Chain drive speedster-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 04:17 pm:



Well it looks that way from here. 16 spokes on the wheel too. Just like a buggy.

Herb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les VonNordheim on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:23 pm:

Possibly early 2cyl. Buick. Not a 2cyl. REO.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Haynes on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:00 am:

it looks like it was taped together using cardboard and popsicle sticks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Lyon, PDX, OR. on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:52 am:

That car was built on a metal break. Every piece is flat metal. It was probably a shop project, Don.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 03:47 am:

Good one, Dan H!

My Fuller had fourteen spoke wheels, front and rear. While I had it, I looked at a lot of cars to see who else had more than twelve spokes each all the way around. There weren't many, and the only one I recall with wheels like that was a funny looking one-off that didn't have suspension like this one.
My Fuller also had Mott axles like some early Buicks had. So I especially looked at Buick photos of that era. They may have had some, but I never saw any.
The wheels could have been after-market?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Haynes on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:17 am:

Wayne - you of all people would know what I was THINKING was "... Scotch tape and clarinet reeds..."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:54 pm:

This is way out in left field but the only small car with 16 spoked wheels that I found in my research was a one cylinder "Fredonia" built in Youngstown, Ohio


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 04:28 pm:

Ha ha, and a few other things, eh, Dan?
Wouldn't you like to have it, though? Whatever is under those fenders and body?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 04:37 pm:

Dan,
Did you ever see the "model T speedster" Ed had about thirty years ago? The fake one he loaned out to a theater group? The body was almost all cardboard and tape but it looked great! I hadn't thought of it in years until I first saw this photo.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 06:54 pm:

What are the chances that I would just find this!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:42 pm:



Same type of car?

Herb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 09:19 pm:

Certainly looks like it :-)
Similar frames, same shape on the front springs, same type of chain drive on the rear axle & both has 16 spoke wheels. Minor differences in the shape of the radiator and the rear fenders may indicate different years, but I guess this unusual car wasn't made for very many years?
The camelback type Indian motorcycle standing beside the second car was produced until 1908.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 02:03 pm:

Now that is see it it may be a STAR two cylinder car. They had a huge horizontally opposed twin engine running a multi speed transmission and I don't know about the final drive, and you cranked it in the front just like this this one. We went on a one and two cylinder Tour and it attended. It is a lot like a Maxwell but twice as big at about 300 cubic inches. I have a VHS film of it and will look at the movie to see if that is the car. It will take a while for me to find the film. Frank


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