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EL PASO HERALD
Saturday Sept. 28 1912
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HINTS TO CAR OWNERS;
THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO
i contain an accumulation of srn:ril!ne
which is very readily ignited and '
therefore a constant source of danger '
HEN the amateur feels his
car apparently slide from
under him his -impulse is
to pull the wheel away from the di-
rection toward which.' the car is skidding-.
This only aggravates the case
as a sham move of the wheel in the
t. reng direction will throw the ma- j
come clear around.
If on the other hand without using i v.-orKJng.
brakes the driver points the front I ...
heels sharply in the direction that To make paint stay on fcrass parts
the car is going it will immediately i which become heated because of their
riRht itself. The only thing that the . proximity to the engine the h
H MIGHT TR
FROM Liu GHUCES
broke an axle this week on the trip Pathfinder auto through Bob Speigel.
to Las Cruces and is in the repair the local agent. The machine seats
Often a cause for hard starting is
that the vibrator springs are too
strong and unless the batteries are
exceptionally active there is not
enough current to start the vibrator '
Running Time Is Less Than
Two and a Half Hours
in an Auto.
'river then has to do is to quickly
traighten out after the sliding move-
ment has ceased.
It is not advisable to use brakes at
liiis stage of the game nor is it con-
sidered good practice to let the engine
"Uli. The retarding effect of the ne
should be first given a priming coat
of shellac. This acts as a foundation
for the paint and is proof against
G. A. Martin news editor of Tho ti
j Paso Herald thinks he holds the rcc-
-.-. -w. ... ... -. 4. my ucinccu a.a
Cruces and El Paso in an automobile.
With 2Irs. Martin Mrs. N. il. Walker
and Mrs. R. H. Ilinchart as passengers
lie made the run from Las Cruces to El
Paso in his Cnalmers "30" in two hours
and 23 minutes last night leaing the
Las Cruces fair grounds at S:20 in the
evening and reaching El Paso at 10:43.
.Not a stop was made between Las Cru-
ces and El Paso. Going up the trip
was made Friday during daylight in
13 minutes' less time the party leaving
EI Paso at 11:20 and reaching Ted
Kouault and the Las Cruces fair at ex-
actly 1:30. the running: time liein- two
long enough to know what he is talk- I hours and 10 minutes -without a stop.
ing about. TJien-if the spark Is cut Toe roau is tar from good although
off a full charge is left In the cylinder It Is not exeedingly bad except in a few
to he isrniter? when anntlipr star-t o 1 PlaCCS. The El PaSO COUntV hiehwaV.
to be made." as far norUl as Anthony Is still in good
... I snape witn tue exception 01 a lew
"Jf one would start his motor on the
-inn hnwirir -nrnillrl he hotter than ' SllarK lie SnOUlU SDeed his motor I1D.
t le action of the brakes as it is im- j J"St Deiore stopping it by opening the
possible for any set of brakes to act throttle wide" says Charles Spiit-
with the same pressure on both rear ; dorf who has been in the business
Of course the best way to avoid the
skid in the first place that is to say
not to take corners at high speed nor
to endeavor to stop quickly on a slip-
pery street nor when the car is point-
r A In QTlV rH.tfrt htft ctrfl i-h- ftVlaorl
xZ the biakes are applied suddenly !
when the front whees of the car are
out of line with the rear wheels and
the streeet is slippery a skid is a sure
TV FT Marsh formerly with the Tnn. ' -am Sneiel the Pathfinder agent in
aldson Aiitn enmnanv. in El Paso i ! ti Ta!o hao sold T. M. Wingo a new
now running a garage and sellin
cars In Las Cruces.
1 A Iteo truck has been purchased by
the Purity Baking company for de-
K. Delacj- has bought a new Over-
land five passenger machine.
K.3C McCrummen received his new
Chalmers "Six" this week which he
recently purchased from the J. P. Knox
J. H. Murray of S03 (North Oregon
street bought a four passenger Ford
L. M. Turner has purchased a new
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five passenger Fathfincor. He accom-
panied Mr. Wingo to Las Cruces Wed-
nesday in the new machine.
