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by StanHowe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Model T governor fan

I have at least two . One is a commercial unit, the other is home made using timer rollers for the weights.

Very ingenious!

That is not to say I could find either one of them in this mess.
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

It had a new wood kit for the top partly installed but was missing some pieces. I will make new pieces and have looking for an old green army tarp to cover with. The interior will be worn blue jeans and it will get a Hoover Box where the trunk is. All original except the fenders were brush painted s...
by StanHowe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

Perry, I've heard there is a guy in Montana that's pretty good but is old and fat and lazy, hard to get him to do anything. I'll probably get one if those guys who wipes em off with an oily rag and calls em restored. =) The picture is from Friday night. We got a foot of snow Friday and Saturday. It ...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26/27 touring body for sale in Montana
Replies: 1
Views: 194

26/27 touring body for sale in Montana

Listed this last spring, guy was all hot to buy it but never sent any money or showed up so it's for sale. It is sitting outside and I'd like to see it go to a good home before it spends another winter full of snow. I have more photos if you need them. I may have to take more of it from the side and...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

2020 10 20 Model Coupe snow.jpg Hoping to get it inside and start working on the top and upholstery, do a little carb switch to something that runs better and build a Hoover Box for the back where the trunk used to be. Also going to install my manifold heater, new wiring and upgrade to LED bulbs. A...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

Is there suddenly some huge shortage of rear end housings?? I guess I fail to see the problem with cutting off an inch of a housing in order to install safety hubs. I've probably got 40 or 50 sets of housings and a dozen complete rear ends if there is a shortage. But then I'm not the absolute expert...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

James is right. The G is the best all around Ford supplied carburetor -- I don't care what the experts say. Big bowl for plenty of reserve going up a hill. Starts easily, runs great, idles fine and if you want really great idle it is easy to modify it to make an adjustable idle control. Ford didn't ...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 977

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Before you spend money on a Ruckstell or Warford, buy a good timer and a set of coils rebuilt by somebody who knows what he is doing. Then buy a new timer to power them. Buy or borrow a good accessory carburetor. Go drive the car. Be realistic about the power you have and the power you need. It is a...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 977

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Before you spend money on a Ruckstell or Warford, buy a good timer and a set of coils rebuilt by somebody who knows what he is doing. Then buy a new timer to power them. Buy or borrow a good a accessory carburetor. Go drive the car. Be realistic about the power you have and the power you need. It is...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 977

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

I've had a couple with distributors on them. Seems like it takes too much away from it being a T if you don't have coils to beat on or cuss at on a tour. Can't hear them on my current 27 coupe but on the older ones I like to hear them singing going down the road, too. I also don't like Rocky Mountai...
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 977

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

In my opinion, based on owning Ts since 1954, the two best things you can do to a T are a good carburetor and a Ruckstell. Once you've had one......
Then buy some good brakes.
Go drive.
by StanHowe
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Silver Solder vs Silver Bearing Solder??
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Silver Solder vs Silver Bearing Solder??

Dunno what the cost is now but the last time I bought a one pound roll of Silver Solder it was right at a Hundred Bucks. But it's worth it. Get the good stuff. I had a roll I salvaged out of a box of Solder and related I bought at an auction probably 30 years ago. Must have been 2 or 3 pounds all wa...
by StanHowe
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pasco wire wheel wanted or set F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Pasco wire wheel wanted or set F/S

Layden, this guy had some Pasco hubs and wheels for sale awhile back. I bought two wheels, got outbid on the hubs. He had one set of Pasco that didn't sell, he may still have them. If you can't find one, I'll unpack the two I bought and sell you one. Stan Howe https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-24-wir...
by StanHowe
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kinston 5 balls restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Kinston 5 balls restoration

Thanks, John. To say that one was a challenge is an understatement. They got a lot of hard use in rural America and Australia in early days, sucked a lot of dust and the balls vibrated with every bump. The seats wore to where the balls would stick or not seal, which yours wouldn't, but it wasn't as ...
by StanHowe
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kinston 5 balls restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Kinston 5 balls restoration

They are simple carburetors and run well. Throw out all the old balls. Buy new ones the correct size. Grind the seats with a small ball shaped stone the same size. Fuel height in the bowl is critical to getting the engine started. My email is stanhowemt@aol.com I will give you some offline advice if...
by StanHowe
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big dissapointment !
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Big dissapointment !

Usually what happens is that the owners sold the item to somebody who came to them and offered to buy it, telling them that "You'll never get that for it at the auction and this way you won't have to pay commission." Everybody wants an absolutely straight up honest auction until they have theirs. Th...
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Wilcox auction?

A lot of times it is the low bidder that got the auction. You can do a first class job, make some money or be low bidder but you can't do all three. There is a sale coming up nearby with some nummy cars, lots of good parts, etc. Auction???? NO WAY!!! Not going to give everything away like they do at...
by StanHowe
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Wilcox auction?

