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by MochetVelo
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1920 Cadillac starter
Replies: 2
Views: 7005

Re: 1920 Cadillac starter

Sounds like you need to talk to the rebuilder who did your starter motor. Remember, a weak battery will cause poor starting. Assuming your battery is good, it sounds like a connection inside the starter motor is bad. Here is a diagnostic video: https://youtu.be/UnmnWuuLfzE You might bring your start...
by MochetVelo
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Epoxy Thinner
Replies: 0
Views: 7014

Epoxy Thinner

Water-thin epoxy can be a useful restoration tool, especially with punky non-structural wood pieces and as a waterproof wood sealer. It can be purchased from boating supply houses, but you can make your own if you need a little. Just mix regular batch of epoxy (the type that's the thickness of Karo ...
by MochetVelo
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Internet SCAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 5238

Re: Internet SCAMS

For future reference, never pay for anything with Western Union or Moneygram. It is just like sending cash. There is no hope of a refund and no recourse in case of fraud. Here is a relevant article from The Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/western-union-and-moneygram-are-scammers-favorite-t...
by MochetVelo
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drilling Center of Rod
Replies: 0
Views: 7441

Drilling Center of Rod

You may wish to drill through the center of a bolt or rod (to install a cotter pin, for example). There are specialized tools for this purpose, but a trick is to lay a straight piece of metal (like a 6" machinist rule) atop the rod (which you have secured in the drill press). Lower the bit until it ...
by MochetVelo
Sun May 24, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 18307

Re: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff

2123872 comes up as a self-lubricating bearing: https://www.google.com/patents/US2123872?dq=2123872&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0ABiVdWTE4PAggSUsoDYBQ&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAQ 1936894 is a "Heat-Responsive Self-Lubricating bearing": https://www.google.com/patents/US1936894?dq=1936894&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UgFiVaiFHcOHNtirgugO&ved...
by MochetVelo
Sat May 23, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 18307

Re: I bought a barn load of horseless carriage stuff

U.S. patent numbers can be researched on the internet. List them here and we can find what that thing is.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat May 09, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1954 Anglo-American Tour Film
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

Re: 1954 Anglo-American Tour Film

I read another interesting fact about this tour: The Ford Model K had a ring and pinion failure in the differential, and British Ford machined a new set overnight so the the car could continue.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue May 05, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Grey and Davis 104??
Replies: 7
Views: 10093

Re: Grey and Davis 104??

The lamps with handles were used on earlier cars like the 1905 Maxwell. You could lift them off to check your engine, etc. in the dark. They are worth more in pairs, as there are so many different designs. An unrestored single brass side lamp in good basic condition might sell for around $125. Phil ...
by MochetVelo
Mon May 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Grey and Davis 104??
Replies: 7
Views: 10093

Re: Grey and Davis 104??

Not sure if these went with a particular car. Gray & Davis were a large lamp manufacturer and their lights were used in many makes. They were also large sellers in the aftermarket field. Here is a history with many early ads:

http://www.earlyamericanautomobiles.com ... ddavis.htm

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1954 Anglo-American Tour Film
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

1954 Anglo-American Tour Film

Here is a Pathe newsreel of the 1954 "Anglo-American Vintage Car Rally". It's interesting how much attention these cars drew, especially since the earliest models were only about 45 years old. I guess vintage car tours were less common then. https://youtu.be/S_fz3f3Z4GY S_fz3f3Z4GY (Thanks to "The O...
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: 6489

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: 7259

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: 10567

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: 5102

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: 9420

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: 6134

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 12:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: TiN Coating Metal
Replies: 0
Views: 7648

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 5:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Locomobile Model L information needed
Replies: 5
Views: 6231

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 4:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Oil For Your Oil Can
Replies: 0
Views: 7065

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