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by Altair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

This time of the year a little water in the gas could be ice the next day.
by Altair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

Your issue seems more like fuel than electric, either you have power or you don't, bogging down and backfiring does appear to be fuel related.
by Altair
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior

I can only speak for my Canadian 26, the door latch is 10 - 32, striker is 1/4 - 28, sill plate is 7/32 - 24.
The 10 - 32 looks very similar to the 7/32 - 24 the 10 - 32 is only .025 smaller than the 7/32. The taps and dies are still available for the 7/32 - 24 if you are familiar with KBC tools.
by Altair
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws

Just an additional point that wasn't mentioned, Robertson also invented the tracer bullets, they couldn't see where the bullets were going at night so he invented the idea to apply a small amount of phosphorous on every 8th bullet.
by Altair
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: installing demountable rims
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: installing demountable rims

With demountable rims it is not uncommon to have a mismatch between rim and wheel. There was at least four makers of wheels and rims and they are easily mismatched. I have Chevrolet wheels on Ford rims, from six feet away you can't tell but they do not fit perfect.
by Altair
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Weight of bare chassis

Pick up the frame and stand on your bath scale subtract your weight and walla.
by Altair
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"

My 26 has the choke and mixture using the same rod, pull for choke and turn for mixture. I experienced the same problem with children playing in the T and adjusting the mixture control. Mine started with one turn and ran with 7/8 turn, when I would stop it I would turn it one full turn open for the ...
by Altair
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps

I1t is quite possible the lamps were made by a different supplier, I have, I believe three 1910,1911 or 1912 left, right and rear brass lamps that all have E&J Detroit Pat Dec 9, 1908 and they are all different in several small ways, the chimneys are different heights and the rolled rim on the faunt...
by Altair
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

I am not familiar with a SEAL what does the seal specifically do?, most SEALS will seal oil or grease in. When looking at wheel bearing assemblies there is only a felt dust seal to prevent dust and dirt from entering in to the bearings, not to prevent grease from escaping. Good quality wheel bearing...
by Altair
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Battery question

This is not quite related but I inadvertently charged a battery backwards, it was completely dead and the charger did not react and it charged up fully ok, I only got a reaction when I put it back into service. I had to completely discharge the battery using a small light (it took about 5 days) and ...
by Altair
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood firewall questions pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Wood firewall questions pictures

I am not that familiar with 1919 models, but did they use plywood? On my 1915 the fire wall it is made up of 7 pieces of tongue and groove wood and covered with a skin of cherry veneer. The tongue and groove pieces would allow some movement, a solid piece of plywood may be too stiff, but on good roa...
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Some 26 model wheels have tapered spokes and don't require a press, the last spoke goes in like a wedge
at least the spokes on my 26 (Canadian) model are that way. I removed all my spokes and sanded them in a lathe and reassembled with no issues, no press just tightened the hubs together.
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Just to mention do not use chassis grease, use wheel bearing grease, it is stringy and will not flow out. These bearings and felts do have a life expectancy and they may have to be changed out form time to time. If using felts they should be changed fairly regularly.
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

I would remove the kingpin and soak the spindle in some quality solvent for a week. Some solvents can cost $40 - $50 a gallon, expensive but it works good and they are water soluble.
by Altair
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

This is just a heads up mention, an original Model T engine is 3.75 cylinder diameter, the cast iron pistons are tapered with a difference of .010 from top to bottom starting at just under .3647 at the top and 3.737 at the bottom, the rings are 3.75 with a .003 taper to scrape oil coming down and pa...
by Altair
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: tripple gear bushings

I would kike to discuss the correct process to fit the bushings, honing by hand with a small hone using oil versus honing in a vertical jig. Also reaming by hand or in a vertical jig. I have honed the bushings to fit by hand, however I cannot confirm they are perfectly straight, they look and fit go...
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2170

Re: Need confirmation of problem

I removed a T head and there was enough seeds in there to feed a mouse for a year. I think in your case it is just a stuck valve, if the piston is TDC use a stick and tap it down as mentioned above. I have had this happen just over winter and a couple of cycles of up and down and tapping then it was...
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1385

Re: Triple Gear Pins

When looking at the issue with triple gear pins coming loose etc. one has to look at the manufacturing process. There were several flywheel manufacturers even Dodge made them for Ford and there was most likely the same number of pin makers. The pins have a .001 tolerance and if the hole also had a ....
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe

