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by AndreFordT
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

here is an other way.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

The mixed of oil I use for soaking the bands is 1/2 10-40 oil and 1/2 ATF. Not only with the Kevelar lining but also with the wood, I never heard about chattering after changing band lining.

Andre
Belguim
by AndreFordT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Yes Mark,
I use a drum to do this.
The length of the lining is mesured on the outside of the steel band. The reason is, the cercle on the outside is longer as at the inside. It is just what is needed at the inside to make the lining the bulge to make it fit just the way it should.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Mike and Mark, Before I found the Herms thread about the transmission rebuild I broke a few drums on both of my model T's and start to use wooden bands on them. I didn't brake any drums with the wooden bands. Is it the wood or is it because I get more drive experience, I just leave it in the middle....
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Watch this, from 2013, and learn how to do it right.

viewtopic.php?t=1019

That's the way I try to do it since I followed the thread in 2013.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: coil point arc
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: coil point arc

The difference in tension.

6V DC (direct current by your battery) to 20V+ AC (alternating current by your Magneto).

I think there is nothing wrong with the coil or the magneto when it is running well on both.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

Just finished the rebuild of a NH carburetor this evening.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Aluminum Oil Pan ID
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Aluminum Oil Pan ID

Here some photos of Model t boat engines.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Aluminum Oil Pan ID
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Aluminum Oil Pan ID

Could it be that this is an oil pan comming from a Marine Model T engine?

I will try to find photo in my files and come back.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

Pat,
It will slow down better but really stop ... . It is still a Model T.
Drive carefully and think three mistakes further to give you the time for an emergency stop if needed.

Keep it safe.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: generator problems must be contagious
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: generator problems must be contagious

Before giving your generator to the local repair shop, be sure he know how a three brush generator works and how to fix them.
To be sure for a good repair , send it to Ron Peterson.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 1453

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Tommy,
I grind mine always to 125mm = 4.92" . This made the clearance you need to adjust the gap with the adjustable tappers and left 4mm under the hole.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

Frank, it didn't work at all. Neither the starter or the transmission construction did work. In August the phone rings: "Get your (my) name from a friend , can you please come and look to my T and try to make it run." Just a good job for the cold winter days. Engine is apart and clean. Andre Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

A few more photos.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

Last week I started the rebuild of a 1912 engine. On the front there was a 2CV Citroën flywheel and starter build up. To do this they cut off the nose in the front of the oilpan and build the starter in a support under the frame. The transmission end had also a strange build up. The cilinder head ga...
by AndreFordT
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks

watch this one, You will enjoy.

http://www.texastparts.com/driveithome.htm

At the time Nancy and Ben Hardeman did this journey I was on revalidation of my third spine surgery in 2010 and follow it day by day.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Transmission band lining question.

Last week I started the rebuild of an English 1912 engine. I can't identify the band linig that is on the transmission bands. Maybe someone out there can help me? Where can I find this lining? The lining is not wood or kevlar but looks like usual brake lining. I saw this kind of lining about ten yea...
by AndreFordT
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

I didn't do much on T today but get these home for a future restauration.
A 1880 black smith drill and a 1927 5hp lister engine.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 1453

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Thom

here some photos.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 1453

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Thom,

As the engine is open I should go for all 8 valves, new springs new keepers and new valves spring seats.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: 26 Ignition switch

Here is what I did in the past. For me, there was a short in the switch. During a ride, when I canged from battery to magneto, there was DC current connected to the magneto and the magnets discharged. At the last I run the car with only with the three way switch and that for a few years now. I disco...
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: possible magnito problem

Second one was during the recharge of the magnets during the rebuild of an engine. The magneto loop was looking fine and I tried to use it again. During the recharge of the magnets I set the loop over the flywheel and flashed it three times with 42Vdc. it started smoking at the second time. Needed a...
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: possible magnito problem

Here a few pictures of what can possibly go wrong with the magneto.
First is a double oval freshly rebuild and run for a few hours.
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: possible magnito problem

William, for testing the magneto you need the tester https://www.modeltford.com/item/MAG-SLMT.aspx or you can do this with a analog meter and a testlight with a 12V 21W bulb. With the tester just connect the tester between the magneto post and the frame of the car and make the engine run. The tester...
by AndreFordT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Help identify T in this old photo

I just did a little research. The photo is taken at the entrance of the sanatorium in the early 20's. Steve and Jeff could be right on. The oval rear window was earlier than 23. The wood " Bois-de-Breux" is part of a place called Grivegnee on the right side of the "Meuse" in Liege in the East of Bel...
by AndreFordT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Help identify T in this pic

Jeff,

Can you send me his mail adres, I will contact him for trying to help.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Hey Steve, For me this is looking normal, knowing that this is a fresh rebuild engine. It needs a good run in. At the start the needle is shaking fron 17 to 19 on idle, at the end it is shaking from 18 to 19, for me it does this because the model t engine is a low running engine at idle speed. To be...
by AndreFordT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 752

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

https://www.modeltford.com/item/5107RK.aspx

here is the part you need.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings

A fine and well done job. Thanks for sharing.

