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by cudaman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I received the new upholstery kit from Classtique yesterday. I had sent them the old upholstery for patterns, and I asked that they return the old upholstery with the new in case I needed them for reference. The new kit has the same mix of leather and other material that the originals had. It came w...
by cudaman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I stumbled upon a page on the web that makes me think that my car was used as a "prop" in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" several years ago. Except for the color of the top bows, gas tank, and radiator shell, the color scheme matches my car. Also, my car came with two home-made cross braces to hel...
by cudaman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Success! My reserve oil tank holds vacuum now. I removed and cleaned the sight glass and installed new seals on the top and bottom of the glass. I also tightened the packing nuts on the two oil tubes that feed reserve oil into the engine sump. My new upholstery kit is on its way from Classtique, it ...
by cudaman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I spent yesterday running a new 1/4 inch steel fuel line to the carburetor. The sediment bulb on my tank is hand made, but serviceable. The line is clamped to the frame in two locations, so it is plenty secure. I installed a second shut off valve next to the carb so that I can shut off the gas witho...
by cudaman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I nearly have the throttle linkage sorted out, just making some refinements. Also working on the gaskets that seal the oil reservoir. The level still drops, but not as fast as before, so I'm making progress.
by cudaman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Thanks for the tips! Yes, Daryl also told me that only the reservoir tank is under vacuum, not the engine sump. It should only send oil to the sump if the sump level drops and exposes the holes of the two feed pipes. Seems like this would happen to some degree as soon as the engine starts, since oil...
by cudaman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Yes, and I don't think that it is holding vacuum. If I fill it, the level slowly drops until it is empty about a half hour later. I fabricated and installed new drain valves with stand pipes, they no longer leak oil. The filler plug had a stack of three good looking fiber gaskets, but Daryl Kemerer ...
by cudaman
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

This update is mainly a test to see if it is still possible to post new material in the old forum. I finished fabricating new drain valves with stand pipes and installed them yesterday, they seal well. I'm currently waiting for some 1/4-24 bolts and nuts so that I can install the original Flanders c...
by cudaman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1914 argo
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: 1914 argo

I think the Fountainhead museum in Fairbanks has an Argo, you might try contacting them. :)
by cudaman
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Not sure what happened to the photos in some of my earlier posts, but here is the latest update. I received an original Flanders 20 carburetor from Daryl Kemerer (thanks Daryl!) and rebuilt it, it fits much better than the Rayfield that someone had installed in the past. I also purchased a section o...
by cudaman
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Making some Buick brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Making some Buick brakes

Great work! :)
by cudaman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

EMF produced around 30,000 Flanders 20s from 1910 through 1912. I'm not sure whether there were any changes to the carburetor during that time. I took the lower windshield to the local glass shop yesterday to have the laminated glass replaced, it had cracks in both lower corners. I also took my spar...
by cudaman
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

It will be a while before I try to run the car. The engine does turn freely with good compression. I squirted a little Marvel Mystery oil into each cylinder and spun it over with the crank to keep thing freed up. I want to wire up the ignition per the original design, with the Splitdorf Model D low ...
by cudaman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I have asked Classtique to make the new upholstery out of black "mildly distressed" looking leather so that it harmonizes with the patina on the rest of the car. The floormats came with the car, I didn't have to make them. If anybody has a picture of an original Flanders 20 floor mat, I'd love to se...
by cudaman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

With the upholstery out, I decided to work on making new floor boards. The old boards were split in several places and chopped up, so I decided to make new ones out of premium 5/8 plywood. I also found the correct mount for the Jones speedometer and mounted it to the dash.
by cudaman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 342
Views: 119586

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

I bought their smallest kit on Ebay because I only had a few small parts to do. If I was planning on doing larger or more quality critical parts, I certainly would have gone to their website and talked to them to get their recommendations. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Plug-N-Plate-Black-Nickel-Kit/25470...
by cudaman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 342
Views: 119586

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

The kit included a small transformer as a power source. No, I have not tried any of their other plating kits. The plating solution comes in a tall, narrow neck bottle, so you have to pour the solution into a suitable container to hold your parts, then pour the used solution back into the bottle when...
by cudaman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 342
Views: 119586

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

I bought one of their small nickel plating kits, I am happy with the results. I use it to nickel plate small parts like tire valve stem dust covers, windshield pivot thumb nuts, and such. I dip my parts in the solution, I have not tried using their little brush. It only takes a few minutes for the k...
by cudaman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Right how I have the floor boards and upholstery out of the car. The current floor boards are all broken and chopped up, so I'll be making new floor boards. The original upholstery looked OK for museum display, but was too brittle to withstand any use. I have sent the old upholstery to Elizabeth at ...
by cudaman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1816

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

The folks at Dragone told me it had been in storage for 40 years before they got it. The Flanders 20 car was manufactured by EMF, it was intended to be a low price direct competitor to the Model T Ford. The car was named after a former Ford employee, Walter Flanders, the "F" in EMF. The other two fo...