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by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Know what these mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Know what these mean?

Firestone Steel Products?

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cycle Guards (Fenders)
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Cycle Guards (Fenders)

Looks good. Can we a see a photo of the whole car?
by John E. Guitar
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool

Allan, the tubes are Hartford.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool

Chris, the paint did get scratched but it wouldn't be hard to do it again without any scratching now that I have the knack.

Alan, these tyres do look good. I think the tread will give better grip in the mud than the Excelsiors I used previously.
by John E. Guitar
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 481

21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool

Fitting Blockley tyres to my 24 Tudor.

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by John E. Guitar
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McPherson, Kansas Museum Exhibit - Model T's!
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: McPherson, Kansas Museum Exhibit - Model T's!

That looks like a well put together display, with a good mix of cars.

I’d love to try one of those Auto Polo cars!
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Rocky Mountain Brakes!
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Please look at this link!

Jonah,

You might get a better response if you edit the title to state that you are looking for Rocky Mountain Brakes. Most people don't bother looking at posts with non-descriptive or cryptic titles.

I'm in Australia so can't help with your actual request.

J.E.G.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

A lot of photos here - 1914 Ford Times Canadian Edition Special War Issue:

https://www.xr793.com/wp-content/upload ... an-WW1.pdf
by John E. Guitar
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Here's a Canadian torque tube. I'll see if I can find a butchered one in my stash and take it apart. The threading seemed obvious on the torque tube in my 26 Tourer (the worn out car at Maryborough) as it had spun but looking at this one maybe it was an optical illusion. DSC07704.jpg DSC07705.jpg DS...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Martynn, The ball joint end (2582FC/2577) is threaded onto the torque tube (2533) and stopped from rotating loose by 4 rivets. I haven't looked that closely at it but isn't 2582FC & 2577 the same part? There is no step on the outside between the flange (T193B) and the torque tube (2533). I think the...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Model T Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Unusual Model T Ford

This was posted on the forum a few years back.

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Australian ROFO coil on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Australian ROFO coil on ebay

There is an Australian made coil on ebay at the moment. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Antique-Ford-Model-T-Style-Wooden-Buzz-Box-6-Volt-Ignition-Coil/203133835373?hash=item2f4bb8586d:g:6ZwAAOSw-1lfP5zr&frcectupt=true I've seen ROFO coils for more modern cars but this is the first Model T coil. Rofo 4....
by John E. Guitar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Tudor Photos Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: 1924 Tudor Photos Needed

Here's mine. It looks like I've got the gap.

Sorry I don't have a detail shot handy.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slow speed pedal arm and clevis connector
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: slow speed pedal arm and clevis connector

I’m not sure if this is the part you are talking about but I welded up the hole and then redrilled it.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 3573

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Peter, is that Centennial Park?
by John E. Guitar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Popcorn truck
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Popcorn truck

Keith, this was at the Seattle Center Armory in 2013. I imagine it’s still there.

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual front axle
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Unusual front axle

Has anyone seen this style of front axle before. I can’t tell if it’s store-bought or home made.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274495506350

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 22197

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Here's the new web link for JohnH's electronic coil tester page:

https://cool386.com/tester/tester.html

https://cool386.com/fordcoils/fordcoils.html

The links on the first page of this thread don't work any more.
by John E. Guitar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Ted, thanks for the drawing. That is very helpful. The 30° angle in your drawing makes sense. Hopefully I can replicate it freehand.

What kind of metal 3d printer do you have access to? Those are high dollar items!
by John E. Guitar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this look fine
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Does this look fine

Those springy doodads look in good shape.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Thanks guys, that spiral will make it a bit more complicated to get right. Here is a clearer photo showing the cam wear. The hole for the linkage is also a bit worn so I’ll have to deal with that as well. She’s had a hard life. 25925382-FF82-41D7-9DFF-518BA752BE55.jpeg A5C3E56A-B4E1-4722-BD3B-38D9D5...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

The clutch pedal on my 26 has excessive wear on the cam. I'm building up the surface with weld and then filing it to shape. Does anyone know what the ramp angle should be on these cams? The photos are as found when removed from the hogshead. DSC07455.jpg DSC07451.jpg DSC07452.jpg DSC07449.jpg DSC074...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2785

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

That's sad news. I visited Charley in 2018. He was a great guy.

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This one is for Dallas Landers- it's your day!
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: This one is for Dallas Landers- it's your day!

