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by Humblej
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help--How to Clean Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Need help--How to Clean Radiator

Take it to a radiator repair shop, they can clean it, test for leaks, and repair as needed.
by Humblej
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Yes, liquid wrench or a blue wrench to disolve the rust.
by Humblej
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Wrinkles
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Top Wrinkles

Wrinkles will come out during installation.
by Humblej
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Muffler Problem

Yup, that's what they do, and probably what they did back in the day. They are made to be taken apart and so are not welded. I eventually welded mine up only because it blew apart during a backfire.
by Humblej
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Shim Removal

Take the caps off one at a time and use timesaver grit to set the clearence. No measuring, no plastigage, no scraping, no tight bearings.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody From Va, Licenceing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Anybody From Va, Licenceing Question

I had my 1926 coupe registered in Virgina a few years back. I had 1926 YOM Virginia plates on front and rear. Personally I like the look of front plates on the improved car.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aughhh...nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: aughhh...nuts

Scott, I do not remember those being square nuts, I think they were fine thread hex nuts I took off. Please post pictures when you are done.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: shipping

I got a fastenal shipping quote last week, they must still be doing it for indiana to michigan anyway.
by Humblej
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Electronic version of a 1927 parts book
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Wanted Electronic version of a 1927 parts book

I just checked and the cimorelli website is up and running
by Humblej
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: re-holstering 1926 touring
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: re-holstering 1926 touring

Jonah, there is a lot involved in doing a good top and upholstery, one of the variables is experience. Someone who does not have patterns does not have any experience with model T upholstery, I would stay away from them. Find someone who has done lots of model T's and has pictures and or satisfied c...
by Humblej
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: Spare tire carriers

Bob, that is a 1926-27 factory installed spare tire carrier for a touring or sedan. The spare tire carriers for coupe and roadster mounted directly to the body.
by Humblej
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: Testing a horn

No wire needed, just connect a 6 volt battery charger directly to the horn. Attach the ground/black connection directly to the horn body or bracket, and touch the pos/red connection to the horn terminal.

14 gage would be the proper horn wire size.
by Humblej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

I like the way Steves hot dip rims look. Did you have to sand blast and clean them up first, or did the galvanizers do that as part of the process?
by Humblej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe

I do not know any other way than sand blasting to really clean the metal. If you are doing a frame off full restoration, sandblasting is the obvious choice. But if your body is still on the car with upholstery, glass, engine, etc., forget sandblasting, it will make a mess and sand will get in everyw...
by Humblej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

Where are people sending or taking their rims to get hot dip galvanized in Michigan? I had my 21 inch split rims zinc electroplated 50 years ago, do not remember where, still look good, but now I need some TT split rims done.
by Humblej
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

I would expect to find rust, loose rust, and clumps of dirt. Take off the tank outlet and flush the tank out. If there is a lot of crud take the tank out for a proper cleaning and possible coating. A dirty tank will leave you stranded on the side of the road again and again.
by Humblej
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Any deals out there on new tires?

Need some new 440/450-21 tires, looking at the usual vendors sites and I am not finding any deals, anyone know of tire sales and/or free shipping out there?
by Humblej
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screw thread size
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Screw thread size

Caution, you will not find those #14-24 bendix screws at the hardware store, and something close will not work.
by Humblej
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: replacing touring top

Yes George, you should be able to install a touring top yourself.
by Humblej
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas

Do not light a puddle of gasoline!
by Humblej
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

Remove the body to frame bolts, and the steering column and hand brake so you do not have to lift the body over them, remove rear fenders and running boards so you can get in closer, remove the doors and anything else to lighten it, and four people can lift and move it.
by Humblej
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Canada & Australia's 1927 Colours.
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Ford Canada & Australia's 1927 Colours.

