I'm thinking this is a T carb. Is this a Holley G? When was it used? Good carb or is a NH better? Thanks for any info. PK
I prefer the NH, so easy to setup and hardly anything to fail or break..
Yes, it's a G (1915-1921). This is the cast iron version used in electric-start cars (1919-1921). The main reason to use it would be correctness. Functionally, the NH is just as good, and has the advantage of parts availability.
The G came in several versions, all very similar. Started out brass, ended up cast iron. Excellent carb, probably cost Ford 3 or 4 times what an NH did. They are fairly complex for a Ford carb with lot of machining on each one and many parts. The main feed jet is removable, the venturi, the idle tube, the idle tube attachment, the top, the shafts, etc. An NH has almost no parts so they were cheap to make.
The G is my favorite stock Ford carb although they may not have as much top end as the NH. Start very well, idle well, smooth acceleration, etc.
Pat, I'm buried in this auction in Augusta until mid June, after that bring your G down and we will rebuild it. I have tons of parts for them and have probably rebuilt 50 at least.
Thanks guys. Stan that sounds good. We're trying to hatch a plot to get to your auction. It's going to be a good one. PK
Pat, check the web site again when you get a chance. I got home tonight about 6:30 and have been sitting in front of the computer adding pictures and info to the web site. Getting the Reo running was pretty fun, it's a cool car and the T stuff is pretty nice although there is not a lot of it. That 25 pickup box is pretty unbelievable and the truck with the express box is nice, too. Cliff took good care of things.