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WHEN IS ANTI-GLARE NOT ANTI-GLARE?
, " ? ^ U i AUTOMOTIVE x SECTION j WF.LL. HENRY rCUP CAR IS WELL KNOWN. ANYWAY! "Ths Ford was going east, your I V>nur. and the other car was going i wut." i ' There is nothing very interesting I ; In this quoted statement that was '/ made the other day in Baltimore's ; active traffic court. That ia, there j 1 U nothing very interesting at firft \ Kgbnet; but that statement really e?>.:talns ' an overpowerins truth, to j wit?everybody knows a Ford. All luring the afternoon session. when- j ;v?r a vritness had to refer to a ford, he fa.n.Iiary crlled It by its ' family n?if Be the witness blick. white, yello v, clean." dirty, cultured, or ignorant, idealist, he always said: "Tour honor, the Fori," etc. All other machines were referred to as "the other car" or "th/ big car" ar "the car going the other way," but the little car that Henry Ford built never %ets by unrecognlr/I, whatever Hsguise it might be wi.7. .ng.?Mary land Motorist. ?mm * t%on m to l* mi >?M (?l cm*.* o? i THE NEW OAKLAND SENSIBLE SIX FOUR DOOR S E^AN OAKLAND SENSIBLE SIX Because the Oakland Chassis is exceed ingly light in weight and the Oakland en gine exceedingly responsive at all throt tles, the New Oakland Sensible Six -four door Sedan is easily handled in traffic. * i jTr?A*'"<rVOAD*T"- m75' 'oil! Dooa SaDAM til*. r.O.a AoomoWAI. po, W,.? Whkxi ^ Showroom, 1022 Connecticut Avenue HARRY W. BURR Retail Distributer District iQ&KImw) Company* Wholesale Distributer For Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia ? 1828 L St. N. W.f Washington, D. C. 1 TMi column la oevoteu to lb? intrrrtl of ? be autolat All gueatlona as to care ana apke pt er.glne (roubles, tnura. etc., will M tBe-rfuliy and fully ma?-r?l by an e?pe~ Queattnna must rvaelt thla offlca not kl* than Ttjcrsitay to tnaure issue In cti^-at week Addreaa all communlcationa car* Automobile K.ltto.- Waahin*to*? Times. giv ing Initials of inquirer (or Index purpose If your car 'a In trouble on th* road and you need a tow r>r assistance. avail yourself ?f T^r 7lmta Auto Kmerfency Service. it <? v?uia for tba asking See notice 'a trie ?ettloa. WHAT SHE THOUGHT. Hp (somewhat embarrassed, after the car had stopepd on a lonely road) ?I can't start my engine; the thing ?jron't spark. She?Must be like some people I know.?The Olive Branch. HARD TO BELIEVK. Tou can't get the fellow In the road with a puncrufed tire to believe they change 'em in twenty-seven seconds In the speedway' races.?In lianapolis News. Not least among tho factors that contribute to the relative efflciency of the modern motor car as compared with its predecessors of a few years ago. is the present day design of manifolds. This efficiency of the nanifold has much to do with car burition efficiency and this in turn largely determines the power, econ omy, etc., of the engine. No other oart of the interqal combustion en gine has undergone quite such revo 'utionary changes within the past 'ew years as the manifolds, espe 'ally the Inlet. Two considerations have forced nanifold design on the attention "of he engineers. One has been the in istent demand of the motoring pub ic. ever since there has been such a hing, for economy of operation as egards fuel and secondly the de lining quality of the gasoline that 'e have been getting. In the days when we got highly olatlle fuel that exploded without ncouragement of any kind, we could ford to use the long exposed mani ild^, because the snappy gas of that tie had little tendency to condense n its way to the cylinders. The long ?"nifolds of yesterday had certain erits, principally theii lack of sharp 'irves which would interrupt the iw of gaj. But their length and tposed posi.lon would make them ^possible with present day grades * fuel. Hew the Fuel Kiowa. Perhaps the average car owner f'oes it know, or rather does not stop to ink, jus*, whet process the fuel goes rough before it reaches th* eom istion chamber. The fuel flows from e gasoline tanl^ through a pipe into - ?