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Old February 25th, 2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Definitely an off topic build but, GL4x4 people seem to enjoy old mechanical things. This is a 1910 Brush car. It spent it's entire life around my hometown in NW Ohio. Story is my grandpa & his friends drove it around local farms as an early side by side. Passed through a few families over the years. The local sheriff's dad restored it in the late 70's. My dad bought it from the sheriff 10 years ago. Cosmetically it's pretty decent. Engine had not fired in 15 plus years. Dad just had a knee replaced so I offered to get it fired up for him.


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Plan is to update with a more modern carb, better ignition, add a starting/charging system, new tires, upholstery and dial in the brakes.



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Thanks. Learning as much as I can. First car with coil springs, first with friction shocks.


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Old February 26th, 2016, 07:52 AM   #8
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That is great! Thanks for posting.
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The ignition on these was poor at best. Dad wanted some type of electronic ignition. I found the info for this set up from a garden tractor pulling site. Uses a HEI module, standard coil & a NO prox switch for the trigger. I will mount a target on the flywheel. I'm using 5 deg BTDC for a starting point.


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He also wanted electric start. Not feeling hand crank start at 75. I mounted a 60's lawn tractor starter/generator under the body, driving off the drive shaft. You can't see it unless you crawl under the car



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Went to the Gilmore Car Museum today to do a little research. They have a 1909 Brush. The staff was cool, opened the hood for me & answered a few questions. Not many 4x4s but worth the trip for sure.


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Was hoping to try and fire it this weekend but, it looks like radiator repair must come first.



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Parents came up for Easter. Dad's new knee is working well enough we spent 45 minutes in the barn pulling the radiator. It was a good day.


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Old April 20th, 2016, 09:44 PM   #20
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Radiator is worse than I hoped. Can't fix it locally. Found a resto shop that can fab a new core and swap the shell. Going to be big $ and extend the timeline. Depending on lead time this may get put on hold until winter.


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