Shirley works! Many thanks, summary of threads.

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Shirley works! Many thanks, summary of threads.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ignacio Valdes on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:21 am:

After a 4 months journey, Shirley works and is back on the road. While we are not completely done yet. Many thanks to all but especially to John Tannehill, Clint Allred, Steve Jelf, John Regan, Steve Lang, Space City T's and many more. I have put nearly all discussion threads in summary below for what it takes to go from purchase to going through a worn out T to back on the road running 'good enough'. Major contributions are the first thread which is a nearly complete differential tear down and rebuild.

In the final going there was leaks galore, you really do have to torque the head bolts down after running 20 minutes, good thing I had a Holley NH because the Kingston L4 was a bust. Fuel valves are good things and don't forget to close the petcock on the carburetor tight or you'll leave a trail of gas in the street. Filing the rod caps and shimming them, resurfacing the valves, cleaning up the soot and changing out the exhaust yielded a smooth sounding T engine.


John Tannehill and I doing final surgery.
Running in the street.

Summary of links:
A complete discussion of taking apart a differential and putting it back together http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/713632.html?1490798775
Front radius rod: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/737832.html?1490574560
Motor: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/717630.html?1490898491
Oil pan gasket install: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/740951.html?1491005166
Fuel line:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/743432.html?1491709113
Wireless turn signals: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/742967.html?1491608424
Brake lever bushing and cam replacement: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/736895.html?1490412380
Cross threaded sediment bowl: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/737921.html?1490226379
Exhaust whistle?http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/737835.html?1489986433
I beheld that Tin T: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/735237.html?1489900680
Spindle Cross Threading Anxiety: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/735042.html?1489892985
One Wheel Ready to Paint, 4 to go:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/728877.html?1489170999
Lug bolt size not the same: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/734272.html?1489116016
Piston Up = valve down? http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/733597.html?1489106812
Needle nose pliers instead of reciprocal valve tool? http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/733113.html?1488948784
Thrust Pin Ordeal: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/725009.html?1487772228
How to paint a rear wheel hub between the spokes? http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/728187.html?1487654974
Loose wire on firewall? http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/698481.html?1480726191
What year touring is this? http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/699294.html?1480963130


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Matthiesen on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 02:58 am:

Ignacio, To you and your local T club members, congratulation on the successful running of your Model T after all your hard work.
It looks like new safety glass for the windshield will be on the list next.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:44 am:

Congratulations Ignacio....that's great news.

I really need to get plugged in to the Space City T's, but probably won't until my Wednesday evenings get freed up in June.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthony J. Marino - League City, Texas on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 07:45 am:

Coming to the meeting Wednesday evening?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:32 am:

I've read your progress posts and am happy you now have a running, driving T. Congratulations on getting Shirley up and running and for you not giving up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gene french on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:11 am:

Ignacio...congratulations , done early enough in the year to have many days to enjoy driving and the occasional work break ...always an optimist...gene french


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:44 am:

Ignacio,

Congratulations on a successful project. I have admired your perseverance through it all. Too many folks loose their patience early on and call it quits. I'm so glad you stuck with it. Now is the reward!

You certainly had some of the best helping you along the way. I hope I was also helpful in some small way.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, AZ on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:35 am:

Congratulations Ignacio!

I followed the threads as your project progressed. Have to admire your tenacity and perseverance. Good job!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Dugger on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:01 pm:

Ignacio: You have really done a good job and you should be proud of yourself that you kept on and nearly got a finished "T". I would say that most all of us have gone thru almost the same thing you went thru. SO FEEL PROUD!!! You will note the last words in CAPS I was out shouting for you!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:35 pm:

I'm happy for you Ignacio! Feels good eh?
Perseverance and patience with a sense of humor? That's you sir.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:10 pm:

Congrats Ignacio, How about a vid of the engine running when you get a chance...We love pics and vids. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ignacio Valdes on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:20 pm:

Thanks, I have a vid but need to edit it a bit.

The plot is now revealed: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/745070.html?1492049977


Add a Message


This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Username:  
Password:

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration