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by Joseph Puleo
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: was silver ever used in bodies?
Replies: 3
Views: 3825

Re: was silver ever used in bodies?

No... the original Silver Ghost was painted with Aluminum paint, with the brass lights and other fittings silver plated. It was an advertising stunt... Nor was the Pierce made of "german" or "nickel" silver... (the term "nickel silver" came in during WWI when it was unfashionable to attribute anythi...
by Joseph Puleo
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: TV show casting restorations and custom jobs!
Replies: 11
Views: 10847

Re: TV show casting restorations and custom jobs!

Really? Well, I am not in the television business, nor would I want to be. However, sadly, there seem to be many people that take what they see on television seriously. With that in mind, it would seem that those engaged in that business ought to hold themselves to a higher than average standard. Yo...
by Joseph Puleo
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: TV show casting restorations and custom jobs!
Replies: 11
Views: 10847

Re: TV show casting restorations and custom jobs!

Is this a joke? Do you realize that the members of the HCCA are about the last people on earth who would be even slightly interested in the sort of tacky modifications that show (and all like them) specialize in? This is a serious case of barking up the wrong tree. And... the word is "cast", not "ca...
by Joseph Puleo
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Horsepower Tax
Replies: 2
Views: 6000

At the risk of repeating something yu probably know, the English HP tax was figured on an early formula that took into consideration the diameter of the piston but not the stroke. Hence, British engins tend to have long strokes in comparison to bore diameter. It also resulted in a wholely artificial...
by Joseph Puleo
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Locomobile of the Teens
Replies: 3
Views: 6784

Scott, You are certainly right that there is very little in print about these cars. Do you have the "Locomobile Book" their 1912 hardbound catalog? I realize it is a bit early re your question but I am reasonably certain that the 48 changed very little from that time forward. The smaller car was (in...
by Joseph Puleo
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Chain Drive Vehicles.
Replies: 2
Views: 6068

Chain

Can you say exactly what size the chain you need is? I imagine the most likely source would be one of several large industrial supply houses but it would be easy enough to research if the size is known. There are some that are not available at all. I once had to remake both sprockets for a car becau...
by Joseph Puleo
Sat May 15, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Information on the Pennington victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 7775

Regarding the Pennington, Just last night I discovered that there is a surviving example in the National Motor Museum in Britain. It does, in fact, look like two bicycles stuck together. To find the book I mentioned . . . or any other old or out of print book try bookfinder.com. It is a service that...
by Joseph Puleo
Wed May 12, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Information on the Pennington victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 7775

I saw your query about the Pennington so I thought I would share what little I know. I don't have the Clymer book you mention (or at least I can't find it at the moment) but likely the car you mention was a design of E.J. Penninton, an American from Chicago, who was much more a promoter than a mecha...