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by StanHowe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Looking for info on points

If you need some of those points I think I have a bunch of them if I can find them.
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

The 7212 bearing needs to be becby which designates angular thrust. The 7212 is size nomenclature.
I have bought probably 40 or more SKF bearings. I have no doubt they are US made.
Others..... Hard to say.
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

For the original poster, here is a link to the accessory carburetor page on my web site. It is long out of date, I'm added another 20 or so since I did this about ten years ago, sold some of these and some others, etc. But there were over 200 carbs for Model Ts that were going to solve every problem...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

You have to remember that the charge is sitting in the intake waiting for three of the four strokes of the engine. It only moves when the valve opens and the intake stroke occurs. During compression, ignition and exhaust the charge in the manifold is (at least theoretically) static.
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

The explanation is that the intake valve does not close completely before there is a pulse from the piston starting to rise. So there is a slight flow return in the intake charge. A larger manifold takes longer to reverse the flow or start it again when the valve opens again -- depending on how you ...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

George!! A Prius is a three cylinder isn't it???

Pretty hard to match that up to a T.
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

Damn auto correct!!!
Not a Prius head, a PRUS head!!!!!!!
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

Save your money. Buy a good carburetor, a Prius head and have your coils rebuilt. Any one of them will do more good than a high flow manifold. You can only run so much air through a carburetor. And the valves. Etc. There are a dozen great carburetors that will wake up a T. They all have positives an...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why it takes so long
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Why it takes so long

There are dozens of different models and at least 12 sizes of 5 balls. They were used on a lot of different engined and applications.
I don't see any significance in the serial numbers.
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

I must be out of the loop if there are some C H Ina made Ruckstell parts around. I've installed a lot of new bronze plates over the years and every one fit right if you have the correct bearing. I don't use the offshore bearing, I use US SKF becby angular thrust. All bearings are measured and sold i...
by StanHowe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why it takes so long
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Why it takes so long

I won't be doing this in five or six years. I'm trying to get all the work that is setting on the shelves done and sell off my inventory, I have too many irons in the fire and not near enough heat anymore. I am not taking in any more repair work to be returned in 2020, we'll see how it goes over the...
by StanHowe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why it takes so long
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Why it takes so long

Spent half the day yesterday making these. Kingston 5 ball for a 1909. Like most of them, the caps have been in and out a zillion times, removed with everything from a correct sized wrench to a chisel and hammer, pliers, who knows what. Since they are NOT the same as the later 4 ball caps which are ...
by StanHowe
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bench Top Rear Axle Holder
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Bench Top Rear Axle Holder

While you're at it, take an old ring gear and bolt it down with the teeth up.

I cut a hole in my bench top but you can also just bolt it over the edge of your bench.

Handy as a pocket in a shirt for holding the assembly, removing ring bolts etc, tightening them etc etc.
by StanHowe
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wanted Off Topic Carb Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Wanted Off Topic Carb Knowledge

It's a very interesting carb for that early. I couldn't see it well on my phone, that glass float bowl may interchange with some of the early Stromberg Glass bowls.
by StanHowe
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

I'm just about done with this whole forum deal. Can't delete a post, can't edit it. All I can get is another post of the same thing and then can't delete either one of them because you "Cannot delete a post that has been replied to." Back to work, Hell with it, I'll just look like an idiot again. I ...
by StanHowe
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Ron, I have your address, I have a couple big boxes of coils I don't think I have ever even looked at. I'll fill a big priority mail box with the better looking ones of them and get them off to you as soon as I have a chance. I probably have close to 100 if I dig them out. I put the set you did for ...
by StanHowe
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Ron, I have your address, I have a couple big boxes of coils I don't think I have ever even looked at. I'll fill a big priority mail box with the better looking ones of them and get them off to you as soon as I have a chance. I probably have close to 100 if I dig them out. I put the set you did for ...
by StanHowe
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: aluminum intake manifold and carburator
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: aluminum intake manifold and carburator

