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by Plumbline
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 198
Views: 20196

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Looks like this car was or is licensed to drive on the highway. If so, it would be a heck of a lot better than a cyclecar!
by Plumbline
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: March-April Gazette
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: March-April Gazette

Yes, Tracy is indeed doing a fine job. Now we have to get her help getting more folks using the forums.
by Plumbline
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 12407

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Jack, hope you don't mind if i make a few comments. First, I have heartily enjoyed following these posts this year. Secondly, I wish we could get many more folks using the forums, just don't know exactly how to accomplish that. Thirdly, I envy you very clean shop. And finally, I admire your craftsma...
by Plumbline
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

Re: USL starters

I found the Nelson, the only remaining one. Very unique automobile. The USL system is in FRONT of the engine, resulting in a sort of flywheel both in front of and behind the engine. Any others??
by Plumbline
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 12407

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Is it possible that fuel is being absorbed into the float?
by Plumbline
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Overland restoration
Replies: 133
Views: 12407

Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Wow! I think I need to take an apprenticeship with you for a few years. Very clever. Don
by Plumbline
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

Re: USL starters

Would love to contact that Nelson owner, but do not find a listing in the HCCA roster. Any hints on how to find the owner of this (1917?) car?
Don
by Plumbline
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

Re: USL starters

So far I have found eleven cars with functioning USL starters, 3 Overland (1913), 4 Ramblers (1913), 3 Moyers ((1913), and one Mercer (1915). All are in the US except one Rambler in Australia. Looking for more. Don
by Plumbline
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

Re: USL starters

Nice list.USL starters were really elegant, but as you can see, also short-lived, no doubt because of their complexity, and later availability of simpler and cheaper systems. The 1913 system A was a 24/12 volt system. By 1918, system E was 12 volt.
by Plumbline
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

Re: USL starters

I love the picture of your Moyer. Would love to hear it start (and run, of course)! I have pictures of the internals, and a video of my starter motoring. The restoration is nearing completion in my 13 Overland 69FE. I am trying to learn how to post these pictures/video. USL is United States Lighting...
by Plumbline
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 4949

USL starters

I would like to compile a list of owners of cars with early USL starters, those within the flywheel, in the pre-1916 era. Want to find those that are actually functioning, and share information with those needing information and help. Would like to create a shared registry, with information pertaini...
by Plumbline
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Anti-Freeze of water in the summer
Replies: 4
Views: 3621

Re: Anti-Freeze of water in the summer

Modern anti-freeze is designed for pressurized systems. In an unpressurized system, radiator fluid treated with anti-freeze boils at a lower temp. than plain water. Consequently, I do not use anti-freeze, but add about a half pint of soluble oil to my radiator water. This helps lubricate the water p...
by Plumbline
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1915 Cadillac owners — hark !
Replies: 6
Views: 8233

Re: 1915 Cadillac owners — hark !

The first Cadillac V-8 was the 1915 model year, undoubtedly introduced in 1914. Don
by Plumbline
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter
Replies: 7
Views: 6626

Re: Gas headlamp concave mirrors 7 1/2" diameter

Pat, did you ever find a source for mangin mirrors? Don
by Plumbline
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New Directors
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: New Directors

Tracy Lesher withdrew to become the new GAZETTE editor. Don Plumb, secy.
by Plumbline
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1914 Premier Z2 touring
Replies: 7
Views: 3737

Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Wow! Nice find, Ken. Wonderful car. Wonderful engine. Hope I get to see it in person some day. Are those Rudge wheels? What size? Don.
by Plumbline
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Just a "heads up", L to B accident.
Replies: 2
Views: 6790

Re: Just a "heads up", L to B accident.

Driving a pre 1905 automobile in modern traffic is going to be fraught with difficulties in any case, and that goes double for London in my book.
by Plumbline
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: HCCA Library Access
Replies: 11
Views: 4857

Re: HCCA Library Access

I agree with Jeff. I come and look regularly, not daily. Yes, I was in the garage, a preferred place for me. Yes, I am committed to finding ways to make this forum more popular, and better utilized. If we can make a better product, people will come. Don
by Plumbline
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Re: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end

Talked to my "Buick Guy", who said : " I am not registered on that forum, so please pass on this info…. The 1911 Buick Models 32 & 33 used the 165 cu in engine (the same as in my 12 Roadster and my 15 speedster). Both models were factory equipped with an “automatic high speed clutch release”. I beli...
by Plumbline
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Re: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end

No idea, but looks after-market to me. Will ask for help from more informed friends.