Bill Barnes Writes:
Stanley model 63, 1910 car.
New Boiler,Burner. New body . Repaired the steering , rebuilt the engine . Retubed the front axle . Modern bearings in the rear end.
New wheels . It's a car again
Stanley Steam Car Cold boiler inspection completed, inspector happy with bottom tube plate thickness so burner back on this afternoon.
Joe Shukay writes:
Some views under the Stanley from yesterday. The packing glands (which i was repacking) and area between the crankcase and cylinder head, rear axle assembly and master cylinder. I find i often would rather be on the creeper under the car inspecting and looking at everything, finding things that need tightening or cleaning. Just getting up and down is the hard part. It's been tough doing any work the past week with these migraines that come on suddenly. It seems they love to come on in middle of working on something. UGH
We have recently moved from the world of steam rollers to the world of Stanley's and got ourselves a 1921 735 #21088. It has been in a private collection for many years and needs a good dose of looking at, but we hope to have steam up next year.
Does anyone know of any history, previous owners etc. or just have any hints, tips and guidance for us?
8 Steam Cars were entered for this year's run on the 3rd November. As usual Ray Clark ran his Steam Car coffee stop at Redhill, which was appreciated by all. Photos Courtesy of Simon Webb, Jamie Allen and Chris Wedgewood.
Mark Herman visited the Smithsonian to view the 1906 Stanley "Rocket" Land Speed Record Car Engine.
John E Barrett writes:
In 1969 Bill Lear, inventer of the Lear Jet, created a Steam Powered Indy Car known as the Vapordyne. See it August 28th at the Geneva Concours d'Elegance.
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