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by MochetVelo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1913 FIAT Restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 146

1913 FIAT Restoration

A nice video of a 1913 FIAT (Tipo 5) re-commissioning.



Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass Lamp covers
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Brass Lamp covers

There is also "anti-tarnish silver cloth" used to prevent oxidation in silverware. I'm not sure if this works for brass, however.



Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 Lambert A3 restoration question
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: 1909 Lambert A3 restoration question

An interesting project on a friction-drive car. Eaton Detroit Spring is a well-known aftermarket spring maker. Another is Coil Spring Specialties in Kansas and Spring Works in Santa Rosa, CA. They are all capable of duplicating your spring, especially if you have one to copy. Another (perhaps cheape...
by MochetVelo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 17984

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have also used "Gaskets-To-Go" for custom-made gaskets. They make custom gaskets, rubber parts, springs, etc. in low quantities. I've been pleased with their work and prices.

http://www.gasketstogo.com/

Phil
by MochetVelo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 17984

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Restoration Supply sells round copper crush gaskets. They offer many sizes.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Hudson Finish Dept. 1917
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Hudson Finish Dept. 1917

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Detroit Public Library, Detroit. National Automotive History Collection
by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Video From Poland: Overland 90
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Video From Poland: Overland 90

A unique toast to a newly-restored Overland engine!

by MochetVelo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Fitting Copper Crush Gaskets to plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Fitting Copper Crush Gaskets to plugs

Can you post photo(s) of how it fits in the engine?
by MochetVelo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Overland Model 83
Replies: 1
Views: 5529

Re: Overland Model 83

I thought I'd reply to your post. It's only been 12 years. The Model 83 Overland was introduced in June, 1915 to coincide with Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, so a number of these cars were made in '15. The 2018/2019 HCCA Directory lists 3, 1915 Model 83 touring cars and only one 1916 Mo...
by MochetVelo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 189
Views: 17984

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Have you tried Stan Howe concerning your carburetor search?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: prestolite decal
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: prestolite decal

Their catalog is also online: restorationstuff.com
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: New Seat Spring Source
Replies: 0
Views: 937

New Seat Spring Source

For those who don't know, Snyder's Antique Auto Parts makes new seat springs and spring assemblies. Send them samples for a copy. The cost starts at $225 for this service.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/car- ... -seat-wood

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Louis Renault Drives 1898 Type A
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Louis Renault Drives 1898 Type A

Here is footage of Louis Renault driving a lady friend in his 1898 Type A voiturette:

by MochetVelo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: c1907 Motorcycle Factory Film
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

c1907 Motorcycle Factory Film

An interesting Rover Motorcycle factory film. A few brass-era cars are also shown. What year would you say? I only guess 1907. Rover began production in England in 1902.

Phil

[media]https://youtu.be/6m8PmMQK76s[/media]
by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: DIY Primer Cups

The Model 20 is not over-powered, but it runs nicely. We end up arriving with the 2-cylinder cars, but that's OK; gives us more time to enjoy the scenery.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: DIY Primer Cups

The Hupmobile is actually on the road. I went over it mechanically and restored the top, though no painting as yet. We took it on two HCCA tours this fall (25 and 50 miles) with success.

Phil
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by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

DIY Primer Cups

These primer cups were on my 1911 Hupmobile when I purchased it. I thought nothing of them until the restoration, only then realizing they were made up of plumbing fittings.

Phil
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by MochetVelo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite

A little further research shows that Bakelite is still made today. You can check the manufacturers on Thomas Register. I think they also make it in Asia.

https://www.thomasnet.com/products/cust ... 804-1.html

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite

Here's a discussion on the subject which touts Delrin as a replacement material. You'd need to machine it rather than cast, of course. A CNC machine might do it. My Hupmobile cap is also Bakelite (I think) cast over the brass threaded part. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/184751-bakelite-repacement-mat...
by MochetVelo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Newbie question

I don't know of any brass-era dealers, but there are a many sources for brass-era cars. Other than the HCCA web page, there is Hemmings.com, eBay, Prewarcar.com, the AACA forum "For Sale" section, the MTFCA Forum Classifieds (for Model T cars). My suggestion is to advertise for your search on Hemmin...