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by jab35
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1042

Re: Question re front spring perches

Has anyone out there measured the actual caster angle built into an original Ford NOS front spring perch? Is it 5.5 degrees or something less? I asked this question previously when this same topic was discussed. Mark is correct, the recommended linear measurement values do not give 5.5 degrees caste...
by jab35
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: They hung up on me!!

When I told them "this call is being recorded for security and quality assurance purposes" they called me a bad name and hung up! YMMV, jb
by jab35
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Fordor window regulators
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: 1927 Fordor window regulators

The '26-'27 T coupe doors were used on early model A pickups so those window regulators should be the same. jb
by jab35
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 3039

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

That's really nice work on the molding, thanks for posting all your progress reports. jb
by jab35
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: up or down
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: up or down

Bob: I suspect that while the shim improved the mechanical connection between the transmission and drive shaft tube assembly, it also enhanced the acoustic coupling of the parts, essentially 'turning up the volume' of sounds already present. Drive careful, jb
by jab35
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1254

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

Evaporust and associated products convert solid Iron oxides to water soluble Iron Chelate in a near-neutral pH solution, but do not react with the base metal like acids do. I have no association with Evaporust or Thermocure so this is NOT an endorsement on my part. From the posted link: "One of the ...
by jab35
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

I've had some of those stinking plastic handled tool sets get moldy too. Some types of mold love those organic acids. jb
by jab35
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just to be sure
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Just to be sure

Perhaps you will be ok removing both, after replacing installing new berg's radiator and thoroughly cleaning engine head and block water passages. Personally, I would never disconnect fan, but some who post here do. Take care, jb
by jab35
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eye spring question
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: reverse eye spring question

Steven, where/what are you measuring? Center to center line of spring eye to underside of the arch crown of the bottom leaf? Measuring the stock front spring on my '26 coupe, reversing the spring eye, while keeping the same spring arch contour, would lower the front end of the chassis 1-1/4". I'm su...
by jab35
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil gap.
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Magneto coil gap.

Sorry for the bad result. The gap problem is made worse by the fact magnetic 'coupling' is a function of the square of the gap distance, not a simple linear function of distance. Unfortunately, fixing the gap is a big deal, but likely will be necessary for the engine to run properly. Best, jb.
by jab35
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Magneto problem

I think there may be some peaks in Alaska that would do. Probably no roads or T's up there though, drive careful everyone, jb.
by jab35
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Magneto problem

IIRC, the BP decreases about 1 F per 500 ft increase in elevation, so at 16000 ft elevation 180F would be about right. The Curie point remains the same however, jb.
by jab35
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 626

Re: Another mag problem

Before you take anything apart, take Scott C up on his offer. Good luck, all the best, jb
by jab35
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork Gaskets
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Cork Gaskets

by jab35
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: VR or cutout

Darin: Many Funprojects items became (and remain) very scarce shortly after Birdhaven acquired the business. I'm thankful for what they do provide but waited over a year for a 6V FP regulator. jb
by jab35
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

Philip: Please elaborate on the O-ring application. Specifically, O-ring dimensions and material, and chamfer geometry & depth. I assume the 0.010" O-ring 'crush' is against a 45 degree chamfer in the cam bore and the flat side of the hogshead? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: wobbly rear wheel

Thom: Wobble and Shaking are two sides of the same coin. You have shaking, have you measured or visually confirmed actual Wobble? If no wobble and no visible wheel damage, I'd look at balance issues with the new tire/wheel assembly. Are you using dynabeeds or similar? That's where I would start. Bes...
by jab35
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got in a hurry.
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: I got in a hurry.

Richard: I'm surprised ( shocked, actually) that you do not maintain a pre-rusted inventory of that particular sheet metal so the finished parts match the car better. Nice work on the part by the way, I continue to enjoy your posts, pics, and artwork. best, jb
by jab35
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1085

Re: How many of us ?

