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THE WASHINtiTON TIMES: , SATUBBAY; -yOTEMBER & 1016.
III AND mSiAnswers Found Here Motorists1 Queries WORK BIG C N KEN ' W THE ElfCTRIGCAR Vehicle No J-onger Used Only by , Invalid Women and Old Gen : tlemon. HAS GREAT RESERVE POWER Feat of Climbing Steps at Wardman Home Proves Its Worth. By MONTE W. SOHN. Styles, with their kaleidoscopic sAanges, Invade In motordom not merely bodies and upholstery. Thoy nde with utter indifference, over the oonvenuona or yesterday and romp through the mechanical scheme as re gardless. Yesterday the electric vehlole was Laid, motherly old soul, we were wont to look upon It as a nice thing that In valid ladlos and faint-hearted old gen tlemen piled 'from home to library or Sock Creek Park. Times change. It Is style that nets', the pace for change. And so'lt is that the electric vehicle of today vies with the gasolene car In various desirabilities and some of its By W. H. STEWART, Jr. Motoring Department, The Times Will you -kindly advise through your column, if possible, the best speed reo ords of the Excelsior ajd Harley Da vidson motocycleT I would also like to be informed as to comparative dura bility, etc J. B A. For peed records It will be best to wrlto to the manufacturers, them selves. As to comparative durability werare not in a posltion.to inform you. It is the policy of this' department not to pass on the merits or demerits of any artlclo on the market. Plug hole with piece of match. Gaso lene soaks into, wood, making a tight Joint Later you may pull out plug and solder lightly, tiling as little solder as possible. Test by holding float in flame. Motoring Department, The Times In a month or two I Intend to overhaul my six-cylinder motor. Would it b advisable to change the-old piston rings for "leak proof" rlngsT Would the Im provement In the operation of the motor Justify the extra expense? C. V. I There are several 'leak proof rings MOlonng uepanmein, in. ".. on th. m.rket tw .w.. , ai.. oint in aispuie, pieao v u --- - -,..... .......... settle & n irnnv if it ( nnthl to crank an en glne If the starting handlo Is broken or missing. Of course, we mean where there is no self-starter on the car. T. J. AND L. M. B. A. If the car is on the side of a hill, put gears in a speed, throw out ciutch, release brake to got car In motion and let in clutch to crank enfpe. If the car Is on levol road and help la at hand, have car pushed along with driver in seat, have gears in high speed and clutch out. Start car forward and let In clutch suddenly. Where driver is nlone he can Jack up one rear wheel, put gears in high speed, and crank en gine Motoring Department, The Times. I have been advised to change my tires around from back to front as they wear. Please let me know which tires wear most, and how they should be changed around. B. Q. D. A. New tires should be placed at the point of greatest strain, whleh is on the rear wheels. The tire which wears fastest is the right rear. Next come J the left rear, the right front, and last the TELLS POLICE. HOW NEW FORD SERVICE TO DETECT STOLEN AND LOST MOTORS Irvln D. Rooip,1 of King Com pany, Lectures to Trafflo Officers of Chicago. OTHER CITIES WANT HIM J w. am a, mm a " Recently the carburetor ca I had trouble putting it quently. I have been In dr ever since. Please tell mo SBSFfOTBSS TtneM !! - !- &2 forward in the order Indicated above. Ik demonstrated the of automoblUv Heberllng it Mw Detroit last week. Test of Power. Of oourae, It was essentially a test of power. But power Is exactly what was never present In the electric automobile of other days. . That was why It was a sort of octo genarian's omnibus. The ultra folk of Connecticut avenue and Chevy Chase who saw the Detroit electric climb the stiff grade of steps which lead up to the palatial Wardman residence at Woodley road were shock ed by tho unconventlonallty of it. Why. the Ideal It was not done you know. An eleotrlo was a woman's car for ahODBlnir. you know, and all Mint sort of thing. An electric was not supposed to have power. Everybody used to think It was a fine thing for the wife, but really, the oar has changed. It really is an auto mobile. Just so, Not a Hard Task for Car. And it was no difficult task for the Detroit to climb those steps. There was ample reserve power for a grade Infinitely steeper, Infinitely more se vere. To dispel any wrong impressions which may have been gatherod by those who saw or read or heard of the Detroit's remarkable climbing feat, let us say that the only