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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updated; Overland reed type Tillotson. Might be going on my T at some point.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: What Tillotson do I have here or is it? Might be going on my T at some point.

Here’s an old thread bout the downdraft version. You may reach out to the OP about his experience with the reed venturi carbs

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1520053967
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updated; Overland reed type Tillotson. Might be going on my T at some point.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: What Tillotson do I have here or is it? Might be going on my T at some point.

I once had a similar design down draft version of this carb that had 1915 patent date on it. Turns out it belonged on a ‘20ish track dozer of some sort. Found this out from an avid tractor collector, who also reported that that the reed style venturi carbs were great at idling... and nothing more!
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Parts or chips...???

Hey Mark, this plate will bolt down on top of an Akron OHV, and support a custom rocker arm system

Here is a pic of the 3D assembly
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Parts or chips...???

Looks pretty good after a bit of cleanin up!
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Parts or chips...???

Good eye Bruce!

Looks like a mess now, but...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Parts or chips...???

Sometimes I forget if I’m making parts or chips...??? I think there’s a part in there somewhere...🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: LEDs when turned off

The fluted lenses don’t hide much...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Wheel adapters

5 inch thick should do it just fine... you may want to start advertising for some wide track fenders to go with em tho... 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

What about reducing the diameter of the mains to approx 1.4995 and use the heavy duty caps with thicker babbitt? I am not seeing a lot of meat in that area in the block to remove. Some blocks do end up pretty thin. If my rememberer is workin right... the center main tends to get the thinnest. Grind...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

I know that Rocker Arm Unlimited (formerly Rocker Arm Specialty) makes billet rockers to fit the A overheads... and know they have done T’s too. Might be worth the call...?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission safety wire
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Transmission safety wire

The only hardware you can reach thru the transmission inspection cover is the 6 driven plate bolts, and the clutch finger screws.

The driven plate bolts can be wired thru the cover (suggest wiring in pairs). The clutch finger screws take cotter pins, and also can be done thru the access cover
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Y block rockers are simply one suggestion. You don’t have to go the easy route... Could always make what you need from scratch 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Another fit check... so far so good!👍
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Here is a shot of the latest design revision to the adapter plate... was hoping to make the plate appear a bit less “billet” 😬
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Do you have a 4x8x20 block to mill the valve cover? Andy Don’t be ridiculous!! :roll: Would only need to be 4x8x19!! :lol: Actually, was thinking about milling the bottom edge out of 1/4” or 3/8” sheet, then forming a cover from aluminum sheet. Don’t really want a folded and welded street rod looki...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Hell with the broom!! I’m gettin me a snow shovel!! :shock:
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Don’t know if I’ll get to it this weekend... but here’s a before photo
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

Les Schubert wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:24 pm
I have a set of the cast aluminum rods offered for the installation of the A crank in a T block. Anyone with experience with these?
Original accessory rods? I’ve seen the “Aluminite” rods from way back when, but all have been T replacement. And usually in sets of three...?! :?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

The rods pictured above are compressor rods for sure... can’t confirm the “Smiths Motor” part, as I’ve only ever heard them referred to as “compressor” before. Most cut and welded “hybrid” rods I have seen, have had reinforcement plates add to stiffen the weld area. I don’t have any pics to prove it...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forklift rods
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Forklift rods

Any chance you’re thinkin of the air compressor rods? Not sure what make they were... but basically an A rod with a T wristpin. Don’t know what piston was needed when installed in a T motor
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

I seem to remember the Columbo breather cap as an iron casting with little or no machine work other than the screw... may not be “good” crankcase ventilation, but certainly a far cry from a “good” seal

You could always make a fluted spacer for the filler cap to allow more breathing...?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I’m just starting out with FeatureCAM... it’s my first experience with AutoDesk products. It’s been a bit of culture shock! I have looked over Fision360 some, and it is similar to FeatureCAM as they are both AutoDesk products... but COMPLETELY different workflows! Fusion360 is a somewhat conventiona...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Columbo cross drive magneto questions
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Oil hole Columbo cross drive magneto questions

The biggest maker, the Matco ( Magneto Corp ofAmerica ) used a small copper line that went from the oil fill hole to the shaft, so their method was oiling the shaft automatically ( provided you have oil in the engine), with the engine crankcase oil fog. True that the MATCO plate has an oil line to ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Which car program ate you using and does it give you a mirror image for the even number cylinders? Andy I have been designing in SolidWorks, and programming with FeatureCAM. I expect that all CAD/CAM softwares have the ability to mirror the design/model at the push of a button... but generating the...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Am far enough along now to mock up the first sanity check...