Some wire a small dash light in series with the tail light so if the dash light is out so is the tail light, like the old Christmas tree lights. It is a good small monitor.
by Altair
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

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An 8 point socket fits a square nut also the octagon wrench may be for light duty such as top prop nuts where the original was lost. This may be for the British cars as many early British cars used 8 point nuts and bolts
by Altair
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Octagon will fit a square nut it has four flats in side. You can buy 8 point sockets to day and 4 point sockets both are for square head fasteners.
by Altair
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1385

Re: Triple Gear Pins

In the day there were several flywheel makers including Dodge it is conceivable that the pins were unique to each manufactured flywheel. Prior to replacing the pins, the holes in the flywheel should be confirmed and then order the appropriate oversize pins or have them custom made. Making pins is no...
by Altair
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Rim Identification

In the day there was about four or five wheel manufactures, I have over a dozen spare wheels and it is difficult to find two that match exactly, however the all fit my T.
by Altair
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspections
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: State Inspections

Almost no laws, bylaws or motor vehicle regulations are retroactive except where special leave is applied by the government and that is rarely done. Even though the current regulations require one or two running lights or stop lights on every vehicle antique or otherwise all these words only apply t...
by Altair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: flat towing a T

I towed my T for 30 miles with the rear wheels on the ground and the engine idling.
by Altair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trans adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: trans adjustment

This isn't rocket science, with the drive assembly straight through, eg high gear, the clutch fingers should be just clear of the push ring. You should be able to wiggle the fingers.
by Altair
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Broken drive axle
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Old Photo, Broken drive axle

That differential probably had grease in it that is why there is no oil on the ground. I also noticed the right top saddle is upside down.
by Altair
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: Repair wood wheels

Repairing wood fellow wheels is a bit tricky, I have done it but it is not for everybody. I ground off the rivets holding the wood fellow to the rim and tapped the wood assembly out still assembled to the hub. I drilled the old loose tenon out and inserted and glued a short hardwood dowel that went ...
by Altair
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Loosen the U bolts on the rear crossmember and the radius rods to offer some slack, then assemble the unit and retighten the rear assembly.
by Altair
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh engine first start
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Fresh engine first start

It is good to hear that you didn't have to tow it, they should crank after a rebuild.
by Altair
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car headlight bar bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Improved car headlight bar bolts

My original Canadian '26 has hex nuts for the bar and the headlights. Just to mention in the day there were square socket sets to deal with square nuts. Today Snap-On tools sells square sets called "four point" also "eight point" that will work on square nuts, but the "four point" fits better. Maybe...
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

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Mine is also from a British Ford. I see many caps on saddle tanks on large trucks that are the same. This cap is non vented because it is a radiator cap with external wings.
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

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This is off a 26 there is a slight difference maybe a different supplier. Yours appears to have a slight wrinkle in the lower left corner maybe just enough to distort it. The clearances are very close so it doesn't take much.
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lever won’t stay put
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Lever won’t stay put

Some times the photos are delayed and I clicked twice.
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lever won’t stay put
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Lever won’t stay put

DSC02419.JPG DSC02414.JPG There are springs that provide the required friction, the quadrant notches only offer the position not the friction. It requires about 3 lbs of pull to move the levers. Perhaps your spring is missing or the pin has come out and the spring has slid down the shaft. The cotte...
by Altair
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel line sealer
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Fuel line sealer

It appears that your threads are not compatible, the casting is tapered pipe and the fitting is parallel. Find a valve with a tapered pipe thread.
by Altair
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .

There are lots of funny photos of crankers being pinned against the garage wall, I don't have one right now.
by Altair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

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I have used this style of rim remover with good success.
by Altair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Will this hub puller work?

No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
by Altair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: Greasing rear wheels

Rear end assemblies have come through the times with many opinions as to "how I do it" I reviewed about 6 manuals, lubrication charts, Clymers and Dykes and it is hard to find two the same. I could not find any reference to the rear bearing grease cups nor any maintenance schedule for them. One manu...
by Altair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for help re mixture problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1414

Re: Looking for help re mixture problem

Almost any spark plug will ignite the fuel if the mixture is correct, however if the air fuel mixture is too rich even the best and most expensive spark plug won't ignite the fuel. If your plugs were fouling clearly indicates the fuel mixture was too rich. New plugs will only be a temporary fix and ...
by Altair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather hood corner
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Leather hood corner

I don't have those on my 26 but I wish I had, my father-in-law was showing my engine to a friend and when re-closing the hood he bashed it in to the head light shell and left a small dent.
by Altair
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Proper Rear end specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Proper Rear end specs??

