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lynx42 Rick Cove

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  1. When I was restoring my 1916 Albion back in 1978, I went to look at some solid rubber tyres at a place called Jerralang Junction in Victoria Australia, as I had heard that there was the remains of an old truck there. It turned out to be a Schneider with the Solex radiator and the 5 spoke wheels. There was nothing left except a small section of the chassis, the radiator and the two front wheels with grey semicircular (in section) tyres. I brought home the wheels and I still have them but I should also have taken the radiator. It went to scrap not long after I went to see the bits.
  2. Here is a bit of Th.Schneider history for you. That engine was made after 1919 and before 1924. The Société anonyme des automobiles Th. Schneider was registered at Besançon on 16 June 1910. Vehicle production finally ended early in 1930. The manufacturer started out producing a range of cars with side valve 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines. In most respects these were conventional cars, apart from the "dashboard mounted" radiators, positioned ahead of the driver but behind the (front mounted) engine. By the time war broke out in August 1914, the Th. Schneider range comprised seven 4-cyli
  3. G'day S & F, The cam plate in magneto is what sets the rotation for either clockwork or anti clockwork rotation. Find an anticlockwise cam plate and your problem is solved. It might be easier and a lot cheaper than buying and shipping a complete magneto. As Old Bill says, get the maggy rebuilt before you fit it. My 1924 Studebaker magneto had a fat blue spark but only after 2 hours running had given up the ghost completely and is now being rebuilt. Good luck with the hunt.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I'll repost the images as something other than a PDF shortly if you cannot view them.
  12. 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
  13. 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]
  14. This is the Claudel Hobson on my 2 cylinder Austin engine. No. E181 or E136 take your pick. Does anyone have any info on this engine?
  15. Tony, whilst not wishing to hijack this great thread about the 3/4 ton Dodge, the Studebaker used to tow this 1915 Weaver auto ambulance before it obtained the crane set up. This is a photo of the weaver in use in Bairnsdale Australia behind the ute before the crane was fitted. The model 'T' Ford looks a bit sad. Ther weaver Auto Ambulance is in excellent condition.
  16. I have owned a 1916, 1919 and 1924 Dodges and I think that your Dodge is a bit later than 1917/18. More likely 1924. The earlier Dodges had a smaller radiator and the rear springs were 3/4 cantilever springs not semi-elliptical as seen on your Dodge. The dashboard also points to mid-1920's. The chassis number should be stamped on the centre cross bearer about under the front seat. Keep it as found and retain the patina. Here in Australia there is a car club known as the Feral Car Club. It only has original style un restored vehicles like yours which are fully restored mechanically bu
  17. The forth photo is of a Rolls-Royce tender with the dual wheel spares on the rear. Having a single spare wheel on the running board shows that it does not have duals on the front like this one.
  18. Unfortunately those outside of the UK cannot see your posted link. Up comes :- Location not Authorised. BFI Player films cannot be played outside of the UK. Error Code : GEO.
  19. Looking good. You don't seem to have a lot of room to work upon the roof with the roof frames so close, and I do hope the roller door is not all the way up or you will have to let the air out of the solid rubber tyres. LOL! When I restored my Albion A10 I only had 1.5 inches clearance both sides and to the bottom of the open roller door to the top of the front board. The canopy frames had to be made removable as the canopy was about 8 inches higher than the door opening.
  20. Doc, that alloy maggy switch is identical to the one on my 1916 Albion A10. Fortunately I have one, although a spare could always come in handy, just in case. Cheers Rick.
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