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by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another problem solved with my new 25
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Another problem solved with my new 25

Those new screws are Metric, very common in China, just go get some more!

One more problem, the screws are a little smaller on the head and often go through the terminal eye without a small flat washer that is difficult to find.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealant: No more big tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Sealant: No more big tubes

Quit often the sealed area is only at the original opening.

You can punch a hole in the other end and squeeze out what you need, then roll it up a turn and do it a few more times to use all the stuff.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of a Model T Engine/Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Weight of a Model T Engine/Transmission

That is about right with a starter and generator Close to 100 pounds too much for a 1918 or earlier engine. Here are a few weights I have recorded over the years Weight Parts 126 1926 Short Block with Cam, Crank Shaft, Pistons, Valves, Valve Guides & Valve Lifters. 79.0 1922 Canadian Bare Block 79.6...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

That is more exciting if you leave the cover off and start the engine.

An old trick to play on new Model T owners.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: 1926 model t questions

There are quite a few 1926-27 parts that were used on the 1928 Model A and are still available in Model A catalogs. The small lever to turn off the gas is one example. I just bough one and it fits perfect. There is a slight modification involved with that one, a top projection to limit travel has to...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Outputs
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Generator Outputs

Most people don't look at it that way, but wattage is a bigger concern than voltage. With that voltage figure, your generator could charge all day at 5 amps or less. I measured 36 volts when a circuit opened and there was no place for the current to go, so no current. 75 is the maximum possible watt...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: 1926 model t questions

Jim, I did not know that either!

Thanks!
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: 1926 model t questions

I have kind of been specializing in the 1926 - 1927 Fords since 1980 and learned a lot the hard way. I have never seen the directions on how to remove the gas tank and a friend has a gas tank full of loose black bubble gum. There is no information on why it was put in the tank and no information I c...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That famous spark & thottle chart
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: That famous spark & thottle chart

Thanks Steve!

I was on several tours with Ted, he was born in Maine and always came back there for summer visits.

I have both of his books!

A great guy, with one bad habit, Camels.

His green pickup lives in Belair, Maryland now.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That famous spark & thottle chart
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: That famous spark & thottle chart

Steve, now post the one that shows the Vehicle Speed relation to engine RPM.

I can't find it again.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2133

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

There was a device that held all those numbers in an even row and had a turn screw on the end to tighten them in place. The handle was a coiled section of about 3/16th inch wire that looked like the tool used to lift the lids off old wood cook stoves to add more wood. I saw a photo of it years ago, ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened to Fun Projects website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1353

Re: What happened to Fun Projects website?

What two things did you find?

A friend has been trying to buy a StroboSpark for two years.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Block with No Serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Another Block with No Serial?

The first photo convinced me the area had been ground down to a thinner level. Most blocks I have ever seen have the water inlet and serial number area ground to the same level. I always suspected that was here the molten iron was poured in the mold and it had to be cut and polished after the block ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford

My November December 2020 Vintage Ford arrived today, in excellent condition!

There is still some hope for the USPS.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Difference between Starter and Generator Housings?
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Any Difference between Starter and Generator Housings?

The generator cap on the rear is also identical and can be exchanged. The only difference there is the generator has a center hole for an oil cup and the starter has four rivets instead of four small screws. You can use the starter part on the generator without drilling the center hole, if you use t...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change ammeter
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Change ammeter

Then too, the ammeter only measures current, so it could care less about the voltage amount.

The old E = IR and W = EI formula suggest that for the same electrical power requirement the current can be halved.

The lower current requirement allows for a large savings in smaller copper wires.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: 1915 Hogshead Assembly

Those RHD Transmission Covers also have a Date Code in a Circle behind the Magneto Terminal.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford

My January February 2021 Model T Times came yesterday. My November December 2020 Vintage Ford and November December 2020 Model T Times have not arrived yet. I did get a 3 Day Priority Mail package from Washington State all the way to Maryland in 5 1/2 days. My new passport mailed for renewal on Dece...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great service from Birdhaven
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Great service from Birdhaven

Has anyone found any other Fun Projects item that Birdhaven has in stock?

