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TO ATTEND SHOW
riauile S:nizeJfe, designing en
gineer of tho Maxwell Motor tor
poi'.'ition, bus rot urned to the lu
r:il offices ol tin.' coini'Liny ufur
a trip of two months to Kngliind,
l'.olyiuin and Switzirla nd. during
whie.h time he attended iho Lon
don automobile show :nid visit
"1 loadiiiK motor e-ar manufactur
ing plants of iiiigl.ind and the
eontiiieiit. Mr. Sutizedde rerorte wt tensive
recent Mi-tivity anions manufao
Hirers of I'laneo, Belgium and It
aly in developing chassis to a
tendency on tho part of English
lmiMers to give greater emphasis
to fine iion i 'h work. In chassis
ih-pisn Knalanil offers nothing
particularly new. lie asserts, viillc
leading continental makers luive
adhered to a conservative policy
of mechanical advancement ' nut
dissimilar to the couriic pursued
hy those American manufacturers
ivho have wished to keep their
products thoroughly modern with
out resorting to freakish experi
ment that might prove costly to
the car owner.
European roads, which have
long been regarded as far . su
perior to our own, can no longer
lay claim to this distinction, ac
cording to Mr. Sauzcddc. lie
states that the heavy truck traffic
during the war has caused the
disintegration of many of the
highways, and most of the Eu
ropean countries have been tin
able to keep roads in repair.
During- the same period. Amer
ican roads have been vastly im
proved anil are given constant
That improved roads here
might mean changed design In
certain features of motor car
construction, is one possibility ex
pressed by Mr. Sauzedde. lie
believes that only a few Amer
ican manufacturers have shown
in tho design of their cars that
full cognizance has been taken of
the improved highway condi
tions which we now enjoy. In
this respect much can be learned
from European motor car build
ers who long ago adapted their
products to take full advantage
of improved road conditions.
The Mac-Dry automobile and
radio storage bateries are not an
experiment by any means. This
particular type Is a time tested
and tried out storage battery. It
is not a so-called "experiment to
be tried out at the expense of
the motoring public."
In California, where the Mac
Dry factory is located, motorists
are reporting four and more
years of continuous service with
out even having their Mac-Drys
recharged from outside sources.
This battery has been on the
market for nearly six years and
during that time it has met with
very few changes, while it has
been subjected to many severe
tests and tried ot -Jiuier revere
working conditions always prov
ing its merits.
Within a period of six months
or one year, Mac-Dry storage ba-t.-ry
service will be obtainable In
all large cities where owners will
he assured of FIRST CLAPS
STORAGE KATTKRY AND
ELBCTIUCAL SERVICE. Adv.
BY TRUCK SIGNALS IS
! STRONGLY ADVOCATED
C. P. Moll. lee president of
General .Motors, is a stions ad-
;ucate of uniform warning ?'
'rials in connection with the op
eration of muter vehicles.
"Willi the increasing freipuncy
of lomf-hnul truck., operation."
Imijs Mr. Molt, " and the fact
I that passenger cars often make
'long tours, some exact standard
I in warning signals is absolutely
Imperative. II is hard to under
stand why there should bu any
great difficulty in unifying prac
tice. The men in the freight
yards st. San Francisco can han
dle freight in New York, and vice
versa. A brakeman on a through
freight does not 1 have to learn
local Hignals for every town, or
even every slate, that he passes
throuch. J Mm signals are under
stood from coast, to coast and
from Canada to tho Gulf.
"Experience in driving, all over
the country, convinces me that
the system of signals in use on
the 1'acific coast is the most log
ical and reasonable one. There
is no chance for misunderstanding
and I shnnlif be glad to see them
adopted as the standard for the
entire country. As it is now,
there ro important differences
in the form of automotive traffic
control used In the different cen
ters; this makes for trouble and
annoyance, and even for danger.
