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by autoneer
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 2005

Re: Steering column

I have used later gear sets in earlier columns, to gain better steering, as I drive my cars. The earlier brass riveted gearboxes have deeper cut internal gears, and the later gears will not drop in. Get a later case that they will, measure the ID across opposing gear teeth, and turn out the few thou...
by autoneer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

My Canadian 1913 touring was built in Dec 1912, and has Ford & Made in USA on both the block & head. It is very original with only 3200 miles on it, and I am the 3rd owner from new. It was sold in Montreal, so is LHD with no holes in the frame for RHD steering. It appears to have been made in Detroi...
by autoneer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Town Car
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: 1911 Town Car

Gottfried Essert in Germany has one of these, but not this one.
by autoneer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: Front crossmember spred

I have dealt with this easily before with two pieces of 3/8" fine thread all thread, put across between the top pair of front fender bolt holes. Tighten, loosen and keep checking dimensions. You don't have to remove the front spring either.
Best,
Jeff,
Gardnerville NV
by autoneer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention all Champion brass top spark plug goo roo, identify this please
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Attention all Champion brass top spark plug goo roo, identify this please

Those deep plugs are for a Model B thru G Buick 2 cylinder from 1904-10, and 2 cyl. chain drive trucks up to 1914. I have owned and driven Metz cars & trucks years ago, and the engine top end & cyl head is almost identical to a T, only one center bolt is slightly different. Gaskets & heads can inter...
by autoneer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention all Champion brass top spark plug goo roo, identify this please
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Attention all Champion brass top spark plug goo roo, identify this please

Those deep plugs are for a Model B thru G Buick 2 cylinder from 1904-10, and 2 cyl. chain drive trucks up to 1914. I have owned and driven Metz cars & trucks years ago, and the engine top end & cyl head is almost identical to a T, only one center bolt is slightly different. Gaskets & heads can inter...
by autoneer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Chaffin's Garage

What's up with Chaffin's Garage? I called today but the phone just kept ringing till it disconnected. Then I tried the email I always used, info@chaffinsgarage.com, and it kicked back too. Did I miss something?
Thanx
Jeff
by autoneer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1766

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Back in the old days, standard over-sizes were 1/64" (.016") and 1/32" (.032") and they are still that for valve guides & stems. Hence the .015" and .031" oversize pistons. I would run a hone in the bores and mike them. IF they are round and plus .034" over or less, you could go to a .030" Aluminum ...
by autoneer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?

I use a lathe. Measure the axle opening, then the spindle, and that gives you the difference. Take it all off the bottom IF the bushings are not overly thick as some of the repos are. If not, split the difference to favor the lower one, leave about .008 clearance. A dial indicator will get you spot ...
by autoneer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster

The family would like to see her T go to a loving new home, as none of them know how to start it, much less drive it. Last week I started and drove her T for the first time in months. It is obviously balanced, it runs and drives smoothly and very strong. It has a Ruxstell, an original Bosch front pl...
by autoneer
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

Someone mentioned earlier that their 13 did not have a bead at the bottom of the rear panel, I looked at my 13 Canadian touring with an all original Fischer body, and it sure does! It still has the factory leather, so it hasn't been changed. Maybe its a Canada thing?
Best
Jeff
by autoneer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

I have an early 13 Touring built in Dec of 1912, probably in Detroit, but sold and/or assembled in Canada. It has American engine serial # 181,4XX, with matching Large data plate, which says Walkersville Ont. on the bottom. Ford did not begin manufacturing in Canada till May of 13, beginning with en...
by autoneer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 3806

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

Glad you found it, Glen, and glad that it was so simple. I can't tell you how many times I have been doing a simple job like setting the timing, then been interrupted by a phone call, or the wife, and returned to the job thinking I had finished that part of it. I have a weird noise in the #2 cylinde...
by autoneer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 3352

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

My favorite of late, seen on the back of a T touring on the HCCA Cambria tour earlier this summer:

CONSTIPATED!
Hasn't passed a thing in 3 days!
by autoneer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PLANATOR
Replies: 0
Views: 487

PLANATOR

WANTED: Pair of inner brass housings that enclose the gear-set inside the Starr or Jumbo Planator. Anyone got parts for these? Email me at my username above @gmail.com
Many Thanx
Jeff Beaumont
Gardnerville, NV
by autoneer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starr overdrive or two speed ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Starr overdrive or two speed ???

I just traded for one of these that was all apart, and was told it was complete. On closer examination after getting it home, and looking on prior threads,its missing the inside brass housings and the input (driveshaft) gear and shaft. There is a good photo of one all apart at the below link. Does a...
by autoneer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten-year-old Model T driver
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Ten-year-old Model T driver

That was the Abernathy Brothers, and it was done in 1910 to meet their father Jack's old friend, Teddy Roosevelt in NYC. They rode horses from OK to NY, but it was real hard on them (the horses, not the kids) so they bought the Brush and drove it home. A few years later in 1912 n0r 13? they duplicat...
by autoneer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for blueprints of 1911 Runabout
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Looking for blueprints of 1911 Runabout

If you are going to build one, contact Ray Wells, "The Craftsman" . He has built several of these bodies over the years, using originals for pattern, give him a call http://www.the-craftsman.biz/ (619) 447-9558
Best,
Jeff
Gardnerville NV