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by Humblej
Sun May 31, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed

I suspect you have several problems going on here at the same time. To check the coil health, swap coils 3 and 4 and see if the problem with #3 cylinder moves to #4 cylinder, that would indicate a problem with the coil. I agree valves could also be problem.
by Humblej
Sun May 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior panel metal clips - 26 Tudor door & side panel
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Interior panel metal clips - 26 Tudor door & side panel

No lube, make sure they are lined up with the hole in the door and wack the panel with a rubber mallet directly on the clip. Your bent clip is what they look like when both ends are not lined up with the hole, one end went in and the other missed and got bent.
by Humblej
Sun May 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify high speed rear in TT
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: How to identify high speed rear in TT

Jack up one wheel, crank the engine over by hand and count the revolutions of the engine and the wheel.
by Humblej
Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Id
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Bolt Id

Demountable rim bolt
by Humblej
Mon May 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Wood wheel Question

Good idea? No.
by Humblej
Mon May 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber

Yup, it goes on sides and bottom only. Hard to see from your picture, but am not sure you have the right seal for a closed car windshield.
by Humblej
Sat May 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor

The clips I use are spring clips that slip into a 1/4" or so hole in the cardboard backing of the door panel. The head of the clip is low profile and with the door padding you can not tell its there. The clip can be installed or removed from the cardboard without having to pull back the upholstery m...
by Humblej
Fri May 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Deck Lid
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: 1927 Deck Lid

Not hard to do but a bit tricky to reach by yourself. Remove the seat back and bottom cushion and put yourself halfway into the trunk to reach from there, while a second person holds the deck lid from the back of the car. As a teenager I did it myself from inside the trunk, but I wouldn't do it like...
by Humblej
Wed May 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?

Did you try contacting livingood directly? Been awhile since this has come up, but I was under the impression he was still making them. I had looked into it a few years ago but new ones were out of my budget.
by Humblej
Wed May 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor

I hate the metal socket and one way ratchet nails. Use the model A and after spring clips without the metal sockets. Panels with spring clips can be removed and installed over and over again. The socket and nails are a one time use.
by Humblej
Tue May 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Paint for hood.

Some US brands and products we use may not be available in the UK.
by Humblej
Thu May 07, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??

I would use them. When I install a head, I torque the head bolts once, and then retorque after it has run, so to me, they have not had their final torque applied, and are reusable. If in doubt, a light sandblast dusting to roughen up the surface, and a coating of copper gasket spray should do the tr...
by Humblej
Wed May 06, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Floor sealer help

Brian, Looks like you custom made your floorboards, and I notice your pedal openings are non standard. All Ford floor boards had the reverse cut out the same as the other pedal cut outs. Also, the pedals move sideways as they move forward, make sure there is adequate side clearance so the pedals do ...
by Humblej
Sun May 03, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow

Sounds like a good plan if you have a horse drawn wagon or buggy.
by Humblej
Sat May 02, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

No. Do not reinvent the wheel.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Manual Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Service Manual Trivia

Not that I could find Mark.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Manual Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Service Manual Trivia

My 1925 manual has XLII, servicing the improved car. My 1926 has XLII, battery care. Servicing the improved car is XXXI in the 1926 version.

The modern paperback repro manual is the same as my hard cover 1925 manual. The 4 extra pages in the 1926 version may not be so simple to account for.
by Humblej
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Manual Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Service Manual Trivia

I have an original hard copy Ford Service Manual dated 1925 and just acquired one dated 1926. The 1926 version has 4 more pages than the 1925 version. Both versions otherwise look identical, anyone know what the extra 4 pages of material is?
by Humblej
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

David, I am sorry to see your hesitation to buying this car. If you follow the mtfca forum very long you will discover that 20 people will have 20 different opinions on any given topic, well, until now. There is not a single opinion here that this car is a questionable deal or is over priced. For so...
by Humblej
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool for the collection
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Another Stevens tool for the collection

I have the same set with the inserts, I agree, it is not a very useful tool.
by Humblej
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Pistons

