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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
HUH US 10
Smith & Watkins Have Dis
play of Batfbn Tires and .
Can Give Information
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Oil nd Gas Savings , More
.Than Pay Cost; Better
DKTR01T, Mich., Feb. 2 4.
Long! time experiments by motor
car manufacturers have proved
that Jit is actual waste and unfair
to a motor car to run it more than
a year with the same set of spark
Tioudands of motorists have
founi that a new aet of plugs
after from 8,000 to 10,000 miles
not nly 4nakes better perform
ance certain but actually saves
enough in oil and gas to pay for
the new spark plugs.
Other thousands, wlten they
prepare their cars for another sea
son of driving, will .install a com
plete) set of new spark plugs.
Why it is real eeonomy -to- do
this ja easily undergtoodwen the
part ! that spark .plugs play I.i en
gine operation is definitely known.
i In the engines tided in motor
cars today, the charge is fired in
each cylinder at. every other revo
lution of the crank' shaft. .'This
means that the spark -plufrs .-lro
called on to deliver .- the ' firlnsr
spark from' 600 to 1,500 times per
minute, according to ,'le. speed' of
the engine. -
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firing points runs from 600 de
grees up to 1.800 degrees Fab.-m-hcit,
tho average .being. . arouid
1,300. In most mo.tbra oil s te
Ing continuously splashed n and
burned off the spark plus.
This tremendous heat and stress
doe to lie rapidly alternating
compression and firing strokes.
the spark plug, no matter how
well made it may be.
1 The spark plug will continue to
fire and ignite the cylinder mix
tures; but combustion is not
nearly bo complete.
The products of combustion
gradually adhere to the surface of
the core and eventually induce
surface leakage, which weakens
the spark after a long period of
The electrodes are pitted and
oxidized by the terrific heat una
the incessant sparking. This ma
terially increases the electrical re
sistance. As the -spark loses intensity at
the firing points the operation of
the engine is seriously affected.
Full power is not secured from
the gasoline consumed. The en
gine becomes sluggish. Accelera
tion is slower. It lacks pull on
the hills. The unconsumed gaso
line seeps by the pistons and dil
utes the oil in the crank case,
affecting lubrication and many
times cansing serious injury to the
working parts. ,
This process is so slow that
the motorist rarely notices it. But
the operation is actually about the
same as driving with a partially
retarded spark or too rich a mix
ture. The installation of a new set of
spark plugs is actually a revela
tion to the motorists.
. The difference in engine opera
tion is so marked as to be unmis
takeable. j Power and - pickup are
better. There is more speed vEn-
gine , operation isinrproved in
every way, and the motorist actu
ally; saves the cost of the new
spaf k plugs in. oil and gasoline.
AUTOMOBILE TRAVELS 475,000 MILES IN FIVE AND ONE
HALF YEARS' GRUELLING SERVICE
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The Veteran Big-Six on the Mohave desert near
Barstow, California, on its triumphal trip from Los
Angeles to New York.
A motorist should avoid racing
the engine, as increased gas may
cause it to stall.
A handy screw-driver to fit
heads of ; small screws can be
made by cutting off the hook end
'of a shoe buttonhook and flatten-
gradually affects the efficiency of lng the nd.
W. R. & J. H. McALVIN
General Auto-Top and
. Upholstering Work
Formerly with Woods
Ante Top Shop w
545 N. Church St.
Nowhere eme was the power and stamina of the Big
Six, put to better test than through stretches of
"gumbo" roads along the route.
The Studebaker Big-Six Touring
y Car, with 475,000 miles to its
credit, leaving Los Angeles on
its mid-winter trip to New York.
Crosses the I JZ C lMJt ' . - 7T-- A
Nearly Half a Million Milen
This Automobile Covers Greatest
Distance Travehnl by Any Motor
Vehicle in like Perixl of Tim'.
A veteran Studebaker Big-Six
touring car which recently com
pleted a triumphal trip across the
continent from Los Angeles to
New York after having traveled
more ,than 475,000 miles, is now
being driven to South Bend. Indi
ana. There it will be placed in
the Studebaker museum with
century and a quarter.
It is believed that this car cov-
Three Ways to Buy a
Take Yoyr Cfooace
Plan No. 1
The method heretofore most commonly known was to purchase from the
NEW CAE DEALER who takes cars in trade. In plain facts there is a risk in
buying a used car from a new car dealer because his judgment is bound to be
warped in his appraisal of an old car because of his intense desire to sell the
new car. He takes the car into stock and too often finds it needs more recon
ditioning than he figured. He then has to raise the selling price to a point be
yond which the car is worth or has to slight the reconditioning. In other words
the .ultimate buyer is the man who pays the bill.