"It is of course out of the
question to utilize the familiar
safety devices used 'on the rail
roads -to control the movement
of traffic. Neither the hlghwiy
nor the city street lends it-??lf to
the operation of block signals.
What can be done, and what
should be done as speedily as
possible, ia to secure uniformity
of warning signals given by op
erators of motor vehcles, passen
ger and commercial, and uniform
ity of traffic direction and reg
ulation by traffic officers the
"lieneral Motors is always
deeply Interested in Anything that,
looks to the greater safety of
The Trouble Shooter
Ai-J TELLS YOU
Your Dollars Buy
Come today and see these
used Car Bargains.
Will Satisfy You
Ti:V T'ORDS, TOlKKf;s.
SPEEDSTERS, M i l If OR
W I T If O V T STARTERS;
.snvE.vi v-fi vi; iui,u i is
$S25 buys 19IH Dodge Touring,
motor ocrliaulctl, new top.
S1.-.0 lmjs D-45 Uulck. A-1
condition, rt'im.iuted anil rc
hnUt. $3."0 buys E-45 Buick Touring,
well worth the money.
81-VI bujs rulgo Six Touring,
S"3 buys Oakland fil.t Tour
ing. JB20 model,
sa ;." buys Dodge Touring, 1919
ni'wlcl. A-1 ondltion.
S25H buys tsluclebakcr Sedan,
I1IIS Tiimlcl. real bargain.
921)0 Unys JTupinobilo Touring,
reasonable allowance will
lie made for any car you wish
In trailr. Terms can be ar
ranged for the balance.
"Wo. Vndcrsoll Everybody''
fill West Copper Atomic
TO CONTEST WINNERS
Sponsored by the Colorado
congressional delegation, Mrs.
Anne Rogers, a teacher of Ster
ling. Colo., was received at the
White House recently anil pre
sented by I'resident Harding iith
a diploma of honor in recogni
tion of her success in having con
tributed the best safety lesson
submitted in a teachers contest
conducted as part of the i'J21
national safety campaign. At the
same lime J. Schuyler Ioomis,
14 years old, Limerick, X. V
winner in a safety essay contest,
conducted by the National Orange
was presented to tho president
and received a certificate of
merit. lie was sponsored by
members of tho New York con
The presentation exercises cul
minated a week's entertainment
In honor of Mrs. Rogers and the
New York boy, provided by the
National Automobile Chamber of
Commerce which gave Mrs.
Rogers $500 in cash and tho ex
penses of a trip to Washington,
and Mr. Loomts a gold medal
and a trip to Washington as
tokens of their success.
Dr. .Tohu J. Tigert. United
States Commissioner of Education,
made a brief speech introducing
to the president the dinners and
those accompanying them. Lr.
Tigert is ejairman of the High
way Kdneafion board, which eon
ducted the contest ntid Is now
concluding a second nutional safe
Mrs. Rogers was presented bv
Senator Lawrence C. Phlpps and
Representative Charles 15. Tim
berlakc of Colorado. Mr. Looinis
was presented to the president
by Senator James TV. Wadsworth,
Jr., and Representative Luther
W. Molt, of New York. The
president congratulated the win
ners, and In behalf of the High
way Kdueatlon board and the
Nation.il Grange presented them
with their diplomas.
THE COOPER MOTOR
COMPANY MOVES TO
Sales and service for the fam
ous line of Chevrolet cars after
January 1 will be located at
211-213 North Fourth street; the
old Southwest Motor company
i The new location, larger and
better salesroom and shop will
I enable the Cooper Motor company
to even better serve their cus
tomers than heretofore. They
'cordially Invite the public to
ivisit them In their new home
and to Inspect, tho New Fuperior
I Model Chevrolet'. It is surpris
ing thn' even the Chevrolet Motor
I company, the v.orld's largest man
ufacturers of standard quality
;autotiiol,ile, can produce ho much
! automobile for so little tnonev.