I agree with Andre.
by Humblej
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

Nice car with desirable options. Pay him what he is asking, clean it up and drive as is. Dont waste your time and money to do a restoration, that car is very presentable. Go get it TODAY, dont walk, run. Dont put down a small deposit and wait a couple of weeks to pick it up, show up with the cash an...
by Humblej
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

Post some pictures. Price depends on condition, completeness, correctness, options, and title or none. Cost to do a restoration is impossible to say, amateur or professional, complete engine and trans overhaul or just freshen up. A beautiful award winning 26-27 touring ready to go needs nothing has ...
by Humblej
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow

Forget about trying to repair those wheels. Check the mtfca classifieds and place a wanted ad, watch ebay. Expect to pay $1000 or more for good wheels and rims. There are several size tt wheel options, any will do. Most are the 2 piece modern truck rim style, they also had wheels with one piece spli...
by Humblej
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow

Solid tires cannot be removed and reused, and those rims and wheels will not take tube tires. one option is to replace the wheels with newer TT demountable rims and wheels that use tube tires, the other is to rebuild your wheels and have new solid tires installed, neither is an inexpensive propositi...
by Humblej
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake

I had that problem, loose pinion gear, tore up the driveshaft and keyway. New driveshaft and no more rocking.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Cushion spring gap

Lightly tap the rivet with a small hammer.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something with Ford on it
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Something with Ford on it

Face of a model T hub cap, the rest of the hub cap is missing.

Not lead, zinc.
by Humblej
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sand blast discovery!
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: sand blast discovery!

Put a magnetic 4 foot led light from TP tools in my blast cabinet and I can finally see what I am doing.
by Humblej
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: Wood for roadster body.

Jim, there is a sawmill I use up here in Charlevoix Michigan, should be a reasonable drive from Reed City, he will cut you ash in any length, width and thickness you want for about $1 per board foot. He has some ash cut for an order that was never picked up or paid for that has been sitting around f...
by Humblej
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Pickup cross channels
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: 1926 Pickup cross channels

Front and back channels?
by Humblej
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: restoring springs
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: restoring springs

Primer, then slip plate, then assemble, then paint. Allow to dry between steps. Use no oil or grease with slip plate applied. First few miles driving, it will bounce like a bucking bronco, but soon wears into a nice smooth squeek free ride. Mine is still going strong after 10 years.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1438

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Well Nancy, all I can say is once you use one you will never go back to coat hangers and pliers.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1438

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Tool to hold and turn the u joint to mate the engine to driveshaft. Everyone needs one.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

Remove the rust first.
by Humblej
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange tire question
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Strange tire question

Take the tire off and remount it with the whitewall to the back side of the wheel. Black tire dressing over the white should hide it ok on the back.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bear Front End Alignment Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Bear Front End Alignment Tool

Could someone with a Bear or similar alignment tool please describe how to use it, specifically, how does the alignment tool stay on the wheels for measuring. Looking at pictures I cannot see how it can be done by one person without falling off the wheels. Some look like they have ends that might wr...
by Humblej
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Tudor tail light question
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: 26 Tudor tail light question

26-27 tail light is mounted on the left rear fender for all body styles except roadster pickup. Optional accessory large drum brake light/tail light, or the standard small jelly jar tail light. Both had their own combination backing plate and license plate bracket. Both used the same rear fender mou...
by Humblej
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 license plate clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: 26-27 license plate clamps

Anyone have an original they can post a picture of?
by Humblej
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

Jim, your hood is misshapen, or your hood is out of alignment with the radiator shell, or both.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Water pump

Remove it and throw it away.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Water pump

Remove it and throw it away.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

I would not assume it is body color.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

Jim, although the upper side is covered with upholstery, the underside is painted and the curved part is visible when the deck lid is up. Dont skimp on bodywork and paint prep there.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

Surprised there is a spare tire at all.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

Anyone else surprised by the spare tires?
by Humblej
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: White oak bed

