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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Buffalo wire wheels

Btt
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory wire wheel hub
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Accessory wire wheel hub

Hey Scott,
Sent it my way, I’ll put it in my pile of hubs and wheel centers that should have been scrapped long ago. ;)

I’ll send you my shipping info
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Just looked up the H840CP pistons... look like an incredible piston to me!! Only drawback is the flat top... but I’m sure you could call any aftermarket piston company (Ross, Aries, Silvolite, etc.), give em that number and tell em what dome shape you want.
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Seems to me Ross pistons was charging bout $500-$600 for a set last time I bought some... 10-15 years ago. I hear that they now have some designs on the books for T’s and A’s too. They will make you bout anything you want... but piston skirts are usually as short as possible these days. Good luck
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory Bosch timing gear cover
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Accessory Bosch timing gear cover

Glad to see an original! This one is exactly alike the couple others I have come across, except that the part number is stamped into the front... the others have raised lettering (RM XXXXXX) on the inside, similar to how the Bosch distributor plates were done Here’s a pic of one in action! Note that...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Buffalo wire wheels

Looks like Bill Raider built wheels and hubs. Would be nice to see some up close pics of the wheel centers and hubs to be sure
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with

Took the wife on a 2 week road trip in the speedster years ago (before kids). We, along with several other couples, loaded our T and A’s onto a transport truck and shipped our cars to upstate NY (from CA). We flew out, and drove progressively from Syracuse, along the Hudson River, and back in a larg...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gray tires
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Gray tires

I have 1 new Universal ribbed grey 30x3” tire $100 + shipping from califunny
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Minocci Buffal Front Hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: For Sale: Minocci Buffal Front Hubs

Look like Bill Raider’s work to me... the long threads and no ratchet are the telltale signs. Is there ratchet teeth in the hub snout? Also, what diameter and pitch is the thread?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Welding on a body

This topic ranks high on the controversial topic list along with what type of motor oil and leaded/un-leaded gas discussions. This should prove to be a popular thread... Of course the “best” welding methods happen to be the most expensive, but are also the most controllable, and have the fewest side...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel

I had a one of these deck lids on my ol roadster. I wouldn’t say it was crap... it definitely wasn’t perfect (either was my car), but was a lot better than nothing at all! From my perspective, the skin needed a few hours of tin work to raise some some much needed compound shape, and the inner panel ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Give Joe Annino here in the Sacramento area a call - (916) 53nine-195two
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto ignition drive accessories for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Magneto ignition drive accessories for sale

Are #1 & 2 a short filler neck variation of the Columbo front drive?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current

While not on a car... or a period photo... here is a pic of a ‘14 Bugatti wheel recreated to complete a wheel set for a restoration. You think we T’ers have a hard time finding good parts!!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb or info header plate
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Wtb or info header plate

What size tube OD do you want to use?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High tension magneto drive
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: High tension magneto drive

Mag drive is sold
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

Sorry Frank... radiator neck is sold
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High tension magneto drive
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: High tension magneto drive

Probably should add this...
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High tension magneto drive
Replies: 2
Views: 240

High tension magneto drive

This is a home made mag drive and front mount oil pump that replaces the stock timing cover and generator mount. Looks to be nicely done, incorporates what appears to be a IHC tractor mag mount coupled to a modified generator mount and timing cover. Should accept any standard magneto. Oil pump unkno...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

I didn’t have the heart to toss it... so it has a new home now!
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck
Replies: 3
Views: 204

New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

Cleaning up and was about to throw it away. Anybody willing to pay $5 postage can have it. Was removed from new Bergs radiator about 4 years ago
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?

5 is the larger size... Good for a mild speedster motor. Size 4 is bout right for stock replacement
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?

Winfield model “H” (horizontal), most likely a size 4. Should have this number stamped into the body somewhere
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1226

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Model A rods for sure, and they look full length. That means it’ll have the high wristpin Jahns pistons in it. Pistons are really good for top end oiling! ;) Valves look oversize, and there must be a VW pump on the back of the cam
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1226

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

The pan dimples are usually required as the rod nuts tend to hit the pan. If you look closely at my pic above, you will see that I use 12 point aircraft nuts on my A rods to minimize the size of the pan dimples. Never seen one that didn’t hit before. And I can’t imagine how much material you would h...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1226

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Your first pic shows the threaded hole in the crank snout... definitely a model A crank. The finned aluminum inspection cover is made to clear the A crank and rods... no spacer required. A crank may have been ground down to T rod and main journals... wouldn’t need dimples then
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1226

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Here’s a pic of pan dimples. Will usually have a 3/8” - 1/2” thick spacer between the pan and dipper tray also
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: McLaren rims
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: McLaren rims

