Stanley Steam Car

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  1. Calvin

    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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    Wow! This is amazing car which very few has a running steam engine. I'm amazed with this restoration he made. Kudos!

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    Yeah.. it's cool ... the tonight show host Jay Leno have one, too
     
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    Yeah I know he have many many antique cars. He's a fan of antique cars :)
     
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    Wondering if jay leno sold the steam car on ebay.. What do you guys think its worth?? A billion bucks or what??
     
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    Jay Leno didn't sold his steam car. I was just wondering if he DID sold the steam on EBAY then how much the car cost.... billion dollars?? That what I'm saying.... ya know?

    Intersting about that..
    Save gas better than methol huh?? But run out of water...same thing pro and cons...
     
  7. Calvin

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    Right, the driver has to watch the water level constantly, if they run the car dry, it will explode. I don't know how many gallons of water it carries, but with the size of the car, unlike steam locomotive which have big boiler and tender, it's likely the car may have a short trip with small water tank and it does not have tender to pull.
     
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    I read somewhere the Stanley Steamer can go up to 110-120 miles on a tank of water in the boiler and about 11-13 miles per gallon on the fuel it's using to boil the steam.

    The 4 cylinder powered motor carriages in the heydays got about 12 to 22 mpg range, I think. I can't remember exactly. They only produced 20 hp and can go up to 45 mph top speed.
     
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    Ah interesting

    I Googled for the information and found this information:

    Good information and picture in: Stanley Steamer -- Technical Information

    In the specification image, it mentioned it holds 24 gallons of water underframe and giving it mileage of 150-250 miles which is a short trip.
     
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    Wow, the stanley steamer had advantage is speed! I believe it produced lots of torque than a gasoline 4 cylinder engine.
     

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