RHD hogs head purchase

Discuss all things Model T related.
Forum rules
If you need help logging in, or have question about how something works, use the Support forum located here Support Forum
Complete set of Forum Rules Forum Rules

Topic author
Tmodelt
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:48 pm
First Name: Kim
Last Name: Wynn
Location: Morris, IL

RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Tmodelt » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:14 am

I would like to thank Mr. Joe Bell for allowing me to purchase a RHD hogshead that he had.

I am attempting to build a somewhat unique 2 person boattailed roadster/speedster (RHD, suicide doors, removable hardtop & some other modern amenities).

I am presently assembling the drive train.
Engine in progress
Engine in progress
Intake manifold and carbs
Intake manifold and carbs


Topic author
Tmodelt
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:48 pm
First Name: Kim
Last Name: Wynn
Location: Morris, IL

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Tmodelt » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 am

The new RHD hogs head to be installed this week. Not pictured yet


Kerry
Posts: 292
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:42 pm
First Name: Frank
Last Name: van Ekeren
Location: Rosedale Vic Australia

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Kerry » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:01 pm

If you are running removable ear bands, don't forget to flip them around as well.


Topic author
Tmodelt
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:48 pm
First Name: Kim
Last Name: Wynn
Location: Morris, IL

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Tmodelt » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:16 pm

The removable portion would then go opposite the pedals so that the rotation of the transmission drums would keep them seated. Correct?

User avatar

Henry K. Lee
Posts: 1904
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am
First Name: Henry
Last Name: Lee
Location: South Pittsburg, TN
MTFCA Life Member: YES

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Kim,

Is your new name, "Yell'r Dawg"?

Love You to Man!

Hank


Kerry
Posts: 292
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:42 pm
First Name: Frank
Last Name: van Ekeren
Location: Rosedale Vic Australia

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Kerry » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:49 pm

No, like a LHD they are on the pedal side so on a RHD they are on the pedal side.


Les Schubert
Posts: 414
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:47 pm
First Name: Les
Last Name: Schubert
Location: Calgary

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Les Schubert » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:10 pm

I assume you have the starter version? In Canada all I have are the pre starter versions (2 aluminum, 1 cast iron). I am thinking of doing a “surgery and weld job” and add a starter to the cast iron one.
My 13 touring is RHD and has been on the road for 19 years


Topic author
Tmodelt
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:48 pm
First Name: Kim
Last Name: Wynn
Location: Morris, IL

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Tmodelt » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:42 pm

Kerry, wouldn't the direction of rotation attempt to lift the band pins/tabs off the end pieces? Just clarifying as I have absolutely NO experience with RHD.

Les, I have one with a starter mount even though I will be blocking off and use a removable starting system similar to what is used in Formula 1 and INDY racing. Building as a multiple purpose (daily driver and racing).

Hank, Good name. I hadn't thought much about naming yet. I was leaning toward "The Wynco Special" developed by Wynco Enterprises, designed by the Department of SWAG (Stupid Wild Ass Guesses) HA!

Chassis has 21" Model A wheels, aluminum Watford 3 speed aux trans, Ruxtell 2 speed diff and has been lowered approximately 7" ( how low can you go), fiberglass roadsters tub so that when I cut for suicide doors, I will not destroying an original steel body. A lot of ambition, but it keeps me out of bars and from chasing wild women!


Kerry
Posts: 292
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:42 pm
First Name: Frank
Last Name: van Ekeren
Location: Rosedale Vic Australia

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Kerry » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:55 pm

Kim.
If rotation was a problem then LHD T's would have the same issue when using the brake band when going in reverse.
I've never seen any problems as long as the band end is locked correctly on the ear.

User avatar

AndyClary
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:15 am
First Name: Andrew
Last Name: Clary
Location: Usa
MTFCA Number: 24057

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by AndyClary » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:44 am

A little thread drift, but I have pulled worn out bands with removable ears on the "wrong" side. Good luck with the project and I look forward to photos.

Andy


Topic author
Tmodelt
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:48 pm
First Name: Kim
Last Name: Wynn
Location: Morris, IL

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Post by Tmodelt » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:25 am

I plan on painting the "new" hogs head today and installing when dry. Using a "rattle" can off the shelf color. I will then install the front plate distributor and oil pump. I have a pump like in Hank's photos.

I hope my kids take pity on my wife and supply me with more engine speed parts for Christmas. I fought it though as they didn't ask me what I still wanted/ needed. HA!

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic