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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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....
  9. Haha, i still put my batteries on a wood on top of concrete! what is the opinion on covering tires on trailers with garbage bags or other covers to prolong the life
  10. I was about to post that the gas tank looked 1919-1920ish, but I see the serial number is in that range. So, now the question arises about the sloped windshield. Are the windshield stations bent? or has a later model front been placed on the frame? This would explain the drop down behind the front seat to the rear tub. BTW, my 1919 has the steel fellow, wooden spoke, 33 inch tires.
  11. I too jumped into an early (1919 Dodge) car with the same thoughts. I was very limited locally (Ts, As, and the Dodge). For the Dodge 30-35 is about as fast as you want to push it and yourself. These cars take both hands and feet at all times. Running joke in my family is the "prepare to stop" announcement as the two wheel brakes take some getting used to. Pros: Unique in my area, reliable as it starts and runs easily even after long slumbers, brings a smile to everyone that sees it, Durable, Very easy to maintain. Strong support with club and parts. Cons: Limited to ne
  12. And you get to learn something new...even if you have to do it twice
  13. This is my current indulgence. A 2015 GT Premium convertible. Rollbar is cosmetic and is really a 'lightbar' as it has a taillight in the center. Borla X-pipe and a few other performance goodies but nothing exterior that would give it away. Thank goodness it has rain, sport, and track modes. In the rain it can be a challenge with that much horsepower (~500). Turning off the nannie controls (track mode) turns it into a fire-breathing, hold on tight, and you better be on your game ride. Not for the faint of heart or those with weak driving skills as it is a heavy car and bigger than you realize.
  14. Super Beetle front ends rounded under the car (and had fake vents). My 74 also had front struts instead of the front beam axle. This meant you couldn't make a dune buggy out of it. The standard seemed a much more flexible platform for doing any modifications.
  15. Maybe old news to some of you but I find this handy when looking at old photos or barn find ads where the poster has no idea what they really have.
  16. With everyone home from university it is hard to get a good picture. I'll spare you the clutter of the back shop!
  17. Purely a guess but probably a car alarm
  18. Do you think it would be the same as a 1919? I can take some measurements tomorrow but these are very basic boxes.
  19. Kept tabs on a friends grandfathers 1927 Ghost, even 20 years after my friend died in a car wreck. Always willing to offer a going market price. Car never moved for 30-35 years. Grandmother passes and I contact one of the sons. “Someone at a restoration shop” told him it was worth $200K restored. At that time the market was about $100K-125K for an open US bodied RR. Keep in mind it had not run in many many years and painted the wrong color. He wouldn’t sell it for anything less than the restored price. Wanted to sell a 1914 T that was also in the garage instead. He then graciously offered me
  20. When I first purchased my 19 it would idle, but sputtered and backfired if I revved the engine. Then one day "bang!!!" Blew the seam in the muffler...very loud in a garage. So I was checking everything, pulled the distributor cap and just happened to notice that the cap had the cylinder numbers on top by each plug wire. Decided it couldn't be that simple. Sure enough, the PO had crossed two of the spark plug wires. Simple switch and all was good...until the next issue....
  21. Jay did some videos where he talks about what cars mean to people. In that video he talks about a 55, or so, Buick he drove all over the US when starting his career. At the end he pulls up in a early 70's Truimph Spitfire that was his late brothers. You could tell by his voice, that car was much more than a car and he stated it will always be his favorite.
  22. Sorry, got very busy yesterday.... https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/lewisburg-antique-classic-cars-1/7069352840.html
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