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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine

The water cooled exhaust manifold indicates that it' s boat motor. Possibly a sailboat motor?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: My "New" Lathe!

That quick change tool holder is about 1 size too large for that lathe. Not that it can't work, it will just be more cumbersome than it has to be. And, due to its large size compared to the compound it mounts on, it will add to the overhang that Tim refers to. Aside from any danger of breaking anyth...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

Mark Gregush wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Stan I was thinking along the lines of worn case too. Jerry it would move the ring gear the wrong way.
Mark,

Yes, it definitely would. As I mentioned, it would be the wrong thing to do. That said, I like the other suggestions here better!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

The thickness is somewhat close to that of a typical bronze thrust washer. Could this be to take up the gap of a missing thrust washer? Obviously, it would be the wrong thing to do, but an unknowing past tinkerer may have seen it as a solution to an odd gap that he couldn't explain, seeing as how a ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Kohnke Rebabbitting wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:49 pm
One more thing, you do NOT need 3 Wrenches, on lifters, with a lock nut.

Hertm.
Correct. And, you do NOT need to cut down your tappet guides in the engine block in order to adjust your tappets.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Roar_Sand wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Could it be "Root interference lock thread", as used on the Mopar "leaning tower of power"?
Roar,

Yes, that's what it is. Trade name is Spiralock. There's probably others too. https://www.stanleyengineeredfastening. ... /spiralock
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat

So, who started the whole "Drive around and Eat Stuff" thing anyway? Well, it was inspired by a 3 Stooges episode, "False Alarms". Curly's would-be girlfriend states, "Let's go places and eat things". At 11:43 https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=3+stooges+false+alarms+&&view=detail&mid=7D6FC3F70E9D...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Don't get me started/starter woes

Keith,

Thanks for the update! It helps us all when we read, "the rest of the story". Glad that you're on the right track.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will this work on my acetylene tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Will this work on my acetylene tank?

Something like this may work for you: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Victor-Acetylene-Regulator-VGS360/392502094491?hash=item5b62f2aa9b:g:lVkAAOSwyXNZ7SXV This is pretty close to what I use. This one is a little big/bulky though: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ESAB-Purox-R-27-15-025-Acetylene-Regulator/39250209...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will this work on my acetylene tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Will this work on my acetylene tank?

That won't do what you want Marty. The pressure to your lights should be nearly zero, but not quite. This gauge's needle will not even move off the peg at those low pressures. You don't need a gauge, what you need is a regulator. There were regulators made in the Model T era, and those that you can ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator issue
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Generator issue

Check the cutout?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Don't get me started/starter woes

".... it sure did kick back multiple times ...." Aside from any starter troubles, fix this first! Even if your stater engaged perfectly, it'll be ruined again when the engine kicks back on it. Ignoring the bendix itself, how easily does the starter motor shaft turn by hand? An engine kicking back ag...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Dennis, "What keeps 2 wrench valve lifters from backing off?" To answer your question: Not much. Have had a few friends with those, and the adjustments backed off. Yes, there is a locking method, but in what I've seen, it's not as guaranteed as the lock nut. I've never seen one of the screws as pict...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Covered Bridge Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2185

Re: Covered Bridge Tour

Was an awesome tour, as always! A pleasure to meet you George. Sure hope you can join us again sometime. Also had fun talking with several other forum members. The bridges, scenery & people and second to none!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ohio Jamboree
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Ohio Jamboree

Thanks so much to all who worked hard to make sure there would be an Ohio Jamboree this year! My cousin and I had a great time, as always! A great bunch of people and a great tour.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1177

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

20w-50, in a well broken-in engine.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ohio Model T Jamboree?
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Ohio Model T Jamboree?

Yes there is Paul! BJ Miller and a few other folks picked it at the last moment. I believe it's in Heath, OH. I guess I better make sure for certain, since I plan to be there!

Get a hold of BJ and see if there's still a way you can join in!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please

I've always attributed that misalignment to the body being spread open a bit. Meaning, the dimension from right side to left side arm rest has spread open, or that the right side body panel leans out at the top a bit too much. Given that, I think that it's not so much a door problem as it is a body ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: what is this steering gear case?
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: what is this steering gear case?

