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What is it?

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Author: Joris Bergsma Monday, 04 August 2014

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I have a question regarding a find that I made a few days ago...

I go metal detecting in the Oxfordshire area. A couple of days ago I found (usually I find coins - medieval, roman- and buttons and scrap metal) a folded peace of metal. I cleaned it up and left it in my flat...until my landlord (an retired antique dealer) saw that peace and asked me if he should straighten it. We took some pictures...and look what came out.

Do you have any idea what that is....obviously a car plaque but what for and which time. I guess pre war!?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Kind regards
Michael Waldher

   

Liotard Freres Car

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Author: Richard Izard Sunday, 03 August 2014



This car was spotted by me in Nuemea , New Caledonia last week, at a small car rally.
 
    
   

Mystery Air Cooled Cylinders, Franklin ?

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Author: John Kent Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mystery Air Cooled Cylinders
Hello, A friend who is not computer literate sent me the attached images of three new old stock cylinders which he would like to have identified.  He says that the bores are 3.375" in diameter & as can be seen in the images one cylinder has the word 'Frankland' written in chalk.  Perhaps it is from an air cooled 'Franklin' car?  I am sure that one of your website visitors will be able to identify these items.    

thanks,

John
   

unidentified studs

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Author: Bill Coates Sunday, 13 July 2014

unidentified studs

Does any recognise these studs and nuts. They are extremely well made 1  3/16" (30mm) overall length; 11/16" (18mm) at long end and 5/16" (9mm) at short.  They are 7/16" diam at 22tpi.  This makes them UNF according to my reckoning, but the deep nuts are for 7/16 BSF spanner size.  They may have hub or brake drum retaining application?  Lagonda?  Bentley?

Any help appreciated!

   

Delivery box

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Author: Charlie Shaver Thursday, 10 July 2014

Delivery boxUnknown delivery box for small vehicle. May be European in origin, posibly 3 wheeled? 44" wide by 39" tall by 51" long, the door opening is 36" wide by 28" tall. Note the distinctive running light. Any help with identification appreciated.
   
   

German mystery axle

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Author: Jürgen Wednesday, 09 July 2014

unbekannte AchsenHello I am restoring a Dodge C3 pick-up. While looking for parts I found this rear axle, yet have no idea what it came from. Central greasing and mechanical braking. The sizes of the axles are 110cm wide, 4 lugs with bolt pattern 100mm, the lugs are brass with an R on it. I think the parts are German, the screws are signed “Verbus”.


Hallo, eigentlich restauriere ich einen Dodge C3 Pick Up und suche immer Teile.
In diesem Zusammenhang  habe diese beiden Achsen gekauft und kann sie keinem Hersteller zuordnen.
 Sie müsten um 1920 sein- Gestängebremsen und Zentralschmierung.


         
   

prewar postcard

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Author: Colin Balanescu Wednesday, 02 July 2014

prewar postcard

I am presenting you a prewar postcard with multiviews, depicting old Bucharest (Romania) pictures. Probably from 1910 decade or early 1920. The question is - of course - the make and model of the car.

 

Brst regards,

 

Colin Balanescu

 
   

Rejna Zanardini acetylene nickeled brass lamp for car (circa 1910)

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Author: Miguel Thursday, 26 June 2014

Rejna Zanardini acetylene nickeled brass lamp for car (circa 1910)I bought this beautiful lamp on a flea market in Uruguay. I found on the italian Patents Office Registry that it was made around 1910. Maybe it was used on Fiat, Alfa Romeo or SPA. If someone had more information to share I would be very grateful.
      
   

Unidentified pre war car (update: Talbot? Austro Daimler?)

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Author: Peter Skofic Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Unidentified pre war carCan anyone identify this car? The picture was taken in the period of the first Yugoslavia (the kingdom) and according to the belief of the owner of the photo this should be Tatra or Skoda (Hispano Suiza). However, I cannot see any similarity with these cars.
Very symptomatic (and maybe helpful) is the half elliptic leaf spring which goes from the front door to the rear axle.
Thank you all for your help.
Best,
Peter   
 
   

Solex 22mm carby for a .... ?

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Author: Tyrone Thursday, 12 June 2014

solex 22mm carbyCan anyone advise which vehicle this carby is from? My 80 year old neighbour has had it stored in his shed for over 65 years and wants to know if it is of use to anyone?
Regards
Ty 

editor:

dear Ty, please chck the carb for a number/leter code. With that peaopel can identify for which car it was meant. Most probably french. After that you can offer it for sale here
   
   

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