Westward Hoboes: Ups and Downs of Frontier Motoring (Classic Reprint)

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What I knew of the bowels of a car had been gained, not from systematic research, but bitter experience with mutinous parts, in ten years' progress through two, four, six and finally eight-cylinder motors of widely varying temperaments. I had taken no course in mechanics, and had, and still have, a way of confusing the differential with the transmission. But I love to tinker! In the old two-cylinder days, when the carburetor ?ooded I would weigh it down with a few pebbles and a hairpin, and when the feed became too scanty, I would take the hair pin Out and leave the pebbles in. I had a smattering knowledge of all the deviltry defective batteries, leaky radiators, frozen steering-wheels, cranky generators, wrongly-hung springs, stripped gears and slipping clutches can perpetrate, but those parts which commonly behaved themselves I left severely alone. Toby could not drive.

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Language - English

Author(s) - Winifred Hawkridge Dixon

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781528452403

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.9 cm

Page Count - 485

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