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by erkbrn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 44
Views: 4166

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

As a younger member of the hobby (late 20s), this makes me pretty sad. I had been monitoring Glen's attempted sale of his company and even briefly looked into it myself. A few people had mentioned that some of the younger members (20s/30s) would have to "take up the mantle" so to speak to keep busin...
by erkbrn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Registration holder
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Registration holder

I use one of those vintage registration holders that fits around the steering column. I slide it all the way down so that it's out of sight as much as possible. Not the most secure place (anyone could grab it if they knew what it was/where it was), but I don't have to worry about forgetting paperwor...
by erkbrn
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Overflow Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Leak in Overflow Tube

Hi everyone, I was cleaning my radiator today (1915 brass) and it suddenly developed a pretty substantial leak. Upon removing the radiator cap, a steady stream of drops started pouring out of the overflow tube at the bottom of the radiator. It is definitely coming from the tube and not anywhere else...
by erkbrn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Update for posterity: Enlisting the help of Tony, we were able to discover the likely problem my 15 touring was having with the clutch adjustment issues. There was nothing wrong with the spring, clutch, or clutch fingers. The reason that the adjustment was so difficult to get was that the clutch ped...
by erkbrn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Update: I got the fingers adjusted to the proper clearance, and the compression/uncompression distance of the spring is much greater now. The clevis fits now when I follow the adjustment diagram, but now there's an issue where the clutch pedal is actuating between low and high gear even when the clu...
by erkbrn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Andre

Thanks for the advice, I will give it a shot. To what piece of literature are the numbers in your reply referring to? (ex. 3432)
by erkbrn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

I have recently changed my bands and am trying to get everything dialed in, and I am experiencing a problem where the low pedal goes overcenter only when the clutch lever is all the way forward (i.e. in high gear position). The pedal was fine when the lever was in neutral/first upright position. I a...
by erkbrn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

I just replaced my bands as well, and have noticed the problem with the pedal not wanting to return on its own when trying to go into high gear. However, this problem only appeared after driving around for a little bit. I assume this just means the bands are settling in and the low band needs to be ...
by erkbrn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Introduction and question

I recently towed my touring on the highway, 65 mph (ish). Like others said, make sure the bows are strapped down really tight; if they come undone your T might go parasailing. I also bent the top half of the windshield at 45 degrees or so to deflect the wind a little better at speed and it seemed to...
by erkbrn
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 7284

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Tony,

If you ever need an extra set of able hands, give me a call! I'm not too far from you and need to learn.

Eric
by erkbrn
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Transmission Band
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Looking for Transmission Band

George: I was under the impression that all bands were narrow up until 26. As long as it is narrow, I don't think I mind detachable or not. As far as I have read, there isn't much of a benefit to having detachable ears on brass cars as the inspection window/hogshead is too small to be able to remove...
by erkbrn
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for Transmission Band
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Looking for Transmission Band

I am looking to buy an early/narrow transmission band in nice condition that will fit my 15 touring. I just need the one band to replace a defective/broken low band, but would consider a set. Please reply or send me an email with details if you have one you are willing to part with. Thanks
by erkbrn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Spring Change In Car
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Clutch Spring Change In Car

Hello everyone, Has anybody here successfully changed a clutch spring without pulling the engine from the car? The T manual mentions that it is possible, but I have been told that it is oversimplified and doesn't work very well. I was originally going to pull the engine to replace the clutch pack an...
by erkbrn
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2891

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

Sounds exactly like a problem I had with another classic car a while back (mind you, it wasn't a model T). Ended up being a bad driveshaft u-joint. Didn't make any noise at idle, but was a constant rhythmic thumping that increased with road speed but not always with engine speed. With the rear wheel...
by erkbrn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another High Gear Slipping Post
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Another High Gear Slipping Post

Hello everyone, My 15 touring has what seems to be a slipping problem in high gear, which has been there ever since I got it. The symptoms include a complete lack of power in high and a lurching motion that occurs when climbing even the slightest of hills (1% grade or less). High works alright on fl...
by erkbrn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Band Replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Low Band Replacement?

Hello everyone, While trying to sort through some other transmission issues (slipping in high gear?), I just noticed this strange wear for the first time on the low band ear and the adjusting screw. I am not sure how long it has been there (only the second time I have opened the cover), but it defin...
by erkbrn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool

UPDATE (with pictures) for posterity purposes: After attempting to use the hub thread chaser from Lang's (for about 6 hours total) in combination with plenty of oil and (eventually) an 18" wrench with little results other than some choice words and a bruised hand, I broke down and got an OTC Thread ...
by erkbrn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool

To clarify: yes, Hank sent me one this morning and I am grateful. I had emailed Jack Putnam (yesterday) about potentially purchasing a repro one from him, but he has yet to get back to me. Might be a bit expensive for me anyway. I like the design that Anthonie posted in this thread, I might try to r...
by erkbrn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool

Steve: I would love to find one, but they are, as you said, rare and/or expensive. Some day I might make one if I have the need and haven't found a Stevens by then; however, a chaser will probably be fine in this case. Fortunately the threads on the outside are fine and it's a spot in the middle tha...
by erkbrn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool

Hello everyone, is there anyone that would be willing to loan out a hub threading tool? A previous owner badly damaged the threads on one of my rear hubs a long time ago, and ended up painting over the threads to hide the problem (quality craftsmanship if I've ever seen it :roll: ). I managed to fix...
by erkbrn
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for local T wisdom
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Looking for local T wisdom

The 17 I was familiar with was fairly modified from what a stock 17 would have been...it had been upgraded with electric start and some other later T parts to make it more modernized. This 15 is much closer to stock, only with the addition of a battery to help start. I drained and cleaned the fuel s...
by erkbrn
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for local T wisdom
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Looking for local T wisdom

Hello, everyone. I am a fairly new T owner and am looking for a T veteran to give me some pointers with my new (to me) 1915 touring. I have been going through tons of old forum posts and performing many of the checks and maintenance steps I have found here. I am trying to get a feel for how well the...