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by A Whiteman
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice Requested: Stewart Speedo Refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Advice Requested: Stewart Speedo Refurb

I am looking for advice and guidance on refurbishing a Stewart speedo dial. As can be seen in the picture below, the dial has been affected by copper verdigris. Can this be easily removed without also removing the black lettering? I have pondered using a mild acid like lemon juice or vinegar. If cle...
by A Whiteman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Staude Tractor Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Staude Tractor Conversion

Many thanks to Justin of the museum for these pictures. It seems the museum has a real life STAUDE tractor conversion on site:
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by A Whiteman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Driving on "Battery"

Dan made a good point. "Quick fix" is swap polarity on the old battery now and again, and keep those points clean.
Given usual T mileage, that has not been an issue for me (yet) :-)
by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Driving on "Battery"

I have run my truck on battery for years. I have a separate 12v battery (the lights, starter, horn etc still run on 6 v) wired to the 'MAG' position and keep the 6V still on the 'BAT', that way I can be sure of always having spark! The 12V is 'total discharge' - meaning it is not hooked up to a Gene...
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 284
Views: 19091

Re: Foto of the Day

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Roll On Summer!

(At Frog Rock, North Canterbury, New Zealand)
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT Rear Brake Question
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Model TT Rear Brake Question

I would suggest getting modern linings bonded to the shoes, champher the ends and you are ready to go. A lot easier than rivets :-)
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by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: TT truck top speed

Yep, my truck gets used around the land too :-)
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by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Model TT: differential oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Ford Model TT: differential oil??

OIL, -- you will get many opinions :-) Yes, most modern oils are better than those back in the day. Also we do not as high viscosity (thickness) as was needed back in the day due to technology improvements. I run a 'non EP additive' 140 weight oil in my TT with a Ruckstell. It is most important to u...
by A Whiteman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: TT truck top speed

Bone stock we have been told some topped out at 25 mph. Noooo. My first TT was stock with 7:1 rear and had a top speed of 17 mph, just like it was designed to have. Driveshaft whip and vibration were bad over 17 mph. This is more like it, maybe a mile or two faster if your engine/trans/drive train ...
by A Whiteman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1757

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

It's always a good idea to take a look.
First of all, there might be something on that wreck that is actually worth something.
Also, the seller may have other items of interest that he may be willing to sell.
You don't know until you get there.
Ahh, I think like you too :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Staude Tractor Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Staude Tractor Conversion

Please see the dealership in the Gallery at: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/app.php/gallery/image/1316

Does anyone have a picture of one 'in the flesh' you could add?
by A Whiteman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1757

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

Hi William, Welcome to the hobby!! T driving is fun and you do meet the nicest people :-) Thanks for posting here and asking - that is a good thing to do. Please look around for the nearest T club in your area and join in a run or two. I am sure you will be allowed to have a supervised drive if you ...
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1468

Re: More on wheel replacement

Cadmium appeared in the 30s and 40s as a plating for iron, so came too late for the T. Good old zinc was what was used as Steve says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadmium
by A Whiteman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: New Member from Scotland

Welcome!
Love the motorcycle tyres - fit the description nicely :-)
by A Whiteman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

Have a read of this document, it explains the process.
Cheers
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by A Whiteman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2142

Re: New Tool

Develop a website, post your products on here with a referral to it and get over it. Is that not advertising? Is that not banned? I do miss discussions of 'new products' and information - both positive and negative. Helps keep me 'edumacated' and 'up ta date'. Such discussion cannot possibly hurt t...
by A Whiteman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Welcome to the hobby and especially to Model Ts. A good start is to look around for the local T club (maybe someone can chime in with the directions). Spokes are not that hard to replace yourself if you are careful, check twice and follow the good instructions available. Do a 'google search on this ...
by A Whiteman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire options for 26 Ton Truck
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Tire options for 26 Ton Truck

Well Christopher, TTs are FUN, and you can use them for a lot of other things around the home too! So don't be shy to use it :-)
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by A Whiteman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Graphics on a Model T

Looks good on my tractors too :-)
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by A Whiteman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Graphics on a Model T

