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by alsfarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

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: 1360

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: 1360

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: 189
Views: 18058

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: 189
Views: 18058

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: 189
Views: 18058

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: 189
Views: 18058

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: 1360

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: 1360

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: 1360

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
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Now for the after pictures, new cast iron brake drum with extended mounting flange
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Original brake drum showing pits, before picture
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Before, badly pitted original cast iron brake drum profile.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Oh yes, all the new shackle bolt hardware I built was machined out of 4140L. As you say, tough but not brittle and it does machine OK unless you run it hot!
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete,
Thanks for the note. I have a little 6'3" 300 lb younger brother that I had to keep in short open end wrenches when we used to mechanic together as he would bust off every bolt he snugged up thinking that just one more pull would be better, just before he heard the snap! grrrrr
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More "Advice" requested, What grade bolts/hardware should I use to replace the badly rusted original rim lug mounting bolts and also the carriage bolts for mounting the brake drums to the wheel spokes as shown in the pictures above?
Al
by alsfarms
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete, Thanks for your response. (no not too negative) I have been thinking, before I go much further with the wheels, I may take the hubs out and install some shimming between spokes 90 deg. from each other around the wheel, then push the wheel back together. I don't think the spokes have shru...
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

After another "Tip" of bit of "Advice" please. What is the best thing to use to coat these new wheels with before I apply a final finish. I would like to soak them up TIGHT and then use a very good grade sealer before final sanding, detail work and paint. My Locomobile just does not ask for natural ...
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: REO 1906 Single cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 2729

Re: REO 1906 Single cylinder

Have you been able to contact other single cylinder REO owners for help with your engine needs? The HCCA Roster should be a good source for a list of owners that can help with parts and information. Let us know here of your success or additional problems. Someone with REO experience will speak up wi...
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 18058

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

What torque should I use to hold the hub flanges to the wooden wheels?
Al