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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miller head update
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Miller head update

Great news Tom!

I ran into picture posting issues for the first time yesterday too... said my pics were too big...?! Haven’t had this issue since the old format. The site wants the pics in landscape orientation... I simply rotated my pics, and they loaded fine
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Finally feel like I’m making some real progress today...
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Still have to finish the external surfaces on 2 sides... but that seems like the easy part!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1919 Touring
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: FS 1919 Touring

Looks like pics were posted to a new thread...


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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: Gas line for the purist

Sounds kinda like “Bundy” tube...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

So I’m stuck waiting for tools to finish the throttle barrel, so I started pondering my future...

To copper plate...?
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Or just polish...?
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

Re: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell

Talk about all the cool stuff...! B/BB Rajo, S Winfield, and don’t forget to mention... the 3 in 1 front plate!!! What else is in there that we can’t see...?!🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Wire Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: TT Wire Wheels

As I understand it... it was 28-29 AA trucks that came with wire wheels. They look like really heavy 26-27 T wheels. My dad did this conversion on his ol closed cab TT, with some help from Eric Barrett. Seems to me they were lock ring 20” rims. The wheels pictured above don’t look right to me... the...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 973

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

There’s plenty of old “hot” engines out there running Model A pistons (.125” over). Anything at .080” or less is OK with me. But if you’ve got a motor with heavy rust in the water jacket... sleeves might be a better option
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa makes a delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Santa makes a delivery

The Ash wheels were not all that robust of a design... I overhauled a set of 5 original 21” Ash wheels a few years ago. The 3 bolt system was pretty delicate, and so there was going to be much work to bring it all back to usable. I eventually drilled a set of my new Buffalo wheel centers to match th...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa makes a delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Santa makes a delivery

frontyboy wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:15 pm
“Ash wire wheels”
The Ash wire wheels I have come across are 3 lug bolt on wheels. Those look like Universal/McLaren wheels to me. Either way... very nice lookin car👍
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2301

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

The concern over copyright or patent infringements is relative to the intended scale of operation. No doubt any patents ran out many years ago, but copyright could be renewed and still maintained. But this concern would all be relative to the intentions of whoever owns the Miller name, and whether t...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30x3.5 non demountable rim needed
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: 30x3.5 non demountable rim needed

I’ve got a bunch of NEW 30”x3-1/2” rims up here is Sacramento...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels, set of 5 with hubs SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Buffalo wire wheels, set of 5 with hubs

I’ve shipped many Buffalo’s, and can supply boxes and packing materials specifically designed to make shipping those wheels a piece of cake
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

All that’s left now is the throttle barrel!
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2337

Re: Shipping T parts

While USPS is generally reliable... their tracking is nowhere near UPS or FedEx.

Nor rain, nor sleet, nor snow... but COVID and Christmas might prove to be too much! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I would love to see more gow jobs
Replies: 23
Views: 1324

Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Not sure if it was a “go job”... but it was Winfield carb, Bosch magneto, and Buffalo wheel equipped!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

While I wait for floats... Have been working on the float bowl cover. It’s designed to take a modern Viton tipped needle and seat, and will otherwise interchange with an original float bowl cover. All that’s left to do now, is to crimp the bore to retain the detent balls. 4CD90F57-984E-4728-9BE3-161...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

Re: T race car

That thing is sumthin else Pete!

