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by AZTerry
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair of HCCT amp meter?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Repair of HCCT amp meter?

He advertises under:

https://www.mtfca.com/model-t-ford-suppliers/

RMC Engineering

He did mine. Does a great job.

Terry
by AZTerry
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help gas tank desperately needed
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Help gas tank desperately needed

PC230507.JPG Hello Charles, I am of course in favor of replacing the fuel tank but over 20 years ago I solved a rust problem plugging the sediment bowl with a VW gas tank fuel filter. I got the idea on how to do so from the MTFCA carburetor manual. Except the first one I did, I just do it slightly ...
by AZTerry
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell shift lever/"stick"
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Ruckstell shift lever/"stick"

Hello Ed,

I sent you an email.

Thank you,
Terry
by AZTerry
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30x3.5 non demountable rim needed
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: 30x3.5 non demountable rim needed

Hello Chris.

Sending you an email.

Terry
by AZTerry
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Warford ???
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: What is a Warford ???

Hello, I believe I know this car, the owners and about the accident. If I remember correctly this accident happened close to fifteen years ago. First the husband, wife and their dog all survived. If I remember correctly the husband was thrown from the car with steering wheel still in his hands and I...
by AZTerry
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUSHING FACING TOOL QUESTIONS?
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: BUSHING FACING TOOL QUESTIONS?

Why do they sell them? Because people buy them. I do not use them even though I have one. Many years ago I made a bushing (reference bushing) that just slips into the end of the drive shaft tube. I also cut the flange down so that it is typically thinner than needed. I install that bushing and then ...
by AZTerry
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-Piece Bendix cover.
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: 3-Piece Bendix cover.

I sent you an email

Terry
by AZTerry
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Intake Manifold Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Model T Intake Manifold Dates

Hello,

Attached is a photo of an intake manifold that I have. Gail Rodda's "Part Identification Guide" description and (poor photos) lead me to believe this is a 13 to early 14 intake manifold. It is an older publication and I am wondering what the current opinion is.

Thank you,
Terry
by AZTerry
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case

Hello Brad, On your offer for a set of gears. It appears you are offering one gear that slides on the output shaft and another gear that presses onto the counter shaft. On the early Warfords the counter shaft diameter was smaller than the later Warfords, so the ID of the gear that presses onto the c...
by AZTerry
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Valve job on my 1925 T
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Need Valve job on my 1925 T

Hello Don, Dan is dead on. I strongly suggest you do not do this. I tried it 15 years ago. No improved performance. Worse it made the head so thin in one spot in one cylinder, I broke the head at the edge of the combustion chamber on my next speedster run. I went onto the trouble truck on the first ...
by AZTerry
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: 6 Volt Generator
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: WANTED: 6 Volt Generator

I sent you an email. Terry
by AZTerry
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fan brackets. One sold there's seven more sold
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Fan brackets

sent email and pm
by AZTerry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 2021

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

I will expand on Craig's suggestion for aluminum spray paint. First I know Craig very well, he is an active member of my club in the Phoenix, AZ metro area. I believe I am the one that suggested it to Craig. In 1974 I assembled my first Model A engine with a copper head gasket. I assembled it with t...
by AZTerry
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter

Hello Harold, What I do is just use a 26/27 mixture/choke rod (4129C) with associated components (4591) and shorten the rod to the desired length. You will need to change the spray needle in the carb to 26/27 type (6213B etc) or I have also seen an adapter that bolts to the top of the earlier carb s...
by AZTerry
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26/27 Rear Brake Shoes. SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: For Sale: 26/27 Rear Brake Shoes

Hello Jim,

I am interested. Sending you an email and pm.

