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by Kevin Pharis
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

The first float sample pieces are here! They all look and fit good. The material thicknesses all seem to be right, and so I’m confident they’ll float right too. Maybe I’ll try some soldering this weekend...?
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by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

The time it takes to make patterns and machining,and foundry cost, most do not want to pay for what it would cost, been down this road. You definitely are not wrong... this is not an adventure for the timid. Many of the obscure items are reproduced simply because of the obsessive nature of a few in...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Have been continuing toward my goal of building complete S-B downdrafts from scratch. So far the choke horn, V band clamp, and float bowl are done. The float bowl cover and float ball for both S and SR carbs are next.
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I tried playing mad scientist last weekend... and built up a plating setup for both nickel and copper. Turns out that copper doesn’t stick to aluminum... but nickel does, then can be top coated with copper. 719F213B-DBB0-41E1-80BE-F0E99751411E.jpeg I’m pretty sure I was able to get one of the choke ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Here’s all 5! They’re deburred, tumbled, and cleaned... and just about ready to use. All that’s left to do is plug off the cross holes that connect the jets to the accelerator wells.
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Now I can start on the float bowl cover...👍
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

It looks like a great start for a strong motor. The extra 1/4” of stroke will add to the compression, but those flat top pistons have got to go! The loss of the dome will reduce compression unless you are prepared to take drastic action with a cylinder head. The crank is shortened, so should drop ri...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Our 2 wheel friends
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Our 2 wheel friends

WOW!!!!! She’s a beauty Craig!

I know what I want for Christmas now...😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Out for a spin
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Out for a spin

Quite the collection of Faultless bodied T speedster pics! Very cool!
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover

Hey Dan, I’ve got a nice one that I have been saving for a carb I’ll probably never use. I’ll call you tomorrow
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

With the float bowl finished, and float balls right around the corner... Seems like the float bowl cover and fuel inlet block should be next. Still have some design work to be done on the throttle barrel, but shouldn’t be too far out in the future
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Found some time over the weekend to finish the float bowl! :mrgreen:
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?

Here is a pic of the pan bumps... and there will usually be a 3/8”-1/2” thick spacer between the pan and inspection cover as well 416882DE-D1C8-42D6-9B8E-BFFEADCF90C6.jpeg If you have the inspection pan off, and are not familiar with either crank... the A crank has circular webs near the main journa...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: Ford Perch puller

I had no idea how important the ball pein hammer was to the assembly of a T!!!😳 Seems like there should be a chart showing the proper hammer to use on each component of the chassis...?😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Thanks for the link Walt! I haven’t seen this car before and it certainly is special! It seems like maybe 8-9 years ago Mike Santiago built the A powered single seat sprinter. Guess he’s been busy! It’s good to see Scott at the wheel too. I miss seeing y’all up north... just takes a bit more effort ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Do I sense the possibility of the Akron-Hal rocker arm conversion you designed being contemplated for this remarkably generous project? Oooohhhhh no!!! A fellas gotta focus on one thing at a time. The Akron-Hed will continue it present course regardless of distractions. Like I mentioned earlier... ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Les Schubert wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm
I should pass it on to someone like KEVIN!!
Don’t get me wrong, if Les wants me to be the guy... I would accept without hesitation!!!
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

The crank wouldn’t decide how the engine made power... but theoretically allows the siamese intake ports to be less... well siamese. Even with this crank and cam, the siamese intake ports are still arguably inefficient as there will always be the dead space associated with the “other valve”. However...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin you would qualify I’ve thought long and hard about building one of these cranks over the years... but was never a priority for some reason...? I’ve imagined carving on a 4” x 6” chromoly bar for many hours... and then flipping it over to continue carving for many more hours! Not to mention th...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Oh Les...you TEASE!!!😳
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: shipping a head

Before I started using the foam to pack my new Buffalo wheels... I had to ship a wheel to Australia. I spent half a day building a crate to support the wheel and prevent damage under the worst of circumstances. Was not an efficient use of time, and there had to be a better way! No doubt it was the m...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: shipping a head

If you go the spray foam route... it’ll work great! The foam will fill all the space in the box and so reinforce the box from all sides. It will also allow full support of the part from all angles so it can’t “slide” out of the packing material and poke a hole thru the end of the box. However, the s...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

Lookin good Craig! I thought for a moment you acquired a nice lookin red torpedo with the Livingston radiator! Didn’t see any of your cars in the video... maybe that was you riding the motorcycle in the back...?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

Both of the links above discuss the earlier version with the large iron mounting bracket. But one of them solves the riddle bout mine... there is a plate to replace the planetary gears and directly drive the steering shaft with the Ford steering wheel shaft! 5995E994-2830-4E81-9228-E6A8B085EE61.png ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

