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by FundyTides
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Steering gear case play

Thanks to everyone for all the great info and advice. Looks like the original rivets for the 27 are .155" steel which Big Flats lists as 5/32" so I assume I should get some 3/16" rivets and drill the original holes to fit. I will also remove the column to do the job so the riveting can be done prope...
by FundyTides
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Steering gear case play

Thanks guys. "squirrel", I didn't use anything sophisticated to set the rivets, just a hammer and a steel block. Column was in the car at the time so difficult to do anything else. Maybe I will try larger rivets as suggested by humble j. Any idea of the correct size to order? What's the best way to ...
by FundyTides
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Steering gear case play

What is the best way to cure play in the steering gear case to steering column. I have replaced the rivets but that didn't improve things much. I suspect the holes are worn. Are oversize rivets/bolts the answer? By the way it's a 27 if it make a difference.
by FundyTides
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calimer's Wheel Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Calimer's Wheel Shop

Another happy customer. Bill did four 27 wheels for me a few years ago. Natural finish and they look great. I dropped them off to him at Hershey in Oct and picked them up at his shop in January. Great guy and terrific work
by FundyTides
Mon May 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Ford Barn
Replies: 3
Views: 266

OT Ford Barn

Anyone know what happened to the Ford Barn? I haven't been able to access the site for several days. It had a great forum for Model A's which I have used many times for help on my current 31 Roadster project.
by FundyTides
Fri May 22, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler installation
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Muffler installation

Thanks for all the great ideas. Alan, I didn't know about the cotter pin in the original Canadian pipe. Just one more thing that is unique to cars here in the great white north. By the way, snow has all but disappeared so no more snowmobiling for this year!
by FundyTides
Thu May 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler installation
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Muffler installation

I have an ongoing problem with keeping the (reproduction) muffler attached to the exhaust pipe in my 27 Touring car. I understand that a clamp is not required and that the muffler should just slip on the pipe and be held in place by the rear bracket. However, I have resorted to a clamp because of pr...
by FundyTides
Mon May 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 millionth radiator question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

Re: 15 millionth radiator question.

Our 27 Canadian Touring had the 3 row "cold climate" radiator with the long fan hub. When I replaced the rad a few years ago with a brassworks 4 row, I had to install the shorter hub as well. When we bought the car 60 years ago, it had an original nickel plated rad shell. Don't know if this was stan...
by FundyTides
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown starter
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Unknown starter

If you can get access to a Dyke's Manual for the "teens", there is usually a chart that lists the make of generator/starters for each popular car. Westinghouse systems were used on several cars but it may be difficult to narrow down the exact car that this particular one was used on unless you can g...
by FundyTides
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diferences between 26and27
Replies: 15
Views: 894

Re: Diferences between 26and27

Canadian made had different rules. Mostly black I think and wire wheels were an option. Rear seat cushion (bottom) was also shaped differently on 27. Not sure about 26
by FundyTides
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Vaporizer carbs

I think vaporizers were stock from some time in 26 until end of production. My 27 is still running the stock vaporizer. I can't compare performance as it has had the vaporizer for all of the 60 years that it has been in our family. It appears that they are a little harder starting when cold than a c...
by FundyTides
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top socket rivet source?
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Top socket rivet source?

Try Jim Dix www.bigflatsrivet.com I buy Model A rivets from him and he lists various length 5/16" solid rivets in his catalog
by FundyTides
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaprizer outlet gasket
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Vaprizer outlet gasket

Does anyone know if the Vaporizer outlet tube gasket (Ford # 6270) is available anywhere or has anybody used anything else as a substitute? There is none on mine and it seems to work ok but thought maybe I should put one on. Maybe a proper size o-ring would work ok?
by FundyTides
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey split rims
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Kelsey split rims

These are exactly like the rims on my 27. There are no fasteners on the pin, they are just friction fit and never seem to move once in place.
by FundyTides
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

I have the remains of a Canadian 1927 Touring with bumpers. No center clamp
by FundyTides
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Interesting video

A video found by a member of our local T club. He doesn't know anything about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXoOFPjOBRI
by FundyTides
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Door Wood Kits

Ricky at Classic Wood is a good guy. ricky@classicwoodproductsllc.com
by FundyTides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting 3rd Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Setting 3rd Brush

Just an update for the benefit of those who would like to try to repair their own generator. After many conversations with Ron Patterson and some trial and error on my part, it turned out that the insulation on the brush plate had failed the last time I tried to tighten the third brush adjustment ca...
by FundyTides
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting 3rd Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Setting 3rd Brush

Sorry, I made a mistake in my last post. The apparent short happens with the key off. The only way to stop it is to turn the battery disconnect switch off.
by FundyTides
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting 3rd Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Setting 3rd Brush

