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About Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1919)
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1919.
REAM OF THE SHOW
In a field of keen competition the Elgin Six has gained predominance in its price class by record-breaking performance. It has won highest honors in some of the most severe tests to which an
automobile was ever subjected "World's Champion Light Six" is the title it has fairly earned in many strenuous contests for power, speed, endurance and economyof matKottar
can sa ym words can descnbe Elgin supremacy so eloquently as the actual performance of the car itself. mhj MVuuuiuhuuuih,.m
ine Hii gin oix ai iirsi attracts auenuon Decause oi us distinctive design and handsome finish. Clean simplicity and harmonious proportions, together with the long, graceful lines of bodv and
...0-r,. ... ." - "i " lauioKj ou atmuspiiere ui quajuy ana reiinemem equal in every respect to cars seliiing at two to four
hood, are the outstanding features
hundred dollars more money.
Although the Elgin Six possesses many superior qualities, certain dominant points of construction are worthy of special attention.
THE POWERFUL ELGIN MOTOR
Six cylinders en bloc, large oxerhead valves. Cylin-.
der head is removable. Carburetor attached to -side of -cylinder
casting, with hot air connection to exhaust man
ifold. The siz cylinder, high speed, valve-in-head motor has
remarkable power and "pep." It is quiet and smooth
running, with the latest improved method of carburetion
and ignition, and requires little attention.
.... The improved velvet-acting clutch is a delight to ex
perienced motorists. Its smooth engagement eliminates
jerks and jumps in starting the car. Very little pressure
is required, and gearshifting is a pleasure instead of a
constant worry. 1 1
A heavy service differential of the four-pinion type
is an important feature of Elgin construction. It is the
famous Brown-LipeChapin 'bevel gear differential, run
ning on large annular ball bearings. . ; , , v
A special method of underslung, cantilever, rear
spring suspension was originated by Elgin engineers,
and this construction is an exclusive Elgin feature.
Elgin Six Scout Model yesterday established ne wrecord four hours,
six minutes carrying four passengers from Chicago to Indianapolis, 193
miles, beating fastest express trains by 56 minutes. Average 47.7 miles
per hour. 17 1-3 miles per gallon of gassoline. The motor was wonderful.
Cooled perfectly. There was no water placed in the radiator enroute. Pas
sengers and luggage weighed almost 800 pounds. At finish of run car
was in perfect condition and ready to repeat. Strictly stock model. Of
ficials of test were William K. Gibbs, formerly of Motor Age; Chester
Foust, of the Chicago American;- Driver J. G. Jamison, of the Elgin sales
department; fourth passenger was Elmer Ryder, Elgin engineering de
partment. ELGIN MOTOR ROSE.
All models ae built upon a standard chassis with
118-inch wheelbase. -
; The same kind of high grade differential gears are
used in the Elgin Six as are giving satisfactory service
in some of the highest priced cars on the market. Pinion 1
ring gears, bearings, etc., are easily accessible by re
moving large over plate.
' THE GUARANTEE OF EASY RIDING
Full cantilever rear spring suspension of special El
gin design. Springs are swung beneath frame so as to
eliminate frame stress. Riding comfort equal to any car
at any price. ;--.. v -''-
Particular attention is called to the Military Scout,
the newest addition to the Elgin family. This model is
named after the famous Elgin War . Scout, which broke .
allworld's records in its 6202-mile run from Chicago to
the Pacific Coast and back again, with sealed hood and
worm s unampion
Quality Remain Long After
Price Is Forgotten
UNIT POWER PLANT Motor, clutch and
transmission, in one unit, mounted directly
to frame. Strictly three point suspension.
Third point in front ebing a large bearing
concentric to crank shaft.
MOTOR Six cylinder en bloc, 3 1-8-in. bore,
4 1-4 in. stroke. Valves located in cylinder
- head which is removable, making valves as
well as means for adjustments very acces
: Crank Shaft Drop forged, heat treated,
balanced and accurately finished.
' Cam ShaftHeavy drop forging with in
tegral cams, three bearings.'
