Needed to get out of the house and give Nellie's engine some winter limbering. Didn't drive anywhere ... just kept it at running temp for awhile. Here is a short video clip.
Wow! How in the world did you accomplish this on 6 volts, a mag and coils???
Must be one in a million...
Yeah ... I am dumbfounded when people post difficulty starting their cars when it's warm out. But, I rebuilt everything that was wonky on this T ... recharged the magnets. Interesting that it seems to start easier on mag than battery.
Just imagine what would happen if you "upgraded" to 12 volts and a distributor! You could probably start your car with your smart phone..
And once started, you would have to turn off the fuel to stop the engine. jb
From what I have heard, a good working Mag will put out a lot more than six volts, resulting in a hotter spark. but it might have been a challenge using the hand crank.
Neat video! Thanks for sharing.
Guys .... you know it's a nice gesture to press the button to "like" a Youtube video. I mean if a bunch of old farts from a model T forum don't do it ... who will. :-)
Not bad, not bad at all! :-)
Wow, the poor battery and starter wouldn't even try to turn the engine over today in mine!
Beautiful, what weight oil are you using?
And just for clarification, when you jumped in the car it was your first attempt at starting her?
John, I gave the starter one 3 revolution try with ignition turned off just to make sure the battery was good before I did that video. The last time I ran the T was New Years Day. When I shut down the car I always leave the high gear lever fully foreword to squeeze out all the oil which really helps reduce "molasses in January" syndrome.
I have 5w20 oil in the crankcase and am using a dry carbon brush TW timer. A dry timer makes it much easier to start and run on all cylinders quickly than a roller type in oil or grease in really cold weather.