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by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Transmission end play

More pictures.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Transmission end play

Always pull the clutch spring it's easy. We use a small O. T. C. press, and push the spring support down, and knock the spring support pin out, takes about 30 seconds, with a nap, in between. Only use 1 bushing in the flywheel end, of the brake drum. The tail shaft should be line reamed, with the br...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Transmission end play

We have always used .015, .010 is to tight, .020 is over kill, and you can start to here it clunk.

.070 thousandths, just make sure somebody hasn't mixed older, and newer parts. See how many washers it has first.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

I have seen this picture before with more group pictures of different poses of the same event, and yes, the train won the chicken contest. It had a little story, explaining the mishap.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 2849

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Sealhttps://mtfca.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?mode=view&id=45984&sid=dd62cb3ad2a6b33d10608ec74363b3f6
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Re: Ignition key stolen!

When the key area gets wore, inside the switch, the Key can jiggle out on it's own. Seen it happen about 3 times. The first Model T I learned to drive, when I was 14, had a Shoe lace through the eye of the key, and the other end, tied around the steering column. That didn't interfere with the runnin...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Cam Crank Centers
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Model A Cam Crank Centers

The A/B cam crank center distance is 4.156/4.157". Dan's Model A, Center, to Center distance, is correct. As you can see, it is plus, or minus one thousandths. The Model T is 3.936-70 to 3.937-80. Never did I see those Spec's over one thousandths, and I know 4.155-00, has nothing to do with Ford Sp...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?

This is the one, we have always used.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

When I first saw that somebody was trying the 400 discs, I got a few, and machined some out. I put a set in one of my cars, and it worked perfectly, in all ways. So we used them in our motor building, Guessing about 175, T engines or a little more, that had 400 discs. I mentioned it to Birdhaven Aut...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting rod side play
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Connecting rod side play

ON THE MODEL T THE ROD IS BOLTED TIGHT TO THE WRIST PIN AND THE PIN IS SNUG IN THE PISTON BOSS,THEREFOR EXCESS SIDE DRIFT CAN BE CAUSED BY ANY OF THOSE POINTS THAT HAVE BECOME WORN, WE USED TO CALL IT PISTON SLAP, THE-- T-- ENGINE NOT BEING THE QUIET KIND, YOU CANT HEAR THIS, IF YOU HAVE THE IRON P...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting rod side play
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Connecting rod side play

Does anyone know what the rod side play should be on a rebuilt engine that has not been run much ? What is it suppose yo be originally? MEL. Rod should be, an 1.500, wide. Side clearance has always varied, from crank, to crank, on Model T's. At that, side play should should not be under .005, and n...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hydro-Borer Bearing Machine, for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Hydro-Borer Bearing Machine, for Sale

Bump up now, then.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

Did Ford workers scrutinize the fitment of thrust washers to this degree on the assembly line back then? New parts at the Factory should have been approximately, the same. So, if the clearance wasn't exactly right, the softer thrust washers would fix any thrust problems, shortly, like a babbitt rod...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

We set clearance at .010, you will find that .005, will be hard on some parts, especially when New ring gears are warped, as they are, when operating temperature, is reached. You don;t want the gears with hard spots, or clicking, in one spot, when rotated. Both ring, and pinion should be even, on bo...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Crankshaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1392

Re: Mystery Crankshaft

No. one picture, looks like it has been ground up to the Radius, and left a right angle. Closer pictures would take the guess work out of it. I was looking at No. 1 Pin, the closest Radius, to the front of the crank. Here was one of the Model T cranks that, Vern, at Arnold Motor, in Fort Dodge, Iowa...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1646

Re: Question on babbitting

Blocks were not preheated as a step before babbitt. The pouring jig, that looked like Wilsons, but was not, was put on the block, and about a 3" torch, L.P. or Natural gas heated each shell. No, they never preheated the block, but did when they heated each shell, where the pouring jig was.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Top three caps shot. Tin Babbitt. Bottom cap, Rod, is lead babbitt, must have been replaced by it's self, one time. The shaft Blue looks like Prussian Blue to me, that was not taken off when fitting. If the shaft got that hot to turn it Blue, all the rods would have melted out. Normally, the babbitt...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Blocks AND a Belly Band?
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Wood Blocks AND a Belly Band?

