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This can be found at the site of the old Western Mine in Ida Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains of southern Arizona. The car appears to have been cut down and transported to the mine site, where the engine was jury-rigged to a winch to power a cable hoist for ore cars. Though the design of the radiator shell (missing its badge) is distinctive, I haven't been able to identify it via image searches. There is a strip of chrome trim at the back of the hood. The engine is an inline eight, and the spark plugs are clustered rather than evenly spaced, as follows: xx xx xx xx The mine was sporadically active during the 1900-1920 period and perhaps a little beyond... Anyone recognize the radiator shell? Thanks in advance, Joe S.
I looked at a 1947 Olds 98 Coupe this weekend. Most the chrome is intact with the exception of the grill, hood trim and the rear wheel well covers, if it had them. All the glass is gone, the seats, except what looks to be a rear seat fold down center console are gone. Sheet metal is in really good shape. The guy told me that they only made around 600 or so? I am not normally an olds fan, but after having my heart broke finding out that the 62' f100 unibody shortbox with the wrap around back glass was crushed 3 months ago that I had been planning to build, I went on the prowl. The inline 8 is still under the hood, who knows if it's siezed, it has the Hydra-Matic transmission. He quoted me $7500 for the car, but had "a little" room. My question is, Are these cars that rare & how much of an issue is finding the parts? The dash is just steel, I have seen pics of the wooden dashes & it has a hole in the dash for a clock. Soooo many questions!!! I just really love the lines of the car & wanted to know if it's as rare/unique as the guy said or if I should keep my eyes peeled for a better buy.