What did you do on your T today? December

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 10:15 pm:

OK, I'll start it this month.


Took Shorty for a ride in the runabout to the water district office to pay the bill.


Went out to the parts pile and found a good front axle for the touring. Importantly, it includes a good perch to replace the wrecked one. An odd thing here is the steering connecting rod, which appears to be made of half inch pipe. As usual, the killer is removing rusted-in cotter pins. I'll buy sand in the morning, and blast and paint this weekend.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 10:33 pm:

Welded in three more pieces on the sub-frame.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Chady on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 10:46 pm:

Fixed a freeze plug on the side of the road after I realized it was leaking because I had to back down a hill after I couldn't go up because my low gear was slipping too much.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 10:56 pm:

Removed my starter, cleaned the oil out and reassembled it. Searched for what seemed like several hours for the woodruff key for the starter drive. Decided the key must not have been present when I removed the drive and quit for the evening. I will get a new key and install the starter in the morning then drive in the local Christmas parade tomorrow afternoon, God willing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 12:13 am:

Steve , I don't know if it's the camera, my astigmatism or what but it's seems to look wavy on top between the perches and canted forward from the top. Hope I didn't just ruin your day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C-west central, MN on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 01:18 am:

And I used to think Minnesotan's were awful hard on their old model T trailers. Zoiks!
:-)
Wait a sec, IF the important parts line up, use it.
Bah humbug. :-) Done nothin' lately 'cept babble on this forum.
Brush past the 18's fenders almost every day, think those wheels are the coolest ever and look at the 24 daily.
Goll, they're both good lookin' T's!
Gotta move the 24 tomorrow. Cold and snow will come very soon. Again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 01:23 am:

I took my TT to the store and bank using side streets. I am enjoying that more and more, wish I could take my dog like that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By vincent c bassani on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:44 pm:

ran the 26 coupe a couple miles down the road and back, changed the oil in the 25 express, also put an oil screen and magnet in it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, AZ on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:56 pm:

Took my ’26 Runabout on it’s 1st Christmas parade with the "Whiskey Row Flivvers” in Prescott, AZ






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 10:03 pm:

Fixed the bad ground connection in my headlights.






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 10:12 pm:

I put both cars up on jack stands. 60 degrees Monday, 24 for high on Thursday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Boothroyd, Victoria, B.C. on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 10:28 pm:

I installed my new Berg radiator and looks good.

New Bergs radiator


Regards,

Steveb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By RICHARD GRZEGOROWICZ on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 10:41 pm:

I hear shorty saying, IM frendly but im on duty now thats close enough. I did this on Friday for MY T. took a trip to my frend's in coventry R.I. he called and said he found what looked to be a new tire and rim,for my TRAGURTHA, had a wonderfull visit and super sea food dinner.don't get good seafood here in the hill's, anyhoo the tire looks new rim will get some freshing up, its a fisk tire and its going to enjoy rideing around as my spare.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 11:49 pm:

Well, it won't put it's self back together. Hooking up the bands to day Brake band was tough but zip ties helped. Took a break and called T Brother Martin Vowell for a chat that ended up at being 2 hours. That shot down the afternoon. Back at it tomorrow , got to get it done before the Rain on Tues,big temp drop coming ,and snow on Thursday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:20 am:

After seeing George's comment about my axle I took a closer look. It really isn't bad, but I went back out to the parts pile to see if I could do any better. I did find one that's a little better, and it has two good perches in it. I spent most of the day taking off the home made trailer hitch, removing rusted and broken cotter pins, and removing the hubs and spindles. Make that one spindle. The other one has a really stuck bolt, and I have penetrant soaking on it overnight. I don't want to twist it and break it off in the hole.


This was an interesting discovery. This bearing has no flats for a wrench to fit. It also isn't threaded. It just slips in over the threads. I don't think I like that idea.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:45 am:

Steve - I'd be willing to bet that that's a Model A bearing. There are those that have used Model A front wheel bearings on Model T's, as they will actually fit, and seem to work O.K., however, it isn't recommended because as you say, they are not threaded, and for that reason, it is possible for the inner race to actually rotate on the spindle, which of course, is really not good. I'm sure that the reason they are much cheaper than the threaded Model T bearings is because without that left hand/right hand threaded feature, they are much cheaper to manufacture. FWIW,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:48 am:

