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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGB DAILY HERALD 1920 Exhaust Echoes Garage NEWS OF THE AUTO WO With the Motorists of South Alberta slerious Blowouts Found in Idle Cars Is Ex- plained ave you ever had a blowout when r car was standing'still, after ling from a drive on a smooth. >1 r h; lave you had the.eipefience of ig out to your garagfe and nodlng erfcctly Hat tire? It was all right ;u vo'u drove in the evening be- Soinelhiug had happened, to it WILL TAKE THE SHIVER OUT OF THE FLIVVER Reports are current !n the trade that Henry Ford Is shortly to for- sake the familiar "flivver" which has turning out for some years without a change In design for a new automobile which will have a vibratlonless motor and a body made entirely of "metal. In a workshop close to the Farii mansion in Dearborn, on the River Rouge, iiie work ofperfect- Ing the nevv Ford has gone'for- ward for months, and now the car awaits only the final approval of the motor car'wiiard, It Is Inti- mated. "Will It be a six or an Is the question the trade is ask- ing, apparently taking it for grant- ed that It will not be a four-cylln- automobile, 'ou removed the tire and cJ the tube torn and a clean break Ihe inside fabric of the tire. canspd the fabric to t Is very probable that it was Elart- a week or even a mouth, before, en you ran over a brick, a rut, or a i In the street while funning-at h speed. :heu. sgain, it iuay have been caus- Tthen in turning around in tho eel you allowed iho front or rear. eel of the car lo bang into ue. Of course, this Is likely happeri it, tie brakes are not in id working order. Starts With Small Break W first the break may be small, broken threads of the fabric HID-injury chafe each other while i lire ia in use, setting up an Inter- that Quickly causes the ?ak to enlarge. fie other plies soon tube pinched and a blowout results. Gen- iHy this occurs some time after the ginal break and when circum- nies point lo no apparent cause. it'is unfortunate that'tha bruise or me break is seldom manifested by indication on the outside the e, ..for the tonsh tread rubber Itches when the tire strikes the me or 'the faorio can etch only a certain limit and when ie'd beyond that point will treat ten "only the innermost ply ii Consequently it is good practise to aniine carefully, the''inside of fabric lime ey .are. frrt m the rim, o. ive, your station dealer do. i -lie 'remote." yon res.'. V-' -How to Locate Breaks Sometimes a .-mall fabric break lha Liinot be found by ordinary exSmina in puncture. ...Thes nail breaks may .tie located in th! ahiier: Mark .the position, of .11' live' at the mark nnd measure wli i'e tube, around the tire. Thus th juiQture in the tube locates the brea is the fabric, v iThe'b'est way to avoid stone bruise avoid hitting trie th gihpV and the ruts-in road a ineh'as possible. SBtjt there is .always the probabilij tat you" rimy Mince, thai practically compel yc j repair the. tiro yourself. For i 'ja'ppei1. you may bo running witbo Vajre ti'fea and far from a service st the bruise 'o'w.oul-conies a repair Js necessnrj ''After a blowout cornea do not ri le 'tire a foot father than is npce ,iry, bill immediately put in a lei brary r.enalr or change nnd as-pnsslblo take the injured tl 'the vukanizer lor a permanent re- for an .emergency repair on the adi-use a rimcut It should be plied without cement, so that it can :reinpved later nnder'.less stressful nditious, a permanent vulcan- ed repair made. lithe tire is too old to be worth utcanizing a pennant repair can b? ada that will allow tho tire- to be iefljmauy more rniles by using the mbftt patch and cementing it in with atchiug cemenU. Repairs Sove Money To do t'his, 'follow these irel, oe sure tlie fabric at the break _ ry, then clean the inalde of the re thoroughly at the break with gaso- ne'fcir a space slightly larger than leipalch, after it is dry apply two uits ;of patching vCement, allowing rie lor. each, coat to dry and become the outside of the patch same iiumbor of. coats, nnd after cement is dried Insert tbe patch seating the toe of the tire head sad in the crcaso in the patch wing oV wort tho patch flown 51! the way the tire, preaslng it down flrm