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  1. Hello everyone, I am about to endeavor on doing some work on the clutch of my 1920 model 48. It is noisy when the clutch pedal is depressed and very grabby/jerky when engaging. On the latter point, I am thinking that the asbestos discs between the steel discs may have worn out. I've never gotten into a model 48 clutch before and was wondering if anyone here knows more about them than me. Thank you.
  2. Drove the Loco over 100 miles yesterday and participated in the HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion. Happy to have it back on the road. Another Locomobile showed as well.
  3. Well I got the new valve spring in the engine but discovered something else in the process. Specifically, the new spring is about 3/16” talker than any of my other springs and also appears to be wound tighter. This has me wondering whether the different series of the 48 had different springs. My car is a series 7 but I assumed that the spring from any 48 would work fine. Seeing the slight difference has me thinking. I’ve been reluctant to run the engine because although the spring fits, I don’t want to cause any damage.
  4. Its going in now...I just have to reconnect some air lines from the air pump to the gas pump and will be able to start it up. Many thanks to Al for the spring. Christmas indeed came early for this Loco owner! Stay tuned...
  5. Hi Al, have you been getting my messages? At the beginning of the week you said you had a valve spring but I haven’t heard from you since.
  6. Here are some shots of my car’s interior which, remarkably, is original. A very elegant ride complete with electric one way telephone to communicate with chauffeur, make up and mirror kit on the ladies side and electric cigarette lighter and ashtray on gentleman’s side.
  7. That is a neat looking car. Would love to have it, not to mention the parts shown!
  8. Hello All, Here are a couple of photos of my 1920 48 with coachwork by Kimball of Chicago. It is a very original, like new car with only 9000 miles on it. I love driving it so that number is going up! I really love the 48’s and wonder if anyone here has an opinion, based on their own experiences, of how the driving compares to either a Silver Ghost or Pierce Arrow 48. I love all 3 cars but admit I am partial to the Locos. John
  9. On the topic of spare parts, I need a spare valve spring for my 1920 model 48. Just discovered a broken spring and need to replace it. I could also use a replacement fuel tank air pressure gauge. Any help would be very much appreciated!
  10. Hello Everyone, I have a ‘22 Loco 48 which I absolutely love. The car only has 10,000 miles on it and runs like a sewing machine. The only thing is that the rear end is geared low and can only do about 45 mph with the engine wound way up. I would like to not have to turn the engine quite so fast and would like to change the diff ratio. Does anyone know where I could get a new ring & pinion gear set?
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