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by Adam
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Axle accessory
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Front Axle accessory

It isn’t for fixing spindles with a worn out bushing diameter. It puts a small amount of controlled bind on the spindle to help prevent shimmy issues that were fairly common on some T’s with 21” balloon tires. The shimmy issue can be eliminated by proper endplay on the spindle bushings and proper ad...
by Adam
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1 cylinder model t motor
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: 1 cylinder model t motor

It is a marine engine. (Boat motor). It might be a Lockwood-Ash. I believe they were about 3 hp. There should be a flywheel on the rear end of it. Anyone who can fabricate the missing head can certainly make the flywheel too. The flat casting is to mount a single spark magneto and the bronze casting...
by Adam
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"

Wet sand with 800 grit, then 1000 or 1200 grit if you want a smoother finish. Rinse with water and wipe dry with clean paper towels. Don’t treat, seal, or paint with anything. A T steering wheel should never be cleaned with anything but plain water. If it gets sticky or makes your hands black, then ...
by Adam
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Early Hand Starting Crank
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: WANTED: Early Hand Starting Crank

A pm has been sent to your email.
by Adam
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

How about an oil shutoff valve for the leaking oil?
by Adam
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: I'm done with white tires

Hmmmm... I wonder why most tire manufacturers quit making all white tires in the 1920’s ??? Could it be because black tires were superior and white ones were inferior ??? Actually, I think that is a fact!
by Adam
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 966

Re: Thin bushing removal?

As previously stated, the driver you had WAS too small for the job. Had it been correct for removing the bushing, you very likely would have driven it out with a 5 pound sledge in about 6 wacks. The small diameter shoulder of an undersize driver actually peens the bushing into the bore and makes it ...
by Adam
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 966

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Looks like there is plenty of bushing there. The indent is from your driver tool. I’d say that either you have the wrong driver or it’s poorly made. The outside diameter of the driver you are using is too small.
by Adam
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 4th Main Alignment

Use the brass laminated magneto field coil shims between the block and hogshead. You might have to make the hole in the shim bigger.
by Adam
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Slow high speed.

jaybee47 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Very very slow and unable to climb a slight slope even at full throttle.
Sounds like the average TT to me... Maybe nothing is wrong with it? Find an experienced TT owner and see what their opinion is.
by Adam
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

The oil system in the Model T was designed to provide the right amount of oil. Not too little and not too much.
by Adam
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: Another mag problem

My first thought is you have to practice shifting. There is sort of a knack to shifting a T from low to high that if you don’t do it just right, it will “buck”. Experienced T drivers might refer to this as a “bad shift”, although that may be so far back in their driving past they might only barely r...
by Adam
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

You Have To take the baffle out. Check this out:

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by Adam
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: 8 volt Batteries

A poor connection anywhere between the battery and key switch will allow the full unregulated voltage of the generator thru the lights if they are on. If the circuit to the battery is opened with the engine running at speed and lights on, the lights will instantly go super bright and burn out in abo...
by Adam
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Upholstery
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: TT Upholstery

That definitely works, but originally there were no hog rings or plywood involved. There is a “V” channel at the base of the cushions and back springs that gets pried open. There should be cording welt sewn into the seat covers on the sides that just gets pinched in those channels to fasten the cove...
by Adam
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission covers
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Transmission covers

If I find good ones without pedals at swap meets for around $50 I’ll pick them up. If you know what to look for and look them over carefully, you generally find cracks or defects in about 3/4 of them. The aluminum is old and porous and welds poorly so it’s real hard to repair them. Not being negativ...
by Adam
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1751

Re: Accident today

Unfortunately, the engine and maybe even the rear axle are very likely to have suffered catastrophic damage too (even if only slight alignment issues are apparent now). In my opinion, it is probably totaled for whatever you have it valued at on your insurance. If you were to pay a professional to fi...
by Adam
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 957

Re: The File mystery

I opened up an engine once that obviously hadn’t been touched for decades. There was a serving spoon inside the crankcase.
by Adam
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 1913 Touring Factory Recall Brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Wanted: 1913 Touring Factory Recall Brackets

Not all ‘13 tourings need those brackets. Some bodies were properly built and didn’t require them.
by Adam
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is motor oil with graphite common?
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Is motor oil with graphite common?

