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by alsfarms
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Sears or Holsman projects going on?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

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: 148
Views: 12375

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: 30

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: 37

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: 867

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: 148
Views: 12375

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: 148
Views: 12375

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: 99

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: 99

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: 148
Views: 12375

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...
by alsfarms
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Pete, Do you use any type of gasket sealer with your solid gaskets when doing an install or do you put the gaskets in dry?
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete and Phil, Thanks for your "Tips and Advice" regarding copper crush gaskets. Maybe I am being plenty fussy on this subject! But I do want to minimize the chance of mechanical failure any place I can. It is probably not a big deal as these old "T" head engines at most are low compression. A...
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture of the jug that I need to come up with copper crush gaskets for....."Tips" "Hints" and "Advice" welcome.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete,
The measurements of the valve cap to jug copper o-ring is: ID 2-1/4" and OD 2-3/4". I prefer filled copper crush gaskets but would use a solid copper gasket if that is all I can come up with. I will next post a picture of the holes I need to seal.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Phil, Thanks for the "Tip". They didn't have a real good fit the last time I checked.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete,
I will get a close measurement shortly and post it here. Your advice and experience is appreciated.
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete, Does your stretch method distort the gasket much? That does sound like an option. My rebuilt Locomobile engine has McMaster Carr copper gaskets in it now and they are holding. I do not care for the fit and it bothers me to the point that I am going to do something different before I actu...
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I will be looking for a bit of "Advice" soon after I get the valve caps off the jugs. What is the best source for procuring formed copper gaskets to fit between the jug and the cap? If no good source is available, who has been successful in cutting/building homemade copper gaskets? Please share your...
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Jones Speedometer
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Jones Speedometer

OOps.....
Brad, were you able to get the ring off the Speedo without damaging it? If you have been successful, how did you do it. Follow up pictures would be good.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri May 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 148
Views: 12375

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is the octagonal tool custom cut. The advice I would share is that some jobs (like this one) require some fore thought in order to stop or minimize damage as we go about the process of restoring our antique auto's.
Al
Picture 4