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by walber
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

Any reduction in strength would depend entirely on where the material was removed. Then factor in what is expected of the flywheel - I doubt the user expects to install the normal Model T magnets, with no magnets, the flywheel needs to support the ring gear and forces from the starter as well as pro...
by walber
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Rajo-head questions

Not sure if this helps but if Dan is out of stock on the studs, and if the deck height is the same as on a Fronty, the long studs for a Model A engine work just fine. I used them with my Fronty so I could ensure full use of the threads in the block without needing to do any grinding or modifying of ...
by walber
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Looks good Chris, Thank You
by walber
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rough on Magneto - Found This
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Rough on Magneto - Found This

I would immediately be removing the inspection plate on the top of the hogshead and be looking for anything untoward. I wouldn't expect to be finding fluff from the bands if everything is right. Hope it's OK but I'd be checking.
by walber
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question to those who use wood bands
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: A question to those who use wood bands

I've used them on my speedster for 26 years and love them. In that time, I've replaced low 3 times, reverse and brake twice (I have aux brakes). Considering that I haven't always been kind to them, I think they have held up remarkably well. Oh, and all of that time has been on original drums that we...
by walber
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT'S STILL ON - Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.
Replies: 20
Views: 1530

Re: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

I'm signed up and really looking forward to it. Beautiful area.
by walber
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External Oil Pump Plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: External Oil Pump Plumbing

Also through the side of the pan near the center main.
by walber
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Looks one cap looks good to me but the rest of this seems rather sad. If it was mine, it would be coming apart and getting freshened up. Time to mic the crank to ensure the journals as straight and round. If the crank is good and if there were shims, it might be possible to use TimeSaver to clean up...
by walber
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

A little searching on the web shows the EBP rockers coming from a 223 cube Ford 6.
by walber
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

Sure would be nice to know what those rods are and thus where to find them.
by walber
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 3189

Re: Oil pump

The B210 oil pump is the cat's meow as far as I'm concerned for a performance motor. I've had one on my speedster for over 10 years of some good and occasionally rather strenuous usage. Priming can be an issue but a check valve in the pickup line can resolve that. Even without a check valve, it only...
by walber
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 190
Views: 9885

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Jerry, RIght you are, sending the coils to a pro for rebuild would be much easier, doing it yourself with a HCCT or ECCT would be easier as well but some of the T folks also have an interest in building tech tools. While I doubt that I would build one (I'm a heretic with a distributor on my speedste...
by walber
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?

Speedster values can be all over the place depending on what has been done to the car and of course the current condition. If you don't know what it's worth and are looking for the most money for the car - put it on EBay but only after getting some good detailed pictures and any information you can ...
by walber
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2646

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

I think John's idea of the plans going to the MTFCA Museum is terrific. The two challenges being funding that would be fair to Mrs Parker and a resource to organize the plans and related documents. I could be willing to contribute a few $ but don't have any expertise in the sorting and organizing.
by walber
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?

Thank You to Erik & Mark. This forum is a great resource.
by walber
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?

What I thought a bit interesting is that this one has two mounting brackets, one on each side. I haven't seen that on a T but I'm not real familiar with lamps on the earlier cars.
by walber
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?
Replies: 7
Views: 717

WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?

Posting for an acquaintance who would like to know if this is or could have been used on a WW I ambulance. Any feedback you could provide on the age and usages for the lamp would be appreciated. The owner (Steve Blackbourn) isn't a T guy and not a member of the forum so please contact him directly i...
by walber
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

Nothing so rare or exciting that I would bother taking it apart. If mine, and I had a place to use it, I would put it back in service as a trailer. It's a good example of what you do when you need something and have some parts laying around. Lot's of tired Model T parts were turned into trailers, tr...
by walber
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 10 vs 11 tooth pinion
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: 10 vs 11 tooth pinion

If you are happy with moderate speeds (typically 35 or lower) and like a full car, the 10 tooth pinion should be a good fit. Possibly a little hit on MPG but not a big one as the motor will be under less strain for the same performance level. Moderate speeds are great when the roads and traffic perm...
by walber
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

I would relieve the contact areas on the Ricardo head. Take he head gasket off, use some Prussia blue on the piston head to mark the head, set the head on with 4 bolts loosely in place and turn the engine over with the crank. Remove the head and check for the contact areas. Grind the areas for clear...
by walber
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Super Duty Fordson Truck?
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Super Duty Fordson Truck?

