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by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Lastly, here is a picture of the "after" new brake drum set in place on a rewooded rear wheel. Certainly an improvement.
Al
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Now for the after pictures, new cast iron brake drum with extended mounting flange
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Original brake drum showing pits, before picture
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Before, badly pitted original cast iron brake drum profile.
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Oh yes, all the new shackle bolt hardware I built was machined out of 4140L. As you say, tough but not brittle and it does machine OK unless you run it hot!
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete,
Thanks for the note. I have a little 6'3" 300 lb younger brother that I had to keep in short open end wrenches when we used to mechanic together as he would bust off every bolt he snugged up thinking that just one more pull would be better, just before he heard the snap! grrrrr
Al
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

More "Advice" requested, What grade bolts/hardware should I use to replace the badly rusted original rim lug mounting bolts and also the carriage bolts for mounting the brake drums to the wheel spokes as shown in the pictures above?
Al
by alsfarms
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Hello Pete, Thanks for your response. (no not too negative) I have been thinking, before I go much further with the wheels, I may take the hubs out and install some shimming between spokes 90 deg. from each other around the wheel, then push the wheel back together. I don't think the spokes have shru...
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

After another "Tip" of bit of "Advice" please. What is the best thing to use to coat these new wheels with before I apply a final finish. I would like to soak them up TIGHT and then use a very good grade sealer before final sanding, detail work and paint. My Locomobile just does not ask for natural ...
by alsfarms
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: REO 1906 Single cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 3499

Re: REO 1906 Single cylinder

Have you been able to contact other single cylinder REO owners for help with your engine needs? The HCCA Roster should be a good source for a list of owners that can help with parts and information. Let us know here of your success or additional problems. Someone with REO experience will speak up wi...
by alsfarms
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

What torque should I use to hold the hub flanges to the wooden wheels?
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Here is the last picture that shows the drive axle in place, (actually the axle would run through the rear hub not out into space). :-)
Al
by alsfarms
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile
Replies: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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: 239
Views: 36616

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 ...