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by Adam
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?

I know many of you also work on A’s, so I figured I might get a quick answer here.

I’m looking for a paint code for the green that was used on Model A engines. I don’t have a good sample to match. Please post it here and / or email me. Thanks!
by Adam
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

What Luke is doing is the electronic version of building a hand cranked coil tester from scratch. A properly functioning hand-cranked coil tester can be made in an afternoon out of items from the average Model T hobbyists scrap pile (so long as you have aptitude for such endeavors). TOTAL COST proba...
by Adam
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Early starting crank
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: WTB Early starting crank

Original Smith wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:27 am
What annoys me, is I've never seen the high dome rivet for the handle reproduced, only the flat one! I wonder why?
Invest $1,000 into having 250 of them made, then sell 20 a year at $8 each... That’s why!
by Adam
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Early starting crank
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: WTB Early starting crank

Probably not what you’re after, but I’ve got a 1909 available for $300. Email if interested.
by Adam
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 33 x 3-1/2 Dunlop Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: FS- 33 x 3-1/2 Dunlop Tires

That would be a tire for a 26” rim... What did it come off of? It wouldn’t fit on any Model T or TT.
by Adam
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

I think you have something else going on there. The earliest flywheels with ring gears had two dowel pins 180 degrees apart from each other that acted as keys as a safeguard to prevent the action of the starter from shearing the 16 brass screws. These are only found on the very earliest starter type...
by Adam
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Remove Hogshead

He has a ‘27 roadster... That’s probably one of the easiest ones to pull the hogshead on. There is plenty of access thru both front doors. Even better access if you remove the door hinge pins and take the doors off.
by Adam
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

I would have thought that the one on the right in Jim’s picture is a ‘13...

My fairly original late May / early June ‘13 doesn’t have holes for a carbide generator in the passenger side running board.
by Adam
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Rear Curtain
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 1923 Rear Curtain

I remember seeing some info on these several years ago that said something to the effect that there was a wide variation of spacing on original Ford tops.
by Adam
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: System update successful

Steve, I understand what is happening. It’s a nuisance. It didn’t happen in the first few months of the forum. It’s good to know Jeff knows why it’s happening and is trying to work on it. Knowing how to get around it by jumping thru some hoops when you post a photo is just like running on battery wh...
by Adam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: System update successful

Jeff, For what it’s worth, I never noticed an issue on my photos or anyone elses in the first few months of the new forum up till the time those hackers were around. Is it possible something changed around that time?
by Adam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: System update successful

I wonder if the sideways and upside down photos will go away...
by Adam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Start at the valve stem and finish up 180 degrees from it. If you use a good, new rim flap, it’s much easier.
by Adam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: 21" tires for a driver

The Universal 4.50-4.75x21 tires are the cheapest, and slightly fatter than the “stock” tire. Universal has free shipping on everything thru this afternoon. Its a once-per-year deal they only do on the four days after Thanksgiving. Free shipping should save you an additional $80 or more.
by Adam
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Lot Of 20 Champion X Spark Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: For Sale Lot Of 20 Champion X Spark Plugs

Sold. I’ll take them. I just sent an email too. Thanks.
by Adam
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.

Photo of the opposite side.

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by Adam
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘23-‘25 Tudor nice original rear seat back assembly For Sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 97

‘23-‘25 Tudor nice original rear seat back assembly For Sale.

I’m figuring this is ‘23-‘25 Tudor based on the upholstery pattern. Might also be a fair fit in a ‘26-‘27. If you want it, I have access to both those body styles not too far away and if you want me to, I can try it in them to verify fit before you mail payment. First $200 gets it. Shipping would be...
by Adam
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.

Correct for Ford Models N, R, S, and perhaps other earlier Ford models too. May also be correct for some other very early makes. All the valves turn. This is the real deal. $500. Might be negotiable if you have a genuine need for it and I’m also open to trades. Please email if interested. I may not ...
by Adam
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-1911 Frame for sale. $700
Replies: 0
Views: 207

1909-1911 Frame for sale. $700

1909-1911 frame. A pair of excellent original cast rear body brackets are included, but not pictured (they still have some original paint on them). $700. It is located in Oconomowoc, WI. Email if interested. I might not see a response here.

