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Motor CarsNEWS of the AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY 1 HE SOUTH BEND NEWSTIMES Good Roads MOTORIST PROBLEM SOLVED FOR NEWS-TIMES READERS By W7vl. H. STEWART, JR. TiränX Ktcwort Autrmobll fk-hool of New Tort. 1 1 hints. Do not neglect the top. Go over it occasionally, looking for weak spots or holes. You ran pet patches from your supply dealer that match the color of the top very closely. Mtr I Kpr rtrn'T ? . Timen. 1 ha" a 1 '. i l:ad the irri-;- l tJiovnl f nun th I l-'-lt tighten-.!, !..t . overheats. ,n vi.u wroriK? THl ii..- ho,-. my ft.trii.- i. 1 1 1 : i - 1 benvy oil injur :: t fan jom si; iri'-- a l i .i r. !. th-I::.!- i -:;",! t ' o t. :i im. v f.. !.!; JO r J . -T 1 . ,1V I have i !" ll T 1 f ( Tl f f . ! ; " w hat 1 .'it wil ht t-.1 hat km- " i j t h is ; iiTT itioti anil pas. or. one is it. a chance to learn to . ?;; par.ii;.- man. ! of shop and what w aires 1 "uH k t? H. W. l Is I .- ! 1 1 ' '.' for in' I - ft.- t ): la II. a department of there is a k'reat to ke;. tl. -v il - ;n; 1 c : fr.iin i .ii I ' 1 1 1 , s : ; i I clean? II. t '.! ri r olsnir y -ni. :., pound of w;ishn.4 so! i. 1 1 - - 1 i r : it in hot water and j i ; 1 1 i r :-tr if into the radiator. Finn cir as us:;.il and drain arid f!uh radiator the n-t 1 1 ay. Crank nL'iri" .'lowly an-l - if ales open and rlos- arroi dri' to th- mark, on th- Jlyu h-el. II iy clirid-r oil may u-d if th- :i jrine does, not los- power, hut K-ar case oil sho'iM not bo ii s--I in tli cylinders. Kro-ene into c;ic!i cyl inder onrc a. week will h lp prev -nt r.irhon from forming. :. trine hot and let stand over nitrht. ."-t day run enpln as i'nl. Y i J : i ! i '.- n moti.r.n.: in whi-'h future, as on i an work up front re- pair r.ian to owner and so build up l bu.-inos. Vo i could not expect :;.'H-ii ; a y at the ."-Tart, hit this is of oj-.'l 1 1 y importance as you are it ;ins'. .Join the IT. S. motor trans port s i i( -. If you find difficulty in re placing cylinders after removing see if the champfer at bottom of cylinders is properly cleaned. Sometimes dirt collects on it aral sometimes the piston wears the part just above it and leaves a slight rilt;e there. Make a rule of inspecting this part every time you replace cylinders, ami much trouble will be avoided. Motor I i a rt m nt. Th" News Times. 1 have a l'j 1 S Ford and I .moot st; otte- jf the rear wheej.s from Muni: the oil out of the dif-f.-i .-utial. I put in two new felt '. ali-rs. hut i!id not help it any. so I pur. in two in place of one on the i r ; -i 1 . . ''an you tell me what to do? W. H. It is ju-t piissiM- tlt.it th retain in s,' ri!.'4 is out of round, so that it b -s not make a prp-r pi tssure, or that th-re is sonic defect in the ! parts abound it. Try usim; heavier Motor pepaitment. The N'i-'.v--. -i.ir ompound or a litcht urease. Times. I have a Ford touring car' now two wars obi. about lO.'Hpi ir.ib-s l.ef.t it in fin orl-r I la 1 1 a e ! I but a 1 "A ays I Iioti' e imw cli-k, as if eyÜader is a Week a !- o earintr. but So I put Motor I -partm-;.t. The News Tiiii's. I am l:;iU!iir trouble vith my cooling system. At a very :hort hta.'ii e the wattr ts to a boiling Pint. and I hae to till radiator ever so often, say two of four times every miles, which I am thinking is un necessary, and if there is some way when I ci down hills a the piston in the front v.i.rrt. I had it all apart ami u ent over ry ! could find nothini: looe neu jdston rinirs in some place, but i of lemedyim: it 1 would appreciate it has the same c!i k. I ot an 'your ad. ie as to how. KnKine in oversize piston No. L. but if is too ' first class cr.nd.1ion. I keep carbon ticht to enter from top. Can you removed and oihnu is: all O. K. t U me uhi-ri t b ok for the click j YY". II. find how to remedy sam-? j If you are certain the system is Ik i not Indued the trouble is probably Fnibvibtedly you have o erlooked j in f the pump. If the top of the f.ome lo j art. !t".i:i anot licr ; radiator is hot but the bottom cold jiisto.