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by John kuehn
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

A Model T’s identifying feature is the buzzing of the spark coils. While other cars had some type of spark ignition system it has always been the coils that makes a T a T since I have been around them over 60 years.
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap Meet Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Swap Meet Tips

If your looking for a paticular item and you run across it don’t expect it to be there if you plan on coming back for it a while later after you make a round or two and make an offer for it!
It usually won’t be there and you won’t find another like it!
Been there and done that to many times!
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 26
Views: 525

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

A water pump is like a antirattler spring that folks used when the tie bushings were worn. In other words it’s a patch up of other problems.
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T TT truck 6 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Model T TT truck 6 speed

:) Here is a 6 speed transmission TT promotional photo that’s really neat for TT truck fans. I wonder if was very successful. There probably was several brands that were sold. The add on the truck says power and speed but I wonder how fast!
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back wood for 23 touring.
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Back wood for 23 touring.

Go to classicwoodproducts.
They are located in North Carolina and make wood frame kits and pieces for Model T’s. They sell the individual back wood pieces for Tourings also.
Hope this helps
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Runs rough on battery
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Runs rough on battery

John Going by your profile you have a 15 Touring. Go to Snyder’s website and check closely at the switch for your 15. There is a close up of the switch which may help. They do make a new switch for a 15 but it’s not cheap. Don’t know if they make replacement parts for the switch’s that’s are mounted...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

Allan I have a feeling that there are more than a few of those “dang Chevrolet rims” riding around on Model T’s than we know about! But don’t tell anybody. :lol:
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

I think I have one on my late 24 Coupe. It was in much better shape than the other two Ford rims so I used it.
Nobody knows but me and you have to really look to see the notch. I don’t loose sleep over it.
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got my touring running!!!! What do I do with junk in the radiator tubes in the engine?
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: I got my touring running!!!! What do I do with junk in the radiator tubes in the engine?

If your radiator is an original or and old recore you can spend time and money and still have a radiator that gets hot and boils over. It might get a little better after a clean up but it still won’t be like it should be. You can fill the radiator to the level of the core and that may help some but ...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allmost a Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Allmost a Model T

Your gettin there!
Takes a while when you start from pieces of tin!
Reminds me when I started with my 1919 Roadster years ago. Nothing but the center body section that was rescued from a wash out in the country. It was a flimsy piece of tin to be sure!
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Questions About Painting

Curious question.
What did you bake them in. They are pretty good size!
Thanks!
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina

Reo also made vintage Trucks designated Diamond T. They had Diamond T on each side of the hood. Reo trucks are really neat looking old trucks. If I was into old trucks those would be the ones I would really want. Don’t know what the T was meant to stand for but the name Diamond T is pretty cool! The...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina

The Chevrolet truck is in pretty good shape. It must have been kept out of the weather for the shape that’s it in. It’s another case where people think that any old vehicle must be a Model T. Whoever listed it has that frame of mind. But if your looking for a good antique 1 ton Chevrolet truck this ...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Parts cabinet

40’s up?
Don’t know if that type of handles were used on older cabinets. Just a guess.
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Runs rough on battery
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Runs rough on battery

That’s good news that your problem was in the switch. They can be contrary with making contact internally. There are several posts about cleaning them up and sometimes bending the contacts just a bit will get you going.
Good luck and glad you got it fixed.
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Model T with out Water

Think of it this way:
Would you run a new $30-40,000 dollar pickup a minute or two or less without water or coolant in the engine? No way. Same goes for any engine that needs coolant to operate. A Model T engine is no different.
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 25
Views: 1103

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

Always remember a T doesn’t have real brakes like your modern vehicle!
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

So it seems the 17 Touring that was given the moniker rip Rip Van Winkle is the closest Model T in newly new or almost new condition that’s been found after it was sold to the public. If there were others out there that were in similar condition when found the 17 is probably the most well known. Oth...
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Runs rough on battery
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Runs rough on battery

It’s an electrical issue somewhere in the system. First thing to do is to check the switch. Turn the key back and forth several times or jiggle the key in the switch. Do the simple checks first. Do the headlights burn? If not it start at the battery cables. If they are original get you some new ones...
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 899

