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by Adam
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 802

Re: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?

In case anyone’s interested here’s two examples of iron hogsheads that originally had non-demountable bands and where they had to be ground to eliminate interference when switching over to using quick-change bands. These are the “usual spots” and it depends on where those cores ended up. 7A69248B-60...
by Adam
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 802

Re: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?

Joe, I do believe there is a potential support issue on the aluminum hogsheads and I don’t cut the low shaft on them either. Also, many of the demountable bands will have interference issues inside the aluminum hogshead on the left side and you are generally better off using non-demountable bands be...
by Adam
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS POWER TAKEOFF ADAPTORS
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: FS POWER TAKEOFF ADAPTORS

The Thieman unit is really nice. If it’s like the ones I have, there is a Timken roller bearing and sleeve inside.
by Adam
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear, aluminum, nylon, bronze ???
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Timing gear, aluminum, nylon, bronze ???

Thanks for all input. The next question. Are all distributors selling gears made by the same people? I’m leaning toward aluminum. Are they all made by the same manufacturer? My crank gear seems to be in good condition as the fiber gear didn’t wear it (there’s one good thing about fiber). Should I c...
by Adam
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS POWER TAKEOFF ADAPTORS
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: FS POWER TAKEOFF ADAPTORS

The top two pictures in Franks post above are actually kits that were manufactured by Theiman Harvester Company of Albert City Iowa. The pulley in Caffin’s first post (the one that isn’t sold yet does appear to be the factory made pulley for the Theiman setup. I recognized it because I have two of t...
by Adam
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket issue for the oil pan
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Gasket issue for the oil pan

I talked to Andy a couple weeks ago and look forward to trying his gaskets too.

Robert, Looking closely at your photo of your gasket, the material looks slightly different than the ones I’ve had issues with, so I’m thinking this might be an occasional issue from more than one manufacturer?
by Adam
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need Metz parts
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Need Metz parts

For what it’s worth, several years ago a friend of mine had one and said he used T brake shoes on the rear. He claimed they were the same.
by Adam
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket issue for the oil pan
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Gasket issue for the oil pan

Robert, That is an occasional issue with some pan rail and trans cover gaskets from one of the sources that manufacturers them. I’ve noticed it off and on for maybe about the last five years. I think what happens is maybe the gasket material isn’t perfectly flat when the gasket is stamped out. Soaki...
by Adam
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Behind the wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Behind the wheel

Might be 45 here tomorrow. Planning a 50 mile drive in the TT tomorrow. Bet it’s warm enough to disconnect the heater or open the windows...
by Adam
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Head Lamp Dimmer - 1918
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: WTB - Head Lamp Dimmer - 1918

I have one of the style in Mark’s photo too. They were used in non-electric cars that had provisions for a starter and were installed in place of the ammeter in the regular switch panel. I wonder if it is nearly the same if you take it out of that housing that blocks out the ammeter???
by Adam
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to ream spindle bushings?
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: How to ream spindle bushings?

Dan M, The “off the shelf” Sunnen hone isn’t long enough according to the Sunnen”book”, but it does work fine (just barely).
by Adam
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 38
Views: 1655

Re: You Get What You Pay For

If it indeed was something noticeable with different grades of gas, you probably have more going on there than just “a problem with cheap gas”. Back when E-85 was really cheap, myself and a couple friends would use it in our T’s. It ran pretty much the same as anything else except I had to open up t...
by Adam
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

My experience using the parking brakes to stop the car on flat ground was dismal at best. At 20 MPH with clean lined adjusted small drum shoes, it slowed down but never really stopped, maybe given enough distance it would have. Could not get enough leverage on the handle to be effective let alone l...
by Adam
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

Many of the valves on the explosion whistles don’t seal that great and need some work so they don’t leak compression.
by Adam
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

This was mentioned here and I’ve heard too many people say it : “They are parking brakes not stopping brakes” I STRONGLY DISAGREE!!! The rear brakes are EMERGENCY BRAKES and highly important. If any of the multiple parts in the drive line between the rivet on the brake pedal shaft and the rear wheel...
by Adam
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Services
Topic: Wanted: front axle repair
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Wanted: front axle repair

If it’s actually a ‘27 axle, they are typically quite a bit harder and odds are you might just end up breaking the tapered reamer. They can be kind of dicey to use the Stevens tooling on unless you are quite experienced. My recommendation would be to find a better axle.
by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Crank Handle

I believe that’s a ‘10-‘12 handle & pin in your picture.

