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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: 16
Views: 2977

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: 16
Views: 2977

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: 2
Views: 157

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: 17
Views: 2057

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: 428

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

Sounds like maybe dirty armature/brush surfaces...? See if you can sand the contact faces to freshen em up
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster plans
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Speedster plans

Welcome to the speedster crowd Don! It’s your car... built your way... to fit you! Put the seats where they are comfortable for you, and don’t forget to make em wide enough to fit you too. If you use a stock firewall... you already have a starting point, then taper the platform back to fit the seats...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Did some more playin last nite... I haven’t got the right size material yet, so used a piece of stainless that was a bit undersized to prove the program would work, and hopefully do a fit check. Other than the part being incomplete due to the undersized material... the program ran good, and the part...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1501

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

I’ve seen hard seats installed where that had broken thru into the water jacket. On an overhead when sitting, it trickles onto the back side of the valve, only leaking into the cylinder when the valve opens. And when running, on intake stroke, the extra vacuum sucks it right in. We looked all over! ...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Bikers

Here’s a pic of a real biker!😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: straightening spokes....

Don’t forget to spin ‘em all to check that you didn’t affect the straightness of the wheel rims...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Build
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Speedster Build

Looks like you’ve lost a bit of sleep over this project. You should have plenty of braking potential with those rotors, and am curious to see what caliper you choose. Keep in mind that spacing the rear wheels out increases the torsional load on the rear axles... think safety hubs!
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T’s
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: T’s

Good lookin car Pete! Nice caps too😉
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 34
Views: 3937

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

So after a dozen unanswered messages over the last 4 months, I went to the machine shop today... and had every intention of kicking the door in and taking my head back!!! The door was already open... so I had to accept that the theatrics of kicking in the door in wasn’t going to play out as planned....
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1288

Re: update Be careful cranking

I’ve had a couple close calls... but have been lucky enough to walk away with only minor bruises. The scariest one for me was starting a ‘14 runabout with a weak mag (and probably low compression), so had to get it spinning to start. Well I got it spinning alright... and it started!! But the crank d...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

My ol rusty roadster pictured above came to me with Chebby disk wheels... I would probably have liked the disk wheels better if I had a good set of rims with em. They would click and squeak and wobbled like a drunken monkey as I drove. I was happy to get rid of them. The wire wheels are a great impr...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

Looks great either way Tom... but you are forgetting the 3rd option...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Was goin to make a few more of these this morning... but as soon as I turned on my machine there was a power glitch and I got spooked. Maybe it had somethin to do with the 100 degree heat at 10 am...?🤔. Only supposed to get up to 108 later...🥵 So I decided to do something that didn’t require any ele...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

Pulling the dash panel out should provide the room necessary to get the tank in and out. I had the tanknin and out of my 27 roadster several times. The first time was to clean and wash what looked like a beautiful original tank with virtually no rust internally. The second time was to chase a fuel l...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

The 26-27 tanks don’t just rust out on the bottom... there is an anti-squeak pad between the firewall and the front panel of the tank that can hold water and rust out the front wall of the tank from the outside in. You won’t be able to see this rust thru the filler neck. The tank is not that hard to...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Here’s one fresh off the mill... a bit of blending and it’ll be ready to run!
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

they found out he was from California and wouldn't let him in. They also told his uncle he had to quarantine 3 weeks before he could come back. Norm It’s pretty typical for a Californian to get shunned anywhere they travel... and anybody in direct contact with a Californian should be deloused immed...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

I’ve also seen some set up to only “supply” oil to the mains, not pressurize. The fittings may just drip oil into the stock oiling holes...? More of a supplemental oiling...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

Try pulling the mag post and takin a peek down into the hogshead... sometimes there is a priming tube routed up there with a cap for just such an occasion
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Received the tools to finish the choke elbow today. Hoping to finish the polished one... and also make a couple choke elbows complete with the butterflies this weekend

Looking forward to finishing up this project so I can move on to the V band clamp to attach the choke elbow. Thinking stainless...🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: A brand new 26

Must be Doc’s first go around with the “Flux Capacitor”... cuz that flag was retired in 1912...?!

