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by John Dow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Magneto issue

Steve and R.V., Your thoughts on Curt's magneto malfunction interests me. I have a problem with my magneto in that it is intermittent and randomly cuts out then begins to work again. (Right now it isn't working.) The problem is with the rebuilt magneto itself. Checked with an analog meter there is n...
by John Dow
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Driving on "Battery"

Thank you for all your assurances. Happy driving!!
by John Dow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Driving on "Battery"

Sadly, with my magneto no longer operational, I'm now resigned to driving my T on battery only going forward. Other than making sure I have a good battery with sufficient charge, what other things do I need be aware of driving this way? Thank you in advance for your help.
by John Dow
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Tired of coffee spills, I gave up on trying to be clever/period correct. I bought a great cup holder from Amazon. Take a look at the Universal Cup holder made by Accmor for $10.99. It fastens anywhere on the dash (mine is just right of the steering column) it has a rubber grip cushion, it's made of ...
by John Dow
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Three wheeler

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by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Yes, I used an analog meter. The needle didn't budge.
by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Hi Scott, I disconnected the magneto lead and checked AC voltage from the post to ground. The needle on my multi meter read zero and didn't budge with changes in RPM.
by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thank you one and all for your interest in my problem and your extremely helpful suggestions. I'm sorry to report my problem is the magneto is simply not producing any voltage at all. I do not see any path from here other than a magneto coil assembly replacement at my next (if ever) engine rebuild. ...
by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thank you John. Your suggestion is good but if the coil box is the problem wouldn't it not run when on battery as well?
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Question: If the engine runs fine on battery how can the problem be with the coil box if it won't run reliably on magneto?
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Many thanks Scott. You may not remember but you helped me with my last mystery -- unexplained engine rattle. One of the things I checked while running the loops was cam shaft end play. It was found to be within limits. (BTW my problem was engine knock caused by my aluminum high compression head. My ...
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thanks everybody. I bought the car 5 years ago and it had had a "ground-up" restoration and total engine rebuild. It has run superbly until recently. With the engine rework I assume the mag coil ring had been replaced as well and I can see the contact point is shiny like new. When the magneto is wor...
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thanks John. I've done all you suggest including replacing the mag post.
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 760

MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Hello Everyone. I'm having trouble with the magneto "cutting out" on my '23 Touring. I'll be driving along normally when it quits. The wiring and connections are good, I have replaced the back of the switch and the magneto post. There's nothing left but the magneto itself, right? Can anyone tell me ...
by John Dow
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?

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by John Dow
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2219

Re: KIDS AND CARS

...just had to add one more.
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by John Dow
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1841

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I wear a size 3XL orange Department of Corrections jumpsuit.
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by John Dow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION

Thanks everyone. I can get the post with the outside oil connection IF i buy the whole kit. I only need the post not all the other plumbing.
by John Dow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Magneto post with oil line connection
Replies: 3
Views: 180

WANTED: Magneto post with oil line connection

Looking for a new, nearly new or otherwise serviceable 3 screw magneto post with outside oil line connection.
by John Dow
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION

Thanks Bill. I call them tomorrow but it looks like they carry the post without the oil line connection like all the other suppliers I've checked.
by John Dow
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION
Replies: 7
Views: 413

MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION

Can anyone tell me where I can find a 3 screw magneto post with the external oil line connection? Mine works intermittently and before I try to fix it, I'd just like to just buy a replacement. Thank you.
by John Dow
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2219

KIDS AND CARS

Waving at the folks is my granddaughter in my '23 touring car. Show us your kids!!
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motor knock
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Motor knock

Harold, I bet you have the same problem! Hopefully, you can solve it as I did. Please follow up and let us know the result.
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motor knock
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Motor knock

Harold, Do you by chance have an aluminum high compression head? I do and I had a very similar loud knock as you described. It drove me crazy trying to find the cause. It turned out to be pre-ignition engine knock. I found by running 91 octane and using a little less advance the noise went away.
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Recent Hot Rod Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Recent Hot Rod Car Show

