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by alsfarms
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Good News and "Tip" of the day. The folks at the Bridgeport Public library are super accommodating. I heard back from them, they are preparing a DVD with my requested information scanned on it and will have it in the mail quickly. It will be nice to have a complete service manual for the 1909 Locomo...
by alsfarms
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability

Here is my "Tip" of the day. If you are restoring a Locomobile or would just like to do some research on Locomobile or Riker, contact the Bridgeport Public Library and ask for the Historical Department. They are most helpful and have a HUGE Locomobile Literature Archive. I can share a phone number i...
by alsfarms
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: "Toy Tonneau" ?
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: "Toy Tonneau" ?

Pat,
That is a fine description.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a couple of pictures of the last of the Locomobile four cylinder engine design. It is more advanced with a bore and stroke of 4-1/4 X 6, full pressure oiling, manganese bronze crankcase and five main bearings. The engine was built by Locomobile and used in Riker trucks from around 1917. This...
by alsfarms
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed

Hello van,
Nice Sears and pictures that show how it was years ago. You have done a very nice job. When you get your write-up finished, on the history, that will even add more to your Sears automobile....
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed

What did you learn from Rick B. on lamp restoration. I have also used another source, for brass lamp repair, that is very satisfactory also. Curious if things are moving in the direction you desire.
Al
by alsfarms
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed

How much additional restoration does your Sears need? It is nice that you are receiving a "Tip" or two and maybe some advice also. SHare a picture of your project....
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed

Hello Van,
Good luck with your lamp repair. Rick is a good guy and will do his best to give you a good product. He is old school, if it is worth doing it is worth doing right. How about posting a "Before" and then an "After" picture of your lamp to be restored?
by alsfarms
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 2 shows the right front of body. I think I can use the floorboard riser structure as a solid location to mount the cowling bracket.
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More information as I had asked for advice on mounting the spare tire bracket as show on the factory picture above. I will attach a couple of picture showing the under structure of the Locomobile Toy Tonneau body.
Al
Picture 1 shows the left side front of body
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture for your evaluation that will help with potential advice on mounting the spare tire bracket to the cowling.
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I am getting closer to having all the pieces needed in order to set the brackets for a single side mounted spare tire. Does anyone have good photo's of the front bracket that holds the front of the tire with the bracket mounted to the cowl section of the body. The Locomobile is a Toy Tonneau with an...
by alsfarms
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: C T Ham Comet Repair Needed

Hello Van, I have had Rick Britten of Britten Brass Works restore several lamps, including the last lamp I had built which I will picture here, (Locomobile script tail light). This lamp was built using the best parts of three lamps to build one solid lamp and it turned out beautiful. (Not cheap) Lam...
by alsfarms
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Locomobile "Tip" of the day. I have, in hand, the recast three items as shown on Page 13. For comparison I will attach pictures of the new castings. The new castings turned out very good!
Al
Picture one (Trade Mark)
by alsfarms
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another addition to the tire mount for the Locomobile. I am guess that it would be best to use this mounting bracket to mount the tire support to the back of the tire with the bracket mounted unit the drivers seat. That is the "advice" you would share?
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

"TIP" of the day, jump or buy when you find what you need. Don't wait! This piece was part of a purchase that included the tail light bracket shown above. I was not looking for a side-mount bracket, at the time. but it works for me and I can take care of the finish machining. I should have a few mor...
by alsfarms
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 284
Views: 55571

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another "TIP" or update on the Locomobile project. It always pays to keep your eyes open as you never know what someone may have that will work and is correct for your current project. I located and purchased a very nice tail light bracket that matches my Locomobile side light brackets. Here...