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by MochetVelo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 12596

Re: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

Correct. Hence, my original post of the question and response from Evans.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 12596

Re: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

The reason I question this is because I assume a number of people are using the Evans products. I know Jay Leno says he uses it in all his cars. Also, it's featured in the Restoration Supply Co. catalog, which caters primarily to brass-era car owners.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 12596

Re: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

I don't understand. Why won't it circulate?


Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 12596

Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

I received an email today from Dave Wright, Technical Sales Manager of Evans Cooling Systems, makers of the popular waterless engine coolants. I heard about this product in one of Jay Leno's videos. It has several advantages over the regular antifreeze/water mix. You can purchase it from Restoration...
by MochetVelo
Tue May 31, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Removing Painted Pinstripes
Replies: 0
Views: 6145

Removing Painted Pinstripes

Perhaps you'd like to change your pinstripes or remove a faulty job. The first step is to determine the paint used for the car body and the stripes. The most common "older restoration" paint was nitrocellulose or acrylic lacquer. Starting in the sixties, enamels were more commonly used by do-it-your...
by MochetVelo
Mon May 30, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Brass lamp repairs and parts
Replies: 2
Views: 6292

Re: Brass lamp repairs and parts

I use Britten's Brass Works in Michigan and Metzler Brass in Indiana. Both these small shops doi excellent work. They could advise you on the spinning, but that is a pricy option, as a pattern must be made.

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1934 Tire Factory Film
Replies: 2
Views: 4516

1934 Tire Factory Film

The Brunswick tire factory in operation:

https://youtu.be/YZISUfi-6Ik




Phil
by MochetVelo
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other
Replies: 7
Views: 11240

Re: Who builds wood wheels, west coast or other

Stutzman's Wheel Shop in Baltic, Ohio are my favorite. High quality, reasonable prices, fast service.

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Gary Hoonsbeen, RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 4064

Re: Gary Hoonsbeen, RIP

Gary's articles were my favorite part of the Gazette. His photos and descriptions were clear and interesting. Will someone step forward to take over where he left off?

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1906 Spyker Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 3791

1906 Spyker Restoration

A nice video of restoring a 1906 Spyker (thanks to Dandy Dave). In Dutch, but very nicely documented.



Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Etched Brass Plaques
Replies: 0
Views: 5556

Etched Brass Plaques

I've tried etching brass plaques found in old cars, and the results were pretty good. Here is a nice description of one method from the AACA Forum: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/268427-the-active-brass-car-forum/?p=1452862 I found a friend who helped make the graphics for my plaques (which I used on ...
by MochetVelo
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Painting Wood Wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 5614

Painting Wood Wheels

A tip for painting wood wheels: When spraying with acrylic enamel, omit the hardener. This makes the paint more flexible as the wood shrinks and expands with humidity. With the additive, the paint is more resistant to wear on metal, but it tends to crack on wood parts. Always use a rotisserie when s...
by MochetVelo
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Wireless Turn Signal
Replies: 1
Views: 7790

Wireless Turn Signal

Turn signals can aid in modern traffic. Here is a kit designed for bikers, but will also work for cars. I got one this week and tested it in the house. The sending unit operated the signals from across the room. It has "left", "right" and "hazard" flashers. You turn it on with a button behind the li...
by MochetVelo
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1922 Studebaker roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 11349

Re: 1922 Studebaker roadster

Doesn't it have a head gasket?
by MochetVelo
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Fiberboard, Vulcanized Fiber
Replies: 0
Views: 6265

Fiberboard, Vulcanized Fiber

One product you occasionally see in Brass-Era cars is "vulcanized fiber." It was used as an electrical and heat insulator, and even as a stiffener in door panels. My '13 Metz used it for a guide block to direct the spark plug wires above the engine to the magneto. Its heat resistance is a plus there...
by MochetVelo
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: 1909 Oakland 20B
Replies: 2
Views: 9637

Re: 1909 Oakland 20B

Nice car and nice photos. Can you post a picture of the engine?

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1920 Cadillac starter
Replies: 2
Views: 6263

Re: 1920 Cadillac starter

Sounds like you need to talk to the rebuilder who did your starter motor. Remember, a weak battery will cause poor starting. Assuming your battery is good, it sounds like a connection inside the starter motor is bad. Here is a diagnostic video: https://youtu.be/UnmnWuuLfzE You might bring your start...
by MochetVelo
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Epoxy Thinner
Replies: 0
Views: 6403

Epoxy Thinner

Water-thin epoxy can be a useful restoration tool, especially with punky non-structural wood pieces and as a waterproof wood sealer. It can be purchased from boating supply houses, but you can make your own if you need a little. Just mix regular batch of epoxy (the type that's the thickness of Karo ...
by MochetVelo
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Internet SCAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 4535

Re: Internet SCAMS

For future reference, never pay for anything with Western Union or Moneygram. It is just like sending cash. There is no hope of a refund and no recourse in case of fraud. Here is a relevant article from The Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/western-union-and-moneygram-are-scammers-favorite-t...