Plan No. 2-
The second way to buy a usedcar is from a PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. A
person often thinks there is better opportunity for a bargain because of buy
ing direct from the owner, but when the facts are known it is usually brought
outfhatvthe owner is trying to sell the car himself because he believes he can
get more for it than the dealer will allow for it. When buying this way the
purchaser should be careful about the ti tie. Has the car ever been stolen ?
Stolen cars are sold throughout the country every day with the result that the
buyer has paid for something which he. cannot keep.
Plan No. 3
THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC MOTOR CAR MARKET, a NON-PROFIT or
ganization sponsored by the dealers offers the nicest, cleanest way to buy a
good used car which has ever been available. The title on every car is guar
anteed. ; The appraisals are made by one man who is not interested in new car
sales. ') Thevc&r is priced at what the public will pay readily and from this price
is deducted -10. percent handling. charge and the cost of reconditioning. As
the i reconditioning is done ati the garage where that particular make car is
handled you din. see -that the automobile is given attention by the most in
terested .partiesvV This PUBLIC .MARKET docs everything aboveboard. All
prices are on the windshield and nothing untruthful twill be said about any
machine in its possession. ' . 1; ' ; ;
edrtified Public Motor Gar Market
. 255 k Church St
Look for the Orange
'and Black Sign. .
Biff-Six at the head of a parade, held in its honor, at South Bend,
Ind. Mammoth new Studebaker closed body plant in background.
ered the rreatest distance ever
traveled by any motor vehicle in
a like period of tirrie.
Starting today and driving
0,000 miles each year, the milea.ee
of this Bi Six could not be
equalled until the year 2004.
1'nt to Keveic Tet
This Big-Six was delivered on
June 13, 1918, to, Kenton Norman,
of Santa i'uula, California, who,
according to 'liin affidavit, drove it
94,000 miles up tj October, l'J20,
when he turWd in the car to the
John Opsahl Company, Studebaker
dealers at Fillmore, California.
They sold it as a used car on Oc
tober 27, 1!)20, to the firm now
known as the Associated Transit
Company of l.Oa Angeles.
For more than three years this
firm used the car as-a "r
express." in that time, according
to the affidavit of the Associated
Transit Company, t traveled more
than 400.000 miles. It was used
to carry Los Angeles newspapers
to Southern California cities.
For tbr"e vears, rain or shine,
this Big Six made a daily run of
400 miles at an average speed c;
;i't miles ;-.n hour. On each oi
these trips it carried three-fjtiar-tcrs
of a ton of newspapers in tlr:
tonneaii. This burden is equal to
ten grown persons. .
Also Pulled Ton Trailer
Nor was that all. To. make cac'a
trip doubly profitable, the car was
often called upon to pull a. trailer
containing an additional ton oi
According to, the records of th ?
Associated Transit Company, fuel
mileage for this Big-Six averaged
fourteen miles per gallon of gaso
Iene. Witn frequent drainings of
the crank a.3e, the oil mileage
averaged from 200 to 300 miles
per quart. And tires covered from
i 3,000 to uO.000 miles to the set.
the trip lrum los Angeles to
New York vva3 begun on Novem
ber 26 and ended on January f
-no attempt at unusual time was
made. Studebaker dealers all
along the route welcomed the car
into their territories with parades
and the tv.r was exhibited at im
portant points for a day or mo re
in order that the public could ex
C tniph i e , i oss-t 'ou n try Ti i p
Hov.ever,; an average far above
the gait oi tlu: every-day tourist
was maintained. The 2,50-0 miles
from los Angele lo St. Louis
were covered in eleven and one
hail days in spue of stops made
tor exhibition1 purposes.
Th- veteri.ii bucked the hot.
r.rid desert, conquered the bad
roads that sometimes lead into
treacherous.' snow-covered moun
tain trails, ploughed through
many stretches of the quagmire in
Hi" -Middle West, and completed
the entire journey from coast to
coast, without any road delays ex
cept for three punctures.
HOI Kit JiVVS IACK.R1 SKOAX
Vick Brothers have just closed a
dal wth R. Jr. Hofer for a 7 pas
senger ' Packard Sedan. This is
Packard number two in the Hofer
household, one having been sold
a short time ago to Col. E. Hofer.
