Redundant for the headlight gas?
Always good to have a plan B.
Looks like 30x3-1/2" front wheels but no left front door so obviously not a Canadian 1913 car.
carbide is very acidic, i wonder if the powder ate thru the generator so they had to put on a tank.
Ya' never hear much about those "ol' timers" washing their muddy Model "T's, but I'm thinking that it probably all worked out okay in time. When Spring and Sumer came, all that mud caked onto the cars all winter finally dried up and probably just sorta' "flaked-off" from vibration,......so,.......no problem, right?
I think it was just easier to use the B tank and have the carbide generator as a back-up. That way if they were out driving and the B tank ran out, they could quickly switch over to the carbide generator and keep going.
The reaction of calcium carbide with water produces calcium hydroxide, which is a base.
Excuse me, i should have said corrosive
i thought it produced acetylene?
It does but leaves a horrible after-use debris. I agree with Joe. I use to use a small acetylene cylinder in my rear deck to feed my lights. I also used only the torch used for soldering to feed my tubing to my lights. That has been 30 years ago and I am not all that sure just how we did it but it worked. They are bright if the reflectors have been resilvered which mine had. Those carbide generators if you keep them clean still corrode up easily so I NEVER use mine. The old miner's lites I did use in spelunking in caves around Missouri when I lived there growing up. Had to clean it all of the time. And in the spring and summer those were mud filled too so I know kind of what they had to go through. Also where do you keep those Carbide pellets? You don't dare get those exposed to ANY moisture!!!!!