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by Squirrel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 1750

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

Model Ts haven't been able to keep up with highway traffic for the better part of a century...this is nothing new. And for all the hype about driverless cars, they aren't going to be taking over any time soon. It will become harder to drive the old cars in traffic as time goes on, but it's a gradual...
by Squirrel
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

I'd look in the tank, and see about taking a good picture of the inside, before even asking the question. It could be nice and clean, it could be a pile of rusty and funkiness. We can only guess, but you can look and tell us.
by Squirrel
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas

Using JB weld to attach a sheet metal patch should work. Proper surface prep is important.

Using heat on any tank that has had fuel in it is scary.
by Squirrel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Spark & Gas levers

Interesting...I did it without heat, worked fine. I guess I got lucky? or it's not really needed?
by Squirrel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: Spark & Gas levers

pry them out, then tap the brass over the new ones. It worked for me
by Squirrel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I pulled the engine before I decided to remove and paint the frame, etc. So I had already unbolted the body from the frame, and lifted it up a bit and rested it on some 4x4s above the frame rails. Then I set up some steel sawhorses on either side of the car, and put a steel tube between the body and...
by Squirrel
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 26
Views: 2115

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

It's more likely to be a cantilever chair, and the legs are hidden by the tree, and off the edge of the photo.

It might be autumn? are those leaves on the ground?

Is the case the right size to hold 20 cigarettes?
by Squirrel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

I did this recently, although I actually removed almost everything from the frame except the body, then supported the body, and removed the frame from underneath. There are those two brackets at the firewall, and then 8 more bolts and nuts along the frame. They're pretty easy to find from the unders...
by Squirrel
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: Looking for info on points

there's also one of those on ebay, lots of pictures

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193590783720

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by Squirrel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: Looking for info on points

looks like they fit old Delco distributors.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332654003503

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by Squirrel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Polarity of battery
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Polarity of battery

I cannot imagine that an engine would start in opposite direction? If you are only familiar with permanent magnet type DC motors, then you would be right. In a permanent magnet motor, when you reverse the polarity of the armature, the magnetic flux in the armature changes direction. Since the field...
by Squirrel
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Family pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Family pictures

A few pictures from the 20s. Alice was my great grandmother.
by Squirrel
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Thanks for the picture, James. It looks pretty close to what I have, at least the part where the regulator and channel connect, works the same way. Looks like the 26 has a single lower stop in the middle, while the 27 has one at each end of the channel.

So others can see:

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by Squirrel
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Thanks. The 27 coupe door windows are about 25.5" wide, and 20" tall. The top is tapered.
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Humblej wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:54 am
Why not buy the correct part?
I thought I had bought the correct part, it doesn't work. So I made it work.

Call me old fashioned.... :)
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?

it's in the 1910 price list

3539 Steering post bracket with bushing ... 2.50 Tubregano 932
by Squirrel
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

With the new vertical channels, the glass doesn't just drop down...gravity won't hold it in place. And I don't like to rely on gravity to hold things in place over bumpy roads, either.

We'll see how it works with the slight modification I made.

Sure would be nice to see an original part, though.
by Squirrel
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

thanks. I cut off the angle piece that was spot welded on, and moved it up about 1/8" inch, so it's parallel to the glass, and welded it back on. It seems to work now. of course I cracked the glass taking the channel off....and it takes a long time for folks to get around to cutting glass, around he...
by Squirrel
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 655

26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Hi, I finally got door glass for my 27 coupe, and and trying to get it to go up and down. I'm curious what the original channel looked like (mine was gone). Is the reproduction part accurate? it doesn't seem to trap the regulator arm "roller" in it. . sash channel.jpg . channel1.jpg . channel2.jpg .
by Squirrel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Hub Wobble
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Fan Hub Wobble

How full should the reservoir be filled?
by Squirrel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Hub Wobble
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Fan Hub Wobble

newbie comments, since I just went through the same thing...

the bushings are press fit in the hub. They are the same, both have a flange. The hole is for the oil to get where it needs to go.

