For those who are headed to Hershey, PA for the Fall AACA meet, we will be in the Red Field at RWL 4 and 5. We look forward to seeing you.
Don's latest book, Hector Halhead "Steam" Stewart will be available at the booth. Hershey cost is $85.00 per book. Don will be happy to autograph it. For more information on this biography of a New Zealand Steam entrepreneur,visit the Vintage Steam Products website..(www.vintagesteamproducts.com).Or Virtual Steam Car Museum. (www.virtualsteamcarmuseum.org) websites. You can also order a copy from the Vintage Steam Products website.
Please let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (972-661-9672) if you need us to bring specific Vintage Steam Products items with us. Fittings, packing, caulk, diplag, accessories, and tools will be packed. If you need Fiberfrax, burner wrap, brake shields, vaporizer items, or other out of the ordinary items, please let us know by September 27.
Orders received between now and September 28 for delivery at Hershey will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, October 4. Carolyn will email you your invoice so you know how much to make the check out for or cash to have on hand.
A reminder - we are required to collect PA sales tax on any sales done at the booth. Orders invoiced out ahead of time are not subject to tax.
The last shipping date before Carolyn leaves is September 27. Shipping will resume on October 10 so please plan accordingly.
Happy steamin' to all,
Carolyn and Don Hoke
Vintage Steam Products
We took our Stanley Model 607 to the Kop Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire last weekend - a large charity event, great turnout of classic cars.
The hill rises 304 feet in 3,848 feet, with a gradient of 1 in 4 at its steepest.
Our Stanley 607 performed adequately on the climb, and I feel its a more severe test then Prescott.
We had two good runs when the steam pressure was 500 at starting and dropping to 450 psi all the way up and two when we were struggling a bit on the 1:4 with 350 psi - firstly on the Saturday due to low fuel pressure (should have pumped fuel by hand to get this up quickly on the starting line) and on the second, on Sunday, forgot to ‘hook up’ the engine which uses steam more economically.
On the first day we had No.60 jets in, and I put No.58 jets in on the second day to boost steam production. I normally run with No.62 jets.
Fuel was the usual 50/50 petrol/diesel
There was one other steam car present, a 1901 Toledo BS 8518 1902 owned by James Gregory and David Furnell from Hertfordshire- which (probably wisely) did not attempt the hill.
After spending three weeks in Vermont and participating in the Vermont tour held in Woodstock Vermont, followed by two more weeks of touring around Vermont the cars have finally arrived back in England, plus a 740 Condenser purchased whilst in America.
A new story will be released the Autumn about Steam Cars.
Hether has sent in some great photos whilst her and Jo were on there first steam tour as guests and wanting to learn all about the cars. they have just bought a condenser.
A new website for Hire Steam - the third variant already due to the different path this business has taken - also with the fantastic responses by customers we were able to use a lot more testimonials and photos taken during the steam experience. Sadly, with the weather turning very autumnal so quickly there may not be many more opportunities to drive a steam-powered car this year however, with Christmas approaching perhaps it's the ideal gift with a run out in spring, 2018?
http://www.hiresteam.com/ — at Hire Steam.
Took the little 1903 Stanley steamer on a 60 mile round trip to St Charles Missouri and back to Grafton Illinois , including ferry crossings of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.
Hether and Jo are new to steam cars.
We're at Old Car Fest at Greenfield Village, getting ready to steam up. Wish us luck! Nothing like a crowd for pressure the longer it takes us, the more people are gathering, hope this goes ok...
The words of Hether Fedullo Jo`s wife.
The Stanley was cantankerous on Saturday, so we just ran the Model T and A. Spent a little time on Sunday and we ran it all day. Put a little over 50 miles on it without issue only stop was for water!
Great stuff Joe. being new to steam cars can be daunting. you are up and running now ,thanks for the update
Likamobile steam car boiler wanted. check out request in wanted section
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Billings Cooke writes:
"The Grout's rebuilt engine is now hanging back in place. Now, on with the plumbing".