I guess I’ll start with a few questions...;
What is the wheelbase?
What frame rails?
What front axle?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

Like I said... as many as you have patience for ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

After learning the hard way on these old aluminum castings... I’ve begun heating with a torch till it sweats oil, then rinse and scrub with solvent. Repeat as many times as you have patience for, then break out the welder. Often the castings will also suffer from inter-granular corrosion thats impos...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2301

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

I'm moving ahead any body interested about $500. Depending on response. Great for speedster. Excellent news! I would be interested for sure👍 Can you tell us a bit about the plan... will there be any laser scanning or 3D printing involved? Will you have any hard tooling to produce more in the future...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

I came up with a set of these gears years ago... was told they were 490 Chebby, but I have never attempted to confirm. I have never tried to assemble into a Ford either...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

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

How well do these perform . I have a couple at home and haven't tried them .......yet I’m a bit biased... so I will hold my comments 😉. But I will say that rather than arguing over which factory produced carburetor worked best, the Winfield S/SR and similar designed carbs were normal equipment at I...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

At first look it would seem like “floating is floating”. But turns out the buoyancy of a carb float is a delicate balance. Until this project I never fully grasped the required precision of setting the fuel level. We are always told to measure the gap between the float and lid to set... but rarely c...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Kevin, I have a SR that the float sank on, I found round stainless floats about the right size but I'm wondering why the flat area on the Winfield floats? Incorporating the readily available 2” stainless steel ball float was my original plan. Turns out the buoyancy is wrong compared to the original...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

The first float sample pieces are here! They all look and fit good. The material thicknesses all seem to be right, and so I’m confident they’ll float right too. Maybe I’ll try some soldering this weekend...?
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by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2301

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

The time it takes to make patterns and machining,and foundry cost, most do not want to pay for what it would cost, been down this road. You definitely are not wrong... this is not an adventure for the timid. Many of the obscure items are reproduced simply because of the obsessive nature of a few in...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

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

Have been continuing toward my goal of building complete S-B downdrafts from scratch. So far the choke horn, V band clamp, and float bowl are done. The float bowl cover and float ball for both S and SR carbs are next.
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I tried playing mad scientist last weekend... and built up a plating setup for both nickel and copper. Turns out that copper doesn’t stick to aluminum... but nickel does, then can be top coated with copper. 719F213B-DBB0-41E1-80BE-F0E99751411E.jpeg I’m pretty sure I was able to get one of the choke ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Here’s all 5! They’re deburred, tumbled, and cleaned... and just about ready to use. All that’s left to do is plug off the cross holes that connect the jets to the accelerator wells.
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Now I can start on the float bowl cover...👍
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

It looks like a great start for a strong motor. The extra 1/4” of stroke will add to the compression, but those flat top pistons have got to go! The loss of the dome will reduce compression unless you are prepared to take drastic action with a cylinder head. The crank is shortened, so should drop ri...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Our 2 wheel friends
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Our 2 wheel friends

WOW!!!!! She’s a beauty Craig!

I know what I want for Christmas now...😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Out for a spin
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Out for a spin

Quite the collection of Faultless bodied T speedster pics! Very cool!
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover

Hey Dan, I’ve got a nice one that I have been saving for a carb I’ll probably never use. I’ll call you tomorrow
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

With the float bowl finished, and float balls right around the corner... Seems like the float bowl cover and fuel inlet block should be next. Still have some design work to be done on the throttle barrel, but shouldn’t be too far out in the future
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Found some time over the weekend to finish the float bowl! :mrgreen:
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?

Here is a pic of the pan bumps... and there will usually be a 3/8”-1/2” thick spacer between the pan and inspection cover as well 416882DE-D1C8-42D6-9B8E-BFFEADCF90C6.jpeg If you have the inspection pan off, and are not familiar with either crank... the A crank has circular webs near the main journa...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1317

Re: Ford Perch puller

I had no idea how important the ball pein hammer was to the assembly of a T!!!😳 Seems like there should be a chart showing the proper hammer to use on each component of the chassis...?😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Thanks for the link Walt! I haven’t seen this car before and it certainly is special! It seems like maybe 8-9 years ago Mike Santiago built the A powered single seat sprinter. Guess he’s been busy! It’s good to see Scott at the wheel too. I miss seeing y’all up north... just takes a bit more effort ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Do I sense the possibility of the Akron-Hal rocker arm conversion you designed being contemplated for this remarkably generous project? Oooohhhhh no!!! A fellas gotta focus on one thing at a time. The Akron-Hed will continue it present course regardless of distractions. Like I mentioned earlier... ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Les Schubert wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm
I should pass it on to someone like KEVIN!!
Don’t get me wrong, if Les wants me to be the guy... I would accept without hesitation!!!
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

