Build a 1901 OLDSMOBILE 3/4 size car Plans

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Build a 1901 OLDSMOBILE 3/4 size car: Plans


AUTHENTICALLY DETAILED, this automobile is not a toy or plaything but an honest-to-goodness horseless carriage sparing none of the quaintness or character that was embodied in the original.

Not meant for heavy driving, of course, but ideally suited as a second car, this rig is excellent for those weekly super market trips, short-hop errands, gated communities, pep rallys, parades, etc.

Sure, today’s sleek metal mastodons will get you there and back in extreme comfort, but if you’re hankering for an enjoyable old-fashioned car ride, plenty of free air-conditioning, for pennies a trip, then hop aboard this buggy and take off — adventure awaits you.

The first difference you’ll notice is that you climb up to get into a 1901 Oldsmobile, not down. Just step on the gas, steer with the tiller and away you go. The power plant for the two prototypes was an inexpensive Clinton B 1290-1230 air-cooled single cylinder 4-HP engine. The drive is through a Mercury GW 12-30 centrifugal clutch and thence through a Cushman Transmission which provides two forward speeds and one reverse. A sprocket and chain drive delivers power to the rear wheels.

One wheel does the driving; the other is free-wheeling to eliminate the need for a differential. Thus costs and complication of construction are kept to a minimum. The cars shown above were built for less than $500 apiece ( in 1961 dollars.)

The plans were drawn after the cars were completed, so that every construction detail that might leave you scratching your head has been covered in subassembly drawings. From the removeable canopy, to the wiring schematic for the headlamps, to the shifting linkage, rear axle construction, leaf spring heat treating, bending the curved buckboard, even authentic paint application and striping.

THIS IS NOT A KIT. THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS 15 pages which I have enlarged 125% for clarity and your reading enjoyment containing: The plans in orthographic drawings with ‘curved arrow’ callouts, subassembly drawings, subassembly photos, detailed subassembly construction, a step-by-step assembly sequence, a major parts list, suppliers list (dated) and finishing tips. I am also enclosing a photo and an article about a similar project in which, to further reduce costs, the builder substituted bicycle tires, 3/4 pipe construction, and a 1-3/4HP motor.

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