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locomobile surrey

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:54 pm
by jjtjr
Looking for info on locomobile surrey, My locomobile was in an accident last week. It was in a trailer and I was coming from a car show. I was stopped to make a left turn and was hit from the rear at 45 mph. The trailer and car inside were severely damaged. The frame is bent. I'm looking for frame info on the surrey what side tubes are used and what is the wall thickness.

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:45 pm
by oldcarfudd
You might try the Stanley Museum. They have some information on Stanley/Locomobiles.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:39 pm
by MochetVelo
Sorry about your accident. I'm glad you weren't drive the Locomobile. What year is this model? Does your car have the original chassis? I'm wondering why you can't measure the wall thickness from that.


Phil Jamison

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:23 am
by jjtjr
Since the frame was bent I was going extend it into a surrey.

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:39 pm
by MochetVelo
A bit out of the way, but there is a Locomobile Surrey at the Beamish Museum in the UK:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23689245@N08/8477636265/


Another recently sold in the UK:

http://www.steamcar.net/bryan-r-d-sale.html

That's a pretty basic chassis; looks like two pipes! I think the museum might be able to help, as they have an educational theme.

Phil

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:59 am
by Dick Henza
Locomobiles;

I believe Steve Bono Restoration in BouckVille N.Y. can fix tour car,

Steve is the C.N.Y. Horseless Carriage Car club Leader :D :D

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:04 pm
by oldcarfudd
I recently heard that Don Eckel in Washington, NJ, is going onto the steam car repair business. He's very close to you in Glen Gardner. Don has been involved in steam for decades. He may be able to help you.

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:25 pm
by hcca
You might try a search for information at the Horseless Carriage Library's website: http://www.hcfi.org/search.php

Some of their material is online and you can submit a Research Request to see what other information they have:
https://hcfi.org/ResearchRequest.php

Hope to see your Locomobile back on the road soon.

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:51 pm
by jjtjr
I got the info I needed to repair the car and the rebuild has started. The chassis is now done and the body is being done now I will post photos when done.

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:36 am
by hcca
Great, I look forward to seeing / hearing how she runs when you finish.

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:32 am
by jjtjr
The body and frame are now stretched and together. The next items are working out the boiler and gearbox mounting. Photos will follow.
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body mounted to frame
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frame
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gear box off the shelf items
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machined and assembled, en gaged position
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neutral position
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Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:13 am
by jjtjr
The project moves forward

Re: locomobile surrey

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:14 pm
by jjtjr
The next step. in/out box with linkage. First photo, in neutral position, next is drive position.
you tube of it working
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEQXnxwZHMc