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by alsfarms
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Hawthorne 4 Cylinder Air Pump Information Sought
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

Re: Hawthorne 4 Cylinder Air Pump Information Sought

Hello Howard, I have some parts (lots) for the Kellogg motor driven pumps but none like yours. Post additional here as you proceed with your repair.
Al
by alsfarms
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Phil, I have not yet received my March-April Gazette yet to read the article you refer to above. I am anxious to see what has been completed successfully as to stater installation. I will have the Dodge Bros. starter/generator in my hot hands towards the end of next week, then I can get real serious...
by alsfarms
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hello Mark, I assume that the car in restoration is your Model 17 Buick touring car? You are doing a nice job on it. Did you or someone else do your body work? The red Model 16 Buick is more similar to my Locomobile. How do you activate the disc brake you installed on your drive-line? Is it only an ...
by alsfarms
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hello Mark, Did you also install hydraulic brakes? It looks like a master cylinder nestled in under the starter. Nice and tidy!. Could you share your engineering process that you used to fit the starter. I am not thinking that I want to go the ring gear route by may consider it. Where did you source...
by alsfarms
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Nice starter installation on your Buick. I bet that little gear reduction stater can throw the torque to your Buick. What ring gear did you find that you could machine the flywheel and fit? You are right, running a DU4, you do not have a serious need for a charging system. The nice thing about the g...
by alsfarms
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Starter Generator
Replies: 1
Views: 3693

Re: Starter Generator

What is the CID of your Hudson? The Cub yard tractor used a Delco unit that is available rather affordably on EBAY. This unit is made for smaller CID engines so may not be a good choice for a larger engine. Dodge Bros. used a starter/generator. The teens-20's Dodge engine is a bit over 200 CID so th...
by alsfarms
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

After thinking about magnetos, I now remember, the Bosch magneto that at one time ran my Locomobile, is a DU4 dual. That means I have and would use a Bosch dual switch which has the coil integral with the switch. It is supposed to make the car easier to start as a good spark can be had at slower han...
by alsfarms
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Nice dash, the switch must simply ground out the mag to kill the engine. Is your car close to running? Getting ready for the upcoming touring season? How much room do you have that can be dedicated to installing a starter like discussed above? That "space" thought may be an issue as I look to instal...
by alsfarms
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hello Phil, I am curious what type of Bosch switch your Hupp uses. Several iterations was available depending on the application. Could you post a picture?
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hello Phil, I am assuming that your Magneto is a DU4 dual, which means you start it on points and a coil then switch it to run on MAG? Do you have the switch for it?
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

The Locomobile is set up with a Delco dual spark distributor (electric) and the side and tail lights are set up, as originally, to be either oil or electric. If I have the starter/generator I can run the distributor and lights as needed and not kill the battery. Starting would be a pleasant side ben...
by alsfarms
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Hello Phil, My engine is a Locomobile 4 cylinder and just under 300 CID. Low compression, yes, however it is still a handful to roll through the compression cycle. The Cub style starter/generator just didn't have the beans to roll the engine through compression. Your 12 volt starter should do the jo...
by alsfarms
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Phil, The problem with using a modern "Cub" starter/generator is that they do not have sufficient twist to roll over a larger engine. Even the "Cub" guys complain about that unit being weak. I do want to have a 12 volt system so that rules out the 6 volt Buick unit. I am desirous to run 12 volts as ...
by alsfarms
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 31
Views: 10581

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

I am in the process of a single unit starter/generator install on a hand crank only car. My attempt will be to use a Dodge Bros. unit from the teens to early 20's and mount with a serpentine belt over the flywheel (no cutting for a ring gear if I can help it). I am not sure that the Dodge unit will ...
by alsfarms
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Can anyone recognize this touring?
Replies: 6
Views: 4136

Re: Can anyone recognize this touring?

I am going to venture a guess that the pictures were taken in the western half of the US. I do not see any grass that would indicate landscape from the eastern 1/2 of the US. I can't see the horizon or mountains so probably not in the intermountain west. Maybe any of the more arid flat western state...
by alsfarms
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Can anyone recognize this touring?
Replies: 6
Views: 4136

Re: Can anyone recognize this touring?

Hello, Do you know the history of the photos? Pictures always freeze a story in time. I agree with Jeff, I live in on old Victorian Styled 2 story home and love the charm of old buildings as well as our cars.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Delco Dual Spark Distributors
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Re: Delco Dual Spark Distributors

Do any of you followers, of this HCCA forum, run a Delco Dual Distributor as shown in the above posted picture?
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 6241

Re: USL starters

What does the term "USL" stand for? Does anyone have a picture of one of these starters? I have a starter system from an early Seagrave and it is huge but not does sound like what you describe. A picture is worth a thousand words.... I would also like to see a picture of your Moyer and the Mercer! T...
by alsfarms
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Delco Dual Spark Distributors
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Delco Dual Spark Distributors

DSC01250.JPG I have a couple of these Delco units as in Stutz, Locomobile, Pierce-Arrow and request information pertinent to them. Does anyone here have experience with setting these units up for operation and timing each set of points? What is the best type of modern lubricant to use in the box. P...
by alsfarms
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: USL starters
Replies: 12
Views: 6241

Re: USL starters

I am not familiar with the starter you mention. Could you post a picture or two of one out in the open then one or two of the starter installed? Thant would help us to help you.
Al