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by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Thanks to all the Forum Members
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: My Thanks to all the Forum Members

Here is a you tube link just after I got it started for the first time. The young man has the top frame and new top

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFhydXf ... ture=share
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone going to the Indiana September auction who would like to sell me parts
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Anyone going to the Indiana September auction who would like to sell me parts

I can not go . I want to go this sounds like an amazing auction. If anyone buys extras and would like to sell me 2 heads a coil ring and starter ring a hogshead for a starter so I can convert a non starter to a starter I live in Mishawaka Indiana northern Indiana If anyone between Michigan and Loui...
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Thanks to all the Forum Members
Replies: 2
Views: 387

My Thanks to all the Forum Members

I got my first Model T maybe 20 years ago. I like to fix cars. In the past I did a lot of classic VW Beetles and 50's cars. I became fascinated by the simplicity and engineering genius of the Model T. I was hooked. Thanks to this forum First I learned of the " Black Book" a wonderful teaching tool....
by Dave_Kriegel
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

My thanks to all !!! Usinf two thin bade straigt screw drivers I was able to carefully pop the side rivit bumps, then the top It came right off!! So much for my new 30 dollar tool !!!!
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firelands Timeless T's @ Camp Perry ceremony
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Firelands Timeless T's @ Camp Perry ceremony

Will you let me know before this event next year? I will try and bring my T from Indiana
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Advice removing stuck head light rim

I have lubricated rim front and rear with wd-40 I bought the rim removal tool No luck It seems the problem is the rim will not push in to any degree therefore not releasing the lug cut out on the light bowl. Any suggestions? I have been pushing in hard with the tool and see only a tiny movement back
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th of July Parade teaching my grandson to maintain and drive
Replies: 8
Views: 913

4th of July Parade teaching my grandson to maintain and drive

At age 11 in our seculded neighbor hood he drives with me at his side. He loves spending the summer here for all he gets to do with grandpa :D
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutator defect?
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Commutator defect?

Puzzled by commutator problem Normally on Model T’s I find top dead center on number one piston. Then adjust spark advance on steering column 3 pegs down and adjust commutator to fire. On this non starter car, number one fires at top dead center but moving the commutator back and forth by the lever ...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying or making a pin to secure fan crank shaft pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Buying or making a pin to secure fan crank shaft pulley



Thank you all !! This is why I like repairing and learning Model T's Where else can I put a question out on a Sunday Morning and get so much help and advice in just a few hours !!!! :D
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying or making a pin to secure fan crank shaft pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Buying or making a pin to secure fan crank shaft pulley

My pin fell out and is lost Looking in Snyders and MAcs I see the entire assembly for sale but not just the pin Am I blind or does someone see where I can buy just the pin? Another member suggest I fabricate a pin drilling a hole in it I need advice on finding a soft metal of the correct diameter He...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope I found the souce of my thunk thunk thunk engine transmission sound
Replies: 1
Views: 566

I hope I found the souce of my thunk thunk thunk engine transmission sound

I pulled the inspection cover for the transmission looks good. I just installed pistons rings and valves correctly and pinned What I discovered in on the hand crank ( non starter car) there are two retaining bolts, one for the fan pulley connected to the crank and one pin for the hand crank The pin ...
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?

Thank you all for your advice The car WAS traveling in low then klunk no low The low band looks good I will be turning the engine over with high gear engaged and a back wheel elevated I HOPE something minor !!!!! Never have rebuilt a rear end !!!
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?
Replies: 7
Views: 858

help diagnosis klunk broken drums?

greetings from my previous post after 65 years engine started when put into low gear heard loud klunk klunk and low band stopped. Pulled inspection plate. Other contributors suggest sounds like a broken drum ( yuck) before I take off hogshead ( difficult for me) any suggestions like what I am thinki...
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help diagnosing "klunk klunk klung from hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Help diagnosing "klunk klunk klung from hogshead

