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New lantern lugger

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I've been toying with the idea of an early car for a while and have wanted something a bit bigger than a Ford A or T. Something unusual and cool. My picker buddy came up with this and I was sold. 1927 Willys-Knight. Nice big car with the Knight sleeve valve engine. It drove off the trailer and up the driveway under its own power. This is going to be fun. E.


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Cool. That's a beast!
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That's cool! Keep us updated with pictures regularly.
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Clearly it should be named "Cyclops." Cool and unique vehicle. Way beyond my measly mechanical skills, I am afraid.

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That's going to be one heck of a fettle! I hope you can find some of the parts... that headlight nacelle looks unique.

I'm trying to imaging pulling up to a yard sale in that, fully restored, and trying to haggle over price on a lantern....
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sure looks like fun Erik !!!
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Enjoy the ride. That looks like a beautiful undertaking.I'm glad you have the space and means you pursue this.i can't even convince the SO of a 70 C' deville...
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Cool Ride!
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Wow, a couple of Tommy guns and you're ready for a night out. I like it!
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Oh dang! That's a rare bird there. Make sure to be share lots and lots of pictures!
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Has that been chopped? Looks low on top.
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nice, i need that car.
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Is it a 4-cylinder or a 6 cylinder and is it electric start or hand crank? just curious cool ride.😎
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Holy Carp! Thats a PROJECT. keep us posted, guarenteed you will need moral support along the way!!!!
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Pretty fair looking car ,some of the most unique headlight and rad shroud designs of their day. It will be fun. A neighbor had one under a spruce tree back in the '60s. Us kids used to play in it.
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That sure does look like fun. Looking forward to pictures as the project progresses.
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That is straight out cool. Good luck with your restoration.
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That's awesome Eric! Good luck on your project.
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Al Capone would be drooiling over that one. I'LL bet parts are hard to come by for it.
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Wow that's crazy!
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That will be a fun car for sure. Watched the engine in The link and holy cow my mind is blown 🤯. I am always amazed at some of the old engine designs. Some are quite clever.
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It is a odd duck for sure. It is a 6 cylinder either 236 or 255 cubic inch. Electric start with a provision for a hand crank. It isn't chopped, it has a really cool dark green glass sunshade that is down. I luckily have the other headlight pod but both are missing the trim rings, reflectors, and sockets. It will probably get reproduction model A lights in the interim. I really don't plan on a full restoration just a good mechanical going over, toss a new reproduction wiring harness in, reupholster the seats and drive it. It has been a lot of fun so far. E.
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That is a lot of moving parts.
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