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by Adam
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun projects coil box kit
Replies: 6
Views: 371

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: 293

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: 197

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: 250

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: 331

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: 720

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: 322

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: 410

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: 2129

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: 2129

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: 276

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: 7
Views: 467

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: 14499

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: 513

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: 160

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: 441

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: 362

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: 736

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: 461

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: 736

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: 652

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: 14499

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: 1798

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: 2557

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: 36
Views: 1519

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: 14499

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: 14499

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: 36
Views: 1519

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: 819

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: 855

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: 855

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: 542

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: 423

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: 431

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: 186

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: 171

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: 550

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: 652

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: 652

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: 652

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: 484

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: 2148

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: 336

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: 2476

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: 258

‘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...
by Adam
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 1718

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

Some grease squeezes forward into the transmission and engine. Modern grease does not mix readily with engine oil. Because the oil system is not pressurized, the grease has the ability to foul oil grooves and oil holes in the engine and transmission preventing proper lubrication. Grease also EASILY ...
by Adam
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 1566

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

I’ve repaired plenty of helicoils in T blocks... The problem with helicoils is always that the last guy that attempted to install it botched the job. On a T block, you typically find that the previous repairman didn’t take into account the first 4 or so turns of lead on the helicoil tap. The install...
by Adam
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 1718

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

Filling the ball full of grease and continually adding more grease is like taking a whole bottle of aspirin. More is not better...
by Adam
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Drive Shaft coupler FS
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: TT Drive Shaft coupler FS

And different for AA too...
by Adam
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Acid damage in the bottoms of the dips is very common. Sometimes the only thing sealing them up is dirt on the outside of the pan.
by Adam
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1371

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

It’s one of the most interesting, unique T’s around.
by Adam
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1371

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

Here is a picture of Gary Hylton’s Ames Touring that was posted on this forum in March.

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by Adam
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Broken drive axle
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Old Photo, Broken drive axle

That one is really interesting. Notice that the housing AND axle shaft is broken. The only way I could see that happening is if the housing was broken for some amount of time and then the axle shaft finally failed due to the flexing. There would have been oil leaking out (at least until the differen...
by Adam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire blow-out helping a friend out here.
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: tire blow out helping a freind out here.

Some air chuck couplings can not be used with some inflation tools because they cause hugely incorrect pressure readings. Such is the case with most self clamping chucks when installed to Milton brand inflators with the built in gauge. If it isn't a gauge problem, then odds are there is an issue wit...
by Adam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early KW coils
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: Wanted early KW coils

Check with all the coil rebuilders that advertise here and in the MTFCA & MTFCI. I’m sure there should be spares around. These are somewhat rare coils to find, but also somewhat rare to sell. I bought an excellent early ‘13 kw coil box with 4 excellent coils like these and a spare at the Iola, WI sw...
by Adam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘23-‘25 Touring and Roadster Windshield frames, pillars, & channels for sale $275
Replies: 0
Views: 125

‘23-‘25 Touring and Roadster Windshield frames, pillars, & channels for sale $275

Solid windshield with stanchions ready for cleaning, painting, and glass. The glass has been removed for safety and to lower the shipping cost. All the brass glass mounting channels are present and included, but your glass shop will probably prefer to use urethane instead of the thin brass channels....
by Adam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 4wd T racer
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: 4wd T racer

Looks like a pretty rough imitation of the Hamlin Special, which did race at Indianapolis.
by Adam
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Hold on! Hate to say it, but that really should be repaired! That sleeve needs to be a press fit on the driveshaft. It should never be able to move. At the very least, you may have to replace the drive shaft and that sleeve. Failure of the key, or proper mesh of the gears can result in sudden comple...
by Adam
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

With the additional info in the above posts, here is one possibility: Maybe the pinion gear slipped backwards just far enough for the thrust ball ring to mis-align a bit in its races. This could be possible in an “excessive wear” situation. The pinion bearing could move back a bit if the differentia...
by Adam
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Old u joint may have been modified to fit.
by Adam
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 1566

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

...And check your torque wrench for accuracy on a regular basis. Many are way off, and get way off suddenly... Many times the torque wrench is to be blamed for stripped threads, stretched bolts, and split nuts.
by Adam
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Sounds like a mis-drilled new driveshaft. There was an issue for a little while with drive shaft pin holes being off 1/8” that was corrected a couple years ago.
by Adam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: Radius on big end bearings

A 1/16” radius certainly will not work with a correctly ground crank!
by Adam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine pan hardware?
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Engine pan hardware?