Ford warned about about using the side blocks in Trucks, that the frame twisting broke crankcase arms, and pan twisting from holding the arms to rigid. So, I have never used them on cars since I was in my teens. Don't believe it! Take your floor boards out, and install the side blocks and bolts, the...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

I sent one to Dan McEachern, to look at years ago. Maybe he will chime in here?

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vulcan connecting rod lathe, for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Vulcan connecting rod lathe, for sale

This is a Vulcan Rod lathe, later bought out by Storm, and then renamed the company, Storm Vulcan. The Vulcan Rod lathe is the same as the Storm Vulcan, except the Storm Vulcan has two free standing belt guards, one on each end. It will do babbitt rods, Bore wrist pin bushings in the Rods, and will ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2518

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

OK, thanks, Alan, I don't have to do that any more either, I don't use Ford stock clutches.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2518

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

The Driver side wheel, should always be raised. 1. easy to see, if the wheel stopped, when the brake lever is pulled. 2. if the right wheel is used, you have to walk around the car to see the wheel, in many cases, just because the hand brake lever is pulled, doesn't mean the wheel stopped. 3. The mo...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Dubatt's crank

So Herm, if a guy had an early engine and wanted to keep all the visible stuff original to the year in question, you couldn't help him out? You would not build with an early pan? Question asked with the greatest respect, Bill I have never had that come up. Normally, after I explain the advantages o...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Well Herm, USA Ford specs must differ from ours, decarboning about every 5000 miles and valve grind occasionally, a far cry from ripping into the engine every 3 months. Well, as usual, Kangaroo Dundee, you twisted what I said, and added your own crap. No where did I mention decarbonizing, and I lik...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Dubatt's crank

We use 26-27 pans, in all engines!

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Dubatt's crank

We never had a problems with all the Scat cranks we put in. About 78 to date.

The only thing that could make some off, is if the line bore Guy didn't know how to line bore, and get them always off center.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1199

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

While the rear end housings, have to be straight, that is not the problem, this time. There are two companies that make the axle sleeves. One uses steel sheets that are .002, thinner then standard Ford, these are NOT usable, unless that is the kind of work, that will satisfy you. The axle movement w...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

1. Stainless steel valves should 0nly, and Always, be used in place of anything lesser. Ford recommended that valves should be reground every 3 months, with normal driving, every day. That was the cast iron head one. When a valve starts to burn, it is only the valve head that is affected, and as it ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

dmdeaton wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:35 am
Bob said he is not making the the 2 wrench anymore
You don't want those anyway, you want the Bolt, Nut, and Lifter body kind.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 2663

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

In the course of rebuilding my engine and reworking the magnets I'd like to add a flywheel ring gear and notch the mag ring in the event that I want to add a starter at a later date. The flywheel seems to be turned to accept a ring gear, but in place of that ring gear is a steel ring with no teeth....
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

dmdeaton wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:52 pm
So the lifters he sells are not the same as Snyder's ? They carry the 2 wrench lifters also.
Thanks, Keith.

I don't know which lifters Snyder sells, but Bob's lifters, are his own.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Bob's Antique Auto Parts, Quincy, Il.

