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by alsfarms
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 2:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 7:49 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 7:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 29
Views: 1106

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 10:01 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 29
Views: 1106

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 6:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 8:51 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 7:07 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 7:31 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

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 ...
by alsfarms
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Fitting Brake Lining
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Fitting Brake Lining

Nice tip Phil. I suppose that many of us down play brakes on our slow moving automobiles. However, we should all make a goal to make the best brakes we can on our antique automobiles and your "Tip" is a very good idea.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

another picture of the original hood showing the hardware.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Here is another picture of the original Locmobile Hood. You can see the the location of the original detail which is a good "Tip of the Day". For mid November, notice the blue sky in the background! We had snow last week.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Here is the first of a few pictures of the original 1909-13 Locmobile Model L hood I have just taken possession of. The "Tip of the Day" is that much information can be gleaned from original parts as is the case with this hood. This hood has the original serial number stamped into the support bracke...
by alsfarms
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Here is the "Tip of the Day", always keep your eyes and ears open. I was able to locate and purchase an original 1909-1913 Locomobile Model L hood assembly and just took delivery. However, several years ago, I had a new duplicate hood built as I had no idea I would ever find an original for my autom...
by alsfarms
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Looking closely at that above vintage picture, that fellow must have be a close fit under the steering wheel with his winter wear. I also notice no top assembly is attached to the Locomobile. I wonder if this "New" Locomobile is being shown by a Locmobile dignitary prior to being sold?
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Here is a "Tip" that shows what a Locomobile 1909 Baby Tonneau looks like with this Trophy radiator ornament looks like.
Al
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by alsfarms
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1901 Le Aster electric starter installation
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

Re: 1901 Le Aster electric starter installation

Hello Tom, Do an EBAY search for Cub Cadet Starter Generator and you should see several of them available along with the specifications. Yes, the belt we used is a serpentine belt that has ribs on the contact side for grip. Let us know here what you determine. As I mentioned before, it is great to h...
by alsfarms
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 341
Views: 116355

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Hello everyone. I thought I would share a picture of a, recast of an original, factory authorized radiator ornament. These were sold in 1909 and 1910 being a radiator trophy to commemorate Locomobile victory at the Vanderbilt Cup race in 1908 with car number 16. That car is now known as Old 16. I wi...
by alsfarms
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1901 Le Aster electric starter installation
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

Re: 1901 Le Aster electric starter installation

Hello Tom, Here are a couple of pictures that show two belt drive starter systems that I tried on my Locomobile Model L. This Locomobile engine is a four cylinder and is approx. 300 CI. The first picture shows a vintage 1915-19 Dodge Bros. starter generator. That test worked nicely (great) to start ...