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by Rhop
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cutout Mechanism
Replies: 0
Views: 3055

Cutout Mechanism

Hello everyone, My grandfather has 3 1914 Overlands and as far we know now none of them have the proper cutout mechanism. The Willys Overland Knight Registry (WOKR) although has essentially all the drawings, except for things they bought for the car and the cutout (so it may have been something they...
by Rhop
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Which Direction Does Throttle Lever Move?
Replies: 3
Views: 3492

All 3 of my Grandfather's 1914 Overlands have a throttle you move from the lower to upper quadrant. For Overland that is correct at least in 1914 and I think for most Overlands it is as well. 14' Overlands don't have notches to hold the throttle in position. So honestly I think it is safer that if i...
by Rhop
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

Thanks Russel, Its nice to know that Thomas was just doing it for that specific car and not that all their stock cars had no tops. At least in stanleys it does make you go faster. I have a friend who won't put the top up even if its raining because it makes the car go 50 instead of 45. I also find i...
by Rhop
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

Thanks for responding SSsssteamer I guess I can see that in the early years 02-03 and even later on as you describe most cars would't have had a need for tops. I am very familiar with what your talking about with the dry engine stanleys excluding the tiller steer cars with victoria tops, I been a vo...
by Rhop
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?

Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected? It's something I've always wondered and I figure as good as place as any to bring this topic up. When Horatio Nelson Jackson drove across the country in 1902 or 3 or when the Thomas Flyer competed in the 1908 New York to Paris race: Why were ...
by Rhop
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Transmission Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 5013

My grandfather tells me that the 14's use SAE weight 140 oil and it could be found a tractor supply stores most likely.

Robert Hopkins
by Rhop
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Transmission Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 5013

My grandfather owns a couple 14' Overlands. I can't imagine they'd be that different. I'll ask him and get back to you.

Robert Hopkins
by Rhop
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What is the car in these pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 8620

I know this is a year after any post, but I would agree Mr. Paulsen in saying it looks remarkably like a 15' overland from the shape of the headlights and how the hood transitions into the body.

Sincerely,
Robert Hopkins
by Rhop
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Anyone Own a Pope?
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

Mr. Pope, I would agree with FullerMetz in saying that joining your local club chapter of HCCA/AACA and going on tours and talking with people and observing would benefit your interest and help you get connections. Many people are very willing and happy to have someone navigate. Plus you learn much ...
by Rhop
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 6918

FullerMetz, I have just recently joined this phorum myself and for me the problem is that I am still young and not much of an expert on many cars. So my issue is simply there aren't very many topics I would have the knowledge to give much practical advice at this point. Oh MochetVelo very nice looki...
by Rhop
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Mobile
Replies: 15
Views: 13677

Dear Steam Punk, I'm not sure if you will get this post, but depending where you are in the United States. If you are ever in northern Delaware Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve of Yorklyn, Delaware was donated a Mobiie. There is a website http://www.auburnheights.org. It sadly doesn't have informa...