Long skinny carriage bolts that go thru the hood shelf, frame rails, splash pan with a lock washer and square nut on the bottom.
by Adam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: Factory frame identification

All kinds of parts were replaced on Model T’s back in the day. The frame was no exception. If the car was ever in an accident or overloaded that the frame got bent, then the frame may have been replaced. If this was done in 1925 and a new frame was installed, then it received a 1925 frame. The vehic...
by Adam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1914 touring
Replies: 11
Views: 5513

Re: FS 1914 touring $13,500

Your original April 1 ad says $13,500 in the headline, then $22,000 in the text.

Then the April 26 “bump” says $13,500, make an offer?

Then your “bump” today (Aug 1) says; Any offers? $20,000?

It looks like a nice car. How much is it?
by Adam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

The finished diameter of the Ford T crankshaft is 1.248” to 1.249” according to the Ford Print.

Scat makes A, B, & T cranks from the same forging. You can have your cranks custom made to any size you wish, so long as the forging is big enough...
by Adam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

Altair, The pan in your picture is a ‘12-‘16 “3 dip” pan.
by Adam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

If its the same truck, it belonged to someone around Wales, Wisconsin about 25 years ago. Looks like the same one.
by Adam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

YES! THE REASON IS THE OIL PAN! The car has been in a front end crash in its lifetime that drastically deformed the pan. You really need to replace the pan with a good one, or have yours restored by someone who can properly re-align everything. This is usually more expensive than a good used pan. Fi...
by Adam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2561

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

A very good possibility is that someone in the past changed the front crossmember in that car and mistakenly used a TT crossmember. The original radiator was then found to have exactly the same issue, and eventually the radiator inlet was modified to fit correctly. I've seen mismatches at the top ho...
by Adam
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924 Model T Huckster $13,500
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: 1924 Model T Huckster 3500

$3500! That will be sold in a couple hours!
by Adam
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Cam shaft seal

Kerry, Have you tried your new seal in your timing cover yet? Was it a good “press fit”? If it was, then that seal is oversize, or the hole in your cover is undersize...
by Adam
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

And another thing;.... when I tighten the original zinc alloy gas caps after filling or checking gas level, I always back off about 1/8” because when tightened all the way and left tightened - they sometimes stick shut necessitating a wood stick tapped on the ears to loosen. Sometimes I even oil th...
by Adam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 1595

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

I have to clarify my post that I made near the top of this thread. When I was using the general term “cracked drums”, I was specifically talking about “big obvious cracks” in the surface the lining runs against. Not the micro cracks in the webs or around rivets usually found upon close examination o...
by Adam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 1595

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

I’ve repaired several engines with cracked low speed drums and Kevlar lining. I have not yet seen any cracked low or reverse drums. The problem IS NOT the Kevlar linings. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend Kevlar linings. The cause is is generally one or a combination of the following 3: 1) Adj...
by Adam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: lost motion
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: lost motion

I agree with Original Smith that the pin is not the problem. Its how the pin was installed. The pins are plain old, soft, “hot rolled steel”. The trick is that the pin has to COMPLETELY FILL THE HOLE and be properly riveted over on both ends. If it isn’t, then all the force of the pedal motion is on...
by Adam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 2034

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

Looks like the band ear broke loose. It either wasn’t latched completely, or tore itself loose. Occasionally, bands have hairline cracks thru the latching lugs that could allow that type of failure.
by Adam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Re: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!

