New Chief’s Car for Detroit
The fire department of Detroit, Mich., has recently added to its large fleet of Columbia Six roadsters already in operation by placing another order for a similar equipment. This roadster is a special development for chief’s cars and other fire department purposes of the standard Columbia Six roadster, which has been before the public for nearly six years. The wide cushion seat provides ample room for two persons. There is a luggage compartment, in which there is plenty of space for extra wearing apparel, such as rubber coats, boots and headgear. Not only has the factory in stock large quantities of parts, but it has distributors in more than five hundred cities carrying parts and also making repairs an easy matter in cases of accident. This car is equipped with the 7-R Continental motor, six cylinder with removable head. Under the N. A. C. C. rating, it has a horsepower of 25.35. The actual B. H. P. at 2,600 R. P. M. is 55, giving this car power equal to that developed by special makes of engines in some of the highest priced cars on the market to-day. The motor crankshaft is of the four bearing type and is 2 1/4 inches in diameter. The four bearing type prevents distortion and is a great improvement over the three bearing type. The motor cam shaft is also of the four bearing type with spring thrust for end play. Only standard parts which have proved themselves to be economical and durable are used in the car, such as Atwater-Kent Ignition, Prest-o-lite Battery, Autolite Starter Motor and Generator, Bendix Starter Motor Drive, Stromberg Carburetor, Harrison Radiator, Borg & Beck Clutch, Spicer Universal Joints, Durston Transmission, Gemrner Steering Gear, Stewart Vacuum System, Timken Axles, etc. In addition to the large fleet of Columbia Six fire department roadsters already in operation in the Detroit fire department, it has recently placed another order for similar equipment from this factory. Columbia fire department roadsters with their brilliant red finish are a familiar object of admiration not only to the people of Detroit, but also to the hundreds of men in its fire department.