Dean has the Holley-Huff magneto on the motor and firing. The Ed "Spider" Huff designed magneto, patent assigned to Henry Ford, was the first working Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) used on a production automobile (Model K). Grout also used this magneto in 1906 and Thomas offered it as an option on their Thomas Flyer 40 hp model:
Meanwhile, T. J. and his Dad have are finishing the rebuilt gear and adjusting spacing/lash on the rearend:
We're getting closer to the car running for the first time since the early 1960's.
I have really enjoyed following this project. Would love to see the car in person someday.
Thank you. Hopefully, we'll have many years to show off this predecessor to the Model T.
A few more pics from yesterday (Saturday):
Dean has a Model S Roadster at his farm too, and weighed the K and S bodies. The K Roadster body, minus floorboards, weighs 257 lbs. The S Roadster, also minus floorboards, weighs 172 lbs.
S and K side by side last fall: