I can almost say it started after first pull it ran 2 sec. Than I cranked and cranked one spark plug quit sparking found a different plug heated plugs on stove primed and flooded I think it would fire almost every pull but not keep running . Adjusted carb. Leaner and opened throttle and finally it runs! A cloud of smoke for a few minutes and it runs nice! After a while I tryed mag. And it runs on mag! I never thought that would be possible! After a while I shut down and it started on first pull! It even starts on mag! Not as easy it is not for sure. but so far never more than 2 or 3 pulls on batt! Trans. And break work it is on jack it starts steaming after a while no fan belt yet
the pics. show the freze plug leaking I stuck a twig in it and water tube has a pinhole a piece of tape took care of that for now the radd. looks good eng. is very quite if I had the front tires on I would have went for ride! I want to thank all you guys for the good advice on this forum. I couldint of done this on my own with out the help I got here
Looks like you're on your way to having a good runner, congratulations!
The vendors sell a replacement lower water pipe, or you can advertise in the classifieds for a good used one.
Here's a Steve Jelf article on freeze plugs, for your consideration:
WOW! That is wonderfully neat!
The radiator hose tube can probably be brazed and be good. I have repaired a few of them that way. The plug should of course be replaced. While Buffalo nickels are nice, and the steel soft plugs are correct, I would probably recommend using brass replacements.
Enjoy that incredible car! W2
Where did you ever find a 16 that hasn't run in 70 years? Looks like fun. Enjoy.
Dave H, It was his dad's car in the 1940s!
Freeze plugs are one item where I'd avoid being original. The originals will rust through. Nickels or brass. The nickels are cheaper.
Quite a pisser of an engine!! LOL...so great to hear of another one brought out of hibernation that's ready to hit the road. Fantastic!
Paul, I'm proud of you. I'm sure you put fresh oil in it. Now the real fun begins!
If you are using a twig to repair a freeze plug, make sure it is an factory approved ash twig and not oak
It would be a good idea to replace all 3 freeze plugs. They have a tendency to rust out and the other two might be ready to go too.
The water tube also looks like it was repaired with tape at some time in the past. Those tend to rust out also. The brass freeze plugs are best and the tube can be purchased from any of the vendors as well as the fan belt. You will need to measure the length of the belt. The catalogs tell you what belt for the various years, but since they were built, many cars have parts from other year models, so measure just to be sure and then order the closest length to your measurement.
I just love to hear "resurrection" stories like this. _That's it's actually possible to get an antique engine to shake off a 70-year interregnum and come to glorious, roaring life after just a few hiccups is indicative of how Mr. Ford's simplicity philosophy simply works.
Shouldn't that be a Hickory twig?
Seriously this is great.
Want some video of some running time and first drive!
One thing I've observed about T's. They don't seem to care how long they sit without running. They always start; 3 days or 3 years!
. Update got no spark on one coil switched coils and got it running with no spark to two Cyls! It took some cranking but that's with a cold eng! Played with points got coils working but one is not grounding thru timer it sparks grounding top terminal with screwdriver I got a real surprise when it started! I can't believe how easy a t starts with a crank who needs elec. starter?
the pic. is the fixed freeze plug! just kidding! its only temp.
Interesting logo on the spark plugs, what brand are they?
Update it's running great again! The wire on no. 3 to timer must have a break somewhere temp. Fix but starts on batt. first or second pull. on mag. maybe 4 or 5 sometimes first! Pull! I used a gallon of gas already! Mark the plugs are all diff. The champ. X is not sparking I had to change it it maybe original to car. And the timer is alum. But it sure works good!
Thanks, glad you got it sorted out! I was looking at the #3 plug with the green coat of arms looking logo.
Mark the plugs are 1 champion x with brass band. 2 liberty 3 gold crest. 4 sterling. The gold crest I borrowed from and old hit or miss eng. The others were all in there. I guess people didn't change plugs by the set back then!
Thanks for the info and pics!