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by StanHowe
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?

MB-1s are fairly popular on Speedsters. Ralph Ricks swore by them on his Great Race car. They were stock carbs on Cleveland and several others. Simple carb with no economizer but with an accelerating well/venturi. I sell a couple a year if I have them to speedster guys. I have two on the bench right...
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

I have a five gallon bucket half full of Ruckstell bearings I've pulled out during rebuilds. I routinely replace the bearing and the bronze plate with very few exceptions. I've done over 70 Ruckstells over the years but have too much other stuff going on to fool with them other than the ones I'm try...
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

SKF does not manufacture a ZZ bearing. What you are referencing may be a 2Z. 6212-2Z Deep groove ball bearings d= 60mm D= 110mm B= 22mm C= 55.3kN C0= 36kN It is not an angular thrust bearing according to the SKF site. It is a radial thrust bearing, not suitable for angular thrust applications as in ...
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

7212 is the size, Becby is the 40 degree angular thrust designation necessary for the Ruckstell application .
by StanHowe
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 30
Views: 2821

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

You want a baler with shiny paint or one that is tying bales when your hay is down and it's about to rain? Both is nice but given a choice I'll take the one that is tying 5 or 6 bales a minute without a problem over the one with shiny paint that won't tie. That's my take on the brakes. A set is goin...
by StanHowe
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

Free advice, take it for what you are paying for it. Ruckstell rebuild. Replace the ball bearing and the bronze plate. Those two pieces are critical to the alignment of the ring and pinion. Virtually every one of the bronze plates is dished inward -- some slightly and some a bunch and do not hold th...
by StanHowe
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1439

Re: 1920s racer

Are you planning on running those carbs or are they just there for mock up?
by StanHowe
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...

I would have liked to be there. I figured they would have a good crowd. I knew a couple people who were going. Guns bring buyers. Cold??? Sit in the pickup and stay warm until they get to what you are waiting for. Hope the other people that want your stuff leave. Oil Field/Cowboy deal --- "Hired out...
by StanHowe
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26/7 touring body is sold
Replies: 0
Views: 287

26/7 touring body is sold

Just what it says. Body is sold, going to Illinois.
Thanks for the interest and thanks MTFCA
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Vintage Ford

Just thought I'd mention that I got my Jan-Feb issue in the mail today.
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND! - Rayfield intake manifold for L2P, L2C, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: WTB - Rayfield intake manifold for L2P, L2C, etc.

I have one but it has the carburetor with it. Won't separate but the unit is for sale.
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a Ruckstell spider
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Making a Ruckstell spider

Put it in the carrier and use a flap disk on an angle grinder 15 minute job tops.
Having it in the carrier keeps it from overheating and gives the arms the correct length.
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LF stromberg who contact for rebiuld
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: LF stromberg who contact for rebiuld

Thanks for the referral but I am not currently taking in any repair work. Too backed up already.
Customers worldwide and they a wants theirs done..... so do I.
by StanHowe
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MODEL T TIMES COLLECTION FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: MODEL T TIMES COLLECTION FOR SALE

The ones listed above are sold. If you would like an email with the list of what is available please send an email to: stanhowemt@aol.com from a valid email that will work for me to contact you.
by StanHowe
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MODEL T TIMES COLLECTION FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: MODEL T TIMES COLLECTION FOR SALE

Well, this is a waste of time and frustration. I listed the first 5, if I try to list the second 5 I get a message that says, "You are not allowed to access this file, contact an administrator." I have 14 various web sites that I developed and maintain for various business interests but I can't keep...
by StanHowe
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MODEL T TIMES COLLECTION FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 445

MODEL T TIMES COLLECTION FOR SALE

I will be listing these here first, if they don't sell I will put them on ebay or back in the safe. I bought all these at the Les Shugard collection in Speakfish, South Dakota years ago, they have been in my safe since. Most are in mint condition, any shown with the original mailing envelope will be...
by StanHowe
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.

Sha nouuk'" is a Blackfeet Indian word meaning "snow eater."
It is a warm wind that blows down the east side of the Rockies from the Gulf of Alaska and can raise the temperature 50 degrees in a few hours.
It is always followed by bitter cold and snow.
by StanHowe
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.