I wasn't there but it looks to me like they got every dime that was there. Two high School boys with an air compressor would have made them some money. Several years ago we proved how to double your money on tires. Buy new tires and put them on. Costs about $300-400 a car. Get to where the money is ...
by StanHowe
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holly G venturi
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Holly G venturi

I don't have any extras right now and I'm so buried in work I don't have time to make any but I buy 1.375 aluminum round stock and make them a dozen or so at a time. One is not a lot but a dozen of them from the suppliers at $27.50 each adds up.
by StanHowe
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley / Waltham carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Holley / Waltham carbs

Phil nailed that one. I have two from him and one I found for parts. They will be the last of these. They run pretty well but are hard to do anything with because of the Aluminum bodies. I've been trying to find time on a day I'm in a good mood to get them done. I also don't work on Stromberg RF's u...
by StanHowe
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 roadsters....
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: 26-27 roadsters....

My 27 coupe has original paint on the body, Moss Green, but the fenders are Black and have been repainted with a brush many years ago.
by StanHowe
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes the time - adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 486

This is what takes the time - adapter

Spent the better part of the day a few days ago making this. Started with two junk carbs with the correct sized flanges, cut the flanges off, two more carbs, cut the elbows off a couple Zenith 04's which is the best thing to do with them -- use them for parts. Did a little work on the mill, fitted t...
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: STROMBERG RF CARB

I had a nos one years ago. It was also green. I've seen some of the last OFs that were also painted dark green.
I dunno why.
Nice carb, I was going to run it but a guy who collects them had more money than I did, sold it to him.
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: STROMBERG RF CARB

They aren't that tough. I center drill the old jet out, ream the hole and tap it 5/16 - 32, make a new idle jet upper with the old tube lower soldered to it. I fought the old ones for several years trying to get them out, finally came up with a solution. Good carbs but I don't work on them. I sold a...
by StanHowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG RF CARB
Replies: 3
Views: 384

STROMBERG RF CARB

Somebody awhile back was looking for a Stromberg RF carb. This one is on ebay, misidentified as a carb for a Model A. It's not mine, I just saw it on my morning carb search and thought somebody might want it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-STROMBERG-CARBURETOR-Ford-Model-A-sa/193640402092?hash=ite...
by StanHowe
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?

I've known Ross for at least 30 years. You won't have any problems.
by StanHowe
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: For All Eternity

The two things that made me sell my 62 T bird convertible were 1. The windshield wiper motor is accessed through the radio speaker hole. It is recommended to REMOVE THE WINDSHIELD for better access. If I was ever going to do it again I would have to lose 50 lbs, take agility training for 6 months an...
by StanHowe
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: For All Eternity

They are 14-24 thread screws. Next time you are ordering something from McMaster Caar or MSC, order box of 14-24 FILLISTER head screws. Makes it a lot easier to keep them on the tip of the screw. Take a nice long screwdriver, grind the tip until it will just start in the slot, tap it in the slot wit...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1448

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

It would be nice if every reproduction was perfect but they aren't. One that comes to mind is the hundreds of Holley NH needles and seats that were form cut instead of ground. Every one leaked like a sieve but the maker never said a word until they were all sold and has ducked the issue of who made ...
by StanHowe
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg carb folder
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Stromberg carb folder

That folder was for the last version of the Stromberg Carburetor for Model T Fords. The RF. It came out along toward the end of the party, late 25, Ford was transitioning to the Vaporizer so to upgrade you had to go back to an earlier set of manifolds. They still sold pretty well, run great, don't l...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Mark, I just avoid them. I have so many OF bodies that need parts I spend time on those. I need a bunch of parts laser cut again. The guy who did the last batch died, need to find somebody. Tim, the RFs are great carbs, I just wish they hadn't used crappy Aluminum to make them. The brass welds to t...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Every time I can round up a little money I buy more taps and dies. I just bought the 17/32 x 20 tpi set for that goofy nut on Kingston 5 balls.
Just ordered it this morning.
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

BTW, the threads are 1/4 x 32, good investment working on carbs.

I don't do anything that isn't brass except Marvel Schebler pieces of crap for my old tractors. Well, a few Zeniths too, for the Farmalls.
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

That would sure work. The threaded insert at the top of the idle jet is all that sticks in the aluminum. I just mill it out with a quarter inch mill bit, enlarge the hole with a stepped mill cutter to 5/16 tap drill size down through the threaded area, thread it, whip up a new threaded idle jet uppe...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

I've had several people that got burned buying an Overland OF that were not happy when I told them it would be an extra charge to set it up for a model t.
------- don't believe everything you read on eBay -----
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Mark, I just avoid them. I have so many OF bodies that need parts I spend time on those. I need a bunch of parts laser cut again. The guy who did the last batch died, need to find somebody. Tim, the RFs are great carbs, I just wish they hadn't used crappy Aluminum to make them. The brass welds to th...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Free Stromberg OF information

Here is a little free information regarding Stromberg OF carburetors. Not all OF's were for Model T's. There was also a version made for Overland cars. The major differences are: 1. The mounting holes are slightly further apart to fit the Overland manifold. 2. The mounting holes are not threaded as ...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone know how to get in contact with "Royce in Dallas TX"?
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Does anyone know how to get in contact with "Royce in Dallas TX"?

