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Ghostchips 1920-26 ford T bucket (of rust)

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Factory horn button actually looked like this, as in a wire running through the spokes of the steering wheel.  Henry ford didn't want to change anything when electric horns came into fashion.

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Made some square nuts.

 

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So when i sleepwalk i sometimes make mirror brackets.    Not even mad about it.

 

Thanks to a donor i have some leather to cover the seats with.   Found some springs too but they were a bit harsh so i took them out to maybe rework them or swap them out later.  Maybe give the foam underneath some better shape later but for now i'll live with the plain bulge.

Here is the now leather seat base.

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Pretty sure it was BangBug who was the donor.

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So after finding the once widely available fuel line fittings i knew during the industrial revolution are now considered "old fashioned" and not available at any place i could find i resorted to making my own.

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Notice the air line hose fitting is a close fit to the tube.

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If i cut it in half it becomes a perfect match for a 1/4 BSP fitting as used on old tractors.

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Bad picture but the fit is good.  How convenient.

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You can tell which piston ring i made because it has some file marks on it.

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This block is pretty bad but i can't find anyone who'll touch it, definitely need to cut some valve seats some day soon.

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For lack of steel to fit an old time aftermarket cylinder head i am trying to fit the old head and carb'.

 

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Amazing how well those nuts rusted to little strips of thread held the carb' onto the intake manifold.

Look how much i could port the manifold by if i had flexy grinder things...

 

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Fuel fittings made from bits of tractor, bits from a gas regulator i found at the rubbish dump and a broken fitting that was left in the fuel inlet of the carb'.  Unscrewed the broken piece from the carb' and drilled it out enough to slide some tubing in it.  Soldered the tubing into a piece from the gas regulator and used the end from the tractor fuel fitting to fit it to the fuel line.  Probably was a simpler method if i could get more parts..

 

So the story behind my obtaining the tube cutter was i found it at the dump, someone threw it away thinking it was useless, looks like they simply wound the cutting wheel closer and closer to the little wheels the pipe is supposed to roll on and squashed the tube flat and they kept winding it until it pressed it's way through the tube?  That's not how it's supposed to work.

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So SOHC helped me turn these wheel bearing spacers.   Actually he did most of the cutting out, i only did one cut and the radiusing  of the corners and honing and gave them a really rough polish.

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Now more modern type wheel bearings will fit

 

 

 

 

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The tube sticking out of the dashboard is a light, like a map light but can be turned to light up the instrument and switch on the dashboard. Supposed to look like this.106720.jpg

 

Mine is made from a small piece of copper, a nitrous oxide canister of the kind that used to be found on every roadside, a disused trim clip spring and a piece of wire that was one of the tie wire / safety wire bits on one of my connecting rods.  Waste nothing.

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Trying to get the old ignition sensor working again.

Made some connectors from offcuts of copper and some bullet casings.

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They fit, i will need to get some coils to work though.  Was thinking about making a kind of MOSFET exciter thingy, i have some transistors from an old stereo amp but they do not behave the way the transistors i grew up with behaved.

 

Today i found some red hard fibre washer material so i'll replace the insulation on that thing.

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That radiator is full of holes and half the tubes have been cut and soldered up.  Some when a fan went through it, some from what might have been collision damage.  Tanks are pretty had it too.  Can't make a new one as i don't work at a radiator shop anymore.

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Metal fatigue has taken its toll on the top hose fitting, it is cracked in several places and the pipe rotted off completely so i soldered this copper strip on there.  Not sure how long it will last but then i'm pretty sure the rest of that rad' is nearly dead too.

 

Liking the way it fits the whole "barely much left of anything" build style.

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Found pieces of 3 90 year old starters.  Enough to make nearly one, would be enough for two but someone cut the bearing nose casting off one of them.

 

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Made new spinny parts from bits of tube and offcuts.  Slightly better than rusted away to nothing parts.

 

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Old contact thing had copper bolt riveted to it, sheared off from over tightening.  Old timers would have thought that 6 volt electrics were so bad after tightening things and they get worse.

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Made new one and soldered in a copper nail through the hole in the old bolt.
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Most of the brushes are still good.

 

Can't be bothered uploading more pictures but this thing too ages to fix, like 5 days worth of work.  Had to repour the front bearing after i accidentally melted it out while trying to free up the rusted parts.  And made new insulation from shoe laces, which is what the old insulation looked like, with cord wrapped around it with beeswax to seal it.

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Found air leaks, it lives.  Milkshake oil, gears and brakes barely work but it lives.  Handbrake doesn't do anything but then again the lining is 90 years old and crumbly.

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Needs front wheel bearings, about $1,000USD spent on manking the diff' nice (high speed gears & reduce the disturbing noises) reline brakes, fit floor and probably a few other things i haven't listed.  Why is the exhaust bends crappy?   Haven't got a pipe bender at home, i can cut that section out and replace it later.  And make a proper hanger, it's tied up with wire for a test drive in those pics.

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Did i mention it that i think it should be lower?  i can fit SOHCs version of this car under the chassis rails.  Which are 24.5 inches off the ground (average, 24 front 25 rear)

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