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by alsfarms
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is another view of the new rear brake drum , sitting in place.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of the new cast brake drum in place after I completed the initial machining to clean up the OD and ID as well as to set the ID to fit the inner OD of the rear hub. It is also sitting in the proper location.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture that shows the original brake drum sitting in the proper location for bolt up.
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a picture of one of the new cast iron brake drums, (showing the wider and undrilled mounting flange). I decided to have the mounting flange cast larger so I could machine it to fit against the inner hub flange. By so doing, The concentricity of the brake drum to the wheel will be held in pla...
by alsfarms
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

This picture shows the severe rust issue I had when I was finally able to extricate the brake drum from the brake shoe lining and hardware. I decided I would go ahead and have new drums cast. More on the new brake drums next.
Al
Picture 4
by alsfarms
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I will now show a couple of pictures of the original cast iron brake drum. It was a real "bugger" to get it free from the brake shoe lining. My chassis had set dormant from about 1930 to the time I removed the wheels to allow for new wood. The brake shoe lining and brake drum was "welded" together w...
by alsfarms
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

This is a picture of the same rear wheel but taken from the inside of the wheel.
Al
Picture 2
by alsfarms
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here will follow a few pictures with descriptions that I inferred above regarding my continuing wheel restoration nneds. I will post them one at a time a post a description that directly relates to each picture. Please ad any "Tips" or "Advice" that you can think of or share. This picture shows one ...
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More on the wood restoration aspect of an antique automobile. I will be posting a few pictures of my new wooded wheel assemblies for the Locomobile. I will be after "Tips" and "Advice" on what would be the best method to build a template to drill holes for the 25" Firestone wheel rim mounting hardwa...
by alsfarms
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

The tapered end fits along side the radiator and provides for a nice finished appearance.
Al
Picture 2
by alsfarms
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Speaking of restoration improvements for the Locomobile project. I posed a question requesting "Tips" and "Advice" about refinishing a red oak two cylinder coil box. That got me to thinking about the new engine hood sash strips that are mahogany for the Locomobile. I think I will use the same de-whi...
by alsfarms
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Has anyone here used the de-whiskering method or something similar as show in the You Tube video while doing wood refinishing?
Al
by alsfarms
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is a "tip" about preparing wood for final finish and a "GOOD" professional end product. I have learned about a term called de-whiskering that I intend to use on the new red oak coil box I have built. (I hope this link will work).
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More "Tips" and "Advice" requested.
Has anyone hear heard of the term "Whiskering" as it relates to finishing wood? I will wait for a response or two before I share what I think I have learned.
Al
by alsfarms
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete,
Thanks for the idea on finish. Have you ever used Spar Varnish? Several others have suggested the use of a good grade Spar Varnish, over a conditioned treated surface and after the specific stain is applied.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 225
Views: 33091

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

I am posting this appeal for a few ideas in the form of "Tips" and "Advice" as it relates to what finish should be used on the red oak coil box I built. Following will be a few pictures to show you what I have. This box is patterned after a typical coil box but I built it dimensionally correct to al...