otherunicorn

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  • Full Name Ken Stone

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  1. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Real or Model #238   

    It could be the guy's front brick fence!
  2. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #220   

    I looked it up when it was first proposed, yet I can't remember what it is!
  3. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Real or Model #238   

    You need to vote!
  4. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Rat Rod Community 2016   

    My T, from a while ago.


     
    My current group build car:

  5. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #219 Finished   

    From the original pictures:
    dw1603
    From photo of restored car.
    Draggon
    dodgefever
    Ace-Garageguy
    bobthehobbyguy
     
  6. otherunicorn added a topic in Real or Model? / Auto ID Quiz   

    Real or Model #238
    Please do NOT post anything in the comments that will help others to identify the vehicle.
    Please do NOT use reverse image lookup, as it defeats the entire purpose of the game.
    Answer will be given Friday

     
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  7. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #219 Finished   

    If no one else works out what it is this week, I am very tempted to use a restored example as next week's subject!
     
  8. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #219 Finished   

    That curlicue is a vital clue. Searching for it won't yield much, but when you find a car with it, you know you have the right car.
    You don't even need to worry about the rear of the car when searching. They keys to finding it are:
    1) the year, and going on styling, that shouldn't be hard to guess
    2) what it isn't. It obviously isn't a ford or a chev, so exclude them from your search. Exclude anything else that it isn't as well. You'll work that out with each successive search.
    So your search would look something like this: 19xx car -ford -chev -chevrolet
    Don't waste your time searching for "1920's" or "1930s" etc. Go through the years one at a time, starting at your best guess.
    What clues do we have here?
    1) distinctive radiator.
    2) curlicue
    3) headlight shape.
    4) hood length and grill
    5) shape of fenders
    6) six wheel bolt holes.
    Some of these are more important than others, but each will help you eliminate wrong models.
    So, for example, we go with the popular, but incorrect guess "Essex", so we create a second search for "1928 essex", then we search for "1929 essex", then "1930 essex" and so on, and it becomes quite clear that the Essex has the wrong headlights, and a plain cowl, so we go back to our main search and remove essex from it, so now we have: 19xx car -ford -chev -chevrolet -essex
     
  9. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #219 Finished   

    Okay, I'm opening this up to discussion. Share your clues. We have had one correct, and one incorrect answer. That's not a lot!
     
  10. otherunicorn added a topic in Real or Model? / Auto ID Quiz   

    Auto ID #219 Finished
    Pontiac - 1928 6-28 Roadster (or phaeton)
    http://www.vintagevehicleclubaustralia.com/categories/pontiac/pontiac_1928_1.php
    http://www.earlytimeschapter.org/28ad4.html
     
     

     
    This week we will try something a little different. These photos were taken from a "please help identify this car" post. Even though I did not know the car, I was able to identify it using the skills gained playing this game. Let's see if you can too.
     



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  11. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #218 Finished   

    Those who identified it in varying levels of detail:
     
    ChrisR
    dw1603
    bobthehobbyguy
    sjordan2
    Draggon
    Earl Marischal
    wku88
    maltsr
    Sixties Sam
    blunc
    Thom
    peteski
    Matt Bacon
    carsntrucks4you
    Ace-Garageguy
  12. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #217 Finished   

    If you'd searched for Kellison Coupe you would have found the exact picture
  13. otherunicorn added a topic in Real or Model? / Auto ID Quiz   

    Auto ID #218 Finished
    1961-1973 NSU Prinz 4 (specifically 1961)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSU_Prinz
     

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  14. otherunicorn added a post in a topic Auto ID #217 Finished   

    Correct answers were received from:
    sjordan2
    dw1603
    Thom
    Draggon
    Earl Marischal
    mr moto
    blunc
    bobthehobbyguy
     
     
  15. otherunicorn added a topic in Real or Model? / Auto ID Quiz   

    Auto ID #217 Finished
    1964 Kellison (Astra) J5 Coupe
    http://www.americandreamcars.com/1964kellisonastraj5cpvintracecar1113.htm
    http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/fiberglass-car-marques/kellison/astra-sports-car-catalog-winter-1962-1963-kellison-sports-car-affiliate/
     

     
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