<* oarfcwretor, either directly or via '"ii"-"" ? J - And the first one said? "I am getting more mile age than I ever dreamed of out of my tires.' ?? And the second said? "My tires are guaranteed puncture-proof. And the Third Said? "My tires are 20r; over size. ?? And the fourth? "My tires cost only \ much as yours." as answered: "Gates Half-Sole Tires'*?Wouldn't you, too, want to know more about this ?new principle of tire construction that more than 1,000,000 motorists are using to cut their tire costs? How, perhaps, through this new factory built process you can make the tires now on your ear last until spring how you can add from 5,000 to 15,000 more miles to the life of your worn casings. And when you asked them Come in today?let us tell what tires they used, each you more about it. It is a pleasure to be able to announce to our many friends who have called at our store that we are now ready to apply Gates Half-Sole I ires, ihe installation of our equipment having been completed. GATES 3??TIRES ?wisre-cu u??tw, Authorized Service Station ( RUQS1CKWILL1AMS IIRFj 12 tk&D Streets N.W'Washln^toa D.C. !L MAIN 888 Youccm/&7ternfes-//ipAum/)er . By L. J. FAULKNER. There is considerable comment among auto owners and dealers over what has been termed a laxity on the part of the District Commissioners relative to the establishment of' a definite standard of auto lenses to conform with the anti glare law. At the last meeting of tfre Washington Automotive Trade Association this matter was taken up and warmly discussed. A resolution was adopted for presentation to the Com missioners urging that some action be taken. There are now on sale in Washington approximately thirty different makes of lenses. Some, but by no means [all, of these have passed the necessary test required in various States and have been officially indorsed by the States, but these same lenses have not been passed on in Washington. ^ The result is that the car owners are completely at a loss as to what lens* to buy to protect themselves against being held up by a vigilant "cop." Nearly every night car owners are stopped and repri manded for having what is termed to be a "glare" light and what the driver firmly believed was an anti-glare one, fully within the law. ? ^ ? Many of these lenses have been universally indorsed by various States, and it seems obviously unfair that an" owner, after paying from $3 to $10 for a pair of lenses, should find himself "in Dutch" for using them. * In most States the law requirement is that a lens, to pass inspection, must not cast a beam of light more than forty-two to forty-five inches above the ground, and that it should be properly focused and absolutely glareless when full electric power is being delivered and not be subject to an increase at the wishes of the owner. It is high time something was done to remedy this un certainty and for the public to be informed officially what is and what is not a lawful lens. Captain Headly, of the traffic squad, has been taking considerable action lately along this line, and it is to be ; hoped that the committee who have charge of passing on these lights will soon enlighten autoists as to WHEN AN ANTI-GLARE IS NOT AN ANTT-ftLARE a. a vacuum lank. The fuel enters the float bowl of the carburetor, where It is passed through a very small open ing-. The partial vacuum that is cre ated in the clyinders by the movement of the piston, lifts the fuel into the combustion chamber Now if the fuel is very light and highly explosive, it flows into the combustion chamber without trouble. But when it is heavy, it does not flow J readily, Its rate of flow decreasing as j its weight increases. Everyone knows ' that cold tends to thicken oil of any 'kind, gasoline 'as well as others. A j fairly good grade of fuel may leave the carburetor pretty well colatilized, lliut striking a cold surface, as the metal of an exposed manifol^, It will condense on the walls and relatively 'little of it will reach the combustion | chamber. This is the problem our engineers have endeavored to solve. One of the first methods of improv ing the manifold was that of putting a Jackct nround the intake section at some position near the cylinders and passing either heated gases or hot water around the manifold. Another method was tried a little later of bolt ing the carburetor directly to the cyl inder block, so that the heated pass age in the casting would supply heat enough to vaporize the fuel. This lat ter method is used to a great extent know. Different Methods. One school of designers tried the experiment of heating the fuel be fore it reached the carburetor. StIP another group favored the Idea of '-eating the gasoline right in the car buretor. Both these methods had certain