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by mike zahorik
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 68
Views: 3175

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Jelf, why bother painting the mag ring iron? It is bathed in oil anyway. And should any of the paint ever peal off it could cause trouble. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake Manifold Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Intake Manifold Leak

I've been helping a friend revive a 1913 roadster, which he had just inherited from his grandfather. After a couple weekends we successfully got the car started and safe to drive. BUT..... we have been having some trouble with hot starting. I installed a battery for starting and that has helped with...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Holley Vaporizer

Thanks for the replys. Since I have no idea of how these carburetors works prior to being removed, I can only guess. And I only know of one friend that has a vaporizer on his car and it doesn't work right now. I'm hoping to help work on this car, once the weather cools down a little. Mike
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Holley Vaporizer

Heres a picture of the fuel side of the heat plate and the carburetor plate.
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by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Holley Vaporizer

Recently I had the opportunity to pick up a few Holley vaporizers. Some of them are damaged, broken exhaust manifold, warped or cracked. They are cheap, some guys will even given them away. Well..... I have one that is pretty nice. The exhaust manifold is straight and has excellent threads. I kinda ...
by mike zahorik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: holley vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 497

holley vaporizer

In the past, when confronted with a vaporizer on a Model T, I would recommend changing it an earlier carburetor. After looking at the ones I have seen, the exhaust manifold was either broken or badly warped and the entire unit was running badly. Recently, I came across a vaporizer that looked to be ...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

It's a little difficult to detect a leak while the carb is on the car. I found mine, using a spare intake manifold clamped in my bench vise. I made a gas tank from an old coffee can and piped it to the carb. Then with the carb in plain view and using paper towels I found each leak one at a time. Sea...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

I had trouble with my OF carb leaking from a number of screw plugs. I used "Seal All" on the threads of each plug and the leaking problem was solved. For what it is worth. Mike
by mike zahorik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizor
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Holley Vaporizor

Thanks a million. I suspected that there were no gaskets. I saw those diagrams you posted and Lang's didn't sell any, so..... I set the float level to a little under 1/4" cleaned up the carb, then sealed the openings and applied some vacuum. It held pretty good, so the heater plate is not leaking. W...
by mike zahorik
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizor
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Holley Vaporizor

A friend of mine has a compliant with his 1927 roadster. It will start and run at low speed, but will 'run out of gas' at more than an idle. This engine uses a Holley vaporizer carburetor. I have very little experience with the vaporizer. I have read a little about them and it seems that the heater ...
by mike zahorik
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T University
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Model T University

And another.
by mike zahorik
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T University
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Model T University

More Pictures, Mike
by mike zahorik
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T University
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Model T University

The Dairyland Tin Lizzies held their annual Model T University in West Bend over the last weekend. The Greater Milwaukee Model T Club was invited. The morning had a swap meet, followed by lunch at Noon and then a few featured speakers during the afternoon. He heard Jim Zangel speak on charging the m...
by mike zahorik
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: charging magnets off flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: charging magnets off flywheel

To efectively magnetize a piece of iron, you need to force as much magnetic flux thru it as possible and make an abrupt change in that flux. Magnetic flux is produced by ampere turns. This means high current thru a lot of turns in a coil. The other important item is to reduce the magnetic resistance...
by mike zahorik
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 393309

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, try a bicycle shop. They should be able to patch a tube. Mike
by mike zahorik
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Old Hardware

Both the nut and bolt were genuine Ford Parts. Point is, even Henry's parts will fail. Mike
by mike zahorik
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Old Hardware

As the center main bearing cap on my 1926 engine was being tightened, a snap was heard. Turns out that the nut had cracked. Further inspection showed that the bolt threads were turned down. I have seen this on rod hardware, but this is the first time on larger stuff. The bolt was being torques to 65...
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

I tried rolling in a 0.004" Steel shim around the hole. Installed the cam, bearings and the better pin in the front bearing. The end play is now down to just under 0.010" That's a 0.020" improvement. I think I have the solution. Thanks a million. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

Sounds like a good idea, I'll try it. Thanks Norm. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

I just took apart the front cam bearing to get a better look at the hole and it appears that a 21/64" bit fits nearly perfectly in the hole. I wonder could there have been two different size pins used on this engine? I looking in Lang's catalog and they do not mention it. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

I think that the pin gets hammered by the camshaft moving back and forth. I was leaning toward adding material to the pin. Either with weld or braze. Then fitting the pin to the wallowed out hole. The cam bearing is still good and don't want to change it just for a better hole. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd cam bearing set screw
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Odd cam bearing set screw