Just to clarify... Mclaren wheels is a different company than Mclaren rims, or at least always has been. Mike may well be able to help you purchase rims from his inventory. All the major vendors have been dealing rims out of New Zealand for a while now. They are good quality too
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Whippet radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Whippet radiator

Bottom of shell is almost always missing. This one looks to be in beautiful shape!
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era re-purposed Motorcycle
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: Old Photo - Model T era re-purposed Motorcycle

Here’s one I keep around to remind me how original speedsters were built...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Blown Head Gasket

“farthest one aft on the port side”...? Wait a minute... I’m confused! I’m no sailor but aren’t the ports on the starboard side...?! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leveling the Body
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Leveling the Body

Norman clearly has done this before. No car body is as rigid as we like to think it is, a little shimming is always required to get things to fit right. Some naturally fit better than others, and some require a ton of work. Read Norman’s post a few times and be patient
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rim for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Rim for sale

Rim width is typically measured between the vertical walls of the rim beads. Looks like a 21” x 2-3/4” or 3” rim to me. Would carry a 4.50” x 21” tire nicely
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 4wd T racer
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: 4wd T racer

Here’s a pic of how the Hamlin Special was laid out. Motor in backwards, fancy pedal linkage, and oh yeah... Fronty DO, supercharger, and other fancy race car stuff! ;) I don’t have a pic, but the front suspension is a real piece of art too!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

While following a friend of mine on tour years ago, I noticed him leaving a very similar stripe in the road. So I quickly sped up along side and flagged him over. After a quick investigation we discovered a broken external oil line. We added his extra quart of oil, but when I went to get the extra q...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Phelps Accessory Wire Wheel 30" x 3 1/2" with Hub
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Phelps Accessory Wire Wheel 30" x 3 1/2" with Hub

Definitely a Phelps small center wheel. May or not be the right hub for the T... can’t tell that from the pic
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Test rod?!?!? Looks more like a lightened racing rod to me!! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: wanted

Not sure if you saw this posting from a while back...

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5061
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

Of all the 2 pics I found online of this tool... clearly, I felt obligated to chose the one with the most cat hair in the frame. The other pic wuz so boring with only rust and grease to look at... ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Algonquin Ignitor (distributor) question
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Algonquin Ignitor (distributor) question

Most of these clamp on rigs directly replace the commutator components. You will likely find that the drive gear is a slip fit on the nose of the camshafts and the commutator pin fits nicely in the gear keyway. The distributor is not much of a load on the gearset, and the pin head is more than enoug...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

I knew I’d seen these parts before!!!
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Never actually used a sleeve puller like this one, but have seen many pics floating around
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

I must admit... I am strangely drawn to this challenge. And yet, I am completely baffled by this assembly of pieces. Having restored several chassis worth of T’s, I must say that this tool is completely foreign to me. My gut tells me that this tool fits a Chebby... but who would waste their time ser...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone know anything about this car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Does anyone know anything about this car?

Sure look like Simplex wire wheels to me. Very interesting and unique hub/hub nut/wheel center design. If my suspicions are correct, these wheels have had new wing type hub nuts made, along with some sort of brass center cap. Someone clearly went thru a bit of effort on this set... wonder why they w...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: universal hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: universal hubcap

Good luck with your search... not many of these wheels out there, and I’m sure even fewer extra hub caps. The new Mclaren brand wheels are a reproduction of the Universal brand wheels. You should look up Mike Lebsack, as the Mclaren caps may directly interchange with the Universal. Could most likely...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

The Hemings speedster has a set of Phelps wire wheels on it... not many sets of those out there!
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bigger valves?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Bigger valves?

I went 1.720 intake valves in my speedster, and 1.600 exhaust. Go in the block just fine... takes a bit of head and gasket clearance work to get it all to work tho. Chebby S/B aftermarket exhaust valves are almost a direct replacement, and come in a variety of sizes, finishes, and materials. Mine ha...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 1626

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

Pretty sure that deep sump pan belonged to Mr. Accessory of the day, our very own Jay. Look him up and give him a shout
by Kevin Pharis
Thu May 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another part not being made?
Replies: 13
Views: 2484

Re: Another part not being made?

I was under the impression that Mark Auto discontinued these several years ago, and someone else stepped in. That’s why we saw the gear sets jump from $175 to $400
by Kevin Pharis
Wed May 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anything Modern To Help??
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Anything Modern To Help??