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I would guess the concrete foundation was added much later. Note that it had electricity at one time but probably from a wind charger as there appears to be no high line power anywhere near.
by StanHowe
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.

Homestead in Montana. Probably about 1912 or 14. That's when this was opened to settlement. I came across this while looking for more photos of the road down to the river. 60 miles northwest to Big Sandy, the closest town on the north side or 75 to Chinook to the north east. Too many mountains in be...
by StanHowe
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

Nothing. If the owner wants to do something it's up to them.
by StanHowe
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

Thanks, I'm just trying to make a living. Never saved any money when I was young, invested it in piles of Model T Parts, Cars, Women, Whiskey, Big Steaks, Truck Stop Cheeseburgers, raising some other men's children, got old and had to find a way to survive. I like the work but I found out years ago ...
by StanHowe
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

Paul, I seldom post anything like this because every time I do I get a couple phone calls or emails about if I have time to do so and so's carb and put pictures of it all over the forum why the hell have they not got their carburetor back yet, etc., etc. Or they post on the thread, "When are you goi...
by StanHowe
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

I couldn't find one of it before I pressure washed the mud off so maybe this is the first one I took. I dunno. It's hundreds of carburetors ago and I am more forgetful all the time.
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by StanHowe
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

Chris, yes, this the last thing they need to get it running after a 6 or 7 year restoration of the tractor.
by StanHowe
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

My "Grampa Ludwig" who was actually my Aunt Grace's father was a clock and watch repairman. I had his tools and bench until my cousin retired and I gave it all to him. We both did a little clock work when we were kids on some cheap worn out clocks. I didn't pursue it but Larry did and was restoring ...
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

Somewhere I might have a photo of what it looked like when I took it out of the box three years ago. It took me that long to find a correct inlet for the Kerosene side.

If I ever find it, I'll post it. But now it's

BACK TO THE SHOP!!!!
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: This is what takes so long

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Note that this is a Kingston ten ball, most of them did not have a tag on this saying Kingston so I did not add one to this. It weighs about 12 pounds complete.
by StanHowe
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

This is what takes so long

Been working on this for several days. Laid in the mud in Minnesota for probably 50 years or more. It is for a mid teens Avery tractor. Dual fuel. Kerosene or tractor fuel on one side, gasoline on the other for starting. Been beat on with every pipe wrench, rock, pliers, hammer, etc., The balls were...
by StanHowe
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutaway Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Cutaway Carburetor

They are more common than you might think. Pretty much every company had cutaways for their salesmen and repair training. There are quite a few of those Kingston L carbs still around and in use, the flapper and the cork are usually in bad condition. Some guy somewhere was making flappers out of bras...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Opinion: Spread the wealth.
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Opinion: Spread the wealth.

I have yet to see a Jr Rodeo team with shirts that say "Sponsored by Amazon," or one of the big box stores. I don't have a store front business anymore but I can tell you that the same people who will drive 100 miles to shop at a big box store or Walmart or on the Internet know where you are when th...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1857

Re: 1907 Model R

I think Rob Heyen has photos of his Model K. It is a big six cylinder with a two speed transmission. Fine car. That is the wrong carburetor. It should have a funky looking Holley with a spring tower on top for the air valve. Bob Richmon in Virginia has a fine either R or S. He is not on here but is ...
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Lang's Catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 367

New Lang's Catalog

This has probably been posted before but I don't have time to read everything on the forum. I got my new Lang's catalog today. Finally got a chance to go to the truck stop for Breakfast about 2 PM and while I was eating looked through it. Great Catalog. More information in there than a lot of Model ...
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

Well, not being as rich as some here, I've been trying to sell some things to come up with the money for a set of Sure Stop brakes for my 27 coupe. Not quite there yet but I will. So this is my take on where I will buy them. Birdhaven -- Bill and Shauna, are trying to build a business and have spent...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2008

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Don't confuse them with facts, Dick. Once they find somebody to blame nothing will ever change their mind.

You are absolutely correct as to how the Postmaster General is commissioned to the job.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2008

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Service is good here. I've only had a few small issues. One of the things affecting service is the amount of Amazon packages + other internet deliveries. With the pandemic, more and more people are ordering on Amazon Prime with two or three day shipping. My SO has been a mail carrier for almost 20 y...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cockpit Choke for Stromberg OF?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Cockpit Choke for Stromberg OF?