Herm
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 wrench adjustable lifters
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: 3 wrench adjustable lifters

Ok, this is the way we do it. 1. Butt both ends. 2. The lifters are Bob's, the only good ones. Take all the bolts out, and nuts off, and either blast, or wire brush the threads. Make sure the nuts do not move the bolt when installed, that is, rotating freely, and assemble bolts. 3. Put a heavy greas...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Ok so how do you keep the lifter from turning when you snug down the lock nut without using 3 wrenches? I have yet to see lifters that when down you could hold it with a wrench, maybe the flats were just peeking over the top. No you don't have to trim the lifter bosses, even if you know the secret ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Mark, I haven't seen your post , until today, I will let you know how we do it, tonight if I can. Pouring a 1922 Olds. today, just got done with a 1903 Curved Dash Olds, a few days ago.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Main bearing

I don't think that information is out there, no need for it other then the Ford Company, and Babbitters, like us. The caps were all bought from the Ford Co., already poured, as you know. I think we always used the standard thickness of 9/16, or .562-50, the same as the standard Ball cap hole. As lon...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel Ring gear
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Flywheel Ring gear

Jim-B wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:54 pm
I am about to install a new ring gear on an old flywheel and presume the bevels on the teeth face to the bendix ? Does that sound right?
Thanks fo your thoughts.
Jim
Yup, to the rear of the car.

Herm
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 2464

Re: big freeze

The two T's are fine, but I had save the neighbors Brass Monkey.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Tool for connecting rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: WTB Tool for connecting rods

Pictures.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Tool for connecting rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: WTB Tool for connecting rods

Pictures.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Tool for connecting rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: WTB Tool for connecting rods

Pictures.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Tool for connecting rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: WTB Tool for connecting rods

Pictures.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Tool for connecting rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2223

Re: WTB Tool for connecting rods

Waterbury, Simplicity, and Amco are the 3 machines that are alike, with a few small changes. The Simplicity, has the shortest Rod length holder. All oil groove linkage is the same. on all machines. All were made by AMCO, that is If remember right was the Automotive Machine Company. They made all kin...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

Darren is right, on his information. Also zinc was also tried in rod, and main bearings, in the war years, at least. If you mix zinc with Lead, or Tin base babbitt, both are junk after that, as it won''t stick to bearing shells correctly. I was told by the foundry, that when babbitt price went to 22...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

I just found, Bobs lifters.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

One more thing, you do NOT need 3 Wrenches, on lifters, with a lock nut.

Hertm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

The lifter bolt shown in the picture, the slot will close up, or one side will brake off, NO FIX. The best are BOBs, In IL. They are made the way they should be. The bolts, nuts, and lifter body, laugh at a file. As always, any brand of lifter, should be butt. None are perfect. That is why some peop...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

Weaver Pictures.

There is also a small pipe that goes in the hole in the swing arm, I didn't need it, so I took it out, anp put it some where.

Herm
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

Best one made. Looks like the front mount, and oil pans are not there?

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

Some good ideas there Herm, what are you using for a plug in the drain? And are you taking width off the shoe? I milled of the cast iron, only, off both sides of the shoe, up to the lining. These shoes are crude, I won't be using them again. The drain plug is large zerk size. The plug was a Allen w...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

When cutting the tub off straight, I have always used a hack saw. Scribe your cutting line clear around the tube. Now, take the hack saw, and cut on your line, until the saw teeth just drop through to the inside of the inner, tube. Then move your saw forward, and do it again. You are only cutting ab...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

Those two piece brake shoes, to keep them working straight, and not coming off, i put put washers on the out side of the New Old Stock Brake Cams.

I also used NOS Hubs, in the New wheels.

Thanks,

Herm
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

I have always used Dans Hubs, they are made right.

I use two set screws to keep the hub straight with the axle, and I tighten them, and use a lock nut. You do not want the hubs sliding, in, and out, as cornering, and ruts will do.

All that I have put in, no problems.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Ideal crankshaft radius?

