|Ford Model TT Stake Bed truck. 1920's|
|My son standing in front of a 1914 Mac Truck|
|Some glass yard art made from vintage door knobs and dinner ware.|
I've had a couple of challenges these last few weeks on the Silver Hawk. I thought I was ready to take it to get front and back windshields but I couldn't get the car started. I kept thinking it was something in the fuel lines as the float bowl was flooding in the carb. After taking the needle and seat out, voila, a small piece of rubber hose was stuck in there. However all the false starts before that gummed up the sparks with too rich a mix and bad adjustment on the carb. Since these plugs weren't the right ones anyway, Champion H12 not H18, I replaced them with Autolite 456s. I also checked the distributor, points and rotor, I cleaned them up and replaced the ground wire that looked really worn. I took my daughter, son and sister for a ride around the block a few times to test it out. Everything seemed to work great, except the Ammeter shows its charging too high and there is a whistle in the choke. I'm still taking it to get its windows on Monday, then I'll be replacing the generator with an alternator. I'll just have to live with that whistle for a while.