There should be a rule that you can't post anything really cool for sale before I get up, have breakfast and am checking the classifieds!!!
by StanHowe
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS box of Holley g carburetors
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: FS box of Holley g carburetors

Scott, old buddy old pal remember I need some G bowls!!
by StanHowe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: craftsman lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1382

Re: craftsman lathe

Thanks Ken. The instrument repair business is long gone, I still have some inventory and a few tools but I haven't worked on a fiddle for years. The carb business is much better and virtually no competition, the fiddle reapair schools turn out hundreds of new guys every year who want to do it becaus...
by StanHowe
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: craftsman lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1382

Re: craftsman lathe

Yeah, I WISH I had a Myford.
John has a like new one he bought a few years ago, some of the attachments are still new in boxes.
I have a Jet 13 x 40, a couple little Chinese ones and four Unimats + a Sherline.
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: craftsman lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1382

Re: craftsman lathe

Before you know it you will be drooling over a Myford Super 7, thinking you could take the money out of your 401Z or whatever that is and find one some old Englishman bought and never used. Fully tooled, Hand scrap marks still on the ways........................ It is an addiction that creeps up.
by StanHowe
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1904 Autocar parts
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: 1904 Autocar parts

You should talk to Val Soupiov in maybe Connecticut.
by StanHowe
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Re-conditioner
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: New Day Timer Re-conditioner

Steve beat me to it. You need a thick piece of wood or the sandpaper can cut right though the sides of the New Day and you end up with two pieces in your hand. Ask me how I know that.
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 68
Views: 3917

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

You're a long ways from Montana but if you need some stuff come on by. I have half a dozen chassis better than that I would give you, piles of front and rear axles, wheels, stuff and miscellaneous. We are going this week to pick up some frames and T stuff to keep them from the scrapper and there is ...
by StanHowe
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 1517

Re: 13T - Starting trouble

Take the Gross Jet out.
Hold it firmly in your hand, pull your arm back all the way -- the one you have been cranking with -- and throw it as far as you can in to tall grass and weeds where no one will ever find it.
Replace with an original style float valve.
Problem solved.
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Backordered NH Float Valve Install tools available - Last Call
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Backordered NH Float Valve Install tools available - Limited Supply

Scott, I'm glad you're making those, Jack Daron made a zillion of them and sold them and gave them away. He is long gone and I don't know of anybody making them other than you. I can't see the handle end but I'm going to make a suggestion if you haven't already thought of it. Center drill the handle...
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G priming question
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Holley G priming question

Remove the three screws that hold the cover on, remove it, look down in the bottom where the little pan is for the idle feed tube to sit in the fuel. The fuel level should be above the bottom of the idle feed tube. Look to see if the drain tube is sticking up above the bottom of the machined area ab...
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

It's an interesting little tractor. Nothing revolutionary, tho, just a little tractor. They couldn't compete with John Deere, Case, Allis, Etc.
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

I'd put you on my auction mailing list, that's for sure.
I'd send you home with a load.
Sig other doesn't understand it either. She says I have a needle in my arm n it's full of rust.
by StanHowe
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

We could play "How many tractors you got, Dallas???" "How many tractors you got, Stan???" for awhile.

I'll start: Two Case S Utility, one Oliver 60 Row Crop,

Your turn!
by StanHowe
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

OH Boy Howdy, do we have thread drift. I'm with you, Dallas, I've read, heard and done about 99% of the T topics but I like where the threads go, the topics they cover and the info on what people like me actually are doing with stuff. I especially like some of the foreign contributors showing what a...
by StanHowe
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

It's not. I bought it about ten years ago as a parts tractor, sold it to a guy who " restored" it, found out that with a loader on it it's pretty hard to steer. I bought it back from him. I think it's Rubbermade paint of something -- wrong color and poor quality. Dennis Carpenter is the only one I k...
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 68
Views: 3917

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

That's the fun way to do it.

