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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: RAJO head questions

I’m certainly not the RAJO expert... but looks like a C-35 to me. Take a good look at the deck thickness of this, or any, overhead. They have a tendency to have an excessive amount of material removed to increase compression. This one appears to be a bit thin under the plugs, and the short flange to...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I suspect they were more interested in fitting the car without modifying the firewall. Ansy No doubt this was the major motivation for keeping the profile low. But if they had made a higher compression version... the ports could have been less squished. Or if they had gone the route of the “A” RAJO...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Here we have step 1 of the intake rocker done... now to cut the center bushing bore and cut off the handle
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield model m carb...SOLD,SOLD,SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Winfield model m carb...$425.00

looks like a rare buy! It’s not only a size “C”, but has the impossible to find 1 piece float bowl cover, and inlet flange! Nice piece!
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

So... If you have #249, and I have #388... than we can conclude with reasonable certainty... that there were at least 2 of these heads made! ;) While I do have the correct exhaust manifold, this head came with 2 die cut steel straps to clamp an intake manifold to the head. It had a NH and stock T in...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Here is a pic of the inner workings...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Here is a couple pics of the port layout for the Akron OHV head. While I’m not too excited about the ports being squished flat, I believe this head will flow enough air to improve upon my slightly ;) modified flat head
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

AndyClary wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Probably drive gears for a triple plate.

Andy
You got it!!


Here are a couple original Tri-Unit ads showing the timer elevator, and the Bosch option
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:39 am
Delco? With all the different distributors made for the Model T this could be a real challenge. It's not Bosch.
Not Delco... and it’s supposed to be a challenge! ;)

While not Bosch either... this accessory did come outfitted with a Bosch distributor as an option...?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Steve Hughes wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Distributor gears.
Getting warmer... but which one?

dobro1956 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Atwater Kent ??
Not this one
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I would be curious to know the serial numbers of the known heads. This head is #388... not sure if that is early or late production...?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Since the last go around was solved in just 30 minutes...

Anybody recognize this gear set?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

This head came to me assembled and just about complete, including all the valves, keepers, push rod tubes, and exhaust manifold. Only thing missing is the valve spring shields... if they are supposed to be there? At least 2 of the ball tubes are cracked and have raised dimples where the ball bearing...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

The ball filled tubes are neat and all... but was thinking something like this would be more reliable :D
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Well that didn’t take long... ;)

Anybody have a running Akron equipped motor out there?
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Obscure speedster trivia...?

Anybody recognize this contraption?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings

That drawing you have is pretty basic, and obviously lacks much needed tolerances. An interesting method of defining the taper across the entire length of the axle too... IIRC, it’s 3/4” per foot with centerline taper, can’t help you with gauge diameter, but know you need to keep pretty tight tolera...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bosch DU4
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Bosch DU4

Used to run a DU-4 on my ol’ 27 roadster with a Matco front plate without impulse coupling. Hand cranked the basically stock motor many times, and always started well.

Just a hunch... but I suspect many hard starting “ignition” issues are fuel related
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Lookin sharp Robert! I’ve been wanting to respoke the wheels on my speedster with polished stainless spokes for years... might have to do it this winter! Don’t tell my wife. Shhhhh!🤫
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

I’m not so convinced bout the first pic...

Looks like they’re just changing a flat to me! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Here is a shot of an all new 21” Buff... in the buff ;)
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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

One could always change the filler neck too...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1366

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Andyclary wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:18 pm
I have used a shoe for a cup holder in my T. Authentic and easy to remove.

Andy
With shoes my size... I’d have to carry around a gallon jug!! :lol:
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And this tractor in Arizona...
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: And this tractor in Arizona...