A friend passed along this link to an article about an extra heavy Ford truck. Do any of you have any other history of the vehicle or where I might be able to look? https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/classic-cars/1926-fordson-prototype-is-fords-first-heavy-duty-truck/ar-AAIT4n5?ocid=spartandhp#image=AA...
by walber
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VFW Car Show
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: VFW Car Show

Thank You for bringing some light and smiles today. It's a good thing.
by walber
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: HEED this WARNING!

Any blown gasket is a message to you to check the mating surfaces to ensure they are flat. In the case of head bolts, also time to verify the bolts don't bottom out in the block before getting fully tight. I check bolt/hole individually by laying the head on the block with no gasket and making sure ...
by walber
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

Jason,

Just curious, why glue them in?

Walt
by walber
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

Concern about clearance of the head vs. firewall is real. I've only used bolts on stock T's but with the Fronty on my speedster I went with studs. No issues and sadly have had to remove the head a couple times over the years. I put anti-seize on the studs when they are installed and when I need to p...
by walber
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Check the head and block to ensure they are flat. A warped head (or less likely block) is not terribly uncommon, especially if the engine has recently been overheated.
by walber
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed with missing trans parts
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Help needed with missing trans parts

John I. - My comments above reflect what I would do if this transmission were mine. It was not intended as a reflection on you as the seller. The photo doesn't do the unit proud and just as a general rule for myself - when I get used parts I always take them apart, clean, check for fitness, and then...
by walber
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed with missing trans parts
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Help needed with missing trans parts

That transmission and cover look nasty. The bolts are the least of the problems. You (or owner) need to get some books - start with the black Service Manual and the Transmission booklet, both available from the regular vendors. If mine, I'd be taking that assembly apart, cleaning and inspecting, and...
by walber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

I don't know the person driving or the owner of the car but that touring accident was the result of two critical failures that I would put on the owner/driver. He/they may be some of the finest people in the world but - Failure 1 - In my mind it is criminal to drive a T with an auxialary transmissio...
by walber
Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

I'd never do it with stock brakes but then I've always had auxiliary brakes on my cars. If I were able to attend your tour I would hate to miss this. Would it be practical to have two choices for that section of the tour so folks with good brakes and confidence could enjoy that road and those who pr...
by walber
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 49
Views: 5038

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Last weekend my speedster was the only T but a bunch of us did the "North Cascade Loop" scenic route. Round trip, including some optional forest service road adventures, I put 497 miles on the car and only ran out of gas once. Fortunately I had old car buddies to the rescue with a can of gas. With t...
by walber
Wed May 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty

Mike, The serial number on the head will tell you the version number like T1234T. Replace the T with S or R for the higher compression. These all have a single intake port. The SR has 2 intake ports and a variety of other differences. My desire was to have a strong touring speedster, not necessarily...
by walber
Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 28/29 Model A PDC.....??????
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: 28/29 Model A PDC.....??????

Excuse my ignorance but what is a PDC?
by walber
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modified 1926 T Coupe/Pickup.
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Modified 1926 T Coupe/Pickup.

I'd like to see more. Fairly certain this vehicle will ruffle a few feathers but there is room in this world for variety and it's not like the body was destined for a full restoration back to what Henry did. Very interesting project even if it isn't standard T. I expect the HAMB folks would really e...
by walber
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My First Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: My First Car

My first car (in '65) was a '61 Skoda Octavia. Kind of cute in a late 50's small car kind of way. The major challenge was that while a few were imported to Canada none were imported to the USA. Well that and the one guy in Seattle that had a few parts had John Birch Society posters on the walls and ...
by walber
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 2134

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

No difference from driving a modern car. You will need the passport or enhanced drivers license but otherwise it is a piece of cake. You might want to do a quick check with your insurance agent (or read your policy - who really does that?) to see if they provide coverage in Canada or need an tempora...
by walber
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Model T Tour, June 3rd
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: Marin County and San Francisco June 3rd Tour ?

