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by jab35
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 19
Views: 919

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Jimmie: There's info in this older post regarding your question, http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/288967.html?1337040880 and the short answer here: "Assuming the starting motor is operating properly on 6 volts it should draw 70 amps free running, 150-160 Amps cranking engine and 450 Amps ...
by jab35
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?

Greg: Your measured value of 0.3 ohms is reasonable and I'd be comfortable using your switch. If you check the resistance by placing both probe tips on the polished blade portion of the switch (eg, place black probe tip next to red probe shown in second pic), what is the resistance reading? I doubt ...
by jab35
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Generator Rivets

Have you tried bigflats rivet co? Jim is very knowledgeable and very helpful, prices are reasonable. http://bigflatsrivet.com/ I suggest a phone call to verify stock availability. Like adam, I have used aluminum pop rivets for this task. I recommend epoxy and rivet for the paper insulators if those ...
by jab35
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

Thanks Scott. So if someone follows the setting recommendations on pg 28 of Nov-Dec 2020 Vintage Ford will the engine run poorly? If so, I expect some are going to follow bad advice and be disappointed.
by jab35
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

What is the recommended float setting for these full flow viton valves? Is it the original Ford recommendation of 15/64" below the machined bowl gasket surface or the 1/4" below the unmachined carb body as shown in the latest VF? Or doesn't it matter? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any chemistry majors here?
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Any chemistry majors here?

Oh Steve, I'm so sorry, with Ron the Coilman, John Regan and so many others here over the years imploring us to never use acid products on electrical work, I assumed we were all inoculated against this practice years ago. First of all, do NOT attempt to 'remove' acid with muriatic or by the addition...
by jab35
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey in the 1960's
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Hershey in the 1960's

Herb: Thanks for posting, I share your timeline. First heard about Hershey in '60's, made first visit in 2004. Those shots to the north of the airstrip and high school look like open country all the way to Canada! And one of the follow up vids of Hershey 2012 is pretty good too. jb
by jab35
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question

Wrong link, indeed! Thanks, Chris. My intention was to reference Martynn's drawing from our forum archives. app.php/gallery/image/63 I think it's the same as the one you show. Best, jb
by jab35
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

Steve: I haven't done double stack but I would use the washer if I were doing it, more as a cushion when coils are pressed against the back of the stator, PROVIDED the paper washer does not move the coil face too close to the magnets. I'm kinda a belt with braces guy when it comes to this. I'm sure ...
by jab35
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1306

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

Randy, Thanks for posting that drip gas information. Here’s a little more info copied from Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-gas_condensate#:~:text=Drip%20gas%2C%20so%20named%20because%20it%20can%20be,gas%22%2C%20%22raw%20gas%22%2C%20%22white%20gas%22%20and%20%22liquid%20gold%22. “Some ear...
by jab35
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 980

Re: Field Coil Tape

I measured single stack copper ribbon at 3/16" x 0.013" about equivalent to 15 gauge round copper wire which has a published resistance of 3.184 Ohms per 1,000'. 192' would have 0.6113 Ohms resistance. If the double stack is different cross section, the resistance differs inversely with cross sectio...
by jab35
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 44
Views: 1499

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Arrived in upstate NY, 13053 Jan 4, '21
by jab35
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 980

Re: Field Coil Tape

Ryan: I used McMaster-Carr p/n 7574a11 High temp fiberglass cloth with silicone adhesive. With all the work involved, I would not skimp on this part of the project. That tape is good for -100F to +500F and oil resistant. I split 1/2" width tape with a boxcutter blade attached to a guide laying the r...
by jab35
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

Jonah: Here are some links that should help you. Follow your parents’ internet browsing guidelines. Everything I’ve viewed appears safe and legit to me. Some of this might have already been identified by others on our forum. This one might already have been recommended, 1926 touring top discussion a...
by jab35
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd coil??
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Odd coil??