disadvantages, from the fact that if fuel is heated before it gets to the carburetor or even in that in- j strunient, it still has an excellent chance of condensing again on its way from the carburetor to the com- I buation chamber, unless additional | means of keeping it warmed is pro vided. JC this latter done why not oerform the whole operation after the gasoline haa left the carburetor? In sl .number of recent? da^igns th,e nlet and exhaust manifold? have been nlaced in close juxtaposition with the 'ntention of having the heated bases n the latter impart enough warmth ?o the former to keep the fuel tho'r ->ughly vaporii"d. In similar designs ?he inlet manifold is made to pass j through the exhaust outlet at a sin- | ^le point. While these designs seem j to give satisfaction, probably the most efficient method of handling the | nroblem is found In the Idea of iocor- | ^orating the inlet manifold within ; ?he cylinder block, where It is prac tically surrounded by a hot volume ind is close to parts that ordinarily un hot. Movable Shatter. Another idea that contributes to efficient carburetion is found in th-j 'Itting of the air pipe leading to the ?xhaust pipe with a movable shm^ er, whereby after the engine is hot. | he shutter may be opened to admit old air, so as to obtain exactly ti?e STREET CAR ARITHMETIC 7 CENTS x 2 TRIPS x 6 DAYS = 84 CENTS 84 CENTS + 16 CENTS EQUALS A ?THE WHEEL WITH A* NATIONAL DEPUTATION & A WEEK The Standard of 'America. Perfect in design, material, and finish. Guaranteed 5 Years Built in Our Own Factory at Philadelphia. Equipped with the famous $10 FIRESTONE ELUE TOP, NON-SKID T.RE 'Immediate Delivery Fully Equipped on a Small First Payment. We carry a compl te line of accessories snd snndrits for bi cycles and motorcyclos, j-old at factory prices. HAVERFORD CYCLE CO. 522 Tenth St. N. W. Main 6588 right conditions for ^nulmum fuel ! efficiency. Last year t^ere was a violent Ir- | ruptlon of manifolds commonly call?1 "hot spots." Th? name was accurate ly descriptive, for it simply meais a spot in the inlet manifold ma n tained at a high temperature, so tha the gas in passing over it it warmed and made highly volatile. It la a peculiar fact that vaporised fuel doei not take the itme court* as liquid fueL Of or v?porli?d fuel. b*cMM t?f its higher kinetic values, tends 10 travel In a atraght line until It strikes loirif obstruction. If this ob stacle Is part of the Inlet system the liquid parttclea remaining in the lu*! jvIII be vaporized without affecting the mixture by unduly expanding I . Which brings us to consideration of another phof of the matter Ha before we tear* the "hot ?pot." to u* point out that common Mm tit this feature help* In itufhf tfc. cold motor la totally rrnMr>ut r*. hot apot do*a not ret h?t until tfe engine hu run lone endbg* to W? come heated, so that tM hot apm doea not com* Into play until Die ?? irlne baa been running for. tome tl I Important Announcement t /? Perfect Cars Perfect Service Watch for Future Announcements ' 9 J?_ J r * Built On "War Knowledge Motor transport is the second highest rated branch of U. S. war service. Aviation is first. So war taught wondrous things in truck-building as it did in aeroplane manufacture. The All-American Super-Truck embodies United States war experi ence on the Mexican border and in France. Its construction is the simple, clean des;gn that the hardest truck work in the world dictates. Its motor has 35 per cent surplus power to take care of the strains for which aD makers do not provide. It has that much more power than others of equal carrying capac'ty. s The backbone of the Ali-Ameri can, the load-carrier, is a frame of 5-inch pressed steel channel. It is the only truck we know of, in its capacity and price class, that has so strong a frame. Its construction is probably just what you would O. K. if buOdaig the best truck that money could buy The famous Hotchkias drive is used; a rear axle that delivers 25 per cent to 50 per cent more power to the wheels than do other types; Urge braking surfaces; multiple dry-disc clutch; Thermo-Syphon cooing sys tem; finned tube core; high magneto; a surplus powered and other approved features Come in and look over this truck that embodies U. S. war y rj ^ ? T * M 9 4 I I 1 -J 1-Ton Chassis, $1395 THE ALTEMUS MOTOR COMPANY (I \COR PORATKDl KALORAMA GARAGE 1640 Ka!orama~Road Columbia 7186 4LL-4MERIC4N