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by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 6
Views: 307

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

StanHowe wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:15 pm
This wasn't a tap, it was a broken Easy Out down in a hole.
Drill, tap, ez-out... it’s all just tool steel to me... and the nitric acid😉
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 6
Views: 307

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

Not that this was a normal situation... but acid can work wonders on a broken tap

https://chemical-supermarket.com/Tap-X- ... -p574.html
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Norman, the Winfield carburetors were an aftermarket accessory, and were not factory equipment on anything as far as I know. They did offer a number of carburetor sizes and manifold/adapter options to cover most production cars, and of course... performance applications. My hope is to build a pair o...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Continuing to play in the shop today...
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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac project
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Frontenac project

With all that meat under the spark plugs, and a fairly shallow combustion chamber... could be a “S” model!👍
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

Well that settles it Dan... I’m gonna have to purge a few less important memories (birthdays, phone numbers, wife’s name) as they seem to be pushing out the important ones 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers

Have you tried Mike Lebsack, Vintage Wire Wheel, LLC? He bought out McLaren. He is in Iowa City, IA. <a href="tel:(319) 430-4995">(319) 430-4995</a>. Lebsackmike@gmail.com John Unless something has changed fairly recently... Mike bought McLaren Wheels from John McLaren (father) a number of years ag...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers

it’s been over a year since I last tried... but they didn’t answer the phone back then either...?
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Thank you Tom! It on its way 👍
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

There are 6 volt options out there too... https://www.steinertractor.com/EIGN16?crawlparam&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr8KGrpW87AIVeR-tBh1T3wIVEAQYASABEgKwVvD_BwE The Pierce Arrow dizzy is an aluminum base housing, and fits on any one of your favorite accessory mag drives too! I’ve always felt that one of the...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

Here’s a pic of the Pierce arrow dizzy that I reworked a while ago. The original plan was to redesign the internals to incorporate the centrifugal advance mechanism from a VW 009... turns out that fixed timing was OK for the application, and the 009 centrifugals ran the other direction anyway...! I ...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Been working on a new float bowl... pics coming soon👍
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

Could always start scrounging for a twin ignition Pierce Arrow distributor...? They run on any standard DU4 type magneto mounting bracket.

There are 2 variations... 2 single ignition heads, or 1 dual ignition head
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

Not sure when Budd and Buffalo (among others) began disk wheel production... but ‘23-‘24 Nash cars were equipped with 25” Budd bolt on disk wheels. There must have been others too...?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch 3 gear aluminum cross drive magneto
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Bosch 3 gear aluminum cross drive magneto

Hey Michael, my dad ran one on his speedster for a bit... don’t remember noticing the gear noise🤔 The idler and the driven gears ride in bushings, and so will affect the gear mesh as the bushings wear. Also the drive gear is mounted to the camshaft, and may not locate well when mounted to the timing...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter / pedal question
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Starter / pedal question

Pete is spot on!

The starter era clutch pedal has a significantly different shape to the linkage arm. It’s been a while... but I do not believe the early arm can be reshaped to fit and maintain proper geometry. Will need to change the pedal head on the late, or the linkage arm on the early.
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front lowering bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Front lowering bracket

Seems to me there is a dimensioned sketch in the “speed and sport” book...?🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Mike Penserini wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:22 pm
I have a fondness for flatheads. Here is Jerry Sherman's.
Well today’s your lucky day Mike...! I happen to have a real nice Sherman head... and I’d be happy to trade you straight across for... say a SOHC Fronty...? 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

I have no radiator in this fight... and really don’t give a flyin hoot about the height of the radiator skirt, and so I should stay out of this discussion, but... As a manufacturer of reproduction parts it seems like I should add a few words of perspective. I always advertise my products as “near ex...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Has anyone tried the Rust-Oleum Peel Coat Spray Paint before? I bought a can and will test to see how it works. https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/peel-coat/ peel paint.JPG Wonder if it works as good as it does in the movies...?😉 2D1DC19C-6E6E-4E3F-9847-16E3FDC45823.jpeg
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early wire wheels help
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Early wire wheels help

Assuming these wheels mate up to a T wood wheel hub... they look to be Universal brand wheels. These were the inspiration for the McLaren wheels
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Re: Found this not so old pic...

I hear ya Dan! Waaaaay underestimated the time on this job!😜
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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Must get good traction with the tire pressure that low...😜
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 36
Views: 2992

Re: Talk about speedsters please

If you go to NWVS site and look at car # 32 Tom Butterworth I built that car . just what your looking for on A T chassis with a Rajo BBR head . The #32 pictured above is my dad’s car... Fronty powered and stick and cloth body on TT truck frame. He since pulled the motor and sold the rest to someone...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

There is no doubt that this motor makes the list of extremely modified T engines... but I’m afraid they passed the $4500 mark loooooooong ago😉 I think the underlying question is whether the “other” cylinder head could be adapted without all the Bonneville modifications... at some level yes. But wher...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Don’t worry Walt... there more than a few projects on my list!