RV: Has the Coil Documentary article you were working on 2018 been published? I feel this information presented in the format of the recent HCCT book would be of great value and interest. Thanks, jb
by jab35
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: technical question about the starter.
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: technical question about the starter.

Ron covered this in 2012, see Scott's link for additional info, "Assuming the starting motor is operating properly on 6 volts it should draw 70 amps free running, 150-160 Amps cranking engine and 450 Amps stalled pushing 12 pounds of torque. Model T battery cables should be 1/0 with soldered (not cr...
by jab35
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressurized radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Pressurized radiator

600F is about 1,500 psig, that might be a tad high for the model T.
by jab35
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

A term used in Ireland to describe an unknown item is "yoke". I've heard it used in reference to an entire car, as 'how many miles on the yoke?', and by mechanics, as in 'this yoke secures the petrol cap'. ymmv
by jab35
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

My father's '51 Chevy Powerglide and his '62 LeSabre. My '01 S-10, and '72 Skylark. And since we are about to dump everything that was bad along with the entirety of the year 2020, I hope to never have any association with the terrible '86 caprice sw we inflicted on our family when our children were...
by jab35
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1306

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

Jonah: If you are worried there won't be fuel available, I suggest worrying about other stuff first. To answer your question, with appropriate carburation, the model T engine like other low compression SI engines will run on a variety of liquid and gaseous fuels. IIRC, the first IC engine was based ...
by jab35
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 56
Views: 2871

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

I'd try Evaporust. Make a shallow wood trough that just fits the hinge side of the hood, line with heavy plastic sheet (construction grade trash bag material) and soak the two hinges. If successful, open sides and repeat with center hinge. Others may have better ideas, jb
by jab35
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1084

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

Richard: How much endplay in the crankshaft? Does the crankshaft fan pulley move forward/rearward when you have your helper engage/disengage the clutch lever? (Obviously with engine off and wheels blocked.)
by jab35
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2336

Re: Shipping T parts

Sorry for the OT comment, but my experience may explain all the delays in shipping. I ordered a desk from Amazon in early Oct (2020), it was to arrive in early Nov. UPS delivered it yesterday, 12/22/2020. This morning I received an upbeat e-mail in Chinese flavored English from the manufacturer tell...
by jab35
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

Re: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.

I wouldn't spend the $$, see footnote:
Will this tester test for double sparking?
No it will not check for double spark or check the capacitor.
Answered By: 23 SEL
25 out of 27 found this answer useful.
by jab35
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1558

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

I would follow Mike's guidance. Grey with green stripe is correct for '26 coupe and the headliner grey matched the upholstery grey. Using lesser quality material or mismatched colors does not save you any work, but the choice of colors and fabric is totally up to you. Enjoy the ride! jb
by jab35
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drilling steel?
Replies: 28
Views: 1553

Re: Drilling steel?

Glad you were successful, I second the Milwaukee drill recommendation. I've had excellent service from their 'conventional' twist drills, which are easily hand sharpened on a fine grinding wheel without any jigs or fixtures. A sharp drill and reasonable speed and feed will produce good results. And ...
by jab35
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coupe top ribs
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: coupe top ribs

Gary: they are uniform cross-section, curved pieces. There's another post on the same topic going on now, you might find that useful.

Here's an older post that should answer your question: viewtopic.php?t=12178&p=91980&hilit=door+sag
by jab35
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Medicine
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Medicine

Gluten Free deserves a footnote, as the wheat straw filler in the Fordite steering wheel rim would violate that claim, but personally, that would not concern me. I agree with Richard, the liquid would be preferable to tablets. Is it available as a patch? Happy holidazes to all, jb
by jab35
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1558

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Scott: My coupe is 13,606,xxx close date to yours, and mine was channel green, fwiw. You can get 'free' cloth swatch samples from the vendors, for a better idea of color and texture. I believe those samples are from Cartouche. https://www.modeltford.com/item/SAMPLE-T1.aspx I'm sure Mike Francis at C...
by jab35
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any tips on insurance?
Replies: 31
Views: 982

Re: Any tips on insurance?

