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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; SATURDAY; JUNE 81 1918.
Do You Belong at Heart to the Fraternity of Motor Gypsies- Or Have You Never Enjoyed the Novel Features of Automobile Camping? Practical Paragraphs Of Interest to Owners of Automobiles Loope rnd Dolt. It soractlmrs happens that in tak Int off the valve cover plate, on of th stud may slip out and the loss win not 6e discovered. This leaves an opening into- the intake pa-safre and the leak will prevent the auction through the carbureter needed to draw the fuel Into the cylinders. Dry Bearings. One cause of Insufficient lubrica tion In the bcarincs is found In ob structions in the grooves in the bear inc holder Sediment often collect in these Grooves so that they cannot per form their appointed function of car rying lubricating oil to the bearing surfaces. An excess of graphite- if that le used with the oil sometimes produces this condition. Uswbtlced Ieaks. tn. summer when the heat camej rapid evaporation of gasoline, t'ny leaks; In the fuel line often escap .!....- Tn mnmt . this Will be noush to account for a juacenj cutttg down of the mileage per kii- Ion. So in cases where the relative mileage sKows a sudden drop, it Is well to inspect the fuel line for smell leaks. Hot rrote-r. ; Oil ts the -deadly enemy of rubber. It is a good plan to protect the inlet hose from the radiator to the pump rnM h ffrt nf oil. br clvln It & ecu pf shellac and then a couple oft layers or tape ana sncnac over ui. The shellac prevents the oil soaking through and getting at the rubber. Garage Llcnt. A very satisfactory light for me In the garage may be made by cutting the side oul of an empty metal can of thaSort that metal polish comes in. which has a screw lop. A case of thlo J kind obviates glare and also affords) protection to the glass bulb. By run nine a layer of solder in the bottom I of the can to give it .-weight, it make a stand for the light, which can be conveniently used on the work bench, j Clean Pine. Many ear owners do not realize the I importance of keeping the spark Tlugi. j clean. The point of theplug seldom! need cleaning, but grease and minimi dirt do accumulate on the exterior ind interior of the porcelain, so that the curent passes that way instead nf Jumping the gap as is Intended. Tho plugs should be kept clean, or Igni tion troubles will result. Ocar .oUcs. Most of the ills of the motor car arc indicated by audible symptoms. A weaving noise In the differential cut may be taken as an indication that the master bevel gear of the unit Is running out of alignment. A slight catch, which occurs several times during each revolution of the driving wheels, is the sign of a ship ped tooth In the drive shaft pinion or ring gear. Ford Cylinder-hud Plate. Ford owners should be very ca'etul in removing the cylinder-head, not to dent or otherwise injure the large gasKei. Aiier mis fasten nas ocrxi removed, both sides should he arc- fully cleaned and then paln'fd with a solution of gum sheila: dissolved in kicobol, just before it Is r urn-'! to Its place. In replacing the cylinder- bead, the bolts should be firmly tight ened and the engine should be run until the metal Is thoroughly warmed up and then the bolts can be given arc titer tightening all around. Adjusting; Vibrator Colls. In cases here excessive current con sumption develops In connection with vibrator collp. the conlilloti --ll prob ably be found to be dje to excess' ve tension on the vibrator springs. The spring adjustment should be loosened until missing develops in the m-tor and then tightened until the engine begins, firing regularly again. When the tension Is tightened beyond tris point, excessive consumption results Tie Xew Car. This Is the time of year when own ers of new cars need to be reminded that more barm may result to the ve hicle In-the first 500 miles of run ning than in all the rest of Us life After the car has been run a couple of hundred miles, the driver should go over it and take ud slack In bolts and bearings. Pistons Should have exces slve lubrications during the early wearing in period. The universal points must be kept fully lubricated during toe eariy running or tne car. A stitch at this time save not nine, but nineteen. Rnated On. Two parts of Iron or steel thut have become rusted firmly together may be separated by soaking them for