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  1. Ca 1910 International Harvester electric. An affordable engine never came along so my friend Warren put an old golf cart running gear in it. Performance is about like one would expect from a farm truck of the period, but very quiet. Three deep cycle 12 V batteries in the box (radiator) in front of the front seat. It is used on the farm by the way and is dependable. Not much cost either, and could certainly be re-converted to a gas engine easily. I am sure this is not the only car that has languished for decades for want of inner workings. Over 50 years for this one. Jim43
  2. Hi Marty; I was at a car show at the Shaker Center Museum and a fellow caught me just as the desperate need for more space for the winter reared up, and I sold to him. I think it is in good hands. I really had to look hard at these two cars. A different tail pipe ending treatment. The trunk dealer badge is not there . The air as you mentioned, really little stuff. I would like to see them parked next to each other, the condition is so similar from the pictures. Jim
  3. Marty Roth, is this car a doppelgänger of the car I bought from your cousin in NC or what? Identical interior and condition. Good that two still exhist. Jim Stamper, NH
  4. I will try and get in touch with the guy who told me about it. It has been a couple years. If I can learn more I will let you know. Jim. I suppose electric pumps referred to above are available in 6 volt these days? I used 12 volt bulbs in my 1915 Model T off a dedicated 12 V battery under the rear floor and just charged it up with a charger. Same with my John Deere Gator that I plow snow with. What a treat a backup camera is when backing up is 1/2 of the adventure.....always. I charge a separate battery, less necessary as the Gator is 12 Volt, but it leaves the vehicle system alone. Jim43
  5. A couple years ago I heard of a 1916 Cadillac engine no longer powering the sawmill it once did. Complete, I believe, in a reasonable condition I was told. Not too sure what that means, not decayed I would hope. Any interest in pursuing this engine ? A range in price might incentivize the guy who told me about it to retrieve it. Not an easy undertaking I was told, way out in the Maine or New Hampshire woods someplace, stumbled on while hunting. He is a resourceful fellow though. I can try and find out more if there is interest. Jim 43
  6. I have a set of Auburn knock offs, 1929 or 1930 I believe. $200 Jim43
  7. I have had good luck looking for help in the trade, that is, wholesalers close to the company. A salesman for a wire (coil) spring company, present them with a " I really need help on this problem " and people will rise to the challenge. Automotive seals and bearings all have measurements, these people go by measurements rather than specific applications. You have all the measurements they need to help you out or help with a close substitute, you just need to find someone willing to take a few minutes, be clear you are not looking for wholesale quantities. Jim43
  8. I have several, though they may not be much better than what you have. Are you looking for very nice ones? Jim43
  9. Didn't GMC use Pontiac V-8s during the last half of the 50s? 380 something in cu. in. When did the overhead valve GMC 6 cylinder start? Most definitely not the Chevy stove bolt 6. The GMC overhead 6s enjoyed considerable success in racing in the 50s with considerable speed equipment made for them as well as individual experimenting. Dirt trackers and sprint cars. JIm43
  10. The two US Senate underground Studebaker electric shuttle cars still exist and and are really something. A very long career. They may be a few years later, maybe 1910, not sure. Jim43
  11. Is there a safe way to buy something from a dubious seller abroad? I don't know. Purchasing a language interpreter device from Eastern Europe turned out to be a bad idea. Nothing in the ad said I needed a smart phone for it to function. I don't have one. I made a complaint to Visa, the seller had a month to protest, which they did not do, nor did they want the device back. $125 thing. It pays to be a bit more cautious I think. On the other hand, PayPal has been great for selling old parts that I have decided I would never need. They pay PP with their credit card to my account. It has worked fine for Asia ( Japan and India), South America, Australia, Europe, US and Canada.) Little bits and pieces to car guys all over. Nothing very important or expensive, but needed by some car guy just like us for his car project. PP makes it easy and I have saved innumerable trips to the dump with car parts for those that clean up after my old car days are done. Jim43
  12. I plow snow with a 6 wheel John Deere " Gator " About half of the plowing is backing up. After a couple years I bought a $42 backup camera with a 7" screen. I run it off of a smaller 12V riding mower battery all independent of the vehicle charging system. I put the charger on it every once in awhile. It will run a long time unless I leave its toggle switch on between plows. Building a " C " cab for the Gator put me in out of the weather and provided a place for the viewing screen which is also rear view mirror when the power is off. As an additional benefit I can back into the garage without looking back. Green lines extend back of the vehicle on the screen, just keep the green lines between the hazards and safely back up. I rarely back one of my old cars into the garage, but it would be a snap with the back up camera. Wireless would be nice if they work well, but once you can see what is back there are you likely to go back to not seeing by removing it? For judging maybe. It is a rear view mirror and a tiny lens, concealing the wires is the chore. Jim43 Grantham, NH
  13. A " built" flathead could about double the stock HP this Ford. Jim43
  14. I have been starting 6V cars with 12V for 60 years. The only explosion I experienced was early one hot, humid 100 degree New Hampshire morning I jumped my 9N Ford tractor with a 12V battery sitting on the ground. I usually take the caps off, but being hot and in a hurry I just hooked it up and hit the starter. There was a spark and an explosion much like the report of a large pistol two feet in front of me. I was sitting there in the seat, stunned looking at the cap less battery when all of a sudden the caps ( three made together, not singly) came down and landed right back in their holes in the top of the battery. Could that ever happen again? I put some water in the battery and jumped it and it worked like the explosion never happened. A real waker upper. Battery have run down since battery # 1 I am sure. I remember family reunions at a farm in Michigan. The men sitting around in their cars in groups listening to the Indianapolis 500 or Tiger baseball games. Batteries ran down. Before the accessory position in the ignition switch the key had to be on to listen to the radio. Batteries have always run down. We also had a Volvo that no one could figure out why it ran down the battery overnight. A 2004. The last Volvo agency mechanic advised me to donate it to charity and let them junk it. I did just that and that problem went away. The very last of decades of Volvos. Jim43
  15. You could get a 409 Chevy in 1962 so they knew how to make a power glide that could take some power, how much of that went into this car I wouldn't know, but we are not talking about power that pulls you back in the seat like a 409. It might be a bit more useful for the super charger than a four speed that interrupts the power cycle through shifting more often. Jim43
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