Sunday, July 3, 2011
Welcome to Hunting Week here at OPOD. We kick things off with this picture from 1917. The photographer's notes indicate that this is a picture of Ada Tingley, a hunter in Idaho. While the man is pictured with a rifle, I would suspect that he is a trapper and not a hunter. Typically to get that many coyotes, you would be trapping and not hunting.
I had indicated earlier that my project for this summer was to get these old Model T's running again. The one on the right is a 1924 roadster, and the one on the left is a 1926 touring car. They have been in a barn for the last 30 years, and they were running when they were put away. At first I was messing around with one, and then the other and back and forth. I have decided to stop that, and just focus on one car until I have it running. So, I am now just working on the roadster.
I was able to find a 6 Volt car battery, and was able to get the battery installed in the car. After messing around with it a little, I was able to get the starter to turn the engine over. Then, I was able to get the coils working. The coils produce the high voltages needed to get the spark plugs to fire. So bottom line is that the ignition system is basically working at this point. When I put gas in the car, the gas ran out of the carburetor onto the ground. It is likely that this problem would be a stuck float valve in the carburetor. I had a friend stop by and he told me how to take the carburetor apart and check for a stuck float. The thing is though that if I take it apart, I will need to replace the seals. So, I have ordered a new set of seals, and when they come in I will undertake the carburetor overhaul. Hopefully I will get it and make progress this week.