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    1908 REO hub caps

    John Amazing workmanship. Well worth the price. My 1906 does not have the REO script on the hubcaps. I'm not sure if it supposed to have it. I've designed a hubcap wrench from aluminum to protect the notch from being damaged. I have not listed the wrenches for sale yet because I have not yet determined what years it fits or perhaps even other makes. Do you know what years used that hubcap? Dave Neuhaus
  2. Andy is right about throwing the discs out, but new replacements are available. The new discs are tough and run true. They are available here: Universal Joint Flex Disc . l've been using them for 2 years on VMCCA tours with no vibration. They still look like new. I suppose I will have to replace them in 75 years like the originals ;-) Dave
  3. I revived this old post because I have found a source for them here Universal Joint Flex Disc. I have what I need now. They are show quality with crisp edges and holes exactly positioned where they belong. In my research on these discs I have discovered just how very prevalent these were in the late 20s. I am pretty sure this exact disc was used on the following vehicles: 1925-27 Oldsmobile 1925-27 Studebaker 1924-27 Chrysler four cylinder model 50 & 52 1924-27 Maxwell four cylinder 1928-30 Plymouth Q U 30-U up to 1561283 U.S built and all Canadian built 1926 Nash 1922 Reo 1940 John Deere LA tractor Can anyone add to this list or expand the years used? The discs are 6 inch od and have 6 holes at 4-5/8 inch diameter.
  4. Update. I found a source for new professionally made discs. They are now available here Universal Joint Flex Disc Thank you for the tip on John Deere tractors using them. It's still available from them also but at 4X price, $190 each!!! I think I will pass on JD's. Dave
  5. I did a frame up restoration of a 1927 Oldsmobile and never found numbers on the frame. All of my cars have the engine number on the title. The engine number is stamped on top of the block near the water pump. There is an aluminum tag nailed below the right side of the front seat. It has the engine number and car serial number. David Neuhaus
  6. Early Bendix brakes with 3 shoes per wheel I was wondering if anyone would know what makes of vehicles used this system as is used on my 1927 Oldsmobile. That was the first year Olds offered 4-wheel brakes. External contracting bands were used in the rear, as it had been previously. The front wheel brakes used three shoes each. picture Every thing was activated mechanically with rods and levers (no cables). Interestingly you can brake while turning and the car will not pull to one side. I can explain how they accomplished it if anyone is interested. linkage ball end The adjustment necessary to make it all work is quite complicated by today?s standards. If you were to reline all four brakes you would have 18 different points in need of adjustment. It has to be done just-so in order to brake smoothly while driving straight as well as while turning. The reason that I ask such a strange question is that I had bought NOS brake shoe lining for my car. Problem is the linings are apparently misidentified. Olds has 11-5/8? drums and these are for 11? (+ or - ¼?). I am trying to find out what they will fit on. Cool looking period box
  7. Thanks for all the replies. I thought about conveyor belts, but I think they are usually too thin. For this application it needs more cords than rubber. The downside to using a tire sidewall is getting it to look nice/original when it is done. I don't think it would be too easy to cut a perfect circle in a truck tire. But then again maybe it's not as difficult as I imagine. The whole spacing is critical. That's not a problem for me since I have my own CNC mill to do it on, so I guess I should quit my whining and do it. If I do make some I would like to make a bunch extra to sell, but not if I have to trace and cut with a razor knife. That would suck. David Neuhaus Rapid CNC
  8. I forgot to mention that it is 6" in diameter.
  9. I have been searching for years for a flexible fabric cords rubberized disk (whatever you want to call it) universal joint. It is for on my 1927 Oldsmobile. I have no idea what other years this style was used or if other makes shared it. What I have now is deteriorated and the plies are separating. This is actually two disks stacked together. I want to keep it original. If I cannot find this item then I will have to make some myself. The problem with that is finding an appropriate material. Does anyone know what other makes may have used this? Or if anyone is reproducing it? Dave Neuhaus Rapid CNC