Steve - I'd be willing to bet that that's a Model A bearing. There are those that have used Model A front wheel bearings on Model T's, as they will actually fit, and seem to work O.K., however, it isn't recommended because as you say, they are not threaded, and for that reason, it is possible for the inner race to actually rotate on the spindle, which of course, is really not good. I'm sure that the reason they are much cheaper than the threaded Model T bearings is because without that left hand/right hand threaded feature, they are much cheaper to manufacture. FWIW,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:50 am:

Oops,....been awhile since I absent mindedly made that "screw-up!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 07:45 am:

Steve, heat the bolt and or where it is screwed into and then let it cool. Don't try to just unscrew it while hot. Soak it with your favorite penetrating oil and just try to get it to start moving back and forth. Keep doing that and keep applying the penetrating oil as you work. It will most likely start moving a bit more each time you try it. Never try to unscrew a fastener while hot, most likely the the threads will pull. Let cool, then do as I said. The penetrant will flush out the broken down rust as you turn it. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 08:06 am:

My '21 Touring had the non-threaded outer bearings when I got it. One inner was the original ball bearing. I replaced them all with the correct stuff.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 10:50 am:

Dave, my very thought. I aim to attack it with the heat wrench today.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:08 pm:

Wraping top bows now WOO HOO! What fun. I wont be topless long.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James G Fisher III Peachtree City, GA on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:26 pm:

Couldn't find a clamp on convex mirror i liked so used some off the shelf ones till I could make my own clamp on arms. Hard part was trying to match the paint

Before


Parts made



After


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:41 pm:

We had our annual car club Dinner yesterday. We hold it during daylight hours rather than at night now. I drove my newest T and had the oldest car. Years ago we drove our Speedster in the dark and snow.
I hit the jack pot receiving an old telephone and tape measure in a White Elephant gift exchange.
Fun
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donald Bruno on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:59 pm:

Went to a flee market bought a Hub cap wrench and on the way home stopped and picked up a low head for my 13T someone had for sale.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Guy Forstrom on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:22 pm:

polished brass, installed re=bushed spindles


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:10 pm:

Bows wrapped, windshield flap installed, top support straps installed. Ready for pads. Spent a great deal of time searching for renagade tacks. I had a board supporting the top on each side. I had the tacks in a plastic dish on the running board. Board fell and hit that little dish and the hunt was on. The dish must have flipped several times because there were tacks in front of the car,under the car, behind the car, on the car, ten feet to the side of the car. Pretty much all over the shop. I got the magnet and started the hunt. I think I will raise the car and sweep entire floor before moving it. Other than that I had a great day in the shop.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad Marchees _____Tax Capital, NY on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:57 pm:

Finished wiring up my high mounted "third" STOP light. Also rewired my horn and new switch. Other than that, I spent alot of time just staring at it wondering how I can fix certain things.

Oh, I also made sure my front end was completely cotter pinned so as to not have a Mr Jelf incident with my wishbone or other front end failure.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:11 pm:

A buddy drove his '23 Truck and I drove my '21 Touring to a local cruise-in this afternoon. It's put on to collect toys for less fortunate children. My neighbor and his dog rode with me. Both Ts ran great. I wish I had taken some pics.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:12 pm:

Trans band bolted, pedals adjusted, new foot starter button installed, getting close now. Faithful assistant wasn't. Made some excuse about apposing thumbs. Lame.





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Miller, Mostly in Dearborn on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 06:40 am:

I watched paint burn off my exhaust manifold as I checked my rebuilt ignition switch and carburetor.


And then I tightened the #3 spark plug after everything cooled down.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alan George Long on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 06:47 am:

December 1, 2 & 3 polishing all of the brass on the 1910 Touring Car. All done and looking good for Sunday’s Rally.
Alan in Western Australia


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 11:25 pm:

Just need some fresh gas and put the batt. in .

Hooked up wires starter button, hooked up choke linkage ,Sediment bulb, fuel line ,just about there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 04, 2017 - 11:45 pm:

I sandblasted my "new" front axle and steering connecting rod, and painted the rod.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 07:49 am:

Took another call from the Picture Car Coordinator - he needs another T for the AMC TV movie "The Son" so I aroused the '26 Tudor from a 3 year sleep, got her serviced and running and he picked her up late yesterday. Also removed the intake manifold and carb from the '26 roadster to replace the bowl gasket and see why it's leaking - terribly! Leaving the exhaust manifold in place and removing the intake is easier than removing the carb while it's in the car..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 12:46 pm:

Working on the '24 runabout.