Thee are several others that some friends of mine and I would like to buy.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change ammeter
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Change ammeter

There must be a reason why the dash board instrument went from an ammeter to a voltmeter when vehicles went from generators to alternators. I have always suspected it was the increased cost of a meter to run more current through. I have helped several people with alternators replacing the Model T ge...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question

George Washington Carver once said the nostrils would have been made pointed upward instead of down, if God had intended for them to be used for chimneys.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford

I have not received mine either, or the November December 2020 Model T Times.

I have friends that have received the January February 2021 Model T Times already.

One friend got the November December 2020 Vintage Ford, and the January February 2021 Model T Times on the same day last week.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mid-Atlantic Prewar Swap Meet "Luray" May 14 & 15, 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: Mid-Atlantic Prewar Swap Meet "Luray" May 14 & 15, 2021

Covid-19 kept me away from the Fall meet.

Since then, there has not been any report of anyone that got Covid-19 there.

Perhaps I can have a vaccination by then and atend this time.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Parts List
Replies: 16
Views: 687

RHD Parts List

My list of RHD Parts with pictures was very useful, but I have lost it!

Would anyone have one to share or tell me where I found that information.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?

I have an original 1925 engine that has the coil box on the head and all the 1926 items, except the vaporizer carburetor. Another friend has one made about the same time period that has all the same items with no holes drilled in the block for the transmission cover bolts. There must be many similar...
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

A friend got both the November - December 2020 Vintage Ford and the January February 2021 Model T Times on Saturday!

I do not have either one yet!
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Not to Maryland yet.

Every day or so, I still get a Christmas card mailed in early December, but even the monthly utility bills are arriving late.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe dash screws
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 1926 Coupe dash screws

Just about all of those 1926 Model T Dash and Door screws were used on the 1928 Model A and are available form several Model A parts suppliers.

The 1926 gas shutoff handle was used on the early Model As and only requires the top bend over travel limiter tab to be cut off for use on a 1926 Model T.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT Assembly Drawings Available
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: HCCT Assembly Drawings Available

Very neat and great work!

Thanks Bob and Ron for the basics.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

My 1926 came with an 8 volt battery.

The starter Bendix spring broke a few months after I got it.

By then, I had been driving my 1927 for 20 years with a 6 volt battery and no starter problems.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Still waiting in Maryland.

My daughter in Maine got my Christmas card today that I mailed on December 9, 2020.

I got a Christmas card yesterday from 22 miles away in Maryland that was mailed December 22, 2020.

The post office may be caught up by Easter!
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Another friend read this post and wrote me a note that his Model T Times was returned to sender with an insufficient address label. The address was confirmed to be correct and another copy or that copy was then sent to him again, with extra postage. This is the same magazine issue mailed to me Decem...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Flywheels

The 1928 Model T Parts Book lists a 3269C for 1911 to 1919 (which did not have a starter or need a ring gear) and to replace it with 3269G and 3268, which is the starter ring gear. The G suggests there were 7 flywheel variations, but all should be replaced with a starter ring gear type. That might b...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

I just recently sent a note to the editor asking her the same question. Then, yesterday I received a note from her that she had got her copy that day. She confirmed they had all been mailed on schedule. There are a few people and events we can blame, Covid-19 is tops, the post office distribution bu...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1366

Re: Babbitt

This is a change from the earlier 15 %. MARCH 2, 1927 Letter GL1600 from the Fargo branch (Found id Bruce McCalley's book) For your information, the following is a comparative analysis of the babbitt in a connecting rod re-babbitted by an outside concern, and standard Ford babbitt: Outside Standard ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1366

Re: Babbitt

The Babbitt formula had several options and included lead, but now new Babbitt is being advertised as lead free.

Henry Ford's official Babbitt was mostly tin and only 15 % lead.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted

My wife wasn't into Model Ts too much, other than enjoying the Model T Tours, but whenever the Vintage Ford arrived, I seldom go to read it first, as she always looked for Jay's page to read and see what he had been doing of interest.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 866

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

The real problem is when you get a good grip on that ring to be able to turn it, it breaks and the glass also breaks, stabbing your hand with small shards.