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by Adam
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: coil point arc
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: coil point arc

Much visible arcing at the points is usually an indication that the capacitor is failing or failed. If the capacitor is failing, you can sometimes also see pitting on the points. There still are some new coils being sold by the major vendors that use an incorrect capacitor which tends to fail quickl...
by Adam
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

You will very likely have the very best results by following the instructions that come with the new linings you purchase.
by Adam
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: flatbed on CL-just in case someone is looking...
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: flatbed on CL-just in case someone is looking...

I have a TT flatbed in Wisconsin that I would sell for $500 If it’s any nearer to anyone looking. Email if interested.
by Adam
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

People that don’t look at the classifieds don’t want to buy or sell anything! I don’t know how posting an item for sale on the forum would help sell it, but if it works for you, let me know and maybe I’ll post all my stuff here too.
by Adam
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loose rivets in brakedrum
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Loose rivets in brakedrum

Cold riveting is the way to go on transmission drums and it really should be carefully done in a press. The rivets then need to be faced in a lathe.

Round trip shipping might be too pricey to be worthwhile for you, but I re-rivet transmission drums for $40.
by Adam
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Get your front wheel bearings rusted, rear axle full of water, and connecting rods bent...
by Adam
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Gas tank sediment bowl

How do you know the ones in the picture are steel and not bronze? Appearance of both oval and round tanks? It doesn’t make sense that round and oval tanks would be in the same photo. The change-over was in ‘20. Is it possible that the photo is much earlier, maybe around ‘14, and the tanks that appea...
by Adam
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: 1911 steering column

I have a stock '25 T that has original 5-1 gears. I have several other T's that have the original 4-1 setup. I honestly don't see why changing to the 5-1 ratio is worth it. Does your ‘25 have 21” balloon tires? If you drove all day with 4:1 steering gears and 21” tires you sure would notice the dif...
by Adam
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1702

Re: Engine was running, now seized

brendan.hoban wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:07 am
The crud on the bores looked like crystallised brown sugar, I assume that was dried anti-freeze...
Interesting that you would say that. When I originally posted that it was likely a seized wrist pin, I was also going to say “either that or someone put sugar in your gas tank”...
by Adam
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1702

Re: Engine was running, now seized

I’d be very surprised if just putting the head back on and trying to start it solves the problem. An engine seized so bad that the starting crank breaks is very very likely to require more investigation and a proper fix. If I had an engine with the same symptoms, I would pull all the pistons, examin...
by Adam
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: 1011 steering column

Yes and no. The fit of the gears in a pre ‘15 is usually disappointing. At the straight ahead position where there is normally the most wear, you can usually get the gears to go in and the fit sometimes seems okay. As you turn it a little left and right, the gears bind. Sometimes they bind quite bad...
by Adam
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1702

Re: Engine was running, now seized

It’s probably a seized wrist pin.
by Adam
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Original T’s with original paint DO shed paint in big hunks (and/or small crumbles), HOWEVER, what is under the original paint is bare, clean, shiny, un-sanded steel. NOT white primer like in those pictures!
by Adam
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Running Model T engine and complete chassis $1,500.
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Running Model T engine and complete chassis $1,500.

I’ve had this a couple months and won’t have time to do anything with it in the next several months, so my loss is your gain. I bought it not running for parts, but when I removed the cylinder head, the cylinders were in great shape, so I decided to get it running to see how it sounds. I installed n...
by Adam
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adapting a TT Warford to a Conventional Model T-Part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Adapting a TT Warford to a Conventional Model T-Part 1

I guess I don’t understand what you are making here.

The T & TT u-joint and front end “square” of the T & TT driveshafts are all the same size.

The input and output ends of the Warfords should all be the same size too. There wasn’t really a car model and a truck model.
by Adam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former

I have one that is real pitted on the bottom but usable for $150, and a little better one will be here in a couple weeks for $200. Email me if interested.
by Adam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Is this a TT ring gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Is this a TT ring gear?

No
by Adam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-1911 frame $800 and free delivery to Owatonna MN this weekend.
Replies: 0
Views: 300

1909-1911 frame $800 and free delivery to Owatonna MN this weekend.

