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by StanHowe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1288

Re: model B Ford update

Wish I had a couple of those but they are different than what I have.
Depending on the actual design, needle and seat is a pretty small problem.
Thanks
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1288

Re: model B Ford update

I have some early holleys that are different than what I've seen..if you can send me a photo or drawing I may have one.
by StanHowe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1288

Re: model B Ford update

Lewis Rector did a lot of work on that Model B when Towe first got it and brought it to the shop in Helena for him to assemble. I saw it several times and did a very very small part in helping Lewis with it a couple times. Are you familiar with Wayland Henry in Oregon. He reproduced at least one and...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Mark, the ones that gripe me are the ones that tell me they want something, will pay by Paypal or Check "Be in the mail this afternoon," or "My daughter does paypal, I'll have her pay you tonight," and then you never hear another word. That said, that has always been pretty rare but the last couple ...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: RUCKSTELLS FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: RUCKSTELLS FOR SALE

Burp!!
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: New NH and Vaporizon Float Valve install tool available

Good for you. Jack Daron made a similar tool for years but he is no longer with us. Someone made me a tool for removing the lower jet in Holley G's and sent it to me years ago. It is a great tool. One end removed the float valve and the other the bottom jet. So here is free method advice. Chuck the ...
by StanHowe
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Or, as I would say is probably the case with the 0-3 -- one of which just sold on ebay, they found one on ebay cheaper.

Still no money in the mail or paypal.

Back to the shop.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

One more quick comment on this thread. As a "buyer," if you can't complete the deal, fess up, contact the seller and tell them the old lady wouldn't let you spend money on a wizmo gizmo so you can't paypal the money or send a check after all. Most of the time I think the seller just figures it's par...
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: RUCKSTELLS FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: RUCKSTELLS FOR SALE

Finally got a photo. The closest one is sold. The back one is still available as well as two more.
2020 1 13 ruckstells.jpg
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Australia H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Headed to Australia H-1

There are three versions if you count all the minor differences.
by StanHowe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Australia H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Headed to Australia H-1

Yes, the G is later and not as complex.
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Australia H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Headed to Australia H-1

Got this one in a box tonight. Onward and upward!
2020 01 07 h1 top.jpg
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1614

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Kind of like after nearly 38 years and 427 commercial auctions from Minnesota to Idaho and Colorado, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, etc., people will come up to me and say, "You remember that box I bought at that auction that time?" I also get checks in the mail with no information. On the other h...
by StanHowe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New day timer broke
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: New day timer broke

IMHO, the best thing you can do with a New Day timer is add a little flex joint to the end of the rod. I broke the tab off a NOS one years ago because the rod was binding and I didn't pay attention. I haven't seen the new ones Hutch is making but I'm hearing good reports from a couple people that ar...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - FRONT PLATE MAGNETO DRIVE UNIT
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: FOR SALE - FRONT PLATE MAGNETO DRIVE UNIT

I'm yer Huckleberry, Jay, sent you an email!
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H-1 Bowl nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: H-1 Bowl nuts

That's funny, Dick, I work almost totally in Brass, I make a lot of little parts, this is about the biggest thing. I like that too, when you start taking a cut and it goes dddddddddddddddddmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I have a little piece of bigger hex stock but this is the biggest I regularly use. I m...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H-1 Bowl nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: H-1 Bowl nuts

Stack em up on the side of the lathe for now. DSCF1611.JPG Clean the up on a flap sander and polish them a little. Eight ready to go. DSCF1613.JPG No, I'm not selling them, just showing how little equipment and tooling it takes to do this and how easy it is! =) ----- 8-) (Note that I have my safety ...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H-1 Bowl nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 303

H-1 Bowl nuts

So today I'm finishing up an H-1 carb for a customer in Australia. I had a couple nuts off of the carb I'm rebuilding and one I'd saved off some project but decided they looked too scummy for a nice restoration so had a few minutes before a Dr Appt. and thought I should make a small supply for the s...
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Lots of T parts

Mark, that IS the deal!!
by StanHowe
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: RUCKSTELLS FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 995

RUCKSTELLS FOR SALE

I have 4 big drum Ruckstells for sale. They are all "As found" although they look pretty good. I will have pictures of a couple of them tomorrow. They are as follows: 1. Ruckstell complete with long nose shift lock, assembled, no drive shaft, radius rods, brake shoes, etc. $1250 2. Ruckstell complet...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related

Come to think of it, I have a little can of genuine "Hudson Clutch Oil" in my collectibles. They were very popular in Helena, fast, low, good looking and handled very well on the two lanes through the canyons and over the mountain passes on good roads and in good weather. Not so much elsewhere in Mo...
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related

I assume you know that Hudson used a cork clutch all the way to near the end of production.
It was one of their big selling points, no clutch chatter and smooth engagement.
The Hudson sites have corks, clutch plates and a bunch of info on them.
by StanHowe
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Stromberg OF adjustment

If they are rebuilt correctly and adjusted properly they don't need adjustment after the initial one. That was their big selling point and it helped them sell three quarters of a million of them in a little over four years.
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at these spurs!!
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Take a look at these spurs!!