Re: dixie wide track

Doing a search about wide tracks it seems that it had to do about cars having driving and handling issues on dirt roads that were still being used by wagons that caused wider ruts. I don’t know if it makes the cars more valuable according to older posts but it is interesting to see what was going on...
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On facebook Marketplace
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: On facebook Marketplace

I think the piece is turned around backwards. If it’s turned around that would be the front. The slats on the back keep the items from going in to far. It was probably up against the wall.
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Barn Find TT

This ladies and gentleman is a GENUINE BARN FIND old vehicle that happens to be a Model T TT truck! It actually hasn’t been touched! Even has the untouched dirt and grime on it. And as others have said get it so it will be OK to drive but no more than a refresh and not a restoration. Clean the gas t...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Barn Find TT

Going by your description the truck is a genuine barn find! It’s not an older semi restoration that was left in a garage 20 years ago and recently found. I would document it if you buy it and if it’s in pretty solid shape clean it and do a refresh of the car. They don’t show up in an unrestored good...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1647

Re: Redster

Your little red Roadster speedster looks pretty good and has eye appeal to me. Pretty good use of a partial body that’s not overdone. You could have started a trend!
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

By the looks of the right wheel the car might have had something to happen to it. The wheel looks like it’s in a rut and might have a broken hub by how it’s leaning outward. Maybe it’s just the way the photo was taken causes it to look the way it does. There is a story behind the photo I’ll bet! I w...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

Steve is right about those hard pulls. It’s why you occasionally see the original puller ‘spread out’. That’s why the first pics show those 3/8” bolts with nuts on the puller. Just as Dan M. mentions. Sometimes those clutch drums are really tough to get to move.
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start - the T wants to go!
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Free start - the T wants to go!

A geed running T will do that from time to time. Its just what they do. If you drive your T fairly regular it’s no surprise but it’s a neat experience!
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

Undoubtedly this was an issue in the T era as it is today. So did someone come out with some type of accessory in the T era to help with the leaking gas issue? I looked in my T era Western Auto T parts accessory catalog but didn’t see any. I can imagine folks would take their leaking T’s to Ford sho...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running better on battery
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: running better on battery

Don’t know if you’ve had the coils redone or adjusted but if it runs on both battery and mag and it’s not missing it could be you haven’t found the so called sweet spot when it’s on mag. When a T is switched from battery to mag you should notice a difference. A stock T doesn’t have a distributor tha...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need ideas on weird noise
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Need ideas on weird noise

Have you removed the timer and see if there is anything loose in that area? Loose flapper or roller or? Agree with a post about sound traveling here and there. Has it gotten worse or just as is steady.
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: low speed drum on trans rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: low speed drum on trans rebuild

That’s true I think and as posters have said in previous threads in the past if the drums aren’t cracked and not deeply grooved by the rivets it’s probably best to rebush the drums and let it go. A rivet groove is most always in the center and usually run that way for years before. But that’s if the...
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

The barn find cars or cars that are ‘actually’ barn finds probably are the cars that have the most original parts on them. And if those cars are kept that way that’s the one s that are most correct. It’s possible to build a car from parts and be pretty much correct and really nice. Hopefully the sel...
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carburettor needle taper
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: NH Carburettor needle taper

Maybe he needs a new seat for the needle? It could be the new needle seats are made for the
new needle which has the blunter angle.
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!
Replies: 45
Views: 926

Re: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!

Go with with what came with your car. If it’s a 26-27 it would be nickel plated. Nickel has a different look than chrome although folks have chromed a high radiator shell which would fit a 24-27 T but it wouldn’t be ‘correct’ for a 24-25. I have a 24 Coupe but it wouldn’t look quite right for it eve...
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1100

Re: Coils not working

George is right about the metal strap being missing from coil boxes. It’s not uncommon to find them missing. They probably were removed so that previous owners could easily get the coils out when they needed adjustment which they eventually would need. Mine was missing from the coil box in my 21 and...
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1100

Re: Coils not working

Yes, check the coils first by swapping them around to a location where one will buzz. That’s probably the oldest maintenance trick for ignition on a Model T. If they all buzz you can go to the next steps to see why they won’t buzz in other locations in your coil box. Before checking anything else I ...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to drill out and replace key cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: How to drill out and replace key cylinder

