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by MochetVelo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Overland Model 83
Replies: 1
Views: 7965

Re: Overland Model 83

I thought I'd reply to your post. It's only been 12 years. The Model 83 Overland was introduced in June, 1915 to coincide with Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, so a number of these cars were made in '15. The 2018/2019 HCCA Directory lists 3, 1915 Model 83 touring cars and only one 1916 Mo...
by MochetVelo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1909 Locomobile Toy Tonneau, Rebuild Improvements for Reliability
Replies: 351
Views: 153614

Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Have you tried Stan Howe concerning your carburetor search?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: prestolite decal
Replies: 2
Views: 4774

Re: prestolite decal

Their catalog is also online: restorationstuff.com
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: New Seat Spring Source
Replies: 0
Views: 8503

New Seat Spring Source

For those who don't know, Snyder's Antique Auto Parts makes new seat springs and spring assemblies. Send them samples for a copy. The cost starts at $225 for this service.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/car- ... -seat-wood

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Louis Renault Drives 1898 Type A
Replies: 0
Views: 7707

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 6:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: c1907 Motorcycle Factory Film
Replies: 0
Views: 7967

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

[media]https://youtu.be/6m8PmMQK76s[/media]
by MochetVelo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: DIY Primer Cups
Replies: 4
Views: 3858

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: 3858

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: 3858

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: 6904

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: 6904

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: 2758

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: 3182

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: 4397

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: 3171

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: 8859

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: 9819

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: 9819

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: 14088

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: 4603

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