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Washington Times
December 30, 1922


Dry cells will quickly run down if allowed to rattle.
Driving at night with a single light is against the law in many States.
An old hacksaw blade makes a good spark plug gauge for gap correction.
A motorist who "slips" his clutch scorches and hardens the leather on the cone.
Having the water just under the boiling point will render the greatest engine efficiency.
Springs that have become weak by long service can be reset or strengthened by adding another leaf.
The principal parts of the ignition system are magneto or generator, batteries, starter, spark plugs, timer and wiring.
A tube that is to be stored in a bag or box in the car should be dusted with talc so that there is no friction against the rubber.
When it becomes necessary to drive through heavy sand, better progress will be made if the tires are deflated to about one-third of their rated capacity.

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