and smoothly, and then adjust the thcr head. repair of this nature 19 often icans ot Enabling you to use the tire mmedlately, ol securing many hnn reds ot additional miles, or the tire iny'he carried as a spare, jf In repairing the Bido of the cas nig in the above way It is noticed tha he tread, also has been injured, this (So. should be repaired by using the iiilty and patching cement, .Of course fi'Oi.e tread injury Is largo It shonli IB repaired by an expert tire ropal BATTERY READINGS "CHEAPEST" CAR COMING The "cheapest" car is coming. H lobe, will cost only about And be- des, II will weigh less than Keiidj'uslmenl of Aulo Unsettles Makes Hold Present Level on auto- mobile prices Tuesday churned ils way through nioro confusion'ami un- certainty than tliB factories aiid the trade have ever -known. At the close of the business ilay the by no means clear and will' iiot bo until the end of the week or later. four per cent more than auy other The complete schedule of increases during the two-year period arc: llulck ?520 or 32 per cent. Cadillac......... 9tfi or 33 per cent. SOU or 19 per cent. 135 or 19 per cent. 300 or 27 per1 ceut. 300or 30 per cent. ICO or n per cent. ..200 or 44 per cent. 715 or 33 per cent. 335 or 25 per cost. 500 or 34 per tent. 330 or 40 per cent. 400 or 30 per cent. 3SO or 27 per cent. Chandler...... I Chevrolet..... tCole.......... Hupp Liberty Maxwell Mitchell Nash Oakland......... 345 or 33 per cent. 225 or 20 per cent. 2i5 or SO'per cent. General Motors Stands Pat Chief among thosb makes whose e average automobile of the pres- But it will be an electric and 11 have a small gasoline motor to ep the batteries constantly charged. UTOMOBILE MAGNATE IS BUILDING Herbert Sadler, ad of the Mariue Engineering col- ge of the' University of Michigan, testing a model of a.new cht being built for Horace 'Dodge. he model, which Is but ten feet'long, being, tried in the marine tank at e university. Gerlow Orr of Kew York are the chitects ot the boat, which will bo e most expensive pleasure yacht in e United Stale? when completed. ho toat will iii 250 feeUlong, of 'ellaud Canal size, and hnilt for both JaudJakes and ocean travel. Prof. Saldeir Is testing the model to eterniine, the power it will require factory line-up in this shape: Makes on which prices are reduc- ed-S. Makes on which prices are to hold their presanl Makes on which prices are rais- War-Time inefeases Shown Factory announcement reduced tbi igroup iiicludlug Cadillac, liulck, Chev- rolet, Oakland, Oldsmouile and Schripps-Booth. Dealers and distribu- tors have beenTadvised by their factor- ies that no change in price is contem- plated nnd that the, factories will pro tect tho dealers on that basis until July 1, 1821. I The Packa CARBURETOR TO BLAME FOR POOR ENGINE WORK Poor engine operation at low speeds Is a coiuwou complaint, with the usual cause hi the carburet ion system. Oft- en an air leak throws out'the carbure- tor adjustment.so that an Insufficient amount is fed. Wide spark plug gaps with tt magneto having weak magnets Is a combination which'may induce this same trouble. Wlih the battery system In ueo, (he ignition may be, neglected until the carburetion system has been attended to, and If tills fails to locate the trouble, the. Ignition bo overhauled. CANADIAN CAR OWNERS tAN SAVE ANNUALLY. half If each of the motor vehicles In the Dominion of Canada gallon of-gasoline a day tht total amour.; of fusl wasted would SPitZBERGEN ISLE GETS.FIRST TRUCK gallons annually, or, figuring at an average rate of 45 cenU ptr gallon, would be thrown away yearly. convey tome Idea of what it means to waile half a day and the' supply [outstripping the demand gasoline conservation la imperative the demands of legitimate motor transportation be rncL 4 v If drivers of all passenger cars and motor are careful-to com! their car a stop, or on down grades, to hmc.thp.cirfauM- tors properly adjusted, not race their when starting and not-let It runjwhen standin'gjdle. thin could bt saved" total saving In Money would to build 750 miles of year. Motor company I ills, vice president iur cars from 5100 to on various: l'harfie of distribution, annonuced that models; Hudson and E.s-J''redact on was expected and staled Stndebaker