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VAGU SIX THE BELDING BANNER 3E 31 1G EDE Auitomoblle Section Devoted to the Interests of Automobiles and Motorcyles 31 )L IE 3E 3E "I wouldn't sell it for twice its price if I couldn't get another." That's what hundreds of owners have said about the Ford. More than a half million sold to date is proof of its world-wide popularity. Five hundred dollars is the price of the Ford runabout; the touring car is five fifty; the town car seven fifty f. 0. b. Detroit, complete with equipment. Get catalog and particulars from us. Make Our Garage Your Headquarters WISE & GOODMAN West Main Street, Opposite Helding Lumber Co. lidding, Mich. FOR AUTO OwNERS We have purchased the Cannon garage on north Bridge street, next to the river, and are prepared and fully equipped to do All Kinds of Auto Repairing General Machine Works Expert Workmen We have for sale all kinds of oils, greases and auto supplies. Self serving gasoline. FREE AIR. N. Bridge St. I WDDO DDflTUCDC Belding, Lirru uiiuins.no By the river Michigan REGAL ECHOES 24000 miles without removing any of the bearings and two years' service without any adjustment of bearings in the crank case are some of the reports from owners of the Regal Underslung. "The Car That Delivers the Goods. The Regal Underslung Combines Both Safety And Comfort. "They never Turnturtle." "The Bluest Little Cur" "The largest value for the money in voted. ,? Not an exriinent. A tried out, three-year-old success. Join the procession. Ask for a ride in theUKCJAL I'N DKUSLCNG. M. L. OSTERHOUT Sales Agent BF.l.niXG MICHIGAN BAflflER ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS ' Honrs of I.llitln; Thu Michigan law requires that automobile lamps be lighted one hour after sunset and In order that auto mobile owners may know at Just wnat hour they should display lights on their cars we will print each week the time the sun sets each day for the cur rent week. June 5 7:32 June 6 7:33 June 7 . .7:33 June 8 7:34 June 9 7:35 June 10 . . . . : .7:36 June 11 7:36 June 12 .7:37 Motor Cleanliness. Not very long jigo a garage inair was heard to .say that he never cleaned a motor; that such a .step was entirely un necessary, for the motor gave good re sults without cleaning, so whyi take the trouble to clean it? This way of think ing is wrong, for everyone knows that dirt is detrimental to life. As in the case of nwin, a machine must be clean in order to be able to give its greatest effi ciency. Wherever dirt exists life is short. And so with the motor car. The more dirt that is permitted to remain on the car the shorter the cur life. This is true especially in the scase of bearing , whether they be plain, roller or ball. These devices are ground to ierliHps ,(K)1 Inch. Such accuracy is necessary for the proper performance of the parts; and if dirt Ik allowed to maxe its way to these bearings, what is the result? The bear ings are cut in places and do more harm than good. The carburetor is a much-abused part in this respect. One must imagine the carburetor as breathing, just like a human being. If a man were to breathe dust and dirt for any length of time he would become ill soon and unable to do his work projerly. So with the car buretor. If it breathes dirt it becomes in efficient and the car owner wonders why a carburetor, a mass of base metal, should not he infallible. This mistreated organ of the motor should be taken apart and given a bath in gasoline. Nice, clean gasoline and not that which is full of small particles of dirt. No man would think of bathing in dirty water, so why immerse the carbu retor in dirty gasoline? It must perform work just like a m:m and it falls down, although not often; and when it does fall down, nine out of ten times dirt is the cause. This applies to other parts of the Car, as well as the carburetor. Who would exiect a man to work with insufficient food? No one. So why feed the cylin ders insufficient oil, for oil is cylinder food. A person does not eat too much food. Then why give the cylinders too much oil? THE SAXON III, Oakland was the phenom enal MH-tvs of tho past xra hon. Xever before lia.n u ear roc-Hied such unstinted praise. Never before has a car been w generously udmlred. It has !een the talk of the autonioblle world. For 1914. the Ouklund Is he eontiu nation of a great success making our Msitioii safe and securing the world knowledge that we are selling a Ix-uutl-ful and deiMMidable car. Tours and hives hi a wide range of body designs $1I.0 to $2600, f. o. h. factory. Precaution When Scraping Carbon. After scraping the carbon from the cylinders of a motor eguipjwd with an air starter care should be taken to re move from the cylinders al the loosened carbon. The reason for this is that any free carbon may make its way to the check valve and either prevent the Mow of air to the cylinder or cause a leaf. The leak will be caused by the improper seating of the valve, which in the case of the Winton air starter is a ball. The A high-grade, well de signed, carefully built, small automobile, with 4 cylinder motor, standard tread, standard features, produced by an experien ced organization, soundly financed and well managed. A number of second hand cars for sale. 2E I have taken the agency in Belding and vicinity for the famous Indian Motocycle If you want to enjoy to the full the exhiliarating de lights of motorcycling you must ride an Indian. Ask Me for a Demonstration Robert R. Olds Phone 221-W .r-'f.';: wzrz Belding, Mich. TIE) 'Quality Production of Quality Cars1 Light Weight Means Economy The light weight principle employed in the Studebaker SIX is the scientific principle. It is the most economical principle for the man who owns the car. It means greater gasoline mileage, greater oil mileage long er life for the car. Thus tire cost on the Studebaker SIX averages only one-fifth the tire cost of heavier "SIXES." The Studebaker SIX runs hundreds of miles farther on a quart of oil. The Studebaker FOUR Is of the same grade and quality of material and workmanship, and is manu factured with the same scrupulous care and closeness, as the Studebaker SIX. E. I!. KERSTETTER