1903 Curved dash Oldsmobile Completed and Running
Well here it is finished and running as sweet as a nut. This was just
before a test drive which I was going to film but there is a lot to do when
driving it (steering, gears, mixture and spark setting) so I didn't manage
that. But as the client wanted it to run (which no-one had managed for
about 4 years) I was pleased with the result. It drove well too! For more
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1901 OLDSMOBILE CURVE DASH RUNABOUT -- ONE OF THE FIRST MASS PRODUCED CAR
Ransom E. Olds, an engineer of the first rate, developed his horseless
carriage and his product became one of the first mass produced cars. His
curve dash model was easily built but solidly engineered. An interesting
fact was that during the 1904 Lousiana Purchase Exposition, the St. Louis
World's Fair, curved dash Oldsmobiles were all over the fairgounds used as
a pay-for-tour vehicle. This Olds curve dash is most likely a replica but
shows features that would be found on an original. Notice the front spring
between the wheels. This part is original but Olds engineered this spring
to run the width along with the conventional placement besides the wheels.
So, the overall look of this curve dash indicates very well what an ancient
Olds looked like. Thanks for viewing this 1901 Oldsmobile curve dash
1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile Second Test Run 20 June 2011
With the bodywork in place, the coolant system hooked up, the Exhaust fitted and a variety of other controls
and devices attached the Olds can be fired up and run for much longer to
ensure that everything is in order and, where it isn't, adjustments made
before it is taken out into the yard for a test run - moving under its own
power. For more old vehicle stuff see www.rustytrucks.com
Test Run of Rebuilt 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile Engine
This car came into the Rustytrucks works because for about 4 years no-one
could get it to run, dispite it having had a lot of remedial work done.
After a full strip down, diagnosis of the problems and then careful
reassembly this is the engines first test run; I kept it short as the
coolant system is yet to be re-installed. Polly the pointer/labrador cross
got very excited by the whole thing as you can see in the background....
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1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Flagship
This 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is finished in its factory colors of
Polaris White & Bronze Mist. It is powered by the 394 cubic inch Rocket V8.
They don't build 'em like this anymore! Lets ride! Filmed with Texas
Classic Cars of Dallas, another samspace81 classic car production.
1903 Curved Dash Olds Replica Blk SumtFG050513
This is a modern replica, the powerplant is Briggs and Stratton..but the
look is pure vintage. Notice that the tiller was replaced by a steering
wheel. It's nice to see how these most popular cars looked like back in
the day...including that chain drive..and have the reliability to make it
around town and to the car show.
Going for a Ride in the 1905 Oldsmobile Curved Dash
Going for a ride in the 1905 Olds Curved at the Oldsmobile Homecomming Show
in Lansing, MI on June 20, 2009, with my 7 months old son
Car's body is made of mostly wood with a iron frame. 1 cyl motor produces 7
HP and has a bore and stroke of 5" and 6" Top Speed is 20 mph.
The Curved Dash was first made in 1897, and this was the first automobile.
The Olds brothers started making internal combustion engines back in the