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by modernbeat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Tom D - it is in low gear. Seldom do we run in high gear - it's just too fast for the roads we travel. And we like crawling along enjoying the scenery. The engine sounds good and runs smooth....So... welcome to WV. We really are just that steep. And again, that's fully loaded with all of us. Take t...
by modernbeat
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4004

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

This is where we were at the end of October. Lower body mainly finished except the floorboards over the transmission. Getting started on the roof for November. https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Veteran/Project/i-KG45xZ7/0/4804e0b1/L/IMG_5703-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Veteran/Projec...
by modernbeat
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas tank brackets. Round and oval. Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Gas tank brackets. Round and oval

I'll take an oval set.
Sending message.
by modernbeat
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Headlight Piece
Replies: 0
Views: 149

WTB 1927 Headlight Piece

I need one of these plates that sit in the bottom of a 1927 headlight mount. I can't seem to find a part number for it.

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Let me know if you've got one, and how much you want for it.
by modernbeat
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4004

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Finally got my custom high compression pistons for my camping car in from Wiseco. https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Veteran/Project/i-NT9FPzf/0/7d818012/L/121579357_10223802809288760_8303326115192839289_o-L.jpg Finished the drop gate bed for the same truck and started painting it, then started wor...
by modernbeat
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T

With some work you can use a Ford 292 Y-Block piston. But, it will be very low compression unless you are also doing an OHV conversion. I sent a Pruss head to Wisco. They make custom pistons for the engine building side of our shop all the time. They scanned the head and designed an ultra high compr...
by modernbeat
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I've used slip sheets between spring leafs twice. Both were on Model A springs on hot rods. Once I used a material with a "H" shaped cross section. Despite the lips it still crept out of the spring fairly quickly. The other used a flat material with a bump that went into a hole in the end of the lea...
by modernbeat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 3737

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

And there's a mill too. Making some bracket to hold a clutch cable for the old 1963 SAAB rally car we used to run.

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by modernbeat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 3737

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

The "other" lathe in the home garage is a manual Craftsman.
In this photo I'm making a run of 60 adapters for some vintage office lighting.

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by modernbeat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 3737

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

The lathe is the box on the left. The other robot in a box is the mill.

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by modernbeat
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Lang's

I've been ordering parts from them about every other week without issue.
I use their site to order.
by modernbeat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6536

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Original Ruckstell hand shifters were reversed on the TT chassis - the shift rod didn't cross over the torque tube. We would have done exactly that, but we're using the Birdhaven rear disc kit and I mounted the master cylinder on the back of the Warford, which prevents the shift rod from going thro...
by modernbeat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6536

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

My pal and I have been building an extended wheelbase Express specifically for a long trip on dirt roads. It's got a vintage Warford in it, so instead of shortening the torque tube we lengthened the frame. This car originally had a left shift Ruckstell in it. That didn't work with the Warford, so we...
by modernbeat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One Leaf from 1926-27 9-Leaf rear spring
Replies: 1
Views: 387

WTB One Leaf from 1926-27 9-Leaf rear spring

I'm looking to buy just a single leaf from a 1926-27 clip-end 9-leaf spring. It's the longest leaf without shackle eyes. I can deal with a rough part or one that has a lot of wear from the upper leaf. Just can't work with a cracked leaf. Shipped to a commercial shop near Dallas. The arrow is pointin...
by modernbeat
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-27 rear spring
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: WTB 1926-27 rear spring

It's the 9-leaf clip-end style, not the rounded and tapered spring.
by modernbeat
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-27 rear spring
Replies: 3
Views: 498

WTB 1926-27 rear spring

I will need a few leafs from a 1926-1927 rear spring, so I'm looking for all the leafs except for the main leaf. I don't need or any of the hardware.

Let me know if you have parts, or an entire spring.
Shipping will be to a commercial shop near Dallas.
by modernbeat
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 2852

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

I will have to disagree about the term overpriced. Start listed all those parts and you will see there are at least $60,000 in that build... I have to agree with Hank. If the pictured car is what you really want to end up with, I think you'd be better off just buying it outright. That's not an outr...
by modernbeat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 2852

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

I don't know who owns it, but here are two other photos.

