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by John kuehn
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howell's Sheet Metal problem
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Howell's Sheet Metal problem

As far as T sheet metal goes the pieces I bought from them worked pretty well for me. I learned years ago that all T sheet metal fenders, body panels, and etc aren’t made exactly the same. Ford used different body builders over the years and there are some small differences in them. I had to do a fe...
by John kuehn
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howell's Sheet Metal problem
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Howell's Sheet Metal problem

Was Howells sheet metal at Chickasha last year or before? Maybe I misread a post but it seemed like they didn’t show up or so I read.
by John kuehn
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howell's Sheet Metal problem
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Howell's Sheet Metal problem

Try calling them around 7-8 am in the morning. When I bought parts from them that was the best time it seemed to call them. But as others have said they can be notorious to contact and sometimes deal with. In some ways it’s ironic that they make most of the T sheet metal parts and they probably know...
by John kuehn
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Yes and I should say it’s a neat looking trailer. It looks like it has a aftermarket pickup bed that has added on panels to make it a trailer. From the looks of the splattered white or cream colored splatter it looks like it might have used for hauling chickens in coops. It sort of looks like chicke...
by John kuehn
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Uhhhh I don’t think that was made to be a ‘cattle’ trailer unless for baby calves. I can’t see anything much larger than a calf being hauled in that trailer. It would have to have a good reinforced floor to haul something in it that’s heavy. If it was used for animals you can tell by the condition o...
by John kuehn
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T New Crank Seal
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: 23 T New Crank Seal

Going back to the pic at the beginning of this post, he is asking how to keep the seal from getting egg shaped. I used a seal and cut the flanges all around the seal narrower and not as wide as the pic shows. The wider you cut them you lose the roundness. Cut them narrower and it will work. You can ...
by John kuehn
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?

Rusty Ford is right about the copy of the band tool not fitting well. I have one of those and wound up not using it. I can’t understand why the repo tool can’t be made to the same dimensions as the original.
by John kuehn
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 599

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

I would say that the value of the car in no more than 9000.00. For me the color is wrong for the era of the car. Yes I know it’s correct to be black but colors such as wheat, grey and a few others would have been better since they would more era correct. If the car is a good runner and overall prett...
by John kuehn
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 39
Views: 1239

Re: Help I D car.

Your probably right about hardly any support. These are the cars or what’s left of them that shows up at a swap meet and unless you find somebody that has another one it’s hard to sell. And as far as parts or body pieces you will be looking for a long while. But that’s the way it goes in the antique...
by John kuehn
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mighty Reagan Spoke Press Awakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 1853

Re: Mighty Reagan Spoke Press Awakes!

Andre has a good eye! The beveled edge does go in the down position when pressing them in. The beveled edge allows the curvature of the hub to fit tightly against the spoke. It’s a detail that can be easily overlooked. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last.
by John kuehn
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding peddals
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Welding peddals

Use 1/8” 6011 rods. Run them around 90 amps. They will make you a smooth weld and better penetration than 6013. Before you start to use your welder get you some scrap steel about the same thickness of the pedals and make some practice welds to set you welder to what’s suitable for you. Some like to ...
by John kuehn
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 39
Views: 1239

Re: Help I D car.

Looks like at one time it was a fairly complete car that was left out in the open and we know what happens to old vehicles that are left to the elements. Never the less there are some good parts left on it that the right person who needs them could use.
by John kuehn
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID the year of this barn find ?
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: ID the year of this barn find ?

I missed it! The lower part of the car is covered up. You can just see the headlights. And maybe the engine.
by John kuehn
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID the year of this barn find ?
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: ID the year of this barn find ?

Yes it does look like a early 23 low cowl.
Wonder what happened to the chassis or did I miss it. This is a genuine barn find I think. Looks like it’s been there a long time.
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decatur Texas swap meet.
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Decatur Texas swap meet.

The Decatur swap meet in Texas is this weekend the 26-27. Just a reminder for folks in Texas and Oklahoma. Don’t know how many T parts will be there but in the past there has been a fair amount.
by John kuehn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The one that got away
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: The one that got away

When I had turned 16 I wanted a car like everybody else did. A mile or two down the road from us there was the local country junk yard or salvage yard where the owner was a salvager and would clean up property. He amassed lots of old cars and the one I wanted was a 34 Ford with the suicide doors. It...
by John kuehn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Finds!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Model T Finds!!!