- it'it so larpe. Thi should he arefully fitted and then perhaps C,o over the fastenings of the startintr and lihtin system oc casionally to make sure that they are not coming loose. Try the bolts and screws to see if they may not be tightened a lit tle more. These may readily be loosened by the shaking of the car, and so they must be watched. If they loosen to the point where the shafts are thrown out of line serious dam age may be done to the driv ing gears. Co over the wires at the same time to see if they are properly secured, are not (hating where they touch some other part, and that the armor is not sliding up to the terminal so as to make short circuit. If it comes loose wrap it well with electric tape. get a license it is a certificate of your ability to drive a ar. Motor Department. The News Times. I hive a model Sn. Oxer land car that has a very bad knock when on a haul pull. as going up hill, and lose considerable power. Retarding spark does but little good. Do you think this is caused by car-! hon or loose bearings'.' The carbon j was cleane. out last sprimr. but the bearings were not tirhtene.l Clean ing the carbon helped out for a short time. Compression is good in three cylinders; they will rock back strong, but one cylinder is a little weak. How is it determined when a motor needs oversiz' Pistons, and Jin this case do you think it is neces Isary? Please give directions for ad justing a Kayiield carburetor. When j painting a car is it correct to rub 'the car off with emery wood before j painting or after painting and then j varnishing? D. H. j 1 you remove a spark plug and jfind it badly carbonized your trou ble is probably due to carbon; other wise it may be piston slap or a loose Jump on motorcycle. I would like to change it to a free engine clutch if it can be done without great ex pense. The casings -were not run more than T.00 miles. They have ; not been in use for about three years, j Is there any way to soften them, or !are they played out? J. S. JSuch a change would be advisable, but should be made onlv by a skill ed mechanic. Ixok up the nearest 'dealer and consult him on the suh jject. If the casings are hard they are ruined, there being no way to soften them acaln. If cylinders are worn out your trouM" will disapp-ar. Motor Department. The News Tiines. I ;.m a young man us ars old, with three yars' xperience ilriving Ford and (Kerland trucks. Jo all my repair work on Ford. I would like to get in repair shop wh.-i e I could 1 bb on different the pump is not working-. When the pump is working it draws the hot water down, heating the bottom of the radiator as well as the top. We sure that iirrition is timed right and carburetor adjusted properly. at n location uf trou- licen makes of cars. tru-tion. i Motor Department, The News Times. Kindly answer the follow ing: Is a man with a chauffeur's more apt to get a good posi er not? It seems to me that An extra oil can empty will be found to be very useful around a car, especially on a trip. It may be used to apply neatsfoot oil to the clutch, to put gasoline into the priming cups to help start on cold morn ings or kerosene to remove car bon. Many other uses will be found, and you will wonder how you ever got along without it. a chauffeur who is not registered or has no chauffeur's license should not be allowed to have a position. Is this rigbt or not? Does a chauf feur's certificate prove that the bear er is well capable of operating such machine? I. H. "What an employer desires in a chauffeur is experience, which is usually shown by the mileage he has driven. If he cannot claim a large mileage a license will take the place of it to some extent. By all means ! bea ring. t I of round or scored they will have to j be reground, after which oversize I rjclnnc will 1.i-. y. I , T" V, I'i.'