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by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz Restoration Help
Replies: 2
Views: 5333

Metz Restoration Help

I and a friend both recently got unrestored 1913 Metz "22" roadsters, and wonder if any HCCA members have experience working on this car. It has a motor much like a Ford Model "T", so I'm wondering what "T" parts might fit it, and we could sure use some tips on restoration! Phil Jamison PA http://i1...
by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Information needed on an early Maxwell.
Replies: 1
Views: 4572

Maxwell

Congratulations on your "new" car. Perhaps you could post a photo for us to see. Luckily, Maxwell is one of the better-documented vintage cars. It was a popular make and many were sold (in 1922, over 300 were produced per day), so there is a lot of material. Try "The Maxwell Messenger" site: http://...
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: HCCA in The Past
Replies: 0
Views: 4245

HCCA in The Past

I just got some 1950s Horseless Carriage Gazettes. It's interesting to see how the old car hobby was then. One interesting thing is the curiosity and interest given cars that weren't all that old. When the club was founded in late 1930s, the Brass Era cars were only about 25 years old; the same for ...
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 10618

What Car Should I Buy?

I agree that the "T" does have the others beat for parts and restoration help. My little Peugeot needed a gear. On a T, this would have cost a couple hundred, but for a "one-off", I was quoted $1800. have to admit that I do like the unusual cars. Right now, I'm looking at a Metz.

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 10618

What Car Should I Buy?

Yes, I would be interested to see what others think on this subject. Also, it would be nice to see more people posting things on the Forum! I noticed in the July/Aug 2008 "Horseless Carriage Gazette" an interesting list of the speculative "Best Cars of 1910" posted by Earl Filter. Interesting that t...
by MochetVelo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 10618

What Car Should I Buy?

What about friction drive (as on Metz, CarterCar, etc.) and chain drive? Are these dependable enough for tours, etc.?

Phil Jamison
PA
by MochetVelo
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 10618

What Car Should I Buy?

I'd like to purchase a Brass-Era car, though I have a limited budget and limited space, so I've been considering a smaller car like a Metz, Brush, or Maxwell (I don't really want a Model T). I've seen various cars for sale, but wonder if anyone could suggest what would be a fairly dependable car for...
by MochetVelo
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: how do you paint a radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 8448

Radiator Paint

Just a note: Eastwood Co. sells a spray-can radiator paint. See their web site.

Phil Jamison
PA
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Wheel Painting Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 4837

To continue with the wheel finishing: To replace the tires, I coated my tire irons with "Plastidip" from the hardware store. This is a rubbery coating for tool handles. I think it will prevent scratching the paint.

Phil Jamison
PA
by MochetVelo
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Wheel Painting Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 4837

Wheel Painting Tip

Here's a tip for painting wheels. I thought I'd save possible scratches and chips by spraying them after mounting the tires. Unfortunately, I couldn't get masking tape to stick to the new tires, even after wiping them with various cleaners and solvents. Finally, I removed the tires for spraying on t...
by MochetVelo
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Any Recommendations For Carburetor Restorer?
Replies: 1
Views: 4703

Zenith Carb Rebuild

re: Zenith Carburetor from 1921 Peugeot Quadrilette I started work on the Zenith 18MH (c1921) carburetor today, having found no one who would touch it. I even wrote to a French carb restorer who asked for pictures, but then never responded. Anyway, this carb seems almost exactly like the Zeniths fro...
by MochetVelo
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Any Recommendations For Carburetor Restorer?
Replies: 1
Views: 4703

Any Recommendations For Carburetor Restorer?

Could anyone suggest a carburetor repair shop that can restore a French Zenith carb from 1921 (it's an 18MH from a Peugeot Type 161 Quadrilette)? I've tried a number of shops, but get turned down. With all those odd carbs out there, there must be someone who will tackle something a bit different. Th...