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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: 5
Views: 136

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: 213

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: 42
Views: 2058

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: 20
Views: 835

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: 275

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: 854

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: 797

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: 1904

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: 801

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: 654

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: 234

Re: Tips on posting on the forum.

I suspect it's a simple error, nothing sinister. I wouldn't worry about it. jb
by jab35
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old 16mm Movies of MTFCI Events
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Old 16mm Movies of MTFCI Events

Bob: Thanks for sharing. The 'modern' iron in those movies is nearly as interesting at all the Model T's. If I could offer a suggestion, it would be to include a note at the beginning of the flick giving date(s) and location of the footage. I grew up in the Midwest and likely visited some of the pla...
by jab35
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car brake rivet size, and friction material for bands?
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Improved car brake rivet size, and friction material for bands?

Luke: As Dan stated, only the bifurcated brass rivets should be used for transmission band linings. There are many forum and written references to best practices for transmission band renewal. Best,
by jab35
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT shackle Bushings.
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: TT shackle Bushings.

Here's one that matches Rich's dimensions: http://asbbearingsonline.com/index.php? ... ts_id=1981

I have no connection to this company and cannot guarantee material spec's, etc, jb
by jab35
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 1812

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Here's a used set of drums http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/01 ... ose-jan-31 The small chip in brake drum posed no problems to previous owner. I know these are '26, but obviously quality parts nonetheless. I have no affiliation with this seller. jb
by jab35
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020

This is a great event! We attended last year, met some nice people, took several rides on the vintage iron, enjoyed being outdoors on a beautiful crisp early spring day. Thank you Chad and all the others who welcomed visitors like us to your event! jb
by jab35
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question for those who have actually adjusted valves
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: question for those who have actually adjusted valves

For 24 pitch, one turn = 0.0417", 1/36 of a turn 0.001157" so yes, 10 degrees of rotation is just over one thou, if that is still the question, best,jb
by jab35
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 1906

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

Lang's has always 'done right' by me, great service and buying experiences similar to what others have posted. I have also had similar good service from other vendors, and I'm glad we have them. Recently I ordered body patch panels from Mac's on ebay, and that product and their service was exception...
by jab35
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke: Do you have the inductance values and corresponding rms current/HCCT current values for the coils after the coils were all set to fire at the same dwell time? If you do, would you mind sharing the data? Thanks, jb jab35(at)cornell(dot)edu
by jab35
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke: As always, I appreciate your efforts and continued sharing of info. IIRC, Voltage and inductance are involved in this process, so you may need to look at both values to better understand the effects of varied excitation voltage and possibly, coil to coil variability. For sure, inductance value...
by jab35
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1632

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Carson: Welcome to the Forum. I think engine seizure is unlikely. Are you sure you don't have the car parked in gear, hand lever fully forward? If parked in neutral, the clutch could be jammed ( which I think is unlikely) jacking up one rear wheel and turning crank would help identify that, crank, e...
by jab35
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

From the April 1928 Street Repaving photo:
“The area that doesn't have asphalt will be paved with granite, re-using the old blocks from the street, so that oil from parked cars won't ruin the asphalt.” Apparently the Model T was not the only car to leak oil.

Thanks for sharing the photos, jb
by jab35
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

When I did mine I made an axle support using square tubing and some angle iron. I welded a plug in one end of the tube and welded an angle iron 'collar' around the outside of the open end, making the finished tube a couple inches shorter than the distance from the threaded end of the axle to the poi...
by jab35
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1446

Re: Ethanol gas

That article is excellent! Here's a summary article showing the phase diagram for various Alcohol, gasoline and water combinations. Saturation by water occurs at a water content roughly equal to 5% of the alcohol content, same as was observed in your reference. Good info, jb https://www.iea-amf.org/...
by jab35
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 1002

Re: The spark plug controversy

Steve: Are the 27 defenders the same 27 who correct grammar and spelling, etc? If so, I'd say you are doing well with this interested group of people who want the information and are also willing to spend their valuable time to make you a better writer. Keep the sparkplug posts coming! jb
by jab35
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Nice work and good results. First a question, is capacitor leakage important? and if so, how difficult to measure? I suspect the first 4 values for 4 new caps is indicative of the variation one will find in new parts. If the variation affects coil performance in a negative way, I suppose you could s...
by jab35
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1446

Re: Ethanol gas

This may be old news, Ethanol dissolves shellac and shellac was used to 'seal' the original mag coil wrapping and 'glue' it to the core. Gasoline can get into the crankcase (particularly at start-up/running rich in cold weather, flooded engine etc) and ethanol in that gasoline blend can attack the m...
by jab35
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 8599

