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by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet

The local club here in NorCal killed off their swap meet after 50+ years a couple years ago... it started with aging members and dwindling interest... but truly came to an end when the parking lot rental went from $200 per year to $12,000!! The event would only NET about $1000... before the price hi...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 15
Views: 659

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

^^^^^^^^
So no Bermuda bell or cow horn...?😜
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Split rims 21 "
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Split rims 21 "

I’m pretty sure the rims dealt by both Coker and Universal are made by Vintage Rims of New Zealand... the dealers will usually confirm their source when asked.

The New Zealand rims are excellent quality
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

It’s been slow goin since my last post... but goin better now that I have got the first operation of the throttle barrel refined down to 7 hours! And I won’t mention the few bad parts that have happened along the way😬 But while the mill runs the throttle barrels I have started the lathe work making ...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

I had Precision Metal Spinning make 2 new brake drums for my 1912 Overland. They were spun & even had a nice finish cut taken on the I.D. & O.D. to ensure roundness. If I recall now, it came to about $350 for the pair. Not too bad for 2 brand new drums. WOW!!!😳 That’s amazing that it was that affor...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Spinning the drums might be a solution... but if you are only making a handful, may not be worth the cost of tooling. The drums and rear wheel hubs would be easy enough to carve from solid with the right equipment
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Or just make new rear centers...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

You are correct Allan. The 6 lug wheel and corresponding advertisement is for “Universal” brand wheel. These are the inspiration for the McLaren wire wheel that are currently available, and of course... bolt directly to the stock wood wheel hubs
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

I don’t mean to be a “wet blanket”... but you were lucky to find a pair of Spranger wheels in the first place. Even the more common wire wheels (Buffalo, Dayton, Budd) can take years to scrounge up a full set of useable pieces. Here is an old thread from a few years ago on the subject of accessory w...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Weld on R Pedal Head- Free
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Weld on R Pedal Head- Free

I believe they are malleable iron... and have TIG welded several sets together using stainless steel filler rod with no complaints so far
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 78
Views: 10267

Re: Race Car Project

Wow! That’s more than a few degrees retarded...! You must have noticed it running and sounding more and more like a tractor as this was happening...? Was the cause a loose cam gear nut...?
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1439

Re: 1920s racer

9.5:1 is a lot for a flathead... not necessarily because of the bearings, but instead the lack of efficiency of the combustion chamber. I have a hell of a time with detonation at 7.5:1 in mine. Make sure your cam has plenty of overlap to bleed off some of the dynamic compression pressure
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1439

Re: 1920s racer

The rear won’t give you issues until the torque tube goes in. Then you will be triangulated, just as your front end is now
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: B210 oil pump

My only gripe about the B210 pump is that the original generator drive gear gets cantilevered off the end of the B210 shaft with an adapter bushing. Turns out it’s not a very big gripe, since my pump has been operating trouble free for 10+ years and probably 10,000+ miles.
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1439

Re: 1920s racer

I don’t recognize the trans off hand... but with a single sliding gear and the worm drive stickin out the wrong end... Is it safe to assume that we are looking at a truck underdrive installed backwards to provide overdrive...? Wouldn’t be the first time this has happened as this was an old salt lake...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: B210 oil pump

Plenty of oil to go around in this motor... 5624DE1F-B674-4FC8-BF33-AE930CDD9152.jpeg Bout 12 quarts worth of room down there. Mostly to clear the oil distribution manifold and pickup tube. I still run the stock oil level, but there is a baffle at the rear of the front sump that catches the oil from...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: B210 oil pump

All the mag drives turn at crank speed, and the mags have a built in 2:1 reduction for the distributor cap to run at cam speed. The generator gear runs faster than crank speed (I don’t recall how much faster...?), and it sure makes the B210 pump... PUMP! My speedster motor used to idle at 75 psi, an...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 mph Model T Fords ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: 100 mph Model T Fords ?

