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by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

I use a pair of these: https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/10-Ton-Jack-Stands-Set-of-2 The tonnage is excessive but the dimensioning is ideal. They're also perfect if wanting to place outboard with a 6 x 6 across the back as others have mentioned. The price is very reasonable when weighed against the...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

You can get them further back by first removing the radius rods and then proceeding. Apart from that, you really ought to use a stand with a larger footprint.
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

Sorry I didn't see that before. There are only sections of it and I had to spin it around to find that.
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

I'm glad for the added discussion as it has caused me to look closer. Also, John's input regarding undersized driveshafts is interesting whether or not it is directly applicable here. I wasn't aware of that. With respect to machining, as I mentioned above, a Van Norman Rotary Broach (which used to b...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Early starting crank
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: WTB Early starting crank

Original Smith wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:27 am
What annoys me, is I've never seen the high dome rivet for the handle reproduced, only the flat one! I wonder why?
Because you're not making them.
by Walter Higgins
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

I[ am in the process of tearing down my nonelectric 1921. I found an original Ford script head gasket and standard bore pictons. This engine is well past being worn out. :-) I assume that it has never been torn down before. At any rate here is a picture of my no stater flywheel with a virgin ring g...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Inside oil line with large funnel.
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: WTB: Inside oil line with large funnel.

Thanks Joe and Allen for the input regarding the new tubes. I had read of fitment issues with them in the past, but if they're good now perhaps I'll go that route.

For now I'd still like to find a couple of used ones as I'd like to play around and experiment with one of them.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

Here are pictures of both sides of a presumably original ring gear and a pic of a reproduction. It looks like it roils be possible to machine an original and the gash marks not be present. Thanks for the photos, Corey. I agree that based on what you show there that no gash marks would be present we...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

Without knowing what was and was not available in the way of factory parts, this is one of the things I was wondering. Even without a big lathe, my Van Norman Rotary Broach (which is made to service flywheels) would be able to take off the teeth with a little special effort. Perhaps a screwed up ri...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:56 pm

Given the comments about never seeing this before (it's certainly new to me), I expect it is a rare item, produced briefly just before or during the transition to starters in 1919. What's the assembly date of your engine, Walter?
See three posts above yours.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

Just tore down a 19 with out a starter, ring gear was on the flywheel, I suspect some one had a flywheel with bad teeth and chucked it up and turned them off on a big lathe? Looks original screws as they said earlier. Without knowing what was and was not available in the way of factory parts, this ...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

To add to this further, I'm going to leave out of it what "year" engine this is. Even good complete stuff has had parts switched out and in this case this engine is an amateur "rebuild" that I'm going through and reworking the mistakes. The parts on the whole unit, both internal and external, range ...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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

Thanks for the input thus far. Humor me for trying to approach this from a different angle as I'm not as familiar with the later cars. In the "starter era" where a starter was an option, 1919 and later, what did you get when you ordered a non-starter car? Did they make two different flywheels?
by Walter Higgins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

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 Walter Higgins
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Inside oil line with large funnel.
Replies: 3
Views: 190

WTB: Inside oil line with large funnel.

Title says it all. Might be interested in more than one. Email or p.m. me through my profile. Photos appreciated. Thanks.
by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Magnitizer
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Magneto Magnitizer

RajoRacer wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:45 pm
No - pretty much followed the plans - it will saturate a magnet in a couple seconds & hold 4-5 lbs. - you can't hardly shake the piston off !
That's the ticket. Some of the forum posts I've read say that design isn't stout enough. Maybe they aim to pull the sun down out of the sky!
by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Magnitizer
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Magneto Magnitizer

RajoRacer wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:58 pm
I had electrical assistance in building mine from the Gingery plans - I'm still looking for my book to let John use - I know it's here somewhere !!!
So what's the story on yours -- did you modify the Gingery specs?
by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Magnitizer
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Magneto Magnitizer

Yes, and the Rex design also requires a small fork truck to move the pallets of cash required to build it. I was just adding up the materials and it is not cheap.

