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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

You really need a new starter ring gear!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

The Facebook poster who didn't agree with my answer, referred me to the Montana 500 website regarding engine modifications. My answer to him, was that I thought the original question was involving an engine in a Model T that wasn't going to be raced or that the engine builder wasn't seeking ultimat...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shot peened crankshafts ?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Shot peened crankshafts ?

Might have been beneficial before T cranks commenced with 100 years of fatigue life. If you did it on the ground journals, won't you just have to regrind them to get back the surface finish, thereby removing the compression layer?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: NOS???

You might also come across "NIB", meaning "new in box".
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auction....Douglass, Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Auction....Douglass, Kansas

Not meant to be an inclusive rational - just a perspective Its is the seller that has hired someone to manage & market the sale of items that they no longer want and negotiated the fees involved. The seller then is totally responsible for any fees that they need to pay the auctioneer. True, but the...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac OHV Cover Attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Frontenac OHV Cover Attachment

I believe it uses a special head bolt, with a stud coming out of the top of it that goes through the rocker cover.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auction....Douglass, Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Auction....Douglass, Kansas

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18388 I don't understand the 10% "buyer's premium". It just cuts down what I'm willing to bid. That's because you're a reasonable person. I have been attending antique phonograph auctions for over 30 years, all by the same auction house. Just a few y...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA

Always interested in the wellbeing of our Model T "brothers", (& "sisters" too!), no matter what topic it's posted under. Prayers are on the way! Thanks!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Susanne wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm
You know, if it was always easy to crank, then all of the sudden became "stiff" or difficult, you may have other internal issues such as a slipped piston pin or hung up band...
The OP states, "It has always been difficult, but seems to be getting worse."
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 757

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Scrape out as much as you can right now. Then put it back together and see how it performs in warm weather. Oh, also use antifreeze. Although some will disagree, I think what you have is what's to be expected with water soluble oil.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3542

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Thanks, Dan. I think part of my problem was/is the terminology. You referred to the larger, painted steel piece as the channel and the thinner brass, nickeled piece as the strip. What piece part is the "glass clips?" Is there any tape or buffer between the strip and glass? Is there any tape or buff...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaky Hose Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Leaky Hose Connections

Check to be sure the leak is really from the hose connection. I've chased a stubborn leak in the past, only to discover it started from higher up, on the radiator tank. The coolant slowly travelled down and settled in the seam at the top of the hose, making the leak appear to begin there.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Hey Jerry, in order I will answer your questions. I have had the car for 10 years, and in general, she can be hand cranked, but I feel like I am fighting a lot of compression. Obviously, she doesn't like the cold and is much easier to start in the summer months. 1. It is much easier to crank when y...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer belt interference
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Timer belt interference

I believe 27" would be the size, IF you're using all stock parts of the correct model year, (lower pulley, fan bracket, fan hub, etc.), and no water pump.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3542

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

I had some free time this morning, so I removed the windshield frames. There was a gap between the top and bottom glass. The bottom is just a piece of plexiglass. It appears to be too short. I am thinking that, maybe, I should replace both the bottom and the top glass. Does anyone have the correct ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Tomdoc, Lots of questions come to mind. But first, the theory you got about what may be causing it, is just not possible. At least as stated. Questions... 1. Is the car just as hard to crank if you put the car in high gear and jack up the rear wheels? 2. How often do you check the oil level in the e...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

Can you elaborate on what exactly "tinning butter" is? [/size] Here you go, Jerry. IMG_5824 copy.JPG IMG_5825 copy.JPG I bought it to use with body solder and mistakenly figured it would be OK for soldering mag coils, not realizing that it's corrosive to copper. It's not OK for that, as our friend ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1095

Re: Gas tank

Charles J wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:34 am
I think some people need to start their own post instead of getting on mine
??? I thought this was Tom Rootlieb's thread.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1095

Re: Gas tank

Dan Hatch wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Here is link to gas tank repair
https://www.gastankrenu.com/
Exactly! I suggested them weeks ago....
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

WARNING: DON'T DO IT! Last night I received an email from a forum member who was kind enough to give me a heads-up on what I had done wrong. I'm posting it here because I don't want anybody to see what I did ignorantly and think it's a good idea: I cannot overstate the fact that tinning butter is h...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