There was a motor oil with graphite called Krex being sold in the late 90’s or around 2000. I remember it being sold at a GM dealer I worked for.
by Adam
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube valve stem cut off
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Tube valve stem cut off

I air them up with no valve core in place and allow all the air to escape about 5 times before installing the valve core and final airing up. That allows the tube to move around inside of the casing and self align itself so there is no stress or bunching on the stem. Odds are fairly good that your i...
by Adam
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: transmission oil filter screen
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: WTB: transmission oil filter screen

I have one. $30 plus shipping. Email if interested.
by Adam
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Survey

That’s what I tell telephone surveys... The answer here is: -Kevlar bands -New ductile iron low drum -Original Ford reverse and brake drums are okay if in good condition. -Original Stock Ford clutches that have been properly cleaned, inspected, and qualified. -Original clutch spring that tests 95#’s...
by Adam
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Survey

Just a little food for thought here...

Survey results can be biased. They are the opinions of people who answer surveys...
by Adam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "EE" Crankshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: "EE" Crankshaft

AA cranks are vanadium steel EE cranks are high carbon steel AA is more prone to cracks and breakage but less prone to wear. EE is generally a bit more durable but more susceptible to wear. Its less likely to find cracks in a used EE crank, but many used EE cranks wear a lot at #3 main and the wear ...
by Adam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT rear ends, free
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: TT rear ends, free

The bronze gears are worth $30 each at the scrap yard. You can practically break even on your time even if you open them up and nothing is usable... (When you get them home of course)
by Adam
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: TT rear end

Put a good shot of diff lube in there, at least 8oz, or as much as it seems to “take”. I believe its there more or less just to pre-lube that rear bearing real good after a fresh rebuild. The internal motion of the gears does not initially supply enough oil to that bearing. Another point of great im...
by Adam
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 978

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

Post a picture of your bands. Maybe what was in the “Scandinavia” box isn’t a proper band material. You see this sometimes at swap meets and on eBay... There are some old-time band materials that are a bit too thick.
by Adam
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

I’ve experienced a chirp like that twice on T’s I’ve worked on and both times it was a head gasket leak to the outside from Cyl #4. I suppose it could come from any cylinder. You will likely have pretty cruddy rust out around the water passage and/or a warped head that needs to be cut. Less possible...
by Adam
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can’t be the only one...?!
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: I can’t be the only one...?!

If you have a race car, you drive it hard on Saturday night and work on it every other night of the week...

Is it possible that the root of the issue is that the parts are operating significantly outside of their original design parameter?
by Adam
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who manufactured hinges?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Who manufactured hinges?

Stanley hardware.
by Adam
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: I'm So Frustrated

Definitely a timing issue then. Much more likely to be an easily solve-able ignition timing (timer) issue and far less likely to be a timing gear issue.
by Adam
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Old gas

Some recyclers allow you to mix it with drain oil in a certain percentage and dispose of it with your drain oil. Check with whoever recycles your drain oil. Any gasoline that has an unusual odor should be disposed of. You run the risk of varnishing or sticking your valves if you use it. The deposit ...
by Adam
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: I'm So Frustrated

If it kicks back it is most likely an ignition timing issue. Something is wrong with the timer or roller, or a bunch of backlash in the advance mechanism and/or an incorrect initial setting. Popping thru the carburetor would indicate the fuel mixture is too lean, but the popping would not cause the ...
by Adam
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oversize valve stem question
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: oversize valve stem question

I’ve worked on a couple engines that had the spiral style knurling and they they had moderate but noticeable issues. The issues were oil burning and the equivalent of high vacuum intake leak (lean mixture at high vacuum conditions). Bear in mind that the T doesn’t have any valve seals and because of...
by Adam
Thu May 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Happy Birthday

My ‘13 touring’s engine block was cast 107 years ago today too...
by Adam
Tue May 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low Head heavily milled
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Low Head heavily milled

I haven’t done that myself, but that sort of milling is something you can do on those heads and often will work with no ill effects. It will probably run just fine.
by Adam
Sun May 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 736

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

The stock clutch, properly adjusted, with a good used spring (95 to 110#’s at 2”compression) will not slip and is nice and smooth. It also protects the engine and drive-train from unnecessary shock loads...
by Adam
Sat May 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1043

Re: TT radiator apron

TT front crossmembers ARE different than the car crossmembers! It’s the usual culprit when someone has an issue with the radiator inlet not properly aligning with the water outlet on the cylinder head. Usually what happens is someone replaces the front crossmember and a car gets a TT crossmember or ...
by Adam
Fri May 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior Fabric sources
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Interior Fabric sources

