The Jalopy Journal
[ATTACH] It's strange that they patented a race car body. I can't imagine any other racers lining up to pay royalty fees for using the idea.
1916, Packard patented a light racing body that could be quickly removed - [ATTACH]
I find that car groups on Facebook have some of the best photos on the net. Try this one for cyclecars -...
Great photo, I've never seen it before.
Yes, it could be done. The car could be recreated full scale in CAD, then castings ordered directly from the CAD files. I've been doing that kind...
I would love to be involved in a recreation effort on that car. Amazing design.
I ran across this nice image of the Chevrolet brothers Indy car. I haven't seen this particular image before.[ATTACH]
I have been writing a series of articles about Christie on the Old Motor....
Morgan 3 Wheelers at the British Invasion, Stowe, Vermont, September 19.
Pre Monobloc, brass bodied Amal carburetters and hairpin valve springs!...
It almost looks like there are 2 exhaust valves per cylinder. You can just make out a priming cup on each intake 'thing' at each cylinder head.
A V-Twin would have been a pretty small aviation engine by 1910. The builder was proud of his engine's light weight -
Thank You! I've got Bolster's Specials book, but I didn't notice that one. It seems that the engine worked pretty well.
Here is an interesting V Twin engine, 1910 era, New York City probably, no identification, in the NAHC, Detroit Library.
It looks like a normal 4...
Any ideas what that is? I have an interest in counter rotating dual crank engines, neat stuff.
Normally pattern makers would put larger fillets and radius in the corners of the casting so it's possible this casting is a homemade part.
I have never seen this casting.
Thank you for the Retromobile photos! Keep them coming if you can, really appreciate it. Wish I was there.
Inlet over exhaust was also called an 'F' Head type of cylinder. It was pretty common in the early days, especially on single and twin bike...
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Thank you for the kind words above, but I have to say I still feel like a novice in the automobile history field.
Once in awhile I might...
Great new book out on BNC cars, only in French, but wonderful photos-
Inboard suspensions using pushrods/pullrods/bellcranks do allow different packaging of components. You have more options about where...
You are correct, it is amazing to see the advanced ideas conceived long ago. The Cosmo was designed by the brilliant English engineer Roy...
Largely unknown 1910 Christie V8 -
more photos of the Enfield Allday light car -
Another photo of the Enfield Allday car shown at the 1919 Olympia Auto Show on Stand 77 and perhaps the Scottish Motor Show Jan 23-31, 1920. The...
Jappic is looking great! Wonderful work. Enjoying the progress photos.
In 1912 M.Birkigt also built a supercharged engine for Hispano Suiza to compete in the 1912 French GP. Unfortunately he couldn't keep the bottom...
The Christie patented wheel is shown below. The spokes were hollow, and the center section was tapered and keyed to take the drive load. Later...
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