Blacksmithing still has a lot of interest in Montana. Trip hammers and anvils bring good money at auctions as do tongs, forges, etc. A lot is because of the interest in making knives but there is other smithy work, too. Western decor is still popular with the money people moving in and building hous...
by StanHowe
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at these spurs!!
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Take a look at these spurs!!

Made by Cotton Elliot for his daughter Lottie Codgell as a Christmas present. Made from a Model T front axle. He is a Blacksmith from Lubbock, Texas.
2020 1 1 model t spurs.jpg
2020 1 1 model t spurs two.jpg
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Stromberg OF float cover
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: WTB - Stromberg OF float cover

All the Stromberg float covers are the same except that some say Studebaker -- and a very few say Franklin - so any will fit your OF.
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

It will be at my little ranch between Helena and Townsend, not at Westmore where you picked up the truck.
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by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Earthmaster!! Made in Berkely, Ca for a few years beginning in 1947. This one is either late 47 or early 48, no hydraulics. Pretty nice original, missing a couple pieces of tin and needs back tires but I have them ordered.
2019 11 27 thanksgiving ranch 011.JPG
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Harold, I'm planning at this point to come out to the Earlybird. It's the same weekend as the Lethbridge Early Bird which I also enjoy but my oldest brother is in Tacoma, just talked to him the other night and he wants me to come out. He is 87 1/2, still sharp mentally but physically he's not as tou...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restored Stromberg OF
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Restored Stromberg OF

Thanks, quick answers before I head back to the shop, trying to get some in the mail today. I bead blast virtually every thing. I use 70/100 Potters glass beads which tend to break down into a finer dust more than some others. I have an old bead blast cabinet that I've been going to replace for year...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Yeah, you're right. I'll be 77 tomorrow, December 29th.
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Near NOS Stromberg OF with nice color/patina
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Near NOS Stromberg OF with nice color/patina

I just got this in the mail this week, it is one of the few that I don't just take apart and bead blast. It is near NOS, probably has been on a car but not for long. It has been rusty and somebody cleaned up the steel parts and put them back on. I didn't put the choke stop back on but it's there. It...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restored Stromberg OF
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Restored Stromberg OF

Same carb. It took me an entire afternoon to get it apart enough so I could finish taking it apart. May not have been the worst one ever but it was pretty close
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by StanHowe
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Anyway, that's probably enough of this deal. I spent the last three hours making a jig to wind the return springs on the chokes on Stromberg OF's. I had a jig earlier but never did like the end result so I made another one. Then I spent an hour winding six springs. But now, I should be able to crank...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Thank you! I am older than I thought I'd ever be and am amazed I am upright and mobile and able to work and whatever after the heart problems and the pacemaker and and and and and and. As you probably know, I go teach or at least talk to the new people at auction school. (The guy who now owns the au...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Yeah, although I have to say, I have about 2,000 customers world wide from Russian museums to Japanese Museums to shops in Argentina, Malta, Switzerland and many other countries in Europe and 99.9 are great. Overall, this is a good business and I still enjoy it even tho I don't get as much done as I...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Thanks, as far as the most recent Andy hardy emailing insults because I didn't get his float cover nut mailed out on Amazon prime schedule and telling me what an sob I am etc, I spent years playing music in oil field bars, several years dealing with Jr high teenagers and almost 38 years and 427 auct...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Merry Christmas!

