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by Humblej
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T varients
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Model T varients

Go to the mtfca home page, find the encyclopedia, and dig in. Great resource! Ford made different body styles in different years, some body styles were offerd only a couple of years, and for some, only one year. Roadsters, runabouts, and torpedoes are essently different names for the same thing, a t...
by Humblej
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

John, I have always been happy with the origional Ford Set up with origional Hyat bearings.
by Humblej
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: 26 gas tank

No new sources, you will have to salvage from another tank.
by Humblej
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chicksha Ok swap info
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Chicksha Ok swap info

I have usually stayed in ElReno, best room availability and the unusual big chain names. Once I stayed in a motel in Chickasha, lucked into that because of a last minute cancellation. I have also slept in my truck cap once, but Oklahoma can be very warm or very cold with rain or snow in March, somet...
by Humblej
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New day timer broke
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: New day timer broke

Old new day timers were bakalite, repro new day timers were plastic for some time, plastic was too soft and would wear out very fast. New production new day timers I have no experience with. In my experience, bakelite cannot be repaired with glue, plastic can often times be repaired with glue depend...
by Humblej
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 724

Re: Where to start?

Avoid the hack, go for the touring. Touring looks like a solid complete car, will have more value and better resale over the hack, and the 26-27 touring is one of the best model T's ever made. 26-27 is what Ford called the improved car. Better transmission brakes, better trans-block attachment make...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outboard noise Right Rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Outboard noise Right Rear axle

A grinding noise is bad. Get the rear axle manual from MTFCI or Snyders or Langs Old Car Parts, or other model T parts vendor, tear it down and see what is going on.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

I couldnt find it in the manuals either.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

You need to buy and consult the Ford Service Manual and Ford Service Bulletins. Lots of good stuff there.

Headlights are difficult to take apart or put together...miserable job, sometimes takes two pairs of hands to wrestle the rim off or on.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

The mag ring does not rotate, it is bolted to the block. If all of the bendix has been removed, the starter should pull out.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 895

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

My advice is to get your 6 volt system functional and enjoy the as built Ford.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark coil maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Spark coil maintenance

No, don't touch them. If you see some material transfer between the points or you are feeling like a tune up is due then send them to a competent coil guy or take them to a club meeting where you can have some experienced help with the proper tools and tester, but regular owner performed maintenance...
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Paint

Yes, firewall is body color.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Tudor upper door opening seal
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: 26 Tudor upper door opening seal

There is no seal on top of the door. There is a trim piece that goes above the door on the body that is covered with headlining materal. There is a lip on the inside of the body above the door that the trim piece covers. The trim piece is a piece of sheet metal folded in half lengthwise. Headliner m...
by Humblej
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: New Member

Nice job!

I was 14 when I started and most of the T owners were really old then. Now almost 50 years later most of the T owners are still really old.

Where in Michigan are you?
by Humblej
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rehabilitating a Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Rehabilitating a Motometer

Yes, hold motometer upright and wack the bulb upward with a rubber mallet (not something similar, a rubber mallet). Old mantenance manuals suggest rapping a motometer in a downward motion against the top of a car tire, but I never got that to work for me. Exercise patience, hot, cold, and wacking ma...
by Humblej
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rehabilitating a Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Rehabilitating a Motometer

Terry, Mark is correct for your specific question regarding lost fluid. However, many motometers that appear to have lost all or most of its fluid are still good. The fluid can separate into small dribs and drabs and some hide in the ends giving the appearance that the fluid is mostly gone and only ...
by Humblej
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 model t touring head light reflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: 23 model t touring head light reflectors

Reflectors are silver plated. If the plating is intact, they will clean up like a mirror with silver polish.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Top shrunk

I would wait a few months untill the weather turns warm and sunny. Leave it in the sun to soften and become more pliable and you may be able to coax it back to shape. But for now, while it is cold, leave it alone.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Top shrunk

I would wait a few months untill the weather turns warm and sunny. Leave it in the sun to soften and become more pliable and you may be able to coax it back to shape. But for now, while it is cold, leave it alone.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1215

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Mark, thats a big garage for 1919.

If you are going to heat your garage with a car in it you should elevate the flame to a min of 18" above the ground to keep it above possible gasoline vapor.

Nice video.
by Humblej
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to buy copper rings
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Where to buy copper rings

I bought mine from aircraft spruce.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster seat,how are they upolstered
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Speedster seat,how are they upolstered

Mack, that wide bench seat may need some structural bracing added before you upholster it to limit the flexing.
by Humblej
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing issue
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Timing issue

George, the 2.5 measurement is only for the ford timer. Crank the engine to place the piston at tdc, or just past tdc, then adjust your timer rod by the plug sparking at full retarded spark lever position.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Carmine Red

The Ditzler paint code for carmine red is in the encyclopedia under paint formulas.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: not model T Continental engine

They made engines for cars, trucks, airplanes, industrial, farm machinery, and army tanks.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Rear axle fixture

Jim, The Ford Service Bulletins do have plans for a rear axle and drive shaft assembly stand that is made from 2x4's. Vol 1 pg 78 if someone can post it.
by Humblej
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: What is this?

