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  1. Reminds me of something that happened years ago. I was riding my bike on a designated cycle path , at a pretty good clip, I was into cycling for fitness at that stage of my life. A man was standing a bit off the path enjoying the view. Just as I came close he turned and stepped right into my path, never looked my way at all. Needless to say I clobbered him....hard . Luckily, once we got each other picked up, sorted out and let the shock settle down a bit we realized neither of us were seriously injured. But very lucky. I was bruised, stiff and sore for days after, I am sure he was as well. A racing bike at speed is very quiet. I didn't have time even to yell at him to look out, things happen that fast.
  2. I hear the noise as well , but only when they are reversing. They can be nearly silent when going forward. Perhaps U.S. regulations are different from Canada ? Lots of Tesla's and Leaf's around here.
  3. I agree, but I have the same problem. Lack of space is a difficult nut to crack.
  4. Hi Bob, a few makers produced pin drive , center lock wheels. In trying to put a set together I have gathered up a number of them with small differences. It would be great if someone could point out the identity of all the variations. Layden Butler seems to have as good an idea as anyone , but I haven't seen him on the forum for a while now.
  5. Interesting that a Mercer; a relatively small car for the era, would have the largest { heaviest } hubs. Of course wheels in general were very heavy in the teens, particularly the larger diameters. I don't think engineers of the day had a good understanding of sprung vs un - sprung weight. Stutz using a transmission built in unit with the rear end is a good example of a car with performance in mind suffering from less than sound { as we know it today } engineering.
  6. Hi NZ, I see what you mean. On most of the Brass Era cars I am familiar with the drag link is reasonably close to horizontal . But clearly there were exceptions.
  7. It sure would be interesting to learn more about the current state of this car, 1937HD.
  8. Now that's a gas tank ! It looks huge unless it is quite narrow compared to most others from this time frame. Also note the length of the pitman arm. I don't recall ever seeing one that put the drag link at such an extreme angle. But generally the pitman arm shaft is either on top of the frame rail or goes through it. On this car the shaft is underneath the frame, quite unusual compared to what is generally done. Great photo !
  9. I would guess that Wilson is a previous owners name. They look to be from a smaller car , about 1906 - 1914. Could have any one of 100 or more makes.
  10. Hi Ken, your Premier must have the very first version of the wheels. I think they were introduced in 1913 or 1914. Interesting to see the lack of the lock mechanism. They are the only ones I have seen without it. I expect the feature was added shortly after your wheels were made.
  11. Very similar concept to the Rudge set up except on this style drive torque is transmitted by the pins you see poking through the hub shell rather than splines on the hub and inside the wheel hub shell. This is quite early for wire wheels on an American car so wheel diameter is still quite large and that makes the wheel look "spindly ". Those look like at least 25 " wheels and possibly larger. I think No. 5 was the largest hub this style was made in. Although possibly a No. 6 was available and I just haven't seen any.
  12. Wow !, That's a car !! Unfortunately no center nuts, need some myself. Best of luck with your search.
  13. It looks like a very good example. Unfortunately; as others have pointed out, this era is a bit of a hard sell these days. But for someone actually looking for a nickel era car this one would be hard to beat.
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