Wonder how he got it up to 88 mph...???🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s going on here?
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: What’s going on here?

Must be bath day...😢
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Ssssshhhhh, Polish sells!
Who said anything bout selling...? That would be against the forum rules!

There may be a few extras available in the future, but for now... I’m just playin in the shop👍
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Since the bosses for the choke shaft were cut wrong anyway... I though I would just cut em off and give er a good shinin up...
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I made some AA-B straight choke housings a couple years ago, along with the butterflies, shafts, and hardware to complete 51513710-0C90-4007-B806-8D5241231583.jpeg I considered making these choke elbows back then... but started looking into investment casting as the machine work is not exactly simpl...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Here is a shot during the machining... started out this morning with a piece of 3-1/2” diameter round aluminum
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Playin in the shop today...

Amongst all the other projects... not sure why I felt the urge to make this... I had a couple bad numbers along the way, so this one isn’t perfect or finished... but will correct on the next one. This one is for a size AA-B, and is just about identical to the original. One piece at a time I’m gettin...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

Where there’s a will... there’s a way!

Modern valves are definitely tough material... but are not impossible to machine. Manley (and other brands too) valves can be ordered as “blanks”, with extra long stems. With a little patience, do what you need to do... and cut em off to the length you need em
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fast turnaround for Model A engine rebuild-video
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Fast turnaround for Model A engine rebuild-video

That was a neat “all inclusive” view of a complete engine overhaul. I wish they would have shown a man hours clock to give some perception of time... other than the fella sittin on the bumper impatiently waiting for the finish assembly. They had my attention until they drag started the car. Wonder i...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3 to 1 gears
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: 3 to 1 gears

My gear set has a few new lookin teeth too... I could mail you a sample tooth if it would help put this deal together😜
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3 to 1 gears
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: 3 to 1 gears

I would part with this set... for the right price😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25081

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

I’ve seen shift levers bent like that before on transmissions used when converting old belt driven machinery to electric motor powered. The electric motor and automotive transmission would be high mounted, and the shift lever twisted down so one could reach it
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Wanted to buy

Try with 4995
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about x rods
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Question about x rods

I fully agree that cost would have been a major factor in the X rod changeover decision. X rods were lighter, and therefore would have had a lower material cost. But I don’t suspect the cost of manufacturing would have been significantly different. They still required forging, machining, and babbiti...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about x rods
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Question about x rods

‘Ol man Ford changed a lot of things for for a lot of reasons during his reign... but rarely did he change to a design that reduced reliability. However, the X rods showed up 14+ million cars into T production, and were phased out in a relative “blink of an eye”. Half of ‘27 thru half of ‘28 is all ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

Re: Is it a T?

I wanna know how she reached the pedals...?😳. Look at where the hogs head is... she musta had legs longer than the lamp in the Christmas story!!!😉 Lots of neat little tidbits... • Hand brake lever bent around to reach back a foot • The front axle might be pushed out... suicide, or maybe Laurel brack...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '25-'27 Watts Style clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: '25-'27 Watts Style clutch

Go into your preferences, and set for an email notification when you receive a PM. Now you won’t have to compulsively check...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25081

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Looks like a Houk #5 wheel center and hub... the wheel center is not all that uncommon and of no particular value by itself, and an unidentified application hub has about equal value. But if you have a car that you desired to convert to wire wheels... it is near unheard of to find a complete set of ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25081

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Was the wire wheel in the foreground part of your haul? Are the other 3 hubs and wheel centers on the chassis? Acquiring a full set of hubs and wheel centers is 90% of the effort when it comes to converting a car to wire wheels. The rims are almost always toast, and don’t plan on using the spokes fo...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 34
Views: 3937

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

The machine shop told me 2 weeks to complete... that was 3+ months ago...🤨 And so as I wait ever more impatiently for the machine shop to finish the guides, seats, and surface, I have found a fella to flow the head (should it ever be ready...🙄). I have no intentions of “porting” the head, just simpl...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A couple of pictures from Northwest Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: A couple of pictures from Northwest Washington