Nice finds! T stuff is still out there! The engines are good for soaking as that’s what I would do. Take apart what you can and start soaking the parts in diesel and kerosene. But that’s me. Others would do something else. Love trying to save old engines!
by John kuehn
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightened my frame yesterday.
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Straightened my frame yesterday.

I have a 21 Touring that I restored and had some body issues also. What I finally did to get the rear doors to close correctly and fit was to straighten one hinge and countersink the hinge area just a bit on the other side. I removed the hinge I thought might be bent and straightened it to where it ...
by John kuehn
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing?
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: Flushing?

An old trick to clean an engine is to use kerosene. People would use that before it got higher in cost. Pour in a gallon in a T engine and use the crank to turn the engine a few times and let it sit. Turn the engine over a few more times again and let it sit overnight. Do it a few more times if you ...
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 tudor windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: 26 tudor windshield

A picture of the rusted out section would speak for itself. When you can take some pic of the inside and outside. Pictures say a thousand words.
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Horn Identification

The horn on the left in the first pic looks to be a battery horn for 17-27 T’s. It missing the bracket for whatever year it was used on. I think the bracket up to 25 is the same while the 26-27 bracket is different. I’m not familiar with the other horn. The Ford horn can be checked to see if it will...
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

Looking closely at the plug that’s used in the reproduction pic it looks like it has the same knurled plug finish as the 4 timer wir nuts on the timer. All 5 have the knurled finish. I guess so it would match.
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

I’m not to sure the fitting is original to this early timer but that’s just my opinion as I’m not familiar with the early Ford parts. It looks to much like a more modern piece but what do I know.
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

The small threaded fitting you are showing looks to me like a 1/8” pipe thread fitting that’s pretty common. Is that original to the timer?
by John kuehn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Gasoline

Model T’s are known to leak here and there. Especially oil drips. But a gas leak that you can smell isn’t good and shouldn’t happen. If you parked it in a closed garage it will really smell.
Replace what’s needed and add a fuel shut off besides relying on the sediment bulb.
by John kuehn
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Fishing out of season without a license!

I can imagine that there have been countless fishing expeditions of this kind over the years! Do it once and not so much the next time! Like the manual says ‘care should be taken ‘and you know the rest of the story as Paul Harvey use to say!
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1387

Re: Welding machines

I went to welding school and have a degree in it. I always remember the instructor telling us that learning how to control the heat and manipulating the filler metal is a must to do a good job. He taught us to start off with a Oxy-Acet. rig to learn how to control heat and manipulation. Once you lea...
by John kuehn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery

I be used both and for me quality wise they were about the same. Never met the folks at Cartochue but met the folks at Classtique at Chickasha and they were nice people and helpful.
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

I think that a simple approach be taken first and one that is straight to the point as stated in the beginning. Try that and see how it works. An ongoing conversation will only add more overthinking of how to do it what can be added. It’s a good idea for those that can offer a service and its be a g...
by John kuehn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this Ford sign correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Is this Ford sign correct?

Interesting information about Ford sign and logo evolution.
The most interesting is the 1907 ‘FOOTBALL ‘ sign that Ford used. That’s a new one for me.
It may not have been meant to be that way but maybe it looks a RUGBY ball. It may not have been meant to be that way at all.
by John kuehn
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was warned about powder coating hubs and now...
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: I was warned about powder coating hubs and now...

I used Johnson’s wood wheels in Oklahoma and he mentioned that when I send the hubs and metal fellows in don’t apply heavy coats of paint to the metal parts and especially the hubs. Also just a coat of primer would do. If the parts were painted it would make assembling the wheels a little harder to ...
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was warned about powder coating hubs and now...
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: I was warned about powder coating hubs and now...

To much paint or coatings causes this. Nothing new here. Use a file to remove the coating or enough to let the hub cover to slide down. It doesn’t take much to make the cover stick. Sometimes a coating of rust causes this to happen. Clean off the hub surface and the inside of the cover. Use a light ...
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...
Replies: 26
Views: 2598

Re: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...

