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by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 14 (fourteen) (14 more to go) - HALF WAY - Yaaaa Wednesday. They say the tight lock down is working as infection rates are falling and only one death (an elderly person with other issues). We are starting to think about how we reopen business. So what did we do today? I joined the broken chain i...
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 13 (thirteen) (15 more to go)

Tuesday. Well, nothing much today except ..... gardening .... Well hedge trimming and pick up of bits. That's about it today - I didn't break anything either!!
by A Whiteman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOLT CHART version 2
Replies: 8
Views: 401

BOLT CHART version 2

Please see below version 2.0 of the Bolt chart. This was started by members in Montana I think and updated by myself over the last few days. THIS IS A DRAFT! READ BELOW PLEASE COVERAGE a) MAIN bolts (with hex or carriage heads), studs and machine screws (bolts with slotted or domed heads). b) Exclud...
by A Whiteman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 12 (twelve) (16 more to go) Monday. Back to finish off the hoist bolts. All done! The hoist is now nice and tightly bolted down: 20200407_120630.jpg Let's try it out :-) Ahhh - the chain broke :-( Each post has a 'screw nut' that runs on a fixed screw inside the posts. A loooong chain runs right...
by A Whiteman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

HELP Does anyone have the Ford Canada Service Bulletin Feb 1925? If so, can you SCAN the spanner chart (posted above) in high quality = each page in say A4 format? OR A3 format if your combo printer/scanner has a larger table. A higher quality scan would help me a lot combining this diagram with the...
by A Whiteman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

If you've been at this as long as I have, Hi Larry, that is actually why I am trying to amend the chart as myself (and a lot of us here) haven't been at it all that long and we don't really want to lose your knowledge and expertise. When I post the draft chart would you mind looking at it to fill i...
by A Whiteman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dog days
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Dog days

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by A Whiteman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 11 (eleven) (17 more to go) Sunday. A quiet day today. I got a bit more Tom Clancy read and attacked the 'Bolt Chart' again. Being Sunday and not able to go to church we instead watched a sermon from Parkside Baptist, Dallas, Texas. Wow, technology is amazing that we can do that all the way from...
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

As long as the lamp lights I won't get lost in the dark! And with the new sign I won't wonder where I am :D Day 10 (ten) (18 more to go) Saturday. I got a little distracted with the bolt spec chart (see main forum post). The result is a new version of a Bolt, Stud and Machine Screw table. This will ...
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Square Head Bolt ID
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Square Head Bolt ID

Thanks Allan - you may be right but I kinda need something to do in these long "isolated" days... (not really, but good to have a distraction from the other work list items!) The parts came from a long time T enthusiast, who also liked Ford V8s, so this could be a V8 bolt? Probably will never know b...
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

Watch this space, an updated Excel of Bolts and Studs only is on its way - soooonnn

And then any help to check missing data will be appreciated :-)
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester

Wow, thanks for that John, I will pass it on to Chris.

Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester

During lock down my T buddy Chris is making a cabinet to set out his Walden Worcester spanner collection. He would like to have a nice logo sign to fix to the front of the cabinet and has asked if I can find something. I have found a later logo (see below) but he would really like an earlier logo (b...
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)

When sorting T parts my eye caught the variations in the Timing Cover Plate design (our Ts are Canadian, but I guess they copied the US versions closely). I have 2 pre-generator plates and 5 generator plates each different in terms of webs, heights of oil filler, baffles etc. There may be more varia...
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Square Head Bolt ID
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Square Head Bolt ID

In among the T nuts and bolts I am sorting are a number of square headed bolts that I am not sure of. 1/2 inch diameter and head is 3/4 inch each side.

Any ideas?

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by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

Thanks guys these are helpful.
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 9 (nine) (19 more to go) A fine Autumn day, almost summer like still. I have had a 'name' decal for my shed since before lock down. I have been avoiding installing it as it looked rather daunting. Today was the day to put it on the shed. After all, every property needs a name and my wife named o...
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

I am sorting boxes of T nuts and bolts. There are LOTS of different sizes and types. I did not really appreciate the differences until I have been sorting. Engine, trans, axle, diff, starter, gen, - the list continues - all tossed in boxes as cars were dismantled. Some time ago I saw a chart (Excel ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

A bit behind in posting.... DAY 5 (five) (23 more to go) Monday. What did we do today. Not a lot, it was wet and cold so I stayed indoors and read a book. Tom Clancy needed dusting off and I realised I must be getting older when I recognised the latest tech he describes and note it is largely only f...
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

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by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 175
Views: 9320

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

This one is a little newer - (1960's). Loading logs in the bush - who needs a crane or loader?
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by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

