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by Locomobile
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Need help identifying.
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Need help identifying.

Thats a rare one. You can dig through what is left of this website to see if you can find anything, it's been left unattended and some of the pics and pages are disappearing.

http://www.earlyamericanautomobiles.com ... biles2.htm

-Ron
by Locomobile
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Valve lash on 1909 Kissel Kar
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Valve lash on 1909 Kissel Kar

Pat, Oh ok, I am unfamiliar with that particular technique. What I remember, it's been a long time since I messed with solid lifters, but we put a breaker bar and socket on the crankshaft and then rocked the engine around until the valve had the most clearance (TDC on that cylinder) and set the clea...
by Locomobile
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Valve lash on 1909 Kissel Kar
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Valve lash on 1909 Kissel Kar

Hi Pat, I'm not fully understanding your question, but that is how we always set cold lash for valves, roll it over to low cam and set the gap. Intake is usually less clearance as it doesn't get as hot as the exhaust valve, i.e. cooler temperatures, less thermal elongation of components. Ideally, on...
by Locomobile
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass Lamp covers
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Brass Lamp covers

F12MAC wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:10 am
We then made outer “bags” of cheap cotton, about the same as you make a duster coat out of. Made a lining bag of the anti tarnish cloth
That is a really good idea.

-Ron
by Locomobile
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass Lamp covers
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Brass Lamp covers

That Met-all sounds pretty good too, I'll try some of that in the future, Thanks,

-Ron
by Locomobile
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Unknown Touring Rear Seat Section to ID
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Unknown Touring Rear Seat Section to ID

A lot of early wood bodies were built in Amesbury, Mass. That seemed to be the epicenter for that industry in the early automotive era. The US automotive industry was born in the Northeast, Boston area. Until Detroit was decided as a better place due to the strategic position for accessible Iron, ti...
by Locomobile
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass Lamp covers
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Brass Lamp covers

Try that Happich Simichrome, you'll be sold on it. I've suggested it to people and they tested it against other polishes, it always provides a better result. That is what we used to polish out our aluminum sideplates on motorcycles, makes them look like chrome. It's weird stuff, fast acting, but doe...
by Locomobile
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass Lamp covers
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Brass Lamp covers

Everbrite works for me, haven't noticed any blotching. I don't use it on everything, like with most coatings, surface prep is important. Keep something in mind, every time a valuable rare antique brass item is polished, some of the material is removed. That is why in some old lamps, the brass is pap...
by Locomobile
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass Lamp covers
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Brass Lamp covers

I'm misunderstanding the conversation I think? Is there some sort of cover that keeps brass from tarnishing? Just covering it unless it is some sort of airtight cover, won't stop that. The only way I know of doing that is using a product called Everbrite. I've used it and it does work. The finished ...
by Locomobile
Thu May 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Jones Speedometer
Replies: 12
Views: 1936

Re: Jones Speedometer

Nice old Speedomoter. I would use a clothes iron and walk it around the edge and heat the ring up a bit. A large ring like that will expand quite a bit. Yep, then use a strap wrench.

-Ron
by Locomobile
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Correct carriage black
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Correct carriage black

I'm restoring a 1901 Conrad steamer model 65. I'm trying to figure how to replicate the carriage black paint that was on it.From what I understand the original paint was shellac with carbon mixed in for the black color. It looked sort of like black chalk. I intend to use Acrylic polyurethane as it h...
by Locomobile
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

Michigan must be very strange then, because I've only had Grundy and Hagerty insurance on many antique vehicles over the years and they have never asked for a title or registration, only the VIN. I drive my cars on the road, to, from, and on tours as well as just for fun. No problem. I understand w...
by Locomobile
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

That would make for a very newsworthy police chase :) For a large club tours with a other carriages, I would probably take the risk. I would be limited to that though. Well there are two types of insurance, show insurance and road insurance, I would have no insurance on the road. And too the way the...
by Locomobile
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

Quote: "Hagerty is based in Michigan. Ask them." That is a good idea, I've thought about calling someone in the capital and talking to them about it. I don't want to have to pay several thousands for a piece of paper that states I own the car. The police department already verified it isn't stolen. ...
by Locomobile
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

Gil, Thanks for the information on those tours. We talked about doing the Lansing to Dearborn tour last year, but I have to get my vehicle registered i.e. Title and registration and it has to be to operate it on the road. Michigan has this crazy law since the vehicle never had a title, first I had t...
by Locomobile
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: New member interested in steam carriages

Hi Gil,

That sounds a like a good plan, I'm over in Dearborn, Mi. Where and when is the 1&2 cylinder tour held? Are there many steamers that show up?

Thanks, Ron
by Locomobile
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New member interested in steam carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

New member interested in steam carriages

Hey folks.

Just joined this forum and I'm anxious to read through the threads. I have a 1901 Locomobile and like doing car shows with it and giving rides.

-Ron