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r *' I businessmen of Harjisburg who $3
J. . operate trucks and drive motor
cars the Firestone Branch stands as a py
valuable business aid—ready to assume >Jj|
responsibility for you, while saving fj?|
I Firestone factory efficiency at your
door. Learn what it means and how I
, Call your Firestone Man.
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 'Jfj
"America's UrgMt Exclusive Tire and H
Rim Maker***
Hirrliburji Pennsylvania
H I Home Office and Factory, Okrnn, Ohio pS
Branched and Dealers Everywhere
I |lrestotie I
E W—— m
Low Grade Gasoiine
Vaporized to Advantage
The present tendency of gasoline
constantly to depreciate in quality is
looked upon with equanimity by the
Olds Motor works, of this city, build
ers of the Oldsmobile.
The reason lies in the fact that
gasoline conditions as they now ex
ist were foreseen by the engineers of
the 01-ds company, and special provis
ion made to meet them.
Successfully using low grade fuels
is simply a problem in sustained vap
orization. The fuel must first be
burned into gas, and then kept in that
condition until it reaches the cylin
In the Oldsmobile, a unique ar
rangement of gas passages is employ
ed at this end, an especially note
worthy application of this principle
being found in the Oldsmobile eight
In the first place, the carburetor on
this car is situated between the cylin- j
der blocks, where it is bathed in a
constant stream of warm air from the
radiator and from the motor.
Xext the carburetor manifolds,
which lead to the intake manifolds
proper, are exceptionally short and
surrounded by large water jackets. I
which prevent any condensation of j
gas at these points.
Finally, the intake manifolds of the !
motor are cast integrally with the ex-1
haust. so that the exhaust heat is uti-1
lized to keep the gas in suspension and I
Insure its delivery to the cylinders in I
proper conditions.
The result is not only to insure the j
ready consumption of low grade gaso
line, but a fuel company that is note
worthy. The gasoline average of the;
Oldsmobile Eight is thus from 12 to i
14 miles a gallon, which is exception-1
al for multi-cylinder motors.
The Oldsmobile Four has always
To arrive at the "life expectancy" of Quaker Tires, a lot of letters from Quaker
lire users, selected at random was turned over to an accountant to examine and average
the mileage reported. The results follow: £
,x c Fifte , en ma I kes of cars - equipped with practically all sizes of Quaker Tires, in use in
14 otites, showed an average mileage of 10,629 miles.
The mileage delivered by Quaker Tires, in characteristic cases, where two or more
tires were used on the same car, follows:
Res P ecti ye mileage 3 tires, 1 4,000, 1 2,085, 1 3,000; 4 tires, 10,183, 10,281, 10,213.
11,000 ; 4 tires, 11 000 each (still m use) ; 4 tires, 9000 each (still in use) ; 2 tires 12,500
(still m use), 12 500; 2 tires, 8200, 7387 (still in use) ; 2 tires, 7000 each (still in use) ; 2
tires, 1 1,227 each (still in use) ; 2 tires, 14,000 each (still in use).
Of course, there are reasons for such service as Quaker Tires render; one reason is
the sturdy construction, with fu 1 measure of materials ; another reason is the the rub
ber is treated—our secret and exclusive process of tempering.
Tempering tones some of the natural properties of high-grade crude rubber and de
velops certain latent properties, with the result that there is secured a perfect balance of
hardness, toughness elasticity, resiliency and tensile strength, affording maximum shock
absorption and greatly increased durability.
QUAKER MULTI-TUBE is a marvel of elasticity and tensile strength, due to the
tempering of the rubber.
A snappy booklet—"5000 PLUS," by Garrett Bonfield-will point the way to tire
satisfaction and savings. Ask the local Quaker Dealer for a copy, or write direct to the
Shaffer Works
50-100 S. Cameron St., Pa,
been noted for its ability to handle
1 low grade fuels and to convert them
into high mileages. In fact, it was
| the success of certain constructive
principles in this car, such as the
j juxtaposition of intake and exhaust
passages, and the shortening of car
buretor manifolds, which paved the
| way for the present remarkable show
ing of the Eight.
J Gasoline standards may come and
go. with little sign of protest from the
i Olds Motor Works. This particular
| coscern feels Itself prepared to take
| care of any eventualities.
Sun Sedan a Model
For Summer as Well
"The automobile is no longer a lux- j
! ury to be used only a few months in
1 the year," declares H. A. Minturn,
: Engineer. Sun Motor Car Co. "The
automobilist now demands a car that
he can use in any kind of weather,!
in fact the more disagreeable the j
i weather the more he needs his car.