Thank you,
Terry
by AZTerry
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New radiator preparation
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

Re: 13T - New radiator preparation

I have used thermocure with great success. You drain the cooling system and fill it with fresh water and thermocure. You run and/or drive the car as I recall for at least four hours. This time can be over several days which I have done. It seems to put the rust into suspension. You drain and flush t...
by AZTerry
Thu May 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14193

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Hello Steve, On running a hone through the cylinders, you have nothing to loose. I would try a fixed stone hone first. If you can still feel the rust pits with your finger nail, I would then try a ball hone and see if that helps. I also recognize it is not that much work to re-ring a T every so ofte...
by AZTerry
Thu May 14, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14193

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Hello Steve, I will cut to the chase. With the vertical scoring completely around all three rings, the rings are trash. The vertical scoring on the piston and cylinder walls also leads me to believe the piston and possibly the rings started to seize in the cylinder. If you can feel the vertical scor...
by AZTerry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 2370

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

Hello Lee, Your comment: "When I mounted the rear wheels, the drum was very tight against the pads." hit home. 12 plus years ago when I put the parking brakes on my speedster I had the exact same problem. I inspected everything three times and could find nothing wrong. I pulled the brake cams, set t...
by AZTerry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS parts #5
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: FS NOS parts #5

I will take the fan blades. Sending email.

Terry
by AZTerry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Straightening Rear Axle Housing

Thank you everyone. It is nice to have all of these methods in one place.

Terry
by AZTerry
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Straightening Rear Axle Housing

In the last week to month I glanced at a post on how to straighten axle housing by making a tool that is inserted into the center section bearing housing. I did not read it at the time but am very interested in reading it and evaluating if it might be something I want to consider for my own use, but...
by AZTerry
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size

Sounds like the larger hub cap hole is 28-29 Model A. 26-27 wire wheels are completely smooth at at the transition from the center hub bolt face to the extension where the hub cap mounts. Model A wire wheels have a different bolt circle diameter and five ridges at the transition from the bolt face t...
by AZTerry
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix assembly questions
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Bendix assembly questions

Hello Donnie, First I have really enjoyed your Steven's Catalog. Thank you for doing that project. OK, The collar you have circled above PN 5021G just unscrews from the shaft above PN 5025. It is RH thread so it unscrews in the normal direction. I put a very short (I believe #4) sheet metal screw in...
by AZTerry
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Most times less is more. 15 years ago on my first and current T speedster engine I milled the stock head 0.100. It did not improve performance noticeably if any. A year later I put a 7:1 Lizard head on because of the advertised and perceived better performance. This was supposed to be because of hig...
by AZTerry
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which shim to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Which shim to use?

Hello Arthur, I will try to address your individual questions. 1) It seems to me the ring gear shim will only change the pinion gear lash. You are partially correct, it does this by moving the gear teeth deeper into the mating gear. 2) What makes my head hurt is trying to figure out what the thrust ...
by AZTerry
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 4386

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Hello Bill, Speedi-Sleeve is the way to go, and that is what Scott's link to Lang's appears to be. I have used them for this and several other applications and there is no substitute. I do not have one handy otherwise I would give you the part number. Measure the size of the crank seal surface and l...
by AZTerry
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Model T Parts, Pinions, Ring gear, brackets and more
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: FS- Model T Parts, Pinions, Ring gear, brackets and more

Hello Dennis,

Sent you an email and a pm.

Thank you,
Terry
by AZTerry
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

My 2 cents worth. I have not done as many (a dozen plus) rear axles and Ruckstel's as other members but I NEVER use a gasket between the axle housings. I always use only sealant (Ultra Black). I prefer to adjust the thickness of the brass thrust washer instead of using shims, I believe I only had to...
by AZTerry
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Education on Warford transmissiion needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: Education on Warford transmissiion needed

Hello Mike, I may be the person that Terry M was referring to. I have been running an Aluminum Warford for 15 years. Prior to installing my Warford I had several Warfords, aluminum and cast iron, available to me and I compiled some information. I have attached two PDF files that show the different g...
by AZTerry
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

Do you have or can you get a photo of the oil pickup on the inside of the pan? I am curios if there is just a slit in the pan for the oil to enter or if there is a scoop over the slit.
by AZTerry
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 7320

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Donnie, I received my copy today. The USPS delivered it to the wrong home one street south of me with same house number, not common but happens both ways on rare occasion. That neighbor hand delivered it to me. When I opened the envelope my first reaction after seeing only the cover was "WOW"! After...
by AZTerry
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum Warford Gear Ratio Percentages
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: Aluminum Warford Gear Ratio Percentages

Mark posted a link to my chart before I finished my response to your question. I hope the additional information I provided helps.

