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by rgould1910
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

Here's what was done engine wise. Reground crank, newly rebabbited rods fitted with Timesaver, new Stipe cam and fitted bearings, new valves, valve job with Neway cutters, lash set at 10 thou, new rings, pistons and wrist pins, new timing gears. Crank and flywheel dynamically balanced, rods balanced...
by rgould1910
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 530

What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

Trying to figure out why my newly restored engine doesn't idle well while driving and to keep it from starving, I have to keep it reved higher than I should. I am thinking it may be an intake leak. Also the motor does not accelerate good even in the garage. It coughs and stumbles trying to rev the m...
by rgould1910
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ring gear bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Ring gear bolts

I see it now. Hard to see the threads from the photo
by rgould1910
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ring gear bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Ring gear bolts

Why are the bolt heads on the tooth side of the ring gear?
by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Thanks Joe for the encouraging words. I aimed for making the same relief I saw on the Snyder pistons I have. I just now noticed the rod nuts have been touching the Stipe 250 cam and the oil tube. I used slightly longer rod nuts to balance the big ends of two rods. The interference is slight however ...
by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Gasket is Ok. Taking .100" off the top corners of the pistons. Having an adjustable chuck allows centering even with the cam ground pistons.
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by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Pitman arm fit

Compare the position of the spark and rod ends on yours and Walts set up. Your rods extend beyond the end of the main shaft much more than his. Unless your shaft is not seated in the gear case, your column and levers are not matched to the shaft.
by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off

Shipping address is
Richard Gould
272 Spencer St
Folsom, CA 95630
Thank you.
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Thanks for the thoughts fellas. Joe, come to think of it, the 20 thou OS pistons with the relief were purchased from Synders. The 80 OS were not. Agree with you Scott and Walt about re necessity of turning the engine over w/o the head gasket before final installation. Lesson learned. Actually this i...
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Thanks for the feedback Walt. I think I'll cut a relief in the pistons. I have a set of 20 oversize that has a relief cut just above the top ring to avoid the situation I have, ie the top edge hitting the head. Can't understand why the 80 OS I am using isn't the same. Here's a photo of the 20 OS. 20...
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

On the 27 engine I rebuilt, I am running 80 thousands oversize pistons. This morning I discovered the reason for the pounding I was experiencing when I 1st started up the engine. The top circumferenceof the pistons are hitting the edges of the Riccardo head I installed. I am thinking I can remove th...
by rgould1910
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off

I'll take it. Will send email
by rgould1910
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Great suggestion Kevin. I see Langs sells them but they are pricey at $62.75 apiece. Someone must have a patent on them. I don't see any others doing an internet search. I'll drive the car some and see if the short neutral range is a problem. The issue is my novice girlfriend wants to drive the car....
by rgould1910
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Update. I filed down the ends of the lining on a taper from the two rivets to the ends by the cam and ground off the overhang on the side seen in the photos. After readjusting the rods, the fit is better. There is a narrow range of motion on the handbrake in the neutral position before the brakes en...
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Informative and thoughtful observations. Thank you all.
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Here is a straight on pic. Art I also think the linings are too thick. Any way to correct this short of installing new lining? If I were to install new lining I wonder if I would run in to the same problem. ???
Apologize for the pic angle. Dont know what causes that
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by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Brake cam is new from Langs
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by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Question re rear brakes, 26-27

The lining on my rear brakes is too close to the hub inner surface. The lining may have been replaced many years ago when the car was first restored. Its not a brake rod adjustment issue. Because of the tight fit, there is not enough throw in the handbrake lever to set and release the clutch properl...
by rgould1910
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best car cover
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Best car cover

Looking to purchase a good car cover for a 27 roadster. The car will be garaged in California weather. Hot in the summer and moderately cool and wet in the winter. Any recommendations?
by rgould1910
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Axle keyhole too wide
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Axle keyhole too wide

Thanks for the information, fellas. I'll put it to good use. Adam, I hear you loud and clear. I remember the flack about these axels a few years back. I am hoping the one I have will hold up. If not I am looking at a Perfecto tear down and axle replacement. My tooling is not accurate enough to machi...
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Axle keyhole too wide
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Axle keyhole too wide

