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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Kriegel Mishawaka Indiana on Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:30 am:

Members, this is the add I am going to put on Ebay this weekend or next. I will post more pictures. While the engine is 1917 I do not want to false advertise. If anyone wants to comment feel free I can hold it inside dry storage ( where it has been) if anyone wants to take on another project
1917 Ford Model T Engine number 1,980,096 built in October 1917

I have been having fun fixing and driving Model T and Model A cars for years. I switched to these cars from 1940 and 1950 era cars do to the simplicity and ease of repairs and the low cost availability of repair parts. A PLUS is all the support from the Model T Ford Club of America, the tours together and fun. This will be a good first inexpensive car to get started on. Watch one of my old YouTube videos on inspecting a Model T before buying. I also have some videos on how to start and drive the Model T ( under name kriegel) In summary I bought this as one of three Model T's years ago. It has been sitting in storage for years. I just do not have the health and time to work on it so it can go to a new home. Pictures show I did have it sanded primed and a quick red paint job done least year so my Wife could use it as a Christmas display The good. The wood artillery wheels are every good wood. I see very few or no weather cracks or deterioration to the wood Tires have deep tread steering play is tight recovered seats vinyl good has good spark on new rebuilt coils

From the pictures you can see the intake, carb, exhaust manifold and radiator pipe are removed for working on the engine ( all included )

What needs to be done. This engine, an early 1917 had low compression 20 PSI so it would barley run. You need for top shape 50-55 PSI To do this you remove the pistons, hone the cylinders, and fit new piston rings being careful to fit a minimum ring gap Then do a valve lap. I am including the Ford easy original reprint repair manual which is a step by step guide on repairing the entire car Also a new set of rings, 4 rebuilt coils tested for proper 1.3 amp , new plug wires, extra plugs, spare tire and wheel Ford ( original?) tire jack some period tools, This car will be a fun car to learn to fix and drive. It is not a show car. It is missing the door and convertible top and headlight buckets. It being an early model has no starter or generator. It can therefore be run off a 12 volt battery. I am including a modem era 12 volt a oogh horn You can put in a kit to charge the battery from the magneto ( Fords have large magnets on the flywheel. They produce AC current to run the car after you start it on the battery to power the 4 coils)
I can transport it within 50 miles
I had removed the head and number one piston to check the cylinder It measured standard. I always buy the over sized piston rings ( included unopened) so I can file them down to a custom minimum ring gap to get the highest compression. Included if you do not already own them is the piston honing tool, and ring installation tool I suggest of you have never owned a Model T go to MTFCA Model T Ford Club of America web site go to the forum section to see all the help everyone gives each other to support the hobby Also google MTFCA Model T Ford piston ring gap settings to see examples of detailed technical info available


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam Mendenhall on Friday, September 15, 2017 - 05:45 pm:

Price please.


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