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by Howard Tomlinson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(

Hello Ryan, It looks like a standard T hub, but I have never taken it apart to check it. Chris, I also have some Parker-Hydraulic steel wheels. The Parkers spokes are made of pressed steel and the wheels don't have a fellow that stays with the spokes. The Hayes spokes are cast (steel or iron) and ha...
by Howard Tomlinson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(

I have one of those!

Picked it up at Hershey years ago when the Green Field was un-paved. Must have had a 2 mile hike back to the truck and that thing weighs a TON!

Mine still has the front hub installed, but like yours...no rim.

Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock

Dan,

Chaffins is backordered waiting on parts to be machined. In the meantime I thought I would check here.

Dale,

Thanks, I'll send you my email by private contact.

Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 765

WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock

Wanted a 1926-1927 Ruckstell "Long Nose" Shift Lock part number P158C.

Thank you,
Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-27 Roadster Top Bows
Replies: 0
Views: 671

WTB 1926-27 Roadster Top Bows

Hello,

I am looking for a set of 1926-27 Roadster top bows. I especially need the header bow (runs horizontal to the windshield).

I'll be coming to the swap meet at Luray Va. in May if that makes things easier.

Thanks,
Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS PINION GEARS
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: FS PINION GEARS

Mark,

I'll take the 12 tooth pinion.

Message Sent

Howard
by Howard Tomlinson
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was fast. High resolution photo of Fords and other racers, 1911 Hill Climb
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: That was fast. High resolution photo of Fords and other racers, 1911 Hill Climb

Rob, Thanks for the explination of the high speed "lever". I noticed the lever in the pictures of the Special that used to be on display at THF and wondered how it was used (thought it may have dealt with the brakes). Your explination makes perfect sense. I follow your posts with great interest. Tha...
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Dash board screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: 1926 Dash board screws

Nickel plated oval head machine screws. Lang's sells them under "interior screw set". I can't find them locally.
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FRANK TAYLOR SCAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Re: FRANK TAYLOR SCAM?

Yep, that's a classic scam. A buddy of mine was selling a antique tractor. He received a check from "someone" in England doing the same thing (asking price+shipping to be given to the shipper). The check was from a major English bank. He had his local bank verify the check and they said it was good....
by Howard Tomlinson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-7 Rdstr. Top Irons
Replies: 3
Views: 813

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: 1200

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: 783

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: 2908

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: 1705

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: 2294

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: 687

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: 1271

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: 2821

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: 3240

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: 3132

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: 2801

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: 8003

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...