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by AndyClary
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear, aluminum, nylon, bronze ???
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Timing gear, aluminum, nylon, bronze ???

I run the bronze gear on the Rajo. I run aluminum on everything else. Be sure to check the clearance, Dan makes undersized gears if your mesh is too tight.


Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Southwestern Phoenix Brass Pre War Event
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Southwestern Phoenix Brass Pre War Event

Since no one was commenting on the post it is kinda hard to gauge interest, hence my query today.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Southwestern Phoenix Brass Pre War Event
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Southwestern Phoenix Brass Pre War Event

I’m considering going to this swap meet but there seems to be very little interest. I don’t want to be the only one there. Is anyone else going?

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1347

Re: Welding machines

I agree that you will find a MIG welder to be most useful. The newer 110 volt machines should be perfectly adequate for your needs and aren’t terribly expensive. Check with your community college instructor, many times manufacturers offer generous student discounts. An oxy/acetylene see is especiall...
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

That’s just what happened Les. Gravel can be slippery too :D

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Having put thousands of hard miles on dad’s speedster with front brakes, I don’t think the tires involved could generate enough force to damage a double wishbone. It has a real steering gear so I can’t speak to reactions through the wheel. A friend with front disc brakes did get into a little troubl...
by AndyClary
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: 1914 Runabout

Bring a trailer has a soft close. I think it resets in the last 2 minutes to prevent sniping. At least that’s how they used to do it.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield Swapmeet 2021 in Phoenix ...a good idea.
Replies: 26
Views: 1385

Re: Bakersfield Swapmeet 2021 in Phoenix ...a good idea.

I would attend a brass era swap meet in Arizona. If they emulate Bakersfield and have a tour day or two beforehand, that would be excellent.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Verde Valley Arizona Automotive Swap Meet October 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 1460

Re: First Annual Brass To Class Swap Meet - Car Tour - Car Show In The Beautiful Verde Valley Arizona Nov 10th - 13th 20

Where did the Bakersfield thread get put? Since this swap meet is not sponsored by a MTFCA chapter should it be moved to off-topic?

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: 1914 Runabout

That’s a good looking car.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 38
Views: 5356

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

The words “design a cam” will instantly get Dan’s interest.


Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: Mercury drop axle

My mistake, I measured the axle itself which was 3 inches. The Ford axle actually drops at the fork so the effective drop will be more.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: Mercury drop axle

All I have is a Mercury and a tape measure.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: Mercury drop axle

Mine looks to be 3 inches.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer belt interference
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Timer belt interference

I weld and recut the notch on the timer brush to allow the timer to rotate further counter clockwise. You then have plenty of travel before reaching the belt. I find this problem more common on the Anderson timers.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter question
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Lifter question

At 8 bucks a piece, new valves are not a deal breaker. The new valves are plenty long, If your lifter is too worn to adjust with a new valve, you need a lifter, again not very expensive.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 511

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

Pretty sure I have one Dan, I'll check when I get home from Tahoe.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!

My 45th Marine Corps birthday.

Andy Clary
Sergeant, USMC
1975-1982
by AndyClary
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

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

My biggest need for a ruckstell stemmed from almost everyone on tour having one. If you get behind someone ruckstell equipped you can spend a lot of time on the low pedal.
by AndyClary
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 36
Views: 3610

Re: Talk about speedsters please

The #32 that Frank posted was built by Robin Pharis. It has a fabric boattail and was built on a modified TT frame. Since Robin is about 12 feet tall it has a very generous cockpit. He sold it a couple years ago and I believe it is in Oregon.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2855

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Big valves, big cam and a Sherman head. Go like he'll and keep the extra money.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1218

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

Jeff, I've made this adapter before its not too difficult. I may have one in my winfield drawer.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1218

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

If it's going to happen to anyone it's going to happen to you Jeff.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy

Dan, I wanted to stay happily married.

I would really like to go to the Marine Corps museum, if they'd only move it west.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy

I think that may still have been in use back in the 70's when I enlisted. Marines always seem to be at the low end of the supply chain.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 4154

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Kevin respoked a set for me and they run straight as an arrow.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

What method do you use to remove or add weight to balance?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

Had a set done last year, it was right at 1300 for four. To change over would involve finding fellows and demountables not to mention spokes. I think the price would be a push. Plus early cars look way better with the right wheels.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads

Downgrading from a Rajo to a z head is going to be disappointing. Like to see as much speed equipment as possible being used. Who wants to have the fastest shelf.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 5033

Re: So why so little interest?

