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rear axle could it be 1926 Steyr VII ?

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Author: Laurens Thursday, 27 April 2017

rear axle could it be 1926 Steyr VII ?I have attached pics of a rear axle that I have had knocking around for a while. I have looked on the internet and it looks like 1926 Steyr VII. Could anybody help me to recognise what is it ? if it has any value and so on. thx for help Ondrej 
last picture is one i find on internet and it looks similar to axle on my garden  
   
   

Looking for a prewar hearse for my Dad

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Author: Jude McManus Saturday, 22 April 2017

Hi 

I have just come across your latest email circulation in my Dad's emails.

My Dad who was a prewar car fanatic sadly passed away last week and I would love to find a prewar hearse for his final journey. Do you know of any that would be able to help in my quest? We are based in the Stockport area, near Manchester.

Thank you so much in anticipation of your help!

Jude McManus
   

Mystery Lamp

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Author: Greg Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mystery LampI found this old car lamp in my garage. Does anyone know which car it may have come from?
      
   

Worm Drive rear axle

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Author: Steven Mutch Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Worm Drive rear axle

I have attached pics of a rear axle that I have had knocking around for a while. I have looked on the internet and vintage books etc but I'm struggling to find out what it was originally fitted to, could it be from a 1920/30s car ?

As you will see from the photo's it has a top mounted worm drive diff, top mounted leaf spring brackets, cute rear mounted oil filler with swing lid, 9 inch brake drums with 2 sets of shoes each side and the cam levers mounted at the front. It also has 5 wheel studs and would have had artillery wheels fitted but they are badly corroded. There is very little in the way of identification as the screw on hub/bearing caps are missing. The worm gear has a "DBS" in a circle mark which I think is the patent stamp of David Brown & Son that would have made the diff, but it is not for the Valvless car they made as I have checked with the one in the Tolson museum. So who would they have made it for ? The only other name I have found is one on the brass diff drain plug that is stamped with "Showells Strichley". A West Midlands company that made all things brass until mid 1900,s but I cannot find a link to a vehicle maker.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

  
   

SWS ? SMS ?

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Author: Vincent Juvenelle Monday, 17 April 2017

SWS ? SMS ?Hello,

anyone can ID this cap ?

thanks
   

Who can help me?

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Author: Henning Wulff Sunday, 16 April 2017

Who can help me?Dear prewarcar-team and -community,

a friend of mine, born in england, has this photo of her fathers car and wants to know the car-make - and after hours of searching the internet in vain I do, too.  
I would really appreciate  an email, if someone solves the mystery.
Kind regards,
Henning 
  
   

Mystery car with a horn like a snake

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Author: Pierre Don Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Mystery car with a horn like a snake

Dear editor,

Ariejan Bos requested a better scan of the published picture of my pre-war mystery car.

Will you be so kind to forward this message and the higher resolution picture to him? Thanks in advance.

The picture is actually very small (12 x 9 cm), so I made a new picture.

I think the number plate is: G-11628.

Thank you Ariejan for your help identifying the car.

Kind regards,

Pierre Don

   

Mysterious sportive car with a horn like a snake

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Author: Pierre Don Thursday, 06 April 2017

Mysterious sportive car with a horn like a snake

Dear reader,

In a small photo collection I found this picture of a very sportive looking car. The picture was taken in the Netherlands. The person in the car has already been recognized on a group picture from 1929.  

Some remarkable observations: 1) the outlet of the horn on the right side of the car looks like the head of a snake, 2) the car logo on top of the front looks like an agitated cat with the tail in upright position.

 

Received suggestions:

The license plate starts with a ‘G’ and suggests the province of North Holland,

Car is probably from German origin?

Manufacturing year between 1913 and 1920?

 

Who can help me identifying this car?

   

choosing a sportscar

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Author: virgilio Sunday, 02 April 2017

Dear Sir,

Just wondering (and thinking about a purchase), which of these sportscars would be the quickest and, more controversially, the best: mg f/l/k/n and wolseley hornet / lagonda rapier / salmson grand sport / frazer nash / amilcar cgss / riley 6-cylinders?

Interested in all the opinions on the matter.

Thank you!

Regards,

Virgilio 
   

American mystery car

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Author: Henk Thursday, 30 March 2017

American mysteryWho can help identifying the car?
   

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