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by Bruce Compton
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored T coils
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Restored T coils

All the sets of 5 coils are sold. Thanks MTFCA.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored T coils
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Restored T coils

Still have one set left.
by Bruce Compton
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft thrust bearing question
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Driveshaft thrust bearing question

Thanks Dan. That's what I needed to hear. Confirmation either way works. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft thrust bearing question
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Driveshaft thrust bearing question

Thanks Larry; I already have the early housing and early spool but want to use the late thrust bearing (three piece) instead of the 15 ball race,retainer, and distance plate. I don't have any of the early thrust bearing pieces but do have a perfect later thrust bearing assembly and sleeve already mo...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft thrust bearing question
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Driveshaft thrust bearing question

I'm trying to assemble an early Ruckstell (closed spool) but have a perfect later driveshaft with a perfect sleeve and the three piece thrust bearing set-up. Can I use these later thrust bearing parts with the closed spool? I also have both styles of driveshaft housings , one with a flat flange and ...
by Bruce Compton
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored T coils
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Restored T coils

One set sold (thanks Bob) and still have two sets left.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored T coils
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Restored T coils

I have three sets of 5 coils each (four plus one spare). All have nice wood and are clear coated. All have new contacts and are set up to provide a strong blue 1/2" continuous spark while drawing 1.75 amps with my AC tester. Asking $235.00 including shipping for a set of five coils.
by Bruce Compton
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Zenith model B carb
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: WTB Zenith model B carb

Pics sent via PM. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Zenith model B carb
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: WTB Zenith model B carb

Tom ; Check out my post on Aug 21for the B carb. It's on page 8. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U&J Carburetors
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: U&J Carburetors

The one with the black steel bowl is spoken for , but the brass bowl one is still available and I'll drop the price to $795.00 including shipping.
by Bruce Compton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Here is my '21 Coupe that was put away in 1949-50 and stayed untouched for 65 years. Obviously it was a teenagers "school" car in the late 40s from the graffiti on the doors and rear deck. Most noticeable is the "Hydramatic Drive" under the back window,so it was on the road after '46 and a friend re...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Atwater Kent Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Atwater Kent Distributor

Hey Hank; Actually this thing is way more complicated and precise than a T timer. lol. Lots of the mechanisms designed and built over 100 years ago display amazing engineering and manufacturing practices and constructed with equipment run by jack-shafts and belts.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Atwater Kent Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Atwater Kent Distributor

Nice Atwater-Kent K-2 distributor with rotor and two caps. No perceptible wear in bushings and turns free and very smooth. Asking $200.00 including shipping.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Group of eight aftermarker T Timers
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Group of eight aftermarker T Timers

Eight old unique aftermarket Model T timers, some basic and some really complicated. Included are a Duntley, a Fryac, a Herz, two Bells, A GMC ( looks NOS), an Apco with the rotor, and a Turner with the cable. Asking $175.00 including shipping for the collection.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Used Texas T Distributor with installation kit SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Used Texas T Distributor with installation kit

Hi Richard, Still anxious to see pictures via a PM. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor

Price drop to $545.00 including shipping.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor

Restored, tested, and guaranteed Wheeler-Schebler Carb for the Model T Ford. Model A, FAX8 designed as an upgrade, and it sure is. These carbs are equally as good for idle and performance, and probably better in some ways than the Stromberg OF, although not nearly as plentiful. This one comes with t...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U&J Carburetors
Replies: 1
Views: 328

U&J Carburetors

I have two rebuilt, tested, and guaranteed U&J carb/intake set-ups. One has a Holley G brass bowl and the other has a Holley G steel bowl. Both carbs were machined to accept the Holley bowls properly. Notice that the one with the black bowl has a longer throttle shaft allowing the throttle arm to fi...
by Bruce Compton
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Carburetor jet needed for Wheeler Schebler
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Carburetor jet needed for Wheeler Schebler

Thanks Mark. I have one from another W-S carb that I'm using for a pattern for a local machinist to duplicate.
by Bruce Compton
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey With Drawls
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Hershey With Drawls

I hear Ya Joe. Haven't missed Hershey in over 30 years and it feels like quitting smoking all over again. Hard to believe the mess we're in these days. I've spent the last few days just thinking of what I was doing exactly one year ago. Sure going to miss the fun, finds and friends.
by Bruce Compton
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good news to offset bad times
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Good news to offset bad times