If and when I do decide to sell, I will look for a club member who would like to buy it, and offer it for a reasonable price. Norm Norm, At least in my mind, when the time is right, my ideal situation would be to identify a young member who would appreciate it, who would not expect it, and to simpl...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Terry, I have always been of the opinion that a person's ownership of any item gives that person the right to set the price for it. If a certain price is what it's worth to them , then who am I to say otherwise. That's the price at which they'd let it go. A price that's way too high is probably a pr...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

I hope you'll all pardon my uninformed advice, given I've never rebuilt a coil ring. However, in my experience with other things electrical, my experience has been that more insulation is better than less insulation. ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: My cam gear status

If you decide to keep that gear, make sure that the cam nut is tight. I have had two fiber gear failures in T engines. Both were rebuilt in the '70s so probably newer gears and maybe the bad ones, but both were also loose and appeared to have been loose for some time. I'm sure the looseness contrib...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Watchout
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Watchout

The Phone sure works good, That means talking on it, I do not text either. They used to have a telegraph, (texting). Then they went to a great invention, called the telephone, then they went to texting, (telegraph). Whod a thunk it? I can not figure out why so many Model T people are so modern in c...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1654

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

Also a proud member of the flip-phone club!

I will text, but very minimally, It's cumbersome to text on a flip phone, which is why I like it! Keeps things short and essential. No long, frivolous cutsie messages.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T keyboard for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Model T keyboard for sale

Got mine as well. A first class job!! Thanks Tim!

Still would like an original, (or reproduction), Ford version. Maybe one day....
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Watchout
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Watchout

I don't know Ed, (the seller), personally, but I have always held him in high regard. I'm sure this will work out. Just a cross up in communications I think.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 442
Views: 67470

Re: Foto of the Day

A couple of nice photos of my Touring, on a past Indiana Covered Bridge Tour, taken by my buddy's wife.

cover bridge touring.jpg
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: My cam gear status

I have a Cylent gear in my '25 Touring. It's been there for 50 years plus and I don't plan on replacing it anytime soon. I would NEVER use one of the new ones however. I shredded 2 already and caught a 3rd just prior to disaster.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #4
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: #4

Interesting that race car #1, (number on the radiator), still has its crank. Wonder if there's some sort of chain drive back down to the old crank hole. Hardly seems feasible. Also, interesting that the spindles, or at least the spindle arms, are swapped around, with the tie rod out front. Could be ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Some folks straighten axle tubes by welding on one side. The thought being, that the weld will cause the metal to shrink on that side, thereby pulling the tube straight. Not sure if the weld you show was done with that intent or not. The rough bore in the tube is pretty much normal. It's a nice fit ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

Original Smith wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:33 am
I have crows in the trees in my back yard. They are a pain!
:lol:
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 bolt & nut painting
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: 1911 bolt & nut painting

Certainly not the original technique, but I sometimes clearcoat nut & bolts to prevent corrosion. Really though, most of my T's automatically distribute a preservative layer of oil onto the entire chassis.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:51 am
Kim and Larry live only about a mile apart as the crow flies. Of course, not many people travel by crow.
I love that Steve. Can't wait to use it sometime! :lol:
(I'll give you credit for it though ;) )
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.

What complicates the removal, even after the hub plate is removed, is the fact that you can only support the spokes outside of the 6-1/2" perimeter of the hub flange. When supported that way, you create a fulcrum point for the spokes. Pushing on the hub, causes the spokes to rock on that fulcrum and...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

This is what I know so far. The Lucas tires (olympic) are nylon cord vs the more expensive tires are polyester. The nylon cord tires ride a little harder but are strong and give as good a service as the polyester. It is recommended that polyester tires be pressurized to 60 to 65 pounds. The olympic...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.

The hub plate can be a real bear! The method in the link above is the way to do it!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

I sure wouldn't do it if you had the 14mm plug hole option. I'd be somewhat less concerned with the pipe thread plug holes, but I still wouldn't lift it that way myself. My guess is, it would be okay, but why guess when it's so easy to choose another method. Cast iron heads, no problem. I've lifted ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Bill, I have never actually measured an axle shaft or a housing with the axle bearing the weight of a car, so I'm willing to be educated. But the loads imposed by your car as it stands right now may be giving you erroneous readings. Most of the time when people measure axle shafts or housings for s...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Bill, While nothing is impossible, I would think it's fairly rare to have the axel tube bent downwards at its outer end, causing the shaft to sit above its centerline. I would think that housings get bent due to the spring bottoming out and smacking the center of the axel housing, making the whole a...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

While I agree that Original Smith, Joe Bell, Tim Wrenn and Art Mirtes are great contributors to the craft, I must add that Steve Jelf has been an invaluable resource since I acquired my T two years ago. Thanks, Steve. There are others who have given their time and help freely... Norman Kling, Allen...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: technical question about the starter.
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: technical question about the starter.