The crank wouldn’t decide how the engine made power... but theoretically allows the siamese intake ports to be less... well siamese. Even with this crank and cam, the siamese intake ports are still arguably inefficient as there will always be the dead space associated with the “other valve”. However...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin you would qualify I’ve thought long and hard about building one of these cranks over the years... but was never a priority for some reason...? I’ve imagined carving on a 4” x 6” chromoly bar for many hours... and then flipping it over to continue carving for many more hours! Not to mention th...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Oh Les...you TEASE!!!😳
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: shipping a head

Before I started using the foam to pack my new Buffalo wheels... I had to ship a wheel to Australia. I spent half a day building a crate to support the wheel and prevent damage under the worst of circumstances. Was not an efficient use of time, and there had to be a better way! No doubt it was the m...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: shipping a head

If you go the spray foam route... it’ll work great! The foam will fill all the space in the box and so reinforce the box from all sides. It will also allow full support of the part from all angles so it can’t “slide” out of the packing material and poke a hole thru the end of the box. However, the s...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

Lookin good Craig! I thought for a moment you acquired a nice lookin red torpedo with the Livingston radiator! Didn’t see any of your cars in the video... maybe that was you riding the motorcycle in the back...?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

Both of the links above discuss the earlier version with the large iron mounting bracket. But one of them solves the riddle bout mine... there is a plate to replace the planetary gears and directly drive the steering shaft with the Ford steering wheel shaft! 5995E994-2830-4E81-9228-E6A8B085EE61.png ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

That’s an interesting ad, as is shows the revised model with “ball bearings” and an interesting mounting bracket. I have an apparently earlier design that has a large cast bracket that mounts in place of the steering bracket, and reaches around to clamp under the spring clamp. This bracket appears t...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1666

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Not too sure if it was a “crash”... but my speedster ended up rubber side up once. I don’t recommend it...!
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Tree hugger

I'm not sure what those of you in California will do when new internal combustion engine vehicles can no longer be sold. California can't seem to keep the power on as it is. That’s the beauty of everyone owning an electric car...! When the county issues a permit to install a smart charger at your h...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Finished up the fixtures to spin the new brass floats tonite...
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Tree hugger

Just think of nrg given off from our wives heat flashes. Not harnessed! Not funny I know. But my wife would give me the finger and laugh. Wouldn’t menopausal energy technically be classified as geothermal...?😜 Now, young children on the other hand... release a tremendous amount of acoustic energy t...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Kevin, It looks like you are well on your way to building complete carburetors.......WOW. I would love to have the 6V available. “Complete carburetors”... I sure hope so! It feels like I’ve got a lot done... but still have a lot more work to go! As for the 6V... would be cool, but you’re gonna have...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission

Does anyone else ever wonder why they never advertise the extra combinations when using Ford reverse pedal...? Could have advertised 7 forward, and 5 reverse! More is better... right?!🤔😉 Low Ford - Low aux Low Ford - Int aux Low Ford - High aux High Ford - Low aux High Ford - Int aux High Ford - Hig...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: When is a good time to sell a T.
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: When is a good time to sell a T.

Probably best to sell it before the warranty runs out😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Since Jeff lives just down the steeet from me, I figured I should revisit the metal spinning discussion... met with him today, and it’s lookin promising!

