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by Bharper
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 15564

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Hi Jack, I am following your battle with the persistent leak at the float valve on your Schelber with great interest. I have been enduring a similar struggle with a leaking float valve in the carburetor on my '14 Metz Model 22. The carb was made by the American Watch Tool Company and has a float val...
by Bharper
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How Late Use of Chain Drive And Friction Drive Transmissions
Replies: 4
Views: 5266

Re: How Late Use of Chain Drive And Friction Drive Transmiss

Well, shucks; over a month and no response. I guess that the topic is too obscure. Oh well. Carry on. Bill
by Bharper
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How Late Use of Chain Drive And Friction Drive Transmissions
Replies: 4
Views: 5266

How Late Use of Chain Drive And Friction Drive Transmissions

Greetings Everyone, I have two questions. I did look through all of my reference library and I did ask Mr. Google and found some information, but realized that I would be ahead asking the experts here. The restriction is American cars only, nothing foreign and no trucks. 1) Which manufacturer was th...
by Bharper
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What kind of car is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 6317

Re: What kind of car is this?

The car is a 1914 Metz Model 22. 1914 was the only year in which the Model 22 had that style turtledeck. Earlier cars had a small tool box instead of the turtledeck and possibly a dickey seat, or even two, on the box. I hope that this helps. The Metz was, actually, a decent car in spite of the asper...
by Bharper
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Electric Buffer for Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Electric Buffer for Brass

Click on the link below to access the MTFCA Forum thread about polishing to which Gil refers:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1478654059
by Bharper
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Drive Chain Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 4188

Re: Drive Chain Maintenance

Hi Herb, Thank you for your suggestion of aerosol chain lubricant. I want to care for the chains (and the entire car) properly and not hasten their demise due to lack of proper lubrication. I do realize that there is "more to it" than just lube and correct chain tension is also important. Aside from...
by Bharper
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Drive Chain Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 4188

Drive Chain Maintenance

Greetings All, This summer I acquired a car without conventional shaft drive. The owner's manual offers the briefest mention of a lubrication schedule and specifies "grease". The drive chains are contained within guards which keep away much of the road debris. I asked Mr. Google about chain maintena...
by Bharper
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2016 Eastern National One-and Two-Cylinder Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 7824

Re: 2016 Eastern National One-and Two-Cylinder Tour

Hi Gil,

Thank you for taking the time and for making the effort to compose such an enjoyable commentary of this tour. It certainly sound that a good time was had by all

Best Regards,
Bill Harper
Keene, New Hampshire
by Bharper
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Fabricord
Replies: 1
Views: 2002

Re: Fabricord

Hi Jerry, My 1914 Model 22 was reupholstered by a previous owner. He, or someone, did a good enough job of it, but it is not Fabricord and not done in the style and manner used by Metz. I will use it as is for now. I would be interested is seeing a sample of genuine Fabricord. I asked Mr. Google abo...
by Bharper
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F
Replies: 8
Views: 5090

Re: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F

Hi Al, Thank you So Much for the Bosch link. I acquired a car this summer which is equipped with a DU4. Coming from the Ford Model T world I am completely unfamiliar with this magneto. I do have a Dykes manual and it is good, but having access to genuine Bosch instructions is a blessing. Thank you, ...
by Bharper
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Don't Worry - It's Only Flat on the Bottom!
Replies: 2
Views: 7682

Re: Don't Worry - It's Only Flat on the Bottom!

Hi Gil,

Thank you for taking the time to post photographs and write a nice description of this tour. I always enjoy and appreciate your contributions.

Best Regards,
Bill Harper
by Bharper
Thu May 19, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2016 Jersey Shore Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 10019

Re: 2016 Jersey Shore Tour

Hi Gil,

I always enjoy your tour reports and all of the photographs. Thank you for taking the time to write and to take pictures.

When the planets align and I can get one of those early cars.....................

Best Regards,
Bill Harper
Keene, New Hampshire
by Bharper
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Greetings from the road ...
Replies: 26
Views: 18146

Re: Greetings from the road ...

Just like Santa Claus, Freighter Jim brings happiness wherever he goes.
by Bharper
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: RCH Automobiles
Replies: 6
Views: 7668

Re: RCH Automobiles

Yes, Attitude928, that is the car which prompted my question. The fenders and running boards don't look right and I then wonder what else is way off. The price creates interest and yet this little car could quickly turn into a huge and horrible money pit. I did contact the lister but never received ...
by Bharper
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: RCH Automobiles
Replies: 6
Views: 7668

RCH Automobiles

Greetings All, I am trying to learn what I can about RCH cars. I have found that Robert Hupp left Hupmobile after a dispute with stockholders and formed RCH Automobiles. There is scant information on the internet and not many pictures. I am hoping to be able to discern one model year from another an...
by Bharper
Mon May 04, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Czech Tour Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 7903

Re: Czech Tour Videos

Thank you for posting this, I really enjoyed it. Bill
by Bharper
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Hupmobile Model 20, Real Tour Car or Just a Parade Car
Replies: 5
Views: 7513

Re: Hupmobile Model 20, Real Tour Car or Just a Parade Car

Thank you so much for your insight and candor. I did think that the Hupp was well built but suspected that they were more of a short haul ice cream getter. I have liked the look of them for quite a while; still do but am think more of a touring vehicle. I really like my Model T and wouldn't part wit...
by Bharper
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Hupmobile Model 20, Real Tour Car or Just a Parade Car
Replies: 5
Views: 7513

Hupmobile Model 20, Real Tour Car or Just a Parade Car

Greetings All, This long winter has prompted me to spend some time perusing back issues of the Gazette. As I read tour reports and study the pictures of the cars on tour, the Hup Model 20 runabout (and more so the Model D touring) are conspicuously scarce, if seen at all. This has prompted me to won...
by Bharper
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Calling All Prest-O-Lite Users
Replies: 1
Views: 4836

Calling All Prest-O-Lite Users

Hi, I am looking into reviving a Prest-O-Lite tank. My 1918 Dykes encyclopedia does mention them, but my interests are in putting one back into service and the Dykes does not help. How does one ensure the safety of this pressure vessel? Where and how do I get it tested and certified? What is the nor...
by Bharper
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: SERIAL/VIN NUMBER ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6856

SERIAL/VIN NUMBER

Rich, My 1924 T coupe has a body (VIN) number embossed on the right floorboard riser. You might have a number elsewhere. Some, but not all, bodies had a body number applied by the body manufacturer. Ford paid little or no attention to it and relied only on the engine number as the number of the car....