Spring City Steam Works
Steam stuff!! Today we bent up 2 super-heaters. We like zigzag over coils but I don't have a tone of reasoning behind it. It's working great in my 735 so why not! There are 2 shown, the more parallel one is for a 10 hp car and the slight more angled open on is for a 20 hp car. Next up on the bender..... Monotube steam generator coils!! Let's go
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Mitch Gross’ and his dream of completing the Peking to Paris Rally, with a more unusual method of propulsion
What are you most concerned about?’ I ask Mitch Gross, about his upcoming Peking to Paris adventure. ‘The roads when we hit Western Europe’ comes the unexpected reply. ‘The car doesn’t like running at high RPM for an extended period of time, so we will have a few long days behind the wheel covering the extra mileage asked of us in Europe’. The answer is a surprise, as when you immediately consider the task of travelling 8000 miles from Peking to Paris, across the expanses of Eurasia, it is the challenges of remote places like the Gobi Desert and the less than agreeable roads through Kazakhstan that one might expect to be playing on Mitch’s mind, but after some background on his car, his answer begins to make sense.
The machine in question is a 1910 White MM steam car, yes you read that correctly, and more than that there are only around three of this particular model left in the world. Two reside in museums, the last, highly original example belongs to Mitch’s extensive collection of steam propelled cars. Not as popular in Europe, the steam car was a much more common sight over the water in America, making up around 50% of the machines on the road at the start of the 20th century. The White produced cars were some of the finest and most luxurious, and the White Brothers dynasty, that began with sewing machinery and finished up with heavy goods vehicles, is still evident today with its DNA found in Volvo trucks.
March Activities on the steam cars in/around the Auburn Heights Workshop
Thanks goes to all the volunteers who made such a wonderful event possible. They have now done it year after year for over 2 decades.
They are incredible,thanks again.
Video taken during the 2019 Steam Car Tour,Melle German.
Perter Hawkin's of Hawkin's Inspection Services, inspects 4 Stanley's and there boilers. After his thorough tests and inspection all 4 passed.
I thought I'd share with you the latest driver safety development for 1903. Grout introduced the model J drop front. The driver and passenger#1 sat in the rear seat. If you follow the tiller you'll see the driver sits on the right. Additional passengers sat in front, lower than the driver and passenger #1. This offered the driver an unobstructed view of the road ahead.
The safety development was the first air bag,the front passengers!
Basil ,Jean and Bev on the first day of steaming here in England 2019.
Work continues on Tilly. With Sarah's help the fuel tank with air pressure line and the fuel line that runs to the filter and on to the main burner valve were installed with the tank.
Next project will be to run a pressure test on the air/ fuel system as far back as the output side of the main fire valve.
We got the gas tank fit today. Tires started yesterday...Sarah thought you might like a different angle of Tillly.
GMA Engineering is at GMA Engineering.
Ramsey, Isle Of Man · 1909/1910 white o and oo steam car front wheel hubs.
Machined from a solid billet.
Check details out in technical on the site
Chateau Impney Hill Climb writes
"Arguably the most famous steam car ever produced, ‘Whistling Billy’ was one of the fastest cars of the American dirt track races in the early 20th century.
This 1905 steam car, which took eight years to painstakingly recreate, returns to Chateau Impney Hill Climb in 2019 after making its competitive debut here in 2016."