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by AndreFordT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

Lucky there were no injurys, I was there before. To repair it, you will need to take it all apart. Separate the body and the frame and look closer to the oilpan specialy the spot where the wishbone is attached. Have seen this before. By the 1915, at the first look, the oilpan was OK till I took it a...
by AndreFordT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3014

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Last post.

I need to build a new contact point and coat the coilring.
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3014

Re: What have you done in June 2020

second
Andre
Belgium
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by AndreFordT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3014

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Nearly finished the rebuild of a 1912 magneto coilring.
I will post a few photos of the job in the next 3 posts.
Her are the first.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat May 23, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TOMORROW

Just wondering.
I don't know what is this Webinar and how can I take part of it?
How do this work?

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed May 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Band Install - Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Wood Band Install - Issue

Philip, I forgot to tell that, as I lined wood or kevlar bands, I soak them in 1/2 liter of ATF and top off the bucket till all the bands are under with fresh motor oil. I use this mixed oil later in the engine. Just leave them in the mixture till you need them for installation in the transmission. ...
by AndreFordT
Wed May 20, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Band Install - Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Wood Band Install - Issue

Philip, I don't think you have a problem here. I use to install wood band linings in all the engines I rebuild. Only when asked for kevlar I use kevlar. I see this a few times, the bands just need to run in. After a few miles you will need to adjust them and repeat this a few times . On my three T's...
by AndreFordT
Thu May 14, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt generator
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Rebuilt generator

And Toon Boer.

Toon teached me how to rebuild an armature
Ron teached me how it should be done to rebuild a generator and a starter.

Good luck

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu May 14, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt generator
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Rebuilt generator

Ron Patterson.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed May 13, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lowering brackets
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: Rear lowering brackets

Two year ago I rebuild a 1920 frame from a speedster.
The change was 5" .
The original frame was rusted so far that it needed a replacement.
The rear is done as the old one . For the front I used parts I found 5 or 6 years ago on Ebay.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu May 07, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4536

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I just need to finish a few magneto coil rings.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun May 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to take off old varnish / laquer....
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: What do you use to take off old varnish / laquer....

Try with Cellulose Thinner. It works for me. Soak it in a bucket over night.
After I used SIDOL to clean the brass and polished it with journal paper.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat May 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter sealed bearing parts number?
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Starter sealed bearing parts number?

This will be better:
6201 2rs - 1/2

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat May 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter sealed bearing parts number?
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Starter sealed bearing parts number?

I found this one:
6201 2rs-13

Good luck.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wiring harness
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: wiring harness

Maybe this will help you.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
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by AndreFordT
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Pistons

Pierre-Yves,
I send you a PM this afternoon with my email.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Pistons

Bonjour Pierre Ives,

I like the cast iron pistons.
If it was mine and the cilinders are not bad, I should go just for a set new rings and keep the iron pistons.

Just my opinion.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5465

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Not on a Model T today but 1906 Model N. DSCN739302.JPG Cleaned up the four ball Kingston carburetor. DSCN786302.JPG DSCN968602.JPG DSCN786402.JPG[/attachmen Made a new float for it. There for I used a new float for a Holley G carburetor.[attachment=1]DSCN968802.JPG I hope it will work as good as it...
by AndreFordT
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5465

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Not much, set the two T outside and cleaned out the carpoort. Later today, as I was setting the car back inside I made with both ( one at a time) a 5 miles test drive (didn't drive them since rebuild). Made a few photos and set them close together. :roll: Take care Andre Belgium RSCN968102.JPG RSCN9...
by AndreFordT
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3017B timing cover adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: 3017B timing cover adaptor

Did you try the "Model T Haven" ??

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is this
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: what is this

I think Model N frame and drive train.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5465

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

During the Easter weekend my back was killing me, so no advance on the 1912 and the 1915 tourings. Just rebuild a few coils . I had to stop no parts left. They have all new points, new capacitors, all solder points are checked and redone where needed, poored tar in all the coils and repaired and tre...
by AndreFordT
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Product On The Market!
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: New Product On The Market!

what will be the price for 16??

andre
belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5465

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Today not much done on the T's, just did some experiences with an old Lucas magneto ignition system I found during the clean out of my dad's workshop. DSCN855702.JPG It didn't work first. Took it apart and cleaned what I could and reassembled it. As I took it from the bench I turned some how the whe...
by AndreFordT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's wrong with this photo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: What's wrong with this photo?