I also like your Corvair in the background. 63?? 64?? I'm trying to round up the money to buy a 61 Lakewood wagon that I've been drooling over. She wants too much money for it but on the other hand, how many of those do you see?? Not many!!
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

The Ferguson TO-20 is the upper one, middle is the NAA with a Superior loader, bottom is the 8N. It's a gorgeous tractor. I bought it restored, I don't have time to work on them. Actually, I bought them all that way. I have about 20 tractors, an Earthmaster that is really cute, couple Farmall Cubs, ...
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

I've heard that before, it's interesting. I think Farm Collector magazine did a story on it years ago. When Ferguson and the Ford partnership ended in 1947-48, they imported Ferguson tractor parts from England, shipped them to Detroit; installed a Z-120 Continental Engine in them, painted them Fergu...
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FORDSON TRACTOR MAGNETO ADAPTER
Replies: 2
Views: 445

FORDSON TRACTOR MAGNETO ADAPTER

Couple -- maybe three years ago -- somebody was looking for a setup to change a Fordson tractor from timer and coils to a gear driven Magneto. I told them I had one, looked for it for hours, finally decided I had probably sold it. Well, today I was out looking for some 3/16 round head rivets for Joh...
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

Probably should have said 9N Ford. Ford made an agreement with Harry Ferguson in 1938 to manufacture tractors in corporating Ferguson's revolutionary three point attachment system with hydraulic lift. Their agreement lasted through 1947 when Ford died. Ford then built the 8N until 1953. The court ga...
by StanHowe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Is this for a tractor?

The 9n - 1939 - 1947 was a new concept when it came out as it had a three point, the first tractor to have it. Plow depth was controlled by the three point settings and to plow a field smoothly the plow furrows had to be measured and the moldboard depth set to the same depth on both of the two botto...
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zajicek HC Head
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Zajicek HC Head

Years ago I had a Z head, which I ran for awhile and sold with the car it was on. I liked it and thought it was quite an improvement but that was just observation, no tests. I also had a Waukasha Ricardo head I ran for awhile and sold probably on Tbay. I couldn't see that it did much, if anything, m...
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Member Email Hack !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Re: Member Email Hack !!!

I got a couple of them too.
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn Find

Cool!! Me either. I've seen this new Centerdoor of John's -- he's about 75 miles from me and we do lots of T stuff together -- it is a very cool car. Amazingly solid. The guy that put it in the grain bin must have had a fondness for it because he took good care of it all those years. John has some v...
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn Find

There is still great stuff out there like John's center door.
In Montana there are people who have things put away that no one will see unless they want them to and the day is over when the farmers would tell you to just haul it off and you could have it but there is still stuff out there.
by StanHowe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn Find

Mine is original paint and will stay that way. There are fewer and fewer of them left. This one will get a little wooden box in the back where the trunk lid is gone and the panel is bent. 2019 11 27 thanksgiving ranch model t resized.jpg I think John should do the same with the Center Door. It is a ...
by StanHowe
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn Find

Now if you can just find a seat for it you'll have it running in a week, John!!


It's a cool car! Great Body!!
by StanHowe
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

I also gave him the name and email of the president of the Rocky Mountain Model T Club which is headquartered less than 100 miles away, told him about the tours we have, told him about my 27 coupe, told him we'd be glad to have him as a member and that there are about 75 guys with Model T's belong t...
by StanHowe
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

"I’ve been a newby in the past. Newby’s don’t have the connections to make the great buys. They don’t have friends to help them purchase a good deal. We should celebrate someone coming into the hobby rather than trashing them for paying more than we would. Just my thoughts. Keith I don't think I'm t...
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

Lloyd, I asked the lady when I got there and registered if the 15% applied to the floor sales and she said it did not, only to the icollector sales on the internet. So he paid $10,000 for it.
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