That’s an interesting ad, as is shows the revised model with “ball bearings” and an interesting mounting bracket. I have an apparently earlier design that has a large cast bracket that mounts in place of the steering bracket, and reaches around to clamp under the spring clamp. This bracket appears t...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1496

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Not too sure if it was a “crash”... but my speedster ended up rubber side up once. I don’t recommend it...!
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1515

Re: Tree hugger

I'm not sure what those of you in California will do when new internal combustion engine vehicles can no longer be sold. California can't seem to keep the power on as it is. That’s the beauty of everyone owning an electric car...! When the county issues a permit to install a smart charger at your h...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Finished up the fixtures to spin the new brass floats tonite...
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1515

Re: Tree hugger

Just think of nrg given off from our wives heat flashes. Not harnessed! Not funny I know. But my wife would give me the finger and laugh. Wouldn’t menopausal energy technically be classified as geothermal...?😜 Now, young children on the other hand... release a tremendous amount of acoustic energy t...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Kevin, It looks like you are well on your way to building complete carburetors.......WOW. I would love to have the 6V available. “Complete carburetors”... I sure hope so! It feels like I’ve got a lot done... but still have a lot more work to go! As for the 6V... would be cool, but you’re gonna have...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission

Does anyone else ever wonder why they never advertise the extra combinations when using Ford reverse pedal...? Could have advertised 7 forward, and 5 reverse! More is better... right?!🤔😉 Low Ford - Low aux Low Ford - Int aux Low Ford - High aux High Ford - Low aux High Ford - Int aux High Ford - Hig...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: When is a good time to sell a T.
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: When is a good time to sell a T.

Probably best to sell it before the warranty runs out😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Since Jeff lives just down the steeet from me, I figured I should revisit the metal spinning discussion... met with him today, and it’s lookin promising!

Will make some tooling and see how it turns out...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

I stumbled across these a while back... it’s no surprise the push rods can become a major vacuum leak
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Nitrophyl ball. That was the original idea... but Nitrophyl is only available in 1” thick blocks, and I need a 2-1/8” sphere. I haven’t made up my mind yet, but am currently considering a readily available 2” stainless steel welded sphere. Having a special run of Nitrophyl floats is very unlikely t...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I know how y’all like progress pics... Finally scrounged up the time to finish the first operation of the Winfield model “S” float bowl. The bowl is designed to directly interchange with the originals with the exception of the float ball. I intend to incorporate a readily available replacement float...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: 1914 Stuff

I was under the impression that natural spokes were not offered until later. [/size] That's correct. Wheels were always painted body color until early 1926. Even after they became an option, I believe "natural" wheels were uncommon. How many do you see on cars in period photos? Mighty few. They are...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Robert m Roof 16 valve head
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Robert m Roof 16 valve head

This article states that Laurel began marketing the 16 valve heads in ‘17-‘18. It’s not specific enough to discuss when the various models were released tho...

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/l/laurel/laurel.htm
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1515

Re: Tree hugger

That Wiki write up says that most commercial efforts have failed... but an article I read years ago stated that the original intent was to have civilians producing their own fuel to reduce or eliminate the fuel requirements of a distribution network (arguably a significant percentage of total fuel c...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1515

Re: Tree hugger

Many of the lithium based batteries also use rare minerals in their construction that are trace elements, and so are not directly mined. So they have to push around a tremendous amount of dirt to process every ounce. Good thing most, if not all, of these mines are in China, or the Congo...! So hug a...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Disc brakes on the rear

When the rubber meets the road... it’s still just rear wheel brakes! A car with well adjusted Rockies that can lock up both wheels will stop with the same effort and in the same distance... but the car with disc brakes will stop smoother, with more balanced effort, with no adjustments, and will cool...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1607

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, what was the problem with the Ford rods? Oh, let me count the reasons not to use Model A rods... Different lengths Different weights Stretched/stripped threads Chisel marked in a high stress zones Mating surfaces not flat Need to be shortened I used A rods in my last A crank motor (before SKAT...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 74
Views: 10285

Re: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions

Do all roadster pickups of these 2 years have the metal shelf that extends from the seat back to the rear frame cross member? I assume this shelf is what the turtle deck or the pickup bed sets onto? Is this needed with a wooden pickup box? Somewhere along the line (presumably ‘27 model year), the m...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1607

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Very cool Les! That crank and cam should solve most of the inherent Siamese port issues, but was said to shake a fella clear out of the car! If you ask me... it’s worth it!!! I’m curious to hear if it was the primitive balance techniques of the day... or the crank stiffness... or the firing order th...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: American Vintage Rims