Allan than it is on the wrong side :lol: :lol:

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's wrong with this photo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: What's wrong with this photo?

those brackets are changed left to the right and right to the left. The distance for the hood rest as it should be.

Just my opinion
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5465

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Today we celebrate the marriage of the body and frame of the 1915 (look a like) touring.
Hope it will be a happy marriage and will stay for a long time.

Andre
Belgium
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by AndreFordT
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Filtering EBAY (TBAY)
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Filtering EBAY (TBAY)

I set:
Ebay Motors
Model T Ford
Parts & Accessoiries
Vintage Car & Truck parts
Condition: Used.
At this time there were 4607 items
Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Engine number question

Here is a later Canadian engine with the serial number and the cast date near.
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I can see a C; a 6 and a 8 on the casting date , I don't know what they are standing for, perhaps Canadian august 26??

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

Marshall, I don't think 12Vdc is enough to recharge the magnets. I once did it, during a ride, with a 12V and 6V in serial 18Vdc. It worked and the car is still running on this recharged magnets. I use two 12V and two 6V battery (that is all I have in stock) in serial they give me 36V. What is impor...
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

Re: Coil ring sealant

Forgot to tell. Price of the needed material is about $10.-
Last time it took me 15 hours to clear the job.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

Re: Coil ring sealant

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by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

Re: Coil ring sealant

second serie photos.
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by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

Re: Coil ring sealant

Hello Marshall, experience learned me that trying to repair a coilring is a waste of time and money. If yours have some insulation gone or coils that seems to be out of working you only have the chioce between replace it or rebuild it. Replacing is easy you can find it at about every model T part sh...
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8376

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Normally we should have our last technical reunion of the winter season this afternoon at the model A club of the Netherlands in Bergambacht near to Rotterdam. Corana makes it not possible. Thanks to Toon, Piet, Peter and all the others for the fine and learn full afternoons this winter. I watch out...
by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: two questions.

Just forgot to tell.
The firewall and the water outlet are just for test running the engine. Normally I test run the engines on a special build stand but here, as it is mine, I build the engine directly in the frame.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: two questions.

Second serie.

Andre
Belgium
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by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: two questions.

Hello again,

Here the photos as I promise.
First serie are how it was.
Second serie, in the next tread, is what I have made out of it.
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: two questions.

Wayne al All, Yes I bought the car after the accident. The car have a California title dated 11/20/2009. The title say Model Year: 1915, Make: Ford, Plate Number: 3QGH868 It was build by Jack Rendell, Big pine CA93513 during the period 2008 -2009. The car came to Belgium late 2009 and was owned by s...
by AndreFordT
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 735

two questions.

I am trying to get the 1915 touring back on the road. In September 2018 this car had an accident on the right front corner. See photos. I changed the front axle, spring, both perches, spindle with arm, drag link, steering link, wishbone and all the bushes needed to rebuild a front axle. First questi...
by AndreFordT
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1712

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Rule of 9:

Valve 8 open valve 1 adjusted; valve 7 open valve 2 adjusted; valve 6 open valve 3 adjusted and so on.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8376

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

At the end of last week, I finished the reassembly of the engine for the 1915 touring. Yesterday morning, Sunday, I set the engine in the frame and in the afternoon I tried to make it running. A few weeks ago I bought a few boxes with model T parts, in one of the boxes was a coil box with four great...
by AndreFordT
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8376

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Started this morning by painting the engine for the 1915 touring. Recharged the magnets on the flywheel and installed the magneto coil loop and the flywheel on the engine. After the recharge I needed a prybar to separate the coil loop from the magnets. After the reassemble the magneto test give 3.5V...
by AndreFordT
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9048

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, It is frustrating but surly not incompetence. It is just bad luck. Just sit down take a beer or two or three and change your mind on something else for a while and start all over again. Two weeks ago I started to swap the oil pan of the 1915 touring with the bent nose from the accident about ...
by AndreFordT
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8376

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

After the magneto loop I tried to repair the missing thread on the distribution cover.

Hope this is going well.
Will see in a few days when I start the reassembly of the engine and J&B weld will be hard out.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8376

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Started the rebuild of the magneto loop yesterday and finished it this morning.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8376

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Made a new firewall for the 1912 English model T I am working on.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: Curses! Low compression.

