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by alsfarms
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 2754

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 501

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: 501

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: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

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: 501

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: 719

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...
by alsfarms
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

All this time at home while we fend off the spread of Coronavirus COVINT-19 pandemic, I decided to open up the crate that contains my original Locomobile Model L radiator. Attached you will see a few pictures of what I have. I am after a "TIP" on a good source for purchasing annealed (soft) brass sh...
by alsfarms
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Jeff,
Thanks for the "TIP" for the radiator Durocar is offering. That is a nice radiator for sure, but my pockets are simply not that deep. When you get a chance send me a picture or two of the radiator you have. Good luck with your set up and ultimately running Overland.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 282
Views: 50517

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Well Jeff, It sounds like you sure know how to enjoy and invest your time! Did you ever get a chance to take a picture of your extra Overland radiator? I don't recall, what year and model is it for? Were you able to sort our your magneto issue? Is your area dealing with much Coronavirus? Regards, Alan