Would love to have that roadster in my garage...🤤

Not to mention a ‘07 American Underslung roadster sold a few years ago for $1.4 million...💰💰
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Model Ts

I guess the thing on the front of the car in the second photo is part of the Everful Water System. When reading the article on the Everful Water System, it basically describes an overflow tank that also condenses the steam, and most likely siphons the captured overflow back into the radiator simila...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Model Ts

And I’m assuming that’s a front mounted electric starter... never seen that style before. Very cool👍
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender bender
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Fender bender

I’ve been scratching my head over the partial engine shot too... sure looks like a spark plug and a port with a sharp vertical elbow on the left side...? This would suggest to me that we are looking at a SR Fronty...? Or maybe a Roof 8 valve...? Most likely an intake, and would not be surprised if w...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

Another consideration with the ultrasonic cleaners that hasn’t been discussed yet is “shadows”. You should be familiar with the design of your tank and the location of the sonic generators. The placement of the parts within the tank can be critical to getting repeatable cleaning results. Also many o...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 65
Views: 4444

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Hey there Michael, did that ‘ol reed venturi Tillotson downdraft ever work out for your dozer?? Or maybe just good for a few parts? Hope it went to good use...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buffalo Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Buffalo Wheels

There is a sight recess near the outer perimeter of your caps to accept the thin sheet metal medallion. If the brass caps are similar design to the iron caps (I don’t have any brass caps to confirm), the medallion should be held on by the same 2 rivets that capture the latching mechanism. BC9CF775-E...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

If you saw em off just behind the gear (band saw... not hack saw!), the axle stubs pushes right out. And this way there’s none of that “shoot outa there” paranoia😉
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Just a bit ointment and she’ll be just fine!!😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buffalo Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Buffalo Wheels

The pin drive caps are a typical earlier design for the Buffalo/House wire wheels. They were replaced sometime about ‘22. There were both cast iron and brass variations of these pin drive caps, and each had their own medallion design C9BBA20A-56B2-4A10-BCF9-9AE11478C6F1.jpeg 5E901EDA-9337-4901-A872-...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?

All of the Hall Scott axle housings I have are machined for the closed spool. I don’t have any later Ruckstell housings to compare with... but if you did need to machine the register, I imagine it could be done in a mill with an angle plate, a few clamps, boring head, and a lot of patience!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1681

Re: 1908 Buick

I helped a friend button up his ‘08 Rambler 2 cylinder opposed engine a while back. Similar engine by design, but was sumthin like 5.5” bore and 6” stroke, and 11”+ rod length. He had pushed the pistons too far up into the bore during final assembly, and the ring snapped out above the bore. It was a...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1681

Re: 1908 Buick

Look up Eric Barrett in the Auburn area. He’s a regular here on the forum and has done many engines of various makes
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

And before synthetic fibers... how durable could they have been?
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Not a lathe... but kind of a linear lathe...🤔 An ‘ol Ammco 7” shaper. Probably ‘50’s ish. Came to me from an estate sale... one of those “if you want this, you gotta take that” type deals. I was completely cleaned up, repainted, and mounted to a Craftsman table saw stand. I had no use for it, and co...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment

“Aligning” the tailshaft is nothing more than indicating it for concentricity to the crank. If running eccentric to the crank centerline, the transmission bushing life will suffer and can also put additional strain on the rotating components. Much like the cam gear, there is no significance to which...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed

I find that the wiggly little kid butts don’t stay where you put ‘em very long... unless squeezed into a seat narrow enough to keep ‘em from sliding around. So if you find that your seats are too wide... cram additional wiggly little kid butts into the seat until the excess seat space is filled and ...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

I’ve always liked the bent tube cabinets under those ‘ol South Bend lathes 👍
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

How bout yur other machines???
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

As the story goes...

