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by steve plowman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Wheel adapters

most of the adapters/spacers used on 4x4's are made from aluminium (I'm in Scotland thats how we spell it :D ) im sure it would be fine for a model T
by steve plowman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is anyone running Olds 3 port OHV head on their T
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Is anyone running Olds 3 port OHV head on their T

Did this a while back on a speedster. I found a 4 cylinder 1928 Chevrolet cam will give more lift that a stipe cam at little or no cost. You take the model t cam bearings out at turn the Chev cam bearing surfaces down to run the cam on the Ford cam bores. If memory serves I think you get a 180 lift...
by steve plowman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is anyone running Olds 3 port OHV head on their T
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Is anyone running Olds 3 port OHV head on their T

Now Shut up and HANG ON! Hope this Helps, Hank Thats a great help. To summarise, - you milled the rocker stand shafts off to fit the new higher ratio rocker assembly _ what was that off? - used the start cutter tool to take down the valve guide and fitted SBC valves? and springs? - fabbed and fitte...
by steve plowman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is anyone running Olds 3 port OHV head on their T
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Is anyone running Olds 3 port OHV head on their T

Looking for info on Olds 3port head conversions on a T block. What cam works? and what rocker ratio? Apart from the obvious adapter plate and hardware what else did you have to do to make it work? And performance wise what were the gains?

So many questions :D
by steve plowman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:29 pm
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Thats great! 😊
by steve plowman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New/old boots for the Gin Runner
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: New/old boots for the Gin Runner

They were bought new 2 years ago and fitted to a Wolseley Hornet Special to compete in two VSCC trials then removed. They have a few off road wheelspin scars but minimal wear 😊
by steve plowman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New/old boots for the Gin Runner
Replies: 2
Views: 414

New/old boots for the Gin Runner

i went shopping on ebay last week and scored a set of 3 very lightly used 6.00x18 Lucas crossplys that are on the the list of suitable tyres for vintage sportscar trials so should be fine. They were on a Wolesley Hornet Special for two trials then retired so loads of life in them. £125 for the 3 inc...
by steve plowman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:26 pm
With or without coils, generator, and starter would make a difference.
Stock, with generator coils and starter. Would also be handy to know the weight of a rolling chassis without bodywork. trying to assess the weight of a minimally bodied speedster compared to a stock roadster
by steve plowman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?
Replies: 5
Views: 762

What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?

Im needing to work out how much a complete powerplant from crank handle to 4th main weighs.. any idea?
by steve plowman
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Yesterday i had a short spell on the job, i finished tapping the cross pin to mount the sprocket on the nose of the rear motors crank, it will get a key cut in when i strip the motor to wash it all down (as it is backed with grease for storage) that let me bind the twio motors together for the first...
by steve plowman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

A little bit more tonight, oil dip pans removed and a little bit more trimming. The Ford pans should sit neatly within the folded tray once i trim the excess off then i can drill through the various holes to sandwich it together. The idea is to create a strengthened structure to support the two bloc...
by steve plowman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Yesterday i did the first rough cuts on the two scrappy oil pans that i have set aside for the project. The front one is a 26/27 four dip that had a rotten bondo patched flywheel housing so i felt no guilt in taking the grinder to it. The rear is an earlier 3 dip but the nose was a bit rusted so it ...
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Steve P, Said " it might be bit intermittent as I am in the middle of renovating a 17th century farm cottage, the T's are a bit of a distraction!! " Everybody needs distractions! However, I would also love to see more photos of that farm cottage! We bought the farm 5 years ago as a semi derelict co...
by steve plowman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

A couple of days home alone so i got on with doing the machine work to make the “wobble joint” .. two 36 tooth 1/2” pitch sprockets one bolted to the front motors output flange using 4 countersunk allen set screws (the nuts will be lockwired and the flywheel pegs used to keep it all together) rear m...
by steve plowman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

I'll lip off and say it's a good thing you don't have a stock exhaust in your stash. Once I took off the cobbled together headers and put on original it took all the wind out of the sails and tossed out the torque... I like your exhaust system! Haha, Aye Duey I have no intention of putting the car ...
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:47 am
How about this ;) ;
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-A ... SwJStcWJho

Ive been watching that, just a little above my budgat 🤣🤣
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

The late Felix Graves in Broken Arrow, OK, had a T speedster that the engine ran backwards. I am pretty sure it was just a flathead engine but he won the Tulsa Hill Climb with it...beating out some overhead setups. Maybe back in the 1970s. Don't know what happened to the car. https://www.nwvs.org/T...
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

Thanks Les, PM sent 8-)
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Wheel adapters