1909-1911 frame. A pair of excellent original cast rear body brackets are included, but not pictured (they still have some original paint on them). $800. I’m going to Cameron’s swap meet in Owatonna, MN and can bring it along. Otherwise, it is located in Oconomowoc, WI. Email if interested. I might ...
by Adam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - EVERS SAUVAGE ACCESSORY HOGSHEAD COVER PLATE FOR GREASING TRANSMISSION BANDS
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: FOR SALE - EVERS SAUVAGE ACCESSORY HOGSHEAD COVER PLATE FOR GREASING TRANSMISSION BANDS

I believe it was a mica based grease that was sold by the same company. I’ve seen an original ad somewhere.
by Adam
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1470

Re: A little parts quiz

Hey Steve, Are you mistaken on #6? The hole looks WAY too big...
by Adam
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just broke off the rivet heads in my driveshaft housing
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Just broke off the rivet heads in my driveshaft housing

From a practical standpoint, the tube is shot. A proper repair would cost more than a good used tube. These were cold riveted in a fixture.
by Adam
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1470

Re: A little parts quiz

#6 Looks like the seat base mount washer typical to tudor sedan passenger seat bases. I think that’s the one everyone missed.
by Adam
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WtB set of NON DEMOUNTABLE BANDS
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: WtB set of NON DEMOUNTABLE BANDS

$20 per set of 3 plus shipping. They will be good, usable, not kinked, and no excessive rust. Email if interested. I have multiple sets if anyone else needs any.
by Adam
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory door handle extensions, set of 3
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Accessory door handle extensions, set of 3

Any accessory handles that do not have a set screw are supposed to be an interference fit and are intended to be “hammered” on.
by Adam
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

I was under the impression that lifters had a slight crown on their cam contact faces so that they would rotate in their bores during operation. Is that not so with model Ts? Cheers, Bill You are correct! T lifters from the Ford factory have a very large radius on their cam-contact surface. Not sur...
by Adam
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I swear...
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: I swear...

He was probably there using the wifi...
by Adam
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1980

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Read the state statutes for your state instead of asking opinions here. They are the factual information you need and are available online on your state’s website. To my knowledge, most states can not prevent children from riding in a car without seatbelts if seatbelts were not original equipment. D...
by Adam
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1917 Depot Hack for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Re: 1917 Depot Hack for sale.

I’m surprised this isn’t sold already. If it was within a couple hundred miles of me, it would be sold!
by Adam
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage calcium carbide for your vintage FORD
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Vintage calcium carbide for your vintage FORD

I sold and shipped a bunch of 11oz cans of carbide about 15 years ago. As I recall, they had to be marked: ORM-D Consumer Commodity Surface Transportation Only The specifics are in the USPS tariffs online. I remember the first time I dropped some of those packages off, the lady at the post office gr...
by Adam
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage calcium carbide for your vintage FORD
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Vintage calcium carbide for your vintage FORD

I had an old 1/2 can of the same brand that was crumbly and looked broken down and it still worked just fine.
by Adam
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hot Low Drum ????
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Hot Low Drum ????

That’s a drum from Nolting Machine. I believe they are machined from billet ductile iron. They can get so hot they are blue to the center and don’t crack. Check it for roundness and concentricity on a mandrel in the lathe. Probably won’t need any, but turn and grind it if it does. Bead blast the col...
by Adam
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Vintage Ford Magazine forum could be dropped
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: The Vintage Ford Magazine forum could be dropped

I’d love to know what the photos of the Model A engine inside the front cover of the last issue were all about... I didn’t see any explanation, nor did I see anything in the rest of the magazine that related to those pictures!
by Adam
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leak in Overflow Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Leak in Overflow Tube

Quick fix is to shove a piece of rubber tubing over it that just fits snugly. If that fixes the leak, then the overflow tube has some internal perforations and should be fixed correctly by a radiator repair shop.
by Adam
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Axle keyhole too wide
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Able keyhole too wide

In other bad news, I remember inspecting and rejecting some supposedly “Texas” axle shafts a customer wanted me to install several years ago. They were fully machined from one end to the other, the bearing surfaces were not ground or polished (the lathe turning marks were quite visible), and they we...
by Adam
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun projects coil box kit
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Fun projects coil box kit

Snyders makes coil box replacement wood kits in a black plastic material. I’ve installed several, and run one myself. They work great.
by Adam
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 420

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

An expandable mandrel works.
by Adam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very early tie rod and drag link
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Very early tie rod and drag link

They have been shortened, but the ends look decent. Will be at Hershey. Green Field. Price negotiable. Email for my phone number.
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by Adam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-1910-1911 Frame for sale at Hershey
Replies: 0
Views: 320

