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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 7:58 AM
 
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"THE LARGEST CAR YET CONSTRUCTED"

1904 200 hp Bellamy

The engine of this monster car has eight cylinders 183 mm bore by 183 mm stroke, and gives, at a rough estimate, about 200 h.p.
The frame is of pressed steel drilled for lightness. The wheelbase is 8ft. 3in.; the steering column is inclined at 30. There is no change-speed gear; two ignitions are fitted, high and low tension. The carburetter is automatic; a separate throttle valve is fitted close to each cylinder, and arrangements are made so that any one or more cylinders can be cut out. The radiator is of honeycomb type. The fuel consumption is at the enormous rate of 12.5 gallons her hour, while the speed is said to attain 115 miles per hous. This huge car is property of a young American lady, Miss Hockenhull."

Miss Hockenhull, probably, was the first woman to drive a straight eight

--- The Autocar (Mar 26, 1904)

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Message thread:

"THE LARGEST CAR YET CONSTRUCTED" by Dick Johnson #50320
the BIG one by Alan Dinsmore #50320.1
I wonder if they realize how lucky they were to still be alive after going 100+MPH on those tires. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #50320.1.1
I daresay the obvious...Miss Hockenhull was a bit of a "go'er". (EOM) by Jack Dodds #50320.2




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