|Today 07:29 PM|
|Today 07:04 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||looks like an overdrine unit ,to lower rpm,|
|Today 06:54 PM|
What is this and what does it do?
|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|
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|
|Today 12:57 AM|
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|
|Yesterday 10:45 PM|
|Dave57210||And the method of mixing fuel and air was....?????|
|Yesterday 10:30 PM|
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|
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.
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