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by Plumbline
Wed May 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Wisconsin T-Head Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 3669

Re: Wisconsin T-Head Engine

Need pictures, both sides, some detail. Thanks
by Plumbline
Tue May 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 21
Views: 7038

Re: Magneto Question

Congratulations on getting that beauty running. I would love to see it on tour and out in the sunshine. Don
by Plumbline
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 2020 Calendar for Swap Meets and tours
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

Re: 2020 Calendar for Swap Meets and tours

Bakersfield Tour and Swap Meet is followed by the 2020 HCCA Convention and Tour, "Harrah for Harrah" in Stateline, Nevada (that abuts South Lake Tahoe, CA) April 19-23. Come and relive this recreation of Bill Harrah Tours of the 1950s and 1960s.Celebrate with us his passion and commitment to horsele...
by Plumbline
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 322
Views: 102869

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: 1912

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: 42875

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: 8170

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: 42875

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: 42875

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: 8170

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: 8170

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: 8170

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: 8170

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: 8170

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: 4893

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: 10005

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: 8568

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: 3776

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: 5702

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: 8992

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.