-umi.i n in nan io i- nilt 'J. J. lie cylinders must be measured by means of a caliper, a'i operation re quiring h. certainamount of skill. Must know more details regarding your carburetor before advising how to adjust; state model. etc. Car must be cleaned and rubbed thor oughly before painted. Lach coat should be rubbed down smooth un til final coat is applied. Then varnish. Motor Department, The News- Times. I have a two cylinder mo torcycle. The engine runs good when it is on the etand, but when I start off it will not pick up speed very fast. I have adjusted the cones in both wheels; so I know that does not hold it back. It is almost im possible to o up a small hill on high gear. Please advise. Tour trouble is probably in the following list: Cloggel gasoline line to carburetor, sticky air inlet valve in carburetor, carbon in cylinder head, or perhaps the throttle docs rot open when the lever is moved. Motor Department. The News Times. I have an American motor cycle, 1911 model, run by a V belt, or what you may call a push and Motor Department, The News Times. Please give me some infor mation about my Ford runabout. On opening the cut-out one of the explosions is much louder than the others. It runs well enough after warming up, but is apt to miss a lit tle at first. What causes this trou ble and how should It be remedied? E. F. The trouble may be in a vibrator or coil which does not give as hot a spark as the other. It may be a leak in the inlet manifold, giving some cylinders a defective mixture. Spark gaps may not be set right in plugs. Go over these points carefully. Lassie in Khaki By Dorothy Douglas 0 G n Ü 3 i H 1 t m" n -n !n !f C-2 JilOTln rs si ti I I . if Si iL öS c3 r A Country transportation needs, emphasize the value of this car built for business purposes. Ted Ch a s e w i is a. private in the 400th aero squad and after three months of intensive training in a camp near his home village was about to set sail for the great bat tle ground "over there." "Vou needn't worry about me. mother," he said on what he be- I lieved was his last leave of ab I fence. "I'm like our old cat, Nig, I always la ml on my feet." So, with courage in his heart and a tear or two in his eyes, he gave his mother a big hut and i:ave his father's hand a quick, warm shake, donned his khaki cap and swung off down the old garden path toward the gate perhaps for the last time. lie tried to whistle as he walked toward the village station but he could almost hear his mother's heart-broken sobs; he knew she "I've t-een more sea In my little cat boat at home in Hempstead Har bour than we've had on this whole blamed trip." Ted was lemarking to his bunkie early one morning when it was not quite time for rais ing. "Some sea of glass," his friend re marked sleepily. For a moment there was silence. Then, as quick as lightning both lads were out on the iloor. It seem ed to them both as they picked themselves up, as if the ship had struck a mountain while going at the rate of an express train. "Something's up!" they both shotted. "The damned Germans have got us!" Ted remarked as he grabbed his life-belt and coat, felt the boat shiver and begin to settle. He and his bunkie hastilv went to their no- had thrown herself down on the old k uHon a.nv nn.i i,.Mn to aa. sist in lowering the life boats. The his try- It will pay jou to Uit us and examine this cat. Th hmslng? cost is unusual" low". Cadillac Motor Sales Co. 215-219 S. Lafayette Blvd. Bell Phone 1 287 Home Phone 5609 oAVv - - yy' ' sofa to have it out and that helpless, distracted father was ing to comfort her. That night proved to be his last in camp and bright and early the next morning he, with his company and many other lads, was on his way to the great transport that was to take them over there. The only stop he made was at a florist shop near the great station where they came in from camp. He sent a box of red, rel roses to his mother without a card or a word it was against orders to tell any thing of his movements. ".he'll know the red is for courage when boat that was their particular care had been blown from its place on the side, to the deck. They worked with all their might to get it loose and at last Ted