"The millionaire, of course, has his
limousine for winter use and his
touring car for summer. The wealthy
man has his touring car with two
itops, a winter top and a summer top, j
but the average man wants an all,
season car.
"The Sun Sedan has been designed
to meet the requirements of the buy
er who desires a car of general util- I
ity at a reasonable price.
"All doors, windows and panels may \
be easily removed giving maximum j
ventilation for summer, in fact the j
Sun Sedan top is really cooler in sum-'
mer than an ordinary old style top as
the double thickness structure gives!
perfect insulation against heat. On j
the other hand when the winter comes
the doors may be instantly replaced
giving a coziness that has heretofore
been found only in the most expen
sive enclosed cars.

Exclusive Features Include
Dual Ejector Exhaust Mani- j
fold and Special Design
The Sun Light Six which is built by !
the Sun Motor Car Company, Elkhart, j
Ind., is a high-powered light weight ■
six-cylinder oar selling at $1095. It!
is an exclusive Sun design and much
attention has been paid to mechanical j
refinement. The wheelbase is 116;
inches, long enough to give easy rid- j
ing and ample room in the body and |
yet short enough to be handled easily j
in city streets through congested traf- j
The motor is of the high speed, hi:gh |
efficiency type, guaranteed to develop
50 horsepower on the block test. It
is an L-head design with the valves
located on the right side. The crank
case is cast integral with the cylinder
casting and the cylinder head is re
movable. The motor is exceedingly
simple and compact yet readily acces
The manufacturers state that it has
been their aim to design a car that
would operate economically even
when the lowest grade of gasoline is
used. Both the intake manifold and
the hot air connection are cast in
tegral with the cylinder casting In or
der that the full benefit may be de
rived from the heat of the motor. A
20-gallon gasoline tank is located at
I the rear of the chassis and gasoline is
| fed to the carburetor by the Stewart
I vacuum system. The Rayfield car
i buretor, so well known for its econ-
I oray and dependability is standard
i «. Th e. Y alves are large in diameter,
the pistons are very light, • and the
three bearing crankshaft is balanced
by curving the webs in such a man
ner as to scientifically distribute the
weight. These features permit the
motor to operate at exceedingiv high
speed without vibration.
An exclusive Sun design "dual
ejector" exhaust manifold is used. It
is divided into two divisions which al
though connected give the effect of
two independent manifolds as the ex
haust gates from the three front
cylinders are handled independently
or the three rear cylinders. These
gases are separated by a web that is
cast within the manifold outlet. A
slight web is also cast at £ach cylin
der division In the manifold, which
guides the gas in the right direction,
thereby preventing it from causing a
back pressure on the other cylinders
Purthermore. the act of the g'as rush
ins by the openings at high speed in
the direction of the outlet causes a
slight vacuum or suction. In short,
the manifold construction is such as
to not only overcome back pressure
but really aid in perfectly scavenging
the cylinders.
The valve operating mechanism is
located within the c-rankcase where it
Is constantly subjected to a spray of
oil. which prevents wear, and makes
the working parts exceedingly quiet.
A yery effective combination, conl
sta.nt level splash and force feed lu
brication system is employed. The
oil pump is of the plunger type and
Is operated from the camshaft. The
main bearings and lower connecting
rod bearings are die cast.
Natural circulation cooling svstem.
Water circulates entirely around the
cylinder barrel and the valve seats.
o£ « ' n ' e * an <s outlet water pipes are
. % „ "f hes in diameter. The radiator
is of the honeycomb type with a 2U
gallon water capacity.
The transmission Is of the selective
type, three speeds forward rind one re- I
verse. It is mounted as a unit with
the motor. A three-point power plant!
suspension Is employed which abso- |
lutel.v safeguards the motor from any ,
distortions. The frame is very rigid. I
It is made of 5-32-lnch steel and is 1
reinforced by six cross members. It
is only 28 inches wide in front which I
permits the car to be turned in a very
small space.
Semi-elliptic springs are used
throughout. The rear springs are 52 ;
inches long by 2Y* inches wide. Cross
rolled Vanadium steel ins used In their
construction. The frame channels are
arched over the axle at the rear and
the springs swing directly underneath. ;
Other Interesting features are as fol- j
lows: Remy Starting, lighting and i
ignition system, Burd piston rings, i
Borg & Beck single plate dry disc
clutch, irreversible steering gear, full I
The "Hundred Point' Car j
It matters not whether you seek power, accessibility,
j speed, flexibility, strength, roominess, comfort or beauty—you will find
them blended harmoniously in the Sun Light Six.