Will make some tooling and see how it turns out...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

I stumbled across these a while back... it’s no surprise the push rods can become a major vacuum leak
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Nitrophyl ball. That was the original idea... but Nitrophyl is only available in 1” thick blocks, and I need a 2-1/8” sphere. I haven’t made up my mind yet, but am currently considering a readily available 2” stainless steel welded sphere. Having a special run of Nitrophyl floats is very unlikely t...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I know how y’all like progress pics... Finally scrounged up the time to finish the first operation of the Winfield model “S” float bowl. The bowl is designed to directly interchange with the originals with the exception of the float ball. I intend to incorporate a readily available replacement float...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1465

Re: 1914 Stuff

I was under the impression that natural spokes were not offered until later. [/size] That's correct. Wheels were always painted body color until early 1926. Even after they became an option, I believe "natural" wheels were uncommon. How many do you see on cars in period photos? Mighty few. They are...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

This article states that Laurel began marketing the 16 valve heads in ‘17-‘18. It’s not specific enough to discuss when the various models were released tho...

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/l/laurel/laurel.htm
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Tree hugger

That Wiki write up says that most commercial efforts have failed... but an article I read years ago stated that the original intent was to have civilians producing their own fuel to reduce or eliminate the fuel requirements of a distribution network (arguably a significant percentage of total fuel c...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1798

Re: Tree hugger

Many of the lithium based batteries also use rare minerals in their construction that are trace elements, and so are not directly mined. So they have to push around a tremendous amount of dirt to process every ounce. Good thing most, if not all, of these mines are in China, or the Congo...! So hug a...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: Disc brakes on the rear

When the rubber meets the road... it’s still just rear wheel brakes! A car with well adjusted Rockies that can lock up both wheels will stop with the same effort and in the same distance... but the car with disc brakes will stop smoother, with more balanced effort, with no adjustments, and will cool...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, what was the problem with the Ford rods? Oh, let me count the reasons not to use Model A rods... Different lengths Different weights Stretched/stripped threads Chisel marked in a high stress zones Mating surfaces not flat Need to be shortened I used A rods in my last A crank motor (before SKAT...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 74
Views: 10682

Re: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions

Do all roadster pickups of these 2 years have the metal shelf that extends from the seat back to the rear frame cross member? I assume this shelf is what the turtle deck or the pickup bed sets onto? Is this needed with a wooden pickup box? Somewhere along the line (presumably ‘27 model year), the m...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Very cool Les! That crank and cam should solve most of the inherent Siamese port issues, but was said to shake a fella clear out of the car! If you ask me... it’s worth it!!! I’m curious to hear if it was the primitive balance techniques of the day... or the crank stiffness... or the firing order th...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1589

Re: American Vintage Rims

The rim supplier for Coker Tire is in New Zealand...
https://www.vintagerims.co.nz/


There is also a fella in Australia who is making rims now...
https://www.vintagerimsaus.com/
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1589

Re: American Vintage Rims

If it’s to the point of knocking on doors to get answers... maybe it’s time to start planning your new business venture...?🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Oldav8tor wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:50 pm
You have to wonder what all the out of work manure-shovelers found for employment....politics maybe?
It all makes sense now... imagine the possibilities now that the truth is out there!?!🤯😉
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7005

Re: Playin in the shop today...

A closer look at the first operation. All the bowl cover screws and jet holes will be drilled and threaded before this operation is done. Next, the bowl ID will be held via an expanding mandrel so that I can cut the mounting flange and drill the last few holes 1B738928-2631-4DC0-A789-76F37C0946E8.jp...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

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

I know that this product exists... but have never used it personally. I have used nitric acid baths for the passivation of medical implants tho. And occasionally my crew members would unknowingly load steel tooling parts... and after an hour, not much would come out! The goal is not to dissolve the ...
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: 12
Views: 1132

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: 12
Views: 1132

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: 62
Views: 7005

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: 62
Views: 7005

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: 7
Views: 748

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: 1091

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: 526

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: 526

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: 11
Views: 1347

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: 1075

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: 1075

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: 11
Views: 1347

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: 1075

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: 19
Views: 1177

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: 345

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: 595

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: 569

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: 2559

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: 1391

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: 1614

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: 597

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: 1851

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: 1851

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Must get good traction with the tire pressure that low...😜