It's a one-way clutch. Prevents the wheel from jerking out of your hands on rough roads. In other words, you can steer the wheels, but the wheels cannot steer you. Sounds good on the face of it, but it also means that after a turn, YOU must return the wheels to a straight ahead position, instead of ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1067

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

I learned a long time ago if water flows through the radiator, in a car, too fast it doesn’t have enough time to cool down. I don’t know that this would play a role in a Ts cooling system but in a pressurized system with a pump it sure does. I wonder if it’s possible in a T ? Then wouldn't it also ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Checking for rod bend on a lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Checking for rod bend on a lathe

... but, you still need to check for twist.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: Today made it all worth it

Congratulations Tim! See you in the Soo too!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: What’s this?

It's an aftermarket carburetor for a Model T.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1671

Re: Oil change ?

Lots of well meaning overthinking here. First, by your description of the oil, "brown color," it's not even dirty yet, which makes sense at 300 miles. It's dirty when it's black. Second, you don't need to do anything other than just remove the drain plug, let it drain and drip for a while, replace t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More exhaust manifold joy
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: More exhaust manifold joy

Paper gaskets allow straight manifolds to warp, as there are no gland rings to restrain the movement of the manifold when it's hot.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1671

Re: Oil change ?

D.Yoder wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 pm
I change oil each spring. Just keep adding through the year :) :)
Me too. Except I don't drive anywhere NEAR the miles Dean does!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: APCO Cap....Springs Needed or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: APCO Cap....Springs Needed or Not?

I can certainly understand leaving the springs off, but do NOT skip the step of wiring the bolts in place. To do so, you'll need bolts with wire holes drilled through the heads. Do NOT substitute split lock washers in place of the wire.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 1579

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

My dad used the same drums/shoes/wheel cylinders on my Fordor. Except, he made new backing plates, heavy enough for the job. He also used the GM parking brake parts, actuated by the T parking brake.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCI 2019 Red Dirt Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: MTFCI 2019 Red Dirt Tour

My wife & I were on the tour. The folks on PEI did an awesome job! We had a wonderful time. Best seafood anywhere! (Where can I get a lobster roll in Michigan!?!?!?) Nicest people you'll ever want to find. Really, we hated to leave.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2792

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

Are you using the correct water outlet? There's a high head and a low head style.

Yes, pictures would help...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Had lunch there about 20 years ago. Cool place!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

It seems that before the #1 rod went bad, you had no idea that your timing gear backlash was excessive or a problem. That being the case, I would install a new timing gear, a rebabitted #1 rod, and go for a ride with no more thoughts of timing gear spacing or backlash. Generally speaking, unless you...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Odds of getting stolen
Replies: 23
Views: 1603

Re: Odds of getting stolen

Been parking overnight at motels for 32 years with the T. So far, zero issues. I used to never bother even taking the key out, but I heard of somebody having the key stolen. That would be inconvenient... so I take the key out now.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019

Always a true gentleman. It was a pleasure to know him. May your soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon you.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1741

Re: Chattering Brakes

I add a 1/2 quart of automatic trans fluid to my oil. No chatter.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: cam bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: cam bearings

If the usual T suppliers don't have the red rubber hose for your lights, then try Restoration Supply Co. They have 2 grades I believe. One is just like the original stuff, (supposedly), and the other is also pretty nice.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo head and parts
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Rajo head and parts

This looks like an incredible deal! How has this not sold yet???
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: APCO Tie Rod end lube
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: APCO Tie Rod end lube

Be sure the zerk doesn't extend too far into the housing such that it interferes with the spring. Other than that, looks like a good enough idea.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

Thanks Dan, I thought about that, and a friend in our Model T club (KCChuggers) reminded me that even in an axle break, if you had disc brakes, the calipers would prevent the wheel from coming off. I resisted the thought of disc brakes... but then, Frank drove home the wisdom, "safety trumps authen...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2179

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Ok - next issue. It looks like the thrust washers for the rear end are supposed to have shallow pins to keep the steels in place. There seems to be only 1 pin still intact in the entire assembly! All others are worn flush. Anyone else had this problem, and is there an easy way to deal with it? Scot...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quick change bands, slots vs pins
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Quick change bands, slots vs pins

I've used both styles with no preference one way or the other. Most important, is to be sure they're in good condition, with NO cracks around the bases of the pins/tabs.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue May 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: which Oil

