Barry Brown

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About Barry Brown

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    Canada
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    antique motorcycles ,thoroughbred sports cars, machine tools

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  1. Barry Brown

    LARGE QUANTITY NOS EARLY PISTONS RINGS ETC.

    Still available .$250 takes it all !
  2. Barry Brown

    UNUSUAL PNEUMATIC/ELECTRIC TURN SIGNALS

    I still have these signal lights. $500 plus shipping
  3. Barry Brown

    1913 36 model 17 in the UK

    real gearheads in the UK, Morris minor, chopped hawgs and Vincent Shadow all at the same meet
  4. Barry Brown

    Oiling a frame to prevent rust

    I worked in the restoration shop at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology . The mandate for preservation was 100 years minimum.For motorcycle frames the method was to fill the frames with linseed oil. Probably too expensive for a car frame. If you use that do not leave soaked rags around as they can self ignite.
  5. ALL NEW OLD STOCK. PHOTOS ONLY SHOW PART OF WHAT IS INCLUDED. 52 CAST IRON PISTONS, 170 ALUMINUM PISTONS, 93 BOXES OF RINGS + more not tallied. $500 OR REASONABLE OFFER. INCLUDES THE LARGE COLOURFUL ORIGINAL PEDRICK SIGN ( APPROX. 3' X 2' ) ALSO HAVE A LARGE QUANTITY OF OTHER NEW AND USED PARTS INCLUDING NOS PACKARD VALVES etc. WILL SELL IT ALL CHEAP LOCATED JUST NORTH OF KINGSTON ONTARIO not far from the 1000 islands New York border.
  6. Barry Brown

    1935 PIERCE ARROW V-12 LIMO FOR SALE

    Was that in a movie where George Burns played God? Nice car !
  7. Barry Brown

    STEERING WHEEL IMPOSSIBLE RESTORATION?

    not much to tell other than what I have shown here. I made up some dies to shape the small washers which I brazed in place This was as you can imagine time consuming and in retrospect it might have been easier to silver solder them in place.Any pinholes I filled with Devcon Titanium putty which can withstand 250 degrees F. The company that does powder coating for me turned their furnace down a tad for this as it usually runs at 275 F. The powder was used as a base for the final painting which started with black epoxy primer. Not sure what the final coat was but I will check for you and get back. Thanks for your interest.
  8. Barry Brown

    STEERING WHEEL IMPOSSIBLE RESTORATION?

    Thanks ! It is not perfect but I am happy with it.
  9. Barry Brown

    STEERING WHEEL IMPOSSIBLE RESTORATION?

    Here is how I repaired it. It was lots of work welding in those little plugs! Powder coat base then paint. I am pleased with the results
  10. Barry Brown

    preservation - Buffing Patina

    NEVER under any circumstances use penetrol for this! I tried it on my original paint 1936 Ford fire truck and it removed the paint! I have an original paint 1913 Harley that has remained stable over 35 years ownership with the occasional spraying of WD40.
  11. Barry Brown

    STEERING WHEEL IMPOSSIBLE RESTORATION?

    you are correct and probably worth a try. I was thinking of filling the hollow interior with expanding foam and then shaping the indents beforehand.
  12. Barry Brown

    STEERING WHEEL IMPOSSIBLE RESTORATION?

    This is a huge mystery.No one even in the Lagonda club can tell me how the rim of this steering wheel on my 1934 M45 Lagonda was coated.. The main issue is that the wheel is hollow with holes which when covered in whatever early 'plastic"were used provide finger grips. A top USA steering wheel restoration shop can not help. The chap suggested filling all the indents with bondo and sanding and painting. I thought about using the old "racer" trick of wrapping in cord but feel that is a cop out and I like the original thin feel of the original finish. Restoration companies in the UK will not reveal the secret and I have heard horror stories of year long waits with exorbitant prices so am avoiding that route. I am aware of kits to coat tool handles with plastic but that will obviously not work .
  13. Barry Brown

    Chassis paint recommendation sought

    I have used an epoxy primer over the freshly blasted parts . There are some rust pits. Can I safely scuff and apply bondo over the epoxy primer before I put the "chassis saver" on? I have been told to scuff the surface lightly before applying the chassis saver over the epoxy primer.
  14. Barry Brown

    Chassis paint recommendation sought

    yes I have decided against powder coating. Now the only decision is to use gloss paint or not. I have just received an email from the owner of a very original car and it had traces of the original gloss BRG on the frame before restoration
  15. Barry Brown

    Chassis paint recommendation sought

    Good point and I am trying to find out just for curiosity but I am not fond of the look of flat or satin black.My car was originally light grey and the frame was painted that colour as well. I know this as I have the "works record " cards . I do not like grey and will be painting the body BRG ( British racing green) I have already respoked the wheels and had them powder coated dark red. Interior will be red . I do not care about 100% originality and my dream is to just drive and enjoy the car, not have it judged. I will post here what I find out .