johnworden1

1915 Milburn restoration finished

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John,

 

Very Nice! I can't wait to see more photos. How about some photos of the underside? How does it drive?

 

Steve

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Steve, I want to post photos of the interior because it is beautiful. It was done by a shop in Ames Iowa so I can't take credit. Before the interior shots I will "fit" some rose buds in the vases. 

The car drives well in first, second and reverse. I haven't got up the nerve to go faster yet. I forgot to look at the volt/amp gauge while underway. Steering is fairly light once underway. Suspension with driver only is stiffer than I thought it would be. Softer would be nice. It is a bit odd sitting back so far in the car. I can see the allure of a light electric for around town use. Four passengers would be a tight fit. The overall feel is that of a powered wagon. The car weights 2700 lbs. with 170 lb. driver. 

Thanks to you Steve for answering my questions and providing photos. 

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We found the original blue and black under  crudely brush applied black paint. The blue is fleet color Rodeway Blue. 

Thanks for the complement. 

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Nice job. I believe we provided you with runningboards for the Milburn. Good to see it finished.

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Nice job. I believe we provided you with runningboards for the Milburn. Good to see it finished.

Yes you did and they worked out perfectly. The car owner and I were fortunate to have crossed paths with you. Thanks.  John

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Glad we could help. I still have the patterns here should anyone else ever need running boards.

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Just found this thread!!

John, you car is just amazing with a equity amazing restoration. It's a great piece of American history!!

Thanks for sharing!!

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