Ya think the corrugated tin hood was part of the kit too...? ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Transform your original Buffalo wire wheel centers into completely rebuilt wheels. Includes all new 30” x 3-1/2” rim, spokes, and nipples. All bare steel components, ready to paint — $550 ea. + shipping Other rim and finish options available — call for pricing Of course... all new is an option too; ...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1365

Re: Ford history questions

One should keep in mind the cost and reliability of early batteries, as well as the remote non-electrified majority of the nation. These cars when new, needed to be self reliant... as possible. As for maintenance, simple mechanics are capable of fixing simple mechanics, so keep em simple! And don’t ...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED GAS CAP
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: WANTED GAS CAP

Looks like one of Rootleib’s caps to me. Try givin em a call
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield ball choke horn
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Winfield ball choke horn

The ball choke seems to be specific to the Model M carbs, and as I recall, their intended purpose was to act as a silencer. However... their true purpose seems to have been to break every carburetor housing they were ever mounted to! ;)
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Buffalo wire wheels

Btt
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory wire wheel hub
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Accessory wire wheel hub

Hey Scott,
Sent it my way, I’ll put it in my pile of hubs and wheel centers that should have been scrapped long ago. ;)

I’ll send you my shipping info
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Just looked up the H840CP pistons... look like an incredible piston to me!! Only drawback is the flat top... but I’m sure you could call any aftermarket piston company (Ross, Aries, Silvolite, etc.), give em that number and tell em what dome shape you want.
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Seems to me Ross pistons was charging bout $500-$600 for a set last time I bought some... 10-15 years ago. I hear that they now have some designs on the books for T’s and A’s too. They will make you bout anything you want... but piston skirts are usually as short as possible these days. Good luck
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory Bosch timing gear cover
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Accessory Bosch timing gear cover

Glad to see an original! This one is exactly alike the couple others I have come across, except that the part number is stamped into the front... the others have raised lettering (RM XXXXXX) on the inside, similar to how the Bosch distributor plates were done Here’s a pic of one in action! Note that...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Buffalo wire wheels

Looks like Bill Raider built wheels and hubs. Would be nice to see some up close pics of the wheel centers and hubs to be sure
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with

Took the wife on a 2 week road trip in the speedster years ago (before kids). We, along with several other couples, loaded our T and A’s onto a transport truck and shipped our cars to upstate NY (from CA). We flew out, and drove progressively from Syracuse, along the Hudson River, and back in a larg...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gray tires
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Gray tires

I have 1 new Universal ribbed grey 30x3” tire $100 + shipping from califunny
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Minocci Buffal Front Hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: For Sale: Minocci Buffal Front Hubs

Look like Bill Raider’s work to me... the long threads and no ratchet are the telltale signs. Is there ratchet teeth in the hub snout? Also, what diameter and pitch is the thread?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Welding on a body

This topic ranks high on the controversial topic list along with what type of motor oil and leaded/un-leaded gas discussions. This should prove to be a popular thread... Of course the “best” welding methods happen to be the most expensive, but are also the most controllable, and have the fewest side...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel

I had a one of these deck lids on my ol roadster. I wouldn’t say it was crap... it definitely wasn’t perfect (either was my car), but was a lot better than nothing at all! From my perspective, the skin needed a few hours of tin work to raise some some much needed compound shape, and the inner panel ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Give Joe Annino here in the Sacramento area a call - (916) 53nine-195two
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto ignition drive accessories for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Magneto ignition drive accessories for sale

Are #1 & 2 a short filler neck variation of the Columbo front drive?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current

While not on a car... or a period photo... here is a pic of a ‘14 Bugatti wheel recreated to complete a wheel set for a restoration. You think we T’ers have a hard time finding good parts!!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb or info header plate
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Wtb or info header plate

What size tube OD do you want to use?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High tension magneto drive
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: High tension magneto drive

Mag drive is sold
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

Sorry Frank... radiator neck is sold
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High tension magneto drive
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: High tension magneto drive

Probably should add this...
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High tension magneto drive
Replies: 2
Views: 282

High tension magneto drive

This is a home made mag drive and front mount oil pump that replaces the stock timing cover and generator mount. Looks to be nicely done, incorporates what appears to be a IHC tractor mag mount coupled to a modified generator mount and timing cover. Should accept any standard magneto. Oil pump unkno...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

I didn’t have the heart to toss it... so it has a new home now!
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New 26-27 nickel radiator neck
Replies: 3
Views: 251

New 26-27 nickel radiator neck

Cleaning up and was about to throw it away. Anybody willing to pay $5 postage can have it. Was removed from new Bergs radiator about 4 years ago
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?

5 is the larger size... Good for a mild speedster motor. Size 4 is bout right for stock replacement
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Anyone know what model this winfield carb is?