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by modernbeat
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1944

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

While I haven't got mine together yet, I've got the proper tooling to machine the recesses to add seals to the pedal shafts and starter bushing. Here's an example of adding seals to the pedals using the National 340849 seal. https://modeltfordfix.com/how-to-keep-your-model-t-ford-from-marking-its-te...
by modernbeat
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1926/27 Headlight Buckets
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: FS 1926/27 Headlight Buckets

Sent it again, this time spelled correctly!
by modernbeat
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Ruckstell P211 Bearing - SKF
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: FS: Ruckstell P211 Bearing - SKF

Tentatively sold.
by modernbeat
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Ruckstell P211 Bearing - SKF
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: FS: Ruckstell P211 Bearing - SKF

Still available.
by modernbeat
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Ruckstell P211 Bearing - SKF
Replies: 3
Views: 703

FS: Ruckstell P211 Bearing - SKF

Separating parts I need from the extras I found a P211 Ruckstell axle bearing. Still sealed up and in great, new condition. I used one of these in my recent Ruckstell buildup. $65 local Dallas / McKinney pickup or $75 shipped to the lower 48. Accept check, MO, Paypal if you pay the fees (around $5) ...
by modernbeat
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1926/27 Headlight Buckets
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: FS 1926/27 Headlight Buckets

Sent you an email
by modernbeat
Tue May 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 3929

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

Another, it's his risk, his choice.

If you feel so strong about risking transmission, then YOU can stay home.
by modernbeat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 3429

Re: Massacre (photo)

You can zoom in more on the photo at https://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/LBFiremen/id/2222 Caption says: Crane lifts car onto enormous pile of wrecked cars, mostly Model T vintage. Tires and parts missing from some cars, but most look whole and intact. Crane is run by Smith Brothe...
by modernbeat
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 11491

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Been making headway on the Express we are building up for a camping trip. Cut down the axle housing noses for eventual installation of full floating safety hubs. https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Veteran/Project/i-pZsZDh3/0/6db9be69/L/IMG_5172-L.jpg Fully rebuilt the differential and Ruckstell. Lo...
by modernbeat
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

That is a pair of Texas '26 plates I bought for the Express camper I'm building.
Photo was just minutes after the purchase to show my pal that I got what I wanted from a friend at the swapmeet.

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by modernbeat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Pump ID Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Gas Pump ID Please

Might also be a T8 missing it's upper light and stem.
Here's one on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153840569255
by modernbeat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Pump ID Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Gas Pump ID Please

I believe it's a Gilbert & Barker Type 88.
by modernbeat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lot Differential parts at Chickasha
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: Lot Differential parts at Chickasha

modernbeat wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Looking for a good right side 1926-27 big brake axle housing and backing plate.
Larry, I was able to salvage/repair one of the housings I had on-hand.
I no longer need a housing, so don't bring them for me. Thanks.
by modernbeat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains

If you just need something that might work and aren't concerned with originality, you can use tent or tarp clips.
These are a little small (1/2") but I've seen others.
https://www.amazon.com/10pcs-Clamps-Cam ... B07R6KTZGD
by modernbeat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- The Corner Store
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Period Picture- The Corner Store

According to a history of Waterford, Virginia: The handsome Cadillac motoring past admirers at the Corner Store above is a 1912 model belonging to Robert Walker, the wealthy Quaker businessman who lived at Huntley on High Street. Mrs. Walker is chaperoning her daughter who is driving. The man sittin...
by modernbeat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lot Differential parts at Chickasha
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: Lot Differential parts at Chickasha

Looking for a good right side 1926-27 big brake axle housing and backing plate.
by modernbeat
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Assembly Lube......what are you using??

Used to use Kendall, but after it became difficult to find (local distributor closed down), I switched to Permatex Ultra Slick. No issues even with engines that sit for ages.
by modernbeat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 11491

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Replaced the front spring, repaired the egged out holes in the Hassler frames, replaced all the shackle bushings, steering bushings, and swapped to wire wheel hubs with new bearings.

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by modernbeat
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: high compression head modification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: high compression head modification ?

