In 1871 Joseph Moon took his horse to St, Louis, Missouri and set up a business building buggies. In 1902,31 years later, he saw the potential in the budding automobile industry, so he began building cars. Within four years, he introduced his first car,the Hercules,but he changed its name to Moon, and in january, 1906 he shipped the first cars under that name to the National Automobile Show in New York City. By 1908, Moon was selling his cars to the Hol- Tan company, located in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. (The Hol- Tan company was owned by E.R. Hollander, and G.P. and H.C. Tangeman. Their combined names formed the name of their company, Hol – Tan.) Hol – Tan had previously been importing and selling Fiats and Lancias from Italy, but either Hol- Tan, or Fiat/ Lancia discontinued dealing with each other. Their relationship with Moon continue. Joseph Moon died in 1919. His son-in-law, Stewart McDonald succeeded him,and remained president of the company until 1928 when he became the chairman of the comany’s board. Carl W. Burst replaced him as president. The Moon company contiued to build cars throughout the transitions,and in 1924, it came out with its first cars with low-pressure tires, and hydraulic brakes.Moon wasn’t the first car to have hydraulic brakes. they were invented in 1918 by Malcolm Lougheed (later changed to Lockheed), and the fist car to come out with four-wheel hydraulic brakes was the Model A Dusenberg, in 1921. The new feature in the Moon’s hydraulic […]
Cars in Europe average about 52.5 miles per gallon.? Cars in the US average about 22.5 mpg.? That’s +/-30 mpg less than in Europe!? In Europe, they burn 285.7 gallons in 15,000 miles.? In the US, we burn 666.67 gallons in 15,000 miles.? That’s 380.95 gallons more than the Europeans burn.? ? If ten percent of our 290 million cars were like the European diesels, we would use 1,104.755 million less than we currently use WITHOUT changing our driving habits.? This would be in addition to savings realized in global warming and environmental damage caused by fossil fuels. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler produce fuel efficient diesel cars in Europe and have done so for many years.? Why can’t we have the same cars here?? There’s very little tooling? change involved since GM, Ford, and Chrysler are already producing these cars for Europe.? And while the Big 3 produce these same European style diesels for Americans, they can also work on alternate fuels, and alternate fuel cars. Maybe in five to 10 years, GM, Ford, and Chrysler can get their acts together and catch up with Honda, Toyota, Citroen, Renault, Fiat, and Audi, in terms of fuel efficiency. There are many people and many views on this subject.? Personally, I have driven some of these European cars in Italy and I was favorably impressed with the way they run, their comfort, and how efficient they are.? Look up the top ten? fuel efficient cars in Europe, and then look up […]
Everyone I talk to is having problems with this fuel, people with chain saws, yard equipment, boats and cars. Ethanol disolves gas lines, primers on lawn equipment and outboard motors.(See the artical “FUELISH MISTAKES,” by Fritz Grell, in the October issue of the Florida Sportsman.) It also has reduced the gas mileage on my car. My car used to get 23 to 24 miles per gallon, now I get 21 to 22 miles per gallon. If 10 million cars have my same experience and drive 15,000 miles per year, they would have to buy 621,100,000 extra gallons of fuel! At $3.00 per gallon, thats $1,863,300,000 per year. I had to rebuild the carburetor on my boat and the cost for a rebuild kit, carburetor cleaner, and chemical resistant gloves came to $88.80. The time to remove , clean, install the kit, reinstall and adjust the carburetor, required seven and a half hours of labor. Am I the only one with these problems?
Between big business and our leaders in Washington, our manufacturing and many other industries are overseas now. We don’t have control of the quality of our food, medicine and the many other products made overseas. Here is just a list of products we have had bad problems with. Dog food, heparin, tooth paste and toys. to top it off these countries are all growing economically,they are driving cars, trucks and motorcycles. So, now these countries are all using oil,which has the cost of oil and the demand for this product sky rocketing. In turn we have the cost of everything sky rocketing. The metal roof I put on my house went up 8.57% in six mouths,the cost of groceries is up 6 to 12% (per news on the TV.) Am I going to get a 6 – 9% raise in my social security? What are the people in Washington D.C. doing to help the workers, who are the back bone of this nation?
When you go to the grocery store do you ever compare the price of two small cans to one large can? I find one large can can cost up to 40 cents more than two small ones and the large can will be one or two ounces less than two small cans. Is this true of boxed items like cereal, pasta, soap, rice or what ever? All I can say is shopper beware check and compare. Why are the large size cans of tomato sauce, tuna and many others more money than the smaller size. (the next time you go to the super market compare the cost of two small cans to a large can. Tuna and tomato sauce are the ones that I found the other day.)
We the general public are paying 360 to over 1200 dollars a year to watch TV advertisements. In a 1/2 hour program, we get to watch about five three minute advertisements, or about fifteen minutes of a 1/2 hour program. We pay, the advertisers pay and we get bored to death. Many of these ads are run twice each time, what a boring of TV viewing. On top of all this,the programs are re-re-re runs from the beginning of TV. I have to say some of the old programs are better than whats offered today. Whats your opinion of todays programming and the cost of cable or satellite?
I feel Florida should adopt some new rules for trucks on our highways. 1-Trucks should use the right lane only unless passing. (This should be the rule for cars also.) 2-Trucks should be fined for spilling dirt and debris on the highways. 3-Dump trucks should be required to use tarps to cover their loads not cheese cloth.
Why are we seeing 15 to 25 cents above reg. gas for mid grade and 35 to 40 cents for premium gas. There used to be just 10 cents jump for mid grade and 20 cents jump for premium. Are these stations gouging, if so why isn’t the state? or federal consumer affairs doing something about? it? Why does Mobile Exon refuse to build new refineries to replace the old run down ones? With over 40 bln. in profits why not ? I understand there? is a real need for new ones.
Why don’t you see old Chevrolet or GMC suburbans on car auctions like Clayton Jackson’s. I have a 1991 chev last of the old style suburbans.It’s one of the best vehicles I ever owned. The 454 runs like a clock and it is all original.