1909-1910-1911 Frame for sale at Hershey

$995. Includes a pair of excellent original rear body brackets that have never been rusty and have traces of original paint. Email for my phone number. 62DAB754-D48E-48A0-B677-FA67063A3262.jpeg 5E1C18AE-B447-4564-99EB-7B25037727BF.jpeg 229A8AF2-BDF0-4BD0-947A-EB79F323A1ED.jpeg D5D384BC-EEC7-4797-93C...
by Adam
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Caulking Recommendition
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Caulking Recommendition

On a ‘26-‘27 “all steel body” (coupe or tudor); Use urethane caulk under the wood (wood to body, inside the “L” channel that holds the top wood). You want to seal the wood to the body so your headliner and panels don’t get wet in the rain or while washing the car. This is the same urethane that you ...
by Adam
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

He did mic the rollers. The info is in the original post. Read it and offer an opinion...
by Adam
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SWAN Carburetor What is it for?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: SWAN Carburetor What is it for?

Its a part of a hokey aftermarket vaporizer carburetor setup.
by Adam
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gary Hylton's Ames
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Gary Hylton's Ames

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5871

I was somehow under the impression that the new owners were relatives.
by Adam
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 2297

Re: Model T Auction

Real bummer that the auction is the week of Hershey.
by Adam
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 2297

Re: Model T Auction

I certainly don’t understand anybody's viewpoint that the people who buy stuff at auctions to resale are at all driving prices up for hobbyists. If you buy used parts for resale, you have to buy at much less than you sell at in order to cover expenses and have any money left over. Therefore, a re-se...
by Adam
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

I’m pretty sure that would be a special size you would have to make with a belt binder. ‘27 Roadster with a water pump does usually take a 36” belt if everything is correct. You should have a large style engine pulley and the fan bracket should be on the upper water outlet. Also the direction you tu...
by Adam
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

Ripon, WI
by Adam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 43448

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, Here is the “frugal fix” for your broken top iron: Take it to your engine builder. Leave the splint on it. Have him putty up all the seams and the break with babbittrite. Pour the iron full of scrap babbitt. It will be very heavy.
by Adam
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I like it!!
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: I like it!!

It would be nice if a “page” was 50 posts instead of 100.
by Adam
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Front Outside Wood Wheel Bearings Right & Left
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: WTB - Front Outside Wood Wheel Bearings Right & Left

I have quite a few good usable outer wheel bearings. All have been ultrasonic cleaned so they are absolutely clean and ready to install. They are bearings that are free of chips & pits, and never have been rusty. $40 each. Please email if interested. I may not receive a p.m. and may not see a respon...
by Adam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

I also offered advice to stay at the Dearborn Inn...
by Adam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Toe In !!
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Toe In !!

Scrubbing wear on only one front tire is sometimes due to the opposite wheel being bent or having “runout”. Jack up your front wheels and give them a spin to see if one wobbles.
by Adam
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Seized piston

Art hit on something I almost forgot about because I haven’t dealt with in several years! I started babbitting and machining my own rods several years ago. I developed a procedure for blueprinting, re-machining, pre-straightening, and pre-matching rotating and reciprocating weights before babbitting...
by Adam
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - New Manhole Kingpins, complete kit
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: For Sale - New Manhole Kingpins, complete kit

Uh... This is a part with very limited application. These classifieds probably reach less than 1% of interested parties. Of the potential interested parties that do look here, they probably don’t look here every day, maybe not even every week (the ad is only 24 hours old). AND, unless people are a c...
by Adam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Seized piston

All the repro pistons need to have their pin bores line-honed before assembly. THEY ARE NOT USABLE right out of the box with any certainty. The bores need to be honed a little larger than normal for that type of piston. Most times I set them up at .0008”. This is generally the size that will also br...
by Adam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine

Something loose inside the engine being picked up by the flywheel?
by Adam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 43448

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

There were some tubes several years ago that were made out of a material that would not bond to a standard patch.