I0I1IA, MICH. Brief Specifications: MOTOK Four-cylinder, L-head type, cast en bloc. Bore 3 5-8 in.; stroke 4 1-2 in. Cylinder head cast separately with valves. POWF,R 25 h. p. IGNITION High tension, single system magneto. CLUTCH Cone type in flywheel, Motobestos lined. TRANSMISSION Selective sliding gear type, three speeds forward and one reverse. CONTROL Left-hand drive, center control, foot accelerator, 16-inch hand wheel. WHEEL I1ASE 103 inches. TIRES 30-inch x 3 1-2-Inch clincher, front and rear. TREAD 56 inch 60-inch optional for South. Rear, semi-elliptic, 40 inches long. STRINGS Front, serni-elleptic, 32 inches long, shackled to goose-neck at rear. Rear springs AXLES Front, drop-forged I-beam section, complete with spring seats Rear 3-4 floating. No load carried on driving shafts. HRAKES Internal and external, actuated on 12 1-2-inch drums on rear wheels. EQUIPMENT Top, envelope, Jiffy curtains, wind shields, gas head lights, oil side and rear lamps, horn, speedometer, tire holders, Prest-O-Llte tank and tools. PRICE $750 f. o. b. factory, Detroit, Mich: Agents HANSEN & LYMAN GREENVILLE, MICHIGAN Telephone or call for demonstration The Banner has never been arrested for exceeding the speed limit, but it certainly does go some. AUTO LIVERY Good Equipment, and Reasonable Prices AUTO REPAIRS Expert Workmanship Satisfaction Guaranteed Batteries, Oil, Grease, etc, A, DERSTEM RELDING - MICH. Next to Farmers' Feed Barn West Main Street MURRAY'S GARAGE Sole Agents for Firestone Tires BELDING - - - - MICHIGAN carbon will deposit itself around the liall 'and keep the latter from seating, thus allowing air to pass. If curium is to he scraped, the correct procedure would be to reinoe the check valves first and then bepn scrapinjr. After the scraping has been completed, 'compressed air should be forced into the cylinders and all the' free carbon removed. The check valves then should be replaced. Brake Testing Important. It lias been said often that the most 'important part of any vehicle, whether it be n motor ear, a locomotive or a street car, is the control mechanism. In a motor Car one of the most neglected parts of tin- control is the brakes. There .seems to be no plausible reason for the little 'thought given this rital part, but skid j ding due to poorly adjusted brakes is both the service and hand brakes. Each i very common. There is provided on every car some means of compensating for the wear of week the brakes should be tested in order to determine if "they are effective. I'su ally a rod and clevis on each side of the car is the adjusting member. In taking up on the rod the work should be done systematically. That, is, if four turns are given the brake rod on the right the same number should be given that on the left. After the adjust ment has been matte the car should be taken on a road and run rapidly and the brakes suddenly applied. To facilitate matters one person should operate ttie tar while another remains on the roadto see that both wheels slide at the same time. The emergency or hand brake should be tested in the same way ami if both wheels do not slide immediately and at the same time the rods should be taken up a little. For the sake of the tires it is not recommended that this be done too harshly. It is a good idea to test both sets of hrakes while the car is carrying a load. All the seats should be occupied and the car run rapidly. To be efficient the hrakes must slide both wheels at once as the brake pedal is pressed. Cleaning Plate Muffler. Exhaust mufflers of motor cars often become sooten, thus precnting the free passage of exhaust gas from the engine to the air. In some cases back pressure is noticeable and with detrimental re sults. There are several ways in which a muffler may be cleaned. A common practice is to race the motor with the cutout closed, shut off the spark switch for a few seconds and then turn on the spark switch. This performed a few j times permits charges of unhurried jjas to (accumulate in the muffler, which, u hen (ignited by the burning gas of the run j ning motor, explodes. The explosion j tends to force out, or, if not that, tends ; to loosen Up the carbon deposit ill the muffler. However, this method is not to be practiced unless with great care, for ! often the muffler bursts. "Hello, Wed man n, anything goins? on'."' "Vfs, my expenses?." Huston Transcript. Min Auto Livery Service I am now ready to devote my time and car to taking you wherever you care to Ko. Prompt service, reason able rates. Leave orders at Cecil Gan ountf's livery or PHONE 175 B Give me a trial day or night. Alton Spencer 703 W. Illlis Street Belding - - Michigan These are the days when the lure of the lakes is strong. You Can Have a Pleasant Day by engaging a horse and buggy from me and driving to one of the adjoining lakes for a day's recreation. The Cost is Small and my horses are absolutely safe for a lady or child to drive. I will arrange to take parties visiting of several per sons anywhere they desire to go and will call for them. My Phone Number is 17 Call me up and I will come and see you and make arrangements. CECIL GANOUNG One block est of P. M. station, on North Side of Depot. Street IIKLDIXG - - - MICHIGAN TROUBLE When auto troubles come you'll need me and I won't disap point you. CALL MIME at any time and you'll find me ready to render you EXPERT SERVICE My prices are reasonable and my work conscientious. Auto Accessories of all kinds. Oils, Gasoline, Firestone Tires and Tubes. FREE AIR The Auto Man's Friend Rrick Garage. West Main St. PHONE 33G-H TIJEO KISKCEY Bldinf. Mich. 2 WHY, are there more Harley-Davidson Motorcycles sold in Belding than any other machine Because Belding riders are real rough riders and want good, heavy quality Motorcycles that will stand all the rough country roads r Harley-Davidsons are built for hard, O daily, consistent service. Remember they have the best clutch on the market. All Harley-Davidson riders are real rough riders and are not boulevard riders; they have the machine that holds up in the y country. Ask any Harley-Davidson rider, he knows. For demonstration see LEO BENSON BELDING MICHIGAN