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wee-allis

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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #15 on: 07 January, 2019, 07:37:54 am »

Rob, I really meant the current condition of the crank for holding the letter box and now the Christmas tinsel.
If it's old, treat it like gold.
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #16 on: 07 January, 2019, 08:51:12 am »
The T is looking great Rob.
Patrick.
Thanks Patrick,
Sorry Steve.
Rob
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #17 on: 09 January, 2019, 08:32:58 am »
Regarding Model T Cranks;
The chap who built both of my T engines is now retired.
Over many years he'd built/rebuilt more than 300 Model T engines and consequently has many spare parts.
He's cleaned out a lot of stuff. At one stage he had literally thousands of Model T conrods and so many crankshafts that after testing, they proved to be unusable for one reason or another, that he built a fence out of the things.
Rob
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #18 on: 09 January, 2019, 08:36:23 am »
How I wish we could edit our posts on this forum.
I'd get rid of the double posted images above.....
Sorry,
Rob
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #19 on: 06 May, 2019, 06:40:00 am »
In 2002 I helped an old mate build a Model T SPEEDSTER. I loaned him some hard to get parts in order to help him finish his project on time and having fallen for the thing, I swore then that if I ever went down the path of another old car project, it'd be a Speedster.
In about 2010 I bought, for the grey '21 Model T (in above posts), a "Stromberg OF" Carburettor. I sent it to a specialist in the US to be rebuilt, but by the time it came back I'd changed my mind about installing it on the '21 T, feeling that the car was 100% stock mechanically, and this carb would ruin that claim. (attached image shows the carb when it arrived back)
I figured that the Stromberg would be ideal on a T Speedster so after a consultation with the leader of the opposition, we set about building a Speedster around the carburettor. Period correct performance parts aren't always easy to find and parts for this car came from the USofA, Canada, the UK, NZ and of course here.
The photos attached show the final product after 8 years of building. I admit it could have been built much sooner, but my hip pocket nerve wouldn't allow that.
It was registered on the same day it was fired up for the first time, which indicates "WE" must have done it right. My mate Steve, "Wee Allis", was a BIG....make that MASSIVE, help in this project. Without his lateral thinking and his skills, I'd still have 2 years of work ahead of me.
Thanks in buckets-full Steve.
Cheers,
Rob
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #20 on: 06 May, 2019, 08:25:38 am »

Rob, it's been a pleasure to help in the build of "Evangeline". It gave me the chance to indulge in a project that I wish was mine, but could never afford. When the final fiddly bits are done, you can take me for a ride.  The only problem I see when that happens,
Steve. will be getting the bugs out of my teeth, because I know my grin will be from ear to ear.
If it's old, treat it like gold.
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #21 on: 06 May, 2019, 09:16:00 am »
That looks fantastic. Wonderful project.
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Re: Show us your T's
« Reply #22 on: 06 May, 2019, 11:06:08 am »
It gave me the chance to indulge in a project that I wish was mine, but could never afford. . 
Steve,
I know you well enough to say that's total BS. You are a died in the wool, through and through Chev/GM man and would never have started down a Ford track. But I know what you mean.
All the best mate, and we'll make that drive soon, while its winter and the bugs are fewer.

Patrick, a big "Thank you" for your compliments. Coming from you, its especially important to me.

Cheers,
Rob
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