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  1. Frank, I am preparing to have the radiator for my 1912 E-M-F redone and I have similar feelings to you. Here is the place i am considering. They have been recommended to me by others. I have not talked to them yet, nor can I speak personally of the work they do, but you could look into them, or maybe someone else reading will have information. Bills Antique Radtr RestorationBills Antique Radiator Restoration1134 West Walnut St Chillicothe, IL 61523 - View MapPhone: (309) 645-0606 I am hoping to have radiator out for work by the end of the year if I can get the funds together. Have one more child to sell before I can make it happen. Let us know what you decided. John
  2. Can't help you with the Fan Bearings. Never known anyone who had to replace them. The Horn Mounting bracket had been reproduced at one time, I think by the guy at Veteran auto Lamps http://www.veteranautolamps.com/ . You could check to see if he has any left. This was several years ago. The tops where likely just buggy tops, so any material suitable for a horse buggy top would be correct. They were likely made in the Hercules Buggy works in Evansville, IN, USA. I hope this helps. John
  3. My 1912 Rauch & Lang Electric has the original owners Monogram still on both doors. I plan to ad my wife's monogram on it when I restore it and put my monogram on the doors on the E-M-F. Neat touch.
  4. Yes it was definitely called "The AllState". The Allstate was a badge engineered version of the Henry J American automobile that was offered for sale through Sears, Roebuck during the 1952 and 1953 model years. For more information on the Sears Motorbuggy, check out the Sears Motorbuggy Website at http://SearsMotorBuggy.com
  5. I also tried to purchase this wall charger to go with my 1912 Rauch & Lang. I was even to the point of driving out to pick it up. I would still like to have it, but I believe in the end, it was really not for sale unless you presented an offer which was out of this world. I made an offer which was more than what I had seen others sell for. I thought my offer was out of this world, but apparently it was not quite out of this world enough.
  6. This looks like an E-M-F 30 Front axle to me. Just spent months restoring mine, so It is all fresh in my head. Tie Rod bolt looks different, but could have been changed. I still think it is E-M-F.
  7. I could really use the axle shafts out of that rear end. I would take the entire rear end, but have no idea how I could get it from Canada to Illinois.
  8. Keiser31, you are mistaken. Fisher Bodies did appear on the Model T. My 1920 Centerdoor is a Fisher Body. The Centerdoor Bodies where built by Fisher and Wadsworth I believe. There are slight differences between them. It is very possible that Fisher also built Coupe bodies, but I do not know for sure. I believe that by the 1927 time period, Fisher was not longer making bodies for the Model T, but I do not know for sure. Happy Motoring!
  9. Nancy, Looks like someone reactivated a thread I started 7 years ago. Since then I have found all the parts I was looking for concerning this car. But thank you so much for posting the pictures you have taken. I think it will go far in helping other Rauch & Lang owners who find this thread through a Google search. Here is a picture of our 1912 Rauch & Lang Brougham today, unrestored, with original Motz Cushion rubber tires.
  10. Actually only one of the cars is an E-M-F and the last I heard, it was going strong. The car that broke a crankshaft was a 1910 Parry Model 40. Not sure what the car was that had Rear End Trouble. The E-M-F Owners story is the one blogged on the E-M-F Homepage at E-M-F Homepage - Swan 2012 E-M-F Touring Adventure You can also read from the perspective of the 1910 Parry (whose crankshaft broke) at Horseless Carriage Club | Blog about HCCA As Far as I know, the E-M-F, a Brass Era Buick and a 1910 or so Ford Model T are still going. They may have even reached their Destination by now. I have not received an update to post in a couple days. They are doing what I want to do someday. Happy Motoring. John
  11. Frank, The "Coveted LeRoy Award" is a prestigious sterling silver cup awarded at each E-M-F Registry tour. The contest is to write about the tour in the style of E-M-F publicist E. LeRoy Pelletier. The cup is passed from winner to winner. I was the winner at the last tour in 2010 and I am mailing off the trophy cup today. John
  12. I thought I would let you all know that one of our E-M-F 30 Registry Members will be traveling cross-country in their 1912 E-M-F 30 5-Passenger touring and blogging about it as they go. They will be officially starting in a couple of days, but have already posted some information. If you are interested in following their adventure, you can find the blog on the E-M-F Homepage at the following URL: E-M-F Homepage - Swan 2012 E-M-F Touring Adventure Thought some of you may find it interesting. I know I will be following their adventure. Happy Motoring. John
  13. I would be interested in the rear Axel shafts if you still have them. My 1931 DeSoto has a broken one. I would like both if they are still there? Can you contact me? John_Daly@EMFAuto.org Thanks John
  14. I believe Chandler Automobiles had hood louvers in this configuration.
  15. A few years back, our small town was having a car show, so my neighbor and I decided to bring out our old iron to display along side the high money engines on display. I took my 1920 Ford Model T Centerdoor and my 1912 Rauch & Lang Electric down into town for the show. The Electric is all original and not running, so I rolled it off the trailer and just had it sitting there. That Electric car had a crowd around it 5 people deep all day. I wore my voice out answering questions like "When was the electric conversion done?". One of the guys with a car that had an engine that cost more than all my cars put together expressed his opinion that my car should not be allowed to be at the show because it was not running. In reality I think he was jealous that people were more interested in my not-running 100 year old electric car than they were with his high priced hot-rod.
