erichill

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About erichill

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  1. That car looks like it will be a money pit with rust repair. They aren't that expensive. Save and spend more on one in better shape. My opinion of course.
  2. not much on the styling side

    Free paper towels included. How can you pass this up?
  3. Why do some cars just scream not right?

    I am no expert, but it looks like it has juice front brakes? The whole body is out of proportion. I doubt that VIN tag means anything and lord know what it was off of.
  4. Chandler in Australia

    Thanks for sharing the photos. I am rebuilding a 1919 roadster at the moment. Yes close to 1919 or 1920 but I am no expert either.
  5. The World's Cheapest AF Speedster Build

    Very cool looking. Now to just bring them to life eh?
  6. Source for felt wheel seals

    Thanks, I will try the suppliers you mentioned as well as look into a modern seal. Eric
  7. The felt wheel seals on my 1919 Chandler appear to be fine, but if I can source new ones I would rather do that. Any sources? Thanks Eric
  8. "Since I don't see any area where a seal has rubbed the portion of axle shaft that is visible in your photo maybe the seal or a slinger is inboard where the diff gears are. What oil or grease did you find in the differential? " No, there are no seals within the differential leading out towards the wheels. Completely open. Eric
  9. "Dumb question: what holds the axle in place, stopping it coming out? " Spinnyhill, not a dumb question as I was wondering the same. The end od the differential housing is threaded, so wheel fits over the housing and is bolted to the housing, then the axle is bolted to the wheel. Best I can tell, and I think they call it a 3/4 floating axle? You are right it is a felt seal behind the bearing. Eric
  10. Posted about painting the wood wheels the other day. Still fitting this puzzle together. 1919 Chandler rear end. The axle ends are supported by the wheels (see photos). Question is where are the seal(s) to keep the oil within the differential. Looking at the one photo, is this a seal behind the bearing? Is it a rope seal? Should there be any other seals on the drum side of the wheel or is this the only seal? Next question of course is where might I find this seal? I know Chandler made their own motors, but I don't know if they made their own differentials. Does this look like the differential off any other cars of that era? Hard to find much info on the chandlers. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Eric
  11. Best paint to use on wood spoke wheels

    Well, lots to think about here. Since I was not planning to remove all the existing paint (just sand smooth), I will have to test any paint I use over the old paint. May just end up using a high quality enamel paint. Again, not restoring to original or looking for perfection. Thanks for all the input
  12. Best paint to use on wood spoke wheels

    Never thought about marine paint, so when time comes which is soon, I will look into sources for marine paint.
  13. I am rebuilding a 1919 Chandler. The wood spoke wheels are solid and in great shape. But they are yellow. I am planning to sand the paint as it seems to be adhering well with virtually no chipping, so I see no reason to try to remove all the paint. What paint would you use to paint over them? I am not looking for perfection, nor am I restoring to original. I just want decent-looking wheel when I am through. Will probably go with black, but not sure at the moment. Any advice is helpful. Eric
  14. Best Craigs List ad ever

    Same guy had ad for strings for air guitars?
  15. 1918 Chandlers

    I have a 1919 and somewhere along the line someone swapped the original for a Zenith that works fine if not trying to go original. Rayfield was original for 1919 so quite possibly was for 1918 also. What other parts is he needing? Eric