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1906 Locomobile Drive chain information needed

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Hello, Can anyone tell me what size  drive chain was used on the Locomobile Vanderbuilt  racers such as  Locomobile Old 16 which is in the Henry Ford museum .  Also would you know the number of teeth on the drive/driven sprockets,  Did they use a standard Locomobile  rear hub and would you have any information about  the hubs.  I am starting to build a Vanderbuilt era  racer using as many period parts as I can find.  Life is Good.   Don Feeney in Ohio  740-816-4284

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I will be at the Henry Ford museum Sunday.  Maybe I can get a picture with a ruler. Can not guarantee, but will ask if that will help.  Let me know.

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Hello Larry,  Thanks for your help.  I have never been to the Greenfield Village pre 31 old car  meet but plan to be there this year around the first of Sept.  I think they have Old 16 outside and running.  Perhaps they would let me make some measurements.  I haven't quite figured out yet how to construct the rear hubs but I am making progress.  thanks,  Don

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I was at the Henry Ford Museum yesterday, I didn't see the old 16 there. They are rearranging everything in there and I spoke with one of the museum people and they are putting in a big race car exhibit. So hopefully it will be displayed with that. The guy said they have more stuff in storage than they have on display.

 

I have been to Old Car Festival the last two years and I haven't seen it out in the village either. I know a guy that works with the museum, a retired curator. and I will ask him about it.

 

I asked him about the steam cylinders (engines) off of the recently dismantled Suhwannee steamboat, he replied , yes, they are in storage, I told him I wanted them, he replied "I'll put you on the list" :)

 

-Ron

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