If a guy wants to restore a T from the ground up here’s the place to buy it. It’s a picture of what could have been. Hope the estate guys aren’t thinking they have a pile of gold waiting for them after they sell the cars. I think there are some cars that have potential but they will go the guy who r...
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Engine Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Cracked Engine Block

That’s a good thing they are willing to help with the engine repairs. While the engine can be repaired do you know that it’s a correct engine for your car? If it’s a 16 it would have a non starter engine in it. Lots of the older non starter T’s have had a starter engine installed since they would fi...
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Engine Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Cracked Engine Block

I assume when you buy a car at an auction it’s where is and as is and no gurrentee implied. But since it was supposed to be a recent restoration you would think there wouldn’t be any major issues. The engine crack can be fixed and it needs to be sleeved. Old engines have been in worse shape and been...
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Odds and ends

Love the pic of the T Coupe that must have been a good chicken roost!
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door window channel replacemant kits
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Door window channel replacemant kits

I have a late 24 Coupe that has wood framed doors. Some early 25 Coupes may have the wood framed doors before the later steel framed ones. I my case I used flat head tacks and seated them with a 3/16 punch. They hold the new window channel secure with no issues. If you have the later steel framed do...
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T block vin no ID or?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: T block vin no ID or?

At the far right of the center punched numbers you can see the number 5. But it looks to small for the normal sized numbers that was used. The guy who center punched the numbers could tell the story of what kind of T the engine was used for but he’s long gone. I don’t think a Ford dealer shop would ...
by John kuehn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T block vin no ID or?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

T block vin no ID or?

There have some interesting T block posts about vin no. Identification lately and t thought I would post this one. I was going to use this block for a rebuild since it has good original Babbitt but decided on another one I had because it had a good vin number. This one is center punched and not to g...
by John kuehn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Block with No Serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Another Block with No Serial?

Looking at the area where the I’d number is suppose to be it looks there is a steel spacer between the block and the flange of the water outlet. Maybe my old eyes are deceiving me but looks that way to me. The flange isn’t suppose to cover the flat area above the outlet.
by John kuehn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Block with No Serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Another Block with No Serial?

Do you have a title? If you do does it show a I.d. number? It could be that if you use some light sandpaper and sand off the paint where the number is suppose to be you might find traces of it. Use the light sand paper and use some lacquer thinner and it might bring some thing out. It suppose to be ...
by John kuehn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mag ring coating
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: mag ring coating

Clean off the faces of the individual coil windings, the contact button on top of the ring and the bolt holes of the mag ring. All of theses areas have to be clean for the ring to work like it should. The ring rebuilder did a pretty good job of coating the ring. That’s a good thing to do I think. I ...
by John kuehn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl lacing 26/27
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Cowl lacing 26/27

That probably was a job that the Ford line guys did before the body parts all came together so you could have nothing in the way to put the rivets through the lacing.
by John kuehn
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - 17 -25 Rebuilt Spindle and steering arms
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: For Sale - 17 -25 Rebuilt Spindle and steering arms

That’s good to know that you do this! Have you thought about posting your service in the new services section?
by John kuehn
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T bucket radiator for '25 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: T bucket radiator for '25 restoration

There are probably more radiators for autos that would come pretty close to fit a T radiator shell besides the Mustang radiator. That’s an alternative for sure and it does work.
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Trying to date a photo

Front fenders and headlights look no newer than a 16. The car looks like it wasn’t to old when the picture was taken going what can be seen of the body and top. The car is in pretty good shape. I think the picture was taken in the mid twenties making the car about 10 years old when the shot was take...
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2126

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

After stamping hundreds of numbers the guy would get pretty good at doing it. Practice makes perfect or almost!
by John kuehn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2126

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

I don’t think Ford used a holder of some sort to keep the numbers straight other than a guy stamping individual numbers by hand. The stamp employee would line the numbers one at a time and smack the die and that was it. I’ve had several blocks over the years and none of numbers were perfectly straig...
by John kuehn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood tack strip
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: Wood tack strip

