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If you have any nice pictures of the early series 48 Locomobiles, please post them here.

Al

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Here's a picture of a 1913 Model 48 seven passenger touring car and it is for sale.  For further information, please contact me at diane3626@gmail.com.  

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Thanks for posting the picture of the 1913 Locomobile 48.  Do you have other views of the car including the dash?  This car will find a good new home!

 

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Do you know of any Locomobile 48's and 38's being restored or repaired to keep the automobile roadworthy?  Is your Locomobile 6 cylinder ready for the touring season?  What kind of use do you plan for your car this year?  Post a picture, we would like to see what other Locomobiles are on the move.

Al

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Here is a question for you 48 owners.  What year did Locomobile offer the dual or two port exhaust jugs?

Al

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Does anyone have a repairable late series dual port Locomobile 48 jug that they could spare?

Al

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I am looking for a single, late series Locomobile 48 jug.  I hope you can help me out on this search.  If you have seen one of these in the back of someones shop, please drop a note.

Al

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I think the jug I am looking for is 1917 and newer until the end of the 48 series.  Here are three images of the style jug I need.

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This is my 1919 Model 48 Sportif. Formerly owned by Lee Davenport. Restored in original colors, stripes and upholstery pattern.

 

 

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Hello Jerry,  That is one nice Locomobile!  I have a pair of the same type headlamps that need a car to put them on.  Do you have any mechanical pieces under the bench?  Oh yes, though this is a Locomobile forum, your red Auburn is a very pretty and sporty car!  The Auburn was a fine addition to the Idaho Glidden tour.

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Nice car Tim!  Did you receive any spare parts with the purchase?  When was the restoration completed?  Is it a good behaving road car?  Could you post a few additional pictures that show the dash and engine compartment?

Al

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Thanks Al,

Very few spares,

She was restored in the late seventies early eighties. Can take some more pics this weekend. Tim

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I have not driven her very far yet but plan to soon. Low speed manners are great. Power and brakes. 

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Hello Tim,

I ask about spare parts as I am trying to complete a set of jugs for a 48 Locomobile and still to locate one good/repairable jug for that project.  What ignition system does your Locomobile run with?  I will watch for your additional pictures along with many others who check out this Locomobile forum!  Do you know of other owners who would post a picture of their 38-48 in either restored or unrestored condition?  Thanks for posting!

Al

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Al,

Not a great pic of my dash, but it was as good as I could get. I have the twin distributers and run on both. Took her on a run on Saturday 90+ degrees. About 5 miles. All good!! Shifting is interesting. Must be done firmly and quickly, no hesitation. If you miss you are coming to a stop. Tim

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Hello Tim,

Was your first driving experience a pleasant one with your Locomobile?  Is your ignition system Delco or Berling?  This vintage Locomobile is sure a "brute"!

Al

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Yes Al,

It was a blast. Even though the car is nearly 100 years old, it was exciting. I watched a u tube on a 1920 on a ride, and found his words on the money. Look forward to cooler weather to exercise her on a longer ride.  Tim

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Not sure which ignition I have but will get back to you when I return from a Morgan meet. Tim

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My car is running the Delco points and condenser dual distributor. I do have the original Berling magneto and switch as spares, plus a second distributor. I have a spare carburetor, rod with piston, high-speed ring gear and pinion, and a few odds and ends.

 

As for shifting, on my car, on the 1-2 shift, when in neutral wait 2 seconds before going into 2nd. On going to 3rd or 4th, don't wait at all -- shift as fast as you can. In all cases, no double-clutching is needed so long as you time the 1-2 shift, than go fast on the others.

 

If you miss a shift, you don't have to stop and start over. Just go back to neutral, let the clutch out and rev the engine slightly and then quickly push the clutch in and complete the shift. It takes a little practice, but does work.  In this respect the Locomobile is no different from any 20s car that is normally double-clutched to shift, other than the heavy nature of the clutch and shifter. In this case, rather than double clutch to slow down the gear to avoid grinding, since you missed than shift you are now using the clutch and throttle to speed up the gear so it will engage. You can use the same procedure to upshift, it just takes higher RPM. The Locomobile doesn't really lend itself to the latter. Doing this takes some practice to get used to the procedure. Of course, it's far better to just shift fast, as stated above.  

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Hello Jerry,

I would like to have the shifting experience you have with a Locomobile 48!  It sounds like you have got the shifting figured out and down to a serious science.  What gear ratio is your spare ring and pinion set?  I am still working on locating a single Locomobile jug as shown above.  If you or a friend may have an available jug, that would be great.

Hello Tim,

I am anxious to hear more about the technical aspects of your particular Locomobile and your experiences with a longer drive.

Al

 

 

 

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I saw someone asked for photos. Pulled my old 1916 (built May 1915) out of the warehouse

and dusted it off for a short tour. I have a postcard with this same paint on the car in the 1950's

so who knows how old it is. Interior is new and pretty accurate.

 

Grandkids are being immersed in the old cars.......

 

Johnny

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This gorgeous 1917 was at the Charlotte meet April 2019.

 

 

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Don

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