I purchased a new rear axle from the supplier in Texas about 7 years ago. It was the axle that is machined the entire length. I needed that feature because it was to be used in a Perfecto. Now that the Perfect is in the car and I am installing the hubs, I see the keyway is too wide. It measures .256...
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

Thanks for the info. I was able to mount the shoes using vise grips on the springs. Quite a job!
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

Thanks for the tips gents. I finally got the job done using vise grips and a bar for leverage. :P
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 509

26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

How do you remove and install 27 brake shoes? I can't remove the spring much less reinstall it after the shoe is fitted over the tabs and the brake cam.
by rgould1910
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel

I just puchased a new hump for the trunk deck of a 27 roadster. Had it here 2 days after ordering it. Cost less than $50. Darn glad they had it.
by rgould1910
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

Id say $ 1000 tops. The motor went into a 1913 model year car. The head and pan are later as well. I notice the valves are recessed into the block requiting new seats. Good luck.
by rgould1910
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carb Throttle Rod -- Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Carb Throttle Rod -- Help!

The throttle arm or lever should swing under the steering column. Perhaps the position was changed at some point. There is a predrilled hole on the carb rod so there is no adjustment unless you drill another hole. You can always bend the rod to make it fit. I am thinking either the lever was reverse...
by rgould1910
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What am I looking at?

Wow, thanks so much for the info. I just left a message with the seller telling him I want them!!!
by rgould1910
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 rear wire wheel hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: 26-27 rear wire wheel hubs

Will purchase. Left phone message. Thank you
by rgould1910
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What am I looking at?

Thanks for the information. So it looks as though I have two problems. First, the diameter of the flange, being smaller than a 26-27 hub, may not support the lugs. Second there is nothing to grab with a puller to remove the hubs from the axle. This explains why the axle nuts were not snugged down wh...
by rgould1910
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What am I looking at?

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by rgould1910
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

What am I looking at?

I understand why someone would use an earlier rear hub and re-drill for five studs to fit a 26-27 brake hub, but I don't understand why a ring was tack welded to the threaded area of the hub. I'd appreciate any observations or comments on this modification. It certainly makes for a difficult removal...
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Question re gas filter

Anyone ever try the glass bowl filter sold for model A's by Snyder's?
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Question re gas filter

Thank you. Right now the piece has a felt instead of a leather washer. I'll purchase one from Langs. Thanks for the tip!
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Question re gas filter

What are folks using for an inline gas filter on a 26-27 set up. Concerned about the close distance to the exhaust manifold if I mount a plastic filter under the shut off. Any photos would really help. Another question comes to mind. I have gas seepage at the shut off coming from the front. I wound ...
by rgould1910
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

Just reread your comment. You could well be correct re the fan pulley. I had to cobble the fan together using parts from different fans.
by rgould1910
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

The pulley is the alum one with ridges sold by the parts vendors. In the past, I needed a pulley with ridges when used with a water pump.
by rgould1910
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

Update. V Belt Guys online store carries a 35 inch micro ridged fan belt that fits perfectly. Thank you Steve at Langs for the tip.
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

I'm running a water pump with a wide pulley but I have the aftermarket ridged crank pulley. Try as I might the 33 and 3/4 inch belt is a bit too small and a 36-inch is way too big I'll try an auto pats store. Thanks for the tip.
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Wtb 35 inch fan belt

Need a fan belt for a 27 roadster with a water pump. Vendors sell a 33 3/4 or 36 inch fan belt. One is too small the other too big. Need about a 35 inch belt.
by rgould1910
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 26/27 gas cut off #2
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: FS 26/27 gas cut off #2

I'll take it!
by rgould1910
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Yes Ernie Romero is the guy who I was thinking about. He does the work for Ray Wells customers who want upholstery on their new bodies. I had a seat recovered by him and it was excellent. He also did the complete top and upholstery on the 09 body I purchased from Dan Haynes, (thank you Dan). First c...
by rgould1910
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?

