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Brake rods and clevises coming out of the oven with mirror black powder coat. I fabricated a new ring for the spare tire mounting bracket. The old one disappeared after 94 years somehow?

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Worked on the brakes today. New linings installed on the shoes and installed the shafts and levers on the rear axle on the drivers side. Need to get the rear brakes done so I can put the finished wheels on.

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Just found your incredible project online,wish i found it sooner...I can help you with your question...The car from Harrahs ended up in a private collection in New York and is still there.I know the owner and can help you with any requests you have.The car is still like it was, unrestored and to the best of my knowledge, original and complete.If i can help at all Let me know,good luck, John

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We took a big trip across the country for another Premier. My father, daughter and I drove 6,300 miles in 8 days. Took a trip across the water on a ferry ! Saw a lot of corn and beans, and the beautiful country we have. We stopped at the Harold Warp Pioneer Village in Nebraska, what an awesome museum. The ACD museum in Auburn, Indiana was especially nice because we go to see another Premier. The Pioneer Auto Show Museum in Murdo SD is also nice, along with the Badlands and Mt Rushmore !

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Thought I would share what I am doing with the radiator. I have set up a circulation system using a propane burner, a steel bucket (hard to find these days, they are all plastic now) and a sump pump. After a lot of cleaning I am circulating with hot water and using a ceramic seal to help preserve this original radiator. So far no leaks, amazing for 94 years old. Hope this all works, or plan B.

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Found lots of items I needed in the last month on eBay !

A pair of aluminum diamond windows with one glass, some 1-3/4" belting that will be perfect for my Gabriel snubbers, a door handle, and a Snubber Adjuster.

Things that I have been searching for a long time.

I am also looking to buy a hub wrench for this car ! Have a picture of it in the Buy/Sell section.

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Those are great scores! You must really know what to look for. I usually get my '31 Dodge items from people who don't have a clue as to what the items go to.

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Working on the Cutler Hammer magnetic shifter. Of the three units that I have I am hoping to get 4 good coils, water is not so good for them. The gear pattern is stamped in the housing showing which coil operates to change the gear, along with the serial number. Everything works on this one mechanically, not sure yet about the coils. Will try to energize them Monday morning then order new braided wire. This magnetic shifter takes a lot of heavy wire, 25 feet of #4 from the bottom of the steering column and another 5 feet of #6 on the shifter. It's going to be really fun to see this work again and be able to shift from the steering sector ! The mag shifter connects to the transmission shifting fork shafts and when the coils are energized either pushes or pulls the shaft to change gears.

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I thought I should show the setup for the magnetic shifter on the car. Notice that the gearshift lever is not there, it is designed to be removed when using the mag shifter. Stored away unless needed.

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Looking for parts for Delco #118 generator/distributor combo unit

Brush holder parts including springs

I am thinking about making the spring I need, but not sure about getting the torque correct.  Concerned about causing damage if I do not get it right !

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looks like you're making great progress!!

It's awesome how you have all those picture of your grandfather.

Thanks for keeping us updated and good luck on the rest of the project!!

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These are pictures of the spring and parts for the third brush holder on the Delco 118 Generator Distributor.

The OD of the spring is 0.500 and the ID is 0.395, wire diameter is 0.050.

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I have been cleaning the leather upholstery, and applying 100% neatsfoot oil to recondition the leather.  Almost 100 years old now.

Amazing to have this all original car along side the others

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When I was a young fellow I put Neatsfoot oil on my leather bicycle seat. The old type with springs in the back etc. Next time out, I came home with a brown seat shape on my trousers!

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HI , Spinney ! Perhaps over time and further applications of 'foot , your backside might have left its own mark and got revenge. That archaic product is great for baseball gloves. Helps beat a pocket into them by fascilitating stretching. Although 'foot being better than nothing at all , modern chemistry has made neatsfoot oil obsolete for reconditioning leather upholstry. Highly regarded Lexol conditioner has been engineered for this purpose , proper Ph , etc. There may be others , but I have not used them. I figure the main expenditure in leather conditioning is labor , so why not use the best , highest technology product ? After using Lexol cleaner , feed that desiccated old leather generously with Lexol conditioner. Forming a pocket in upholstry does not seem to be a desired end as a result of the considerable time invested. Perhaps , though , a form fitted bicycle seat might not be all bad ! Happy , safe touring , all , regardless of the wheel count or means of power on your conveyance !  - Carl

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It is my understanding that to "recondition" that leather seat, painting on neatsfoot oil will not do it. The leather has a fairly impervious lacquer paint or dye on it (the black colour) which will prevent ingress of much oil. As well, the oil will go on your clothes when you sit on it. Neatsfoot is for shoes and old leather footballs both round and elliptical.

 

Ask the www about how to recondition leather. It involves solvents to remove the lacquer, cleaning (which removes the natural oils in the leather), re-moisturising and adding back the oil and finally re-applying the lacquer colour. We had a man come to our car club in Wellington 20 years ago and tell us about it so I have no doubt missed out several stages in the process.

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