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Offline Wrenchmensch

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Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« on: May 03, 2011, 12:39:16 PM »
Yesterday I visited my 92 year-old friend. We took a ride in his 1918 Series 57 Cadillac which he bought in a junkyard for $40. I had promised this on the old forum site, but didn't get around to posting it. My friend is still driving his own car to church and to stores.

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Re: Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 02:43:18 PM »
Very cool.

Was Brip "manufactured" in 1918 too?

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Re: Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 06:02:12 PM »
Anybody notice the gas pump?  Does it work?  I haven't seen one in prolly 30 years, and I was astonished to find it then. 
For Sacramento area folks, the one i found (and bought gas from!) was at Hamm's Station, on Highway 88.

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Re: Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 09:17:33 PM »
Yes, the gas pump still works. It's on my friend's property.  One pumps the gasoline up from an underground tank into the glass chamber using the handle on the left to manually pump the gasoline.  We filled the tank of the Cadillac using this pump yesterday.
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Re: Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 09:35:57 PM »
I saw those guys on American Pickers buy one of those on one of their episodes recently.
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Re: Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 05:54:07 AM »
Yes, the gas pump still works. It's on my friend's property.  One pumps the gasoline up from an underground tank into the glass chamber using a manually operated pump.  We filled the tank of the Cadillac using this pump yesterday.

What a hoot!  In today's rushing world, spending time pumping the gas up into the chamber would annoy people, but I enjoyed the process.  I'm happy to find that one of these old pumps is still on the job.

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Re: Off-Topic 92 year old friend & his 1918 Cadillac
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 03:54:07 AM »
Beutifull car and hard to believe the fellows 92, looks twenty years the younger
Always looking for what interests me, anything early Dodge Brothers/Graham Brothers trucks ( pre 1932 or so ) and slant six / Super six parts.