It will work with pretty much all of them but probably better with the later steel body cars with a dash.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting find....1/23/21
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Interesting find....1/23/21

Now that's just COOL!!!!
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cockpit Choke for Stromberg OF?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Cockpit Choke for Stromberg OF?

The original Stromberg connector is a brass tube similar to standard brass tubing with a wire inside it. It works pretty well but only if it doesn't have any fairly sharp bends. The newer ones have a standard wire cable with a wire inside, just like the choke and throttle cables, heater controls etc...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windsor Maroon
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Windsor Maroon

I like that, Tim!!
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

True but the cars are not gone. Some of them went back to being driven, some went to other collections, some went overseas to either collections or enthusiasts. Other than giving people a place to take a quick look at the past, I sometimes question the value of museums that take various things out o...
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

The Museum at the Old Prison Complex in Deer Lodge had Model T's in it at that time and still does. Several of the more interesting and valuable cars were bought by Sherm Anderson, the owner of a large sawmill and lumber company. He then either donated or loaned them to the museum. Other people also...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

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Sorry....................
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

Sorry, mine is an Aske. Old and senile. Don't send money.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

OH, I'd better go look at what I have. I might be wrong on this. Mine are the ones that have the electric heater thing in the middle for the riser. Don't send me any money until I take a look.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

Lewis Rector moved to Circle, Montana in about 1960 to run Ed's restoration shop. He and his wife bought a nice home in Circle and lived there until about 68 when they moved to Helena. I moved here in 72 and renewed our friendship. Lewis lost his wife and later married a widow from Circle, Anna Jame...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Unless it is some rare, early head. Why not just replace the head??? They are readily available and cheap. Here they charge about $20 to surface one. Find one with good spark plug threads, good outlet threads, put it on and go driving.
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

Re: A real barn find

Women are made to love, money is made to spend. We've had a lot of auctions for people that were "Going to restore that tractor or that car" or whatever as soon as: 1. work slowed down, 2. they got caught up a little on money. 3. other reasons. Most of them were estate auctions. I have yet to talk t...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

Yes. $125 + 15 shipping.
Its been beadblasted and in my showcase for years, picked up a nos one to replace it so this one is for sale.
Stanhowemt@aol.com
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

I have one.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Gas line for the purist

Yup! However you cannot post a post of only 4 characters so this sentence is to follow a rule somebody made that you have to post a comment with at least ten characters or it will not allow you to post it on this forum for some reason I'd don't know or understand but this sentence should be long eno...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two drilled passages in Holley NH
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Two drilled passages in Holley NH

The purists hate me for this but when I was rebuilding NH's I found that drilling out the brass plugs in the body and cleaning the passages behind them was very important. Just be careful not to drill the holes oversize when you are cleaning them. The easy way to seal the plugs back up is to tap the...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Gas line for the purist

Tim, go to the typical small town auto parts store and try to buy a 100 foot roll. First of all they probably won't have a clue what you are talking about and second, how many people need a 100 foot roll?? There are a lot of ways to work on old cars. We all know some of them but nobody knows them al...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Carburetor threads

The Imperial thread system is slightly different in nomenclature compared to the metric. Metric sizes are in MM with the thread pitch following. 14 1.25 or 1.50 etc. Imperial is the size followed by the TPI - threads per inch. 1/4 x 20, 1/4 x 28 etc. There are two "standard" pitches or TPI for each ...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Gas line for the purist

There is a lot of difference between the commonly available copper tubing sold in hardware stores today, most of which comes from China and probably has little copper in it and is so thin you can practically stick your fingernail through it --- and the copper tubing sold years back that was American...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Carburetor threads

Andre, if you have a lathe it is easy to do the bushing or ream the hole and tap it 11/16-24, lock tight a bushing with female 9/16-24 threads in and use the original drain/bowl fitting.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Carburetor threads

I have over 100 non standard size taps, some I made from drill steel and hardened but there are places that have taps from 080 64 to 3 inch.

