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[My legitimate hyperlinks in bold green]

While we await honest, conscientious, and forthcoming citizens to step up and tell us what they know about Arthur Leigh Allen and the '52 Kaiser – because the photograph doesn't lie – I'm setting up this Lake Berryessa thread as a necessary progression of my theory emerging from inferences based upon prospective evidence. If you have not yet, please visit the Cheri Jo Bates forum and my topic of investigation: Studebaker – A LOOK-ALIKE – How about a 1952 Kaiser?

The photo reveals that Allen not only operated a '52 Kaiser in the 1960s but that he was inclined to use this car for his recreational skin/scuba diving excursions.

Robert Graysmith quoting a conversation with Det. Sgt. John Lynch, Vallejo PD:

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"I like him the least. I was positive it wasn't Allen. The minute I looked at him, I said mentally that isn't Zodiac. I only typed in five or six lines on the report . . . . Only in order to get Allen's name in. I talked with him for about an hour. Checked on his car, and he had his scuba gear in the back of the car. Real old, dirty car, that didn't even remotely resemble—"

"He's had a lot of cars though," I interjected. "He's got four now."

"Oh, I didn't know that," said Lynch.

I thought to myself that Lynch had cleared Allen because he did not match Lynch's visual impression of the killer.

Lynch's replacements over the years did not go back and check the early suspects cleared by Lynch.

[Zodiac, p. 294; Zodiac Unmasked, p. 45; italic emphasis added to Sgt. Lynch dialogue]

Does Det. Lynch ever identify the make or model of Allen's automobile? Did it happen to resemble an "old" Studebaker? Did it happen to sound like an "old" car when starting, revving up? . . . Not dissimilar, perhaps, to one such sound described by a Riverside witness on the evening of October 30, 1966 to which a Zodiac connection would be established by November 16, 1970—not much over a year after the Lake Berryessa crime.

When Lynch concludes: "Real old, dirty car, that didn't even remotely resemble—" he is grasping that he cannot match Allen's "scuba gear" car to the possible "Zodiac" vehicles reported by witnesses on the evening of the Blue Rock Springs shootings: July 4-5, 1969—two months and three weeks prior to the Lake Berryessa stabbings.

In Zodiac Unmasked, Graysmith relates the encounter between Det. Lynch and Arthur Leigh Allen after the Lake Berryessa attack and describes Allen going "over to the back of his station wagon . . . ." [Zodiac Unmasked, p. 268]

But was it a "station wagon"? — Does Lynch specify the model of automobile in a report somewhere?

Did Lynch get a look at the wheels? Was the "Real old, dirty car" in fact, Allen's '52 Kaiser still running but with one slightly narrower front tire?

Robert Graysmith:

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The crime-lab technicians discovered tire tracks from the attacker's car and made plaster casts, "moulages." There were two different-size tires on the front, very worn. Width between the wheels was listed by the police as fifty-seven inches. [Zodiac, p. 77]


The disparity in tire size on the same axle presents further evidence—together with variant tread design, wear, and the modest width of the tires—that the unknown vehicle is an old car (relative to 1969), still operational obviously, but likely to display multiple signs of disrepair. If money and resources: availability of replacement parts, etc. were not an issue, then presumably the owner of the vehicle would, at the very least, desire the larger width tire on both sides of the same axle.


Napa County Sheriff's Department Report on Case No. 105907
Reporting Officers: Dave Collins & Ray Land; Recording Officer: Dave Collins; 9/29/1969

[NCSD-Report_D_Collins_R_Land_TireTrack_p1]


Department of Justice, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation Report No. 1-15-311-F9-5861
Reported Assigned to: Melvin H. Nicolai, Special Agent; 10/3/1969

[DOJ-Report_Mel_Nicolai_TireTrack_p9] 

Napa County Sheriff's Dept. Supplement Crime Report on Case No. 105907
Reporting & Recording Officer: Det./Sgt. Hal Snook; 10/5/1969

[NCSD-Report_Hal_Snook_TireTrack_p2]


The 52 inches total of "distance between the inside of the left tread to the inside of the right tread" is NOTTrack (or Tread) measurement. To establish an axle track profile for this vehicle for purposes of matching or eliminating potential makes/models, the calculation must proceed from consistent tire widths (i.e., either both 4.5" or both 5.5"). An additional half tire width from each side (or one whole tire width) is then added to Sgt. Snook's result (adjusted to 52.5" or 51.5" respectively) in order to produce a measurement that spans from the centerline of the left wheel to the centerline of the right wheel.

[Wheelbase_and_Track]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axle_track

Sgt. Snook's inside tire edge "measured approximately 52 inches," consequently, a simple formula produces an axle track measurement for this vehicle of "approximately" 57 inches.

This Track (or Tread) value is well within "approximate" range for the specs of Kaiser cars (ca. 1951-52) including the '51 Kaiser Deluxe Series and '52 Kaiser Virginian Series:

•  1951 Kaiser DeLuxe Series K512 Sedan: Front Tread: 58 inches; Rear Tread: 58.75 inches
    Tire Size: 6.7" x 15" [This indicates the original factory standard tires.]

http://www.classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=5052&year=1951&model=26996

•  1952 Kaiser Virginian Special Series 521 Sedan: Front Tread: 58 inches; Rear Tread: 58.75 inches
    Tire Size: 6.7" x 15" [This indicates the original factory standard tires.]

http://www.classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=4931&year=1952&model=27002


•  1952 Kaiser Virginian DeLuxe Series 522 Sedan: Front Tread: 58 inches; Rear Tread: 58.75 inches
    Tire Size: 6.7" x 15" [This indicates the original factory standard tires.]

http://www.classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=4932&year=1952&model=27007


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And why does he change cars all the time if he's not up to something? [Zodiac, p. 290]

What did Allen do with this car?
What happened to the 1952 Kaiser?
Where did the Kaiser go?


