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lynx42 Rick Cove

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About lynx42 Rick Cove

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    Warrant Officer 1st Class
  • Birthday 04/30/1948

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    Paynesville Australia
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    Restoration and display of military items from Buttons to Bombs and vehicles.
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  1. I do not want to derail this great thread but try Googling '1922 Summit Car Company' or just look at the site:- https://graham64.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/1924-summit/. This is an inverted chassis showing the Fredrickson ACME suspension system.
  2. I was recently at the Australian National Vehicle Museum in Birdwood SA to study the ultra rare Summit car on display and noticed the good way to stop sticky fingers from removing the radiator caps and mascot from the cars. A fine stainless steel wire crimped around the cap/mascot and affixed under the bonnet. I thought it was a great idea. For interest sake, look up the 'Summit' car on the web. I have parts of one and there are only a very few left in existence world wide.
  3. Hi Roger, Thank you for all that. I can understand exactly where you are coming from re the costs involved. My 20/25hp has 'One Shot' lubrication which obviously hasn't worked for a long time and the shackles and bushes all have to be replaced. A big expensive job but so what, if I don't spend it my kids will, so I've taken up skiing. 'Spending the Kids Inheritance'. This is a photo of my car, GGP19, taken about 1968. It is known in Australian RR circles as 'The Safari Saloon' If I can get it back to that, I will be happy. Regards Rick.
  4. Sounds like a great project. There was a replica WWI RR Silver Ghost project here in Australia a few years ago but the bloke passed away and when the RR came up for auction, the wining bidder only took the rolling chassis and the scrappy got the complete replica body which went to China in the great scrap drive at the time. Do you have the correct Silver Ghost engine and running gear or are you going to use the what ever engine you have removed? I am restoring a 1929 20/25hp Rolls and I am lucky to have the complete rolling chassis with all matching numbers. This is the 20/25 chassis as it
  5. Looks like a late 1916 or a 1917 Albion A10. The early 1916 Albions never had the ALBION name in brass on the radiator, only the small oval brass badge fixed with 2 bolts. The 1917 used the radiator with ALBION cast into the top tank, Nice picture.
  6. Not much time left as ending November 4th 2020 is an auction for an unusual piece of equipment. FIELD GUN TRAILER, GRANT MOTOR CAR CO. 1918 https://bid.aumannauctions.com/lot-details/index/catalog/25520/lot/3772561?url=%2Fauctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F25520%2F%3Fpage%3D2 Bid Online: Now - Nov 3rd, 4th & 5th 6pm Central Items Location: 16696 IA-64, Maquoketa, IA 52060 I hope the scrappy doesn't get it.
  7. You are doing a fantastic job but I notice that the Chassis Bars are slightly more agricultural than the ones on the the chassis of my 1929 20/25hp. Rolls-Royce which I finished wire brushing the outside of today.
  8. I'll repost the images as something other than a PDF shortly if you cannot view them.
  9. I have been following this interesting post and in the back of my mind I recalled something in one of the many many books in my library had something about a Riker. I remembered that it was in one of a series of books I purchased 20+ years ago so I had a look. This is what I found, it was not even listed in the index but searching for it gave me something else to do during the Covid19 lockdown we currently endure here in Victoria Australia. Volume 111 of a 6 volume set on page 434 of the general reference work "Automobile Engineering" dates 1922 had this drawing. I don't know if i
  10. 1923 is quite late for Rack and Pinion steering. The 1905 Rover had Rack and pinion steering. The Rover 6 was a small two-seater 6-horsepower car and only the second car model made by the British Rover car company. Announced in January 1905 a 6-horsepower car remained available from Rover until 1912. This new smaller car employed a conventional steel reinforced with fitch plates wooden chassis with half elliptic leaf springs front and rear supporting the car on rigid axles. The forward end of the springs are fixed rigidly to the chassis frame, the rear ends slide within brackets.[1]
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