1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “

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1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “

Post by Freighter Jim » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:20 pm

A remarkable undertaking is in the works ....

That - if successful - will see a 1904 Ford Model B participate
in the 2020 New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run.

A collaborative effort of dedicated - passionate - average folks
are making this possible ....

“ Running On Empty “

Watch this for thread for updates.

FJ


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Re: 1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “

Post by Freighter Jim » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:30 pm

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Re: 1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “

Post by Freighter Jim » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:10 am

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What has been done

Post by Freighter Jim » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:46 pm

Last Monday The Model B fired and caught on three cylinders.

I got it all on several videos.

Next Sunday or Monday it will probably run on all four.

Ten months have passed and so much has been done ....

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It's Alive !

Post by Freighter Jim » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:46 pm

On Monday around 11:00 am - the 1904 Model B caught on a compression stroke and ran on all four cylinders.

Kim Dobbins is on the left and Don Skille on the right.

They were the principal parties responsible over the past year that made this happen.

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If you want to view a video of the historic start - click here:

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Re: 1904 Ford Model B - “ Running On Empty “

Post by MochetVelo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:00 am

I like the "electric starter" connected to the crank shaft. Is it just a dc motor with a lot of torque? How is it connected?

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Modified fractional motor

Post by Freighter Jim » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:16 am

Don & Kim took a fractional horsepower motor that has a rating of 30 rpm and modified it to the crank.


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