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by Ron Patterson
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANCO timing set with 2 1/2" gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: ANCO timing set with 2 1/2" gauge

Mark Perhaps it is because Steve Coniff and I spent so much time years ago investigating and writing articles about the much misunderstood "Model T Ford Ignition System and Spark Timing" was designed and actually worked that I harp on you understanding this subject getting this correct. Frankly, we ...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

If you imagine a clock face and the crankshaft pin pointing at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm the piston will be at 15.5 ATDC.
by Ron Patterson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

The Model T Ford initial timing was originally factory set at 15.5 degrees ATDC with the spark lever fully retarded. There were two reasons for this; first was for safety when starting on battery and the second was to facilitate hand crank starting on the magneto. Here is a link to an article Steve ...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Damage Theory

This damage looks to me like a broken off fan blade that hit the side of the fender and punctured it.
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

Bob I view the addition of a high quality ½ ID 6201 ball bearing and armature shaft spacer to the starter as not an operational performance enhancement, rather it is a long-term reliability enhancement. Let me explain The Babbitt bushing Ford used in the starter brushcap was a cheap easy solution, u...
by Ron Patterson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

Ignacio Yes, they do degrade over time, but remember they are 100+ years old. When I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s my father was an automobile mechanic and when he sent me the auto parts store to get him a “rebuilt” starter or generator he knew he could expect a unit that had been completely disass...
by Ron Patterson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: odd coil
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: odd coil

I posted this information on this forum in the past. As Dan Hatch pointed out during the 1950's to late 1970's several companies needing an ignition source made ignition coils that were the same size and shape as the Model T coil, but the internal circuit design was different. As I recall there are ...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: odd coil
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: odd coil

Pictures??
by Ron Patterson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 1822

Re: Coil capacitors

I have been rebuilding Model T Ford ignition coils for over 30 Years. I kept examples of the range of various replacement capacitors I found inside. Many .047 U Farad caps, Metalized Mylar and electrolytics. I seems that some felt size was the most important criteria when in reality the DV/DT rating...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 287

NEED SOME HELP

I need a copy (or a photo copy) of the book "How to Make a Magneto Magnetizer" by Author David J. Gingery.
Can Anyone help?
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOTICE:CHICKASHA PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Replies: 5
Views: 998

NOTICE:CHICKASHA PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

We are sorry to inform you that due to reasons beyond our control the Chickasha Pizza Party has been canceled.
This was a great idea, but the timing and public health environment is all wrong.
Ron, Don and John
by Ron Patterson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

Understand and thanks.
What was the process KW used, anyone know?
by Ron Patterson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

Randall Very cryptic and obliquely critical? I am "some people" who use faux finishes. So exactly what was the "gun-blue-like chemical treatment" that KW used on their (mostly 6 screw) metal top coils that were made in parallel with Ford in 1914? At this point I am now thinking "black oxide". Ron Pa...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winding motors by hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Winding motors by hand

Another interesting fact.
Ward Leonard Company has been in business for over 100 years. In the early days they manufactured all kinds of electrical apparatus for early automobiles including reverse current cutouts for Model T Fords.
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winding motors by hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Winding motors by hand

Here is a photo.
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winding motors by hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Winding motors by hand

Interesting photos and article. Big electric motors, generators and transformer windings. When I was a kid motor repair shops were easy to find and did all kinds of motor rotor and stator rewinding. Today it is very hard to find an armature rewinding shop. I use a company in Chicago area to get Mode...
by Ron Patterson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Starter bendix springs

Jeff
Both Model T and A Bendix drive springs are left hand wound hence the suffix "L" in the part number.
See page 5 of the attached Bendix drive data with hand written A and T spring part numbers.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Starter bendix springs

Here are complete details.
Model T Bendix drive springs are Bendix part number L10-6 and 1 15/16 OD
Model A Bendix drive springs are Bendix part number L11-6X and 2 1/8 OD
Both springs are 1 5/16 ID, 1 3/4 Length, 5/16 screw diameter and have seven coils.
by Ron Patterson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Starter bendix springs

