Model K Ford

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Jack Innes
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Model K Ford

Post by Jack Innes » Tue May 01, 2018 2:11 am

I visited Fawcett's in Whitby recently & heard the red model K run & saw it drive. A remarkable machine & a true work of art. The restoration is amazing.

robheyen
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Re: Model K Ford

Post by robheyen » Wed May 02, 2018 1:57 am

Jack,
It's coming along quickly, and I agree, looks and sounds great. I can't wait to see it finished. The cam lobes were all over the place, and that combined with balancing and other work should make what was a smooth running engine even more remarkable. Thanks for posting.
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robheyen
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Re: Model K Ford

Post by robheyen » Wed May 02, 2018 2:01 am

A little more, first start and first drive:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kppavskkgv4l6 ... M.mov?dl=0

F Ransley
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Re: Model K Ford

Post by F Ransley » Thu May 03, 2018 11:01 am

Rob,
My cam timing was all over the road when I restored my 'K' back in 1986, so I went the whole hog and
changed the firing order from 123654, to 153624, revolutionised the engine.
I got mixture control back, and the response to the throttle was vastly improved.
The fuel consumption improved by 25%.
Francis Ransley

robheyen
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Re: Model K Ford

Post by robheyen » Fri May 04, 2018 12:06 pm

Francis's, what was, and is your mileage after changing the firing order? Ford's firing order was the second most often used among six cylinder makers in 1907, and there were four orders used. As far as performance, the Ford K was one of the fastest production models on the road, defeating many of the fastest marquees on the road in 1907 races and hill climbs.

Were your cam lobes worn down and unequal? Mine were, and I suspect performance will be much better now. We shall soon see. My mileage with two Model K over the years has been in the 11 to 15 miles per gallon.
Thank you for your post, Rob

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Re: Model K Ford

Post by robheyen » Wed May 09, 2018 10:45 am

A few more pics. We'll pick up the K in Ann Arbor and go to Pennsylvania for the HCCA tour a week from Friday.
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bobster1
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Re: Model K Ford

Post by bobster1 » Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 am

Rob, can't wait to see it in person! Not much shake-dn time, and you'll have to bring some oil for a break-in oil change on the tour. This will really be exciting for everyone to see.

F Ransley
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Re: Model K Ford

Post by F Ransley » Fri May 11, 2018 11:49 pm

Rob,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, we have had floods here the past week.
My cam lobes were worn right down & the engine was a dog to tune, I remember I
screwed the mixture screw in about a third of a turn, when I got it running the second time.
As I remember it was doing about 18--20 mpg, up from about 12--14 mpg,
of course a touring body and a full windscreen make a difference also.
Your car looks a treat, well done.
Francis

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