This is another one -- the retyped instructions from a 7th ed. Dyke's Encyclopedia:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/rotigel/Magnet/
by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Magnitizer
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Magneto Magnitizer

This is something I've started studying recently but haven't yet settled on a design. Some of these might help. This one comes more highly recommended than the one from the Gingery plans: http://www.magnetoparts.com/inst_guides/charger/page1.htm This one is an interesting discussion of people debati...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

I suspect the drawings for these exist just as they do for the 1911 Torpedo / Open Runabout. The part number is on McCalley CD drawing list. Ordering that drawing from the BFRC would be the sure fire way to get the information you need.
by Walter Higgins
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

If you have messed with the linkage, go over it well and check the geometry of everything. The mistake people often make with external contracting brakes is when they want the car to stop better they shorten the rods, particularly if they have a low pedal issue. More often than not what they should ...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Over time that's not going to do your hood shelf any favors. It is unsupported beyond the shelf bolt and it going to be yanking the end of the shelf up against your hood former. As to the bolt on the rear, I wasn't talking about a starter mounting bolt but rather the starter being in the way of the ...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

I think that's very much the case. Being able to make an assembly on the bench and slap it on is much more appealing having to futz with everything on car. I'm guessing the addition of a starter was not a factor in the equation since having one still makes installing the rear bolt on that side a pro...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Step 10, Figure 9 of the Ford service manual shows a mechanic removing the hood shelves from the frame with the hood clips and springs still attached to the shelves. Step 133, Figure 112 of the Ford service manual shows a mechanic installing the hood shelves onto the frame with the hood clips and s...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

You cannot just use a smaller washer because the spring itself is not intended to pass through the frame. Drilling the frame for topside installation of the assembly is not a good idea because then the clip spring is then pulling against the thin wood shelf on ends that are unsupported.
by Walter Higgins
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

You make a spacer tool like so with a slot that stands on the inside of the frame rail. Cram the tool in place with the spring and washer on top, drop the clip through, align hole in clip with the slot in the tool, install the cotter pin, and remove.
by Walter Higgins
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2126

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

What a neat car and with all the hard to find parts. You can even tell it has the correct hand brake lever by how far it comes back toward the seat. Thank you for posting these!
by Walter Higgins
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

I'd say take them out and redo it. How do you know they didn't drill the hole with a metric bit and then use a fractional rivet or whatnot? Also, if they didn't debur the two parts where they go together and something is holding them apart? Start fresh and then you can control the process without ha...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1182

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Even though it's a small one, it can still hurt you. Flat belt lathes are a good place to start because they have the potential to slip vs. a gear head that will eat your lunch. Take the time to study up on safety and try to get some hands-on instruction. Wear safety glasses. Do not wear gloves. Do ...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer felt installation
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Timer felt installation

That may be how that non-factory drawing was made but that's not how it was originally. Let us know how that works out for you in service.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Pitman arm fit

You will notice the spark and throttle rods were put in before the gear case was riveted on. You must cut, or better yet chisel a slot to remove them, and carefully pry the two halves apart being careful not to break them off. That's a shortcut way of doing it but nothing says that you must do it t...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Trans drum bands
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Trans drum bands

Email received. Thanks.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: lot misc trans cover parts
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: lot misc trans cover parts

Email received. Thanks.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: lot misc trans cover parts
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: lot misc trans cover parts

I'll take this and I'll also take the bands (posted there also). Please email me through my profile with instructions on how to pay. Thanks.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Trans drum bands
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Trans drum bands

I'll take the bands and this lot also:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8500

Please email me through my forum profile with instructions on how to pay. Thanks.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: 1911 steering column

Art, would you mind going back and posting a conclusion on "Pitman arm fit" and "Timer felt installation"? It would be nice to know the end result of these things.
by Walter Higgins
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7720

