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by Scottio
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS klaxon horn
Replies: 0
Views: 271

FS klaxon horn

Klaxon horn. Top lever. Good condition and works good. Pm me for pictures. $200. I can help deliver in So. Cal. Otherwise buyer pays for shipping.
by Scottio
Mon May 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Set it out in the Arizona sun in August for a few days. That will rip the hide (or finish) off anything. :)
by Scottio
Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead external oil line
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Hogshead external oil line

I have an oil line coming off the same place and I get nothing out of it. No oil at all. The line and fittings are all clear but even with the engine running and the line removed I get nothing. Just saying it MAY be a waste of time.
by Scottio
Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Roadster Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: 26/27 Roadster Doors

I don’t know but I can send you pictures of the doors from my 26 Roadster if it will help.
by Scottio
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for those who use a top boot
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Question for those who use a top boot

I do not loosen and tighten mine. Once I got the adjustment right I leave it.
by Scottio
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: Clock location

Accessories for the T are really great and a period correct clock would be a great addition but for me personally when I’m on my bike or in my T I don’t care what time it is and really don’t want to know. :)
by Scottio
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 2119

Re: Top shrunk

I got a touring car years ago with the same issue. I tried everything with no success. Had to replace the top.
by Scottio
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Years ago I was working on my touring car, no starter, I put a little gas in the very empty tank and was trying to get the coils tuned in right. After half a day of fiddling with them I took all the coils out and cleaned and set the points. I was cranking the engine over by hand. It just wouldn’t st...
by Scottio
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 3171

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Chris that looks very close to the spot I used for my 26 Roadster. Maybe the lighter body makes a difference but mine was very stable.
by Scottio
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Your thoughts please.

Just a thought. I’ve seen a YouTube video of a guy who kick starts his T like a motorcycle. I haven’t tried it myself. I’m not sure how safe that technique is but it may be an option.
by Scottio
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 3087

Re: Engine was running, now seized

Maybe run a fan in front of the radiator if you are going to let it run without driving it.
by Scottio
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 2863

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Maybe get one of those plastic cup holders and wrap it with leather to make it look authentic. Or even better make one from leather straps. Um I may play with that. I need one of those too.
by Scottio
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 10451

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Outstanding. Excellent sketches. I have the same TT picture.
by Scottio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 6606

Re: How cold do you drive?

Driving an open car I use the same rule as I do with my motorcycle. There is a direct correlation between my age and the minimum temperature that I will ride in. When I was younger I would ride year round but as I get older I don’t handle the cold as well as I used to. :)
by Scottio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For sale (in a jingle)
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: For sale

:lol:
by Scottio
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 7766

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Tom, congratulations on your purchase. I hope to hear how it turns out. I have a 26 Roadster with all your requirements (not for sale) and I love driving it. I thought it was odd to have exactly the car you are looking for but then again I must have built it right if someone else wants to do the sam...
by Scottio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 7766

Re: Buying on Craig's List

I agree with all the replies above. I successfully purchased a few vehicles from CL and got some great deals but I was able to go and see them in person. I always check vin.#, license numbers and the sellers ID. I haven’t got bit yet but I have walked away from a few.
by Scottio
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WINTR IS COMMING
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Re: WINTR IS COMMING

We have a winter procedure here too. Sometimes, in the worse part of winter, we roll up the windows during a ride.
by Scottio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: HELP ...

#2 remove and clean pickup on top of hogshead. Good place to start.
by Scottio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 2277

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

My wife and I pulled our 26 Roadster engine in a couple hours start to finish. Pulled radiator & floorboards to access engine.
by Scottio
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 1498

Re: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug

When I first got my 26 Roadster it had a Z head and 14mm plugs. I think they were NGK B5ES (not sure) but I changed to original style plugs because the NGK would fowl all the time and I was always cleaning them. The original style plugs works way better for my particular engine. Just my .02 .
by Scottio
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 2461

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

My first thought was maybe the steering box. There are three small gears held in place by three pins. One pin that is longer than the others that works as a steering stop. My guess is that the steering shaft is not lined up with the gears properly or the one long pin is in the wrong place. Just my g...
by Scottio
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 4680

Re: flat towing a T

I don’t think there is a safe way to flat tow a T at all. The last time this subject came up there was a fellow that jumped in and told of the time he tried it and destroyed his engine and transmission. I would only tow a T if the wheels, all the wheels, were off the ground. Flatbed or trailer only.
by Scottio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are our cars invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: Are our cars invisible?

