George Hounslow taking his 1901 Porter Stanhope on it's first run on the open road.
Seen at Dordrecht steam event in Holland 2018
WIth Steam boats on parade Friday night and then two days of steam vehicles of all sizes,it was no surprise to see 250000 visitors attend the show. There was no change for the public to enter event site.
The Dordt in Stoom event in Holland has begun. A number of steam cars are present, including 3 from England.
A video of the Stanley Vanderbilt Cup Racer which has recently changed hands, during a test run with the new owners.
I have had some questions about the body style of my '03 Grout. The Grout brothers called it the model J drop front. They promoted the fact that the front seat passengers sat 12" lower than the operator, giving an unobstructed view. I've been searching for others and to this point only know of one other, now in Australia. Does anyone know of others?
Thought that I would share with you the difference in sizes between the 10 & 20 hp Stanley throttle valve and the 30 HP Stanley throttle valve. How many have ever seen a 30 HP Stanley throttle valve? The castings are the same except that the outgoing steam line for the 30 HP Throttle Valve, its embossing for the tubing nut fitting is almost twice as big as the smaller valve's. I haven't had the 30 HP valve apart yet to see what the internal differences are.
The first model Mason only has one pump, it's a 9/16" bore X 3/4" stroke. The boiler/burner at 17" is larger than the 14" etc boiler than most of these little carriages used, but the steam demand will be much lower with that engine/vehicle weight and intended speed, so I'm thinking lower steam demand, lower water requirement, should equate to faster steam generation and overall steam production and the pump should be able to keep up.
I did add a few feet of superheat over the top on the way to the throttle.
- One of the interesting features of this restoration is the Victor/Overman Westinghouse type air and water pumps. Unbelievably, they still work (sorta), they need a little TLC, but I ran them on air and they each cycled back and forth.
Photos sold on Ebay of a 1916 White steam car converted to a hot rod
A collection was made at the Melle tour to purchase a special award for Heiner Hossier for his services to the steam car community in Europe and England. Basil presented the award to Heiner on behalf of all who donated. A cash award was also presented to Heiner for the Melle Museum.
This is a shot in the dark.
I live in Salt Lake City, near Bonneville Salt Flats.
My wife inherited a 1929 Auburn Convertible that was converted to Steam and contains a White engine. The conversion was by Walter Deitchman.
We heard it ran on Bonneville. I believe Walter was trying to patent parts of steam generation and maybe proving concept with this vehicle. But I am guessing.
Do you know anyone that can assist in finding if it is of value or historic importance?
RoelDuring the Melle steam car tour I traveled the first great distance with my newly restored Stanley ex. The car has functioned without problems for 4 days. The strong wind and the rain on the last day still caused the vaporizer to cool down, but that was quickly solved by some insulation material to turn the vaporizers (thanks Basil). The Bourdon boiler and burner are very powerful. While driving, the pressure did not come under 450 psi. Even uphillthe car accelerated without any difficulty. The maximum speed I have not dared to drive because the brakes naturally have quite limited braking power. 60 km / hour was my max. speed. The petrol pressure remained constant around 110 psi. Fuel consumption is about 20 liters per 100 km. Water consumption is also modest.
A few days before the tour I have converted the gasoline pilot to gas because I have not got it to work reliably on petrol. That's why I installed a gas pilot. A BBQ piezo igniter which works on a penlight battery can provide the pilot with a constant spark for a long day. The pilot uses about 50 grams of butane per hour.
This was my second participation in Melle but it looks like I have been there for years. The hospitable organizer Heiner and his crew - and the participants - have ensured 4 days of fun.
In addition to experience I also gained 2 kilograms due to the large amount of cake that was available at each resting place.
Back in the Netherlands I checked the car for unwanted wear or loose bolts and nuts. Except for small things, the car was mostly very dirty. Now the car is ready for another trip.
Around 16 cars participated on the days tour. With good weather and spectacular scenery with well planed routes all the participants had a good day out.