My wife tells me... “life is not about dying with the most stuff! I tell her “your right...! It about dying with the coolest stuff!”😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Converting a push rod head can be a real challenge... even one that was meant to fit can turn into quite the project... Case in point; 7C34F1A3-A3D9-42E2-817E-459BC0157BCE.jpeg Putting the cam(s) on top could really snowball if you let it. I considered OHC with my Akron-Hed project at first, and onl...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Lovin’ it!!😂

Double the power... and gears to spare!!!😂😂
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

I believe that you are right about the expense being relatively small... as long as a guy doesn’t value his time much, he’s money ahead!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 1902

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

If you consider the time, effort, and expense of converting something from completely wrong... to kinda right... you might just pony up for the right head!
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Re: Found this not so old pic...

They are motorcycle disk on all 4 corners. Someday I hope to build an era correct set of drums to replace em tho. They work great... but stick out like a sore thumb on an otherwise relatively period correct car Here’s a sneak peak at the design inspiration, ‘36 Bentley... 62AD62BE-DFBF-4EB0-B364-6E6...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Re: Found this not so old pic...

All flat heads look the same...🙄

So how bout what’s on the way...?😁
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Re: Found this not so old pic...

She’s been shined up a bit since! Looks like these are bout all I’ve got...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Was a NWVS Labor Day endurance run... bout a dozen or so years ago. The Evergreen museum had relatively just recently opened and they were letting us pull out cars in to snap a shot under the ‘ol goose (Hercules). Have been back a couple times since, and it has changed a bunch every time. I highly r...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

John It’s one of the smoothest carbs I have tried. Had a Winfield M for a while but the S runs much better. The car has an A crank and Hc pistons. The S really woke it up. The M’s are pretty good... but have only 2 circuits and all the usual barrel valve problems. The S adds a 3rd fuel circuit, act...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've got a cool head.
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: I've got a cool head.

Oooooooooh!

If you ever wanna trade back to a stock head... I have a few around here I’d be willing to trade ya...?😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1541

Found this not so old pic...

Was rummaging thru some boxes today and found this...
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And NO! It’s not photoshopped!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've got a cool head.
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: I've got a cool head.

I’ve always loved those bumpy covers on the Roof 8’s!!! And they always run reeeeeeally strong too... yours single or dual intake?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

Looks like a typical freeze plug to me. Probably will find that the center is rusted thru. Might get lucky and have a nickel fit in there😉
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 998

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Dang Hank...! Did you have a B crank in that thing? Here is the last A crank I did... 8BCA2FE9-BFD5-4A8C-A9CE-7198C181AEC0.jpeg 86D74643-4475-4CE0-933E-9B877CD9A47D.jpeg I made a block to clamp to the pan, a special hammer to get down in there, and like you said... heat er up and hammer it down! See...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 3668

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Well said Dan... but here is a pic to go along👍
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 3668

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 3668

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Been a while since the last bump...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Brand new Winfield model S & SR carburetor choke horns, V band clamps, and choke brackets now available. All components are near exact reproductions of the original designs and will interchange with original components. Current available size is AA-B only. Other sizes to be available depending upon ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

So while impatiently waiting for material... I made an aluminum V clamp to verify fit and completion. All good! Now back to “patiently” waiting...! :roll:
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

Sounds like maybe dirty armature/brush surfaces...? See if you can sand the contact faces to freshen em up
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster plans
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Speedster plans

Welcome to the speedster crowd Don! It’s your car... built your way... to fit you! Put the seats where they are comfortable for you, and don’t forget to make em wide enough to fit you too. If you use a stock firewall... you already have a starting point, then taper the platform back to fit the seats...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Did some more playin last nite... I haven’t got the right size material yet, so used a piece of stainless that was a bit undersized to prove the program would work, and hopefully do a fit check. Other than the part being incomplete due to the undersized material... the program ran good, and the part...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1671

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

I’ve seen hard seats installed where that had broken thru into the water jacket. On an overhead when sitting, it trickles onto the back side of the valve, only leaking into the cylinder when the valve opens. And when running, on intake stroke, the extra vacuum sucks it right in. We looked all over! ...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Bikers

Here’s a pic of a real biker!😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: straightening spokes....

