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by MochetVelo
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: thre3ad at bottom of Detroit Oiler
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: thre3ad at bottom of Detroit Oiler

Do you have a good hardware store nearby? Take it there and they'll tell you. There should also be some pipe fittings and bolts there to test fit.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1915 Metz Model 22 - Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: 1915 Metz Model 22 - Engine

Jerry, you've no doubt discovered that Metz used the long-reach 1/2" pipe thread plugs like the Champion 32. A Model T Ford plug (like the Champion X) will fit, but it is not long enough. These long-reach plugs were also used on stationary engines. They are no longer made, but they do turn up if you...
by MochetVelo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Fitting Brake Lining
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Fitting Brake Lining

The old shops used a "radius grinder" to get brake linings to match the drum. One trick I read on the AACA Forums: I got the arc on my brake shoes to match the drum by getting a roll of sticky back sandpaper from my local hardware store and cut a length of it to match the inside circumference of the...
by MochetVelo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: "Toy Tonneau" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5087

Re: "Toy Tonneau" ?

Thanks!

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: "Toy Tonneau" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5087

"Toy Tonneau" ?

What is a "toy tonneau"? I often see this term, but not sure what it means.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 3644

Re: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?

I'm still restoring the Overland, and the engine is not yet installed. I have a litttle blog on the AACA Forum. I have more free time now, so more things are getting done, at least on the cars.

Phil

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/323279-19 ... -model-83/
by MochetVelo
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 3644

Re: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?

Thanks for the tips. I did finally get the wheels on. I just surmized that the key was lined up correctly and then turned the wheel while pushing. I think that allowed it to slip between the brake linings, etc.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 3644

Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?

Any tips for installing rear wheels? My 1915 Overland has inner and outer brake shoes between which the drums must pass. Also, there is the axle key, the oil seal and the roller bearings. Plus, the wheels are heavy!

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “
Replies: 12
Views: 9826

Re: 1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “

I like the "electric starter" connected to the crank shaft. Is it just a dc motor with a lot of torque? How is it connected?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Overland model 85T
Replies: 1
Views: 3081

Re: Overland model 85T

I suggest posting this on the Willys/Overland Forum. They have a "For Sale" section if you scroll down. Also, a photo would be helpful.

http://www.wokr.org/forum/index.php

Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 342
Views: 138113

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I like Evercoat Slick-Sand and Eastwood Contour Polyester Primer-Surfacer. Both products have a heavy build and sand easily without clogging sandpaper. I finish with 400 grit paper before applying the top coat.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1913 FIAT Restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 7858

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: 9113

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: 3337

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 342
Views: 138113

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 342
Views: 138113

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: 7957

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: 8208

Video From Poland: Overland 90

A unique toast to a newly-restored Overland engine!

by MochetVelo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Fitting Copper Crush Gaskets to plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 4291

Re: Fitting Copper Crush Gaskets to plugs

Can you post photo(s) of how it fits in the engine?