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by MochetVelo
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Correct Pre-1916 Top Construction?
Replies: 2
Views: 6262

Correct Pre-1916 Top Construction?

I heard that tack-hiding upholstery items like "Hide-Em" were not invented until the mid '20s, and that, in the Brass Era, the tacks attaching the cloth to the top bows were visible. Could anyone advise on how top fabric was attached to the bows and rear in the Brass Era? (I have a 1913 Metz.) Thank...
by MochetVelo
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 2008 Brass in Bucks Tour Video
Replies: 3
Views: 7081

2008 Brass in Bucks Tour Video

The video was taken in 2008. It rained later in the morning, and the cars quickly disappeared!

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 2008 Brass in Bucks Tour Video
Replies: 3
Views: 7081

2008 Brass in Bucks Tour Video

Here's some video I shot at the 2008 Brass in Bucks County event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnCLy9VMD0o


Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu May 21, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Who makes aluminum rods?
Replies: 5
Views: 10454

Did your Logan originally have aluminum rods and pistons?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Sun May 17, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Tour and Swap Meet Discussions
Topic: Brass In Bucks Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 7629

Brass In Bucks Tour

I just returned from the Brass In Bucks County flea market. Despite the threatening clouds and forecast, it didn't rain, and the flea market was very interesting with some good merchandise. I got some side lamps and Metz literature plus a ride in a 1913 Coey Flier touring car. I hope I can drive in ...
by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Differential Cover for a 1910 White
Replies: 1
Views: 5022

Casting

If you can re-assemble it with epoxy and cover over the defects, you could well get it recast. There is some slight shrinkage involved, but you can build it out a bit with body filler. Be sure to plug the bolt holes and re-drill them to fit correctly. There are several small foundries that can cast ...
by MochetVelo
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz Restoration Help
Replies: 2
Views: 6302

Thanks for your reply, Bill. I'll soon know what the engine similarities are as I'm starting to diassemble one! I know the carburetors interchange. I did find a place that redoes the friction drive wheel (Paper Pulleys, Inc.) for $300. It would be interesting to get tips on driving and maintaining f...
by MochetVelo
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Oiler on 1905 Logan
Replies: 9
Views: 11909

Kim Bravo at The Free Library Automobile Reference Collection is 215-686-5426. Mark Patrick at Detroit is (313) 628-2851.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Oiler on 1905 Logan
Replies: 9
Views: 11909

Logan Literature

Be sure to try the Detroit Library Automobile Collection. It's the largest in the US, I think. The Philadelphia Free Library Automobile Collection also has a lot of stuff. Kim Bravo is the librarian in charge there, and she is very helpful.

Phil
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Oiler on 1905 Logan
Replies: 9
Views: 11909

Logan

I see the AACA Library has a clipping file on the Logan car, but I doubt any technical stuff. They will copy it for you, should you request it. You might also post on the AACA Forum. A photo of your oiler connections might help. This Forum doesn't get a lot of action, as you may have noticed. You co...
by MochetVelo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Oiler on 1905 Logan
Replies: 9
Views: 11909

1905 Logan

What type of motor does the 1905 Logan have? Could you post a photo of your car?

Phil
by MochetVelo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Dile
Replies: 1
Views: 5185

Dile

I assume you've checked at the Free Library of Phila., Detriot Automotive Library and AACA Library? They are all helpful. It's a rare and cute little car. I saw one in the Boyertown Museum a couple months back.

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 13288

Metz Roadster Purchased

Well, my (current) car search ended with the purchase of a 1913 Metz roadster. I think it should be a good car in which to enter the Brass Era, as it is rather simple and has several similarities to the Model T. I hope I can get some restoration advice from the HCCA! Phil PA http://i140.photobucket....
by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Metz Restoration Help
Replies: 2
Views: 6302

Metz Restoration Help

I and a friend both recently got unrestored 1913 Metz "22" roadsters, and wonder if any HCCA members have experience working on this car. It has a motor much like a Ford Model "T", so I'm wondering what "T" parts might fit it, and we could sure use some tips on restoration! Phil Jamison PA http://i1...
by MochetVelo
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Information needed on an early Maxwell.
Replies: 1
Views: 5401

Maxwell

Congratulations on your "new" car. Perhaps you could post a photo for us to see. Luckily, Maxwell is one of the better-documented vintage cars. It was a popular make and many were sold (in 1922, over 300 were produced per day), so there is a lot of material. Try "The Maxwell Messenger" site: http://...
by MochetVelo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: HCCA in The Past
Replies: 0
Views: 5322

HCCA in The Past

I just got some 1950s Horseless Carriage Gazettes. It's interesting to see how the old car hobby was then. One interesting thing is the curiosity and interest given cars that weren't all that old. When the club was founded in late 1930s, the Brass Era cars were only about 25 years old; the same for ...
by MochetVelo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 13288

What Car Should I Buy?

I agree that the "T" does have the others beat for parts and restoration help. My little Peugeot needed a gear. On a T, this would have cost a couple hundred, but for a "one-off", I was quoted $1800. have to admit that I do like the unusual cars. Right now, I'm looking at a Metz.

Phil Jamison
by MochetVelo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 13288

What Car Should I Buy?

Yes, I would be interested to see what others think on this subject. Also, it would be nice to see more people posting things on the Forum! I noticed in the July/Aug 2008 "Horseless Carriage Gazette" an interesting list of the speculative "Best Cars of 1910" posted by Earl Filter. Interesting that t...
by MochetVelo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 13288

What Car Should I Buy?

What about friction drive (as on Metz, CarterCar, etc.) and chain drive? Are these dependable enough for tours, etc.?

Phil Jamison
PA
by MochetVelo
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: What Car Should I Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 13288

What Car Should I Buy?

I'd like to purchase a Brass-Era car, though I have a limited budget and limited space, so I've been considering a smaller car like a Metz, Brush, or Maxwell (I don't really want a Model T). I've seen various cars for sale, but wonder if anyone could suggest what would be a fairly dependable car for...