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by FullerMetz
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Anyone Own a Pope?
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

Having read a couple of your postings, I wonder how much are you into "brass era" cars yet? Have you read much about the Pope automobiles? I know several people that own Pope-Hartfords, But they are all in Califunny. Anything really good in a Pope-Hartford starts at about 100K and goes way up from t...
by FullerMetz
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Mobile
Replies: 15
Views: 13677

Thank you very much. This link worked great. Your site looks fantastic. I can hardly wait till it isn't one a.m. and I can spend some time without struggling to stay awake. I am trying to research a ca. 1899 gasoline carriage with no known history. Yes I am sure it is an original and not a modified ...
by FullerMetz
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Mobile
Replies: 15
Views: 13677

Royal Feltner,
I tried that website and got nothing. Is it working? It sounded interesting, especially since I am researching an early horseless. Thank you. Besides, this will move this thread back up.
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by FullerMetz
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Auto ID requested
Replies: 5
Views: 5210

Part of the problem with identifying cars of that early era is that there were about two thousand companies, small and large, that built cars before 1920. Many of them made dozens, or hundreds, of models and minor variations. A company like white built so many, that a good sized book could be filled...
by FullerMetz
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1904 CLARKMOBILE
Replies: 13
Views: 10439

Found the photo in the November/December 2005 (Vol. 67, No. 6) on page 21. It does appear to be the same car and the short story with the photo is most of what he told me. You probably already have this magazine as Mr. Dewey should have had it. If not, The HCCA home office can be very helpful in get...
by FullerMetz
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How To Mount Acetylene Tank??
Replies: 5
Views: 6383

WELL! While searching through my "Gazette"s for something else, I came across one of the articles that I knew I had read. On page40 & 41 of the July/August 2005 (Vol. 67, No. 4)issue is a very nice article with three good photos from which you should be able to make a good facsimile of the original ...
by FullerMetz
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1904 CLARKMOBILE
Replies: 13
Views: 10439

Sorry that I haven't responded sooner. I am certain that is the same car I was considering about ten years ago. I am surprised that he still had it. I was making plans at the time to go see it when I went down to the Bakersfield swap meet when he told me someone was going to come and get it before t...
by FullerMetz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Auto ID requested
Replies: 5
Views: 5210

The two cars are not the same by a long ways (and about five to eight years). The second car is probably a Cadillac, about 1914. The large tubular things on the back are shock absorbers, an after-market accessory found on many high-priced cars. The first car is definitely not a Cadillac or a Simplex...
by FullerMetz
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1904 CLARKMOBILE
Replies: 13
Views: 10439

I am curious, What condition is your Clarkmobile in? Do you know any history? How complete or original is it? I had talked to an elderly fellow about 10 to 12 years ago that had the remains of a claimed to be '04 Clarkmobile. I never saw the car myself but did have a small amount of research I did a...
by FullerMetz
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How To Mount Acetylene Tank??
Replies: 5
Views: 6383

An option to replace the carbide generator to supply acetylene to the head lamps was a "Prest-o-lite" tank. They were generally mounted laying down on the running board. They were held in place with steel strap brackets. I remember seeing articles and copies of ads, but a quick check of the "Gazette...
by FullerMetz
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 6916

Your Metz looks mighty good to me. Ready for show, even. My "Mess" is just a rusty pile of mostly damaged parts. Actually, I have restored worse and am looking forward to getting back to it. I (sadly) had to sell my 1915 six cylinder Studebaker about two years ago and want to have another car able t...
by FullerMetz
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 6916

I have the remains of what used to be a 1913/14 Metz along with a bunch of other parts to make it about 70% complete but in poor condition. It has been in my family for about 40 years, I ended up with it when my father died. The 1910 Fuller is a nice older cosmetic restoration of a low mileage solid...
by FullerMetz
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 6916

Just wondering

Not to be critical. But I wonder why the HCCA members don't make better use of this forum. I check it about once a week. The numbers are okay on the viewers of postings, but there are very few new questions or comments. I check the Model T Club's forum (www.mtfca.com) almost every day. they have abo...
by FullerMetz
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Disc Brakes to fit inside 16" rear drums
Replies: 6
Views: 6251

Brakes

16 inch drums should be able to stop even a heavy car. Have you checked to make sure all the lever and cam angles are correct? When I bought my big 6cyl Studebaker, the fellow said it would not stop. When I got it home, I carefully drove it for the first time and found out he was right. When I check...
by FullerMetz
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: It happened in 1909
Replies: 0
Views: 4027

It happened in 1909

Our small town local newspaper once a month runs a 100 years ago column recounting events that had been reported in the paper a century ago. I thought some might find this one interesting. "In Kingston, New York, a mixup between automobile oil and maple syrup, both in identical containers, led to th...
by FullerMetz
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: The correct use of the square nut in automotive use.
Replies: 5
Views: 7404

I have worked on more than a few original horseless carriages from pre-1900 to many cars of the early through late teens. My experience has been that lock washers were mostly NOT used with square nuts originally. Though I have seen many exceptions. Square nuts go way back to the days when the blacks...