My September/October Vintage Ford came in today's mail. The cover picture shows a very pretty 1914 runabout at a crossing with a 1913 locomotive. Inside it looks like some good reading, including a piece by Roy Hess on oil cans, and a story by Fred Houston on the 1922 Pikes Peak Hill Climb champion. Also, importantly, there's a ballot and statements by BOD candidates. And there's my favorite recurring feature, the Gotchy photo.
Steve - Do you have an article in this issue?
I look forward to your articles 'cause you cover topics thoroughly that we usually don't see.
Yep. Freeze plugs.
The 14 Roadster belongs to Jon Allen of Ventura, California. It is a runner, not a trailer queen, scoots up the hills with a Stromberg OS-1 side draft in place of a Ford carb and in about two months will have a new Ruckstell under the back end. It's a nice one!!
Thanks also for making and posting your YouTube video demonstrating the installation of modern rear seals. It was very helpful to watch how it is done before doing the installation.
I was puzzled by the use of a hose clamp to install the sleeve bearing until I got to that step and it became immediately apparent :-)
Just finished reading the issue and particularly enjoyed Fred's story on Noel Bullock and the 1922 Pike's Peak climb. What happened to him the following year is an example of the Golden Rule (He who has the gold rules.)
Hi guys! Stan is right -- I love that old girl! I just put a distributor on her. Here is a picture of the installation:
Yes, that is one of Stan's OS-1's down there. A big beautiful carburetor that gives the car about 25% more pep. I learned in the process of adjusting to this carb. that it needed a fuel pump (at least on my car). It would die for no apparent reason, and then it would star-up again after a few seconds. That carb was wanting more gas than the gravity flow 1/4 inch line could provide. I am now running a "Mr. Gasket" Pep Boys pump 0-4 psi with a regulator set at 2.5 psi. It works fine now, and climes hills like a mountain goat.
If you want to read a bit about my adventures with the distributor installation (an on-going saga), you can read about it in the Thread entitled: "Model T Distributor Coils - How Specific are They?"