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by jab35
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase

Here's the parts, I could not readily find the bolt diagram with specifications for 26-27 but it does exist. Two cap screws and shims as needed to secure hogshead to back of block, best to you, jb
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3384.aspx
by jab35
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 946

Re: Snow anyone????

In Dennis' pic the rope may pull against the valve stem. I always avoid threading a rope 'chain' thru that spoke opening, fwiw, jb
by jab35
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 coil box kit
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: 26-27 coil box kit

Mopar:
Is this the part? If so just replace, old ones do usually break as you suggest, jb. https://www.modeltford.com/item/5002STP.aspx
by jab35
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Thread drift: Model T gas tank dipsticks are available from Dave's restoration and Machine, LLC in Ashley OH. He was giving them to Model T owners at Hershey. I have no affiliation with his business, although I believe he offers quality parts. davesrestoration.machine(at)gmail(dot)com His dipsticks ...
by jab35
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Brake Cam Question
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: 26 Brake Cam Question

And the hardness of the pin was?? That's a critical piece of this assembly.
by jab35
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1121

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Jeff: This might be overkill, but they have nice stuff, https://pagebelting.com/ A few yrs back I rehabbed a 10K and obtained the drive belt from this source: https://www.squirreldaddy.com/South-Bend-Lathe-Flat-Drive-Belt-s/90.htm It's an inexpensive alternative to leather, ships in a day or two, bu...
by jab35
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

"Didn't see those rivet holes in those mounting straps...how many of them are there 2 or 3?" Martyn: My rusty, unmolested '26 coupe has two rivets in each strap, and the holes in the straps are about 3/4" from the beginning of the taper on each end of the strap. The original rivets were steel judgin...
by jab35
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: Question about new tool??

Dan I am interested if the price is under $20. jab35<at>cornell(dot)edu Thanks for making the offer, jb
by jab35
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 751

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Wouldn't running on battery with magneto disconnected but loaded with an 1157, 12 volt automotive bulb and ac voltmeter determine if the mag 'cuts out' ? Perhaps the bulb alone would give indication, if it dims at higher rpm it would confirm Ron's diagnosis of excessive flywheel clearance. good luck...
by jab35
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Wish my '26 coupe could come alive this quickly, but again there are a number of guys involved, Nice vid, thanks,
by jab35
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: A little parts quiz

Generator oil slinger?
by jab35
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 coupe windshield frame
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: 26-27 coupe windshield frame

Richard: On my '26 coupe the brackets with the threaded stud that mount to the 'A' pillar are installed so the stud is below the center point between the two screws. If reversed, the stud will be above the center point and I think the stud and windshield bracket for the arm will then interfere. See ...
by jab35
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 coupe windshield frame
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: 26-27 coupe windshield frame

Richard: I assume when the windshield was removed the adjustment arms were left in place? On my '26 coupe the arms and brackets holding them to the window frame appear to be held with machine screws. Likewise, the studs on the A pillar are machine screwed to the pillar. If nothing was removed previo...
by jab35
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: where are all the t guys
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: where are all the t guys

Charles: You may find more of them with you in FL than in NY at this time of year, best, jb
by jab35
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

The tool Mike displayed at Hershey is a version of the coil points adjusting 'hammer' you see in the ford service manuals. It is laser or plasma cut from steel plate. There may be other 'tools' and there is ongoing controversy if you read earlier posts. I have no affiliation with Mike K or any produ...
by jab35
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

Thanks, Ron.
by jab35
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Steve: Thanks for sharing. Here's a link that might help, I know the Model T experts are poised to respond and I'm eager to hear their assessments.
https://dannysengineportal.com/how-to-do-a-vacuum-test/
Good luck, jb
by jab35
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

Ron: Excellent article!

Where can I obtain the correct copper terminal stud for this repair? My go to vendor only offers brass terminal studs. Thanks, jb
by jab35
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ready for Hershey
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Ready for Hershey

No spare??
by jab35
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

Marv: Here's the Starter rebuild video, http://modelt-tips.com/Electrical/02.html
And the home page where other helpful information can be found, http://www.modelt-tips.com/

Good luck, jb
by jab35
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Cars at Strasburg RR
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Old Cars at Strasburg RR

The N & W 611 at Strasburg RR with old car photo op to left of locomotive. A number of nice cars participated, but no T's. jb
NW 611 101319.png
by jab35
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

Justin nailed the removal, it requires a substantial side cutter as shown. Regarding fit of new keys, keyways, axle gears and hubs, I recently fit a set of used Ford gears to new Snyder's axles using new keys received with axle order. Keys were snug in axles as they should be, gears pressed on with ...
by jab35
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found Key!
Replies: 23
Views: 1245

Re: Found Key!

