Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:18 pm

Here is my unrestored heavy solid brass windshield hinges that are made for use on a Toy Tonneau style body. You will note that the hinge has two catches, one for the upright location of the upper frame while the bottom frame is positioned on about a 45 deg. angle. The other position allows the upper frame to lay forward over the bottom frame letting you have a little wind in your hair! Notice the two indents and the support rod.
Al
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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:22 pm

Here is the second view that shows the profile of the windshield frame. I have located a source for new windshield frame stock to renew and make whole this assembly like new and ready to fit to the Locomobile.
Al
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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:47 am

I am after another "TIP". While I am sourcing parts for the windshield assembly shown above, I also have another slight need for a top saddle missing locking lever. Below is a picture of a scalloped top saddle with the locking lever. This is the good and complete saddle I have. I also have a second and match to this saddle but this one is missing the locking lever. Do you happen to have a broken or badly rusted saddle that still has the locking lever? I do have the formed spring and just need the locking lever. A "TIP" or reference of who to check with would be greatly appreciated.
Al
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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:15 pm

I have been thinking about the time frame and change from the "Brass" to "Nickle" in our early automobiles. Here is a picture of a cast brass cap that is Nickle plated. Who may be able to share some definitive information on what year Locomobile offered Nickle. Was it some of 1911, Some of 1912 or all of 1912, or optional until 1913 or 1914. That is about the time frame that Locomobile changed from cast hubcaps to the much more well known stamped caps. You "TIPS" or "ADVICE" on this subject are appreciated.
Al
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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:19 pm

I have need of a foundry that is capable of the "Lost Wax" casting method. Who can share a "TIP"?
Al

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Re: Rebuild Improvements for Reliability 1909 Locomobile

Post by alsfarms » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:02 am

While you are considering if you know of and can refer me to a good smaller foundry that does "lost wax" type castings, I will share a "TIP" on a different subject. This tip involves using a good eye for small details that certainly help a car when fully restored. Shown below is a MFG. tag from an early Locomobile that certainly would help to put the finishing touch to a dashboard and make the restoration complete.
Al
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