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Looks very similar to what happened on my GTX, I wonder if it's just age and heat cycles catching up with the cast iron? It almost makes me think it's something to do with the era because I've worked on a lot of older stuff that has seen a lot more abuse and miles than my truck and I've never seen ...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7720

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

A couple of months ago, I finally got fed up with the exhaust manifold leaks on my 1971 Plymouth GTX. I thought that the gaskets were blown, but once I got the manifolds off it turned out that the driver side manifold was cracked into two pieces and the passenger side manifold had a circular spot w...
by Walter Higgins
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

Re: big freeze

Thanks for the reminder. This is what happens when one forgets to drain the straight-water for the winter (or fails to get all of it out). Glad to say that it's not mine:
by Walter Higgins
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 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. Very good eye! Here is the column with a few parts t...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Pitman arm fit

I put my steering in the 11 today but it doesn’t seem to have enough sticking out the bottom of the steering bracket for the pitman arm to tighten up on. The top of the shaft in as far as it will go. What is wrong here? Art Attached are photos from an unmolested 56" 1912 column. The steering shaft ...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer felt installation
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Timer felt installation

How did this shake out?
by Walter Higgins
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

It's one small sneeze away from crumbling:
by Walter Higgins
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer felt installation
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Timer felt installation

If you don't already have it, you should obtain for yourself a copy of the McCalley Comprehensive Encyclopedia CD that has all the parts and drawing lists. The correct felt is called out as: T-474 3213 1909-12 1909-11 1909-11 Commutator oil seal. 2" o.d., 1-1/4" i.d., 3/16" thick felt If you look at...
by Walter Higgins
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Something kinda neat!
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Something kinda neat!

Note how they spelled out John instead of the typical Jno. I have never seen the company itself spell out John on any of their lamps. Even on an envelope I have with their logo on it, it is still abbreviated. A friend pointed out that the reflectors were manufactured by Lancaster Lens (the L.L. logo...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Torpedo Fenders -- at Hershey -- original (not reproduction)
Replies: 0
Views: 180

1911 Torpedo Fenders -- at Hershey -- original (not reproduction)

Original set of 1911 Torpedo / Open Runabout fenders (short running board cars). They need some love. The front-right is actually pretty decent. The front-left is very lumpy and will need a good bit of shrinking. The rears have both been patched where they meet the running board and where the apron ...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ’26-’27 Wire Wheels with hubs, hardware, and tires (Hershey pickup available).
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: FS: ’26-’27 Wire Wheels with hubs, hardware, and tires (Hershey pickup available).

Price drop to $1,500

Also, I should have mentioned that the top-left hub in the hub photo has an old weld repair where the flange meets the snout.

Available for inspection at Hershey at OBN 10-11 starting Wednesday morning.
by Walter Higgins
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ’26-’27 Wire Wheels with hubs, hardware, and tires (Hershey pickup available).
Replies: 1
Views: 381

FS: ’26-’27 Wire Wheels with hubs, hardware, and tires (Hershey pickup available).

Email me through my forum profile. Time stamps on emails have first priority. Listing for a friend. Five (5) wire wheels recently removed from a reliable driver. There are no issues with them, it’s just that he wanted a fresh powder coated set of wheels with new tires and didn’t want his car out of ...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford primer color
Replies: 11
Views: 969

Re: Ford primer color

Some insight to this is offered in, " Ford Methods and the Ford Shops , 1915. A bit earlier than you're asking about but likely still the same by the early black era: "Here a workman wearing a mask and equipped with a giant atomizer, behind which there is a pressure of 80 pounds per square inch, giv...
by Walter Higgins
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

Nice looking job, Neal. This is one of those things that you have to be willing to pour yourself into to understand how it works. From the photos, I'd say your paint and body finish looks 10x better than anything Henry ever sent out the door in the black era. After years of long and expensive body a...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