Winfield model “H” (horizontal), most likely a size 4. Should have this number stamped into the body somewhere
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Model A rods for sure, and they look full length. That means it’ll have the high wristpin Jahns pistons in it. Pistons are really good for top end oiling! ;) Valves look oversize, and there must be a VW pump on the back of the cam
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

The pan dimples are usually required as the rod nuts tend to hit the pan. If you look closely at my pic above, you will see that I use 12 point aircraft nuts on my A rods to minimize the size of the pan dimples. Never seen one that didn’t hit before. And I can’t imagine how much material you would h...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Your first pic shows the threaded hole in the crank snout... definitely a model A crank. The finned aluminum inspection cover is made to clear the A crank and rods... no spacer required. A crank may have been ground down to T rod and main journals... wouldn’t need dimples then
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Here’s a pic of pan dimples. Will usually have a 3/8” - 1/2” thick spacer between the pan and dipper tray also
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: McLaren rims
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: McLaren rims

Just to clarify... Mclaren wheels is a different company than Mclaren rims, or at least always has been. Mike may well be able to help you purchase rims from his inventory. All the major vendors have been dealing rims out of New Zealand for a while now. They are good quality too
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Whippet radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Whippet radiator

Bottom of shell is almost always missing. This one looks to be in beautiful shape!
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era re-purposed Motorcycle
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Old Photo - Model T era re-purposed Motorcycle

Here’s one I keep around to remind me how original speedsters were built...
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Blown Head Gasket

“farthest one aft on the port side”...? Wait a minute... I’m confused! I’m no sailor but aren’t the ports on the starboard side...?! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leveling the Body
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Leveling the Body

Norman clearly has done this before. No car body is as rigid as we like to think it is, a little shimming is always required to get things to fit right. Some naturally fit better than others, and some require a ton of work. Read Norman’s post a few times and be patient
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rim for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Rim for sale

Rim width is typically measured between the vertical walls of the rim beads. Looks like a 21” x 2-3/4” or 3” rim to me. Would carry a 4.50” x 21” tire nicely
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 4wd T racer
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: 4wd T racer

Here’s a pic of how the Hamlin Special was laid out. Motor in backwards, fancy pedal linkage, and oh yeah... Fronty DO, supercharger, and other fancy race car stuff! ;) I don’t have a pic, but the front suspension is a real piece of art too!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

While following a friend of mine on tour years ago, I noticed him leaving a very similar stripe in the road. So I quickly sped up along side and flagged him over. After a quick investigation we discovered a broken external oil line. We added his extra quart of oil, but when I went to get the extra q...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Phelps Accessory Wire Wheel 30" x 3 1/2" with Hub
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Phelps Accessory Wire Wheel 30" x 3 1/2" with Hub

Definitely a Phelps small center wheel. May or not be the right hub for the T... can’t tell that from the pic
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Test rod?!?!? Looks more like a lightened racing rod to me!! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: wanted

Not sure if you saw this posting from a while back...

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5061
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1585

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

Of all the 2 pics I found online of this tool... clearly, I felt obligated to chose the one with the most cat hair in the frame. The other pic wuz so boring with only rust and grease to look at... ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Algonquin Ignitor (distributor) question
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Algonquin Ignitor (distributor) question

Most of these clamp on rigs directly replace the commutator components. You will likely find that the drive gear is a slip fit on the nose of the camshafts and the commutator pin fits nicely in the gear keyway. The distributor is not much of a load on the gearset, and the pin head is more than enoug...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1585

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

I knew I’d seen these parts before!!!
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Never actually used a sleeve puller like this one, but have seen many pics floating around
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1585

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

I must admit... I am strangely drawn to this challenge. And yet, I am completely baffled by this assembly of pieces. Having restored several chassis worth of T’s, I must say that this tool is completely foreign to me. My gut tells me that this tool fits a Chebby... but who would waste their time ser...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone know anything about this car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Does anyone know anything about this car?

Sure look like Simplex wire wheels to me. Very interesting and unique hub/hub nut/wheel center design. If my suspicions are correct, these wheels have had new wing type hub nuts made, along with some sort of brass center cap. Someone clearly went thru a bit of effort on this set... wonder why they w...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: universal hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: universal hubcap

Good luck with your search... not many of these wheels out there, and I’m sure even fewer extra hub caps. The new Mclaren brand wheels are a reproduction of the Universal brand wheels. You should look up Mike Lebsack, as the Mclaren caps may directly interchange with the Universal. Could most likely...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

The Hemings speedster has a set of Phelps wire wheels on it... not many sets of those out there!
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bigger valves?
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Bigger valves?