With all the crappy stuff going on in the world these days, here is a refreshing story that needs to be told. About a month ago I purchased a Wheeler-Schebler carb from Mike Leonard on the Classified site. The carb had been sitting on a shelf for years and Mike packaged and sent it to me. I received...
by Bruce Compton
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Carburetor jet needed for Wheeler Schebler
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Carburetor jet needed for Wheeler Schebler

Hey Mark : Yes, the one in the pic is from another W-S I've already done up. I can't make one but Scott has offered to do one if I can't find one here. Cheers : Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Carburetor jet needed for Wheeler Schebler
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Carburetor jet needed for Wheeler Schebler

I would like to buy a main jet for a Wheeler Schebler FAX8 carb as pictured. Thanks : Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: starting an engine on a stand
Replies: 19
Views: 1227

Re: starting an engine on a stand

It will run just fine in high gear so don't worry about neutral. I would however consider using an old radiator (even a leaky one) as trying to feed water into the top outlet is going to be messy and create timer issues. I would also put some sort of cobbled up exhaust on it to get any flames away f...
by Bruce Compton
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: The wheeler-schebler carburetor co.inc. sold
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: The wheeler-schebler carburetor co.inc.

Hi Mike : I'll take he carb; How do you want payment? Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Aluminum updraft intake. Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Aluminum updraft intake

Hi Mike : I'll take it if it's still available. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

I had a very similar problem with blowing head gaskets with a Z head. There is really not much material between the cylinders in a few places and even less material in the casting of the Z head in the same places ( less that 3/32"), and that's where the gasket lets go. After replacing three head gas...
by Bruce Compton
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

I'm really wondering about the 100 psi expected with a Z head. I would expect more like 60-65 even on a fresh motor with the test being done at starter cranking speed on a warm motor with the throttle wide open and no extra oil added to the cylinder. Or.....(Maybe I need a new compression gauge).
by Bruce Compton
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb

The carb has been sold. Thanks MFTCA
by Bruce Compton
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb

That's what I'm thinking too Michael. It's virtually new on the inside but looks really old on the outside. They are just as good as a Holley straight through but somehow not as popular. I think maybe a lot were sold as "restored" missing the necessary flapper that is so necessary for proper operati...
by Bruce Compton
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Striaght through Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: NH Striaght through Carb

NH Straight through is on it's way to Mark. Thanks MFTCA
by Bruce Compton
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb

New price; $220.00 as is or $250.00 "restored" (no more decals or original patina) and including shipping.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Striaght through Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 427

NH Striaght through Carb

NH Straight through carburetor. Rebuilt, tested, and guaranteed. This one has a new viton needle valve, pressure tested original float, cleaned internal passages, new choke spring, zero wear on the throttle shaft/bore, and is the later version with the steel throttle arm. Asking $295.00 (check) or $...
by Bruce Compton
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb

Yes, I think they run every bit as strong as a Holley straight through and idle better.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb
Replies: 6
Views: 870

NOS Simmons/Wizzard straight through carb

I have a Simmons/Wizzard carb that I truly believe is NOS. There are no signs of it ever being installed on a manifold and absolutely no wear on all the spots that are prone to wear (mixture adjustment, throttle linkage hole, throttle shaft/bore, weak or broken choke spring, etc) and no evidence of ...
by Bruce Compton
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: STROMBERG RF CARB

Thanks for posting this Stan. Can you imagine trying to get the idle jet out of this one? I'm guessing the chances are zero. These are excellent T carbs, possibly better than the OF but nearly impossible to find with a removable idle jet. Luckily I found a NOS one at Stowe 2 years ago with most of t...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE

I'm wondering why anyone would want to try a chemical cleaning trick on a Model T carb. Assuming it's an NH there are only a few sources of problems, none of which can be properly repaired with "carb cleaner" . Possible problems in order of probability include: leaking needle/seat, improperly adjust...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt NH straight through carb
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Rebuilt NH straight through carb

The carb is sold and on it's way to California. Thanks MFTCA
by Bruce Compton
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very nice Model B carb
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Very nice Model B carb

Nice Model B Carb. Looks to have been recently rebuilt and is like new inside. Minor wear on the throttle shaft but still quite useable. Asking $175.00 including shipping.
by Bruce Compton
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt NH straight through carb
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Rebuilt NH straight through carb

Rebuilt and tested HN straight through carb. The early one with the brass throttle arm. Asking $295.00 including shipping. Also have several rebuilt and tested HN sway backs for all years, asking $175.00 including shipping
by Bruce Compton
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1544

