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Old 12-10-2018, 12:51:23 AM
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Early in November a local auction house had some T stuff come up for sale. I went just to spectate. They got to this chassis and no one bid. The auctioneer got down to $20 so I threw my hand up and ended up taking it home! There were also some transmissions, flywheels, block, head, and other parts that I later found out went to scrap.

The engine was locked up tight. The only thing that moved was the steering, and someone had removed the keys from the rear wheels so it would roll. Even the pedals were stuck.

The first thing I did was pull the drain plug and about a half gallon of water came out and no oil. I popped off the transmission cover and lower pan. It wasn't pretty inside. What it looks like is someone had done a quick refresh of the engine and never put oil in it or started it. Then it got pushed outside and collected water.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:02:16 AM
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Things came apart fairly easily. The coil ring was obviously trashed, but the rest wasn't too bad. The pistons tapped right out with a hammer and wood stick against the wrist pin boss. The tightest thing was the crankshaft.
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The bore cleaned up well. Surprisingly there was no ridge at all. Some pitting at the bottom, but not too bad considering.
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The gas tank had a hitchhiker.

Several of the magnets were extremely weak so I charged them by laying a coil ring on the flywheel and zapped it several times with a welder.

There was nothing wrong with the transmission except for a few cracked clutch plates.

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The only things left after the total innilation of the world would be cockroach’s, canned goods and the indestructible Model T! Excellent job!

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Cranked it up for the first time yesterday. Lots of fine tuning needed, but its a runner! It'll even start on the mag.

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the cyl. wont develop a ridge because the ring comes to the top.
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What a beautiful sound...
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the cyl. wont develop a ridge because the ring comes to the top.
You're right Ed. Didn't think of that Dodge was the same way.
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look up the serial numebrs and see what year the engine is,that is a 26-7 coil box.
The running boards appear to be 26=7
The chassis,going by the running board support irons is mid 1920 back to about 16 or so.
low radiator is 17-mid 23
As I get a chance I will look it over a bit more.
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