I don't think there ever was any rear end specs they were assembled to a general clearance, any thing up to .040 and filled with #2 grease. We try to match modern clearances to day of .005 which is difficult to attain and then put in varying grades and weights of oils in the housing when there were ...
by Altair
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Radiator- Shell not fitting right....
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: New Radiator- Shell not fitting right....

If your careful you can cut the bottom of the shroud with snips, re-bend and re-drill new holes to fit, I have done this and when finished you can't tell.
by Altair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spoke Tightening Method
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: Spoke Tightening Method

I repaired a wheel with very loose tenons by drilling the tenon with a 1/2" drill bit in to the spoke about an inch and inserting and gluing a new full size hard wood dowel.
by Altair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

A 26 frame would have the serial number stamped on the passenger side under the floor boards.
by Altair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

The Model T cooling system was skimpy at best, with the head and just the top of the block being cooled via a thermosyphon system was barley adequate, hence the accessory water pumps. A model T steaming out the radiator was not that uncommon. However with a full system and clean radiator they were o...
by Altair
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jacks
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Re: Jacks

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You could order any car manufacture plaque on a Buckeye Jack.
by Altair
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2172

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

The differential can go in backwards if you don't pay attention to the assembly, don't ask me how I know.
by Altair
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2172

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Even with all the adjustments correct and the levers and pedals in the correct position the clutch discs could still be stuck. There are multiple methods to overcome this condition. I experienced this condition and I towed the car for about a mile with the pedal in the neutral position before it let...
by Altair
Fri May 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2645

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

I think your issue is fuel and you will get it eventually, on my 27 the fuel mixture knob is fussy, to start one full turn and to run 7/8 turn. If I forget to reset it to one turn on the next start and it is at 7/8 it will not start. Every T is a little bit different at this point, you will have to ...
by Altair
Thu May 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My 27 coupe appears to be running on two cylinders.
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: My 27 coupe appears to be running on two cylinders.

Remove the two plugs in question lay them on the block and see if they fire(in the right order) If they fire then check the wiring on the timer and on the coil box. It is easy to get wires mixed up. The small wires tell the big wires what to do. There are wiring diagrams available.
by Altair
Thu May 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hub diameter question re wood spokes
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Hub diameter question re wood spokes

Some models of spokes were alternately tapered and the last spoke went in like a wedge, no press was required, the hub bolts would pull it tight. All the spokes on my Canadian '26 are like that.
by Altair
Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My ebay spokes making tenons and cutting radius for center
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: My ebay spokes making tenons and cutting radius for center

DSC01605.JPG DSC01604.JPG DSC01604.JPG In the day there were tenon cutting tools, there were two components, the first tool cut the taper and the second tool cut the tenon. It would take about 15 seconds to do a spoke. The depth and diameter was set so they were all the same. The photos are the fir...
by Altair
Tue May 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hub diameter question re wood spokes
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Hub diameter question re wood spokes

When I did my hubs I used a Dremel with a small drum sander to finish the hole.
by Altair
Tue May 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto cuts out and in
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Magneto cuts out and in

I would say he most probable is excessive end play in the crankshaft. In the day there was an accessory sleeve that fit behind the front pully (it was like a brass washer) that took up the end play slack.
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by Altair
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?

If you are handy with solder, you could run a dot of solder on the threads, have the threads super clean with a drop of flux and it will run around the threads. This works to hold a nut tight or for stripped threads.
by Altair
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crankcase ventilation
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Crankcase ventilation

This would take some looking in to as the oil filler cap only acts as a vent to relieve crankcase gases created by what gets past the rings. There is no inlet system so you could not "suck" the gases out. A draft tube attached to the valve covers would complete the circuit. A good air flow through t...
by Altair
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fastening Seat Springs to Belt Rails
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Fastening Seat Springs to Belt Rails

There is a tool called a Hog tie for fastening the springs try Langs[attachment=0]DSC01039.JPG
by Altair
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 3592

Re: Coolant Recommendation

In the bygone days they would use kerosene. I bought an old engine once and it smelt like kerosene and had kerosene residue in side, it never froze.
by Altair
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????
Replies: 19
Views: 1955

Re: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????

I managed to drill out a broken tap using a Dremel tool with a diamond cutting tool.
by Altair
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CANADIAN OR US BUILT 1913 TOURING?
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: CANADIAN OR US BUILT 1913 TOURING?