A 1/4 - 32 tap and die set is a good investment.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Carburetor threads

1/4-32 is a very common thread size in carburetors. Not in NH but 5/16-27, 3/8-27 , 7/16-27 are common. 3/8 are usually standard 16 or 24 but many are also 3/8-20. The fuel fitting is standard 1/2-18 except for some early 1/2-20. The bowl fitting on early Kingston is 17/32-18. The bottom thread on N...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

If you want a check on how thin your skin is, just go in the auction business. Generally speaking, you do the photos and any video pretty early on in the process so you can start getting advertising out. The heirs don't care how cold it is or how much snow, they want it done and done now. If you go ...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

There are half a dozen T's at least, lots of parts, some pretty collectible other things. If anybody is going you'd better take a friend and a set of those little walkie talkies because there may not be cell service out there. There is a lot to sell and they will probably be running two or three rin...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

I cannot not endorse these strongly enough. I do not rebuild NH's as a general rule but did a lot of them years back. All you have to do is find an original to compare to the ones most of the vendors sell and you can see why they run out of fuel. These have the correct sized hole, the correct sized ...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

That's funny Chris. I just took some photos of one of those last night. Too busy today to post it. Hahahahahaha. It looks like a pretty good design to me. I think yours is in better condition than mine.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted

Jay's son Alex lives here in Helena, Montana. He has a facebook page and would be easy to contact, there are quite a few photos there.
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

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The lower one is not a New Day, the box just ended up in the photo. It is a Recto.
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Here is the ECCO with the ball bearing roller. This is the one we were going to try to reproduce. Didn't work out. Too much money.




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by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

I think that was the big improvement over some of the others that used a ball bearing. The Ecco that we were going to reproduce has a little brass wiper brush the runs on the side of the ball bearing that probably worked great as long as it was new. They were very well regarded timers but cost $3.50...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Without going back to look I think the date on it is 1922. Plus a LOT of T's had a battery but no starter. That's why there are two positions on the switch, even on early cars. So you could add a dry cell to power the coils even if you were hand cranking.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Good! Mine is usually some kind of operator error. I'm not as smart some days as I think I am either.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Chris, I would guess the Edison design is as accurate as any. Timing is probably accurate enough for the coils. At 1000 engine rpm the timer is rotating 500 times a minute, making 4 contacts on each rotation. 2000 contacts a minute. I don't think any of them stayed perfectly in time , especially sin...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

I was looking at some of my Ford Dealer magazines last night. Lots of "better ideas" for timers.
These are 24-26, I think the heyday for timers was a little earlier.

I've never seen a brown but its probably similar to a New Day.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions

I think it depends on what you are going to do with the engine. 1. Blocks are cheap. 2. What is the worst thing that can happen? 3. Go through the side of the cylinder boring it?? I doubt it but if you do you're not out much. I have my own boring bar and piles of blocks. Dave Huson would give you al...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Donnie, there is a little slider on the screen by the speaker icon that you click to unmute the sound and on your keyboard above the numbers on the right side there are two press buttons with speaker icons on them. Press the right one to raise the volume.
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Terry, that is almost exactly what I'm planning for my 27 coupe except I have a Haibe Giant Power head and I'm going to start out - at least- with a prototype Cyclone carb and intake I picked up a few years ago from the grandson of the developer of it in Denver. It's about like a U & J. Might be too...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

That is the next one I was going to post!
Simple but well done!
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

This is one I'm going to try when I get a chance. Invented by Thomas A Edison Jr. It has very minimal use. I'm not sure if it was ever on an engine, I don't think so, must have been on a counter display or something. 100_0555.JPG 100_0558.JPG 100_0559.JPG 100_0560.JPG 100_0557.JPG
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

WHOO!!!!!! That's great!!

