1910 Overland restoration

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Jack
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:31 pm

Howdy boys, been dealing with snow for about 3 weeks off and on. Plowing my driveway, the neighbors, the widow lady down the road, the next guy, just cuz I'm in the neighborhood, then this one too.... When I do get a couple hours in the shop, I'm working on the model a with my helper. He's a sophomore who is interested in these old cars, so I'm glad to have him come out! He's pretty excited, we started it up the other day for the first time in 52 years! The lady I got if from is coming out to see it this weekend, can't wait to see her reaction! If I knew how to add a video, I would. Can't seem to do it as easy as adding pictures. Can't say when I'll get back to the Overland, hopefully this coming week, as I think we're about done with the snow for this year... I hope! Sorry to keep you guys hanging, but, right now, keeping this young fellow interested is my biggest goal. Thanks guys, I'll get back at it pretty quick!
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Jack
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:48 am

I sure wish this snow would go away...…….. I usually like to see the snow come, and stay for a brief period, but 4-5 weeks now, is plenty, thank you! I want to get back to my Overland!! Maybe this week, it's supposed to be in the low 40's. Probably have to deal with flooding next :(

Jack
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 pm

Howdy boys! I'm back for another round! Had to do a little rework on my gas tank for my temp firewall. Replaced the tank with a different one, and did a little plumbing. Got the needle back in the carb and put gas to it. This will test my needle and seat project. I'm going to let it set overnight and see if I have any leaks. I left it for about an hour and all is well so far. We'll see in the morning. I am waiting for a 6 volt motorcycle battery to show up, hopefully tomorrow, then I will try to start it.... I know I've said that before, but, this time, hopefully, maybe, we'll see!!

The pictures show my set up with the temp firewall.

I'll let you know tomorrow!
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Jack
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 am

Morning boys! NO LEAKS!! I think I may have successfully solved my problem of a leaky "D" Schebler. Won't know for sure until I drive it, but I'm very optimistic at this point. I'll check back later today.

Jack
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:06 pm

Hey, where is everybody?! Anyway, I had a very small drip on the floor, actually two drips. One from the bowl drain (It's not as tight as I'd like it) and the other from the throat of the carb, which tells me my float level may be off just a tad. So, I've adjusted it, and we'll see what it looks like in the morning. I'm still pretty pleased with how it looks so far.

Yesterday I received word that my body panels are done and I plan on picking them up the first of the month. That will be a big headache I'll be glad to have over!

Ok, more to come. Thanks guys!

alsfarms
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by alsfarms » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:06 am

Hello Jack, We are here just waiting for your next update on the Overland carb. scenario and getting the old girl running as she ought! While I have been anxiously waiting for your next "Tip" on modern parts for an antique carb. repair, I have been busy on my Locomobile fuel delivery system. Never a dull moment.
Al

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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 am

Morning Al, the carb is still seeping a tiny big. I'm going to have to adjust my float a bit more. As it currently is, there is no way for the float to push the needle down, it just settles by gravity pressure. I think I can put a nut on my bolt that the needle is attached to, so it will push the needle down when the bowl is full. I'll try to get to that today, among the other things I have going. How's the Locomobile coming? I knew a fellow in Walla Walla who owned one many years ago. No idea where it went, he is long gone. Name was Bill Betts, if I remember correctly.

alsfarms
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by alsfarms » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:14 am

Good Morning Jack, It sounds like you are at the point of "fine tuning" you carb. and should be close to a start up. No flooding for you...I hope! I survived a flood in 1983 and NEVER want to see another! Tell us or show picture of your completed remedy for the float adjustment.
Al

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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 pm

Howdy Al, I decided I'd take the carb off the car again, easier to get to everything, to adjust the float level. I am in need of a #40 lock nut, but do you think I can find one in Pendleton? Only if I buy 250 of them, and they won't be here until the truck comes in on Tuesday! How many times have I heard that over the years...…… WAY too many! I still wouldn't move to the big city! HOPEFULLY tomorrow! I'll keep ya posted.

alsfarms
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by alsfarms » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:44 am

Hello Jack,
Do you have a Fastenal store in Pendelton? They should be able to help you out. They also have helped me several times with shipping items that would have been more costly to ship in the conventional manner, (if you ever need shipping support). Now, you make me laugh about not wanting to move to the big city. Compared to where I live, you are in the Big City! I hope you can get your wife to assist when you get to the point of a first start and run on your updated carb. (You Tube that event). The learning curve you have had helps motivate plenty of us to keep up with our restoration projects. Keep up the "Tips and Advice" on your posts.
Al

Jack
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by Jack » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:55 pm

Howdy Al,
Well, I looked all over town for a 4-40 lock nut, but had no luck. I found some in the town about 30 miles from Pendleton, so I will head over there Wed. Damn, hope this does it! I'm on the hunt for a Schebler Model E, if anybody has one they want to part with. Thanks guys!

Jack

alsfarms
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Re: 1910 Overland restoration

Post by alsfarms » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Jack, I can't help you with the hunt for another carb. Is that one to replace the one you are working on or for another application?
Al

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