A fella was gassing up his TT on the way to the dump with a full load. An onlooker asked where he was goin...? To the dump! Sooooo... how ya gonna get home...?!🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Wire Wheel Hub
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Rear Wire Wheel Hub

Jen110 has made a total of 6 posts... all 1 minute apart from one another with exactly the same wording...?🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Dead Center #1
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Top Dead Center #1

This is not an optical dillusion... the timing marks are nothing more than that. TDC is best found with a dial indicator on the piston, or also the crank pin is a decent indicator
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Options
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Head Gasket Options

My last couple of gaskets have been the silicone overlay steel ring gaskets. Seem to work good for me with a high compression (7.25:1) aluminum head

Down side is you have to scrape em off piece by piece every time you take the head off. Always keep 1 or 2 on the shelf...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear hub evaluation
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Rear hub evaluation

If there is no excessive rust pitting and the keyways aren’t wallowed out... they are probably just fine. Also make sure the tapers lock onto a good axle taper without the key installed for your last check. And remember NOT to paint the inner taper of the hub, or the axle tapers. The paint will brea...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

I ran a .040” solid copper head gasket on my flat T for years with reliable results. No special attention was given beyond the typical torque spec and pattern. I also annealed and reused it several times during this time. Did always wonder if excessively torquing the aluminum head could distort the ...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Here’s my current lathe... C0C14D6C-270A-4EB0-B0E2-CD0188B8F2B3.jpeg 2000 Milltronics CNC, 16” x 60” bed, 7.5 hp, 3000 rpm, 8 position turret, pneumatic 5c collet closer, and flood coolant. She’s got a few miles on ‘er, but still makes good parts every time I fire ‘er up. Makes a great flat spot too...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: 40 HP Model T

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:10 pm
If you add all the aftermarket things made to increase HP for a T over the years, you can easily get 50 to 60 HP from your T. :D
And if you weigh em all... you’ll need all that extra HP, and a helper spring too!!! :lol:
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

I started out with a 1958 built Wade 8A precision toolmakers lathe. While only 8” x 24” capacity, it was a very impressive small lathe. From the original literature it appears to have been a competitive brand to the Hardinge super precision bench lathes of the time. Features like variable spindle sp...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: Question re front spring perches

If the perch to axle clearance was intended to be a precision fit... the perches would have had a ground shank diameter, and the axle would have had a smooth reamed bore. But instead, the axles are drilled and the perches are turned. I don’t suspect that this was ever intended to be more than a “clo...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer

I stand corrected... turns out the P-38 can opener wasn’t invented till 1942. So NOT a period correct holemaking method. Guess you’re goin to have to look for an ‘ol bit and brace... or get out the ‘ol trusty cold chisel!! :twisted: :lol:
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer

Sorry Allan... was the oldest one I could find a picture of...😔
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Wondered why play in U-joint

For years my speedster has a hesitation during heavy acceleration... couldn’t figure it out...?! I went thru the Ruxtell 3-4 times for various reasons before I thought to take the driveline apart. The Hyatt pinion bearing came out about 3/4” long!!! Under high loads the pinion bearing was breaking o...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer

If you’re trying to be authentic...
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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheels up!
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Wheels up!

I had a T go “rubber side up” on me once... but it looks like a whole lot more fun in the pics!😬
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need info about piston pin bushings
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Need info about piston pin bushings

Would imagine you could use darn near anything from the higher strength bronze alloys... aluminum, silicon, or manganese bronze alloys would probably all perform similar in the application. Or possibly even an aluminum bushing could work fine. Seems to me the forged pistons are made from a 5xxx seri...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Pinion Gear With Bore Taper Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: New Pinion Gear with Large bore

That’s a good gut check measurement, but not an adequate method to pass/fail a component. That dimension could have fairly dramatic changes due to a number of variables. But if you have a good driveline taper and there is not a good self locking “feel” to the taper... you may well have a problem My ...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?