reason the steps of the Wardman home were selected for this test was because no hill in Washington presented even remotely, the sort of climbing problem that would show Its power. Another thing. Tho car after its easy ascent was turned around and headed back down the steps to Connecticut avenue. The Detroit weighs no less than the aver age gas car. Tet Heberllng permitted only suf ficient speed on the return to average mrco mnea an nour. Brakes I The car merely ambled down. And when, after its leisurely return, the Detroit once more stood at the cmrb below the Wardman residence, the brake b,ands were not even warm! May Never Need Reserve. It is hardly likely that the average Detroit, in the hands of the average owner will ever know the need for its tremendous reserve power. But It must be oomfortlng to that owner to know that It Is always there, always avail able. Btvles have changed under the Beau tiful bodies and luxurious upholstery of modern automobiles. The nice little electrlo vehicle -of yesterday is gone. In its Dlace is a virile, nnvrnrfnl n. hide that moves majestically and swiftly in city traffic and over urban roads. An automobile is the modern electric. That la a large, unadulterated clnchl LONG PATHFINDING TRIP IS COMPLETED Walter L. Brown Went prom Chi chago to New Orleans. Walter I Brown, of Frankfort, Ind., has just completed a pathllndlng trip for the Jackson Highway Association from Chicago to New Orloans In a Path finder twelve-cylinder car. He made a nathflndlnr trin fnr'tho Jackson Highway Association a year ago, and at that time did much to boost better roads through Mississippi, and Alabama to New Orleans. Every coun ty that Mr. Brown passed through this year has either completed Its road work, Is working nt present, or has had bonds or money voted and on hand with which to construct their part of the pro posed route of the Jackson Highway to New Orleans. The Jackson Highway means much to the Northern tourist whonvants to slip away from tho Northern winter and head toward the Sunny South. When completed next fall It should do much to make New Orleans popular for the Northern tourist. Today New Or leans is almost Isolated because of tho difficulty of getting Into the city. Early in the fall a new road will be completed from Chefmentur to New Orleans, so that It will be possible to go through the swamp districts and eliminate de tours and the use of ferries. "I was surprised to seo the number of good roads that are in course of con struction," he said, In speaking of the trip. "In Alabama and Mississippi thoy are making the roads from llmestono gravel and sand clay. Sand clay roods, according to. reports are proving satis factory, as the rain runs off and water does not hurt them. Shakespeare Society Hear Lecture and Musicale A leoture and musical program were given before the Shakespeare Society in the Cairo last night. William A. Wilbur, dean of the Colum bian College of the George Washington University, gave a survey of Shakes ' peare's comedies. Mrs. Samuel Bur leigh, accompanied by Frank Qebest, sang selections from ''Faust." Th Rev. George Buckler, president of the society, was the presiding officer. The Ilev. Dr. Earle Wlllley will lecture on the tragedies of Shakespeare at the, next meeting of the club November 19. Motoring Department, The Times. I have a light motorcycle, using bloycle tires. I have trouble with the rear tire. The rim seems to cut it. Can you tell the cause and suggest a rametlyT A. Hemove the tire and Inspect rim carefully. Smooth down any nicks or rough places with a file. Be sure tire Is correct slxe for rim and keep inflated to proper pressure. Motoring Department, The Times. Recently you stated that an auxiliary spark gap could be used to Intensify the spark. Would a larger spark pap nt the plug do as well? I have a Ford car and can adjust the vibrators to give a quarter-Inch spark. Why must the gap at tne sparic piug do so imaui a. c n. AThe spark plug gap should be small as it Is difficult for a spark to Jump through gasolene vapor under high compression. We adjust vibrators to give a, spark thai will Jump one fourth inch in the air so that It will be able to Jump one-thlrty-second inch In the cylinder. An auxiliary gap out side the cylinder adds very little to the resistance of the circuit, whereas on Increase In the slxe of the spark gap would stop Ignition entirely. Motoring Department, The Times What Is the best book on the market on starting and lighting system? M.O.P. We cannot recommend a book on any article, but