Craig Gillingham

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About Craig Gillingham

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  2. Craig Gillingham

    What is this!!!

    I don't know what it is, however, here's another one. It looks American (to me), and this body style was called the Victoria Phaeton, and it's probably electric. Columbia made one similar, bu it's not that.
  3. Craig Gillingham

    Help identifying this early 1920s car

    It looks very much like a Nash.
  4. Mike, no worries. I suppose the basic concept is that the double-pole plug has two electrodes and doesn't earth to the engine, it sparks across the electrodes, one of the electrodes leads to the second standard plug that's earthed to the engine.
  5. I have to state from the start that I've got no experience running a 2-spark engine. I do know that there were spark plugs made to run in series so that they provided a simultaneous spark to two plugs in series. Lodge were probably the best know, Su-Dig and Bosch Germany made them as well, and I'm sure there were others. I think the idea was that they would both fire together, however, I remember reading --somewhere-- that running two plugs in series wasn't as desirable as having two separate spark sources (2 Spark magneto or 2 distributors), possibly because the spark wasn't as strong in both plugs, or because of an uneven spark quality between the two? These dual sparkplugs died out around WW1. I haven't come across anyone nowadays of running two plugs in series. There are a few 2 Spark magneto engines running, but no single-spark-magneto-2-plug engines that I can find.
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    What is it?

    It's a FIAT 1100 with a Ala d'Oro body. I believe there were a few made.
  7. Craig Gillingham

    Need help ID'ing T head engine please

    Is this the same engine?
  8. Ray, I can't help you with a photo of that type of Timken diff. The Timken diffs I've seen from that era sometimes have a letter T in a triangle on the back cover. Whether this one has or not? I'm not sure. Hopefully, someone else might be able to jump in with more info, as I really don't know much about them.
  9. Comparing this wheelbase with the tables from the 1923-24 MoToR list of specifications, the Jewett has a wheelbase of 112", the Paige 6-42 & 6-44 has a wheelbase of 119". The 6-42 & 6-44 were a smaller car built between 1920-1922, before the Jewett was built. The Jewett was built from 1922. There were two models of Paige built at the time, and this car shouldn't be confused with the larger 6-55, 6-66 & 6-70, which are very different. The diffs used in the 1922-24 Jewetts was a Timkin. The Paige 6-42 & 6-44 used a Salisbury. Personally, most of the eveidence is pointing towards this chassis being a Jewett.
  10. Craig Gillingham

    Mystery car - can anyone Identify?

    It's a 1934 527 Fiat.
  11. Craig Gillingham


    I remember a Mike Macarthy had a regular article in one of the UK classic car magazines many years ago, writing about a 2002 (maybe a 1600-2?) BMW, I'm assuming this was you? I used to buy that magazine and read it, as I also had an early 2002 at the time as my daily driver and I could relate to the constant maintenance articles you wrote.
  12. Possibly that's to accommodate the steering box for right-hand drive. In the first photo of a Jewett engine I posted, the starter is on the right for a LHD car. That Jewett Six website is very interesting.
  13. What you're looking at is actually the tappet cover. The inlet & exhaust valve train is on the RHS of this side valve engine. I'm guessing the tappet cover is probably pressed steel and in those days they made changes to minor parts like that just about every 6 months, so whether it's stamped Paige or not, I wouldn't count on it. I'm secretly hoping it's a smaller Paige, as it would be a bit of a discovery, although it's probably more likely to be a Jewett, as they sold more of them and they were cheaper.
  14. This is a 1921 Paige 6-44 engine. Photo from here:
  15. it's probably closer to a Jewett, the problem is those rear dumb-irons are different to most of the Paiges I've looked at; one did, however, have see a chassis with the shorter ones like this. I can't find any clear photos of a Paige chassis to see for sure. Possibly the engines are the same between the two, whether someone wants it, I couldn't tell you. I thought I could see a wheel at the LHR, although I could be wrong. And it's also odd to have a friction shock absorber mounted behind the axle, I'm not sure how it would connect to the axle itself. I've since found this car: