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by Adam
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

On a T enclosed car, you hang the headliner BEFORE you install the top material. (In other words, you hang the headliner with the top covering material off)
by Adam
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of a Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Value of a Model T

I’d have to say that just about every very good looking and very good running ‘16-‘27 T may be WORTH around $12k-$14k. Some may SELL for more and some may SELL for less. Who knows where their info came from...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOTS of T Bucket Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: LOTS of T Bucket Parts

At a large swap meet, old 21” tires that are soft & pliable, look okay and still have tread might fetch $20 each. 19”s might go for that too. Old Clincher style tires generally have a lot of issues that straight sided tires don’t have and their quality is very subjective (most used ones are no good)...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bands wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Bands wanted

The “good ones” from Rocky Mountain Machine have been off of backorder for a couple months now and appear to be a nice tight weave like they were for years before. They are my first choice. If you can’t find them at the major vendors on Friday, send me an email and I can help you out. I generally ke...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOTS of T Bucket Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: LOTS of T Bucket Parts

If someone would pick up everything there with no further work on your part, and also takes all the old tires, a price tag of “free” could be pretty fair. If you dispose of the old tires, $50-$100 for the pile might be a fair price. There could be several hundred dollars worth of parts there if “pro...
by Adam
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Replacement Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Ford Replacement Pistons

Regarding Ford Script .031” pistons: Shortblocks rebuilt at Ford branch plants received those size pistons. Ford’s “in house” rebuilds are probably the major source of those pistons, but they likely were available as parts stock too. The reasoning behind the .0025” and .005” pistons were that they ...
by Adam
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS aux. trans crossmember. SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: FS aux. trans crossmember. SOLD

That’s what it is alright. A fantastic price too!
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

I posted this in response to the picture at the bottom of page 1 showing all the different “size” Wisconsin plates from 1925: Wisconsin started with low numbers on January 1st and issued plates consecutively. So, generally a “low number” was more likely to be a “carry-over” registration from the pre...
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

I’m interested to see what Larry or RV says about finish and if that is documented in prints or something. I’ve seen them both ways and generally assumed many may have originally been black.
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Parts For Sale on CL
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Brass Parts For Sale on CL

I saw that ad a couple weeks ago, so if the parts aren’t gone yet, that will tell you something.
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

Weren’t the ‘13 KW coil boxes painted black “Originally”?
by Adam
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30x3.5 flaps
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: WTB 30x3.5 flaps

Are the vendors out of stock?
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?

There is a modern seal that fits in place of the can for the inner felt that works way better. Machining a carrier for a modern seal that replaces the washer inside the outer sleeve is also the way to go if you have a lathe.
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: 1911 rear axle

Early housings are a big can of worms! Most originals are bent and also loose enough at the differential rivets that they will leak quite noticeably when put into service. Just mentioning that in case you’ve never done one before. If you don’t carefully dot all the i’s & cross all the t’s on that pr...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Radiator drain petcock

I stock new ones and have used them on various customer projects over the last 17 years without any known problem. The only thing I can think of is that new petcocks never fit right in new Brassworks radiators. The lower outlet of a new Brassworks radiator always had to be tapped out some more so th...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ring and Pinion set #1
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Ring and Pinion set #1

A punch mark like that is probably not from a hardness test. Generally if a part like that is hardness tested, then only a sample (one part or a few parts) from each batch of heat treating gets tested, not every part. The mark that a diamond penetrator makes for a hardness test on a gear or shaft wo...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?

The TT rear axle actually rebuilds quicker and easier than the car axles once you know what you’re doing. There’s no setup work for mesh or lash. The only inconvenience is bigger heavier parts. You need a TT wheel puller & sleeve puller. Used gears are fairly subjective regarding wear. An excellent ...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD: Cut-off spindles possibly from a snowmobile axle
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: For sale: Cut-off spindles possibly from a snowmobile axle

That is some top-notch speculation...

Why is it necessary to comment on something from nearly a month ago that is marked “sold”???
by Adam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Carsenegenic??

Steve hit the nail on the head! Yes, the suppliers do call things brass when they are really bronze!

I’m sure if you call Steve or Don and ask if they are brass or bronze, they will tell you “bronze”...
by Adam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Carsenegenic??

Actually, they originally were made of bronze, and all the spindle bushings being sold by the major vendors are bronze also. Bronze and brass are actually different materials. Brass wouldn’t last too long as a bushing material in this area.
by Adam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford Ignition key Business Sold pending payment
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Model T Ford Ignition key Business FOR SALE

Tim, Bob’s original post DOES say the key boards ARE available separately.,,
by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Early Spark Rod Arm with Ball Stud
Replies: 1
Views: 331

For Sale: Early Spark Rod Arm with Ball Stud

Yours for $20 and shipped free inside the USA! Email only please. Don’t post here or send a pm. The first email in my inbox gets it. Thanks!


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by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Pile of Drive Shaft Thrust Bearing parts.
Replies: 0
Views: 228

For Sale: Pile of Drive Shaft Thrust Bearing parts.

Yours for $45 and free shipping inside the USA! Email only please! Don’t post here or send a pm! The first email in my inbox gets them. Thanks!

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by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

It was a well known fact (back in the day) that you never paint the contact surface of a belt pulley because the belt won’t grip.

Powder-coat will NEVER wear off unless it is of extremely poor quality.
by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tractor conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: tractor conversion

Gene, Pull the spark plugs, put it in high gear, and hand crank it...
by Adam
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Clutch Spring
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: FS - Clutch Spring

How many pounds at 2” of compression?
by Adam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

The plastic case coils generally don’t work too well, even when they are new. Send them all back if you can. As far as I know, the only new coils that had a decent reputation for working properly were the ones purchased directly from “Fun Projects”. Also suitable would be “properly rebuilt” original...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?

Is there an advantage to putting a TT rear on a speedster? YES, so you can win First Place at the Slow Races! But kidding aside, it was a much heavier built axle with a lower gear ratio. The lower ratio meant the vehicle moved quite a bit slower but could carry much more weight. The axle shafts are...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

Open up your transmission inspection cover and look inside. Put your hand lever all the way forward. Now move the clutch release shaft left and right. It does have a certain amount of lash. The mid-point of this movement is its natural center and where the internal clutch release parts aren’t wearin...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

And those are the recommendations of an oil supplier sometime in the 1930’s by the looks of it...

All of “today’s” oils didn’t exist then. Things change...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case

Last chance if anyone wants it. $30 will buy it, which means it would arrive at your door for less than $50 bucks... If there are no takers in the next day or so it’s going to be machined in half the long way and made into a nice wall-hanging display piece for my shop. There would then be an opportu...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

I don’t believe the felt repair is the best way to solve the leak issue. The shaft should be allowed to float left and right on its own. If you push a piece of felt against the hogshead and clamp it, you are loading the internal clutch release forks, the bronze clutch release collar, and the clutch ...
by Adam
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case
Replies: 9
Views: 684

For Sale. Aluminum Warford case

Here is a bare aluminum Warford six speed transmission case. It has a “bite” out of the input flange. Otherwise is in good shape. I’m listing this because there are many of these out there that are in far worse condition (such as badly cracked cases) and this could be an easy repair for a qualified ...
by Adam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue

It’s probably just bad shifts.

You close the throttle when you shift, then open it slowly to pick up the load in high gear.

Same as you would when driving a manual transmission except the location of all the controls are different.
by Adam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

I think he’s talking about the pedal shafts. If it is indeed one of the last trips of the season and you’re going to fix it this winter; The best advice is probably just to keep an eye on the oil level and let it leak. By the way; The “often-mentioned” hardware store o-rings set into a chamfer under...
by Adam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

That repro you have is a fair (not excellent) reproduction of ONE of the styles that were available. If that one doesn’t fit okay, then an “original” that looks just like it might not have adequate clearances either...
by Adam
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Gray & Davis starter
Replies: 0
Views: 266

For Sale: Gray & Davis starter

$100. The first email in my Inbox gets it. Please don’t post here or send a pm. Will ship within the United States at cost.

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by Adam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat cup or seat foot for a Tudor
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Seat cup or seat foot for a Tudor

I remember seeing someone at Hershey with a whole stack of them within the last couple years.
by Adam
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

If I remember correctly, the early and late style hinges aren’t interchangeable because the fastener locations/style are different.
by Adam
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: '27 fuel tank wanted.

I just took a look at the link posted for the “new aluminum tank” for $750. I wonder if they’ve sold any and I wonder if it fits properly? The welding looks very disappointing, like it was done by someone with very little experience... $300-$400 is a fair retail price to pay for a nice used original...
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

It’s broken off in a way that the remainder in the tappet should be fairly loose. A left handed drill bit thru the valve guide from the top should turn it right out. You will, of course, have to fabricate an “extension” for the drill bit, but that’s an easy “creative” task.
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

Receipts and documentation will tell you what has been done. If you don’t have that, then a basic visual inspection of the inside the engine and transmission by someone very knowledgeable may give you a basic idea. Complete tear down and measuring would be the only way to know for sure.
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30" Rim
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: WTB: 30" Rim

That would be a 23” rim for a 30x3+1/2 clincher tire then...

As Mark mentioned, there are some different style rims and some may fit your wheels better than others.
by Adam
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

The original tappet bores on early blocks are broached with oil grooves that allow excess oil to drain back into the crankcase and there are no drain holes in the bottom of the valve galleries. If the block ever gets reamed out for oversize tappets the reamer will eliminate the original oil drain gr...
by Adam
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Resurface mag fields
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Resurface mag fields

Larry, As far as I know, all the TR coils from Minnesota came with that already done too.
by Adam
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to install brass wooden on 1914 firewal
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: How to install brass wooden on 1914 firewal

If you’re going to the trouble of doing this on a milling machine and don’t already own a 90 degree countersink; just set the milling head at 45 degrees and use any regular end-mill.. Lock the quill and use the knee to obtain your depth adjustment.
by Adam
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

It’s not a ‘13...
by Adam
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can I use ‘15 ribbed pedals on a T with a starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Can I use ‘15 ribbed pedals on a T with a starter?

The clutch lever AND the low pedal are different between starter and non-starter transmission covers.
by Adam
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

A place where all the T’s have engines that turn but need wood...
by Adam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

There is a paper “gas cap gasket” that goes on the cap. 90% of its job is preventing the cap from “taking a set” and getting stuck.
by Adam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

Original Smith wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:15 am
I don't understand why you would want to use a 26-7 carburetor on a '13? Why not change the spray needle?
Because the casting is different...
by Adam
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley

Don’t try to actually use it to power anything. These setups cause the differential to be loaded in a way they were never meant to operate. You may be disappointed in your rear axle longevity...
by Adam
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carb needle adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: carb needle adjustment

Starting point for a properly rebuilt Holley NH is generally 7/8 turn open (that is “seven eighths”, which is just less than 1 turn). At this point, it will generally start and run, but your particular “good running” adjustment could be anywhere from 1/2 turn to 1+1/2 turns open. This depends on you...
by Adam
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator

Fits on a T frame like a T radiator.

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by Adam
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator

Was on a speedster that was put together in the ‘50’s. Is of heavy construction and would be great on a T tractor or power unit. It leaked a little, but not so much it couldn’t be used. It might be easy to re-core. Anyway, you cannot go wrong at the price. $100 will take it, but sorry, I won’t ship ...
by Adam
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Position of burner

“A” is correct for getting the most light and is the way they were originally aligned. However, with whatever is in there in place of a reflector, it is doubtful that the headlamps will produce enough light to drive by no matter what you do.
by Adam
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Big pile of brass Kingston carbs for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Big pile of brass Kingston carbs for sale

$400 for the whole works. THESE ALL ARE BRASS BODIES. I’d also take rebuild-able Holley NH cores as full or partial payment. Let me know what you have. The first email in my inbox gets them. Please email, don't send a pm. Thanks!

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by Adam
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone going to Luray that can haul a bare T frame to near the Seattle area?
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Anyone going to Luray that can haul a bare T frame to near the Seattle area?

It’s a bare, early T frame that actually needs to go from Milwaukee or Madison, WI, to the Seattle, WA area, but I should be able to arrange getting it to Luray if anyone is heading to the Northwest from there. Thanks!

Please email me and we can discuss payment!
by Adam
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No Reverse after transport
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: No Reverse after transport

This is a symptom of a cracked or broken driven gear sleeve (the brake drum shaft). Sometimes reverse and/or low won’t work and can feel like it’s locking up the engine. Sometimes everything will work just fine, especially when the fracture is fairly “new”. It’s more common to happen on ‘26-‘27’s, b...
by Adam
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

The general recommendations is that boat trailer bearings should be disassembled, cleaned, inspected, and re-packed every season.
by Adam
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Wire Wheel Hub for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Rear Wire Wheel Hub for sale

Taper and keyway are in great condition. Taper has been checked and is not worn. The drum is a brand new McLaren brake drum and is installed with brand new studs. The studs have all been properly pressed into place with the correct swedging tool. $225 picked up here or add only $10 more for shipping...
by Adam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 829

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

I’ve got one of those heads with that freeze plug boss and have been thinking of re-machining it for a hot water pickup for adding a heater core.
by Adam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 829

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

What’s showing in the picture IS a “freeze plug”. There are multiple DIFFERENT Waukesha heads. The one pictured uses a freeze plug there.
by Adam
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New spoke assembly - again
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: New spoke assembly - again

You have front wheel bolts. You need rear wheel bolts. They are just a bit longer. Some vendors do have a tendency to occasionally get them mixed up. Otherwise, maybe the spokes are just a bit too thick?
by Adam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

No picture or good description, not even what body style the car is. Also doesn’t look like there is space for a T where that hole in the wall is. I wonder what the rest of the story is?
by Adam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Model t engine and trans complete assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: For Sale Model t engine and trans complete assembly

I’ll give you $50 cash for it if you bring it here.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 777

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

FYI, I’ve found the “going rate” for a decent one is around $125-$150. I’ve seen them for more, but you can usually get one for that.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Repairing fan belts

Why fix a fan belt? The new black Gates belts the vendors carry are around $7 and should last a lifetime.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

1 defective solder joint or broken wire between commutator and armature.
by Adam
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External adjustable bands
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: External adjustable bands

I know two people that use these and a third person who removed them when they fell apart inside after a couple weeks use. My opinion is that the risk of internal damage is of greater concern than the small time and effort it takes to remove the inspection cover to adjust the brake & reverse bands. ...
by Adam
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 440

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

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

Dan, I just emailed back.
by Adam
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do new coil points need to be prepped?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Ask the vendor and then post their answer here.
by Adam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Who is this in this ad??

