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by StanHowe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

Stuart Little was his first Children's book. I think in about 1947. Charlotte's Web -- as I recall -- came out in 1952. We used to have a program on Public Radio called Listener's Bookstall. I recorded just a chapter or so of Charlotte's Web for them probably 20 years ago. Now I wish I had taken tim...
by StanHowe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 26
Views: 911

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

I burn it. Use it for fire starter. If there is anything left of it at all. If you put it in a parts cleaner with some water and a little soap in it the solids and junk pretty much settles out and it lasts and lasts and lasts and lasts.
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

Make 4 disks from plywood that are snug in the housings. Drill a 1/8 inch centered hole in each one. When you have the sleeves out, press the wooden disks in, bolt the housings together and look through the hole. If you can seen all the way through your housings are straight. If they aren't you need...
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

There is a lot of information out there, it's not that big a job once you get everything apart and cleaned up. One thing I do that will get you vilified by some and applauded by others is setting the ring and pinion clearance. There is no real way to get accurate readings with the bearing setup that...
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 26
Views: 911

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

Agitene. Five gallon can last time I bought some was about $90. Cleans very well, evaporates slowly but well enough to air dry parts. Very low flamability. Stoddard solvent. Available here from any oil distributor. Five gallon can about $50. Works well, not as good as Agitene but good for a parts wa...
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

His name was Elwyn Brooks White. Born July 11, 1899, Died Oct 1, 1985.
Graduated Cornell 1921. Worked at New Yorker magazine.
Wrote Farewell My Lovely as an essay in 1936, published as author Lee Stout White in the New Yorker. He later expanded it to a small book under his real name.
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

He also wrote Charlotte's Web, one of the best children's books of all time. Trumpet of the Swan followed but was never as popular as Charlotte. In a former life I taught grade school. I read Charlotte's Web to the kids at least 17 times, we all cried when Charlotte died. Not that this has anything ...
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 0
Views: 301

New Guy

Just met a new T guy via a phone call a few minutes ago. 26 Coupe, rebuilding it, has a Prus engine, having the wheels done at Callimers, new top, etc., looking for a Ruckstell, preferably rebuilt but a builder if that's all he can find. Located in Kalispell, about 4 hours from me. Invited him to se...
by StanHowe
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: Head gaskets

About twenty years ago I bought a big box of gaskets at an auction in South Dakota that turned out to have about 25 new Victor head gaskets individually sealed in cellophane and on a Victor backing board. It took me a couple years to sell 20 of them on ebay for $25 each, I thought I'd really cut a f...
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)

It also helps when you contact somebody about buying a specific carb and want the best of the best, restored with an adjustable jet, etc., that you expect it to be expensive. It also helps if you give them some idea of what your budget is, what you are looking for ---- Big Zoom, a little more power,...
by StanHowe
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Full Flow float valve
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Full Flow float valve

This is a great service to the hobby. The crap some of the vendors have been selling for years had the tips cut on a form cutter and a very small feed hole. Scott's are a great improvement. True they are several dollars more than the cheap ones but which would you rather have, one the works right or...
by StanHowe
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: shipping a head

Put a tag on it. Take it to the post office and they will charge you $2.90 for a non machinable item. They will print a tag, put it in a sack, put the tag on the sack and insure it for whatever you want. I've done everything from fenders to tires to an engine block that way. The post office will mai...
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Prices going down ?

Thank you. It is a great school and very well supported by the community. There are a lot of good schools everywhere and a lot of great kids. The media tends to focus on the bad ones. Rural Montana presents its own challenges with distance & economy, many schools have combined sports programs with o...
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Prices going down ?

I got a pm from a forum member -- not snarky, just curious -- as to whether Ayden is a real cowboy or just dresses like it. He and his dad and younger brother all Team Rope, Ayden is ranked. They own a couple nice ranches. He is also a licensed pilot and flies his families 210 and Mooney as well as ...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS ASKE Manifold with electric heater.
Replies: 0
Views: 328

NOS ASKE Manifold with electric heater.

