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  1. I am looking for a small metal fastener / clip for my 1971 Pontiac Grandville interior rear seat armrest. This clip would be found on Impalas, Buicks, etc, all full size convertibles. This clip attaches the folding top compartment side trim upper to the rear quarter armrest panel. It is a metal fastener ¾” x 1” with several teeth inside that grab the plastic nubs on the upper panel and attach them to the arm rest panel. Please see photo. I have scoured the GM catalogs and it may be the following item but I have been unable to locate a photo to verify; 4866841 Fastener, rear top side quarter extension to panel. I have tried dozens of suppliers on the web with no luck. One of the large fastener suppliers even said he had never seen anything like it. Thank you for any help that you can offer. JIM
  2. WOW! Richard, nice job! I have never seen any of those items before so they may be new to the automotive world. Are there any captions on the car photos as to who the occupants are? After A-K went out of business Walter Allen was involved with the Allen-Waring corp. I wonder who Mr. Waring was and what they made? Thank you so much for sharing. This is really quite awesome! JIM
  3. Thanks, Richard; I live in Hurley and know where the factory was but never thought there could still be a descendant around. Very interesting. Let me know if it pans out. I dream about finding a chassis somewhere to restore but I guess there just were not enough made in the first place. JIM
  4. Kevan, that chassis has some really interesting features! It even has brakes on the rear axle. Thank you for posting all the photos. It really is very unique. I hope someone can provide more information. Good luck with your project.
  5. Decades ago I purchased a load of old parts from a Chevy garage that had been closed for a long time before that. In organizing the basement this winter I came across these two items. I have no use for them and will sell them but I don’t have any confirmation of what they fit. 1- The brake cable box is marked “1939 Plymouth Brake Cable, $2.30”. The price alone must mean it’s from the 40’s or so. The overall length is 63” and the armored cable is about 42”. Can anyone confirm that it fits a Plymouth and what years? 2 - The ring gear is from a Micro Test Gear set # 74-8480 but I do not have the matching pinion gear. The ring gear is stamped 74-7480 and 37-9 and measures about 8 3/8” in diameter. Maybe someone has a Micro Test catalog and can look up the application for this part number? Thanks for any help you can offer.
  6. Thanks for the reply. I was fascinated by the race history of these early cars. The A-K was even in races that included Barney Oldfield and George Robertson. Pretty good company. The H-R was even in a few races. It seems like there must be one A-K preserved somewhere and I sure would like to see it. The link below is to a newspaper article that may interest you about the Houpt-Rockwell. It is not clear if the photo of the car is a file photo or taken of the existing car but the article does name the, then, current owner. Maybe he will find this thread and respond with some interesting history of his car. http://www.centralctcommunications.com/bristolpress/article_a1128fdc-2510-11e5-8359-2fe1109273fe.html
  7. The Allen-Kingston (A-K) was built in my hometown of Kingston NY by Walter C. Allen. There may only have been a hundred or so manufactured each year in 1908, 1909 and 1910. It is said that, by 1910, Allen owed money to the New Departure Ball Bearing co, owned by Albert Rockwell. Rockwell took over the company and, along with Harry Houpt, he changed the name to the Houpt-Rockwell and produced cars for another year or so in Bristol, CT before manufacturing was discontinued. Photos found in the book, New Departure Classics by William Muller, show that the two cars shared most of the same parts and features. Although the Allen-Kingston is an obscure vehicle it was well know in racing circles in those early years. It made quite a name for itself in dozens of races all over the country in 1907-1910. It won many events driven by well-known drivers like Ralph De Palma, Al Campbell and Hughie Hughes. An article in a Connecticut newspaper in 2015 included a photo of a large open Houpt-Rockwell owned by a man (Andy B.) in California at that time. The reporter indicated there may be up to three H-Rs still in existence. Does anyone know of an existing Allen-Kingston or even parts from one? I haven’t been able to find one listed in any museums or on the Internet. The radiator had a capital “A-K” in a circle from what I see in some photos. Thanks for any information you can offer on the Allen-Kingston. JIM
  8. I am looking to buy a 1927 truck parts chassis (124") but the wheels don't seem correct to me? My first foray into a Chevy in the 20's but I thought they all had steel disc wheels? These almost look like Ford products. Any help is appreciated.
  9. It's not really on a car - just termporarily added to a rolling chassis of assorted makes from the late 1920's. There are a few Chevy parts on it that I could use but, unless the seat is worth something, there are just not enough other parts to make it worth the trip to haul it home. The seat does seem to be more like the rear section of a car and not just a free standing seat that would have been mounted inside a car body. Any chance there could be a makers tag or some markings on the underside?
  10. This seems like it was a top quality seat in it's day. I can see hinge and latch points where it once had doors. I didn't take any measurements but it was quite wide and certainly comfortable for two large people. The only buggy seats that I have seen seem to be much smaller in width. Is there any way to tell what this may have originally been from? Thanks for any suggestions.
  11. Don't know much about Essex but have this with 4.50x21 tire on it if it is any use to you. More photos at http://www.jwwerner.com/cars/Fordparts5.html
  12. Do you have an original of these photos or ? Where did you find them. Did you once live in the Hudson Valley of NY?
  13. No, I was very surprised to see a town name I recognized so I searched old newspapers. Any dates or places on any other photos? I would look into them as well.
  14. Hi Mike, the first photo of Dr. Kemble's accident in Rifton, NY occurred on Oct 7, 1910. He was driving a "big" Allen-Kingston manufactured nearby in Kingston, NY. The car couldn't have been too old as that make was only in business 1908-1910. Dr. William Kemble was 54 years old and returning to Kingston from a medical call with his nurse/aide Miss Bessie Carter, age 24. Tragically, Bessie was pinned under the car and was killed. Dr. Kemble suffered broken ribs but was able to extricate himself. That area of Dashville - Rifton is still quite rural and undeveloped even today and in 1910 I am sure it was just a muddy, dirt road. A newspaper account of the accident said it had been raining and when approaching the top of a steep hill, Dr. Kemble tried to downshift and the car rolled back and over the cliff (no guide rails only a log that went over with the car). Some accounts claim he told witnesses he accidentally shifted into reverse but he later denied that saying there was a "pin" that prevented the car from being shifted into reverse under those circumstances. Interesting article found at FultonHistory.com. A few years later Dr. Kemble went trout fishing up in the mountains in his "big Franklin" and found upon return the car had caught fire and burned to the ground. I guess he had bad luck with cars. Are there any dates or locations on the other photos? Good stuff. Thanks all for sharing. JIM
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