Tilly's grand adventure
After a successful first outing yesterday,I decided to add some of Tilly's jewelry. The lights, the lamp for the boiler sight gauge and the mirror for viewing the sight gauge. All of these things are beautiful as well as functional.
All of the leather is original to the car. It has been cleaned and conditioned. Steaming yesterday showed a couple of steam leaks and a leak in the piping from the hand pump to the steam chest. Steam leaks are fixed, oil pipegets attention tomorrow.
These are some beauty shots I took today before I stopped for the day.
Sarah Moon with Billings on first run in the Grout.
Stanley steam car 1910 Model 70 from Alan Blazick collection along with his Stanley 1902 Runabout, on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville California
A 1902 Runabout with stick seat from the Alan Blazick. collection on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville California. Best in the Stanley class at Pebble Beach in Monterey California
Thank you to Ian Larcher for providing us with these fascinating pieces of Literature on White, Locomobile, American, Crossland and Vapomobile Steam Cars.
Billy Barnes has almost finished this 1910 Stanley Model 60, just awaiting paint.
Jim Trotta writes:
My new water pre-heater which uses exhaust steam thru heat exchange. The water side has water from the water pumps to boiler. This is so you can use heat from the exhaust steam to heat the incoming water. This helps greatly as your not putting cold water into the boiler.
Photos and Videos courtesy of Jan Kuhlmann.
The Hood Steam Car, produced in Massachusetts by the Simplex Motor Vehicle Company between 1900 and 1901. It featured a single-acting, four cylinder engine with a magnetic admission valve, with the exhaust ports being opened by the pistons. The intake valves were operated by three small electric batteries, and superheated steam was produced in a flash boiler.
Little more is known of this make of Steam Car, if you have any further information please contact us. Anthony Theriault is looking for more information on the marque, and provided the photos of a survivor below.
With the smoke Bonnet and flu now fit I thought I would fit the rear body cover. The flue opens to the left and right with a centrally
located steam jet , a "T" fitting , to help with drawing a good draft for the burner.
Here's what the rear end looks like minus the fenders.
Here are some photos of the cars Bill Barnes has recently been working on. A Stanley 740 tourer, 731 Roadster, SV Sedan, 1914 Stanley 606, and a 1923 Stanley 740 Roadster.
I've gotten to the point I needed the seat in place so that I could get the throttle linkage finished as well as the linkage for engine hook-up and reverse.
I have just had the squabs and arms of the front seats recovered on Lucy because these original parts were beyond repair for use. Garry Stephens of Hayle did the job and it has toned in very well. Well done Garry! All they need now is a bit of use and a little steam oil discolouration.
Today Lucy came out for a steam up to see if work needs to be done. Really she behaved very well but just had pilot light problems which I will need to sort. I could of course only drive her about 40 yards up my yard which is an old farmyard. She is a 1908 White Model “L” steam powered 20hp car equivalent to a 40hp petrol car.
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