I know this subject has came up quite a few times but, the ol gray cells don't work as good as they used to. I'm getting close to getting my 26 coupe running after 50 years. A neighbor said I should use oil that has zinc in it, which I suspect that most oils used today don't have. He suggested goin...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue May 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Low Band Max Adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: Low Band Max Adjustment

It's time to reline...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Low Band Max Adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: Low Band Max Adjustment

Sounds like you're dangerously near the end on your low band adjustment. Take the trans cover off and have a look at the band ends. Is there any lining left there? The area that wears the greatest is the band ends, so if it's gone, or very thin, it's time to replace.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed May 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Driving Wheel Question

I have always understood how a differential works and that the wheel with the least traction will spin, but that is not my question. Given the SAME traction at both wheels, will one ( the “driving wheel”) exert more force than the other in propelling the vehicle? If this is truly a “wives tale”, I ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Some folks thread a pipe tap into the old babbitt bushing, then install a pipe plug. A long steel rod is then used to drive out the bushing. Just be SURE, that the long rod is of adequately small diameter to pass by the internal heads of the rivets that attach the ball end to the torque tube. Some h...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

If they are made correctly, (big assumption I guess), the new bolts should already have those grooves. Original bolts had them from new.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flushing radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Flushing radiator

Not necessarily trying to dissuade you from flushing your radiator as it's not a bad thing to do, however, I'm wondering if you're wanting to do this to solve some issue, or just because it seems like you should? Myself, if it's all currently working well, I would tend to leave it alone. Once flushe...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

To answer your question, yes, .017 clearance in your drive shaft bushing is way too much. You need a new bushing. Also, inspect your drive shaft in the area the runs in that bushing. If it too is worn, more than a thousandth or two, a new bushing will not be the total answer, since a new bushing may...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue May 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 top bow mystery marking
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: 1915 top bow mystery marking

If by "unwrapping an Egyptian mummy" you mean that the covered was wound around the bow in a spiraling manner, then it was not original covering and perhaps then, not an original bow.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Marty,

They basically don't care what you're driving. Just have all your documents in place. However, you maybe should tell your insurance company you'll be travelling in Canada.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2253

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

I believe you would have to run an engine on starting fluid for some length of time, (greater that just a start-up), to have any bad effects from it. Every once in a great while I'll use some. No problems. Many years ago, in the absence of starting fluid, I used model airplane fuel to get and engine...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Wheel adapters

Previous answer said the wheel was supported in 3 places but the wood to wire adapters looked like there was no support at the outer part of the wheel and only appeared to be supported by the studs and lug nuts. And that's why it's a bad idea. Other than that, (and I realize this is only my persona...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Finishing top bows
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Finishing top bows

Erik is correct. However if you HAD to do something to them, you could simply brush on some flat black paint. That would be my choice if I felt so compelled, which I would not ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

It is an "American Bosch" distributor not to be confused with VW and current "Bosch" distributors, parts are no compatible. There were both clip on, 600 series, and front plate model FI-513. What I don't see in the top down view is a notch on the top of the shaft to lock the rotor in place as it ro...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

I believe it's a Bosch front plate style, not a clip-on.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Low Head Rust

While sleeving the bolt holes may seem like a good option, the amount of rust that it would take to go through to a bolt hole would also most likely cause thin spots elsewhere in the head as well. For instance, look into the water outlet hole. You may see that the little vertical posts that reinforc...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?

You could buy a pipe die, (1/8-27 I believe), and run it up on the petcock to cut the threads a tad further back. That would allow them to screw in further. I would resist the urge to put a tap in the hogshead threads for fear of getting them oversize.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

Have you ever heard of Cole's Law?


It's nothing more than thinly sliced cabbage with some dressing on it.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 2585

Re: Let's talk gasoline

Tom,

"With the filter removed the contaminants would start getting into the carburetor. There would carburetor trouble down the road."

That has never happened to me.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 1905

Re: Last Doolittle Raider

Heard about him today on National Public Radio.

