After a lot of searching we have found a fully restored correct Stewart-Warner speedometer for the car. A number of the surviving sister cars retain their original speedometers, so we knew exactly what to look for.
The speedometer, a correct Stewart Warner chain link drive cable and parts for the swivel drive unit which fits onto the left hand front wheel were sourced from US expert Russ Furstnow of Flagstone, Arizona.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
We were flattered that our car was deemed worthy for the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which this year featured a "120 years of the Stanley Motor Carriage" section. Our Model 607 spent the event on the Cartier Lawn in company with a 1903 Model B Stanley (class winner) 1909 Mountain Wagon, 1914 Model 606 Roadster and a 1923 Model 740B - plus a supporting cast of Rolls Royce Silver Ghosts, Fiat 500 variants, Ferarris, Aston Martins and a host of super and hyper cars - what a mix!
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Rolled the car out of the garage this afternoon to lower the hood and take some photos for the2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed event entry form. Car is all ready and waiting; sidelamps repainted and looking much smarter, winter protective renaissance wax wiped off the nickel plating, fuel and pilot tanks levels checked,. Only needs boiler and tank filling with water plus fuel topping up - and enough spare time to steam up the car - which may not be until early May as busy with Heritage Lottery Fund grant application for Crofton Beam Engines
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Meanwhile tidying up and treating the odd bit of rust on the (non-original) Lucas side lamps so the car will look smart on Drive-It Day, Sunday 23 April when we will be off to the Royal Oak at Bishopstone
Sunday, 12 March 2017
This week we collected the car after her check over by J R Goold Vintage Steam Restorations, all ready for the 2017 season. Although Stanley is MOT exempt, we feel that it is always a wise precaution to have an occasional check over by an expert. The car's steering has been tightened, both rear band brakes relined, and an extra steam valve added for the water lifting siphon (I connected the original dash mounted siphon valve to a stack blower in 2015 after a fuel vapour 'bang' whilst standing outside the garage). All we need now is warmer, frost free weather and we will be out and about again. Meanwhile there is paint touching up to be done, the car needs a good clean and the side lamps a coat of black paint.
Monday, 6 February 2017
Car is currently tucked up in the garage for the winter, but in a couple of weeks will be taken to the Goold's workshop for a pre-season check over. Although MOT exempt, we feel that an independent check is a good idea. Meanwhile the search for a correct 1914 Stewart speedometer for the car continues.