Craig Gillingham

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About Craig Gillingham

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  1. Craig Gillingham

    What is`t 1910-1920s touring. Question no. 2

    A Mors? perhaps?
  2. Craig Gillingham

    What is`t 1910-1920s touring. Question no. 3

    I think this one is a Scania-Vabis.
  3. Craig Gillingham

    1907-08 transmission?

    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.
  4. Craig Gillingham

    1907-08 transmission?

    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!
  5. Craig Gillingham

    1907-08 transmission?

    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.
  6. 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? http://www.familytreeoz.com/search-ancestry-records.html?view=genList&id=17
  7. Craig Gillingham

    C.1925 Fuel Truck - South Australia

    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.
  8. Craig Gillingham

    My Grandfather on holidays in Tasmania - Twenties

    It's a Sunbeam, I think the 16HP.
  9. Craig Gillingham

    Dimensions for Rudge-Whitworth splined hubs?

    RAF hubs are referenced by the number of splines; I know there is a 48 spline, and a 49 spline. But, they made a range of sizes from the Amilcars up to the R-R. I've seen a Hotchkiss diff from the early 20's that had RAF hubs, and they were a mid-sized looking hub. It would have been one of the 2 litre cars. I was told once that RAF was actually owned by Dunlop and at some stage in the mid 20's the name on them changed from RAF to Dunlop, so I think they are the same thing. I know the hubcap spanners are the same between the two. The RAF used on the Bugattis were on some Brescias (equivalent size to a Rudge 42) and Type 30's (not sure, but possibly the same). Just about all Minervas up to about 1923-24 used RAF wheels, then changed to Rudge. The 20HP and 30HP used a size the equivalent to a Rudge 90, I'm not sure about the 16HP. A wanted advert on prewarcar may help, as I've seen RAF hubs for sale on there occasionally.
  10. Craig Gillingham

    Help IDing cars in a 1910s-1920s parking lot

    The far left car is a 1912? Peerless. Next to the Hupmobile is a Winton, 1913?
  11. Craig Gillingham

    1907-14 Fuel tank pressure pump needed

    I have one I could sell, I'll send you a message.
  12. Craig Gillingham

    Mystery truck 1930s

    I think it's a Federal, built sometime between 1929-32, except I can't tell exactly what size it is. It's similar to this one:
  13. Craig Gillingham

    Early motor identity

    Whatever it is, it's very early and looks to still have its timer in place. The mounting base looks to be purpose-built for the engine, so perhaps a stationary engine application? It's reminiscent of the Daimler Grandfather Clock engines and possibly dates from around or just after that period, although the spark plug fitment would place it in the early 1900 era. Unless that spark plug mounting is a later fitment and it may have had an ignitor originally? That's a very nice engine, and one I'd like to very much own.
  14. Craig Gillingham

    Can you ID this please?

    This is a 1904 L Model Rambler.
  15. Craig Gillingham

    German photo: Is this a Horch... or?

    Thank you both for the kind words. I'm more inclined to go for prize (2), --unfortunately, I'll have to decline, as none of those actresses are in the 50+ category.