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by alsfarms
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a "tip" about preparing wood for final finish and a "GOOD" professional end product. I have learned about a term called de-whiskering that I intend to use on the new red oak coil box I have built. (I hope this link will work).
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More "Tips" and "Advice" requested.
Has anyone hear heard of the term "Whiskering" as it relates to finishing wood? I will wait for a response or two before I share what I think I have learned.
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete,
Thanks for the idea on finish. Have you ever used Spar Varnish? Several others have suggested the use of a good grade Spar Varnish, over a conditioned treated surface and after the specific stain is applied.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I am posting this appeal for a few ideas in the form of "Tips" and "Advice" as it relates to what finish should be used on the red oak coil box I built. Following will be a few pictures to show you what I have. This box is patterned after a typical coil box but I built it dimensionally correct to al...
by alsfarms
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I would like ot get a reference to a source for Investment type castings as the finish quality will be much better with less hand work.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I am still looking for a "TIP" or "ADVICE" on a good Foundry that could make the valve cage caps in Brass. What experience have you had?
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Sears or Holsman projects going on?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Sears or Holsman projects going on?

Hello Keith,
Thanks for your referral to a friend of yours who owns a Holsman. I also hope he contacts me.
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Pardon me, I was not real clear with the description of the cap types I am dealing with on my jugs. One set of jugs uses cast brass caps and the second set of jugs uses the cast iron variety of caps. Can you offer any "advice" on where to get new duplicate valve caps made?
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Date of car?
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Date of car?

I would think the touring car is larger, almost like a Locomobile and would be from about 1917 to 1923 about the time high crown fenders came in to popularity.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Sears or Holsman projects going on?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Sears or Holsman projects going on?

I would like to speak with the owner/restorer of either a Sears or Holsman project. I have a question or two about the front axle. If you have an active project, inactive project, only have parts thereof, or know of someone who does, I would appreciate networking.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Jones Speedometer
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Re: Jones Speedometer

Nice idea..... I had not thought of using a woman's hair dryer for a passive heat source. I hope the lens retainer comes off with not much struggle. I will try the hair dryer in the future for delicate and stubborn fixtures.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have two different sets of jugs that need some care and attention. One has brass plugs and the second set has cast caps. I am more worried about that set that the brass ones. Thanks for your "advice"......
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Pete,
When you removed your valve caps, did you use heat, did you use simply easy torque or did you use a nudge from an impact gun to shake them loose?
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Model T headlight gasket installation
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Model T headlight gasket installation

I am not familiar with the 1915 Ford Model T headlight design. I do, however, have a friend that is very familiar. I will check with him and see what he has to say about your headlight gasket information need.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Model T headlight gasket installation
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Model T headlight gasket installation

What is the vintage of your Model T in question?
by alsfarms
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 161
Views: 14303

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete, Thanks for your"Advice". If you look back on page 7, I posted pictures of the wrenches that I have had cut out on a CNC Plamsa Cutting table. I left a long arm so I could tap a bit if needed but also to devise a clamp using an old spark plug and a cross bar to hold the wrench firmly onto...