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by StanHowe
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windsor Maroon
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Windsor Maroon

I like that, Tim!!
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

True but the cars are not gone. Some of them went back to being driven, some went to other collections, some went overseas to either collections or enthusiasts. Other than giving people a place to take a quick look at the past, I sometimes question the value of museums that take various things out o...
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

The Museum at the Old Prison Complex in Deer Lodge had Model T's in it at that time and still does. Several of the more interesting and valuable cars were bought by Sherm Anderson, the owner of a large sawmill and lumber company. He then either donated or loaned them to the museum. Other people also...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

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by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

Sorry, mine is an Aske. Old and senile. Don't send money.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

OH, I'd better go look at what I have. I might be wrong on this. Mine are the ones that have the electric heater thing in the middle for the riser. Don't send me any money until I take a look.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

Lewis Rector moved to Circle, Montana in about 1960 to run Ed's restoration shop. He and his wife bought a nice home in Circle and lived there until about 68 when they moved to Helena. I moved here in 72 and renewed our friendship. Lewis lost his wife and later married a widow from Circle, Anna Jame...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Unless it is some rare, early head. Why not just replace the head??? They are readily available and cheap. Here they charge about $20 to surface one. Find one with good spark plug threads, good outlet threads, put it on and go driving.
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Re: A real barn find

Women are made to love, money is made to spend. We've had a lot of auctions for people that were "Going to restore that tractor or that car" or whatever as soon as: 1. work slowed down, 2. they got caught up a little on money. 3. other reasons. Most of them were estate auctions. I have yet to talk t...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

Yes. $125 + 15 shipping.
Its been beadblasted and in my showcase for years, picked up a nos one to replace it so this one is for sale.
Stanhowemt@aol.com
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Krafve intake manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Looking for Krafve intake manifold

I have one.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: Gas line for the purist

Yup! However you cannot post a post of only 4 characters so this sentence is to follow a rule somebody made that you have to post a comment with at least ten characters or it will not allow you to post it on this forum for some reason I'd don't know or understand but this sentence should be long eno...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two drilled passages in Holley NH
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Two drilled passages in Holley NH

The purists hate me for this but when I was rebuilding NH's I found that drilling out the brass plugs in the body and cleaning the passages behind them was very important. Just be careful not to drill the holes oversize when you are cleaning them. The easy way to seal the plugs back up is to tap the...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: Gas line for the purist

Tim, go to the typical small town auto parts store and try to buy a 100 foot roll. First of all they probably won't have a clue what you are talking about and second, how many people need a 100 foot roll?? There are a lot of ways to work on old cars. We all know some of them but nobody knows them al...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Carburetor threads

The Imperial thread system is slightly different in nomenclature compared to the metric. Metric sizes are in MM with the thread pitch following. 14 1.25 or 1.50 etc. Imperial is the size followed by the TPI - threads per inch. 1/4 x 20, 1/4 x 28 etc. There are two "standard" pitches or TPI for each ...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: Gas line for the purist

There is a lot of difference between the commonly available copper tubing sold in hardware stores today, most of which comes from China and probably has little copper in it and is so thin you can practically stick your fingernail through it --- and the copper tubing sold years back that was American...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Carburetor threads

Andre, if you have a lathe it is easy to do the bushing or ream the hole and tap it 11/16-24, lock tight a bushing with female 9/16-24 threads in and use the original drain/bowl fitting.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Carburetor threads

I have over 100 non standard size taps, some I made from drill steel and hardened but there are places that have taps from 080 64 to 3 inch.

A 1/4 - 32 tap and die set is a good investment.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Carburetor threads

1/4-32 is a very common thread size in carburetors. Not in NH but 5/16-27, 3/8-27 , 7/16-27 are common. 3/8 are usually standard 16 or 24 but many are also 3/8-20. The fuel fitting is standard 1/2-18 except for some early 1/2-20. The bowl fitting on early Kingston is 17/32-18. The bottom thread on N...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

If you want a check on how thin your skin is, just go in the auction business. Generally speaking, you do the photos and any video pretty early on in the process so you can start getting advertising out. The heirs don't care how cold it is or how much snow, they want it done and done now. If you go ...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

There are half a dozen T's at least, lots of parts, some pretty collectible other things. If anybody is going you'd better take a friend and a set of those little walkie talkies because there may not be cell service out there. There is a lot to sell and they will probably be running two or three rin...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