Yes, oval ignition switch with two mounting holes.
by Humblej
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Tail Light ID

1919-1925
by Humblej
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Ford trimotor sign

Island Airlines flew Ford Trimotors from Port Clinton Ohio to Put-in-Bay island until the mid 1980's. The signs in question may or may not be real, but the airline and the trimotor connection is real.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Perhaps there is merrit with regards to kevlar, but not for cotton lining.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Plastic coils

I will trade you wood for plastic, if you are intetested send me a pm.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Plastic coils

I use plastic coils, have had them for over 50 years. They do not swell in the coil box like wood. Why do you want to part them out?
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Tail Lite Wiring

Ford Service Bulletin says to tape the two wires together in several places. I choose to twist/braid the two wires together like the horn and coil box wires are done.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

what are these bolts for, side curtain storage brackets?
by Humblej
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Just need 2.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bushing Reamer “What is it for?”
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Bushing Reamer “What is it for?”

I do not think it is for a model t.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: What is this?

It had holes added for a rectangular ignition switch but was configured for an oval ignition switch. Not a car, maybe a TT.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

Thanks for the responses. I have not seen some of those older threads, thanks Justin for the threads and pictures. Still not clear what the Ford method was for installing the top with or without underlayment. Looking at my 1928 Western Auto Catalog, the closed car top kits do not list an underlaymen...
by Humblej
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 515

24-27 C-cab Roof

I was at the Benson Ford Research Center last week to document the C-cab roof construction in advance of my upcoming TT restoration project. Was able to get copies of all the wood top pieces, side curtain assembly, and visor. One of the things I was interested in learning is what the actual process ...
by Humblej
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Any Canadian medallions out there someone will part with?
by Humblej
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Differential axle assembly

Yes, or reuse your old disc if that fits better.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer issue???
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Timer issue???

Tim, if I understand your post, advancing the timer does not increase the RPM. It usually doesn't. Advancing the gas will increase the RPM then you follow with advancing the spark to smooth out the engine. Except for starting the engine which has its own spark advance rules, you advance or retard th...
by Humblej
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Here is a picture of what I need.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Looking to buy two 26-27 Ford bumper center medallions, round with Ford script and "Made in Canada" in restorable condition.
Jeff
by Humblej
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

I agree with Mark, not bad gad, blocked fuel line.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Thats it. Results thus far appear to indicate usa cars had a "made in USA" medallion, Australian export had none, Canadian had a "made in Canada" medallion.

I need to acquire 2 Canadian medallions, if anyone has some please send me a pm.
by Humblej
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???

The micrometer is in the t era stevens speed up tools catalog at the cimorelli ford publications site. T-504, pg 34. It uses different length pins for different bore sizes and feeler gauges to measure wear. Not user friendly and not one of their better ideas. It is not ford specific.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???

The one in the box is a cylinder bore micrometer. Not the best tool for the job.

The other one is not in my model t era stevens catalog.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Oh, not what I thought. Good to know.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Thanks everyone. Now I know what to look for.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Looks like it is an add-on to the stock Canadian tail light.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 703

26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

My earlier post about Canadian improved car accessory bumpers got me thinking about other accessory differences between USA and Canadian/import model T's. I know there was a different stop/tail light but have never seen one, or may have seen one but didnt know what it was. If someone could post some...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Great responses, thanks.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

I was unable to open the attachment.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Great documentation John, gold star for you.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Thanks for the picture.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1309

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

Since you ask, one model t is fun to drive and its limitations can be more charming than anoying. But, although one model t is fun, two model t's are not necessarily twice as fun. The model a provides better driving features: all wheel brakes, 3 speed tranny with clutch, more room for driver and pas...
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

That is not an even trade, that coupe is worth half or less then your model a.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Buying a Model T

Rolling chassis with an engine that is not frozen up, radiator, firewall, and steering column, $1500-$2000. A "fairly complete and running chassis" $2000-$3000. A title is a nice bonus but will not change the value. Wire wheels will bump the price up another $800.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 655

26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

This is a question to the Canadian and export model T folks. For the 26-27 Ford accessory bumpers, what does the center medallion look like. Please post a picture if you can. I assume it is not Ford script with made in USA, or is it?
by Humblej
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1609

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Looking through Western Auto cataloges and Ford Dealer & Service Field magazines, it does not appear that people were drinking in cars, smoking yes, lots of ash trays and lighters as accessories. Also, a "cup" would not have been prevalent, everything came in bottles...beer, pop, milk, etc.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

Yikes! The left front wheel is hitting the fender, that is no way to treat a nice looking 104 year old car.