M. L. Burkhead of the J. Knox t
Auto company has returned from a (Continued From Page 2 this Section.)
week's trip through the Pecos valley t
During the trip he cffTe- " 1 sponse of the road steering wheels
in a Chalmers "36" and Inonefj made wag t however the
320 miles. During his absence he sDd rlnc& at fault in that the til-
Chalmers cars to resiaems ui- . . nr.nn-itP! to the direc-
tion taken by the car. In other words
. - -ri .. a ."ihmv -V r hai a movement of the tiller or lever to
A. N Hackett of Anthonj N. M.. has ' resulted In deflecting the
purchased a four passenger Krit. course of the car to the left. This ar-
whieh Joe Smith i rangement. to an extent prevented
the Pecos valley.
The Chalmers "36"
recently bought of the J. F. Knox Auto
company was delivered to him this
The best way to remove tar from the
bod7 of a car Is with linseed oil. Rub
lightly on with s. stiff rag and leave on
till the tar is softened then polish off
with soft rag till all the oil and ta
are. removed: always rubbing in one
direction. If the tar is very thick
coated on then ordinary oil is the
be"st to begin with and finish with linseed.-
When the car is looking dull
over it with lin-
In descending a steep hill let the
motor be the brake. Throw the gear-
set into second or third soeed if the
1. .1 i j. et a. - - I
.i V . . l . . ". s and scratched go
Vi iY x"e.ciutcii. ne car- zccd th u h u llshtr.
will be practically driving an air com- ; ...
pressor saving the brakes and cooling
off the motor. Near the bottom of The nuts on the binling post should !
the hill turn on the switch Tn-most be screwed down tiriltlv. A loose con- . -ultc JIC" . " "lV" """"'
cases it wil be unnecessary to touch I nection will become -oxidized and pre- ) Sawflhr TT c 7nrt ff The l
the brakes. j vent electrlclttr from flowing A TaUonl teniT It" Win on j
hent .. .'. .... ! iSCeC2 ft" " 5Si" 6. seven passengar car and is similar !
;.; .; .. r .v ' . ...1 " " S - ' ;;...'.'... ..'... " ;..:' H.". ! deslprn and color to- the WInton
places regardless of the high water this
spring but north of mat In Dona Ana
county apparently no effort has been
mads to put the road in condition since
the heavy spring rains and high water
which flooded the roads in many places.
Just north of Anthony for a consider-
able distance is a rough piece of roc.0
rather heayv in sand then between
Vado and Mesquite the road Is vcry
bad for several miles: it being neces
sary at one point to detour through
the brush. Near old Fort Fillmore this j
rand and rough road also. I
Three new Winton automobiles have !
ARE SOLVED HERE
By PHILIP GIBSOX -
(City Salesman Buick Auto Co.)
Let us answer your queries and discuss your comments. Tell us of your
experiences for the benefit of the other fellow. Correspondence invited for
publication every Saturday. If received Friday or later correspondence Is
answered following week.
"alve to stick thus causing a distinc
tive hissing sound and causing the en-
gine either to lose power .without
other unmistakable symptoms" or els;
to back fire according to whether it
Is the inset or exhause valve that is
afccted. In brand new engines which
have not been properly run in the
same difficulty sometimes is exper-
Every car owner should study lubri-
the cause of an engine refusing to run.
HUM ORDERS MOTOR
VEHICLES FOR ITS AR3IY
The Italian war department has just
ordered another hundred motor trucks.
It is uncertain whether or not these
owned by J. G. McNary except that
j Mr. Stewart's car Is a regular pattern
j while Mr. McNary's is a special. Mrs.
a. jsi.. 1iomis purcnasea tne sccona new
Winton 6 and the third will be put on
the public auto stand.
trucks are intended for use in Tripoli
Earlier in the year the Italian govern-'
ment sent to Tripoli a large "fleet of
motor vehicles -which were used most
ration and determine howjmuch oil his provisions and ammunition. The last
a.. s"n " uj uiue 11 is run. i oi tne newiy oraerea trucKs is to De
then to see to It that neither too much
nor too little lubricant is used.
Do not neglect to clean the dust nan
under the engine. It Is very likely to '
delivered by Oct. 15.
J. W. Stockard of the Buick agency
will return Saturday from Roswell. X.