A bit of low tech, old fashioned warm weather always helps too ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 1567

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

One may not have noticed the front brakes in the pic... but I do have issues with the front stems too :D
by Kevin Pharis
Sun May 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 1567

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

On a light speedster, I have found that bout 25-30 psi burns thru the center tread section pretty quick. Down around 10-15 psi will even up the wear... but also provides inevitable complications such as tire slippage and slushy ride. Not worth the trade off!! I usually try for 20 psi (it’s not unusu...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu May 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions
Replies: 52
Views: 2868

Re: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions

Let’s not forget that the trunk floor became attached to the trunk in ‘27, rather than the flat panel and crossmember hump as seen in Dan’s pic. Also the quarter panel extension that covers the sub rail in front of the rear fender is shorter with a raised bead in ‘27, whereas the ‘26 extends far eno...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 4 Model T wire wheels FS
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

The full support ring around the drive lug holes makes these Hayes brand wheels, looks like #4 centers and 23” clincher rims. Not exactly a direct bolt on for a T, but would work if the hubs could be found/made. There was a fella here on the forum years ago that advertised that he was making new hub...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat May 11, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I should have died
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: I should have died

It’s November for me, bout the same year too. Found myself laying underneath my inverted speedster on a remote dirt road with my right leg wound unnaturally around the reverse pedal. Live, learn... and change driving style! Did learn one thing tho... Winfield carburetors can run while inverted...! ;...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat May 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3072

Re: Pan straightening

A flat table will tell you a lot... but it sure is a bummer when you get the thing all buttoned up only to find out there is a 1/4” of yaw at the fourth main, or the pan has been hit from the rear and is too short to get the flange bolts in the hogs head If you do make your own pan jig... be sure to...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri May 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

There were several different distributors available... there were with and without centrifugal advance, and also pot metal and cast iron housings. With the smaller shaft mount I would suspect that your new rotor would fit a non centrifugal advance distributor. I just put a Bosch front plate on a mot...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: American /House wire wheel knock off
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: American /House wire wheel knock off

Are these the cast iron version? Or are they brass?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits

I have made up several of these hybrid clutch drums over the years. They can be a real pain in the a$$ to make if you don’t have the right tools. I have a friend with a tranny shop that throws away all the stock cast iron drums no matter how good they are, and there seems to be a never ending supply...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Roof 16 head and domed pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Roof 16 head and domed pistons

I think the real question here is... how tall above the deck do the H/C pistons stick up above the deck? Most overheads have C/C depths between .875” and 1.125” depending on make and model.

Ross pistons has a O/H piston on file, you spec the height to get the C/R you want
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

If you look closely in pic #2 you can see the cantilever for the timing advance rod. This means you have the Bosch distributor front plate, not a clamp on type. Doesn’t make the parts any easier to find... but means you can order a VW 009 distributor drop in conversion from any of the parts vendors ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

Typical rims for these wheels are the 30” x 3-1/2” clinchers or the 21” lockring rims. Other rim styles, diameters, and widths are available upon request
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

John, PM sent
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

Pete, PM sent
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

Will be set up at the Bakersfield swap meet in space C-6 this weekend. Bringing along a full assortment of new Buffalo wheels, hubs, and nuts. See you there!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Timing Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Early Timing Cover

This is an early small spout cover plate... late ‘12 —> early ‘13 if my rememberer is workin right
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model A performance flat head.
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: WTB Model A performance flat head.

The Brumsfield is a stock appearance replacement head... is this important? Or are you looking for sumthin “sporty” lookin?
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame

My rememberer is telling me... The frame rails on the 26-27 are thicker gage, and the front crossmember may be attached differently, other than that... I don’t see any reason for the longer radiator mounting hardware. The only additional part in 26, is the lower radiator apron. The dimensions along ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted gray tires
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Wanted gray tires

How bout a new 30”x3” ribbed...? $100
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame

Been a while since I had my ‘27 roadster... but seems to me that mounting bracket circled in the pic above simply supports the hood sill plate and/or hood latch...?

As for the coil box... yur going to have a he// of a time fitting it and the fuel tank under there
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: maximum cylinder bore

There are plenty of .125” overbore motors out there. And some of them even use stock A pistons too. Not worth the effort in my opinion, after all the time you spend making special length rods you will find that your compression was actually lowered due to the flat top A piston. It’s certainly possib...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: Powder coating rims

My understanding on this topic has nothing to do with the actual paint, and everything to do with the prep process. Many powder coasters are used to painting fences and architectural items, and are not equipped to paint delicate items like tuneable wire wheels. Many shops use aggressive blast medias...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Nice Buffalo wheel heading for Chickasha
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Nice Buffalo wheel heading for Chickasha

Never thought to click on the pic... duh! I R reel smart?!

The grainy pic (before I clicked on it) was leading me to think that the wheel had a reproduction wheel center in it. But with the miracles of technology (clicking on the picture) I’m sure it’s original. Good buy for someone out there
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Nice Buffalo wheel heading for Chickasha
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Nice Buffalo wheel heading for Chickasha

Nice lookin wheel! Not too many 21” around... and in good shape too! Can you snap an up close pic of the wheel center?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????