The tanks that ding-dong has for sale on Craigslist aren’t even close to the ones on the pirated picture of Steve’s car...
by Adam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Excellent 1926-1927 wire wheel rear hub with drum
Replies: 0
Views: 243

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

This is a good hub with an excellent taper. It has a brand-new McLaren brake drum installed as well as new studs. The studs were properly swedged on a press with the correct tool. First $225 gets it. Will ship for $15 inside the lower 48. Email if interested (do not send a pm). C1FD78D8-7371-4ACB-9E...
by Adam
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Has to be over a year now. Maybe even longer...
by Adam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 458

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

RV, I experienced that problem on 1 Universal out of a set of 4 that I bought around 1991. The tire was incorrectly made. There was no fabric holding the bead to the casing. The tire was maybe 5 years old, was on a perfect rim, had well over a thousand miles on it with occasional speeds of around 60...
by Adam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Actually, if you really know what you’re doing and know what a correctly set coil sounds like, then you could have very good success getting them real close If you set them by ear while running on magneto at a very low idle. There is a distinctive “clack” right around the sweet spot on most coils.
by Adam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Back in the day, If you bought new FORD coil points and installed them per the book directions with the correct gap, odds would be very good that the coils would work properly. This would have been the result of FORDS very good quality control on the gap and spring tension of the follower spring on ...
by Adam
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Odds are pretty good that it’s not really worn. The clutch cams are supposed to have additional play. That’s what allows you to push the pedal partially in to actuate the clutch without engaging low band. The cams are also internal and run in a constant oil bath. Usually they aren’t too worn. If you...
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke rod for sale or trade
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Choke rod for sale or trade

FYI: The ‘26-‘27 choke rod came in a bunch of different lengths. The new ones the dealers sell are extra-long and you can cut them off as needed and relocate the knob.
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Shell Lacing
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

I believe the original lacing wrapped around and tucked between the shroud and the lacing on the loop above it.
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

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

My advice would be to leave it alone unless you have tens of thousands of miles on it AND you are noticing a noise.
by Adam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold brass spark plug whistle
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Fs brass spark plug whistle

Sold. I’ll take it. Just sent you an email. Thanks.
by Adam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An observation on aftermarket coils
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: An observation on aftermarket coils

These are a “carryover” of the “KW Brand” coils made since the 1950’s. The manufacturer is basically making them pretty much the same as they have always been made. In other words, they are a “medium quality” coil. Some work good, some are a little flaky. The capacitors generally don’t last very lon...
by Adam
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: radiator hose

The set of three hoses from the T parts dealers are generally less expensive than anything else you can buy locally. The red can be changed to black with leather shoe dye.
by Adam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: 1915 Tudor Sedan

That is a Model T sedan and it does have two doors.
by Adam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust leak at nut
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Exhaust leak at nut

There are some repro brass nuts that have been available off and on over the years that aren’t quite machined just right. The threads and/or clearance inside isn’t quite deep enough and the pipe flange doesn’t get tight against the manifold. If this is the case, you need a better quality exhaust nut.
by Adam
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2032

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Looks like it’s worn very undersize, but hard to tell from the fuzzy photo...
by Adam
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

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

I would imagine there were (and has been since) many “spurious” manufacturers and rebuilders who did some pretty dicey work...
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination

Headlamp style plugs were used as basic power plugs for accessory items. Might just be a splitter.
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

You don’t see the wheels when you are driving...
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Is this an early Gene French design?
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: Is this an early Gene French design?

If I recall correctly, Gene’s early line bores were cast. Some of the parts there look like his. I’m sure he’ll post on this thread eventually. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of his earlier line-bores.
by Adam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1890

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

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

Here’s another thought... Does the top touch the fender when it’s down? Maybe a reaction of the paint with a top treatment? Or maybe a reaction to the top material itself?
by Adam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1890

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

Is it possible that the fender maybe got an occasional wind-driven spritzing with a tiny bit of gasoline from an incompletely sealed accessory gas can on the running board???
by Adam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1579

Re: White Tire Availability

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

I would not be surprised if it was a few more months and/or they were all spoken for...
by Adam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

“Wearing in” anything like this is essentially going to be displacing or wearing off metal that is an interference fit. Does that “worn away” metal just disappear? NO! It just rolls around in there and recirculates between the bearings, sleeve, and axle shaft. Some of it will abrade and some of it w...