Now, the experts can chime in
by Squirrel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

The oil funnel and line in mine had been plugged, apparently for decades, and it still ran. The bearings were not in very bad condition, either. It also had a crack in the head, at least 6" long, and had been that way for quite a while.
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Size and shade of the forum pring
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Size and shade of the forum pring

Just like when helping folks troubleshoot problems with their car over the internet, it really helps to know what we're working with, here. It sounds like you are using a computer to view the forum. Is it a Windows computer? If so, are you using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or some othe...
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

It really is one piece of metal, it's not a roller. I'm quite familiar with having rollers on the ends of window regulator arms, this is a new one on me. But I accept it as a reasonable way to build a Model T. With some cleaning and a bit of grease, it will slide without wear for a long time. . roll...
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

I'm going through that right now, I had the same thought..but no, it's a big chunk of steel riveted to the arm, and it just slides on the channel. A bit of lubrication every ten years might be all it needs to last forever.
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks in my Turtledeck
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Cracks in my Turtledeck

If you're not planning on doing lots of work to get the body into top condition, and repaint it all, you might be better off leaving it alone. It looks pretty natural, and probably isn't going to get noticeably worse, any time soon.
by Squirrel
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3953

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

There are several Model T parts suppliers, who will have things like the caps. You might find that that will be the least of your worries, once you get into the car some more... :) The magneto and battery systems are completely separate, so you won't have any issues with the magneto because of the b...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 5233

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Thank you for taking the time to teach these young men some skills, and for recognizing that this would be a good thing for them to get into.
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

How rusty are the fittings that the hoses fit onto? The two on the engine and the lower one on the radiator are made of cast iron, and tend to rust away. If they are heavily pitted, it would be nice to repair or replace them. One way to repair them is to remove all the rust (by sandblasting, wire wh...
by Squirrel
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2748

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

Watching this thread with interest. Still waiting for pictures of over revving carnage....

(yes, I'm comfy cruising at 35)
by Squirrel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1480

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

That does sound like the best plan. I've run out of gas many times in my life, with a working gas gauge...but lately, never in a car that does not have a working gauge. I guess complacency can be a problem!
by Squirrel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1480

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Thanks for all the suggestions. The cowl tank is a bit different than the under seat tanks, which led to my strange, long list of requirements...which my gauge meets, but none of the others do. The tank shape lets you put the gauge in at an angle, which you don't want to do, and also it's in an awkw...
by Squirrel
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1480

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

I tried a couple different bare wood paint sticks, as well as some other things. The best results I got were with rusty steel! so that's what I used. It's easy to see the gas level with it. Thanks for the suggestions! I guess a real stick, would work best. But this one kept me busy for half an hour ...
by Squirrel
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1480

Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Since I've been driving my 27 coupe around more, including a trip to Tombstone this morning, I decided I need to start checking the fuel level occasionally. I haven't had much luck with the paint stick method. I tried a few other things, and decided that it needs to have a nice porous but high contr...
by Squirrel
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2550

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

If I wanted to be safe, I'd probably drive something else....
by Squirrel
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

14 is a screw size. It is not often used in modern times, as a machine screw. Machine screws up to size 10 are still common in the US. 24 is the number of threads per inch. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/04439451 There is also a machine screw size of 1/4, which is one quarter inch outside...
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 32
Views: 2466

Re: trailer design

Do you know much about physics, math, etc? If so, it's a pretty simple engineering problem to figure out...you need to know the length of the car, the weight at each end. You need to know how much your trailer will weigh, per foot (including all the stuff that will be on it, including ramp(s), tool ...
by Squirrel
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Holley Vaporizer

Carbon on the exhaust side of the plate comes from the exhaust, it's the result of burning fuel. Would you not expect some of that on the intake side of the plate, as well? the plate is hot! Any fuel that settles on the plate while the engine is cool, will get cooked, and result in some carbon depos...
by Squirrel
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

It might be that the aftermarket parts companies decided to change the design, to one that would work on more than one application. I was looking at cutouts a little bit, and there was a wide variety made...including rectangular shapes. I expect I'll just keep the one I have, as long as it keeps wor...
by Squirrel
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

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

Some flashers flash rapidly when they are not loaded enough, this is so you can tell that a bulb is burned out. The 209 bulb you are using has a lower CP rating than the 1129 bulb specified in the drawing. It might just be that the flasher is working like it is supposed to, but not how you want it t...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Paint a T?
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: How to Paint a T?