DAY 4 (four) (24 more to go) Sunday today, and a smaller project. The granddaughter (bless her) dropped grandad's taxi cow and broke a horn and leg off. It is a memento of a trip to the Big Apple (do you remember the "Cow Parade"?) a few years ago. It has been sitting on the shelf for a week or so w...
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

DAY 3 (three) (25 more to go - and they are rumbling it "may" be longer already) OH NO!!!! 3 days in and the washing machine flooded the laundry!! OH NO!!! Well that defined today's project. Moving said machine from the laundry to the garage (more room to pull it apart), pull down covers and have a ...
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

DAY 2 (two) (26 more to go) Well today it rained, so no weeding of the garden ;-) - whew, dodged that today at least. The project for the day was altering the mounts and installing the mirror "portrait" and not "landscape". Why you may ask? Any married man can tell you that asking that question is a...
by A Whiteman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

DAY 1 (One) (27 more to go - at least that what they tell us)

Made more wooden boxes out of off-cuts to store parts in and continued the sort out...
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by A Whiteman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

That porous material In the tank is asbestos. OOOH!, a good bit of information there! I plan to cut one Prestolite about 1/3 or 1/4 from the valve end, then weld a band around it with lugs so the short end can be 'twisted' back on - presto a running board mounted tool box with a shiny gauge on the ...
by A Whiteman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 28
Views: 1246

Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

In New Zeland we are entering 4 weeks MINIMUM of enforced stay at home isolation from tomorrow. What will we do? :-0 Here are some of the things planned/ underway: 1) Sort out the spare T parts in the garage. Uhh, how many nuts and bolts ARE there! 2) Continue our "Hill-Lux" lunch. Model T guys shoo...
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1284

Re: Turn signals

but like the T...it’s therapy!
Ah George, a man after my own thought... :-)
by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

however, I’d like to try and fix the problem myself first.
I know that's why I like the hobby myself too :-)

Sorry, I have no technical info on this, but just wanted to say that I like your approach :-)

Cheers, Adrian
by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals

USE PROPER HAND SIGNALS AND USE THEM EARLY ENOUGH SO THE KID FOLLOWING BEHIND YOU HAS TIME TO FIGURE OUT THAT YOU ARE SLOWING DOWN, AND WHY YOU ARE SLOWING DOWN. Fully Endorsed. Right turn by passenger? Good point well presented. Questions: Which option do you think gives "The Other Road User" the ...
by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 23 TT project
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: My 23 TT project

Here is that dimension picture - may be useful :-)
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by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 23 TT project
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: My 23 TT project

My cab and bed are both bolted to bearers that run the length of the chassis back from the firewall. These bearers are bolted to the rear cross from, the large 'lugs' just behind the petrol tank and to the lugs just behind the firewall. An extra angle bracket is used to fit to the front lugs (just l...
by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1284

Re: Turn signals

In today’s motoring world an arm signal for ‘right turn’ (or 'left' in the US) or ‘stop’ is often cheerily replied to with a friendly wave or sometimes another gesture that is not really nice..... The fact is today’s other road user has most likely never seen hand signals before, and probably can’t ...
by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 23 TT project
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: My 23 TT project

Welcome to the TT club! They, they are slow, but I think TTs are still fun. No flat tyres on the rears - ever ;-) As to body style and mounting, there are a myriad of options. Do you want it to be 'standard/factory' or ' standard/ common cab manufacture (like Martin Perry for example) or 'freestyle'...
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Remember not to tighten things up right away. Let the goop 'sit and set' a bit before final tightening. Why? because you will squeeze it out if you go to full tightening right away and then have no benefit. But don't forget to go back and tighten properly before final assembly! Remember not to put i...
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a TT today
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Looked at a TT today

If possible, pull the Ruckstell apart, all will be revealed :-) BUT Don't start the job until you have the MTFA Ruckstell book (available from suppliers). It is a very helpful guide to pulling down, repair and re-assembly of the Rucklstell. Have a go, it looks like all around the world we are going ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a TT today
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Looked at a TT today

Ruckstells usually can't get 'stuck' in neutral. If they do it could be the thrust plate breaking (as happened to me...) If that is the case you may find another by asking around. A replacement may take a bit of machining, but it is a 'doable' repair without spending too much. Even with the plate br...
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!

The green stuff is not algae, its bacteria that grow in the water ethanol mix in that crappy modern gas of today
Hi Leo, we do not use alcohol/ ethanol in our fuel in New Zealand yet (- thanks goodness), but I am not a biologist so what looked like algae, could be bacteria.

Cheers
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!