That photo is titled on Ford’s website as “1918 1 Tonne Stake Bed Truck”
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T's and parts at auction NW PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: T's and parts at auction NW PA

Some nice stuff.

Does anyone know what these are?


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by John E. Guitar
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Model Ts

I guess the thing on the front of the car in the second photo is part of the Everful Water System.

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by John E. Guitar
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Model Ts

The building in the second photo:

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A few more Wichita photos.


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by John E. Guitar
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Rebuild Question
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Rear Axle Rebuild Question

I push a big ball of steel wool through with a broomstick handle. I follow it with a rag soaked in degreaser and repeat the process a few times. It comes out very clean.

I got the idea from a foodstall in the Far East.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Technical description of the Model T Ford transmssion
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Technical description of the Model T Ford transmssion

I came across this going through some old papers. Unfortunately I don't have details on the book title. My best guess is that it was a book on automotive transmission design from the 40s or 50s. Andrew_Fastmail_20200724_110005.jpg Andrew_Fastmail_20200724_110205.jpg Andrew_Fastmail_20200724_110735.j...
by John E. Guitar
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: War ambulance - Washington Irving High School
Replies: 2
Views: 562

War ambulance - Washington Irving High School

Brooklyn YMCA boys organize hospital unit for work in France. Reviving a "victim" with a pulmotor; Washington Irving High School girls present war ambulance to the Red Cross https://www.loc.gov/item/2017671793/ Ambulance.jpg brooklyn-ymca-boys-organize-hospital-unit-for-work-in-france-reviving-a-vic...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

Jerry, the photo is Sterling Hayden in the Nick Ray film Johnny Guitar.
by John E. Guitar
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

Gene, I think it's a Stoddard & Dayton.
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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 2553

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

Previous thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1508519203

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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: What is this?

Here are some fitted to the front axle out of a Cole 8-50.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: Rootlieb

Tom, I've got a set of Regal Underslung fenders you made a few years back. They're really great, thanks for that.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 69
Views: 9769

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

I took my 26 down to Luna Park yesterday.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe

László Szilágyi may be a guy to contact (ph: +36 30 572-8877).
by John E. Guitar
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 2200

Re: Language Packs installed

Is there a Bogan language pack available?
by John E. Guitar
Tue May 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Soybean Car
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Ford Soybean Car

Mike, thanks for the additional information. I guess this was similar to the Duramold process used in aviation at the time.
by John E. Guitar
Mon May 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Soybean Car
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Ford Soybean Car

Interesting story, probably should be in Off Topic but almost no-one ever goes there.

https://www.thehenryford.org/collection ... -bean-car/
by John E. Guitar
Sat May 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 1468

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

Are those homemade aluminium/steel shims in the first photo?
by John E. Guitar
Sun May 17, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

How about The Night of the Hunter? That has a few Model Ts.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri May 15, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13406

Re: The frustration of incompetence

A friendly and helpful German farmer near Waukesha Wisconsin allowed his farm to become the test facility.
by John E. Guitar
Wed May 13, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 3216

Re: Henry's Chariot

That’s very cool. It reminds me of this:

https://youtu.be/ddQVuhd7xLI
by John E. Guitar
Tue May 05, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Took out the 1964 Imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Took out the 1964 Imperial

Nice car!

Here’s my Imperial. It’s a Model 34.


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by John E. Guitar
Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri May 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.

I was reading an article on the Weebermobile and came across this photo of a Ford Model K.

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The article is worth a read:

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/common/nysm/f ... bile_0.pdf
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internet Archive. vintage catalogs
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Internet Archive. vintage catalogs

There are also a lot of interesting films there.

Here is an one from 1953 covering the story of Ford:

https://archive.org/details/72712TheAmericanRoad
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: current crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: current crisis

I’m not sure about South Australia but it’s definitely autumn here in New South Wales.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 'Oliver Sudden'
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: 'Oliver Sudden'

Great song!
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You could kill some time with this
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: You could kill some time with this

Steve, it looks like you've made a mistake in the fourth sentence, "twice ac fast" should be "twice as fast".

Code broken BTW.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: N.Z. Model T

Two more photos.

