Detroit, Michigan, USA
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The Aerocar Company was located in Detroit, Michigan.

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Aerocar logo.

The Aerocar Model A Touring 5-passenger car was $2,500 with lamp and horn and could go as high as $2,800.

As stated in their 1906 ad...
The Aerocar is a magnificent, handsome automobile in every detail of design, workmanship, equipment and finish.

It is so thoroughly high-grade that it compares most favorably with the highest-priced cars of foreign as well as American make. It is built by practical men who know from intimate connection with the automobile trade just what the motorist most desires. The Aerocar embodies to the fullest extent every essential requirement and the more minutely its mechanical construction is investigated the more conclusively will this fact be demonstrated.

Hence, the severest investigation and the sharpest comparison are courteously requested.

The frame is of pressed steel and sufficiently strong so that there is no possibility of its sagging or becoming distorted from the hardest possible use to which the car may be put. The four cylinders of the motor are cast separately, and are of a peculiar, symmetrical, flanged construction. The bore is 4 inch by 4 inch stroke. Both cylinders and pistons are made of a special gray iron mixture, very hard, fine-grained, and close, and without speck or blow hole. The construction of piston and rings is such that it prevents an excess of lubricant accumulating on top of piston, obviating the usual deposit of carbon, generally found on either air or water-cooled motors.

The crank case is in two pieces, and are fine specimens of aluminum castings, with hand-hole plates, making bearings and connecting rods easily accessible to inspection. The mechanically operated valves, located in the cylinder head, are interchangeable and made of nickel alloy.

The crank shaft is of generous proportions, made from high carbon steel, hammered, forged, rough-turned and ground to size. Phosphor bronze and nickel Babbitt bearings, of ample wearing surface, are found throughout the motor. The commutator is placed in a vertical position, which is very accessible. Both primary and secondary wiring are incased in fibre tube.

Carburetor is thoroughly automatic, making starting almost instantaneous and fuel consumption very economical. Lubrication is of the splash system, through the agency of a Hill Precision Oiler.

In addition to the peculiar construction of the cylinders to facilitate air cooling, a 15-inch fan is used, the six blades of which are made of sheet brass. It is carried on Hess-Bright ball bearings. The construction of this fan is theoretically and practically correct, the blast being concentrated directly on the cylinders. Running on a still day the fan is unnecessary, the motor cooling entirely by the movement of the car. Some of these motors have been run 3.500 miles, without an adjustment to the connecting rod or bearings being necessary.

aerocar button

Aerocar "button".

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Aerocar emblem. (source: Radiator Emblem Collection)

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