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by MochetVelo
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Louis Renault Drives 1898 Type A
Replies: 0
Views: 5406

Louis Renault Drives 1898 Type A

Here is footage of Louis Renault driving a lady friend in his 1898 Type A voiturette:

by MochetVelo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: c1907 Motorcycle Factory Film
Replies: 0
Views: 5656

c1907 Motorcycle Factory Film

An interesting Rover Motorcycle factory film. A few brass-era cars are also shown. What year would you say? I only guess 1907. Rover began production in England in 1902.

Phil

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by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Re: DIY Primer Cups

The Model 20 is not over-powered, but it runs nicely. We end up arriving with the 2-cylinder cars, but that's OK; gives us more time to enjoy the scenery.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Re: DIY Primer Cups

The Hupmobile is actually on the road. I went over it mechanically and restored the top, though no painting as yet. We took it on two HCCA tours this fall (25 and 50 miles) with success.

Phil
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by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

DIY Primer Cups

These primer cups were on my 1911 Hupmobile when I purchased it. I thought nothing of them until the restoration, only then realizing they were made up of plumbing fittings.

Phil
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by MochetVelo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite

A little further research shows that Bakelite is still made today. You can check the manufacturers on Thomas Register. I think they also make it in Asia.

https://www.thomasnet.com/products/cust ... 804-1.html

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: Modern Replacement Material for Bakelite

Here's a discussion on the subject which touts Delrin as a replacement material. You'd need to machine it rather than cast, of course. A CNC machine might do it. My Hupmobile cap is also Bakelite (I think) cast over the brass threaded part. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/184751-bakelite-repacement-mat...
by MochetVelo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Re: Newbie question

I don't know of any brass-era dealers, but there are a many sources for brass-era cars. Other than the HCCA web page, there is Hemmings.com, eBay, Prewarcar.com, the AACA forum "For Sale" section, the MTFCA Forum Classifieds (for Model T cars). My suggestion is to advertise for your search on Hemmin...
by MochetVelo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: 1911 Buick 33

As you've discovered, you'd best post question on the most active forums. The MTFCA Forum is the most responsive I've seen. If you have early Buick questions, you should join the Brass Buicks group on Yahoo:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BrassBuicks/info

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1910 Buick Model F detailing advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3000

Re: 1910 Buick Model F detailing advice

A good resource is the Brass Buicks Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BrassBuicks/info

It's quite active.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Mochet Velo
Replies: 2
Views: 2190

Re: Mochet Velo

Merci, SteamNut! It is, inded, a Mochet CM125 Luxe... or at least the front half. Made from 1950-54, it used a 125cc Zurcher motorcycle engine. Not exactly "luxe", it lacked certain amenities such as doors. Reverse gear and electric starter were options. It was introduced just after WWII and sold br...
by MochetVelo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Using Thread Locker
Replies: 0
Views: 6216

Using Thread Locker

Here is a useful paper on using the various types of "thread locker" (Loctite) products. Of course, they didn't exist in 1910, but they would have been used if they did!

http://wdarc.org/Loctite%20Guide.pdf

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu May 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 7612

Re: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electri

No online version, but perhaps some day. It would be more up-to-date, perhaps.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 7612

Re: 1903 Columbus Electric and 1916 Baker Rauch Lang Electri

Each member gets a copy of the Roster, the 2015/16 being the most recent. You can email one of the club officers to see if they have a copy for you. If you can't get a copy, I can send you information from it.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed May 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Stuck Parts: Tips to Loosen Them
Replies: 8
Views: 11303

Re: Stuck Parts: Tips to Loosen Them

The Mini-Ductor, and induction heater, is available from tool dealers and on eBay. Anyone ever try this tool? Here's a video on it:

by MochetVelo
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Penetrating Oil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 3213

Penetrating Oil Test

Here's a recent video that tests various penetrating oils including ATF/Acetone mix, AeroKroil, Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, Royal Purple and WD-40. What's your favorite?

ATF/Acetone mix, AeroKroil, Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, Royal Purple and WD-40


Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I.D. These 3 Brass Era Cars
Replies: 1
Views: 1797

I.D. These 3 Brass Era Cars

I got this plaque today. It appears to be enamel on copper. The cars look c1905 and quite detailed, including license plates. Can anyone identify them?

Phil
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by MochetVelo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: New York City, 1911
Replies: 0
Views: 5768

New York City, 1911

Interesting footage of New York in 1911. You're sure to notice a lot of interesting scenes... and machinery. Good soundtrack added, also.

Phil

by MochetVelo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14459

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Well, I did learn from Howard Hodson that a belt-operated starter motor only will not work, as it cannot withstand the speed of rotation. A motor-generator, however, is designed to turn quickly (above 12,000 rpm).

Phi
by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14459

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

My switch was non-original, but I got a nice repro from someone. Here is a photo of what they look like. This Hupp has a choke knob, but I don;t think that is original. My Metz has an even simpler switch: a brass tab that contacts a bolt on the firewall.

Phil

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