Steve Hammatt

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  1. Steve Hammatt

    (#13) What is it? Identify that car!We recently received a...

    If an Overland, it's certainly not a 1914. Immediately I noticed that the seemingly large, flat wooden firewall is too early for a '14 Overland. Also, the rear fender line at the rear portion is totally unlike my 1914 Overland 79T. I'm guess, may a 1912 Overland?
  2. Steve Hammatt

    Carbs. for Sale for your early project

    Al The background on the oil seepage on the '14 Overland (plus similar Overland years) engines probably belongs in a different section, other than the For Sale group....so maybe soon I'll gather my memories, check some facts and do a write up about my experiences. However, I did mean to mention a couple of other changes I made as backup to the changes in seat i.d. of the fuel inlet valve. I found a similar sized needle, but with a Viton tip, and exchanged it for the original all brass needle. The new needle had a groove around the blunt end, near the float "flapper". I found a tiny SS spring designed to snap onto the blunt end of the needle (it snapped into the groove mentioned earlier) and then the other end wrapped loosely around the float flapper. When the float dropped, the flapper pulled the needle open and fuel flowed. I considered this my backup method and not the primary means of fuel control. I was tired of occasionally having to back up a hill! Someday, when I pull the carb for cleaning I'll try to remember to photograph my changes. Steve
  3. Steve Hammatt

    Carbs. for Sale for your early project

    Al Hope everything is going fine with you. Regarding your Carter BB-1, I have learned (in a time-consuming manner) about BB-1 carbs and their use in gravity-fed vs. pressure-fed fuel systems. The main inlet needle valve located above the bowl is in a horizontal position and comes in two basic versions, one for gravity feed and one for pressure feed. The difference is in the needle jet opening diameter, the larger opening is designed for gravity feed while the smaller diameter opening is designed for pressure (fuel pump) feed. My memory may be slightly off, but in my case the diameters were equivalent to something like "number drill size 31 vs. number drill size 38" with the larger diameter being the smaller drill size numerical number. IIRC, there was something like a 40% cross-sectional area difference between the two drill sizes. In my case, I'd been working with a gravity fed design (1914 Overland 79T) but had a Carter BB-1 with the small cross-sectional area (number drill size 38) which worked (barely) OK when on the flat and level, but with any sort of hill, my gravity fed system ran low on fuel pressure and failed to open the horizontal needle, even if the bowl float had dropped; even on the flat and level I had to run on the upper half of the fuel tank. After chucking the needle seat in a lathe and opening the diameter to the larger size we (assisted by Gary Harris, a fellow Overland 79T owner) were able to run the tank dry. One added item; it was a Saturday afternoon, trying to get the car ready to go on a tour and we were literally minutes away from swapping out the Carter BB-1 (used because it had a built-in accelerator pump) for a factory original carb when the #31 vs. #38 information was first uncovered; I didn't have a number drill index handy when all this happened so I used a fractional drill index and bracketed (using go vs. no-go drills) to quickly determine what was the actual situation with my initial set-up. I hope this information can be of use to others. Up until then we'd been fighting this problem for many tours. BTW, the oil spot (under the tappets) shown in the attach photo is no longer a problem. There is a cure that worked for us, but that's another story. Steve
  4. Steve Hammatt

    Trying to confirm 1911 designation

    I have a customer (for my leather license plates) that has a Chalmers Model 30 that is believed to be a 1911 model. The i.d. information we have is: On the top of the transmission is cast into the plate "Model K", then stamped into the same plate, next to the K is "-M" I'm assuming that this is a K (1910) transmission but used in a M (1911) vehicle. Also, on the firewall is a brass plate with "333" stamped as the i.d. number. On the back of the engine block, stamped into a cast boss is "15426" (although difficult to read in photo provided). Is there any reason to doubt this being a 1911 model?? This all came about so that the license plate number to be selected will match the correct number range for the calendar "year of manufacturer". Thanks. Steve Hammatt www.leatherplates.com
  5. Steve Hammatt