I've sent a Prus head to Weisco to have it scanned so they can make custom pistons trying to get the compression up. Also getting a lighter piston with a modern ring package.
by modernbeat
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 10960

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

While the mule engine rebuild is stalled waiting on custom pistons, we've been working on the chassis. Took apart the front springs and found serious wear in the front springs. The leaf springs will be replaced with a reproduction. The pivot point in the Hassler frame has worn, so it will be drilled...
by modernbeat
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 10960

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Built up a pair of McEachern safety hubs in preparation for the disc brake conversion on our mountain camping car.

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by modernbeat
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine oil fill extension accessory for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2988

Re: Engine oil fill extension accessory for sale

Are these going to be available in aluminum?
by modernbeat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Re: Counterweight opinions

This is one of the reasons the Scat cranks are so popular. New, full diameter journals, and counterbalanced cheeks.
by modernbeat
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 2924

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

I have seen many bad outcomes of needle bearings in British sports car transmission layshafts (cluster gears) over the last 40 years. And I've rebuilt and modified many VW and Hewland racing gearboxes and rarely (never?) saw a needle bearing failure that wasn't caused by something else failing firs...
by modernbeat
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 2924

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

I've ridden in Robert Weitzel's T and it threw my head back. I guess anything is possible, it just depends on how often you want to fix it! And that "T" has a newer (C4 I believe) transmission in it. Having seen what high revs do to engines every day, and what it takes to build an engine (vintage o...
by modernbeat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: New Warford Transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 943

WTB: New Warford Transmission

Wanted to buy a new Warford. This would be the new aluminum KC Layne Machine auxiliary transmissions.
Not looking for a steal, just need the transmission sooner than Layne can supply one.

Or, if a vendor has one in stock, let me know.
by modernbeat
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

I know all the issues that studs bring. Had them on a few Model A engines and all of my V8 Flatheads. Repairs become a huge hassle.

I glue them in to give the coarse threads more purchase. The gasket shellac works well for that, and is easier to get free than Loctite.
by modernbeat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

I'm building an Express body for my '26, with a flat firewall. So no overhang to trap the head on the rear studs. And a hotted up engine. After cleaning the threads and measuring the depth of the holes in the block, the head gasket thickness, the Prus head thickness, and the nuts and washers I want ...
by modernbeat
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 2598

Re: Babbitt Material

While there is debate about what is the "best" Babbitt, there are a number of similar materials to what Ford specified.

You can buy smaller quantities here:

https://www.kappalloy.com/babbitt-alloy ... urakapp-2/

https://www.kappalloy.com/kappatinningt ... -1-lb-jar/
by modernbeat
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 2765

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

I'll order one and send it to you.
Let me know if you think you can do something with it.
by modernbeat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 2765

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

Dan, the photo in the Scat catalog of the 7.5" "A" rods looks the same as the "T" rods.

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by modernbeat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 2765

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

Dan, I called and spoke to Scat about those rods. The part number you are asking about is for Babbitt, not a shell bearing. They make a rod with a Model A journal that has a shell bearing. But the Model T replacement rod is just a heavy duty (racing/performance) Babbitt rod. And they don't come with...
by modernbeat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4560

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Roar, yes, the VW ran with inserts and without a filter, but they didn't have transmission bands or any cast iron components doing their part to contaminate the oil. That said, I'd still run inserts if they were available. With the limited use the car would see, oil changes every 500-700 miles aren'...
by modernbeat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4560

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

I had considered using the Scat babbitt rods, but the few guys that I called about pouring babbitt in them and then fitting them to my crank quoted me $850++ and booked into 2020.

Frankly, I'd prefer using a floating pin style rod with a modern piston.
by modernbeat
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4560

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Called Snyders about these rods. While they have some existing stock in undersized inserts, they are sold out of "standard" sized inserts. And they reported that they don't plan on making any more. Called a few dealers that sold them, Langs, Macs, and since they were such slow sellers they don't sto...
by modernbeat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1926-27 4-dipper pan in good shape
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: WTB: 1926-27 4-dipper pan in good shape

I've found a couple 4-dippers locally, all of which need about the same work mine needs. And I've had a couple offers to help weld up the nose. But, I've also gotten a better look at the cast portion of the late 3-dipper pans, and picked up a messed up pan with a good casting. Current plan is to kno...
by modernbeat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heat insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 2641

Re: Heat insulation?

