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by Beaver1054
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts going to swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Parts going to swap meet

Hello, would like to buy the turtle deck. Please respond to estev1917@gmail.com
Thanks
by Beaver1054
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 7199

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Thanks Mark,
This is Steve, the post helped allot I will try the pipe trick to remove the bushing.
Looking at my drive shaft tube I noticed that the old bushing has already been replaced with a brass one. I also noticed that the oil hole was never drilled.
Again Thanks!!
by Beaver1054
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1764

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

Hello, Steve here,
I'm not an engine builder but here is a picture of my 1926 Model T block with a Model A crank.
I'm having it build by a good friend. Hope this will help someone.
by Beaver1054
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 7199

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Hello Steve here, I have started to rebuild my 1926 rear axle. New sleeves, new axles, new brass thrust washers, new pins. Now I'm looking at the drive shaft. I have a new brass bushing but I don't have the tool to remove the old one. I hate buying these expensive tools when I plan to use then once....
by Beaver1054
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Buying a Model T

Another way to protect yourself. Get educated on the specifics of the car. Ask questions like, "what kind of thrust washer is in the rear axle, babbit or brass? If they get a puzzled look on their face, look out. I know this not because I have replaced them but because I have read it is vidal this u...
by Beaver1054
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3830

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Thanks Hank, My idea was to support the weight without restricting the natural flex of the frame. I believe the Warford needs to move with the engine and oil pan to prevent fatigue cracks. My idea was that the horizontal flat stock would support the weight while the 4 independent springs would allow...
by Beaver1054
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3830

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Hello, wanted to get opinions on this support for the Warford. I took a model T front leaf spring and straitened it out. Then welded two cross tabs on each end. My plan is to support each end with four small springs, two above and two below each end. The Warford has two existing holes on the case to...
by Beaver1054
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Warford Question

One other thing Please
Does anyone have a source for the small springs in the shifter rods?
The springs that provide tension to the ball bearings to lock the shifter rods in place?
Springs I found are to large to fit or to weak.
Thanks again!!
by Beaver1054
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft bushing question
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Drive shaft bushing question

Thank You
Nice important fact to know.
by Beaver1054
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Buying a Model T

Hello, I have to agree. I purchased a frame, front and rear axle from a scrap yard for practically nothing. The problem is, so many people are trying to get top dollar for every part that it drives the cost way up. (I understand supply and demand) Get into a club that profit is not their main goal. ...
by Beaver1054
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft bushing question
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Drive shaft bushing question

Sorry to butt in Mr. Smith. What do you mean by "get the slot on top".
I'm installing a new bushing in my drive shaft, just checking.
There are lots of things I don't know.
Thanks!
by Beaver1054
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Warford Question

Thanks Gene
Thanks for the inspirational words.
I agree, I've seen worse gears than mine for sale on ebay.
Not sure what to make of the price difference on the bearings.
Some are asking almost $500. for one set of bearings.
Later!!
by Beaver1054
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Warford Question

Thanks Henry,
I plan to continues with the build.
I have plenty of time to pick and choose the replacement parts.
But I have received a lot of junk off e-bay.
Hard to trust people when they don't have the courtesy to wipe the grease off
the part before they sale it.
Thanks Again!!
by Beaver1054
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Warford Question

Doesn't sound good. Maybe I should stick to the basic T. Not as simple as I hoped. Does the warford need the extra u-joint and adapter? I've seen pictures of them installed without the front u-joint /adapter. Maybe a different application? So your saying most of my gears are shot. I appreciate your ...
by Beaver1054
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Warford Question

Thanks Gentlemen, Here are some pictures of the gears cleaned up. Is it worth cutting axles tubes, axle rods etc. to gain one extra gear. Since you guys have them, is it worth the extra work? I think I can do most of the work myself. Having problems finding the three small springs for the shifter? (...
by Beaver1054
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Warford Question

This might help identify the Warford
The shifter has a broken corner but still usable I think.
Thanks !
by Beaver1054
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Warford Question

Hello everybody
I have a cast iron Warford transmission I got for almost nothing.
I'm hoping someone can tell me what I have and if I should use it on my Speedster build.
Value your Opinion.
Thanks!!
by Beaver1054
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine Oil ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Engine Oil ???

Thanks for the tips, but to late for me.
I've have installed the Scandinavian bands. Got them with no instructions. So I soaked them in oil and installed them
like I would install brake shoes. No hump in the middle. Hope they last me.
by Beaver1054
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine Oil ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Engine Oil ???

Thanks!
Ruxstel24 !!
by Beaver1054
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine Oil ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Engine Oil ???