=Thank you for the comments I am posting another post on how to diagnosis a broken drum. My understanding and what I can see is two -3 smooth drums connected to the bands and planetary gear. By slow,y hand cranking the engine I should be able to see cracks ( broken chunks) from these drums causing t...
by Dave_Kriegel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help diagnosing "klunk klunk klung from hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Help diagnosing "klunk klunk klung from hogshead

Well after many many hours I have got the engine to run non starter car after 65 years Now a problem, pushing down on low gear heard klunk klunk klung then low band went out. Pulled inspection panel loosened low gear Bands were all there nuts and springs were on drums I took nut off of brake withdra...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: recommendation on 6 volt battery purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: recommendation on 6 volt battery purchase

Thank you all for the great advice especially on group one size This is for a 1925 starter car I am repairing for a friend
by Dave_Kriegel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: recommendation on 6 volt battery purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

recommendation on 6 volt battery purchase

It appears the size I need is 19L? but finding one? I will try tractor supply stores tomorrow but any suggestions please I did a battery forum search lots of info on battery carriers and 12 volt but could not find a recommendation on a good 6 volt battery
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone bringing keys for sale to the homecoming ?
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Anyone bringing keys for sale to the homecoming ?

Thank you for the information !!! I did not know the key number was on the switch !!!
by Dave_Kriegel
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks for the ignition advice
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Thanks for the ignition advice

I just got a beat up 1921 with the ignition shot. I sent it out to the great ignition re-builder. To get the car running folks suggested running a 6 volt wire right to the coil box with an on off switch IT WORKS SO tomorrow try and start the car !
by Dave_Kriegel
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone bringing keys for sale to the homecoming ?
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Anyone bringing keys for sale to the homecoming ?

I JUST BOUGHT A 1923 with a nice ignition switch but no key It does not take number 55 I will be looking for keys that fit if anyone has any Saturday If not can I send it somewhere to get a key that fits?
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Great idea I will take commutator off and clean it again make sure it is getting good contact ! Thanks you :idea:
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Thanks for the ideas I did grind frame metal bright to get a good battery ground. I will check voltage at the coil box to be safe. I will put in old fashion champion X plugs and try starting on MAG !~! Never give up
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 5
Views: 635

trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Well I have been working on a non starter 1917 for a month Zero compression, no spark Now with valve and ring job, new wiring, rebuilt coils still no start I have narrowed it down to a very weak visible spark when I lay the plugs on the block and rotate the cylinders into firing order . I have read ...
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Well I have been working on a non starter 1917 for a month Zero compression, no spark Now with valve and ring job, new wiring, rebuilt coils still no start I have narrowed it down to a very weak visible spark when I lay the plugs on the block and rotate the cylinders into firing order . I have read ...
by Dave_Kriegel
Fri May 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?

Hi I have tried the classifieds I am bidding on the only available switch on ebay
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu May 30, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: I need an ignition switch please
Replies: 2
Views: 469

I need an ignition switch please

I need one quick to get a car ready for my Grandson to learn to drive in, All the suppliers are out of reproductions I have sent mine in for rebuild but if anyone has one for sale it will be appreciated
by Dave_Kriegel
Thu May 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?

I need one quick to get a car ready for my Grandson to learn to drive in, All the suppliers are out of reproductions I have sent mine in for rebuild but if anyone has one for sale it will be appreciated I have posted also to classified with no takers
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 28, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: A source to buy ignition switch?

Yup thanks I will call Mr Martin Langs, Snyders and MAcs do not have the repos anymore
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

A source to buy ignition switch?

I need an ignition switch assembly to get a 1923 running I have the key and ammeter but the back wiring assembly has detached I figure just buy a repo and do new wiring harness Langs, Snyders and Macs have no assemblies Does anyone know anther parts supplier I can call? My other choice is to learn h...
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 28, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NEEDED IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY
Replies: 1
Views: 344

NEEDED IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY

I am trying to rewire a 1923 The key, ignition switch assembly is shot If you have a reproduction or good switch and key assembly with or without ammeter please give me a price thanks Dave Kriegel Mishawaka IN dakriegel@yahoo.com 574 323 5709
by Dave_Kriegel
Fri May 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anoter Model T followed me home
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Anoter Model T followed me home

And the Wife says "where are you going to put this one?"I greatly enjoy being a "care taker" for another great car. I really enjoy getting them back in superb condition from a non running status, learning a bit more fixing each one !!! Lots of learning from all you experienced forum members helping...
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon May 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canan expert post a good condition valve seat picture?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Canan expert post a good condition valve seat picture?