What is the preferred radius of a T crankshaft? Thanks for your time and help. Bob 903 824 1949 It has an 1/8th, .125 inch Radius. No bigger, or smaller. Rods, and mains should be cut that Diameter, also, or you will have a mating problem. A 2" Radius, should be closest to a 15" Diameter crank. Her.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 3940

Re: tripple gear bushings

Through the years, I have found that more success is to be had in properly applying a specification to a given machining job than trying to guess what the confusing language was on a very old technology/drawing. If you doubt that, try applying old Trade Formulas used in watchmaking: One particular o...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 3940

Re: tripple gear bushings

Herman, I also have a reamer that cuts to 0.003 clearance. I agree 0.003 is probably ok but not 0.002. But that still doesn't explain why Ford plainly said 0.002 running fit. Ford never uses this term anywhere else and None of the other Ford repair manuals even address this issue, only the Ford Ser...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 3940

Re: tripple gear bushings

Well Glen, my new old stock tripple gears that came from Ford, already reamed, measure exactly, .680. The Wilson reamers are, an exact fit in the Ford reamed Tripple gear bushings. If Wilson screwed up, then Ford made the same mistake. Yes I agree .002 thousandths, is to small. Like ball caps, Ford ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 3940

Re: tripple gear bushings

Clearance for the triple gear bushing should be .003, that is what Ford reamed them at by, Micing New Old Stock, drums, and triple gears. Also, K. R. Wilson Reamers make a .680 hole for the pins. I have got one good used set of transmission Wilson reamers, and 2 sets of N.O.S., they all cut the same...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil dippers on rod cap question
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Oil dippers on rod cap question

Holes in the cap, or web, and a Dipper will do no good, unless the rod has a X Groove System. The holes in the web should be 3/16, and drilled on both sides of the web. The cap should be drilled with 3/16 hole, and not over 1/4. With out the X Groove, oil can not enter the bearing. It would be like ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Babbitt Material

Herm, thanks for the input. I will stick with grade 2. My book on rebuilding model A’s claims that Ford went to a cheaper lead base babbit because they thought the more robust, larger crankshaft did not require the more expensive grade. Maybe that is why the Ford name is on some lower grade babbit ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Pictures
The car is a 1908 Aplex, 2 Cycle, quite a Machine.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Herm, thank you, that is good information. Is the gold rod photo in your post as poured? Do you have a side-on photo? It's hard to compare it with the static-pour rod being from two different angles. I can see you had leakage with the static-pour rod. I used a combination of aluminium welding wire ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Babbitt Material

Just because babbitt has Ford in the babbitt, does not mean it came from the Ford Factory, it may be 86-7-7, but it didn't come from Ford. The babbitt in the Ford Garages, that we got with Wilson tools, that was Ford Babbitt, all had Ford Imprinted in the bar, and written out, Just like the Model T,...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Babbitt Material

Erik Barrett wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:24 am
Herm, please elaborate. I’d like to learn more.
I will try to do it tonight, Mr. Erik, I am pouring in a 1903 Olds, today.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

I pulled my 23 engine several years ago to replace transmission output shaft and the slipping transmission that I had put turbo 400 plates into. The turbo plates looked good, but about 1/3 of the Ford steel plates were cracked. I suspect due to heat from the slipping transmission. I replaced the pl...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: Radius on big end bearings

C to C, is 7 inches.

Width is 1.500.

The Radius is exactly 1/8th.

First rod, Gold, is our Centrifugally poured Rods

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Babbitt Material

Erik Barrett wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:57 pm
I buy government grade #2 from United Metals. They publish their formulae online and it is what Ford used for model T’s.
Not the same as Fords, Erik.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Bottom line, is that with Jack Rabbit, you MUST put in a spring that meets or exceeds original pressure at original deflection. Neutral will be improved with either choice. Just don't expect that they will hold up or be MORE robust than a stock clutch." End Quote. It is NOT the Jack Rabbit Clutch th...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking for rod bend on a lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: Checking for rod bend on a lathe

Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:42 pm
... but, you still need to check for twist.

And the off set. Best to check the rod, only for, twist, bend, and off set. Far to many maybes with piston added.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 3421

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

Only thing I can think of, is pistons touching Head, or Head Gasket.