Melina: Here's an earlier Forum post on Model T keys. As with many model T components, there were multiple suppliers of keys. Possibly 'C-D' supplied keys for Canadian Fords? Briggs also supplied many model T keys. You can get an idea of value from the internet, original Model T keys are almost alwa...
by jab35
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Fan Problem

Even tho it spins freely, do check the shaft as advised. I would not use new needle bearings on a worn shaft. best, jb
by jab35
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Cars at Strasburg RR
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Old Cars at Strasburg RR

If you visited Hershey or have your car at Hershey you might want to check this out or participate. I have no affiliation with Strasburg RR but will definitely visit this week! jb

https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/rail- ... on-letter/
by jab35
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Keith:

Ron the Coilman does not vend at Hershey, at least he has not in the past years. John Regan would likely know if Ron plans to visit Hershey this year. Respectfully, jb
by jab35
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sept Oct Vintage Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Sept Oct Vintage Ford

Starting with timing set 5 degrees before tdc could break an arm or Bendix. Too bad peer review happened after publication. Hopefully a correction is printed in the next issue, the article is excellent otherwise. jb
by jab35
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2142

Re: New Tool

Mike: Is it not permissible to use this part of the forum to direct the reader to a website where you do have the commercial information available? And why is it not allowed to post a note here indicating you have a product available in the classifieds? See you in Hershey, jb
by jab35
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel

If I ever get to this on my '26 coupe, I plan to use hardboard material covered with non woven landscape fabric. The fabric looks old going in, and will likely age gracefully inside the trunk. FWIW, I have seen pics on this forum of old reupholstering work on '26 seat backs where some type of dark f...
by jab35
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1760

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

I'd rig it up with a 6v battery and some jumpers so you can test the coils with the plugs. Don't get bit! jb
by jab35
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1760

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

With all the 'soot' visible in earlier pics you posted, I'd be surprised if valve function isn't compromised. The combustion chambers and valves are at least as sooty as the plugs you showed. Are you using the same 4 coils in the car to fire the 4 plugs in your pressurized tester? Sound of coil does...
by jab35
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

The rusty springs have found a new home. jb
by jab35
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3421

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Long range forecast looks good mostly sunny and high 60's for flea market days. Can any of you use a free but well rusted set of seat and backrest springs along with a seatback wood mock-up for a '26 coupe? Springs are intact but very rusted, I elected to replace them. Wood mockup is correct fit for...
by jab35
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The bad Shackle Revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 1108

Re: The bad Shackle Revisited

IMHO, Removing a rear wheel and monkeying to loosen the perch, plus putting that all back together is about as much extra work as using the spring spreader. jb
by jab35
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3455

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

John: The brass or bronze thrust washers fit between two steel washers that are captive by the pins. The pin protrusions must be slightly shorter than the thickness of the steel washers. And it is likely you will need to remove some brass/bronze washer 'thickness' to achieve the correct ring/pinion ...
by jab35
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where’d that Jelf fellar go ???
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Where’d that Jelf fellar go ???

He's here, driving all around. Probably tucking himself in under the tarp as I post this. jb
by jab35
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?

I used a file on the bottom spindle bushing and both mating surfaces on the axle. The reamer is best, but if you do not ream both bearing surfaces on the axle, I don't think it is any better than careful filing. Nice job on the custom-made reamer. jb
by jab35
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1908

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Sorry for the misfortune. Right hand & wrist?
by jab35
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919-1927 Generator Parts Postions
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 1919-1927 Generator Parts Postions

The book is very good, but Ron Patterson really explains it, I was lucky to have his guidance. Pity he no longer posts here, he continues to post excellent technical material on the other site.
by jab35
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919-1927 Generator Parts Postions
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 1919-1927 Generator Parts Postions

Martyn: This former Forum photo shows the small end of a generator armature with felt and washer. I believe the outward curve of the cup is toward the shaft end, then the felt and lastly the bearing. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/564886.jpg The gear end, posted by Ron Patterson in Aug,...
by jab35
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Wooden Roof Frame

Google "mtfca Don Booth 26 coupe roof" and you will find a number of informative posts with photos Don has shared over the years. Included in some of those older posts are pics of body types and associated wood, not all improved Fords used the same wood parts, but the tops were all the same. Good lu...
by jab35
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 fan pulley
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: 27 fan pulley

I haven't attempted that on my '26, but removing the eccentric with the fan assembly might require less 'space' than removing the bolt and fan from the eccentric. Taking the fan blade off the hub first should give more room too, but removing those 4 machine screws and the gasket on the blade present...
by jab35
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Painting ther Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1346

Re: Painting ther Engine

Charlie: You refer to 'the wrong green stuff' painted on your '26 engine. What color green was that paint? I see a lot of ugly painted Model T engines at car shows that clearly aren't correct, so I'm interested is what color Ford used in '26-'27. (And ugly to me doesn't mean the owners did wrong by ...
by jab35
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New page: Did I get anything wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: New page: Did I get anything wrong?