I'm nearly certain that Ron Patterson has done this testing and mentioned the results in the past. Hopefully, he'll see your posting and have your answers.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressurized radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Pressurized radiator

Pressuring a T radiator is never a good idea. As others state, it's not made for that. If you don't actually blow the tank open, you'll greatly distort it. Would be even worse, and more expensive an error, on a brass radiator. That said, never let a radiator shop pressure test your radiator either. ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Is your drawing really correct in that it shows the axle sitting above the housing centerline? A bent housing would typically cause the axel to sit below the housing centerline. Also, it appears that your inner seal is installed as you take your measurement. At some amount of deflection, the seal wi...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

DickC wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Colin--Someone said that the tires are not rubber but a synthetic that wears well but does not grip as well. Stopping etc. Dick C.
I'm pretty sure that all tires are made from synthetic rubber.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?

I only use water from melted Antarctic glaciers. Anything else will cause your Model T to explode. :) Seriously though, I know some parts of the country have water with high mineral content that can really screw things up. However, I think that in most large metropolitan areas, (Flint, MI excluded),...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do the color of these Valves tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: What do the color of these Valves tell me?

No, one can't tell if they are two piece valves by the two dimples in the top unless you can see they are cast iron heads, a lot of replacement one piece valves had the dimples for grinding the valves right up into the 1970's+, lifting the valve or looking in the port will tell you. On a couple of ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1596

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

...there's no way to keep weight of the magnets even. [/size] Is there anything wrong with picking magnets that are all within a few grams and grinding a little off the ends of the heavier ones to equalize them before you charge and install them? There's probably nothing wrong with that, but why bo...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do the color of these Valves tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: What do the color of these Valves tell me?

The little indented areas on the valve top tell you they are original valves that were made in two separate pieces, and the tops were stamped in to attach the mushroom to the stem, using those two holes for that purpose. To add to Jim's observation, the original "two piece" valves should be replace...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Wire Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: TT Wire Wheels

Jeepbone1 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:55 pm
More pictures.
If I understand the assembly you've shown, I would suggest adding a tight fitting "doughnut" between the black spacer plate/adapter and the hub nose. It will help the hub to support the wheel without putting all the load on the bolts that sandwich it all together.

Cool idea btw!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Passing of a member
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Passing of a member

So sorry to read this Tim. May his soul rest in peace.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Model T Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: Electric Model T Conversion

Well, this is one way to get around the problem of no new gas tanks being available. ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: New pistons

Going to bore my engine for new pistons.It measures .006 over standard will .020 Overs clean up or should I go ahead and get .030 pistons thanks philip It all depends on how bad the bores are now. You say you're .006 over right now, but how much taper and out-of-round are you? Did you measure all u...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa makes a delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Santa makes a delivery

Very generous. What a nice story!

(PS, can I be your nephew too? ;) )
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

I love the cars we call Model T's. They all have their own unique personality. I've been trying to get to know this 1912 delivery for about 10 months now. He has not let me know his secret yet. I know I will understand him soon and we will be friends. I have got some really good suggestions on here...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordlandia Book
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Fordlandia Book

I recall learning about “Fordlandia” on the Science channel during an episode of “Mysteries of the Abandoned” entitled “Amazon Ghost Town”. No doubt it will reappear as a repeat. I believe the Fordlandia project was abandoned due to Ford’s attempt to micromanage and control every aspect of the live...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car rear bumpers
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Improved car rear bumpers

Here is a set I have, it looks like a Marquette brand. What year would these go on? Bumper Model T 26-27 #1.jpg Bumper Model T 26-27 #2.jpg Bumper Model T 26-27 #3.jpg Bumper Model T 26-27 #4.jpg IMG_3143 copy.jpg They would probably look appropriate on anything 1925ish or later. The front bumper l...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Merry Christmas!