No, Model T and Model A Bendix Drive springs are different sizes.
by Ron Patterson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Pizza Party Two Weeks From Today at Noon
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Chickasha Pizza Party Two Weeks From Today at Noon

Everyone is invited to join us at Swap Space NH 8-10 in the West side of the North Building Friday March 20th at Noon for a pizza lunch sponsored by Don Lang, John Regan and Ron Patterson. You may also purchase a copy of the "HCCT Handbook" from the MTFCA at a special Chickasha Swap Meet reduced pri...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy-Model T Ford Ignition Coils-Chickasha Space NH 8-10
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Wanted to Buy-Model T Ford Ignition Coils-Chickasha Space NH 8-10

Looking to buy large stashes of used rebuildable Model T Ford ignition coils. I will buy your used coils outright for cash or trade for my legendary rebuilt coils and take your extras as full or partial payment. The more coils you have the better this works. If the quantity is right, I can also pay ...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:28 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: 1822

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

Bob Cascisa and I will have 50 copies of the HCCT Handbook for sale on behalf of the MTFCA at Chickasha space NH 8-10.
by Ron Patterson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Two Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors-Can Deliver to Chickasha
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: For Sale: Two Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors-Can Deliver to Chickasha

The two rebuilt Model T Ford starting motors have been sold.
Thanks MTFCA Classifieds.
by Ron Patterson
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Two Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors-Can Deliver to Chickasha
Replies: 3
Views: 478

For Sale: Two Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors-Can Deliver to Chickasha

I rarely have unsold rebuilt starters on the shelf ready to ship, if you need one now is the time to act as they won’t last long. My normal turn around time for rebuilt starters is 6 months. The price is $375 each plus UPS shipping. These are fully rebuilt units and not patched up junk. Every part h...
by Ron Patterson
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory starter bendix
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Accessory starter bendix

The early Model A Ford's equipped with the Abel starter had 1/2 inch armature shafts.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance

A single point distributor ignition system and the four coil ignition system used by the Model T are fundamentally the same. For each individual function in one system there is an equivalent function in the other. To say this another way the two systems are fundamentally the same the only difference...
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's Your Chickasha Space?
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: What's Your Chickasha Space?

Don't Forget just three weeks away! The Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party at noon Friday March 20th at the West side of the North Building swap space NH 8-10. Sponsored by Don Lang, John Regan and Ron Patterson and everyone is invited to join. We will also have for sale at a special reduced pr...
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Reproduction coils

The problems with operating a properly set up Model T Ford ignition system on 6 Volts only are not commonly understood. Many years ago Steve Coniff and I co-wrote an article describing the fundamentals of the commonly misunderstood Model T Ford ignition system. Here is a link to that article entitle...
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: reperduction coils

This reply pertains to mid year 1913 and later Model T coils. I fully agree with Adam Doleshal and would add that most people are not aware that the black plastic coils are now made in various version based upon their intended application. The very early plastic coils (circa 1960) can be made to wor...
by Ron Patterson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

Adam
Your right and I am wrong.
Thanks
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

Ramp
The camshaft turns counterclockwise.
by Ron Patterson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Where does this starter peice go

Alan
Many of the early Bendix drive counter weights are not drilled for the Anti Drift Pin.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Where does this starter peice go

Mack
The correct name is "anti drift pin "
It works as Stephan H. pointed out.
Many early Model T Ford Bendix drives did not include this part.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Special
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Special

Bring your coils needing rebuilding to me at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet (West side of the North building swap space NH-8-10 and I will return them to you rebuilt via USPS Priority Mail at no cost to you. If you have coils you would like to sell or trade for rebuilding, bring those coils along too. ...
by Ron Patterson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Special
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Special

Bring your coils needing rebuilding to me at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet (West side of the North building swap space NH-8-10 and I will return them to you rebuilt via USPS Priority Mail at no cost to you. If you have coils you would like to sell or trade for rebuilding, bring those coils along too. ...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3118

Re: What is this ??