Followup to Mark's statement, you should be able to insure the unregistered vehicle under your homeowner's/rental policy, which is generally very inexpensive. Typically these policies cover aggregated personal property up to a certain value. You might need to increase the level of coverage to includ...
by jab35
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Pans
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Engine Pans

On my '26, the pans mount from the bottom as described by Dan Treace, jb
by jab35
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: How do I use this?

If it looks like a fat shoelace, it's the lacing that riveted to the cowl where the hood sits. It forms the cushion between the hood and cowl and it's a bear to replace as George attests. There's similar lacing on the radiator shell that is 'woven' thru the holes in the edge of the shell where the h...
by jab35
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on a coil rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Need help on a coil rebuild

Try prying up the back of the top bridge mount to lower the current value. IIRC the Primary coil inductance should be ~ 3 mH, so the value
given seems reasonable. jb
by jab35
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Sediment Bulb
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Removing Sediment Bulb

Thanks, Frank, I made a tube, just need to make the clamp. Best, jb
by jab35
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Sediment Bulb
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Removing Sediment Bulb

To Frank: Sorry for thread drift, but do you have a pic or description of the 'J' bolt used to secure the overflow pipe to the body? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Sediment Bulb
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Removing Sediment Bulb

Bruce; I use a small pipe wrench on the tank fitting and another small pipewrench/large channel lock on the bulb. I added some penetrating fluid (50-50 mix of acetone and auto transmission fluid) to my dry, empty tank and also to the outside threads several weeks prior. If you don't use the second p...
by jab35
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 21" Split Rims
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: New 21" Split Rims

Thanks, Scott. jb
by jab35
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 21" Split Rims
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: New 21" Split Rims

Scott C: Beautiful rims and wheels. Do you mind telling us the cost of the split rim with shipping and customs charges delivered to you? I see they retail for $200 AUS. Are these the only source for new split rims? And the time for delivery? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1558

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Headliner installation is much simpler if done before the top is installed. jb
by jab35
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Patch Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: 26/27 Patch Panels

I purchased some 26 coupe patch panels on e-bay from Mac's and they arrived from Florida within a week. I have no affiliation whatsoever with Mac's, and your experience may be different. jb
by jab35
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing door glass in 1927 coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Replacing door glass in 1927 coupe

Wasn't this discussed back in early Oct? In reviewing that series of posts, this 2008 article by Jeff Humble answers the question: By Jeff Humble on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 11:51 am: When I replaced the glass in my 26 coupe I removed the regulator first. Robert's method sounds good too, but t...
by jab35
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1558

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Scott: Classtique has an excellent reputation. jb
by jab35
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Coupe Door Sag-How to Adjust?
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: 26 Coupe Door Sag-How to Adjust?

Greg: Don Booth is a good source of information on the Improved cars. Have you tried to determine if the body/frame has sagged, causing the symptoms you observe? You may already know, there are wood blocks supporting the body sub frame on top of the chassis frame. I'd check for a low point at the bo...
by jab35
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Model T Assembly stations

William: You may have already found a source for the reprinted book, here's one example. I have no affiliation of any kind with this seller. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ford-Methods-and-the-Ford-Shops-9781375747356/481173018?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222222159795587&wmlspartner=wm...
by jab35
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Model T Assembly stations

William: There is a lot of information here: https://books.google.com/books?id=TcAqZt9U4gQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=ford+methods+and+ford+shops&hl=en&ei=HgBxTZB9iPqwA-OR3MML&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false The book is a classic Industrial Engineering time st...
by jab35
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: Check this out

Does the T screwdriver have a steel hex cap set into the end of the wood handle? The driver I have looks like the T driver in the pic, has a wood handle with steel hex end and it's a solid part of the square driver shaft. This seems to be a good feature for sensing the spark voltage when using the s...
by jab35
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1337

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

Chris: Beautiful Coupe. Coupe color for '26-'27 in the States was 'Channel Green' and yours appears to me to be that color. Drake Green is slightly different, perhaps the engine color is Drake, but I've also heard 'Moleskin" as an engine color for the improved T engines. There have been numerous pos...
by jab35
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: Burlap sack seats?