Just a question. (not about the job, but about your post)
How do you do to write between the photos? I tried but I always get the text first and the photos are always posted under the text.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2275

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Who is winning the race? :lol:


Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Ford
The universal Car
Price List of Parts
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by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Just forgot to tell,

If you did it all right and the clutch is slipping in high gear, your clutch disks or the clutch spring are shot. Than you need to take it apart.

Good luck
André
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Eric, I think the first thing to do is set the clutch right. Set the handbrake lever all the way forwards and set clutch right using the caliber you have there. Than pull the handbrake lever backwards till the set bolt is just on top of the speed lever(3432). The clutch finger should be just clearin...
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: buying model T in the Netherlands

Tony, Vraagprijs is één, betaal prijs is twee. Asking price is one, the price you pay is second. Vroeger zocht ik naar een vergelijkbare auto op Ebay en wachtte tot ik de verkoopprijs van die wagen kende. Deed dan een voorstel voor de wagen die ik wilde kopen in Belgïe of Nederland en wachtte af . B...
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 800

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

This what I found during the rebuild of the drawn 1914 runabout in 2016. The runabout was build in September 1914, may be an early 1915 model.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium

P.S. For the rebuild I had two pair of helping hands
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebuilding starter
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Rebuilding starter

Hey Keith,

I always replace that triangle insulation with a band of 0.5 mm gasket paper to insulate the windings from the housing.

Goodluck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 2923

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

This story is better than a F1 race. Me too I am looking out for what was the next in this story.
Thanks Rob

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 2923

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

Here is an other one .
This time it is the first start up, after a total rebuild of the Fiat (the BEAST of TURIN), on the record list shown some posts before .
Watch the size of the engine and set the sound a little higher.
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=133946

Just to enjoy.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shipping T Parts - what do you guys use?
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Shipping T Parts - what do you guys use?

To Belgium, the best way is Fedex. No surprises, only the income taxes and local taxes to pay with an invoice after having delivered the parts. USPS is cheaper at the start but there is a local handling fee of minimum €30.00 each delivery from the USA plus the same taxes as Fedex to pay at the deliv...
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mag coil
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Mag coil

Randal,

I reviewed your picture and remarked some darkness on the two near coils at the out come. For me there was some head there and the warp will be brittle and will come off sometime.
As it is apart, just rebuild it or replace it with a rebuild one.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mag coil
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Mag coil

Randal, Me to I touch I had a good usable coil ring Till I used it to charge the magnets on the flywheel, than I get this: a smoking coil ... or two. It was good looking but... . The experience learned me that when the engine is apart and you see some damage on the magneto coil ring, rebuild it or r...
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

You need to visit the Tuckett Brothers and talk with Niel.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5102

Re: What have you done to your T in August

a few other photos.
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5102

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Yesterday, It was a rainy day but we took T out to look for Anna. "Where is Anna" is a remember drive for a lady, Anna, working as a nurse during the First World War near to Diksmuide en Veurne in the Flanders Fields. A few cars but most of drivers were on Motorcycles all older as 1931. The oldest w...
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: 1924 ? Motor

Just forgot this one.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: 1924 ? Motor

David,

I don't know how much of those 6 cylinder model T engines were build but here are a few photos of a 6cylinder Model T car.

Just for information.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5102

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Yesterday, I only put gas in the tank. It is running much better with the gas than without it. :lol:

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5102

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Restart the dis assembling of the wrecked 1915 touring.

Watch the way the front was assembled to the frame.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to repair this one??
Replies: 3
Views: 613

How to repair this one??

I am busy to take wrecked 1915 Touring apart to build it up again and I found this one.
I don't think it has to do with the accident last year. It must have been broken before, to much dirt on it.

Maybe J.B. Weld??

Thanks
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another generator brush holder question
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Another generator brush holder question

Preston,

Here is the way I do it.

