1920 Stanley 735 (Woods Body).SOLD
This is a 1920 Stanley Steamer 735 that was re-bodied with a 1916 Woods Dual Power body sometime
in the 20's. This car stands at an amazing 7' 3" tall. This was one of Barney Pollards car which he sold
at one of his auctions in 1977.
BJ Pollard is stamped into the front frame rail. I have the documentation
from the auction.
This car is a wonderful original example of an early marriage of chassis and body. The Condenser, hood and firewall are Stanley. The body and fenders are 1916 Woods Dual Power. The car has a real character
to it, and it seats two (with a jump seat for a third passenger). The body is aluminum, fenders and hood
steel. The wood in the car is perfect. 25" wheels with 35X5 tires. Just look at the size of this car.
She's a runner with a forced air burner! When are you ready to start the car, you get in and pump
up your fuel pressure with the hand pump which simultaneously pumps water in the boiler (close valve if
water not needed). Once fuel pressure is up, you simply hit a switch on the column and your fired. Three
actions happen when that switch is turned on. 1) Blower motor kicks on, 2) Ignition source kicks on, 3)
Magnetic solenoid releases the fuel to the burner...fuel under pressure from pumping. Very similar to a
home furnace. I am currently using a 2.5 gallon nozzle and burning Kerosene.
There are a two pressure switches built into the system. One of them assures that at least 60lbs of fuel
pressure is at the pressure switch before allowing the 3 before mentioned actions to take place. If not,
nothing will happen. This switch also comes in play when the boiler meets its desired pressure, adjusted
and regulated by the steam automatic. When the boiler reaches desired and set pressure, it drives a needle
valve down into the fuel delivery system which in turn decreases fuel pressure to under 60lbs, which in turn
shuts off the pressure switch which turns off the 3 before mentioned actions. In theory, the same way an air
compressor knows when to kick on and off. The second pressure switch kicks on and off an accessory fuel pump.
For the lazy man, it keeps fuel pressure up when the car is not moving.
When the car is moving, three pumps in the pump box pump water, fuel and steam oil. These all function as
they should. Also when moving, the battery charges from a modified early excited alternator (not installed
yet) driven off the rear axle, as original.
The next hurdle with this car is knowing how much water is in the boiler. Currently the original kidney water
level gauge is in place and it "might" work, but I am not all that confident. I want to install a site glass
and be done with it, but I have not done this yet. When I drive the car, I close one of the many valves that
forces water in the boiler so I know there is water in there.
Not tested yet is the water automatic. Its a water tube Baker boiler.
Many SACA steam car folks have seen this car in action. Shown at the 2008 Newport Concours d'Elegance This
is one cool ride. Will steal all attention at any show it attends.
Watch a Video. (Click Here)
Large file, takes a few minutes.