Hello, I'm just another new guy learning and working on my newly acquired Model Ts. I live in Texas and would like to know what oil to use. I have read many opinions on this site. But the discussion goes into so much technical stuff and contradicting opinions that I get lost. Without all the technic...
by Beaver1054
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

Thanks. point taken
by Beaver1054
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 8122

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Be careful on Crags list. I only buy from them if I can go and see it, and see the person face to face.
If someone avoids any one to one contact and will only communicate via text, its a scam!!!!
by Beaver1054
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

Quick Question,
My engine has no magneto installed, anyone know if I can/should remove the magnets off the fly wheel also?
I'm concerned about any weight imbalance. It would make the main bearings carry less of a load.
Thanks Again!!
by Beaver1054
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

(((((( Found IT )))))))) Used a wand magnet, didn't work, Used an inspection scope, didn't work. Finally decided to remove the hogs head and there it was, stuck on the fly wheel magnet. I didn't know the magnets were left installed when the prior owner switched to a distributor. Glad I checked becau...
by Beaver1054
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

You guys have been great with ideas,
I have some magnetic tape, never thought of using it.
The tape is used on magnetic advertisement signs.
Drained the oil today so I'm going fishing.
Thanks!!
by Beaver1054
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

Thanks for the replies, I'll do more fishing with a flexible magnet. I will be draining the oil and use a mallet to possibly work the washer to the bottom. I'm running a distributor so I have no magnets to pick up the washer. I don't know but I wouldn't think normal oil flow would be powerful enough...
by Beaver1054
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

OPS!! dropped a washer!

Dumb mistake, First time "T" owner doing and learning how to do maintenance on my Model T. While learning to drive my "NEW", (104 old) model T I noticed my brakes were almost to the floor. I read up on them and adjusted them, noticed how thin the lining was on my brake drum. My "T" is a 1915 (accord...
by Beaver1054
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser

Have the same problem. Oil and grease coming out of the wheel drum. but this is what I found. Seal failure. Rear driver side only. Just got the car so I don't know what caused it, bearings OK, sleeve OK. Seams like the axle shaft may have to much play. The metal part of the seal has been wallowed ou...
by Beaver1054
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: paint repairs

Thanks for the compatibility issues,
good thing to know. I have had some really bad reactions in the past.
Thanks Again
by Beaver1054
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: paint repairs

Great advice everyone.
Thanks for your response.
by Beaver1054
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…
Replies: 34
Views: 4213

Re: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…

I have a model t and a half. Been a car guy all my life. I started with my 55 Chevy back in the 60's. Save what money is left every month and try to build my dream car. I have purchased 5 wire wheel hubs for my build, all but two were usable. No excuse for selling trash. Those who sold me that trash...
by Beaver1054
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…
Replies: 34
Views: 4213

Re: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…

Well, we have car guys and then we have people who have built a business out of car guys.
Don't confuse the two, two different animals.
by Beaver1054
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: paint repairs

Thanks Scott
I will try your idea.
Have a great day!!
by Beaver1054
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

paint repairs

Hello, I am now the proud owner of a 1915 Model T Touring car. Love the car and its in great running condition, give or take a few minor issues. I was hoping to get help or guidance on paint scratches and chips. The car is black but i do not know if its original or not. Looks original. Has anyone tr...
by Beaver1054
Sat May 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Tudor model T sedan
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: 1926 Tudor model T sedan

Hello again, I was wondering what state it is registered in.
Thanks STEVE
by Beaver1054
Sat May 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1925 Model T Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 4168

Re: 1925 Model T Roadster

Hello, I'm interested in your car. Is it still have your T for Sale?
Thanks!
by Beaver1054
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pair Model T Front w.w hubs & parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Re: !926 1927 Pr. Model T Front w.w hubs & parts

Hello, my name is Steve, I too am interested in your wire wheel hubs. I have purchased three off e-bay and only
one of the three was worth using. One was cracked, the other was wallowed out so much I could insert a donut in it. (Not Really)
But really unusable.
Thats!
by Beaver1054
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked hub repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Re: Cracked hub repair

Thank you all for your input. I have read all and appreciate your concern and advice. My main concern is safety for my family and others. I have purchased three of these hubs and only one was usable. It worries me to have a compromised part on my front axle. I will keep looking for another spindle. ...
by Beaver1054
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked hub repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Re: Cracked hub repair

I was thinking of cutting a V groove into the crack and filling it with weld. Then grind the weld back to original shape. I would put a liner inside to protect the side from weld splatter so not to interfere with inserting the bearings later. Seems like an easy job if I had a mill. My question is. I...
by Beaver1054
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photograph- "T"- boned!
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Re: Old Photograph- "T"- boned!

Is that a low rider or what ?? On the Ground !!!!!
by Beaver1054
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked hub repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Cracked hub repair

Hello, I was hoping to get some advice on a wire wheel hub that has a crack on the outer bearing surface. I'm concerned on the pressure
on this surface when the bearings are tightened. My question is, has anyone tried to weld the crack closed.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Steve