I used the composite strips that Fordwood sells. It’s pretty rigid and molds around the body using a heat gun to form it. Works pretty well or it did for me. It attaches the same way the wood strips do. I chose to use it for tack strips for my 21 Touring. It’s pretty tough stuff.
by John kuehn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Springs
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Seat Springs

Snyder’s is a top notch parts supplier. Always have good luck with them. They serve the Model T and Model A market.
I believe Snyder’s got their business start making seat springs. They have been in business for a good while.
by John kuehn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

What it’s worth and what you actually get for it are two different things.
by John kuehn
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2135

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

Looking closer the wheels look to be 26-27 and if the engine is a 26-27 it could have the more desirable EE crankshaft in it. It’s a little better T crank than the earlier models. Something to think about.
by John kuehn
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2135

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

I doubt you will find another decent roadster body for the price. If it has the 26-27 frame that’s a plus. Also if the rearend is correct that’s another plus. It’s a wonder some hot rodder hasn’t bought it. My opinion
by John kuehn
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T # 714
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Model T # 714

That would a T to see on a Tour again! Hopefully that can happen before the time comes before sanctions are put on vehicles or outlawed that use gasoline. Hope that doesn’t happen but you know how Callyfunny is and that’s unfortunate.
by John kuehn
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of drive - exact cause
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Loss of drive - exact cause

I have a couple of re riveted plates in my parts bucket. They seem to be tight but I use one that seems to look original when I do a rebuild. In my opinion I wouldn’t use that one again since it ran loose for a while and could have wallowed out the holes just a little. The plates are pretty common a...
by John kuehn
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: This is what takes so long

That looks really nice. Great work takes time and this looks great! Bet it works great too. You should have been a watchmaker and bet you could do it. But carburetors are fine too!
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 windshield on a 23 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: 22 windshield on a 23 T?

Before you make the choice for an earlier straight windshield make sure they are the same width. If it’s either narrower or wider it wont fit to well and the windshield won’t function properly. Just some friendly advice.
Some on the forum may know for sure and not guess about it.
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T bucket radiator for '25 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: T bucket radiator for '25 restoration

If you want to restore your T to a stock appearance motor wise you will have to relocate the top outlet and either remove the automatic transmission line fittings for a more correct appearance. And maybe some more alterations if need be. It won’t just drop into a stock original T. The add is sort of...
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question

While it’s good to be a little careful with asbestos, going overboard about being around it isnt called for. Just try not to breath in the dust or fiber that comes from grinding or pulverizing. It’s amazing how much companies can make in their abatement business’s. Common sense goes a long way with ...
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Model T’s ran for years before anybody thought about using some type of coating inside the engine. It does make a rebuild look nice when putting things together. If you want to do that that’s fine. For me using the transmission filter under the transmission cover, using a good grade of detergent oil...
by John kuehn
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Re: New Day Timer Question

A simple fix! That’s a good deal. Sometimes we make it harder than it really is. Seems like that was discussed in tinkering tips years ago.
by John kuehn
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Opinion: Spread the wealth.
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: Opinion: Spread the wealth.

I support all the T parts suppliers from time to time. The more the merrier for me and it’s the best thing for the hobby. The parts catalogs are a great source not only for parts but a good way to learn about T ‘s and what makes them tick. We’ve come a long way from the 50’s and 60’s when the only c...
by John kuehn
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1934 Trivia
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: 1934 Trivia

Steve, don’t you know? Lots of folks think that any old car is a Model T!
So I guess a 34 is really old and just has to be a Model T!
:D
by John kuehn
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside (original) oil line cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Inside (original) oil line cleaning

Using the oil filter under the transmission cover helps stop a lot of the lint getting recirculated in the oil. I use them in my T’s and it’s one of the better accessories that really works. Don’t know though if any one has tried to come up with a way to access the oil line through the timing gear c...
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: Transmission Drums

Yes Allan it’s good we have shops making the drums. I would bet these days that there is more attention to detail and quality checks than Ford did. In other words closer attention checking for cracks!
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

Good deal you got it back.
Does you car have the nickel plated glass channel? If it did hope they didn’t dent it up.
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by John kuehn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: Transmission Drums

Yes!
He will work with you on the drums and if your drum gears are still good he will install yours and save some money.
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: Transmission Drums