Wish K. If. TO stood for Koal
Kar Kerning. Brooklyn Kngle.
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
A tube free with every casing purchased during the
week of January 1st to 6th.
Every week we will put on sale something you need
for your car.
WATCH OUR WINDOWS.
WOOD MOTOR COMPANY
212-14 North Fourth Street. Phone 550.
TMt is the invent k of a erie of specially rrepored
and illustrated article showing the ordinary
automobile driver how to locate any engine trouble
How To Test Your Engine To Find Spark
Plug and Valve Trouble
Last week you were shown how to test the Ignition System while
the engine is running. We assume you have tested this, and found
that it is all right, so now proceed to test the Plugs and Valves.
1. Take off all nuts from the tops of the
Spark Plugs, but leave the wires resting on the
Plugs. If you have quick detachable terminals
on the Plugs this will not be necessary, so
2. If you have a four or six cylinder engine,
then lift off all Spark Plug wires BUT THE
ONE ON THE PLUG IN THE CYLINDER
NEXT TO THE RADIATOR, taking care to
ground the end of each wire as you take it off by
laying it in contact with the metal cylinder As
you take off each wire, you will notice
that the engine slows down, so after you
take it off, move the throttle lever up a
notch to keep the engine running at a
moderate speed. Now you have the en
gine running on No. 1 cylinder only. If
No. 1 cylinder fires regularly, replace the
wire on No. 2 Plug, THEN remove the
wire frrn No. 2 Piug. If No. 2 cylinder
fires regularly, replace the wire on No. 3
Plug THEN remove the wire from No.
2 Hue. If No. 3 cylinder fires regularly.
replace the wire on No. 4 Plug, THEN
remove the wire from No. 3. If No. 4
fires all right, then replace the wire on No. S Plug and remove the
wire from No. 4 Plug. If No. 5 fires all right THEN replace the
wire on No. 6 and remove the wire from No. 5. If the engine STOPS
when the wire is left on ONE PARTICULAR PLUG, then replace
ALL wires and start the engine again and continue until you have
tested the other cylinders. If you have an eight or twelve cylinder
engine, it will not usually run on one cylinder only, so test each
cylinder separately by opening the Priming Cocks just a little, until
you hear the sound of the explosion. Do not open the Cock wide
open, as you are not able to test as well as you can by opening it
just a little. If the cylinder is firing you will hear a good "crack"
and if you look down will see a flame. After opening up a Cock, take
a wooden handled screw driver, then short the Plug by connecting
the top of the Plug and the Cylinder with the metal part of the
screw driver. This will instantly show you the difference in sound
between a cylinder that is firing and one that is not.
If the engine STOPS ONLY WHEN THE WIRE IS LEFT ON
ONE PARTICULAR CYLINDER, or MISSES AN EXPLOSION
NOW AND AGAIN ON ONE PARTICULAR CYLINDER ONLY,
If, however, the engine fires on EACH cylinder when tested separ
ately or if it does not fire very regularly on ANY of the cylinders
then Get into the car and drive it along the road, noticing which
of the following agrees with the way it performs
If the engine misfires at LOW SPEEDS ONLY or if it WILL
NOT RUN SLOWLY WHEN IDLING, yet runs alright' at speeds
of 15 miles an hour and over, see article eight next week.
If the engine misfires or hunts at MEDIUM or HIGH SPEEDS,
or if it WILL NOT ACCELERATE or STOPS ALTOGETHER'
WHEN YOU TRY TO SPEED UP, then see article nine which will
appear two weeks from today.
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3. Start up the engine and
A remarkable test of motor
ear economy and reliability In
which nine veterans of motor
d"m participated, was recently
hold on the Pacific coast. All
nine cars were Studcbaker Blc
Sixes. Prior to tho contest, they
had covered, in every-day Berv
ice, a total of 1,333,403 miles
an average of 148,158 miles por
Before the run the two "pa
triarch s" among the nlno contest
ants showed mileage records of
250,060 and 851,000 miles respect
ively. The minimum mileage
showed on the speedometer of any
of the cars was 62.007 miles. The
contest Btands as the firRt of its
kind ever held, and proved a
practical and convincing demon
stration of motor car stamina, re
liability and economy.