Mounted manifolds

Shaped and fitted gas line from tank to carb.









Buttoned carb, gas line, stove pipe...





Today finishing up 'new' New Day timer and setting timing rod and timing..... getting close to the starting time :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:07 pm:

Got the timer rod bent up in right places :-) Took a bit of bend, fit, nope, bend, fit...ah.

Timing checked out, all plugs fire in order as they should. Fan belt and fan installed, checked for any timer contact....nope the 27" belt was the one.

Fitted the new Berg's radiator, now just need to add some hoses and pipe.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach, CA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:32 pm:

After running it on the test stand we brought it home. It's going to be a lot of fun. Fast Frank


BBR


BBR


BBR


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach, CA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:41 pm:

Here is the oiling system for this engine that Chris Egsgaard use to run up Shell Hill in the 7 second range. That's a tenth of a mile up a 22 percent grade, not the little five percent mounds they run up today in 7 seconds.


BBR


Chriss


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:55 pm:

Had a couple hours in the shop after work so I worked on the roadster top. I got the top pads installed. If it wasnt for the utube video of a touring top install it would be almost impossible with the directions from classtique. Dont get me wrong everything looks and fits great but the instructions suck for a guy that has not removed an existing top or installed one before.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 09:50 pm:

Worked on the "new" front axle I blasted Monday.


One of the perches had pretty deep wishbone wear on one side.


So I added some steel...


...and ground it to the right shape, then ran a dye over the threads.


I wasted a lot of time trying to remove the old steel bushings. Finally the heat wrench did the trick, and I installed the new bronze bushings.


Next was making oil holes. One of the old bushings didn't have one.


Final step on the new bushings was reaming them to 9/16".


With the bushings installed the axle was ready for the paint booth. I don't have an oven that will take an axle, so the new paint will have to cure for a few days.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:44 pm:

Steve, you are bouncing back from the set back faster than many of us would. Glad to see this coming together.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:47 pm:

I was lucky to have a parts pile. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:36 pm:

My new front axle is so pretty with its fresh paint that I decided the ratty-looking front spring should get the same treatment. So today I took it off, dismantled it, pressed out the bushings, and ground down the indentations made by the leaf ends. I'll blast all the pieces Sunday when we're supposed to have warm weather above 60º.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:41 pm:

Here's the photo that goes with that post.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 12:56 am:

Found my transmission was making a noise

Wonder where the spring & shaft went?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 08:06 am:

Yikes! Looks like you're in for a fishing expedition, hope there isn't any severe damage. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 09:16 am:

Steve I see that you vote in cowboy country...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:31 am:

In the old days Cowley County was cowboy country, more than today.


Photos by George B. Cornish, Arkansas City photographer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Perkins / St. Croix Valley Mn on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 09:40 pm:

I had to charge my battery and I started to wrap my top bows which is the first step to installing a new top.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:02 pm:

Jeff, I hope you will post more pics as you go of the top installation. I have a new top and a very good set of bows and sockets waiting for the upholsterer to work me into his schedule. I'm afraid to tackle the job myself.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:24 pm:

Tommy I tackled the job myself. No experience,poor directions, utube is my guide. I am taking photos but I dont want to post till I see how it turns out. Alot of time and no fear is all you need. It would help if I had taken one apart. I have bows wrapped, support straps installed,windshield flap installed, and pads installed. So far so good. Jeff have you done one before?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Perkins / St. Croix Valley Mn on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:25 pm:

Tommy, I am fortunate that Classtique is only about 25 miles from me. Mike is most helpful and assured me a phone call with questions would be welcomed. He had clear instructions included with the top plus there is a video of a ‘23-‘25 Top installation on his website. This will be a fun project for me as I have all winter and can take my time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:31 pm:

My new top came with the '21 Touring when I bought the car. I didn't get any instructions. I would love a copy of same. I will gladly pay for a copy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Perkins / St. Croix Valley Mn on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:34 pm:

Dallas, I have done several tops in the past (VW Bug and Cabriolet + ‘50 Chev) but never a T nor an A. Patience (and more patience) is the key. Installing tops and interiors on my cars over the years is challenging and rewarding but I understand that is not for everyone. If you have any questions or want to chat about your top installation send a PM w/ your preferred contact and I will get back to you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Perkins / St. Croix Valley Mn on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:36 pm:

Tommy, send a PM w/your mailing address and I will gladly send you a copy of my instructions.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:45 pm:

Thanks Jeff. The video you spoke of is great detail that the written instructions doesnt have. I only get to work on mine in the late evening or weekend so calling mike with a quick question probably wouldnt work. I am redy for the roll up rear flap. I had to use longer tack as the ones they sent seem too short after a couple layers. I am taking my time. I hope it turns out good. I got the top in september just now getting to it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Perkins / St. Croix Valley Mn on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 10:50 pm:

Good Luck Dallas! If you can make adjustments as you go (like you mentioned) you will do just fine. Let me know if I can be of any help!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Kelsey on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 11:07 pm:

I drove the car to work and then got Starbucks for my wife and daughter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Kelsey on Friday, December 08, 2017 - 11:08 pm:

I drove the car to work and then got Starbucks for my wife and daughter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Bunyip on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 02:15 am:

I found some string.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:18 am:

How would string get into an enclosed system like that?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Perry Kete on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:52 am:

It may be faucet packing that someone tried to make a seal or gasket out of to stop leaks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 01:18 pm:

Trying to line up the square peg for the square hole using string. I've done it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Codman on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 05:54 pm:

Started pulling the steering column for the third time in two years. The first time was to replace the gas tank in the '27 touring car, the second was to replace the first with an unmodified '27 column. This time it will be to repair the excessive clearance between the steering shaft and the frame bracket. It's not a horrible job, I'm just tired of steering column work.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 06:22 pm:

No garage T work today, just fun driving the '23 cutoff pickup in the local annual Christmas parade.

Theme of this year's "Noah's Ark"









Lyrics of course from Irish Rover's The Unicorn Song :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob on Upper Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 06:26 am:

Got Runabout ready to crash the Golf Cart Parade.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:51 am:


I took the runabout to town for a Christmas party.


These folks have a hundred-year-old house, and wanted a car of the same era to dress up the scene.


It was a church party for the kids, and they sat for pictures in the old car. The Stewart horn was a big hit. One little girl had a hard time trying to push down the plunger, and when she finally did it she kept honking until her mom said that was enough.






The big old house is a swell joint built by an Osage oil millionaire.


Several of the older folks went for rides, and on one drive I noticed this shadow.


On the way home I found a better composition.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob on Upper Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:14 pm:

Took Runabout to open house at local Depot Museum. Nice day on Texas Gulf Coast for a T drive.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:40 pm:

Drove around the section 4 miles is not far but at 25 Deg's and on ice and snow it's enough!Spring is a long ways off.Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 09:27 pm:

We're almost in double digits, Bud. 101 days. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By chris becker on Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 09:51 pm:

Nuthin' Special....,,!!




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:58 pm:

Yesterday and today I blasted and painted spring leaves and other parts. Little by little, the touring is coming back together. Sometime this week I'm off to Model T Haven for a fender.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker, Ramona, CA on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:26 pm:

At the recent Club meeting a newish member asked me to take a look at his T generator. What a mess. The gear was loose, I wonder where the pin and key are? Then inside it was wired completely incorrectly. The output was connector to the ground brush and the stator wires were not reversed. I fixed it and tested it successfully on the fixture.
Now he want me to check the wiring....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew C. McCullough on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 09:43 am:

Started my first of several projects for the Winter season. Pulled the engine on my newly acquired '26 Runabout to see what the previous owner (now deceased)had done to it, adjust the bearings, inspect the interior, clean, strip, paint and detail the exterior and engine compartment. Later on replace the4.40x21 whitewalls with blackwall 4.50x21 Firestone's. Probably my best T find yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:32 am:

Put a little Christmas bow on the back with a couple of magnets then drive to work. A little chilly this morning ... 32 F... going down to 19 tonight.

Bow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:01 pm:

Working with a New T guy on building one from scrounged parts. Yesterday I managed to ruin 2 punches removing cotter keys from the front axle. Today I'll finish cleaning up the axle for re-assembly.

I need spring perches!! (hint hint)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Chady on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 08:35 pm:

I put 50 miles on the old car today. Glad I got a closed car, it was so much warmer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 09:04 pm:


I worked on Ford bolts, getting them ready for blasting.


Many of the holes are filled with dirt or cotter pin pieces.


You have to punch them out, then clean the hole with a drill bit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 09:38 pm:

Getting started on my winter motor project. I need to mill a rough aluminum intake manifold and make an adapter to mount a Winfield Model SR carb on it. Will be a interesting project.






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:17 am:

Hey Steve, how about seeing some of your recently painted parts ??


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