Not everyone wants an unrestored car. I look at it as an excellent candidate for restoration. Unfortunately, at that asking price you would have 40,000 into a model T.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 2029

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

Frank is right, that axle is junk. As far as the housing, the hole locates the sleeve. Beat it flush and braze it if it makes you feel better. That did not cause your leak. Your leak was caused by all the radial play from the completely worn out axle.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eye spring question
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: reverse eye spring question

Try not to over think it too much. Use a marker or chalk to record the original arch, then reverse to match that arc. I wonder if any two spring packs match at this point. The folks that sell complete springs may have a spec for you.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 3027

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

I agree Jerry, something's amiss in the wishbone at the perch. Also the nut is not on far enough to get a cotter pin in.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 2350

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

I've had my new Brassworks round tube radiator for 5 years now with no problems. New round tube radiators cool just fine.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zajicek HC Head
Replies: 19
Views: 2381

Re: Zajicek HC Head

The pistons hit the head with no gasket. I put it on the mill and raised the chamber .030" then blended the radius. It may not have needed so much in every hole but I wanted to keep them the same. If I had to do it again I would probably have gotten the Prus head, the machining appears more accurate...
by AndyClary
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zajicek HC Head
Replies: 19
Views: 2381

Re: Zajicek HC Head

I recently installed a new z head. It did require massaging of the chambers for piston clearance.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat May 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13437

Re: Speedsters

Finally found photo of day I brought the Mercury home.

Andy
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by AndyClary
Mon May 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

Be sure you are sitting down when you see what the metro dealers get for brake parts.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu May 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: speedster dashes
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

Re: speedster dashes

I’m guessing my dash has had a couple different layouts. I’ll be putting an overlay on when I get to it.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13437

Re: Speedsters

Wayne, my brother Dan was riding with Dad that year. I was a young Marine stationed in Okinawa at the time. Yes the patch is still on the cowl.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13437

Re: Speedsters

Here is a more recent shot of 45. I tried to get Dan’s good side.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13437

Re: Speedsters

A couple shots of Dad's speedster.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13437

Re: Speedsters

But I still have half of Netflix to watch.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13437

Re: Speedsters

Still working on it.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 2425

Re: A dual plug ignition system

No worries Steve, not everyone is familiar with all the odd things the automakers tried in the 80's.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 2425

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Steve, the nissan distributor doesn't fire both plugs at the same time. It's been a while since I dealt with one but I think the difference is around 5 degrees, you are probably shutting off the advanced bank. The Nissan ran the extra set of plugs for emissions, not performance.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 2425

Re: A dual plug ignition system

It's pretty easy to adapt the nissan distributor to a Bosch plate. It's easier to plug one set of holes and run single plug ignition, highly doubt you would notice a difference. A T overhead has a pretty open chamber, flame travel shouldn't be an issue. I run single plug and it's fine.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 38
Views: 5356

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

7 1/2 is a good number. When you get to a flow bench I know a guy that lives near you with a couple of heads to compare it with. I suspect up to 3000 rpm it will come plenty well.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 38
Views: 5356

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

I've been watching your progress and I think sanity may have left the room quite some time ago;). Did you figure what the compression would be? While the ports are a little odd shaped, it should certainly flow better than T ports.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Kevin. Doesn't look quite right, I have a needle scaler you can borrow to blend it to the head.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's Spring in Wine Country
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: It's Spring in Wine Country

The last couple of days the wind had tempered the sun but today looks to be super nice. Enjoy your drive , South Sonoma and northern Marin counties are springs best drives.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Is that a coating or heat treatment? They look really good.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Rain-X?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I'm surprised it's not see through so the masses can appreciate your rocker arms.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Spokes for 21” wheel

Bump to the top
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missing Ruckstell linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Missing Ruckstell linkage

These can easily be made with 1/2 inch conduit there is a slight bend at each end and you can just cut to length and fish mouth the ends to attach. You can also give yourself a little extra clearance at the fuel filter. The guide bracket on the driveshaft tube takes out some of the slop.
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

The answer to the original question is the front wishbone, it has not been modified. Yet.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Spokes for 21” wheel

The tenon is 5/8 inch. Here is a photo

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Nice car Ken. I'll start posting photos when I start reassembly. My radiator was painted. I stripped it to plate and found out why it was painted. It had too much damage to reasonably repair and plate, so it got repainted.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Spokes for 21” wheel

Bump to the top
by AndyClary
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Looking good Ken

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Speedsters are very individual. If you want to run with no modifications that's fine. I would rather have all the cool period speed parts taken off shelves and run. Way too many good pieces languish because, for some people, it is enough to say they have them. Example, there are just over 70 Mercury...
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

There are a couple of threads going about using stock drivetrain in a speedster. Not a practice I support.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Spikes for 21” wheel

I’ve got those too, but your hardware store is probably closer 🙂

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Here is one from the REMTC website. Others are in my dead phone. I'll try to find more.
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by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Sorry, it used to be there, I'll try to find one I can post.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.

