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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: 5639

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: 6082

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...
by MochetVelo
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Czech Tour Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 7773

Czech Tour Videos

These are some nicely done videos of some brass-eta tours in (I think) The Czech Republic. I see a number of American cars, too, including three Hupmobile Model 20s, some Ford T's, a Hudson, Stanley, EMF and a couple Maxwells. I even spotted an HCCA decal. https://youtu.be/A0vTpQ4Rly8 A0vTpQ4Rly8 Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Holsman 1908 Buggy
Replies: 3
Views: 3538

Re: Holsman 1908 Buggy

Here's a diagram from a 1914 Victor Page book:


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by MochetVelo
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:08 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

I doubt you'll find factory serial number records on these cars, but I see three Columbus Electrics in the HCCA Roster. Those owners might be of assistance. The Standard Catalog of American Cars says "Although the [Baker, Rauch & Lang] designations were occasionally used in the trade press ... the c...
by MochetVelo
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Car Cover 1909 REO 2 Cyl
Replies: 3
Views: 4696

Re: Car Cover 1909 REO 2 Cyl

California Car Covers will only make covers that they think will sell, so you won't find any for 2-cylinder REOs. You can buy them for Model T roadsters; would that fit? You might also consider small car covers like for the Fiat 500, Mini or VW Beetle.


Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: TiN Coating Metal
Replies: 0
Views: 6489

TiN Coating Metal

I read today of a collector working on a speedster project. He wanted to brass-plate his lug nuts, but hesitated due to poor durability. Instead, he had the nut plated with titanium nitride (TiN). You see this coating drill bits and cutting tools, among other things. It looks a lot like brass and is...
by MochetVelo
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Locomobile Model L information needed
Replies: 5
Views: 4331

Re: Locomobile Model L information needed

Conceptcars posts the bore and stroke at 4.5 X 4.5 on the 1909 Model 30. New pistons would be aluminum today; I think the iron type are no longer made. A firm like Egge might well have the dimensions you seek.

http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... car=128964


Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Oil For Your Oil Can
Replies: 0
Views: 5991

Oil For Your Oil Can

A handy oil to keep in your oil can with the car is chainsaw bar oil. It's sticky and doesn't run off parts so easily.


Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Need help ID'ing this car please
Replies: 4
Views: 3727

Re: Need help ID'ing this car please

The photo's setting, in a corn field, is interesting in that Case also made farm equipment.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Greasing an early universal joint
Replies: 4
Views: 4058

Re: Greasing an early universal joint

I'd assume they just packed it with grease when it was apart. Does it have seals of some kind to keep the grease in place? Could you add a grease cup? I have one on my model T U-joint that has a zerk fitting inside for convenience. A small zerk fitting alone would be pretty unobtrusive.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Congratulations, Vern Campbell, On Your "Twofer"!
Replies: 1
Views: 2631

Re: Congratulations, Vern Campbell, On Your "Twofer"!

They are two great stories. Vern has helped me with my Maxwell. I appreciate his contributions.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: torgue
Replies: 5
Views: 4893

Re: torgue

I would suggest you install new bolts and nuts on your rods rather than re-torquing the originals.


Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Restoration Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 5767

Restoration Videos

I recommend this new video series put on YouTube by Mike Bender and Bill Howell. It concerns the Model T Ford, but many of these videos equally apply to our brass-era cars. Here is a list of the videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9Cs_Ied_FCHd6e-WMvuRQ/videos Here's one I like showing how a b...
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: torgue
Replies: 5
Views: 4893

Re: torgue

Of course, they didn't use torque settings in the brass era, but Model T rod bolts are set today at 35 ft lbs. Perhaps they are similar dimensionally to yours.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Old-Style Hardware Source
Replies: 0
Views: 5893

Old-Style Hardware Source

Here is a good source for old-style bolts, nuts and screws. They also sell sets of 8-point sockets for square-head bolts.

http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/


Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1912 Cadillac - timing issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 3059

Re: 1912 Cadillac - timing issue?

Sounds like the timing slipped out on your engine. There must be a bunch of qualified mechanics in your area, and some early Cadillac owners, too. If you're in the HCCA, you should call a nearby member from the Directory. If you're not a member, consider joining.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: High-Temp Anti-Sieze
Replies: 1
Views: 5936

High-Temp Anti-Sieze

Another odd one: For a good high-temperature anti-seize, check the medicine cabinet. Milk of Magnesia is apparently effective and is used by jet engine mechanics. Should therefore work on exhaust packing nuts, manifold hardware, etc.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Preserving Canned Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 5603

Preserving Canned Paint

Enamel and water-based paints can "skin over" in the can, especially when partially used. This is due to oxygen in the half-empty can. One trick is to add marbles or clean stones to your partially-empty cans to raise the level of the paint.


Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: More Helpful Tips
Replies: 0
Views: 5281

More Helpful Tips

Courtesy the MTFCA Forum, a listing of helpful tips. Though they apply to the Ford cars, they are useful for all makes: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/485381.html?1413152867 My favorite one: "If you have to tighten or loosen a fastener in a tight place or it's dark or you just can't qui...