Best just going to joann. For around $9/yd there is some plain black cotton chair canvas back in the corner with their small selection of upholstery fabric. Nobody makes correct closed car seat fabric right now, so just put in something cheap that looks okay and wait. You can sometimes make real nic...
by Adam
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 Fordor Lower Steering Bracket 3539E - T933
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: WTB 26-27 Fordor Lower Steering Bracket 3539E - T933

Looked thru my brackets this morning and I don’t have any. Also, I’m not sure these are an “E” casting number. I think they may/may also be a number similar to the TT bracket. I’m thinking the pre-‘26 bracket should be the same except the location of the side hole might be off.
by Adam
Mon May 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT small differential housing
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: WTB TT small differential housing

It’s a TT Ruckstell part.
by Adam
Mon May 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Tighten up a loose cage, install the bearing on an outer so it can be checked. Run it for a season. Pull it out to check it. You can pretty much guarantee it will be loose again. The only real fix I could possibly see would be to disassemble the roller bearing assembly. Re-machine the cage ends, mak...
by Adam
Sun May 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT small differential housing
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: WTB TT small differential housing

Rod, I emailed this morning. If you don’t already have one coming, I have one available that I could ship with your other part Monday.
by Adam
Fri May 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Window Regulators, For Fordor - Case re-opened
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: WTB - Window Regulators, For Fordor

They are generally pretty hard to find...
by Adam
Fri May 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 Fordor Lower Steering Bracket 3539E - T933
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: WTB 26-27 Fordor Lower Steering Bracket 3539E - T933

I should have one that’s already restored with a new bushing installed. $60 plus shipping.
by Adam
Wed May 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Triple gear pins

As I have always understood it, the SERVICE pin was larger than the FACTORY pin (Meaning the pins sold as parts to dealers and meant to replace existing pins were slightly larger than the pins originally installed at the factory). I haven’t seen the prints, but if this is the case, I would guess the...
by Adam
Wed May 13, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB T Generator Field Coils Go-No Go Gauge Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: WTB T Generator Field Coils Go-No Go Gauge Tool

Maybe what you want is a “pole spreader”? Might be available from a supplier to the rebuilding trade.
by Adam
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT rear axle sleeves
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: WTB TT rear axle sleeves

As far as I know, the vendors have been “out” of new ones for years...
by Adam
Sat May 09, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Triple gear pins

John, Did you check the hardness of the new pins with a file? How do they compare to your originals?
by Adam
Thu May 07, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??

Once you use any type of spray, especially the copper spray, the head gasket is done for and should be scrapped. If the gasket was originally put on dry, or with a thin film of grease, then it might be re-usable. Ford actually issued a service bulletin to the effect that head gaskets should not be n...
by Adam
Sat May 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

You could re-rivet your old tube. A tapered mandrel driven in will hold the heads from the inside. You do the rear rivets first and then the front ones. Easy to make a mandrel, but you need a lathe.
by Adam
Sat May 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pins
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Piston pins

Dan is absolutely correct! NONE of any of the Model T pistons are ready to use right out of the box. They all have to be honed. Typically a regular automotive machine shop would set clearance on a piston like this at .0005”, but they actually need a little more than that. I generally set them up at ...
by Adam
Sat May 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

Absolutely DO NOT USE MAPLE!!! It breaks like glass! If you put it in a press it will snap in half and both pieces will fly. When you put hickory in a press it bends before it fractures. Past the bending point all the fibers hold together like a rope to a certain point.
by Adam
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels

you can make all the spokes from one piece of wood but if the center hole is not tight the car is being carried buy the bolts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! charley That’s absolutely correct! That is why the bolt holes are between the spokes and every pair of spokes has a bolt between them. Also, the correct ...
by Adam
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: large u-joint grease cup
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: large u-joint grease cup

These were standard on the TT rear axle outer bearings.
by Adam
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: carbide generator hose

I got some hose from snyders about 2 years ago that fit fine thru the hole in the apron of my fairly original’13 touring.
by Adam
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Transmission rebuild question

That front bushing has to be pressed far enough into the driven gear shaft that the front end of the bushing is about flush with the front of the driven gear keyways. If it isn’t that far in, then you have likely found your problem.
by Adam
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels

I didn’t watch the video, but for what it’s worth; I have prints out of the Benson Ford for several wheels and the hub outside diameter to hole inside diameter is between a few thousandths slip fit to a few thousandths press fit. What was important was the precise relationship between the wedge and ...
by Adam
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter question
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Lifter question

