I recently purchased a 1923 Stanley 740 5 passenger touring. I have been reading everything I can about it and think I have a reasonable handle on how it works, but everywhere I look I find another valve.
Reading and watching videos is a lot different than having actually done something, and the first time I fire it I would like to have someone that has done it before with me. I am in Milford MI, 48380 and if you have first hand experience with a condensing Stanley and you are willing to help out, please drop me a PM.
Borrow a copy of Story of a Stanley Steamer by George Woodbury. In the back of the book is a reprint of the instruction manual that came with the Stanleys.
It has been said that no two Stanleys were plumbed alike! Make a drawing of yours and then you can think it through, as no matter how differently they were plumbed, the systems pretty much all worked alike. Wish I were closer (I'm in N. California), I'd love to help you out, and the Woodbury book is good reading too.
Some good stuff in here:
Joe, one of the members of one of the couple of local clubs I belong to has a Stanley Steamer. I've seen him fire it up, & ridden in it. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun! I'll try to connect him up with you! Tim