Starting a 1911 Chase Touring Car
Taped at the 2009 AACA Hershey car show. The owner kindly agreed to
demonstrate starting his 1911 Chase touring car. Just shows how we take
car starting for granted today when it wasn't so easy in years gone by!
The Case uses a 3-cylinder, 2-cycle, air-cooled engine. The driver places
some gasoline in the priming cups, thus giving each cylinder a shot of fuel
for starting. He adjusts the fuel/air mixture and turns on the magneto
circuit. The rear of the car is jacked up; not sure why, but he said it
makes starting easier.
1909 Cadillac First Drive First Start in 79 Years
This is a follow up to the earlier 1909 Cadillac first start. Bob took his
first drive in his 1909 Cadillac Model 30 touring September 1, 2013. He has
owned this car for and been working on the restoration on and off for 46
years. The last time this Cadillac drive under its own power was in 1933,
80 years ago.
There are still some bugs to work out, but it moves!.
Update, this is the first actual drive for Bob's Cadillac. For the original
first start of the engine see the other video at
1932 Cadillac V12 STARTS
First attempt to start 1932 Cadillac V12 following restoration of valves,
valve train and valve silencers.