I cannot not endorse these strongly enough. I do not rebuild NH's as a general rule but did a lot of them years back. All you have to do is find an original to compare to the ones most of the vendors sell and you can see why they run out of fuel. These have the correct sized hole, the correct sized ...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

That's funny Chris. I just took some photos of one of those last night. Too busy today to post it. Hahahahahaha. It looks like a pretty good design to me. I think yours is in better condition than mine.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted

Jay's son Alex lives here in Helena, Montana. He has a facebook page and would be easy to contact, there are quite a few photos there.
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

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The lower one is not a New Day, the box just ended up in the photo. It is a Recto.
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Here is the ECCO with the ball bearing roller. This is the one we were going to try to reproduce. Didn't work out. Too much money.




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by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

I think that was the big improvement over some of the others that used a ball bearing. The Ecco that we were going to reproduce has a little brass wiper brush the runs on the side of the ball bearing that probably worked great as long as it was new. They were very well regarded timers but cost $3.50...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Without going back to look I think the date on it is 1922. Plus a LOT of T's had a battery but no starter. That's why there are two positions on the switch, even on early cars. So you could add a dry cell to power the coils even if you were hand cranking.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Good! Mine is usually some kind of operator error. I'm not as smart some days as I think I am either.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Chris, I would guess the Edison design is as accurate as any. Timing is probably accurate enough for the coils. At 1000 engine rpm the timer is rotating 500 times a minute, making 4 contacts on each rotation. 2000 contacts a minute. I don't think any of them stayed perfectly in time , especially sin...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

I was looking at some of my Ford Dealer magazines last night. Lots of "better ideas" for timers.
These are 24-26, I think the heyday for timers was a little earlier.

I've never seen a brown but its probably similar to a New Day.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 990

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

I think it depends on what you are going to do with the engine. 1. Blocks are cheap. 2. What is the worst thing that can happen? 3. Go through the side of the cylinder boring it?? I doubt it but if you do you're not out much. I have my own boring bar and piles of blocks. Dave Huson would give you al...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Donnie, there is a little slider on the screen by the speaker icon that you click to unmute the sound and on your keyboard above the numbers on the right side there are two press buttons with speaker icons on them. Press the right one to raise the volume.
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Terry, that is almost exactly what I'm planning for my 27 coupe except I have a Haibe Giant Power head and I'm going to start out - at least- with a prototype Cyclone carb and intake I picked up a few years ago from the grandson of the developer of it in Denver. It's about like a U & J. Might be too...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

That is the next one I was going to post!
Simple but well done!
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

This is one I'm going to try when I get a chance. Invented by Thomas A Edison Jr. It has very minimal use. I'm not sure if it was ever on an engine, I don't think so, must have been on a counter display or something. 100_0555.JPG 100_0558.JPG 100_0559.JPG 100_0560.JPG 100_0557.JPG
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

WHOO!!!!!! That's great!!

Here is probably what the deal is with the sound. Default is mute. There is a little thing that looks like a speaker in the lower right hand corner, that is the mute button. If you click it it unmutes the sound.
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

So talking about trailers, enclosed and otherwise, I've been thinking about a new enclosed trailer for my 27 coupe since I don't have a garage for it, thinking it would be good storage for it -- I hate having it sit outside but at this point that is the only option -- and don't want to try to build ...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Maybe I should have my wheel bearings checked. I've pulled my 24 foot flatbed thousands of miles. It came out of Canada, built by Trailtech, probably 15 years old, has two 7,000 lb axles with 285/75/16 tires under it. Spring axles. I have never checked them altho John might have when h...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

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by StanHowe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Taper Leaf Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Rear Taper Leaf Spring

Whatcha working on Jethro??
I might have one, I'll have to look.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 2021 National Tour and Western Montana
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: The 2021 National Tour and Western Montana

Montana is huge. We have several counties larger than Connecticut. There are two major east west paved roads. Three major north south. About 600 miles apart. Pretty much everything else is gravel. Lots to choose from. It is further from Yaak in Northwest Montana to Alzada in southeast Montana than f...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Bill WOW!!
I have a bunch but nothing like that. Good idea on the display mounting.

