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  1. Dave, I'm including serial numbers for both the Chalmers Town Car, and the Town Car Landaulet, for the three years they were produced. Model Year Body Style Serial Number Range 35-D 1917 Town Car 110001---110007 35-D 1917 Town Car Landaulet 35-D 1918 Town Car 110008---111000 35-D 1918 Town Car Landaulet 35-D 1919
  2. Hi Dave, I'm impressed with Your Chalmers Town Car Landaulet. According to Dave Hammonds book ," Hugh Chalmers , The Man And His Car" Dave indicated that both the "Town Car", and the "Town Car Landaulet", were produced from 1917 through 1919. It would require further investigation, using your serial number to establish the exact date. With regard to your engine high temp paint match, that would require custom matching. Best of luck with your restoration, and welcome to the Club. Regards, Bob
  3. Hi Dale, Regarding your question about the color of the Chalmers engine (circa 1917). I've done some research to determine the colors to paint my 1920's Chalmers engin, and have come up with the following information. There are actually two colors, matching the engines. The head was painted in a color matching Fed. Std. 595, color number 24201. Color 24201, is a close match to Wal-Mart color "River Bank" (96273). The block color matches Fed. Std. 595, color number 24087. This color is a close match to "Peat", another title given by Martha Stewart's "everyday" color, numbered F05. I coated my
  4. As I indicated back on April 28th, 2014, "As soon as I get the Phinney-Walker clock back together, and ticking, I will post photos of the completed package." Unfortunately, that almost happened. We did get the clock, back together, with the modifications previously noted. The clock performed for a period of time, and then stopped. After careful examination, it was noted that the spring barrel was not parallel to it's base, (see photo)and was in contact with it. Upon careful inspection of our second, (spare) Phinney-Walker mechanism, which Eric had located, we discovered that the Manufacturer,
  5. Mike, Your radiator shell is for a 1923 Chalmers. For 1922, Chalmers located the crank hole in the center of the lower portion of the radiator shell. Not at bottom, as shown in your photo. Let me know if you need further proof. Bob
  6. Mike, Chalmers added that "Aluminum Piping", to the radiator shell, the last two years of production, 1922 and 1923, with minor differences. When You post your photo, I'll identify the year of Your radiator shell. Bob
  7. A number of 1922 Chalmers cars were used to carry out extensive testing with the new Chrysler engine installed. Chalmers, in design, utilized the same 117" wheel base chassis from 1918 through 1922. This made it easy to substitute items such as splash aprons, fenders, headlights, doors, and a hood, from earlier Model Chalmers 5 passenger touring spare parts, in order to disguise a vehicle. These substitutions would have satisfied the requirements described by Chrysler, who drove in one of these test cars and described it's performance in his memoirs as follows: "Under an old car's shabby hood
  8. Above, a photo of a closeup of the partially dismantled 1922 Chalmers Test Car. Note the '22 G-G Vacuum gas tank mounted on the car's firewall. (see arrow) 1922 Chalmers Test Car Continued: Chalmers equipped all Model cars with Budd steel disc wheels for 1922, but after further research, I discovered that the Kelsey wood spoke wheels could also be obtained as optional equipment that year. The part that immediately caught my eye, in the closeup photo, was the vacuum tank mounted to the firewall. That unmistakable drum shaped Model G-G tank, was used by Chalmers in 1922, beginning with car seria
  9. 1922 Chalmers Test Cars I was recently reviewing photos of "concept cars", which the Chalmers Motor Company were proposing to build, for the year 1924. In the background, of the photo above, taken sometime in 1923, are the remains of an automobile which caught my attention. The car was in the process of being dismantled, in the back lot at the Chalmers factory in Detroit, Michigan. I focused in on the mystery car, shown below. The remains were attached to a chassis, supported by four wooden spoke wheels. The original cowl, along with the familiar Chalmers front seat remained. The only body rem
  10. Re: 1920 Chalmers Restoration, Chalmers Clock Repair "Spring Break" lasted longer than I had anticipated, interrupting clock class meetings for three weeks, thereby delaying the completion of my Chalmers/Phinney-Walker clock. As soon as I get the clock together and ticking, I will post photos of the completed package. Sorry for the delay, Bob
  11. Hi DCE, I hope someone identifies your part, as I have one which is very similar. I was told that mine is a Houck hub. I hope this helps, as I have no additional information. Regards, Bob
  12. Chalmers Clock Repair- A Team Effort, Continued. Attached is a copy of the Waltham Clock Ad, circa 1917. I will follow up with a photo of the completed clock, when I finish putting all of pieces together, and install same at my clock class next week. I wish to thank all the members of my class for their support and encouragement, which made possible the successful completion of this project.
  13. The second hand (see photo), and it's base were missing, and Gary fabricated a new hand, from the class "Goodie Box". I painted the hand white.. A new main spring had to be purchased, cut to the correct length, and modified to accept the existing barrel hook attachment. Eight* new bushings had to be replaced. When the hair spring failed, it was fortunate that we were able to replace it from a second Phinney-Walker mechanism of the same vintage, which Eric, our instructor's son located. When my 1920 Chalmers 5-passenger touring is completed, I may not have "the best automobile clock", but it wi
  14. Chalmers Clock Repair- A Team Effort Ordinarily, If someone asked me the time of day, I wouldn't respond by explaining how the clock works. But now I own a Chalmers mechanical clock, that didn't work when I bought it. Now it's ticking away, thanks to the help of Gary, who is also a member of our local clock repair class. The clock was manufactured by Phinney- Walker, around 1912, based upon patent dates shown on the clock. I wasn't able to determine much information regarding Phinney-Walker, but another clock maker, Waltham, was also making clocks for Chalmers, during that period. Waltham's ad
  15. Transverse Member -Aft Body As you can see from the photo below, of the tonneau section of the 1920 Chalmers, very little of original wooden structure remained in this area, especially that of the Transverse Member. That lower member was designed to nest with, and share a common contour, with the lower portion of the vertical sheet metal aft upright, center portion of the touring body. I decided to use the sheet metal contour as the pattern for the mating wooden Transverse Member. That was the easy part. I raised the touring aft body, placed a sheet of plywood underneath, and traced a line on
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