Tom: I have always associated these 'Bemis' heavy canvas feed sacks for projects like yours. The material is more durable and less itchy than burlap, although burlap may be a fine choice, it's your car after all. There are a lot of these sacks shown on e-bay, some less expensive and more rustic than...
by jab35
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: We Are Moving to Petoskey, Michigan
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: We Are Moving to Petoskey, Michigan

Ron, Thanks for the Model T technical help you have provided me and many others, I hope you move goes well. As for the weather, I think you are moving from wicked summertime conditions to one of the most perfect spots in the galaxy. Safe travels, jb
by jab35
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2653

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Joerg: My experience using original Ford 3966 shaft and 3962B hub with 2 modern replacement bronze bushings 3974B was the bushings (after reaming the bore) allowed just enough endplay for the 3983 felt oil seal, and once assembled there is no front to back movement of the fan on the axle. That felt ...
by jab35
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

From the cited article:
"IC not SG3524. Subsequent experimentation to reconstruct the regulator on a breadboard revealed that unfortunately the IC is not an SG3524. Trying an SG3524 in the actual FP voltage regulator was not successful either"

fwiw, jb
by jab35
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

The description says for use with two brush generators only, so I would say not for model T 3-brush generator.
by jab35
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

But if it was intentional, was it a mistake? I like steak! jb
by jab35
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions using a Ball Bearing Water pulley on a 26 water inlet
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Some questions using a Ball Bearing Water pulley on a 26 water inlet

These drawings help with Q-2 & 3. The original eccentric was a 'worm & wheel' arrangement where the bottom bolt threads engaged the outside circumference of the eccentric. With the nut loose or removed the bolt is turned to tighten the fan belt. Then the nut is tightened MODERATELY and cotter pin in...
by jab35
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Noticed the tire pump fitting lost some threads in the modification process, which would concern me. I'd suggest using a discarded tubeless tire stem with core removed, screw it on the original hose fitting, and then using the stem as a guide carefully drill out the center of the hose fitting. Just ...
by jab35
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hands-on how to videos
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: hands-on how to videos

The unsolicited advertising and misinformation in some vids bothers me more than seeing a little dirt. I appreciate any well meaning person taking time to video a shop procedure and then share it on the forum. The dirt is often an unavoidable part of the process, and wearing gloves or 'washing up' b...
by jab35
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Good article, Steve. I'd add the size of the front wheel bearing cone and the stop nut and the rear axle nut. I've changed front wheels with a channel-loc plyers or adjustable wrenches ( it woldn't hurt to have a few spare cotter pins, which we should always carry, just in case). The adapter for the...
by jab35
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

Kudos to Mark! That Gatley mill on the right of the sawmill in the last two pics sure looks like the drum in the original 'thresher' photo. In the bottom pic we see the rotor with the screen removed and laying on the floor in front of the mill. If that mill processed sawmill waste, it could certainl...
by jab35
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

Mark: My Model A buddy found this link giving more history of the Badger Company. From the old photos and advertising on the buildings, it appears they were significantly involved with Ford vehicles early on. I suspect the hitch is their doing, and aren't those model T wheels on the wagon? As for th...
by jab35
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

Thanks for all the info, I'm not finding much historical data on the Badger Co, but that's ok. Thanks also for the hitch pic, that hitch would be a fine accessory item. jb
by jab35
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

Great Pic, but I don't think that's a threshing machine on the wagon. There is no shaker or separator, just an elevator /collector at the base of the drum. To me it appears to be some kind of mill, likely a hammer mill. Anyone have any info on this or the Badger company advertised on the unit and on...
by jab35
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly

Bruce: A plastic bag often requires less Evaporust/less cost to soak a small part that might require a large container. I've placed parts in a bag with Evaporust and then set that bag in a bucket of water to 'support' the bagged part. It's a little messy but makes the ER go further in my experience....
by jab35
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1549

Re: Crank modification????

