A few friends and there Steam Cars out at a Steam event.
Check out the Media page for the latest updates, including the conclusion of the making of Billy Barnes' new burner for Brent Campbell's 30HP Stanley Special, and videos of the recent Steam Car Tour in Melle, Germany.
My father died in the 60s and always told us this was a Stanley Steamer engine. It has been sitting in garages for decades and is covered in dust. I did not want to use any chemicals on it to clean it as I those it might decrease its value.
Can anybody help me to identity the engine please.
i would also like to sell the engine once i know what year and type it is.
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Michael Zerega It's early, dry engine, right hand drive
Mark Herman There should be a serial number stamped on the frame that will help identify the engine more accurately. It should be on the forged crossmember in the middle of the engine. Additionally the number of teeth on the gear will tell us what style of car it came from. Looks like a great artifact!
Daryl Kendall Appears to be an EX. Engine. 1908.
Steam Car Network I have been told it has 49 teeth.
Daryl Kendall It either a 1908 EX or a 1909 E2 engine . Probably miss counted the teeth , probably a 48 tooth. 3" bore x 4"stroke. Has numbers on the frame cross-member probably starts with a 6- 000
Daryl Kendall 1908 EX. Or a 1909 E2 engine. 48 tooth
Mark Herman Recheck the teeth, I think an EX has 49 teeth
Daryl Kendall 48 teeth on EX and E2
A Stanley Steam Car owned by Basil Craske won best in show at a special charity event in aid of meningitis research. The event was attended by over 3000 people.
Hi Steam Car,
Piping A 1914 10HP Stanley Steam Car:
Thanks for posting these, confirms I have the 3 tube indicator set a couple of inches too high on our Model 607.
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Kelly Williams ,
Just wanted to point out that for best drive-ability, water level should be carried as high in the boiler as possible without priming. What actually drives the car is not so much the steam that sits above the water level - that is a small amount which is quickly used up. Rather, it's the steam that flashes up from the high-temperature, high-pressure water, as soon as the steam on top is used and the pressure drops a little. The more high-temperature, high-pressure water you carry, the more steam will be quickly available to you.
Check out this video of the Lear Vapordyne Steam Powered Indy Car, originally intended for Jackie Stewart to drive in the 1969 Indy 500, but never actually competed.
I have STANHOPE 1899 LOCOMOBILE WITH A MASON 170 ENGINE
HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS IE MODEL 1 OR 2
AND AM TRYING TO FIND THE BRASS I THINK
ALCOHOL BURNER STARTER CAN YOU HELP
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We had the Stanley out last weekend and had a pilot failure. Stopped at Lost Nation Brewery for a good beer and lost the pilot. No flame but also no dripping fuel although both pressure and fuel in the system.
I was able to get a quick pilot light, just enough to get a very wet main fire lit. We were in the car and gone. I ran the main fire as low as I could so that the burner would not cycle off. I only drove through one red light but we made it home with no issues. This was the first failure in 15 plus years.
Yesterday, the pilot came out and was completely dismantled. I found some carbon blocking the fuel passage hole in the hollow bolt holding the "H" fitting to the pilot body. All clean now.
This is a pilot from John Packard, now available from Don Bourdon. It uses a needle valve rather than a flat filed in the metering wire as Stanley did, very reliable, except for last Saturday.
Tom Laferriere Great information. Always like reading about anything Stanley
Steve Bragg I also recommend you add temperature indication. I use a thermocouple setup I came up with - takes no power and is extremely accurate. A small thermocouple gets installed near the pilot and also will read main flame temperature. As you can see it looks correct, pm me if you're interested- I have about 10 already made up. These are on my 1922.
Billings Cooke Hello Steve,have you more info on these, cost ECT. I am interested. Though I try to keep and operate my '12 as built, this is a modern advancement worth while.
Peter Turvey shared Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs's post.
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs
HOD - FOREST OF DEAN LOCATIONS
Please see the message from Janette;
I am from the Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days in Gloucestershire, and I was wondering if any of your members would be interested in showing their vehicles at our Heritage Open Day sites?
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· Hyde Park, VT, United States · I did some maintenance work today that I've been putting off for quite some time. Both the fuel shut off and the main burner valve were removed from the car cleaned,
refit and repacked.
I also had a good look around the pump box and checked all my lines fittings and packing's. I also adjusted the oil pump to deliver a little bit more oil to the engine. The season for steam cars is fast upon us and I want the Stanley to be as ready as it can be.
The 1902 White at Travithick Day in Camborne. I drove her up there and back because she is still quite young at only 115 years old.
Check out the Media page as we feature a series of 5 videos of the construction of Billy's special Baker burner for Brent Campbell's 30HP Stanley Steam Car.
Check out this video of Chuck Williams and his Steam Powered Dragster at a Steam Automobile Club of America Event.
The final day of the tour was a great success, the weather was very good and all the cars completed the day. With the cars now loaded in trailers for the homeward journey for us all it is time for the final Blowdown meal.
Many Thanks to Heiner and his team. It was great fun to drive together. Best regards Roel
5/3/2017Good to meet up with old friends and new acquaintances at this super rally which takes in the beautiful countryside around Melle. The organisation, back up and coffee stops etc. could not be faulted. We would like to thank Heiner and his team of dedicated volunteers (and the weather!) for all the effort they put in.
Lynette & Dudley Watts
Thank you Heiner and all the team of volunteers for the work put in to make the tour such a success.
It was really nice to catch up with old friends and make new friends at this great event in Melle Germany.
Basil and all the gang .
Would anyone be able to help me identify a steam engine I just purchased? It is 20 inches long, 10.5 inches wide and weighs 45 pounds. I would love to know the manufacturer, the horse power and steam pressure requirements. Thanks, Mark