Today I worked on the K and N. over the next three weeks, we have the Early Ford Tour (Paynesville MN, for any EFR member, brass car person or anyone attending the New London/New Brighton tour) and the New London to New Brighton Tour.
First, we have an event this weekend, a car show at the Joslyn Castle (http://www.joslyncastlecarclassic.com/gallery/?show=gallery#).
Hopefully I'll have both cars "up to speed" for the car show, then ready for eight days of touring.
Of course, getting "pre T cars isn't all fun and games (well, actually it is )
First, tighten the service brakes. On the N and K I use the "emergency brake" more than the transmission brake.
Tighten clutches. In this pic I'm tightening the high speed clutch. Because pre Ts have open planetary transmissions they are fairly easy to adjust.
Next, lube the transmission. Because they have "open" transmissions, pre Ts proceed to leak out their grease quickly, and also fling grease everywhere.
Lubing the 2nd tranny lube point. When locked in high gear, the transmissions leak more slowly.
Then of course, there is always brass to shine:
Tomorrow, a sponge bath for both cars, then wax. After that it's on the trailer and the eighty mile drive to Omaha.
Hope your all enjoying old car events,
Rob Have fun and we hope to see you in Sept!Bud.
And Holly doesn't complain when you make her polish all that brass?
It's always fun to see parts of the K that we don't normally see.
Bud, see you in Detroit.
Dave, tell me again how to train them to polish brass
Rich, it's interesting to see the progression toward the T when looking at pre T chassis. I see why the T was such a success with many less lube points and maintenance needs.
These pics are where the K and N will be during the event tomorrow and Sunday in Omaha at the Joslyn Castle. This home was begun in 1904 ( I believe that is what I heard today).
It is on the "Gold Coast", a wealthy area of Omaha at the turn of the 20th century. The Storz mansion is about three blocks away, and I know from news accounts the Storz brothers had a Model K, so I'll get a picture of that mansion with another K there this weekend too.
Nice new house you bought there Rob. I hope they have room in the old stable in the back to park your car. I see you even planted some Holly in the front flower display.
Will you be using the tower room for a master bedroom or your office?
Rob, what kind of transmission lining did the K originally come with? Was the lining like normal brake lining? I wouldn't think cotton would hold up well with the drums being exposed and only lubricated by what ever leaks out of the drums. Were the clutch plates lined and it looks like the clutch locks the reverse drum to the transmission shaft?
Dave, if it were my house, the car would be in the carriage house (as would I ). There is no "Holly", as she stayed home on this trip.
Stephen, that's a good question (type of band material). The good thing, it is very simple to replace band lining compared with a T, since the bands are exposed, so maybe it was just cotton band material. As for lubrication of bands, the trans (and motor) leak constantly, so even cotton bands would be well "oiled".