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by Jerry Alexander
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Artillery Wheels - tightening up the spokes?
Replies: 3
Views: 3766

Artillery Wheels - tightening up the spokes?

I have artillery wheels on my '29 Chevrolet AC International Sedan. I have noticed that some of the spokes are loose. How do you go about tightening them up? I also have wooden wheels on my '15 Metz but they fit tight. Any and all helpful suggestions are appreciated. I thank you in advance.
by Jerry Alexander
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz- What controls the friction tension?
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Re: Metz- What controls the friction tension?

Noel, I pictured your solution wrong, I guess. I thought you used the rubberized material as an 'overlay' on the surface of the paper pulley. However, if I understand your complete explanation I now interpret your improvement to be taking the pulley apart and adding the rubberized material to become...
by Jerry Alexander
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz- What controls the friction tension?
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Re: Metz- What controls the friction tension?

Do you attach the belting to the cardboard pulley or the metal drive wheel? Plus hat do you use to "attach" the conveyor belt?

I am really appreciative for this information!

BTW, My Metz is in the garage waiting on reconditioning the radiator. :(

Jerry
by Jerry Alexander
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz- What controls the friction tension?
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Re: Metz- What controls the friction tension?

Thanks for the tip and advice. I will follow suit! What is the "rubberized material" you refer to? I would also like to try that.

Again, thanks and happy motoring!

Jerry
by Jerry Alexander
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Fabricord
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Fabricord

Has anyone used Fabricord in the restoration of their Model 22 Metz? If so where id you obtain it and what are the original colors?

Thanks
by Jerry Alexander
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz- What controls the friction tension?
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Metz- What controls the friction tension?

Background: I have a 1915 Metz Model 22. I have had the pulley rebuilt a few years ago at the Paper Pulley Company in Columbia, TN. That did not totally solve my problem. On the advice from a colleague I changed the distance between the friction plate and the pulley to the width of a hack saw blade....
by Jerry Alexander
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1929 Chevrolet International odometer
Replies: 3
Views: 5064

Re: 1929 Chevrolet International odometer

Thank you for your assistance and advice. The speedometer works. I will try to remove the gauges and see if there is anything obvious that I could fix (I am somewhat challenged in making repairs myself but open to try.) I will check into the business suggested. The previous owner thought repairing t...
by Jerry Alexander
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22
Replies: 6
Views: 13103

Re: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22

Thank you
by Jerry Alexander
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1929 Chevrolet International odometer
Replies: 3
Views: 5064

1929 Chevrolet International odometer

Yesterday we purchased a restored 1929 Chevrolet International. The owner told me the odometer does not work. I would like to get this fixed, if possible. Has anyone had this problem and if so how was it resolved? Repaired or replaced? Is this an expensive resolve? I thank you in advance for your as...
by Jerry Alexander
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Auto Polo
Replies: 3
Views: 3687

Re: Auto Polo

These people were nuts! But they must have had fun. Glad that sport did not live on.
by Jerry Alexander
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Old Car Festival, Greenfield Village 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 7799

Re: Old Car Festival, Greenfield Village 2014

THANK YOU for sharing! :D That was a wonderful viewing. That is now high on my bucket list to attend, hopefully with my 1915 Metz Model 22. :D
by Jerry Alexander
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22
Replies: 6
Views: 13103

Re: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22

Thanks, Phil. I will try to find some of that stuff around here. I have Liquid Wrench and WD-40 but neither of those worked on this particular project.
by Jerry Alexander
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22
Replies: 6
Views: 13103

Re: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22

I was told yesterday that when i get the brakes removed I should soak them in a mixture of 590/50 acetone and automatic transmission oil. Apparently that mixture will help free up any corrosion. Later this Fall I will try it to see if it releases the brakes. Just thought I'd share this tid-bit with ...
by Jerry Alexander
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22
Replies: 6
Views: 13103

E Brakes - 1915 Metz Model 22

Has anyone had experience in 'freeing' the emergency brakes on this type of car? The ones on our car are frozen/rusted in place. I am presuming the cure is to remove the wheel to get access to the brakes. Then what? Is there a magic solution to soak them in to free up the movements? Are there replac...
by Jerry Alexander
Tue May 13, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: UK Early Car Tour Video
Replies: 5
Views: 4314

Re: UK Early Car Tour Video

Thank you for this great video. I looks like a blast! I really enjoyed watching it. I wish there were similar outings in western Illinois. It looks like a blast! I'd love to drive our '15 Model 22 Metz in something like that. Again thanks for sharing this with us.

Jerry
by Jerry Alexander
Fri May 09, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: METZ Drive Plate question
Replies: 4
Views: 3248

Re: METZ Drive Plate question

I followed the suggestions about cleaning the plate and adjusting the distance between the plate and wheel. I now have a car that will climb grades! I have yet to test it out on steeper slopes but will soon. I have a lot of confidence she will answer the bell. I most sincerely thank you for helping ...
by Jerry Alexander
Thu May 01, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: METZ Drive Plate question
Replies: 4
Views: 3248

Re: METZ Drive Plate question

I thank you for your advice. I have had the drive wheel redone last year when I took the drive wheel to the Paper Pulley Company. Quite an interesting place, BTW. I will purchase a bottle of 409 and spray the metal plate, as per your advice. I will also check to see if the clearance between the two ...
by Jerry Alexander
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: METZ Drive Plate question
Replies: 4
Views: 3248

METZ Drive Plate question

I own a 1915 METZ Model 22 which is a friction drive vehicle. I have reversed the drive plate to improve the dependability of being able to climb grades. The original side has been worn smooth over time. The 2nd side is somewhat better in that about 2/3's of the plate have some grooves in it. I am w...
by Jerry Alexander
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?
Replies: 26
Views: 26200

Re: Did You Drive Your Pre-'16 Today?

It have been way below zero but your idea has warmed me up. I look forward to getting my '15 Model 22 out and about in more reasonable weather. But I am anxious! Thanks!! :D