I vote for a new cam and valve job. Would also look hard at the springs and lifters. If no appreciable slop in the beatings, I'd install a new Stipe 250 (stock grind) cam. All that will make a noticeable improvement in performance. :P
by rgould1910
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Toe in question
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Toe in question

Thanks for the information, fellas. I did notice the pitch was more on this car than the earlier cars I ve worked on and wondered about that.
by rgould1910
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Toe in question
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Toe in question

How much front end toe in should there be on a 27 with wire wheels?
by rgould1910
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Had the same problem. Car had galled OS pins. No doubt poorly manufactured. Dan McEachern provided .003" OS with the lip. Even though those in the car were also .003 OS, his pins fit tight. As the poster above observed, if you press them out gently, they don't enlarge much if any.
by rgould1910
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting fix to an old problem
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Interesting fix to an old problem

Today I purchased a front axle from a friend because the one that came on the car I am restoring had stripped threads on the passenger side lower fork hole. I sand blasted the area to clean up the kingpin holes and surfaces where are the spindle bushing flanges ride and discovered an interesting fix...
by rgould1910
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3605

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

When you have the rear end out did you take the pinion off the drive shaft and inspect the roller bearing and thrust bearing? I've experienced broken or disintegrating bearings on two occasions with varying symptoms.
by rgould1910
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Ruckstell shifts backwards?

Bobt, if your shift lock is like a Perfecto, the shifting lever can fit into the fork one of four ways because it's a a square fit where it enters. If that's the case it's simply a matter of reversing the lever 180 degrees and changing the connecting rod to fit.
by rgould1910
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about transmission sag
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Question about transmission sag

20190827_120512.jpg The engine transmission assembly is in the pan and I am fitting the 4th main. I have a 26 27 so I can adjust the 4th main up and down. The engine is sitting horizontal. I'm wondering if I should attempt to account for transmission sag and place the 4th main so it holds the tail ...
by rgould1910
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

Really hard to get the studs to line up exactly with the holes in the block. Remember there are 15 to get aligned and they are a close fit. Sometimes its hard to get even the six studs aligned on an early DS spool. 15 would be a nightmare.
by rgould1910
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

Really hard to get the studs to line up exactly with the holes in the block. Remember there are 15 to get aligned and they are a close fit. Sometimes its hard to get even the six studs aligned on an early DS spool. 15 would be a nightmare.
by rgould1910
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

Frank, the one pictured above is the later style used after 1912 until the open spool was adopted. They are the most common type seen and go for about $40 around here.
by rgould1910
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

Sorry for the double post.
by rgould1910
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

Just a head's up. The ones I see on eBay have the bumps on the rear flange where the bolts pass thru. The one Michael needs is the one with the full round flange. Agree all will do the job, but if you are concerned about having the right part for the year, the 191 B pictured above is the right one.
by rgould1910
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

Just a head's up. The ones I see on eBay have the bumps on the rear flange where the bolts pass thru. The one Michael needs is the one with the full round flange. Agree all will do the job, but if you are concerned about having the right part for the year, the 191 B pictured above is the right one.
by rgould1910
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

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by rgould1910
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

Couple things. The earliest has the round rear flange without the bumps for the bolt holes and the number T191 embossed in the body. It accepts 3/8" studs. All I have seen have been redrilled at the factory(?) to accept 13/32" studs. The following spool has the round flange as above but has the numb...
by rgould1910
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 1780

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

I recently purchased a set of domed headbolts for my 27 project. I checked them against one original I had and they are indeed too short by a couple threads. Doesn't seem like much but the Ricardo head I am using is taller than a stock Ford high head. Combined with the shorted head bolts, there is j...
by rgould1910
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5242

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Finished up the engine on the 2017 Roadster.
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by rgould1910
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to repair this one??
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: How to repair this one??