Well Tim, you said it FINALLY happened. So I’m assuming you’ve been driving your T for many years and this is the first time its happened. I sure know how you feel about these new cars with all the censers and cameras taking the driver out of the drivers seat. Sometimes I think drivers only see what...
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

OK. I get it now. I have a habit of calling all one way air valves used in tires and tubes Schrader valves when there are many manufactures of them. Thanks for the lesson. I'm not a complete idiot but I'm working at it.
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

I may not misunderstand what you are looking for but I ordered inner tubes with the long metal stem and bridge not long ago. I did not need to assemble them they came ready to use. Again, I’m sorry, I’m not sure of the question. All tubes and tires use Schrader valves.
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh engine first start
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: Fresh engine first start

When I started my T for the first time after a rebuild it acted like it was seizing after a second or two. The engine started but then stopped abruptly. After a few restarts it would run longer and longer till it stayed running. I watched the oil and the water temperature closely. It eventually “ran...
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: Cleaning

I’ll get under my T with a rag once in a while. The last time I used a pressure washer I lost a rod on the way home :lol: it seems every time I really clean a really bad chassis disaster fallows. Maybe the grime is holding things together. :)
by Scottio
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

I learned a long time ago if water flows through the radiator, in a car, too fast it doesn’t have enough time to cool down. I don’t know that this would play a role in a Ts cooling system but in a pressurized system with a pump it sure does. I wonder if it’s possible in a T ?
by Scottio
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: remove rear brake drum

Ted beat me to it. I’m assuming you are using the right puller. Some times I have to tighten the puller down and tap on the end of the bolt. If it needs more I will put a wrench on it and tighten while I tap on it. Yeah I have to admit I have been reduced to wailing on the darn thing or using an air...
by Scottio
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 4171

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

I know this sounds very elementary but that kind of noise, only under load, may be a bad main bearing. Just a thought. Good luck.
by Scottio
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!

I am unfamiliar with the system that you have but you need either an integrated turn signal switch that will integrate turn and brake lights or, as you said, three lights in back. One dual filament and another single filament.
by Scottio
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: paint repairs

I have used black fingernail polish to touch up chips in my paint. It is enamel paint and with proper prep it last a long time.
by Scottio
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

Re: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates

Holy cats. 50% is a big jump. Everything is going up but damn. When my wife and I go out to a drive thru burger joint anymore it’s $20 or MORE Just for 2 burgers and a coke.
by Scottio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? re: Bolts to hold engine pan to frame
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: ? re: Bolts to hold engine pan to frame

When I put those in my 26 Roadster I had to cut the nut down to get the pin to go. That bolt doesn’t get tightened so it wasn’t a problem to cut it.
by Scottio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 1931

Re: Improved car front axle

I just walked out and looked at my 26 Roadster and I don’t see any discernible dip. I can never get pictures to work on this site so I can’t post one but mine is straight across.
by Scottio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Shift knob in transmission

First step is to stand back and say damn. Not really sure what your next step should be other than fish around with mechanical fingers. But I’ve got the first part down pat.
by Scottio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4083

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Hi Scott, yes it has . How many miles have you logged since the installation? It’s hard to say how many miles. I was driving it every day but just around town. Maybe 15 miles or less per day. Last November I got sick and I’m just now getting out again. So maybe 2k to 3k average per year for the pas...
by Scottio
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER

Great sticker but I have to say this is an old sticker that has been in the Jeep world for a long time and they probably got it from the hot rod guys. It’s just been changed for T use. Nice though. :)
by Scottio
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 4507

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

Thanks Mark. I appreciate it. Three Ts and I’m still learning the academics.
by Scottio
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 4507

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

Um. 60psi ? I have stock wire wheels on my 26 Roadster and the manual says I should use 35psi. Is the difference because mine are stock and these others are aftermarket wheels? Thanks.
by Scottio
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: Foot throttle

