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#304070 - 03/22/14 03:13 AM Old Photo Corner II...
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Welcome back to part two of the Old Photo Corner… Let's all chip in and make this next act go just as well as the first one. You can view Old Photo Corner I, here!

Anyone wishing to add a picture or ten to the thread and needs help doing so, can PM me for instruction on how to post pictures, or email the picture to me and I will post them for you. Please pm me for my email address.

popcorn And now back to the show...


Edited by brewster (03/22/14 03:55 AM)
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#304077 - 03/22/14 03:59 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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I'll help out giving you two examples of a MODERN assembly line.... well... it was "modern" at the time!!
bigl

Circa 1930


Circa 1953


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#304079 - 03/22/14 06:37 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: Bill Barker]
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I would like to test drive these.

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#304159 - 03/23/14 08:35 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: Chevykid]
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A 1956 Task Master Truck from Norway…



A 1957 engine assembly line with a 283 V8 and a 235 six…

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#304163 - 03/23/14 11:19 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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I am following up on the last discussion on OPC I regarding the OHIO car plate 52102 of 1913. I sent an email to the Ohio DMV Registrar to see if they are able to identify the car attached to the plate from their records. I'll report back if that happens. Still think it is a Heinz of some kind and not an early Chevrolet. BTW, the photo appears to have been taken with the camera at level with the hood ridge, as the ridge is perfectly horizontal in the shot. If camera was higher, hood ridge line would rise toward back, if lower it would fall toward back. This means fender tops are well above hood hinge line.

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#304203 - 03/24/14 07:51 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: Chevykid]
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Originally Posted By: Chevykid
I would like to test drive these.
I think you might have been a little disappointed...I didn't care for 'vettes of that era...
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#304226 - 03/25/14 01:15 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: kevin47]
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More my style… 1957

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#304234 - 03/25/14 03:23 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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Must be Daytona Beach...Sea breeze, sand in your face...Can't decide which handled better... The 'vette or a truck of that era... laugh Great picture though...Thanks for sharing...
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#304237 - 03/25/14 04:23 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: kevin47]
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The Vette shows a better aerodynamic profile... but I wouldn't mess with the muscle of the truck in the corners!!

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#304240 - 03/25/14 04:48 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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Yeah, it might hold up better in the long run... laugh
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#304329 - 03/26/14 08:23 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: kevin47]
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Regarding the OPC-I 1913 OHIO plate 52102 (which we thought might be an early Chevrolet), I have heard back from the Ohio DMV who indicate the microfiche records going way back were destroyed in 2001? So that source of an identity for this vehicle appears a dead end.

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#304364 - 03/27/14 05:58 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: Gunsmoke]
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See photos posted at left to solve the mystery of the 1913 vehicle 352102 initially shown in OPC I and attributed as a Classic Six. It is clearly an Oakland of about 1913/1914, and they produced their 4 cylinder cars with RHD, their LHD cars had 6 cylinders. Took me a while to chase this down.

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#304395 - 03/28/14 01:09 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: Gunsmoke]
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Well done!!!!
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#304398 - 03/28/14 04:27 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: ChevyGuru]
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I'm so disappointed!!! It is such a clear photo too! The two cars really do look the same! Were Chevrolet & Oakland using the same parts suppliers?
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#304400 - 03/28/14 11:18 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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Gunsmoke,

That was excellent detective work. I just knew we couldn't trust Brewster. Just wait 'til his missus hears about this. She'll start to think he's not as perfect as he claims, anymore. Agrin

I knew right away that that wasn't no Chevrolet but a Oakland. I just couldn't prove it. Yeah, right!

Brewster,

You get a point off for this mistake. You had us going every which-a-way on this issue. Sorry, but you are not 100% correct anymore. Shame. (I'm just kidding you.) Agrin

Best,
Charlie Agrin

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#304414 - 03/28/14 04:52 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
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Gee Brewster, as a fellow Canuck I'm sorry to see my compadre under the gun. I shoulda sent this info privately to you and let you take all the credit like our American Amigos would have done. Live and learn!

