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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
   

Mystery gearbox (update: 1934 Triumph Gloria / ENV gearbox )

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Author: Jiri Langer Monday, 21 November 2016

Mystery gearboxDoes anyone know this gearbox? The transmission has four speeds + reverse. The small lever is labeled "Free". Thanks for positive replies
   
   

ID this radiator

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Author: Vincent Juvenelle Monday, 21 November 2016

ID this radiatorSomebody could help me to identify this radiator ?

thanks
vince 
   

Unkown radiator grill

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Author: Davy G. Thursday, 17 November 2016

Unkown radiator grillSomebody could help me to identify thus radiator grill ? It's look like a Sandford but this is not exactly that I think.
  
   

1937 BMW 328

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Author: Michael Bowler Monday, 24 October 2016

I am researching the history of a 1937 BMW 328. Its first owner was a Dr Richard von Hofen from Geislingen in Baden-Wurttemberg, Southern Germany. He raced it at the 1937 Eifelrennen and two hill-climbs that year, but I have not discovered any later competition appearance. Did he race again or sell it? Any information about Dr von Hofen or the car, with registration number 111X-17035, would be very gratefully received on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Michael Bowler

   

Identity of Manchester car

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Author: Jeremy Roberts Friday, 14 October 2016

Identity of car

This photo was taken of a car in Manchester in the 1900's.  It appears to be being serviced at the agent's garage but can any of your readers identify the make of car ?
Apologies for quality of this old photo.
Jeremy Roberts 
   

Mystery gearbox for trial special

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Author: Phil Monday, 17 October 2016

Mystery gearbox
Can anyone enlighten us on the identity of this gearbox. A friend plans to use it in a vintage trial special he is building but first we would love to know its origin. Looks brittish to us but not for certain. It has 4 forward speeds and 1 reverse.
     
   

Ford tool

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Author: Gunnar Geijer Monday, 17 October 2016

Ford tool
Can anyone identify this tool found at aboot sale in Sweden recently? Gunnar Geijer
 
   

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