I have 24 spokes for 21 inch wheels. They are new but have some minor chips at the shoulder from whatever handling they may have gotten. $120 to your door via usps. Reply to AdclaryATsbcglobal.net

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Speedster modifications contest

No I'm not going to modify that axle, but like you said, it's not stock.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Speedster modifications contest

I'm about ready to assemble my Mercury. Another thread is talking about how stock their speedsters are, so I thought I'd give you a chance to guess what is not modified on mine. If you guess right it will give me a chance to change it. Little things like fasteners and shackles don't count. I don't h...
by AndyClary
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 2114

Re: Slow Speedsters

My speedster is the opposite, everything is modified.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Separated Weld on Wire Spoke Wheel; Suggestions on Fix
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Separated Weld on Wire Spoke Wheel; Suggestions on Fix

Well Terry I'll be the one to say the obvious. Bite the bullet. Remove the powder coat from the spoke area, if you have any doubt about your welding skill have someone else get a good weld on there and have it recoated. Chalk the dollars up to experience.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 6472

Re: Join or Renew

I put in my number and now I'm in bold print. I'd imagine this is a very common thing.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg/Lathe Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

Re: Stromberg/Lathe Fun

Good work Scott. I once had to make a similar needle for a Cadillac. It can test your patience. A collet chuck is worth it's weight in gold.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Parts or chips...???

Must be parts, there's no salsa.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 3993

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Sometimes we get carried away adjusting the carb. Try opening the adjustment a quarter turn. While running, a little lean is ok but make make a stem winder hard to start. Also double check that the timing isn't a little retarded. Give me a call if you need to.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 8127

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Hard to believe this hasn't generated more discussion. Hard to believe the business is closing but happy Glen will have time to enjoy life.

Thanks for all you have contributed to this hobby.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Do you have a 4x8x20 block to mill the valve cover?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 17046

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I have a tool made by Ron Patterson several years ago. It is basically locking pliers with a did that sets the river to the proper height, easy peasy for me after Ron figured it out.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

You might need a new broom by the time you’re done.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 4708

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Here is my hcct awaiting restoration. It has the same part number as your example. Facing the front it is on the left side of the base. It has a pulley on the back that looks like it’s never seen a belt. It came with a Weston meter. Thanks for the work at preserving this information.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 4495

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Just asking. Do you Jack up a wheel due to the temp or from not adjusting a free neutral. I love in California and I think the coldest i have started my car is the high 30's. I've never had to jack up a wheel. It s a 14 runabout stem winder.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 4495

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

I agree with Leo, it has to be a rear wheel.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

I think that's more than enough Donnie. If that breather doesn't handle your blowing you have bigger problems.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

I have a b crank in my speedster motor. It uses A rods. It also had rubber mounts and may have been done by the same guy. It was in a 26 coupe that I bought in 03-04. It was from Texas but has an AACA San Louis Obisbio dash plaque from 1961.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

Here is the cap, it doesn’t come close to sealing. As dan said you could put a washer on the threads and have more space. I don’t know how you could put a breather on the hogs head and keep it from pumping oil. It also has a small hole in it which may have been for a tether.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet

Actually they are having the tour the week after instead of the week before. I think the news about Chicasa probably shutting down has people worried about all the swap.meets.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet

Hope not. Have you heard anything?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Thanks Kevin. I'm going to give Fusion360 a try, they give classes at a local maker's space. They are more into 3d printing but I should get a handle on the CAD.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Which car program ate you using and does it give you a mirror image for the even number cylinders?

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Kebin, what material are you using and will it require heat treatment?

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Fortunately Kevin, unlike the rest of us, thinks in the 4th axis. I'm working my way through two.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 3844

Re: shorten real axle shaft

.160 is a long way especially if the other side is ok. I would check the lengths of the axles in case you got an oddball. I'd also switch hubs side to side. If you recut the taper to correct this, you'll also have to recut the keyway.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

The molded lining has a coefficient of .47 according to their specs. Rocky Mountain brakes come with molded lining. It's your choice, just what works for me.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

I use the McMaster Carr molded lining 1/4 inch thick. Works good, I have relined a lot of Rockies with no sign of abnormal wear.
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

Jeff, I PM'd you, I have everything you need.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

A little thread drift, but I have pulled worn out bands with removable ears on the "wrong" side. Good luck with the project and I look forward to photos.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a gas tank in California?
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

Re: Cleaning a gas tank in California?

A good radiator shop can clean your tank. Unless it is a 26-27 a new tank could be cheaper.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: RAJO head questions

I have a model 30 (AKA commercial) Rajo head. Single intake four exhaust ports. The thickness of the head at a head bolt boss is 4.660 inches. There is about a quarter inch between the surface to where the spark plug bump begins. I measured my Mark Chaffin Rajo and the head thickness is 4.690. Looki...
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: RAJO head questions

Mark Chaffin makes cups that screw into an adjustable lifter, then you can use a standard style pushrod you just need to determine the length.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8250

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I suspect they were more interested in fitting the car without modifying the firewall.

Ansy