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by alsfarms
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Who has a "Tip" of "Advice" on a GOOD high build primer for filling the pits you see above?
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 4 (the other side showing how nice sandblasting cleans out rust pits, I am now ready to open this piece up, repair as needed and duplicate parts as needed) More later.....
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 3 (after some love shown by my Sandblaster)
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 2 (after 4 hours in an Ultrasonic Cleaner)
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is an updated re-posting of some postings that were lost in the last computer crash event. This posting will be a summary of "Tip" "Advice" relating to parts cleaning. I have purchased and did a trial on the use of an Ultrasonic Cleaner. I will re-post the before picture and the after picture a...
by alsfarms
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Has anyone here heard a Locomobile Model L run with an open cutout? Here is a "Tip" for you as to what you would hear. Enjoy the true sound of a vintage Locomobile
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Last picture that shows the "rib" detail of the wheel rim that needs to be replicated.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

And another picture of taken from the bottom.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a view of the same steering wheel from the bottom.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

OK, here is a picture of the original steering column assembly, including the steering wheel and control quadrant. Study the picture closely and you will note the hard rubber steering wheel and it does need some help. I am after "Tips" and "Advice" on the best method for a good quality repair/restor...
by alsfarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

For fun, here is a picture of one of the factory original Locomobile rear wheels from my car. Not even a good long soak in Boiled Linseed oil was enough to save them. We all start somewhere with our old cars! The new wheels are terrific!
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Here is an after picture that shows the result of the big and bold "Tip" that restoration was severely needed to the original Locomobile wheels. I ended up sectioning pieces of several rusted out steel fello bands in order to have a full set of solid decent bands to allow for building of the new whe...
by alsfarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Here is my fun "Tip" of the day. This picture shows a before picture of one of the rear wheels of my Locomobile when I started the long restoration process. Needless to say, it would not roll. We have all been in that position before where we had to drag our new antique auto prize home. I sure did w...
by alsfarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

As I ask for any "Tips" and "Advice" regarding a Boiled Linseed oil soak, it occurs to me that many Model T guys deal with this dried out spoked wheel condition. Are any of you, that read this posting, Model T guys with experience with dry wooden fello wheels. Please share your experience and to wha...
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Jeff, Thanks for your response and input. The dark line/small shrink gap is only showing on a couple of spokes. I am not sure I have room to even try using shim material symmetrically are the wheel center. I sense or feel no looseness. These wheels are with new wood that likely have shrunk jus...
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I am after more "Tips" and "Advice". This request is for the proper methodology for soaking wood wheels in Linseed oil with the intent for them to swell up and tighten up prior to prep work and final paint. (Please see wheel pictures on page 9 of this thread). Should I be using "boiled" linseed oil?...
by alsfarms
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 202
Views: 27304

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have purchased a new 10L sonic cleaner and need to use it on a couple of parts and carburetors. I am after some "Tips" or "Advice" on what is a good concoction to use as a cleaning medium. I may just use simple dish soap or laundry detergent.
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Here is (what I will call) a before picture of an early Locomobile. This picture was shared with me by a friend living in the south. It would be nice if some restorer, now owns this old jewel in the rough, and could share an after restoration picture. I wonder if this picture was taken in Ohio, near...
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Actually the Foundry that did the casting did a very good job. I probably only had 1/4" total to remove from both the ID and the OD. Nice and slow to stop the chatter!
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Lastly, here is a picture of the "after" new brake drum set in place on a rewooded rear wheel. Certainly an improvement.
Al