I lurk here everyday, Bud, but don't often have anything intelligent to say. ---- Jem, if that bothered most people the forum would die a rapid death.
How's your five ball running? I have half a dozen of them to do.
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Just had to change it again!!!!!!!!!
by StanHowe
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Thanks, I apparently have a glitch in my phone or here or somewhere, can't get on from my phone, had to change my password here, etc. Who would ever thought that old guys fooling with 100 year old cars would be spending their last years downloading protocols from the Internet to try and restore thei...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

I wrote this on my phone earlier today but as usual it wouldn't/didn't upload it to here so I'm doing it again. Just wasted 15 minutes trying to reset my password as it said I did not have access to this forum so jumped through the hoops and here it is for now. This may be the extent of either my lu...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

WOW! That's a long time out now. That was one of the NPR interviews they did with songwriters and singers featuring western or "cowboy" singers. As you may know, I won the Western Music Association Songwriter of the year a couple times as well as the American Songwriter Magazine's Songwriter of the ...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Mack, one of the things I learned almost 50 years ago when I moved to Helena to teach school is that every funeral home has -- or did then -- a big old closet full of suits, most brought in by people to see which one is going to look the best on the departed and then they only use one so the rest go...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Yup!
Well vacation's over, back to the shop for the weekend. My girl was home from Stanford for a couple days, she's headed back tomorrow but I got to have lunch with her Wednesday and saw her again yesterday at the Basketball game. Back to work!
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2229

A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

This is my favorite comic strip, Pluggers. It is about people like us, working on old cars and tractors and wearing Model T suspenders. It isn't in our newspaper anymore so I look it up on the Internet just about every day. This is my favorite from the last year. Enjoy!! 2019 12 20 pluggers funeral ...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt Zenith S4BF carb and intake
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Rebuilt Zenith S4BF carb and intake

They are great carbs. Couple things. 1. Do not grind out the holes in the intake where it mounts to the block. That design is part of the success of those carbs. 2. If you have problems with the adj jet seeping fuel, let me know and I'll replace it. The first couple designs didn't seal as well as th...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gas valve thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: gas valve thread size

Not necessarily these fittings, but many carburetor fitting threads are either 24 or 27 TPI. I have taps and dies in every size from #8-24 to 7/8 - 24 and every size from 1/4 - 27 to 3/4 - 27. There are also a lot of 32 TPI threads in carbs, most common is 1/4 - 32. I have every tap and die from 6 -...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gas valve thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: gas valve thread size

I believe it is sized for 1/4 tubing -- copper, steel or brass -- not 1/8 pipe, Scott.

Most of those fittings are 1/2 - 18; some - for some unknown reason - are 1/2 - 20.
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Zoom Zoom Carbs for Sale! Christmas is coming! Be Ready to tour in the spring!
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Zoom Zoom Carbs for Sale! Christmas is coming! Be Ready to tour in the spring!

Master Carb is sold. Thanks MTFCA. I have a lot of carbs for various applications, if you are looking for anything newer than 1901 I might have it. I have a shelf full of air valve type carbs for early cars, many with no name on them but that may be the exact one you need. Quite a few early Holley a...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

There is no way I could get my belly close enough to the ground to get my eye down far enough to see anything and get back up if I found it. I've always made money enough to eat pretty well and it shows. But I do keep a flashlight on the bench that I lay on the floor, it's surprising how it makes a ...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Zoom Zoom Carbs for Sale! Christmas is coming! Be Ready to tour in the spring!
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Zoom Zoom Carbs for Sale! Christmas is coming! Be Ready to tour in the spring!

List of a few carbs for sale. Too late for Christmas delivery for most of these but I do have 1. A Master in the correct size for a Model T, Zoom, Zoom!! Winter special $1250 with a manifold although not the original Master manifold which is made of unobtainium. Almost impossible to find in this sma...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale

This U & J is spoken for, I did find another I'd forgotten I had. I have a correct manifold for it so it's the same deal. Probably getting a little late for Christmas delivery but if your wife sends me money for it I'll send her a picture to put under your tree. =)
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

The only time I ever had time to clean the floor in my shop is when I drop something and can't find it. Sweep the floor or vacuum it and go through the dust pan or vac bag. Done that more than once.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

""Thanks for reminding us. Those of us that stay at this hobby often forget how tedious some things get. At work we noticed that 20% of the work took 80% of the time. Keep at it. It's fun to see. Rich"" Rich, it is also true that about 80% of the work you do on things like this is never seen. People...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Answers: Material: Yes the balls are .125 stainless steel. The springs are wound from .023 stainless steel wire. I have a jig on my variable speed lathe that I wind them on. I used to buy them but I was always out whenever I needed some. Especially after I dropped the last one on the floor and it bo...
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

