Craig Gillingham

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About Craig Gillingham

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  1. It looks like a Mercedes, possibly even a Mercedes-Simplex from 1096-07.
  2. Original Dodge 4 toolkit wrench. The large end is for the hubcap, the other end is for the fuel cap. Part No. Q1151 I am asking $37USD Inc shipping.
  3. The radiator cap looks like the ones used on the Emerson-Brantingham 12-20 AA tractor, the later type with the larger header tank.
  4. Here's another photo that shows the different tyre sizes. As a guess, I think the rear would be 26"x2-1/2", the front 28"x2-1/2"?
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    It looks very much like a fuel tank strap for a Fordson tractor.
  6. Yes, that's Francis Birtles in his 14HP Bean. The car still exists in National Musuem, Canberra .
  7. Apart from the coachwork and mudguards, the radiator and bonnet are very distinctive of a Mors, and you can still see a bit of the Mors badge in the center of the radiator. All the 1913-14 era Mors photos I can find have one bonnet handle, not two like this one. The post-war Mors have two, except I can't find any clear photos of 1915-20 era Mors, so I think it's somewhere from this period.
  8. Good point, although I still doubt it's a magneto, and I doubt an eight-cylinder magneto was available at the time. I thought it may have an ignition system similar to what was used on the 1906 V8 Curtiss motorcycle, which had a battery and a timer, although I don't know what sort of coil system it used.
  9. Here's another photo that supports the theory that it was push started. He had a bad day, with the article saying a cylinder blew off!
  10. I don't think it's a magneto, but a timer as it runs directly off the end of the camshaft, and there could be a battery and coil incorporated in the torpedo tank at the front. That'd be why the plug leads go from the plugs to the conduit to the coil then back to the timer, rather than with a magneto where you'd just run the leads directly to the plugs. Most magnetos at that stage were the rotating armature type, and with an eight-cylinder it would need to run at crankshaft speed, rather than camshaft speed. I agree that there probably wasn't a transmision and would have been single geared as it was built for speed. There was a vauge reference on the Hamb forum that this engine still exists.
  11. I looked up the SA registration records up to 1927, but 60525 isn't listed. If you had a family name or if you knew the area or district where the car was, it may help?
  12. I agree with them being an IHC & a Cletrac, although it looks more like a 20K Cletrac. If the photo was taken in SA, then it's likely the truck is mentioned in one of the SA car books. I'll have a look today to see if there's more info on it.