This sounds terrific! I really wish my wife and I could attend but we have a prior commitment for that time frame. We lived in San Rafael in '67-69 when I was first in the service and stationed at Fort Barry (now long gone). Loved the area and while we've been back a few times you will be including ...
by walber
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

An electrical test lead with clips on each end works great as a hat catcher too. Used to get a package of them at Radio Shack for cheap. I got my first one as a gift on a tour many years ago when the gentleman passing them out called them "roach clips". His last name was Roach. That was many moons a...
by walber
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electronic Ignition Troubleshoot
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Electronic Ignition Troubleshoot

Do you have a ground wire between the body of the distributor and the engine block? I found that even though the distributor housing is seated in a metal adapter plate that is fastened to the block, ignition was still somewhat less than optimum until a hooked up a separate ground wire. I didn't thin...
by walber
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: Piston Identification

I expect it stands for high compression but can't tell by these photos. On stock pistons the outer edge for about 5/'8" has an upward bevel and then the rest of the top is flat. Most high compression pistons have an even curved top surface, kind of a low dome.
by walber
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 4818

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Hey guys, the Montana 500 cars are "stock" Model T's - standard ratio rear axle, T cranks with no counterweights, standard heads (with some milling permitted), an NH carb, coils and timer, no modern bearings and no overdrives. The only modern accessories I've seen are shock absorbers and gauges. How...
by walber
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

The digital file for the web or email would be trivial to produce as it could be a lower resolution of the primary file sent to print. The lower resolution would require less storage space and data transfer time while still being a perfectly fine resolution for screen viewing or printing on a typica...
by walber
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

I would like the option - the paper copy needs to remain as an option for those who prefer it. For myself, I'd rather the club save some money and let me have the newsletter online in a format that I can save and/or access online. Somewhat reduced dues would be nice but I'd be willing to let the dif...
by walber
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT any Model A parts vendors?
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: OT any Model A parts vendors?

Hard to go wrong with the vendors mentioned above. I've ordered from all of them and had real good service and the all seem to know their products. I'm fairly new to the A world and needed a lot more over the last year than I expected. Not unhappy, just gaining more experience faster than I'd hoped....
by walber
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 3021

Re: foot throttle

I found a foot pedal like that for my speedster. Mounted the bracket on the firewall and cut a slot in the floorboard for the arm to go through and connect to home made linkage to the carb. The pedal hangs down and I added a carriage bolt (head up) next to it as a foot rest so I can roll my foot sid...
by walber
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want one.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: I want one.......

On second observation, the distributor on your photo might actually be early enough to qualify. My first look had me thinking it was a Nissan part like Steve and others have.
by walber
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want one.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: I want one.......

Tony, You would need to check with the event organizer or the posted rules for any of the speedster events. Some have been strict about no post '27 equipment in the past but may be more flexible now. Rules do vary some between the various groups as is their privilege. At one time in at least one gro...
by walber
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 3021

Re: foot throttle

My dad always called it a foot feed on older cars and trucks. Maybe regional? He grew up in Northeast Montana.
by walber
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 3528

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

Consider retarding the spark a bit as well as backing off the throttle some when shifting and then ease back into the throttle and timing.
by walber
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?
Replies: 18
Views: 1734

Re: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?

It is wonderful and only occasionally a little scary touring Yellowstone in an open car. My wife and I and a few friends have done it a couple of times in the last several years. It can approach tense in my speedster (no top or fenders), I would be my eyeballs even with the nose of the average adult...
by walber
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve adjustment question
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Valve adjustment question

There were several discussions ab out this in the past on the forum, if you get real bored Google MTFCA Valve Adjustment. One of the key tips I gathered from that in the past was from Frank Harris: "The adjustable lifter has a 1/4 28 thread and that gives you a thousandth of an inch travel for every...
by walber
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 8014

Re: Lets see your Speedster

A fun little car. Showing some signs of use and abuse now but all well earned.
by walber
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum speed????
Replies: 17
Views: 2107

Re: Forum speed????

No help for Stan, sorry you have such poor service from your provider but I have found the new forum to be much faster to load and browse than the prior version. That is both on my computer (Comcast) and phone (Verizon).
by walber
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: registered users
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: registered users

A better indicator of how many of the 7600 are still even remotely active might be if they have posted anything in the last x# of years (maybe 5 to be generous). I don't think you could get the number of lurkers but that could be a musing as well. None of this really matters for much more than amuse...
by walber
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Explain Your Avatar
Replies: 41
Views: 4305

Re: Explain Your Avatar

My first speedster - started as a coaster cart and then added the engine from an old roto-tiller
by walber
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about mtfca inspection sheet requirements
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: question about mtfca inspection sheet requirements

I couldn't see enough detail on the original post either until I 'clicked' on the photo and got a blown up view. Could then clearly see the top of the king pin was missing. Didn't know about clicking on the photo for a blow up until I did it by accident. Maybe others didn't know either. I sure like ...