several hours in a mixture of one-third lubri cating oil and two-thirds kerosene. Help to change "Somewhere In France" to "Somewhere In Germany" by paying yoor Income Tax Today. Offdvanoed SnffinQQring' Qi3ffig23gQKgggg3ggK A Four-Passenger Roadster With All Marmon Comforts THE New Series Mxrmoo tW-pastcager roadster k aa unusual roadster in mxnv ways. For one thing it is cxCcptionaUy roomy and comfortable. For mother it is low hung, easily TitnrlVd and turns in a short radios. Mtnr Gttle touches thtt are not uptutJ on the touring or hare been given the roadster. The top ts lower. The windshield is also lower and slanting. A trine more nkishnets hat been given to the steering column. These slight de partures have made this roadster a post strilnng tar. I dc rear seat iim s arret 44 merits wids orrr three sndonohatf feet. These ts two tacbes more kbcc room gnus tocsBcrij. Three people of tnedhun sire on oecapj the rear seat. The same comfort and roominess of the front texts that have attracted to nuuiv to Mtrmoa Toarinsv Cats have been reamed ia this Four Passenger car. The Four-Passenger Roadster hts the same sdnntages ofitrcd Vt all other Marmon mndrh. Those who want a act of this type should not tail to tec this new road ster. To will be deEgbtcd with its appearance and cdsssstL 136-lmck fThtiOtmltOO faaavsV rffatr T. V. T. MOTORS 1501 Conn. Ave. Phone North 7853 e Automobile Camping Within the past three or four wart ihew has. Uecn growing up anion; motor-car owners what amount to a cult, whii-h c wpt can the fraternity of the motor kP'? Tn, mV means WV an incrpas inc number of motorist- are discovering the delights of combminn; mo toring with camping. The freedom from convention that sued a t'to Brings, the opportunity to travel as far ami Uj a long as. one nw happen to desire, satisfies the wanderlust that lie in each of us. uut o bv comfortable while camping is difficult unless one is an expenencjiit camper and when the equipment must be carried by motor far. aiW tional problems must be solved. A few words on motor camping and the equipment nccded'may be helpful to those who desire to enjoy this year, this most exhilarating of all .ports. In the first place camping equipment of all Vmds must be earned in the car or on a trailer. There i. therefore, a limit to the w eight that can be carried and the equipment must not bo too bully, as carrying space is definitely limited. The first consideration will be sleeping quartern, and here the manu facturers have done very well by the automobile camper. There la almost no limit to the variety of tents, etc.. that are available. There arc ordinary tents, made of balloon silV. VhaVi and special fabrln which oocupy little bpace when rolled up and may be erected in n very few minutes by means of special frames of steel rods. Those will range in price from $15 to as high as one cares to pay. Special automobile tents, d&frrned for attachment to one side of the ratted top .ins on the market. In this way the tent may be erected, the car used as a dreslng-room after which the tourists step down into the beds. There are a number of In genious cots on the market, destined to be stretched from the frame work cf the top, so that the body of the car is converted Into a sleeping apartment. In special instances car owners have had the scats of tha vehicle so hinged that they may be opened out to form u very comfort able bed. Trailers are now offered, so designed that a tont it erected over the body of this auxiliary vehicle and the sides are let down to form single beds. This trailer equipment has many advantages for the mo tor camper, at a cost running from less than $100 up to several hundred. With the shelter provided for, the next thought will be where to sleep and a number of solutions of this problem are available Thoro are he folding camp cots, which are so made as to fold and roll up into small compass. The pneumatic bed is an admirable thing to sleep on. It is simply a rubber mattress, which is blown up with the tire pump and is truly more luxurious than your bed at home. The cost Is on the aver age, somewhat less than $25. Special automobile beds, utilizing one of the running boards as the head of the bed and firmly implanted stakes as the foot, are on the market in many varieties. The motor camper may. in the matter of his bed, be as much of a sybarite as his podretboolc will allow. With living