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by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-7 Rdstr. Top Irons
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: 26-7 Rdstr. Top Irons

Hello,

I call seconds, if the deal with Mike doesn't materialize.

Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Cool steering box

Early Chevrolet ?
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Roadster parts - what are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: 27 Roadster parts - what are these?

The straps with the hooks hold the gas tank up in the cowl of a 26-27 roadster.

The rectangular metal piece...I don't know what that is.

I'm guessing the wood pieces are for the seat back upholstery.

My 2 cents worth....
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1183

Re: Interior wood needed.

I am with Chris on this. I have a barn find early 1923 roadster that needs the interior wood (roof leaked into the passenger compartment). I don't have wood enough for even patterns. It would be nice for the club to have wood plans in the library. I can scan large size plans at my job, so I can offe...
by Howard Tomlinson
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this an early 1926 Roadster PU or Runabout
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Is this an early 1926 Roadster PU or Runabout

I have 2 1926-1927 turtle decks. One deck has the bolt holes on the forward uprights that match the tub side holes. The other deck doesn't have any holes and I wondered why the difference. Now thanks to this thread I know the difference!

Thanks,
H
by Howard Tomlinson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

The last one I had I used a square "cut" nail as a easy out. Drove it into the broken end of the petcock (just enough so it got a bite on the brass) and then vice grips to turn the nail/broken section out. A "old time" hack.
by Howard Tomlinson
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell Hall Scott P158B Shifter For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Ruckstell Hall Scott P158B Shifter For Sale

Eric,

I sent you a PM.

Thanks,
Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truss Rod Question
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Truss Rod Question

I believe Mr, Elliot is referring to the rods between the running board brackets.

FWIW
by Howard Tomlinson
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special racer in France, another hill climb
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Ford Special racer in France, another hill climb

Rob, I saw in one of the race reports that both the 300ci and 410ci engines ran 2 to 1 rear axle gearing(in that particular race). Do you have any information on the ratios used? I would think they would use different ratios between a flat track style event and a hill climb. But, with the amount of ...
by Howard Tomlinson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special notes, The Vanquished
Replies: 15
Views: 1974

Re: Ford Special notes, The Vanquished

Hello Rob,

I was reading in some of the race documentation that the 288 and 410 cars both ran 2 to 1 gearing (racing stats so I don't know if they are accurate).

Is that what is in your racer? Just curious.


Thanks,

Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Livingood conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: Livingood conversion

One of the vendors at Hershey had one on displayed a few years ago (not for sale). The gentlemen are from Michigan I believe and have a spot at the lower end of the Green Field near the new car show grounds. It was just a running gear with a bench seat installed. One thing I did notice was the trans...
by Howard Tomlinson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever seen one of these broken
Replies: 10
Views: 1757

Re: Ever seen one of these broken

I haven't seen one broken, but I did take one housing apart where the universal pin evidently had backed out and scored the inside of the housing. Being that that area is already pretty thin a similar break could have happened.
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 4839

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

A little off topic, but it's interesting that the 410 c.i. racer a the HFM has the front radius rod under the front axle. A feature not used on the production cars until years later. The drivers back then must have been fearless. Like a friend told me about racing hydroplane boats "There are old rac...