1907 Kingston ad, used on Fords?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 02:05 am:

I didn't know Ford used a Kingston in 1907?

Look around the sides of the ad at the products they sold. I guess that was the Excelsior supply co.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 07:58 am:

Herb,

Yes, Ford used Kingston as well as Holley in 1907 see page 28 of the 1907 N, R, and S Price List of Parts and some instructions... [Note the S Roadster was not listed yet -- that came out in 1908.] In the 1908 Price List of Parts they list the Holley as 1906-07 and another 1908. But the Kingston is just listed. So I don't know if it was or was not used into the 1908 year. Do you have the date of the "Motor Age" magazine?



Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:43 am:

Herb,
Thank you for posting this ad.

Kingston, as well as Holley and Buffalo carburetors were also used on Model K. This specification list for 1907 models (December 1906) lists Kingston as the carburetor (Model N listed first, Model K at the bottom of the page, highlighted). The specs also list a Lacoste timer. Our K came with a Lacosta timer, however we've not had a chance to rebuild and use it:



The carburetor shown below that is from an early 1906 article about the new Model K, and I think may show a Kinston updraft carb:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trent Boggess on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 01:37 pm:

I own a Holley like the one pictured in Haps submission above, however I have never tried it on the Model N. Both my N and SR. are running Holley Model Ws, and this carb seems to give acceptable service. The Model N starts very easily on this Holley.

However, If you really want to make a Model N roar, try an NH on it. Mothers is a substantial improvement in power. If you have a Model N equipped with an NH, you really don't have a need for a speedster. It would be redundant.

:-)

Respectfully Submitted,

Trent Boggess


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