The course of the run was from
I.os Anpeles to P.lg Bear valley.
an1 return, a distance of 23')
miks, of which 90 miles were
over steep, routch mountain roads
that necessitated stamina in ev
ery part. Each of the veteran
cars reached every cheeking sta
tion on time, and only two failed
of perfect scores, one having dirt
in the gasoline pipe and the other
requiring a slight adjustment of
The veteran cars were taken
from every-day service to enter
the contest and wern returned to
their owners Immediately aftr
Curiously enough, the two cars
which had covered a mlleaEre of
250,000 and 351,000 miles re
spectively had been subjected to
perhaps tho . moat severe service
of any of the nlno in the contest.
These two cars make two round
trips daily between Los Ange e?
and Santa Barbara. Both regis
tered perfect scores in the con
test of veterans.
The car with tho 25O,n,0 mile
record took second honors in
economy among the nine i oin
peting. The highest economy
record was scored by a Big Six
which had 05,000 miles to its
Here's Wishing You a Happy 1923 With a
Storage Battery, supreme for car or radio. NO
ACID NO WATER NO ATTENTION. A , writ
ten factory guarantee for THREE YEARS' service
with each and every MACDRY Storage Battery.
iid-West Battery and Ignition Co.
Distributors for Northern New Mexico.
321 South Second Street. Phone 789.
AGENTS: There are a few towns. in our territory
which are unassigned as yet. Better get next to
Start the New Year Right
Oakland Roadster.. .$250
Buick Lite 6 $250
Overland Touring.. .$350
Hup Touring $275
Buick Touring $500
Dodge Touring ,....$500
Chevrolet 490 $250
Ford Speedster ....$125
Buick 4 $300
Buick 6 $450
Ford 1-ton $2.75
AXLES, DRIVE SHAFTS,
PINION' AND RING
GEARS, for all Cars.
Wo doul with you square;
Our prices fair.
513-515 W. Central Phono 431
1. Take out the Spark Plug
and see that it is clean and that j
the gap is correct. It should !
be just a trifle LESS than the i
thickness of a WORN dime. If
the Plug is covered with an
OILY. BLACK GUMMY de
posit, and vou have been keen
ing the oil in the crankcase at the proper level, and using the correct
grade of oil, about the only cure is to have new Piston Rings fitted
and the Valves ground in. If, however, the Plug is covered with a
DRY BLACK deposit like SOOT, your Carburetor is adjusted too
rich, have it cut down to run with a laaner mixture. If the Points
are WET, you either have a leaking cylinder head gaket or a cracked
cylinder, which allows water to creep into the cylinder.
One of the best ways to clean Spark Plups, is to soak them in a '
mixture of alcohol and kerosene all night, then in the mornir.g th
carbon on the, porcelain can be rubbed off with a piece of rag.
NEVER use emery cloth or sandpaper to clean the porcelain. It ,
has a highly glazed surface that is easily scratched. When the glaze i
becomes roughened, it quickly oils up again. The points of the
Plug and the metal parts can, of course, be cleaned with a piece of
Examine the porcelain carefully to see if it is cracked. If it is then I
fit new Plug.
If the Plug APPEARS to be all right, then screw out a Plug from !
a cylinder that you KNOW is firing regularly, and put it into th i
defective cylinder and test the cylinder again. If the engine now !
fires on the cylinder, it proves that the first plug, although it appeared
to be all right, is defective and must be replaced. If, however, thera i
is STILL no explosion then j
2. 'F.yarmn tfi Valuta In Um J.t..,;R.
