On my 27 RPU I kept hearing this vibrating noise that was driving me nuts (I know it's a short journey). After checking all of the usual suspects my wife asked me if the screw holding the radiator apron to the motor mount was supposed to be loose...uh... no!placed a leather washer behind the apron and a little locktite on the screw. Ahhhh! peace at last.
Had a similar thing. A squeal coming from somewhere around the radiator mounts. Tried everything to silence it. Finally got ticked off and flooded each side with oil. Wiped off the excess, of which there was much, and squeal is gone! Victory!
I'm amused by folks using nylon timing gears to "eliminate noise" on a Model T. Really? You can hear the timing gear above all the other noise?
I need somebody to drive my runabout on a country road while I try to track down the source of the high-pitched chirping rattle. The other noises are just background, but that one's annoying.
Steve, it's probably your parakeet . . .
Betsy had an annoying rattle louder than all the others - turned out to be the mixture rod rattling around in the firewall slot. I cut a short piece of rubber and jammed it in the gap.
This allows me to hear the other rattles! Luckily, none of them reach the obnoxious level that the mixture rod did.
My 23 roadster has harmonics that set up a certain speed that causes the hood hold down springs to vibrate.
Mine has no rattles at all! Sitting in the garage with engine off.
My mother called are neighbors old ford a rattle trap.
My 23 has this horrible high pitched squeal at a certain RPM. At first I thought it was the fan hub but it turns out to be the thimble on the right side of the radiator shell mount. I'll try the leather washer idea.
Eugene, If it WAS a "Rattle Trap" you wouldn't hear the rattles!!! I think the T is a Rattle Generator.
My goodness....now that mine's running, all it does is rattle and squeak.
There was even squealing yesterday when we switched it to magneto for the first time and it kept running....but that was us doing the squealing.
The Model T was called a Flivver for a reason.