Then got to thinkin... sanity’s got nothin to do with this project!!!🤪
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I do have to admit that a more modern mill could have done the same work in half the time or less... but that requires the one thing that didn’t make your list... MONEY!!! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

After 4 hours in the mill, time to make some room for the bushings... :D
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB accessory spring bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: WTB accessory spring bolts

If you have a lathe, a junk T axle or driveshaft, and a little time... that’s how these bolts came about
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Kebin, what material are you using and will it require heat treatment? Andy Just so happen to have about 15’ of 3” diameter 4130 normalized steel bar laying around... so what better material to use?! 😉 The plan is to use stock T valve springs, so there won’t be much load on the rockers. I figure th...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Now back to the lathe for the last bit of work
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Step two... exhaust rockers!

Start with a big chunk of round bar, then make it a little bit smaller in the lathe
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Then off to the mill to start sneaking up on it
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Just can’t be afraid to make a little mess 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trunk lid skin replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Trunk lid skin replacement

Im going to try to say this without sounding too critical of Howell’s deck lid skins... The roadster skin I had from Howell’s was better than nothing, and I was happy to have a head start on the project. But the skin was far from ready to install. The main issue was the complete lack of compound cur...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Finished an early Christmas present for myself this morning. The first of many steps...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

Dan McEachern wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:14 pm
I posted a version in the other thread on this subject.
https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9046
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trunk lid skin replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Trunk lid skin replacement

You can always look for (or grind you own) “Brad point” drill bits. These drill points are inverted, with a tiny raised point in the center to keep them on target, and so cut at the perimeter with nearly flat bottom. These drills will easily remove the spot weld area without sacrificing the lower pa...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trunk lid skin replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Trunk lid skin replacement

Not sure bout the coupe lids... but I’m sure they are the built the same as the roadster lids. That is, with the outer skin folded and crimped over the edge of the inner panel. Should not be welded, riveted, brazed, or the like. If you don’t care to salvage the old skin... just hit the perimeter edg...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: WTB: Overhead valve head

Of the many heads available, there were several performance levels... do you have a preference? 1 or 2 intake ports? Cross flow? I don’t imagine you are hoping for overhead cams or 16 valves...? I always had my ear to the ground for an 8 valve Roof... never had one turn up tho. Good luck with your s...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

WOW!! I’ve only dealt with them one time... bout 2 weeks ago. I briefly explained my goofy situation, and they were more than happy to accommodate with the parts I needed. As I understand, they used to be Rocker Arm Specialties, then we’re sold to someone who floundered the business... and then reki...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

I don’t remember the clearances exactly... but .001” radial clearance sounds bout right. Bout this same time frame, I had to braze up and remachine the oil pump for my Studebaker Avanti as there were no repos available and the OEM pumps were more like POS pumps! I’m sure I used the clearance specs f...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Les, Just as all of these modifications are guaranteed to snowball... my Akron OHV project is no exception. I’ve already begun to build a rocker arm conversion for it, and am trying to plan this project as carefully as possible to prevent stalling out😬 Hoping to find 2 Winfield SR-B or BB down draft...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Bud, Sumping the pan was a bit eerie as I lost the inspection cover... but came to the realization that the motor would simply need to come out if any problems arose. The motor was babbited without shims, so there really is no “maintenance” to be done in there anyway. Knock on wood, the motor hasn’t...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

That Cleveland pump was made on my ‘ol Bridgeport type CNC conversion mill. In computer years, it was almost as old as our T’s! I’ve upgraded since (some call it “Millzilla”), to a much more capable and rigid “bed mill” design machine. Not only is it half the age of the ‘ol one, faster, tighter, hig...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Those VW pumps have great gears in em. Here is a pump I made for a ‘26 Cleveland that utilized the VW gear set. Don’t seem to have a pic of the pump finished...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Seems to me there was an oil/water pump accessory constructed similar to the one pictured above. Of course there were a couple 3 in 1 (oil/water/distributor) units available too... The trait that bugs me the most is the elevation of some of these pumps. Why design problems into the system...? Get th...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Here is a cross sectional view of the check valve in the pic
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

I’ve never come across an “off the shelf” solution that seemed like a good fit. Have seen some as simple as a few strategically assembled pipe fittings. For this motor I wanted something a bit cleaner... and it only cost me dozens of hours...! :roll: If I remember correctly... there is a captured .5...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Les, Not sure if the check valve makes a difference er not... as I’ve never tried without it. But this pump will make pressure after a couple seconds of cranking on a cold motor, and that provides me a bit of security (potentially false) that the countless hours of effort are at least being oiled re...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2396

Re: Oil pump

Here is a shot of the B-210 pump I’ve been running on my T for bout 10 years now. Didn’t like the fitting sizes or locations on the adapter pictured above, so made my own. You can see the special built check valve and the bulkhead fitting to pass thru the pan behind the carb air horn. I sumped my pa...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: RAJO head questions

Kevin Pharis wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Maybe someone can post the nominal head height for you to compare
Anybody???
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: RAJO head questions

