I lost a nut in the transmission as I changed the bands. Your information guided me in finding and removing the nut. I used a flex magnet found at Home Depot. I also found a long lost washer some past owner dropped. I had trouble for the nut lodged in the drain plug opening and it feels like ears projecting up. I tried threading a wire thru the nut and got it to clear the ears and pick up with the magnet. Rags are now stuffed in the openings for re install. This is my first T and on a learning curve. Thanks again
Glad to hear that you got it plus one out!
Glad to hear you got the extra parts out. It won't be long before you are back on the road.
I noticed this is your first posting. I'm glad the information you had found here was helpful. And your posting will help others to remember or maybe even read for the first time the "good tip" about stuffing the rags around the transmission as well as using the magnet etc. for fishing dropped items out.
If you are new to Model Ts welcome to the hobby and I'm sure you will have questions as you go along! If you have been involved for years then you will have lots to share as well as questions as you continue along.
In case you are new, some good suggestions are:
1. Locate and join the local chapter near you. See: http://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm and http://www.modelt.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=15 I didn't recognize the name of a city in VA or NC that was really close to the Tide Water area. But you can take a look and laugh at how little I know about that area. But there was at least one within 2 1/2 hours from you. And there is a good chance there are some members of one of the clubs closer to you.
From Google there are a least a couple of owners near you see: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/one-man-s-junk-is-va-beach-man-s-passion/artic le_93e4a535-2033-5d5f-a9e9-fe5114c00603.html
There was also a photo of a 1922 with a 1915-16 radiator located in Portsmouth. The photo was on Pinterest at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/477100154246309329/ but it didn't have any contact information. (nice looking T though).
2. Check out the known safety issues the T has at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/576808.html see the second entry.
3. Start picking up Steve Jelf's recommended books see: his web site at: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/ with the T section at: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG52.html and the recommended books listed at: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG80.html
Again welcome to the forum!
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Glad that you got the nut and washer out. Many here have learned the same lesson.
Now, don't learn the NEXT lesson. Count your rags and remove them ALL. A single rag left in the transmission can cause serious consequences. Note that the oil tube that carries oil to the front of the motor appears to be clogged. I found this pic on the forum.
Eck, Welcome to the Model T fishing club! Been there, done that. After fishing for my lost nut for 4 hours, Bob Jablonski kindly suggested removing the bendix then starter and rotating the engine slowly to see if the nut attached to one of the magneto magnets. I also had an unexpected catch; a stray cotter pin from yester year. Glad to learn they were biting and you caught your limit
(Message edited by mkossor on September 28, 2016)
The photo posted by John above is what can be normally found inside a T engine which has been through several sets of cotton band linings in it's service life - I've pulled down several engines which had "lining debris" thrown about as in that photo.