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Thread: My new (to me) 1929 Commander Victoria

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    My new (to me) 1929 Commander Victoria

    Bringing Sam's 29 Stude home2.jpg Just got this car home.

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    Looks wonderful! I really like the Victoria body style...well done.

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    Very very nice! Please post day time pictures as well.

    Mark

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    Man oh, Man! Sam! I hope to see you and your buddies pick'n and grinning some of your fantastic Blue Grass music with that car as a backdrop soon! I don't know if many folks here on the forum know about the north Georgia mountains where you live, but those hills are no place for wimps. So...does this car have mechanical brakes? Do you think those artillery wheels are up to the challenge to travel over Blood Mountain? I really admire the cars of this era but have never owned one. So my questions about the wheels and brakes are definitely NOT from experience or first-hand knowledge.
    I can't imagine you having such a car and not actually driving it.

    Best of luck with it and I hope to see it at our 51st Tri-State meet in Maggie Valley this coming year (if not sooner).
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    Look at this majestic hunk of iron, glass, and rubber. It is clear that whoever owned it last valued it much more than that. Why not? With this beauty, you get to literally Command the road!
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    It had been in storage for fourteen years. It was on jack stands. The no. 1 piston is stuck, but I have it filled with Marvel Mystery oil and WD-40. It has hydraulic brakes, and they do work. The brake hoses are about as big as water hoses. The wooden spoke artillery wheels are in excellent condition. I hope to take it to the Tri-state meet in Maggie Valley. I will trailer it up there and drive it around while I'm there. My grandson and I are totally in love with it.

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    Were the hydraulic brakes available on the Commander in 1929? My '33 is still mechanical.

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    I let my ignorance run away with me. At this point I don't know what it has. I've gotten lots of information from Richard Quinn, but nothing addresses the brake question. I was just going on my own observation.

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    Sam, what a gem!
    More photos, please.
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    I know that ā€˜31 Presidents came with mechanical brakes. Iā€™d bet that ā€˜29 Commanders did as well.

    Pretty car Sam!

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    My 30 Dictator GL had mechanical brakes , There were 3 shoes on each wheel in the front , I don't remember about the rear. Anyway the car did stop pretty well , Ed

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