My '26 coupe, purchased in 1967 was the first car with my name on the title. The coupe is still undergoing restoration.
by jab35
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "EE" Crankshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: "EE" Crankshaft

And both types are forgings, not just simple castings, correct?
by jab35
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Kingston L4 Cork Purpose
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: The Kingston L4 Cork Purpose

This archived post contains some relevant info. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/233795.html

jb
by jab35
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation

William: The vendors are good about answering questions, Lang's has advised me on several occasions. ( I have no affiliation with Lang's, but they give me very good service.) The glass with edge rubber should fit inside the opening after interior upholstery is fitted. I'd be concerned about the glas...
by jab35
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation

William: Lang's offers rear and side coupe window rubber channel, p/#'s 8030 & 8035. The rear is $6.95 for an 80" long piece. https://www.modeltford.com/item/8030.aspx That's what I'd start with, other vendors may have it too. Good luck with your project, jb
by jab35
Sat May 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: 26 gas tank

Mack: Don't cut open those tanks unless they are totally rusted out. Those '26-'27 cowl tanks are an endangered species. Good luck with your project, jb
by jab35
Fri May 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondering about mileage
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Wondering about mileage

Rich: OK, I will bite. It's 1.125 Trillion miles. Others may have more accurate data, please share.

I think another interesting 'fact' would be how many Model T miles, and Model T passenger miles were logged by year, 1908 to present.

Drive careful, jb
by jab35
Sat May 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

On my screen this appears like a Babbitt shmear on the inner surface a shell type bearing. The thrust end appears to me to be loose from the block, making it appear to me as Babbitt slathered on the inside of a shell. If this is the case, was the block over-bored to accommodate the additional thickn...
by jab35
Fri May 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 813

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Thanks, Chris. There's more stuff there at this moment. jb
by jab35
Mon May 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber

Dave: My original '26 coup does not have a seal on the top hinge, the visor apparently gives some protection keeping most water out. If anything were sandwiched between the hinge and body my windshield would not close, it's a tight fit as it is. best, jb
by jab35
Mon May 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rim question
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Rim question

Check the tire size, the 26-27 with split rims should be 440/450-21 tires with the 21 referring to 21" Rim; the demountable, non-split (clincher) rims should have 30-3 or 30-3 1/2, with the 30 referring to 30" rim size. The two types of rims do not interchange, if the wheels on the car are split rim...
by jab35
Sun May 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

by jab35
Sat May 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor

These? https://www.modeltford.com/item/D-NAIL.aspx A ring shank drywall nail is "close", but not perfect either. jb
by jab35
Thu May 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Vintage Ford

Is it April already???
by jab35
Tue May 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

Richard: I would not force that 4th main. Dan Hatch is practically giving rebabbited ones away, bored undersize to your specifications and no core charge. best, jb
by jab35
Tue May 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Thanks Chris and others. I'll catch the movie when it comes out, best, jb
by jab35
Mon May 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how to install/remove a transmission spring
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: how to install/remove a transmission spring

The zip tie application is a great idea! Thanks for posting that, jb
by jab35
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

Mark: The original Ford round tube radiator on my '26 coupe sits 5/16" back from the front top edge of the tank. FWIW, jb
by jab35
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 2413

Re: Transmission Oil Video

Max: Thanks for sharing, this is really good information, and a considerable effort to produce, well done. Were both engines running at similar engine temperature and rpm, and using same viscosity oil in the side by side comparisons? The retained oil on your screen was a surprise to me, but as noted...
by jab35
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Use a torque wrench in difficult places
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Use a torque wrench in difficult places

Anton suggests' backing off the setting' to correct for the added length. I'd say this is fine for this application, and you note Anton is keeping the 'extension' in line with the torque wrench handle, doing so simplifies the correction calculation. With the 'extension' in line with the handle as sh...
by jab35
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Great article. Don't use windex-type cleaners on a silvered reflector, use a quality silver flatware cleaner and hand buff. jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: other forum
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: other forum

Works fine, it's a ghost town compared to this place though.

Here's the home page, doubt the address is your problem but this link worked fine, take care, jb

https://modeltfordfix.com/
by jab35
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems

Debris/junk in the intake will richen the mixture, like partial choke closure. If I were dealing with this problem, I'd first check fuel flow by opening the carb drain, and if flow is 'good', indicating adequate supply from tank, I'd still remove the carb and clean and check everything, confirm/corr...
by jab35
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem

Mark: Remove the gear and check gear bore and shaft fit, if that's loose, a new pin isn't the cure. Also check the shaft and gear holes with a new pin. If the shaft and gear bore fit is acceptable, but the pin is not tight in both gear and shaft, you need to ream out the holes and install an oversiz...
by jab35
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9341