Thank you Jonah. May you and yours have a beautiful Christmas and may the joy of Christmas be with you all year long! (Same to the rest of you! ;) )
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordlandia Book
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Fordlandia Book

It was amazing to me, what hardships people endured to work in that setting. Went beyond just dedication it seems.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: sure mike cranks

Jerry, the land which takes the rear main bolt heads is machined with a really sharp right angle against the back web. This creates a perfect stress riser. On three of the blocks I have witnessed, including one 1923 model, the cracks emanate from this machining and work out from there, So the bolts...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 41
Views: 2152

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Moxie26 wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:09 pm
....If a Model T owner does not want to use motorcycle oil that's fine, as long as they use the non detergent 30 weight oil .
??? Isn't motorcycle oil a detergent oil?

I use whatever oil I wish to, is that fine too? Sure hope so.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: sure mike cranks

Eric, I wish I could see photos of the broken out rear web in that 12 block. That would make 4 early blocks I know about with that same problem. Broken crankshaft + broken block on 3 of them. The fourth was a severely cracked block either side of the rear main web. I believe many of these failures,...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas..
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Merry Christmas..

Merry Christmas to all!!!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 41
Views: 2152

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Whenever I see a post like this I always have to ask Do you experiment on your “Modern” the same way and why. Charlie, The Model T, being incredibly simple and basic in its design, seems to present an "empty canvas" to those who like to "innovate" and "improve". It just invites tinkering. Part of i...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTM reverse pedal extension
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: WTM reverse pedal extension

In Michigan they will issue a title based upon a 1) bill of sale & 2) appraisal. They will run the VIN to see if it shows up. No inspection required. My 1952 Army Jeep had no title and that’s how we did it. Michigan doesn’t keep records of inactive titles over 15 years old. Suggestion, visit one of...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T keyboard for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Model T keyboard for sale

Email sent!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help gas tank desperately needed
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Help gas tank desperately needed

I had trouble with a gas tank on a 1924 Buick. I sent it to Gas Tank Renu, https://www.gastankrenu.com/, they did an awesome job! If you go that route however, tell them NOT to coat the outside of the tank and NOT to coat the gas cap or outlet threads! I believe it cost me about $200. Cheap, if you ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

James, the engine has no noticeable end-play. This car was built and sat for 35 years without being moved. When I got it I had very little compression. 20lbs. I pulled the head and the oil pan inspection cover. I honed the cylinders, installed new pistons and rings along with new valves and valves ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: sure mike cranks

Joe, You probably know this already, but I've been told there were 2 styles of Sure Mikes. A "regular" one and a "heavy duty". I've also been told that the lighter ones are very prone to breaking, while the heavier ones are much better. I have a heavy one, but have never thought to use it. For one t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1535

Re: Gas Tanks

My guess is that any company that could easily make such a thing will run away if you used the name "Gas Tank".
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1054

Re: Steaming Radiator

Soluble oil is not a coolant, any more than motor oil is a coolant. Yes, in the machine trades it's referred to as a "coolant", but that's a machining coolant, not an engine coolant. And, it's only a machining coolant when it's mixed with water, (or if it comes pre-mixed), not when it's just plain o...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1535

Re: Gas Tanks

ThreePedalTapDancer wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Is anybody going to be carrying the torch with the making of gas tanks, or is that another part that’s no longer going to be made anymore?
I know there's a shortage, but has the supplier stated that they'll no longer be produced by them?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car rear bumpers
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Improved car rear bumpers

Ford supplied split bumbers, (bumperettes), for 26/27 Canadian cars.

I owned a pair that I sold a few years ago.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1054

Re: Steaming Radiator

The only thing I would add, is try soluble oil instead of coolant....coolant is made to reduce heat in pressurized cooling systems (like in modern cars). Nothing on a Model T or TT for that matter is pressurized other than the tires. Soluble Oil is made to reduce heat in non-pressurized cooling sys...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

Am I seeing the remains of paint on the inside of the cast iron and top of the inside of the bowl? Painting these parts is a no-no as dissolved paint plugs some passages. I would also suggest that you check the actual fuel level in the bowl while you have it off the car (1/4" clear tygon tube attac...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering question
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Steering question

Be very suspicious of your wishbone if it's the "over the axle style". What you describe is not a "small" problem. ;) From a recent posting of mine.... I test drove my friend's 1914 just after he bought it. Seemed fine until I made a left hand turn. Both front wheels swung hard to the left, nearly c...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

Many years ago, a friend of mine did that. Don't know just how much he removed, but it had to be a lot to make any difference, (real or imagined). Turns out, unknown to him, one of the cast-in columns that sit above each combustion dome had rusted away. That, coupled with the greatly reduced materia...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: Holley Vaporizer troubles

Since you're under a time constraint, you don't appear to have the time to try this, then try that, then buy this part, then buy that part, etc. I'd order all the pieces that the suppliers offer for the vaporizer & install them all.

