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Bud Tierney

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  1. John Dolson and son built quite nice cars, getting a nicely detailed 3-page writeup in a 1907 Horseless Age issue, incl nice pix and good desc of engine/s...everything except who built them, despite mentioning the builders of other "assembled car" components in that piece... Robert Dluhy's Brass Era book listed a 2cyl and four different fours: 41/2x43/4 5x5 41/2x51/4 5x51/2, altho this was maybe a 5x51/4...one of which was in their "Cannonball" roadster, ads guaranteeing 75 mph... Std Cat, var Aut'm'ble Trade Jnls/Directories, pieces in Harpers, Motor, Motor Way, car spec sites no help... Does
  2. Anyone here have a Schlosser T-head (Schlosser Mfg Co, 151 E 126th, NY City 1906?? thru 1930 and maybe later)...engines built 1907??-?? for autos, trucks, marine, used in some/all?? Schlosser cars 1910-13?? If so, does it have a sharply angled stylized "S' on the center of the front timing cover?? Just an "S", no surround or outline, maybe a period looking thing on the right bottom curve/angle of the "S". OR does that emblem sound familiar to anyone?? Many thxx!! Bud (Trying to figure out how to make link for pic)...
  3. Is anyone here familiar with this reissue in relation to the original 1920 something issue?? Content the same, or has the reissue omitted any of the more obscure engines, like some of the reissued repair manuals omitting orphans?? Any comments appreciated. many thxx!! Bud
  4. Americans don't always agree on "backfire" (explode, while apt, is the wrong English word)... Backfiring out the tailpipe/exhaust (exploding out the tailpipe) is often confused with "coughing" (exploding) (backfiring) out the carb... I've never heard of a carb being damaged/broken because of coughing/backfiring out the carb, but there's lots I've never heard of... It's more likely you still have a fuel or ignition problem of some kind... A better description of the engine and its problems would help...on idle does it miss, run rough, lope, try to die?? The same with the higher speed problem/s.
  5. Std Cat says the 1913 was on a 98 inch whelbase with a 7HP V-twin, the 1914 was 100 inches with a 10HP 4, and the 1915 was a light car with a 16HP 4, but no production numbers are mentioned. Srd Cat estimated prices (1987?) (my copy says "First Edition, First Printing" but looks like a cheap knock-off) would br sadly out of date, and I have no idea if they were remotrly reliable at production.
  6. TRIMACAR: Many thxx for comments. Good thinking on the "...our 70HP engine...", except for the background: Halvor Sageng was, of all things, a missionary, apparently interested in farm/ag concepts because of background or personal inclinations; at any rate, the Thresher he designed was a great leap forward--quite possibly too much of a leap--as it didn't sell. Reportedly only 21 or so were built over several years, no known survivors.The operation does not seem to've been more than moderatly financed, and none of the bios, trade journal pieces of the period etc mention Halvor or his Threshing
  7. CBEN09: Many thxx for comments; this sounds like real progress. The illus of the bottom end of the rod does--to me, at least, being unfamiliar with most marine engines--seem to have an oddly heavy squarish look. The illus of the engine (post #3 on the stak site is the best illus) did bring a marine engine to mind, but I assumed that was because most of the inline multi-cyl, cyls cast separately engine illus's I remember seeing were mostly marine... Did you eyeball the engine pic and the rod illus (post #12 on the stak site)? We'd appreciate your opinion as to whether the engine looks familiar
  8. Kevin W advises on the stak site that the Witte engine used such a system, the wrist pin connection being threaded. However, the Witte was/is a one cyl farm work engine (variously called hit-n-miss, hopper cooled or flywheel engines--my apologies to enthusiasts, these are outside my experience). This still leaves the question of whether this arrangement was ever used on a production inline engine similar to the one pictured/described in the Thresher brochure..