Chris. Interesting idea. I never liked Anderson but the earlier ones were better than most of the new ones I've seen.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Martin, that is a spacing tool for one of the others, the Sun. You can also see how the timer rod in the slot keeps it from moving too far. If you want to draw these, I can send them to you and you can send them back when you are done. I'm going to try the No-Kick on my coupe when I get time but tha...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Chris, I would guess the NO Kick worked well because of being centered with the bearing holding the cap in place. I think it probably suffered from the same problems most of the point type did, oil to keep the bearing lubricated also caused the points to not make contact. This one has a hard felt se...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

There seems to be three main types. Roller in a lot of variations, Brush in a lot of variations, Points being closed by some kind of riser turning against them. A lot of people thought they had the answer to Ford ignition problems and some of them pretty much did. Without starting a war over which i...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Jay has so much good stuff. He's sold me a few things over the years. He had the only NOS Rayfield UF I've ever seen. A friend bought it for his carb collection -- he also has cool stuff. I don't have as many timers as I thought I did, but I have some interesting ones. I'll post a few more after som...
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

This is a fairly rare new old stock 100 ++ year old timer.
It is from my collection. It is not perfect but is new old stock, as close as you are going to get.
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Here is a No-Kick
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by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1764

Timer Collection Photos

Unpacked the box I got from Ron Patterson with the NOS New Day timers along with a Crystal timer with the aluminum ring that actually fits and got to fooling with some timers in my collection. So let's do this for the new year. I'm going to post a couple of mine, anybody that has any kind of accesso...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 24
Views: 11677

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

Don't tell somebody you will send a check and then not do it. If you have to check with the wife first or save up a little more money don't ask a vendor to "set it aside for me and I'll get a check in the mail." About one person in ten that I talk to that is going to send a check never does it. Of c...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

Switch the vaporizer to a NOS Cyclone carb, install the heater, Ruckstell and sure stop brakes, remove the panel below the trunk lid and build a wooden pickup box to fit in there, redo all the wiring, put a top on and go drive it. Same list as last year - never had it started this past year, never p...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - All 6 Sale Kits have been spoken for
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - For Sale

I make a lot of needles and seats. Just about anything you can buy the seat is designed for pressure flow fuel inlet and the hole is quite small. I have boxes of steel needles and viton tipped needles and make the new seats the size or larger of the originals. Often I can just rework the existing se...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stromberg M1 carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: stromberg M1 carburetor

What is the Lycoming engine in?? There are probably TX4 carbs available and there may be other recommended carbs for the car.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stromberg M1 carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: stromberg M1 carburetor

Good carb.
The TX4 is also good.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - All 6 Sale Kits have been spoken for
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - For Sale

Well now, there is a good idea. You should also write up a rebuild sheet about removing the old seat, cleaning the mating surface and installing the new one. Does the seat tool have a center drill hole in the upper end? That would make it easier to center in a drill press. You probably also do this,...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1343

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Yup, That's the Dam Bar, right next to Canyon Ferry Lake, just off the government property where they can't sell alcohol. Still there, still great burgers, probably 4 or 5 owners since you were here.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1187

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

56 Packard two dr hardtop.
63 Corvair convertible
66 Corvette
55 Ford pickup
39 Plymouth
79 Eldorado
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1343

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

No kidding. That pass was really something in spots before they rebuilt it in the 80's and turned it into a 4 lane. I came to Helena because I got a job here teaching school. I knew little about Helena including how much it snows. I had been driving fuel tanker for H F Johnson out of Billings for se...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1343

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Car guys. Drove my 1986 F-150 with 82,000 actual on it to Avon. Two old guys in a 35 year old pickup pulling MacDonald Pass at 45 on a Tuesday morning just enjoying the conversation and the Montana December sun. Not many years ago I wouldn't have owned a pickup that wouldn't pull the pass at 65. I'm...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1343

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Thank you everyone, I had a great day. Breakfast with friends at the Avon Cafe - up over the mountain west of Helena 30 miles; back home just as the phone was ringing for what turned out to be a two hour plus conversation with Savanna, my college age "daughter" who is a junior at Stanford; just time...
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Chrystal timer with new Bob Scherzer Cast Aluminum Ring.
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: For Sale: Chrystal timer with new Bob Scherzer Cast Aluminum Ring.

Hey Ron, can you throw it in the box with the other two?? I'll send you an email.
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm surprised!
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: I'm surprised!

