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by markIV
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Unknown Touring Rear Seat Section to ID
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Unknown Touring Rear Seat Section to ID

If it's any help, my 1910 Buick model 17 has the same pipe thread sockets for the top irons.
Could be for a smaller Buick.
Mark Hamlin,
Littleton, Colorado
by markIV
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18053

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hey Al, Your engine work is very impressive. As far as your dual spark distributor, I have no experience. I'm running the Bosch DU4 high tension magneto. I didn't have any of the Remy low tension ignition magneto parts. I posted on another thread that I gutted & used the Remy coil box & switch. A pl...
by markIV
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drive line hydraulic disc brake
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: Drive line hydraulic disc brake

Hi Al,
I decided to just use dot 3 brake fluid in my conversion.
It's been around for a long time with few problems.
Mark
by markIV
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hi Al, The starter cranks the big 4 cylinder like a modern car. After some carb & magneto issues I have corrected, it starts very easily. It doesn't have a hand crank right now but when I tear it down for paint I will be able to install one. I would really rather hand crank whenever possible. It sou...
by markIV
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drive line hydraulic disc brake
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: Drive line hydraulic disc brake

Hi Al,
I can't speak to how much pressure the original brakes required but with this disc setup it's comparable to my 65 Mustang with drums & no power assist.
Mark
by markIV
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drive line hydraulic disc brake
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: Drive line hydraulic disc brake

Hi Al,
All I did to bleed the brakes was to tilt the caliper so that the bleeder was at its highest point.
The air migrates to the high point so it doesn't matter if the caliper is higher.
Mark
by markIV
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hi Al, I bought my Buick in the Bay area so it is not a Colorado car. You're right I'm to the fun part of the restoration. I'm planning on touring it this season & then tearing it back apart for paint. Can you post some pictures of your Locomobile? That has always been my favorite marques. How far a...
by markIV
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drive line hydraulic disc brake
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: Drive line hydraulic disc brake

Hi Al, Buick never used the rear wheel drums as service brakes with the pedal. They used a drum on the drive shaft. That made it very easy to convert to the disc. I didn't have any of the original brake parts which made the decision to covert it easier. You may have noticed the holes in the top of t...
by markIV
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Drive line hydraulic disc brake
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Drive line hydraulic disc brake

I have been asked to post some photos concerning my disc brake install on my 1910 Buick model 17. As I stated on the started thread, I used a rotor from a Nissan Xterra, calipers from mid 70s Chevrolet pickup & Master cylinder from 1966 Mustang GT. The Xterra rotor had 6 lug holes so I re-drilled be...
by markIV
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hi Al, Yes, the car in restoration is mine. It's been a long process. The body & sheet metal is as I bought it. The disc brake on the drive line is the service brake activated by the brake pedal. I have the drum brakes on the rear wheels for the hand brake. I will start a new thread on the disc brak...
by markIV
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hi Al, I did install a hydraulic disc brake on the drive line. It has a an Xterra disc, GM pickup caliper & 66 mustang master. I works really well. Again, Tom Holthaus supplied my starter. If my notes are correct it came from Pro-Start & it's a reverse direction chev starter. I had to buy a special ...
by markIV
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hi Al, I had Tom Holthaus at Quality Machine in the Bay area do the flywheel ring gear so I don't know what gear he used. You're right, the Model 17 is the large motor at 318 cid. As far as space is concerned, I lucked out with just enough on the left frame rail. I made the mounting bracket from som...
by markIV
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Attached are a couple photos or the starter I installed on my 1910 Buick model 17. It turns over effortlessly & uses very little battery. I don't have an on board charging system. I just attach a charger occasionally. I have a DU4 Bosch magneto with an impulse. it starts very nicely. I use the origi...
by markIV
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 8
Views: 6571

Like Roger I visit the MTFCA forum every day. I think I'm addicted. Some of the arguments those guys get into are just a hoot. It would be nice to have this forum more active. My only antique is a Model T but I actively participate in HCCA events whenever I can. I agree with Roger about the photo up...