Jonah: Read the Model T Joke thread below, it's a very factual answer to your inquiry. jb
by jab35
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2270

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Eric: What proportions molasses:water do you use? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2270

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

I've seen a similar product called 'Rustbeeter' that is made from sugar beet byproducts. At the time it cost about the same as Evaporust. From time to time there have been discussions here regarding the use of blackstrap molasses-water solutions to remove rust. Raw molasses is acidic, so the molasse...
by jab35
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!

Darel: Wow, good for you. Say, if you aren't playing lottery this week, would you mind sharing your numbers with me (in a private msg)? Drive careful, jb
by jab35
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Body panel suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: Quality Body panel suppliers

The venders cannot ship parts to us if their suppliers aren't providing parts to them. I think some vendors have removed some items from their catalogs because suppliers don't provide the stock. I was pleasantly surprised with the service and sheet metal parts availability from the e-bay sources. At...
by jab35
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WWI tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: WWI tanks

Is that a model T at about 10:57? It's only there for a couple seconds.

Interesting video, thanks for sharing. jb
by jab35
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!

Jonah: You may know this already, but you do not typically need to replace the actual steel band, you remove them and replace the band lining that contacts the drum surface. The fabric (or bentwood) lining is often referred to as the 'band', which isn't quite a complete a description. As for finding...
by jab35
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?

Bruce: On my '26, there are two screws securing the molding at the top of the door, one near each top corner. I haven't taken it apart yet so cannot verify everything, but I assume the window molding at the bottom of the window overlaps the ends of that U-shaped top piece and may hold it in place. I...
by jab35
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?

Bruce: At some point I need to do this during my '26 coupe restoration so the topic is of considerable interest to me as well. Too bad John neglected to post links to the trove of relevant information he found. I used the same key words and came up with little information specific to your request. O...
by jab35
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An open letter to Jonah D'Avella
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: An open letter to Jonah D'Avella

Hi Jonah: Welcome to the Model T world, I enjoy your posts for their honest enthusiasm and curiosity. I support what others are saying, get books/CD's etc and read as much as you can about the model T. As you already know, there's a lot of info on the web too, some of it is excellent, some requires ...
by jab35
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Flywheel/Magneto problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: 1909 Flywheel/Magneto problems

If the cracked one has no value, weld it up with a Nickle alloy rod, anneal, remagnetize and see if it will hold the magnetism. Might work, and be less challenging to a capable welder/machinist than making new? from scratch, particularly if both appearance and function are important.
by jab35
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K, according to Rob
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Ford Model K, according to Rob

If this has not already been preserved in the forum archives, I suggest doing so. It's valuable information and an excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing, jb
by jab35
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Alternative fuel

I read an account of 2 railroad workers in the day driving their model T service vehicle to a remote area to work. At the end of the day when they returned to the parked T they discovered the needle valve leaked and the T lost all the gas while it was parked and they worked elsewhere. They allegedly...
by jab35
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

Ring gear bolts are on the small end of the pinion. jb
by jab35
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 994

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

There's sufficient metal to metal contact through the grease to light the lamp. The grease helps reduce oxidation of the bare metal adjacent to the contact points so the bare metal to metal connection is preserved, and so you can get the thing apart after its been exposed to the elements for some ti...
by jab35
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: J-B Weld 8276
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: J-B Weld 8276

Brass solder, definitely. jb
by jab35
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT Trouble shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: HCCT Trouble shooting

