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About dustycrusty

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  1. Rough riding, under powered. Smells of diesel fuel and canvas. No radio, heat, seat belts!
  2. I always liked the late 1930's Figoni bodied Talbot Lago T150-C-SS
  3. 1930-'31 Cadillac Type 353 Cabriolet Or LaSalle ...
  4. Originally I thought it might be fragment of front axle I-beam, but (judging from the assumed size of the wood grain in the boards it rests upon) it appears to be too small for that. How about some measurements? How far from Arbroath and St. Vigeans in Angus Council (David Buick's birthplace and his ancestral home) was it found?
  5. They are basically the same although some had an issue with the castings being a bit thicker so you had to grind out the interior walls of the boxes a bit if you wanted to run higher lift cams. I cant remember if it was specific years in which this occurred or just an odd lot of castings that had that problem though, but yes, despite a few cosmetic changes all iron head rocker boxes will interchange from '57-'85. HOWEVER, there is a specific part for the rear and another for the front head and while you can swap them easily from engine to engine, you cant put a rear box on your engine's front head or a front box on the rear head without some "creative" external oil line routing..... That '57 is perfect- hand signals and no worries about anything behind you!
  6. ARGGH! you are absolutely right. The bike picture I used has a 1971 -'85 model engine. Your heads are of the earlier 1957-'70 style. They'll all interchange, but they are stylistically different
  7. 1957-'85 Iron Head Sportster
  8. Yes it is! Here is a similar 1916 model "25"
  9. Making a dizzying array of accessories to fit Ford Model Ts was probably THE cottage industry in the 'teens and '20s., with installing them a close second. Old Henry was selling his "T"s as fast as his workers could churn them out and thought his baby was perfect as is, so there werent any FACTORY accessories or options besides an engine-mounted electric starter and gear-driven generator starting in 1919 (Closed cars only! Open cars had to wait a year). All model "T"s had the once innovative, self contained flywheel magneto ignition, but electric starter cars had an additional 6 volt storage battery in the system that you could use to energize the coils to theoretically start it a bit easier, then you switched your ignition from "BATT" over to "MAG" to drive. I think hes mangling those details a bit but he's on the right path! All the accessories pictured are aftermarket, either installed by the owner, an independent garage, or on the sly by an authorized Ford dealership