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About MochetVelo

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    My first car (1968): 1929 Ford Standard Coupe. Now restoring 1921 Peugeot Quadrilette 161, 1913 Metz "22", 1911 Hupmobile "20".
  1. "Hill Holder"

    I found the device thanks to the Model T Forum. It was sold as "Perfect Drop Brakes." Here is a link to information on E.S. Youse, the manufacturer.
  2. "Hill Holder"

    Was there not also an accessory "Hill Holder" or "Drop Sprag" that mounted under the floorboards in the Brass Era? This dropped down when you were stopped on a hill to prevent drifting backward. I read about one on a 1909 Overland.
  3. New York 1911

    Nice footage, and the sound track is well-done. Phil
  4. Texas Title Question

    I've had two titles awarded to me in court, using legal help. The first was my 1905 Maxwell, which probably never had a title due to its age. My lawyer got statements from the seller and the previous seller, and the Court granted me title. My second experience was the above-mentioned Hupmobile. My cost on each case was around $700. As Matt states, the legal system is not always sympathetic, so you could say I was lucky. My next project is getting a title for a vintage car I got in France. Some people never learn. Phil
  5. Original Metz paint scheme

    The factory literature stated the body was "dark blue" and the wheels "cream". On the original cars I've seen, the axles and springs are also dark blue and all the pin-striping was cream color like the wheels. Everything that was pinstriped (except the wheels) was the blue color, and the Metz had a lot of pinstriping! I found a good match with the Ford truck dark blue fleet paint. I forget the cream color I used, but I used "ivory" One-Shot lettering paint for all the pinstripes, and matched the paint to that. I painted my chassis and mechanical parts black. I think the engine was gray. Phil
  6. Model 20 Electric Starter?

    I got my information from the informative article by Howard Hodson in the March/April 2018 issue of The Horseless Carriage Gazette. He has used this belt-to-flywheel setup successfully on his 1904 and 1914 cars. His 1904 Cadillac uses a 1.9" diam. pulley to a 20.5" flywheel via a poly v-belt. This belt is about 1/8" thick with 5 ribs on it (like a serpentine belt used on a modern car). The author states that the belt slippage is not a problem with proper belt tension. Phil
  7. Model 20 Electric Starter?

    Thanks for the math, David. The author of the recent HCCA Gazette article on starter installation calculated his 1912 4-cyl. Buick at 2000 rpm and 1904 single-cylinder Cadillac at 1100, so 1578 sounds about right for the Hupp. I filled in the numbers on this page (rounding rpm up to 1600), and came up with 2-inches as the pulley size for the starter. Phil
  8. Model 20 Electric Starter?

    The starter/generator would be connected to the flywheel by a belt, so it turns along with the engine. The goal is to keep the generator speed under 12,000 rpm. Therefore, the maximum engine speed will determine the diameter of the starter/generator pulley. Phil
  9. Model 20 Electric Starter?

    Could anyone tell me the maximum rpm of the Hupmobile 20 engine? This information will allow me to determine the starter pulley diameter. Phil

    Nice video. Never heard of the NB Center. What's the story behind it? Is it open to the public?
  11. Model 20 Fuel Leak

    That's more complex than I thought. Maybe I'll find one at Hershey! Phil
  12. Starter Motor: Continuous Running OK?

    I'm hoping it's a temporary setup while I get the engine starting easier (1911 Hupmobile). I could use a Bendix and ring gear, but I want a simpler installation than that. The other option is to use a starter-generator which is designed to run continuously. Why can't a simple starter run with the engine? Phil
  13. If I install a starter motor via flat belt to the flywheel of an early hand-cranked car, the starter will continue turning as the engine runs. Is this OK? Phil
  14. Model 20 Fuel Leak

    Thanks for the photos. It reminds me of the Model T filter, but easier to clean the filter screen. That unit looks like it could be reproduced, but probably not by me. I copied the intake manifold and only sold one copy of that. I note the central tube appears to protrude an inch or two up into the fuel tank. Phil
  15. Model 20 Fuel Leak

    My car is missing that set-up. The filter screen looks pretty coarse. Phil