Z head install

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Z head install
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip thompson_graham nc on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:55 pm:

Put the z head on my 24 touring haven't test driven yet but it cranks easier we will see
On the next cole a r day. Philip


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Doolittle on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 05:44 pm:

You will love it! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Lake Oswego, OR on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 06:07 am:

Mine actually became a little harder to crank after Z head install. I figured it was due to the higher compression. It seems odd that yours feels easier. Let us know how it goes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard E Moore Jr. Pickwick lake Tenn. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 07:30 am:

Yep Id call that odd.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip thompson_graham nc on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 07:49 am:

i dont know how it feels it cranks better when i hit the starter. it didnt seem to need as much choke.
i had a farmall tractor break my arm and put me in the hospital if it dont crank with the starter i will go get another battery. yes i was not holding the crank right yes i know better now and no im not trying it again. philip


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:30 am:

Yep,I aint driving 1 without a self-commencer on it either.
When I told my boss back in 95 I was going to build a model T he told me to save all my vacation and sick leave.I ask why,he told me because it would break my arm and lay me up for a long time. I took his advice and when i got hurt on the job and retired, I had over a 114 days of sick and vacation leave built up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip thompson_graham nc on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:45 am:

yes mine was a compound bone sticking out nightmare
and it will never happen again i will walk home
before i turn another hand crank. this was 19 years ago when i thought i was bullet proof i was wrong.
i see older gents messing around with hand cranks
at tractor shows makes my skin crawl. im sure many people will tell me the correct way of doing it
and that they have never had a problem all i can
say is " not the kid". them that aint dont know
and them that have dont want to talk about it. philip


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:58 pm:

I have a bone stock 1915 with a Z head. I hand crank it using my left hand and have never had a problem.
Sure, sometimes I hit that "half-way" crank but at times like these I am very careful with it.

After it sat for about 6 weeks I went out the other day and game it three "priming pulls". Turned the key to "Batt" and got another "free start". I SO love my little T pick up!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip thompson_graham nc on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:15 pm:

does it have more power i have not drove mine yet. philip


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem S.E. Michigan on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:25 pm:

Philip,

It adds several horsepower, if your engine is in otherwise good condition. You'll notice it.


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