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by browning
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Brown Model 100 Side Lamps 1911 1912
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: FS Brown Model 100 Side Lamps 1911 1912

building a "Staude, Mak-a-tractor" based on a 1914 engine. New brass radiator, hood, etc. Trying to make it pretty more than practical. New quarter sawn white oak firewall, steering wheel and hood shelves. The thing is just crying out for some brass cowl lights that don't need to work or be year cor...
by browning
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 TT rear wheel spokes
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: 1925 TT rear wheel spokes

John, No need to feel dumb. My wife has been handing me things that I couldn't find (that were right in front of me) for nearly fifty years. I always wanted to know what it felt like and you gave me the opportunity! One more thing off my bucket list.
by browning
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 TT rear wheel spokes
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: 1925 TT rear wheel spokes

Snyders 2020 catalog page T-93. $21. each
by browning
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2628

Re: What have you done to your T this November

I didn't do it all in November but am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel in the last few days. Thanks to Gene French and his equipment I have been able to re-babbit three sets of rods and one block and set of caps. I had to re-pour one bearing three times to get it right and redid some o...
by browning
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: electric fuel cut off

Vacuum wipers have a high torque load and require high vacuum to operate effectively. The force necessary to close a needle valve is infinitely less - think how little buoyancy a carb float provides to do the same job. In another of my hare brained projects it was necessary to monitor manifold vacuu...
by browning
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: electric fuel cut off

I am celebrating my seventieth birthday today and am increasingly aware of the increasing distance from a standing position to the floor so the fuel shutoff is quite a bit more difficult to reach than it used to be. Being naturally a bit lazy I usually just shut down the T and hope it doesn't leak. ...
by browning
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 2763

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: 2763

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: 3152

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: 2763

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: 5615

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: 2442

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: 5254

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: 5254

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 ...