The rim supplier for Coker Tire is in New Zealand...
https://www.vintagerims.co.nz/


There is also a fella in Australia who is making rims now...
https://www.vintagerimsaus.com/
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: American Vintage Rims

If it’s to the point of knocking on doors to get answers... maybe it’s time to start planning your new business venture...?🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Oldav8tor wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:50 pm
You have to wonder what all the out of work manure-shovelers found for employment....politics maybe?
It all makes sense now... imagine the possibilities now that the truth is out there!?!🤯😉
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

A closer look at the first operation. All the bowl cover screws and jet holes will be drilled and threaded before this operation is done. Next, the bowl ID will be held via an expanding mandrel so that I can cut the mounting flange and drill the last few holes 1B738928-2631-4DC0-A789-76F37C0946E8.jp...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

I know that this product exists... but have never used it personally. I have used nitric acid baths for the passivation of medical implants tho. And occasionally my crew members would unknowingly load steel tooling parts... and after an hour, not much would come out! The goal is not to dissolve the ...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

StanHowe wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:15 pm
This wasn't a tap, it was a broken Easy Out down in a hole.
Drill, tap, ez-out... it’s all just tool steel to me... and the nitric acid😉
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

Not that this was a normal situation... but acid can work wonders on a broken tap

https://chemical-supermarket.com/Tap-X- ... -p574.html
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Norman, the Winfield carburetors were an aftermarket accessory, and were not factory equipment on anything as far as I know. They did offer a number of carburetor sizes and manifold/adapter options to cover most production cars, and of course... performance applications. My hope is to build a pair o...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Continuing to play in the shop today...
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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac project
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Frontenac project

With all that meat under the spark plugs, and a fairly shallow combustion chamber... could be a “S” model!👍
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

Well that settles it Dan... I’m gonna have to purge a few less important memories (birthdays, phone numbers, wife’s name) as they seem to be pushing out the important ones 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers

Have you tried Mike Lebsack, Vintage Wire Wheel, LLC? He bought out McLaren. He is in Iowa City, IA. <a href="tel:(319) 430-4995">(319) 430-4995</a>. Lebsackmike@gmail.com John Unless something has changed fairly recently... Mike bought McLaren Wheels from John McLaren (father) a number of years ag...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers

it’s been over a year since I last tried... but they didn’t answer the phone back then either...?
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Thank you Tom! It on its way 👍
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

There are 6 volt options out there too... https://www.steinertractor.com/EIGN16?crawlparam&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr8KGrpW87AIVeR-tBh1T3wIVEAQYASABEgKwVvD_BwE The Pierce Arrow dizzy is an aluminum base housing, and fits on any one of your favorite accessory mag drives too! I’ve always felt that one of the...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

Here’s a pic of the Pierce arrow dizzy that I reworked a while ago. The original plan was to redesign the internals to incorporate the centrifugal advance mechanism from a VW 009... turns out that fixed timing was OK for the application, and the 009 centrifugals ran the other direction anyway...! I ...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Been working on a new float bowl... pics coming soon👍
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

Could always start scrounging for a twin ignition Pierce Arrow distributor...? They run on any standard DU4 type magneto mounting bracket.

There are 2 variations... 2 single ignition heads, or 1 dual ignition head
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

Not sure when Budd and Buffalo (among others) began disk wheel production... but ‘23-‘24 Nash cars were equipped with 25” Budd bolt on disk wheels. There must have been others too...?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch 3 gear aluminum cross drive magneto
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Bosch 3 gear aluminum cross drive magneto

Hey Michael, my dad ran one on his speedster for a bit... don’t remember noticing the gear noise🤔 The idler and the driven gears ride in bushings, and so will affect the gear mesh as the bushings wear. Also the drive gear is mounted to the camshaft, and may not locate well when mounted to the timing...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter / pedal question
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Starter / pedal question

Pete is spot on!

The starter era clutch pedal has a significantly different shape to the linkage arm. It’s been a while... but I do not believe the early arm can be reshaped to fit and maintain proper geometry. Will need to change the pedal head on the late, or the linkage arm on the early.
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front lowering bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Front lowering bracket

Seems to me there is a dimensioned sketch in the “speed and sport” book...?🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Mike Penserini wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:22 pm
I have a fondness for flatheads. Here is Jerry Sherman's.
Well today’s your lucky day Mike...! I happen to have a real nice Sherman head... and I’d be happy to trade you straight across for... say a SOHC Fronty...? 😉
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

I have no radiator in this fight... and really don’t give a flyin hoot about the height of the radiator skirt, and so I should stay out of this discussion, but... As a manufacturer of reproduction parts it seems like I should add a few words of perspective. I always advertise my products as “near ex...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1519