I have two of these, only need one, this one is either NOS or close to it. Back in the days of bad gas, weak batteries and cold weather, this would have been a life saver if it did what it said it would. I've never tried it but I'm sure it would help. $150 including priority mail shipping in the US....
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ZENITH ZOOM ZOOM CARBURETOR FOR SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 407

ZENITH ZOOM ZOOM CARBURETOR FOR SALE

Here is a hard one to find, bought this awhile back and decided I want a set of Sure Stop Brakes for my Coupe worse than I need this. Took it apart and guess what. New Old Stock. Unfortunately, like most of the early pot metal, the piece that controls the governor part of it has swelled up and crack...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: AIR FRICTION CARBURETOR FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: AIR FRICTION CARBURETOR FOR SALE

Well, I'm sorry I posted the same photo twice but it won't let me delete it because all I can get is a screen that says "Sorry, you can not delete a post that has been replied to."

So it goes.
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: AIR FRICTION CARBURETOR FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 325

AIR FRICTION CARBURETOR FOR SALE

I spent the weekend blizzard digging through shelves and boxes trying to straighten up my shop and find some things to sell to add to my "Sure Stop Brakes for my Coupe," account. Here is the first one. Nice example of the popular and unique Air Friction Carburetor. I bead blasted the outside and ran...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Prices going down ?

Emma
2018 3 16 prom and 246.JPG
Sorry, I posted the wrong one of Ayden and Kylie. Here is the one I intended to post.


2018 3 16 prom and 290.JPG
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Prices going down ?

Well, it's pretty off topic I suppose but the kids in Twin Bridges and my sister's grandchildren seem to me to be a lot like we were growing up 60+++ years ago. Busy, capable, courteous and ambitious. The school in Twin Bridges has things that are unheard of in a lot of places. A dress code that inc...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Carburetor Problem

Note that the one Scott makes is solid brass with a viton tip and is heavy enough to pull away from the seat if your gas is slightly sticky.
Nothing will work in old shellacky gas.
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Prices going down ?

I could write a bunch about this but won't . What I will say is that the school my kids went to still has an active shop class and program. EVERY student beginning in 7th grade takes shop for two years or more. Learn to identify 150 tools, mechanic and woodworking, and use them. They learn to change...
by StanHowe
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dragged home some junk today
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Dragged home some junk today

Great save. Anybody can build a new one. Saving old is what I like.
by StanHowe
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

Just take the bolts out of one side. Most of those trunk lids ended up as sleds in the 30's.
They make a great sled, were easy to get off, two boys could twist one out in thirty seconds!
by StanHowe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Interesting life long collection FS
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Interesting life long collection FS

Where is this?
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 881

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

Probably just like the poorly made and worthless needles and seats for NH carburetors made a few years ago that were form cut instead of ground.
Higher profit for the maker. No concern about what the quality was.
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

Interesting!! I've never seen but one or two Roof heads. Also interesting is the carb on the one Steve Meixner posted. That is either a U5 or U6 Zenith. Great carbs with a brass venturi. Hard to find that aren't all beat up and missing stuff. I am working on one for an overhead setup for some body i...
by StanHowe
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Mountain pan.

I never even thought that you would think that was directed at you, Terry.
Everybody knows who the world's greatest expert is, I assumed you did too.

Sorry if you took it that way.
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LATE HOLLEY NH REBUILT, POWDER COATED
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: LATE HOLLEY NH REBUILT, POWDER COATED

Carb sold in less than an hour. Thanks!
Thanks to MTFCA for this site.
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Mountain pan.

Silver solder is strong enough to hold Air Conditioning Compressor pressure on the high side for cooling, which cycles from high pressure to higher pressure for years without leaking or failing. Lead/Tin solder is strong enough to hold 99 % of the radiators in the world together under heated water c...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

Probably somewhere between "Rare" and "Not too common." I just bought a couple of them yesterday, have probably 4 or 5 of them on the shelf. They came in various sizes and were popular with the racing crowd. They are better for racers than for everyday driving. They came out in the late teens and we...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LATE HOLLEY NH REBUILT, POWDER COATED
Replies: 2
Views: 302

LATE HOLLEY NH REBUILT, POWDER COATED

So yesterday I had a young guy come that wanted to learn how to rebuild his NH. I knew he'd been coming for awhile so I had set aside this NH as a good one for rebuild. He also brought two along. I got this one awhile back attached to an ASKE pre-heater manifold, it looked in excellent condition exc...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

