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  1. I run a Model A Air Maze on my 1926 Model T and do just as Captain Harley does. I spray a light mist of K&N oil on it after cleaning. When applying the K&N oil, I wipe off the excess then lightly blow with compressed air. If one holds the filter up to the light, you will see the oil does not completely block off the screen grids. I have not noticed any loss in performance. At the first cleaning, I found a fair amount of dirt/dust was trapped and prevented from entering the engine. I do occasionally travel on dirt roads. Captain Harley, What are the advantages of running that Simmons intake manifold on your “A”?
  2. It does appear to be a Dodge Brothers four. Compare to this one seen at the Piquette. Not sure of the year. Early 1920’s?
  3. Matt, What you are seeing and reading about is the mainsprings power reserve indicator. A common complication often seen on high end mechanical watches. There are no batteries. Is powered by twin mainsprings. One of which can be seen directly below the power reserve “fuel reserve” indicator.
  4. Welcome Jaybokay, Nice looking ’62 GT Hawk and great story. I owned several Studebakers back in the day including 2 Silver Hawks. Liked the refined looks of the GT Hawks. You are right about the Studebaker 289 cu. in. V8 being a robust and very reliable engine.
  5. No batteries or electricity involved. Is a purely mechanical watch powered by twin mainspring barrels. Truly amazing craftsmanship and technology demonstrated here.
  6. True about Railroad watches being adjusted to temperature, position and rate. However, they were carried in the pockets of the crew. A much less harsh environment than hard mounting to a control panel or dash. My Waltham 37 size 8 day car clock was reconditioned and installed on the dash of my ’26 T. It quit running in less than 6 months. The harsh ride and vibrations of the T did it in. I had previously installed a late ’20s Westclox car clock with similar results. Dead in a few months. I am done trying mechanical clocks in the T. At some point, I would like to try installing a ruggedized quartz movement in the Waltham 37 case utilizing the existing dial and hands saving the Waltham movement for spares. Perhaps these clocks worked better on Buicks, Cadillacs, Packards or similar higher end cars that were relatively smooth in comparison to a Model T. As m-mman pointed out, an automobile is a harsh environment for a mechanical clock.
  7. That is indeed a great looking Studebaker. One can’t help but marvel at the incredible changes in American car styling in just 2 or 3 years from 1930 style vertical radiator shells to aesthetically designed grills and raked back windshields. Rapid changes in styling development throughout the 1930’s.
  8. Gunsmoke, I believe the above image of the “Wagon Train” is the Mormons descending down Echo Canyon into Salt Lake City.
  9. edinmass, would Lincoln be in this category?
  10. Mazda’s claim stems from the assumption that much of the emissions generated by electricity production in the US is generated through the use of fossil fuels, e.g. natural gas, coal, and to a lesser extent renewables like hydroelectric, wind, solar. Nuclear is in the mix as well. If all electrical generation were strictly by wind, solar or hydroelectric, the EV clearly comes out on top.
  11. Mazda Says Its Next-Generation Gasoline Engine Will Run Cleaner Than an Electric Car Mazda hopes to achieve 56 percent thermal efficiency with the Skyactiv-3 gasoline engine. That would make it the most efficient internal-combustion car engine in history.
  12. Nice pictures of HF’s Quadricycle. I don’t think this is what the OP had in mind. There was what is known as the “cyclecar craze” from 1910 to 1916. They were typically downsized light weight cars with 2 cylinder air cooled motorcycle type engines. However, some were liquid cooled 4 cyl. engines. Thanks MochetVelo, that was the picture I was looking for. As per Dandy Dave, would be interesting to know more about Ford’s cyclecar mechanical details.
  13. One thing I recall about the GMC V6 of that era is that it had a distinctive sound. One could always tell when one was coming down the road. The later V6’s sound different.
  14. Yes indeed. Great Photos. In addition to visiting there, One should put the annual Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village on their bucket list as well. Was Sept. 7-8th this year. I spent an entire day in just the museum and did not get to see it all.
  15. Very nice 1921 Holmes 4dr sedan. Pictures on the Facebook page below show the engine with a valve cover off, 3 valves per cylinder, 2 exhaust and one large intake actuated by rollers. Exhaust manifold appears very “header like" as well. Certainly advanced engineering for its day. Photo courtesy Roger Moffats FB page.