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  1. Sold for $427! These are being reproduced, I think, but it's nice to find an original. They were used on the Metz Model 25 radiator, but not the Model 22. Phil
  2. I looked on eBay under "Automobile coffee maker" and found dozens. They mostly work off the 12v cigarette lighter plug. The one in this thread is a nicer design, however. A coffee maker would make your car smell nice, but most people probably smoked a cig along with it. Phil
  3. I recall something like this mentioned a few years ago on the Forum. It turned out to be fake, and the guy lost his money. However, laser rust removal devices exist, and there are a number of videos to see. I think the rub is cost (like $80,000 - $480,000). Maybe the AACA could buy one and let me use it! Phil
  4. "volo" (latin) means to want or desire, so I guess this is the "I want to move" car. Phil
  5. Metz used the Bosch DU4 magneto. Other than the engine, it was the most expensive part of the car. It is a common magneto today, and is very well made. No pot metal or fiber parts. The magneto on the Metz did not have adjustable spark timing. Once set to the timing gears, there is no adjustment to the magneto spark. The advantage there is you never break your arm by forgetting to retard the spark. The disadvantage is you can't adjust the spark! You can use a DU4 with adjustable timing, but the Metz engine runs well with this system, as did many cars of the era. The Metz should start on the fir
  6. USA subscription link to Autobooks website contained no information on the magazine.
  7. Model makers create decals at home which are quite good. Search You Tube for some videos. Here is one I like. If you know someone with good computer skills, they can set up the type for you. I have actually used graphic designers on eBay who, for a few dollars, will create logos and custom labels text and artwork. Phil
  8. Anyone have a scroll compressor such as sold by Eastwood? Noise is about 63db, about that of normal conversation. Phil
  9. Check out my videos where I test two tarnish removers. The first being catsup (not so great), but the second one worked nicely. Phil
  10. Metz purchased the Waltham Clock Tool Company so they could make their own carburetors. Previously, they used the Holley model which is a similar design. The aluminum bodies make them tricky to restore. Phil
  11. Nostalgic Reflections makes both of those emblems. They are $185 each, however. Phil
  12. I subscribed. I've not seen the magazine, so I don't know what I'll be getting, but I do appreciate Richard's skills as a writer and editor. Not sure if it is "as ambitious as AQ," but it is about 40 pages longer, according to the web site. Oddly, a $3 "postage" fee is added to the subscription. Phil
  13. This story is often repeated, but is it true? You can read more here.
  14. Do you suppose that thread is still on the internet somewhere, like on Wayback Machine?
  15. Harrah's research library still exists at the National Automobile Museum in Reno. They kindly sent me copies of the files on their Metz restoration (though it took six or seven months). Wouldn't they have these books? When Harrah's collection was still ongoing, the mechanics would ask the librarian for literature on the car they were restoring, but they were never allowed to touch the original materials. It was only given to them in photocopied form. Phil
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