Go to Dave’s Restoration and Machine in the resources and suppliers page from the MTFCA home page.
He builds drums and will give you a good deal. He’s a good guy and knowledgeable. His phone number is there.
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1919 Touring Pictures $9500
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: FS 1919 Touring Pictures $9500

Hello. Looking at the parts and now the classified adds I saw your post with interest. I’m not looking to buy a car as I have 3 T’s and one of them is a 21 Touring I restored 2 years ago. I tried to date mine as close as I could get going by the engine no., body details and information from the foru...
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T timing cover
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: 23 T timing cover

This is a great improvement over the original. I use them in my T ‘s.
And for the purist you can’t see it!
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit

Makes sense it would work. Adding a shim ‘so to speak’ to add tension to the spring.
Beats having to going through the hassle of changing the spring.
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Coupe window questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: 24 Coupe window questions.

Lang’s new catalog has it on page 205. If you look it up on their website look under for door parts. Snyder’s has some too. It might not be exactly but it works. It also might be sold in 4 ft length to cut to fit. Some have used Model A channel from Snyder’s. I think the 25-27 T channel will work. I...
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Coupe window questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: 24 Coupe window questions.

Hello! I also have a 24 Coupe that had the same window riser. They are hard to find so be glad you have one! I finally found one for the passenger side of my car that was rusted up tight. I bought it on Ebay cheap as nobody wanted a rusted tight riser. I repaired mine by soaking in diesel and minera...
by John kuehn
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: Transmission Drums

Agree with Mopar man. Make sure they aren’t cracked. If there isn’t any cracks your good to go. Clean them up a little better as others have suggested. Original T transmission drums that look good could have very small cracks in them and run for years with no issue. It could very well be they were t...
by John kuehn
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 29
Views: 1689

Re: New Langs catalog came today

I got mine today also. It’s getting thicker as time goes on. And that’s good!
by John kuehn
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting find....1/23/21
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Interesting find....1/23/21

Besides some good information the handwriting is really nice! Nowadays people would type out the information on a computer keyboard, print it and that would be it. This is a good example of great handwriting. The teaching of handwriting has now turned into learning a keyboard that’s on computers, I ...
by John kuehn
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Interesting Model T engines

Wow! Those are neat! It’s a wonder they survived all these years. Lots of T engines and parts wound up in salvage yards. These didn’t.
by John kuehn
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Wood suppliers

Hi Chris. I don’t know if you have had experience with the wood kits but just be aware when you get the kit you’ll probably have to do a little fit up here and there as you build it. The wood won’t usually just drop into place. I have a 22 Roadster, 21 Touring and a late 24 Coupe. I used kits for th...
by John kuehn
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

I have done 90% of the rebuild work on my 3 T’s and pretty sure I could do a rebuild on a field coil BUT I’m glad there are those in the hobby that specialize in rebuilding them. I think I would be like others who could say I’ve done it but the next I’ll buy one. For me the same goes for trying to s...
by John kuehn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not all Ts were all black !
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Not all Ts were all black !

Good illustration of how lots of T’s in that era were used and the reality of it! I also noticed the chains and wondered if this T is a snow or mud T.
Whatever the case this T’s black shiny paint didn’t stay nice long. I think it’s black with dust dirt and etc that was so typical back in the day.
by John kuehn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Re: New Day Timer Question

Getting the timer in a firm but not to tight fit can fool you. You might need to bend the arm that holds it on just a bit for a tighter fit. Remember that the arm bolt feels really tight when you just tightening down the bolt and arm but if it’s not bent enough it’s not really pushing down firm on t...
by John kuehn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Advise on removing window regulator hondle

I think the handle change came when Ford switched from wood frames doors to the steel frame sometime in 25. The later ones I have seen have the clip on the back of the handle that is accessed by pushing in the cover behind the handle and exposing the handle clip so you can push it off. It’s kind of ...
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Advise on removing window regulator hondle

I have a 24 Coupe but the window regulator handle is held on with a large headed screw in the middle of the handle. Pretty easy to take off.
Since yours is a 1925 it might have the later handles I guess. Does it have steel framed doors or wood. Mine is a late 24 and has the wooden framed doors.
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