tna' purchasers.would he guaranteed iinsl any reduction before July 1 nest year. .''The says Mr. Hill's.statement, "urges that dis: prices of Villvs-Knight and Overland from to 5450, and from. to J200 Pierce-Arnow ot Buffalo announced a price rise on nil models. The latter then understood UlUUeiS. me lueu UIIUCIBIVJUU that our problems are uot. Bimilar lo, trlbutors incorporate mUieir retail contracts a clause providing Tor tne of retail purchasers." The Lexington Motor'company of Connersviile, lud.. turning out a sis- -cylinder car, has announced an in those of the manufacturers of popular priced cars where-quantity output cidcs the price. The Picrce-Arrow- increase goes in- to effect October 15. A schedule of price Increases' ami T ,__ I of effective October 1. comparisons Issued Tuesday.by a'De-l utner'factories that have announced troit manufacturer shed'considerable thai prices.will remain stationary are light on the action of the Ford -Motor Saxon: Apper.on company last week in making the first propel the boat and Tor tlie lowest Deduction. This schedule shows, that the highest speed upon which it i between August 1918, and August an ho ran, thereby dtilerniinirig the 112, 1919, the price of th'e Ford car had lononiioal cruising speed. kant been increased J500 or. 44, j f and Root. Dervoort (H. V. Chatham city paving plant has turn- ed out square yards of pave- ment this year. "of Spltzhercjen, one .of the farthereat Islands north to' be inhabited, boasts of Its first mo- tor truck. It bears the license Spitsbergen. 1, and was recently chipped- to'that country t from Chrlstlania. Spltzbergen Is 79 degrees north latitude. This Is only grees south, of the North Pole, less than 700 miles. The truck, which is a three-ton model, has been purchased by the Norwe'giari Spltzbergen Coal pany, arid will be used In .the transportation of goods. The body for the truck was manufac- tured'ln Norway. An experienced truck driver puts als engine in'low-gear before tart- ing down a steep or long hill. The In- experienced'driver thlukfi that he needs only to shnt.off !the power and "let her he 'wishes to locks the emergency.brake, with the result that it the.hill.is long the cmer- g'jrcy brakes'burn.out..In order to bo -on the safe side a "DEAD RIGHT" Here lies the body Of William Jay, >i Who died maintalnlns His right-of-way. He was right As he sped along, ..But as dead-. As if he'd been wrong: BEST LOW GEAR ON HILLS over unfamiliar roads should, especial- ly if his truck Is loadad. 'start dovra a hill only after he has put his sears in second sliced. .Later, should he find tho hill tu'bo long and t9 can. without burning up hu> brakes, slacken Bp6ecl sufllciently to -shift' into Mow speed. Then, by using.bis brakef intel- ligently, he has t'uil-control brer the speed of his Prince Edward County Council ha-ve increased their-grant to- county roads from to Big Money for You In Auto and .Repairing Easy to 1 earn simple methods and competent instructors. Big pay when you graduate. Many good paying jobs waiting .for you. :Wa will give you the most thor- ough course in Auto and. Tractor Repairing, Eat lory. .Vulcanizing, Welding, etc. Money back et end of flret week If you are not satisfied that this is the best school. .WRI'TE FOR FULI GARBUiT MOTOR 610 Bldfl.. SjCHOOU LTD; CALGARY ,.11'taking rcadinys with til lydrometer the operation ahoulrt 1: performed before the distilled wal< added lo (lie noliillon, which wi ijuerwise be diluted and a wron given. Also after tho vral 'ias.broii put in lakes somo lime 1 )tlf''with'the aciil. Water being light- on tifji, and it the hydrometer s''uscil. say an liour Met tba water been adile'il, it will lake up only i yfeiik' solnllon, which is not the real 1 Happy Road" to the Happy Hunting Grounds" "Cross" Tread A. 1 course you go in a motor. The happy eagerness of the hunt, the thrill of bringing down your quarry, ancj the joy of exer-r cising in the bracing autumn air are unmarred by vexatious tire trouble on the way or fear of tire trouble on the way home, if the car, is equipped with; "GUTTA TIRES CORD AND FABRIC The Tires That Give Satisfaction' Gutta Percha Rubber, Limited Head Offices and Factory, Toronto Branches in all the Leading Cities of the Dominion ;