I haven't used it on a Model T yet, but I will use screws and keep in mind that the boards will need to be removed. So I'd install it in overlapping sections so the boards aren't all fastened together. I have used it (and about a dozen other types of heat shield products) in my day job of building r...
by modernbeat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heat insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 2641

Re: Heat insulation?

If you are thinking of preventing exhaust heat coming through the floor, what you really want is a double layer of embossed aluminum heat shield under the floor. Don't use the stuff with a layer of fiberglass in it, as it can soak up oil and become a fire hazzard. Use the plain metal sheets, and dou...
by modernbeat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 3412

Re: 15% ethanol and T’s

If you're seriously worried about ethanol gas, buy gas without ethanol in it. Go to pure-gas.org then look up your state or province. .. That works well for rural areas, and I use it while on the road. But if you live in an urban area, where any sort of pollution controls are in effect, it's usuall...
by modernbeat
Thu May 30, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Engine Support - Is This Right?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Front Engine Support - Is This Right?

Along those lines, if this one is reparable, I'll likely go that way. I've had a few people tell me it could be pressed together and welded. But really, I think cutting the rivets off and replacing it while on a jig is the right way to go. I've had a hard time finding a 26-27 cast support piece. Is ...
by modernbeat
Tue May 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 4035

Re: Do you register your old plates?

Texas used to allow year of manufacture plates but does not now. Those that have YOM plates and keep up the registration can still have them as they are grandfathered in but if you forget to send in your payment one time the plates get dropped forever and cannot be re-registered, No longer true. Th...
by modernbeat
Tue May 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1926-27 4-dipper pan in good shape
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

WTB: 1926-27 4-dipper pan in good shape

Wanted: a good pan for my 1926 pickup shipped to Dallas, Texas. I suspected the one I had was bad and looked for a replacement at Chickasha, but never saw a late pan for sale there. My front casting has been cut for some reason. I'm willing to replace the casting on the pan if I have to, but would p...
by modernbeat
Tue May 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Engine Support - Is This Right?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Front Engine Support - Is This Right?

I'd guess a WTB is next on my list.
Thanks guys, I couldn't find a good reference photo of a 26-27 that showed the front casting.
by modernbeat
Tue May 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Engine Support - Is This Right?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Front Engine Support - Is This Right?

Going through my 1926-27 motor parts in anticipation of building a motor and found that the only 4-dip pan I have has an opening where the sleeve goes. Not being familiar with these, I don't know if it's supposed to be split, or if that is wrong for these. I've seen the two earlier styles, which are...
by modernbeat
Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Event forum for T Events
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Event forum for T Events

It bugs me to have to go to all the different sub-forums when there isn't all that much traffic in them (or the whole forum all together). Because of that, I've switched from clicking all the forums to reading "Unread Posts" located in the "Quick links" pulldown menu. I've actually copied the link a...
by modernbeat
Wed May 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal
Replies: 16
Views: 2690

Re: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal

If you are using a plate style distributor, do you use a cam seal?
I thought you would want oil to get up to the distributor drive gears.

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by modernbeat
Fri May 17, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buick piston used in Model T??
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Re: Buick piston used in Model T??

The Ford 292 Y-Block piston looks like a potential winner.

3.75" bore
1.760" compression height

The wrist pin is 0.912", which could be fixed by adding a bushing to change the piston from a fixed pin to a swivel pin.

For the bigger bore engines, the 3.80" bore of the 312 would be used
by modernbeat
Sat May 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting inside crankcase pan
Replies: 17
Views: 3176

Re: Painting inside crankcase pan

If you are rebuilding an old cast iron block that is saturated with oil, there is no way I'd paint it.
If the block was new, I'd consider cleaning it and painting it to prevent porosity issues.
If the block was used, and thermally cleaned (baked) to eliminate any oil in the casting, I'd paint it.
by modernbeat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: metro brake conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: metro brake conversion

All the Metropolitan brake parts you could ever want are still available brand new. Luckily, we have a local specialist, Kip Motor Company, that not only deals in Metros, but in a lot of oddball, small production cars. They also do short run, or even one-off production of hard to find parts. Fronts ...
by modernbeat
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett
Replies: 16
Views: 2953

Re: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett

While we're giving attaboys, Erik's buddy, Robert Weitzel, has helped me with parts, some wheel straightening services and introductions to other folks.
I'm new to Model Ts, and a guiding hand is appreciated.
by modernbeat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: I'm a member, why can't I post in Vehicle Classifieds?
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

I'm a member, why can't I post in Vehicle Classifieds?

