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  1. Also, the rear fenders are the 1915 - 1916 style. Interestingly, the spark and gas levers have the knobs on the ends like the 09 - 12 Ts had. The seats have covers as well.
  2. I don't think it is an EMF. The top of the radiator and hood are flat on the EMF. The top of the radiator of the car in the OP is rounded.
  3. I'm not yet convinced of that. First of all, the problem with the electric car today is the same problem that has been here for 120 years - the batteries do not provide the same ability to drive the distances that gasoline cars provide. Many Americans are not ready to give up the independence that their gasoline car provides. In fact, I think some of the car companies may be getting ahead of the public on this with their plans to no longer produce gas cars in a few years. I guess only time will tell.
  4. I also like brass cars, too. They are my favorite antique cars. I think what you are referring to is period correct modifications. I think there is a huge difference between that and putting a modern power plant into a 100+ year old car.
  5. The article referenced Porsches and Jaguars in the title as if those "classics" would be ripe for electrification. I know very little about either marque, but know enough that if it is not a matching numbers car, the value will be affected dramatically. Once you convert it, it will be very undesirable for avid collectors of those vehicles. I think the cost will be so high (motor, batteries, etc.) that I can't imagine this would be a serious consideration for many collectors. If you are talking about really expensive cars (which could include Porsches), I can't believe anybody in their right mind would destroy a car in this fashion.
  6. I can't imagine anyone who is a serious antique car buff would do this. First of all, I believe the cost to convert is going to be prohibitive. In the example above, it says the work will take several months (and that equates to labor). Secondly, most cars of any value have to have their original running gear (engine, trans., axles, etc.) or the value goes down significantly. Think about all of the cars that are de-valued because they don't have "matching numbers". I can't imagine someone who owns a valuable antique car would ruin it (and its value) by substituting an electric motor for its original engine and drivetrain. Plus, for me, a big part of the experience of owning / driving an antique car is having its original equipment.
  7. Not a Studebaker, but it is a 1929 Dodge Victory Six. The lighter colored panels under the windows, the hood side panel and louvers and the distinctive fenders are just a few of the things that give it away as a Victory Six.
  8. I don't know what it is, but it does not look like the Overland engine pictured to me. To begin with, the water manifold on the Overland mounts to a rounded surface and the unidentified cylinder is flat all across the top surface. Secondly, the Overland has two threaded ports on top for the spark plug and priming cup, but the unidentified cylinder has three threaded ports on top. Third, the boss for the intake and exhaust manifolds is different with the Overland having one threaded hole for the manifold clamps and the boss on the unidentified cylinder has four holes. Just my observations.
  9. Ok, we give up. What is the make?
  10. Do the reproduction '28-'29 front fenders fit well? Do they need modification to use with original splash aprons and running boards? Thanks, Dan
  11. It looks very similar to a 1906 or 1907 Cadillac. I don't think it is Cadillac, but it looks to be in that era.
  12. Unfortunately, this Dodge is not a Victory Six and the doors are different.
  13. I think it is a 1910 Mitchell Model S touring car.
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