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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bill Powell, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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  2. Reckless_kelly

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  3. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

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    I looked closely, Bill, but nothing jumps out at me.

    I'll wait for your revelation.
     
  4. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    The only things that jump out are the front suspension (coilovers, MacP struts, front wheel drive?) and that it has bot electric and carbide or kerosene lighting. I wish I could make the image bigger... HH

    Edited to add: it also appears to be air-cooled (no radiator cap)...
     
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  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I did a quick search on some 1900-era touring sedans.

    I think cars look practically alike now. Wow! Very minute differences in a lot of those things. I found a 1905 (or was it 08) Upton. Except for the front and another angle on the engine compartment, it was virtually identical - down to the shape of the fenders!
     
  6. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    RWBlue nailed it. The owner's name was Walter Christie and he was the inventor of the Christie suspension for armored vehicles. He built the first front wheel drive car in 1900 in hopes of building a commercial taxi. He was also heavily involved in the Vanderbilt Cup races on long island.

    For the 1906 race he had shown up with a twelve hundred cubic inch V-4, front wheel drive racer, which he planted hard into a tree. Where the touring car comes into play is as follows. He didn't have time to repair the race car so he dis-assembled the touring car, transferred the rear brakes from the racer to the touring car. The problem the car he created was a 50 hp car and the wrecked racer was a hundred hp.

    The photo is the car he created by tearing apart the touring.
     
  7. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    My first impression said 'Edison' ... But Googling it only came up with Edison electric cars .... :headscratch:

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  8. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    dammit, pushed the wrong submit button. here's the car.

    the second pictuce is the car hewrecked. 1267 cu in V4
     

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    Here's the most famous use of the Christie suspension.
     

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