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#304427 - 03/28/14 08:05 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
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The wife tells me that 60% of the time I'm always wrong… I like my score better around here! I'll be sure to post another 100 photos to bring my batting average back up... Agrin
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#304431 - 03/28/14 09:18 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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Edgar Allen Poe wrote "believe half of what you see and none of what you hear". My Dad always told me to believe 1/8th of what I hear, 1/4 of what I read, and 1/2 of what I see. So I figure either way, if Brewster is in the 90% correct range, he is setting a high bar!

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#304437 - 03/28/14 10:42 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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Brewster, you asked about similarities between the 1913 Chevrolet Classic Six and the 1914 Oakland of the same period, and if they may have had some of the same parts suppliers.

If you read some of the history of Billy Durant's role in the formation of General Motors and United Motors during 1908-1910 you will see there was a lot of common characters involved in a fairly tight circle of automotive magnates in Michigan at the time. When Durant began (some money of his own making along with wealth from old family money), he bought up Buick, Oakland, Cadillac and Oldsmobile, and with the help of Smith, MacLauchlan and others, created GM. He lost control of GM in 1910, and soon was starting up Little in 1911 and eventually Chevrolet (with Louis C)in 1912/13. He was back in control of GM by 1916, only to lose it again by 1921, after which he started Durant Motors, Hudson and Star.

In the same period he also organized United Motors (with Sloan), which was an agglomeration of parts and pieces manufacturers, including names like Delco Remy. With manufacturing facilities in Detroit, Flint and Pontiac Michigan, most likely all of these varied and sundry interlocking businesses shared designs, parts secrets, style info and business models.

This tightly controlled conglomeration of car makers and parts suppliers (Ford was only major competitor before Walter Chrysler appeared on the scene), likely was a factor in the limited choices available in the marketplace, the remarkable similarities between makes, and some might say the slow pace of technological development in the early American Car industry.

By comparison, in the European Market there were a great many fully independent manufacturers producing highly individualized cars and competing on both the race track (with technological development) and in the sales room (with a focus on design and quality).

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#304515 - 03/30/14 03:08 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: Gunsmoke]
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Last Rides around the world...


Sweden 1927...



Czechloslovakia 1928...



USA 1955... (Taken in 1970's)



Finland 1968...



Edited by brewster (03/30/14 03:18 AM)
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#304694 - 03/31/14 08:17 PM Old photo corner II [Re: brewster]
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Here is a 1949 Cadillac, completely covered with 38,295 pennies! They were affixed one by one using Silicone. They added over 200 pounds to the vehicle's weight. The entire project took 6 weeks.

The pennies are American, and include an 1817 "Big Cent", two Error Pennies, and four 1943 Steel pennies; (but who's counting?). Read the sign on the hood.



Edited by brewster (04/11/14 10:50 PM)

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#304700 - 03/31/14 10:07 PM Old photo Corner II [Re: Bill Barker]
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My car car needs a paint job...Maybe I should go that route... If you did the "math" with the weight of solid copper pennies it would be 253.278 lbs...Almost the added weight of having my girlfriend riding "shotgun"... laugh


Edited by brewster (04/11/14 10:51 PM)
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#304724 - 04/01/14 01:34 AM Old photo Corner II [Re: kevin47]
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Ouch! Don't let her see your post.


Edited by brewster (04/11/14 10:51 PM)
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#304726 - 04/01/14 01:56 AM Old photo Corner II [Re: Rustoholic]
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Just kidding...I don't have a girlfriend...To much work...If you know what I mean... laugh


Edited by brewster (04/11/14 10:52 PM)
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#304971 - 04/03/14 01:05 PM Old photo Corner II [Re: kevin47]
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1938 Truck…



Edited by brewster (04/11/14 10:52 PM)
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