I'm a MTFCA member. Dues are up to date. I put my number in my forum info.

I understand that the Vehicle Classifieds are for members, but the "New Topic" button does not appear for me in that forum.

What do I need to do to fix it?
by modernbeat
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with parts from Bakersfield to Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Help with parts from Bakersfield to Texas

I'm looking for help getting a set of wire wheels transported from the Bakersfield swap meet to Texas or Oklahoma. If you have room, I'll pay for the assistance.
by modernbeat
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 5339

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:59 pm
Youze guys need to see what the Antique Auto Ranch is coming out with ! A solidly
mounted tube and dipstick that reads all the way down to zero...
Any pics? I'd like to see what they are doing.
by modernbeat
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 5339

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

If the reason for a change is to avoid dripping oil, then and answer is a sight gauge, or the hose on the two valves.

If the reason is to avoid crawling under the car, a dipstick of some sort is the answer.
by modernbeat
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different R&P combos, help me understand
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: Different R&P combos, help me understand

Looks like I didn't make my questions clear. Is the "Ruckstell" style ring gear thinner to accommodate the special high-tooth pinions they work with, and only with those pinions? From reading, it sounds like they are thinner, and only work with the special, larger, pinion gears. Will standard ring a...
by modernbeat
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different R&P combos, help me understand
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Different R&P combos, help me understand

Novice T owner here. I'm considering re-gearing the final drive in the Ruckstell during an axle rebuild. Don't know what's in it now, but it's a pretty high gear, and likely too fast for the truck it will eventually end up under. I've read the MTFCA Axles and Ruckstell booklets, but not the Chaffin ...
by modernbeat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Forum Feature and OFF Topic Forum created
Replies: 10
Views: 3804

Re: New Forum Feature and OFF Topic Forum created

I'm reading complaints about posts getting deleted or moved to the OT forum. Frankly, I think the MTFCA forum does not get enough traffic to segregate the posts to their separate subforums. I'd just make two subforums, one for all classifieds (parts and cars) and another for discussion (tech, photos...
by modernbeat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let Chickasha begin
Replies: 36
Views: 7421

Re: Let Chickasha begin

...There were plenty of younger generation people walking around however they were not carrying much. You did not see many wagons or carts being pulled loaded with parts either. Is it because there wasn't anything to buy -OR is it because hobbyists Replace instead of Restore these days and it is ea...
by modernbeat
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spring Cleaning - Parts For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 4998

Re: Spring Cleaning - Parts For Sale

Looking for a Bosch distributor front cover. I've got all the small parts, but need the plate.
by modernbeat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 9511

Re: LED Bulbs.

Has anyone used the directional LEDs?

http://www.logolites.com/products/led-headlights/

Image
by modernbeat
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

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

This engine is being built to haul a heavy load of camping gear, and two large guys, up steep grades. I'm looking for torque, and larger, stronger journals. I'm really after the larger journal size than the extra stroke. And I'm aware of the work required to stroke the engine, but there was a mentio...
by modernbeat
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?

Trying to read up on, and head off any issues with a stroker build, I read about a possible interference issue with the Scat stroker cranks and new Stipe cams where the counterbalance or rod would touch the cam. Apparently didn't happen with reground cams. Is this happening? Or did someone just line...
by modernbeat
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Winfield Carburetor

I've had a few members tell me a CC-U should go for $5-600, so yeah, that seems like a great deal.
by modernbeat
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Classified Link
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Classified Link

Not that it's a pressing matter, but now that we've switched over to the new forum format for the Classifieds, can the main link to the Classifieds that appears throughout the MTFCA site be changed to point to the new Classifieds instead of the old 2018 site? https://photos.smugmug.com/Random/Forums...
by modernbeat
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Winfield Carburetor

Looks like the bowl might be on upside down. Doesn't the "U" in the number signify updraft?