Whoever painted mine, didn't take anything apart...it's a mess. Take your time, don't rush, and don't get someone who's not familiar with very old cars to paint it. As for the finish material, whoever is painting it (if it's not you) probably has their own preferences, and should be left to them. Un...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Joe Reid wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Aftermarket diode cutout.
Are you sure?

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by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Thanks! The cutout was on it already, it is an older Echlin part (from NAPA, I expect). One more thing to look for...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I"ve also been reading some of the old "how to drive" threads on the forum, very helpful.
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Thanks! I've been driving older cars with manual drum brakes all my life, so I'm accustomed to staying back and looking ahead. But as you know the T is a whole different thing, and I'm still getting used to it. I'll get there eventually, hopefully without running into anyone. The rear hub caps are o...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I decided to take a trip into town today, it's about 10 miles or so, as we live out on a country road. I made it, no issues with the car at all. But my driving is still developing...I did have one "late" stop at a traffic light. I need to get more used to them, and also practice my panic stopping te...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

I've seen the pics before of that engine...they didn't have any green like that at the hardware store, and I didn't feel like tinting the green I got with some black, to make it more drab. The wrong colors thing is something I'm ok with. I know that this car would need to be completely taken apart a...
by Squirrel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

If I had a broken horn like that, I'd be tempted to fix it...another fun skill to learn! Interesting about the manifold bolts/studs. My car has the original engine, and it had the Vaporizer on it when I got it. The throttle linkage all appears to be original. The studs had been in there a long time,...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

You're right about the horn, it's a Klaxon 8C as best I can tell, probably from a Chevy from the mid 20s. I just got it on there and working. I made the mounting bracket, using part of the one that was on the horn, plus a piece of angle iron I had...the bracket is pretty well hidden, so you can't se...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Thanks for the info on the bolts and studs. All of the head bolts but two appear to be the original domed head, as are the water outlet bolts. The nickel on almost all the parts on this car is long gone...I guess it wasn't very thick! When I feel like spending money, I might get some new bolts. But ...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Thanks Harold, I have looked into those, and was thinking about adding it some time soon. I think I have the parts already, just need to make a mounting bracket,and wire it in.
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Here's an older thread with diagrams showing the timer wire routing: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/234725.html?1315711433 thanks, that means I have it pretty close now! The light wiring...I'm not sure about. The original radiator, which I got with the car, has a thin core, and has 3 t...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Thanks. Actually the car came with those hoses. I am waiting for the correct ones (and metal tube) to show up in the mail any day now. I never intended to get so picky about the details, but the replacement parts for these cars are really reasonably priced, and it's fun to do what I can to get it ba...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

Thanks!

I redid the cable, I need to improve the clamp, but is this the correct routing?

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by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: 27 Engine details

That's excellent, thanks! I don't know this stuff, which is why I asked.

Were split lock washers used on the pan bolt nuts?
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

27 Engine details

Hi, I haven't played with Ts before a couple months ago...so I dove in, and took the car mostly all apart, fixed what I could find needed fixing, cleaned and painted, and put it back together. I'd like to get some input if I got it all together right (the stuff you can see, at least). Did I run the ...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Options
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Head Gasket Options

That's what I did, when I learned of the shortage and had to put my engine together, last month. I'm not worried about it.
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1817

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

As well if you look at the rear brakes for a mid 50's Ford the only anchor is the wheel cylinder held to the backing plate with two 5/16" grade 3 bolts There is a very substantial anchor pin on the Bendix brakes...that thing above the wheel cylinder, I think it's 5/8" thread. The wheel cylinder doe...
by Squirrel
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1817

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

also how does this affect your emergency brakes? I'd want to make sure I cold pull that lever up tight and keep the car from rolling down a hill (especially backwards!) He said he removed the original rods, and replaced the original emergency brake rods with cables, and added two more cables to act...
by Squirrel
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Sure. I didn't want to spend the time/money to get the right interior...and since the paint is wrong, etc, it doesn't really matter too much. Also, I wanted to see if I could do the trim job myself, and have it come out OK. I still need to finish some things...I need to get some door glass cut, it w...
by Squirrel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I took apart and cleaned up and painted the Klaxon horn. And made a bracket to mount it on the car, because I could.

