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Unknown Radiator Grill

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Author: Matt Sunday, 12 February 2017

Unknown Radiator GrillThe prewar radiator does not seem to belong to one of the better known car makers. I would say it is from Europe, maybe german. Any ideas?
   

My Dad's motorcycle

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Author: Alan Douglas Thursday, 19 January 2017

My Dads motorcycleBefore the first world war. My father bought this m/c in North Wales. I think it had a sidecar, but the make is not clear. The last 4 words look like 'Lion' and the registration is F - 257.  Can anyone help identify please.
   

dating a photo

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Author: john constable Tuesday, 24 January 2017

dating a photo

Hi there. I’m trying to date a photo taken by my grandfather. It has a few clues to the age such as a car and bus. Unfortunately the car registration only helps a little because it only tells us when the car was registered and then only within a 6 year window.

 

I was hoping you might be able to recognize the car which might help to narrow down the date? The bus may also provide a clue so I’m going to contact a veteran bus society – if I can find one -  to see if they could help me too.

 

The registration plate implies the car was registered between 1931 and 1936, if that helps. If we can identify it it would be useful to know when it was manufactured.

 

Is there any way that you might be able to help me, please?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Best wishes

john

 

 

  
   

What is it?

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Author: Laurens Tuesday, 24 January 2017

What is it?Who knows what car it is? Photo taken at the Heideweek in Ede, The Netherlands
   

audi engine

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Author: fernanado gomez Sunday, 22 January 2017

audi engineRecently bought this engine of the group audi and I do not know which brand and model corresponds. Can someone tell me about this engine. ? I still do not know if to restore it or put it on sale on this page. Thanks for the help
  
   

Unknown Wing.

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Author: A. Dixon Sunday, 22 January 2017

Unknown Wing.Can someone please identify this wing for me, i think it is British ?
  
   

Unknown Radiator.

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Author: A. Dixon Sunday, 22 January 2017

Unknown Radiator.Anyone know what this radiator was off, it is cast aluminium, and looks commercial.
  
   

1921 De-Dion Bouton

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Author: Paul Tuesday, 17 January 2017

1921 De-Dion Boutonwe are restoring a 1921 De Dion Town car that had a painting process called  Sham cane on all rear exterior panels. This decoration as far as we can tell was applied by hand and we are trying to find someone that has the skills to re- create this, any help you can give to find this person would be appreciated.

Editor: You can check on the specialist page for someone who can do this. Lovely project btw!
 
   

Bosch 2 horn switch

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Author: Layden Butler Saturday, 24 December 2016

Bosch 2 horn switchCan anyone identify the application for this Bosch switch?  85mm in diameter  Thanks
 
   

Which brand is this? (1926/1927 Opel 4HP)

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Author: Hans Thursday, 01 December 2016

Which brand is this?Here you see my grandparents back in 1929 in their car in the Netherlands.

Can anyone let us know which brand and type is displayed in this picture?

Thanks & kind regards,

Hans
   

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