My T had one on it from the PO. I used it now and then but eventually removed it. I prefer the Oem throttle.
by Scottio
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 6040

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

It is obvious how this is T related. Most of us work on our own cars as do I. I can't seem to find a way of describing how the government of Ca. actually thinks they are some great example for the whole world to admire as was said in an interview recently in the news, and keep it T related,,,,,,,,, ...
by Scottio
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

I agree absolutely to keep things 6 volt. The PO of my car converted to 12 volts but kept the 6 volt starter. He ran it that way for years and I’ve been running it for 6 years so far with no problem with the starter or starter drive.
by Scottio
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell push/pull rod question
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Ruckstell push/pull rod question

The PO of my car made a support for that rod about half way between the shifter and the rear axle. Hung it off the drive shaft housing.
by Scottio
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It finally happened, I lost one
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: It finally happened, I lost one

My Roadster had wind wings and the right hand side fell off going down the road. I retrieved it without any damage but it fell off again a few months later only this time it exploded upon contact with the street. I don’t know why only that one would fall off but someday I hope to find a match and pu...
by Scottio
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

Top up. For some reason my 26 Roadster will go in and out of my garage with the top up. I purchased a touring car years ago that was stored for many years with the top down and it shrunk up to the point it was a full 6” from reaching the windshield. Of course it was stored here in the desert where t...
by Scottio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

I use a little coolant and distilled water mainly to keep rust from forming. It works great here in the desert where It gets over 110 in the summer and into the single digits in the winter. It doesn’t seem to effect the cooling ability one way of the other.
by Scottio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 4138

Re: I am 87 today

Happy birthday and many, many more.
by Scottio
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 5334

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

I’ve never seen pictures of this tour before. Is this meet for Roadsters only?
by Scottio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tinny sound at startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: Interesting tinny sound at startup

Exhaust leak? As the engine warms up and metals expand the leak seals. Just a thought.
by Scottio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford

Thanks Jay. It’s good to see your pics coming through. I’ve missed them. :D
by Scottio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 4748

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

I also use a post strap. Same one for 45 years.
by Scottio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4083

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Hi John. It’s been a while. I am running those insert bearings and a scat stroked crank and the splash oil system for over 4 years now with no complaints. If I was to do it again I would go with the stock stroke scat crank. The stroker crank just had no advantage. Also I’ll mention the metal timing ...
by Scottio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: OT maybe ???

No need for apology. No hurt feelings. We're good. :D
by Scottio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: OT maybe ???

Scott - I realize that if a wire gets hot, you have a problem. But lets face it,....it happens! And now, maybe ya' got two problems,....maybe the wire got hot enough to melt the joint before the fuse blew! So,....the circuit that was supposed to be protected by the fuse failed anyway! Don't get me ...
by Scottio
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: OT maybe ???

Been using these for years at the shop. I like them. The manager got some cheap ones once and the solder wouldn’t melt till after the shrink shrunk. 😂. If the wires get hot enough to re-melt the solder you have bigger problems.
by Scottio
Wed May 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 3474

Re: Do you register your old plates?

I have DOM plates on my T. They allow me to drive anytime. In Ca, like other states, We also have horseless carriage plates but they restrict our driving to parades and club functions only. Although theses plates were not assigned to this car in 1926 I like having them on my car.
by Scottio
Mon May 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....

Would using a drum with a chunk out of it cause a out of balance issue? Don’t think you have cornered the market on making mistakes. Welcome to the worlds biggest club.
by Scottio
Mon May 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 3098

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

If you don’t want to call it the pee T. You can call it the Van Urine. 😂😂😂
by Scottio
Mon May 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 u-joint housing
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: 26-27 u-joint housing

If the engine is out, now would be a good time to turn it over. I can see a benefit to having the grease fittings on the bottom. With them on the top I have to pull the floor boards to grease those places. Personally I would flip it back over the way it’s supposed to be but that’s just me.
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help drive shaft bushing clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Help drive shaft bushing clearance

The UPS truck is coming down the street. It’s slowing. Slowing. Slower. Stopping. It’s stopping. ITS STOPPING AT MY HOUSE. HEY MY PARTS ARE HERE. I hope the wife doesn’t want to talk or anything this evening.
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help drive shaft bushing clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Help drive shaft bushing clearance