Check/replace the intake manifold gaskets as well.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

To me, it sounds as if you have an intake/vacuum leak. I've suggested this to you in the past, with regard to the intake manifold gaskets, so I'm confident that you have checked that out and eliminated that possibility. I'm now wondering if the mounting flange on your intake manifold is flat. Years ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between an a and t block?
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Difference between an a and t block?

Coolant in the cylinders? Bad head gasket or cracked block or cracked head.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?

Do yourself the favor of either buying one that's been rebuilt, or having one rebuilt. Rewound armatures, new condensers and freshly charged magnets make all the difference. Even with one that is original and works great, you still run the risk of throwing off the old armature windings and having th...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone help me identify this eingine?
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Can anyone help me identify this eingine?

Join the Model T Ford Club International. The back of the membership card has this handy dandy reference!
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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of power when activating horn?
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: Loss of power when activating horn?

If that car has a battery and a generator, it should have a battery horn. There are only two possible reasons the horn would cause the car to stop running. One would be a very weak magneto which is right on the edge, or something in the horn circuit which is grounding the magneto when you honk the ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JB Weld or Bondo
Replies: 20
Views: 1203

Re: JB Weld or Bondo

Billy Vrana wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:49 am
Tires and tubes are doing fine but the air is showing through
Tonight we're settin' the woods on fire!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STUCK!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1087

Re: STUCK!!!!!

TRDxB2 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Jonah, suggest you post some pictures of the wheel so others can see what you have.
Good idea. ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

Barry Loucks wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Did I ever tell you the story about Pouporri while I was in Ireland? It’s not for this forum. It makes Sears catalog and corn cobs tame.

Barry
Sounds like a nice story to share the next time we're having a nice steak at Culhane's!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

I was told by an uncle he preferred the “harness section” of the Sears catalog. The pages were rougher, i.e. not glossy like the clothing and housewares section. They worked better. Barry Barry, The voice of experience for sure... Dad also had directions on the proper use of corn cobs, for the same...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: Drill Bit Quality

I've been using all three holes in a drill chuck for 60 years after I was shown that trick by a local weldor/blacksmith. If you notice, the key can be tightened just a bit more in each hole. Try it Jerry, you'll like it. :) Dave I will try it, but I've got to admit, I don't really have much trouble...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

The problem is she would need to "bear" all before putting the dress on.... To bring it into topic (kinda sorta)... I always found it interesting that the Sears catalog in the early 20's sold rolls of "crepe paper" as toilet tissue... not that it puts the "T" in TP, but I have to stretch it somehow...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas to all !
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: Merry Christmas to all !

Merry Christmas Tim!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2021 Speedsters Reunion in Lincoln NE
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: 2021 Speedsters Reunion in Lincoln NE

I was at the first one, several years ago. VERY cool event, but wow, was it ever HOT, 105F in an open T. If you haven't been to one, don't miss it. The museum alone is worth the trip.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

Is her name Charmin?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Crank Diameter
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Original Crank Diameter

There may be a misunderstanding on the crankshaft front pulley area. The crankshaft diameter is the same all years. It is the pulley, at the fan belt diameter, that changed. The small pulley for the narrow nose pan but used in early wide nose pans into around 1919 and the large pulley for the wide ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: Drill Bit Quality

Dennis Prince wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:50 pm
One important thing to know about using a drill chuck is to tighten all 3 of the jaws and the drill bit won't spin in the chuck, it was years of frustration before I figured that out. Just my 2 cents worth.
How do you not tighten all 3 jaws? They all work in unison.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible stupid question alert!
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: Possible stupid question alert!

Are you trying to say that you have no neutral?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Firewall Protection
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Re: Wooden Firewall Protection

It's looking happy! Thanks!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Center Door, pulling the engine
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: 1915 Center Door, pulling the engine

You may have trouble bringing the motor mount arms past the firewall unless it's removed.