Larry
Here is a photo of the first thing that failed. The rest is consequential.
But, I cannot figure how the band adjusting flat washer and lockwasher got loose inside the engine.
Ron
by Ron Patterson
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

Dave The sawmill and town built by Ford at Alberta still exists and can be toured. In the town of L'Anse the Ford port, buildings and water tower with Ford script still exist. Near Ishpeming the huge Ford sawmill is abandoned but still standing. It takes some sleuthing to find it though. And don't m...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

Don't forget the Ford Sawmill and logging sites in the UP.
by Ron Patterson
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

Oops.
I forgot to mention, Kens procedure is a permanent solution for the problem, not a short term patched up fix.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

Several years ago Ken Foster worked with Steve Coniff, John Regan and I to correct an excessive crankshaft end play on his Model T. Ken is a detail person, was careful to document the process for posterity and wrote a great article about the process. Here is a link: http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/Ex...
by Ron Patterson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3118

Re: What is this ??

Larry
Follow Adams advice or you will facing this.
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: Is my starter toast?

Ignacio Here is a photo of the starter fault mentioned by Norman Kling. This is by far the most common failure of Model T starters. It can be repaired by replacing the terminal bolt with a kit available from Lang's Old Car Parts. The kit has a new terminal bolt and buss bar that is silver soldered a...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Miss
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Engine Miss

Wayne
Have you recently driven the car in the rain or has it somehow gotten wet
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1915/Early 1916 Style Model T Ford Coilbox
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: For Sale: 1915/Early 1916 Style Model T Ford Coilbox

The 1915 coilbox was sold for the asking price early this afternoon.
Thanks to all those who expressed interest.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1915/Early 1916 Style Model T Ford Coilbox
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: For Sale: 1915/Early 1916 Style Model T Ford Coilbox

Please call if you have any questions?
by Ron Patterson
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1915/Early 1916 Style Model T Ford Coilbox
Replies: 4
Views: 376

For Sale: 1915/Early 1916 Style Model T Ford Coilbox

Circa 1915 and early 1916 Model T Ford dash coilbox. This is one of the nicest undamaged used coilboxes I have ever found. Period correct one-piece lid with rounded corners that fits perfectly and nice working lid latches. Features new Ludwig Gocek reproduction switch and key, Randall Anderson perio...
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Oil Pan Straightening Service

Katzorke Machine Reno, NV
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v to 12v model T starter conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Model T generators and Starter measurements

Tonyb The Model T generator is of a marginal design and capable of reliably producing 100 Watts of power, but NOT on a continual basis (more on this later) . If you continually meet or exceed this capability your generator will ultimately fail. A 6 volt battery has a 7.2 volts charging voltage. With...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v to 12v model T starter conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Modifying Model T starters to operate on twelve volts

Many years ago Chuck Brant and I conducted some instrumented tests to ascertain the operational characteristics of 1.) original Model T starters operating on six volts, 2.) six volt starters running on twelve volts and a six volt starter with the field windings rewired from series/parallel to full s...
by Ron Patterson
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Reminder
Replies: 3
Views: 398

2020 Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Reminder

Don’t forget the Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party at noon Friday March 20th at the West side of the North Building swap space NH 8-10. Sponsored by Don Lang, John Regan and Ron Patterson and everyone is invited to join. We will also have for sale at a special reduced price first edition copie...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

Wayne Some of the answers given here to your original question are ambiguous. If your 1915 Model actually has a 1915 rear axle the oil filler hole is in a different place (higher) than other Model T's. Norman Kling alluded to this fact in his post above. There are photos of the differences in the lo...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 1920

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Eric Be patient, the complete story of the genesis, evolution and derivations of the HCCT will be told in the upcoming Model T Ford Club of America publication entitled "HCCT Handbook" that will be available soon. It will be 90+ pages of information about early HCCT development, the story of how For...
by Ron Patterson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 1920

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Michael
Great find and thank you for bringing it to our attention.
That should make a good inclusion to the Danish section of the HCCT Manual.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party

Since March 2020 will be the last Chickasha Prewar Swap Meet, Don Lang, John Regan and I have decided to have final traditional pizza party like we used to have every year. Everyone is invited to join us at Swap Space NH 8-10 in the West side of the North Building Friday March 20th at Noon for a fre...
by Ron Patterson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2020 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding
Replies: 0
Views: 257

