First on the menu was the installation
of Ron's Argentinian exhaust manifold to replace the leaky, old manifold.
Prior to the workshop, Claude did a magnificent
job of resurfacing the manifold flange for a leak-free fit.
Ron then smoothed out the inside of the ports to allow the
exhaust gases an easy exit. It is worth noting that the port-diameter of the Made-in-Argentina manifold was slightly
smaller than the original Ford. Ron will report later as to any difference in drivability or performance.
The putt putt putter putt of Ron's engine called attention to the garage signaling the manifold
installation was complete. Many ears turned towards the engine compartment hearing nary a tick or any indication of a leak. Another
successful restoration workshop!
Since the carburetor had to come off for the manifold installation, it was a good
time to see what it looked like on the inside. John G. discovered a Gulliver-sized beach worth of sediment in the
bottom of the float bowl.
A timely discovery as this is exactly the type of invisible gremlin that can stop your
engine from running, usually at the most inopportune time.
Claude displayed and demonstrated his fuse set-up attached to the starter for a nice original
engineering feel. The fuses are for extra circuits including the horn. The cloth wiring to the bus terminal is an artful touch
adding good looks and factory style dependability to his well-put-together 1929 Roadster Pickup.
The loudest ahooga horn many of us have ever heard announced Jack Reeves' fashionably late
arrival in his beautiful 1930 Tudor named Arthur. He told us Sparton is still in business, and he bought the horn brand new!
By the looks and sound, it was money well spent.
John, Jim, and J R
Jack, Fredrick, Ron, and Joe
Our club has these for sale
In attendance were: (left to right) Claude Folta, Walter Payne, Club President Fredrick Khoury,
Ron Taylor, John G. Sullivan, J.R. Howard, Jack Reeves, Joe Hocker, and Jim Ferguson.
Our garage host for this month's Restoration Workshop was the affable Claude Folta. Thank you Claude!
And thank you to everyone for your camaraderie in pursuit of our mutual admiration for Henry's Lady.