Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

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John E. Guitar
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Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Post by John E. Guitar » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:15 am

Does anyone have experience with towing an Oldsmobile Model N? Should the engine be kept running? Any precautions to take?

This is towing around 100 metres at low speed.

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Re: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Post by bud delong » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:34 pm

I know nothing about this except my 52 years of wedded bliss tell me [Never To Ask The Wife To Help Tow Anything]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Bud. :D

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Re: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 pm

I don't have experience with an Olds. It might be easiest to unlink the chain if you have any doubts. Then again I don't know how easy that is.
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Re: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Post by Ron Horton » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:39 am

I have to agree with you Bud for the most part, but it can be done. First of all use a nylon tow strap, not a chain. Second, the wife is in the tow vehicle and it is explained to her that you will be doing ALL the braking. Side roads, 25 to 30 mph. Spooky for her, but with some luck and detailed communications, possible.
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Re: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 am

100 meters is not far. Hope you dont get over 30 mph ! :D :D :D

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