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Old 06-19-2021, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default 1927 Touring carburetor help, new owner

New owner of a 1927 Model T Touring that I've been told sat in a barn for the last 10 years.I've been reading Removing a Model T from mothballs http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/8538.html and ordered the DVD's on this to get ready to try and start this for the first time.
My question is on the carburetor, the throttle is stuck so I'll take the carb off and rebuild it, what kind of carb is this, is the linkage to the throttle original, I've search the web and can't find anything that looks like what I have in regards to the throttle linkage. Can anyone point me to documentation or pictures of how the linkage works and where to get replacement parts.

Your help is greatly appreciated,
Bruce
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Old 06-19-2021, 03:25 PM   #2
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Does it have a foot accelerator pedal? The carb looks stock in the photo. Before you tear it apart try to use some penetrating oil on all the linkages to free things up, it could just be solidified gum and gunk keeping things from moving.
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Old 06-19-2021, 04:08 PM   #3
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Appears to be a std carb. Nothing to rebuild unless it has a rubber tip on the float needle and if it does, replace it. Biggest problem with carb. on Ts that have been setting for years is a rusty gas tank. If thats the case, the tank should be removed, cleaned and coated. I do not believe in putting a plastic filter in line because of the fire hazzard. The innerds of your stock firewall filter are available from most of the T parts peddlers and work well.
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Old 06-19-2021, 05:04 PM   #4
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The accelerator is on the steering column, here is a better picture of the linkage, the rod with the red arrow pointing to it looks home made and it is broken, would like to know whats its called so I can get another one.
I oiled everything up so will see how that goes.
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Old 06-19-2021, 08:34 PM   #5
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Bruce there are many publications for rebuilding that Holley NH, a new pictured Full Flow Float valve kit and tool that you can get from Mr. Scott Conger on the MTFCA website.

Also when rebuilding an important measurement is the float level distance, should be 1/4-5/16" between the upper edge of the float to the under machined edge of the mixer-chamber...essentially were the bowl gasket sets.

Hope this helps and let us know how you make out with it.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:26 PM   #6
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Does anyone out there think this carb linkage is stock? I have a '20 and 23 and they are completely different with none of the extra do-dads, but maybe that is how the later Ts were built.
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Old 06-20-2021, 09:06 AM   #7
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The carburetor is a standard Holley NH - the linkage (hokey at that) is home made because the engine block is most likely a '27 which came with a Vaporizer carburetor thus no "pass through" hole between # 2 & # 3 cylinders.
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Old 06-20-2021, 09:35 AM   #8
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A lot of model Ts were converted back in the day. The vaporizer set up was a complex affair and a previous owner must have decided to use the earlier type NH instead. It looks like it worked but it's definitely not stock.
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Larger picture of the Carburettor in the 1927 Ford Model T that Bruce is asking questions about.
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Old 06-27-2021, 10:03 PM   #10
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Well I finally found the serial number on the frame and engine and they match, I do have a hole going through the bock for the gas linkage, I am assuming they changed the throttle linkage because there is a water pump on it that is in the way of the linkage going though the block.

My tappet cover does not have a hole in it for the gas linkage, can I just cut a hole in the tappet cover or is there a different tappet cover I should be using. What keeps the dust and dirt from getting through the hole in the tappet cover?
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