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1911 Directions for Operation and Care of E-M-F "30" Motor Cars

So you want to see the manual on the Directions for Operation and Care of the E-M-FMotor Cars ? Well, you have found the right page.

Sign My Guest Book These pages were scanned from an original copy of this manual. The only pages that do not appear here are the ones that are blank. There are 2 pages (one in front and back) that are blank at the beginning and end of the manual. They are noted in the following table. The size of the manual is approximately 8.5" X 4".

The best part of this manual are the "Driving Hints" that start on page 18.

The pages are presented as a link with a description to the right of the link detailing what is on that page.

If you have trouble reading the page, try clicking on the picture to bring up the full size picture of the page, and then saving the picture to your PC by right clicking and selecting "Save Picture As". Then you can bring up the picture on your PC and it will be easier to read. Enjoy!!!


This is the cover of the Information manual. Click the picture to view.
This is page 1 of the Information manual. Click the picture to view.
This is page 2 of the Information manual. This page contains a Forward. Click the picture to view.
This is page 3 of the Information manual. This page has the major heading "GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS" and has the minor headings "Inspection", "Guarantee", "Washing", "Dusting", "Cleaning Tops", and "Filling Oil Lamps".
This is page 4 of the Information manual. This page continues the "GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS" section with the minor headings of "Charging Acetylene Gas Generator" and "To Clean Generator". The page continues with major heading "Filling" and has the minor headings "To Fill Water System", "To Fill Gasoline System" and "To Fill Motor Oiler".
This is page 5 of the Information manual. This page continues the "Filling" section with a minor heading of "To Oil Running Gear". It then continues with a major heading of "To Operate Motor" with the minor headings of "To Start in Warm Weather", "To Start Car on Magneto", and "To Start in Cold Weather".
This is page 6 of the Information manual. This page continues the "To Operate Motor" section with the minor headings of "To Stop Motor", "To Start Car" and "To Stop Car". The page continues with the major heading of "Care of Car" with the minor headings of "Lubrication" and "Motor Lubrication".
This is page 7 of the Information manual. This page continues the major heading "Care of Car" with the minor headings of "Lubrication System", "Oiler Check Valve", "To Be Oiled Daily" and "Oil Weekly".
This is page 8 of the Information manual. This page continues the major heading "Care of Car" with the minor headings "Oil Monthly", "Grade of Oil", "Cleaning Crank Case" and "Lack of Lubrication". The page also contains the major heading "Gasoline System" with the minor headings "Gasoline Tank" and "Gasoline Shut-off Valve".
This is page 9 of the Information manual. Includes continuation of the section "Gasoline System" with the minor headings of "Gasoline Feed", "Grade of Gasoline", "Gasoline Leaks" and "To Extinguish a Gasoline Fire". The page continues with the major heading "Carburator" with the minor headings "Float Chamber", Float Valve" and "Mixing Chamber".
This is page 10 of the Information manual. This page continues the major heading "Carburator" with the minor headings "Auxiliary Air Valve", "To Adjust Mixture", "Symptoms of Improper Mixture", "Throttle Valve" and "Throttle Valve Adjusting Screw".
This is page 11 of the Information manual. Includes the continuation of the "Carburator" sectionand additional section "Carburator Drain Cock". The page continues with the major section "Ignition" with the minor headings "Dry Cells", "Spark Coil", "Magneto" and "Timing the Motor".
This is page 12 of the Information manual. This page continues the "Ignition" section with the minor headings "Spark Plugs", "Electric Wiring" and "Spark Lever".
This is page 13 of the Information manual. This page concludes the "Ignition" section with the minor headings of "Retard Position" and "Advanced Position". The page continues with the major heading "Water System" with the minor headings "Water Pump", Poor Circulation" and "Care of Water System in Cold Weather".
This is page 14 of the Information manual. This page contains the conclusion of the major section "Water System" with the minor heading "Anti-Freezing Solution". The page goes on to the major heading "Crank Case" and then to the major heading "Cylinders" with the minor headings "Cleaning Cylinders" and "To Prevent Corroding".
This is page 15 of the Information manual. This page includes the major heading "Valves" and the minor headings "Inlet Valves", "Exhaust Valves" and "Grinding Valves". The page continues with the major heading "Cam Shaft" and the major heading "Engine Bearings".
This is page 16 of the Information manual. This page concludes the "Engine Bearings" section with the minor heading of "Over-Heating". The page continues with the major heading "Running Gear" with the minor headings "Foot and Hand Brake", "To Adjust Brakes", "Operation of Brakes", "Spring Clips" and "Torque Arm".
This is page 17 of the Information manual. This page concludes the section "Running Gear" with the minor headings "Tires" and Care of Tires". The page finishes out with a drawing of car that appears to be a Flanders 20. Interesting.
This is page 18 of the Information manual. This page contains the start of the section "Driving Hints" and is worth the reading. This is E. Le Roy Pelletier writing at its best.
This is page 19 of the Information manual. Continuation of the "Driving hints" section.
This is page 20 of the Information manual. Continuation of the "Driving hints" section.
This is page 21 of the Information manual. Conclusion of the "Driving hints" section.
Page 22 of the manual is blank.
This is page 23 of the Information manual. This page contains the "Index" with entries from page 1 to page 10.
This is page 24 of the Information manual. This page contains the "Index" with entries from page 10 to page 21.
This is a fold out oiling chart from the back page of the manual. The chart was too big to fit entirly on my scanner bed, so a bit of the top is missing and a bit of the bottom. The only information missing is that the hubcaps at the bottom pf the picture are marked "GM" for "Grease Monthly".


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