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by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

No, the Hupp has magneto only; no coils. It puts out quite a hot spark, which I noticed when holding it and turning it slightly. It does have an on/off switch on the dash.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Yes, the Hupp uses a Bosch DU4. It's the non-adjustable timing type.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

My Hupmobile Model 20 has no battery setup; just magneto. My plan is to use a 12v battery and recharge it from outside the car (that is, not use a generator), just for simplicity. I'm hoping to use the starter motor until I can get the car to running on the first or second pull.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

What engine are you trying to start, Al? Is your flywheel in the rear? Mine is a 4-cyl., 16hp engine with front-mounted flywheel (Hupmobile). I have a fairly compact 12v Toyota starter motor I plan to try.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Re: Installing A Starter Motor

Why not use a modern starter-generator unit like the Cub Cadet suggested in the HCCA article?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Installing A Starter Motor
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Installing A Starter Motor

I enjoyed the article by Howard Hodson in the March/April 2018 Gazette concerning installation of a starter/generator in brass-era cars. Perhaps others with experience in this line could add some ideas. Here are some that came to mind: - A starter motor with no generator could be added to a car. The...
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Removing Broken Taps
Replies: 0
Views: 6728

Removing Broken Taps

Taps tend to break off, especially smaller ones. This is a frustration, but it happens to the best mechanics. Here are several ways to remove them. 1) CENTER PUNCH METHOD This simple idea actually unscrews the tap a tiny bit at a time. You get a center punch and hold it at one edge at the steepest a...
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Your best brass car trailer specifications?
Replies: 8
Views: 7331

Re: Your best brass car trailer specifications?

Another good source is the Model T Forum where there have been numerous trailer discussions. Search Google under "trailer mtfca" or similar to find some.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Polishing Brass
Replies: 2
Views: 14199

Re: Polishing Brass

Just forgo the lacquer/sealer after polishing, and you will get a nice patina in a few weeks. Here are a couple videos I did on removing heavy tarnish:





Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: How Late Use of Chain Drive And Friction Drive Transmissions
Replies: 4
Views: 6017

Re: How Late Use of Chain Drive And Friction Drive Transmiss

According to Wikipedia: The last popular chain drive automobile was the Honda S600 of the 1960s. Frazer Nash built a chain-driven transmission into the '30s. In my opinion, Metz was the last car to use friction drive in the form of a spinning flat plate. I think that was about 1917. This drive syste...
by MochetVelo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: water pump / wood spokes
Replies: 4
Views: 7065

Re: water pump / wood spokes

Kwik Poly is another water-thin epoxy popular in wood restoration work. It's available from Lang's and Restoration Supply. Some guys add metal shims to loose spokes. You must be careful that your wheels are solid and tight, however. They should require a screw press or the like to push them into pla...
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Brass Tack Source
Replies: 0
Views: 5829

Brass Tack Source

DB Gurney has been making tacks and nails since 1825. It's the only place I've found that can supply solid brass tacks. They also sell a large selection of fasteners that would work on our cars. They made hob nails for Civil War soldiers, and still make them today using the same machines. http://www...
by MochetVelo
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Work-Hardening & Annealing
Replies: 1
Views: 4894

Work-Hardening & Annealing

Here is a good article about work-hardening and annealing. It's in the form of a student lab experiment, but the explanations are excellent. As you know, non-ferrous metals become brittle after shaping and forming. The common ones used in automobiles being copper, brass, and aluminum. http://materia...
by MochetVelo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Acetylene Gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 11473

Re: Acetylene Gas tank

These tanks are not for welding. They supply acetylene gas for the headlamps of pre-1916 cars.
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?
Replies: 3
Views: 4391

Re: Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?

The best book is "The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942". It was recently reprinted. The photos are small, but the information is invaluable. Also, Floyd Clymer's books are fun. They're out-of-print, but you can find them online.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Custom Hub Puller
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

Custom Hub Puller

I thought I would show off my new hub puller made by George of customhubpullers.com. George makes these pullers to order, though he keeps the more common sizes in stock. This one fits my 1924 Citroen, which has metric threads. If anything, this puller is over-engineered. My hubs were stuck, and they...
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Acetylene Gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 11473

Re: Acetylene Gas tank

All the Prest-O-Lite tanks were mounted outside, usually on the running board. When you ran low on acetylene, you just traded it out at a dealer, sort of like propane tanks today.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Acetylene Gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 11473

Re: Acetylene Gas tank

A lot of guys are using the old carbide generators. They work fine. Check out the MTFCA Forum for lots of discussions. The under-body tank is safe if it's installed correctly. It has a pressure regulator and shut-off valve. I believe the set-up uses a MC tank, the smallest size (MC meaning "motorcyc...
by MochetVelo
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Acetylene Gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 11473

Re: Acetylene Gas tank

The old Prest-O-Lite tanks were designed to be horizontal. You can recognize them by their off-center valves. You can still sometimes find them at welding supply houses. The original car tanks had a gauge on the bottom, buy they are too old to be refilled. The Horseless Carriage Gazette had a nice a...