    Covered! MccMinnville, to Medford, Oregon (I-5) around 6/15

    Hi I responded to your PM last Saturday and asked for you to call me. Haven't heard back, please call asap Steve Hammatt 360-661-6060
  6. Looking for a set of four decent 7.00x17 tires to replace the four 7.50x17 tires currently mounted on our 1932 LaSalle Town Coupe. Ideally would like to trade for my set of four 7.50 x 17 tires. Photo is one of my 7.50x17 tires. Super thanks, Steve Hammatt (360-661-6060) Mount Vernon WA USA
  7. Enclosed trailer with space available (smaller cars and parts only), leaving early/mid-June and returning soon afterward. Let me know if you have something that needs to be moved up or down. Thanks for everyone who's trusted me with their projects. It's appreciated. Hope to spend a day or two visiting with my sister in Newport Beach on this trip. Give me a note or call (360-661-6060) if you have questions.
  8. Steve Hammatt

    Vancover Island to east of Toronto

    Joe, Just checking........did your Model T get moved OK? Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA
  9. Offering Haulage to Oct 2018 HERSHEY. From PacNW (Seattle) to Hershey, PA and return. Let me know if I can be of some assistance. 360-661-6060 Super thanks. Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA
  10. Steve Hammatt

    Mcminnville to Medford OR (Mostly I-5 - 255 miles)

    If you're still in need of moving the Ford Skyliner, please give me a call 360-661-6060 gsteve@hammatt.com www.leatherplates.com Steve
  11. Steve Hammatt

    Vancover Island to east of Toronto

    Joe You didn't mention time frame, but I haul once a year to the east coast (Hershey). Please give me a call. Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA 360-661-6060 www.leatherplates.com
  12. Steve Hammatt

    CHICKASHA PRE-WAR SWAP MEET

    Marty, Looking forward to seeing you at Chickasha. Twenty-four years is a long time between visits. We arrive early Thursday morning (flying in from Seattle) and driving to Chickasha to be ready for Thursday late afternoon entry onto the grounds for setup. Included in my recently received vendor confirmation packet was a special notice regarding the following change in the format. 1. A windshield sticker to be placed on your vehicle's windshield prior to entering the gate (no change from last year). 2. If you're driving a trailer to be placed on your space prior to Thursday's gate opening "YOU MUST BE THERE BY 1PM" (I believe that this is the same as last year). 3. "We will be entering from the east field by the fairgrounds marquee" THIS IS A MAJOR CHANGE FROM USING THE WEST ENTRANCE TO USING THE EAST ENTRANCE 4. ....in the staging field there will be limited space for parking. (I'm unsure of any impact this will have, possibly cut down on congestion in the staging area found in prior years?) Anyway Marty, remember that typically on the full day (Friday) evening there have been open house visits to 3-4 collections in the greater OKC area. If this is still the plan, be sure to save some time on Friday for a great evening to visit some extremely interesting collections. I always stay in my space as a vendor until noon on Saturday. Also, starting last year Susie and Mike made available ATM machine(s)?? on site. Buyers mentioned to me that this was appreciated. I'm looking forward to this year's meet. Here's hoping for good weather. Also, remember the FRIDAY NOON Buick gathering at my vendor space NJ 8-9 in the North Bldg (where the weather inside is always perfect!). We're just inside the North Bldg, enter the bldg into the center lobby by the restroom, turn right, then immediate left, we're on the left. I always have the grey banner with the leather license plate logo (see logo in my posting above). Steve
  13. There was a lot of interest when we posted an earlier link to this Bugatti simply driving the back roads of Northern Arizona. This time Jay drives and talks with owner Alan Travis for a full feature, 30+ minute video about this exciting car. Go HERE and click on "VIDEO" at the top of the website page. I hope you'll enjoy this expanded look at this exciting horseless carriage. Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA .
  14. Steve Hammatt

    CHICKASHA PRE-WAR SWAP MEET

    My booth spaces are NJ 8 & 9. North Building, as you enter from the vendor area outside (and the restrooms are directly in front of you) turn right and enter the display area, make an immediate left turn and I'm the second vendor on the left. Look for the banner on the wall "Leather LIcense Plates". Hope to see you all there on Friday, at noon!
  15. Steve Hammatt

    Bakersfield Swap Meet - Pre War

    There's a great video of last year's 2017 Bakersfield Swap Meet. Made by Trish and David of DnT TV, this walk around video certainly gives one the flavor of the annual Bakersfield HCCA/Model T Ford Club joint sponsored meet. Go HERE and then click on the 'VIDEO' to view the 15 minute YouTube video. Hope to see you April 13-14, 2018, I know you'll enjoy it! Steve Hammatt