THAT IS JUST COOL!!!!! I HAD FORGOTTEN THAT MIKE ROBISON IN SPOKANE HAD A 16 VALVE (if I ever knew)
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

David, I am not buying carbs much anymore. I bought a Master the other day because it had the correct original manifold for it. Hope to have it sold and paid for before Christmas, I am trying to round up money for a set of Sure Stop brakes for my coupe. I'm gaining on the pile, cranking them out day...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

John is off hunting so I'll just tell you what little I know about it. That is an A head, the first of the Roof 16 valve heads. The intake manifold bolts to the side of the block, the exhaust to the side of the head. It was replaced by the B, then the BB, then the C. The C is worth several times wha...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

John Steele has several of those 16 valve heads and reproduced the racing manifolds for them several years ago.

If you want his contact information email me at stanhowemt@aol.com and I will hook you up.

Also, you should sell me that Carburetor!!!!
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Various brass carb/parts FS
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Various brass carb/parts FS

Hey Tim, is the bowl good on the two screw?? A lot of them are cracked and nobody is making repros anymore.

I the bowl is good I'd buy them. Stanhowemt@aol.com
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1579

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

That's just so COOL!!!!!
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just some carburetors to look at. OF's
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Just some carburetors to look at. OF's

I have a little jig that hooks over the side of the bowl to position the hole, drill it #29, thread it 8-32, make a grub screw to screw into it. Someday somebody will be going through all the special jigs and etc I made for these carbs and be saying, "What do you suppose this goofy looking thing is?...
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1391

Re: Mini rant, T related

My SO has been a small town/rural carrier for almost twenty years. She has to has constant evaluations by somebody from "evaluation" teams who ride in the back of the van and time how long it takes to move from one mailbox to the next. They are never there when it's thirty below with the wind out of...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Snow in October in Montana

They don't salt anything here. They do use some chloride spray.
Pretty much everybody here has 4x4 outfits or all wheel drive.
Subaru is the number one seller in Montana after Ford F150.
Learn to drive is the Mantra.
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Snow in October in Montana

Closeup!!!
2020 10 26 coupe closeup.jpg
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Snow in October in Montana

My yard Saturday morning. Sorry I didn't go wade through over a foot of new snow to take a pic of the coupe!
DSCF3091.JPG
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just some carburetors to look at. OF's
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Just some carburetors to look at. OF's

Been working all morning on getting some of these ready for assembly. Already had them bead blasted and passages drilled, just polished most of them, te-tapped all the threaded holes, resurfaced all the mating surfaces including where the seat screws into the bottom of the bowl which is almost alway...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

I wouldn't have bought it if I didn't believe the seller.

On the other hand, I read people for a living. Knowing whether they are going to bid again or not by their eyes and their face.

Mostly, I believe what people tell me.
by StanHowe
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

I have a couple manifold heaters, one will go in my Coupe. They throw a lot of heat compared to nothing.

I'll try to post a photo of two.
by StanHowe
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

I would definitely want to do some testing before I dumped it in a brass carburetor . Plus a lot of the time I don't have time to fool with things. I need to get it done and move on to the next one. Time is money but some days a lot of time isn't much money. I do all this work on flat fee, if I can ...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1391

Re: Mini rant, T related

It's pretty good here but there are a lot of background things going on we don't think about. One here is the number of Amazon shipments coming in to rural America. They are all treated as priority and there is so much volume that the carriers are swamped. Where they used to have mail for only a per...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

Rebuild used to mean a set of rings and a valve grind. That's what I assume when somebody says "rebuilt."

I figure anything beyond that is a bonus.
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

Yeah, I probably could have fooled around for half a day trying to get the broken piece of the easy out removed and still would have had to get the idle jet out. The broken part of the easy out was the size of a toothpick. This is actually a fairly common problem. Often that is why it is on ebay or ...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

It is early winter here. We are 15 miles from the Continental divide at 4000 feet, 175 miles from Canada. Tonight and the weekend are going to be a major storm, a foot of snow, wind, 5 above F by tomorrow morning. Full of propane, antifreeze checked in all the vehicles, going to go look for my winte...
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

This wasn't a tap, it was a broken Easy Out down in a hole. My experience with them is that by the time somebody breaks off an Easy Out they have already ruined the head or slot you need to screw it out with. The first one of these I did probably took me all afternoon, this is probably the tenth one...
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

I know I typed fell instead of feel but I had so much trouble posting this I am afraid to try to edit it.