Been there, done that, and then put the clock in the trash, the best place I could find for it.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do the color of these Valves tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 801

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.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Hot Air Pipe

The early new one will work. It is just a case of cut to specification, pound to fit, and paint to match. The top area has to be pounded in about 1/4 to 3/8th inch in line with the choke/ mixture rod (as Mark's photo shows), and the hole for the exhaust clamp has to be cut out more on the bottom or ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Engines Rebuilders in Virginia
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Model T Engines Rebuilders in Virginia

I was recently asked if there were any Model T engine rebuilders in Virginia. I said I knew of four or more in Ohio, two that did rebuild them, and two that used to rebuild them, in Virginia, but I'm no sure if there are any left. A few years ago I went with a friend that had Mitch Sine rebuild two ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1712

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

I bought a 3/4th race cam about 30 years ago from a guy in New Hampshire.

I have no idea what that means or is different, but the T would easily do 55 mph on the level and could gain speed on most hills.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1452

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

The negative battery post is a little smaller than the positive post.

If the switch size was designed for the negative post, some extra force might be required to put the connections together all the way.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1836

Re: sure mike cranks

I have one with an arrow and an S in a diamond and was wondering if that was a Sure Mike crankshaft.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2649

Re: Shipping T parts

I had a small order shipped by Priority Mail on December 11 finally notify me it was at my post office now and would be delivered some time tomorrow. I'm good at math, that is 13 days, not 3 days as advertised and no discount for the late delivery. A friend had an order shipped form the same place o...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus

I dropped some Model T stuff off at Kevin's garage yesterday and I was rather surprised to see him come to work. So I took a photo of him coming through the door. He probably didn't stay all day. He looked very good for someone that came through the ordeal he did. He said he was mentioned on the For...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Allen Rotating Spark HCCT on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Allen Rotating Spark HCCT on eBay

So, did it sell for that price?
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH center drain carburetor
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Holley NH center drain carburetor

Only the tag says Holly NH, but the holy NH never had that screw in the side.

The wrong carb for that tag.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STOLEN 1915 MODEL T in Enclosed trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 2751

Re: STOLEN 1915 MODEL T in Enclosed trailer

Those headlights look like the very rare early 1915 larger size style.

That should make the T very easy to spot.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1756

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

The Museum sold Henry Ford's camp vehicle around 20 years ago with several features not yet on the 1926 Ford.

One of the magazines had an article on it at that time.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson Key Cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: KR Wilson Key Cutter

B & S is Briggs and Stratton. Crown is rare for Model Ts and may have made Model A keys. Yale made 1926 and 1927 Model T door keys and Model A door keys up to 1948 for pickup trucks and also ignition keys. It looks like the key would clamp in the middle and one side would set the depth of the igniti...
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aluminum pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: aluminum pistons

I just bought a set of Standard Aluminum pistons. Trying one without rings they seem to fit OK. The cylinder diameter was 3.77 and the piston measured 3.73 with my caliper. Trying a ring in the cylinder, it appears to have too much gap and is close to .100 so I may use the originals with the large r...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

Re: Coil Tester - New

The HCCT does not tell you the capacitor is bad, but it is always bad with original coils.

That probably was not a problem 60 years ago when the HCCT was new and top driving speeds were 20 MPH.

Coils seem to operate with no capacitor, but the points don't seem to last very long.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1734

Re: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?

The correct transmission cover for the wide brake drum also has two bolts front top to bolt it to the engine block.

The pedals can be interchanged, by removing a rivet inside the cover for the Clutch pedal.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: 1924 Engine color

The original owner could have been the U. S. Army and the whole ca would have been painted that color.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 1237

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

My copy does not have that page.

Copyright, 1936, by
G. P. Putnam's Sons

Third Impression

Printed in the United States
of America

Is all I have.

The back page has an add:

EITHER AND ME
or
"Just Relax"

The Last and Best Book written by Will Rogers
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 1237

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

I have that copy too! It cost me $5.00 at Hershey about 20 years ago, with a good paper cover. Farewell My Lovely was written by Lee Strout White (pen name of E. B. White and Richard Lee Strout) and published May 16, 1936. They were both good friends and both received 1978 Pulitzer Prizes, but evide...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED dash light
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: LED dash light

Those are great units, but they have not been manufactured or available for over a year.

You can than Birdhaven for that problem.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?

The back Main Bearing is also shorter by about 3/8th inch.

I don't recall the exact difference.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

Are the beepers and StroboSpark Testers available again now?
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Head gaskets

I got mine!