The sleeve in my picture is ‘14-‘22. The late ‘12-‘14 sleeves are aluminum. I believe all the late ‘12-‘22 pins should be interchangeable.
by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Spark Rod Lever
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Early Spark Rod Lever

Here’s another one I had that I sold back in November. Also like your picture.

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by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Spark Rod Lever
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Early Spark Rod Lever

Darn good question. I just looked at my very original ‘13 and it has the longer style like in your picture. So does a very nice original ‘14 column in my parts stash. But, check out the hole location... Maybe just manufacturing variance? The other later ones aren't quite centered either. I didn’t se...
by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Crank Handle

I finally got to my swap meet bins and dug them out. Here they are. I’d take $50 for a NOS pin and sleeve. Let me know. A pin only would be $20.

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by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Spark Rod Lever
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Early Spark Rod Lever

Did you find any yet? Dug thru my swap meet stuff and found these. $8 ea. Only the one that is sideways is the “bent style”.

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by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB earlyclutch pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: WTB earlyclutch pedal

By “close style setup”, I imagine you mean “pre-‘26 narrow style pedal? There are 4 styles: Lettered (pre-‘15). Ribbed (‘15). Plain for non-starter hogshead (‘16-‘19). Plain for hogshead with starter provision (‘19-‘25). If you have provisions for a starter, you need to use the ‘19-‘25 low pedal or ...
by Adam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2117

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

Adam wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:19 pm
That is an UNUSUAL number stamping set in that Ford Service bulletin...

So far, nobody has figured it out...
by Adam
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Rod Lever
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Spark Rod Lever

I generally have the straight ones. $8. Let me know if you are interested. Email only, no PM’s please. They are stored away in the bins with the rest of my swap meet stuff. Since I’d be digging anyways, I could see what ends are on the NOS crank pins I mentioned a couple weeks ago and you could have...
by Adam
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing?
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Flushing?

Is the “Motor Flush” less expensive than the same amount of cheap motor oil?

How can you tell what sort of job it does? Did you open up your engine and look?
by Adam
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB right angle headlight plug.
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: WTB right angle headlight plug.

The vendors price is less than good used ones used to fetch before they started reproducing them.
by Adam
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

That is a manhole cover style oiler that is missing its lid. Just replace it with a small pipe plug. You should remove, clean, and re-oil your timer for regular maintenance every 80-120 miles for best operation anyway. No need to add any oil between those intervals.
by Adam
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted TT 20" Split Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Wanted TT 20" Split Rims

TT 23” rims are split rims.

TT 20” rims are solid rims with a removable lock ring.
by Adam
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S 2 Model T 8MM. Blackhawk movies on the Model T Ford from my personal collection SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: F-S 2 Model T 8MM. Blackhawk movies on the Model T Ford from my personal collection

Bob, You should have them transferred to DVD and sell the copies. I would bet the copyright is expired.
by Adam
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SAFETY WARNING for McLaren Manufacture 30 X 3 ½ Model T Rims
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: SAFETY WARNING for McLaren Manufacture 30 X 3 ½ Model T Rims

I haven’t seen how all the repro rims out there fit on all the original felloes, but I can say that the ones I have seen didn’t seem to fit quite as well as all original parts. I do have to say that the McLaren plain rims used for non-demountables and wire wheels seem to be quite satisfactory. With ...
by Adam
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1361

Re: Welding machines

Brazing and Soldering are very important skills and are a good basic foundation before “advancing” to welding. Welding is a good skill to have for body repair work and maybe even some pan repairs, but I think the most useful and most overlooked skills to have for everything else on the T is brazing ...
by Adam
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Reflector wedge for Gas light
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: WTB Reflector wedge for Gas light

Exactly what Larry said! This is something you WILL have to buy new or make. 99% of Used ones will be broken when removed. The other 1% may fail in use. It’s sort of like looking for “good used” babbitt thrust washers...
by Adam
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions

Wow! Never knew anyone reproduced that AND I’m very surprised it is only $25! I’m replacing the tank in a ‘27 Tudor next month and will be ordering one!
by Adam
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

What parts does Larry Smith produce?
by Adam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 926

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

I put a drain plug in every axle I rebuild and recommend changing the axle oil every season. I believe it makes a huge difference in the longevity of the rear axle components. The drain is in the right side housing at the lowest point.

