Introducedin January, 1905, the one-cylinder Model E was the same as the 1904 model except there was a more normal looking “hood” with sharp corners and side louvers. The radiator was raised to fit the shape of the “hood.” The detachable tonneau was not available. The front axle was now tubular and arched with a truss. Introduced at mid-year, the rocker shaft was located between the front axle and spring. The linkage on transmission bands was balanced.
The price of the Model E was $750. Calendar year sales and production (combined with the B, C, and F models) was 4029. The model year sales was the same.
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1905 Cadillac Model E runabout
Horizontal, with cylinder to the rear
Bore & Stroke
127mm x 127mm
“Higher than advertised or calculated H.P.” Advertised H.P.: 9
4200-5000 with EF (1904), 5000-6600 with F, 6600-8200. with CF, 8200-8350 with ACF, 13501-13706 with ACF-special
Updraft mixer carburetor manufactured by Cadillac.
on inboard drums
12 spoke wood wheels — 22 in.
28 x 3 Clincher
Front / Rear Tread
Optional Front / Rear Tread
Two Forward (3:1 and 1:1) and one reverse
low — foot pedal, rev., high — lever to right.
Low, rev. — bands, High disc clutch
Spur gear differential with overall ratio 3.1:1 to 5:1
3.1:1 to 5:1 (Different combinations of 9 or 10 tooth driving sprocket with 31, 34, 38, 41, or 45 tooth driven sprocket gave ten possible ratios from 3.1:1 to 5:1. Lower ratios for runabout to be run on smooth, level roads to higher ratios for loaded Delivery to be run on rough, hilly roads. Instructions for changing sprockets were furnished to owners, but the change involved disassembly of the transmission and rear axle — definitely not a “quick-change” setup.
Bulb Horn. Lights. Leather top w/sides & storm apron