Have you verified the Ford coil being tested is fully functional? If so, have you checked the 'spark' circuit, the ring to frame insulation, and the ring to coil secondary connection? And the coil box bronze spring terminals and wiring connections. Thanks for sharing photos, you will have this fixed...
by jab35
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: J-B Weld 8276
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: J-B Weld 8276

For the repair, I would remove the shaft, bevel the cracked surfaces, leaving just a mm or two touching near the edge at the shaft hole and braze it. The hole will likely need to be reamed after the repair. Check for a bent shaft while it's apart. Good luck, jb
by jab35
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 1114

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

There's a lot of useful information in this discussion, thanks for sharing. And it is one of the most civil discussions of this topic ever. Thanks MTFCA!
by jab35
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rotating Mass, Available Horsepower, and Acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Rotating Mass, Available Horsepower, and Acceleration

Frank: That's a good article. If you knew values of the parameters for Model T flywheel, driveshaft and crankshaft, wheels, etc the calculator programs in the article would answer your questions. I think the common sense summary at the end of the article is worth reading. There is an effect, and exc...
by jab35
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

Jeff: That failed brazed joint appears to me to have been made with a minimum of heat, all the brass is on the outer surface, none has flowed into the joint gap, making it a weak, fatigue prone mechanical joint. I suspect this was intentional to insure none of the brass seeped inside the manifold wh...
by jab35
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Ford Coupe Wooden Top
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 1927 Ford Coupe Wooden Top

Adam If it's just a couple of cracked bows and the other wood is solid, then repair the damage and move on. More commonly, there's a bunch of rot in the frame and IMHO it's better to replace all the wood than muck around with epoxy etc to try to fix it. Someone mentioned your woodworking interests, ...
by jab35
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Two Problems

And it looks like a wide brake band lining on a pre '26 band? Good luck with your repairs, Patrick. jb
by jab35
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

Thanks for all the information. Willie obviously missed or totally misread this thread. jb

Post by Willie R » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:02 pm

Is it just that time of year or is the Model T forums dead ?
Seems no one is alive in the hobby expressing any enthusiasm or interest in helping others.
by jab35
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2170

Re: Drive shaft follies.

Work some of that red bearing grease into the flutes of the drill bit and drill slowly. The grease will capture most of the chips.
by jab35
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do new coil points need to be prepped?
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

I always clean the contacts with alcohol or carb cleaner, something that was recommended here on the forum a number of years ago. jb
by jab35
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

RV Where do you get those? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Bob: They are reproductions made from 4140 steel, heat treated to Ford specs & surface ground, and are Ford dimensions EXCEPT 1/16" longer. They have a laser-etched trade mark, "GN" inside an oval mid-length on the axle. The portion inboard of the gear keeper is a slip fit on the gear so it's easy t...
by jab35
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2653

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Frank: Take a look at the Vowellart Image link in my Aug 30 post above. Over tightening the fan belt might have contributed to the failure shown in the original post. The modern rubber belts do not stretch as easily as the original leather belts, and if over tightened they do not relax/stretch like ...
by jab35
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to drill out and replace key cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: How to drill out and replace key cylinder

I have re-keyed original cylinders, that's simple if you can find the correct old stock parts. (The original barrels varied in the location of guide for the slot in the key, the original tumblers exchange universally in original cylinders as far as I know.) The biggest challenge I faced was finding ...
by jab35
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2332

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

Don: Do you have more information on the National Automobile Service Corp.? My '26 coupe had one of those badges on it when I bought it. Thanks, jb
by jab35
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2653

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

My guess is those lock washers were used to move the fan closer to the radiator and/or to improve fan belt tracking. jb
by jab35
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 3948

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Looks like an acrylic casting with original coil components, acrylic castings were very popular 'artwork' in the 1970, not that this one would not function. The cracking visible is common in 'old' acrylic pieces. IMHO, Acrylic would be a poor choice for coils in improved cars exposed to higher opera...