And it looks like a mate for this one on ebay. A matched pair would be nice.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Winfield-R ... 3700841818
by modernbeat
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Lang’s Catalog
Replies: 22
Views: 3583

Re: New Lang’s Catalog

Humblej wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:47 am
Anyone else notice the front cover is not an American Ford plant?
I thought it was the Highland Park plant in the photo. Care to enlighten us?
by modernbeat
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha dream list....
Replies: 16
Views: 3459

Re: Chickasha dream list....

So, this is pretty mundane stuff, but aside from some new parts, I'll be looking for some of this stuff: Pickup bed filler panels between the front of the bed and back of the body Pickup metal battery cover Wind wings for 26-27 14” steering wheel 1926-27 Roadster dash (without a big speedometer hole...
by modernbeat
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Swapmeet March 15-16
Replies: 16
Views: 3337

Re: Chickasha Swapmeet March 15-16

Looking for help transporting six wire wheels from Sacramento, California to the swap meet.
by modernbeat
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 20
Views: 3162

Re: free starts

The completely worn out and badly tuned engine in my '26 RPU gives free starts about half the time.
So, I wouldn't take it as gospel that a free start is a sign of a good, well tuned engine.
by modernbeat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

The Model T Touring/Pickup in the movie Giant has some sort of receptacle on the dash. It looks like a spittoon. Or it could be an ashtray. Looks like it swivels to empty it over the side. You can see the top half of it in the closeup, and it looks like it's tilted over in the wide shot. Does anyone...
by modernbeat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with parts transport - Sacramento to Chickasha
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Help with parts transport - Sacramento to Chickasha

Looking for help transporting six wire wheels (no tires) and four hubs from Sacramento, California to Chickasha swap meet.
I'll be there both days.
Willing to pay for your trouble.
by modernbeat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Misc. T parts for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2451

Re: Misc. T parts for sale

Savage, I want those engine pans on the right side of the photo.
I'm in Dallas and can come by and pick them up.
Sending an email with my contact info.
by modernbeat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 5920

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

John Codman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:33 am
I'm a MFTCA member and my name is neither bold nor black.
John, you need to go to your control panel and enter your member number. Then it will show up under your name and location. And -THEN- the admins will eventually see it and flip the switch noting you are a member.
by modernbeat
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 5920

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

I'm a member. My number is in my profile. But, my name is still "blue" and not in black type like other MTFCA members.
by modernbeat
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Signature photos are HUGE
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Signature photos are HUGE

Sent you a PM
by modernbeat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 12183

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Drove to Denver, picked up my new purchase and brought it back to Dallas where the previous owner bought it.

Image
by modernbeat
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Signature photos are HUGE
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Signature photos are HUGE

Some members are linking to HUGE signature photos. And unlike the Avatar photos, there doesn't seem to be any size or pixel limit to these. So the huge photos appear inline, over and over, in threads where they post. I know one solution is to turn off viewing signatures in my preferences, but some m...
by modernbeat
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup spare tire holder
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Re: Pickup spare tire holder

George, after decades of off road driving, I've learned the same lessons. While I'll still mount the "T" wheel under the bed, there won't be any gearboxes, locks, winch or sliding rollers. I'm thinking it will just be a pair of gate hinges and a latch that looks like the tailgate latch.
by modernbeat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures of why "ALL" lifters have to be Butt, New, or Used!
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Pictures of why "ALL" lifters have to be Butt, New, or Used!

Are you grinding them flat, or crowned? That whetstone suggests "flat".
Flat would be much easier, and if you haven't found any issues with them, I'll follow suite.
by modernbeat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup spare tire holder
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Re: Pickup spare tire holder

A spare tire carrier for under the pickup box was produced by International Stamping of Milwaukee in the 1920's. I have seen the advertisements in the Ford Owner and Dealer magazine. I have one, which was mounted on a 1926 roadster pickup. It is constructed of lighter gauge strap iron riveted toget...