They look kind of sloppy around the line of bolt holes on the valve side, but it should not affect the operation.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Head gaskets

Do they have Made In China on them?
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Head Details
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Frontenac Head Details

Are there any repair manuals available for the basic Frontenac Head with all the valves in a single row?

A friend that does not doo e-mail needs some help.

I have found noting!
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Air filter
Replies: 14
Views: 1252

Re: Air filter

Tim, you are on to something overlooked in all the above filters. The most important part of that original pipe is not clean air, it is hot air. Hot air is required to prevent the center area of that carburetor icing up from the venturi effect for using the air input to suck gas out of the carb bowl...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Re: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!

George, that looks like Army Tank Green to me.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

There are at least 3 or more carb air pipes, depending on the year of manufacture.

You may order and receive the wrong pipe if you do not specify the year of your Model T and it has the correct engine.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Good Start on Model T Tool Kit on eBay Right Now
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Good Start on Model T Tool Kit on eBay Right Now

That other small wrench is a Model A wrench, but useful.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

I never was sure which type of transmission fluid was supposed to be added to the engine oil. A long time ago, I added just a full cup of Marvel Mystery Oil to my transmission. That oil made the bands so slick that Low and Reverse were somewhat still functional. The brake would not stop the T at all...
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

There are several opinions on the best way to start a Model T engine. Are there also several procedures for the best way to stop and store a Model T engine? I have collected Model T books for 40 years and have about 40 of them, but I have not found one! A local procedure in Maryland is to turn off t...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

I just bought a Holly NH Full Bore from Russ that looks like a brand New Old Stock right out of the box.

I just wanted a spare as they were getting rare, but the one I bought from Russ a few years ago still works great.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT Trouble shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: HCCT Trouble shooting

Congratulations Andy! You have identified the Service Station Equipment Hand Crank Coil Tester displayed on Page 63, as an unknown manufacturer, in the HCCT Handbook , by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson and that was the one I had the most trouble with, at the time. I still have that heavy coil ring, a...
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2129

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Here are the flat belts that Gates still makes. Part # Product # Description Top Width(in) Top Width(mm) Effective Length (in) Effective Length (mm) Notched Outside Circumference (in) Outside Circumference (mm) Section 811 87800811 811 VINTAGE BELT 1.13 29 22.5 572 false 23.03 585 FLAT 813 87800813 ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAM
Replies: 14
Views: 1229

Re: SCAM

The normal way for this scam to work is the check has included extra money for shipping.

You ship the item and deposit the check right away, as requested, and then send a check to return the extra shipping money.

A day or two later, the bank calls you and tells you the check was bogus.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Missing Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: 13T - Missing Bolts

Evidently the bolts are missing because the safety wire was missing, because someone did not know the importance of the safety wire or else did not install correct bolts with the drilled head for the wire.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2129

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Then too, those people running the Montana 500 put a restriction in the engine to radiator hose to slow the water flow and give the radiator more time to remove the heat. I have not tried that yet, but it is reported as a functional improvement. I have removed the water pump from every Model T I hav...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2129

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

The real problem is it takes 3 or 4 horsepower to operate it and you only have about 20 hp, with none to waste or share. The next problem is it will leak around the shaft and when the nut is tight enough so the leak is stopped the shaft will not turn. The next problem is the belt usually comes off t...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T starter
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: Model T starter

Buckeye electric in Ohio has been selected as a repair station for those starters.

I asked Generator Joe about them a few months ago.

He said they are an authorized repair station, and they have a complete set of spare parts, but none have went bad and needed any parts yet.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T starter
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: Model T starter

That new starter has been around for many years and was original equipment on some foreign cars. Only the Model T adapter plate is new. That gear appears to run on the flywheel all the time, with the Bendix hidden inside. I have only seen photos so far, but the one that has been installed that I kno...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Truefire timing issue?

with the ignition key in Bat, measure the voltage on the red and black wires going to the TrueFire Timer.

If it is not at least 11.5 volts, you may not be getting any sparks to the spark plugs as a 12 volt Ford coil is the heart of the system.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Truefire timing issue?