That second article about an auto show in Oct 1927 is most likely about the new Ford Model A.
by Humblej
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Why not buy the correct part?
by Humblej
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

That does not look right to me. The 26-27 coupe door is the same as the 28-29 model A pickup door. My experience is the model A door parts are correct and better quality than what most of the model T vendors sell.
by Humblej
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Rivets

No, they are all over, too many to count. Pick a system or an assembly and there are rivets. The steering column, steering wheel, ignition switch, the frame, rear axle housing, driveshaft, top irons, floor boards, generator, headlight buckets, horn, the list goes on and on.
by Humblej
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Wire wheel stud repair
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: '27 Wire wheel stud repair

I would consider brazing the stud head to the hub. I would take the hub off the axle, attach wheel to hub with all studs and lug nuts to make sure it is all lined up, then braze.
by Humblej
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear tire removal
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Rear tire removal

Jace, not clear if you are wanting to remove the rear wheels from the axle or the rear tires from the wheels. Either case you will need special tools. To remove the rear wheel from the axle you need a Ford Model T rear wheel puller that screws onto the hub cap threads, or a wheel knocker that screws...
by Humblej
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1710

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Keep it 6v, to me a 12v alternator looks out of place in a stock T.
by Humblej
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Steering gear case play

Larger rivets.
by Humblej
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Door Lock

Never could get mine out either.
by Humblej
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 27
Views: 2394

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

As Henry stated, leave it in the cooling system for a few days. A few weeks is even better. It is to dissolve build up of minerals and rust, takes time to do that.
by Humblej
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: How do you Downshift?

When you slow down to about 10mph or less, mash down on the clutch pedal, at the same time advancing throttle and spark, just as you would starting from a stop.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on 27 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Info on 27 Roadster

The mtfca encyclopedia will give you build date for a s/n, beyond that you are out of luck.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: A Starting Observation

I would suggest not moving the spark to get it to buzz though. It gets a free start or it doesn't, I wouldn't move the spark to force it, or someday, when the free start didn't happen and the spark was advanced, and you go to crank it...ouch.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

I agree with Allen, best fool proof solution is to remove the electric fuel shut-off valve.
Some people that do not want to crawl under the car to turn on or off the fuel valve add a second valve at the carb, not me, but some people.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this safe to run?
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

Re: Is this safe to run?

Larry, while you are in there you should re-route your timer wiring harness up to the water outlet and back. Use an adell clamp at the water outlet bolt to hold it just like Henry did.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this safe to run?
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

Re: Is this safe to run?

No, run without a fan until you can find a replacement, they are plentiful and cheap. Unless you are in a parade or stuck in a traffic jam, you do not really need a fan.
by Humblej
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: Radiator stop leak

Never had good results from stop leak in any car. I have always had good results from a real radiator repair shop, yes they are still around.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Inner bearing does not get packed in grease, it runs in oil. You can use assembly lube particularly if you are not going to fill the pumpkin or run it any time soon.
by Humblej
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand

A conventional engine stand that rotates is best. It will permit working on the top, the bottom, and turning it on its nose to set the mag ring gap.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: A part found- what is it?

Looks like a tractor badge minus the chrome plating.
by Humblej
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Timing

You have to check the timing when you put on a different timer or flapper/roller.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl id
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Cowl id

The firewall has the opening for the fuel shut off valve and the two tank strap holes, so 26-27 coupe or tudor. Yes, the coupe and tudors had a gas door that would prop open for ventilation.
by Humblej
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

Model a is more conventional and therefore easier to work on with modern thinking and experience. Model t coils, trans, and rear axle are all greek to most mechanics.
That being said, I prefer the model t.
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: 19
Views: 1378

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: 3
Views: 452

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: 334

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: 382

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: 609

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: 537

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: 586

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: 357

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: 1300

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: 586

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: 875

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: 1355

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: 1216

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: 998

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: 1492

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: 665

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: 665

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: 665

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: 2155

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: 832

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: 670

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: 2155

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: 2155

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: 998

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: 998

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: 1115

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: 1170

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: 934

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: 1876

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: 1347

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: 779

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: 751

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: 1977

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: 1977

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: 1356

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: 822

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: 946

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: 643

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: 885

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: 796

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: 952

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: 952

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: 639

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: 639

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: 963

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: 963

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: 1139

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: 767

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: 561

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: 1789

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: 1808

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 1430

Re: modern replacement parts

Langs Old Car Parts
Snyders Antique Auto Parts