Another point to be made is with respect to the reaming operation and all this back-and-forth of whether it was 0.003 or 0.004 -- in the past Mr. Mills has mentioned that it is highly likely that at the factory the bushings were finished to size with a sizing ball. That is a completely different ope...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

Once I heard an old parable something about a horse and it's drinking habits that might apply here.... Nothing in the Handbook is contrary to Ford's print in this matter. In this case it provides a definition and guidelines for a term that seemed to be in dispute in this thread. Separate from that, ...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

It's a good bit to post, I don't have a practical way to scan it from the book, and I'm not certain that I can for copyright reasons. Even my "new" 25th Edition from 1996 has the exact same information in it. With all the stuff that you make, I'm surprised that you don't have a Machinery's Handbook ...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

If Scott's link doesn't do it for you (though it should if you input the parameters), buy a Machinery's Handbook. There are tables that offer a visual representation.
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

Scott found online what I was trying to find in my 17th. Ed. Machinery's Handbook, which is the oldest that I have at 1966 and I agree with the classification of RC7. Since I don't see a definition on the link, I will add what's in my book, P. 1,350: "RC7 Free running fits are intended for use where...
by Walter Higgins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

My mics read in tenths -- let's just make it 0.0035 and call it a day! :lol:
by Walter Higgins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Have photos of early cars with wire wheels? Period and current

It looks like a 1909 front axle turned around backward with the clearance notches facing forward.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: Younger Members

It would be possible for a club to ascertain in general clumps what age brackets their membership falls without requiring people supply their Social Security Number or divulge the PIN for their debit card.
by Walter Higgins
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: Younger Members

How do you know that they don't belong to a club(s)? Has any club ever published the demographics of its membership?
by Walter Higgins
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

Just to throw it into the mix, I think what is often overlooked is what process people are using to size their bushings after installation in the gear. Without "leading the witness", so to speak, I would like to hear how others are accomplishing this -- both those who have and have not suffered a fa...
by Walter Higgins
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Digital model of 1912 Torpedo
Replies: 17
Views: 1277

Re: Digital model of 1912 Torpedo

That may very well be the 1912 Torpedo top drawing. Ford was sloppy with the drawing names for the 1911 Torpedo / Open Runabout cars and I suspect they were with the 1912 Torpedo, also. There are factory drawings named, "Roadster" and "Open and Torpedo Runabout" that are clearly only parts used on t...
by Walter Higgins
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2370

Re: 1915 Coupelet

That trim is also called, "pin molding" and was also used around the firewall on other early makes of cars. Neat stuff and it's easier to work than it sounds. Had to make a new one once for the firewall of an Autocar.

Your Coupelet is beautiful! They're very neatly proportioned bodies.
by Walter Higgins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 Piece Dash Part Number
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: 2 Piece Dash Part Number

You need to order this CD: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5995 The BFRC people will tell you it has the drawing inventory list that you need to make an order without having to incur a research charge. On top of that, it is just plain necessary in many other ways if you're researching t...
by Walter Higgins
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo on tour
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Old Photo on tour

Yep, you're right. The line there is a bit fuzzy but I can see what you're saying. Tricky.
by Walter Higgins
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo on tour
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Old Photo on tour

The front fenders are mismatched. The bills are different.
by Walter Higgins
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 parts
Replies: 45
Views: 3095

Re: 1911 parts

Psainslie wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Walter. If the person who wants the steering column falls thru I will purchase it. Thanks. Pat
Sorry, but I'm not the seller. Scroll up....
by Walter Higgins
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Oil floats on water, so it sat for awhile with some water in the pan. Not uncommon on cars that have sat dormant for long periods of time
by Walter Higgins
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 parts
Replies: 45
Views: 3095

Re: 1911 parts

No worries. Thanks for the reply.
by Walter Higgins
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 parts
Replies: 45
Views: 3095

Re: 1911 parts

Hi Micheal,

I sent an you email through your forum profile regarding the hub caps but haven't heard back. Might check your spam folder if you haven't seen it.