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Has anyone tried the Rust-Oleum Peel Coat Spray Paint before? I bought a can and will test to see how it works. https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/peel-coat/ peel paint.JPG Wonder if it works as good as it does in the movies...?😉 2D1DC19C-6E6E-4E3F-9847-16E3FDC45823.jpeg
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early wire wheels help
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Early wire wheels help

Assuming these wheels mate up to a T wood wheel hub... they look to be Universal brand wheels. These were the inspiration for the McLaren wheels
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

I hear ya Dan! Waaaaay underestimated the time on this job!😜
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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Must get good traction with the tire pressure that low...😜
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 36
Views: 3235

Re: Talk about speedsters please

If you go to NWVS site and look at car # 32 Tom Butterworth I built that car . just what your looking for on A T chassis with a Rajo BBR head . The #32 pictured above is my dad’s car... Fronty powered and stick and cloth body on TT truck frame. He since pulled the motor and sold the rest to someone...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

There is no doubt that this motor makes the list of extremely modified T engines... but I’m afraid they passed the $4500 mark loooooooong ago😉 I think the underlying question is whether the “other” cylinder head could be adapted without all the Bonneville modifications... at some level yes. But wher...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Don’t worry Walt... there more than a few projects on my list!

My wife tells me... “life is not about dying with the most stuff! I tell her “your right...! It about dying with the coolest stuff!”😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Converting a push rod head can be a real challenge... even one that was meant to fit can turn into quite the project... Case in point; 7C34F1A3-A3D9-42E2-817E-459BC0157BCE.jpeg Putting the cam(s) on top could really snowball if you let it. I considered OHC with my Akron-Hed project at first, and onl...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Lovin’ it!!😂

Double the power... and gears to spare!!!😂😂
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

I believe that you are right about the expense being relatively small... as long as a guy doesn’t value his time much, he’s money ahead!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

If you consider the time, effort, and expense of converting something from completely wrong... to kinda right... you might just pony up for the right head!
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

They are motorcycle disk on all 4 corners. Someday I hope to build an era correct set of drums to replace em tho. They work great... but stick out like a sore thumb on an otherwise relatively period correct car Here’s a sneak peak at the design inspiration, ‘36 Bentley... 62AD62BE-DFBF-4EB0-B364-6E6...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

All flat heads look the same...🙄

So how bout what’s on the way...?😁
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

She’s been shined up a bit since! Looks like these are bout all I’ve got...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Was a NWVS Labor Day endurance run... bout a dozen or so years ago. The Evergreen museum had relatively just recently opened and they were letting us pull out cars in to snap a shot under the ‘ol goose (Hercules). Have been back a couple times since, and it has changed a bunch every time. I highly r...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

John It’s one of the smoothest carbs I have tried. Had a Winfield M for a while but the S runs much better. The car has an A crank and Hc pistons. The S really woke it up. The M’s are pretty good... but have only 2 circuits and all the usual barrel valve problems. The S adds a 3rd fuel circuit, act...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've got a cool head.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: I've got a cool head.

Oooooooooh!

If you ever wanna trade back to a stock head... I have a few around here I’d be willing to trade ya...?😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Found this not so old pic...

Was rummaging thru some boxes today and found this...
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And NO! It’s not photoshopped!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've got a cool head.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: I've got a cool head.

I’ve always loved those bumpy covers on the Roof 8’s!!! And they always run reeeeeeally strong too... yours single or dual intake?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

Looks like a typical freeze plug to me. Probably will find that the center is rusted thru. Might get lucky and have a nickel fit in there😉
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 1216

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Dang Hank...! Did you have a B crank in that thing? Here is the last A crank I did... 8BCA2FE9-BFD5-4A8C-A9CE-7198C181AEC0.jpeg 86D74643-4475-4CE0-933E-9B877CD9A47D.jpeg I made a block to clamp to the pan, a special hammer to get down in there, and like you said... heat er up and hammer it down! See...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 3927

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Well said Dan... but here is a pic to go along👍
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 3927

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 3927

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Been a while since the last bump...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

Brand new Winfield model S & SR carburetor choke horns, V band clamps, and choke brackets now available. All components are near exact reproductions of the original designs and will interchange with original components. Current available size is AA-B only. Other sizes to be available depending upon ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5412

Re: Playin in the shop today...

So while impatiently waiting for material... I made an aluminum V clamp to verify fit and completion. All good! Now back to “patiently” waiting...! :roll:
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

Sounds like maybe dirty armature/brush surfaces...? See if you can sand the contact faces to freshen em up