I think that the pin gets damaged from the camshaft hammering it went the cam moves back and forth. I was leaning toward building up the pin by welding or maybe brazing some material on it and then fitting it to the hole. I new pin would not change the clearance much. The nearing is still in good sh...
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

Well...... this is interesting. I removed the camshaft and found that the front bearing to the camshaft clearance is about 0.008". Turns out that the center pin bearing bolt is rather snug in the center bearing, but the front pin bearing bolt is sloppy. The pin is about 0.305" diameter, whereas the ...
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

I think I can hear it when I spin the crankshaft, no pistons in yet. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: camshaft end play

Also, the gear lash is fine. When the engine was rebuilt, the crank gear was replaced and the cam gear is aluminum which was replaced new about 4 years ago. Mike
by mike zahorik
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft end play
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

camshaft end play

I'm refreshing my 1926 engine. Today I checked the camshaft end play and found it to be 0.029". This seems on the long side. I don't know what it should be, but I had expected less. This end play must affect the valve timing and the ignition to some extent. I use a timer and run on magneto 99% of th...
by mike zahorik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

Well..... over the week end I had some time to make a shaft and a couple of donuts
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Today, I found some time to first try these.
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This should make balancing a lot easier. THanks for the help
Mike
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

Well..... I took a break for some lunch and while at the refrig, I grabbed a couple old regrig magnets and cut them up. They work pretty good as small balanceing weights. I tested the brake drum and drive plate. I find it amazing that my first choice of mating (probably the one I would have used in ...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

I think I repaired the problem, regarding the brake drum and drive plate problem. Seems one of the balance wheels started to drag a bit. Cleaned it up and oiled it and now it works like it should. Mike
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

Here's my setup, BrakeDrumSmall.JPG I noticed in Steve's picture (I'm assuming that is Bender's balancer) that there is one shaft and a couple of adpaters that slip on to the shaft for each different drum? Can to tell me what diameter the shaft is? I believe I should make those pieces, it may make m...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

I've got to admit that a bunch of years back, I was at a Michigan Jamboree. We spent part of a day at The Michigan Speedway. They let us on the track. I did have the car up to 52 MPH according to the GPS. It did fell like a wash machine full of walnuts. But I think that was more a wheel balance prob...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

This is not a racer. I doubt if it will ever do more that 45 MPH with standard gears. So what is that about 2000 RPM? The car likes to go at between 32 and 34 MPH. It does make me wonder about what a 10 or 15 gram out of balance would do. Mike
by mike zahorik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

Thanks for the help. I think I'll stay away from the solder. I was a little concerned about applying heat to the old drums. I think the adding nuts and bolts may be a good idea. So far I've been taping small washers onto the light side of the drums to test the balance. I'm having a little trouble. S...
by mike zahorik
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

Found some Mike Bender video's on you tube.
by mike zahorik
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Re: Transmission drum balancing

Something else. My method of determining how much the assembly is out of balance is to tape a known weight to the light side of the assembly. Seems to work. My question then is, how about adding weight to the light side. I thought of brazing, but am concerned about damage to the bronze bushings. But...
by mike zahorik
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission drum balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 2288

Transmission drum balancing

Over the part few weeks I have had my 1926 engine apart for an bi annual inspection. I decided to try and improve the balance of the engine. I'm using a static grinding wheel balancer. Last year we cleaned up this balancer and installed new bearings. It is very sensitive. I tried my crankshaft and f...
by mike zahorik
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Searching the Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Searching the Forum

I have been having trouble search the Forum for things I want to read about. If the item of the search is only one word, it works OK. But... if I'm looking for a two word item, the search comes back with each word individually. This generally included a lot of stuff that is not wanted. For example, ...
by mike zahorik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Triple gear weight

What do you think is a fair charge for a balance like that? Mike
by mike zahorik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's holding this spring clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: What's holding this spring clamp?

