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Steam Buggy - $4,500 (Chewelah WA) not mine


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The motor looks to be a real 1900ish steam engine (I am far from an expert on Stanleys, could maybe be one of their later ones or not). The chassis looks to be modern box tubing and modern welds. Some welds attaching old to new look very poor quality (probably due the the poor quality of the iron in the old pieces?). Quite a few old pieces were included on it.

An interesting "attempt" at recreating something to appear early without enough knowledge of how an early vehicle would have been built.

 

As I understand it, the later Stanley's engine was built onto the rear end, with parts integral between the two. I have seen them up close, but never looked really close. Early Stanley, Locomobile, and most other early steam cars the engine was separate from the rear end and the rear end was driven by a chain similar to gasoline automobiles of that early era.

I would be very curious to see what the burner and boiler look like?

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