Steve, I looked your other tread about that engine. On the photo you posted, there is a change in color at the rear section of the engine. Your problem is there. If it should be mine, I should take the engine out, disassembled it, grind all the surfaces flat and do a valve job. After grinding watch ...
by AndreFordT
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: Curses! Low compression.

I just finished a 1912 engine. Here is what I did with the block and the head. Took off: - 0.1mm on the bottom. - 0.4mm on the top - 1.0mm on the head Redone the valve seats for the new valves and adjustable tappets. At the same time I looked after three bolt holes with stripped tread and installed ...
by AndreFordT
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods

I used to use the self locking two wrench push rods till I broke a bolt on one during the readjustment of the valves after running in an engine. To repair the engine needed to come out and taken apart to replace the push rod. That was 10 years ago. Since than I use the three wrench push rods without...
by AndreFordT
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert Kerosene lamp to electric.
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Convert Kerosene lamp to electric.

Here is how I did mine.

Lamp is 5/21W 12V.
Wiring enters by the chemeny, no hole was drilled.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unique Switch Plate - where used?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

I don't know Steve, The 1926 touring I found had no starter or generator but I never try to run the car with only the magneto. In the wiring was no wire for the generator and the switch was missing. As I rebuild the car, I did it with the starter and generator and set a total new wiring in the car. ...
by AndreFordT
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unique Switch Plate - where used?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

1926 non starter Roadster and touring. With this swicht go no demoutable wheels, petrol side lights and a Model O tail light. The starter holes and the generator hole are covered with strait metal plates. Behind the place where the Amp. meter should be, there is a coil resistant to make the differen...
by AndreFordT
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T in WWI parade.
Replies: 3
Views: 799

model T in WWI parade.

Just found this on youtube.

Model T first in WWI parade.

Just watch and enjoy.

Andre
Belgium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GMITokuHN4
by AndreFordT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 2532

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

Every other tank fill up I add 1/2 liter of two stroke oil to the tank.
I never had a stuck shut off valve and I lubricate the intake valves at the same time.
Just use the cheapest two stroke oil I can find.

Just my way.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snyders
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Snyders

found it back online.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snyders
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Snyders

I am trying to open the Snyders web page for ordering parts since Saterday and can't find it. (20 years costumer).
Does anyone know about troubles with the web page?

Thanks
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 8513

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

Working since New year on the total rebuild of a 1914 rear axle. Installed also disk brakes on it.
On tuesday the axle will go back under the car.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carb bowl ring gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: NH Carb bowl ring gasket

here is the way I do it:

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2690

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Just willing to wish you all a happy new year . I add this to the discussion: It makes no difference which wheel you lift up. The movement of the drive shaft will always go the same way to the wheel that is lift up and will run forwards as the transmission is in low or high gear. The only thing that...
by AndreFordT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4936

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

Leo, during the trip we made two dives on the SS.Thristlgrom. A British cargo charged with supplies for the British army during WWII and went down in October 1941 during an attack of a German Henkel. It took two boms in the third cargo place and machine room. His cargo were Betford, Leyland and Ford...
by AndreFordT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Some times they came apart easely with a srew driver.
Most of the times I use a paint stripper to warm up the joints and than they separate without breaking .
Pay attention not to burn them.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4936

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

Last week we were in Egypte for a wee live a board and scuba diving.
Yesterday I statered the rebuild of a coil ring. Finished it this afternoon.


Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Now the box.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Here a few photos that tell how I did it some time ago.
First will be the photos of the coils.
Next post will be photos of the box.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1369

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

Mario, I just found your post on the MTFCA forum. Send you a pM as you asked. I just like to add this: - Do not leave the connection for 30 seconds but just flash it a few times (5 or 6). 30 seconds risk to give you a result on the coils as shown in the photos. After the coil ring needed a total reb...
by AndreFordT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?
Replies: 17
Views: 1473

Re: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?

Here is what I found, last year, as I bought the "1915" touring.

I don't like it because the oilline goes over the exhaust.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil point arc
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum Oil Pan ID
Replies: 5
Views: 750

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum Oil Pan ID
Replies: 5
Views: 750

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: generator problems must be contagious
Replies: 3
Views: 530

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 3156

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

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: 1158

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 859

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 3156

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Thom

here some photos.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 3156

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 509

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 658

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 658

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1524

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 895

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 4167

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Who is winning the race? :lol:


Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

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