your bookseller can get you any book on the market. A good way would be for you to writs to the manufacturers of the different systems, as they all Issue Instruction books which are full of valuable In formation. advantage of the slot In the ordinary ring and so improve the compression to a1 great extent. It would be well to put one at the top of each piston, but a complete set would be somewhat ex pensive. If the rings are badly worn they should certainly be replaced. Borne owners mako a practice of re placing broken rings with leak proof rings. By this means the cost Is dis tributed over a longer time. Motoring Department, The Times iy car is a wiui a carburetor. Recently the carburetor caught fire and it out. Conse dread of a flra mo Whn. efttlaAa a carburetor to catch fire so that I can avoid the danger In future. K. B. C. A. Popping back at carburetor may be clue to leanmlxturo, leaky inlet valve, short circuit, distributor wired up Incor rectly, on Interrupter shifted on shaft if there is much gasolene around the carburetor, due to excessive priming. It may catch fire. Go over the above points carefully. Fasten a fine wire screen over air inlet or extend Inlet pipe by flexible tube at least a foot upward and away from carburetor. Motoring Department The Times. My Ford car has begun to miss explo sions recently. I have cleaned spark plugs and adjusted tho gaps to one-sixteenth Inch. Compression and lubrica tion seem to be good. The current goes to tho Plugs, but doesn't seem very strong. Can thts be the trouble? O. B. O. It Is evident that the vibrators need adjusting. Disconnect one wire at a time from spark plug, placing end not more than one-fourth inch from engine so that spark can Jump. Put switch on battery and crank engine until timer makes contact for coll you are adjust ing. Turn adjusting screw down until a white hot spark Is produced. Continue with remaining vibrators. If you have no battery, run engine on remaining cylinders while adjusting. Try spark plug gap at ono-thlrty-second inch or less. One-sixteenth Inch la too wide. WILL BUILD MOTOR CAR AT HYATTSVILLE Carter Brothers Company Obtains Rights of Monarch Concern. Subjcot Included All Means of Identification of Bodies, En gines, and Tops. STATION IS OPENED Taylor-Tolloy Sales Company Ready to Take CanTof Re pair Work Now. Irvln D. Rocap, technical expert for the King Motor Car Company, recently gave a lecture on car identification to MO trafflo officers and KO detective ser geants in Chicago, which is to bo dupli cated In cities In many sections of the counti der, Motoring Department, The Times I have a carburetor that drips gasolene so badly that I have to turn It off at the tank after using. I have taken the float out and can hear the gasolene Inside when I shake It Would thts cause the trouble? If so. how can I get the gasolene out without dam aging the floatl I live some, distance from a repair shop and should like to do the work myself. K. A. B. The float is evidently a metal one, and one of the seams has opened slightly. Hold a match to it to vaporize Inside. A tiny polpt of flanrtf will show the leak. Enlarge thts by twirling the point of a penknife on It or open slightly with a najl. Pour out' gasolene. The Carter Brothers Co., of Hyatts vllle, Md.. has secured the exclusive manufacturing rights and material of the Monarch Motor Car Company, of Detroit, Mich., manufacturers of the Monarch eight and twelve-cylinder cars. Material Is being moved to the Hyatts vllle, Md., factory where the eight and twin-cylinder models will be manufac tured. In addition to these two standard models a new design of small car em bracing many advanced mechanical features will be produced and marketed as the "Monarch Midget" and priced un der six hundred dollars, luntry. , The leoture In Chicago wa given un- er.the direction of the police depart ment in an frnrt in check the Increas ing number of stolen cars. During the year, X.JOO oars have been tolen In Chi cago, of which more than 700 have never been recovered. ' Will Tour to lctore. In the past week the King company has had requests from Los Angeles, JLoulsvllle, Philadelphia, Denver, Min neapolis, and Mllwaukeo for lectures similar to the one given in Chicago and Mr. Rocap, commencing October 30, at Los Angeles, will make a tour of these other cities. The lecture Includes all possible means of identification. Taking the subject of car names he instructs the police where tho namo may be found, the general outline and appearance of all makes of cars and the various