Re: Ad-on brakes

Norm makes some good points, and is certainly entitled to his opinion like all others on this great site. I see it a little different however starting right from the reason for your initial post. The original brakes will in fact stop the car, especially back in the 1920's, and even today if you're r...
by Bruce Compton
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1544

Re: Ad-on brakes

Sorry, can't send pics through the forum email. There are lots of pics on the July 08 posting. Right now it's on page 5.
by Bruce Compton
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1544

Re: Ad-on brakes

Yes, I used a second cross shaft with the handle removed. I'll email you some pics.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1544

Re: Ad-on brakes

Jonah: The posting was on July 08,2020. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1544

Re: Ad-on brakes

I modified the original braking system to have the emergency brake function also as a service brake and they work very well. Read my post about 6-7 weeks ago on this forum. I am amazed at how well they work, and I still have the original transmission and emergency brake.
by Bruce Compton
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

Yes, the hand crank still works fine.
by Bruce Compton
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

Thanks; The pin had to be lightly hammered into the pulley/crank and I'm pretty confident it will be fine. Thanks again : Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

I rechecked the hole in the crank and it was worn like a funnel on both outside sides of the crank but almost no wear in the middle. The smallest drill that would create a proper hole all the way through was a 0.084" so I made a new pin from a bolt turned down to 0.083" and drilled the crank and the...
by Bruce Compton
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

The pulley pin on my '26 is sloppy in the crank hole. The pin is not worn (0.375"). Is it safe, or even possible to drill out the hole in the crank and the pulley to the next standard bolt size ( 0.391), or is there another fix. The hole in the crank is already 0.386". Obviously I'm concerned about ...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Russ Potter Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Russ Potter Carb

Glad to hear that Russ is still doing carbs. A truly great guy that does awesome work. Going to miss seeing him and Red at Hershey this year.
by Bruce Compton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OF carb question
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: OF carb question

Hi Dan : The earlier version had the fuel inlet at the top with a "filter" going down the inside. The later versions had the fuel inlet near the bottom. Both work equally well. Are they for sale? I'd be interested. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

More thoughts: I've been messin' with old cars for over 50 years and by far the most common mistake I see a lot of guys make is overcarburetion. You see it from Model Ts to modern V-8's. Back in the day it was quite common to see three holley 94's or Stromberg 97's on a 239 cu.in. flathead that was ...
by Bruce Compton
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

I agree: With a stock engine a high volume intake is almost a step in the wrong direction with built in restrictions at both ends of the intake. If you go to bigger valves, an aftermarket carb capable of flowing more CFM, and a better exhaust system the HV intake would help. As Hank just said, the s...
by Bruce Compton
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheeler Schebler carburetor FAX8 questions
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Wheeler Schebler carburetor FAX8 questions

Does anyone have an opinion comparing these Wheeler-Schebler carbs to a Stromberg OF carb. as to power , idle , economy, availability etc. ? Thanks in advance: Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb issues
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Carb issues

I still think that your timing is too far advanced and what you are experiencing is pretty much to be expected. A vacuum leak should have little effect on an unloaded engine decelerating, and for sure not enough to be able to feel it from the driver's seat. Surging at cruising speed will occur from ...
by Bruce Compton
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3 to 1 gears
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: 3 to 1 gears

Tom : Just in case you're interested, here are some pics of my 13-39 gears. The pinion I believe is NOS and the crown is near perfect with no noticeable wear spots.
by Bruce Compton
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3 to 1 gears
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: 3 to 1 gears

Hi Tim; I have a very nice 3:1 set, not NOS but close. Asking $300.00 including shipping. Can send pics if you're interested
by Bruce Compton
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust manifold replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1924

Re: exhaust manifold replacement

Change or re-gap your plugs to 0.025" and re-check your coil box for carbon tracking.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake Manifold Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Intake Manifold Leak

If it "starts well cold" then it's probably not a manifold leak (which would give a lean mix). I suspect that the needle valve in the carb is leaking a little or the float is set too high causing a rich mixture, or the mixture adjustment is too far open.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticking valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Sticking valves?

Richard: I'm getting mixed signals. You say it's a "rebuilt" engine while suggesting changing the rings, talking about bent rods and as well as pistons hitting the head so I'm confused. If you have correctly checked the plugs, timer, timer wires, coils, coil box, carburetor and possible leaks at the...
by Bruce Compton
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticking valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Sticking valves?

