Full Steam Ahead – Leon Serpollet: Early French steam car pioneers Serpollet and his brother Henri, worked together to perfect the flash tube boiler that introduced an efficient and new way to produce steam. With it and a new and innovative poppet valve engine, they had a winning combination on the road and the race track. You can learn all about it @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=113893
Back in the 70's as I recall you could buy plans to convert a regular car engine to steam. I wonder if some of the ideas used were developed by these guys? The flash boiler was used by Stanley and several others later.
Mark, I also remember seeing those advertisements at the time.
White used a circular flash tube boiler as seen above. The Stanley used a conventional boiler as seen below.
Sweet roller lifters on the camshaft.
That's quite a photo, David. Thank's for posting it.
Notice how each person looks "busy" but really isn't? Also interesting is the fact that each of them is looking in a different direction, sort of like they were told to not look at the camera by the photographer.
I wonder if thee are any Garder-Serpollet Four Cylinder Superheated Steam Motors still in operation?
Henry there is at least one in the UK and you can watch in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF51rr1D6tE
Now that's really something. Thanks for the link David!!