I always recommend paint when it comes to tunable wire wheels. The aggressive blast media that is often used prior to powder coating can leave stress risers in the spokes and lead to spoke breakage down the road. Don’t figure the aggressive media would hurt a welded spoke wheel any... these spokes a...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hub on Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Model A hub on Model T

The A spindles are about an inch shorter than the T. So you will need to machine the bearing register and thread back to support the bearings, then drill and cut off the remainder. May need to weld up a few low spots too...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Most hogsheads have a small spot where the exhaust pipe rubbed its own clearance already... and never seen signs of burnt oil on the inside of a hogshead either.
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phelps hub caps
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Phelps hub caps

You tease...! No picture?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

The New Zealand rim has a more complicated profile that starts with a 20-30 degree angle, then a 9/32” radius peak, and a 3/8” radius return 2A32092E-8BC3-4874-9D4B-EB72C33BD466.jpeg 993367D1-B4DE-4BDC-99AB-15F6A802F0E8.jpeg 750A1D4D-C465-470A-AB07-117B91F82F22.jpeg So in conclusion... I have come t...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

I never put much thought into the subject of rim profiles, as I have always been under the impression that the reproduction rims available in recent years were made to original Ford prints. I have seen reproduction rims made in the 70’s that were of thinner material and clearly different profiles, b...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

I want to go less aggressive and then a bit more. It doesn’t hurt anything to leave a few $$ worth of solvent in the bottom of the pan for a day or two... but if you are critical about cleanliness today, you will still be critical tomorrow too. And if it’s “not clean till it’s clean”... you might a...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

Just drill out the 2 rivets, and take the shield out. Will be easy to clean then. The shield is there to catch solids and chunks of junk (hopefully) before the magnets can draw em in. And if you want the shield back in, just tack weld or braze it back in place after it’s all clean
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 2267

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

While purchasing a finished car would be both the time and cost efficient way to have a car like this, there is nothing on this car that you would have to wait a lifetime to acquire if you were to choose to build one like it. Without a doubt your wallet would have a significant dent by the time you ...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 2267

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

RajoRacer wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Well said, Kevin !
I think my actions involving a certain Akron-Hed project show that there’s very little hope of me recovering from my obsession 😉
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 2267

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

While I agree with most of the speedster related value statements above... speedsters are rarely a good investment. The money spent on original speed accessories can range anywhere from excessive to obnoxious. But at times, cost will pale in comparison to the years spent waiting and/or searching for...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo rocker cover sealing
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Rajo rocker cover sealing

I overhauled a 4 valve RAJO years ago... seems to me it was a big block chebby exhaust valve dropped right in
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get double seat like this?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: How to get double seat like this?

Looks like a couple of days worth of ambition to me... If you do feel ambitious... make sure you support the seat skin well. Nothing worse than going thru all that effort just to have the seat edges fold over every time someone carelessly climbs in. A large diameter wire (1/4”) edge and rolled beads...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2848

Re: Accident today

Huge bummer Richard!! At least the damage to the car is fairly minimal, and hopefully you are no more than shook up.

It looks like the walk home was pretty short too... isn’t that just at the end of your street?🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues

Mark Gregush wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:09 pm
you said "B" and 1.33:1, wouldn't that be RAJO?
I’m pretty sure the “B” referrers to the dual intake port design (‘26-‘28), rather than the single intake port earlier design (I’m no chebby expert). And the rocker ratio is whatever it is... only way to confirm, is to measure
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues

Kevin's comments are giving me a chuckle, no more no less. :lol: 👍😉 As for your assembled valve height and rocker arm angles... It’s not difficult to check your geometry, and will change very quickly dependent on a couple factors. Assembled valve height will need to vary depending upon the lift of ...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues

All should be good as long as you keep the delicate “orange to chrome” ratio in balance... you may have to start chroming chassis components eventually 🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Chevrolet over head conversion valve issues

Usual fixes for a chebby include; 1) Painting the motor a brighter orange color 2) Chrome plating the engine accessories 3) Making a larger car show build sign 4) Installing a larger carburetor... or multiple 5) More cam... ALWAYS more cam! Of course... this is not a complete list of potential fixes...