Worn Auto Parts Skeleton Shows Need For Lubrication
WORN parts from a discarded automobile mounted on a board to represent a skeleton as a lesson in the need for correct lubrication for automobiles) reminds patrons in a Green Bay, Wisconsin, gas station not to overlook the value of oil and grease in their cars.
MI PIN-UP CAR: 1900 WHITE STANHOPE STEAMER
Owner: Jerry Foley, Jacksonville, Fla. Engine: 2-cylinder double-acting steam engine, 6 brake horsepower. Wheelbase: 66 in. Weight: 1,100 lbs. Top speed: approximately 60 mph. Said to be oldest White Steamer in the U. S. Original cost was $1,000.
NEW SAFETY HARNESS
At least four famous racing drivers owe their lives to this simple 2-1/2-pound safety gadget.
FOUR Lincoln crew members of the recent Pan American-Mexican Road Race attribute their lives to the new Pacific Harness Safety Reel which bolts to the car’s floor. Attached to a shoulder harness, the reel allows cable to feed in or out, giving the driver freedom of movement up to 18 inches. But in an emergency, the reel locks instantly and automatically, snubbing the driver within just one-half inch of travel—perhaps saving his life.
THE NEW MG
MG for ’54 has been restyled and hopped up. Restyling in the new model, which is called the MG TF, is especially evident forward of the windshield, where the hood has been sloped down to a V-shaped radiator and the headlights have been faired into the front fenders. A higher compression ratio, twin carburetors, and other modifications have increased power output from the 54 hp at 5,200 rpm that was developed in the MG TD to 57.5 hp at 5,500 rpm. With disk wheels, the TF sells in this country for about $2,200; wire wheels are optional.
Yup. Nailed it. (video link)
Pedestrians Lose Last Refuge
Our artist’s idea of what may happen if they start playing golf by auto.
CURTIS W. WILLOCK. of Pasadena, is inordinately fond of golf. He may never be a champion but he certainly has contributed in a large measure, to the modernization of the ancient and honorable sport. Ordered by his physician to avoid fatigue caused by the long walk around the links. Mr. Willock had a special electric car built which permits him to enjoy the game.
1913 SMITH BUCKBOARD
THIS beautifully restored A.O. Smith Buckboard, vintage 1913, was put into its excellent condition by its present owner and discoverer, John Baum of Ephrata, Pa. John found the car in a barn and traced the original owner of the vehicle when he acquired it. The car was patented in 1912 and Baum’s model is number J 46, delivered in July 1913.
Baum believes the car is the oldest and possibly the only restored and running five-wheel auto in the world. It cost its first owner $338. The vehicle weighs only 456 pounds and it is powered by a 5-horsepower, 1-cylinder engine that has a top speed of 20 miles per hour.
That is one hell of a present for your kid, though with that giant hood it looks like the turning radius is probably similar to a real sports car.
FIBERGLAS SPORTS CAR
No youngster could ask for more than have his dad build him this rakish looking sports car.
By John Micklitsch
TO keep the cost at a minimum, about 75% of the mechanical parts used on the car were either bought at junk yards or second-hand dealers. Except for the welding of the chassis, which was a professional job, the body, transmission, steering, etc., was home-built and assembled by the designer, strictly an amateur.
Was it a bet in the office? Did he get free drinks every time he mentioned a Chinaman in a review? This is getting so ridiculous I’ve added a McCahill Chinamen tag. Also, why would you bring an embalmed Chinaman to a firemen’s clambake?
“…the rear passenger seat unhinges and folds forward, providing enough level cargo room to haul an embalmed Chinaman and a stiff bull Elk to a firemen’s clambake.”
MI Tests the Morris Minor Station Wagon
Although it has the smallest engine of any production car built in England, this cute bucket corners like a baby Ferrari, says Tom.
By Tom McCahill
ON seeing a Morris Minor going down the road, an Irish friend of mine once said to me, “If any one ever hit me with one of them things and I found it out, I’d turn both the roller skate and the driver over me knee.”