Steve: Nice contribution, excellent photos as usual. You mention tire sizes and show a tape measurement of a 30" clincher rim. Where does the 30" clincher tire designation come from? clearly not the clincher rim diameter, could you clear that up, please? I believe both clincher and 21" balloon tires...
by jab35
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 Coupe Height
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: 27 Coupe Height

Use Mike's number! jb
by jab35
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Horn repair
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Horn repair

Bill Randall-The Horn Shop, 7129 Rome-Oriskany Rd, Rome NY 13440. three one five, double 3 six, double 8 four one. I've met him at car shows and his work appears first rate. Unless he has retired, that is where I'd begin. Best, jb
by jab35
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 Coupe Height
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: 27 Coupe Height

My '26 will fit under 72" overhead clearance. jb
by jab35
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help chasing down engine knock
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Help chasing down engine knock

Chad: Did you measure the clearance? Plastigage? Or apply machinist dye on the surfaces, bolt up the caps and check surface contact on the rod bearings? If you cannot confirm piston slap, I'd recommend the dye or plastigage. FWIW, jb
by jab35
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: Greasing rear wheels

A recent post recommended rear axle hub nut torque of 70 ft-lb and 'pulling to next castellation' for the cotter key. I'd also recheck the torque after you drive a few hundred miles. FWIW, jb
by jab35
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Video: Ford and the American Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Video: Ford and the American Dream

Apologies if this is a repost, but I saw this for first time via a link posted by THF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrOikS5B2gs Model T footage is first but brief. At the 2:00 minute mark blocks are being stamped with engine #, and just after that differential assemblies are being completed by a ...
by jab35
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter Motor Brush Contact
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Starter Motor Brush Contact

Alan: Here's a good video on the subject from Mike Bender, end-play is discussed around the 31 minute mark. All the best, jb

http://modelt-tips.com/Electrical/02.html
by jab35
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 running board brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: 26-27 running board brackets

Make sure the frame of the car is 'parallel' with the plane of the floor before you adjust brackets. I have seen front RB supports on the '26-'27's reinforced with a piece of square tubing bolted across the underside of the of the bracket full width of the car. I think they used 1" square tubing and...
by jab35
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Passenger Side B Pillar Replacement/'27 M/T Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Passenger Side B Pillar Replacement/'27 M/T Coupe

Dave: 'Did it' as in swapped the B-pillar? or checked out the construction of the other side? My '26 is a naked body and I did some checking the pillar assembly if this helps. If you have already replaced the pillar, congratulations! (and read no further) The pillar structure is a U-shaped channel w...
by jab35
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Testers
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Coil Testers

FWIW, I have never had a coil that I rebuilt with new Capacitor and Points and carefully adjusted on my Strobospark ever fail any of the tests on an ECCT. And, yes, coil 'settings' do drift with time, regardless of method used to initially tune them. A mechanical structure constructed on a wood foun...
by jab35
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Passenger Side B Pillar Replacement/'27 M/T Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Passenger Side B Pillar Replacement/'27 M/T Coupe

Dave: No direct experience working on this type of repair on my '26 coupe, but if I needed to do this, I'd try to determine from and driver side what needs to happen to change out the other side. I assume your passenger side is badly damaged, rusted out otherwise un-repairable? I expect finding just...
by jab35
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6148

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt: I enjoyed your posts, thanks for sharing. Your setup shows the coil firing at roughly 545 Hz for 2nd and 3rd sparks for all speeds indicated. The first spark may be 'late' b/c the coil is at rest during the dwell period and that may affect time to first spark, but time to first spark is also c...
by jab35
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2172

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Scott: FWIW, I recently removed some good gears from bad Ford axles and pressed them on new Snyder's axles. It took on the order of 1500 lbs on one gear and 2700 pounds on the other to remove and install the gears. There should be approximately 0.001" interference between the axle diameter and gear ...
by jab35
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP!!! questions about 26 Coupe seat adjustment - right forum now...
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: HELP!!! questions about 26 Coupe seat adjustment - right forum now...

