking it apart it had these little beads inside of the cylinders that were full of oil. It took me a while to figure out what they were and how they got in there. Tony had a grape vine along side of the garage where the Peerless was stored and mice would carry the grapes and seeds right up the exhaust and into the cylinders that the valves were open on. The beads were grape seeds. Tony's son, Tony the 3rd remembered riding on that chassis on a milk crate all the way from Tuckahoe NY to Copake NY when they moved up here. I believe that was around the mid 1950's and at the time he said he was around 12. The Chassis sat for around 45 years in that same spot. I gave Mama Laporta a ride in it after we got it road worthy. She was absolutely thrilled and said it was just the way Tony would have liked to see it. Dandy Dave!
  10. Yes. He was a Friend and often tuned up Peter Helck's Locomobile and Mercer. The GJG sat in Tony's garage for years. It had a 4 cylinder Wisconsin engine with the jugs cast in pairs as I recall. Peter drew up plans for a body that hung by Tony's desk for years but Tony never got around to building a body on the chassis.
  11. Buick Hellcat Tank. https://armyhistory.org/the-m18-hellcat-tank-destroyer/
  12. Today December 7th 1941 is a day that will live in infamy. And Buick was there to help us win. I thank all who serve. Dandy Dave!
  13. Putting a price on a Vehicle with "patina" isn't always easy. My 1925 White truck has more "Patina" than most. But that rusty old thing runs like a clock. It attracts a lot of attention at every show I take it to. We probably paid too much for it at the time. It was actually a Christmas Gift from my better other half. I arranged acquiring and paying for it with funds that she provided, but I can't possibly put a price on all the fun I have had with it. Where that is taken in consideration It was a cheap investment. I can't tell you how many dust collecting trophies I've brought home I guess for just what it is. Why they grant a trophy to that creampuff instead of the shiny cars to the left and right of it I really don't quite get but that is just the way it is. Not to worry, It's in inside storage for the winter. Dandy Dave!
  14. 😀 Yeah, That's what I'm talking about. Yeah. 😀 Dandy Dave!