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  1. This type of vehicle represents a difficult period in history. The cars that were made into trucks, tractors, etc. were done out of necessity. Today we look at them as alterations of original vehicles, but maybe they should be preserved/semi-restored/restored to honor the people and times when they were created. It has already got that patina that so many people are trying to duplicate!!!
  2. I agree. The steering column is the primary focus to laying out the general design. On many early cars it was set at a 45 degree angle. Lay it out as is on your computer, then start to lower the wheel closer to the frame. You will be able to rough out your seat height, and make sure you leave enough room in the stomach area! Pedal locations can usually be altered with additional/modified linkage. The rest of it will be up to your imagination......have fun and have at it! Doug M.
  3. Attached are a couple of photos: 112" wheelbase, 36 x 4 1/2 tires, seats mount 9" above the frame, and hood is about 50" long. The gas tank is about 18" in diameter, fender height is about 42", with the hood a little higher yet. The overall appearance really changed when the fenders were added. This is stock, if building from scratch it might look better lowered??? (Haven't posted for a while and have forgotten how to, hope this works!) Doug M.
  4. I can understand your frustration in the expierence, however, I purchased and installed one of Dave's units a couple of years ago. All the ignition problems went away. Ignition went from the top of the worry list to about the last. When it is all said and done, I think you will be very happy with it. Doug M.
  5. My brother has a 1913 Lozier that originally had a Rayfield on it. After a couple of frustrating seasons of trying to get it adjusted properly and a couple of engine fires he switched to a Stromberg OE-2. He has since toured with it for many miles without any carburetor adjustments and no fires!! The Rayfield is still holding the shelf down.
  6. Here is a picture of the start of the Vanderbilt Cup race in 1908. The #4 is the Chadwick entry, got any ideas what the rest of them are?
  7. The car is all authentic Chadwick. I started this project in the 1970's. It wasn't supposed to be a 30+ year project but life teaches us that there is always something else to do. The goal is to finish it sooner or later. Attached is a photo of Joe Parkin Jr. (driver) and his father (mechanic) at the Founders Day Cup Races, Oct. of 1909. Joe told me "We had more power than we could use, if we hadn't had so many flat tires we would have won".
  8. Here are a photo of the left side of the engine. Yes, the decible level goes above legal limits, not to mention the flames that come out of the cutouts. The design was actually patented.
  9. This photo is of the 112" wheelbase runabout in California during rebuilding. Still needs some work but it is now running and drives.
  10. This is a picture from the early 1950's. This is the Chadwick runabout that is now in Maine. It was retrieved from a field in Ohio where a tree growing through the middle of the frame. This was one of the first frame up restorations. See the Antique Automobile, September 1953 issue for all the details.
  11. Here is fairly recent picture of the Model 19 Toy Toneau that is in Pennsylvania.
  12. Here is a more recent picture of the 1909-1910 7 passenger touring.
  13. Sales figures vary between 235 to 264 cars total. Four cars are known to exist today.
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