Don’t forget to spin ‘em all to check that you didn’t affect the straightness of the wheel rims...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Build
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Speedster Build

Looks like you’ve lost a bit of sleep over this project. You should have plenty of braking potential with those rotors, and am curious to see what caliper you choose. Keep in mind that spacing the rear wheels out increases the torsional load on the rear axles... think safety hubs!
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T’s
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: T’s

Good lookin car Pete! Nice caps too😉
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 34
Views: 4263

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

So after a dozen unanswered messages over the last 4 months, I went to the machine shop today... and had every intention of kicking the door in and taking my head back!!! The door was already open... so I had to accept that the theatrics of kicking in the door in wasn’t going to play out as planned....
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1503

Re: update Be careful cranking

I’ve had a couple close calls... but have been lucky enough to walk away with only minor bruises. The scariest one for me was starting a ‘14 runabout with a weak mag (and probably low compression), so had to get it spinning to start. Well I got it spinning alright... and it started!! But the crank d...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

My ol rusty roadster pictured above came to me with Chebby disk wheels... I would probably have liked the disk wheels better if I had a good set of rims with em. They would click and squeak and wobbled like a drunken monkey as I drove. I was happy to get rid of them. The wire wheels are a great impr...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Looks great either way Tom... but you are forgetting the 3rd option...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Was goin to make a few more of these this morning... but as soon as I turned on my machine there was a power glitch and I got spooked. Maybe it had somethin to do with the 100 degree heat at 10 am...?🤔. Only supposed to get up to 108 later...🥵 So I decided to do something that didn’t require any ele...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

Pulling the dash panel out should provide the room necessary to get the tank in and out. I had the tanknin and out of my 27 roadster several times. The first time was to clean and wash what looked like a beautiful original tank with virtually no rust internally. The second time was to chase a fuel l...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

The 26-27 tanks don’t just rust out on the bottom... there is an anti-squeak pad between the firewall and the front panel of the tank that can hold water and rust out the front wall of the tank from the outside in. You won’t be able to see this rust thru the filler neck. The tank is not that hard to...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Here’s one fresh off the mill... a bit of blending and it’ll be ready to run!
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

they found out he was from California and wouldn't let him in. They also told his uncle he had to quarantine 3 weeks before he could come back. Norm It’s pretty typical for a Californian to get shunned anywhere they travel... and anybody in direct contact with a Californian should be deloused immed...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

I’ve also seen some set up to only “supply” oil to the mains, not pressurize. The fittings may just drip oil into the stock oiling holes...? More of a supplemental oiling...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

Try pulling the mag post and takin a peek down into the hogshead... sometimes there is a priming tube routed up there with a cap for just such an occasion
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Received the tools to finish the choke elbow today. Hoping to finish the polished one... and also make a couple choke elbows complete with the butterflies this weekend

Looking forward to finishing up this project so I can move on to the V band clamp to attach the choke elbow. Thinking stainless...🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: A brand new 26

Must be Doc’s first go around with the “Flux Capacitor”... cuz that flag was retired in 1912...?!

Wonder how he got it up to 88 mph...???🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s going on here?
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: What’s going on here?

Must be bath day...😢
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Ssssshhhhh, Polish sells!
Who said anything bout selling...? That would be against the forum rules!

There may be a few extras available in the future, but for now... I’m just playin in the shop👍
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Since the bosses for the choke shaft were cut wrong anyway... I though I would just cut em off and give er a good shinin up...
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I made some AA-B straight choke housings a couple years ago, along with the butterflies, shafts, and hardware to complete 51513710-0C90-4007-B806-8D5241231583.jpeg I considered making these choke elbows back then... but started looking into investment casting as the machine work is not exactly simpl...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Here is a shot during the machining... started out this morning with a piece of 3-1/2” diameter round aluminum
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Playin in the shop today...

Amongst all the other projects... not sure why I felt the urge to make this... I had a couple bad numbers along the way, so this one isn’t perfect or finished... but will correct on the next one. This one is for a size AA-B, and is just about identical to the original. One piece at a time I’m gettin...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

Where there’s a will... there’s a way!