Spiral cut timing gears; absolutely silent.
; Connecting Rods Drop forged H section,
. two-bolt type.
, Pistons Highest grade gray iron, accu
rately fitted and relieved at waist.
Horsepower S. A. E. 23.44.
LubricationConstant level splash. .
Cooling Thermo Syphon water circulation
, with large jackets and manifolds.
Large fan and V shaped hovencomb type
radiator with ample cooling surf ace.
CARBURETOR Special 1-in. Stromberg
with hot air ejection to exhaust mani
fold. " .' I, . L.- !.' Li:k
Separate . vertical
TRANSMISSION Selective, three speeds
forward, one reverse, nickel steel gears, 5-8-4
inch face, 7-9-inch pitch. Large annular ball
CLUTCH Famous Borg & Beck, dry plate
disc. Smooth engagement, but positive
when engaged. Very light pressure re
quired. DRIVE Double universal propeller shaft, us
ing 1 3-4-in. diameter seamless steel tubing.
FRONT AXLE Drop forging heat treated,
I-beam section with integral spring pads,
large adjustable tie rod in rear with ball arm
on left side over I-beam. Timken bearings of
extra large dimensions in hubs, large grease
cups on knuckles and tie rod.
REAR AXLE Full floating Columbian,
(housing carrying wheel bearings and sup
porting weight of car). Pressed steel hous
ings in which is bolted large cover plate in
rear, nickel steel spiral bevel gears no lost
power, no rattle. Propeller shaft, pinion,
'ring gear, differential, bearings,; adjust
ments, etc., can be taken from axle without
further dissembling of car. ;
TORQUE ARM of unusual strength. Drive
shafts are 1 1-4-in. in diameter, heat treated.
Flange on outer end of drive shaft is bolted
directly to rear wheel hub, and can be remov
ed without disturbing wheel or . any other
Large annular ball bearings in rear wheel
BRAKES Service brakes, external contract
ing. Emergency brake, internal expanding,
operating on 14-inch diameter rear hub
drums, outer brake 2-inch face, inner 1 3-4
inch face. Brakes are easily adjustable for
wear. Shoes are lined with asbestos and
copper wire woven fabric which is very
durable and friction resisting.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM Self contained two
unit, Wagner electric lighting and starting
TIRES 33x4 plain tread front, 33x4 non
WHEELS Regular artillery type, best grade
hickory, 10 spokes front, 12 spokes rear, 1
RIMS Firestone. Quick, detachable, de
mountable, one extra rim included in equip
ment. WHEELBASE 118 inches.
TREAD Standard, 56 inches.
FRONT SPRINGS-Semi-elliptic, 36 in. by 2"
double heat treated steel.
Some Territory Open for Live Dealers
On ill F ft
WESTERN OREGON DISTRIBUTORS .
156 South Commercial Street, Salem, Oregon.
REAR SPRINGS Full cantilever, swung be
neath frame, eliminating frame stress. Over
all dimensions 47 in. by 2 1-4 in. double heat
FRAME Pressed steel section with upkick
over rear axle.
GASOLINE FEED Stewart Vacuum sys
tem. STEERING GEAR Worm and full . gear
type, ball thrust, ample adjustments, fore
and aft movement, with automatic take up
ball and socket drag link connection be
tween steering arm and arm on front axle. ;
CONTROL 18-inch corrugated steering
wheel, on left side. Brake and gear levers
in center. Spark and throttle lever, also
horn button, on top of steering wheel. Foot
accelerator on toe board.
BODY Hardwood framework, covered with
special 20-gauge sand blasted sheet steel.
Yacht line with fashionable center . cowl.
Upholstery bright finish long grain Gallo
way leather in French pleats. Doors are
flush type with concealed hinges and door
EQUIPMENT Includes one man "Never
leak" top, folding, sectional curtains, Stew
art rpeedometer, charging indicator, dash
lamp; ventilating windshield, electric mo
tor driven signal horn, extra tire rim, set
of tools, pump and tire repair outfit, coat
and f ootrails.