Re Zut alors! Sorry that's all I have time for today, back soon to dig into to more automotive mysteries. Until next time, au revoir mes amis! twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re 2003 or so Mercedes E class, apparently ordered without the optional theft alarmConcordia Trades: Hey @iowahawkblog saw this yesterday in Chicago. Any idea what this is? twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Side 1 is a narrowed late 70s Chevy or GMC van, Side 2 is a VW Beetle.Dadof7: ⁦@iowahawkblog⁩ Seriously stumped by the body at the base of this awesome Easter Island head sculpture. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Could be a 1941, 42, 46, 47, or 48. Not many changes in design during 1940s, largely due to the war.𝕯𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓𝖘𝖔𝖓: @iowahawkblog My parents and their cat, Tuffy. Is there a way to tell which 1940s’ year Nash (600?) this is, please? twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re What a great GI in WW2 France pic. Car I believe is an early 1930s Citroen C4, probably pretty worn out by 1945. Brandon Franklin: @iowahawkblog my grandpa in France at the end of world war 2.Any ideas? twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Photos 1-2: 1939 Chevy with 1966 Chevy Bel Air to its leftPhotos 3-4: 1937 StudebakerHanover Fist: @iowahawkblog . Several pics of a vehicle in northern Mich junkyard losing the battle to vegetation. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re That was fun, but time to get to the big backlog of ID requests. On left, a 1940 Chrysler Royal, on right a 1946-48 Plymouth Deluxe.Hanover Fist: @iowahawkblog in a junkyard in northern Mich. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Unlike the ~600 hp blown Buick in the previous photo, this little 4 banger probably only put out 160-180 hp. But considering it's based on a humble 1928-34 40 hp Ford A/B motor, that's still amazingly cool in my book. Many thanks to OM for sharing these great photos. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re This might be the best of the bunch. Either a Kent Fuller or CE chassis dragster, engine is a Ford Model A or B 4 banger with a Miller High Speed OHV head, Joe Hunt magneto, 3 Stromberg 97 carbs. Behold the insanely lightened front axle. Push car here is a 1959 Chevy El Camino. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Also note in background a Chrysler Hemi powered dragster; there is also a 1957 Ford Fairlane, 1949-50 Chevy 4 door, and a 1938-40 Ford woody wagon, here employed as push cars; dragsters then were started up by push. I'd date the photo somewhere 1958-61. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Photo #3: The focal car here is a Kent Fuller SWB dragster chassis, engine is Buick Nailhead w/ 4-71 or 6-71 GMC blower, 2 port Hillborn mechanical fuel injection & zoomies. Pie crust slicks on 4 slot Americans rear. Seriously, inject this straight in my veins. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Cadillacs did not have wire wheels at the time, I think these are accessory Buffalo wires (made by the American Wire Wheel Corp of Buffalo NY). A cool hop up item in the 1920s, now a very coveted item among old car part collectors. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Let's turn to the car in #1 and #2. Kind of a tough one, because it's been highly modified and stripped down into a speedster, a very early version/style of hot rodding. I'm venturing it began as a 1915-16 Cadillac. Jacumba Hot Springs is near Mexican border, 70 miles east of SD. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Bikes on left are basically the same model that Burt Munro famously modified into the World's Fastest Indian. And how about the attire on the riders, including the wool racing team sweater? Your great grandpas rocked more sartorial cool than you can even dream of. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re Photo 1: car is sporting 1923 California plates. let's focus on the motorcycles. The 2 on the left are both 1920-23 Indian Scouts; one on the right is hard to tell, but I'm banking it's a 1922-ish Ace, Excelsior Henderson, or Reading Standard twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re After researching I think it's more likely the car is a 1927ish UK-made Singer, which had 4 lugs. I had jumped to the conclusion that, being Canada, it was a US car and overlooked the RHD steering. UK cars were also popular among Canucks.Kevin: @iowahawkblog hi Dave any ideas on this one? On the back it says The Hearse. twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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Re First up: a h/t to Warren for partially solving the car that stumped me last week due to its odd wheels. Not sure he's 100% correct b/c Humber was 5 lug, where ID request was 4. These style wheels were apparently common in UK cars in 20s.Warren Roddy: @iowahawkblog I’d say it’s a 1927 Humber Roadster twitter.com/iowahawkblog/statu

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