Announcing the greatest advance in motor car design
since the self starter the Traffic Transmission, exclu
sive in the 1924 Chandler. Vill be on display for one
day only, Tuesday, February 10, at the Marion Hotel.
Chandler tar demonstrations to be given to all interested
I,artics- - .v.ii.w:
Come and Ride in a Ncy CHANDLER
Chaperon Motor Co.
State Distributors . PORTLAND, OREGON
Manager of Local Western
Auto Supply Co.'s Store
Back on the Job
W. F. Watson , local branch
manager of the Western Auto
Supply company, returned from
Los Angeles last Wednesday
where he has spent the last two
weeks attending the animal con
vention of managers of the com
pany. There were 00 managers in
attendance representing stores in
cities from California, Oregon,
Washington. Idaho, Nevada, Colo
rado, Utah and Arizona.
According to the reports from
the various managers the general
business outlook for the coming
year is very bright in all the repre
sented localities. A general feel
ing of optimism was radiated by
the organization heads, who. in
the past seven years have made
the company grow from an infant
in the industry to the largest or
ganization of its kind in the coun
try today. New stores are being
opened in various sections of the
country regularly and, according
to the present plans 1024 will sec
the addition of approximately 50
Ir. Watson was glad to get back
to Salem, he says, as the weather
in the south was most too warm
for comfort, especially for one who
is used to the mild weather of
Oregon. Mrs. Watson accompan
ied her husband on the trip.
One of the new features to be j
added to the service for the uuto
ist by the Salem branch of West
ern Auto will be the logging of
sight-seeing trips that can be made
from Salem within a few hours.
These trips will be logged out by
the manager and will include all
camping sights, fishing streams,
and photos of service points, as
well as picnic locations that are
most easily reached, together with
trips that afford the best scenic
beauty. According to the present
plans customers will he furnished
witli a direction prospectus of ehe.h
trip which will give the mileage
between various points along the
way, lacatlon of crossroads and
locations of spots 6f beaHty for
camping and picnicking. This ser
vice will be free from the store,
as well as all the trips being out
lined in the Sunday Statesman
The coming season bids well to
exceed "by 100 per cent in popular
ity that of any other season for
the motorist. Autoists are begin
ning now to buy camping equip
ment and other essentials neces
sary to outdoor comfort, and from
all present Indications hundreds or
new faces will be seen in the sum
mer's throng or "gasoline gypsies"
If an engine be perfectly in bal
ance, it will, theoretically, re
quire no foundation bolts or
means of holding it to the ground;
but if unbalanced, the reaction of
the movements of the unbalanced
parts will be transmitted to the
foundations or frame, throngh the
bedplate or supporting arms.
Smith & W&tklns, local tire nd
accessory dealers, now have a; .dis
play tyf-Balloon tires in their win
dows at tho corner, of Court jand
High streets. The tires mar mot
enly be seen here bnt Jim and tJill
are ready and anxioos to answer
any and sir queBtions about taera.
. The Balloon tire, as explained
by Smith and Watkins. ls a wider
tlrewhich carries one-third the
inflation of the regular tire. It
rides much, easier, takes the road
vibration from the car, thereby'
prolonging its life. The low fo
liation affords a wider surface of
the tire on the road making 11
more difficult to skid. The -success
of the tire is not doubted ow
ing to' the lact that the trend of
pneumatic tires lias been toward a
wider tire, a tire that the owner
can get from 15,000 to "20,000 Tjut
of. ' ' ' -
Oakland jumped from 19th place
in sales in California in.Icccmber
1922, to 9th placft In ijeceaiber.
1923. This represents an increase
in sales for this month ot 214 .per
Save your money, save your auto, save your shoe
leather, save your temper, save your health Save all
these by riding a bicycle. Ask the man who rides one.
Lloyd E. Ramsden
387 Court St.
W. C. DURANT
Says: There. can be but one leader in a class. You Have
The Flint Six
Durant's Sensation $1595.00 Here Fully Equipped.
Every bearing in THE FLINT is an imported bearing."
Every gear in this car is ground and polished.
The finish is unexcelled. The performance is phenominaL
The only car that is not criticized by the public.
You will never know real car comfort and power till you
ride in trie. Flint.'
Oijeu Sundays Come and Take a Rid
SALEM AUTOMOBILE CO.
F. G. Delano - A. I. Eoff ;
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