Classic Touring Car

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Replica of 1901 Touring Car
horseless-carriage age, Fig. 1, and
the cover, will let the younger
drivers of the family whiz around
the neighborhood at a sizzling 5
m.p.h. with three chums aboard,
and do it all day on one battery
charge. Construction is simple and
can be handled in any home workshop. Parts that are difficult to
make, such as wheels, brakes, ball
joints, etc., can be purchased.
Start construct ion with the frame.
Fig. 7. Cut the l-in.-sq. tubing to
length and file curved notches in
the ends to receive the axles. If
you have decided to make the axles,
rather than buy them, do them
next. Hacksaw the spindle yokes to
length and bend them to shape in a
vise. Drill the 1/2-in holes for the
king bolts after the yokes are bent.
Cut the front axle and weld the
yokes to the ends, centering them
on the axle parallel to each other.
Position the axle on the frame side
members and weld it in place.
Fig. 2. Cut the steering-column
perch, drill a 1/2-in. hole in it and
weld it to the front axle. Fig. 3.
Cut the rear axle and butt-weld
the cap screws to the ends. Weld,
this assembly to the frame rails.
5. Wheels available from supplier can
be fitted with 3-1/2-in. Morse internalexpanding brakes; used on rear only.
3. Closeup shows arm welded to bottom of steering cloumn, bracket welded
to front axle to support end of column.
4. Brake handle is fitted on spacer to
position it outside of body to it projects
up through running board.
6. Shown in this photo are positions of
electric motor, support, sprockets and
chain. Brake is visible on far wheel







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