You might be surprised at how much is still out there if you know where to look!! True, probably not like it used to be but there are some pretty good stashes of stuff. One thing we are concerned about in Montana --- the Californians and other self righteous that are moving in here want everything p...
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Two NOS Model T era New Day Timer’s with Brush’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: For Sale Two NOS Model T era New Day Timer’s with Brush’s

They are sold. I bought them an hour after Ron posted them.
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1343

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Thank you, guys My birthday is actually Tuesday the 29th which means there is still time to get my presents here if you send them Fed Ex overnight, Next Day Air UPS or USPS Express Mail. Although a day or two late is OK. I will be 78. All things considered, I'm pretty healthy, girlfriend can drive a...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: I need rims for model tt truck wheels of 20 inches
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: I need rims for model tt truck wheels of 20 inches

I think I have a decent set of 20 inch rims. They are the snap ring type originals. If you are interested let me know and I will go to the ranch and check them. They are the only thing that fits the wooden wheels. If they are not rusty and the snap ring or wheel ruined they work fine if you mount th...
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Off Topic Christmas Poem

Me about 20 years ago with my new-to-me 64 Eldorado convertible in front of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming where I was headlining the show.
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by StanHowe
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Off Topic Christmas Poem

Email me your address and I'll send you a copy. stanhowemt@aol.com

My publicity photos are mostly with a guitar instead of a fiddle and leaning on or standing beside one of my Cadillacs. It's a Country Music thing.
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Off Topic Christmas Poem

I don't really play that kind of fiddle -- where I'm playing old timey fiddle tunes. I play Western Swing backup and Honky Tonk Country fiddle but not things like Arkansas Traveler etc., I used to do some show tunes,-- Orange Blossom Special, Black Mountain Rag, etc., but I never got any recordings ...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Off Topic Christmas Poem

Oh, I'd love to. You may remember that several years ago I roughed out a story "Einar and Torvald Go Racing." The boys build a fairgrounds racer to win the $100 prize at the county fair, organized by the tall, dark haired boy that came to the Norwegian Sheepherder's Ball and danced with Tillie. Of c...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

No, it has to have Ford factory script.
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Off Topic Christmas Poem

Rural America the way it used to be. This is actually a Facebook post from last year that popped up on my feed today as a memory. Jest Before Christmas -- Eugene Field December 19, 2019 · In a feeble attempt to celebrate the fun part of Christmas which used to include one room school programs, brown...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?

A mag that runs directly off the camshaft gear -- as most do -- will be clockwise, as the cam gear turns counter clockwise. A mag that runs off an intermediate gear -- such as the Bosch side drive -- will turn the same direction as the camshaft; counter clockwise. It is easy to forget that the cam g...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Two NOS Model T era New Day Timer’s with Brush’s
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: For Sale Two NOS Model T era New Day Timer’s with Brush’s

And mine! One will go on my 27 coupe , one for a spare.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Zenith fuel nut and choke spring
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: WTB Zenith fuel nut and choke spring

I usually deal with 50 to 100 emails a day + phone calls and texts. 75+% are for free advice or wanting some piddly part. 20 % are people wanting to know where the hell their carburetor is!!!!! 5% turn into business. I'm doing everything I can. I was in the shop last night until 11:30. Trying to fin...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Zenith fuel nut and choke spring
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: WTB Zenith fuel nut and choke spring

I spent my Sunday afternoon making some of the Zenith S4BF inlet lines. According to your Facebook page you are on vacation in South Carolina.. There are not enough hours in the day to chase every one of these little deals. The line is not quarter inch. It is 5/16. The fittings are 1/2 x 20 and 1/ 2...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: carburettor
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: carburettor

I dunno. I don't know of anything but Dodge and Studebaker that used Stewart.

I'm probably wrong.

Sorry.
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: End of year Carb sale list
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: End of year Carb sale list

Looks like this Rayfield has found a new home. I have others not yet restored.
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What I did tonight, Master Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: What I did tonight, Master Carb

Update: Turns out the guy doesn't need a manifold and was looking for a matched set of Master "A" carbs to mount to a custom manifold. Well, ask and ye shall receive. Sold him a matched set of A's. So I have the Master manifold, correct for Master size "A" and a carb to go on it although not the one...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

That is sad to hear. I talked to him a couple times when we were working on the Buffalo carb for the K. Interesting guy and a real craftsman. I saw that K radiator after he got it done.

Time goes on and the older I get the faster it is going.