Gwendolyn is a beauty!! My experiences are similar to yours. My "Gracie" always draws a crowd at the few fund raiser car shows we attend despite all the competing muscle, bling and loud pipes. On one such occasion we were positioned between a gorgeous '63 slit window 'Vette and a Ferrari Super Ameri...
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 284
Views: 19091

Re: Foto of the Day

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Here's a pretty cool foto but I'm not sure who deserves the credit for this one.
by John Dow
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1428

Re: Younger Members

My optimism fades and then something happens that restores my faith. Recently "Gracie" and I were stopped at a traffic light when a couple of late teen or early twenties youths pulled up next to me in a pick up truck. The driver asked what year my T was. When I replied "1923", he immediately turned ...
by John Dow
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T’s at our local cruise night.
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: T’s at our local cruise night.

Yep, that's common. With my '23 Touring at a car show a 3 years ago I was positioned between a drop dead '63 split window Vette and a Ferrari Super America. My car drew a crowd for the duration of the show and hardly anybody paid any attention to my high dollar neighbors. The Ferrari owner got pisse...
by John Dow
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mysterious knocking
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Mysterious knocking

I had a similar rattle and found it was "octane" knock caused by my Reeder aluminum high compression head. I went to 91 octane gas and used a little less advance. Rattle gone!
by John Dow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4240

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Installed LED headlight bulbs. Wow, what a difference!!!
by John Dow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 2717

Re: LED Headlights

I just installed a set like "Novice" shows above. Huge difference!!
by John Dow
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5009

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I solved the mystery of my infuriating rattle. After hours and hours of searching for the loose, broken or otherwise faulty part which caused me to loose what sanity I had left, I can now enjoy my "quiet" '23 Touring. All it took was some 91 octane and a little less timing advance. My Reeder aluminu...
by John Dow
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE SOLVED!!
Replies: 2
Views: 377

ILLUSIVE RATTLE SOLVED!!

Dear friends, My nearly overwhelming feeling of ineptness is only surpassed by my great joy and relief. I can report I have found and corrected the"rattle" that has plagued me for so many months. I am truly in your debt for the countless thoughts and suggestions you folks have offered me on possible...
by John Dow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

Thank you Scott. Point well taken.
by John Dow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

Scott, Thank you for your help AGAIN!! The rod swings freely and the wrist pin bolt is in place with a cotter key. So how can the pin become loose??
by John Dow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

So Jem, what's the remedy??
by John Dow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

Jem- I've about concluded you may have hit upon the cause. Actually, there is nothing left!! So what catastrophic event is looming? In other words, what is the danger in driving it until winter when I can pull the plate and the head? Many thanks for your response.
by John Dow
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

Thanks Les. I've checked it and that's not it.
by John Dow
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 591

ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

Hello again, This is another try at hoping to get some other ideas of the origin of a %$#@ rattle in my 1923 Touring. The rattle occurs when at idle or coasting. The engine was rebuilt some years ago with aluminum pistons, compression is good. Here is what I've checked: shorting out #3 the rattle st...
by John Dow
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RATTLE DRIVING ME CRAZY
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: RATTLE DRIVING ME CRAZY

Scott, Thank you so much for your help. Using your suggestion it appears to be the center main. Actually when I short out either 2 or 3 the noise quits. So what does one do with a noisy center main bearing?
by John Dow
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RATTLE DRIVING ME CRAZY
Replies: 8
Views: 497

RATTLE DRIVING ME CRAZY

I'm ready to scream!! The engine runs like a top except for this rattle that I get while idling or coasting. I have adjusted my rod caps and removed a dozen or so spacers. I used the 1" square news paper technique to get the proper clearance. The rattle continued. I pulled the timing cover and found...
by John Dow
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1569

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

I took the above picture and posted it earlier at the time of Gary Hylton's untimely death. He was very proud of this car and among his several Ts I believe this was his favorite driver. Modified for reliability, he annually drove this car to his summer home in Minnesota from Prairie Village, Kansas...
by John Dow
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Duck Hunt - Kansas T Tour - October 26
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Duck Hunt - Kansas T Tour - October 26

Chris- I'll check my calendar, sounds like fun and I'd like to join you.
by John Dow
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ZINK MOTOR CO. APPLETON CITY, MO
Replies: 2
Views: 374