Modern valves are definitely tough material... but are not impossible to machine. Manley (and other brands too) valves can be ordered as “blanks”, with extra long stems. With a little patience, do what you need to do... and cut em off to the length you need em
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fast turnaround for Model A engine rebuild-video
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Fast turnaround for Model A engine rebuild-video

That was a neat “all inclusive” view of a complete engine overhaul. I wish they would have shown a man hours clock to give some perception of time... other than the fella sittin on the bumper impatiently waiting for the finish assembly. They had my attention until they drag started the car. Wonder i...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3 to 1 gears
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: 3 to 1 gears

My gear set has a few new lookin teeth too... I could mail you a sample tooth if it would help put this deal together😜
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3 to 1 gears
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: 3 to 1 gears

I would part with this set... for the right price😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 26693

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

I’ve seen shift levers bent like that before on transmissions used when converting old belt driven machinery to electric motor powered. The electric motor and automotive transmission would be high mounted, and the shift lever twisted down so one could reach it
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Wanted to buy

Try with 4995
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about x rods
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Question about x rods

I fully agree that cost would have been a major factor in the X rod changeover decision. X rods were lighter, and therefore would have had a lower material cost. But I don’t suspect the cost of manufacturing would have been significantly different. They still required forging, machining, and babbiti...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about x rods
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Question about x rods

‘Ol man Ford changed a lot of things for for a lot of reasons during his reign... but rarely did he change to a design that reduced reliability. However, the X rods showed up 14+ million cars into T production, and were phased out in a relative “blink of an eye”. Half of ‘27 thru half of ‘28 is all ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: Is it a T?

I wanna know how she reached the pedals...?😳. Look at where the hogs head is... she musta had legs longer than the lamp in the Christmas story!!!😉 Lots of neat little tidbits... • Hand brake lever bent around to reach back a foot • The front axle might be pushed out... suicide, or maybe Laurel brack...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '25-'27 Watts Style clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: '25-'27 Watts Style clutch

Go into your preferences, and set for an email notification when you receive a PM. Now you won’t have to compulsively check...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 26693

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Looks like a Houk #5 wheel center and hub... the wheel center is not all that uncommon and of no particular value by itself, and an unidentified application hub has about equal value. But if you have a car that you desired to convert to wire wheels... it is near unheard of to find a complete set of ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 26693

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Was the wire wheel in the foreground part of your haul? Are the other 3 hubs and wheel centers on the chassis? Acquiring a full set of hubs and wheel centers is 90% of the effort when it comes to converting a car to wire wheels. The rims are almost always toast, and don’t plan on using the spokes fo...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 34
Views: 4263

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

The machine shop told me 2 weeks to complete... that was 3+ months ago...🤨 And so as I wait ever more impatiently for the machine shop to finish the guides, seats, and surface, I have found a fella to flow the head (should it ever be ready...🙄). I have no intentions of “porting” the head, just simpl...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A couple of pictures from Northwest Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: A couple of pictures from Northwest Washington

Would love to have that roadster in my garage...🤤

Not to mention a ‘07 American Underslung roadster sold a few years ago for $1.4 million...💰💰
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Model Ts

I guess the thing on the front of the car in the second photo is part of the Everful Water System. When reading the article on the Everful Water System, it basically describes an overflow tank that also condenses the steam, and most likely siphons the captured overflow back into the radiator simila...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Model Ts

And I’m assuming that’s a front mounted electric starter... never seen that style before. Very cool👍
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender bender
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Fender bender

I’ve been scratching my head over the partial engine shot too... sure looks like a spark plug and a port with a sharp vertical elbow on the left side...? This would suggest to me that we are looking at a SR Fronty...? Or maybe a Roof 8 valve...? Most likely an intake, and would not be surprised if w...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

Another consideration with the ultrasonic cleaners that hasn’t been discussed yet is “shadows”. You should be familiar with the design of your tank and the location of the sonic generators. The placement of the parts within the tank can be critical to getting repeatable cleaning results. Also many o...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 75
Views: 5604

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Hey there Michael, did that ‘ol reed venturi Tillotson downdraft ever work out for your dozer?? Or maybe just good for a few parts? Hope it went to good use...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buffalo Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Buffalo Wheels

There is a sight recess near the outer perimeter of your caps to accept the thin sheet metal medallion. If the brass caps are similar design to the iron caps (I don’t have any brass caps to confirm), the medallion should be held on by the same 2 rivets that capture the latching mechanism. BC9CF775-E...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

If you saw em off just behind the gear (band saw... not hack saw!), the axle stubs pushes right out. And this way there’s none of that “shoot outa there” paranoia😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Just a bit ointment and she’ll be just fine!!😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buffalo Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Buffalo Wheels

The pin drive caps are a typical earlier design for the Buffalo/House wire wheels. They were replaced sometime about ‘22. There were both cast iron and brass variations of these pin drive caps, and each had their own medallion design C9BBA20A-56B2-4A10-BCF9-9AE11478C6F1.jpeg 5E901EDA-9337-4901-A872-...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?

All of the Hall Scott axle housings I have are machined for the closed spool. I don’t have any later Ruckstell housings to compare with... but if you did need to machine the register, I imagine it could be done in a mill with an angle plate, a few clamps, boring head, and a lot of patience!😉