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by jeff deringer
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Greetings from the road ...
Replies: 25
Views: 16099

Re: Greetings from the road ...

Love the Mountain Wagons! When I was a kid I was lucky enough to be at Harrah's collection with my dad and his friend who worked as a buyer for Mr. Harrah. We were allowed behind the ropes and in to the restoration shop areas, and one time they were getting ready to test drive the Stanley Mountain W...
by jeff deringer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I found a axle!: Right drive shaft 1915/1916 Overland model 83 B
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Wanted: Right drive shaft 1915/1916 Overland model 83 B

I would just have new ones made, even though you say it will take longer. That way you can use better quality steel and not have the same problem later. They're not that tough to make, not sure how plentiful machine shops are there, but I had a set made pretty reasonable price wise here. Good luck.
by jeff deringer
Wed May 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Jones Speedometer
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Jones Speedometer

Hello Jeff, I caught your intent and tried to follow your lead on the "pump pliers" thought for removing the speedo ring! When I was in my haste as a teenager and before I had a little age and wisdom. I would have been quick to give the pump pliers a try. That is the moment that I l started the lea...
by jeff deringer
Wed May 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Jones Speedometer
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Jones Speedometer

Hello Jeff, That is a nice unit. Pump pliers are good for some things...for sure. But as you mentioned, you WILL have a new set of problems to deal with when used for this application. Have you thought of using an oil filter type strap wrench that has a nice solid but rubber lined strap? I have use...
by jeff deringer
Thu May 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Jones Speedometer
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Jones Speedometer

I've always found that a large pair of water pump pliers does the trick. Make sure you hold the case in the vise so it doesn't escape undamaged either.
Of course then you have a whole new set of problems.... :wink:
by jeff deringer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 182
Views: 15799

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Jeff, When you applied the "oil" to your leather cone clutch, would you depress the clutch then add a drop every 6" ? How jumpy would you let the clutch get before you would re-treat the leather? Al Well, I’ve only done it twice I think in 25 years. The first time in my shop with a toothbrush...
by jeff deringer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 182
Views: 15799

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is what gives the early Locomobile the ability to stop and start, (cone clutch). What are your thoughts, experience and advice, from the close-up picture of the clutch material? I am thinking that this clutch has many more miles. Of course I will need to degrease as the rear main has been leak...
by jeff deringer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

That would make for a very newsworthy police chase :) For a large club tours with a other carriages, I would probably take the risk. I would be limited to that though. Well there are two types of insurance, show insurance and road insurance, I would have no insurance on the road. And too the way th...
by jeff deringer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

Gil, Thanks for the information on those tours. We talked about doing the Lansing to Dearborn tour last year, but I have to get my vehicle registered i.e. Title and registration and it has to be to operate it on the road. Michigan has this crazy law since the vehicle never had a title, first I had ...
by jeff deringer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Howdy boys, yes! I am a very happy Jack Rabbit! The wheel start was a suggestion from a friend of mine who has model T's. Said that was safest not knowing how it would perform. It worked great. Second roll, I was impressed! The carb performed ok while running, but did leave a puddle when I shut it ...
by jeff deringer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Who in Blazes is Clarence Carpenter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Marian Welch Award

Congratulations to my friends Frank and Laura Hurley for being presented with the Marian Welch Award! Frank is definitely an ambassador for the hobby, always willing to talk to people who look at our cars on tour, putting on many, many great tours, holding local and national offices, and helping out...
by jeff deringer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: An apology and thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: An apology and thoughts

Well, looking back at the 3 posts I see about your '11 Buick there were quick responses to all of them actually, including some pretty detailed stuff on your first one regarding trouble starting the car. But moving forward, It's a fact that interest in brass cars is declining. Sad, but true. It's al...
by jeff deringer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 182
Views: 15799

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Wow! That's pretty wild innovation for 110 years ago! Impressive.
by jeff deringer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Jeff, I just noticed you are in Camas. Do you know Jim Barrett? He is very knowledgeable on mags, coils, etc. He's done several for me, great guy. Next time I'm down that way I'll pay you a visit. You must belong to the Portland group? I am a "distant" member. Thanks! I am in Camas. I do know Jim B...
by jeff deringer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Jack wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:25 am
Jeff, what model is that brass carb? I've been looking for a Schebler Model E. Thanks!
It is a Model R Schebler. I have an extra if you can't find the E and need it.
by jeff deringer
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Guess I might as well show the cars too!
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by jeff deringer
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Jeff, Are you still an Overland guy? As I recall your car/cars are a bit later than 1910? Is your fueling system the same as what Jack is dealing with? Maybe you can share some experience? Al I am! I have a 14 Model 79 Touring and an almost done (for the last 5 years) 15 Model 80 Speedster (Not aut...
by jeff deringer
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Howdy Don, again, I didn't make the body, I'm not a wood worker by any means. I can build big stuff; shop, barn, etc., but not as intricate as those bodies! My friend David King made them for me, he's very meticulous! Hope you and Sharon are doing well in this weather. Yes, I wish more people would...
by jeff deringer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 10204

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

When I bought my 15 Overland I wondered, why would anyone put a shutoff valve right behind the carburetor? I learned quickly. That was a Model R Schebler, but same church different pew! I took it apart, inspected, cleaned, fiddled, drank a few beers and put it back together. Still leaked. Repeated a...
by jeff deringer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: 1911 Buick 33

I've lamented the same thing in the past, but in a bit of a different way. Not sure your strategy will bear much fruit. "Hey you losers! I need help and none of you jerks will answer me. Every other club is better than you. Are you dead? Please help." Not a great tactic in my opinion, but hey, it's ...