Terry Harper

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  1. Terry Harper

    My 1910 Mitchell "parts car" project

    -20 here in northern Maine! Joe those banjo fittings look great! Terry
  2. Terry Harper

    My 1910 Mitchell "parts car" project

    Nice Joe! Here are a couple of photos of the split cam bearing. The lighting wasn't very good and I had left all the original grease and oil on the cam to protect it until I can clean it for installation. The cams are almost 5 feet long and rather heavy so I cheated and took the photos as is where is. In this photo you can just make out the part line. Also, note the small ears. These are for the screws holding the halves together. Here is a better view - you can make out the head of the screw. The gear is for the oil pump drive.
  3. Terry Harper

    My 1910 Mitchell "parts car" project

    Joe, I will try to get some photos for you tonight so you can see how it all goes together. Best regards, Terry
  4. Terry Harper

    My 1910 Mitchell "parts car" project

    Hello Joe, Its all looking good! In regards to the cam bearing on the Jackson. The split bearing would work fine. I have the same arrangement on the big Wisconsin. The center bearings are split the end bearings are solid. Each center bearing (two per cam) is locked in place by a large diameter headed screw threaded into a counter bored hole in the top of the crankcase and engaging a flat surface on the bearing. Below is a very poor photo. However, you can see the general shape. Visible just above and to the left of the cam bearing is the hole for the retainer screw in the top of the crankcase. I can get some much better photos of the actual bearing if you feel it would help you. Best regards, Terry
  5. Terry Harper

    Looking for Work Shop/Out Building advice

    I love the metal roof on my house. However, at the museum we have a large un-heated wood framed building with no insulation with the metal laid directly over the trusses on purlins with no sheathing. In all respects it works great except..... we tend to have in early and late winter large temperature fluctuations. It can go from high 20's to high 30's in less than 24 hours and we end up with condensation dripping off the underside of the sheet metal. We have added a ton of ventilation but at least one or two days a year we still have the problem. Fortunately its doesn't cause a huge problem - just an annoyance.
  6. I can't identify the automobile but G.B.&S. is Golden, Belknap & Swartz of Detroit. Most of the ads I have found are 1914 thru the early 20's and are for tractor or truck motors though some did find their way into a few automobiles such as the Gem, Bell, Hackett & Hatfield to name a few and apparently used in marine applications as well. Lambert is interesting but they list it with a Rutenber motor Interesting mystery! Best regards, Terry
  7. Terry Harper

    Looking for 6 cylinder T-Head Wisconson Engine,clutch, trans.

    Hello Don, Wisconsin T-head six cylinders seem to be pretty much made of unobtainium. I don't mean to discourage you since I would love to see as many of these wonderful mechanical masterpieces preserved and indeed used. Nevertheless for a company that made a lot of motors used by a lot of different manufacturers not a lot survives. Their big six cylinder T-heads such as the model P, F, G, K & L were more for industrial and marine applications though some found their way into fire trucks - Stutz among them. The four cylinders such as the "A" used by Stutz and FWD, to name a few, seem to come-up more often. In fact, a few months ago a group of four (in very rough condition) turned-up and are now in a good home. If its a big six cylinder you are after I would suggest ALF or Seagrave. They are not cheap but appear often enough. In regards to the clutch I would look for an early Helle-Shaw unit. With the big flywheel most of these beast have you could probably go with a cone clutch and remove some weight from the flywheel when its turned to adapt to the cone. In regards to the transmission: remember that these brutes operate at low RPM. 1,200-1,800 thereabouts. My Wisconsin is rated at 104 hp at 1200 rpm but cranks out over 600 ft lbs of torque. A transaxle and chain drive would work well since you can easily change the ratios. Or perhaps an early brass era four speed? I believe I saw one for sale on the Horseless Carriage Club website. Regardless your going to have to figure out a way to develop a good cruising speed at low RPM. If you do find a Wisconsin its important that everything is there. There are simply no parts out there. Having worked to bring one of these big T-heads back to life for the last nine years I speak from experience. I had to fabricate a ton of patterns and core boxes and machine and assemble the castings for the upper and lower water manifolds, the intake manifold, oil pump drive housing, valve shrouds and a bunch of other misc. pieces. I machined new valves, valve guides and lifters. I lucked out in regards to the water pump. In short its a big job! Good luck with your search and please keep us posted. If I come across something I will let you know. Best regards, Terry My motor as found. This is a Wisconsin PT (5-3/4"X7") As it is today
  8. Terry Harper