M. where he has been for the last I
Treelr TTe mntorerl tr "RncsTrrell in 1 0AR
the transportation of J model Buick going there ny the Bor-
derland route but will return by way j
of Carrizozo. He left El Paso at S
oclock Sunday morning and at noon j
Monday arrived In Roswell without any i
it!i1.nta nr Hftlavo olnnf. thd rrto
Ask your grocer for
Tou can taste the difference.
Motoring Department The Herald:
I am a fanatic on automobiles own
one and love to drive but it seems
that my tires wear cut quicker than
they should and consequently my ma-
chine is becoming a burden. Can you
offer some hints is to how the expense
can be lessened?
F. G. Savage.
Since the tire question is the all-absorbing
topic of conversation among
motorists in general and one of vital
Interest to any driver I quote below a
few hints given out by one of the lead-
ing tire manufacturers which should
be pasted in some conspicuous place in
the garage as a gentle reminder and
"Keep tires fully inflated. Use tires
of ample size. Keep tires in repair.
See that air does not escape from the
valve stem of the tube or elsewhere.
Keep tires away from heat oils and
grease. Jack up the car and partially
deflate the tires if the machine is to
be laid up for any considerable time.
If the tires are removed keep them in
use. Have tires retreaded when the
first ply of fabric is exposed even to
a small extent. Buy used second hand
or repaired tires or tires that aro old
with the greatest care if buy them
you must. Have a proper place for
carrying tire inner tubes. Since rear
tires wear more raDidly fronts and
rears can sometimes be changed about
to good advantage. Also if one side
of a tire is much worn it may De well
to turn it face about."
Motoring Department The Herald:
Whnt L'lnd nf o hnm Tr-nitiil frill Tee-
ommend for an automobile an electric ' wheel slightly above
unison of movement upon the part of
the driver and the car and in the case
of swiftly taking sharp corners tend-
ed to cause the occupant of the driver's
seat to lose his balance and conse-
quently his firm hold upon the tiller
and control over the car. In the case
of the steering wheel the body of the
driver is naturally leaned In the direc-
tion in which the wheel is turned and
j as the direction of movement of the
j car corresponds with that of the steer-
in -wheel the eentrifmal -force nctino-
upon the body tends to ever sway It in
equilibrium which Is as it should be.
When an experienced driver seats
himself at the wheel he invariably
grasps It in both hands one at either
side and in such a position as toj ad-
mit of easy access to the motor con-
trol levers and also one which will
permit of a full turn in either direction
without removing the hands from the
wheel a position which is at once
comfortable safe and in a word cor-
rect. However instinct in this case.
Is the best teacher and a few trials' of
the different positions in which the
wheel may be held will soon point out
that which 'is most safe and the least
As a rule the right hand grasps the
rim of the wheel from underneath
slightly lower than the center which
in a great many cars will allow of
resting the forearm upon the side of
the seat while the left hand grips the j
the center of
horn or the rubber bulb kind?
In the selection of a warning signal
be reasonable and considerate of oth-
ers. It isn't necessary to place a siren
upon the auto which with its harsh
abruptness startles frightens and an-
gers the persons whom it intends mere-
ly to warn. The sudden growl or ear
piercing shriek of some of the electric
instruments of torture frequently
a cool place not subjected to a strong lrjfen n ?"er person into conster
light or moisture. Watch wheels antl i
axels to see that tires are not forced
to run out of true and so subjected to
unnecessary strain and wearing of the
treaa. familiarize yourself with the
nation causing him to first start
Ahead turn back and eventually stand
In utter dismay immediately in front
of the fast approaching machine. Thus
the object of the warning signal Is de-
John Andreas's American runahout J internal construction of the tire you Continued on Page 7 This Section)
the wheel. This grin Is practical nat
ural and not at all tiring when driv-
ing Upon either city streets or ordi-
narily good pike; but when indulging
In need or traveling rmiwh tnrfnrtiic
I roads it will be found that' the right
hand will Invariably seek a position
a little higher up on the -wheel and
that the left hand will slightly drop
until both are about equally distant
from the body and opposite each other
at about the center of the wheel
Whilex this position is not the most
comfortable it is certainly the most
operative one. The wheel is most eas-
ily handled when the hands are ap-
proximately opposite each other. Steer-
ing 'with tine hand is not advisable at
any time. Refrain from grasping the
wheel so tightly as to cause the hands
It might be well to add that intelli-
gent careful steering the avoidant e
of sharp turns abrupt starts and stops
I and sudden severe applications of the
j brake will tend more towards pre
serving tires and preventing blowout?
etc. than any other economy practiced
by the automobilist.