models, showing tht the model or appearance can usually tell the year the car was built- Discusses Car Parts. He tells of the factory or serial num ber. State and city license numbers, top numbers, motor, steortng gear, carbure ter, front axle and rear axle, radiator, lirnltlon.make. clutch, cearset. tires, speedometer, tire pump, lighting, sys tem, starting system, and shock ab sorber numbers and how and where to He also describes how detectives and police can Identify stolen automoDiies evon after many of their parts or num bers have been changed. The question of describing cars Is taken up and the police are told of ways to determine the number of cyl inders, the parts of a motor, the true color of the body and wheels, the make of carbureter and radiator, and the type of clutch. EXPENSE IN STARTING AND STOPPING AUTO Coincident with' the now service plan of the Ford Motor Company, whereby they distribute all service orders which come to their own shoos, to the shons of the special limited agencies, another Ford service' station has opened this weesU After a complete overhauling and re modeling of the shops during the last two months, tho Taylor-Tolley Sales Company at J129 Fourteenth street, has announced their readiness to tako caro of all Ford -repair work which, comes to their place of business. u.JV! entlr8 fecond floor of the big building occupied by this Arm has been given over to the repair and service JE? J1' Taylor Is In direct charge of this branch of the business. He prob ably has had as. wide and varied ex perience In the repair of Ford automo biles as any service man in Washington. H.a WA connected with the Ford Motor Company's branch at Nashville Tennessee before coming to this city. A number of expert mechanics were put to work this week, to assist him in the service shops. - mere u a difference in the mechani cal construction of different cars." Tay lor said yesterday. "And particularly between Ford automobiles and other kinds. Many times they get out of order and it Is very hard to And out Just what la wrong. That Is, unless you know all about the Ford Itself. It is this specialised sorvico which we will try and render, In our shops." NEW TIRE PUMP LESSENS HARDSHIPS Twombley Device Reduces Terror of Roadside Repairs. FORD OWNERS! Thkb.the' ALL WEATHER CONVERTIBLE TOP FOR FORD CARS Its Exceptional Feature, are WONDERFUL! AMAZING!! The -ggmmmggi Weighs SSHtOLmmt hardly 40 Windows bsssTiIisW MsssssssssW ' bsbseVRVbsbbbsbsbsbsbsbm pounds re- MkI moved fMsetHsslBSlBsllllV ' and the JJHHL. Onl-MU !SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBtt'SS& TOP COl- (sflHsSBSBSBSBSBSBBBSBSBSBSBsHSBSBSBSBSBSBBEP a few lHf 7oir minutes. iflHjjHHIslHHHRRi FORD. H. H. Rico Explains Wear Tear on Different Parts. and With the great advance, of the past few years In alt that goes to mako for comfort in motoring In the fittings and design of tho motor cars them solves, lias also come several devices to lessen the hardships of repairs by the roadside. One of the best of these In its par ticular line la uie jiwuiiiuicy lire yuuiy. It is small and compact occupying I even less space than the old style au-1 tomoblle pump, yet Is more powerful and efficient It is constructed of steel and brass, and is not complicated. Instead of the exertion and strain of pumping a large or small tire by hand power, the Twombley la operated by ' foot pressure alone. A greater lever age Is obtainable by Its use, and the . operator may stand erect while pump ing. The Federal Automobile Equipment company of 10M Fourteenth atreot Is ; uie soie aisiriDuier ior wasnington ana the District of Columbia as well as Maryland. ' "We have had good success so far In getting distribution of the Twom-' Mey." said the manager of the Federal Company yesterday. "Our territory Is iulte large, and there are a great many dealers to be appointed, but we hope to make it possible for motorists to obtain our pump In their own supply store no matter where It Is, In a snort while." price $95 a- IT MAKES . FORD CAR AS COMFORTABLE) Afl A LIMOUSIN! 