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  1. dictator27

    Unsung inventors

    Probably Helen Dryden. She also did interior design wotk for Studebaker.
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    1920’s Mannesmann Auto

    Know nothing about the car, but right hand drive was not uncommon in Europe even though they drove on the right side of the road.
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    1929 erskine igniter gear

    Distributor drive gear.
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    Luber-Finer still in business. Likely a cannister type engine oil filter. Time to get out and get under to see where those oil lines go. .
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    1932 Chevy clutch squeeling question. Please help!

    It is not unusual for carbon block release bearings to squeal, but it should go away.
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    Millers Garage Auckland New Zealand tow trucks

    Agreed. Truck in the middle is a late 20's cornbinder. Truck on the right appears to be almost new, possibly a Morris Commercial. Truck on left also British, possibly with a locally produced body. Thornycroft, maybe? Harder to identify.
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    The vehicle frame is under the axles instead of over them. This lowers the height of the vehicle and improves the handling.
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    REO Chain starter

    Studebaker used a chain dtive starter which drove through a one way clutch at the front of the crankshaft. It was used until 1928.
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    Log truck

    Truck is a Garford (the name is partially visible below the radiator). Mid/late teens vintage. That could easily be a scene in British Columbia. The area I live in was logged off about the time that truck would have been new.
  10. A Davis would have been a very unusual sight in BC.
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    Say it ain't snow !

    Fort Nelson and Fort St James in northeastern British Columbia got 5 to 10 centimetres of snow yesterday.
  12. I can pretty much guarantee that that is not the only misdated/misidentified entry in the BC archives. I have found a few over the years I have cruised the site. I used to live in Saanich.
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    Winter storage - gasoline

    Check with your local fire department. Does yoiur house have fire retardant drywall in the garage?
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    Car identification

    Cedrics were sold in Canada at least through the '60's.
  15. Special rivets? Ford recommended the use of 1/2 inch long 1/4 inch bolts once the rivets were drilled out. I replaced quite a few back in the day.