John, I have no idea. It is interesting that I was watching it on the icollector site while it was selling. Before they started calling live bids, it was at $1100, when they started the live bid they started at $5000 and the guy bid 6, internet 7, guy 8, internet 9, guy 10. Hard to tell. We don't do...
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

Seemed like a nice guy but said he had never driven one and didn't know anything about them. I would have thought he would have wanted me to walk out and maybe show him some things about it, tell him what kind of carburetor he needed and where to get one, explain the foot pedals. Etc. On the other h...
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

Donnie. Or not.
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

I asked him how many more T's he wanted for that kind of money.
by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Model T Auction Result

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by StanHowe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Model T Auction Result

So the myth that the Model T market is soft was exploded at the auction I went to yesterday in western Montana. Somebody consigned this to a local auction. Carb missing, medium quality paint, radiator patched 100 times, no Ruckstell, cranked over and had compression, box made from a kit or a set of ...
by StanHowe
Sun May 31, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Door
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Door

It might be a few days but I'll get you some. The doors are at my storage out in the country.
by StanHowe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

Been here....
Because one good carb will outrun two NH's.
by StanHowe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

Ralph Ricks got me hooked on them.

About ten years ago I bought a bunch that were discovered in the original Ames speedster building in Louisville, Ky.

New old stock.

They are all happily powering speedsters now.

Not a lot of them around. I pretty much buy every one I can find.
by StanHowe
Tue May 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

George, most of those floats from ten years or so were being made in India and were some hard brass colored metal that would not hold solder. They leaked and didn't float very well to begin with. I don't know where they are coming from now and I haven't bought many since I don't fool with NHs but th...
by StanHowe
Tue May 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

I wrote a long post about this yesterday but it wouldn't post and then dumped it so...

Put a stromberg MB1 on it.
No fuel pump, no problems, period correct, all the carb you need. Buy a high volume manifold, either turn the flange or make an adapter, put it on and go have fun.
by StanHowe
Tue May 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need to make It easier to work on Model T axles
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: I need to make It easier to work on Model T axles

After about the first ten or so Ruckstells I rebuilt I made a similar setup. Handy, Dandy Deal!! I put a little winch on mine to lift them up to the holder bar. Mine is now laying on the iron pile at the ranch. I like yours a lot!
by StanHowe
Mon May 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Thanks

Thanks Ralph. They are great carbs. I spent a day awhile back making new seat adapters and rods, just sent a couple to Australia. The tray is already shrinking. I usually try to take the second week of May to go work on my hayfields and fix fence etc at my ranches. Didn't make it to eastern Montana ...
by StanHowe
Fri May 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I wish I had Lewis's 1/2 wrench. He gave me a lot of things when he moved to Sacramento and I bought his Pasco wheels
He was a grand guy.
by StanHowe
Thu May 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Sure you are. Get a good American made 1/2 wrench. I have a 9 inch one I've had for 50 years or more. Open end - box end. Tighten the bolts tight and then go around them with the "hammer," a good piece of strap iron about 3/8 x 2 x 12. Hit the edge of the wrench open end with the strap iron until th...
by StanHowe
Thu May 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stromberg Throttle and Choke shaft kits For Sale - Sold Out
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Stromberg Throttle and Choke shaft kits For Sale

By the way, thanks for the lead washers in the mail. Beautiful work like always.
by StanHowe
Thu May 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stromberg Throttle and Choke shaft kits For Sale - Sold Out
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Stromberg Throttle and Choke shaft kits For Sale

