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by Adam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

No picture or good description, not even what body style the car is. Also doesn’t look like there is space for a T where that hole in the wall is. I wonder what the rest of the story is?
by Adam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Model t engine and trans complete assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: For Sale Model t engine and trans complete assembly

I’ll give you $50 cash for it if you bring it here.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring

FYI, I’ve found the “going rate” for a decent one is around $125-$150. I’ve seen them for more, but you can usually get one for that.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Repairing fan belts

Why fix a fan belt? The new black Gates belts the vendors carry are around $7 and should last a lifetime.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

1 defective solder joint or broken wire between commutator and armature.
by Adam
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External adjustable bands
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: External adjustable bands

I know two people that use these and a third person who removed them when they fell apart inside after a couple weeks use. My opinion is that the risk of internal damage is of greater concern than the small time and effort it takes to remove the inspection cover to adjust the brake & reverse bands. ...
by Adam
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons

I’m no longer in need of the rings. Thanks!

Dan, I just emailed back.
by Adam
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do new coil points need to be prepped?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Ask the vendor and then post their answer here.
by Adam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Who is this in this ad??

The tanks that ding-dong has for sale on Craigslist aren’t even close to the ones on the pirated picture of Steve’s car...
by Adam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Excellent 1926-1927 wire wheel rear hub with drum
Replies: 0
Views: 175

For sale: Excellent 1926-1927 wire wheel rear hub with drum

This is a good hub with an excellent taper. It has a brand-new McLaren brake drum installed as well as new studs. The studs were properly swedged on a press with the correct tool. First $225 gets it. Will ship for $15 inside the lower 48. Email if interested (do not send a pm). C1FD78D8-7371-4ACB-9E...
by Adam
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Has to be over a year now. Maybe even longer...
by Adam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire

RV, I experienced that problem on 1 Universal out of a set of 4 that I bought around 1991. The tire was incorrectly made. There was no fabric holding the bead to the casing. The tire was maybe 5 years old, was on a perfect rim, had well over a thousand miles on it with occasional speeds of around 60...
by Adam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Actually, if you really know what you’re doing and know what a correctly set coil sounds like, then you could have very good success getting them real close If you set them by ear while running on magneto at a very low idle. There is a distinctive “clack” right around the sweet spot on most coils.
by Adam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Back in the day, If you bought new FORD coil points and installed them per the book directions with the correct gap, odds would be very good that the coils would work properly. This would have been the result of FORDS very good quality control on the gap and spring tension of the follower spring on ...
by Adam
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Odds are pretty good that it’s not really worn. The clutch cams are supposed to have additional play. That’s what allows you to push the pedal partially in to actuate the clutch without engaging low band. The cams are also internal and run in a constant oil bath. Usually they aren’t too worn. If you...
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke rod for sale or trade
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Choke rod for sale or trade

FYI: The ‘26-‘27 choke rod came in a bunch of different lengths. The new ones the dealers sell are extra-long and you can cut them off as needed and relocate the knob.
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Shell Lacing
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

I believe the original lacing wrapped around and tucked between the shroud and the lacing on the loop above it.
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Don’t do ANYTHING until you contact the person who rebuilt the engine and ask him the question.

My advice would be to leave it alone unless you have tens of thousands of miles on it AND you are noticing a noise.
by Adam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold brass spark plug whistle
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Fs brass spark plug whistle

Sold. I’ll take it. Just sent you an email. Thanks.
by Adam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An observation on aftermarket coils
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: An observation on aftermarket coils

These are a “carryover” of the “KW Brand” coils made since the 1950’s. The manufacturer is basically making them pretty much the same as they have always been made. In other words, they are a “medium quality” coil. Some work good, some are a little flaky. The capacitors generally don’t last very lon...
by Adam
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: radiator hose

The set of three hoses from the T parts dealers are generally less expensive than anything else you can buy locally. The red can be changed to black with leather shoe dye.
by Adam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: 1915 Tudor Sedan

That is a Model T sedan and it does have two doors.
by Adam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust leak at nut
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Exhaust leak at nut

There are some repro brass nuts that have been available off and on over the years that aren’t quite machined just right. The threads and/or clearance inside isn’t quite deep enough and the pipe flange doesn’t get tight against the manifold. If this is the case, you need a better quality exhaust nut.
by Adam
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1415

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Looks like it’s worn very undersize, but hard to tell from the fuzzy photo...
by Adam
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

There is no friction tape in a genuine FORD field coil.

I would imagine there were (and has been since) many “spurious” manufacturers and rebuilders who did some pretty dicey work...
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination

Headlamp style plugs were used as basic power plugs for accessory items. Might just be a splitter.
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

You don’t see the wheels when you are driving...
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Is this an early Gene French design?
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Is this an early Gene French design?

If I recall correctly, Gene’s early line bores were cast. Some of the parts there look like his. I’m sure he’ll post on this thread eventually. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of his earlier line-bores.
by Adam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1330

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Hmmm, maybe something from the canvas then? I know new canvas has an oily stink to it.