Terry
by AZTerry
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum Warford Gear Ratio Percentages
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: Aluminum Warford Gear Ratio Percentages

Hello Terry, I made up a chart in about in 2004/5 and posted it here some time after that. I pops up again every now and then on this site. Because of the research I did and putting that chart together I decided on 4:1 final gears and I decided on an original Warford over a Ruckstel. I did a similar...
by AZTerry
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Champion X spark plugs

I believe what he is talking about is how much longer the exposed center electrode is on one plug compared to the other, and thus the difference in the height of the center porcelain below the end of the plug between the two plugs. I am not even close to knowledgeable on spark plug theory, but due t...
by AZTerry
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer

I would like to thank everyone for the input. I should have posted the dimensions with the first post. The boss is 1-1/2" wide and the bore is 1/2".
They do look allot like the H&D that Mark suggested looking at the information in his link. A very interesting setup.

Thank you,
Terry
by AZTerry
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer

I found what appear to be perches for a small drum rear axle shock. Does anyone know who the manufacturer was?

Terry
by AZTerry
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 3466

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

What really stands out to me is your other posts that I believe may be related to this issue and the 2500 miles on the new engine. Some replies imply valves, and I tend to agree it should be the first place you look. The post prior to me writing this suggests it may be weak or broken valve springs. ...
by AZTerry
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces

I use an inexpensive exhaust tail pipe expander
by AZTerry
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideas to remove starter front bushing
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Ideas to remove starter front bushing

The front shaft bushing is the brush end bushing. The easy way to pull it is a 9/16" course tap. Just thread the bushing with the tap and let the end of the tap seat against the blind hole, keep turning and it will pull the bushing right out whether it is babbitt or brass.
by AZTerry
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

Hello Ignacio, Looking at your photos I can not tell you what is wrong. I am going to make some assumptions and try to help you understand how the transmission works and to trouble shoot the problem. I believe the transmission was working correctly before you removed the hogs head. Based on this cur...
by AZTerry
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 5131

Re: New Tool

Hello Mike, I am very interested in your new product based on your description and am very aware of your website. I have also viewed many of the other technical information video's you have posted on the web. I have to ask why and am very disappointed that I can find NO information about your new pr...
by AZTerry
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

I did that once, missed a hole with the rags and the nut found it. Found nut at drain hole (no magnets). I used a long piece of mechanics wire, bent it into a U shape, ran one end of the u-wire through the middle of the nut and the other end on the outside of the nut, then I pushed the two ends toge...
by AZTerry
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

Hello John, My guess is the drag link is may be to long, they came in several lengths over the years: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/249044.html?1322077087 I would disconnect the drag link at the pitman arm, center the front wheels, then center the steering wheel and measure the approxi...
by AZTerry
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3126

Re: 12 volt Question

Hello Lorenzo, As at least one person stated, electrically it is the same and that is true. What is not being factored in is the current draw, power, and heat. Although I may not have accurate numbers, I have numbers that are in the ball park and will illustrate the problem. A starter modified for 1...
by AZTerry
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3126

Re: 12 volt Question

I have been reluctant to respond to this post. Cambin's (Cameron's) response promoted me to finally respond as well. His reply is absolutely correct. I was looking for a photo of how I do it this way, but have not found it yet. Your original unmodified diagram is the correct method, not the modified...
by AZTerry
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1919 switch plate
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: WTB 1919 switch plate

sent you an email. Terry
by AZTerry
Sat May 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: IWtb Low Head
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: IWtb Low Head

I apologize. I do not have an extra low head. It was a very nice high head I had set back.

Thank you, Terry
by AZTerry
Sat May 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: IWtb Low Head
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: IWtb Low Head

I believe I have an extra> I will look today.

Terry
by AZTerry
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Stewart central tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: WTB Stewart central tool

Hello Mario,

I looked at your profile and I am going to send you an email and a pm. I would prefer to continue this discussion off line.
At a later date I most likely will make all of the information available to all members though.

Thank you,
Terry
by AZTerry
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Stewart central tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: WTB Stewart central tool

Hello Mario,

I had a need for the same tool some years ago. I designed and made one with no knowledge that Stewart made one. I can try to find my CAD drawings and take photo'e of the tool I designed this weekend if you are interested.

Terry