  9. LAYDEN: The pix/info isn't mine; I'd link to the smokstak thread if I knew how. I'll see if I can get the owner to post here. I'm not familiar enough with that period engine to know if the desc in the manual/brochure is a then "modern" engine or someones wishful thinking, but we'd appreciate your opinion. RUSTY: I thought perhaps an adjustable con rod, to adjust compression, might've been something I'd missed about older engines, or that it'd be such an oddity it would easily ID the engine. Reportedly there were only 21 of these thresher units built--apparently too far ahead of its time per co
  10. A 4Cyl inline engine, cyls cast separately, 1905-08 period rated by seller 70HP (no typo) has a tubular connecting rod that the brochure says is adjustable to adjust compression, so I assume would have to be adjustable as to length, something I can't recall ever hearing of altho, admittedly, this period outside my experience. Please don't tell me everyone used them. Five mains Remy type S hi-tens mag gear driven Kingston carb Brass gears pump, all pipes/fittings brass (I assume water pump??) Oiling "automatic splash and force feed oiler" (does that mean oil pump or something earlier??) Oddly,
  11. Rutenber produced a 4Cyl 43/4x5, possibly/probably their "U" engine, from 1908-??? (believe it was gone from a 1916 ad or announcement listing engines available in 1916 or so)...it's the conventional inline 4, cyls cast separately... Shown in ads as a 40-45 HP engine, a small piece somewhere said it would develop 50HP... I believe it's the engine in the 1908 or so Glide "G" Special--43/4x5, 45HP. We're trying to determine if it's the same engine as used in the Avery Farm and City Tractor/Truck built 1910-1914 or so; an Avery brochure describes a 4cyl 43/4x5 45HP engine, and it's reportedly a R
  12. You might try checking with SuperJeff (Jeff L, who runs the "What Am I" forum/section now on justoldtrucks). He has a monumental collection of old truck pix, and may have one or more clear enough to compare with yours... Another thought is to run down museums that have Libertys on display--curators are often both very helpful with sending pix of what's on their display models and good sources for others looking for parts for similar displays or restoretions.... From that time period it has value no matter what it came off of; how much depends on too many variables to list...
  13. OOPS---forgot---you might also look up pix of Nash Quad to see what kind of lights it had...
  14. Where to post??? Well, since you have what you believe (hope?) to be a WWI truck light, why not try WWI vehicle eqpmt and various old truck sites?? My apologies: I have a bad cold, spent a sleepless night and'm having trouble keeping my sweet-disposition controls in place... (1) scroll down to the bottom the page and try blastermike in AU (2) Google WWI truck, WWI vehicle, WWI eqpmt sites and see what comes up (steelsoldiers comes to mind, but I'm not familiar with it) (3) general truck sites: aths, justoldtrucks, antiquetruckclubofamerica, all free that I'm familiar with:Google for more (4) W
  15. ANYTHING for ANY of the Liberty trucks has value---oops, VALUE--there're lots more collectors than trucks left... Who's interested?? just post WWI Liberty truck (hopefully the "B") light for sale and you'll find out quickly...
  16. You have to be careful when using cars to establish a time, unless you mean just a general period...people kept cars longer then (not necessarily the relatively few who could buy new, but the large number who bought used and tended to baby them because it'd be a long time before they'd have the money to buy another, like my mother and father... I don't have software to blow up pic clearly, but the dress of the people would be another way to establish a relative time...from what I can see they do seem to match the cars in this instance--late 20s, maybe early 30s (remember the Depression slowed
  17. Downsizing, clearing out---three vintage jacks (1) Wagner 520, series G, range 61/2-15, Wagner Mfg Co, Racine, Wisc (per tag). Cast iron body, gear driven. Complete with 40" square tipped handle (shorter than most). Price $10 (2) Unknown maker, presumably cheaper aftermarket auto jack, range 6 to 8/12 primary to 13 secondary. Stamped steel/riveted body, no ID marks, takes square tipped handle, no handle. Price $5 (3) mystery jack--has "1910" on both sides barrel just under gears; has sideways "2" on drive gear housing, has "S J 1237" and "9" on the driven gear, no other ID marks, cast iron bod
  18. Spring steel bumper spring mounting, 7" diam, amber lens 61/2", 41/2 or so deep, amber lens has Do-Ray 1000 embossed at top, Do-Ray Lamp Co, Chicago, embossed at bottom. Housing looks good, needs refinishing, some rust at bottom where lock ring clamps on, have not had apart to inspect. No 6V batt to check bulb, inner lens looks good. Details Bud Tierney 503-281-8576, Portland, OR. MUST BE PICKED UP AT PORTLAND; WILL NOT SHIP. If message machine comes on pls leave email as we have no LD phone. Pic on Portland OR craigslist in auto parts.
