Mike Macartney

REPORTS ON A 1914 HUMBERETTE RESTORATION

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After cutting the thread I bored the centre out and reduced the diameter of the end to fit into the seamless hollow tube - if it ever arrives!

 

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Still boring!

 

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That should do. I won't part the threaded part off until the tube is here.

 

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I knew there was another reason for not parting it off - I needed the threaded portion to have a 'handle so I could use it to check the thread when I cut it into the block that holds the thrust race. I forgot to take photos of cutting this internal thread. It all went better than I expected. . . . .

 

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Apart from the knurling which was a failure.

 

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I milled out four slots for the C-spanner. I had to do this by eye, as I did not have any means of holding the round material, other than in the machine vice. At first, I had tried clamping it onto a V-block on the milling table but it came loose and broke the milling cutter!

 

The next job to do was making an end to braze into the hollow tube that will screw onto the thread on the 5C collets.

 

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I measured how long the thread had to be, added a bit and then cut a relief inside the tube about the depth of the thread.

 

 

 

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Again the internal threading went well.

 

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. . . . and the 5C collet threaded into the end.

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Wow... you are getting very good very fast! It is really pretty astonishing how fast problems vanish when you get accustomed to just making what you need.

 

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Mike, I am certainly glad to sense that you are feeling more on top of the game and back to working on your project.

Al

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I could not resist posting this photo that a friend sent me.

 

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It is a while since I have posted anything. I have been waiting for some metal to arrive, to finish the collet drawbar for the big lathe. The parcel got lost by the courier and had to be eventually resent.

 

The coach trimmer has sent these photos of the work on the seats.

 

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I have just been down to see the Humberette at Moore's Trim. The work is a lot better than the photos show. I am extremely pleased with the work he has carried out, especially, considering he had nothing to go on apart from a few photos of other Humberette's. I shall now have to concentrate on keeping up the standards of my repairs to the rest of the car to match Paul Moores high standard of workmanship to the leather seating and hood (called a top in USA).

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Hello Mike,  You are having a very good influence on some of us, especially me!  Keep up the good work.  I am interested to see the next step in the evolution of your engine rebuild.  I must re-read your early posts on your wood bending effort/success as I have located three nice thin wall steel tubes, (thanks to a bit of dumpster diving).  I should be able to braze the fittings I perceive that need to be installed for the steam supply and devise a couple of end caps that have provision for the condensate and exhaust to escape.  I am also going to build some "spacers" that will hold the wood to be bend off the bottom of the steam tube chamber.  Your posts have been and are a great source of knowledge, reality, success and (also a sprinkling of humor).  Keep it up.

Al

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Great work on the interior, looks fantastic and very comfortable, too.

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