Thanks Steve. I do have that dial indicator but didn’t think of using it. Parkinson’s is screwing with me again. Thanks very much. Just waiting for the ups truck with the parts.
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help drive shaft bushing clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Help drive shaft bushing clearance

I am replacing the drive shaft bushing and u joint in my 26 Roadster. I would like your opinion on how to measure the .002 to .003 clearance needed between the u joint and the drive shaft bushing. With everything in the drive shaft tube I don’t see an easy, or hard, way to make an accurate measureme...
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope I found my fuel blockage
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: I hope I found my fuel blockage

I found the blockage in my fuel system. It was my carburetor. 😂😂😂
by Scottio
Mon May 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ruckstell shifting
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: ruckstell shifting

I don’t see why not but take all safety precautions.
by Scottio
Mon May 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Update; dropped in a 22 mm long socket down the tube and a 3/4 x 4’ wood dowel (all I had handy) made sure to clear the rivets, three hits with a three lb. and popped right out. Ordered up new parts, cleaned up waiting patiently for ups 😂.
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Some folks thread a pipe tap into the old babbitt bushing, then install a pipe plug. A long steel rod is then used to drive out the bushing. Just be SURE, that the long rod is of adequately small diameter to pass by the internal heads of the rivets that attach the ball end to the torque tube. Some ...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

To answer your question, yes, .017 clearance in your drive shaft bushing is way too much. You need a new bushing. Also, inspect your drive shaft in the area the runs in that bushing. If it too is worn, more than a thousandth or two, a new bushing will not be the total answer, since a new bushing ma...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

In the above picture, arrows marked number one, is it ok for up and down movement? I have a total of about 1/8 inch.
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

I knew I was going to have a problem explaining this right. I still can’t get pictures to load up. I looked through my T service manual again and I do not see a break down of a u joint. You know what, forget the u-joint. On to the torque tube drive shaft bushing. .017 radial play. Too much? ( Torque...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Hi guys. 26 Roadster with rebuilt engine and trans. I have been chasing a vibration above 37 mph for a couple of years now. Yeah I know. It takes some of us longer than others haha. I pulled the rear end out today to look at the u joint and bushing. One question is the u joint slides on the pins. It...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another neat photo
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: Another neat photo

In picture 1 I see an engine on the hoist without the pan. Did they pull the engine out of the car that way? I was wondering if there was enough room to do that. Have any of you good folks tried that?
by Scottio
Mon May 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $ Difference Between Replacing Broken Crankshaft w/ stock crank or a Model A or B or Scat crank?
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Re: $ Difference Between Replacing Broken Crankshaft w/ stock crank or a Model A or B or Scat crank?

I used a scat stroked crank on last rebuild and I would definitely not do that again. It requires too much grinding on engine block and no real performance increase even with performance cam. I recommend a scat stock stroke crank.
by Scottio
Wed May 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 2183

Re: Starter motor input, please.

I agree if you have a 6 vdc system stick with it. My 26 Roadster came with a 12 vdc system and 6 volt starter. I’ve been running it for many years with no problem. Same bendix.
by Scottio
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sta-Bil or Seafoam?
Replies: 17
Views: 2588

Re: Sta-Bil or Seafoam?

Here in California the gas will plug up carburetor jets in small engines and motorcycles in a month or so. I tell my customers to use sta bill or drain the system if they are not going to use their bike for a while, draining is better. I had a bad and very expensive experience with seafoam so I won’...
by Scottio
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 3571

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

Using starting fluid is just masking a problem. You are right. A finely tuned, or even a poorly tuned, T engine should start pretty easy. Maybe the compression is low possibly due to a tight valve, cam timing off or a plain worn out engine.
by Scottio
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: foot throttle

when I got my 26 Roadster it had a model A carb. and a foot throttle. I have removed all that and put a T carb. back on it. If you want my take off parts I can send you pictures of what I got. It uses the two bolts on the top of the hogs head ( hogs head to back of engine ). I understand earlier Ts ...
by Scottio
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 2641

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

I also noticed that after I grease that bushing the vibration is not as bad. You may want to try that.
by Scottio
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 2641

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

I have been dealing with the same thing for a couple of years now. My engine and trans. have been rebuilt with scat crank and all the good stuff and balanced. Same thing though smooth up to a about 38 mph then a vibration starts. I have just learned about a torque tube bushing right behind the u-joi...
by Scottio
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 2808

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

My Roadster only seats me and one other so I guess I’ll do divorces. :) :)
by Scottio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: It’s official...
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Re: It’s official...

