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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