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  1. I don't actively collect the non-radiator badges but I do have a few that were in the first large emblem collection I bought. I have used the same AAA Missouri topper on all of my prewar cars because I like the way it looks, the rest of these just sit in a box.
  2. My 32 V12 had vacuum power assist on the brakes and I thought they were excellent for the age of the car.
  3. One of one! Be careful going over railroad tracks...
  4. When I originally bought my 32 Cadillac V12 I registered it with regular plates which in Texas meant I had to get it inspected every year. When I took it into my local Kwik-Kar lube shop for the inspection it was always a lot of fun. Everyone in the place had to check it out and they had obviously never seen anything like it - especially when I opened the hood. I made sure all the lights and wipers worked and they always asked where the master cylinder was...(mechanical brakes.) I would not let them touch it so I did the brake test with them watching. It passed every time it went in!
  5. I assume Greg's tongue was firmly in cheek here but it may be an interesting experiment. I think one reaction would be guaranteed - a large portion of the service staff would crowd in for a good look.
  6. All of these auctions will end on Wednesday night, thanks for looking.
  7. I also just discovered this thread, what a beautiful car. Great that it is running and driving so quickly, looking forward to the rest of the story.
  8. This reading / courtesy lamp was used on 36-37 four doors on the pillar near the headliner and possibly on other years? You are the experts. Very nice cosmetic condition, no idea if it works. Please read the entire description on the ebay listing and let me know if anything needs to be corrected. https://www.ebay.com/sch/rusty_packard/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
  9. Here are is this week's batch of Ebay auctions that are running right now. They include a number of prewar enamel radiator emblems including a rare Briscoe example, a magnificent Boyce Motometer for a German Opel, some nice radiator caps and a rare interior lamp from a Chrysler Airflow. Makes included are American Legion, Boyce, Briscoe, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dort, Fargo truck, Ford, LaSalle, Monarch, Oldsmobile, Overland, Pontiac, and Willys 6. Many of these have low starting bids of $9.99, please check them out: https://www.ebay.com/sch/rusty_packard/m.html?_nkw
  10. Here is a semi-update on my brake situation. I called John Ambrose at MCB the second week of October but the company was closed down due to a death in his family. He called me back the following week and we talked at length. Their Matrix Ceramic lining material is a proprietary blend of Kevlar, Aramid and ceramic that they originally developed more than 40 years ago for military use. Their company was originally named Praise Dyno Brake and they expanded for automotive applications then changed the name to Muscle Car Brakes. This lining has up to 38% higher coefficient of friction than stock re
  11. Looking good, that is a lot of work. The PO of my 34 did this to all of the brake and suspension joints plus brake cables and I am very happy I didn't have to do it!
  12. I also had a 57 Lincoln that fit this description to a tee. Only in my case I bought it on Ebay and paid to haul it across half the country!
  13. My low end 34 Packard 1100 had body color drums and undercarriage. It was ordered by a zone office as a demonstrator which may be why.
  14. Thanks for that high quality picture, I have seen this on Google but without the clarity of yours. I think that is it but would still like photos of it in an actual car if possible.
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