Might need to call Snyders or Universal and have a tube FedEx’d.
by Adam
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2253

Re: tripple gear bushings

Dan, Where did that chart come from?
by Adam
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3063

Re: Post your favorite sign

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by Adam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2288

Re: Need confirmation of problem

They get into the valve gallery real easy... I’ve seen lots of mouse nests inside the valve gallery. They just walk right in... (1921-1926)
by Adam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 43448

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

If it is the brush holder dragging inside the case, it may become a larger running problem in short order. Way before you get home. These things usually have a tendency to happen on a busy road, in the rain, shortly before dark & miles from camp. If you do have an issue, the easiest temporary remedy...
by Adam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 43448

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, If you are using a New Day timer and the spark advance lever wants to creep up on its own, the likely cause is that the brush holder is too far forward and is dragging inside the timer case. This would also likely create an apparent ignition problem. This is caused by an incorrectly placed ca...
by Adam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2288

Re: Need confirmation of problem

Stuck exhaust valves on cyl # 2 or 3 are many times caused by a mouse nest inside the valve cover... If so, you need to clean it out and properly free up the valves before you run it or the valves will burn.
by Adam
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!

The fact that it is marked “round tube” would lead me to think it was an early repro. Still, a real old one and if it looks like something from “back in the day”, it should fit in just fine in the parts room.
by Adam
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New exhaust manifold porblems.
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: New exhaust manifold porblems.

I have one on the bench here and made precision measurements with a telescope gauge and micrometer. The holes are 1.247” to 1.250”. If the target size is 1.250”, then these holes are .003” undersize. I wonder if that is outside of spec on the Ford print? Anyone have the print? I only use the origina...
by Adam
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New exhaust manifold porblems.
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: New exhaust manifold porblems.

I’ve installed 6 new reproduction exhaust manifolds this season and haven’t had any issues.
by Adam
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crank handle ratchet
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Crank handle ratchet

If the front of your pan is bent a bit, the ratchet will interfere with the thicker hub on the aluminum pulley.
by Adam
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL GEARS
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL GEARS

I believe those are scurlock gears. Among other applications, they were typically recommended to be installed in snowmobiles, if not actually part of some of the kits.
by Adam
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Day timer question
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: New Day timer question

I had an original New Day timer, brand new in its box, and the brush was a copper color. It seems to be lasting fairly well. The “new, correctly made” new day timers have a brass colored brush that seems to last fairly well too, but not quite as well as the 80+ year old originals. Before the “good n...
by Adam
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need brass carb float
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Need brass carb float

Application info might help you find one.

It looks like this float you need is for a STROMBERG OF carburetor. Am I correct?

That might be a pretty rare item to find outside of a complete carburetor.

Have you inquired with Stan Howe? He might be the most likely person to have one.
by Adam
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 brass horn elbow for sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 195

1915 brass horn elbow for sale.

First $60 plus actual shipping gets it. Please email. I may not see a pm or response here. Please include your address so I can quote shipping. If you are inside the US, it will go in a flat rate envelope for $7.35. E5852705-AD50-41DC-B48B-72E6C4281E37.jpeg D6C68E7C-8ECA-4F2E-A843-A7A72F529A42.jpeg
by Adam
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing roller 180 out
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Timing roller 180 out

Cams were made this way for a while around 1915. With the hole drilled all the way thru. No idea why.
by Adam
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

Thanks to Jim Sr for pointing out that detail item. Hope that was really it. This is one of those things “so obvious it couldn’t possibly be the issue”. There are 3 different aprons from ‘23-‘27 that are not interchangeable and minor variations on each one, plus various repros. People often get them...
by Adam
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

When the crank hole and screw below hole is aligned up, the 2 tabs that go over the radiator studs are about a 1/2" above the frame. I didn’t see that answered... Someone posted a diagram... There is NOTHING that goes between the frame rails and the apron tabs. If it looked like it was answered cor...
by Adam
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

It should rest on top of the frame rails.

Have you changed the front crossmember?
by Adam
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: oil seal

The seal from Langs is supposed to go in the recess instead of the felt, not on the outside of the front.
by Adam
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2487

Re: Inner Tubes

I wonder how many of the people with “tube problems” are not using rim flaps???
by Adam
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB rear tire carrier clip
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: WTB rear tire carrier clip

It appears that you have the wrong spare tire carrier on your car.
by Adam
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The First Ford sold.
Replies: 44
Views: 2796

Re: The First Ford sold.

I would say that “Pipou” is Ripon. Someone just couldn’t read the handwriting...
by Adam
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘09-‘10-‘11 Frame and free delivery to Hershey
Replies: 0
Views: 280

‘09-‘10-‘11 Frame and free delivery to Hershey

It’s straight and only in need of some minor work. There are no brackets with it. I may have a pair of nice original cast rear frame to body brackets available at additional cost if you need them, but I don’t have any other brackets. Has a couple extra holes that need filling. Has some scattered are...