I plumb missed this the first goround Scott. Nice work. In roughly 1000 stromberg OFs, not counting a few NOS ones, I probably haven't seen 50 that the throttle shafts isn't worn and is reusable as is. The design of the economizer put pressure on the side of the shaft every time the throttle opens a...
by StanHowe
Wed May 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I always replace the bolts, too. All of them. The ring gear bolts are only about fifty bucks. Be SURE to chase the threads in the ring gear with a good tap before you install the bolts. I also replace the center differential bolts with grade 8 just because I'm fussy about things. New castle nuts are...
by StanHowe
Wed May 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Thanks. There is a lot of expertise out there. I tore my first Ruckstell down close to 45 years ago under the tutelage of Lewis Rector -- the chief restorer and mechanic for the Towe Ford Collection -- who had gone to work in a Ford garage as a mechanic when he was 12 years old in 1915. He showed me...
by StanHowe
Mon May 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pealing off laminated shims.
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Pealing off laminated shims.

Take your soldering gun, hold it on the pack until the top one slides off. Repeat as needed.
by StanHowe
Mon May 11, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Here is my take on it, take it for what it's worth. I've rebuilt or assembled new about 70 Ruckstells. I used to have a web site dedicated to them but I took it down because I was spending too much time on the phone. That said, here is my take. Replace the bronze thrust plate and the thrust washer. ...
by StanHowe
Fri May 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

The edit feature only works if there have been no replies.
This site has more rules than a first grade teacher has about using the restroom.
by StanHowe
Fri May 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

I just bought a new Woods 7 foot disk yesterday to break up some hayfields.
I talked to Ken at Hoven Equipment, he gave me a price and it's on a truck headed this way.
I didn't even check with anybody else.
I don't have time and I don't like buying new junk.
Woods=USA made,
by StanHowe
Fri May 08, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

It's also true that I have at last count 23 tractors ranging from a little garden tractor built in the 50's from Model A parts to a Ford 4000 diesel, a Swather, two engine power balers, 5 or 6 motorcycles, two farm trucks, 5 pickups and two cars. I go through a lot of batteries + we put a new batter...
by StanHowe
Fri May 08, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

Interesting. My deal is "buy the dealer." North 40 was the only place that had 7 of them in stock (actually they had 19 in great falls + more in Havre) They are the biggest farm stores in the state for a reason. They have inventory, fair prices and take care of problems locally and on the spot. Not ...
by StanHowe
Thu May 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If you ever wondered how to make pickup side braces
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: If you ever wondered how to make pickup side braces

Yes, it's flux. He is about 200 miles from me. I've never met him but he came to an auction we had years ago that had blacksmith tools. That anvil looks like at least a 300 pounder. Trip hammers are worth a lot of money. We sold one for $8,000 several years back, even a small one will bring a couple...
by StanHowe
Thu May 07, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

I assume you know that Deka batteries are made in East Penn, Texas. Their corporate offices are in Cleburne.
by StanHowe
Thu May 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1574

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

Well, this is farm country Montana and the girl at Batteries Plus when I called them quoted me $110 + a core for a group 1 6 volt that two or 3 years ago when I bought a bunch of them for some equipment of mine as well as a bunch of old tractors, pickups and cars we had in an auction were 62 bucks. ...
by StanHowe
Sun May 03, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

I have a metal lathe made with a lot of Model T parts. It is very cool. I also have wall mounted drill press made from a T starter.
by StanHowe
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK

Thanks. I'm pretty tired of trying to get it to work. You can only edit if there have been no replies. If you have tried again to post it you can't remove it or edit it since that then becomes a reply. I give up on this, there are several places on Facebook and Craigslist that are simple and work to...
by StanHowe
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1810

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

Just did it again. Spent ten minutes typing a response, hit post without thinking to make a copy, the MTFCA site is down or has permanently moved or what ever that message is. Condensed version. Not to argue with Marshall but if wire wheels and hubs are worth two grand I've got 4 or 5 sets. He's rig...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK

Well, I guess you get to read it three or four times, whatever showed up on here. Can't get it to post, can't get it to post, can't get it to post, then can't delete the double post because it has a reply to it. So! If you are interested, give me a call at 406-949-3448 or email me at stanhowemt@aol....
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK

