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by alsfarms
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: HCCA Gazette
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: HCCA Gazette

Hello Rick, I certainly agree. Maybe our organization leaders could consider dedicating a certain number of our Gazettes to open sales at specific venues as you suggest. Or maybe each region could be allotted a certain amount for placement in "Book Stores" and such. More enthusiasts could certainly ...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: water tank sealer or rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: water tank sealer or rebuild

Is the Facebook Cad. Single cylinder group an active bunch? I am not real active on Facebook.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Nice work, Will your new seat upholstering be black also? I am anxious to see how that all comes together. Did you do the rubber floor mats? That is a nice job! I am curious to see how your top mounts to the brackets you have referred to. If you get a chance, please take a few pictures and share how...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: HCCA Gazette
Replies: 3
Views: 59

HCCA Gazette

I just want to share a public thought on our HCCA Gazette. I am very impressed with the quality of the end product we all receive and get to enjoy in the comfort of our homes. Tracy Lesher has sure brought a vibrant feel to the Gazette. It is fun to read and enjoy a wide variety of articles and see ...
by alsfarms
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: "Toy Tonneau" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3853

Re: "Toy Tonneau" ?

I didn't know that so many companies called their similar body types different things. Columbia, being vestibule and Overland being foursome. The Columbia terminology now does make sense as Pierce-Arrow had what they called a Vestibule sedan or Limo which was a fully enclosed body type. I think I wi...
by alsfarms
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: thre3ad at bottom of Detroit Oiler
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: thre3ad at bottom of Detroit Oiler

Dave, Phil has a very good idea. I would also take a very close look at your male threads. There is a good chance that the male threads are the bad actors in your oil leak. There are many good Loctite options that will seal threaded joints, that may be a second option for you, if both the female and...
by alsfarms
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: water tank sealer or rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: water tank sealer or rebuild

Dang that rust!!!! If it weren't for rust our restorations would be so much easier! I would take your tank to a good fab shop, if you don't have tools to roll the shell and have them duplicate tank. Are you involved with a very active internet group that specifically does early Cad lilacs? If not, m...
by alsfarms
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

While in the dead of the winter and also dealing with covid-19 issues, (haven't been sick yet), I decided to get some castings built to put together a set of running board side-mount brackets. Attached is a picture of the first piece I am recasting. This piece is a duplicate of an original so the ne...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Hello Cudaman,
I think I will need at least the 1.5 gal. kit. I am also thinking about one of the copper kits to go under the Nickel.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

A few additional questions, would you share the part number of the kit you purchased to get the results you achieved? How many square inches of material can likely be plated with the kit you purchased? How much surface area could you plate with the kit you purchased, at one time? Could you use a toy...
by alsfarms
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Cudaman, Thanks for your pictures and information. When doing this Nickel plating, is it important to have all the old plating stripped off before replating? Did you find Caswell tech folks to be a good source for specific information?
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Cudaman, I just thought of another question. Did your Caswell kit include the power source or did you simply use a transformer?
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Hello Cudaman,
Thanks for your post and attending "Tips". Have you used any of the other Caswell plating kits? Like chrome, gold, nickle or copper?
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

I am after a "Tip" or two regarding the use of any of the Caswell home plating kits. It appears that they have about anything material to cover about anything. I certainly can see a big plus for those of us that need to plate small parts. Share your experience with Caswell products here.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

How long did you say this automobile was laid up and not running? I think you have a great approach to this Flanders. How does this automobile relate and compare to an EMF?
Al
by alsfarms
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Hello Cudaman, Looks a very nice automobile from which to improve and make run as was original. Show us some under the hood pictures and also what you intend to do for ignition. Do you have all the pieces, mag. switch and etc.? Do you know history on the car or even the extent and when restoration t...
by alsfarms
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

"Tip of the Day" I am busy restoring some original doors on my Victorian 1899 home. The past 120 years of paint varnish crud have taken a toll. I was pondering what to do to clean up the door hardware and prep for new plating or installation. My wife, bless her heart is active helping me and suggest...
by alsfarms
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

"Tip of the Day" .... it is important to see and appreciate what went into our early automobile projects. In the case of Locomobile, they did it all, sourcing very little from outside means. Even in the early days of automobile development, the manufacturing process was huge and all steps required ...
by alsfarms
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

"Tip of the Day" .... it is important to see and appreciate what went into our early automobile projects. In the case of Locmobile, they did it all, sourcing very little from outside means. Even in the early days of automobile development, the manufacturing process was huge and all steps required ov...
by alsfarms
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 337
Views: 110217

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

I have just received a "Tip" that could be a benefit to those who are reading here. Almost all of us, at one time or another, needs to have springs reproduced to certain specifications for our antique automobiles. Here is a reference for an Amish shop that does duplicate springs. E & L Spring 16035 ...