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by alsfarms
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Magneto Question

In response to your thoughts on wiring up the mag to only act as a distributor. I think you are very close, (without seeing the exact wiring). Your switch leg would be on the hot side and would simply act to break the circuit open to "kill" the engine. You should be able to test your wiring and see ...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Magneto Question

Thanks for the measurements of your original Overland radiator. That will help...
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

On the subject of lights and lighting. Another "TIP" of the day is that we all need to consider the safety our antique automobiles need to have on these modern road and driving conditions we enjoy. The current Gazette has a very nice article on the subject of LED lighting upgrades. I have read that ...
by alsfarms
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 3
Over look the dust.....:-)
I have these lamps on display until they get hung on the Locomobile for good. I am very happy with the craftsmanship put into this lamp by Brintons.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

"TIP" of the day. Try to do a little each day. I try to do that. While I have been bogged down with other responsibilities I have systematically had restoration work completed on the lamps for the Locomobile. I still need to do some work on the Rushmore headlamps and think I have a suitable remedy f...
by alsfarms
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, I certainly understand what you say about snow. You are probably getting hit head on today as we are getting hit by the bottom of the snow storm that is passing over today! When you get a chance to catch your breath share a few measurements from your 1915 Overland. Do you happen to have ...
by alsfarms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

"TIP" for the day. Our cars also have a significant story to tell. It is actually quite important that we, as modern caretakers, keep as much of the story alive as possible as it relates to our antique automobiles, (it is fun also to know history and share with others). I happen to know the history ...
by alsfarms
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, Is your replacement carburetor a Zenith? One advantage for a magneto, but maybe not so much for your 1915 Overland, is the older cars didn't generally run a generator or good reliable electrical system that could keep a battery charged. Your Overland does have a generator so your system ...
by alsfarms
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, If you have paid twice to get your starter rebuilt and it still cranks awfully slow, I would check out your battery cables and make sure they are not corroded. You may not be getting full voltage and current from the battery to the starter. I will confirm, if all the twist from your batt...
by alsfarms
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, If you are happy with how your car runs and behaves, I would not mess with it. It appears that you are running your car on the points and coil and not on the magneto. That means that you are running as a car would out of the 40's, 50's and 60's. If you want to have the ability of running...
by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of the inside of the steel base of the machined grease fittings. Excuse the rough finish, I was in a bit of a hurry on this one. "TIP" of the day, don't hurry when machining!
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

"TIP" of the day, anything is possible and that goes for machining parts needed for our restorations. A case in point. When I started restoring the Locomobile Model L, I counted all the missing pinch top grease fittings and it was nearly every one of them. I proceeded to machine the bases out of 414...
by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of the torque spring assembly with a new 5/8" grade 8 donor bolt that will be machined to the specifications shown above.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I will recap a posting I made on December 26 above. It appears that the pictures are tangled up with the website issue that has been problematic. I will post a picture of a rough sketch of the torque spring center load bearing main bolt. My sketch is rough but does contain the dimensions I need in o...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

One last "TIP" for today, if you see the set of numbers, as shown above, and are confused as to what they mean, in this case 34 x 4-1/2. To determine diameter double the second number and subtract from the first. So, 4-1/2 plus 4-1/2 equals 9. Subtract 9 from 34 which equals 25".
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is the second picture which will show you what to look for regarding tire size that is required for this size fellow band. Another "TIP", these rim pieces come in several sizes for each diameter. For safety purposes, it is important to use all compatible Firestone rim hardware for the size of t...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have had some struggles with access and making new posts, I hope a resolution is in hand now as I am able to update to this forum. I thought I would start with a "TIP" on how to identify wheel and rim parts and in this case particularly Firestone. Be cautious as you sandblast of dip your wheel iro...
by alsfarms
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of the grease fitting that I will need to machine for greasing the torque spring main bolt.
by alsfarms
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 217
Views: 30554

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have a few moments to share an update on the "torque Spring" assembly for the Locomobile. I was surprised that I was able to remove the main bolt without needing to resort to a application of a heat wrench, (torch), it did take lots of penetrating oil and gentle nudging with a box end wrench. I al...