Re: The frustration of incompetence

I agree with Dick, however, 'what you didn't do last' is important too, I'm still concerned valve function/dysfunction may not have been adequately addressed earlier. Good luck, Steve, you are a good sport in sharing all this and maintaining a sense of humor when people offer you $5 for you car. Ple...
by jab35
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt

The overall length is one inch, the unthreaded portion is 0.187" diameter x 0.575" in length, 1/4-28 thread as stated. The length is important, the unthreaded portion passes thru a .187"+ hole in one side of the overflow tube and presses against the inside of that tube against the inside of the drai...
by jab35
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

The MTFCA new website is simply superb! Thanks for everyone's work in providing this update. jb

Small correction on the vendors' list, Classtique has moved from Lino Lakes, MN. Link and phone # is unchanged
Current address:
Classtique Upholstery, Inc.
30350 Akerson St.
Lindstrom, MN 55045
by jab35
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Coupe top wood drawings
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: 26-27 Coupe top wood drawings

Don Booth has restored several '26-'27 coupes over the past few years. You will find his posts useful, here is one example giving the info you seek, Good luck, jb
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1460655088
by jab35
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly of Fun Projects Coilbox kit
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Assembly of Fun Projects Coilbox kit

William: I assume yours is a FunProjects kit, referenced here: http://www.funprojects.com/products/5000RK.aspx The photo in the link shows a circular counterbore recess at the end of the channel to accommodate the carriage bolt head, your kit may not have that feature. I did a '26 kit some time back...
by jab35
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled

Susan: Are the cancelled/postponed museum events noted on the home page? It appears the homecoming announcement on the home page does not mention cancellation. Sorry to be a pain, I know you have plenty to do without people like me suggesting things. Thanks for all you do for our Model T community, ...
by jab35
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Cushion spring gap

Good tips from Scott and others, thanks. My rant should have also stated that I'm thankful for the availability of these parts; the adjustment is more of an annoyance than anything, and a number of creative approaches have been offered. I've used everything from a $50,000.00 mechanical testing machi...
by jab35
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Cushion spring gap

Why isn't the cushion spring gap set correctly and consistency by the manufacturer? I know, this is a rhetorical question, but making these things to spec isn't exactly rocket science ,,,,,. The need to adjust new parts with a hammer or vicegrip just seems wrong to me. Stay safe everyone, jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge

Mike Bender has a good video demonstrating this technique. jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

Adrian: Bendix cover screw description (p/n 5059) is 14-24, not 1/4-24, these are NOT interchangeable as I noted earlier. I respectfully suggest the notes entry should reflect this fact, the #14 screw diameter is 0.242, not 15/64 (0.2344"). Again, not a criticism of your work, but I feel getting it ...
by jab35
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 233
Views: 11855

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

Thanks, Are the videos played in real time? Seems faster than ~30 mph. Of course I haven't driven anything is 2 weeks so my perspective may need recalibrating. Take care, jb
by jab35
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 233
Views: 11855

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

Scott: Thanks for sharing, I really enjoy you videos. How fast were you driving? Stay safe, jb
by jab35
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Simulator
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Transmission Simulator

Worked fine for me??? jb
by jab35
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

Thanks to everyone for organizing and participating in this important effort. Stay safe everyone, jb
by jab35
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle gear question
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Axle gear question

Steven: IIRC, the original Ford specs on gear bore and axle diameter gave an interference range of 0.0005" to 0.0015", with a desired 'average' interference of 0.001". When I pressed good used Ford gears on Snyder's new axles, I measured just under 0.001" interference and it required under 2,000lbs ...
by jab35
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 233
Views: 11855

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

Dave: Take a look at the 'country' roads in Clark, Jackson, and Wood counties WI for starters. Every time I come 'home' to those places in WI I marvel that the dirt roads we drove in the 50's are now improved with some surface gravel, but still very little asphalt pavement. Drive careful, stay safe....
by jab35
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOLT CHART version 2
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: BOLT CHART version 2

Peter's comment regarding Bendix cap screws p/n 5059, and FH brass magnet clamp machine screws p/n 3278 being 1/4-24 should have a footnote. Originally, 3278 was 14-24, new ring gears are 1/4-24, vendors offer both bolt types, they are not interchangeable. Bendix cap screws are 14-24, unless hogshea...
by jab35
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOLT CHART version 2
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: BOLT CHART version 2

Thanks, Adrian

2584 and 2584B were both 16 TPI
by jab35
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

Part number 2584B is 13/32-16, confirmed by Dan Hatch and others recently.