Yep, I never bothered with an annual drain (or more often). But, Albert would not start. I traced this back to no fuel in the carb bowl, then no fuel coming out the fuel line, then no fuel coming out the sediment bulb …. The tank is easy to pull so I took it out and stripped down the sediment bowl, ...
by A Whiteman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3940

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Would it have anything to do with the litigious society?

You know - "I got sick and its your fault because I went to your club meeting and you should have known better and cancelled it". (Never mind that I had a choice and it was my decision to go and I did not have to go either..... )
by A Whiteman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Probably an earlier engine - from a car likely - re numbered for replacement of the original. We may never ever know.

Clever things those mice! an 'armoured' storage site for nuts and seeds untouched by other 'raiders' :-)
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a book
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Looking for a book

Bo-Zero that is a very handy article, thanks for posting it. Useful for more than just T magnets.
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a TT today
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Looked at a TT today

As Scott mentioned, the TT is low geared, so there should have been some movement, but depending how many turns you made,, that movement may have been very small. Check if it has an auxillary gearbox installed - usually an extra gear shift pops up from the floor. If so this MAY be in neutral (which ...
by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Check out some TT pictures here too: app.php/gallery/album/77

And some fire TTs:
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by A Whiteman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Yes, that is certainly a TT :-) Welcome to the TT Club ;-) Only the engines have numbers (there were none used on the chassis frame at that stage). The cab may have a makers number somewhere too, but its harder to date that. Usually there is only 1 number at a time on an engine, so your guess that a...
by A Whiteman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

And who needs tyres anyway? !
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by A Whiteman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

No money wasted on "unused" body work :-)
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by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 175
Views: 9320

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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by A Whiteman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Spark plug thread

Very interesting engine. Would you mind posting pictures of the other side and from the rear/front please? It is intriguing to play "spot the detail differences" between a European built engine and Canadian ones we have in New Zealand. So far: hot air pipe, valve chest covers, wing nuts fasteners on...
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: windshield glass

Here in New Zealand, the local general glass merchant (does house windows, mirrors etc) cuts glass what I understand is a regular sort of glass for our Ts and other old car windscreens. The cut glass is sent it to specialist outfit near by that tempers it. The glass comes back with 'safety glass' ma...
by A Whiteman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T

I am loving the irony of the 'recovery wagon' - a horse drawn wagon and nice long wooden skids under the car.

Pulling that meant 'real' horsepower!
by A Whiteman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 175
Views: 9320

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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by A Whiteman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 87
Views: 7343

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

My apologies to Rich, these aren't up to an artist's standard, but they are 'pen' (ball point variety) sketches I did to go with my "Fixing Noises" article for the Morris Bullnose club (I gave up trying to fix noises in my T long ago! ;-) ) You can have fun even if you don't know the technical side ...
by A Whiteman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

Yes I would agree that this is better as an anchor for a model boat or the scrap bin, or maybe a "work of industrial art" ;-)
Keep the speedo drive gear from it though. That is something harder to find and unusual.
by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

I 'zeed' the Ruckstell lever for the same reason - no more pokes in the leg!
(RHD truck)
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by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

nice to see the job done 'periodly' with tools that the car would have been familiar with ;-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 192
Views: 10139

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke kindly had a look at a selection of my coils yesterday. Wonder of wonders, no two were alike :-) (out of 14). I was bemused to find that of the 4 coils pulled from Albert (I drove him into the garage 6 months ago but not been out since) 3 would not work at all, neither on Luke's tester or Chris...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 344
Views: 32573

Re: Foto of the Day

I will cheat and add 4 photos! My excuse is my youngest daughter's wedding … ah, what a great day in wonderful weather. Thanks to Paul and Eric for their family's 19 Center Door, and Ray for the 23 Tourer. They were topped off with my 24 Morris (a hot summer day but side curtains a 'must' to "prote...
by A Whiteman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

This is the head off a car with an engine number less than 700:
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by A Whiteman
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Requested: Stewart Speedo Refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 407

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Staude Tractor Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 714

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 344
Views: 32573

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Brake Question
Replies: 14
Views: 780

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model TT: differential oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 488

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2575

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Staude Tractor Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 714

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2575

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1980

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

Have a read of this document, it explains the process.
Cheers
Ruckstel operating instructions.pdf
(1.44 MiB) Downloaded 95 times
by A Whiteman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 3130

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire options for 26 Ton Truck
Replies: 14
Views: 963

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 949

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 344
Views: 32573

Re: Foto of the Day

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by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 462

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Hobby Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1661

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 722

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear End Question on a Thrust Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 282

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 525

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: GPS Installation - Battery Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 290

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 722

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 722

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Huge Kingston 5 Ball Carb
Replies: 1
Views: 487

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1516

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1516

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1516

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

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..