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by cudaman
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I finished sanding and painting the small tool box and set it on the running board to see how it would look.

I need to figure out a way to attach it that doesn't involve drilling more holes in the running board. :)
by cudaman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I decided I wanted to install a small tool box on one of the running boards. I put out word on the MTFCA forum and a member sent me a spare tool/battery box. Unfortunately, it was a little too tall to allow the door to pass over it, so today I shortened the box by two inches. I also welded up a crac...
by cudaman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Making a Buick spring bumper holder
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Making a Buick spring bumper holder

Great work! I can't tell the exact size, but if you need new rubber bumpers of that shape the aftermarket sells them for Mopar muscle cars.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOG-K7293?rrec=true
by cudaman
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

It may be a while, I'm waiting for the rebuilt coil box from R.V. Anderson before I can finish up the wiring and prep the car for start-up.
by cudaman
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

A lot of my recent pictures in this thread appear to be missing, have I hit some forum limit?

Anyway, I did find a good side mirror for the driver side. I have ordered another one like it for the passenger side, but it will have a convex mirror instead of a flat one.
by cudaman
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Well, so much for waiting! I couldn't resist installing the windshield today. Next I need to find a rear view mirror that will clamp onto the windshield frame. What do you other folks with RH drive cars use for a side mirror? Do you put a flat mirror on the RH side, or a convex mirror on the passeng...
by cudaman
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I decided to do a trial fit of the windshield support board today. The windshield was removed when I got the car and the support board bracing rods were being used to mount the speedometer. At least that way they stayed with the car. I wonder if there was originally a rubber seal strip between the b...
by cudaman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Just a small job today, I replaced the later Studebaker style priming cups with new brass cups more similar to the originals.
by cudaman
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

The seat cushion is now finished and installed. It's so tall that it obscures much of the detail on the back and sides. :)
by cudaman
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I'm working on the seat cushion, I should finish it up today. It is certainly very "poofy"! :)
by cudaman
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Well, I finished up the seat back upholstery yesterday and was so pleased with the results that I went in the basement and fetched the top. I really like how the rear curtain of the top has fittings that slide into tabs on the seat rail, much better than permanently tacking the curtain to the car. N...
by cudaman
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Yesterday I finished stuffing and tacking the center rear and sides of the backrest. All that is left to do is the hardest part, the corners, then trim welt.

After that, I'll start on the seat cushion. :)
by cudaman
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I have started installing the seat back upholstery kit from Classtique. I was worried about the stability of the three wimpy backrest springs, so I tacked a piece of canvas to the top and bottom of the backrest frame and sewed the tops of the springs to the canvas so that they wouldn't fold over or ...
by cudaman
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

While I work up the courage to start installing the upholstery, I spent yesterday bending, flaring, soldering, and installing the brass tubing and red rubber hoses for the acetylene headlights. I got the 1/4" brass pipe, the tee, and the red rubber hose from McMaster Carr. The tee I bought was too b...
by cudaman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I received the new upholstery kit from Classtique yesterday. I had sent them the old upholstery for patterns, and I asked that they return the old upholstery with the new in case I needed them for reference. The new kit has the same mix of leather and other material that the originals had. It came w...
by cudaman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I stumbled upon a page on the web that makes me think that my car was used as a "prop" in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" several years ago. Except for the color of the top bows, gas tank, and radiator shell, the color scheme matches my car. Also, my car came with two home-made cross braces to hel...
by cudaman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Success! My reserve oil tank holds vacuum now. I removed and cleaned the sight glass and installed new seals on the top and bottom of the glass. I also tightened the packing nuts on the two oil tubes that feed reserve oil into the engine sump. My new upholstery kit is on its way from Classtique, it ...
by cudaman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I spent yesterday running a new 1/4 inch steel fuel line to the carburetor. The sediment bulb on my tank is hand made, but serviceable. The line is clamped to the frame in two locations, so it is plenty secure. I installed a second shut off valve next to the carb so that I can shut off the gas witho...
by cudaman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

I nearly have the throttle linkage sorted out, just making some refinements. Also working on the gaskets that seal the oil reservoir. The level still drops, but not as fast as before, so I'm making progress.
by cudaman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 5939

Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Thanks for the tips! Yes, Daryl also told me that only the reservoir tank is under vacuum, not the engine sump. It should only send oil to the sump if the sump level drops and exposes the holes of the two feed pipes. Seems like this would happen to some degree as soon as the engine starts, since oil...