- . "v uutLiivc tyim
der to see that the clearance (as shown in Articl i
Five, No. 8) is correct. If all right, then i
watch the action of the
Valves in the defective cylin
der, to see if the bottom of
the Valve Stem follows the
top of the Valve Tappet. If
Ji. T.n.. - A I
ioyFti lunics uuwn ana
the Valve follows a little later, the stem is stick-
tnff In ft. ntAm -n , .' . 1 , T r ,. .
...w s""-"-. iiunij ii uas warpea. il It IS
sticking trv and free the Valve by squirting a little kerosene down
the Valve Guide when the engine is running if possible. If, however,
the Clearance is all right and the Valve shows no signs of sticking
4. Test tension of the Spring on the Valve to see tliat it is not
too weak. To do this insert the blade of a screw driver between
the coils of the spring while the engine is running. If this causes
the encrine tn nt'rlr nn e.. ft, t.
I a-o J"" s'.'?ul1 be replaced. If, however, it makes .
IJf NO difference then
r5rSsiu!S 5. If vou have a detachable rvltnfli lia.J
the motor, examine to see if the gasket is blowu
out at any point. If it is blown INSIDE the head
it will affect the TWfl rvlindr. V. ........ ...u:.t.
, . - - "-itii mum
it is blown.
NEXT WEEK ENGINE MISFIRES AT LOW SPEEDS ONLY
OR WILL NOT RUN SLOWLY WHEN IDLING.
Copyright 1923 by The S-N-L Technical Syndicau.
FACTOR IN THE
MOVING OF SNOW
According to the best authori
ties, snow from 12 to 36 Inches,
if not too heavy, can be moved
by motor trucks, .wtli plow at
tachments, with excellent results.
Trucks should be run on opposite
sides of the highway for return
trips and should not be .operated
at more than four miles per
hour. A few men should be car
ried to shovel away tho wet snow
that piles up in front of the blade.
While it Is Impossible to esti
mate what snow removal on the
highway costs per rnllo through
out the ration, as a general ave
rage, upon the particular section
referred to. which is typical, un
oVr the most severe conditions
the coat ranfe'J from $75 to ?350
per mile, while In a milder. win
ter the cost was but from $10 to
$30 per mile. Certainly this is
a very small cost in comparison
to the needs of the nation for
adequate highway transportation ,
all the year, apart from the use
fulnens of snow clearance in help
ing to maintain improved roads.
EFFICIENCT OP SXCBBERS
Spring check ' leaves are ex
cellent things, particularly , for
country driving. They are, In
reality, snubbers, preventing up
klck, yet not curtailing the down
ward motion of the body of the
car. Practically speaking, they
are half-length, almost flat
leaves, placed on the top of the
springs. When the rebound
comes they hold the body In gen
tle check and are Ideal for fast
golns:- over a .rough road, ' , . i
211-213 North Fourth Street
(The Old Southwest Motor Company Stand)
STARTING JANUARY 2, 1923, WE WILL OFFER THE GREAT
EST SACRIFICE PRICE EVER OFFERED ON ANY
GAS RANGE IN OUR STORE
Remember this change in our Gas Department starts January 2nd, and (or,
any gas range you purchase from us we -will run the service, connect and
have everything ready for you to use the range; for just the price of the
range itself. This is provided the gas is to the property line.
Those that have gas already in their home a 10 per cent reduction will be
given on any range, and the range will be, connected at that price. '
Remember this is the greatest saving you have ever been offered on any
gas range and it is just the time you need to get your gas installed for
summer's use. We have the best line of any gas ranges that are on the
market. They are the Clark Jewel and are equipped with the Lorain Oven
A Few of Our Prices Are (
$28.00 $65.50 $68.00 $71.50 $74.50
And that means ready for you to use the range whether the gas is in the home or not.
Just so it is to the property line.
PHONE THE GAS MAN TODAY.
Albuquerque Gas & Electric Company
"AT YOUR SERVICE" ' Phone 98