The order of the photos is up side down.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: holley straight through nh
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: holley straight through nh

What you need to change are this.
Not the elbow but the needles and clamps.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

Me 63 , ;)
more as 40mph with a model T scares me with a car with about NO brakes. :(
How do you stop that thing at 50 or more. :?: :?:
Do you have an anchor for emergency???? :roll:

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5102

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I made the trouble engine run again.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8dlh57tq0lm48 ... 1.MOV?dl=0

Andre
Belgium

Other photos will follow
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

Just get an other oil pan ready.
This time I tried the alignement before the definitive assembly.

The end bearing just slide on and the bolts went in by hand.
I think I am back on the road.

What will be next???????

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BRAKE EQUALIZER
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: BRAKE EQUALIZER

Forgot to tell:
Use the spring setup that go with the equalizer to prevent drag on the brakes.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BRAKE EQUALIZER
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: BRAKE EQUALIZER

Mine is working great but I had to change the lining on the brake band and added a 2mm thick plate at the underside of the the brake shaft where the band touch the shaft and 1mm thick plate at the upper side to get the band closer to the drum and make the braking faster and more efficient. I also ha...
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

Just a photos of the misalignement of the pan. Hard to understand why it is that way. The car was in a musea and didn't run. No crash to see. Took the engine apart for an overhaul as well as the front and rear axle. First problem: The motor had a crack between the water inlet and the water plug on t...
by AndreFordT
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

Thanks all,

You were all right about the pan.
I set the pan back on the engine and tried to set the transmission bearing in. The pan is 8mm out to the top. Will try an other one tomorrow


Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

I only build a new coil ring for the engine and used an other cast iron frame. I don't think the reason is the oil pan. Changed it with an other 4 dip one and had the same problem. I measured the high-level of the original coil ring and compare it with a few (8) others I have here to be rebuild . On...
by AndreFordT
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Magneto coil ring differences

I was reassembling a 1925 engine with a 4 dip oil pan. It was hard to put a few bolts in it but in a way I get them all in and tide. Tried to turn the motor but it didn't turn any more. Looking for the reason I found that the oil pan was touching the coil ring and that the coil ring blocked the magn...
by AndreFordT
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .

Just for your all safety.
Do not try to repair the quadrand and pawl just replace it with the hard steel ones the part dealers offer.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6928

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

David and Mark, The parts on my photos came from a 1923 French Model T that was for sale last year in the "Den Hartog " museum In the Netherlands. It is the second car from that sale I try to set on the road again. The first one was the Army Truck (photos earlier in this July post). This car had an ...
by AndreFordT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6928

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Steve, a fine idea simple and easy to do. Yesterday I finished the rebuild of a front axle and a drive shaft (both need some paint) Next it will be the rear axle and finishing the assembly of the engine with the burning magneto. All for the same French Model T that came out of the "Den Hartog" sale ...
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Improved car front axle

Here photos of a fresh restored 1926 front axle.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire size
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Tire size

the photos again.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire size
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Tire size

I just put a TT truck back on the road but I have problems with the tires. The tires are plain rubber. On the front they are 30 x 3-1/2. On the rear the rubber is so far gone I can't find any indication on them. I think it should be 33 x 5 but I need to be sure before ordering any new tires. How can...
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6928

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

This morning I put this one "On the Road Again" after twenty or more years in storage and a complet overhaul.
There is one problem left. The four tires are plain rubber an are shot. They came nearly off the rims during the test drive.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: When there is smoke there must be fire.

Missing two layers of polyester and one layer of isolation varnish to go and the fire is out.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: When there is smoke there must be fire.

Guys, guys, I am only going for the real stuff, no replacements only New Old Stock . No Jaguar smoke but Model T smoke! No monkey elbow grease but the real stuff! No pig skin varnish but authentic skin varnish! By the way the coil loop is nearly done. :P :P :P :P Andre Belgium :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by AndreFordT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: When there is smoke there must be fire.

I forgot to collect the smoke so I will need your bottle. I am also looking for a can of elbow grease and skin varnish.

Have a fine Sunday. I will be rebuilding a coil loop

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

When there is smoke there must be fire.

During the rebuild of en engine last Saturday I was recharging the magnets by using the coil loop that came with the engine and was looking good. Before I tested the coil ring by building it in serie with a 12V 21W light and a 12 battery and checking the change of polarity on each coil. No problem t...
by AndreFordT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cutout wiring help
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Cutout wiring help

Ryan, this is not a model T generator. I saw this before and that one was a construction made with the parts of a Lucas Dynamo inside of a model T generator housing. I did made it work with a three coil Lucas regulator and a warning light. At the end I replaced it all with an original Model T genera...
by AndreFordT
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger

Trigger finger??

