Here is a video of a cold start using the starter motor and ignition set on magneto. I'm driving the '23 to work every day now ... until it gets too dark to drive legally.
Note how I push the brake pedal ... when it lurches forward a little after starting. You can see the brake light go on. I have yet to install the generator ... the last mechanical piece to rebuild. Maybe this weekend.
Short and sweet video. It says it all. Good for you.
I am glad the car is working out for you Mark have you tried the Anderson timer on it yet?
Congrats on your rebuild! Sounds real nice. Appears to have plenty of power.
No Spencer ... will need to re-adjust the control rod for that and will do it with the radiator off as I retrofit for winter in the next few days. Much easier than when the radiator is on. Actually I'll make a whole new rod so that I can switch back if I don't see significant difference. Also have an OF carburetor to try on it now.
Bob, I'm realizing that this NH carburetor needs a much richer mixture to get the acceleration I want. If I drive a long distance without stopping ... as in 10 mile trips ... I lean the mixture to get better mileage. Anxious to see what this OF carburetor I bought at Hershey will do for pick up.
Just like facebook .... there are over 90 views but only one person clicked "like." Tough audience and you would think this would actually BE the audience. :-)
I "like" your video----Hey--time to mow your lawn!
In the cooler weather, I would have let it warm up a little longer. Give that AWL a chance to warm up a bit.
Ha ... yes, when it actually gets cold out I run it for about two or three minutes before I drive away. In this case it was mild out and as soon as I get out of the drive way I'm headed down hill for a few blocks... so I get to very low RPMs almost immediately. You'll hear it in the video ...
Glad to see I am not the only one to drive my "T" to work at 8 AM
I suspect that 90% of the people on this forum are retired. Wouldn't that be nice .... :-)
Gotta be signed in to "like" on youtube.
Mark, don't stop driving to work just because it gets dark! You have electric lights!!
Well, I liked it too ! Only problem with the video, too short !
Larry, I thought acetylene lamps were also for driving after dark ! (Not that I'd recommend it !! )
Larry ... maybe in California ... but in New York State you are not allowed to use an antique car for "regular transportation" or drive between dusk and dawn. The local police turn a blind eye to me driving it so often ... but if I drive it at night I'd have a ticket in a heartbeat. Not to mention that I live in a city ... dangerous enough during the daylight hours.
Sounds like you might have the idle a bit hi. How low will it go and keep running?