I true hero in every sense of the word. May God give his soul rest and may we never forget what true heroism is.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

No wood blocks for engine mounts. Some really great suggestions. Look like it is now down to flywheel or transmission. Phillip Try putting in the wood blocks and side bolts. It has ceased vibration in several cases that I'm aware of. At the very least, it's an easy thing to try. Do you know what wo...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

Mark Nunn wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:32 am
Do your engine pan arms have wood blocks? You can get a lot of vibration if they are missing.
Phillip,

Answer Mark's question, it's a good one.



Also, try running without a fan belt. Fans can be grossly out of balance and make lots of vibration. An often overlooked source!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 2585

Re: Let's talk gasoline

If you don't use a filter, get ready to rebuild carbs! Tom based on your above quote, with respect to T carbs, I would suggest that you don't know, what you don't know. That's OK...not everyone knows about T carbs, but your statement with respect to Model T's is simply inaccurate. It is excellent t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood wheel question?
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Wood wheel question?

Buy the high quality bolts that RV Anderson manufactures. Old, used bolts are nearly always in poor condition. As someone else pointed out, the split hub is junk.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Transmission Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Replacing Transmission Spring

Referring to your related posting on your clutch problem, have even positively determined that the spring is broken? The spring retainer can also break, which could also the cause of your trouble. This why I suggest you post a photo of what you're seeing with your trans cover removed.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: Lost High Gear

Jerry, Dan and George, none of the clutch linkage had been touched since car was built. I pulled the inspection plate on transmission and on further inspection found there is a space between the first two spring rings and the third about 1 inch apart. I don't think that is correct? If the spring is...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: Lost High Gear

The car I just bought had been setting for 20 some years, when it went into a museum status it had a fresh engine and transmission, I am led to believe that the brake lever was left in the down mode in high gear which I think could have caused the clutch disc to stick together? After starting the c...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Soldering chrome script
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: Soldering chrome script

I use the wire. But, rather than just twisting the wires on the backside, I place a small maple stick on the back, situated vertically, to span many fins, and twist the wire over the stick. Doing that, prevents the wire from working into the fins, thus getting loose enough to rub the water tubes. As...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo-Machine shop
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Old Photo-Machine shop

If they were hiring I'd apply today!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

Re: Door handle repair

i have been fixing these for years. this is how i do it.grind a punch 1/6 x 3/16.then support the body as close to the tab as you can then take the punch and drive it thought. then flatten the tab & body then file the tab to fit to fit the slot. then brad it back over.it works. charley Even better!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Rebuild Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1601

Re: Engine Rebuild Question

Yup. Two piece valves. And, by the looks of most of them, they weren't really doing much anymore, except just going up & down. The engine photo also makes it appear as if the seats have been cut waaaaaay deep. Time for inserts I think, and new valves too of course.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Engine Head decision, what would you do?

Is there a particular reason or symptom that you're chasing down? I'd do a compression test. If things looked good, I'd leave the head alone.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Bow Fabric
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: Top Bow Fabric

Also, how much of the wood is left unwrapped above the metal part of the bows? Restating my posting, just above yours, "Will add, that the bow drill material should extend onto the bow socket just enough to almost meet the edge of the top. The ends of the bow drill are then turned under to create a...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

Re: Door handle repair

I'm pretty sure nothing has been soldered together, at least not originally. The back cover should have small tabs that fit into small slots on the mounting plate. Those tabs would have extended through the mounting plate just a bit when first assembled. Then the tabs got peened over. You can try gr...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Bow Fabric
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: Top Bow Fabric

Totally agree with everything Erik states. Will add the the bow drill material should extend onto the bow socket just enough to almost meet the edge of the top. The ends of the bow drill are then turned under to create a nice, finished and even end. Kind of like a hem.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 3017

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

Regular NH bodies often sell for $20 or less. Is the straight-through so much better that it's worth more than eight times as much? Steve, After rebuilding mine, I lent it to a friend of mine to use on his T for a while. He loved it. Said it was great, and ended up buying one of his own. Since he r...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells

Your photo does not suggest any real problem. As someone else stated, car washes can easily do what you describe. Just keep an eye on things.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 2955

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

modernbeat wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:43 pm
If the reason for a change is to avoid dripping oil, then and answer is a sight gauge, or the hose on the two valves.