Would whomever completes/updates this list please post it on the Forum Information section for all to use? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Filtering EBAY (TBAY)
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Filtering EBAY (TBAY)

Terry: Here's my t-bay Model T Ford 'minus' list, Model T Ford -(rat, fits, aluminum, bucket, walker, 4 row, 3 row, 2 row, chevy). Just keep track of key words in the non-T descriptions and add them to the string of excluded key words. My criteria does risk excluding some legitimate sale items, like...
by jab35
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3137

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Model T pics.docx
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by jab35
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

A 20% mass reduction = x% reduction in strength? Have you calculated the value for x? Drive careful.
by jab35
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Coil ring sealant

After rebuilding one mag ring and with a second one in progress, I absolutely and totally agree with John Kuehn! Not because rebuilding is so hard, time consuming, etc, it's not difficult, even somewhat therapeutic, and I learned a lot and have satisfaction of a successful project. However, professi...
by jab35
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Coil ring sealant

Scott: That little question took a good bit of the edge off the angst of corona19, thanks. Actually if we make it thru this summer we will have completed our first 50 years together sharing the kitchen and stove. I got the Glyptal tip from Mark Fleishhacker (RIP) and I find that is excellent for thi...
by jab35
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Coil ring sealant

KW: McMaster Carr Part number 7574A11 Silicone Adhesive Fiberglass heat rated to 500F. 0.007" thick. This is 1/2" wide and I split to 1/4", at the time I could not find 1/4" wide. The coil ribbon is 3/16 for my ring. I used the same 1/2 " wide fiberglass tape to wrap the finished coils. 10$ per mag ...
by jab35
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Ignition Keys

Sorry for the drift, here is a pic of a BASCO key, and a non model t switch. jb
Briggs Key 032420.jpg
by jab35
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Painted Parts Storage

Thanks, everyone. Must be a bunch of people hunkering down given the level of response to this mundane query. Stay safe, everybody. jb
by jab35
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Painted Parts Storage

Thanks, Herb, I had considered that too, maybe others will confirm its use. Stay safe, thanks, jb
by jab35
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Painted Parts Storage

I need to store some restored painted model T parts without damaging the new finish. These are rattle can enamel painted moldings, etc that are hanging and cluttering my limited heated area work space. I plan to use polyethylene bubble wrap and place wrapped parts in cardboard cartons and store the ...
by jab35
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

Re: First timer main caps

Thanks for sharing, good information and photos. What is the recommended temperature of the cap/jig and of the Babbitt? thanks, jb
by jab35
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

Jeff, Chris, et.al., thanks for your input. I'll repair the panel, prime and paint, skipping the 320 and finer sanding steps. I assume the metal that was visible was painted Channel Green, the same as the coupe body, and not Black? jb
by jab35
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

Thanks, Jim. Covering with fabric will save a lot of body work on that pan, it's full of rust pits & holes which I'll fill rough sand and then paint before fabric. jb
by jab35
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 453

'26 Coupe Package Tray

Will one of you please tell me if the curved metal panel below the rear window and to the rear of the wood package tray shelf of the early '26 coupe was covered with upholstery fabric or was it painted? I know the wood shelf was upholstered but my very rusty tray panel has no evidence of fabric or p...
by jab35
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Horns???

Check vendors for used horns if you need one sooner than later. Lang's supplied a used one for me and tested it before I paid them, I'm happy. jb
by jab35
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9341

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Your compression test saga/story is similar to this one written in 2012 by Bill Stephan. (There's much more info in the link.) How wide is the 'circle' of contact between the valve and the seat? With all the soot you've likely got in there, a wide contact surface is prone to fouling with resulting l...
by jab35
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Re: Coil capacitors

From an earlier post by John Regan, in reference to the two capacitors shown in NealW's post: By John F. Regan on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 02:09 pm: ",,,,the capacitor that Snyder has pictured on his web site is the SBE type 418 cap and it is commonly called an "orange drop" capacitor and it is ...
by jab35
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 2078

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Follow Scott's suggestions, and if you try needle bearing 'pins' from discarded modern u-joints, follow the same guidelines. Nails don't have enough carbon to be heat treated, common nails would be a last ditch and very temporary emergency fix. Drive Careful! jb
by jab35
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 New York City movie
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: 1911 New York City movie

Great video, thanks for sharing. I never realized NYC had cable cars. jb
by jab35
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Front floor board

Jim: Here is a print of the bottom board, the one in front of the seat, from the Funprojects website. I suspect this one is the 'easiest' one to make. best, jb
http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/T1404B.pdf
by jab35
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: modern replacement parts

Some modern replacement items are mentioned in the mtfca 'handbooks', but the info is buried in the text. Carb floats are mentioned in that publication, and I think generator bearings & seals in the starter/generator book, but those few are only a fraction of what others have already mentioned. A co...
by jab35
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: modern replacement parts

Just check the vendors' catalogs to start, jb
by jab35
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 2021

Re: Ignition key stolen!