It should take paint fine. Start with a good primer.
by Humblej
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: camshaft gear wear

Those gears will get noisy when they wear, will eventually knock like a bad connecting rod. I see new gears in your future.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T coupe trunk lid
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: 1927 Model T coupe trunk lid

There is a hinge that bolts on to the top side edge of the deck lid on each end. You have to take one of them off, either side will do. The hinge is a plate with a protruding pin that fits into a hole in the body. Hinge bolts to the deck lid with 2 bolts. Might help to remove the bracket that holds ...
by Humblej
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Wire Wheels

Model A wheels do not look right on a model T.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

I agree with what others have stated, except I would opt for a 6 volt starter with no alternator/generator. I would rather keep everything 6 volt.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Starter bendix springs

Ron would know, I live and learn.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Starter bendix springs

Model A springs are wound opposite because the bendix is on the same side of the flywheel as the starter motor. Not interchangeable with model T.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: modern replacement parts

Langs Old Car Parts
Snyders Antique Auto Parts
by Humblej
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tail light wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: tail light wiring

To keep the wire tight.
by Humblej
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 fuel evaporation
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: 1925 fuel evaporation

There should be a hole in the fuel cap, it is not a pressurized fuel system. You probably have a small fuel leak somewhere.
by Humblej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: reperduction coils

I have been using the same plastic coils for 50 years.
by Humblej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

Did you check the chassis frame first that it is straight?
by Humblej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question new pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question with pictires

Mike, you have what looks like a standard run-of the-mill 1926-27 roadster body. Others will know the specific features of a 1927, but regarding the trunk lid, a standatd 26-27 trunk lid will fit yours. Not a rumble seat. If you are finding deck lids that are too big they are not model t.
by Humblej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix bending the stake washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Pliers to start, punch and hammer to finish.
by Humblej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I shift Model TT into neutral
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: How do I shift Model TT into neutral

Place the hand brake 1/3 to 1/2 forward. The only "neutral" you have is in the transmission, but a model t neutral is not a true neutral like a conventional manual shift car. A Model TT transmission is the same as the Model T car transmission. A ruxtell should not have a neutral.
by Humblej
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear end questions
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Rear end questions

Steve, regarding the paper gasket, yes apply a thin layer of permatex 2b non hardening gasket sealer together with the paper gasket.
by Humblej
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

There is some great knowledge and advice provided so far and the origional photo is a great resource. I will add a thought from a different perspective as a retired engineer. Some things are intended to be taken apart and some things are not. Something that is bolted together is a "seperable assembl...
by Humblej
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Adjusting coils

Do not adjust your coils yourself! It needs to be done out of the car by someone who has the special equipment and knowledge. This is not a job for a shade tree mechanic with hand tools. Either a modern electronic strobospark, or an origional hand crank coil tester (HCCT), with the knowledge to use ...
by Humblej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A better heater
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: A better heater

Do those bricks burn or do you heat them on a stove?
by Humblej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT coil location
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: 1926 TT coil location

The 26-27 TT trucks had a lot of 1924-25 features such as hood, fenders, cab, and firewall coil box.
by Humblej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: 26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans

Still looking for a trade, if anyone has the longer coupe/roadster rear bumper brackets that they would like to trade for my shorter sedan/touring brackets please contact me ASAP. I have a person interested in buying my complete front and rear set but the deal is not done yet and I would prefer the ...
by Humblej
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Nuts! I bought these bumpers for my 1926 coupe, but after measuring my rear bumper arms discovered they are the touring and sedan arms! Anyone with coupe/roadster arms that would like to trade for touring/sedan arms? I have posted on the classifieds.
by Humblej
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans
Replies: 1
Views: 282

26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans

For Sale: Original Ford 26-27 accessory front and rear bumpers for touring, 2 door, and 4 doors. This is the long rear bumper bars, not the short bumperetts. In unrestored well preserved condition, no bends, no damage, no heavy rust or deep pitting. some paint on brackets (arms) and bumper bars are ...
by Humblej
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ?????? I am stumped
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: ?????? I am stumped