I’m curious about why they are kicking back?
by Adam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early KW coils
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: Wanted early KW coils

You may have a difficult time finding that type of coil, due to the fact that KW never made such a coil. Some one custom made those. From what I’m seeing, those coils look like fair reproductions of the late’12-early’13 KW coils, minus the metal tops. I bet they have ‘13-‘27 internals too and work ...
by Adam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stale gasoline disposal
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Stale gasoline disposal

In the late ‘90’s I worked for a GM dealership and we had several occasions where we had to dispose of nearly full gas tanks of bad gasoline. The company that collected our waste oil allowed us to mix a certain amount of gasoline or diesel into our drain oil and the amount was fairly large. If I rem...
by Adam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KW Coil Box Id
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: KW Coil Box Id

Forgot to mention; I posted this to show the seemingly original black paint (not stained & varnished). The brass switch plate is likely a replacement.
by Adam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KW Coil Box Id
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: KW Coil Box Id

Here’s one I bought at a swap meet 2 weeks ago. Pretty nice original condition and painted black. Too bad it doesn’t have a lid...
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by Adam
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1923-25 Touring & Roadster windshield with stanchions for sale $395
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: 1923-25 Touring & Roadster windshield with stanchions for sale $395

It’s still available. I have another one in pieces too if you just need a couple parts. Email if interested. Thanks.
by Adam
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Quiz - What tool will these parts eventually become?

Post the rest of the parts and give everyone a chance...
by Adam
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

Your best shot is having your pistons knurled. .0025” or .005” pistons that are unused are practically extinct. You might find a set but it would be an unlikely find. Used pistons that “look okay”, will have .002” to .005” (or more) wear. The T cylinder has a tendency to have a belly in the middle. ...
by Adam
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 4299

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

Tom, The exact car you want was just advertised here (‘26 Touring, Stynoski winner) for about $22k and about half his investment. I have a suspicion it won’t be for sale very long.
by Adam
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: junk
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: junk

FYI... The 7 “viewers” that you saw were probably all bots & spiders, not actual people.
by Adam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Radiators

The radiator in your pictures is not for a Model T! If it was for a T: Have it tested. Any radiator shop should know what to do with it. Just make sure they know it is an unpressurized system and can only take 1 or 2 psi. Just because it doesn’t leak doesn’t mean it will cool well. Sometimes they ar...
by Adam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U & J owners ... adjustment question
Replies: 31
Views: 1334

Re: U & J owners ... adjustment question

Could be a timer or coil issue.
by Adam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: Knock Knock

Rod bolt barely tapping the cam? Loose flywheel bolt?
by Adam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1923-25 Touring & Roadster windshield with stanchions for sale $395
Replies: 3
Views: 319

1923-25 Touring & Roadster windshield with stanchions for sale $395

Solid windshield with stanchions ready for cleaning, painting, and glass. The glass has been removed for safety and to lower the shipping cost. All the brass glass mounting channels are present and included, but your glass shop will probably prefer to use urethane instead of the thin brass channels....
by Adam
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring

Probably should be about 4”. You eventually need proper springs in your seat cushion. It is a big part of the ride quality of the car. Foam is okay if you only make 20 minute trips, but usually isn’t great for long trips.
by Adam
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2561

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

Is it mis-matching left and right, or forward and back?
by Adam
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 4299

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

I would imagine that if you shopped around experienced builders, a complete powerplant built to your specs, properly balanced, blueprinted, documented, nicely painted, completely assembled with starter, gen, carb, manifolds, and a guarantee would average around $10k.
by Adam
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 4299

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

If you are indeed actually serious; Whoever told you that you might ever find a car to those specifications, for that price, was seriously mistaken... Enough said.

Now, I have some emails in my inbox about a foreign lottery I’ve won that I have to attend to. My odds are better than yours...
by Adam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 4299

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

Bob, go up to the top (original post) and carefully read exactly what he posted. This is a joke/April Fools type post you are responding to...
by Adam
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shaft questions
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: Drive shaft questions

Most of the Original Ford driveshaft bushings were a plain split steel bushing that was babbitted.