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by MochetVelo
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Car Hauler
Replies: 2
Views: 3911

Car Transporters

There are quite a few good car transporters. Here is a discussion from the AACA Forum that might be of interest:

http://forums.aaca.org/f222/transport-c ... 08120.html


Hemmings Motor News always has a lot a ads for these companies as well. Ask for references, if you're unsure.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Crank-Starting Difficulty
Replies: 3
Views: 4383

Success

We again checked the spark (OK) and added a little priming gas, as suggested. We got nothing at all, so we added a squirt or two of starting fluid to the intake. About four cranks later, the engine took right off and ran well, draining the fuel from our little temporary tank. Next, I'll add the cool...
by MochetVelo
Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Crank-Starting Difficulty
Replies: 3
Views: 4383

Crank-Starting Difficulty

My 1913 Metz project is coming together with its rebuilt engine, Holly carburetor and Bosch DU4 magneto. The rebuilt motor is not an easy one to crank as it's not been worn in, but we did get it running for about 10-12 seconds. It ran smoothly, which makes me think the timing is OK. There is no spar...
by MochetVelo
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Which Direction Does Throttle Lever Move?
Replies: 3
Views: 4710

Thanks for the information. I'm setting up the lever the way that lines up best in my car, and will see how it works.


Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Which Direction Does Throttle Lever Move?
Replies: 3
Views: 4710

Which Direction Does Throttle Lever Move?

In restoring my '13 Metz, I'm wondering if there is a standard for throttle levers. That is, does the throttle lever on the steering column move upward for acceleration or downward (or does it matter)? I'm told the Ford T and A levers are lowered to increase engine speed, but is that the standard? P...
by MochetVelo
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1903 Crestmobile Information Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 4372

Are you an HCCA member? There are two Crestmobiles in the Directory; a 1903 in Spain, and an '04 in Maryland. Plus, I see six Crestmobile videos on YouTube. Maybe your car is one of them.


Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Replicating Paint Finish Circa 1900
Replies: 17
Views: 17694

Brush-Painting A Car

I'd like to see how you do it, Jerry. Some paints, like Rustoleum and POR15 for example, seem to lie flat and don't show heavy brush strokes. I've even brushed on Dupont Centari acrylic enamel, but never on a complete car. My problem on the slow-drying paints is stuff landing on the surface before i...
by MochetVelo
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1924 Willys-Knight Model 20
Replies: 2
Views: 4486

From the Willys-Overland-Knight Registry: RE: vin # Location From the roster 1/ On a plate under the front seat cushion 2/ on a plate on the heel panel under the front seat 3/ on a plate on top of the left or right chassis frame at the rear 4/ stamped into left or right frame rail 18 to 28 inches ba...
by MochetVelo
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Replicating Paint Finish Circa 1900
Replies: 17
Views: 17694

Old Color Chips

Go here for old color samples:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/ant.html


Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Replicating Paint Finish Circa 1900
Replies: 17
Views: 17694

Vintage Car Finish

Cars and carriages in 1900 had a high-gloss finish, In fact, a base coat/clear coat system (using enamel and varnish) was commonly used for better-quality work. I think a single-stage acrylic like Dupont Centari or a lacquer would look original. Of course, they would have originally used a brush, an...
by MochetVelo
Tue May 29, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Custom Wood Tool Box for Running Board
Replies: 5
Views: 6566

Tool Chest

I can also suggest Higgins Restoration. He has a cabinetmaker that specializes in vintage car woodwork. I've seen his work, and it's very good. Mr. Higgins can give you the info. Here's his web page: http://www.higginsrestoration.com/index.html Another recommendation is an old friend of mine, Van He...
by MochetVelo
Tue May 29, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Custom Wood Tool Box for Running Board
Replies: 5
Views: 6566

Tool Chest

I can also suggest Higgins Restoration. He has a cabinetmaker that specializes in vintage car woodwork. I've seen his work, and it's very good. Mr. Higgins can give you the info. Here's his web page: http://www.higginsrestoration.com/index.html Another recommendation is an old friend of mine, Van He...
by MochetVelo
Tue May 29, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1917 oldsmobile model 37
Replies: 2
Views: 3791

Oldsmobile Info.

I suggest you try the AACA Forum which hosts the Forums of the two main Olds Clubs in the U.S. I think you'll get some advice there. Just scroll down the page 'till you see "Oldsmobile Clubs".

http://forums.aaca.org/


Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue May 29, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1917 oldsmobile model 37
Replies: 2
Views: 3791

Oldsmobile Info.

I suggest you try the AACA Forum which hosts the Forums of the two main Olds Clubs in the U.S. I think you'll get some advice there. Just scroll down the page 'till you see "Oldsmobile Clubs".

http://forums.aaca.org/


Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue May 29, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Floor Covering
Replies: 2
Views: 4224

Northern

Ray Carr in PA has an early Northern. Here is his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ray-Carr- ... 5104550074


Phil
by MochetVelo
Fri May 04, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Reproduction Headlamp Reflectors?
Replies: 1
Views: 3839

Carbide Headlamp Reflectors

I discovered that "Cars" (www.brassauto.com) sells new reflectors in two sizes. The 5-9/16" diameter seems correct, so I ordered one. Hopefully, it can adapted to my lights.


Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Attn: PA Residents
Replies: 6
Views: 8682

PA YOM Plates

Yes, it is about time for PA to join the other enlightened states!
As for my car (a 1913 Metz), check out the little Metz blog at the AACA Forum site for my latest travails:

http://forums.aaca.org/f190/1913-metz-22-a-295061.html


Phil
by MochetVelo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Reproduction Headlamp Reflectors?
Replies: 1
Views: 3839

Reproduction Headlamp Reflectors?

My 6" acetylene headlamp has a badly cracked reflector. Any tips on where to get one?

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Attn: PA Residents
Replies: 6
Views: 8682

PA YOM Plate Law

The PA "Year of Manufacture" license plate law passed the Senate and was signed by the Governor. It will take 120 days to become law, after the details are written by PennDOT. Not sure if restored plates will be allowed as yet.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: HCCA Technical Tips Booklet?
Replies: 2
Views: 4755

I haven't yet seen a copy of the HCCA book. I'll have to check the AACA Library. The AACA still has Tom Reese's restoration tips book for sale, I think. It wouldn't be too tough to publish a new edition using the "print on demand" technology available now.


Phil Jamison