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by Adam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

I’d never use them. They are potential troublemakers. The tab that’s welded to the nut breaks off. Seen it twice in person and heard about it from others as well. If you are using Kevlar bands, there is no reason to add anything that makes adjustment more convenient. Unless you are a lousy T driver,...
by Adam
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1909-1911 starting crank and ratchet
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: For Sale: 1909-1911 starting crank and ratchet

Would the other folks who were interested in this please contact me? This is now available to purchase due to a non-paying buyer.
by Adam
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tasty Ts
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Tasty Ts

We use ours quite often and it works fine. Only buy the one that is all stainless steel. You can cook right in it and just toss it in the dishwasher when you get home. It cooks more like a slow cooker and really only works well with things that have lots of liquid. Driving time to actually cook some...
by Adam
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Engine Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Cracked Engine Block

WOW! Thats a big crack in an unusual place. In one of the photos it looks like there might already be a sleeve in the cylinder. Can you verify? Can you see the crack extending down into the cylinder itself? If there is a sleeve in that cylinder, then the water is likely leaking to the outside of the...
by Adam
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Talk about Chickasha!
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Let's Talk about Chickasha!

Dan Hatch wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:18 am
Was told that if you had spaces last year they will be good for this year. Is that still the case? Dan
That’s what I was told too, but I haven’t received anything in the mail or been contacted in any way yet and it is only 5 weeks away...
by Adam
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Engine Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Cracked Engine Block

Post some pictures of the crack. If its a crack between a bolt hole and water passage, it might not be a big deal. A considerable amount of water can be found in crankcase oil of cars that haven’t run for a long time and it can be condensation, not necessarily leaks.
by Adam
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery

Maybe assembled at a branch plant?
by Adam
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door window channel replacemant kits
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Door window channel replacemant kits

This is kind of a case where the vendors catalog might not give all the information it needs to AND/OR the glass shop just gives you what you ask for... The new channels are made for original 1/4” thick plate glass. The laminated safety glass you get made at the glass shop is called “quarter inch” b...
by Adam
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

Yup, that’s one of the “usual” cracks. You have three choices: -Fix it with JB Weld & keep your fingers crossed. Sometimes it can be a pretty good long term repair if you do it just right. -Have it professionally pinned or welded, which will exceed the value of the block. -Find a good replacement bl...
by Adam
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Who owns a T with a Gray and Davis starter on it?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Who owns a T with a Gray and Davis starter on it?

I’ll have to look in the shop later, but I’m pretty sure I have a couple extra blueprint style wiring diagrams for the Gray & Davis electrical system for the Ford T. $20. Email if you’re interested in those and/or the starter.
by Adam
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Who owns a T with a Gray and Davis starter on it?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Who owns a T with a Gray and Davis starter on it?

I’ve got a starter if anyone needs one. It turned when hooked to a battery a couple years ago. $100 plus shipping. Why so cheap? Because it is rare! A very hard to find item if you are looking for one, but also hard to sell because there aren’t a bunch of people looking for them... And tons of this ...
by Adam
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1601

Re: Un-Distributor FS

i've install the e-timer. but cannot fully advance it because it comes up against the fan belt. What might be the cause? If your car has the ‘26-‘27 fan that hangs from the water outlet, then the “usual” cause is that the fan was rotated the wrong direction to tension the fan belt. The correct dire...
by Adam
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

15,068,275 was a November 1927 engine. It would have been a factory built complete engine made after T car production for replacement or some other use.

