Favourite Cars – Cord 810/812

A few years ago we visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana.

The museum is situated on the site of the old factory, design centre and superb Art Deco showroom.

Very prominent at the ACD were a number of my favourite Cord 810/812 cars and various other artifacts.

The Cord 810, and later Cord 812, was an luxury automobile produced by the Cord Automobile division of the Auburn Automobile Company in 1936 and 1937. It was the first American-designed and built front wheel drivecar with independent front suspension. It followed the 1934 Citroën Traction Avant and the Cord L-29, both of which also had front wheel drive. Both models were also the first to offer hidden headlights.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, read on here

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2017 Hot Rod Hill Climb in Colorado – Scotty Lachenauer Hot Rod Network

Hot Rod Hill Climb 2017

Excellent article from the Hot Rod Network on what must be one of the best live Hot Rod events anywhere!

The even started back in 1953 in  Georgetown and was resurrected by Mike Nicholas in 2o13 running for three years at the original venue.

This year due to the popularity of the event it has moved to nearby Central City, and once again it was a great event.

Read the article here

1929 Model A Ford Sport Coupe Misfire

Upon starting the A today I was experiencing a bit of a Misfire, heard a tracking sound and found a plug arcing out on the advance & retard lever. The car has a Simmons head which means the plugs are in a non standard position. New one on me, maybe the weather? All cured by a little bit of insulation tape. I have a modern cap & leads to fit but I like the old style strips!

 

Memorandum from Ernest Kanzler to Henry Ford regarding Replacing the Model T, 1926 – The Henry Ford Archives

Ernest Kanzler

This memo was probably on of the reasons that Henry Ford eventually replaced the Model T, however it cost Kanzler his job and damaged Edsel Ford’s career.

The memo in the Henry Ford Museum Archives

Edsel B. Ford – Condensed from several articles in 1989, by Edsel owner Ron Osborn, Drawings by Harry Bradley

Edsel Bryant Ford

A nice compilation of articles on Edsel Ford from the Edsel owners club website

Edsel’s Roadsters

Edsel Ford 32

Edsel Ford 32

 

Edsel Ford 34

You can read the article here

C10 Nation, Yellowstone and the One That Got Away

I started listening to Ronnie Wetch’s C10 Talk Podcast a while back and it’s very informative and enjoyable.

As a result I looked up Ronnie’s brilliant custom 1973 C20 Cheyenne Super 3+3 crew cab long bed, with the camper installed this thing is enormous!

Ronnie Wetch C10

1973 C20 Cheyenne Super 3+3 crew cab long bed

There is a great article on the truck here from the RideTech website here

All this stuff reminds me of a few years ago when we were visiting Country Classics in Staunton IL during one of our US visits, as you can see the truck was really nice and the price probably even nicer at $5950! Sadly I didn’t pull the trigger….

As you can also see there was a nice red 78 Silverado at $9350

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Learn to drive the way Great-Great Grandpa did at the Gilmore Museum – (Washington Post)

The Gimore Museum

Model T Driving Lesson

The excellent Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners Michigan is offering Model T driving lessons and one of the instructors is in his 90’s!

Read the article from the Washington Post here, great way to introduce younger people to the hobby. Model T starting and driving are acquired skills. I say this with some experience as I assisted in the restoration of a T back in my apprentice days. This will ensure that the knowledge lives on.

The Gimore

If you don’t about the Gilmore, take a look here, it’s on my bucket list to visit, nearly made it a few years back!

GM Heritage Center S10 Pickup Restoration Kit Online Documentation

The excellent GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights Michigan,  (which I have been lucky enough to visit see previous post here), has excellent online documentation to assist with restoration or anything else you’d like to know about your GM product.

Chevy S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme New Rims

My Chevy S10

 

Obviously my interest is around the S10 for which the documentation can be found here

GM Vehicle Information Kits

GM Vehicle Information Kits

You can search the whole of the GM vehicle information kit range  here