Back to the shop, back to the shop, I just wasted nearly an hour posting this.
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

2020 10 21 OF side cut.jpg 2020 10 21 OF pieces cut out.jpg 2020 10 21 OF easy out.jpg 2020 10 21 OF idle jets.jpg I made about 20 new idle jets last week, they are almost always damaged or missing. I fell bad for the guy that sent it to me but I can't warranty somebody else's work or lack of it. T...
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

Waste of time!!!!
2020 10 21 OF side cut.jpg
2020 10 21 OF side cut.jpg (26.21 KiB) Viewed 988 times
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

This has been sitting here for awhile, finally came up in the queue. Been doing OF's all week, making parts and trying to get some done and in the mail. Finally got back to the shop early last week after fall auction season and doing some needed work at the ranch, beat the snowstorm but not the cold...
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

Yeah, I pretty much like them in work clothes. My attitude is that anybody can restore them, it's hard to find an original. The paint has oxidized some from sitting outside for two years but it will clean up, I think, to where it looks like it would have in the 40's when it was just an old Ford, whi...
by StanHowe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Model T governor fan

I have at least two . One is a commercial unit, the other is home made using timer rollers for the weights.

Very ingenious!

That is not to say I could find either one of them in this mess.
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

It had a new wood kit for the top partly installed but was missing some pieces. I will make new pieces and have looking for an old green army tarp to cover with. The interior will be worn blue jeans and it will get a Hoover Box where the trunk is. All original except the fenders were brush painted s...
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

Perry, I've heard there is a guy in Montana that's pretty good but is old and fat and lazy, hard to get him to do anything. I'll probably get one if those guys who wipes em off with an oily rag and calls em restored. =) The picture is from Friday night. We got a foot of snow Friday and Saturday. It ...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26/27 touring body for sale in Montana
Replies: 1
Views: 264

26/27 touring body for sale in Montana

Listed this last spring, guy was all hot to buy it but never sent any money or showed up so it's for sale. It is sitting outside and I'd like to see it go to a good home before it spends another winter full of snow. I have more photos if you need them. I may have to take more of it from the side and...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

2020 10 20 Model Coupe snow.jpg Hoping to get it inside and start working on the top and upholstery, do a little carb switch to something that runs better and build a Hoover Box for the back where the trunk used to be. Also going to install my manifold heater, new wiring and upgrade to LED bulbs. A...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

Is there suddenly some huge shortage of rear end housings?? I guess I fail to see the problem with cutting off an inch of a housing in order to install safety hubs. I've probably got 40 or 50 sets of housings and a dozen complete rear ends if there is a shortage. But then I'm not the absolute expert...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

James is right. The G is the best all around Ford supplied carburetor -- I don't care what the experts say. Big bowl for plenty of reserve going up a hill. Starts easily, runs great, idles fine and if you want really great idle it is easy to modify it to make an adjustable idle control. Ford didn't ...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Before you spend money on a Ruckstell or Warford, buy a good timer and a set of coils rebuilt by somebody who knows what he is doing. Then buy a new timer to power them. Buy or borrow a good accessory carburetor. Go drive the car. Be realistic about the power you have and the power you need. It is a...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Before you spend money on a Ruckstell or Warford, buy a good timer and a set of coils rebuilt by somebody who knows what he is doing. Then buy a new timer to power them. Buy or borrow a good a accessory carburetor. Go drive the car. Be realistic about the power you have and the power you need. It is...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

I've had a couple with distributors on them. Seems like it takes too much away from it being a T if you don't have coils to beat on or cuss at on a tour. Can't hear them on my current 27 coupe but on the older ones I like to hear them singing going down the road, too. I also don't like Rocky Mountai...
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

In my opinion, based on owning Ts since 1954, the two best things you can do to a T are a good carburetor and a Ruckstell. Once you've had one......
Then buy some good brakes.
Go drive.
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Silver Solder vs Silver Bearing Solder??
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Silver Solder vs Silver Bearing Solder??