My "adopted" grandfather was a clock maker/repairman, my other grandfather was a violin maker/repairman. I learned a little clock repair but not much and spent over 40 years in the violin business, went to school for awhile for it. Helps with patience and piddly work like this.
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Thanks. As far as soaking them in something to free them up. Some people do that and probably can make it work. My answer is when I ask myself "should I do that and it will be ok?" is that people are paying me pretty well to do a restoration, not a half assed rebuild that will work. So unless they a...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

I wind these little springs, have to do some more, I see I only have one more in the drawer with the balls. The larger springs are for the economizer on OF's. Now the tricky part, get a ball, the spring, another ball in the hole, seal it in and still have enough of it sticking out to contact the sid...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

This is the kind of thing that takes all the time. Replacing the 4 little balls and two springs in the Stromberg carb's adjustment needles. I spent an hour on these today, it is piddly little work and no matter how many I've done I can't seem to do it any faster. I wind the springs for them on the l...
by StanHowe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: COMMERCIAL CASTING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 370

COMMERCIAL CASTING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

I bought this casting equipment recently at an auction with the idea of casting Kingston 5 ball carb bodies, unobtainium parts, etc. It had been used mostly for casting Pewter belt buckles for Hesston Machinery, Rodeos, etc. It looks like an interesting deal but realistically, I will never have the ...
by StanHowe
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

Overdrive, which was a very popular option in late 30s to late 50s cars usually "free wheeled" in overdrive at speeds under 25 or so. There was a lever on the dash to put it in underdrive and lock it in at lower speeds. Hot Rod Lincoln: Took my foot off the gas and man alive, I shoved it down into o...
by StanHowe
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 366

U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale

I FINALLY got in another U & J core to rebuild. My phone is goofy so I don't have a photo just yet but it will look like all the others. I machine the body for a steel Holley G bowl to fit, new venturi if it needs one -- probably will -- new modern needle and seat, etc., complete with the reproducti...
by StanHowe
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F/S Houk 30x3 1/2 wire wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: F/S Houk 30x3 1/2 wire wheel

I'm your Huckleberry. I sent you an email!
by StanHowe
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2594

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Here is a link to a former thread about Howard. He was one of those guys that if you ever met him you would never forget him.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11 ... 1271888128
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T JINGLE BELLS
Replies: 1
Views: 367

MODEL T JINGLE BELLS

I just got in off the road for the weekend and have to be gone again tomorrow so I'm going through emails and sitting in front of the computer for a couple minutes before I head out to the shop. I had a request to post this a week or two ago and didn't get it done, here it is. Enjoy!! Or just laugh ...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Carburetors

Bruce that's a can of worms that's hard to open and close. So many of the good carbs were not originally made for T's. The OE-1 was mostly a Studebaker carb and has to have an updraft manifold. The Zenith U series in various sizes is hot, hot, hot but are all too big unless it is an all-out speedste...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Carburetors

I have written several books, one about Model T carburetors. Another one -- also out of print -- the Adventures of Herman and Freida and Their Model T Fords. Copies of Herman and Freida show up on ebay every once in awhile. It is actually a collection of short stories about a couple homesteading in ...
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Carburetors

There were supposedly about 200 accessory carbs made specifically for the T Ford. I have (or have had) about 50 or 55 Russ has that many or more and there are a couple other guys that collect them also. I question 200 but I know there are over 100 because I either have or have seen that many.
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Carburetors

Here is one of the displays I set up at the Sunflower Winter Clinic in Hutchinson. 22 Carburetors, almost all accessory carbs.

You can see the books.
2012 1 20 kansas 029.JPG
by StanHowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Carburetors

The only book I know of is the one I wrote for the Hutchinson, Kansas winter clinic about ten years ago. I printed 100 copies and gave them away at the clinic. I had a few left and have long since given those away. If you look at the header photo you can see the book. I have seen a couple of them on...
by StanHowe
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell rivets loose
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Ruckstell rivets loose

I just wrote a response but as usual it didn't post from my phone.
Short version.
Clean it. Braze it
by StanHowe
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information on D C Harrington brass carburetor
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Information on D C Harrington brass carburetor

It is missing some parts. There should be a shaft that goes in the hole in the side that connects to a piece with a hole in it that acts as a variable venturi as it turns. The twisted flat piece goes from the throttle arem to the arm on that shaft that makes it all work. Not a bad little carb if the...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve

Thanks. Those bolts are made from unobtainium and the originals are always rounded off from pliers and vise grips that don't fit and wrenches that didn't either so I make new ones. Every once in awhile I need a couple and if the box is empty I set up the lathe and make a dozen or two in various leng...
by StanHowe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 5 Ball Carburetor-survived Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: 5 Ball Carburetor-survived Hershey

I sent you a customer today Russ. He needs one for an 09.
Got one??
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve

2019 1 14 schebler d maxwell idle.jpg
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Schebler D showing gate type throttle control and added idle circuit and adjustment.

