Author Topic: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage  (Read 31098 times)

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #420 on: June 10, 2019, 11:02:11 PM »
Looking good Thomas!! Just thinking you might want to consider some way to lock the oil drain to avoid losing oil without knowing about it.

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #421 on: June 10, 2019, 11:10:22 PM »
Looking good Thomas!! Just thinking you might want to consider some way to lock the oil drain to avoid losing oil without knowing about it.

Bill

Hello Bill,

Yes you are right. That is why I added the pipe cap on the bottom nipple. I doubt that the valve could ever accidentally be opened, but Murphy's Law would surely get me if I took a chance. That will look better in there when I make and install the Brass Hex nipple. I am anxious to test the Engine so for now I will use what I have.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #422 on: June 11, 2019, 12:38:53 AM »
Ah yes, that makes perfect sense Thomas.

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #423 on: June 11, 2019, 04:29:07 PM »
Hello everyone,

I have reached a major milestone on the Buggy build today. Yesterday I had added oil to the crankcase and this morning I added one quart of fuel to the Engine. After double checking all the necessary items I hand started the Engine and after a short warmup it ran perfect. Then I checked all the moving parts including the Drive Belt of the drive system and all of that was OK. Turned the Engine off and engaged the Transmission into the Forward position and re-started the Engine and again check all the drive components and everything was working perfectly. I am so pleased and relieved that all of this has checked out and now I can start reinstalling the complete Engine Frame back into the Chassis. I have attached a video of the test run.

Have a great day,
Thomas


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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #424 on: June 11, 2019, 04:46:47 PM »
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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #425 on: June 11, 2019, 05:52:10 PM »
That's a major step forwards  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1: Got the beer crate and the cushion ready?  :)  :)  :)
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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #426 on: June 11, 2019, 05:57:43 PM »
Yeehah! Its Alive!   :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Try and relax your grin just a little now and then or your face will hurt tomorrow!   :Lol:

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« Reply #427 on: June 11, 2019, 06:15:58 PM »
Looks like you had a great day Thomas :Lol: :Lol:

It's the greatest feeling when your creation bursts into life for the first time. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Well done. Can I book my flight to get a ride yet? :naughty:

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #428 on: June 11, 2019, 06:55:51 PM »
That's a major step forwards  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1: Got the beer crate and the cushion ready?  :)  :)  :)


Hello Roger,

You are so right, and yes I do have the beer crate and duct tape ( for safety ) with the cushion ready. If all goes well within a couple of days the Chassis and Engine Frame will be rejoined. :whoohoo:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #429 on: June 11, 2019, 06:59:45 PM »
Yeehah! Its Alive!   :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Try and relax your grin just a little now and then or your face will hurt tomorrow!   :Lol:


Hello Chris,

 :Lol: I haven't stopped laughing and grinning since early this morning. I am one happy ole man. :cartwheel:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #430 on: June 11, 2019, 07:10:12 PM »
Looks like you had a great day Thomas :Lol: :Lol:

It's the greatest feeling when your creation bursts into life for the first time. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Well done. Can I book my flight to get a ride yet? :naughty:

Mike


Hello Mike,

Very well stated. Oh how right you are, no better feeling after nine months of work on a project.

Go ahead and book that flight, then you can help me finish the build.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #431 on: June 12, 2019, 12:56:33 AM »
Great news Thomas. Happy everything worked out so well, but I had no doubts.

Bill

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #432 on: June 12, 2019, 01:36:20 AM »
That type of clutch and belt system was pretty well standard for snowmobiles in the 1960's and 1970's. It worked very well.---Brian

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #433 on: June 12, 2019, 02:05:14 AM »
Great news Thomas. Happy everything worked out so well, but I had no doubts.

Bill


Hello Bill,

Thank you, I wish that I could say that I never had any doubts, however this system has worried me since the beginning.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #434 on: June 12, 2019, 02:15:54 AM »
That type of clutch and belt system was pretty well standard for snowmobiles in the 1960's and 1970's. It worked very well.---Brian


Hello Brian,

You are correct and Polaris used them on their 3 and 4-wheelers and snowmobiles. The Ridley Motorcycles that were built in Oklahoma used this system also. They have a good track record of being strong and reliable.

Have a great day,
Thomas