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by alsfarms
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Bosch Dual Mag. Switch key needed
Replies: 1
Views: 3546

Bosch Dual Mag. Switch key needed

I am restoring a Bosch Dual Magneto Coil switch (Dash Mount) and need to find a key blank from which I can fit a new key to my switch. Pictures provided that show the switch I am working with. What options do I have? This switch will be fit to an antique automobile, and in conjunction with a D4 dual...
by alsfarms
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Electric Buffer for Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: Electric Buffer for Brass

Hello Jugster
What method or machine have you chosen to aid in your brass polishing effort?
Al
by alsfarms
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F
Replies: 8
Views: 5306

Re: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F

Hello John, Any update on your Buick magneto.
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other
Replies: 7
Views: 10473

Re: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other

Update on wood wheel project; I am preparing the wheel hubs and rims for shipment to Stutzman and hope have the wheels built and ready for install by next summer. (On a side note.....the engine rebuilding process is just getting into motion. I am hoping to have that work completed by next summer.) Al
by alsfarms
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Early Starter Question from Nov-Dec 2016 Gazette
Replies: 2
Views: 2306

Early Starter Question from Nov-Dec 2016 Gazette

I presume that you have all received your current issue (Nov-Dec 2016) of the wonderful HCCA publication, the Gazette? I did a quick scan to look at the points of interest for my likes. This issue has lots of great information, plenty of Cadillac pictures, information on replicating parts and finall...
by alsfarms
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cameron engine parts
Replies: 16
Views: 8636

Re: Cameron engine parts

Hello Matt, How adjustable/adaptable is the French fixture you refer to? Does it only like sizes that are near to what a Model T or A would be?
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cameron engine parts
Replies: 16
Views: 8636

Re: Cameron engine parts

Hello Matt, Could you post a few pictures of a Model T and Cameron rod side by side? I would like to see how they compare. How does the OD of the Cameron crank rod journals compare to that of the Model T? I would have no problem with poured babbitt bearings in the Cameron. Have you had the crank out...
by alsfarms
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Cameron engine parts
Replies: 16
Views: 8636

Re: Cameron engine parts

Hello Matt, What is the latest progress report on your Cameron engine?
Al
by alsfarms
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Dayton Wire Wheel Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 4337

Re: Dayton Wire Wheel Wrench

Hello, The wrench you have will likely remove the wire wheels from a mid to late 20's Marmon and probably the Auburn of the same time frame. The Dayton wheel was a pretty wheel but not really the best design. I suggest that you go to the Marmon club on line or the AACA Marmon forum should you choose...
by alsfarms
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Bosch Magneto factory reference material
Replies: 1
Views: 5970

Re: Bosch Magneto factory reference material

The link above gets you to the site, then scout around. Look under Mag RX and you will find a wealth of information as well as the information about Bosch. You will find some very nice information not only about Bosch but other makes as well. We can never have enough information! Or know where to fi...
by alsfarms
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Bosch Magneto factory reference material
Replies: 1
Views: 5970

Bosch Magneto factory reference material

The link can provide valuable information if your antique runs a Bosch magneto.

http://www.oldcroak.com/bosch-du1-du2-d ... y-pre-ww1/

Al
by alsfarms
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F
Replies: 8
Views: 5306

Re: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F

Sharing information is what this HCCA forum should be all about. Glad you enjoyed the website as have I. Good luck on on your DU4.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F
Replies: 8
Views: 5306

Re: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F

Hello John and others that may have an interest in magneto information. Check out the following link.

http://www.oldcroak.com/bosch-du1-du2-d ... y-pre-ww1/

Al
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F
Replies: 8
Views: 5306

Re: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F

Do you have the magneto back on your Buick? I do not have good experience with the different behavior of spark plugs, so I can't help much in that area. If you have the mag. on your car, I would spend a minute and see how fast you will have to crank to get your cam speed/mag. drive RPM's up to at le...
by alsfarms
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F
Replies: 8
Views: 5306

Re: High tension magneto for 1910 Buick Model F

Hi John, It is safe to say that you will not need to worry about starting your car until you get the Magneto to throw a good spark. At what RPM was you spinning the Mag. on your test bench? You are sure that you are not grounded out, essentially killing the Mag. (like the switch is off). I would enc...
by alsfarms
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Rod bearing shell Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2127

Rod bearing shell Question

I am starting on a bottom end rod bearing job on a "T" head design engine. This engine has the babbit applied to a bearing shell which is then fixed to the actual rod. I need to replace at lease two of the shells and I want to make sure that as I machine the new shells I use the best material. It is...
by alsfarms
Mon May 30, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass lamp repairs and parts
Replies: 2
Views: 5938

Brass lamp repairs and parts

I have a couple of brass lamps that really need some new pieces built (spinnings). Who in our hobby arena still does this old craft? Secondly, who does brass lamp repairs/restorations? If you have experience with brass spinning or know who does, please drop a note. Al alsfarms at hotmail.com 435 864...
by alsfarms
Mon May 30, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Who does brass spinning?
Replies: 0
Views: 5405

Who does brass spinning?

I have a couple of brass lamps that really need some new pieces built (spinnings). Who in our hobby arena still does this old craft? Secondly, who does brass lamp repairs/restorations? If you have experience with brass spinning or know who does, please drop a note. Al alsfarms at hotmail.com 435 864...
by alsfarms
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other
Replies: 7
Views: 10473

Re: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other

Hello Phil, I chatted with Noah Stutzman and have sent him pictures of my wheel project. Waiting to hear back from him now. Thanks for your vote of confidence regarding Stutzman Wheel Shop.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other
Replies: 7
Views: 10473

Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other

This is a general question to help me determine who is best at building wood wheels. Do we have a wheelwright in the west coast area? If not, who is a good source for building wheels in the eastern area (any where east of the west coast)? I understand that the Graeber family (San Diego) does not bui...