Herm
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lost motion
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: lost motion

When I was 14, I put in my first peddle shafts. The brake peddle came loose, two times. That is two hogs head removals. I didn't like that. We had a can full, about a quart FORD can of peddle pins NOS, that were cold roll metal. Also we had a big box full of NOS peddle, and high speed shafts. Drilli...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 2088

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

R. G's heads are flat on the inside, are all the same depth, from one end to the other. They will " PING ".

The Z head is built like the Waukesha, and Hebbie High Power.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 2088

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

It is not one of R. G's heads. It is a z head.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 2184

Re: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***

I found a fan bracket arm, with fan hub and blades, where the hub and bracket arm, were made of brass. I didn't see that they were brass until all the old grease got taken off.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Triple gear weight

We either would take the two down by removing metal from the two heaviest, or adding weight, by wire welding, filling the two holes, to the two lightest. Easy.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue May 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal
Replies: 16
Views: 1743

Re: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal

It's funny how opinions go. I've never used anything. I just tap them in, and leave it at that! There are different years of engines that, when laying the seal in the front cover, the seal has a lot of slop, about .010 to much. When the cover is to big, we have always laid the seal on a anvil, clos...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue May 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Spindle Bushings
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: '27 Spindle Bushings

Pictures. Spindle top thrust bearings. No wear, turns easy.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri May 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buick piston used in Model T??
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: Buick piston used in Model T??

We have used 312 Ford Forged Pistons in the 26-27 T Blocks.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Fri May 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scandinavian Bands soaking or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Scandinavian Bands soaking or not?

Jim, Sr. wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Put the bands in and close up the cover. Start the engine and let it idle for a while. With all that oil splashing around they will be soaked up quickly.
Agree!

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Wed May 15, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Engine rebuild.

We don't like to weld on a crank, but what is done is done. The bolts that come with the weights, we do not use, as we had a set come loose once. Nothing hurt, as they just slide back and fourth about 1/4 inch, but you can hear them. We have used about 175 sets, and never any trouble, I like them ve...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue May 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tight?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: How tight?

We put grease Zerks in those, also.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Tue May 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tight?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: How tight?

We put grease in those, also.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Mon May 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pin clamp
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: Piston pin clamp

We use 30 lb's torque.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1731

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

Some repro bolts are hardened, and then ground, they have oil grooves, or use to.

The cheap ones were ground, and then hardened, have no oil grooves, but the bolts then are all warped, and they are NOT useable, at all, as they are junk.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun May 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1731

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

We have always just drilled the center hole in the spindle, between the bushings, and put a small pound in grease zerk in it , and you can fill the cavity between the top, and bottom bushings, and will push gun grease out both top and bottom of the bushings. It lasts a whole lot longer then oil. We ...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun May 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pin clamp
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: Piston pin clamp

We have always used New lock washers.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun May 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 2249

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

I hope he didn't use the Battery, for a seat! The seat of his pants would have fell out! LOL, I have seen that happen, more then once.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sun May 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3942

Re: Pan straightening

Kenneth ; Here are some pictures of my home made Straightening table . Unfortunately I dont have the right location for the pan arms.IMGP0207.JPG I seen your ball cap area jig, when you listed it a long time ago. Simple, but very ingenious, and quite effective! I would never have thought of it. Tha...
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat May 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3942

Re: Pan straightening

The best way to build an accurate pan jig is have a good pan and have it checked on a Wilson pan jig, and then use that for your pattern, to build your jig, for all the points of Alignment.

Herm.
by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Sat May 11, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3942

Re: Pan straightening

It may give you a pan rail that is flat or not, and the transmission area that may be bent up, or down, but not the ball cap area, right, or left, the hand crank that is dead center with the crank center so you can turn the engine without it binding on the pulley pin. Or, one of the most important, ...