It’s an accessory part that was put over the end of the tappet because the end is worn too deep. People used these shims when they did a valve job instead of replacing the tappets. If they aren’t worn thin, you can leave them in there. If you have the cam out, you should replace the tappets.
by Adam
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil hint
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Coil hint

Well... Because they are maybe $0.03 each and a perfect fit. But maybe I’m just a stickler for details... I also had these made up to add a little “bling” to the coils. (But seriously, there is nothing wrong with making the “homemade” shims from old points. It works too.) D52F4A5F-5A9C-4085-8B9D-195...
by Adam
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil hint
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Coil hint

Many coil rebuilders use 5mm metric washers. They just barely fit over the stud and are the same outside diameter as the standoffs.
by Adam
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More hard cranking problems on the 1909
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: More hard cranking problems on the 1909

Non demountable bands have more clearance than demountable bands. Even in the earlier iron hogsheads, over 50% of them don’t have sufficient clearance for demountable bands. The Ford Service Manual had instructions for converting earlier iron hogsheads for demountable bands but the only reason you c...
by Adam
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS parts #5
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: FS NOS parts #5

I’ll take the steering gear cases. Email sent.
by Adam
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pits in drum
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Pits in drum

Measure it first! I’ve seen plenty of “junk” drums that are oversize enough that they clean up nice at close to standard. Particularly ones out of early to mid twenties engines. I have a suspicion that during periods of high production demand that drums may have been turned and ground to a larger sp...
by Adam
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1920 1927 Model T Ford TT Truck COWL TOP w/ WS LOWER PAN / COWL VENT Original
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: 1920 1927 Model T Ford TT Truck COWL TOP w/ WS LOWER PAN / COWL VENT Original

Mr. Hanks, Is this your item? How are you connected to it? Where are you located and what kind of Model T do you have? I see you have 39 posts here and that you only post to the classifieds and post a random, “very expensive for what it is” ebay item every few days and they are from various vendors ...
by Adam
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Most Unusual Coil Box Lid
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: A Most Unusual Coil Box Lid

I hope nobody actually tries to use this thing and then wonders why the coils don’t hold their adjustment! I’m sure the mechanism disturbs the spring tension to a certain degree.
by Adam
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 2436

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

You mentioned in the beginning that the engine was newly rebuilt several years ago. The only way the balance ring could get loose and is inside the engine is if it was broken in half, which is possible, but generally unlikely. It can happen if someone steps on the starter when the engine is at speed...
by Adam
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 2086

Re: free starts

Here’s a little food for thought: The Model T engine always stops in the same position probably 80% or more of the time. With this in mind, any unusual stress caused by a free start has a large cumulative effect on the same piston, rod, & journal. As a matter of fact, the T engine, when it is turned...
by Adam
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 2086

Re: free starts

I think a “free start” puts an unusual and aggressive load on the crankshaft and bearing. I try to avoid it. The best way is to have your throttle completely closed and the engine at low idle when you shut the key off. I also remember on a couple occasions hearing people that had T’s back when they ...
by Adam
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.

Bobt, Are you sure you have the right tires for your rims?
by Adam
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Oil Seal Part number
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Starter Oil Seal Part number

It has to be the CR seal. If your seal supplier crosses the number to a different brand, it likely won’t work.
by Adam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 2436

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

I’ve seen many poor quality aluminum cam gears over the past decade. Most of them were not machined all over (rough casting visible in the disc area where it didn’t require a good finish). Some of these gears had up to .007” indicator runout and some were okay. A cam gear with runout that binds the ...
by Adam
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 2436

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

My vote is a generator with a slightly bent front shaft.
by Adam
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Spindle Arm Bushings

I’ve always stocked the complete spindle arm bolt, nut, & bushing kit from Bob’s and probably 8 out of 10 times I put them in I don’t have to ream them. In the cases I do have to ream them, it’s because of a burr or something obviously wrong with the spindle arm hole.
by Adam
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

The water in that gas is the result of heating and cooling cycles, humidity, and condensation in an open fuel system over a moderately long period of time. It likely isn’t because of a “quality problem” with the fuel itself. Or maybe you dumped gas in there from your Boyco gas can with the cork in t...
by Adam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT cab on a tractor
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: TT cab on a tractor

I see 2 TT C-cabs in the background...
by Adam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Spindle Arm Bushings

Properly made spindle arm bushings generally don’t require reaming. Sometimes if you get them a little out of line, or raise a burr, you might run a reamer thru to fix it, but they are not supposed to be an undersize bushing that requires reaming like the spindle bushings (kingpins).
by Adam
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Damage Theory

