Episode #2 - Antique Packard Automobile
TJ Noto of GearheadExchange.net interviews Matt Pumphrey, Owner of Woodies
and Wheels Restorations, Campbell, CA about the restoration of a 1914
1913 Wolselely antique exotic car body off restoration
1913 Wolseley with custom Binder body
If there is enough interest we will post update videos with the progress of
this car. So if you like what you see make it known!
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Hope you enjoy!
1908 Knight Daimler Sleeve Valve Engine Start Up
This very unique sleeve valve engine first built in 1908 was rebuilt
extensively by Nimmo Machine in Costa Mesa. It was started for the first
time in many years on July 16th, 2011 at Nimmo Machine. These guys were
amazing that they could make this engine run again. The car it goes in
was once owned by the King of England and will be shown at Pebble Beach in
August of this year.
Close look at 1910s 20hp Ford Model T, its ignition & light systems Price $850 FOB Detroit, MI
Close look 1910s 20hp Ford Model T, its ignition wheels and light systems.
Price $850, F.O.B., Detroit, Mich. (1908) - Sunnyvale CA centennial event
The early Model Ts actually did come in a variety of colors, but beginning
in 1914 and for the next eleven years, the Model T would be sold in only
one color: black. The main reason for this was the black enamel used dried
more quickly than other paints and therefore sped up production. Consumers
were not offered a choice of colors again until 1926, due in part to
It has never been proven that Henry Ford ever said, "You can paint it any
color...," but the phrase has survived for 3/4 of a century and does
indicate something about America's beloved Model T: its "steadfastness,"
its enduring and endearing "sameness." The first production Model T Ford
was assembled at the Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on October 1, 1908.
Over the next 19 years, Ford would build 15,000,000 automobiles with the
Model "T" engine, the longest run of any single model apart from the
Volkswagen Beetle. From 1908-1927, the Model T would endure with little
change in its design. Henry Ford had succeeded in his quest to build a car
for the masses.
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 102 years ago?Amazing!!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century
Here are some U. S. statistics for the Year 1910:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist
$2,500 per year,
a veterinarian Between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were
condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their
country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all
Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the
local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy
to the mind,
Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
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CIMG0264 Red old Ford Sunnyvale CA centennial.MOV
1933 dietrich KB Lincoln V12
Please contact woodiesandwheels.com at (408)371-8030 with any questions.
448 CID L-Head V-12 Engine
Single Stromberg Two-Throat Downdraft Carburetor
150 BHP at 3,400 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Freewheeling
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Live Rear Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Springs and Shock Absorbers
Although Lincoln catalogued the KB Dietrich Convertible Sedan for the 1933
model year, only 15 of the splendid automobiles were created. Today, just
six are known to exist in any form.
The low survival rate of these graceful Lincolns is rather a pity, as they
were among the most exclusive automobiles of their day, bolstering the
long-standing traditions of a marque synonymous with refined elegance and
The Dietrich Convertible Sedan presented here, chassis KB2005, is the
earliest of the six surviving examples and the only one known that features
the beautiful early-style open fenders. Shortly after production commenced,
these attractive wings were replaced with more modern skirting.
Tracing back to its beginnings, this Lincoln was originally delivered to a
customer on Long Island, New York. Fortunately for the KB, it had the
benefit of being well-kept during a period when many Full Classics, even
the finest examples, were regarded as used cars and subjected to
In the 1950s, Jack Pope of Indianapolis acquired the KB and was known to
show and tour with it and, during his ownership, the Lincoln earned Senior
Classic status from the CCCA. Eventually, Mr. Pope had the coachwork
repainted and the interior reupholstered to a fair, albeit non-original,
In 1971, he sold the KB to Art Graver of San Francisco, California, who
enjoyed the car for a number of years. By the end of the decade, Mr. Graver
disassembled the Lincoln to begin a more comprehensive restoration. The
engine and top were sent to specialists, while the remainder of the car sat
in pieces in his garage. Unfortunately, Mr. Graver never had a chance to
complete the project and the car was still in this state when he passed
away in 1989.
In 1991, Lee Gurvey purchased the Lincoln, still disassembled, from Mr.
Graver's widow and entrusted the revival of this significant classic to the
noted Chicago restorer Fran Roxas. Subsequently, every aspect of the KB was
addressed in anticipation of competing at national- level concours events.
During the disassembly process, an undisturbed sample of the original
Dietrich Dark Green was discovered and used to match the new finish. The
top had been Ford Green canvas, which was luckily available in the
reproduction market. Although the original patterns for the upholstery did
not survive, one of the surviving sister cars still carried its original
interior and was used as a model for the restoration.
After a year of painstaking effort, the KB returned to the road looking as
splendid as the day it was delivered.
Over the next few years, the Lincoln embarked on a grand tour of American
concours events, collecting a number of notable honors along the way. The
magnificent classic received a perfect score at the Illinois Regional
Concours d'Elegance, an AACA Junior Award and President's Cup at the
Hershey Meet, a CCCA Premier Award at a Grand Classic and the General
Packard Award at Meadow Brook. Perhaps the most significant awards were
earned at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where the Dietrich-bodied
Lincoln bested the competition, achieving First in Class as well as the
coveted Most Elegant Award.
In 1997, after years of accumulating trophies, Otis Chandler purchased the
much-admired KB and kept it in his peerless collection of American classics
until his passing in 2006. During the period spent in his care, the Lincoln
was driven sparingly, thereby preserving its show-quality appearance. The
current owner has also been an attentive steward, having the car maintained
as needed and keeping it stored in climate- controlled conditions.
For the collector who appreciates the great luxury cars of the 1930s, there
is much to admire about this coachbuilt KB. With its tasteful appearance,
first-rate coachwork, impressive provenance and award-winning pedigree,
there is no doubt that it will continue to occupy a place of distinction in
the collection of its next caretaker.