I believe complete engines were numbered, but bare blocks and complete short blocks were not numbered.
by Adam
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

If you decide to drill and/or bust out the cap or whatever you do, it probably will be much easier if you just remove the tank from the car. ‘26-‘27 coupe & tudor tanks are easy to remove & reinstall (so long as you can get the sediment bulb off). It’s probably only a 15 minute job to remove that ta...
by Adam
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Weaver 2 ton Crane Tbay
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Weaver 2 ton Crane Tbay

$2,000 and lots of parts missing...
by Adam
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2117

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

That is an UNUSUAL number stamping set in that Ford Service bulletin...
by Adam
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Adam, the exhaust large brass nut that secures the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold fits the bill, but I seriously doubt that hot glue will hold. It is a good idea though, only use the strongest two part epoxy you can find. 5CFDDC20-AF5C-478A-AFAF-F3BDA7A28E81.jpeg Hot glue is easy to remove. T...
by Adam
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

“Ford USA” seems to be a usual marking at that location on un-numbered “improved car” blocks. I believe complete engines were numbered until the end of production, but not replacement blocks. Here’s one for sale at Hershey a couple years ago. 632B7B5E-04CD-4B3C-898D-8315753C68CF.jpeg 9D6A8FD3-9499-4...
by Adam
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

Grind it smooth and Magnaflux it. Might be a surface defect. Can you see it in the roof of the valve gallery? ‘26-‘27 blocks commonly crack in the roof of the valve gallery, sometimes before anywhere else and it’s usually not a cost effective area to repair.
by Adam
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice adjusting clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Need advice adjusting clutch

Every repro low pedal cam & notch I’ve installed needed an hour of careful fitting and grinding to make the ramps fit well and have correct free-play.
by Adam
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Clean it off real good and hot-glue a very large nut to it. Try to find a nut nearly the size of the cap. Use an impact tool.
by Adam
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Crank Handle

I have several of the handle rivets that are nos.
by Adam
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil experts
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Mag coil experts

All ‘13’s had double stack field coils. Most I’ve seen are what Joe mentioned. What’s in there now might not be original. How thick are your magnets? I think the change from 5/8” to 3/4” magnets was late ‘12 or early ‘13.. If you have 3/4” magnets, then the earlier tin field coil wont work. If you h...
by Adam
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice adjusting clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Need advice adjusting clutch

I’ve run into something similar twice in the last 18 years that was not an adjustment issue, but something a previous “restorer” caused... There is a lot of advice out there about building pedal cams up with braze to remove all the free-play and repair wear. Some people don’t realize that it IS desi...
by Adam
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

That article isn’t new, it’s been around quite a while. It’s just “click bait” to get you to look at advertisements. The author of that article is ignorant in regards to its subject matter. He obviously doesn’t understand the HUGE DIFFERENCE between advertised price and/or “big talkers” at car shows...
by Adam
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Kingston Carburetor SOLD !
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: FS Kingston Carburetor NEW PRICE

This is a really good price for what it seems to be.

This should also work just fine on a starter equipped car: All you have to do is replace the choke lever & shaft assembly with the later style. It takes less than a minute to do.
by Adam
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if I have a reground cam?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: How to tell if I have a reground cam?

From looking at your pictures, it is unlikely that it is re-ground. If it has been re-ground, then odds are very good that it was done to a high quality standard, but you are very unlikely to find one of those in an unknown, used motor. Most re-ground cams are not done to a very high quality standar...
by Adam
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ford bendix puller. Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Ford bendix puller. Sold

this puller if for pulling the Bendix head, not the Bendix, handy tool, Bob Yes, Bob Is Correct ! However, the entire assembly (Bendix, spring, head) typically is referred to generically as “bendix”. That is exactly what I provide customers when I rebuild a bendix. Maybe I should have clarified tha...
by Adam
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ford bendix puller. Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Ford bendix puller. Sold

Art, Normally it should not be required. The bendix is supposed to slip on and off the starter shaft. The puller is needed when something isn’t quite right that causes the bendix to stick a bit. Usually this is due to burrs that have raised up around the keyway or the set screw or damage from broken...
by Adam
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Hub Thread Chaser
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: WTB: Hub Thread Chaser