    May the New Year be Joyous & Prosperous

    H.H. Linn actually worked with Lombard back in the early days. Its an interesting history. Here is some rare vintage footage of one of these beasts in action back in the day. This footage was shot on the Great Northern Paper Company's St. John Pond operation in 1935 in north western Maine. It features the one and only diesel Lombard ever built - which was also the very last Lombard built. The driver - a Mr. Pickett, managed to haul to the landing a sled train that included 22 sleds loaded with 108 cords of spruce weighing 298 tons. https://youtu.be/Qgyt0uqi7KA The next segment shows a Lombard CS-88 in operation. These could carry 15 tons on the chassis and used a monster Climax Engineering 4 cylinder (6"x7") They also offered the model GT which could carry 20 tons. https://youtu.be/tFwk9xBixKA
  9. It might not be a Stutz or Packard or the best ride for a tour but... what better way to celebrate the new year than spending part of the day at The Maine Forest & Logging Museum taking the 1932 10 ton Lombard out for a romp in the snow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwx34XHXx2M&feature=youtu.be At a balmy 10 degrees the beast took a bit of effort to wake-up but... after a bit of frantic use of the choke, and throttle (and having to walk away at least once) it finally came to life. May the new year be filled with such wonderful experiences and memories for everyone. Best regards, Terry
  10. Terry Harper

    Electric Oil Pump for antique cars

    Its important to know what oil pressure you should have. Many of the early pressure lubricated engines run at fairly low pressure. They depend more on volume than PSI. For instance according to the factory my T-head Wisconsin which is 100% reliant on pressure lubrication (no dipping & slinging) is spot on with 5 - 10 psi on the gauge. However, that pump, which incorporates both scavenge and service service pumps all in one unit, moves a lot of oil at that low pressure. Find out what the engine needs. If its indeed low re-build the pump. Why go through the work to add something that just adds to the complexity?
  11. Sure.... in a nut shell.... The locomotives were left over from the Madawaska Co. Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad. which operated from 1927 thru 1933 when it was abandoned. The EL&WB is a isolated logging railroad - the nearest railhead being at Lac Frontiere on the Maine/Quebec border nearly 50 miles away. The line, built in 1926-27 was 13 miles long from Tramway at Eagle Lake to Umbazooksus Lake. Its only purpose was to carry pulpwood cut in the north flowing Allagash watershed to the southward flowing waters of the Penobscot river. It was owned and operated by Edouard Lacroix - a Quebec lumberman. The smaller of the two locomotives is a 4-6-0 originally built in 1897 for the Chicago, Hammond & Western Later it ran on the Potato Creek railroad in PA. and the Grasse River in upstate New York before being purchased in early 1927 from a used equipment dealer in New York. The second locomotive is a former Lakeshore & Michigan Southern 2-8-0 built in 1901. It was purchased by Lacroix in March of 1928. Both locomotives were converted to burn oil, disassembled, loaded on heavy sleds and hauled from LacFrontier by Lombard tractors. Today they still sit where they last operated in 1933 and are part of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway - a state managed wilderness area. Scattered around are the remains of pulpcars, misc. equipment etc. Unfortunately in 1968 the shed the locomotives where stored in was burned with the locomotives inside. Its a remarkable story and one I have been working to preserve and record for many years. Best regards, Terry
  12. Joe, I got a chuckle out of that one! Just the other day I was thinking the same thing! Back in the early 90's I lead a group of volunteers in a project to jack two steam locomotives out of the mud and re-build the roadbed underneath them. They had been abandoned on-site in 1933. It was a remote location here in northern Maine (we rode in a canoe to get to work every day) All the bulk materials - railroad ties, 150 yards of crushed stone had to be moved into the site during the winter via snowmobile. I remember the crushed stone vividly because we moved it 3 miles across the ice and trails in five gallon plastic pails (over 4,500 of them) using tote sleds and snowmobiles. When I look at those photos now I can't believe we actually thought we could do such a thing but the photos are proof that we did it! Personally, I really enjoy posts documenting projects and restorations. Over the years I have found countless technics and ideas to apply to my own projects. It also the mentality of "Well they did it so why can't I." (that one has gotten me in over my head a few times!) Best regards, Terry
  13. Terry Harper

    My 1910 Mitchell "parts car" project

    Most excellent Joe! I know you put a ton of thought into what design of pump to use and how to fabricate it. There is a lot of satisfaction in getting a project like this done! Will you have a way to control pressure (i.e. bypass valve?) T
  14. Terry Harper

    Locomobile Parts Department "Wanted"

    Alan, Do you have any photos etc of a Model 48 oil pan or remains? Is it missing completely? My curiosity is getting the better of me. T.
  15. Terry Harper

    Locomobile Parts Department "For Sale"

    Not yet! But we are getting there. This project sort of fell to the bottom of the que but should be at the front once I get these patterns and core boxes for the Wisconsin out of the way. T.