If the reason is to avoid crawling under the car, a dipstick of some sort is the answer.
Yup. What he said...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 3017

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

O.K. then, what do you guys buy straight through NH carbs for? I paid $150 for mine, then rebuilt it. Haven't really seen one for less.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

Any asbestos that may be in those is largely encapsulated, bonded and soaked in whatever the black "binder" material is. I wouldn't worry too much about it. However, I would probably not be wild about grinding it or cutting it by abrasive means. All that being said, they have no use in a Model T tra...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 4446

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

wayne sheldon wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:18 pm
I have been ignoring this thread.
And, yes Jerry VO, you have been missed here. I only looked in now because I saw your name as most recent post.
You guys are gonna make me cry... Really though, thank you for saying that.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 4446

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

Tom Hicks wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:15 pm
I rarely look here anymore and why I rarely post anymore.
And, you have been missed.
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Thank you Tom. I truly appreciate that!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 2401

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

I decide. Yup, it's me! There, now let's move on. :D
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steel shims between coil ring and block
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: Steel shims between coil ring and block

Other manufacturing methods to consider. You could stack up a bunch of shim stock sheets, of varying thicknesses, and have the whole stack wire EDM'd. Fixturing would be the challenge, but not impossible. (Did a similar thing for a work project some years back) OR You could do a search for places th...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

Re: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

jagiven wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Dan Hatch wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:28 pm

P.S. You should also polish the repro pins, finish is not good enough. Dan
What do you recommend polishing with? Die grinder with a scotch pad?
NO! Maybe some 600 grit emery paper.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 4446

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

Reading the recent post requesting advice for coolant, I notice a trend for well meaning but misguided alternative advice that is not helpful and may be detrimental to newbies with simple basic how to questions. Many of us for example, have heard of old timers putting saw dust in a rear axle to qui...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Laminated main shims...HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

Re: Laminated main shims...HUH?

I guess the moral of the story is; when you loosen your main bolts, the shims can fall out.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebuilding rear differential axle gear question
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Rebuilding rear differential axle gear question

The only things to really be concerned about with axle gears, (aside from cracks of course), is the diameter of the hub behind the gear and how well it presses onto the axle shaft. Those hub diameters are what supports the differential and ring gear. If those hubs, (and the differential housing bore...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: u-joint loose on driveshaft
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Re: u-joint loose on driveshaft

As I stated in the original post, the looseness is between the joint and shaft, does anyone know of a good way to take up the clearance without replacing the joint and shaft? Thanks, Dennis Dennis, Take it apart, find out what's worn, and replace it. Anything else will be a band-aid and will be a t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: u-joint loose on driveshaft
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Re: u-joint loose on driveshaft

tdumas wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 am
Take out the broken pin and let the u-joint float. It will find its running position and no pin to break and come loose . Pinion thrust is always forward. No force is available to push the pinion into the ring gear.
Ted, this is wrong in so many ways. Please don't do that.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?
Replies: 24
Views: 2572

Re: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?

The block looks not only cracked, but also rusted through. The metal around the largest voids looks very thin. I don't think you've got much there to work with.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple gear pin wear.
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Triple gear pin wear.

Scott's suggestion is an excellent one, (as usual).
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where did you get your rear axle shafts
Replies: 25
Views: 2377

Re: Where did you get your rear axle shafts

I believe the keyway depth issue was long ago corrected. I have heard of some keyway width problems however, where the key will not fit into the keyway. Also, some keyways too long on the tapered ends, to where they protrude into/under the axle seals.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found this inspecting engine
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Found this inspecting engine

That all looks pretty normal. Clean it up and put it back together as advised above.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: machinest, metalworkers, fabricators, need help finding product ..
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: machinest, metalworkers, fabricators, need help finding product ..

McMaster Carr Nut & Bolt Company. An original supplier to Ford Motor Co., in the Model T era!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Concerned About U-Joint Pin
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Concerned About U-Joint Pin

Lots of good advice above.

To answer one of your other questions, YES, you still need the pin even if you're using the modern pinion bearing.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Metal Drilling Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Metal Drilling Issue

Certain high carbon steels can do that, even if they're not exactly heat treated. The heat & work of drilling can cause the steel to harden. You'll most likely have to choose another spot to drill, since the spot you tried has now been work hardened. A very sharp drill will help. Maybe try a carbide...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ever seen one of these broken
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Ever seen one of these broken

Were you using a shim to take up for wear in the ball/retaining ring? Too much shim can lock up the ball joint and may cause this.