  16. The E-M-F Registry will once again be holding a short meeting at the Chickasha Pre-War Swap meet. If you are the lucky owner of one of these brands and would like to join us, you would be welcome. Nothing formal, just a chance to meet other owners and find out what is happening with the Registry. What: E-M-F Registry Meeting at Chickasha Swap Meet When: Thursday, March 15th at 1:00 PM Chichasha Time. Where: In one of the meeting rooms. Look for signs at the show posted on the posting boards. Hope to see you there!
  17. If you are attending the Swap meet in Chickasha, OK Thursday, March 15th, please join other Sears Owners at 2:30 PM for a Sears Owners Meeting. Nothing Formal, just a chance to get together with other owners, meet each other, ask questions, etc. I think it is a good idea for owners of such rare automobiles to get together. I will have some reproduction Sears Switch plate covers available for sale if you are interested. The meeting will happen at Pete Reinthalers spaces, NB-10,11 and NC 10,11, in the West side of the North Building. It is the J.C. Taylor insurance spot right next to the McPherson College space. Please join us if you can. What: Sears Owners Meeting At Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet When: Thursday March 15th, 2012 at 2:30 PM Chickasha Time Where: Pete Reinthalers spaces, NB-10,11 and NC 10,11, in the West side of the North Building. Hope to See you there
  18. What is the story with the picture of the Stanweld Continental rims? do you have some of them for sale as well? Thanks John
  19. I think it is a Schebler Carburetor.
  20. I looked again and I have two Stanweld 25" fellow bands, and one complete 25" Stanweld wheel with rear hub I was told was from a late teens Dodge. Let me know if you are interested. I think I even have another Dodge hub that came with those parts someplace I could probably dig up. John
  21. Do you need a specific brand? I think I have a spare Stanweld fellow band which I ended up not using for my E-M-F. John
  22. Though I have not bought one yet, I am planning on getting a Rusco Charger. Here is a link: RUSSCO Safety Electric Vehicle Battery Chargers John
  23. I sent an email, but here is my response for those who will find this thread in the future: Carberator: I believe the early cars had a Kingston 5-Ball Carb on it, and at some point the carb was changed to at Schebler. I think you can tell the cars that should have the Kingston by a hole in the frame on the drivers side where a wire to either a choke or the tickler came out. Early chassis diagrams show this cab and his wire. I am not sure when this change happened. The Serial number on your car is early enough that I would not be suprised if that car is right. I would be interested to know if your frame has the hole I am talking about. Friction material: My dad just redid his friction wheel a couple of years ago and he layered up Masonite and it has worked fantastic. He just bought sheets from the local home improvement place (Menards I think) and cut out enough circles to make it the right thickness. Got the idea from a friend who has a firction driven saw mill and that is what he used. It makes a nice smooth clutch and the material is surprisingly close the to the original which was taken off my dads car. Material in the clutches: I can not help much on this one. Still running original material on my dads car. Sears for Touring: We have only ever driven locally. I can not imagine driving on a long tour. You have to have your foot on the pedal constantly. I do REALLY enjoy driving the car though. We took it to Greenfield Village this year for the Old Car Festival and put more miles on it than it has had in Many years. I have heard of people driving Sears on tours, but I am not sure if I would. Maybe when it is my car, I may consider it. Hope this helps. Remember, the Sears Motorbuggy website is there to assist you of I can. See the URL below if you need to. Best of luck.
  24. This is very sad for me. I have been running White 30 X 3.5's on my Model T since I finished restoring it in 1998. I am just getting to the point of needing another set. I can not image putting black tires on it. The White tires really set it off and make it look much closer to original than a black one ever could. I was also planning on putting white tires on my E-M-F. Someone has got to step up and make these. It could be done 100 years ago. I have the original tires on my 1912 Rauch & Lang, They are Motz Cushion Rubber tires and they are white. Not grey, but white. I just bought enough rubber to put white rubber tires on my Dads 1909 Sears. It also had white, or slightly gray tires originally. White is much closer to correct than black. Come on tire people! We need to have the ability to keep these cars as original as possible. Black tires on a car that should not have them changes the look drastically. I wish I could figure out how to make these in my garage. Hmm. Maybe I will start looking into this.
  25. I am interested in the Neverout License Bracket. I have sent you an email. John
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