Thanks,

-Walter
by Walter Higgins
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are our cars invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Are our cars invisible?

Not in a T, but recently in my newer old car I was at an intersection where the car up front proceeded too far past the white line at a red light. Out-of-state car in a tourist area. Expecting her to back up if a truck came along, I stopped a couple of car lengths short in the event such a thing hap...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 parts
Replies: 45
Views: 3095

Re: 1911 parts

Email sent regarding the hubcaps. Thanks.
by Walter Higgins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909 - 1911 2 Piece Timer Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 537

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

But I do have on CD all of McCalley's works too, so I can check both his parts lists and his Factory Numbers Lists too, which I do quite often...maybe I should look up this timer and see if it is in there or not. The post I made right above this referenced the two-piece timer on the McCalley CD. It...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909 - 1911 2 Piece Timer Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 537

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

I just thought to look -- if you have the McCalley CD, reference the parts list. There is what is referred to as the "Early 1909 case, 2-7/8" diameter" and the "1909-10, 3" diameter After the first 15,000" as well as some other minor changes made along the way with respect to the how tall the unit is.
by Walter Higgins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909 - 1911 2 Piece Timer Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 537

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

Just out of curiosity, what are you working from when you make these drawings if you don't have a sample part? Maybe someone else will chime-in that could answer the timer evolution thing better. I have heard that the earliest T timers are smaller and perhaps those were the same as the N timer or a ...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909 - 1911 2 Piece Timer Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 537

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

Looks very nice. For what it's worth, N and T timers look the same but I believe they are different. I've held both in my hand at the same time and can't remember exactly what it was, but I think the snout diameter or some such is different. Not to nit pick, but the front cover where the timer mount...
by Walter Higgins
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help Removing wheel bearing race.
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Help Removing wheel bearing race.

What is your "untested idea"?
by Walter Higgins
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help Removing wheel bearing race.
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Help Removing wheel bearing race.

Carefully lay a MIG weld bead on the i.d. of the race, let it cool, and it will fall out when it shrinks.
by Walter Higgins
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

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

I'm not as well read on 1912 stuff but McCalley's book states for 1911 that the model year runs Nov. 1910 through Dec. 1911 approx and for 1912 the model year runs Jan. 1912 to Sept 1912 approx. That is correct, the arm continued to be used as it was even though they retained the bump for awhile aft...
by Walter Higgins
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2867

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

All that extra stress on the inlet isn't cool. Is that just a brass tube soldered into brass sheet? The original inlets were a heavy casting with a generous flange and probably more apt to take stress (though at least there wasn't alignment stress present as seen here), but on a set-up like that I'd...
by Walter Higgins
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

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

Brass hubs were a thing early on but the brass arm is a reproduction.
by Walter Higgins
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

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

The date span is just 1911. As you know, most things were not an exact model year change and I'm not sure if it went into 1912 a little or if the "1912 oil fill" caught on at the tail end of 1911 a little, but it wasn't used for the 1912 oil fill timer or again after the 1912 oil fill timer so far a...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

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

Things are difficult with the old forum down. Look at the first row of photos here: https://www.google.com/search?q=1912+oil+fill+timer+cover+mtfca&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiE8_fYkbLjAhWBW80KHX4KAEwQ_AUIESgC&biw=1920&bih=969 My 1911 cover is just the way it came to me and I never questio...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

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

This is my photo from the previous thread. On top is a correct reproduction of the 1909 - 1910 cover that uses the spring and below that is an original 1911 cover that uses a tension bolt. Both of these use two-piece timers. I don't think either of your two drawings above are correct. After the fail...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: ***!909-1911 Fan Assembly***

The server problem still exists. I'd like to scrounge the other photos in addition to mine and make a more concise post once the thread comes back to life. I think in my haste I misstated the cover thing and that instead it should be that (not counting the earliest water pump stuff) that there was a...
by Walter Higgins
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: ***!909-1911 Fan Assembly***

There are two basic designs of the early two-piece timer cover with the spring and then a third where the lug used a tension bolt. They were discussed here awhile back:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1519055307
by Walter Higgins
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where Did People Buy Gasoline?
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Where Did People Buy Gasoline?