No, I didn't run the engine with the cutout disconnected. I know that can be disastrous. I could smell smoke so I turned the key off, removed the dash and turned the key back on. Wire from ignition switch to cut-out started to get hot. Shut key off and disconnected wire running to cutout. Turned key...
by FundyTides
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting 3rd Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Setting 3rd Brush

Regardless of how I adjusted the 3rd brush, output was still well in excess of 10 amp at road speed. Then suddenly, I think I discovered my problem. I have the notorious "smoke leak" in my wiring. I don't have a supply of smoke on hand to refill it so decided I had better find the problem. Pulled th...
by FundyTides
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting 3rd Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Setting 3rd Brush

Thanks guys. That's what I was hoping for. I'll post how I make out.
by FundyTides
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting 3rd Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Setting 3rd Brush

On pursuing my problem with headlight bulbs failing as outlined in my earlier post, I have discovered that the nut holding the third brush plate is slightly loose, apparently allowing the brush to move, increasing the output to 10-12 amps. Can I just move the plate back to obtain a lower reading and...
by FundyTides
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Bulbs Failing
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Headlight Bulbs Failing

Checked all wiring and connections as suggested. all good except one terminal on starter switch was a little loose. Won't seem to tighten without turning the bolt. I will take the switch off tomorrow and hopefully can fix it. If generator is still charging too high I will attempt to adjust 3rd brush...
by FundyTides
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Bulbs Failing
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Headlight Bulbs Failing

Now that it has been brought up, I did notice lately that the ammeter has been showing a higher reading than normal. It used to run slightly over 5 amps with lights off and near zero with lights on. Now runs 10 amps and near 5 amps respectively. I haven't changed the 3rd brush adjustment. What would...
by FundyTides
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Bulbs Failing
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Headlight Bulbs Failing

I have never driven my 27 T much at night so have never had a problem with bulbs failing. However, our province just implemented a new law that if a car is not equipped with DRL (daytime running lights) then the headlights must be turned on whenever the car is being driven. In the past 2 weeks, 2 of...
by FundyTides
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

Just another bit of useless info. The gas cap on my 27 is a brass rad cap from an early 1950's English Ford (Anglia or Prefect) identical to the original cap except brass with no vent hole. Has Ford script as well. I say useless info because these are probably harder to find now than original T caps...
by FundyTides
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 3237

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Had a cataclysmic failure of a drum years ago in our 27 T. Just driving into the garage to store the car for the for the winter when there was a crash and everything locked up. Dragged it in and took it apart. I had never taken a T transmission apart before and I don't even know what drum it was but...
by FundyTides
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery vs. Magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Battery vs. Magneto

Still 6 volt. Field coil was new a few years ago and rebuilt coils from Ron Patterson. Car seems to run as well on battery as it ever did on magneto. As I mentioned in my original post, performance was originally better on mag than battery. It used to feel like it was holding back on battery and wou...
by FundyTides
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery vs. Magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Battery vs. Magneto

I have had a 27 T for over 50 years. When we first got the car, I noticed that it would run noticeably smoother and have more power when switched over to mag. Over the years, everything on the car has been rebuilt-motor, trans, electrical system, etc. At some point it started running as well on batt...
by FundyTides
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Asleep on the running board"
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: "Asleep on the running board"

My Dad could never understand why they did away with runningboards in the late 30's. "Where do they expect you to sit to put your rubber boots on when you are going fishing?"
by FundyTides
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tinny sound at startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Interesting tinny sound at startup

Loose through bolt allowing baffles to rattle?
by FundyTides
Tue May 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accessory??
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Model T accessory??

Absolutely right Steve. These work very well as evidenced by the very precise grooves cut into the tie rod on our 26 Touring when we bought it.
by FundyTides
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Icons
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Icons

Jeff, Thanks for the quick reply. You are right, if I click on "reload this page" the icons that I have read change color. A bit cumbersum but I assume if I just do this before I leave the forum each time the icons will get updated or do I have to do it each time I leave a particular topic?
by FundyTides
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Icons
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Icons

Icons don't change color to indicate topics that I have already read. All postings remain red. I am signed in What am I doing wrong?
by FundyTides
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Top

by FundyTides
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 3426

Re: foot throttle

Had one of the Fulton units on my 27 when we purchased it from the original owner. Removed it because I found it sloppy and difficult to regulate. Maybe it was worn out. I'll dig it out sometime and take another look at it.
by FundyTides
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Shop Mule Tractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

A little bit OT but in the early 50's my Dad used a model A based roller in a small paving company that he owned. I have a picture of it with me seated on it,