I use vinyl decals from the local sign writer shop. They cut from a graphic. My TT has had them for over 11 years now, still look just as good as when applied.
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(1 son and 3 daughters so the 'daughters' is a little larger by ratio ;-) )
by A Whiteman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Counterweight opinions

IMHO, probably the major cause of broken cranks in a 'non-souped up' engine is a misaligned 4th main and then line boring of mains not properly done 'in line' (it is scary how many 'professionals' can't get that right!). If all mains don't line up 'square' the crank flexes just a bit = stress fractu...
by A Whiteman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

A good polish does not remove much material. Abrasive ones should be avoided - that is like sandpapering the parts. Cheers
by A Whiteman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

I have a regular 'rendezvous' with the nickel (and aluminium) in my 1924 Morris. I found that metal polish works best BUT not all polishes actually work as advertised. U.S.Brands are different to those we have in New Zealand, so naming a brand my not be helpful. It took me several attempts with 4 di...
by A Whiteman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 284
Views: 19091

Re: Foto of the Day

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by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: TT rear end question....

Martyn Vowell has done a lot of research on this: app.php/gallery/album/59
by A Whiteman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Hobby Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: Model T Hobby Question

Hi there, welcome to the T forum! To answer your question ….. well, it depends! My suggestion is to meet up with some Model T folk near you (this forum will smoke them out!) and just see if the T 'gels' with you. The T is either loved or not it seems. Next, yes, some mechanical ability is pretty muc...
by A Whiteman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1024

Re: Model TT id?

I believe that trucks used 'old style' (1925) guards right through production. They did not use the updated car style fenders. Henry thought why waste the stock on hand for an old truck?
by A Whiteman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: TT ruckstell truck question

Whew! That is a good find!
Nothing like a bit of grease to smooth the way :-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT Rear End Question on a Thrust Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Model TT Rear End Question on a Thrust Washer

Hi Steven, Good question, I can't recommend what to do. Do you have the MTFCA book on differential rebuild? Well worth getting that and it covers setting clearances and provides advice what to do. Mine is in the workshop across the year and I can't recall that passage by heart... Generally the clear...
by A Whiteman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures

Thanks for the pictures!

Also, see Martynn Vowell's great line drawings here in the gallery section. He spent a lot of time getting the various versions and assemblies in order: app.php/gallery/album/59
by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: TT brakes

Welcome to the TT world. It is 'different' but the 'same' as T cars :-) You are doing the best thing possible - Asking and Thinking and Checking :-) There is no 'neutral' between gears in the T/TT transmission like a 'normal' stick shift gearbox has, but the unit does in fact have a clutch with plat...
by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: GPS Installation - Battery Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 230

GPS Installation - Battery Problems

I have been enjoying Steve's latest adventure posts and those pictures make me want to join in the ride. Even with the rain and the security guard moving him on, it seems like I am missing out on something not being there :-) - Thanks Steve - keep the posts coming! I can appreciate Steve's frustrati...
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: TT ruckstell truck question

I meant to add, if you have the later long nose shifter, that is a plus. Better spring tension to keep the selector engaged.

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by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: TT ruckstell truck question

Could be a broken bronze gear casting. That broke on my TT and I had the same problem - no more standard drive, only low. It also gives a nasty 'neutral' if you shift into standard, no braking either in that case. Tear down and see if you can replace the casting if possible. It usually cracks near t...
by A Whiteman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Huge Kingston 5 Ball Carb
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Huge Kingston 5 Ball Carb

OK, this is sort of related to Ts, in that the video features the biggest Kingston 5 Ball Carb you are every likely to see. The carb is fully reverse engineered and made from scratch for a Roberts aircraft engine, which is itself, also made from reverse engineering. Other clips show the engine start...
by A Whiteman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Many thanks Herm, that is what I wanted to know, good summary :-)
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Thanks guys, as I originally posted, the 'new strong spring' is fitted (first thing to do). Strength I mean durability and resistance to slipping. The standard metal plates do tend to slip with time - they are under more load in my TT than in a car when in overdrive, hence my interest in the options...
by A Whiteman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Your ideas and advice on the merits of the Jack Rabbit and Turbo 400 clutch plate sets would be appreciated. My main issue is the clutch not slipping under load in Albert (1926 TT). I carry a bit of weight and the standard plates tend not to 'hold' over time, therefore 'strength' is my main goal. A ...
by A Whiteman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!