From whoever sold all the compounds in town:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lM1vzLYBjQ
by Walter Higgins
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:11 pm
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

Strip to bare wood (I prefer a heat gun / scraping followed by hand sanding) and then coat, sand, recoat as needed with West System to block to your desired level of flatness. No need to V-out the crack. Over time with the different rates of expansion you will faintly see the crack line telegraph th...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 to early 1913 Closed Driveshaft Spool
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: 1911 to early 1913 Closed Driveshaft Spool

Settle things with Philip first, but in the event he doesn't come through, I'd like to be next.
by Walter Higgins
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Down home
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: OLD PHOTO - Down home

In rare instances those people still exist today. Huguette Clark only passed in 2011 and was born in 1906. Her father passed when she was almost 19, certainly old enough to have known him, and he was born in 1839.
by Walter Higgins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Top Saddle Support Arms, (L Irons), Touring.
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: WTB: Top Saddle Support Arms, (L Irons), Touring.

Dan/Walter, I have one of each I’d sell for the price Lang’s advertises. They’re original and in excellent shape. The longer one is 8 1/2” from top of threads to center of bend. The other is 1” less. Both are 1/2” in diameter. gwhouse73(one)(at)gmail.com Hi George, Thank you for the offer. I only j...
by Walter Higgins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale top l irons 7 3/4" nice pair
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: For sale top l irons 7 3/4" nice pair

I'll take them. Sending an email.
by Walter Higgins
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Top Saddle Support Arms, (L Irons), Touring.
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: WTB: Top Saddle Support Arms, (L Irons), Touring.

There seems to be some slight variation, but basically touring irons are about 8-1/2" when measured across its longest dimension from the threads to the bottom of the bend. Roadster irons are about 7". I'm still looking for a shorter roadster set, myself.
by Walter Higgins
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 2617

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

Was this the rich and greedy politician they were discussing at Starbucks?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwObeQBGBb8

(Apologies for the drift!)
by Walter Higgins
Wed May 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 59
Views: 6099

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

You're using the wrong tape. Go to a body supply and get what they call "fine line tape". Comes in various widths. It's easier to manipulate into contours, but most importantly it is clean and smooth on the tacky side so that the new topcoat won't bleed underneath. Common masking tape isn't designed...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pacemakers and magnetos
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Pacemakers and magnetos

This was a very good thread on the subject:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1464063039
by Walter Higgins
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Restoring dash Patent plate tag
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Restoring dash Patent plate tag

Leaving it as-is would probably be best. If you wanted to go the oxidization route, the surface you wish the blacken needs to be consistently clean. Brass is more particular about the blackening process than steel. If you don't get off what's on there now, it will come out splotchy. That will be dif...
by Walter Higgins
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912-1913 Hubcaps
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: 1912-1913 Hubcaps

To add another one to the discussion, last year I used Caswell's "Flemish Grey" with good results. It was tricky in that it was very particular about the soak time. Too long and it's like the black layer would get thick, flake off, and you were back to starting over with yellow brass. It wasn't diff...
by Walter Higgins
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about 1912 Dash and Steering Column
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Question about 1912 Dash and Steering Column

The '11 to '16 firewall-to-frame bracket is supposed to be the same across that range of years. The offset column hole bolt shares shares the top hole in the firewall bracket. Therefore, I don't see how you can wind up with an incorrect combination since that is a constant unless the large thru hole...
by Walter Higgins
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2103

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

The cutting load should be applied to the stationary jaw.