I recently purchased this car from a private party near Dearborn, Michigan and at the time it was a hand-crank start model; no electric starter. I added the starter, along with rebuilding the magneto and freshened up its look with new Wards Riverside all-white tires, including a side mount spare. This ‘tuxedo’ package gives this all-black car a nice appearance to go with its new top and upholstery.
Also included in this restoration are a new radiator, added battery box and fresh 6-volt battery, rebuilt coil box and freshly rebuilt coils. When I was installing the magneto, I noticed that the former owner had installed fresh aluminum domed high compression pistons, a high compression head and a high volume aluminum intake manifold: instead of the standard 22-horsepower engine, these modifications would generate approximately 28 HP, giving it a real noticeable hill climbing capability and a slightly higher cruising speed ( approx. 42 mph). This car was initially sold in Chehalis, Washington and still retains the dealership tag affixed to the floorboard. Because of the lack of salt on west coast roads, this car has virtually no rust anywhere.