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Today 11:47 AM
wretched ratchet That thing has a stance like a Tarantula
Today 11:10 AM
Dave57210 Yup - you got it! Boothboy's turn next!
Today 10:33 AM
boothboy Grump!


Probably the oldest car to cruise the streets of Prince George - Canadian Rodder Hot Rod Community Forum
Today 09:45 AM
Dave57210 Close - very close!
Today 08:24 AM
boothboy Drip Cup.

Today 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post

Actually - it was marginal at best. The owner (from Kentucky) of one the very few surviving cars of this production run was recently on his way to "a place way up north" - his dream was to drive it north of the Arctic Circle, so he was trailering it behind his moho to get up the Dempster Highway. A breakdown with the Moho left him participating (with this car!) in a weekend evening cruise in Prince George, BC.

Due to the massively unreliable nature of the original powerplant, he had installed a small Honda engine for this particular venture (does that make it a real old timey hotrod?), and my info comes from that source.

If no-one gets the answer by Tuesday eve, I'll post the answer
Yesterday 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
And the method of mixing fuel and air was....?????

Yesterday 10:45 PM
Dave57210 And the method of mixing fuel and air was....?????
Yesterday 10:30 PM
boothboy Ok. Last guess. either a 1901 Duryea Phaeton Three Wheeler, 1901 Duryea Phaeton Four Wheeler, or a 1901 Duryea Trap Four Wheeler.All three of these autos used Duryea's three cylinder engine. This engine throttled by sliding a throttle plate back and forth across the intake valves. The plate restricted the amount of travel the intake could open. This engine might be Duryea's Peoria type engine.

Yesterday 09:39 PM
BuzzLOL . Sounds like an old Oil-Pull engine...
Yesterday 07:56 PM
Dave57210 So far as I can find out, it had a 2-speed transmission, but it COULD vary engine speed - just not with a throttle
Yesterday 06:05 PM
CrashFarmer2 If it had no throttle I'm guessing the engine would run at a set rpm and in that case it would need some form of variable speed transmission. There are machines that kind of work this way. A lot of agricultural sprayers for instance have a hydrostatic transmission. The engine is run against the governor and the transmission is used to vary that ground speed. Most of the combines I have driven to harvest grain utilize a hydrostatic transmission much in the same manner but I have driven a couple, long ago, that used a variable speed belt to vary the ground speed. These use an adjustable pulley to drive and a spring loaded pulley that is driven to vary the speed.

Pretty early for a hydrostat so I'm going to guess it had a variable speed belt or some other device that I'm unfamiliar with.
Yesterday 05:39 PM
Dave57210 Yes, it was an automotive engine - in a production car (If cars could be actually called "production" cars in those days!)
Yesterday 05:25 PM
Joe G No throttle? Was this an automotive engine?
Yesterday 03:26 PM
Dave57210 No guesses yet? HINT: It was partially a "drip" system, and it had NO throttle
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