ZINK MOTOR CO. APPLETON CITY, MO

ZINK MOTOR CO began business in 1916 selling Ford Modet Ts and remains a Ford dealer today. ZINK's building itself was designed by Ford Motor Co and remains as it was back in the day. This past June 13th[image][/image] the owners held a special early Ford "meet" which drew cars from early T's to a p...
by John Dow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE

Sorry, my Dan Mc is UNDERSIZED.
by John Dow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE

Thanks Gene, I am looking to replace my Dan McEachern brass gear because it is oversized. I believe I'm running and original steel crank gear that is worn out or maybe the last babbit job was out of whack. Anyways I need a larger gear to get rid of the slop--the rattle is driving me crazy!!!
by John Dow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE
Replies: 7
Views: 833

ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE

Hi Folks. I'm on a search for an aluminum .005 oversize timing gear. I understand the gear manufacturer for the usual parts dealers is serionuisly behind in production. Langs estimates a lengthy wait for order fulfillment. Got any suggestions??
by John Dow
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCEAN TO OCEAN SLIDE SHOW
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: OCEAN TO OCEAN SLIDE SHOW

They spent the last two nights in Olathe, Ks (Kansas City suburb). They used yesterday as a "maintenance day" then headed to Abilene, Ks this morning. I don't know where they are staying in Abilene. They're having fun!!
by John Dow
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: OCF Application

I've added disk brakes to my '23 touring for safety. That feature specifically disqualifies my car yet they allow seat belts. Disappointed.....
by John Dow
Mon May 27, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad weather, getting ready for Kansas Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Bad weather, getting ready for Kansas Tour

As for myself I had a great time and I'm sure everyone else did too. Thanks to you and your Dad everything was extermely well organized and executed. We can't do anythying about the weather but in the end all worked out fabulously. I look forward to touring with you folks again. Here is a coiuple of...
by John Dow
Thu May 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad weather, getting ready for Kansas Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Bad weather, getting ready for Kansas Tour

Chris, I appreciate your efforts and we're gfoing to have a great time..
by John Dow
Thu May 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad weather, getting ready for Kansas Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Bad weather, getting ready for Kansas Tour

Hey Clyde, I'll see you there. The weather forecast for Russell could be better but again it could be worse. It's been a long winter and my T and I both need this tour. Let's hope for blue skies!!
by John Dow
Sat May 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CONVERTABLE TOP DEMONSTRATION
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: CONVERTABLE TOP DEMONSTRATION

Thanks Hap. Yes, I've seen this but I'd really like to view it in motion. No doubt over the years somebody has captured it on film in one format or another.
by John Dow
Sat May 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CONVERTABLE TOP DEMONSTRATION
Replies: 2
Views: 399

CONVERTABLE TOP DEMONSTRATION

Does anyone know of a good video demonstration of raising and lowering the so called "one man top" on a '23-'27 Touring car? Youtube has one done by an Aussie friend who fumbles and bumbles through it much the way I do, but I'd love to see it done properly.
by John Dow
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11661

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

I replaced my Anderson timer with a TW. Wow what a difference!!!
by John Dow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11661

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Check out my front tag.....
Check out my front tag.....
Check out my front tag.....
Check out my front tag.....
Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Stuck indoors on a rainy day, I installed the spare carrier on my 1923 touring and mounted a spare tire. Little by little I'm getting the car ready to make some trips.


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by John Dow
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE

Thank you Les, Allan and John for your suggestions. My T club is holding a "Tech Day" in a couple of weeks and we'll explore cam end play as a possible cause.
by John Dow
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 675

ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE

I took the old '23 Touring out for the first time this year and it ran wonderfully. My only complaint is the rattle the aluminum cam gear makes while driving. The loudness comes and goes with different driving situations: climbing hills, coasting, accelerating etc. ( I have adjusted/removed rod cap ...
by John Dow
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gary Hylton
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: Gary Hylton

Gary's beloved and well known Ames bodied '19 Touring.
Gary's beloved and well known Ames bodied '19 Touring.
by John Dow
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gary Hylton
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: Gary Hylton

Gary Hylton with his Ames bodied '19 Touring
Gary Hylton with his Ames bodied '19 Touring