2020 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding

Coils received in my shop during January 1 to 31, 2020 will enjoy the benefit of free return Priority Mail shipping to addresses in the United States. Avoid the Spring rush, get your coils rebuilt now and be ready for trouble free Summer touring. Please call or email for complete details. Ron Patter...
by Ron Patterson
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stalls when fully retarted and on mag
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: stalls when fully retarted and on mag

Johnathan Have you checked the initial timing setting? The initial timing should be set at 15.5 degrees ATDC with the spark lever fully retarded. Please see the link above to article Steve Coniff and I wrote on Model T Spark timing and how it was intended to operate. The article also addresses the c...
by Ron Patterson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Four Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors.
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: For Sale: Four Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors.

The four rebuilt Model T Ford starting motors offered above have been sold.
Thanks MTFCA Classifieds
by Ron Patterson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Four Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors.
Replies: 4
Views: 729

For Sale: Four Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motors.

I rarely have unsold rebuilt starters on the shelf ready to ship, if you need one now is the time to act as they won’t last long. My normal turn around time for rebuilt starters is 6 months. The price is $375 each plus UPS shipping. These are fully rebuilt units and not patched up junk. Every part h...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Looking to buy large stashes of used rebuildable Model T Ford ignition coils. I will buy your used coils outright for cash or trade for my legendary rebuilt coils and take your extras as full or partial payment. The more coils you have the better this works. If the quantity is right, I can also pay ...
by Ron Patterson
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Joe
Be sure the AC Ammeter is removed and carefully packed in a high density Styrofoam padded box for shipping!!
The meter is the most costly part of a HCCT to replace if damaged and the easiest part to damage if not very carefully handled.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak coming from weep hole in starter
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Oil Leak coming from weep hole in starter

John This is a common problem with worn Model T starters and one of the "built in" oil leaks on Model T engine. The Model T generator has a similar issue. The hole letting the excess oil drip out the bottom of the starter case was Ford's solution. The solution is rebuilding the starter (new bushing)...
by Ron Patterson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rest in Peace Mr. Leon Parker
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Rest in Peace Mr. Leon Parker

At her request, I visited Leon Parker's wife Barbara yesterday in Benton Kentucky. We looked over Leon's stash of Model T and A parts and I bought all the ignition coils he had and one 1915 coilbox. She also has many copies of Leon's plans for re-wooding a Model T body and they are for sale. There a...
by Ron Patterson
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 1266

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Have you checked the crankshaft end play?
The magneto output is reduced by the square of the distance the gap increases.
by Ron Patterson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Starter drive

Here is the photo I wanted.
by Ron Patterson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Starter drive

I missed one photograph.
by Ron Patterson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Starter drive

P.S. While your at it fix this end play problem too.
by Ron Patterson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Starter drive

P.S. While your at it install an oil seal in the mounting bracket main bushing hole.
by Ron Patterson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Starter drive

This is a common problem with used starters and can be corrected by re-bushing the stop nut running area.
But it is a slippery slope. After doing so, you may also have to install a new main shaft bushing and have it align reamed.
by Ron Patterson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what does a KW master vibrator do?
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: what does a KW master vibrator do?

Se attached diagrams contrasting a Model T engine with and without a Master Vibrator.
by Ron Patterson
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

Go to this link for instructions on using Lang's starter terminal bolt repair part.
https://modeltfordfix.com/repairing-a-c ... #more-2388
by Ron Patterson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

Re: Any metal workers out there

Just to set the record straight! I DID NOT tell anyone "the early (HCCT) testers made by Ford used them and that they corrode easily" I simply explained, that original Ford coil box contacts were not designed for that type of service and would not stand up to the constant insertion and removal of co...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Steve
As I indicated above please give me a call. Photos of Model T coils don't do it for me.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Looking to purchase large stashes of used rebuildable Model T Ford ignition coils. I will purchase your used coils outright for cash or trade for my legendary rebuilt coils and take your extras as full or partial payment. The more coils you have the better this works. If the quantity is right, I can...
by Ron Patterson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored HCCT AC Ammeter
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Restored HCCT AC Ammeter

Weston hand cranked coil tester meter. Used on Ford, Ford clone and a few other HCCT’s. Very hard to find especially in this condition. Meter has internally disassembled, cleaned, restored and calibrated. $350 plus appropriate packing, shipping and Insurance. Ron Patterson 859-881-1677 11AM to 4PM E...
by Ron Patterson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet.
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet.