I wounder if he will remember this down the road when his pan ear breaks, or why is doors do not fit so well and stay latched anymore.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2124

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

William, that is not a model t. It has a few model t parts with a lot of other manufacturers parts from various years cobbled together into a big kids go-cart. There is no evidence from the pictures that there is actually a model t engine in there. If the radiator has not been molested it could be w...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2124

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

Be cautious. Anything advertised as a model t "coach" is highly suspect. Ford did not make a "coach", so the seller is not knowledgeable, or worse. If they do not know something as basic as the body style, they may not really know the year, or if it is actually a model t. Some people refer to all ol...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VINS & Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: VINS & Canada

C prefix is Canada. Numbers only went up to C780k in my book. The numbers 7 and 1 are sometimes misidentified on a dirty rusty block with poor lighting.
C10k would be 1913
C100k would be 1917
C700k would be 1926
by Humblej
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: SLOW LEAKS

Art has it. Try reseating the schrader valve. Loosen them a couple of turns, then tighten.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script TT cab
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Ford script TT cab

Looks like model A to me.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE

Great picture.
That car has a starter since it has an electric tail light and a non starter car would have an oil tail lamp. Doubt any of the closed cars were non starters as there was no provisions for oil side or tail lamps.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these doors?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: What are these doors?

26-27 touring and roadster driver door.
by Humblej
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

Matt, are you going to buy it or is it fair game?
by Humblej
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

The Ben Martin repaired switch will be the long term solution, in the mean time I would just disconnect the headlight and tail light wires at the switch and make do untill the Martin rebuild shows up.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two man top runabout strap location question
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Two man top runabout strap location question

Regarding the back strap, the drawing shows 19 at the top of the strap and the 21 would be the bottom of the strap.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

They are great, $1,000 up.
by Humblej
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2477

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

I do not understand. All states require young children to be in the back seat. Although that may be an airbag thing, the back IS where kids sit. If his issue is there are no seatbelts, well, old cars are grandfathered out of that, so again where is his beef? I would chalk it up to an unknowledgable ...
by Humblej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Proper torque for manifolds on 1920 roadster?
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Proper torque for manifolds on 1920 roadster?

Same as a coupe or touring, hand tight with a short handled ratchet wrench. For head bolts torque matters, for most other bolts no.
by Humblej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

Champion x
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

You guys are right, wood spoke hubs not wire wheel hubs.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The items of value are the hassler shocks and the wire wheel hubs. Not real up to date on the current value of the shocks but they should be worth $250-$300 for the pair. If those are wire wheel hubs they are $150 each. The entire axle, shocks, and wheel hubs may be worth more as a package deal to t...
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Safety wire

I get mine at Aircraft Spruce.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Safety wire

.032 and .051. I use the smaller wire for smaller applications and the larger wire for wishbone ball joint, flywheel bolts, differential bolts, and other larger bolts. Aircraft safety wire pliers will make a professional twist for a nice clean job. Many older posts regarding the best way to do safet...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

If memory serves me, the model a starter turns the same as the t starter but the bendix is on the starter side of the flywheel requiring the bendix to spin the opposite direction as a model t bendix. Bendix spring is also wound opposite to a model t spring.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT worm drive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: TT worm drive ratio

The early tt axles have a bead on the outer part of the pumpkin casting where the axle tube attaches. The early axles are the slow speed gearing. If the axle assy you are looking at does not have the bead it will likely be the high speed gearing. Thats the best you can do wothout turning the drivesh...
by Humblej
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1483

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

I suspect the thermometer is not actually broken if the only symptom is red at the top of the tube. As others have written, the red can be coaxed back to the bottom. I have had success by alternating heating the base in boiling water and wacking in an upward direction the bottom of the probe with a ...
by Humblej
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1483

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

Ryan, what is the problem with your thermometer?
by Humblej
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

Please post a picture of the location the generator would go. I suspect you have a blanking plate that you can swap out for a generator mount, and there's a ring gear on the flywheel.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

C in front of the serial number indicates Canadian manufacture, 226k would be November 1919.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Rear Windows

Ford factory drawings at benson ford research center would answer that. There may very well be different dimensions for the same style windows. My experience with factory drawings is that there were many subtle changes for some parts even during a 12 month period, even for a short run style such as ...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Rob, there is not much to the wood in the improved roadster, and none of it is visable after upholstered, so plans or patterns may not be all that necessary. Seat back and tack strips, no structural frame like the earlier T's.
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by Humblej
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Weight of bare chassis

1922-23 chassis weighs 1080 lbs acording to the encyclopedia
by Humblej
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: 1915 Tool kits

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by Humblej
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: How to identify windshield

Scott, I agree with Allen. If new glass is what you are asking about, go to a glass shop and have them remove the old glass, they can use the old glass as a template, cut, and install new automotive safety glass for you. Modern automotive safety glass is laminated, do not use household plate glass.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Drive shafts

My 26 canadian t is tapered.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Fan Problem

Take it apart and inspect it, may need new bushings, may need bushings and shaft, may not need anything but cleaning up. When you put it back on keep the belt loose, loose enough that you can turn the fan with your hand.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Drive shafts

My mid year Canadian 1926 has a tapered torque tube.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Drive shafts

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Ford Service Bulletin Nov 1924. Good memory Philip.