Stanley Mountain Wagon Model 826
~~~ requesting information on 826 double boilered racer ~~~
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I am in search of
information on Mr. Fred Lewis and on his 1916 model 826 double boilered
Mr. Fred Lewis of
The model 826
The model 826 is a
steeled frame Mountain Wagon type with the 30 hp
I chalked where the steering gear, brake shafts and the hook up were moved to for a double boiler set up.
The pump pit is still
mounted at its relocated rear position. To return them to their single
boilered forward location the hook up levers still show where new pieces of
rod have been welded back in. The firewall and doors look like they came
from the Stanley factory but the aluminum body looks like a custom built
body. Brent Campbell looked at some of the early photos of this steamer's
body and he thinks that it has historical significance and that it should be
preserved. The model 826's unusual aluminum flush sided two place cab is
now stored in my garage. I have mounted an authentic noncondensing 12
passenger Mountain Wagon body on the frame and I am restoring it as a
June 18, 2005
Attached are photos taken today of the Mt. Wagon. It was the first time the Mt. Wagon left the farm. We went to Gordon Sullivan's open house for the NW Steam Society. We didn't do much steaming today because the main fuel didn't want to pump up. We will figure that on out in due time. It pumped up fine this morning but later it would not pump at all. Acted like a vapor lock. I will figure it out.
I heard that your Mt. Wagon running gear is getting first class attention from Don Bourdon. I hope that it comes together quickly. We still have your old Mt. Wagon body parts here in good storage, so when you are ready for them, holler. I will deliver.
Our steam clinic was a success in spite of the rain. We had about 20 people coming and going during our clinic.
Our Mt. Wagon has been a lot of fun, and it looks great and runs great too. Hear are a couple of shots of it from our Steam Clinic.
I am presently working on a windshield for it. Notice how far the hood sits back on the frame compared to the wood framed Mt. Wagons' hoods. Notice also the front frame horns are of ram's horn '16 design instead of the smooth flowing '15 design. I went with the original dash because I didn't want anything less than correct for 1916. I am using the hand operated horn until I get the correct electric horn ready for it. The cowl lamps are both electric and kerosene. In spite of it's size, it is a pretty snappy ride!.
Your friend always,
We just finished a 4 day HCCA tour with our Mt. Wagon and we wanted to share with you a couple of shots. Post them if you would like.
I have always been told that if something was a lot of fun, it had to be either illegal or immoral; it doesn't have to be. Ever since we got our Mt Wagon running, it has been busy bringing smiles to faces and installing outrageous steamy memories in young minds.
I think that if more people could have this type of fun, the world could be a better place to live.
Look at the smiles on those faces. With the little people, we often carried 14 of them and once we even counted 16 aboard.
My daughter Julie took these steamy photos.