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  1. I heard zoom is removing the 40 minute time cap for Thanksgiving Day. it is very simple to set-up, but someone has to initial the mtg time and then that needs to be distributed to the people that will join as you get a 'link' to the meeting. This is best by email but if you post it here, then everyone would just need to copy/paste it into their browser at the right time....believe Zoom will prompt to install if the person does not have it already loaded on their computer (don't quote me...been awhile). Never fear you do not have to have a camera or use a camera if you don't want to.
  2. i think you helped out with the proper numbers many, many years ago on this very forum. Just was unable to find a set. At this point the car may never have a top under my stewardship and at least these keep the bows from bouncing around when their was only the straight support bar...
  3. I think the blue car top clamp is just rotated. Below is a picture of the clamp on my car (1919 ; not the proper number BTW). The mounting stud comes straight out of the body and the clamp itself can pivot on this stud. The main difference I saw when searching for these is where the clamp mount to the body stud is located. As mentioned, mine probably sit to low. The top would touch the spare tire top if I had a top.
  4. I need to fix my Starter/Generator now that you mention it. I put new brushes in and got nothing registering. So time to pull it again! Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained!
  5. You may know this but you are missing the metal band around the rear of the starter generator. Also hard to see in the photo if the oil float is there between the first and second cylinders. It may have sunk due to a whole in the float (common issue). If you are lucky you may be able to see the top tip of the thin rod in the hole.
  6. I see that you are around Chicago. Any marina should have non ethanol gas. Probably only 91 octane to boot. Surprised that your 1973 Riv isn't already compatible with 'unleaded'. My 1972 Cadillac is and runs fine with todays gas.
  7. Can’t believe someone would leave that outdoors like that. Looks like a great project. Slanted windshield is typically after 1920 or so. GB made the chassis and Cantrell the wooden body. I have seen the wooden bodies have 2 bench seats behind the driver. The delivery trucks were ‘screensides’ and had more metal in the rear than the wooden bodies - although the roof is very similiar.
  8. There is a green and white 30 minutes north of me for $3800 (going from memory). Better shape than this one if someone is interested. It should be on the Huntsville,al Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. No affiliation at all, just sharing.
  9. In AL, it is now $35 (one time) for an antique plate. I originally paid $25 for my caddy 25 years ago. I think I had to pay more for my YOM plate but it wasn't much more.
  10. Best to post photos. Then many of us can compare to our early cars. the engine number is on a raised pad just above the carb. If you go to the Dodge brothers web pages you can see what date range the engine was manufactured. Engine numbers dont match the frame number (typically off by 50K or so). Frame number will be on the frame cross member (top) in front of the front seat. Most early bell housings were aluminum.
  11. I think this was just common practice back in the day if you did not have a bracket. My touring was missing the spare tire bracket when I bought it (even though it is basically a straight bar of metal) and the owner just drilled a hole in the center of the left fender. Remember this is not a brake light, just a lamp and the only one on the rear. Most DB cars and trucks had *some* kind of mount for the plates and lights. I suspect there is a bracket for this but I think it will take time to reveal itself....
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