Yes, is it "over engineered" or "built right"

I am leaning to your definitions :-)

Do it once, do it well, built to last..
by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2777

Re: Show us your TT

Very nice Brent, You are so right about the old trucks drawing out folk. I told my (then) teenage son he could borrow Albert as its a real 'chick magnet'. ?? Yep, just look - every female you pass down town will stop and stare! Its true, but he thought that teenage girls may be more interesting to m...
by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Running for the first time since 1950s

The caution tape is a good idea. You don't want to find those brackets the hard way.
ahh, hmmm

My project now has a 4x2 length screwed across the gap[ between the brackets....

Should protect the shins a bit better.... :-)
by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

but a 30 to 40 cc 4 stroke model plane engines usually has a carby some 30 to 40% of the engine size, True also, however they are designed for high power output, and often high RPM that needs a lot of breathing. These small scale engines on the other hand are not powerful and only run short periods...
by A Whiteman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Well, I was lost for words. Skill, time and patience....

She even sounds like a T when running!
by A Whiteman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2777

Re: Show us your TT

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by A Whiteman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2777

Re: Show us your TT

I like it that you can also carry all sorts of things too:

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by A Whiteman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2777

Re: Show us your TT

I plan on some tool boxes for mine as there is no place to haul tools or fuel and water. I have some boxes from another bed for patterns.
Ha ha! You are so right! It might be a truck but until I mounted the tool boxes I had no where for my lunch box :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2777

Re: Show us your TT

Albert (1926 Colonial Body TT) has been here before, but for newer members, here he is:
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And a few years ago now, but here is Albert working for a living :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX-EIAYe7E4
by A Whiteman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Off Topic a Bit, But Someone Had A Bad Day
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Off Topic a Bit, But Someone Had A Bad Day

Well, it is 'T' related a little as I found this in a club members garage where we were inspecting his T Speedster project.

I believe this is a Buick engine, and 'man o man' I feel sorry for the chap who had the 'Bad Day' way back when:

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by A Whiteman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Turn signal wiring diagram - am I going crazy?
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Turn signal wiring diagram - am I going crazy?

Duane, I found it useful to 'hard wire' the earth return if you are having earthing issues. Wiring back to the other side of the battery is more work, but you always have good connection.
Cheers
Adrian
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by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Big, Green and really cool. You guys know I like it!
Ha ha - I wonder why :-)

cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

drool..

I do like trucks!

Glad to hear you are enjoying it :-)
by A Whiteman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Scott,

You forgot the last bit:

'Sadly some just don't seem to learn at all!'

Usually they are they ones who never ask and if they do they never listen, and in any case they already know it all anyway.
Ah well, life is interesting
by A Whiteman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stopping Power
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Stopping Power

Very pleased to read that you plan in advance, that is the nature of the T. Beware of 'TORU' they can catch you out when they see that planned gap in front of you I would agree with Scott, if lots of force is needed that does suggest a problem with the bands (worn maybe) or the linkage adjustment. F...
by A Whiteman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Hi Duane, Welcome to the hobby. Be careful, often the first T leads to a second!! :-) I had to learn to drive my truck much as you are doing. Just keep on practising. I would suggest 'ignoring' the aux trans at first - what I mean is don't try changing gears in it, just focus on getting the basic pe...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2783

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

Adrian, I believe the problem child here is from Brassworks, not Berg's.
Thanks Steve, I stand corrected, and my apologies to Bergs,
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2783

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

So are you confirming that Berg's jig has an error in it?
This seems to be a common problem, so maybe a kindly word to Bergs about modifying the jig would solve the issue going forward?
by A Whiteman
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I just spent an hour with newspaper people
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: I just spent an hour with newspaper people

Or - (pointing at the crank handle) "How far do you get before you have to wind it up again?"

(The worry is that we actually believe (some/most/all) of the stuff the news folk publish...…)
by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two little beauties.
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Two little beauties.

Nice! Up to now I thought the only answer was a spell on the grinder to thin down a spanner?
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

Top Up.
Mainly to keep the fabric stretched and free of crinkles and head off cracking.
I put a soft cover over the top to keep the dust down.
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: LED turn signals?