Dunno what the cost is now but the last time I bought a one pound roll of Silver Solder it was right at a Hundred Bucks. But it's worth it. Get the good stuff. I had a roll I salvaged out of a box of Solder and related I bought at an auction probably 30 years ago. Must have been 2 or 3 pounds all wa...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pasco wire wheel wanted or set F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Pasco wire wheel wanted or set F/S

Layden, this guy had some Pasco hubs and wheels for sale awhile back. I bought two wheels, got outbid on the hubs. He had one set of Pasco that didn't sell, he may still have them. If you can't find one, I'll unpack the two I bought and sell you one. Stan Howe https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-24-wir...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kinston 5 balls restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Kinston 5 balls restoration

Thanks, John. To say that one was a challenge is an understatement. They got a lot of hard use in rural America and Australia in early days, sucked a lot of dust and the balls vibrated with every bump. The seats wore to where the balls would stick or not seal, which yours wouldn't, but it wasn't as ...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kinston 5 balls restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Kinston 5 balls restoration

They are simple carburetors and run well. Throw out all the old balls. Buy new ones the correct size. Grind the seats with a small ball shaped stone the same size. Fuel height in the bowl is critical to getting the engine started. My email is stanhowemt@aol.com I will give you some offline advice if...
by StanHowe
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big dissapointment !
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: Big dissapointment !

Usually what happens is that the owners sold the item to somebody who came to them and offered to buy it, telling them that "You'll never get that for it at the auction and this way you won't have to pay commission." Everybody wants an absolutely straight up honest auction until they have theirs. Th...
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Wilcox auction?

A lot of times it is the low bidder that got the auction. You can do a first class job, make some money or be low bidder but you can't do all three. There is a sale coming up nearby with some nummy cars, lots of good parts, etc. Auction???? NO WAY!!! Not going to give everything away like they do at...
by StanHowe
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Wilcox auction?

I wasn't there but it looks to me like they got every dime that was there. Two high School boys with an air compressor would have made them some money. Several years ago we proved how to double your money on tires. Buy new tires and put them on. Costs about $300-400 a car. Get to where the money is ...
by StanHowe
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holly G venturi
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Holly G venturi

I don't have any extras right now and I'm so buried in work I don't have time to make any but I buy 1.375 aluminum round stock and make them a dozen or so at a time. One is not a lot but a dozen of them from the suppliers at $27.50 each adds up.
by StanHowe
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley / Waltham carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Holley / Waltham carbs

Phil nailed that one. I have two from him and one I found for parts. They will be the last of these. They run pretty well but are hard to do anything with because of the Aluminum bodies. I've been trying to find time on a day I'm in a good mood to get them done. I also don't work on Stromberg RF's u...
by StanHowe
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 roadsters....
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: 26-27 roadsters....

My 27 coupe has original paint on the body, Moss Green, but the fenders are Black and have been repainted with a brush many years ago.
by StanHowe
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes the time - adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 510

This is what takes the time - adapter

Spent the better part of the day a few days ago making this. Started with two junk carbs with the correct sized flanges, cut the flanges off, two more carbs, cut the elbows off a couple Zenith 04's which is the best thing to do with them -- use them for parts. Did a little work on the mill, fitted t...
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: STROMBERG RF CARB

I had a nos one years ago. It was also green. I've seen some of the last OFs that were also painted dark green.
I dunno why.
Nice carb, I was going to run it but a guy who collects them had more money than I did, sold it to him.
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: STROMBERG RF CARB

They aren't that tough. I center drill the old jet out, ream the hole and tap it 5/16 - 32, make a new idle jet upper with the old tube lower soldered to it. I fought the old ones for several years trying to get them out, finally came up with a solution. Good carbs but I don't work on them. I sold a...
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 443

STROMBERG RF CARB

Somebody awhile back was looking for a Stromberg RF carb. This one is on ebay, misidentified as a carb for a Model A. It's not mine, I just saw it on my morning carb search and thought somebody might want it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-STROMBERG-CARBURETOR-Ford-Model-A-sa/193640402092?hash=ite...
by StanHowe
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?