There is One horsepower for every The crank shaft is the largest that any
52 pounds of weight of the car. American manufacturer has ever used in a
rpi l .. | . 3-in x 5-m. motor. There are twelve
Hie valve operating mechanism spokes in both front and rear wheels.
is very speedy. The compression
is higher than that used in the average One of the first things that you
«™ f.•», % «*»,?»««»
crankshaft is scientifically balanced. Fric- oUn .Light oIX IS that it IS
tion has been guarded against at every ' larger than you had expected. The wheel
point. These things largely account for the base is 116-in., which is longer than in the
fact that the Sun Light Six motor actually average car selling at the price, and the
develops 50 horsepower on the block test. body is even larger than the wheelbase
would indicate, due to the fact that the
Accessibility has received prime motor is very compact in design and has
• l .• t?i .• i p_ been installed in such a manner as to take
consideration. Electrical fuses up very little length, thereby leaving ample
are located on the dash itself, space on the chassis for a body of liberal
instead of on the instruments. dimensions.
The carburetor needle valve may be readily
adjusted from the driver's seat. The valves, Ihe seats are Wide, the backs are
the clutch, the distributor, the starting high, the leg room is extraordi
motor and generator brushes are all com- nary. The tires are large, the springs are
pletely enclosed and yet readily accessible. long, the weight is correctly distributed.
The Sun Light Six has comfort actually
The high powered motor and built right into the car itself
light weight of the car insure
speed. For flexibility and "get-away" the With long graceful body lines
Sun Light Six is remarkable. As a hill with high sides, gracefully curved,
climber it has no superior. blending into the hood in one unbroken
line the car as a whole is artistically
The sturdy construction is appar- moulded,
ent at a glance. Light weight has
been attained by simplifying the design and Nor does this beauty end with the
by using the best of constructional materi- exterior appearance of the Sun
als throughout, rather than by sacrificing Light Six—lift the hood or examine the
stiength. chassis and you will find the same con-
The frame is re-inforced by six ? pic T* . f sence , of th«
, 1 ' beauty that appeals particularly to the ex-
Steel cross members or braces. It perienced motorist the beauty of superb
is made of 5-32 in. instead of 1-8 in. steel. simplicity.
Come in, call up or write for demonstration
The best Sun Advertisement is the car itself
Pennsylvania Auto Sales Go.
58 S. Cameron St. Harrisburg 131 N. Duke St. Lancaster
oßell Phone 1468-R Bel! 1105; Ind. 644
DEALERS—Some desirable territory is still open. KjSJU
j floating rear axle, twelve spoke
wheels, both front and rear; 34x4-inch
I tires, nonskid on rear; one-man top,
■ jiffy curtains, double ventilating, rain
vlslon windshield, electVlc motor
j driven horn, nickel plated robe and
foot rails, tire carrier at rear of chas
sis and Firestone demountable rims.
The weight of the -car ready for ship
| ment is 2,575 pounds.
The standard color is Brewster
! green with hood, fenders and running
Rear black enamel. In addition to the
, live-passenger touring car a five-pas
senger sedan and a four-passenger
roadster are available on the same
The Sun is distributed in tlie Har
: risburg and Lancaster territory by
i the Penna. Auto Sales Co. with local
offices at 58 South Cameron street,
with B. L. Davidson, manager, and
J. M. Davidson, of Lancaster, presi-
I dent.
JUNE 17, 1916,
Values Greater Today
Than Ever Before
That the purchaser or an aulomo
j bile will never have another chance to
|set so much for his money or to buy
so cheaply, is the opinion of E. C.
Ensminger. who distributes the Dort
j car. As proof of this sweeping state
ment. Mr. Ensminger calls attention
jto the sturdy, efficient car turned out
to-day as compared with their far
less efficient prototypes of a few years
ago. He also expresses the opinion
that this present condition cannot
j continue for more than a short time,
and he quotes some figures, which
make one wonder why more manufac
turers have not already raised their
j prices.
"The cost of motors." says Mr. En
! sminger, "has gone up fifteen per cent.
I this Spring; steel has gone up 70 per
cent; tool steel has increased 200 per
cent. The cost of radiators has gone
up 40 per cent, on account of the in
crease In price of brass and copper;
bearing metal has increased 20 per
cent. White lead has Increased 150
per cent, and colors from 10 per cent,
to 300 per cent, and some cannot be
obtuined at any price. 'Leather has
gone up 25 per cent., mohair for tops,
25 per cent. All these materials en
ter into the building of an automobile.
The manufacturer must have them or
go out of business. He is paying these
high prices to get them and this ex
tra cost of manufacture must soon
enter into the retail price to the con
"Presuming you have the purchase
of an automobile in mind, to say that
it is a good tip to place your order
now, is putting it mildly. You simp
ly cannot afford to delay at all if you
expect to own your car at anywhere
I near present market prices."

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