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POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:23 pm
by F12MAC
Here is what 13 years took.cheers Pete

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:16 pm
by alsfarms
Hello Pete, Nice pictures! Refresh my memory, what is the Bore and Stroke of your engine. Please describe what you did for pistons and how you went about that repair process. My Wisconsin T head engine is going to need some special love and care regarding pistons. So your tips and advice will be well received!
Regards,
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 pm
by Jack
Wow Pete, you're a gluten for punishment! That's how my '11 Overland model 49 looks. Once I get learned on the '10 I'm going after the '11. Along with the many other projects I want to get done...……….. Your car sure looks nice now though!

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:06 am
by alsfarms
Here is a "before" picture of my 1909 Locomobile engine. Those with a sharp eye will notice the provision this engine has to originally run with a "Make and Break" ignition system. Second is an "After" picture of the same engine after complete rebuild and first run. How exhilarating that first run was! The engine behaved beautifully. The oiling system brought up a pretested 25 PSI. No leaks at the rear main bearing seal. The Delco two spark distributor (same as found on the early Stutz) worked extremely well allowing for a calculated advance and retard on the spark timing. I still need to do some additional work on the carburetor as it starts and runs at an idle and fast idle but stumbles after that. I have some ideas of what to do. The engine is currently running on an early series Carter BB-1. I have located a later series BB-1 289SD and plan to give that carb. a college try. The 289SD is for a larger CID engine about the same CID as the Locomobile. Lastly, you will note that the engine currently does not have a spark plug lead wiring loom. From this forum, what tips and advice can you share on both the set-up of BB-1 289SD carb. and ideas for a very period correct spark plug lead wiring loom. Thoughts, ideas, tips and advice are appreciated.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:52 pm
by alsfarms
I have a picture of the emergency ratchet bar, one is of an original unit used as pattern the second is of the finished duplicate. It turned out nice. The duplicate is SS and on the left, the rusty and pitted original is on the right. One hole let to drill when I mount to the shifter gate housing. No more rust for this piece!
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:32 am
by F12MAC
Al ,,period correct spark plug loom material is fish paper tubing.I have been looking for some time,Internet etc. with no luck.If you find ant let me know. Cheers Pete

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:41 am
by alsfarms
Hello Pete, I have had someone make reference on how to fabricate some material that is just like what you describe. I will try to get through some emails and point you in that direction. The tip, that was shared, would be very helpful if that style loom is what you are after. What project would you wiring loom be for?
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:45 am
by alsfarms
Pete, I will make yet another response. Since I made the posting of my before and after engine rebuild, I have had pictures shared from an original wood wiring loom from a Locomobile. I have decided to build my wiring loom out of wood. I think I have pictures posted elsewhere that show those pictures.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:01 pm
by alsfarms
Here is a before and after picture of a brass valve cage. These pieces are way to damage and not real easy to repair and have them look nice if they are damaged.
Before

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 pm
by alsfarms
After

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:36 am
by alsfarms
Before, badly pitted original cast iron brake drum profile.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:39 am
by alsfarms
Original brake drum showing pits, before picture

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am
by alsfarms
Now for the after pictures, new cast iron brake drum with extended mounting flange

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:43 am
by alsfarms
Lastly, here is a picture of the "after" new brake drum set in place on a rewooded rear wheel. Certainly an improvement.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:55 am
by F12MAC
Nice work Al. That was a lot of material to remove . How long did it take you? Cheers pete

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:02 pm
by alsfarms
Actually the Foundry that did the casting did a very good job. I probably only had 1/4" total to remove from both the ID and the OD. Nice and slow to stop the chatter!
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:39 pm
by alsfarms
Here is (what I will call) a before picture of an early Locomobile. This picture was shared with me by a friend living in the south. It would be nice if some restorer, now owns this old jewel in the rough, and could share an after restoration picture. I wonder if this picture was taken in Ohio, near Akron or Canton? Enjoy.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:44 am
by alsfarms
Here is my fun "Tip" of the day. This picture shows a before picture of one of the rear wheels of my Locomobile when I started the long restoration process. Needless to say, it would not roll. We have all been in that position before where we had to drag our new antique auto prize home. I sure did when I started on the Locomobile. If you look close, you can pick out the rear spokes, (with holes for the brake drums) and pieces of the wood fello. The steel fello band was bad also.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 am
by alsfarms
Here is an after picture that shows the result of the big and bold "Tip" that restoration was severely needed to the original Locomobile wheels. I ended up sectioning pieces of several rusted out steel fello bands in order to have a full set of solid decent bands to allow for building of the new wheels. That was actually a fun process to build a tool that accurately measured the exact OD circumference of a solid fello band then cutting out the bad and TIG welding in the good to complete a full set of fello bands. I am happy with the end results. I just need to finish drilling the brake drum and mounting positions for the demountable/detachable Firestone rims.
Al

Re: POST YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:10 pm
by F12MAC
AL your dedication is amazing. Pete