I've known Ross for at least 30 years. You won't have any problems.
by StanHowe
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: For All Eternity

The two things that made me sell my 62 T bird convertible were 1. The windshield wiper motor is accessed through the radio speaker hole. It is recommended to REMOVE THE WINDSHIELD for better access. If I was ever going to do it again I would have to lose 50 lbs, take agility training for 6 months an...
by StanHowe
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: For All Eternity

They are 14-24 thread screws. Next time you are ordering something from McMaster Caar or MSC, order box of 14-24 FILLISTER head screws. Makes it a lot easier to keep them on the tip of the screw. Take a nice long screwdriver, grind the tip until it will just start in the slot, tap it in the slot wit...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1669

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

It would be nice if every reproduction was perfect but they aren't. One that comes to mind is the hundreds of Holley NH needles and seats that were form cut instead of ground. Every one leaked like a sieve but the maker never said a word until they were all sold and has ducked the issue of who made ...
by StanHowe
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg carb folder
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Stromberg carb folder

That folder was for the last version of the Stromberg Carburetor for Model T Fords. The RF. It came out along toward the end of the party, late 25, Ford was transitioning to the Vaporizer so to upgrade you had to go back to an earlier set of manifolds. They still sold pretty well, run great, don't l...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Mark, I just avoid them. I have so many OF bodies that need parts I spend time on those. I need a bunch of parts laser cut again. The guy who did the last batch died, need to find somebody. Tim, the RFs are great carbs, I just wish they hadn't used crappy Aluminum to make them. The brass welds to t...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Every time I can round up a little money I buy more taps and dies. I just bought the 17/32 x 20 tpi set for that goofy nut on Kingston 5 balls.
Just ordered it this morning.
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

BTW, the threads are 1/4 x 32, good investment working on carbs.

I don't do anything that isn't brass except Marvel Schebler pieces of crap for my old tractors. Well, a few Zeniths too, for the Farmalls.
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

That would sure work. The threaded insert at the top of the idle jet is all that sticks in the aluminum. I just mill it out with a quarter inch mill bit, enlarge the hole with a stepped mill cutter to 5/16 tap drill size down through the threaded area, thread it, whip up a new threaded idle jet uppe...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

I've had several people that got burned buying an Overland OF that were not happy when I told them it would be an extra charge to set it up for a model t.
------- don't believe everything you read on eBay -----
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Mark, I just avoid them. I have so many OF bodies that need parts I spend time on those. I need a bunch of parts laser cut again. The guy who did the last batch died, need to find somebody. Tim, the RFs are great carbs, I just wish they hadn't used crappy Aluminum to make them. The brass welds to th...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Free Stromberg OF information

Here is a little free information regarding Stromberg OF carburetors. Not all OF's were for Model T's. There was also a version made for Overland cars. The major differences are: 1. The mounting holes are slightly further apart to fit the Overland manifold. 2. The mounting holes are not threaded as ...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone know how to get in contact with "Royce in Dallas TX"?
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Does anyone know how to get in contact with "Royce in Dallas TX"?

Royce has moved to someplace nearTulsa and is building a new shop.
I think all his T stuff is on hold until they get moved, moved in and etc.
by StanHowe
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

I was using a brass float but have some new synthetic material I like better which can be shaped like the original cork float. I make a needle of my own design that uses the original seat. I do not like drilling out the original seat to put a modern type seat in. Most of those do not pull the needle...
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

Not that I know of. The air intake varies from year to year but the body of the carb is the same as near as I can tell. The later ones also added a butterfly choke but that is also part of the air intake.
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Holley G

Sorry Jim, I didn't see your question. No paint. I've never found paint that drys fast enough for me and that won't melt or soften in the new alcohol fuels. Any color you see on anything is powder coat. I use Black River or Cast Iron powder, spray the parts and cook them in a toaster oven. I buy pow...
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Holley G

Thanks, Steve I don't like them tarted up like a cheap hooker, I like a little smooth bling and just the right amount of Jewelry. I like the brass screws and bronze lock washers, etc. I also make those bowl nuts, they are 1 inch x 24 tpi, I make them with a slight riser to put pressure in the right ...