Also, it is important to know that there have been batches of hubcaps made with slightly undersize threads that are going to be extremely stiff fit even on even very good threads.
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 5/16 Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: 5/16 Nuts

Depends on your terminology. The one on the left has a washer face on the bottom by modern terms. D0E50B81-D853-41DB-A2BF-4D05D1D5E5C7.jpeg But all of these that have a chamfer on the top and are just flat on the bottom could be considered to have a “washer face” too. 5DD9AAF0-7DB4-4B12-A3AB-4232FF0...
by Adam
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WANTED FOR MODEL T MUSEUM
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: WANTED FOR MODEL T MUSEUM

I would sure like it if the museum would scan every one of these into high quality searchable pdfs and sell the complete set.
by Adam
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 5/16 Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: 5/16 Nuts

Square? Hex? Hex size? How thick?

As fussy as you are Larry, you are leaving a lot of details out...


Here’s one that’s just about to be finished by a raven:


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by Adam
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB original Ford Babbitt drive shaft bushing FOUND!
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: WTB original Ford Babbitt drive shaft bushing

Most original Ford ones are a thin layer of babbitt over a steel sleeve.

I’m curious why you want a babbitt one and don’t want to use bronze? Have you had some problems with a bronze one?
by Adam
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine

Here’s a photo of a typical T block ready for new seats. There is generally no concern for thinning of the block.

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by Adam
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Jaxon Wheel Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: WTB - Jaxon Wheel Bolts

Tim, Those look familiar to me. I might have some. If you are interested at $10 each, shoot me an email and I’ll start digging to see what I have.
by Adam
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: Transmission Drums

Interesting conversation about the cracks from the rivets to the gear that you often see on reverse drums.. I had a conversation about 20 years ago with one of our popular vendors whose family has been dealing in T parts for a very long time. His Dad had a friend who worked at a branch plant or some...
by Adam
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside (original) oil line cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Inside (original) oil line cleaning

I use a piece of 1/4” copper tubing with about a 1.5” radius 180 degree bend at the end. I have an old hood release cable (1/16” wire rope) that is frayed a bit on the end. The cable is inserted into the copper and then the copper tube can be held to line up with the front end of the oil line so the...
by Adam
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Model T Engine; Found One!
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: WTB: Model T Engine

You very likely would be best off sending what you have somewhere to be rebuilt. The block should be replaced. Average price range for a good useable’26-‘27 bare block is $250-$400. Price on rebuilding your complete engine and transmission as well as replacing that block will run in the multiple tho...
by Adam
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston size
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Piston size

Started getting a lot of oil in cylinder 4, so I'm going to change the piston rings. Oftentimes a lot of oil in a cylinder can also be due to worn valve stems and guides. If there is excessive clearance on the intake valve stem, there can be quite a bit of extra oil drawn into the cylinder from the...
by Adam
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question ,what is the side to side clearance of the rods
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Question ,what is the side to side clearance of the rods

Likely a slightly bent or twisted rod. The re-babbitted rods from the major vendors do need to be checked for alignment and often require adjustment before installation. A minor bend or twist will likely be quiet at first and show up sometime in the 1,000 to 2,500 mile range. A properly aligned rod,...
by Adam
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1427

Re: Lost a tooth!

That fractured driven gear shaft is something that occurs just about only on the wide drum of the ‘26-‘27 engines and is a result of slight alignment issues between the crank and fourth main, combined with the fact that the ‘26-‘27 powerplant assembly is much more rigid due to the top of the hogshea...
by Adam
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston size
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Piston size

Actually, the gap of each ring should be a bit larger than the one above it in order to properly relive pressure.

I do agree that the gaps in that chart are too tight.
by Adam
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

If you go looking for problems, you are very likely to find something you don’t like. Even though the pressure is very low to almost non-existent, what you have there are tubes that have been expanded far beyond the size they would ever be inside a tire. Does that fatigue the rubber or make it porou...
by Adam
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: New Day Timer Question

If the engine has a fiber timing gear, it might be that the cam nut is preventing the brush body from seating back against the shoulder on the cam. About 95% of the time, if a newly installed New Day Timer is rocking around it is caused by exactly what Dan stated. It will also tear the contact face...
by Adam
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1427

Re: Lost a tooth!