My spring clamps have the tab that fits into a small hole on the spring leaf. If you pop what looks like a rivet out, will there be a hole to use the new type of spring clamp? Mike
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by mike zahorik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Triple gear weight

Well, OK I'm going to approach this from another angle. I'm wondering about the rotational balance of my engine. So I dragged out the grinding wheel balancer, assembled the crankshaft, flywheel with magnets on it, the input shaft and the triple gears in their proper positions. Then set it on the bal...
by mike zahorik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Triple gear weight

I would not doubt that. Maybe I can find a couple of gears that are closer to the same weight, but then I have to horse around with the bushing fit. Mike
by mike zahorik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Triple gear weight

I realize that to remove material from the triple gears, you should chuck them up in a lathe and take material out of the low area. I'm just trying to visualize how much material has to be removed. Mike
by mike zahorik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Triple gear weight

I have my 1926 TuDor engine out of the car for an inspection and I decided to check the weight of the triple gears and maybe equalize them. Here are their weights #1 1.037 Kg #2 1.029 Kg #3 1.034 Kg OK, so I would have to remove 8 grams from #1 and 5 grams from #3. This doesn't sound like much, unti...
by mike zahorik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

Scott, you have a point where most people only drive one Model T and then not for very many miles each season. With that little experience, it is hard to know exactly what is normal and what is not, unless it is really bad. I drive my car a lot, but only on occasion get the chance to drive someone e...
by mike zahorik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

Well today the low speed pedel hole was bored out and a bronze bushing was installed. The hogshead was clamped down, the center of the hole was found. A drill bit removed 75% of the material and then a bore opened the hole so that the bushing could be installed. This made a vast improvement. Mike
by mike zahorik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Wear
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Piston Wear

Les. since my engine has 20K miles on it since the pistons and rings were new, I had a pretty good idea I should replace the rings. But..... you mentioned that since the pistons are out, the rings should be replaced, because the rings would not be exactly in the same place. I was under the impressio...
by mike zahorik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Wear
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Piston Wear

I have my 1926 TuDor engine out for a generally inspection. It has about 20K miles on it since the last major rebuild. Here are a couple pictures of the pistons. They are 1 to 4 left to right. PistonSIdeBSmall.JPG PistonSIdeASmall.JPG You can see that the wear pattern is generally down the center of...
by mike zahorik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

If I said brass, I meant bronze. Ordered some bushings and maybe later this I will try to fit them in the hogshead. I don't mind the oil leaks. That means to me that the bushing is getting oiled. Allen, my experience with old band material is that it generally is dry rotted. They may last a while, b...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

Didn't think of that. I cut the shim so that it was 2 1/2" long and 5/8" in diameter. You are right, the shim could move, but since it is long I think, should it start to creep into the transmission, it will meet the notch and stop. But...... I have an old cracked hogshead that I can play with. Mayb...
by mike zahorik
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

This morning, I measured the clearance between the shaft and hogshead hole. There seems to be between 0.008 and 0.009" clearance. I cut a 0.003" steel shim and fitted it around the circumference of the hole. This really tightens up the shaft. I think I'm going to try this for a while and see if this...
by mike zahorik
Fri May 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

Both the shaft and cam were replaced a couple years ago. I think the real problem is the hogs head shaft hole. Maybe I should look for a better one. I wonder can the hole be sleeved? Has anyone done that? Or are there enough hogs heads not to bother. Thanks Mike
by mike zahorik
Fri May 31, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Band Wear

You have a point, but look closely at the picture. The wear pattern extends to the middle of the band. I don't think that there is that much room to move. In my mind if the low speed band were riding on the reverse band the wear would be narrower, maybe 1/4". I'm still leaning toward band twist. Tha...
by mike zahorik
Fri May 31, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Band Wear

Recently, while changing the oil in my 1926 TuDor, I noticed that the low speed band spring was compressed more than the other two. I saw this as a indication that the low speed band may be worn. Since I have not opened up the engine in a while, I removed the engine to make a few clearance checks an...
by mike zahorik
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils leaking tar
Replies: 13
Views: 5299

Re: Coils leaking tar

After rebuilding a set of coils, I put in some tar I got from a roofer. Apparently this tar has a low melting point, because the tar would melt out of the coil box when the car warmed up. I have a '26 and the coils are on top of the engine. Roofing tar must have different melting points. Could it be...
by mike zahorik
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet charger.
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Magnet charger.

Bob, It works with the magneto assembled. Here is a pirture. THen to test the magnet we tipped the engine on it's side, via the engine stand and placed the 3# weight on it. Mike
by mike zahorik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet charger.
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Magnet charger.

There must be many different types of home made magnet chargers and most of them work fine. I think the key is that the battery current that passes thru the coils should be an abrupt change, that is on and off sharply. This causes the most magnetic flux to flow. Here is a hand held charger I made th...
by mike zahorik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan Straightening Table
Replies: 17
Views: 3727

Re: Pan Straightening Table

Your best bet is to join a Model T CLub where a member has a table. How often does a guy need one? Mike