At RC 39 there aren’t many options outside of carbide. HSS CO drills will only live a short life, and only if the RPM is kept under strict control (maybe 20 SFPM?). I have found that drilling a pilot hole in situations like this will cause the following drills to “suck in” and over heat the cutting ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

Here is a pic of the front cam bearing in the motor I’m working on now. Boss was clearanced with a long endmill. Doesn’t take much, maybe an 1/8” or so
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Re: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?

Here is a pic of a Stipe .280 cam up against a shortened model A crank. There is about .100” clearance between the top of the rod and the root diameter of the cam. And about .300” clearance between the crank and the cam lobes. If there is a clearance issue, I would assume it is with the rods AEB5BB3...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted-- Buffalo #3 wheels or centers and one RS hex nut
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Wanted-- Buffalo #3 wheels or centers and one RS hex nut

The nut in the first picture is a reproduction, and the second is an original. The nut without a lock is a reproduction as well, and were threaded 2-1/2” thread rather than the original 2-17/32”. There were some originals (I believe later production) that had the full engraving, but most had the lef...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Period trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: Period trailer?

Those are 6 or maybe even 7 lug MWC (Motor Wheel Corp) wheels. Certainly mounted to the correct hubs (especially if they are 7 lug). The rims look to be 19” or 20” lockring, suggests to me that the axle might be ‘28-30’ era medium to heavy car. I know that the MWC wheels were used on at least Huppmo...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted-- Buffalo #3 wheels or centers and one RS hex nut
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Wanted-- Buffalo #3 wheels or centers and one RS hex nut

If you are trying to piece together a set, take note that there are at least 3 different variations of wheel centers (minor shape differences), and 2 variations of hex nuts (engraving). You may consider posting some pics of the variation you are hoping to find.
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Roadster wood kit
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: 26 Roadster wood kit

Here’s a pic of my ‘ol ‘27 roadster. The main differences between the ‘26 and ‘27 models the best I can tell, is the sill plate beneath the doors, the termination of the rocker panel, and the trunk floor. The ‘27 has a sill plate that connects the front and rear body halves. It hooks under the botto...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Roadster wood kit
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: 26 Roadster wood kit

You seem to have the same body construction as my ol ‘27 roadster. I suspect that your car, as was mine, is a later variation... or simply put, a ‘27 model year. These cars omit the latch post pillars and the top pivot blocks. Your hinge block in the pic needs to be rotated 90 deg so that the raised...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

Depends on the counterweights you would like to use...? If you use weld on counterweights that do not increase the “major diameter” of the crank, it wouldn’t make any additional clearancing of the block (above and beyond the “normal” A crank mods) If you are talking about the shrink and pin on “truc...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 2403

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

If time, money, and machinery were not limited... you could weld up the threaded portion, jig it up in a CNC mill, then mill the major diameter and threadmill to fit! Sounds easy right...!?!? You may want to consider saving this much effort for something a bit less... “readily available” ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dayton wire wheel info
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Dayton wire wheel info

The Buffalo hubs have the same condition...

Use a little tool, and a lotta patience!
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crankshaftt
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Crankshaftt

Having been ground near 40 years ago I see a couple possibilities. 1) a crank not stored properly can sag under its own weight over time. 2) Or it was ground wrong in the first place. It is widely known that crank grinders hold the crank between centers (using axial pressure) and this will spring th...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Buffalo Wheel Caps
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: FS Buffalo Wheel Caps

FYI...
Model T Buffalo wheels are series B-3. You will find “B - 3 LEFT (or “RIGHT”) SIDE WIRE WHEEL CORP OF AMERICA” stamped around the barrel of all the original hub nuts. This is typical for all Buffalo hub nuts regardless of size or series
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 6148

Re: Lets see your Speedster

After 20 years, 3 bodies, 4 motors, and countless rear axle overhauls...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 2787

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

This is an easy one, I simply tell her...;

“It was here when she got here... it’ll be here when she leaves”

My wife don’t like hearing it... but I think she finally gets it!! :lol: She and the kids really do enjoy the cars tho
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magnetic North Shift
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Magnetic North Shift

Or more importantly... does the T magneto switch from charging AC current... to CA current??? :shock:
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model A crank in a T engine. Question regarding timing.
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Model A crank in a T engine. Question regarding timing.

The snout of the A crank must be machined down to the T dimensions and the T timing gear used. The timing gear keyway basically needs to be extended into the proper location, and the original remaining portion of the keyway filled and machined as it now makes up the front seal surface. No special ti...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB House Wheel Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: WTB House Wheel Caps

I have considered this project in the past, and is certainly possible. Please contact me directly to discuss the details.
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB House Wheel Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: WTB House Wheel Caps

New...? Or original?
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