1906 Orient Buckboard #2613

Orient Buckboard #2613

Good Morning;
Well, we are not be going to be present for your July 10 gathering but I will share the latest pictures of the 1906 Orient buckboard, serial number #2613 that I have been working on for the last eight months. I drove it in a local parade on June 5th, 2010. Put about 15 miles on the car and it drove and ran extremely well and we won a blue ribbon in the antique car class. The restoration will be on going for several years as the museum has funds available for small items like the carburetor air filter and kerosene headlight and side lights … Do you have any idea what a pair of original style side lights would cost???
Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
Bob Stewart

Grant County Historical Museum.in Canyon City, Oregon. We have what is supposed to a 1906 Orient Buckboard that has been in our museum since 1962.It is in remarkably good shape for as old as it is. Recently the board decided to try and fix it up and enter it in 2009 Grant County Fair parade.According to the original owner ours is a 1906 model.I am wondering if our information is incorrect? It appears to be a dual fuel engine, starting on gasoline and maybe running on kerosene after warming up,but we really don’t know.There is a very small fuel tank under the seat and a larger tank behind the seat.I hand cranked the engine over for the first time in almost 50 years. It has good compression and turns over easily with the compression release pushed down.We are needing a few parts that we can see so far.

1) distributor cap

2) air filter assembly

3) ignition switch

The ignition switch is all there but when the knob is pulled out, it comes all the way out in your hand. The air cleaner apparently screwed onto the carburetor as there are threads on it and the rest is missing. A wiring diagram would be most helpful.We have purchased 4 new tires and tubes from Corker Tire Co. The wheels are made of wood with steel spokes. Mounting the new tires without scaring up the wooden wheels will be a challenge. The wooden fenders are shot, the rears have been replaced with metal ones and the fronts are plywood which are falling apart. We think that they can be replaced with a good quality 7-ply marine grade 1/4″ plywood. What do you think? Any help would certainly be appreciated. Please share your comments with everyone in the comment section at the bottom of this post.

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1912 Metz Model 22 Roadster up for auction

“After much deliberation and upon the advice of professionals, we have decided to turn the sale of the Sichel Trust collection over to RM Auctions. The car collection as well as memorabilia will be auctioned in Hershey, Pa., in October 2010. At that time, bids may be taken in person, by telephone, or over the Internet, and we will advise you of the process as the time grows nearer.”