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  1. 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
  2. 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 auth
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. It looks like it could go on an early model like my BC. I just sent you an email. Very interested!
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. The steering gear box is finally apart! We are sandblasting everything. Pictures to come. The design of it is extremely unique.
  10. 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
  11. 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 re
  12. 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
  13. hey guys! I really appreciate all the information that you have given me. I haven't been on the forum as much since college started up again for me a couple weeks ago. I did get a chance to go home last weekend and work on the car with my dad and I will post pictures in the next couple days and probably ask more questions too! Jonah
  14. Here are some pictures of what I am dealing with as I mentioned above.
  15. Hey Skip, Do you by chance know how to get the steering gear box apart? Mine is all locked up and I have tried a bunch of different ways to get it open but have only been able to barely get the cover out about a half inch. Is there some sort of trick that you have come across? I'll post some pictures soon. Jonah
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