I have gotten a great deal of good advice on doing a job I have never done - repairing the block valve seats before putting in new valves. From the picture posted it seems to me the block is the problem with my very low cylinder compression despite just carefully fitting new piston rings. When I do ...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun May 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve grinding or cutting new face question with picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Valve grinding or cutting new face question with picture

Thank you Scott I did call The person that specializes in Model T tools is off right now. There is a kit on sale on EBAy that says it is for Model T's bot it is a combination kit. I wanted to make sure it had the right cutter tool I will call them again Monday morning but if this ebay kit will do th...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun May 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve grinding or cutting new face question with picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Valve grinding or cutting new face question with picture

Well ALMOST done fixing a 1917 New rings wiring, carb but still way low compression. Take a look at the valve and seats. On number one cylinder I now have a continuous grind feel after 300 rotations of the lapping back and forth tool on intake but not exhaust. I am guessing I need to cut a new face....
by Dave_Kriegel
Fri May 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to purchase valve seat cutter
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Where to purchase valve seat cutter

Well after 3 weeks good cylinders, good rings, good clean fuel, good spark now to get compression so the engine will start. Valves need redone Did 300 revolutions with grinding compound on number one cylinder decided need to regrind a good block seal face and buy new valves and springs The problem i...
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope I found my fuel blockage
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: I hope I found my fuel blockage

what a great idea using a magnet
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope I found my fuel blockage
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: I hope I found my fuel blockage

This old Model T will need the filter changed many times after 45 years to keep the carb from jamming up with debris It looks like coffee grounds I am scraping from system
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem

Thanks again to all I MAY HAVE found my fuel blockage problem ( I hope) see pics
by Dave_Kriegel
Tue May 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope I found my fuel blockage
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

I hope I found my fuel blockage

Getting a 1918 car that has been sitting at least 45 years zero compression zero spark zero fuel Thanks for The suggestion of checking the fuel filter Now to go to a tractor supply and clean everything out and get a new filter or two
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon May 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem

Good idea, take off sediment glass bulb and clean it out see if any fuel gets to the sediment valve Time to suck gas out of the tank
by Dave_Kriegel
Mon May 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem

New piston rings, new coils new wiring new carb BUT NO FUEL FLOW Before I installed the carb on a car that has been sitting for 45 years plus I put fuel in the tank ( 5 gallons) to flush the lines. Carb is off Copper fuel line has and gate valve on 1/8? inch copper line. Buy no fuel flow out the lin...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun May 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting another Model T running after decades
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Getting another Model T running after decades

Well I have had an interesting time revitalizing a Model T 1918 that has not been run for at least 45 years. You need good compression, good coils and timing and fuel to run. This car has ZERO compression, a rusted carb, bad coils, jury rigged spliced non ford wiring etc etc. Well it did have good t...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun May 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch

My thank you to all the great replies. I stopped working on 1940-1950 cars 20 years ago when parts became so hard to find and I discovered Model T's They are so easy and fun to work on. I get great pleasure on hearing an engine start again after decades of not running !!!! :D
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun May 05, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch

Thank you ALL !!! from the wiring diagram page 5 it appears the blue wire running from the ignition switch to the coil box, I can bypass the non existent ignition switch and wire 12 volts ( suggested) direct to the battery Car has no generator nor starter Wire a on off toggle switch to the steering ...
by Dave_Kriegel
Sun May 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch

Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch Well men I need help. I am getting a 1918 Ford running again after decades of storage so a grandson can give the running car back to his 94 year old grandfather running. I need to do this quickly this week as the grandfather is ...