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

Wow! Here we go again and in a large type font no less. For a short time I thought 2020 would be a better year for our Forum. FWIW, my Gilbert pendulum wall clock with 7 Day movement is accurate to within +/- one minute per week (compared to my Ironman wristwatch). I know that I should be checking i...
by jab35
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Thanks, Luke. I appreciate the offer to receive future data/results. Since you have only one coil, one thing you might consider is slightly adjusting your coil by making small adjustments in the lower bridge. (I do this without a hammer because I don't like pounding a coil in (or out of) the testing...
by jab35
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Matt, Chris: If you are going to incorporate rms current in your output, I'd suggest calculating it using the general equation shown in the video. If you can sample Current at known discrete time intervals during the coil firing event , your computer should be able to square that value and Rei...
by jab35
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Thanks, Luke: Not trying to make extra work, but the SDEV gives more info regarding consistency than range, but both are important. Range is obviously determined from the Hi-Lo values in the sample data. Range would be the same if you had one outlier value with others closely grouped or a scattered ...
by jab35
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke & John H: Thanks for your information. Regarding Variance and SDev, I feel if you give SDev that is sufficient, and preferable as the SDev is the square root of the Variance and all that could easily confuse us. Note the units on Variance would be (mSec Squared) so I'm not sure the reported val...
by jab35
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke: Nice work, thanks for sharing. IMHO, Mean, Range and SDev would be essential information. Another question I would like to explore concerns the Current and associated dwell time for firing each coil. This has never been presented in any comprehensive way to my knowledge. For example, if I set ...
by jab35
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TW Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: TW Timer

Quoting 24t: "My timer is a very early model he made with the larger brush."
by jab35
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke: Thanks for sharing all this. I do have a couple questions. Is the coil really firing at a current of only 15-20 mA or is there a scale error on the graph? On the double spark coil, have you checked the cushion spring function? If sticking, it's sometimes possible to free it up to improve coil ...
by jab35
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1321

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Nice video, like a Richard Eagle painting coming to life. If you did the work yourself and you work for free, it would not cost a lot to finish the ceiling, insulate and sheath the interior. That would hide the 'patina', unfortunately. All the best for the holidays, jb
by jab35
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T story - might be true
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: A Model T story - might be true

Boy oh boy, you sure showed him!!

Happy Christmas everyone, jb
by jab35
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 182
Views: 7159

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I encourage all of you with interest and theability to develop and share this technology to run with it. Once you have a tested design you could offer it for sale in classifieds as a complete unit, a kit, or list of parts with assembly instructions. I think that would be service to the model T commu...
by jab35
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Could a bronze or SS coil spring be used the this application? Just curious, beautiful work on those, jb
by jab35
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur

This should take you to the Jolly Fat Chauffeur text. Shameless commerce by Ford, thanks for posting, jb
http://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.79912/9?r=0&s=1
by jab35
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4083

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Here is a brief FB post from Dec 1, I too am thankful Mr King is recovering from this accident: ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* San Antonio Ford Model T December ...
by jab35
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Carmine Red

Bill: I found this in a post from last year. http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=822076&post=1129180 "BODY COLORS (Paint numbers are Ditzler unless noted otherwise) VARNISHES (Used 1909 to 1925) Color Modern DDL# DAR # Red Carmine 71969 71969" Here is a chip image with an AVERY Paint #,...
by jab35
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutout
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: cutout

FWIW, I just received a 6v regulator from Birdhaven, it arrived less than a week after I ordered, but I know these have been out of stock in many places for a long time. The rumor I heard at Hershey was the following: When Funprojects manufacturing was taken up by Birdhaven, the manufacturer used a ...
by jab35
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase
Replies: 11
Views: 569

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 coil box kit
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 1190

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Brake Cam Question
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

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: 1646

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 1190

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 1725

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 1114

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 624

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1796

Re: A little parts quiz

Generator oil slinger?
by jab35
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 coupe windshield frame
Replies: 3
Views: 275

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 coupe windshield frame
Replies: 3
Views: 275

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: where are all the t guys
Replies: 5
Views: 707

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1678

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
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1682

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 997

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ready for Hershey
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Ready for Hershey

No spare??
by jab35
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 997

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Cars at Strasburg RR
Replies: 1
Views: 549

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found Key!
Replies: 23
Views: 1626

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 855

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Cars at Strasburg RR
Replies: 1
Views: 549

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4281

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sept Oct Vintage Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 556

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2627

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 677

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2322

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2322

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4281

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4281

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The bad Shackle Revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 4084

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where’d that Jelf fellar go ???
Replies: 3
Views: 669

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 2379

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Sorry for the misfortune. Right hand & wrist?
by jab35
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-1927 Generator Parts Postions
Replies: 3
Views: 337

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-1927 Generator Parts Postions
Replies: 3
Views: 337

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 367

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 fan pulley
Replies: 8
Views: 477

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting ther Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1585

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Did I get anything wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 974

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Coupe Height
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: 27 Coupe Height

Use Mike's number! jb
by jab35
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn repair
Replies: 7
Views: 602

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Coupe Height
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: 27 Coupe Height

My '26 will fit under 72" overhead clearance. jb
by jab35
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help chasing down engine knock
Replies: 6
Views: 608

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1714

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Video: Ford and the American Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 537

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Motor Brush Contact
Replies: 1
Views: 335

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 running board brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 422

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...