  19. So: Tell us--how did a cowl vent link get into the bell housing without tearing up the flywheel???
  20. Can't really help on your "J"; too early for my stuff... If you haven't already, you might check with Garrad (Gerry/Jerry) Moon at Monte's in Chicago, generally described as the person/place to start for parts/advice/sympathy re' obsolete Cont'ls... garradmoon@montes@flash.net or montesequipment.com. He may have info/knowledge of other makes that used your "J" that might help your search. If you're not already aware, there was a later "J4" 33/4x5 that could be easily confused with your "J". An interesting point: I only have one catalog that lists the "J": a 1917 Burd ring catalog set up by rin
  21. My old parts catalogs are contradictory on Ansted/Anstead engines, and i find very little online, at least so far... A 1930 McCord gasket catalog shows Ansted models "T" and "U" 1920-21, and models "C", "D", "M" and "F" 1922-25, all of 31/4x41/2... A 1936 King Prod catalog shows the "C" as 31/4, but the "F" as 35/16... I'M guessing from what I've found Ansted engines were developed (and/or taken from T-H designs??) and used almost solely in-house (Lexington, Durant)... Does anyone here know of a complete list of the Ansted engine models, or if a list is included in the Lexington history book??
  22. Started to say didn't know whether to tell you to pray it wasn't the Quad Buda/Budas (since Quad restorers are looking under rocks for Jeffery/Nash Quad Budas) or not, as the alternative seemed to be a Rutenbur, but I see listings for a Jeffery engine for the "671" a 6 cyl 31/2x45/8, shown in one parts catalog for 1917 but in another in the 617 for 1916... Std Cat doesn't mention Jeffery or its predecessor making their own 4 or 6 cyl engines, but if they did it'd probably be harder to find than a Rutenbur; hopefully, if you should have it, it'll be a vendor engine with some Jeffery specified
  23. Generally speaking, many say the place to start for obsolete Cont'l parts/advice/sympathy is Garrad (Jerry/Gerry) Moon at Montes Eqpmt in Chicago, obsolete Cont'l dealers garradmoon@montes@flash.net or montesequipment.com P A Ross Machinery in Dallas has been mentioned as helpful with old Cont'ls--parossmachinery.com All that being said, two sources for NLA gaskets are olsonsgaskets.com, Port Orchard, WA, very highly spoken of, and gasketstogo.com, a sponsor on the smokstak old engine site. Valves I have no particular source for, but they are usually easily fabbed out of blanks; a number of pl
  24. Roland: Sent a reply to your PM thru the system, but it failed to send copy to my "sent" folder, so I'm not sure it even sent the reply. If nothing came thru please post here. Bud
  25. Just noticed your want (haven't been getting into the site much lately)... Other places you might try: aths.org---(American Truck Hist Society)--heavily into more modern stuff but a good place to try;; antiquetruckclubofamerica.com---a smaller site, but it's free; the two AU sites--Tomm.com.au and the hcvc? (Hist Comm'l Veh Club?)...haven't been into those for some time, so don't know if you're already on them; As you've probably found out by now, lots of people are looking for these; there're a couple of people on smokstak in the UK that're highly knowledgeable about what's lying around ther
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