Dear Walt: Here is an old post with numerous '26 Coupe seat pics. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/406339.html?1386704070 Don Booth and Lorenzo Leon posted a number of good pics, Don helped me sort out seat issues with my '26 coupe. Some of the photos show seatback features that are not t...
by jab35
Thu May 30, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New antique gas can.
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: New antique gas can.

Most vendors offer these new cans:
https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mode ... -made.html
I have no association with MAC's, I show this for illustration purposes only, good luck, jb
by jab35
Tue May 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: A source to buy ignition switch?

My experience with repo switch and key assemblies is similar to what some others have posted here, namely, repos are not well made and do not interchange well with original parts. Unfortunately current repos are the same from all vendors and are the only 'new' ones available. I agree using a service...
by jab35
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Points T-5008-B4
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Coil Points T-5008-B4

Obviously an Australian part that was shipped to you in error. Seriously, shouldn't be difficult to flip the spring if you really needed/wanted to use that set of points. Best, jb
by jab35
Sat May 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 volt voltage regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: 6 volt voltage regulator

I have one on backorder since September of 2018. Mr Birdhaven was at Chickasha, said he was very busy but would be making some more at some point. FWIW, jb
by jab35
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: The above picture of the assembly is the same as illustration in the Ford book. No flange on the eccentric and no plate on the fan side. The nut secures the fan axle to the eccentric. The locking bolt on the clamp keeps the eccentric axially centered in the clamp and rotates the eccentric t...
by jab35
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: According to earlier posts and Ford description, the first ones with 'worm & wheel' arrangement did not have the 'washer on the back side. I suspect many who kept the original brackets added the washer after the lug on the clamping bolt broke, which almost all of them did. The washer type c...
by jab35
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: Another post by Dan Treace, 9:21 pm June 19, 2009 shows the description in the Ford Repair book. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/95728.html?1245204012 A later post by Jim Thode in the same thread is a photo ( http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/368069.jpg ) of the assembl...
by jab35
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: I saw a pic of the early improved mount that showed the cast iron disc that supports the axle. The circumference of that cast iron disc was cut like a worm drive wheel. Turning the bolt engaged the teeth and rotated the eccentric disc to tighten the belt. Tightening the nut of the bolt lock...
by jab35
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Battery Problem

When running on mag, how many amps is the generator charging?
by jab35
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: The early improved version functions as you describe. The later improved version was clamped by tightening the lock nut on the end of the fan shaft. That action clamped the eccentric and end plate to the water outlet. There's some decent pics here posted June 21, 3:27 pm by Dan Treace. http...
by jab35
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: This is an example of the early improved version of the fan mount on water outlet. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/699223.jpg This image also shows a lengthened version of the fan hub that placed the fan blades forward, closer to the radiator core of the 'thin-cored radiators'. ...
by jab35
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Starter motor input, please.

Bill: Here is one way, I have no affiliation with the company and offer no endorsement of this product. jb https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/T-5099-12_12-VOLT-STARTER?fromCategory=Products/model-t/starter T-5099-12 12-VOLT STARTER T-5099-12 fits 19-27 A 12-volt gear reduced starter fo...
by jab35
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Martynn: Another excellent technical drawing, thanks for sharing. What is the width of the Ford fan belts and of the micro groove belts? I've seen micro groove belts much narrower than the pulley, but functionally, they worked well. My '26 had lock washers on each of the four 3984 machine screws, I ...
by jab35
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Not Much Has Changed at THF......
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Not Much Has Changed at THF......

I don't know,,,, but Thomas is coming for a 2 week visit to Greenfield Village, that will bring in some young blood! jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: coil adjustment tool
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: coil adjustment tool

Philip: I assume you plan to make your own tool. I did this, first sawing a slot that fit the upper bridge of the coils I was working on. Later when I encountered the thicker bridge types, I made the wider slot in the opposite end of the tool. I used a hand hacksaw, about one and one-half blade thic...
by jab35
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Additional New Wiring Diagrams Available
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Additional New Wiring Diagrams Available

George, Bob: Thank you. I'm going to print in color and save with my mtfca Electrical system repair book. best, jb
by jab35
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Additional New Wiring Diagrams Available
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Additional New Wiring Diagrams Available

Thanks, Bob the diagrams are very helpful

On the 26-27 diagram the terminal to tail light wire is shown in green but labeled 'black'. What color is the tail light wire? I assume black? thanks, jb
by jab35
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