Skidding; Hott to Prevent It
City streets during or Just after a
rainfall or shortly after a profuse
sprinkling are more dreaded by the
novice driver than heavy traffic. How-
ever if he be careful to avoid first
driving in such a manner as to neces-
sitate sudden sharp inclinations of the
steering wheel; second either the sud-
den throwing in or out of the clutch
and third quick severe applications
of the brake in nine cases out of every
10 he will be quite able to protect
against skidding or side-slipping.
The short wheelbase car is at once
more susceptible to skidding but it is
also owing to the 3hort wheelbase.
more easily "pulled out" of the skid.
As a rule when the car begins to move
out of the angle In which the driver is
steering the amateur will invariably
throw the front wheels in the oppo-
site direction to which the car is skid-
ding in a vain effort to check it. which
action instead of checking the side-
slip increases the sidewise movement
of the rear wheels. This is easily ex-
plainable as it is readily seen that If
the car be in a. side swing and the front
wheels steered opposite to the direc-
tion of travel of the swing then these
wheels act as a pivot on which the
body of the car and rear wheels. Im-
pelled by Inertia which is increased
by the sudden stoppage movement of
the fore part of the car in the direction
of movement of the side-sweep rapidly
increases the speed and consequent
force of the skid which is quite likely
to result disastrously especially if
upon a crowded street or narrow high-
way. The correct method of handling the
steering wheel when the car begins
to" skid is to at once steer In the di-
rection of the skid. Now this action
may be exactly contrary to one's in-
clination but it will greatly assist to
ward quickly restoring the grip of the-
tires upon the street or road as the
case may be. As soon as the driver
feels that this has been accomplished
he may carefully proceed on his way.
Also at the moment of side-sllppnig
it is extremely unwise to throw out
the- clutch and apply the brake (unless
in very close quarters) as this proced-
ure renders the car an absolute power-
less dead weight in the hands of the
driver. If there Is anything like suf-
ficient space in -which to recover con-
trol over the car before striking an
obstacle then correct steering (in the
direction of the side-slip) ana a little
"juice" will at once right matters.
What we want Is your lumber orders.
Crawford phone 498.
In El Paso As Everywhere
llar'lVenAhlT d?iatiU Automobilists and talked of hy everybody The large number of Pathfinder Cars in El Paso will be increased the coming week wire
S?SSeSlSS?delS f thlS ar anlVe and bG dGliVered t0 thei1' 0WnerS' Watcl1 fr them d yU Wil1 aPPrete as never before the beauty grace of Hue aid distinXe
dignity of this car.
It has always been the case that The Pathfinder as it invaded new fields has made a name and p.vpand n dmrmrq -f ;iaw rm : -e nu. T..i-e:.i-
with all other cars is its strongest and most convincing recommendation. Space makes it impossible for us to give here the 101 reasons why vou should and will buv a pZfSer
?han SiSpSffi011 rCa5nS ' CarS' any W' " WG Want yU t0 beaP ln tlmt no better tructior. or material is shown in any car ZZ
Here are a few of the specifications of the chassis upon winch all our cars are mounted:
POWER PLANT Motor clutch and transmission in one unit supported bv the four crank case arms on the main
frame. The motor is of the latest type long-stroke design with four cylinders 4 1-8-inch bore by 5 1-4-inch stroke and
works on the four cycle principle. The cylinders are cast en bloc and ground. All valves are located on one side; the
push rods and springs are enclosed by removable plates.
CRANK SHAFT The crank shaft is of the three-bearing type with well-proportioned and liberal-sized bearings.
It is made of .45 carbon steel drop forged and heat treated. All bearings are ground to size and to mirror finish.