Congratulations or commiserations whichever applies. :)
by Scottio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 6558

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

50 MPH in a T? :o Do they say anything about trying to stop if something unexpected happens? Ha ha. I had mine up to 42 MPH before but then I remembered I have 35 MPH brakes. I would like to cruise my T around that fast but with the steering and brakes we have that would be a very exciting ride. I h...
by Scottio
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 4419

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Holly smokes. I thought California was a communist state, and it is especially with this new idiot in office, but in some ways it may not be the worse. I wish you good luck in getting this all straightened out. Please don't make this a political thread. I would like to be able to post what happens ...
by Scottio
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 4419

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Holly smokes. I thought California was a communist state, and it is especially with this new idiot in office, but in some ways it may not be the worse. I wish you good luck in getting this all straightened out.
by Scottio
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another question re: removing a 27 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Another question re: removing a 27 engine

George N Lake Ozark wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Just do it . I was concerned to but most fenders are prepainted before assembly . A little chipping on the bolt heads are normal and can be re painted.
X 2
by Scottio
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure fire way to find oil leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Sure fire way to find oil leaks

My friend uses powder deodorant spray. Must be the powder spray. Works great.
by Scottio
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re pulling a 27 engine
Replies: 17
Views: 2519

Re: Question re pulling a 27 engine

My wife and I have done the same thing on my 26 Roadster. Pulled the whole sh-bang at once. Be patient. Go slow and easy.
by Scottio
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: Powder coating rims

My wheels were powder coated when I got my 26 Roadster 5 years ago. I’ve had no problems and love how easy they are to maintain.
by Scottio
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 5150

Re: Oil Leak Help

Here's a dumb suggestion..why not thoroughly clean the entire engine\trans. area, make sure your engine is topped off with oil, start it up sitting on a clean surface, grab a beer and lay down next to the car and just wait for things to happen. I bet something will show up in less than 20 minutes. ...
by Scottio
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Sure Run Funny When the Carb Drain Valve is Open!
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: Model Ts Sure Run Funny When the Carb Drain Valve is Open!

Then again it’s a good idea to flush out the system now and then. I’ve done the same thing but discovered my mistake before I got under way. Probably more than once. :lol:
by Scottio
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?

I did the stroked scat crank and 280 stripe cam 4 years ago. I had to relieve the engine block and form the oil return line so they crank didn’t hit but no problem with the cam. BTW I wouldn’t do the stroker crank again. I don’t like grinding away at the engine and that ugly pan spacer. I don’t feel...
by Scottio
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

I had a Scat stroked crank installed and I would never do that again. A stock scat crank would be the best but a stroked crank, similar to an A crank, required relieving the engine block and getting the oil return line out of the way not to mention that oil pan spacer. I don’t notice any performance...
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 3052

Re: T Roadster pickup

Oh man. Looks great OS.
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 3052

Re: T Roadster pickup

Very nice Steven. I did not want to get too far OT. I thought it would be good to point out how some facets of the humble model T are being used and sometimes reinvented in today’s vehicles. The Ts are proving to be more than just a look into the past. We keep them up. Restore them to their original...
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 3052

T Roadster pickup

I also have a Jeep and am on a Jeep forum. Jeep is coming out with a pickup after decades of no pickups at all. One of the videos shows a model with a fold down rag top. They mentioned it was the first ever folding rag top pickup. Now it looks great and the Jeep world has been waiting for this truck...
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 4851

Re: Garage Space

To me it suggests I put another log on the fire and refill my coffee.
by Scottio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Wyoming wind today
Replies: 20
Views: 3417

Re: OT Wyoming wind today

It was very windy here yesterday (not like you’re getting) and I took my lifted jeep to the heart doctor 20 miles away and man I was busy keeping it on the road. I should have taken my truck. I gave up keeping it in my lane and was happy just keeping it on the road. :)