As a young fella, our bragging rights when rebuilding an engine was
'it was a good one if you could balance a coin on it while idling'
Something that was always no more than wishful thinking on a T.
Static balanced the crap out of every part on this one and a dream comes true.
Trust me, the engine is running!
Is that an American quarter? Or an Australian quarter?
All kidding aside. BRAG away!
Thanks for sharing.
Wayne, it is an Aussie 1/5th! .20 of a dollar!
Well done Frank. We will have to have a shakedown tour soon.
Super Glue is a wonderful product!
Alan in Western Australia
That really is amazing. I like to think I have a pretty good running Flivver, but it vibrates like a helicopter and all three rear view mirrors move like the mixing machine at Sherwin Williams. _Whatever you've done, whatever you're learned, whatever skill you've earned and applied here to get that engine to balance a quarter deserves to be held in respectful awe.
Ditto -- Good going, Frank!
I can't even set a cup of coffee on running board without sloshing over side on mine yet !
That's awesome !
Amazing! My only similar accomplishment as to balance a US dime on edge on the window ledge of a Boeing Stratocruiser on a flight from Idlewild to Minneapolis in 1955.
It is amazing what Super Glue will do - isn't it ....
Nice Job !
Frank, That's wonderful!
Could you please tell us what you did and what parts used to achieve this besides "Static balanced the crap out of every part"?
Bored .060" NOS Jahns aluminium pistons from the 60/70's, still cam ground and a bit heavier that what can be bought today.
1926 ground crank.
new 280 stipe cam.
Every thing else stock T.
Instead of grinding clearance in the head, I checked and machined the pistons to same height at TDC, several thou difference there.
The worst out was the fly wheel, 1.5 oz's
Frank, thanks for the information. The parts you list above are typical so the key factor must be that all your balancing is right on.
Well done Frank.
I confess I'm afraid to try doing the same with mine event though I brought a couple of twenty centers home with me.
Using a metric quarter South of the equator is gilding the lily.
Our next size coin is a little easier,a 12 sided 50cent piece.