Frank Cerutti

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  1. David On the LD, the top of the bonnet (US hood) is 18 inches above the chassis rails, the same as the AC. I would have sworn the AC was taller. The top of the curved steel cowl is 21 inches on the LD. With the bonnets being identical in height I imagine the rear bonnet frame from an AC would fit on the LD perfectly. The shape of the AC bonnet gives the illusion of taller and thinner, which of course it is not, to accommodate the flat cylinder layout. Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  2. I agree with Chris Paulson and DavidMc. The car is 1912 AC ( tall bonnet and radiator) with 1911 AB body (fuel tank under the seat and gear change outside the seat). I can only assume the updated bonnet and radiator AC, were placed on unsold AB body and chassis for sale in 1912.
  3. Hybrid 27” rims and 36” tyres is a bit big for me to comprehend! Thanks for the offer to look. Regards Frank
  4. Hi Hybrid The model G has 28" x 3" tyres, which puts the rim size at 22". So what size are the tyres fitted to your model R? Have you ever seen clincher rings to fit your car? Regards
  5. I have seen a 1909 model G REO runabout fitted with Goodyear detachable rims fitted with straight sided tyres. There is a YouTube video at titled "Goodyear's History (Part 1) which sets out the facts. As explained in the video, Goodyear was a latecomer to the tyre business and trade restraints limited Goodyear's production of straight sided tyres to 1 and a half percent of the clincher tyre market. Now to the purpose of the history lesson. Goodyear detachable rims could be ordered for either straight sided tyres or clincher tyres. The detachable rim has a steel felloe, an inner slide-on ring which carries the inner edge of the tyre, an outer slide-on ring which carries the outer edge of the tyre and a split lock ring, the tail of which hooks into a hole in the steel felloe to hold the lock ring from moving away from the felloe. The outside ring fits over the lock ring to hold the lock ring from becoming dislodged radially. Air pressure holds the whole arrangement in place. The inner ring and the outer ring are identical The model G REO mentioned above has a complete set of hardware for straight sided tyres. Does anyone have the necessary hardware for clincher tyres? Just 8 clincher rings are needed. Trade straight sided for clincher rings?
  6. Howard Good top on the heat gun. Please post a picture of the finished job. Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  7. Rick The latest photo of the carburettor looks better. Regarding spark plugs, we have had the conversation about Champion X. Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  8. Rick I set the Maxwell plug gap to 0.025inch. Regarding the carby setting procedure, look in the Yahoo Maxwell-Briscoe forum for "Files" and then "carburettor adjustment". Frank Cerutti 1900 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  9. Hello, Rick We are on some Veteran tours at present, and I am away from my photo file. However your photos show that the air inlet valve (the lower cylinder) looks right, but the mixture delivery cylinder (the upper) cylinder is not in the right position for running. The upper cylinder has a square boss which engages with the square hole in the throttle control lever. There are 4 possible positions for engagement, and only 1 is right. So in words: engage the upper cylinder with the throttle arm fully forward against the stop. From the driving position, the forward direction is at 12o'clock, the arm is at about 2:00o'clock. In this position, the mixture delivery cylinder should be just open, and so when the gas pedal is pushed down, the cylinder is pulled open clockwise. The air inlet valve should be more open than the mixture valve and is set by the quadrant and screw on top of the carburettor. There is an excellent technical explanation by Tim Simonsma in the Maxwell-Briscoe Yahoo forum, but this relies on the valves being correctly orientated. good luck Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  10. Henry, tell us about any work recently done on the engine, for example: boring or pistons or rings. Does the engine show loss of power indicating seizing? Is the inlet manifold original? Still 1 carburettor? Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  11. Rick The Champion X as commonly fitted to the Ford T will fit. Likely cheaper due to volume. The mixture looks to be lean, although you may have cleaned the plug Frank Maxwell 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  12. Goodness, the 22 million original Ford Ts do continue to support an active reproduction market. I hope it fits. It looks so nice. Frank Cerutti 1909 Maxwell LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  13. Rick Thanks for the photos. I'm glad the brake band adjustment was successful. I reckon that the custodian of the Registry will have the span of serial numbers of the existing cars and an idea of the model starting number. The next fact to determine is when the model year started. Any takers? Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  14. Rick I know you are going to find this amusing, but last night was our coldest night so far this winter, 44degF. We enjoy clear, cloudless skies during the day up to 72degF. Our winters are dry and cool and our summers are wet and hot. Winter in the north is our premier rallying weather, but not so for down south. Adjusting the low and reverse bands. In my experience, the difference between slipping and not is about one eighth of a turn. So with the square headed adjustment bolt, that change is easy to gauge, just move a corner to midway to the next corner. That adjustment doesn't make a difference in selecting the neutral position. The tighter the bands the more play you have in neutral. Good work on the fuel shut off. Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  15. Rick I was doing some research and wondered how things were faring with your AB. I guess it has been winter and not much has happened since November. Did you reach a conclusion about the vibration you were concerned about? Would you post a picture of the car serial number (stamped into the camshaft cover on the passenger's side of the engine) and another of the vehicle identification tag (a brass plate fixed to the seat riser behind the driver's legs)? Frank Cerutti 1909 LD9024 Townsville, Australia