accommodations provided for, the next thought will be the method of providing food and the first question here is cooking it. Camp kitchen kits are available in endless variety. There are stoves made of sheets of cast-iron, which fold up when not in use into a thin package that takes up little room apd weighs less. Yet the most elab orate cooking may be carried out on these camp stoves, even the baking of bread and. roasting fowls. It is a good plan to carry in addition to the regular camp stove, which by the way burns wood, an auxiliary in the shape of a spirit or kerosene stove. These latter may be had in a number of varieties, and they are extremely practical,, their ultimate value appearing on the rainy night when you have to pitch camp with- uu. a single suck oi ary wooa in view. by Owners Service : Department ere faring flooded. Thre Is no needle valve adjustment, only an air pipe, and I don't know where the ess would leak fronts It. T. Olaen. In all probability the float mecha nism Is not working properly because of a worn float valve or dirt on th valves. This would keep the valva off us seat and let cssoleno run Into the bowl when It should not. The needle will hare to be ground to fit Its seat. Would' a thermostat stop the over heating of the engine? Mine over beats all the time, and the fan seems Lo work fin, the Ignition Is all right. P. Tren- po you think lliat much harm is done by the carburetor laklnr In dirt and dim through Ilia air Intake? On my car Die afr Intake Is In pla:e wbsra II takes In a lot of dust thrown I and the carbon Is removed, lip, and as there It no underpsn it Is'nen. hard to ktsp it out A blrapton. j A thermostat will not help to cool llnad dutl Is said to causa an ap-our motor. It helps to keep It work preUablo deposit of citrbon i hays' in at its tt temperature. When no'i conducted any experiments to the engine Is hot the thermostat valve prats tills lo be a fact Mutt, how-.U wide open, letting aa much water aver, la not a good thing for the car-as poaslble pass. If the, water holla burster nor for the engine. If It is j the thermostat cannot help matters, drann in In tractors this very thine Why not And out ttrtt If the water What are the main causes of the driving pinions breaking? I have a lot of trouble with the axle gears and It seems that there is something fundamentally wrong, and putting In la avolde.i to prevent Injury lo the circulation ia aif ngnu i tne raai-i-- uu uv(k u m -.... Internal parts by abrasive substances ator clogged with .edlraeilt In the!"""" -- "imams. gallon, or one weighing 3.900 pounds, carrying the same load and making thirteen miles to the gallon? Also why? O. B. Rodman. On the basis of ton-miles per gallon the heavier car shows 30.16 against 29 Oi ton-miles per gallon for the 1.900 pound vehicle. But -fuel effic iency is an easy factor to get if w disregard comfort and speed. In the last analysis the miles per gallon you get with a given load Is what you pay for. but in one car you get better transportation than In the other. The rullman fare is higher than the day-coach, but It ia worth it in added comfort. " In your case the heavier car might be considered the more economical when the car weight and passenger weight are taken together. MOTOR TRUCKS .!. 'I" being drawn Into the engine. Attach I lower tank? a piece of flexible tubing to the car-j : iv timing, burster air Intake and run this' mrougn inr a.n so inn ciron iri please iron) um unvcri iiuc mi ine utan iaj . drawn In. . "n: I clency, The carbureter on my car drips gasolene all the tlrat, as though It How about the mixture, excess oil. etc answer the following ques- Whieh shows the greater efO 'a motor car neighing 1.900 pounds, carrying a load of 730 pounds and making fweuiy-tno miles to the The gears may be running out of alignment, due to worn bearings, a sprung axle housing, etc. A grabbing clutch might be the cause and If this part takes hold harshly blame the clutch Buy the gears from a differ ent place, have the axle housing al igned and atop the grabbing and I am sure the breakage will stop. BIG AID TO TEXAS CATTLE RAISERS Texas owes a debt to the meter truck. If it were not for the thou sands of trucks owned by Texas far mers, cattle would ul by the tens of thousands, according to figures com piled by State officials. Trucks aro used for hauling feed from railroad stations to the cattle ranches, and in