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by alsfarms
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another part of the "TIP" suggested in the above above posting. This picture shows the affect of many years outside in an arid, dry climate. Note: no serious pitting like is common on frames left out in the east and south where the humidity and rain fall is high. This view is looking at the ...
by alsfarms
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I will share a "TIP" that relates to the rear axle pictures above. The last picture I described the anti rotation bar to stop the wheel hop. I will show the torque spring assembly that I have cleaned up. This piece fits on the front of the anti rotation bar and is connected to the bar with a "yoke' ...
by alsfarms
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 11730

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Good Day fellow restorers. I thought I would bring this BLOG back up to the top as I have a new development with regards to installing an early Dodge Bros. starter generator to the Locomobile engine. Here is the quandary; the Dodge Bros. starter generator does do a nice job starting the Locomobile e...
by alsfarms
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 6
This picture shows the fitting to the left of the input pinion that is provision for the round torque arm. That unit controls wheel hop when under acceleration.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 5
This picture shows the reach arms used to adjust the tracking of the rear axle (to stop the dog tracking).
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 4 This picture shows the nice little "jacking foot" cast into the rear axle housing so the car can be jacked up without causing damage. The aluminum backing or dust shield is shown also. The Backing plate will need to be replaced on both sides. I have cut the aluminum material to fit but wil...
by alsfarms
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2170

Re: Magneto Question

Hello Jeff, I am very happy for you finally getting some fire out of the Overland. It would sure be nice if you could figure out a way to post a short video clip of you starting and running your Speedster. I would certainly be some good entertainment and encourage us all to use our Pandemic time to ...
by alsfarms
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 3 This picture shows the configuration of an early "full floating" design used by Locomobile in 1909. You can also see the rear brake configuration which is internal expanding and external contracting on the brake drum. Any "TIPS" for sourcing new brake linings and fitting to the new cast ir...
by alsfarms
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another view of the Locomobile rear axle. Looking for "TIP" or ideas for replacing the original U-joint with something that may be available. The original is a sliding roller design and is prone to wear and looseness. I suppose when this assembly is opened up for inspection and repair, machi...
by alsfarms
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another view of the Locomobile rear axle. Looking for "TIP" or ideas for replacing the original U-joint with something that may be available.
Al
Picture 2
by alsfarms
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

This Pandemic.....not much fun for sure! I do get to spend a little more time but this is also farm season and I am tuning up an old orchard also. (Of course I am complying with the social distancing requirement). I thought I would post a few pictures of the original rear axle for the 1909 Locomobil...
by alsfarms
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Cudaman, Thanks for the "TIP" to the reference for Hobby Lobby as a source for sheet brass. I will verify the thickness I need and give them a try.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Still looking for a "TIP" for a source for "soft" yellow sheet brass so I can start cosmetic repairs to the Locomobile radiator.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing an Avatar question
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Installing an Avatar question

Hello Cudaman, Thanks for the encouragement. With some perseverance, I was able to play with the AVATAR protocol and finally figure out what I needed to do to upload an image from my home computer. I now have a new image to associate with my user name. It would be nice if more fellows would take a m...
by alsfarms
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing an Avatar question
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Installing an Avatar question

Hello Cudaman, Thanks for the response. Yes, I have been to the users page for loading an Avatar picture. I am not real literate, for sure, when it comes to downloading a picture. I can figure how to look in my computer then download, (I can get the picture sized right). The user page asks for a loc...
by alsfarms
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 272
Views: 45777

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Does anyone here understand the working dynamics of these antique automobile square cellular radiators with the horizontal baffle plates? Is the baffle plate hollow to allow for more even water distribution or is there another purpose that I am not aware of? What is your advice?
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing an Avatar question
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Installing an Avatar question

I need a "TIP" on how to install an avatar image on this site? I have followed the written description but can't get the software to carry over an avatar of my selection from my home computer.
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Installing Tight-Fitting Rear Wheels?

Good for you Phil...perseverance is the name of the game when it comes to antique automobile. If one thing doesn't work, try another idea and then maybe another. I had the opposite issue when removing the rear wheels form an early American-LaFrance (with a similar set-up to your Overland). Sadly the...