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by SSsssteamer
Fri May 02, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: METZ Drive Plate question
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Re: METZ Drive Plate question

Jerry,

Just to clarify. The distance between the two wheels is the thickness of the hack saw blade . About 1/32 nd (just see daylight through at the contact point)
you are going to love it. Enjoy. :) It is a wonderful car.

Frank Hurley
by SSsssteamer
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: METZ Drive Plate question
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Re: METZ Drive Plate question

I believe I can be of assistance for Mr. Alexanders 15 Metz problem. it is as follows. Putting grooves in the driven wheel will not solve the problem. in fact one of the secrets is to keep the drive wheel clean I carry a spray bottle of 409 spray the wheel when you stop during the touring day takes ...
by SSsssteamer
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Large Brass Headlight Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 3614

Re: Large Brass Headlight Identification

The hard to read line is Amesbury, as in Amesbury, Mass.
by SSsssteamer
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Clueless Department - Automotive Division
Replies: 2
Views: 3469

Re: Clueless Department - Automotive Division

The young mother must have been a Stanley steam car passenger before. All of our Stanley steamers are automatics. No clutch, no shifting; except if you want to go into reverse, then you push the reverse pedal to the floor and hold it there while traveling in reverse. If fact Stanleys don't even have...
by SSsssteamer
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Non Skid tread pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 4434

Thank you for the AD. That is positive proof of the tread's introduction year. It was been circulated that the nonskid tread first came out in 1917. 1909, the year of introduction, makes the non skid tread usable for most horseless carriages. Thank you again.
by SSsssteamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: The correct use of the square nut in automotive use.
Replies: 5
Views: 7406

While on a steam car tour in Iowa this summer, our steam car tour visited a pottery factory that was first built in 1849, with many update made to the building there after. The last update to its framing goes back to 1900. All of the square nuts that were used to hold the barn framing together had t...
by SSsssteamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Non Skid tread pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 4434

Non Skid tread pattern

What was the first year that a tire's tread pattern that spelld out "NON SKID" was used? And what is the source of your answer? I have heard several different answers and I need to sort it out. Thank you.
by SSsssteamer
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New Rust Prevention Product
Replies: 3
Views: 4478

Looks from the low melting temperature, that it must be made from a paraffin based wax. For $35 plus shipping and handling, I think that there could be a lot better choices out there for the money. I am sure that it works well for what they advertise its uses for. Most any paste wax would prevent ox...
by SSsssteamer
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1st Car W/steering wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 3219

Re: 1st Car W/steering wheel

What car was the 1st to use a steering wheel? From Wikipedia: in 1894 Alfred Vacheron took part in the Paris-Rouen race with a Panhard 4 hp model which he had fitted with a steering wheel. That is believed to be one of the earliest employments of the principle. From 1898 the Panhard et Levassor car...
by SSsssteamer
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Case Register
Replies: 2
Views: 14271

Re: Case Register

Rust Rustler wrote: Hi Guys, Can anyone tell me if there is a Case register or club????? Would anyone have contact details???

Thankyou........Noel
Contact musolf.jr@frontier.com for the Case Register. Harold owns a couple of them.
by SSsssteamer
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Restoration advice for a 1912 Paige
Replies: 8
Views: 10666

Re: Restoration advice for a 1912 Paige

Better a late answer than no answer....... 1. My first concern is doing a proper restoration to the car so as to preserve what value, both financial and historical it has. However i don't want to dump 10's of thousands into a car that is only worth 10 or 15K. In my "Standard Catalog of American Cars...
by SSsssteamer
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

The new 1911 Stanley Mountain wagon, since it did not come with a top, as standard equipment it had rain coats that looked like panchos for it's passengers to wear. I have vintage photos of about 1909 with the car passengers wearing rain gear because their car didn't come with a top. I have seen bug...
by SSsssteamer
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

Re: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected

Most all cars of '02 and '03 were not sold with tops, glass windshields, or gas head lights. If they received them at all, it was an aftermarket installation. Using the expensive Stanley steam car for an example, 1910 was the first year that a top and gas headlights were offered as standard equipmen...
by SSsssteamer
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1914 White Question
Replies: 1
Views: 3107

Ray Markley has a 1914 White and this is what he said."The lugs are to mount a starter bed plate. I don't have any info on the starter generator. Erslands at Chickasha probably have all the answers."
by SSsssteamer
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Serial number information for California 1914 Stanley
Replies: 3
Views: 4557

Serial number information for California 1914 Stanley

I own a 1914 Stanley model 606 that in 1944 belonged to Newton A. Brown of Riverside, California. Its California license plate number in 1944 was 1G2907. Is there anyway that I can find out what was the serial number of this Stanley when it was license in to Newton A. Brown? He had owned the car for...
by SSsssteamer
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Disc Brakes to fit inside 16" rear drums
Replies: 6
Views: 6251

Can not stop it

The Stanley internal brake shoe is one continuous flexible brake shoe. I have always used both internal and external brakes to slow it down. Everytime that I drive it, everyone wants a ride, and it is my responsibility to the safety of my 12 passengers to be able to stop the thing. Either I fix the ...
by SSsssteamer
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How To Mount Acetylene Tank??
Replies: 5
Views: 6383

I would attach a tank mounting photo if I knew how to attach one to my message. I re-fill my own tanks, but it is very dangerous. It takes a couple of days for the acetone to absorb the acetylene. The tanks that can be laid on their sides, have their valves located off center. The valve is on the to...
by SSsssteamer
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Disc Brakes to fit inside 16" rear drums
Replies: 6
Views: 6251

I have tried about everything including cam angles, new lining, adjusting both E brake and service brakes. The car is a 12 passenger Stanley Mt. Wagon and when fully loaded it is over 8,000 pounds. It never fails that when we get loaded, we end up going down the steepest hills in the country. I owe ...
by SSsssteamer
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Disc Brakes to fit inside 16" rear drums
Replies: 6
Views: 6251

Disc Brakes to fit inside 16" rear drums

I have a 5,500 pound (empty) car that doesn't like to stop. It only has 16" diameter rear brake drums which have plenty of room to fit disc brakes into. What is the best modern day disc brake set up that I can fit into the space? The present shoes are 2 1/2" wide. I don't plan on using backing plate...
by SSsssteamer
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Renault - leave partly original, or restore?
Replies: 7
Views: 10814

Restore the original parts to match the newly constructed back half. If your car was presently complete with all of its orginal body work intact, and it was all as good as your present front half, then it would have been yes, conserve what you might have had. But it is not in the cards, so work with...