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  1. I just saw this shared to a Facebook group I’m in. Looks like someone is making a batch of brush parts (radiator?). I know a couple of people in this group were looking for a radiator so maybe you can get one made by this place. See my attached screenshots.
  2. This is extremely impressive and i'm really glad you've been posting all of this! I also own a 1909 Brush Model BC that is pretty complete except for a few components here and there (particularly the oil system is missing) so if you ever need photos of anything off my car please let me know and I'll try my best to help. I will definitely be utilizing the information you've been posting on the engine as I try to get mine running again. Mine is also very early in the process. The thread I use for my car in this group is called "Brush Information Needed" which has a lot of good information on it and contacts who you can reach out to for help. I have to admit that I haven't made a lot of progress on the car besides sourcing parts in the past couple of years but am hoping now that I'm out of college to start getting more done on it soon! Jonah 1909 Brush Model BC 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  3. Thanks so much for the help on that Roger! I have some interesting results from some calculations that I did that you all may be interested in. I am currently taking a class about engines for my engineering degree, and using some known information about the engine (bore and stroke being 4in and 5in respectively), along with the results of a compression test supplied by Scott C from his 1912 Brush (~63 psi) i was able to complete the following calculations: Brush Compression Ratio: ~ 4.3:1 Combustion Chamber Volume: ~ 19.1 cubic inches Total Engine Displacement: ~ 62.8 cubic inches As far as RPM goes I don't think I'll be able to get a definitive answer on that until I get the car running to physically test it. For now I will record the value from Roger as a starting point for testing later!
  4. Hi everyone, Would anyone happen to have a rough estimate on a typical compression ratio and RPM value for a Brush engine? I'm taking a college class on engines and for one of my projects I was hoping to use Brush specs just for something fun. Sorry its been awhile since I last posted (I have been checking the forum on occasion though). I've been really busy with college but I graduate in about 3 weeks with my engineering degree and am really looking forward to having free time to start diving into my car again. As an update since I last was here, I purchased an authentic Brush coil last spring, got it working, and I can now get the car to spark (really hot spark too). I have also been doing a lot of researching, reading, and learning (thanks to the help of Scott C.) so that once I am done with school I won't be "flying blind" when I start doing some more of the serious work. Thanks! Jonah JonahSharp27@gmail.com 1909 Brush Model BC
  5. Hello, My name is Jonah Sharp and I have a 1909 Brush Model BC. I am very interested in purchasing this coil since my car is missing one and was wondering if you could send me your email address or phone number so we can work out an offer. My email is JonahSharp27@gmail.com Have a great day!
  6. Hi John, I have a 1909 Brush BC and was wondering if you had a front wheel bracket (like the one I have pictured)? My passenger side bracket is broken and partially missing. Would you happen to have any steering parts as well (steering arm stuff in particular)? Thank you very much. Jonah Sharp JonahSharp27@gmail.com
  7. It looks like it could go on an early model like my BC. I just sent you an email. Very interested!
  8. I agree with what John said. My car still has a long way to go until it is ready to run but i'd be nowhere without the help i've received from this forum. Jonah 1909 BC Brush
  9. The long awaited steering gearbox photos. We took extra steps to document how it goes together and how it works in hopes of helping out anyone who may have issues with their gearboxes, and so the Brush community can have documentation of how the it was engineered. Note that the assembly relies heavily on taper pins and the key to taking the system apart involves a small, very hard to see taper pin up at the top of the assembly (where the steering wheel mounts are located). Gearbox Photos.zip Gearbox Photos 2.zip
  10. Yeah the pictures were really helpful! Right now all I think I have to buy is the copper tubing. We have an old steel tank that is a similar in shape to yours that we are going to use (always looking for a better one but this will work to get me going), and my dad somehow found and bought a dash oiler on eBay that looks pretty similar to the one that you have on your car. Still a lot of work to do but am making progress. My gas tank treatment supplies came in today so I can use that to get my gas tank and oil tank cleaned up and sealed.
  11. The steering gear box is finally apart! We are sandblasting everything. Pictures to come. The design of it is extremely unique.
  12. Hey Skip and John! Just wanted to give you guys an update. Between me being in school last fall and no heat in my grandpas barn, work on the main body of the car has been slow. However now that I am living at home on co-op (part of my degree program) we have made some progress on other parts. The main achievement we have is finally getting spark! I had multiple failed attempts with numerous coils (I don't have the original) so my dad, an electro-mechanic ended up designing me a modern buzz coil system that I can put inside the old coil to look authentic. We got that built and it works great and now we are just getting the original coil box fixed by a woodworker friend. Other things being worked on involve us still trying to get the steering gear box apart, re-sealing and cleaning out the gas tank, fuel lines, carburetor, etc., and figuring out a plan for the oil system (my car is missing the tank, dash oiler, lines, etc). If possible could you guys send me pictures of the oil systems and steering gearbox from your cars so I can get an idea of what things are supposed to look like (im flying blind haha)? Finally, last week I received an email from Scott Carlson (1912 F26) who is less than 2 hours from me and he is also helping me out! When the weather clears in the coming months we are going to try and meet up at my barn with his car so he can look at my car and more importantly, I can look at his and see a fully functioning Brush. Thanks for the help! Jonah 1909 Brush BC
  13. Hey Skip, From what I was told, my great grandfather back when he got the car in the late 40s put model T wheels on it since I am guessing the original wooden wheels had rotted. Unfortunately I only have generic hubcaps that do not say BRUSH. Another question that I have regards more about oil. How do you know how much oil to put in the car/check the levels? My car does not have an oil tank or dash oiler. All it has is a little oiler cup for manual filling. Also do you know if there is a way to drain the differential of oil so I can get all the old stuff out before I refill it (and how much do you put in that too?) Also could you send pictures of your car sometime? I am curious to see how the later models are setup! Thanks! Jonah Williamson, NY
  14. So right now we have the car striped down to the chassis so we can get access to everything. The big thing we are still having issues with is trying to get the steering gear box apart. Other than that the big question I have for you guys regards what kind of oil and grease do I use on the car? This would be for the transmission, differential, the engine itself, etc. Thanks! Jonah
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