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1910 IHC Model F Roadster Restoration


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For the last post today

I'm posting 2 pictures of the engine that's in this car as it set many years ago up at John Tysse's place in Crosby, ND. The other 2 pictures are of cars that were in one of the previous owners family back in the day. I don't remember, but I believe the pictures were taken in Colorado.
Hopefully maybe John Tysse will see this post and share any information he remembers about where the engine came from.
Hint, Hint Craig

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Old 11-30-2014, 04:57:01 PM
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Nice job LeRoy, this is my idea of a nice early car. You are doing it up the way it should be done. Hope to see it some day in person. Kevin
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:32:59 AM
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Hello Everyone

In todays post I'll show how some luck and imagination turned into making a missing piece of the puzzle for the car. Even though 99% of the people that ever saw the car wouldn't even suspect something was missing. Ebay comes to the rescue but not in away you'd expect.

1st picture shows original firewall in place on the car.

2st picture shows a faint shadow on the original firewall I got from Joe Wulfken for some kind of tag. I talked to a fellow
( Bob Johnston ) in Minnesota that has one of these cars and he confirmed for me this is where the tag for the Troy windshield would go. Neither him nor Joe Wulfken had a tag for their cars. In fact Bob didn't have a windshield and Joe's car had the windshield, but no tag.

3rd picture A troy windshield comes up for sale on Ebay with the tag. the windshield was not the correct style for the IHC so it was of no use to me. After talking to the owner a good close up picture of the tag was downloaded and sent off to a company to have several tags reproduced.

4th picture The new reproduction tag

The Troy Sunshade Co. is still in business today. Although it no longer makes windshields it was founded in 1887 and it did produce windshields for fighter planes during WW11. After the war it went back to producing products for peace time and today makes all sorts of tote bags, sports equipment bags etc. For more information about their history go www.info@bagsbytroy.com

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Old 12-01-2014, 09:09:19 AM
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Hi Everyone

In this post I'm going to show an item I made for the car to just add some eye candy. These cars originally were equipped with a Remy low tension magneto that ran through a coil to get a spark hot enough to fire the plugs. You started on batteries and then switched over to the magneto. I have 6 of these magnetos and none of them are any good. I've contacted at least 3 magneto repair shops and they all told to forget fixing them because their just a poor design in regard to the coils and none of them were even interested in looking at them. So enter Wendell Kelch well know tractor restorer. Wendell will be rebuilding and checking out the engine. Wendell and I have decided to just use the magneto as a distributor and run the car on a new jell cell battery. So now the question where does one hide a modern battery, why in the battery box of course.

The pictures show how I took an original label off an old dry cell
battery and reproduced it to make my own fake dry cells. The new dry cells will be grouped together in the battery box and wired up like they are supposed to be. The dry cells will be glued together on the sides where they touch and then the middle sections will be cut away so that the unit will slip down over the new jell cell battery. The wires from the jell cell will be wired to the terminals on the fake dry cells. I have been told by other collectors this is done a lot more often than people realize

When finished running for the day pop the jell cell out of the car and charge over night and you're ready to go again. The modern coil will be placed inside the original wooden coil box.

I'm not saying all Remy Magnetos are problem child's, just the ones that IHC used on these cars. I have talked to collectors that run early Buicks and the theory is take the Remy's off set them on a shelf and run a DU4 Bosch. Since I want to maintain the car as original as possible I'm keeping the Remy system, but I'm just going to run on batteries all the time instead of just for starting.

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LeRoy, what a wonderful job you have done and the photos as you have progressed. Glad you could do it right and clean up all the bad attempts. If we do it right the first time there needs not to be a second time. Please continue with photos, thanks much, gene
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Hi again Everyone

Todays post will be of making the pattern and machine work to make the missing transmission lid. The car is equipped with a 3 speed Brown & Lippe transmission which was a very popular brand of transmission back in the day. The aluminum lid was missing, but careful study of my original parts book and taking measurements from the transmission case a new lid was cast. An interesting discovery was that the hole pattern in top of the case is very hap hazard. Holes are not in line and appear to have been center punched and drilled by hand.

The first 2 pictures show making the pattern and the 2nd 2 pictures show the pattern and the new casting. Cattail foundry here in Pennsylvania has done all the castings for this project.

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More Pictures of The Tranny Lid

1st Picture Starting to machine the lid

2nd Picture Trail Fit

3rd Picture Boring the hole ready to cut threads for fill cap

4th Picture Turning the Fill Cap.

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Making the fill Cap for the transmission Cover.

1st Picture Milling The Hex

2nd Picture Milling the slot for the 3/8" Round bar that is used to loosen the cap.

3rd Picture The finished Cap

4th Picture The finished lid and cap assembly.

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Hi Again

For my last post today I'll be showing making the new king pins for the front axle. If my post seems to jump around a lot from one thing to another, it's because a lot of things were going on at the same time. Some work was farmed out, different people in my shop were assigned certain jobs etc. I tried to take lots of pictures and it's a challenge to select pictures for here on Harry's. If there is a certain operation that someone would like explained better or would like to see more details. Let me know as I have literally over a 1000 different pictures of this project.

As I mentioned in another post everything that is made, reworked etc. has Cad drawings There are literally 1000's of hours invested in taking measurements going back and forth between assemblies to get things correct. And then there are the parts that were missing where I had to travel several hundred miles just to go look at another car. I owe many thanks to all the people that are helping me to bring this car back to it's glory.

1st Picture starting to turn new king pin.

2nd Picture King pin turned approx. .015 oversize to allow heat treatment and final grind to size. Threaded part was cut to correct size prior to heat treat.

3rd Picture forming radius on head to match old original pin.

4th Picture Finished king Pins back from heat treat and final grinding.

Until tomorrow have a GREAT Day!

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Hi Everyone

In today's post I'm showing before and after pictures of the dash clock for the IHC. The clock was patented March 28, 1905.
It has an 8 day movement and it is wound by grasping the outside diameter of the rim ( where it's knurled ) and turning.

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