GEARS All timing gears are helically cut on an automatic hobbing machine in order to secure the best results.
Particular attention has been paid fo accurately maintaining gear centers and special equipment has been installed U
insure the proper machining of these parts. The gaers on this motor are practically noiseless at all speeds. The gear set
is comprised of a crank cam. idler and pump shaft gear and is housed in Jthe front end of the motor.
BEARINGS The liberal crank cam and connecting rod bearings are made of the highest grade nickel babbitt. The
connecting rod and crank shaft bearings are held in place by brass retaining screws. All bearings after being carefully
ntted into place are expanded on special expansion arbors reamed and hand scraped-
Lf RATION Special attention has been given to the lubricating system of this motor two plunger pumps bein-
provided. One stream of oil is driven to the gears at the front of the crank case and another to the main rear bearings0.
Ihis oil in turn drams back into the crank case causing n. cnncitnnt kmi Af -;i - n : c:T.t . j n.. jJ?
The connecting rods bearings pistons ete. are lubricated by the splash system. The oil. before "bein" delivered to tlU"
pUm'cmtoPan?thr?USh a screen Pveiits any grit or dirt from reaching the bearing!
iuJuui! iue pistons are cast irom a special grade of revcrberatorv air furnace
a(?!UTVround to correct size so as to assure a perfect fit in the ground cylinders.
through the torsion rube and yoke and no radius rod or torque rods are employed. All shafts and gears are made of
iron. They are extra length and
heat-treated nicKel steel and the highest grade annular bearings are used throughout. A pressed steel axle lousinc of
exceptional rigidity and strength supports the weight of the car and a large inspection plate on the rear gives readylis3
Jt-d? woTT2fnwe fr453'- The pinion is adjustable from the outside so that all wear can be easily taken up.
AKATtijJHiblUH The transmission is of the selective type with three speeds forward and one reverse. The ars are
made of the best grade of nickel steel and so carfully cut that all noise is eliminated. The highest grade annular bear-
ings are used throughout. Both clutch and transmission are housed in an aluminum case which is securely bolted to the
fly-wheel housing making the unit absolutely dust-proof and oil-tight.
CLUTCH The clutch is of the cone type with leather facing. The spring plungers underneath the leather secure a
gradual and easy engagement.
BRAKES Two internal thermoid-lined brakes 15 inches in diameter are mounted on the axle housing. Both the
service and emergency brakes are equalized and all connections located within the frame. The adjustment nuts are
underneath the front toe boards.
CONTROL The steering gears is of the irreversible worm and worm gear type. The steering wheel is 18 inches in
diameter with a corrugated rim mounted upon an aluminum spider. A foot throttle is also provided.
TRANSMISSION CONTROL Rignt hand inside control sliding tube tvpe.
WHEEL BASE 118 inches.
WHEELS Specially designed Tathfinder wheels with extra heavy spokes and felloes. 34x4-inch tires with Q. D.
SPRINGS Half elliptic front 38 inches long; half elliptic rear 50 inches long; extra high grade giving great
resiliency. All shackle bolts are ground and provided with grease cups and pivoted in bronze bushings.
DUST PROTECTION Fenders and running boards are connected with the frame by sheet metal aprons and a dustpan
underneath the engine extending back of the torsion tube yoke protects all vital parts of the car from dirt mud or
GASOLINE CAPACITY 15 gallons tank located under the seat except on the Roadster which is located jnst
TTDtrn Seal: al1 llaTe a sPecial gamine srauge which shows at all times amount of gasoline in the tank.
UPHOLSTERING -Number One hand buffed dull black leather with special spring cushions; filled with genuine
hair seats nemrr Hlnrhflir tilferl en oa TmM lie rAJnr fll - i "
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TT2SS55 PS?8 ARE INITED TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OP THE NEW SERVICE STATION AT 409 MYRTLE AVENUP - PPOqPFPTTVF pattt
FINDER OWNERS ARE INVITED TO CALL THERE AND HAVE THE CARS DEMONSTRATED ANY mOS M3 AVENUE. PROSPECTIVE PATH
The Pathfinder Will Convince You
409-411 Myrtle Avenue.
Bob Speigle Sales Manager
Telephone 1 1 29
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