many cases trucks take the place of railroads In hauling long distance-. In periods of long drouth, water is hauled to the thirst ing cattle, and many ranchmen havt been known to transport their cattle, by truck from the dry areas to green pastures. There Is hardly a cattle ranch or farm in Texas that does not have four or five trucks. The small truck, from one to two tons' capacity, has proved Itself of greatest utility. One Beys will Junk tke Jankers) f yon pay your Iaeosae Tax early. The question of pots and pans in which to prepare the food is solved ingeniously designed utensils, that are made with removable handles. so that they may be nested to take up the smallest possible amount of space. A typical cooking kit comes in a small keg, which occupies little space on the car and weighs only ten or twelve pounds. Having provided for the cooking of the food, the next thing is how to serve it. Camp table kits furnish the answer. These may be had in any degree of elaborateness. They include knives, forks and spoons, plates, cups and saucers, these latter in white cnamelware, with thermos bottles, salt and pepper shakers, etc., and usually they are packed in a hamper, which makes for easy packing when camp is being broken. The prices of these luncheon kits range from $5 up to almost any figure, ac cording to the number of people provided for and the material of which the utensils are made. The question of what to carry is one that the newcomer in camping circles finds difficulty "in solving. The temptation is to load the carwitn provisions and supplies that could really be more advantageously bougnt en route. The staples, sugar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea. packed in glass, with about a pound of butter in a tight j'ar, are about the only supplies needed for the ordinary camping tour in thickly settled districts. Tho ordinary supplies, meat, vegetables, bread, eggs, etc., should be boujrht from day to day. This not only saves carrying space, which is valuable, but the provisions are fresher when so obtained. Many people make a practice of carrying one or two emergency rations to provide for the unexpected. A little chocolate and a can of condensed milk may prove useful, on occasion; but, on the whole, remember that the experienced camper always travels light. Those interested in motorists' camping equipment should not hesi tate to write to this department for particulars. Give as much informa tion as possible about what you want, mentioning the number of persons to be accommodated, the price you want to pay. and so on,, and we will be glad to outline needed equipment, prices, etc, for you. ADVISES AUTOISTS TO GIVE BRAKES 1REATTENTI0N Tick up," "get-away,- and "dash are the most familiar terms to the everyday motorist or truck driver, according to John J. Tounger. suprr. visor of engineering motor transport division. War Department. With tho demands of modern day life, motorists have been giving their entire attention to speed with no thought of how quickly a stop can be made. It is time to put on the brakes, says Mr. Younger. The national brake inspection movement, which has the Indorsement of leading automobliists, police official-, and Government ex perts, will accomplish much good If it does nothing more than call the attention of motorists to the neces sity of a regular Inspection of their brakes. In fast rail traffic, both with the steam railroads and electric trains, the first requisite, says Mr. Younger, !- the rapidity with which the engine can stop This point Is exemplified by the exactness with which the New York subway trains come to a dead stop The engineers In charge of these trains know to the fraction of a foot where they must apply their brakes tu"3t fff tssaaaB VJW-f ' sssaaaaaaaaaaaaaK 4 &JMi sUssaH III w Ajax Road King "More Tread on the Road" A monarch in qualitv a democrat in sen ice Ajax Road King has "more tread on the road" than any other tires, more contact area, has- more grip to grip with, a longer lasting, better battling tire. See any Ajax Dealer "There's one in your neighborhood." HARTIG TIRE & RUBBERCO. Distributors 1612 14th SL N. W. Phone North 751 "While Others Are Cliimine Quality, Wc Are Guaranteeioe It." BICYCLES MOTORCYCLES motorcycle There's a In manufacturers whoiC lo ears. Let us demonstrate the Pope reason for the Pope. 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