I went 1.720 intake valves in my speedster, and 1.600 exhaust. Go in the block just fine... takes a bit of head and gasket clearance work to get it all to work tho. Chebby S/B aftermarket exhaust valves are almost a direct replacement, and come in a variety of sizes, finishes, and materials. Mine ha...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 1884

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

Pretty sure that deep sump pan belonged to Mr. Accessory of the day, our very own Jay. Look him up and give him a shout
by Kevin Pharis
Thu May 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another part not being made?
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: Another part not being made?

I was under the impression that Mark Auto discontinued these several years ago, and someone else stepped in. That’s why we saw the gear sets jump from $175 to $400
by Kevin Pharis
Wed May 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anything Modern To Help??
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: Anything Modern To Help??

A bit of low tech, old fashioned warm weather always helps too ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

One may not have noticed the front brakes in the pic... but I do have issues with the front stems too :D
by Kevin Pharis
Sun May 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

On a light speedster, I have found that bout 25-30 psi burns thru the center tread section pretty quick. Down around 10-15 psi will even up the wear... but also provides inevitable complications such as tire slippage and slushy ride. Not worth the trade off!! I usually try for 20 psi (it’s not unusu...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu May 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 3582

Re: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions

Let’s not forget that the trunk floor became attached to the trunk in ‘27, rather than the flat panel and crossmember hump as seen in Dan’s pic. Also the quarter panel extension that covers the sub rail in front of the rear fender is shorter with a raised bead in ‘27, whereas the ‘26 extends far eno...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 4 Model T wire wheels FS
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: 4 Model T wire wheels FS

The full support ring around the drive lug holes makes these Hayes brand wheels, looks like #4 centers and 23” clincher rims. Not exactly a direct bolt on for a T, but would work if the hubs could be found/made. There was a fella here on the forum years ago that advertised that he was making new hub...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat May 11, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I should have died
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: I should have died

It’s November for me, bout the same year too. Found myself laying underneath my inverted speedster on a remote dirt road with my right leg wound unnaturally around the reverse pedal. Live, learn... and change driving style! Did learn one thing tho... Winfield carburetors can run while inverted...! ;...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat May 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3285

Re: Pan straightening

A flat table will tell you a lot... but it sure is a bummer when you get the thing all buttoned up only to find out there is a 1/4” of yaw at the fourth main, or the pan has been hit from the rear and is too short to get the flange bolts in the hogs head If you do make your own pan jig... be sure to...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri May 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

There were several different distributors available... there were with and without centrifugal advance, and also pot metal and cast iron housings. With the smaller shaft mount I would suspect that your new rotor would fit a non centrifugal advance distributor. I just put a Bosch front plate on a mot...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: American /House wire wheel knock off
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: American /House wire wheel knock off

Are these the cast iron version? Or are they brass?
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits

I have made up several of these hybrid clutch drums over the years. They can be a real pain in the a$$ to make if you don’t have the right tools. I have a friend with a tranny shop that throws away all the stock cast iron drums no matter how good they are, and there seems to be a never ending supply...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Roof 16 head and domed pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Roof 16 head and domed pistons

I think the real question here is... how tall above the deck do the H/C pistons stick up above the deck? Most overheads have C/C depths between .875” and 1.125” depending on make and model.

Ross pistons has a O/H piston on file, you spec the height to get the C/R you want
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

If you look closely in pic #2 you can see the cantilever for the timing advance rod. This means you have the Bosch distributor front plate, not a clamp on type. Doesn’t make the parts any easier to find... but means you can order a VW 009 distributor drop in conversion from any of the parts vendors ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

Typical rims for these wheels are the 30” x 3-1/2” clinchers or the 21” lockring rims. Other rim styles, diameters, and widths are available upon request
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by Kevin Pharis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

John, PM sent
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

Pete, PM sent
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Bakersfield: New Buffalo Wire Wheels

Will be set up at the Bakersfield swap meet in space C-6 this weekend. Bringing along a full assortment of new Buffalo wheels, hubs, and nuts. See you there!
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