Jac: Here's one randomly selected from t-bay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-FORD- ... NMXmXea_mg
I have nothing to do with this vendor or product. Good luck, jb
by jab35
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal notches
Replies: 31
Views: 2912

Re: Pedal notches

Larry: Thanks for sharing that graph, and taking the time to make the measurements. Comparing the 'shaft movement' over the range of rotation, it appears to me there's up to 30% more band tightening motion with the new notches vs the original for the same amount of pedal travel (shaft rotation). ('T...
by jab35
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T

Postcard was mailed from Auburn, NY Nov 1911. The skids under the car appear to be split rails, secured to the car by a hay rope and worn thin at the rear of the car. Glad the driver got to tell the story in his postcard.
by jab35
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson
Replies: 22
Views: 2273

Re: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson

From the original post:

The HCCT Handbook will be available to ship starting March 1, 2020. Pre-ordering is available now by calling the MTFCA Business Office at 765-373-3106. It will be listed in the MTFCA Online Store March 1.
by jab35
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Coil Repair

No, not necessary. If the Cap somehow needed electrical insulation, so would all the bare wires inside the potted assembly. If the rationale is that the Cap needs thermal protection from the hot tar, that .004" layer of fiberglass tape isn't going to do much. In addition to the electrical characteri...
by jab35
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question new pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question

Mike: The lid on my '26 coupe is 34 3/8" at the lower lip below the keyhole and 36 3/8" wide at the hinge point at top. Measuring along the curve of the lid sheet metal from upper to lower is roughly 37 3/4", which leads me to conclude the lid you have is for a coupe. There were no rumbleseat model ...
by jab35
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 model t coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: 27 model t coupe

Tommy: I'm working on a '26 now, what do you need? Don Booth has posted on this subject a number of times on the forum, he helped me a bunch. Best, jb
by jab35
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 5977

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

The lugs appear to have been filed, maybe more than once, do the the plates still bear equally against all six lugs? It's tricky to hand file these to exactly match the plates. Not a criticism of your work, just something to consider, best, jb
by jab35
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal notches
Replies: 31
Views: 2912

Re: Pedal notches

Check the pedal notch fit with a new hogshead notch and go from there. Good luck to you,
by jab35
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.

There are a number of previous posts on the Forum, this one seems kind of neutral. I do not have a preference, best, jb
http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/sho ... ost=585188
by jab35
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1683

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

I recall a post where a small diameter wire was laid in a circle in one of the mating surfaces to act as a shim and a liquid sealant applied to seal the joint. Not a recommendation, just an observation. If this was my T, I'd look for paper/cardstock of the desired thickness and try to trim a 'gasket...
by jab35
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1739

Re: Is my starter toast?

Apologies for this diversion, but I wish to thank Ron for posting this helpful response. Ron has helped me personally with Model T electrical challenges and has shared his knowledge selflessly with the greater Model T community. Ron, I hope you continue to share your knowledge through this Forum. Re...
by jab35
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 4324

Re: Join or Renew

Congratulations, Steve. You're 'it', every poster on this thread has complied with your order!
by jab35
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: wood spokes

From the table, Red oak and White oak have 71% and 75% the bending strength, respectively, of Hickory. Bending is the limiting strength in the kind of failure altair describes. Not a guarantee that Hickory would take that abuse but it would handle 25-29% more than Oak. jb
by jab35
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: wood spokes

This topic has been discussed in previous threads which include some photos, not all of them great however. Here is one example: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/557770.html?1437802483 As stated above, hickory tool handles are good examples, if you can find a hardware store that sells hic...
by jab35
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tips on posting on the forum.
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Tips on posting on the forum.

I suspect it's a simple error, nothing sinister. I wouldn't worry about it. jb