This morning George House commented on the squeak heard in this video I posted last week. You hear it in all the road shots from inside the car. I don't think it's from the floorboards, because pressing them in several places by foot has no effect on it. I wonder if anybody else has had it, found the source, and fixed it.
I thought it was the cicadas?
Steve, I have been looking to find a faint rattle in my Model A around the floor boards for 29 years with no luck. All the boards have felt on the edges where they connect to the metal and the body to frame bolts are tight. Still stumped after all these years. I have come to the conclusion that it may be my knee or ankle joints making the noise, Hope you find the source, but then again Model T's have been known to have a few squeaks and rattles.....
I had almost the same annoying squeak. I tracked it down to the upper door hinge. When driving, the windshield moved the cowl ever so slightly to make the hinge squeak. I oiled the hinge and the squeak disappeared.
Steve, my Dad was the master when it came to squeaky cars. He'd always be on a mission to hunt them down and eliminate them. Some of that rubbed off on me, but I think my Model T has beaten me. Seems the best I can do is know what the car sounds like and then spot any NEW sound and hunt for that. Otherwise I have decided to just let it be. MIke
Roger, they didn't ride with me.
Mine was doing that until I greased the pivot points for the top.
RE; faint rattle in my Model A around the floor boards for 29 years
Could be light rod in the steering shaft.
Mark, Sound comes from the right side near the passengers feet.
Push and pull on different parts of the car when it's in the driveway until you figure out where it's coming from, then decide whether it's worth doing something about or not.
My '24 has a persistent rattle - turned out to be the mixture control rod bouncing around in the firewall slot - I haven't decided quite what (if anything) to do about it yet.
Windshield glass a little loose in the channel? Had that in a new car. Hell to find. Seemed tocome from everywhere.
I have a few noises like these in my TT. I've learned that they go away if I leave my hearing aids home.
That noise will stop whenever whatever is causing it falls off.
Choke rod passing through firewall, parking brake assembly, muffler/tail pipe (tail pipe hanger just a little too loose), door on manifold heater if you have one, loose step plates in door. Those are the thing I can think of on the passenger side that could rattle.
Have you checked the fuel mixture rod?
By the way, the car in the video is unusually quiet for a Model T.
Fan wiggling on bracket? Those can make a rattle squeak. The fan bushing can squeal too for a short time and then stop...froze, I know
Once had squeak similar, was splash shield on driver side rubbing on fender. Also had a squeak rattle from the accessory Klaxon horn, the plunger rattling on the gear inside.
Steve, that squeak could just be just coming from Sunny House. (George)
Might not be the car at all! You never did really say that YOU heard it Steve. Could it be that the squeak has to do with the way the camera was mounted and that the only thing that HEARD it was the camera and the squeak is really only heard on the video? (....stranger things have happened....)
I've heard of exhaust sleeves at the head falling out and rattling and squeezing in the pipe at the muffler.
My choices would be to check for a manifold leak and give the timing a tweak. I think the high pitch squeak is bug related.Good luck.
I have the same noise. In my case it is the thimble on the right side of the radiator.
I usually try to ignore squeaks and rattles, because after all it's a Model T and that's part of it's charm. But there are some high pitched squeaks that would drive you absolutely nuts, and i, like Steve in Tenn. found mine at the radiator thimbles also. A few squirts of JB blaster and I'm usually good for a few weeks.
John - good idea. I'll try that. I was thinking of putting a piece of rubber in there.
Could it possible be a dry fan hub bushing? I once had a similar sound when driving our model T and it was the fan hub bushing. You have great touring areas with no traffic. Thanks for all your interesting posts.
Steve, i had the same thought and put a small piece of rubber on the frame when i had the radiator out, and the noise was still there. I think the culprit is the area between the spring and the thimble.
This is what I was after. Lots of good suggestions to check out. Harold, I think I can rule out the camera mount theory. So far my hand doesn't squeak.
I had one that was a crack in the front crossmember.
Apparently, G.R. and I had the same experience. _Try oiling all the pivot-joints in your top irons, particularly the ones that are cotter-pinned. _My squeak, which sounded like yours, disappeared after doing that.