If the Kaiser car does fit, then you must NOT acquit.


— Robert Peter Ackerman

Citations

Graysmith, Robert. Zodiac. New York: St. Martin’s, 1986.
 (Page refs. to movie tie-in paperback ed., New York: Berkley, 2007.)

Graysmith, Robert. Zodiac Unmasked. New York: Berkley, 2002.
 (Page refs. to movie tie-in paperback ed., New York: Berkley, 2007.)

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Mystery Vehicle – 6 Volt Car Battery – How about a 1952 Kaiser?

[My legitimate hyperlinks in bold green]

One of the more astute observations this year (there's been a dearth!) on the topic of the Zodiac Killer that I've come across is this recent entry from Sierra: "6 volt car battery"

I don't believe that anyone else—amateur or official—has publicly deliberated upon the significance of Zodiac's "6V car bat" referenced in the Bus-Bomb letter (Nov. 9, 1969). Sierra considers the Karmann Ghia and writes, "Very few automobiles had 6 volt systems. Volkswagen cars used a 6 volt system up until around 1967."

Already at this point, Sierra had piqued my interest; and then I asked myself, what about . . .

. . . And yes, the '52 Kaiser that Arthur Leigh Allen was photographed with in the 1960s also carried a six volt battery [click model link and view halfway down; or page-search "battery"]:


   
•  1951 Kaiser DeLuxe Series K512 Sedan

    •  1952 Kaiser Virginian Special Series 521 Sedan

    •  1952 Kaiser Virginian DeLuxe Series 522 Sedan


The '52 Kaiser is consistent with the Zodiac Killer who claimed in 1969 to have 6V car batteries at his disposal for a bomb-making engineering project: "The death machine is allready [sic] made."

The '52 Kaiser is consistent with body, year, and tan-gray "light-colored" oxidized paint observed as a car of interest by one or more Riverside City College witnesses (Oct. 30, 1966).

The '52 Kaiser is consistent with the appearance of a Studebaker of similar vintage.

The '52 Kaiser is consistent with the "old" car starting, revving sound heard by another Riverside witness (Oct. 30, 1966).

The '52 Kaiser is consistent with Vallejo Det. Sgt. John Lynch's first-hand description of a "Real old, dirty car" that Arthur Leigh Allen drove with his scuba gear in the trunk when Lynch questioned him at Lake Berryessa (1969).

The '52 Kaiser is consistent with an old car (jalopy by 1969) possessing front tires of variant size width, tread design and wear.

The '52 Kaiser is consistent with axle track measurements of wheel impressions from the "believed suspect vehicle" ("approximately" 57 inches) on Knoxville Rd. at Lake Berryessa (Sep. 27, 1969).

You know what else is consistent? The madly blogging book hucksters and partisan Zodiac case websites—with open channels to L.E.—that consistently evade my evidence. They would have you believe that they remain ignorant of my unprecedented research and ongoing discoveries into the significance of Arthur Leigh Allen's 1952 Kaiser (and now, Austin-Healey*) automobile.

For those opportunist website operators, and for those smug Amazon dot com peddlers, I say, ignore my research at your own peril, for your credibility end-time is nigh. ["Robert Peter Ackerman: Never heard of him." – lol – a lie I can immediately disprove with email/online correspondence archived six years & six ways to Sunday. But please, by all means, keep up the pretense because I don't need your FAILED suspect theory stenches anywhere near my work.]

What did Allen do with this car?
What happened to the 1952 Kaiser?
Where did the Kaiser go?
Where did the Austin-Healey go?
Where did all their 6V batteries – at Allen's disposal – go?


If the Kaiser & Austin-Healey cars do fit, then you must NOT acquit.


— Robert Peter Ackerman

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Let's listen in on some expert car talk guys...

Triedaq (community.cartalk.com)

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U.S. cars from the 1930s through 1952 were six volt.

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r1lark (forums.aaca.org)

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A lot of cars changed to 12 volt batteries right around '55/'56 timeframe, at least in the US. Some foreign cars kept using 6 volt batteries even after the mid-'50s.....IIRC the Volkswagen 'Bug' was one of them.

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Jerry Herbison (stovebolt.com)

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In 1957, all American car manufacturers standardized their electrical systems at 12 volt, negative ground . . . .

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Bob Call (forums.aaca.org)

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My 54 Austin Healey* equipped with Lucas electrics is 12 V positive earth with dual 6 V batteries connected in series.

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* Arthur Leigh Allen owned an Austin-Healey prior to – and possibly during – 1969; the Zodiac's first bus bomb description and schema employed two 6 volt car batteries.

MBPD Report (Jul. 19, 1971) for SFPD Inspector Toschi:

Page 2, informant statement re: timeframe for acquaintance with Allen

Page 4, informant statement re: "known" vehicles owned by Allen

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The Zodiac's 13-Symbol Cipher letter (Apr. 20, 1970) enclosed a "new bomb" diagram that depicted a single "Car Bat" without specified voltage.

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I've now concluded that anyone offering crucial cold case tips, for example: the description of a prime suspect's car—overlooked by L.E. and other researchers for four-and-a-half decades—having specs closely matching evidence left by the "believed suspect vehicle," should not get his hopes up when the Napa County Sheriff's Office can't even correctly spell Cecelia Shepard's first or last name. This has remained true for the six plus years since my initial visit to their website.


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