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by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1906 Spyker Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 3312

1906 Spyker Restoration

A nice video of restoring a 1906 Spyker (thanks to Dandy Dave). In Dutch, but very nicely documented.



Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Etched Brass Plaques
Replies: 0
Views: 4805

Etched Brass Plaques

I've tried etching brass plaques found in old cars, and the results were pretty good. Here is a nice description of one method from the AACA Forum: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/268427-the-active-brass-car-forum/?p=1452862 I found a friend who helped make the graphics for my plaques (which I used on ...
by MochetVelo
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Painting Wood Wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 4907

Painting Wood Wheels

A tip for painting wood wheels: When spraying with acrylic enamel, omit the hardener. This makes the paint more flexible as the wood shrinks and expands with humidity. With the additive, the paint is more resistant to wear on metal, but it tends to crack on wood parts. Always use a rotisserie when s...
by MochetVelo
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Wireless Turn Signal
Replies: 1
Views: 5994

Wireless Turn Signal

Turn signals can aid in modern traffic. Here is a kit designed for bikers, but will also work for cars. I got one this week and tested it in the house. The sending unit operated the signals from across the room. It has "left", "right" and "hazard" flashers. You turn it on with a button behind the li...
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1922 Studebaker roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 10548

Re: 1922 Studebaker roadster

Doesn't it have a head gasket?
by MochetVelo
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Fiberboard, Vulcanized Fiber
Replies: 0
Views: 5510

Fiberboard, Vulcanized Fiber

One product you occasionally see in Brass-Era cars is "vulcanized fiber." It was used as an electrical and heat insulator, and even as a stiffener in door panels. My '13 Metz used it for a guide block to direct the spark plug wires above the engine to the magneto. Its heat resistance is a plus there...
by MochetVelo
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 1909 Oakland 20B
Replies: 2
Views: 7987

Re: 1909 Oakland 20B

Nice car and nice photos. Can you post a picture of the engine?

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1920 Cadillac starter
Replies: 2
Views: 5646

Re: 1920 Cadillac starter

Sounds like you need to talk to the rebuilder who did your starter motor. Remember, a weak battery will cause poor starting. Assuming your battery is good, it sounds like a connection inside the starter motor is bad. Here is a diagnostic video: https://youtu.be/UnmnWuuLfzE You might bring your start...
by MochetVelo
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Epoxy Thinner
Replies: 0
Views: 5663

Epoxy Thinner

Water-thin epoxy can be a useful restoration tool, especially with punky non-structural wood pieces and as a waterproof wood sealer. It can be purchased from boating supply houses, but you can make your own if you need a little. Just mix regular batch of epoxy (the type that's the thickness of Karo ...
by MochetVelo
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Internet SCAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

Re: Internet SCAMS

For future reference, never pay for anything with Western Union or Moneygram. It is just like sending cash. There is no hope of a refund and no recourse in case of fraud. Here is a relevant article from The Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/western-union-and-moneygram-are-scammers-favorite-t...
by MochetVelo
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drilling Center of Rod
Replies: 0
Views: 6102

Drilling Center of Rod

You may wish to drill through the center of a bolt or rod (to install a cotter pin, for example). There are specialized tools for this purpose, but a trick is to lay a straight piece of metal (like a 6" machinist rule) atop the rod (which you have secured in the drill press). Lower the bit until it ...
by MochetVelo
Sun May 24, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 14428

Re: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff

2123872 comes up as a self-lubricating bearing: https://www.google.com/patents/US2123872?dq=2123872&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0ABiVdWTE4PAggSUsoDYBQ&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAQ 1936894 is a "Heat-Responsive Self-Lubricating bearing": https://www.google.com/patents/US1936894?dq=1936894&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UgFiVaiFHcOHNtirgugO&ved...
by MochetVelo
Sat May 23, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 14428

Re: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff

U.S. patent numbers can be researched on the internet. List them here and we can find what that thing is.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat May 09, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1954 Anglo-American Tour Film
Replies: 4
Views: 3352

Re: 1954 Anglo-American Tour Film

I read another interesting fact about this tour: The Ford Model K had a ring and pinion failure in the differential, and British Ford machined a new set overnight so the the car could continue.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue May 05, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Grey and Davis 104??
Replies: 7
Views: 7465

Re: Grey and Davis 104??

The lamps with handles were used on earlier cars like the 1905 Maxwell. You could lift them off to check your engine, etc. in the dark. They are worth more in pairs, as there are so many different designs. An unrestored single brass side lamp in good basic condition might sell for around $125. Phil ...
by MochetVelo
Mon May 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Grey and Davis 104??
Replies: 7
Views: 7465

Re: Grey and Davis 104??

Not sure if these went with a particular car. Gray & Davis were a large lamp manufacturer and their lights were used in many makes. They were also large sellers in the aftermarket field. Here is a history with many early ads:

http://www.earlyamericanautomobiles.com ... ddavis.htm

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1954 Anglo-American Tour Film
Replies: 4
Views: 3352

1954 Anglo-American Tour Film

Here is a Pathe newsreel of the 1954 "Anglo-American Vintage Car Rally". It's interesting how much attention these cars drew, especially since the earliest models were only about 45 years old. I guess vintage car tours were less common then. https://youtu.be/S_fz3f3Z4GY S_fz3f3Z4GY (Thanks to "The O...
by MochetVelo
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: I need new rubber on my 28" wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 5550

Re: I need new rubber on my 28" wheels

That's a big file. Can you just post a .jpg? What vehicle are the tires for?

Phikl
by MochetVelo
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Muffler Fabrication
Replies: 0
Views: 5981

Muffler Fabrication

A tip I got the other day from a restoration shop: A muffler shell can be fabricated from a truck exhaust stack. These are available in aluminized steel and other metals in various diameters from 2.5" to 8". You cut a piece to fit between the cast iron ends, which are often restorable. Here is a lin...