Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:51 pm

Hello Pete and Phil,
Thanks for your "Tips and Advice" regarding copper crush gaskets. Maybe I am being plenty fussy on this subject! But I do want to minimize the chance of mechanical failure any place I can. It is probably not a big deal as these old "T" head engines at most are low compression. As such, gasket blow out is a different issue on the "T" head as compared to a high compression 1957 Corvette engine!
Al

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by F12MAC » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 am

Al that is the exact reason I went with solid copper rings cheers pete

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:47 am

Pete, Do you use any type of gasket sealer with your solid gaskets when doing an install or do you put the gaskets in dry?
Al

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by F12MAC » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:03 pm

Al make sure all surfaces are clean and assemble dry. I also made my own socket and used a 1/2 drive power bar(johnson bar). Don’t like striking wrenches that you were looking at in the earlier posts cheers pete

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:20 pm

Hello Pete,
Thanks for your"Advice". If you look back on page 7, I posted pictures of the wrenches that I have had cut out on a CNC Plamsa Cutting table. I left a long arm so I could tap a bit if needed but also to devise a clamp using an old spark plug and a cross bar to hold the wrench firmly onto the valve cap. If I can get it broken loose I will use the arm as a lever to spin out the caps. I know I can get them out, I just want to minimize any damage during the removal process.
Al

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:27 am

Pete,
When you removed your valve caps, did you use heat, did you use simply easy torque or did you use a nudge from an impact gun to shake them loose?
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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by F12MAC » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:29 pm

Straight torque. Brass plugs will not rust into the cylinder jugs. Cheers Pete

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm

I have two different sets of jugs that need some care and attention. One has brass plugs and the second set has cast caps. I am more worried about that set that the brass ones. Thanks for your "advice"......
Al

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