Had the same problem. Brought it to a welder who welded up the missing section and tapped it for the 3/8 x 24 tpi bolt.
by rgould1910
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Checking for rod bend on a lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Checking for rod bend on a lathe

Absolutely must check for twist. That's the next step. I just now finished straightening bends. Three of the four had slight bends. The fourth was out quite a bit out. All are now within 2 thou deviation at the top land area measured one side against the other. By that I mean the max difference betw...
by rgould1910
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Checking for rod bend on a lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Checking for rod bend on a lathe

Allan, a check on things is accomplished by moving the carriage to where the piston rests against the other side of the cross slide. Since the cross slide is perpendicular to the bed and both sides are parallel, placing the piston on the other side confirms the reading you got initially. I prefer to...
by rgould1910
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Checking for rod bend on a lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Checking for rod bend on a lathe

Pretty simple. Made sure the cross slide was exactly perpendicular to the bed and the crank was centered. Used a 2 thou shim to hold the rod tight to the crank and swung the crank so the piston laid flat. Running a feeler guage along the skirt revealed any rod bend.
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by rgould1910
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909 - 1911 2 Piece Timer Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: ***1909 - 1911 2 Piece Timer Assembly***

Nice work. Couple things to note. The timer housing has a snout or nose that enters into the hole of the timing gear cover that is not present in your drawing.The felt washer is placed around the nose between the rear vertical surface of the housing and the timing gear cover rather than inside the h...
by rgould1910
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fitting timing gears
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Fitting timing gears

Final assembly shows a .0025" timing gear lash. Ford Service Manual shows an acceptable lash of .0005 to .003" for new gears and builds. That figure is for using Fords steel gears. With an alum cam gear, there will be slight expansion over steel, but the swelling will be minimal. It is remarkable ho...
by rgould1910
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fitting timing gears
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Fitting timing gears

Dick, it took me about an hour all told. Includes mixing the Timesaver with motor oil and painting the mix on both gears before lapping. I did a little at a time working the crank back and forth about fifty times in each position. At the end I rotated the crank in one direction about a hundred revol...
by rgould1910
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fitting timing gears
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Fitting timing gears

Thank you, Scott.
by rgould1910
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fitting timing gears
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Fitting timing gears

I've been a huge fan of Time Saver for years. Today I found another use. Timing gears. When I got a newly babbitted block back from the rebuilder and installed the crank and cam with the timing gears installed, it was was evident the gears were too close. They were binding a bit making marks on the ...
by rgould1910
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 parts
Replies: 45
Views: 3095

Re: 1911 parts

If you decide to part it out, I'd be interested in the head and steering column.
by rgould1910
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

I had two sets of NOS oversize pistons, one .025 OS the other .005 OS . I sold one set years ago but have the other set still. I paid $100 for each set, I guess Im a pretty generous guy LOL . If you're interested email me and I'll check out which I have. I may have a set of used OS, I can check that...
by rgould1910
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 steering column
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: WTB 26-27 steering column

I am interested if you have a nice one. If you would, let me know what you have. Mostly interested in a tube with little if any rust pitting, a decent gear case and little wear where the steering post passes thru the base. Thank you for responding. Richard Gould rgould1910@comcast.net 916-215-5316 p...
by rgould1910
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re pre 26 steering column
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Question re pre 26 steering column

Thanks for the replies fellas. Couple observations I saw after my post. The TT column doesnt come back into the passenger compartment perpendicular to the firewall. It angles toward the middle of the cab. I am thinking its a TT thing. Id have to shim it for the column to enter the opening in the das...
by rgould1910
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 steering column
Replies: 4
Views: 288

WTB 26-27 steering column

WTB 26-27 steering column. Must have gear case and quadrant, don't much care about the post, frame bracket gears or levers. Would like one without wear in the post hole in the base or rust pitting. Need to get this 27 on the road!
by rgould1910
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re pre 26 steering column
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Question re pre 26 steering column

The steering column on my 27 project is toast and I want to use an earlier column. The one I have is off a TT but the column, post, levers etc look the same except for the frame bracket, the round base and the 4 to 1 gearing. I have the right frame bracket and don't mind the 4 to 1 gearing. I want t...
by rgould1910
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2867

