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by MochetVelo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Newbie question

I don't know of any brass-era dealers, but there are a many sources for brass-era cars. Other than the HCCA web page, there is Hemmings.com, eBay, Prewarcar.com, the AACA forum "For Sale" section, the MTFCA Forum Classifieds (for Model T cars). My suggestion is to advertise for your search on Hemmin...
by MochetVelo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: 1911 Buick 33

As you've discovered, you'd best post question on the most active forums. The MTFCA Forum is the most responsive I've seen. If you have early Buick questions, you should join the Brass Buicks group on Yahoo:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BrassBuicks/info

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Buick Model F detailing advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: 1910 Buick Model F detailing advice

A good resource is the Brass Buicks Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BrassBuicks/info

It's quite active.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Mochet Velo
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Mochet Velo

Merci, SteamNut! It is, inded, a Mochet CM125 Luxe... or at least the front half. Made from 1950-54, it used a 125cc Zurcher motorcycle engine. Not exactly "luxe", it lacked certain amenities such as doors. Reverse gear and electric starter were options. It was introduced just after WWII and sold br...
by MochetVelo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Using Thread Locker
Replies: 0
Views: 1796

Using Thread Locker

Here is a useful paper on using the various types of "thread locker" (Loctite) products. Of course, they didn't exist in 1910, but they would have been used if they did!

http://wdarc.org/Loctite%20Guide.pdf

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu May 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 6254

Re: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electri

No online version, but perhaps some day. It would be more up-to-date, perhaps.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 6254

Re: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electri

Each member gets a copy of the Roster, the 2015/16 being the most recent. You can email one of the club officers to see if they have a copy for you. If you can't get a copy, I can send you information from it.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed May 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Stuck Parts: Tips to Loosen Them
Replies: 8
Views: 8709

Re: Stuck Parts: Tips to Loosen Them

The Mini-Ductor, and induction heater, is available from tool dealers and on eBay. Anyone ever try this tool? Here's a video on it:

by MochetVelo
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Penetrating Oil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Penetrating Oil Test

Here's a recent video that tests various penetrating oils including ATF/Acetone mix, AeroKroil, Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, Royal Purple and WD-40. What's your favorite?

ATF/Acetone mix, AeroKroil, Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, Royal Purple and WD-40


Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I.D. These 3 Brass Era Cars
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

I.D. These 3 Brass Era Cars

I got this plaque today. It appears to be enamel on copper. The cars look c1905 and quite detailed, including license plates. Can anyone identify them?

Phil
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by MochetVelo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New York City, 1911
Replies: 0
Views: 1891

New York City, 1911

Interesting footage of New York in 1911. You're sure to notice a lot of interesting scenes... and machinery. Good soundtrack added, also.

Phil

by MochetVelo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Well, I did learn from Howard Hodson that a belt-operated starter motor only will not work, as it cannot withstand the speed of rotation. A motor-generator, however, is designed to turn quickly (above 12,000 rpm).

Phi
by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

My switch was non-original, but I got a nice repro from someone. Here is a photo of what they look like. This Hupp has a choke knob, but I don;t think that is original. My Metz has an even simpler switch: a brass tab that contacts a bolt on the firewall.

Phil

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by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

No, the Hupp has magneto only; no coils. It puts out quite a hot spark, which I noticed when holding it and turning it slightly. It does have an on/off switch on the dash.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Yes, the Hupp uses a Bosch DU4. It's the non-adjustable timing type.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

My Hupmobile Model 20 has no battery setup; just magneto. My plan is to use a 12v battery and recharge it from outside the car (that is, not use a generator), just for simplicity. I'm hoping to use the starter motor until I can get the car to running on the first or second pull.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

What engine are you trying to start, Al? Is your flywheel in the rear? Mine is a 4-cyl., 16hp engine with front-mounted flywheel (Hupmobile). I have a fairly compact 12v Toyota starter motor I plan to try.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Why not use a modern starter-generator unit like the Cub Cadet suggested in the HCCA article?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8609

Installing A Starter Motor

I enjoyed the article by Howard Hodson in the March/April 2018 Gazette concerning installation of a starter/generator in brass-era cars. Perhaps others with experience in this line could add some ideas. Here are some that came to mind: - A starter motor with no generator could be added to a car. The...
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Removing Broken Taps
Replies: 0
Views: 2278

Removing Broken Taps

Taps tend to break off, especially smaller ones. This is a frustration, but it happens to the best mechanics. Here are several ways to remove them. 1) CENTER PUNCH METHOD This simple idea actually unscrews the tap a tiny bit at a time. You get a center punch and hold it at one edge at the steepest a...