There were a few of em back then that would...
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Back when the racers would drive their cars to the track👍 But if they did... who could catch catch em to write the ticket🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lubrication on the crankshaft bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: lubrication on the crankshaft bearings

Did I hear a can of worms opening...?
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

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

I’m still workin toward complete carbs, and so have straight and elbow choke horns, V band clamps, choke brackets, and now fuel inlet blocks in stock. Will also have S and SR float balls, and modern needle and seat float bowl covers available soon...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine

If a conservative sized seat is used there is no concern of weakening the block. The main concern with hard seats is breaking thru to water jacket and springing a leak. There is plenty of room in the T block for hard seats when using the stock (or even slightly larger) sized valves. One concern with...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Hub Reamer
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Rear Hub Reamer

I turned a taper on a piece of round stock up and machined a 1/4 in. keyway in it to use as a mandrel to broach the key slot in the new sprockets. ----Dan Greger Good luck with the keyway... I started with a broach key and tapered mandrel, but found that I could not keep the assembly together while...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine

I do agree that the hard seats are a more reliable seat material... but are overkill for the valve temperatures seen by a relatively low output engine equipped with quality stainless steel exhaust valves. The real cause of valve seat recession is carbon steel exhaust valves operating near their fusi...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes Wire Wheels?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Hayes Wire Wheels?

I just had another look at your photos and noticed that your rear wheels are in fact modified front wheels. Yur absolutely right Allan! Normally the rear wheel centers would have an integrated brake drum. The inner spokes even lace into the drum section making it impossible to run auxiliary brakes....
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes Wire Wheels?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Hayes Wire Wheels?

The Hayes demountable wire wheels are fairly common. These came in demountable 30x3-1/2” and demountable 21” rim. The wheel centers directly replace the Ford hubs... and so accept the standard bearings up front, and require a puller for the rear. I imagine the rear hub puller would screw into the hu...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Hub Reamer
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Rear Hub Reamer

Drop an appropriately sized ball bearing into the taper that you're cutting. Measure how far it goes in and compare that to the same measurement in a GOOD, stock, Model T rear hub. Absolutely right...! Best to use 2 balls of different sizes to ensure the taper is correctly sized at both ends. And t...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Hub Reamer
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Rear Hub Reamer

The tapers are a standard 3/4” per foot taper... I’m pretty sure that is measured per side, not included. The tricky part is getting the gauge point at the right dimension from the inner face. The drive key can be a challenge too. Good luck👍
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: C crank T block progress!

Nice work Les, how much of the manifold is plenum...? And how much is runner...?
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Rim Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Wheel Rim Advice Please

All Stutzman needs is a hub and rim, and he will create the rest. The hub in your demountable wheel may be just fine if the taper and keyway are in good condition. And I wouldn’t hesitate to use a new rim... they are a lot easier to find than a straight, rust free, and undamaged original.
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Rim Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Wheel Rim Advice Please

Was there not a thread about repro rims not fitting tires? Dan This was about 1-2 years ago... there was a bunch of assumptions that the rims were made wrong. Templates were made, and compared with original rims, yet the profiles were never dimensionally measured nor was a specification identified....
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Rim Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Wheel Rim Advice Please

Looks like the right one to me... but you may want to consult the fella who will be building the wheel first
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 12V starter + bendix
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: FS 12V starter + bendix

This is the true joy of having the classified section set up in the “forum” format. I too have felt the burn of a “non believer” airing their opinion in public. This is a complication that motivates us regulars to operate with an “above and beyond” type mentality. Nv Bob has sold off a number of ite...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 38
Views: 5326

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Didn’t realize that I haven’t updated this thread in 6 MONTHS...!?! :roll: I’ve been distracted by building Winfield’s lately... but the intent is to run 2 of them on the Akron when finished, so I didn’t exactly abandon the Akron effort. I dropped into the machine shop bout Thanksgiving, and realize...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miller head update
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Miller head update

Great news Tom!

I ran into picture posting issues for the first time yesterday too... said my pics were too big...?! Haven’t had this issue since the old format. The site wants the pics in landscape orientation... I simply rotated my pics, and they loaded fine
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Finally feel like I’m making some real progress today...
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Still have to finish the external surfaces on 2 sides... but that seems like the easy part!😉
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1921Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: FS 1919 Touring

Looks like pics were posted to a new thread...


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by Kevin Pharis
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Gas line for the purist

Sounds kinda like “Bundy” tube...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

So I’m stuck waiting for tools to finish the throttle barrel, so I started pondering my future...

