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by browning
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

Actually the complexity issue is not so bad. You can use an old (cracked) cylinder head and a used head gasket at no cost. Once you have spent a few dollars and a few hours building the manifold and plumbing and wiring up a separate timer and harness the installation on the engine is about five or t...
by browning
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

I'll post answers as I have time. I don't enjoy reading long posts and assume you don't either. First, to answer the Model T Sanhedrin, the reason I originally developed the system was about a decade ago when I was in my Fordson phase. Fordson tractors share some engineering with the T but present a...
by browning
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch

My wife walked past the garage door once while I was working on a T.
by browning
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Compressed Air Breakin

Here are a few (not too good) videos of my 1914 rebuilt engine running on compressed air. Probably screwed it up - you'll figure it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLWcRRVQkvs
by browning
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 3749

Re: Insurance company recommendations

I probably have over a half dozen antique cars and trucks insured with Hagerty. I have only had one claim for a broken (stone chipped) windshield on my '68 Roadrunner. The Hagerty adjuster sent me a partial check before I even had estimates "so you don't have to use your own money for a deposit, if ...
by browning
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1570

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

I personally know the fellow that did the programming for the firewalls that Snyders sells. The dimensions were taken directly from Ford blueprints secured from the Benson library and are year specific, dimensionally correct, and cnc manufactured. The plywood is not certified exterior grade but is m...
by browning
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 3832

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

Having received multiple requests for information via email etc. I thought it would be best to communicate on the forum. The Model T and Fordson are easy to run on air due to two factors. One, the sparkplug holes are 1/2" pipe thread and two, the timer provides perfect actuation of the solenoids. Si...
by browning
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 3832

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

I have rebuilt a number of Fordson tractor engines and find that running them on compressed air saves a lot of anxiety and is actually very easy to do. I am currently rebuilding several Model T engines and will be breaking them in the same way. The beauty is that you can break them in on the engine ...