(sorry - meant the indicators I installed already! - see my PDF)
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: LED turn signals?

Hank, that is a nice touch and looks easy to add it in to the existing wiring. Might give it a go :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: LED turn signals?

I installed a USB charger too. Here is the notes for that:
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by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: LED turn signals?

A circuit diagram for my Morris is attached in the PDF, but the smoke travels the same way in the wires in a T as well ;-) 6V variants are available for the components. The PDF is a bit of a story covering all the installation written for the Morris Club. It includes a few 'Anglo' terms, but I think...
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear axel worm drive
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: TT rear axel worm drive

One other thing to remember is the size of tires you use! Some have taller side walls - they effectively increase your final ratio over the road compared to lower side wall heights. A club member with the same worm ratio as mine, but with lower height side wall tires actually went faster than me ove...
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2544

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Umm, probably not a helpful reply - I find any oil works fine, it seems to keep running right out faster than any sediment can build up :o
(I am told 'ThreeBond" is a good sealant ;) )
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Auxiliary Trans
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: TT Auxiliary Trans

Probably just a large "U" bolt.
by A Whiteman
Fri May 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Zealand rims
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: New Zealand rims

To confuse things, the 'Vintage Rims' in Australia (are not the last rim maker like they claim) are not the same as 'Vintage Rims' in New Zealand, which in turn is not the same as the Vintage Rims company that makes the actual rims in New Zealand.... The actual rim maker in New Zealand does not have...
by A Whiteman
Thu May 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Job I've Not Done
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: A Job I've Not Done

I use modern oil seals. I am sure Henry would as well if they were around back then...
by A Whiteman
Wed May 22, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Zealand rims
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: New Zealand rims

I have a set of 6 (never know, you may need an extra spare ;-) ) Very good high quality, rolled not spun. What that means is the thickness of the metal does not vary, so there are no 'thin spots' on the edge curves (when you look at the cross section). The profile is run through several passes of do...
by A Whiteman
Sun May 19, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Novice electrical issue
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Novice electrical issue

Hi Tim, Welcome to the hobby! Thankfully there can't be that many things that go wrong as the electrical system is frailly simple (that was pun btw!). With out "knowing the problem" the best advice I can offer is to start at the battery and follow the wiring to the switch, to the lights etc. in orde...
by A Whiteman
Sun May 19, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1909 (Early) Fan Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: ***1909 (Early) Fan Assembly***

Thanks Martyn

Really neat to see these in the drawings. I have had the privilege of holding one and being 'on the edges' of a rebuild. A very rare bit of kit.
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by A Whiteman
Wed May 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Ton Truck Remove rear springs from frame
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: TT Ton Truck Remove rear springs from frame

I found I had to remove the clamp from the spring pack then chisel each leaf off one at a time....
by A Whiteman
Thu May 02, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 TT radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: 1926 TT radiator

The TT radiator is standard T - so anywhere you can get a T radiator core is good.
Cheers, and enjoy the TT
by A Whiteman
Thu May 02, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rims and Tires
Replies: 26
Views: 1983

Re: Rims and Tires

Hi John, thanks for sharing your new baby with us, and welcome to the T hobby,
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Ruckstell Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Need Ruckstell Help

Don't be afraid :-)

Ruckstell rebuilds are not that hard to do. Recommend that you get the MFTA booklet on the job though, this is an excellent guide through the process and common faults.

Cheers
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quality time!
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Re: Quality time!

Ummm, black maybe ;-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: buses
Replies: 0
Views: 369

buses

Have a look at BUSES in app.php/gallery/album/48
Some interesting machines there to see :-)
by A Whiteman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear brake pad rivets
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: TT rear brake pad rivets

Why not get a brake shop to bond new pads on?
No rivets to come loose or damage the drums.
Brake Shoes Replaced and Relined Sept 08 (Large).JPG
by A Whiteman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 Clinchers 'new' on '26 T??
Replies: 3
Views: 692

30 x 3 1/2 Clinchers 'new' on '26 T??

Please follow the link:
app.php/gallery/image/998

Have a read of Wayne's observations and please add your wisdom.

Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Ruckstell Gear Ratios
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: TT Ruckstell Gear Ratios

Yes, like Mark says, the Ruckstell is either 1:1 ('Ford direct'), or it is in underdrive. It is 1:1 in the sense that it does not change the Ford standard ratios in 'direct'. The Ruckstell operating instructions actually refer to the gears as 'Ford' and 'Ruckstell'. The idea of using the terms 'high...
by A Whiteman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1918-1927 Model TT Brake Assembly***
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: ***1918-1927 Model TT Brake Assembly***

Anyone know the 'standard' number for a 9/16" castle nut?
That is the size of the brake expander nut Martynn is after.
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving a truck
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

Re: Driving a truck

Hmm, yes my old TT does about 45 mph but, I only noticed grey hairs after driving it that fast for the first time! :( Albert will cruise comfortably at about 30, but he does not really like going much faster. I have even had old Albert "sideways" on gravel corners - now that was an unexpected bit fo...
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photos - Railway Uses for the Model T
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Old Photos - Railway Uses for the Model T

Well, it seems that even railroads proved to be a great market for the Model T.

I have uploaded a few Railroad Ts in the gallery:

app.php/gallery/album/48

Enjoy :-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: English T Wrench? - King Dick
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: English T Wrench? - King Dick

Quite possible Alan,

By the way, King Dick still lives! https://www.kingdicktools.co.uk/

They used to make motorcycles as well:
https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hsx/2 ... 36871.html
by A Whiteman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: English T Wrench? - King Dick
Replies: 7
Views: 888

English T Wrench? - King Dick

A question for any English members who can help: Is this an English T tool kit wrench - or an aftermarket item? It would be uncommon for Ford to allow his brand on an aftermarket item though? In New Zealand most Ts are Canadian and early ones US, so we usually have US and Canadian tools. I was intri...
by A Whiteman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Stabilizers
Replies: 35
Views: 2922

Re: Steering Stabilizers

You probably have checked this, but make sure the caster on the axle is correct. It should 'lean back'. If the axle is straight up and down - no caster - then dodgey steering will occur.
by A Whiteman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Advertising
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Old Advertising

They are from Spain and France.

By the way - add them to the gallery section -= we have an advert part just for beauties like this :-)
by A Whiteman
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacement TT Outer Hyatt Sleeve - Modification
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Replacement TT Outer Hyatt Sleeve - Modification

The repro 'outer sleeves' for the TT rear axle are pretty good. However they do not come with the grease cup hole or the locating dimple in them. What do you do? Well, marking where the grease cup hole should go and drilling it to size is easy enough when you use an old sleeve to locate the hole cor...
by A Whiteman
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1918-1927 Model TT Rear Axle Assembly***
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: ***1918-1927 Model TT Rear Axle Assembly***

Looks good Martynn.
Nice way the backing plate is shown attached and exploded.
by A Whiteman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: photo gallery

Click on "Gallery" with the camera icon at the top of the page, just beside where you log in...
Enjoy :-)
by A Whiteman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

Re: foot throttle

Hi Wayne, That is the beauty of the 'either /or' foot feed solution. I use the hand throttle most of the time myself and prefer that, but I will confirm that the foot feed makes changing the auxiliary gearbox a whole lot safer and easier. No more writhing arms over and under to hold the steering whe...
by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

Re: foot throttle

Mine may not be the prettiest, but it works allowing 'either/or' operation. You can use the footfeed or the hand throttle. It is pretty much 100% home made (we just bought the pedal 'button'): Foot Feed Dec 10 (1).JPG Foot Feed Dec 10 (2).JPG Foot Feed Dec 10 (3).JPG Foot Feed Dec 10.JPG
by A Whiteman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-1927 Model TT Rear Axle Differential Assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: 1923-1927 Model TT Rear Axle Differential Assembly

Hi Martyn, I believe that the top picture I posted is an early parts book, but I don't have the pages with the descriptions. I think the late date of the latter pictures must include the AA truck, which essentially used a TT rear axle for the first year or two before going to a crown wheel assembly ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Idea: USA national Model T tour/event calendar
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Idea: USA national Model T tour/event calendar

Good idea.

May we have a section for 'non-US' chapters, as this may be another way to advertise the events around the world to those of us non-US based users?

Cheers
Adrian W.