To copper plate...?
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Or just polish...?
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell

Talk about all the cool stuff...! B/BB Rajo, S Winfield, and don’t forget to mention... the 3 in 1 front plate!!! What else is in there that we can’t see...?!🤔
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Wire Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: TT Wire Wheels

As I understand it... it was 28-29 AA trucks that came with wire wheels. They look like really heavy 26-27 T wheels. My dad did this conversion on his ol closed cab TT, with some help from Eric Barrett. Seems to me they were lock ring 20” rims. The wheels pictured above don’t look right to me... the...
by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions

There’s plenty of old “hot” engines out there running Model A pistons (.125” over). Anything at .080” or less is OK with me. But if you’ve got a motor with heavy rust in the water jacket... sleeves might be a better option
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa makes a delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Santa makes a delivery

The Ash wheels were not all that robust of a design... I overhauled a set of 5 original 21” Ash wheels a few years ago. The 3 bolt system was pretty delicate, and so there was going to be much work to bring it all back to usable. I eventually drilled a set of my new Buffalo wheel centers to match th...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa makes a delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Santa makes a delivery

frontyboy wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:15 pm
“Ash wire wheels”
The Ash wire wheels I have come across are 3 lug bolt on wheels. Those look like Universal/McLaren wheels to me. Either way... very nice lookin car👍
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2582

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

The concern over copyright or patent infringements is relative to the intended scale of operation. No doubt any patents ran out many years ago, but copyright could be renewed and still maintained. But this concern would all be relative to the intentions of whoever owns the Miller name, and whether t...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30x3.5 non demountable rim needed
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: 30x3.5 non demountable rim needed

I’ve got a bunch of NEW 30”x3-1/2” rims up here is Sacramento...
by Kevin Pharis
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo wire wheels, set of 5 with hubs SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Buffalo wire wheels, set of 5 with hubs

I’ve shipped many Buffalo’s, and can supply boxes and packing materials specifically designed to make shipping those wheels a piece of cake
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

All that’s left now is the throttle barrel!
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by Kevin Pharis
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Shipping T parts

While USPS is generally reliable... their tracking is nowhere near UPS or FedEx.

Nor rain, nor sleet, nor snow... but COVID and Christmas might prove to be too much! ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I would love to see more gow jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 1834

Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Not sure if it was a “go job”... but it was Winfield carb, Bosch magneto, and Buffalo wheel equipped!
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by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

While I wait for floats... Have been working on the float bowl cover. It’s designed to take a modern Viton tipped needle and seat, and will otherwise interchange with an original float bowl cover. All that’s left to do now, is to crimp the bore to retain the detent balls. 4CD90F57-984E-4728-9BE3-161...
by Kevin Pharis
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1543

Re: T race car

That thing is sumthin else Pete!

I guess I’ll start with a few questions...;
What is the wheelbase?
What frame rails?
What front axle?
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

Like I said... as many as you have patience for ;)
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

After learning the hard way on these old aluminum castings... I’ve begun heating with a torch till it sweats oil, then rinse and scrub with solvent. Repeat as many times as you have patience for, then break out the welder. Often the castings will also suffer from inter-granular corrosion thats impos...
by Kevin Pharis
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2582

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

I'm moving ahead any body interested about $500. Depending on response. Great for speedster. Excellent news! I would be interested for sure👍 Can you tell us a bit about the plan... will there be any laser scanning or 3D printing involved? Will you have any hard tooling to produce more in the future...
by Kevin Pharis
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

I came up with a set of these gears years ago... was told they were 490 Chebby, but I have never attempted to confirm. I have never tried to assemble into a Ford either...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

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

How well do these perform . I have a couple at home and haven't tried them .......yet I’m a bit biased... so I will hold my comments 😉. But I will say that rather than arguing over which factory produced carburetor worked best, the Winfield S/SR and similar designed carbs were normal equipment at I...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

At first look it would seem like “floating is floating”. But turns out the buoyancy of a carb float is a delicate balance. Until this project I never fully grasped the required precision of setting the fuel level. We are always told to measure the gap between the float and lid to set... but rarely c...
by Kevin Pharis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Kevin, I have a SR that the float sank on, I found round stainless floats about the right size but I'm wondering why the flat area on the Winfield floats? Incorporating the readily available 2” stainless steel ball float was my original plan. Turns out the buoyancy is wrong compared to the original...
by Kevin Pharis
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7667

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: 31
Views: 2582

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: 13
Views: 1645

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 1086

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: 659

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: 808

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: 509

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 814

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: 1473

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 1271

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: 1271

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: 691

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: 1026

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: 1026

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: 1873

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: 2038

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 2038

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 402

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: 918

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 1133

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 63
Views: 7667

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: 1604

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: 1133

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: 2038

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...