It works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xvn4sASkJY


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by Squirrel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Thanks! I figured out the trick of putting some 7/16" bolts into the head bolt holes all by myself...then later, saw some pics of other folks using the same trick (without explanation). Fortunately I'm still agile enough at 59 yrs young, to handle this stuff! Now I'm playing with horns. I got a coup...
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

My car was missing the driver side garnish/door pull. They sell new ones, but only in pairs, and I didn't really feel like spending the bucks for twice what I needed. And no reply to my wanted ad, I guess used ones are hard to find also. So I made one. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close. . garn...
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1730

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Because the fellow who recommended it, is not familiar with Model Ts?
by Squirrel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1800

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

If you give the machine shop the axle and hub, and a new key, they should be able to figure it out. You can buy stepped key stock, then you'd be able to machine the existing keyway wider, and use a new hub with it. But for the cost of a new axle, I'd be buying a new axle. Actually, a pair of new axl...
by Squirrel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 2917

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

My South Bend 9", model A, from 1946. I've had it almost 25 years. Sure is handy!

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by Squirrel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I got the interior almost finished. I have to do door glass still, and a few other touches. I also put a roof on it, which also needs a couple finishing touches (welt and gutter).

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by Squirrel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Lower Door Garnish/Pull for 27 Coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 269

WTB Lower Door Garnish/Pull for 27 Coupe

Hi, I need a lower door garnish, the piece that fits at the bottom of the window opening, for a 27 coupe. I believe that 26 and 27 are the same, and a Two door sedan will also work. I need the driver side, but if all I can find is a pass side, I can modify it to work. Condition isn't too important, ...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Steering gear case play

Removing the column from the car isn't too difficult. Removing the control rods can be a bit difficult. The holes in a spare brass housing I have are about 0.166" or so. Might consider getting rivets that are slightly larger than this, then measuring them and drilling the holes so the new rivets are...
by Squirrel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Steering gear case play

I just had my 27 column apart, it was a tight fit of that brass housing in the metal tube. Also, the replacement rivets are smaller than the hole, and the originals appear to have been squeezed pretty tightly to fill the hole.

I'd start by asking what process you used to set the rivets?
by Squirrel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Door Lock

MIght go exploring...see if it was just covered with "bondo"? use a small diamter magnet, see if it sticks well to where the hole should be. If not, start drilling. :)
by Squirrel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Door Lock

this is where the hole is, and what it looks like when the lock and set screw are missing.

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by Squirrel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Thanks! being retired, but young enough to still have some energy, I can get a lot done when I feel like it.

Trim progress....it takes a while, because I don't really know what I'm doing.

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by Squirrel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the closes modern equivalent for DuPont Fabrikoid
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: What is the closes modern equivalent for DuPont Fabrikoid

I've been working on the interior on my 27 coupe, and noticed that it has weatherstrip, of sorts, at the front of the door, and above the door. These are both welt, as I understand what welt is. The vertical piece (the one that's opened, as well as the one to the right of it that's still closed) mig...
by Squirrel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I started playing with trim....went to local fabric store, bought 8 yds of this neat stripe cloth, which colors match the existing 1980s(?) velour on the seat. I started on the hard to see pieces, so my goof ups won't be so noticeable.



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by Squirrel
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Hi, I haven't got the door glass in or working yet, the glass and lower channels are missing. I do have the regulators, although one is missing the small gear. I did remove the garnish moldings at the top of the door inside, they have three screws holding the top, then they slide up (using a hammer ...
by Squirrel
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Working on the generator in the car is a pain, is all I meant. I know it has to be adjusted to work in the car, but it seems to me that setting up the timing of the main brush holder might be easier on the bench, if you have proper equipment to do it. Those four little screws are not very accessible...
by Squirrel
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Thanks. The coil box contacts are in good condition, I doubt they're causing problems, but I'll keep it in mind when I get coils redone, if it still has issues.