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Model T Ford motor car, with unidentified driver, outside the business premises of Henry J Ranger, agent for Ford

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Row of men with motorcycles outside Henry J Ranger's Christchurch Garage, photographed 1908 by Steffano Webb.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 7458

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Sounds good to me!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown starter
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Unknown starter

Figures 488 & 489 below show some information on the Westinghouse system, from Automotive Electricity 1925.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring perches
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Front spring perches

My 24 Tudor had two left perches on it when I got it. I drove it for a year or two before someone noticed the problem and pointed it out to me. With the two left perches it had a noticable shimmy after going over speed humps. If you get a new perch it is a good idea to check it as some of the new on...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paynesville and New London to New Brighton tours 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Paynesville and New London to New Brighton tours 2018

Thanks Rob, nice to see a Le Zèbre out and about!
by John E. Guitar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

Thanks Peter, that's a clearer picture with a better description. It looks like the photo was taken by a German press/travel photographer named Walter Gircke. https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/alaska-motor-sleigh-in-alaska-vehicular-with-occupants-ca-news-photo/543909715 There are a l...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

I came across this interesting photo in The Oriental Motor magazine.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 4228

Re: Camping with a T

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Wing Tip Service
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Period Picture- Wing Tip Service

Transferring mail bags in Philadelphia, PA, to an airplane bound for New York, May 1918.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight ... f-airmail/
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Algeria Hacker
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Algeria Hacker

I reported his posts using the exclamation button.

There are some suspicious links at the bottom of his posts too. Don’t click on those!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 2432

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

Ben Shahn was part of the photographic unit of the FSA along with Dorothea Lang and Walker Evans. He used a Leica with a waist level viewfinder. Here is the photo on the Library of Congress website. https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsa/8a16000/8a16200/8a16233v.jpg You can download a large version of ...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McIntosh Laboratories
Replies: 0
Views: 828

McIntosh Laboratories

Here’s an interesting article on McIntosh Labs in New York. It’s not really T-related but they do still pot their transformers in tar like the Model T coils.

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology ... ory-photos
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 3314

Re: Coil capacitors

Duey C, this thread from 2011 has a lot of useful information about coil capacitors: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/249885.html?1322781074 I had the Bosch ZE1 in my Le Zebre rebuilt a year or so back by the local magneto guru. The capacitor in that was a lot smaller than the Model T cap...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old car photos from Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Old car photos from Toronto

Some really interesting shots. I think the car in the last photo is a Model T.

https://torontoguardian.com/2016/02/vin ... m-toronto/
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 3305

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Yes, a quality drill bit will be fine. I know someone here in Sydney who has had drill bits as retainer pins in his tourer for the last ten years/20,000 plus kilometers without any issues. He did this as he found the repro pins were to soft. I don't know if the current repro ones are better or the s...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New video from Robert Merz
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: New video from Robert Merz

That was a nice video.

I remember the one he made about his grandfather's T-powered buzz saw. That is also worth watching if you haven't seen it.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Things that make me less homesick

I think the Glion Museum in Osaka has a few Model Ts. http://glion-museum.com/ There is an interesting carpentry museum in Kobe that is worth checking out if you are stuck in Japan for a while. Its a 10 minute work from Shin Kobe station. A visit to there and Himeji Castle is a decent day trip from ...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods

The suppliers have two types of adjustable lifters, self-locking for 2 wrench adjustment and lifters with locknuts which require 3 wrenches for adjusting.

What are the pros and cons? Are the ones with lock nuts less prone to coming loose?
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum

That's a great museum. They used to offer Model T driving lessons.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

It looks like Hertzian fatigue/macropitting on the crownwheel.

The pinion looks like corrosion. Could it have been like that when you assembled the axle 20 years ago?

I would replace both.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 428
Views: 63671

Re: Foto of the Day

Here's a truck at the 2020 Berrima Rally.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ford fix
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: ford fix

by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Thanks for the advice guys.

I'll go with the 40T/12T combination on the Tudor and set aside the 39/13T gear set for another car.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Allan, it’s got a hopped up motor so it should be fine.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Dan, thank you, that is a relief. I'll use these in the car.

I know Fairfield for their Torque Hubs. It's interesting that they made aftermarket Model T parts.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

I'm rebuilding the Ruckstell on my 1924 Tudor at the moment. I have a new 39T/13T crownwheel and pinion that I picked up a few years ago off a guy who was getting out of the hobby. The crownwheel has a copper colour to it. Has anyone come across this before? The item is magnetic. Both items are stam...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 2692

Re: Question on babbitting

Bob, that is a great way to pour the tinning sticks!

I used to pour the babbitt onto a length of angled aluminium but I think your method is more appropriate for Model T work.