That broken tooth obviously didn’t DESTROY your transmission. Frankly I can’t imagine having any better luck! Don’t drive it until it is properly repaired. There are so many variables where the transmission and triple gears are concerned that it can be very hard to reason out exactly what occurred. ...
by Adam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose crank pulley repair
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Loose crank pulley repair

If you bought one of the pulleys you can tighten up and you can’t get it tight on your crankshaft, then your crankshaft is really worn very badly.
by Adam
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: NOS???

There are TONS of nos parts out there that aren’t very good quality.
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1261

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Anything specifically sold for cleaning cooling systems will likely be just fine to use. Avoid vinegar, muriatic acid, and products not meant for cooling systems.
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

And of course, look what they "gave" us last winter! :twisted: :evil: A virus could randomly become zoonotic anyplace in the world at any time. It’s as easy to understand as the Model T ignition system... I think that's a good comparison. Some people understand it, some don’t, some don’t care, some...
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1261

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

It looks like stop-leak to me. I bought a car a couple years ago that had some pretty nasty antifreeze in it with oily stuff floating on top. The top hose was hard, wrinkled, and shrunken, probably from whatever the oil was staying near the top when the engine was cool. The car had a newer radiator ...
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1432

Re: Gas line for the purist

I have a 1913 that I've owned for over 60 years. I started restoring it as a teenager, and put a copper gas line on it. It is still on the car today with over 57,000 miles. I've never had a problem with it. I Agree! I also have many thousands of miles on my T’s with copper fuel lines and have had z...
by Adam
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1909-1911 starting crank and ratchet
Replies: 1
Views: 520

For Sale: 1909-1911 starting crank and ratchet

$295 will buy it. $15 will ship it anywhere in the continental USA. Please contact me by email only. Please don’t post here or use the pm system. First email in my inbox gets it. Thanks!


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by Adam
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: 1926-1927 rear wire wheel hub with new drum & studs
Replies: 0
Views: 249

For sale: 1926-1927 rear wire wheel hub with new drum & studs

The taper and keyway is in good shape and not worn. The drum is a brand-new drum from McClaren that is currently not available from them and is on backorder at the vendors. The studs are all brand new and have been properly swedged in with the correct tooling on a hydraulic press. $225 will buy it a...
by Adam
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Generator Rivets

The originals are “spin-riveted” and isn’t something the average hobbyists has equipment for. I have used pop rivets from the back side and back up washers on the front. This works with the hard plastic insulators as well as the paper ones, although the paper insulators are not ideal.
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Terry: That was quick! I couldn’t resist...
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Get some chickens and keep them in your backyard. The eggs are free.
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster/newer tranny
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: 23 Roadster/newer tranny

You have to run a ‘26/‘27 hogshead with a wide brake drum because the pedal shafts have different spacing. You can, however, use earlier pedals in the ‘26-‘27 hogshead. There may be some customization involved with the floorboards, or bending the pedals, but it depends on what combination you are tr...
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Yes, now show it at about a 45 degree angle instead of straight on so I can see how deep the bushing is pressed in. I’m thinking that the bushing isn't pressed in far enough.
by Adam
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

The paper insulating washers are insulating in two ways: As an insulator and also as a gap. There occasionally can be quite a bit of very fine metal suspended in T engine oil. That oil can wick into the coils and the paper spacers help to reduce leakage between coils and to ground. A pinhole in a ve...
by Adam
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Please post a picture of the bushing in the front end of the brake drum shaft.
by Adam
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Additional info that may help: In every transmission I assemble, the final “Test” I rely on is pressing the disc-drum onto the transmission shaft and leaving .018” clearance to the washers. I then use a dental mirror and a flashlight to look straight into the hole for the set-screw. If the threaded ...
by Adam
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Adam How do you tell if you have a correct 26/7 disk drum? By what I have in my shop notes: The early disc drum that is designed for use with the thinner “top hat” style bushing will generally either have NO Ford script on it anywhere, or it Will Have the Ford script on the Same Side as the machine...