I had three on the left hand and I am right handed. Could it be an ignition finger??
Doctor don't know why it is on the left hand but it was.
I had some surgery a while ago and all is OK now.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

Norm,

I think Scott has a charging problem too because , when switching on the lights the battery drops to 5.7V .
He need to test the all circuit to find his problem.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

Scott, I will try to get you, step by step, to find the problem. - Disconnect the yellow black wire at the cutout output. Connect a test light ( 12V 10W) between the Generator and the frame. Start the engine and run at a brick idle. The light should light up, not bright, take a volt meter and measur...
by AndreFordT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What's holding this spring clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: What's holding this spring clamp?

Here is a front spring with the same construction.
I rebuild the front axle and as the spring was solid I just installed the leaf as it was.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Generator brush plate position

You can build your cut out your self with a diode available at most of the dealers.
In the photos my build 5 years ago and still standing. I works also great on a 12V system.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: slow cranking starter
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: slow cranking starter

Sometimes a starter look like this. With a 12V battery it may be working but with a 6V battery it will be an other question.

Good luck
Andre Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Generator brush plate position

Preston, I think your setting is just right. 6Amp is just ok. Here is how I doo it. If you watch my photo of the brush bridge, set the third brush all the way anti clock wise. Make the engine run at a brisk idle. Lose the four small screws and turn the brush bridge till you have about 1Amp charge. T...
by AndreFordT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Steve, cranking by hand on magneto It will give you between 2 and 3VAC. The coils are not made for tension but for current. While testing coils on an HCCT sometimes the coil start to buss and spark at 1.5VAC and there is a gap of about 1/4 inch where the spark is seen. Photos in the attachment are f...
by AndreFordT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Magneto Questions

John, First try to change the position of the advance lever to more advance and see what happens. Sometimes when running on magneto you need to set the ignition with more advance due to the position where the magneto produce the right current to generate the spark for the ignition. If you try to sta...
by AndreFordT
Fri May 31, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Generator brush plate position

Make a control of the way the field coils are sitting in the generator body. The brush plate must be set on a way corresponding the way the field coils are set in the body. Most of the generators have the field wires crossed for the connections. Some of them are not crossing. With the experience I h...
by AndreFordT
Fri May 31, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Generator brush plate position

Preston,

I just finished the rebuild of a generator.

Here is the way I put in the field coils , the brush plate and the terminal wire .

The other photos are from the test of the armature and the set up of the generator out put.

Maybe this will help.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed May 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto cutting out
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Magneto cutting out

I think you have a short in the horn loop. But the problem with the contact switch make me think. Sometime I blow my magneto out on my 1926 touring with a short in the contact switch. The short connected the battery directly on the magneto. The problem with the magneto started when the switch was ha...
by AndreFordT
Tue May 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Points T-5008-B4
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Coil Points T-5008-B4

Here is an other one and what I did with it.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue May 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Engine rebuild.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue May 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Engine rebuild.

Hello all, I just started the rebuild of an unknow engine. Here is what I found on the crankshaft. I am wondering what should be done with the fourth rod and the weights welded on the crankshaft? The camshaft seemed to be grinded. How can I be sure about the way it was done? (will post photos of it ...
by AndreFordT
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: hand crank coil tester
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: hand crank coil tester

try this one, not from china or Russia.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Simpson-17668- ... SwH4hbIYSI

goodluck
andre
belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Slingers or mag
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Oil Slingers or mag

Yes,
but don't forget to secure the back sides of the triple gear shafts.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Soldering chrome script
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: Soldering chrome script

I just put two drips of black windscreen glue on the back of the script and push it in the radiator.
It stay for over 10 years now and nobody see how I did it, no screws no wire. Just do not over do the glue that it stays under the script.

Good luck

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 model T wreck
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: 1915 model T wreck

Thanks Don for the reply.

Sad to read Jack past away a few years ago.

In the attachment a photo of the car before and after the accident last September. I hope I can build it up again and bring it back to the beautiful car it was .

Regards
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 model T wreck
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

1915 model T wreck

November last year I bought a 1915 touring with accident damage.
With the paper work I found this. It say 2009.
Does any one out there recognize this??
I found a name on it Model T Jack. Who was he??

Thanks
Andre
Belgium