It might have been caused by a meteor.
by Adam
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake manifold leak
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Intake manifold leak

Generally, spraying anything or even just dripping a little gasoline or anything similarly volatile around the rear intake port usually leads to a mis-diagnosis. The vapor tends to get sucked in by the carb and significantly changes the idle speed even if there is no leak at the manifold to block co...
by Adam
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Water Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Water Pump

Ran across an issue a couple years ago in a Model A with a new radiator and a high volume water pump. It would overheat around 40 mph & higher. A flow restrictor was installed in the upper hose. I think it was a washer with a 3/4” hole and the problem disappeared.
by Adam
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Dipping Bands

Any bands that are being shipped in any condition that is not ready to install “as is” should be returned for a refund!
by Adam
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2583

Re: Camping with a T

When it’s a 3 hour drive to a Saturday show, the best thing to do is leave Friday after work and camp overnight...
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by Adam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange tire question
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Strange tire question

There is special spray paint for vinyl dashboards & upholstery. It should work fairly well for your spare. It’s available thru most any auto parts supplier. Follow the directions on the can.
by Adam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: Tired of sitting around

Those drop center rims are the easiest to mount tires on. If you do it right, the first one might take maybe 45 minutes to figure out. The following 4 might take 5-10 minutes each.
by Adam
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 5813

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Remove the lock washer and the castle nut will be about where it’s supposed to be. I wonder if that is indeed the issue...
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?

You can babbitt them too. I babbitted these for a customer last year. They are now in a OHC Fronty.

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by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

I’ve seen good selections of new lids of different sizes in Amish dry goods stores.
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5089

Re: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED

I’m glad to hear somebody got a call. I was wondering if they were in contact with anyone. I knew it was canceled because I saw it here, but as a vendor with a pre-paid space I haven’t been contacted by phone or email. Was thinking maybe I wasn’t contacted because they know I’m on this forum frequen...
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Horns???

I think Fun Projects was the manufacturer of these. Fun projects is now owned by Birdhaven in Iowa. They would probably be the best place to ask.
by Adam
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

And those reproduction lids look terrible compared to an original! They are a regular modern style screw cap with the logo stamped on them. Not at all what I’ve seen on originals.
by Adam
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9099

Re: The frustration of incompetence

With those compression readings it would likely start hard and run poorly at best. Compression can get down around 35 and so long as all cylinders are about even, you can still start & drive, but it will noticeably lack power and run smoky. Much below 35 and you have noticeable oil burning, carbon b...
by Adam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Differential case collar repair

Arthur B, You have it perfectly figured out. Having your welder practice on a junk casting is an excellent way to proceed.
by Adam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Water Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Water Pump

If your car occasionally overheated with a new waterpump, it might be an indication you don’t need one. A waterpump when added to a good radiator may actually cause over heating because it forces water thru the core and back into the block before it is completely cooled. Your old waterpump may not h...
by Adam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Differential case collar repair

D Stroud, You are correct. HOWEVER, the vast majority of hobbyists as well as some professionals are unlikely to have the right equipment, supplies, or skills. A well equipped, experienced welder can weld just about anything given the right circumstances. Some people can make a mould and cast and ma...
by Adam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Differential case collar repair

The differential part is cast. Not sure if its gray iron or ductile iron. You might make a mess if you try welding on it. If its gray iron it will be like welding on a rock. If its ductile, results may be slightly better.
by Adam
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 1651

Re: I Timer

As far as I know, the only negative is that you need battery current to start the car. If your battery is flat dead, you can't hand-crank the car on magneto and get it started. You have to start on battery and switch to magneto while the engine is running. That is really the only thing that has prev...
by Adam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this off a 1915 centerdoor
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Is this off a 1915 centerdoor

I think he meant that it came off the front of the garage they kept the centerdoor in. Good thing there is a quarter in the photo... that makes it worth something anyway!
by Adam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford 1913 K-W Wood Coil Box MT-4795
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Model T Ford 1913 K-W Wood Coil Box MT-4795

I bought one just like it full of coils at the Iola,WI swap meet last summer for $100 but it didn’t have a lid. Anyone got a lid they would sell?
by Adam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

I’ve made my own out of starter brushes like you show in your photo. They did work, but they didn’t last very long and the commutator required a cleaning & polishing with green scotch-brite about every 80-110 miles. They probably lasted 700 miles.