Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by Clothespin n, Oct 4, 2006.
I’ve got a new machine: 1968 Opel Rekord 1.9S
Now that is seriously rare.
I noticed that you're in Stockport. I work at a local museum and I'm in charge of restoring a 1908 gas producer engine made in Stockport by the company of Richard Hornsby..
The car is a four door sedan. It is not so rare as the coupe.
Where are you located?
Seeing that a lot of the 4 door saloons were used as donor cars for keeping coupes on the road, I'd say they are rarer by now.
Hum... yeah, from that point of view you might be right, but if you take an internet search, you'll find more of these for sale than the coupes. But on the other hand this might be a short interpretation of the issue 'cause there may be more coupes than saloons but people don't sell them..
I'm from Portugal.
And I am familiar with the Richard Hornsby & Sons producer gas engines. Hornsby even called them the 'Stockport' engine.
If it was sold new to Lisbon, it must have been sold through Harker, Sumner & Co.
Few people know that Richard Hornsby also invented the caterpillar track.
What will you use to fuel the engine?
clearly the poeople who wrote the wiki page had no idea :lol:
:shock: How did you know that? Now I must evaluate exactly how resourcefull you are
This gas producer was in fact sold by Harker & Sumner. They were located at Corpo Santo street in Lisbon and still operate here, but I found out little from them.
Could you provide me with any info on these engines? This one started working in 1917, but I found out by the serial number that it was produced in 1908.
The gas producer is gone. Someone sold it for junk before the museum got hold of the property. The engine was taken from the mill to be used on mechanic classes at a local school, but no such thing ever happened. They just left it out on the open.
We placed it back on the mill in 2009, piston glued, covered in dirt, all painted grey.
Now everything functions, and we will, for starters, use an electric engine on a nearby room to give it motion using a leather belt. If it is ok, we'll think about using propane gas. In fact it worked on propane during the late 1960's and early 1970's. Such option will involve the restoration of the cooling circuit, now disrrupted.
Any help would be appreciated. I can also shared what I've got.
Oh no one of those darn fools with a spotless garage. JK. Wish mine would stay that clean. :mrgreen:
Just got back from Billetproof.First time I have been able to get a photo of the car.51' Chevy Styleline Deluxe.
Ok, here's my latest. 58 Euro bug, sold new in Belgium. Original paint, engine, brake drums, etc. I've owned it a long time, about 25 years and just started working on it so I can drive it around. I even have the original ad from when I bought it. I think I paid $1500.00 for it.
Check out the wheels I modified, no valve stems.
That Bug is rediculously AWESOME!!!!!
Nice bug. Reversed rims?......valve stems on the inside?
Yes, valve stems are on the inside. I changed the offset on the front wheels to move them in away from the fenders, and changed the offset on the rear wheels to move them out closer to the fenders. The fronts are 4.5", and the rears are 5.5". When I did this, I turned the rims around to put the valve stems on the inside.
Nice touch! Gives a trick clean look to it.
Here is my Ghia. Don't get out with it as much as I would like.
Ignore the missing hubcap in the last pic. I do have it, I had just been working on it.
my 61 f100.
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