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by alsfarms
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another "TIP" or update on the Locomobile project. It always pays to keep your eyes open as you never know what someone may have that will work and is correct for your current project. I located and purchased a very nice tail light bracket that matches my Locomobile side light brackets. Here...
by alsfarms
Wed May 27, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a news "Tip". The casting project for the three plates, (per page 13) is nearing completion....good news if you are in need.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon May 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

OK, I am curious, what type of automobile is your "inspiration" (seen from your bedroom window) to keep you focused as much as possible on your priorities?
Al
by alsfarms
Mon May 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets

Hello Jeff,
When this gasket cutter came new in the box, did it include a supply of replacement blades? Nothing is as frustrating as trying to make a "nice" gasket with a half dull blade and some materials like Garlock gasket paper does not cut easy.
Al
by alsfarms
Sat May 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets

Jeff, Is the "cutter" a stationary razor blade or a round cutting wheel that rotates?
Al
by alsfarms
Sun May 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Jeff, You are right on with your thoughts. I can't say that the "parts chase" is the hobby, which it is not, but it is certainly a big part of it. I also am hopeful for more readership and actual participation. That participation will help propel this hobby into the next generation, in a healt...
by alsfarms
Sun May 17, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hubcap picture 2 (center emblem needs to be smoothed out).
Al
by alsfarms
Sun May 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a pair of pictures that prove Christmas can come on May 16! A fellow Locomobile owner, on the east coast, had his eyes open for me watching for cast brass Locomobile hub caps. The "TIP" for this day is to be helpful with each other as we hunt and try to get our antique automobiles back toget...
by alsfarms
Thu May 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2049

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff,
Some of the early casting and materials are almost a mystery for sure. Even the quality of aluminum castings would or could be suspect as quality control was not up to our modern standards as or 2020. Keep up the good work.
Regards,
Alan
by alsfarms
Thu May 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets

Nice that you shared a "TIP" of the day!
Al
by alsfarms
Thu May 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Cool Tool for Cutting Circular Gaskets

Nice job on the gasket. They are nice tools. I used one of them a lot in the past.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2049

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, Hey...a good story is a good story and I am glad you shared it! They say misery likes company, I think most of us have been in the mode of chasing our tails from time to time, especially when it comes to repairing these antique automobiles! Is the casting, you refer to that broke, alumin...
by alsfarms
Wed May 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2049

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, Have you had the speedster out on its own power yet to shake the bugs out?
Regards,
Al
by alsfarms
Wed May 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I will post a picture of this new found hubcap as soon as it arrives.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed May 06, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More good news and an update.... An acquaintance and fellow Locomobile owner kept his eye open, for me, for a cast Brass hubcap. Bless his heart, as a result of his help, I will soon have a clean cast brass front hubcap, in my possession, so I can drop out the lesser of my front hubcaps, that I curr...
by alsfarms
Mon May 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is the "Tip" of the day. Plan your parts ordering carefully to avoid any calamities in the future. I have on order a carefully measured new all brass windshield assembly to use with the original hinges shown on the top of page 12 of this blog. These shown hinges are robust and have a solid lock...
by alsfarms
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is the "TIP" of the day. I am just starting the process to have some Locomobile tags reproduced in the lost wax method. I will show each of the three pieces that I am starting with, (more pieces for duplication will come later). Contact me if you have a need now or possibly have a need in the f...
by alsfarms
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 270
Views: 44724

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another part of the "TIP" suggested in the above above posting. This picture shows the affect of many years outside in an arid, dry climate. Note: no serious pitting like is common on frames left out in the east and south where the humidity and rain fall is high. This view is looking at the ...