Any chance you are using a model A bendix spring?
by Humblej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

Oops, your right, the cam gear is not the press fit, its the crank gear that needs heat.
by Humblej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

Pulling the gear while the engine is in car is not for the weak or faint of heart. It is not something you do just to check it out. And putting any gear (new or origional) back on is not really possible while the cam is in the engine. The gear needs to be heated up and driven back on, this should no...
by Humblej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running
Replies: 21
Views: 1427

Re: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running

Keith, for gas vapor to go the wrong way out the back of the carb you have a valve or valve timing problem, for it to be an ignition timing problem it would be so far off the engine wouldnt run. Could be heavy carbon build up that is glowing hot enough to ignite the fuel vapor during the intake stro...
by Humblej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can I turn flywheel ring gear
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Can I turn flywheel ring gear

Do you mean flip it front to back? No, it is machined to engage on one face only.
by Humblej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Update. I checked the drawings at the Benson Ford Research Center this morning and can positively state that the improved Ford accessory bumpers were nickel plated. The bumper bar drawings call out polishing the front face of the bars only, so back side should be dull. I also looked at the drawings ...
by Humblej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: wood spokes

Color and grain, but if you are not a knowledgeable wood guy you may not be able to tell. Older usa made hammers, axes, and similar wood handles were typically hickory. Find an older tool and scrape the surface of the wood and compare the color and grain against known other species of wood. If you c...
by Humblej
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Ford 26-27 accessory bumper... The Ford bumpers that were sold by Ford dealers.
by Humblej
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Ok, kind of drifted off the chrome or nickel question, but I am satisified with the nickel answer.
by Humblej
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 tt closed cab top
Replies: 12
Views: 946

Re: 24 tt closed cab top

No chicken wire roof foundation in model Ts or TTs.
by Humblej
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

That tag on the frame is a modern tag, you can get them for $6.50 at amazon and stamp anything on them you want. Probably something that was done in one of those difficult DMV states to reduce the red tape. Not Ford, not model T.
by Humblej
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

John, if you plan to sell it, dont bother adding turn signals, etc. You will not make back the expense, and the future owner may not want them. Looks good to go as is.
by Humblej
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Thanks for the responses, nickel was my understanding too, but I haver never seen 95 year old nickel as bright as chrome. I am taking the bumper bars to the plater next week and wanted to double check that nickel is the right finish. Reading the vendor catalogs some offer the oval bumper clamps in e...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Took my unrestored Ford 26-27 accessory bumpers apart and was surprised to find the remains of very bright plating under the bar clamps and under the head of the stove bolts. Looks too bright to be old nickel. The unprotected surfaces are a mixture of old dirt, rust, and a layer of silver paint. Did...
by Humblej
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

John, I would not pull the main caps at this time, you have seen what you need to see. The rod bearings look tired and it is probably a good indication of the overall health of the engine. If it were mine, I would pull the engine and go through it top to bottom. In earlier times some people kept the...
by Humblej
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Were there any shims when you took them off?
by Humblej
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Radiator prices

Cost of the materials, labor, and overhead for the quantity made and sold.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097

No, no experience with one. But a T doesn't need one, and unless you are planning a Joad family grapes of wrath hood and front fender loaded Okie emigration, it is not needed and will not improve ride or performance. The stock model T front springs are adequate and give a very acceptable ride. An ad...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1394

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

I agree, original ford 6v headlights with good reflectors, good lenses, good bulbs, good ground, correctly pointed and focused are fine. But get any or all of those wrong and they are completly inadequate.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Acrylic Lacquer Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Acrylic Lacquer Paint

Not available in California, and prohibitively expensive elsewhere.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Which is correct?

Shackle forward, nuts behind. Thats what the service manual depicts.
by Humblej
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T varients
Replies: 4
Views: 441

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: 11
Views: 1292

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: 725

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: 698

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: 870

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: 1566

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: 760

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.