The usual problem is the steering to timer rod needs to be lengthened some to have the timing correct. When the timing happens too late, the waste spark cylinder has just started down to draw in some fuel. The waste spark ignites that fuel and causes a backfire through the carburetor, which sometime...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hurricane Sally
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Hurricane Sally

While watching the Weather Channel News this morning, it was suggested that Hurricane Sally is headed right toward Dustin, Florida and knocking on our new MTFCA Board member's front door.

I do hope and pray her home and Model Ts survive the high winds and water.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody From Va, Licenceing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Anybody From Va, Licenceing Question

Maryland went to one plate for Historic vehicles about a year or more ago. You have to carry the plate with you and it is good as long as you own the vehicle. You can display period correct early plates, after they are inspected at the DMV and verified correct, then a lifetime registration is purcha...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

All four cylinders should read about 100 psi with a Z head.

That engine must be too tired for the extra compression.

My rebuilt engine read 75 psi with just domed pistons.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VW 009 Distributor Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 258

VW 009 Distributor Parts

Is there still a source for VW 009 distributor shaft bushings and a few other small parts?

The shaft bushings seems to wear the most and is the most difficult to find.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2495

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

Maryland passed a law about 10 years ago that states, "any licensed vehicle is illegal to be driven on any road with a posted speed limit, if the vehicle cannot be driven at 5 mph above the posted speed limit." I researched the reason and intent of the law and was told it was passed primarily for mo...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: 19-25 switch wire harness info.

Most of the new repros have smaller metric screws with smaller heads.

I re-tap them to the American size, but finding screws of the correct length is impossible.

So screws have to be trimmed enough to allow the switch contacts to fit the depressions.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T tool at the flea market
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: T tool at the flea market

Those holes were not there for valve grinding.

They were part of the manufacturing process to attach the cast valve to the machined stem.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Polarity of battery
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Polarity of battery

Henry Ford (actually Edsel was in charge by then) switched the Model A to a Positive + Ground and the polarity remained that way for quite a few years.

No one has ever found or published a reason for the change.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday, Henry
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Happy Birthday, Henry

In another story and word found on the Internet: Who invented the first Automotive Assembly Line? "Automotive pioneer Ransom Eli Olds deserves credit for patenting the first assembly line process , and for starting the automotive industry in the Detroit area. Henry Ford is usually given credit for i...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VW 231 178 009 Industrial Distributor Source
Replies: 2
Views: 568

VW 231 178 009 Industrial Distributor Source

Does anyone know of a good source for a replacement VW 231 178 009 Industrial Distributor?

Are the Made in China look-alikes just as good?

The whole Model T kit appears easier to find and buy.

The bushing used to be available, but I lost the part number for that item.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 2522

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

When I was stationed in New Zealand in the late 1950 era, I was surprised at all the items they rebuilt, when they were just thrown away in the USA. One item was that little flasher can, that normally only needed the points polished. The can was crimped around the base and that metal was straightene...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 2522

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

Those lights stay on until the current heats a strip of metal in that little can. The metal is two different types fused together, so it bends when heated, due to a different coefficient of expansion for the two metal types. The switch points go through that strip, so when it gets hot and bends, the...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 2641

Re: Evans Coolant

The actual engine temperature is a better gauge than the boiling point of Evans, which is about 40 degrees F above water.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator

Ask for Generator Joe at Buckeye Electric.

He knows all the answers.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6792

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

One question I have never found an answer to in my 40 years of recent Model T ownership is, "why did Henry Ford change from a Negative Model T Ground to an Positive Model A Ground?"

Then too, what difference does it or could it possibly make?
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 2641

Re: Evans Coolant

Has anyone done any research on how many horsepower is taken from the engine to run the water pump?
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 2522

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

That flasher works by current heating a metal strip that flips open to interrupt the current and turn the lights off momentarily. A 4 way flasher needing extra current would probably work normally. They make an electronic 12 volt flasher that will et you add extra lights, like towing a trailer will ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 4012

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Replace the frame too.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 27
Views: 3512

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

Dishwasher soap makes no bubbles.

I have always wanted to try that in the radiator with plain water for cleaning.
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3548

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

The simple part is the temperature of a cotton band will cause a burned up band and relieve the pressure on the drum at a much lower temperature than Kevlar. It is kind of rocket science as Kevlar was used as the exhaust part of the rocket, because it did not burn up and survived much higher tempera...