Have you got any old beat up fenders you can use to practice unrolling the bead before trying it on your good fenders?
Might give you you an idea how to do it if you do.
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1772

Re: Parking a Model T

As far as backing up a Model T you have to always remember you don’t have real brakes going in reverse any more than going forward!
In other words “Model T’s don’t have real brakes” !
by John kuehn
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T...What for sale out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

Hello Mason! It’s great you want to learn about Model T’s and welcome to the hobby! There are lots of publications and how to drive and work on them available. As others have said get the manuals and READ, READ and Read the books about ModelT’s. You will get to know about them and gain confidence wi...
by John kuehn
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

I think I would go with a glass shop in your area. In that way you can deal with them directly about any questions or issues. Since it’s flat glass it won’t be that hard to cut and fit. I have a 21 Touring with a flat glass windshield. I cleaned up and repainted the frames and hand polished the nick...
by John kuehn
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aging new reproduction parts
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Aging new reproduction parts

Allan you make a good point in one respect. A nicely restored Model T is in some ways better than they were built originally. Henry wanted quality of course but he wasn’t building a Rolls Royce. To sell as many as he did you have to give him credit with making a quality product that was affordable t...
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Physically hard to Crank

By all means DO NOT push down on the crank when trying to crank a T!! When a Model T gets harder to start the temptation is to crank it harder and do whatever to crank it. That’s the way to get a broken arm!! You’ll want to do do anything to start it and you’ll get the temptation to advance the spar...
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

There are people that haul antique cars but you find find a regular car hauler in your carrier that would do it in your area. Make sure you check that it’s tied down good and since it has a fabric top I would have the carrier use 2 straps across the top to keep the top from blowing off besides tying...
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer belt interference
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Timer belt interference

Like Jim says it’s either using a longer than needed belt, the timer rod needing rebending to clear the belt but from the looks of it without more views a shorter belt may do it.
This sometimes happens when putting an engine together so your not the first.
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Physically hard to Crank

I think that thinking the transmission is binding is the effect of leaving the handbrake on in neutral and trying to crank it with cold oil between the plates. That’s the reason to leave the brake off to let the oil drain between the plates. It can help some.
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Physically hard to Crank

In colder weather it’s best to leave the handbrake forward after the last run. Pull the brake back to leave in neutral to start the next time around. Jacking up the rear wheel is a help to getting the car started also. Using a light grade oil helps also. These steps are pretty much what others have ...
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Generator Rivets

Like others I have used rivet gun type rivets. Ace hardware has copper rivets which is what I used. I then used a flat punch with the brush holder on a back up to brad the rivets a little more. Works fine.
by John kuehn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1655

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Part of my job as a maintenance mechanic at the college I retired from was a locksmith. Jonah your right about the tool that’s 2nd from the left in the lock picking kit. That tool I used as a rake to rake the lock pins back and forth while I applied tension on the lock clockwise as I raked the pins....
by John kuehn
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1068

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

As for greed it’s a human condition and not necessarily ‘American’’. Using it in the title makes it sound like it’s a problem with our free enterprise driven country. In any event our system is better than other systems telling you what to do and how to do it to make everyone equal in the soup and b...
by John kuehn
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 911

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

Question Were the mag rings coated with some type or varnish, paint or anything that we know of before they were assembled at the factory? Nowadays when rebuilding them it seems to me using some type of coating and or thin shield for insulation wouldn’t hurt a thing. And it wouldn’t make it to high ...
by John kuehn
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1266

Re: Field Coil Tape

Lots of good work in several posts about rebuilding the mag rings. These folks are doing a good job no doubt. Which begs the question of how did Ford do it. To keep up with production they must have workers winding the individual coils by the hundreds and another group soldering and assembling them ...
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #4
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: #4

The first two pics of the same speedster are really cool. He must have had some money invested in it going by the engine extras he had on it. Isn’t that an added on oil sump? Pretty nice wheels on it too. Any history on the car? Must have been fast on the track given the cup on the hood.
by John kuehn
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1266

Re: Field Coil Tape

Norman K. raises a good point. There ought to be a way to check a newly rewound ring. I’m not a electrician but seems like you check for continuity and resistance. I’m sure Steve has that figured out!