went in search of help. The last boat was being lowered when he found the captain. He ask ed what he should do with the boat that was caught. "Get in that boat. ordered the captain, pointing to a boat that was already being lowered into the water from the fast sinking ship. The boat was soon full, Ted's bunk to Ttnnnt th nttiwrc Tt uao I send them to Tier courage and ... , . . , ,, . i i , v i diiheult to get aw.iv from the ship love, he said to himself as he gave 0 . , tl ,. ., 'is none of the boys knew much the man the directions. . , " , ., i . rn i , x. w i i',f"t rowing but after a while the No one but Ted knew how he ..... ... . t ... , ,. , , , . , . , I little life boat with her khaki-clad longed to know where to send an- , , .u u u crew found itself be ng tossed about other box of red, red roses. And the message with the other box might f.n ? ar?"y PP have meant more love than courage. lh? 1uk1 st,rrflJ for . , A But Doris North had joined the . the rocks of Scotland service of her country even before tho ia one of the Ted had been able to linish his year ! ', , . , . . at college and had probably gone Thon what hit us? asked an across the water and was even now 1 r;lhfy a ,a1 who had been almost In the thick of war work. For Doris I t!a7;'1 S!nce found himself was brave and beautiful and Ted a l ;i v a 1 in, hl stateroom, loved her as he felt now he could j u. no ofT.e n little play- never Ion e anyone else in the world. things a I -boat, said Ted. sar At least this trip he was embark- ! tirally. as he took the oars from ing on today was taking him nearer j a Prp man than he himself to her. ' j Proved to be. Th.- two had said very little to j For aix hours the sma11 boat was each other about their real affec- j tos'ce'1 about and finall' a rriflc tion they had been voung and I tale took the boat with Htning both felt the necessity for doin J vity toward the jagged rock hU and her "bit" in the great war,"und coaf,t- Kvory moment to Ted struggle. They had, mutuallv and in F" niP1 to bp thp last then he eilence, left it to Fate. Now, it seem-' founa himself in the water, ed to Ted. fate would hive a pretty: Ho swam ami climbed rocks, swam hrt ttme ettinir Hi,,., toirther ian' cMmbed rocks alternately until 1- . . Y . A A A. f 1 "Hoys," h remarked as they ! ,,e rea-xiea ui coast ana men, wnn j j stood "ready to board the enormous ; another hard climb he gained main, transport which was steaming and : ground and sore and tired and wet, i .fusing as if eager to leave the hf" "rht a house. i confinement of her slip in North "Ui'IP nrst for the others." he ; i river. "If there's one cf thos colms cai1 hen he was taken in by kind; Let Us Help Cut Down the Cost of unnios Your YOU need the car now more than ever, hut you also want to economize toward doin& "your bit." Let us show you the way to tire economy. You don't know how ood a fabric tire can be unless you have seen the Firestone of this season. Better than ever, because they have adapted to the fabric line several important features they developed in constructing their fine cord tire. Come in and see the cross section sample and let us explain. We have a complete stock of Firestone Cord Tires, too. They cost more, but they certainly pay back, with liberal in terest, all their extra cost in added mile age and other advantages. Another economy we offer is our repair work. Don't figure a tire or tube "&one" until you brin& it to us. We have saved many- car owners many aoiiars. Let us save some for you. T r X. X Sjt y For Economical Service and Dependable Qoods St. Joe Tire & Vulcanizing Company, 234 N. Michigan St. South Bend, Indiana in miracles from heaven. The grirl in khaki who drove that ambulance In that remote eoast town of bonnle Scotland was Doris North. There isn't much more that Ted remembers but happiness and prom ises and courage to 'do his best no longer his mere bit but his bet ! for his country and his promised sweetheart in khaki. AUTO IP a o C7 a p . I liamls and piven drv clothes in that old flag