I don't think the Made in USA was ground off, I don't believe it was ever cast in the first place. I have a Canadian 15 and 16 engine and only Ford is cast on the block and nothing is ground off. I don't think the country of manufacture was cast in the blocks until some time in 17 or later.
by Altair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where's your 1917?
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Where's your 1917?

Thank you very much Mr. Smith I appreciate your in put.
by Altair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where's your 1917?
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Where's your 1917?

In reviewing my question, it may not have been comprehensive in nature. Some early 15s carried over some 14 parts such as gas headlights and some early 15s had left and right side lamps. As time progressed onward the side lamps were non handed and the head lights were electric. This style continued ...
by Altair
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Top Hardware
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Coil Top Hardware

My error the top nuts are 12 - 32 not 12 - 28. I had a 12 - 28 and a 12 - 32 tap in the same container and I picked up the wrong tap. I have now put them in separate containers. I tell my grandson it is because I am 80.
by Altair
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where's your 1917?
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Where's your 1917?

What is the physical difference between a 15 and 16? other than numbers.
by Altair
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Clutch blues...
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: '26 Clutch blues...

May have been wrongly assembled or mismatched parts were used
by Altair
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Metal Drilling Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Metal Drilling Issue

Maybe you are running your drill too fast you didn't say that you slowed it down. The gears would be cut before hardening then the gear is heated red and quenched with oil to harden and it may not be consistently hard thought. Some gears may chip, wear or break they are not made to an exact science ...
by Altair
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pin Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Triple Gear Pin Wear

I think you can push the pins out either way, however pressing them in should be done from the inner side for ease of alignment. The pressed in portion is slightly larger than the main portion, by about .001. They are not tapered. They could be pressed in or out in either direction.
by Altair
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 48
Views: 4115

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

I thought a 26 had a nickel rad and head light rims, was there an early version?
by Altair
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pin Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Triple Gear Pin Wear

I don't think it enough to worry about but pressing out the pins and pressing in new pins is not a big deal and honing the new bushings is an easy task. If you have any concerns replace them while you have it out.
by Altair
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hog head oil leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Hog head oil leak

A trick I learned some years ago that is commonly used on aircraft engines is placing a thread along the center line of the gasket. This will fill any imperfections and form a dam so oil can't get past.
by Altair
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Chassis or Frame Number
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Model T Chassis or Frame Number

To clear some issues the Canadian Government does not register vehicles they deal with safety and standards, all vehicles in Canada would be registered in one of the respective provinces. If a registration is non-existent each motor vehicle branch in each province would have to be searched. It is ho...
by Altair
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ever seen one of these broken
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Ever seen one of these broken

Just throwing out a thought, the break in that location would be developed by engine torque, the bolts that sandwich the rear part of the torque tube to the diff housing are 3/8" + 1/32 or 13/32" they are referred to as special bolts, if they were ever replaced with incorrect 3/8" bolts this could a...
by Altair
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Firewall to windshield brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Firewall to windshield brackets

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I have these brackets in my stash and I don't know exactly what they fit (some early teens). These brackets are cast brass and they came out of an old collapsing barn with a brass windshield frame and the wood attached. From earlier comments they are most likely repros.
by Altair
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Chassis or Frame Number
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Model T Chassis or Frame Number

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is this your car?
by Altair
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Chassis or Frame Number
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Model T Chassis or Frame Number

On some of the pre improved cars there was letters and numbers stamped on the wood seat frames. When I took my 1926 touring to the Motor Vehicle Branch to get registered I towed it because it had no engine, the only readable number we could find was a four digit number stamped on the firewall so we ...
by Altair
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 2990

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

A T transmission is the basis of an automatic, automatics today shift in the wink of an eye using oil pressure whereas the T shifts as quickly as you can lift your foot off the pedal. Feathering the clutch between low and direct drive will introduce unnecessary wear on the clutch parts. The shift sh...
by Altair
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do I remove this wheel flange?
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: How do I remove this wheel flange?