Don Lang and I will be at our usual spot at Chickasha Swap Meet Spaces NH 8- 10 on the West side of the North building. Lang’s Old Car Parts will have pre-ordered Model T parts orders available for pick up. Call Lang’s now and arrange for your order to be ready for pick up at Chickasha. We will both...
by Ron Patterson
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet.
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet.

Don Lang and I will be at our usual spot at Chickasha Swap Meet Spaces NH 8- 10 on the West side of the North building. Lang’s Old Car Parts will have pre-ordered Model T parts orders available for pick up. Call Lang’s now and arrange for your order to be ready for pick up at Chickasha. I will be lo...
by Ron Patterson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet.
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet.

Don Lang and I will be at our usual spot at Chickasha Swap Meet Spaces NH 8- 10 on the West side of the North building. Lang’s Old Car Parts will have pre-ordered Model T parts orders available for pick up. Call Lang’s now and arrange for your order to be ready for pick up at Chickasha. I will be lo...
by Ron Patterson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet.
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Lang’s Old Car Parts at Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet.

Don Lang and I will be at our usual spot at Chickasha Swap Meet Spaces NH 8- 10 on the West side of the North building. Lang’s Old Car Parts will have pre-ordered Model T parts orders available for pick up. Call Lang’s now and arrange for your order to be ready for pick up at Chickasha. I will be lo...
by Ron Patterson
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Weston hand cranked coil tester meter.
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Weston hand cranked coil tester meter.

Used on Ford, Ford clone and several other HCCT’s. Very hard to find especially in this condition. Meter has internally disassembled, cleaned, restored and calibrated. $350 plus appropriate packing, shipping and Insurance. Ron Patterson 859-881-1677 11AM to 4PM EST When I am in the shop. If no answe...
by Ron Patterson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored HCCT Meters
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Restored HCCT Meters

The Jewell HCCT meter listed above meter has been sold.
The Weston meter used on Ford and Ford Clone HCCT's is still available.
Thank You Model T Ford Fix Website
by Ron Patterson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored HCCT Meters
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Restored HCCT Meters

Hand cranked coil tester meters. These are very hard to find. Weston and Jewell. Both meters have been internally disassembled, cleaned, restored and calibrated. $350 each plus appropriate packing, shipping and Insurance. Ron Patterson 859-881-1677 11AM to 4PM EST When I am in the shop. If no answer...
by Ron Patterson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2019 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: 2019 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding

Only seven days left to get in on the free return shipping Winter Special.
by Ron Patterson
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale-Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motor.
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: For Sale-Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motor.

Oop's forgot to include the mounting bracket also has an oil seal installed.
by Ron Patterson
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale-Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motor.
Replies: 2
Views: 649

For Sale-Rebuilt Model T Ford Starting Motor.

Just completed rebuilding five starters, four have been spoken for and one is available for sale. This won’t last long, if you are interested respond quickly. It is very unusual for me to have rebuilt starters in stock and my normal rebuilding lead time is six months. Completely rebuilt. Each major ...
by Ron Patterson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script coils
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Ford script coils

Bill
The answer to you question may be found in this article:
http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/The%20Mo ... rt%203.pdf.
Ron Patterson
by Ron Patterson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2019 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding
Replies: 4
Views: 928

2019 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding

Coils received in my shop before January 30, 2019 will enjoy the benefit of free return Priority Mail shipping to addresses in the United States. Avoid the Spring rush, get your coils rebuilt now and be ready for trouble free Summer touring. Please do not post a reply to this message and call so we ...