un there that peal to me now it's the blm-:" Hp,p -rd yes, paul the good "Cold feet. Teddy?" asked a 1 n(1 Scotchman. "And we'll have it chum, new-made in th- srvioe. ; H'lick. my bravo laddie." -vo nothinir li-e th.tt iust nlain' Ted thought he had never been so blue: utttrly weary. He was half dazed h. wait till we ret into a mess and did not realize that th good with one of th se r-i'cüs and then people jou'll h;if occasion t fiel truly blue. of the little fisher man "That's heerful." laiht-d Ted. And then he became so absorbed in c-ttir.g hl:n If s-ttie,l in th- close quarters that w-re assigned to him his "bunkie" on th Jrtat transport Hrushcania. that iu:t furzet to be blue and bfC.in really to enjoy tlio pi"i.rt .-vf the trip. Kxrej't U r the wie ldly flaged escort of .hi;s that w re in the convoy that crossed the Atlan tic together, the Jife or. board the ' family were quickly getting aid for I j him ami for the othr bos who ni'cht bo suffering on the coist b0- ! lev. After what seemed to Trd but a short time in wnlch he sippt by ojif !i fire-jilar-c in the warm kitchen he heard the oice of men and irn outside. An ambulance had come fron. camt'U- I CJl.istrow and had picked up the men wiio na i i.een a:ie to get to snore. , times rudely Ted v. is suffering from cld and ex- ; he LITirrAXTAX FORESTS CUT IKVX. The Germar.a have cut down most of the largo forests in Lltuania. In their exploitation of the country, they have made ue of practically all the available timber. Ten thou sand prisoners of war have been formed into lumbering gantry to do the work. This destroys the 'most ' distinctive feature of the Uthuan-1 Jan countryside; its woodland. Be-! for the German invasion, the whole j Lithuanian plain was covered with ! srroves and orchards. An observer from a balloon -would have been able j to ee little else but field and forest. ; with here and there an occasional village, and on each side of the j straight narrow road.-' a deep ditch ! to carry the drainao of the avable i land into the rivers. ; It Is not to be BuppoEed. however, ; that the Lithuanian villages have' been devastated like those in Pic- i ardy. A Lithuanian town Is a pretty sight, consisting as it does of a num- ; ber of thatched houses shaded by ; trees, each house having lta garden and fruit tree, and its little yard, j all surrounded by a wooden paling. ! The cottages are very small, havins: j a frontage, say, of ZO feet, divided j into three rooms, all on the round i f oor. The stove, a highly important ! piece of furniture in the long win ter nights, is in the central apart ment. Most cottaxes are built of logs, ; squared only on the inside; but the ; chimney, when there is one, js of 1 brick. While the poorer houses are ; unpaintel. those of the better clas are colored grav. their tiny windows ( having green cr white shutters, on! wnicn groups or nosers are some pt.inted. Vulcanized, Retreaded, Refaced, Half-soled or any kind of tire repairing done by factory experts. All work guaranteed. Skiff Tire Service Co. 436 South Michigan St. Home Phone 5239. Bell Phone 2619. HP TT A Tnnnt Hl T h IM Q Get your curtains repaired. Have celluloid put in NOW. This material is hard to get. Winter is near and you may want them in good repair. South Bend Spring Wagon and Carriage Co. 210-216 S. ST. JOSEPH ST. i r o:t was soon bundled up Irushcania was uneventful and the 1 by the o!d Scotch woman cf the big ship was almost within sieht ofjho-rs and. placed beside hi.- com land, when one morning the charm j rar'.rs in the amhulance. Then for was brukwn. 'the l.rst time in his life he beheved Patronize the advertiser he b there to serve you. "See Boh anj Neal fnr a square deal." We rix 'em all. Ask the owners. A lirsr-class washer always ready t brighten up y ur car. Liberty Oarage 130 E. Waihlnlon Av. Watch for the Fc1, White and Blue service car. Join the U. S. Army or Navy Now Your Country Needs Yo;j! Your postmaster Is a qualified recruiting officer. Try NEWS-TIMES Want AdsiTrv NEWS.TIMES Want Ads