Royce has moved to someplace nearTulsa and is building a new shop.
I think all his T stuff is on hold until they get moved, moved in and etc.
by StanHowe
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

I was using a brass float but have some new synthetic material I like better which can be shaped like the original cork float. I make a needle of my own design that uses the original seat. I do not like drilling out the original seat to put a modern type seat in. Most of those do not pull the needle...
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

Not that I know of. The air intake varies from year to year but the body of the carb is the same as near as I can tell. The later ones also added a butterfly choke but that is also part of the air intake.
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Holley G

Sorry Jim, I didn't see your question. No paint. I've never found paint that drys fast enough for me and that won't melt or soften in the new alcohol fuels. Any color you see on anything is powder coat. I use Black River or Cast Iron powder, spray the parts and cook them in a toaster oven. I buy pow...
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Holley G

Thanks, Steve I don't like them tarted up like a cheap hooker, I like a little smooth bling and just the right amount of Jewelry. I like the brass screws and bronze lock washers, etc. I also make those bowl nuts, they are 1 inch x 24 tpi, I make them with a slight riser to put pressure in the right ...
by StanHowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Holley G

I make them from some float material I discovered awhile back. I'm not sure where it comes from, I buy it from a guy in Indiana I've rebuilt several industrial engine carbs for. Much stronger than anything else I've found. Doesn't take on fuel load after sitting for weeks for months, easy to machine...
by StanHowe
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Holley G

Got interrupted before I got the last of the photos loaded.
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by StanHowe
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Holley G

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by StanHowe
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Holley G

Couple more pics of this one. Bear in mind I am not looking for carbs to rebuild, I am not taking in any more work for this year, I am selling off inventory and trying to clear the backlog of repair work. I just thought somebody might find this interesting. DSCF2755.JPG DSCF2762.JPG DSCF2764.JPG DSC...
by StanHowe
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Holley G

Also put this in a box this morning, off to the owner. Came in covered in a quarter of an inch of old grease and dirt, missing some parts, headed back out. Couple pics here of how I do the needle and seat for these. I find the new vendor ones take about as much time to get to stop leaking as making ...
by StanHowe
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

I posted a couple pics of the new caps for this a week or two ago, thought I post a pic or two of it done and off to the owner. It had been whacked with a wrench, a hammer and whatever else, lotsa bruises that hadn't healed on their own, took a little massage to get it looking good. There is always ...
by StanHowe
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

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

I doubt that anybody at Lang's could tell you the difference.
I've rebuilt over 70 ruckstells and have seen some pretty strange bearings in them.
Lots of guys are if it fits use it!
by StanHowe
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3208

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Sent two carburetors to Australia, some parts to Germany, an OF to Texas, a Holley G to Ohio. Have two ready for a box, answered a bunch of phone calls and emails, drove by my t several times and thought "I was going to do some work on it this summer,"
by StanHowe
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

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

Considering that a stock T with a T engine will probably be turning 2500 rpm at maximum and is running stock gears in the rear end maximum RPM for the differential is well under 800 rpm at top speed I don't think there is much necessity for a "high speed" bearing. Ball bearing speeds of over 6,000 r...
by StanHowe
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

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

In my opinion a Ruckstell bearing will never turn fast enough that speed capacity is of any consequence. Thrust capacity is. Mounting is critical. Some bearings are marked, some not. I certainly haven't seen them all but the thrust is taken by the flanged side of the bearing so it needs to be positi...
by StanHowe
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 1986

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

Whether you choose to use it or not, 1/4 inch red acetylene American made hose is readily available.
I use it for fuel lines in addition to acetylene.
by StanHowe
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G fuel leak
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Holley G fuel leak

Here is free technique advice. Incidentally, I've never seen a lead washer on an original G but I've heard so many times they were used they must have been. The bottom sealing area is so often damaged that it is hard to get the bowl to seal against the bottom of the carb. They are almost impossible ...
by StanHowe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

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: 17
Views: 1410

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1183

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: 1160

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: 17
Views: 1410

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: 1160

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: 1160

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: 731

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: 655

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: 1425

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: 1425

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: 1425

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: 1211

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: 754

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: 1851

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: 1851

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: 1851

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: 748

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: 1142

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: 85
Views: 7091

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: 2227

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: 1594

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: 824

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: 1777

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: 1777

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: 1777

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: 1777

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: 1777

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: 85
Views: 7091

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: 1777

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: 1777

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: 576

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: 1777

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: 1777

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: 1743

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: 1338

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: 2162

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: 2162

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: 2162

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: 2162

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!!