Here is probably what the deal is with the sound. Default is mute. There is a little thing that looks like a speaker in the lower right hand corner, that is the mute button. If you click it it unmutes the sound.
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

So talking about trailers, enclosed and otherwise, I've been thinking about a new enclosed trailer for my 27 coupe since I don't have a garage for it, thinking it would be good storage for it -- I hate having it sit outside but at this point that is the only option -- and don't want to try to build ...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Maybe I should have my wheel bearings checked. I've pulled my 24 foot flatbed thousands of miles. It came out of Canada, built by Trailtech, probably 15 years old, has two 7,000 lb axles with 285/75/16 tires under it. Spring axles. I have never checked them altho John might have when h...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

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by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Taper Leaf Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Rear Taper Leaf Spring

Whatcha working on Jethro??
I might have one, I'll have to look.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 2021 National Tour and Western Montana
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: The 2021 National Tour and Western Montana

Montana is huge. We have several counties larger than Connecticut. There are two major east west paved roads. Three major north south. About 600 miles apart. Pretty much everything else is gravel. Lots to choose from. It is further from Yaak in Northwest Montana to Alzada in southeast Montana than f...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Bill WOW!!
I have a bunch but nothing like that. Good idea on the display mounting.

Chris. Interesting idea. I never liked Anderson but the earlier ones were better than most of the new ones I've seen.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Martin, that is a spacing tool for one of the others, the Sun. You can also see how the timer rod in the slot keeps it from moving too far. If you want to draw these, I can send them to you and you can send them back when you are done. I'm going to try the No-Kick on my coupe when I get time but tha...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Chris, I would guess the NO Kick worked well because of being centered with the bearing holding the cap in place. I think it probably suffered from the same problems most of the point type did, oil to keep the bearing lubricated also caused the points to not make contact. This one has a hard felt se...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

There seems to be three main types. Roller in a lot of variations, Brush in a lot of variations, Points being closed by some kind of riser turning against them. A lot of people thought they had the answer to Ford ignition problems and some of them pretty much did. Without starting a war over which i...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Jay has so much good stuff. He's sold me a few things over the years. He had the only NOS Rayfield UF I've ever seen. A friend bought it for his carb collection -- he also has cool stuff. I don't have as many timers as I thought I did, but I have some interesting ones. I'll post a few more after som...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

This is a fairly rare new old stock 100 ++ year old timer.
It is from my collection. It is not perfect but is new old stock, as close as you are going to get.
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Here is a No-Kick
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by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Timer Collection Photos

Unpacked the box I got from Ron Patterson with the NOS New Day timers along with a Crystal timer with the aluminum ring that actually fits and got to fooling with some timers in my collection. So let's do this for the new year. I'm going to post a couple of mine, anybody that has any kind of accesso...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 25
Views: 13224

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

Don't tell somebody you will send a check and then not do it. If you have to check with the wife first or save up a little more money don't ask a vendor to "set it aside for me and I'll get a check in the mail." About one person in ten that I talk to that is going to send a check never does it. Of c...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

Switch the vaporizer to a NOS Cyclone carb, install the heater, Ruckstell and sure stop brakes, remove the panel below the trunk lid and build a wooden pickup box to fit in there, redo all the wiring, put a top on and go drive it. Same list as last year - never had it started this past year, never p...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - All 6 Sale Kits have been spoken for
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - For Sale

I make a lot of needles and seats. Just about anything you can buy the seat is designed for pressure flow fuel inlet and the hole is quite small. I have boxes of steel needles and viton tipped needles and make the new seats the size or larger of the originals. Often I can just rework the existing se...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stromberg M1 carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: stromberg M1 carburetor

What is the Lycoming engine in?? There are probably TX4 carbs available and there may be other recommended carbs for the car.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stromberg M1 carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: stromberg M1 carburetor

Good carb.
The TX4 is also good.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - All 6 Sale Kits have been spoken for
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - For Sale

Well now, there is a good idea. You should also write up a rebuild sheet about removing the old seat, cleaning the mating surface and installing the new one. Does the seat tool have a center drill hole in the upper end? That would make it easier to center in a drill press. You probably also do this,...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Yup, That's the Dam Bar, right next to Canyon Ferry Lake, just off the government property where they can't sell alcohol. Still there, still great burgers, probably 4 or 5 owners since you were here.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1396

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

56 Packard two dr hardtop.
63 Corvair convertible
66 Corvette
55 Ford pickup
39 Plymouth
79 Eldorado
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

No kidding. That pass was really something in spots before they rebuilt it in the 80's and turned it into a 4 lane. I came to Helena because I got a job here teaching school. I knew little about Helena including how much it snows. I had been driving fuel tanker for H F Johnson out of Billings for se...