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

From your photos, it appears there is no lock nut to distance the radiator rod the correct amount from the firewall. There should be 2 lock nuts. One at the firewall, the other at the radiator. I dont see the one at the radiator in your photos. Setting the correct distance is simply a matter of scre...
by rgould1910
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Coils

Thank to all for the valuable advice. I really appreciate the input. Terry that's a beautiful car! Where on earth did you find it? Does it fit on a TT or T chassis?
by rgould1910
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Coils

Finishing up a mechanical rebuild and will soon be focusing on a new ignition set up. Would like opinions on who to use to rebuild coils and whether I should stick with an original timer or go with a modern electronic unit and if so, which one.
by rgould1910
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Odds of getting stolen
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: Odds of getting stolen

I had an era flying eagle radiator cap stolen off a Model A parked in front of my house. I don't leave my cars unattended anymore. If I am at a restaurant with a T, I sit next to a window .
by rgould1910
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3605

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

The other thing that comes to mind is a disintegrating roller bearing in the ds spool.
Happened to me with similar symptoms.
by rgould1910
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3605

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I am surprised that no one has suggested taking wheels off and pushing each axle shaft in toward the center of the rear end. If a thrust washer has disintegrated there will be a lot of detectable movement. Not discounting something in the transmission, but the driving symptoms sure sound like skippi...
by rgould1910
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice needed painting a wooden body Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Advice needed painting a wooden body Touring

I have the same problem with the body I just purchased. It has a crack in the rear door caused by mishandling. Because the crack was not caused by the body twisting as when the car is driven over on uneven surface I have no problem using a wood filler. I am tempted to hunt down someone who restores ...
by rgould1910
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 59
Views: 6099

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Painting wheels is a big job but worth it in the end
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo head and parts
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: Rajo head and parts

Email sent
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re domed pistons and a Ricardo head
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Question re domed pistons and a Ricardo head

Will domed pistons work with a Ricardo head ?
The head I have has not been surfaced.
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: light weight rods
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Wanted: light weight rods

Need a set of light weight connecting rods and caps for cores to exchange for newly babbitted rods.
by rgould1910
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2129

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

Chevy orange it is Joe
by rgould1910
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2129

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

Close to original color
by rgould1910
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Valve seats
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Valve seats

Bill, Kerry is spot on about the installation of the new seats distorting the cylinder bores. If you dont want to do a rebore to a larger size you might get away with power honing the cylinders to true them up. Any macine shop can do the work. If you are running alumimun pistons you can get by if th...
by rgould1910
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: Today’s project

An 1 1/4 " ball mill requires a lot of pressure to cut weld. I can't see how a drill press would work. I did the same thing using a tig welder and silicon carbide with a 1910 pan and the pressure warped the pan on a mill. I like the idea of brazing the hole. Not so tough to cut
by rgould1910
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Triple gear weight

You'll have difficulty removing that much weight. Triple gears came in different weights. I'd guess yours are a mix from different cars to be off that much. Most I've seen is 3 grams variation.
by rgould1910
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re handbrake lever
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Question re handbrake lever

Thanks for the help. Here's the handbrake test installed with long pins thru thru the flipper to hold it in place. The spacing/fit is good but I need to set the pan in the car with the hogdhead and pedals to check for clearance. Sorry for the poor photos.
by rgould1910
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re handbrake lever
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Question re handbrake lever

Thank you Dan. I thought the 26-27 hand break was different than the earlier style because of the bends I've seen. From your post I get the impression owners made the bends themselves to have more access. Is this correct?
by rgould1910
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re handbrake lever
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Question re handbrake lever

I have a mid 20s handbrake lever I am restoring for use on a 27 roadster. I need to determine where the lever should be bent so that it conforms to the look of a 26-27 lever. I dont have a 27 for a pattern but I recall the lever is bent to the left after it clears the floorboards and the handle/rele...
by rgould1910
Fri May 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Band Wear
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: Band Wear

I suspect the problem has to do with excess wear in the pedal shaft and probably a worn pedal cam bracket. They can both be replaced with NORS without removing the hogshead. If you can find a pedal with a better cam so much the better.