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by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

"TIP" of the day, anything is possible and that goes for machining parts needed for our restorations. A case in point. When I started restoring the Locomobile Model L, I counted all the missing pinch top grease fittings and it was nearly every one of them. I proceeded to machine the bases out of 414...
by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of the torque spring assembly with a new 5/8" grade 8 donor bolt that will be machined to the specifications shown above.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I will recap a posting I made on December 26 above. It appears that the pictures are tangled up with the website issue that has been problematic. I will post a picture of a rough sketch of the torque spring center load bearing main bolt. My sketch is rough but does contain the dimensions I need in o...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

One last "TIP" for today, if you see the set of numbers, as shown above, and are confused as to what they mean, in this case 34 x 4-1/2. To determine diameter double the second number and subtract from the first. So, 4-1/2 plus 4-1/2 equals 9. Subtract 9 from 34 which equals 25".
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is the second picture which will show you what to look for regarding tire size that is required for this size fellow band. Another "TIP", these rim pieces come in several sizes for each diameter. For safety purposes, it is important to use all compatible Firestone rim hardware for the size of t...
by alsfarms
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have had some struggles with access and making new posts, I hope a resolution is in hand now as I am able to update to this forum. I thought I would start with a "TIP" on how to identify wheel and rim parts and in this case particularly Firestone. Be cautious as you sandblast of dip your wheel iro...
by alsfarms
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of the grease fitting that I will need to machine for greasing the torque spring main bolt.
by alsfarms
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I have a few moments to share an update on the "torque Spring" assembly for the Locomobile. I was surprised that I was able to remove the main bolt without needing to resort to a application of a heat wrench, (torch), it did take lots of penetrating oil and gentle nudging with a box end wrench. I al...
by alsfarms
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is my "Tip" for the day. (Not Locomobile related). It is my wish for everyone to have a great Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years Party! It is good to be back, thanks Webmaster for "fixing" what was broken so we can once again access the HCCA forums. I will share a couple of u...
by alsfarms
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Who has a "Tip" of "Advice" on a GOOD high build primer for filling the pits you see above?
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 4 (the other side showing how nice sandblasting cleans out rust pits, I am now ready to open this piece up, repair as needed and duplicate parts as needed) More later.....
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 3 (after some love shown by my Sandblaster)
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Picture 2 (after 4 hours in an Ultrasonic Cleaner)
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is an updated re-posting of some postings that were lost in the last computer crash event. This posting will be a summary of "Tip" "Advice" relating to parts cleaning. I have purchased and did a trial on the use of an Ultrasonic Cleaner. I will re-post the before picture and the after picture a...
by alsfarms
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Has anyone here heard a Locomobile Model L run with an open cutout? Here is a "Tip" for you as to what you would hear. Enjoy the true sound of a vintage Locomobile
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Last picture that shows the "rib" detail of the wheel rim that needs to be replicated.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

And another picture of taken from the bottom.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a view of the same steering wheel from the bottom.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

OK, here is a picture of the original steering column assembly, including the steering wheel and control quadrant. Study the picture closely and you will note the hard rubber steering wheel and it does need some help. I am after "Tips" and "Advice" on the best method for a good quality repair/restor...
by alsfarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33087

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

For fun, here is a picture of one of the factory original Locomobile rear wheels from my car. Not even a good long soak in Boiled Linseed oil was enough to save them. We all start somewhere with our old cars! The new wheels are terrific!
Al