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  1. Wayne ...you are absolutely correct. The connection between the Engine and jackshaft (transaxle) was never a rope...It was always a chain to be able to shift the gears. The rope, (or chain wrapped cord) was always from the large forward drive pulley to the pulley mounted onto the rear high wheel (rear high wheel, with pulley, is not shown).
  2. Well ...for folks lucky enough to have a Holsman, this might come as some relief. I had to repair mine but found manufacturers had MINIMUMS...and hence I have a few left to sell. I know that there might be changes in standards so I am trying to be as specific as possible . We might also be making forward and reverse drive pulleys and other parts if interested in the future. Gears and Chain are Type 55, 5/8" pitch.
  3. You feel this way even though the fellow is missing ? While I am still exploring...I also can usually tell aged from repro....these look ancient for bearing wear, grease and frozen on hub caps. They, the spokes, are a mite different...but...could be...I guess.
  4. I value every 2 cent package I can get. And your's is very worthy one. These totally confused me and hence the reason I picked them up. I was in hopes that someone might have a set on an unusual vehicle and could add to my knowledge. I did see a 4 bolt FRONT tire on a 1903 replica Olds..built differently...but the rear tire was multi-bolt...so that is not right either. https://www.drivingemotions.com/1903-oldsmobile-replica-c-458.htm
  5. I have photographed both sides of the wheel. Unusual 4 bolt pattern . The tire size is 30" x 3 1/2 by Universal, Lancaster PA. The hub has acorn nuts and says, on the back, cast into the hub...BT-100. There is another smaller number 226 and then a capital R within an oval. Curious to know what it might have come from.
  6. Everyone who has ever worked on our "true" lovely old cars..knows...when something is a Frankenstein..it probably should be left alone...even financially...just not worth it. You could spend 100s of hours on it..and still only have a fancy Franky at the end. DustyCrusty and nzcarnerd ...to me...and thinking...have the best attitude. Fix it up..get it running...tell the truth and just have fun with it. It looks cute...it is old...some parts older than others. (heh, heh)....and if you just want an ambiance thing...it works. You sure are not going to be crazy if someone leans on it...or
  7. Gentlemen....thank you...thank you.......I do so appreciate your knowledge and experienced opinions. I knew it was not a "real" car when bought...but...it intrigued me to know the mix types and things. In my limited experience, the only common KNOWN double chain drives were Metz and IHC but the literature out there is not expansive there. I have never had the pleasure of seeing that neat Buick. What also bothered me was forward leaf spring mounted UNDER the straight frame which Metz did ...and the central chain drive which is NOT Metz. (to my knowledge). I really
  8. Perhaps a Hot Rod made early 1900's...maybe a one off...maybe some weird coalition of parts assembled ...Hershey experts had no idea.....British SVVS said probably American........Anyone out there with more knowledge ? If a coalition...at least the chassis might have an attribution. Not original engine so that complicates it.
  9. Paul...yes...you are exactly correct. Sounds a mite awkward to us now...but in 1914...after all..they were marketing to LADIES...and think about those big fluffy dresses and trying to get to A front seat driver position...not convenient for ladies with formal dresses.
  10. Gentlemen...thought I would post a couple of pictures of the interior of the 14 Detroit.
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    I did not think that Ford wheels had centers as large as 9+ inches...am I mistaken about this ?
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    Gentlemen....thank you for your experienced input...I really do appreciate it. Luckily...I can pursue the wood ones since I have the resources to generate new centers for "other make" wheels. I am not so much worried about the re-sale value here...I guess I just "like" the look of the woodies and wish to see them on the electric. Besides...when examining the original advertisements for early Detroits...Wood presentations take the majority of ads. Thank you again for your excellent suggestions.
  13. Wanted: Set of four wood spoke wheels prefer pre-1920 to be used on Early Detroit Electric Automobile. The original wheels have brittle rare Motz tires and we wish to preserve them. We need a wood center that is at least 8 to 9+ inch diameter to accept the exchange hubs. Prefer 24” Clincher style wheels to accept a 30 x 3 tire. We can have them picked up by FedX freight.
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    Wanted: Set of four wood spoke wheels prefer pre-1920 to be used on Early Detroit Electric Autombile. The original wheels have brittle rare Motz tires and we wish to preserve them. We need a wood center that is at least 8 to 9+ inch diameter to accept the exchange hubs. Prefer 24” Clincher style wheels to accept a 30 x 3 tire. We can have them picked up by FedX freight.
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    Wanted: Set of four wood spoke wheels prefer pre-1920 to be used on Early Detroit Electric Automobile. The original wheels have brittle rare Motz tires and we wish to preserve them. We need a wood center that is at least 8 to 9+ inch diameter to accept the exchange hubs. Prefer 24” Clincher style wheels to accept a 30 x 3 tire. We can have them picked up by FedX freight.
  16. I know it has been a long time....have you completely cleaned out the Metz parts ??
  17. Wonderful chart. I have 27" clincher rims...now sporting Motz cushion tires...in pretty bad condition. Brittle as all get-out. Figure if I get the 1914 Detroit running, the tires will shred on the payment. What to do...what to do ??? If Ferry-God-Mothers were still in business...I would ask for white clincher tires. I would have to adapt the rims to take tubes...as...cushion tires did not take air...What to do ?
  18. Like the shaped tail light in the 2nd picture. Like the brass 3 on the last picture. Prices ? Thank you.........Ken
  19. The comment about the Detroit tires furthered my interest. I did some research and found that there was a third type of tire which survived along with air and hard rubber....i.e...soft rubber. The tires on the Detroit are ...or were supposed to be...soft rubber cushion tires made by a company called Motz. Attached is one of their advertisements.
  20. Andrew....thank you. The reference you gave to me was un-known to me. I will pursue it and I would look forward to a hint...guide...suggestions for removing the body from the frame. Yes...I want to do a complete chassis repair/upgrade...but not the coach section. I would like to just gently lift it off...( I have a forklift)..fix the chassis...then put it gently back on. The Coach upholstery is a mite worn and a bit moth chewed...but so darn charming...I want to preserve it, the way it is, for some time to come. This charmer sat for 40 years gathering a mite of chassis rust..&am
  21. Thank you for the nice comments....I fell in love with this little car the minute we met. Tires...all I know is...that they were shown also in advertisements. I also would appreciate knowing more. All I know is...marketed more to the ladies...Clara Ford and Edison's wife had one. See ad for interest.
  22. That is a wonderful picture. I guessed at it...came a little close...but you surely nailed it. Thank you...Ken
  23. Just received this neat 1914 Detroit Electric model 47. Naturally...it is a mess. Was hopeful that someone has references to a proper restoration sequence; and wiring and perhaps a bit of guidance. Is there any drawings out there ? Any wiring diagrams ? Anything ? Thank you for all input. Ken
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