1 Order NOW to Inaare Delivery IF TOU CANNOT CALL. WRITE FOR LITERATURE, S. J. MEEKS' SON 622 G STREET N. W. Commercial Bodies For Any Ford Chassis. Correct Winter Gloves for Motorists Fine fitting, fleece lined, and the practical sort that keep the hands com fortably warm -without the unnecessary bulk that interferes with free use of your hands when at the wheel. Many styles to select from and at Unusually Moderate Prices 1.50po7.50 How much does it cost to start and stop your motor carT What is your an nual bltl for starting and stopping a doxen to fifty times each dayT Every owner Is interested, some more than others, in the oost of operating and maintaining his automobile, but It la a fact that most owners consider that -it k avviam nt ttiifc Tnarhlnft is in- The acquiring of the established bust- curred while It Is running. Very few ess of the Monarch Cars will be con- r,r0bably ever stop to consider there. Is n.M tlnued under the name oi tne Aionarcn Motor Car Company, which becomes a subsidiary organization of the Carter Brothers Company. Italy Is Tabulating Its Wandering Sons ROME, Nov. 4. Through her foreign consuls Italy has begun to take a cen sus of all Italians, native born or other wise, who live In America and else where. The figures will be used In the scientific study of Immigration problems. It Is said. ire, 1 run ..:. 1 - Im at.mnv an BOluai UHU(0 iuuuii .. . and stopping a macnine. "Does ft ever occur to the car owner." said H. H. Rice, of the Nordyke & Mar mon Company, "to consider the wear on brakes and tires, the Vacklng grind on the car and the strain In creating momentum when he starts and stops 7 "Our engineers have taken the view of railroad experts on this matter. It Is estimated by railroad men who have m atudv of the nroblem that It cost 111.000 to lls.000 per year to start uuies m. gx. inoj rac- the more It costs to start It and to bring it to a stand still.'! and stop a train fifty times a day. T have found that weight is a ruling 1 tor. That Is. the heavier the train COLOR OPTIONS FOR CARS ANNOUNCED An announcement of custom service In Crow-Elkhart bodies has been made by A. J. Jennings, of the Crow Motor Sales Company. Word of the lnnova Uon was received from the factory this week and Immediately put it Into oper ation in mis lerruory, Ten color options and three upholstery options constitute the chief features of the new custom service. SEE OUR Indian Blanket Auto Robes The patterns are strik ingly novel and typical of 'the Apache, Sioux, Yuma, and Yakima tribes. War ranted all-wool, of good cold-defying weight, they will last for years. Very Reasonably Priced From $6.00 to $12.50 We have, in addition, for your early inspection, a highly pleasing selection of staple patterns. Drop around when you're ready to buy. We'll be glad to show them. ssst "'ssfassffr gBMBhJP I J 2 iv" vfc?SSi&Sl seHQSsbHmI. ussVlAk yjisMiT'" MrTFfwSrteSH?!? The body oolors are olive green, rrav. black, light brown, etc.. while the up holstery options are Spanish brown leather, pearl grey leather, and the con- ' ventlonal black. Wheels, of course, are to be finished in colors to match. The reason for the establishment of the custom made service is given in the fact that the Crow-Elkhart operates Ub own body shops and does Its own paint ing and finishing, and It Is a simple matter from a manufacturing standpoint to accomplish the custom service on the car. Automobile Supply Department National Electrical Supply Co. 1328-30 N. Y. Ave N. W. Phone Main 6800 J 5ALE5 ca- 'lAYLOR-lDLLEy Special Limited Sales Agency For Announcing TheTwombly FOOT Pump -i .: OUR SERVICE SHOPS ARE OPEN Your Ford runs as well as any car if it is mechanically, right. If it is not giving you efficient service if it labors on the hills "chokes" if there is a kriock in the engine if some part needs re: newing, or if you think a general overhauling would be good for it BRING IT TO OUR SERVICE SHOPJ3 R. L. Taylor, with years of experience in the repairing of auto mobiles, assisted by one of the most expert corps of mechanics for Ford cars in the city, will be glad to tell you what is wrong and how much it costs to make it right. Our shop has the recommendation of the FORD MOTOR COMPANY. GASOLINE OILS ACCESSORIES "Everything For Your Ford IM sYLORrlnLLEY 2129 14th St. N.W. Phone North 4630 f- v. T ' r .iissssassflsssistlrr -"i ?V W' i'ii m iiisjsjfani mm m i 1 1 rhW r ' 'v pPiwnkVM$3m mismmZtPH PM-gpv ' ssssssssMssssssssss MtftaMRPNMw &Ty ferSr ssstrS?KrJfyffjMsssssW As Revolutionary in its Field as the Self-Starter and Diffused Lens Were in Theirs AT LAST comes a tire pump that works by FOOT-power instead of hand-power. It be longs in every tool box on every car In the country. Motorists are going to reach for it as they leap for every other big, sweeping, new ide-1 hat makes motoring easier and pleasanter and cuts out useless waste of time, energy and I ASK YOUR DEALER Federal Auto Equipment Company 1024 14th Street N. W. Distributers for Maryland and District of Columbia I