My sympathies for the loss of your friend.
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: End of year Carb sale list
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: End of year Carb sale list

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by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: carburettor
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: carburettor

It is a Stewart, off an early Dodge.
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2362

Re: Shipping T parts

Part of the problem here is that so many people are shopping on line that the carriers can't keep up with the volume and they can't hire people and train them before the rush so the whole thing turns in to a mess. My SO has been a mail carrier for 19 years in a rural town in Montana. 65 miles from B...
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: Walker radiator

Local Radiator shop here just closed, hauled their inventory and tools in for scrap and have a sign in front of the building: For Lease or Sale. Probably be another Pizza place .............. no, they legalized Marijuana here for "Medical" use a couple years ago, there must be a dozen of them in tow...
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: End of year Carb sale list
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: End of year Carb sale list

Thanks Jethro. Makes you wonder why anybody would run a stock carb after you run a UF. They on my best five list, hard to find. I ran one on my 26 roadster for awhile and loved it. Here is the deal on this one. I sold it to a hill climb guy several years and two or three hundred carbs ago. He loved ...
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What I did tonight, Master Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: What I did tonight, Master Carb

Just wasted ten minutes typing, T Mobile doesn't have service enough to post it. Carb is sold pending payment. I have at least one more Master carb, if you are interested email me and I'll get back to you after my dentist appointment. Stanhowemt@aol.com No calls until the novocaine wears off. Somebo...
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: End of year Carb sale list
Replies: 4
Views: 853

End of year Carb sale list

Bought several carbs lately. These are not rebuilt yet but pricing includes rebuild. Time line is probably mid February, I'm gaining on the pile every day but these are down the list. Good Christmas presents, tho. Show the page to the wife. I will have photos but I'm dead in the water tonight. Bed t...
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What I did tonight, Master Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 609

What I did tonight, Master Carb

It's for sale, it looked pretty good when I bought but you never know until you get them apart. Got another carb done about 9 spent an hour and a half taking this one apart. Stunk terrible, old gas, varnish, yuck. I probably smell just like it. Anyway this is most of the parts and pieces. 20201214_2...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drilling steel?
Replies: 28
Views: 1566

Re: Drilling steel?

These: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Norseman-29pc-CN-TECH-NITRIDE-CRYO-M7-Drill-Bit-Set-1-16-1-2-MADE-IN-USA-CT-29/162273916978?hash=item25c8477832:g:IbYAAOSwImRYIgYd $130 on ebay, might be cheaper someplace else. By the way, I disagree with the idea of drilling progressively larger holes. Drill a small...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Drill Bit Quality

This is the set I have. CN-TECH NITRIDE-CRYO---- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Norseman-29pc-CN-TECH-NITRIDE-CRYO-M7-Drill-Bit-Set-1-16-1-2-MADE-IN-USA-CT-29/162273916978?hash=item25c8477832:g:IbYAAOSwImRYIgYd $130 on ebay. I didn't buy mine there. Might be cheaper someplace else. I have no dog in this a...
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drilling steel?
Replies: 28
Views: 1566

Re: Drilling steel?

Absolutely the best drill bits I have ever owned or seen. Norseman, made in Minnesota. I have a dozen other sets and these will out drill them two to one. Hard steel, brass, whatever. Stay sharp. There is a tool company that comes to the Great Falls swap meet every year, they sell good tools. Also a...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Complete NIB Rayfield Carburetor with Accessories SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: FS Complete NIB Rayfield Carburetor with Accessories

Maybe Mike will reproduce the choke setup. This is the first Rayfield design I've seen. Several years ago we reproduced the choke setup for the U & J. I think we did 30 brass castings. I'm about out, I dunno if Mike has any left or not.
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Complete NIB Rayfield Carburetor with Accessories SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: FS Complete NIB Rayfield Carburetor with Accessories

OK, to complete #5. I would have to pick the Mayer which is smooth operating, a little fussy to adjust but operates on the same principal as the Kingston 5 ball. Most of them are not very rebuildable because of the spring steel plates that hold the little balls in position. Either NOS or not rusty i...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Complete NIB Rayfield Carburetor with Accessories SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: FS Complete NIB Rayfield Carburetor with Accessories

I just sold it for you Hank. Mike will be getting ahold of you. Those are great carbs, They are one my top five list of great T Carbs. #1. All around best. Stromberg OF #2. Best for zoom. U & J 3. Best for quick acceleration, trouble free, excellent all around Zenith s4BF 4. Second only to Stromberg...
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANTIQUE CAR APPRAISER
Replies: 14
Views: 1008

Re: ANTIQUE CAR APPRAISER

Keith Townsend in Gresham would be a great place to start. He knows the area and the market, has been a T guy for about 200 years, I think.