A sticking valve may not show up at cranking speed as it has lots of time to get closed. Having said that, if the engine runs strong at higher RPM, valve sticking is probably not the problem. A rough idle (especially on a fresh rebuild) is more likely fuel mixture, or one or two valves set a bit too...
by Bruce Compton
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stromberg OF
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Stromberg OF

Thanks to the MFTCA site the Stromberg OF is sold.
by Bruce Compton
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust manifold replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1924

Re: exhaust manifold replacement

Graham : A backfire is actually the explosion of accumulated unburned fuel anywhere from inside the cylinder itself, the exhaust manifold, or farther down the exhaust system. Unburned fuel happens when the fuel in the cylinder is not ignited and accumulates till a spark occurs or the heat of the exh...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt Holley NH straight through carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Rebuilt Holley NH straight through carbs

Thanks to the MTFCA site looks like both carbs are sold. I still have three rebuilt tested and guaranteed Simmons straight throughs, and two U&J st-ups.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt Holley NH straight through carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Rebuilt Holley NH straight through carbs

OK Brian, any preference?
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt Holley NH straight through carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Rebuilt Holley NH straight through carbs

I have two rebuilt, tested and guaranteed Holley straight through carbs. The one with the brass vent is a bit earlier than the one with the "modern" brass tag over the vent hole. Both have the brass throttle arms but the earlier one has a cast choke arm. Asking $295.00 for either one or $550.00 for ...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stromberg OF
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Stromberg OF

Rebuilt, tested, and guaranteed Stromberg OF carb with script intake and original Stromberg heat stove. Probably the smoothest OF the 40 or so I've had. Has unique float cover that I've never seen before with the regular data but not embossed. Also has a viton needle (steel available if you prefer),...
by Bruce Compton
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1395

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

That's great Jeff. Beautiful car. Enjoy.
by Bruce Compton
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1395

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

Wow, what a beautiful car. The only thing I can see looking specifically at the two front wheel photos, and it may be the camera angle or my 78 year old eyes, is the lack of caster. If you are driving this car at speeds above 15 MPH, then all is well, if not there is a chance that the axle is in bac...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,

Couldn't agree more Hank; People of all ages, different walks of life, varied amounts of experience and knowledge, and all focused on a common goal. The best site ever.
by Bruce Compton
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

Yes John, I couldn't be happier with my modified brakes, and everything still looks stock unless one wants to crawl under the car. I was forced to use the hand brake a few times with other T's I had and am not crazy about using one hand to brake with and the other one to steer especially in a panic ...
by Bruce Compton
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T rad baffle
Replies: 2
Views: 499

T rad baffle

The brass baffle in my "26 T rad had come loose and was rattling around in the tank. With the rad removed and with some difficulty I was able the cut into smaller pieces and remove the pieces through the top hose hole. Solder and I don't get along too well so removing parts of the top tank was not g...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

Thanks John. I drive my T's a lot and am constantly worried about getting stopped in time, especially in traffic. Although the original brakes running in oil are just barely adequate, the main concern with them is the chance of losing all braking if something lets go in the drivetrain (pinion key, c...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

You're right Jim. I saw that and knew it before I screwed up in my text. The wheel cylinders might temporarily slow down the destruction if the main anchor failed. Thanks : Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

Walter, thanks for your concern, but these brakes are intended to be in addition to the standard "service" brake in the transmission and not to be the "only" braking system. I would agree that the pre-1926 small pin brake cam and actual cam thickness might give one second thoughts but this is a 1926...
by Bruce Compton
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

OK guys , here are some pictures. I'm extremely happy with this set-up and the cost was minimal. I do have a hoist that enables me to lift the rear wheels and it was sure beneficial when making adjustments....and I made lots to get he action just right.The "new" service brake hits just before the tr...
by Bruce Compton
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

I have just converted the emergency brakes on my '26 roadster to works as service brakes as well. I modified an old stock T cross shaft mounted about 6" behind the regular cross shaft with an adjustable link to the brake pedal and two arms to connect to the "new" service brakes. I removed the origin...
by Bruce Compton
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ECCO Carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: ECCO Carburetor

Wow, Thanks Dan : I'm now tempted to try it wondering how it will perform compared to the many different carbs I've rebuilt and tested. The info doesn't mention "performance" so I'm not expecting U&J similarities. I see that you're in North central Florida, we had a spot in Zephyrhills for over 20 y...
by Bruce Compton
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ECCO Carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: ECCO Carburetor