They are listed in several of the catalogs, Lang's, Snyder's and maybe Chaffin's etc. Personally I am not impressed on any of the designs sold. None of them are made with the understanding on HOW the Model A wheel is mounted that I can see. The Model A wheel was designed for 3 points of contact, no...
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

Hi Norm, it seems to run pretty well. I dont have a sock exhaust manifold to compare to and have not yet been out in the open road, but around the farm and up the lane it pulls nicely with quite instant response from the throttle.. i rigged up a cable operated foot throttle just to confuse my feet ...
by steve plowman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

Hi Norm, it seems to run pretty well. I dont have a sock exhaust manifold to compare to and have not yet been out in the open road, but around the farm and up the lane it pulls nicely with quite instant response from the throttle.. i rigged up a cable operated foot throttle just to confuse my feet e...
by steve plowman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

Next step is to fit a recently aquired, rebuilt Ruckstell rear axle with big drums and 5 stud hubs. then i can fit 21” wire wheels all round with road tyres.. hope to be roadworthy for Spring :)
by steve plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

John Warren wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:01 am
It should help rpms. I have a reverse ground cam and would like to try it some day.
That is my hope, what lift etc. is your cam? Did you get it ground from a stock one?
by steve plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

This is fascinating to me. I have seen several pictures of Gary LeF's car before, as well as a couple others. I have also seen pictures or read about three or four tandem block eights built back in the model T days. Look at the era photo above of the engine. Notice the rear intake manifold. It appe...
by steve plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I remember being impressed with this one: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/513865.html?1422564948 Fronty heads and consecutive engine serial numbers if I remember right. I haven't heard anything lately. Rich Yes I followed the build thread on that one, I emailed the builder about it, he ...
by steve plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I’ve thought about building a “boxer” opposed 8 using 2 T blocks. Put the RH side block laying on the valve train side. Put the LH side block in backwards so it is also laying on the valve train side. Run a chain drive between the two camshafts. Bore some big holes on the cam side of the two blocks...
by steve plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

I keep coming back to the idea of reversing the cam drive using Windsor 302 cam chain and sprockets to change the flow, WillH or Les have you taken this project any further? I have a spare short block and plan to mock the reverse drive up to plot the timing changes.
by steve plowman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Neat youtube video
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Neat youtube video

:shock: that's impressive!
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Yes that is the way it has been done with twin v8’s etc for tractor pulling and drag racers. i havent researched T based v8s
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 75
Views: 6021

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

As the youngest of 4 sons i rode in the back of a station wagon sitting on the spare wheel as a kid with the dogs for company, as a father both my kids had proper seats and were in the back. Times move on but its a hard call. I lost my son at the age of 20 in a car accident (when he was driving) aft...
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 20068

Re: Model T Special build.

What a fantastic project, impressive self taught skills and a good eye for what looks right. And.. congratulations on your new arrival 😊
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

The second fire up, after i had re routed the fuel line to stop it airlocking https://youtu.be/BY8N2nzaqXM
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:53 am
Some serious therapy!!!

Hank
Needed? Or ongoing.. i’m never sure 🤔🤣🤣
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

Welcome Steve. Where in Scotland are you located? I lived near Dundee years ago. Was stationed at a USN base at a small town south of Aberdeen, Edzell. We were members of the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club and helped start the Scottish Transport Extravaganza at Glamis Castle, which of course still...
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

The model A manifold and home brewed adapter with an SU 1.25” carb from a Morris 1000
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I had a local fabrication shop fold up a 4’ long oil pan blank to use as a base to line up both engines and ordered 2 36 tooth1/2” pitch sprockets and a duplex chain for the wobble joint
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I started gathering parts as and when i could but with work commitments it has been a long slow process, two weeks ago i got my second complete engine amd most of the big lumps to build the rolling chassis so i feel now is the time to start to pull it together😊
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: The start of my TwinT project

..and Gary LeFever’s stunning special
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

The start of my TwinT project

I cant remember what triggered this idea, i think it was a conversation with a friend where we were discussing the build of a vintage hillclimb/race car using as many Ford T parts as possible to keep the car essentially a T but with something different as a powerplant. I always have had a desire to ...
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

I bought it as an ex fairground racer ...
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

Hopefully some recent pics
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: New Member from Scotland

Welcome to the forum! I look forward to seeing pictures of your "Gin Runner" (some of us over here do not get facebook very well). Is there a historic reason for calling your T that? Was running gin something that happened much in your corner of the world? Over here, that failed experiment with pro...
by steve plowman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

New Member from Scotland

Good morning from Scotland, I have been using the forum for years as a reference to help me get my farm hack "Gin Runner" back together and finally got around to registering :) I bought my T as a running but rough ex fairground racer from Neil Tuckett here in the UK in about 2005 but due to work and...