I've had this tank for close to 40 years, took it off an International Six Speed Special. I think originally it was a Conoco fuel delivery thank. Then it was used to haul fuel for a farmer that had machinery that burned gasoline, tractor fuel and kerosene. It has 3 compartments. They are about the s...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK

I've had this tank for close to 40 years, took it off an International Six Speed Special. I think originally it was a Conoco fuel delivery thank. Then it was used to haul fuel for a farmer that had machinery that burned gasoline, tractor fuel and kerosene. It has 3 compartments. They are about the s...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK
Replies: 5
Views: 866

PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK

I've had this tank for close to 40 years, took it off an International Six Speed Special. It was used to haul fuel for a farmer that had machinery that burned gasoline, tractor fuel and kerosene. So it has 3 compartments. They are about the same size and are held together with a band that goes aroun...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1810

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

I should also say that under that old upholstery there is a body that has virtually no wood except for the top. That is a real plus to me.
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1810

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

It wouldn't be worth that to me. But then, Montana is probably a different market than Texas. There are still a lot of cars that leave Montana because they are rust free for the most part. So the good is it appears to be all original. The bad is it is all original. Which means it has babbitt washers...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup bed
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Pickup bed

No
More characters to meet the requirement for ten characters:

Snoopy, Lucy. Linus. Earl. Opal. Bugs. Elmer. Micky. Minnie. Wylie.
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 1478

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

Probably a little roll of solder because that much weight will break the radiator neck loose.

I assume you know it's a drip oiler.

Looks cool, I would put something that would fizz and make a decal that said, "Dr Fitt's Stay Cool for Fords" or something like that.
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences

By the way, the early version of the Ford NH has a screw plug on the side the later version does not.
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences

The big advantage of the NH was the ease of production and savings in material cost. The Kingston carbs were brass and had several machining steps that took at least some setup time and a machine operator who could run the machine. The NH was the first carb after the cast iron Holley G - which took ...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool Time
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Tool Time

Tire changing tool for split rims.
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pits in drum
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Pits in drum

Every damn time I try to post something and don't save a copy I get a screen that says "the site is down," it dumps my post and wastes my time!! I've about had it!!!!!!! It has now dumped it three times in a row!!! So this is what I wrote. Or close to it. Like all of this it depends on what you are ...
by StanHowe
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14-22 T pickup box plans
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: 14-22 T pickup box plans

I have several originals -- or at least from the time when they would have been new or fairly new. I have not seen one of those that used oak. I'm not sure what these are but they look like Fir or Poplar to me. Oak was expensive even then. One had some nice commercially made irons, especially the ba...
by StanHowe
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb question
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Carb question

The only Stromberg that will run well on a T engine, generally speaking, is the one that was made for it. Either the earlier Stromberg LF, or the far more popular Stromberg OF. They OF came out in late 22, by mid 26 they had sold well over 750,000 of them. If you want to see some T carbs you can tak...
by StanHowe
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Webinar

I think it might be my browser. I've had trouble downloading some other things, too. My computer is Jurassic age.

I don't have time to watch anything any way.
by StanHowe
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Marvel oiler
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Marvel oiler

I would mount that on my T even tho I probably would never put any mmo in it, but it would be fun just to hear the arguments for and against!
by StanHowe
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Webinar

I dunno. I'm usually pretty good on this stuff, I have half a dozen web sites I set up and maintain but I got lost and ran out of patience on this deal.
by StanHowe
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Webinar

I dunno. I'm usually pretty good on this stuff, I have half a dozen web sites I set up and maintain but I got lost and ran out of patience on this deal.
by StanHowe
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Webinar

Anybody able to get the webinar thing to work?? I wasted way too much time trying to get signed up, signed in, have to join Zoom, whatever that is, typed my email address half a dozen times and clicked on link after link, they want everything from my name to whatever.

I'm off to the shop.