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As suggested above use a bolt and two nuts and spread them.
by Altair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4151

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

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This was on my sons wedding day, I delivered the bride and her party in it, I have owned it for 60 years and the third owner. It does need some work though.
by Altair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 2990

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

I don't think it is necessary to adjust the throttle or the spark, the transition from low to direct drive should be done quickly ie dump the clutch, don't ride it, and it will pull away with no issues. This requires sufficient RPMs, if too slow some bucking may occur, I don't baby mine I give a goo...
by Altair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carb Heat
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: Carb Heat

It appears that the head gasket may have been cracked and it also appears that the compressed air may have assisted in the additional tearing of the gasket. I had one that blew a small section out at the same spot. The gaskets are very narrow at that point and may not have full contact with the bloc...
by Altair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2595

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

I am a member of a local historical group and many of the texts are littered with incorrect information, conflicting dates, people incorrectly identified, locations incorrect, even at our local city hall that has been in existence for over 100 years where they display all the photos of all the Mayor...
by Altair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2595

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

I was once visiting a car museum in Reno where they had the model T prop used in the movie flizzer (sac) staring Fred MacMurrey and the steering wheel was on upside down. The curator aggressively defended its position while his associate reviewed an original photograph and determined I was correct, ...
by Altair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 side light font ring
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: 1915 side light font ring

Re: Mcalley's book that the felts were for blow out prevention I also understood that the holes in the 15 - 16 chimneys were discontinued for the same blow out reasons.
by Altair
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Free start with a distributor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Re: Free start with a distributor?

I have had free starts backwards when I forgot to retard the spark and just touched the crank handle and it fired backwards for 3 or 4 revs, now that puts some stress on the crank.
by Altair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3808

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

The round nut would have greater strength than the hex nut because the flat portion on a hex nut is very thin and susceptible to cracking, whereas the round nut has uniform thickness all around. I believe I put that round nut on 60 years ago by hand and it has never leaked.
by Altair
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: license plate/s restoration/repair
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: license plate/s restoration/repair

I have seen some restoration that were just too good I think the original plates were made to be adequate and not works of art. It is hard to make something less than perfect. I saw a restored T that had baked black enamel with brilliant chrome and it was just too good the builder also commented tha...
by Altair
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stevens T-231 Drive SHaft Bushing Puller.
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Stevens T-231 Drive SHaft Bushing Puller.

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This is my bushing removing tool it weighs 3 pounds and when dropped from the length of the shaft exerts several hundred pounds of force and after about 6 drops the bushing was out.
by Altair
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3808

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

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I have owned this 26 for 60 years and the pack nut was round when I recovered it from the prairie in Saskatchewan.
by Altair
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Millersport Garage
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Old Photo-Millersport Garage

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This is what it would look like with the local name in the bottom
by Altair
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Millersport Garage
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Old Photo-Millersport Garage

The Ad was composed and printed by a union shop, that small label in the lower right is a union shop label.
by Altair
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3808

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

Some of the repo nuts are round not hex and the only wrench that will work is a pipe wrench.
by Altair
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13-14 with oil can picture
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: 13-14 with oil can picture

I have a Canadian 16 engine and just FORD
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is cast in the block It was learned form an earlier post that MADE IN USA and MADE IN CANADA were not in the casting until after 1917.
by Altair
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: battery cable connection
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: battery cable connection

A good friend of mine, not too conversant with batteries though, installed his battery in backwards and had to pound the neg battery cable on to the positive terminal with a hammer and didn't notice any thing was wrong. When he started the car, it started fine, but the generator was charging backwar...
by Altair
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13-14 with oil can picture
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: 13-14 with oil can picture

I didn't know that Fords that early had Made In USA cast in the blocks most just have FORD only.
by Altair
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pint, Quart or pound and a half?
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Pint, Quart or pound and a half?

DSC00409.JPG In the 20s there was differential grease available for Ford cars. A compound is a mixture of two or more parts. My personal opinion only I use 1.5 lbs of grade #1 or #1.5 non flowing grease as determined by the NLGI National Lubricating Grease Institute. The treaded plug is for inserti...
by Altair
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT: WTB: 1916 Studebaker Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: OT: WTB: 1916 Studebaker Engine

I was just wondering if the 14 - 18 Studebakers were built to a military spec as many were used as ambulances and trucks in WW1. After the war there were many used as a hearse, delivery trucks and fitted with classic bodies for the rich and famous. They were big heavy durable vehicles that appear to...
by Altair
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Top Hardware
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Coil Top Hardware

The front most nut is 10 - 32 the remaining nuts are 12 - 28. I made a set of nuts by using a #8 nut and drilling it out with a #14 drill bit then tapping it with a 12 - 28 tap DSC00362.JPG DSC00363.JPG The two small nuts on the right, one is original and one is a # 8 nut drilled out with a #14 dril...