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Check Out This Rolling Testbed for Steam Power

Posted August 27, 2008 12:00 AM by dstrohl

What's so interesting about David K. Nergaard's drivable dream 1922 Stanley 735(E)M? Well, everything. If you know anything about Stanleys, you (A), probably recognize this as a non-factory body, and (B), probably recognize this car. It spent many years abandoned and decaying, until it was rescued in the mid-1950s, and this custom body built for it. Amazingly, the boiler and motor are correct for the car. David now puts up to 5,000 miles a year on it–something like 50,000 in total, wearing out three sets of tires in the process.

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08/28/2008 12:45 AM

I have been hoping that Jay Leno or someone would blue print a steam powered vechile and put it online so a few of us could build out own steam powered cars.

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08/28/2008 7:03 AM

Lovely, understated workhorse! I want like it.

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08/28/2008 8:52 AM

I had an old War World ll Army Harley Davidson my grandfater left me. I was telling a guy about it once ans all he ask id where do you live.

He had decided to steal it wasn't concerned if I wanted to sell or how much. lol

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08/28/2008 10:54 AM

Still got it?

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yeah, so where do you live? :D

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08/28/2008 11:10 AM

Hey, nix on that - I saw him coming first!

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08/28/2008 1:34 PM

That reminds me of a thing I went through a few months back. This really nice older guy came by my shop and asked if i would sell him a certain piece of 20" sch. 10 stainless pipe I had laying near my shop. He wanted to use it at a spring he had on his property to make a reservoir. I of course told him I would sell it but that stainless was fairly high and encouraged him to find another way to do it. After a little while I told him to give me a couple of days and come back and I would come up with a fair price. Well a week went by and he hadn't shown up so i just figured he decided not to fool with it. It wasn't long after this that I noticed that it was gone LOL I think the old guy waited awhile and came back and stole the pipe while I was gone. I never saw that one coming or even had the slightest idea that old guy was a thief.

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08/28/2008 4:13 PM

Bet he didn't tell ya where the spring was either!

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