I’m certainly not the RAJO expert... but looks like a C-35 to me. Take a good look at the deck thickness of this, or any, overhead. They have a tendency to have an excessive amount of material removed to increase compression. This one appears to be a bit thin under the plugs, and the short flange to...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I suspect they were more interested in fitting the car without modifying the firewall. Ansy No doubt this was the major motivation for keeping the profile low. But if they had made a higher compression version... the ports could have been less squished. Or if they had gone the route of the “A” RAJO...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Here we have step 1 of the intake rocker done... now to cut the center bushing bore and cut off the handle
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield model m carb...SOLD,SOLD,SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Winfield model m carb...$425.00

looks like a rare buy! It’s not only a size “C”, but has the impossible to find 1 piece float bowl cover, and inlet flange! Nice piece!
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

So... If you have #249, and I have #388... than we can conclude with reasonable certainty... that there were at least 2 of these heads made! ;) While I do have the correct exhaust manifold, this head came with 2 die cut steel straps to clamp an intake manifold to the head. It had a NH and stock T in...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Here is a pic of the inner workings...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Here is a couple pics of the port layout for the Akron OHV head. While I’m not too excited about the ports being squished flat, I believe this head will flow enough air to improve upon my slightly ;) modified flat head
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

AndyClary wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Probably drive gears for a triple plate.

Andy
You got it!!


Here are a couple original Tri-Unit ads showing the timer elevator, and the Bosch option
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:39 am
Delco? With all the different distributors made for the Model T this could be a real challenge. It's not Bosch.
Not Delco... and it’s supposed to be a challenge! ;)

While not Bosch either... this accessory did come outfitted with a Bosch distributor as an option...?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Steve Hughes wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Distributor gears.
Getting warmer... but which one?

dobro1956 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Atwater Kent ??
Not this one
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I would be curious to know the serial numbers of the known heads. This head is #388... not sure if that is early or late production...?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Since the last go around was solved in just 30 minutes...

Anybody recognize this gear set?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

This head came to me assembled and just about complete, including all the valves, keepers, push rod tubes, and exhaust manifold. Only thing missing is the valve spring shields... if they are supposed to be there? At least 2 of the ball tubes are cracked and have raised dimples where the ball bearing...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

The ball filled tubes are neat and all... but was thinking something like this would be more reliable :D
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Well that didn’t take long... ;)

Anybody have a running Akron equipped motor out there?
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2313

Obscure speedster trivia...?

Anybody recognize this contraption?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings

That drawing you have is pretty basic, and obviously lacks much needed tolerances. An interesting method of defining the taper across the entire length of the axle too... IIRC, it’s 3/4” per foot with centerline taper, can’t help you with gauge diameter, but know you need to keep pretty tight tolera...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Bosch DU4

Used to run a DU-4 on my ol’ 27 roadster with a Matco front plate without impulse coupling. Hand cranked the basically stock motor many times, and always started well.

Just a hunch... but I suspect many hard starting “ignition” issues are fuel related
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Lookin sharp Robert! I’ve been wanting to respoke the wheels on my speedster with polished stainless spokes for years... might have to do it this winter! Don’t tell my wife. Shhhhh!🤫
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

I’m not so convinced bout the first pic...

Looks like they’re just changing a flat to me! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Here is a shot of an all new 21” Buff... in the buff ;)
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

One could always change the filler neck too...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1623

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Andyclary wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:18 pm
I have used a shoe for a cup holder in my T. Authentic and easy to remove.

Andy
With shoes my size... I’d have to carry around a gallon jug!! :lol:
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And this tractor in Arizona...
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: And this tractor in Arizona...

Ya think the corrugated tin hood was part of the kit too...? ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Transform your original Buffalo wire wheel centers into completely rebuilt wheels. Includes all new 30” x 3-1/2” rim, spokes, and nipples. All bare steel components, ready to paint — $550 ea. + shipping Other rim and finish options available — call for pricing Of course... all new is an option too; ...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Ford history questions

One should keep in mind the cost and reliability of early batteries, as well as the remote non-electrified majority of the nation. These cars when new, needed to be self reliant... as possible. As for maintenance, simple mechanics are capable of fixing simple mechanics, so keep em simple! And don’t ...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED GAS CAP
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: WANTED GAS CAP

Looks like one of Rootleib’s caps to me. Try givin em a call
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield ball choke horn
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Winfield ball choke horn

The ball choke seems to be specific to the Model M carbs, and as I recall, their intended purpose was to act as a silencer. However... their true purpose seems to have been to break every carburetor housing they were ever mounted to! ;)
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 633

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: 307

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 992

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 992

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: 278

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: 633

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

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: 656

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: 563

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 1095

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: 7
Views: 917

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 11
Views: 843

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: 430

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current
Replies: 8
Views: 726

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: 421

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: 318

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: 292

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: 318

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: 318

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: 292

Re: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

I didn’t have the heart to toss it... so it has a new home now!