Here’s another thought... Does the top touch the fender when it’s down? Maybe a reaction of the paint with a top treatment? Or maybe a reaction to the top material itself?
by Adam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1330

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Is it possible that the fender maybe got an occasional wind-driven spritzing with a tiny bit of gasoline from an incompletely sealed accessory gas can on the running board???
by Adam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1074

Re: White Tire Availability

In June I was told they expected 30 in a container “in about two months” and that a number of them were already pre-sold.

I would not be surprised if it was a few more months and/or they were all spoken for...
by Adam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

“Wearing in” anything like this is essentially going to be displacing or wearing off metal that is an interference fit. Does that “worn away” metal just disappear? NO! It just rolls around in there and recirculates between the bearings, sleeve, and axle shaft. Some of it will abrade and some of it w...
by Adam
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1270

Re: Fresh mag ring?

All the supplies you need to do your own field coil probably will cost about what RV sells one for.

If you really want to do your own, I would suggest using a single stack coil. It’s about half the work & supplies. Your ‘15 should have 3/4” magnets and if so, a single stack coil will work fine.
by Adam
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1252

Re: Head Gasket Failures

I stock them. Email me thru the forum contact.
by Adam
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1270

Re: Fresh mag ring?

I’d never put any old field coil in that was coated with anything.

You know how clean you have to prepare a surface when you do body work? It’s impossible to get a used field coil that clean...
by Adam
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

1,000 feet would be enough for 250 cars. Should be easy to initially sell lots of 10 sets to each of the four major vendors. That’s 40 sets right there. Why don’t you have 1,000 feet made? Should be easy to get it custom manufactured exactly the way you want it if you order enough...
by Adam
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: coils

I have enough of the correct “Orange Drop” capacitors for T coils on hand that I could spare some. They are the ones recommended for decades by the more knowledgeable coil rebuilders. These are the round ones so you will have to remove the glass spacer in your coils. 4 for $20 8 for $35 100 for $370...
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does my engine labor when I honk my magnito horn?
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Why does my engine labor when I honk my magnito horn?

1- Horn has way too much amp draw.

2- Partial short between horn and switch.

3- Very weak magneto.
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Front axle bushing sticks out.

Are the inserts hardened? If so, reaming them will probably ruin an expensive reamer.
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?

These were inserts that were swedged and brazed until sometime in the mid teens. Then they were inserts that were swedged and NOT brazed for a few more years. Then they were changed simply to a hole that was punched inwards and the “bent in” steel hole was threaded. The one you have is the “un-braze...
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Mag post short.

It’s in the FORD instruction manuals as one of the first things to check.
by Adam
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak

Yes, EVERYONE who does any kind of vinegar or acid soak with their cooling system or block might be asking for trouble. Not right away, but maybe 20 years down the road...

It’s like bleaching an original revolutionary war flag to get clean it up....
by Adam
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a fonctional used Magneto
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: WTB a fonctional used Magneto

I have 2, 4 foot high stacks of used field coils. Probably about 100 of them. I can guarantee that EVERY one of them is a gamble, even if tested. There is probably a 50/50 chance that any one of them may or may not last a couple years. Why chance a failure and disassembly, replacement, reassembly wh...
by Adam
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to remove drum rivets?
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Best way to remove drum rivets?

I think he might have a fixture for removing them. Call and ask if it would cost any more to have him remove it.
by Adam
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Protecting the magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Protecting the magneto

What may discharge your magnets is if DC current from the battery is allowed to flow into the field coil. Whether the engine is running or not. This can be caused by a wiring fault, improperly connected wiring, poorly insulated wire harness ends touching each other on the ignition switch, or somethi...
by Adam
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anime Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Anime Model T

Here’s another one... A Model T has appeared in “The Simpsons” a couple times.


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by Adam
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand brake lever issues.
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Hand brake lever issues.

Cam lever looks long. Is it for a car or TT?
by Adam
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1388

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Properly support the gear. DON’T press on the tips of the gear teeth.
by Adam
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Piston to cylinder or piston pin fits are too tight.
by Adam
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1377

Re: Old Time Speedster

Notice that the cars in both those pictures have the same plate. (Same car, maybe even same day)
by Adam
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder post beetle problem
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Powder post beetle problem

Heat.

Take the whole car to a body shop and have it baked in their spray booth a sufficient amount of time to bring all the wood up to temperature. 130 or 140 degrees was pretty common to force dry most paints and may be effective in terminating insects.
by Adam
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2494

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

The bottom line is this: If you drive correctly, you can get 3,500 miles or more out of a set of good cotton linings. Some people can’t get them to last several hundred miles... The people who get long life from plain cotton linings will likely NEVER have any problem with Kevlar linings and will be ...
by Adam
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Axle accessory
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

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: 14
Views: 2091

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: 926

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: 260

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: 874

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: 1491

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: 1639

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: 1639

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: 566

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: 1336

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: 1089

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: 1201

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: 1142

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: 686

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: 627

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: 400

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: 2837

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: 1549

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: 1198

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: 718

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: 843

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: 382

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: 858

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: 858

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: 747

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: 719

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: 684

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: 1636

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: 1330

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: 1197

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: 936

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: 2104

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: 1384

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: 2104

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: 913

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: 699

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: 584

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: 1267

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: 1780

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: 760

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: 960

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: 787

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: 1273

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: 787

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: 1153

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: 960

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: 1613

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...