The ugly grey metal is zinc, same stuff mason jar lids were made of. My coupe, 13,60x,xxx build date may 1926, has the long type Jim P mentions. These cover the outside, top and inner surfaces of the sill. These are secured with tabs which go thru the body, and break off when you try to remove the p...
by jab35
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5253

Re: Let's go back to the old Forum

The new forum is here to stay, as others have confirmed. I find it interesting that when the 'upgrade' was discussed at Hershey in '18, there was an overwhelming support for the 'new forum', and Chris assured us it would 'not be like facebook'. What we have seems to me to be much more like facebook ...
by jab35
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

Frank: The Ford service bulletin July, 1921 (From Ford Service Bulletin Essentials pg 202) states that the spring perch is built with 5-1/2 degrees of castor, meaning the axis of the king bolts make an angle of 5.5 Degrees to the ground, top hole is rearward of bottom hole for kingbolt. Here is an e...
by jab35
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: t coils
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: t coils

It holds the wooden box together.
by jab35
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Order of assembly front sheet metal 26/27
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Order of assembly front sheet metal 26/27

And, if the correct hood hold down springs and washers are used, the hold downs may be installed in the hood shelves and blocks before installing the shelves on the car, which is somewhat simpler than compressing the springs after the shelves are installed. jb
by jab35
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Shop Mule Tractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

Aleesa: Not exactly what you requested, but on page 206 of the Model T Service Bulletin Essentials is a photo and short article on a Fordson conversion 'locomotive'. The original bulletin is dated September, 1921.

Looking forward as always to an excellent article, jb
by jab35
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4288

Re: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer

Doug: Are you also waiting for a Funprojects 6 v regulator? I ordered one in Oct 2018, backordered, still waiting,,,,,, Theoretically, a vendor is currently making 6 v regulators, theoretically. jb
by jab35
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery for cold starts
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: Battery for cold starts

Make sure your battery connection for the coils never comes near the mag post. Even a brief connection of the mag to 6v will destroy the Ford magneto by de-magnetizing the flywheel magnets. jb
by jab35
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - New Scam - Beware
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Re: OT - New Scam - Beware

I'm with Don, responding similarly on some of these calls to waste their time. Vehicle warrantee: How many miles, sir? Me-- 357,481 and I want the extended warrantee--Click. Computer virus issues: Me-Before you begin, I am advising you this call is being monitored to insure quality control. Him--You...
by jab35
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A winter pastime
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: A winter pastime

Tim is spot on. We drive that route every summer in modern iron, it's beautiful with little traffic. The west shore of Michigan north from Traverse City is perfect T touring habitat. Enjoy the ride! jb
by jab35
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

The Model T Snowmobile meet was an awesome event. I know a lot of volunteers did a heck of a lot of work to help make this happen. I also appreciate all the work the T (and TT) owners did to bring together this unique collection of vehicles. And I thank all the people we got to share rides with on a...
by jab35
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Owners...
Replies: 41
Views: 2411

Re: TT Owners...

Martynn: Looking forward to seeing your results. I googled 'model tt ford differential images' and a number of user-submitted photos along with the usual diagrams came up. Best, jb
by jab35
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Who do you use for general auto repair - post here
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: FJ - Who do you use for general auto repair - post here

Bell's Auto Care, Dryden NY 13053 jb
by jab35
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

David Dewey said it best. His commentary reflects what Chris B told us all in Hershey last Oct. I appreciate the work Chris and others at MTFCA do to support the Forum. jb
by jab35
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Museum machine shop
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Museum machine shop

Nice work on the museum machine shop. You may already be familiar with the American Precision Museum in VT. I visited last summer (they are closed over the winter months) and they mentioned an upper floor containing stored machine tools not currently on display. Even if they do not have items for sa...
by jab35
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: undercoat/sealer
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: undercoat/sealer

FWIW, Linseed oil comes from Flax seed, jb
by jab35
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Downtown abbey
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: Downtown abbey

The television series is complete, a movie is in the works. I am still a little puzzled by the writers developing scenes where the privileged are shown putting round in a Model T, sometimes driving themselves instead of being chauffeured about in a luxury car. But I'm glad they did feature a number ...
by jab35
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 2573

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

From my early life experiences in central Wisconsin: All ideas offered have merit. I would get an infrared heat lamp (I think these are around 200-250 Watts) and direct that 'light' against the oil sump and pan dips for several hours but check it frequently. Warming coolant will help too but it is a...
by jab35
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

Please, no more categories, those posting pics are diligent in adding descriptive titles, so if looking for, or looking to avoid pic posts, that's easy.

Thanks Chris for turning the old sow's ear forum into this new silk purse. jb