Yes Rich, I saw that post but nobody commented. I'm still looking for info on it. Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ECCO Carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 751

ECCO Carburetor

Does anyone here know anything about this Ecco Carb and manifold? I found it at Hershey a few years ago and it's near mint although not NOS (I think). Sure looks like an improved U&J with a bit smaller venturi and external adjustment.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Thanks Scott; I have heard about post shut-down drips before but am still puzzled as the fuel in the bowl does not rise ( I have the sight plug removed and can actually see the fuel level staying put), so I really wonder where the excess is coming from. I'll try the OF on my '25 next week and see if...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Installing balance beads

R.V.; It's a PIA job but can be done. I cut a piece of coat hanger about 2" long and put a little jog in it, chucked it in my drill and used it as a vibration generator on the side of the rubber valve stem. Before applying the vibrator, I clamped a small piece of metal (using a small hose clamp) to ...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Thanks Mike but every brass plug is tight and dry as well as the two large brass hex plugs.
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Thanks Mark: I always put the float in so that the soldered tab is at the bottom so the weights act on a smooth surface. Apparently the soldered up tiny hole was put there intentionally to let the heated air escape when the sides and ends were being soldered. When that process was done, the "vent" h...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Thanks Mike and Greg; I've done around 30 of these carbs and this one is the nicest I've had.I don't think it was ever apart, all the tiny brass plugs had no removal marks on them, the idle jet was clean and clear with the original tiny gasket in place, and the throttle shaft and bore had zero wear ...
by Bruce Compton
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

John : It does stop eventually after shutting off the fuel but the fuel level in the bowl does not rise (sight plug removed) above the 1" level. It's like it's drawing fuel from another circuit in the carb. I should also mention that I'm trying this particular OF on my 1926 ( with more head pressure...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Stromberg OF dripping fuel

I'm having trouble finding the cause of fuel dripping out of a Stromberg OF carb. I've rebuilt maybe 30 of these carbs and this particular one now runs absolutely perfectly all through the load and RPM ranges and might be the best running OF I've ever had except that it drips fuel at the bottom of t...
by Bruce Compton
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: Radiator stop leak

Dennis is right about the ginger. I first used it 20 years ago on my 1920 touring after trying every modern brand of rad sealant available. One treatment of ginger and the rad never leaked again as long as I had the car (3 years). I just went through a similar problem with an old used rad on an engi...
by Bruce Compton
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking to trade a NOS Reeder aluminum H.C. head for H.C. high head
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Looking to trade a NOS Reeder aluminum H.C. head for H.C. high head

Yes Mark, I'm thinking the same thing now. I assumed that the front water outlet would be lower and cause issues with the '26-27 fan belt adjustment but both outlets are the same distance from the gasket surface. The higher H.C. head would provide more coolant space, but I'll try it anyway.
by Bruce Compton
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Aluminum intake for a U&J carb
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: WTB Aluminum intake for a U&J carb

Hi Joe; Thanks for nothing..LOL Hope you are doing well through this virus stuff. Too bad about Hershey...hopefully next year. Cheers : Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Aluminum intake for a U&J carb
Replies: 4
Views: 590

WTB Aluminum intake for a U&J carb

Looking to buy an aluminum intake manifold for a U&J carburetor to a Model T engine. Thanks : Bruce
by Bruce Compton
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking to trade a NOS Reeder aluminum H.C. head for H.C. high head
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Looking to trade a NOS Reeder aluminum H.C. head for H.C. high head

I have a NOS Reeder H.C. low head with new bolts and washers, the early version with the Ford script and "Made in USA" and would like to trade for a high H.C. head (Prus or Z type). The Reeder head was lightly installed on a rebuilt motor (not torqued down) and the buyer wanted a "stock" motor. I ha...
by Bruce Compton
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Simmons/Wizard Straight through rebuilt carbs
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Simmons/Wizard Straight through rebuilt carbs

I have three rebuilt, tested, and guaranteed Simmons carbs and one Wizard (made by Simmons). All are professionally rebuilt and all have been test ran on my car. These are very similar to the Holley NH Straight through but have a "flapper" behind the choke that helps in idle and low speed operation....
by Bruce Compton
Tue May 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH Straight through carb
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Holley NH Straight through carb

Holley NH Straight through carb professionally rebuilt, tested on my car, and guaranteed. Later style with the bowl vent under the brass tag. Asking $325.00 including shipping to cont. USA or Canada.