Adjusting the generator is fun....I guess it works best to have it on a bench with the right test equipment.
by Squirrel
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Thanks! Now that it's running again, I have to decide what to spend money and time on next. The coils and a new exhaust system are about the last mechanical things I need to deal with. I'd like to work on the interior and top, but still deciding what path to take. I think I might just try to do the ...
by Squirrel
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Thanks! If you look at the last picture, you'll see something wrong that had me going for an hour or so....but I fixed it, and it started right up. Anyways, I got the fenders on and the wheels back under it etc. Went for a drive this morning up and down the road I live on, it is peppier, quieter, an...
by Squirrel
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1690

Re: Thin bushing removal?

I don't know about easy, but a cape chisel might do the job.

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by Squirrel
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

I checked the Ford manual before posting.

:)

(it still doesn't make any sense to me to use grease....but if you want to, go for it! Henry knew it was OK)
by Squirrel
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I've had this car for a month now. I got it running and driving, a bit. Took it almost all the way apart, and fixed a lot of things, cleaned and painted a lot of things. It's getting close now, just need to install fenders, front suspension, and a few other things. Waiting again for a few parts to s...
by Squirrel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

A little more progress today. I'm hoping the mail tomorrow has two boxes of parts, so I can finish putting the car together.

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by Squirrel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

I'll keep that in mind. I had the body off the chassis when I took mine out, and yes, it does take some work to get the windshield side garnish and the dashboard out, to get the tank loose. But I wanted to replace the cowl lacing, so I had to remove it. I suppose the pedals, steering, etc all contri...
by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

The problem is that grinding the crank will cost several thousand dollars and take 6 months to a year. Not for the grinding, but for all the other stuff that might as well get done, while I'm doing that. Sorry, I'm not going there with this car, right now. I got a replacement #3 cap to fit pretty we...
by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Clamp Spring tension
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Timer Clamp Spring tension

Well, it was really hard to turn the timer housing before. I did some bending, and now it takes a couple pounds pull to get it to move. I took away most of the clamping load it had. There's been a lot of years for others to monkey stuff up on this car...I'm trying to get most of it back to how it sh...
by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Clamp Spring tension
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Timer Clamp Spring tension

Considering that bolt also assists in retaining the generator, I snug mine up rather tight. Thanks, I understand that the bolt has to be tight. I was curious how much if any I should bend the clamp, to give the proper tension on the timer. Is there some kind of procedure for this, or is it another ...
by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

might be an opinion, might be a matter of fact, I don't know? But yesterday when I had to decide what to put on those bearings, I used gear oil. And I packed the outer wheel bearings with grease. Because it makes sense to me, to use their normal lubricant as assembly lube.
by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Clamp Spring tension
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Timer Clamp Spring tension

Hi, when I had my 27 running, I noticed that there was a lot of flex in the commutator rod. The rod was a bad home made one, and I mostly blamed it on that. I made a better one, but still flexed. I bought a new reproduction, but took the car apart and haven't got it back together yet. But now it's t...
by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

It's getting there...I'm still waiting on a few parts, before I can get the suspension back together. But I might have the engine in and the body back on the frame later today.

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by Squirrel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork Gaskets
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: Cork Gaskets

Sorry, I don't know. But I would like some too.... I recently took apart the engine in my 27, and it had cork gaskets for the pan, and even a cork front seal. It had not been leaking, except at the Bendix cover, which gasket was not cork, and had been slathered with RTV by PO. Although the lack of l...
by Squirrel
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

That video shows the outer wheel bearing, not the inner axle bearing that I think Dan is asking about.
by Squirrel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Steering bracket removal

That sounds like a reasonable description of the process. Doing it with the column on the work bench is challenging enough! I did it last week.
by Squirrel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Bendix noise?

Is the interval equal to the time it takes to turn the engine one revolution? If so, it might be something other than the Bendix that is causing it.
by Squirrel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Re-conditioner
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: New Day Timer Re-conditioner

What grit?
by Squirrel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 1593

Re: The File mystery

Thanks!

it's fun
by Squirrel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Oil weight

Pictures of old oil cans. Draw your own conclusions.

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