The later design is slightly different but I don't have photos.
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve

The "Jack Benny" Maxwell uses a Schebler D that an idle circuit was added to in the 50's. When I got that carb to rebuild after it had been to another shop and would no longer idle I was pretty impressed with the ingenuity of the design tho it was pretty crudely made. I made a complete new unit and ...
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: FS: Pat’d Oct 14 1902 Accelerator Gate Valve

Those are usually called chicken slicers. One great advantage of them is that they are fairly easy to add an idle jet/circuit to. The Schebler D does not have a discreet idle circuit and they tend to load up at idle. Those came in every size from 1/2 inch to 2 inch. What car are you working on? Non ...
by StanHowe
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

This whole unit fits into the case and the notch plate locks in with two screws. One that also holds the shift lock on and another short one on the top of the housing. If the bearing has stuck and worn the boss that the shift plate fits into, which it can do if the lock bolts are not holding the pla...
by StanHowe
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tons of parts for sale in California
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Tons of parts for sale in California

Good! I was afraid it was going to get hauled in for scrap!
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD....
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Guages,motometers,hood ornaments and more...

Sent you an email
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

It's nothing that ever came from Ruckstell. Probably something to be able to use a thinner bearing or to take up the wear in the case somehow.
More thought required.
by StanHowe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tons of parts for sale in California
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Tons of parts for sale in California

They sent me a phone number: 530 333 3399.
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tons of parts for sale in California
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Tons of parts for sale in California

I don't know any more about this than what it shows on Facebook but if you are close to Auburn, have time, energy and room there is some money to be made here. Looks like at least 7 engines, lots of stuff. Usual disclaimer: I have no involvement, don't sue me, your mileage may vary, time charges are...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

2019 11 11 car.jpeg
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by StanHowe
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

That's where all the 26/7 coupe trunk lids went. They make a great sled. Roadster lids are almost as good.
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1527

Re: big freeze

About 5 below here this morning. Supposed to warm up to 25 and then 10 below tonight. It's only November, this is not winter in Montana. This is just to catch us off guard.

I drained my T Saturday. It had a little antifreeze but we added a lot of water over the summer. No worries now.
by StanHowe
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ADJ MAIN JET SET
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: ADJ MAIN JET SET

Can't get the photo to load, will try again later, maybe my internet service will be better.
by StanHowe
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ADJ MAIN JET SET
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: ADJ MAIN JET SET

Thanks for the nice comments. Lost a couple days in the shop this week to other committments but got a couple carbs done and in the mail including an S4BF Zenith. It's been ready to go for awhile, just needing the adjustable main jet set up so while I was working on the larger ones I made six small ...
by StanHowe
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2134

Re: The start of my TwinT project

There is a twin engine T project well underway here in Montana USA.
I won't post more about it as I'm not sure it is public knowledge but it is an interesting project to say the least.
by StanHowe
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

The OF has three circuits. Low speed/idle has a separate jet. High speed has its own jet. The Economizer circuit bleeds air to the main jet to lean it at low power/low speed requirements.
by StanHowe
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

They are about the same level of technology. No accelerator circuit but the TSX Marvel Schebler copy does have an idle air adjustment and main jet adjustment. Other than that they are a puddle of gas with a hole to get it into the air stream flowing through it. That said, those repros are actually p...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ADJ MAIN JET SET
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: ADJ MAIN JET SET

Thanks guys.
Bought a little lathe about 50 years ago and have been trying to learn to run it ever since.
I'm slow, slow, slow and do better on little things like this than I do on bigger things.
I still find it interesting to figure out how to make things work and then make them.
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE

I believe the non starter cars had magneto lights. I have seen several non-starter cars as produced. They had 30 x 3 1/2 wheels and tires and no oil lamps anywhere. But............ As always, I could be wrong. As I recall the non-starter trucks, of which there were a lot, had oil lamps but if the ca...
by StanHowe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE
Replies: 4
Views: 541

26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE

Stole this off facebook this morning. Have no idea where it is but looks like a ghost town somewhere. Also looks about like where I grew up except the house is better here. Notice that it has 30 x 3 1/2's on it, must have been one of the no-starter cars. It's a cool picture. 2019 11 4 model t coupe....