I assume your talking about the ignition switch. If it is you need to remove the switch plate from the car. That’s what I would do. Remove the 4 screws that holds the switch plate on the dash. If your car has the twist in switchback twist it to remove it. If it has the four tabs carefully bend them ...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

Not T related but kind of related. There is a chain saw mounted file sharpener that’s used to sharpen the saw chain to get the correct angle. BUT you can take the file itself and do it by hand WITHOUT mounting the sharpener on the saw bar. A friend asked me years ago why was I using one when I could...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

That was an accessory that was fairly common. In fact the vendors sell them. Lang’s has them for 19.95 and call it a crankshaft shim. You could also file the holes in the main bearing cap in an slotted shape to move the cap closer to the crankshaft to lessen the end play. That was a quick farm fix b...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

In the Model T era most ‘regular’ folks who bought a Model T because it was affordable did just that. Adjusting the coils by ear, getting a good buzz after installing new points or filing them a bit when burned. Most people didn’t have access to a coil testing unit and couldnt afford one. Basic comm...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

The radiator looks like it won’t take a lot to repair. The fins can be straightened easily enough. Looks like the damaged tubes can be pinched off, soldered and it will be OK. The bolt didn’t go all the way through the core and that’s a good thing. The repair won’t show from the outside.
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

If possible it might help if you had a better clutch pedal but that’s not something that can always be found. Just thinking about it but if the suppliers can make the brake and reverse notches the clutch pedal pedal cam can be made also. They could be made just long enough to be welded on the existi...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Yes your right about the spiraled angles. The spiral helps the pedal sort of ‘roll off’ the stationary cam on the transmission cover. If it was flat on flat it wouldn’t have the the roll off effect.
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-6574-X removal...
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: T-6574-X removal...

Using some WD-40 to lube the socket really helps in removing the socket from the shell.
I then used a rubber hammer carefully to loosen it and simply pushed it out by hand.
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

I’m thinking the cam angle on the clutch pedal would the same angle that’s on the notch that’s attached to the transmission cover. Only opposite. The cam on the pedal mates up against the notch angle when it’s compressed together. In other words the correct angle for the pedal cam would the angle th...
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?

Not Model T’s but an older couple who were classic car era collectors among other things lost almost all of their Corvette collection of 8 cars. Their home and out buildings were burned up. They were OK but everything they had was gone. They had collected all sorts of car items for years. That was o...
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please Let Me Know If You Are Using This...
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Please Let Me Know If You Are Using This...

I bought my rear view mirrow and bracket from Snyder’s. Works pretty good with minimal vibration. I’ve had lighter mounted mirrows and in my case and probably most others the heavier mounting brackets helps to decrease the vibration. Of course a T with a balanced engine would have the least vibratio...
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Wax for Black Urethane
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Best Wax for Black Urethane

Your right about generating different ideas. Sort of like which oil to use!
For what it’s worth I used turtle wax paste wax. Worked good for me on my 24 Coupe with its single stage urethane paint.
And of course opinions will vary.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phenolic and the shopping challenged
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Phenolic and the shopping challenged

Some older electrical panels, fuse boxes and electrical equipment have pieces of insulating strips in them that are pretty tough stuff. They would be just right in your application. Working as a maintenance mechanic for many years we saw all kinds of good items on broken equipment that’s great for t...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spare tire carrier question
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: spare tire carrier question

I have a 1919 Roadster and finally used the later 30x3 1/2 carrier on it. That was several years ago and at the time I found out with the forum it was a 1 year only for 1919 and over time it was used on other later T’s. Or so it seems that’s where the confusion began or so I read. I used the later v...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did bumpers come with the car originally?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Did bumpers come with the car originally?

This will probably start folks looking for ‘original Ford T bumpers’.
That’s a new one for me. Haven’t seen much about it or maybe I didn’t notice. I’ve got some bumpers but ever looked for any Ford markings.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did bumpers come with the car originally?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Did bumpers come with the car originally?

So were the Ford bumpers that were eventually avaliable come from some after market supplier? I would think that they were and not stamped with the Ford logo. Or??
Maybe the accessories had to be Ford approved?
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

The Model T was getting old and slow and as history tells us it was a hard pill to swallow for Henry to replace it in the mid to late 20’s. History tells the rest of the story. But they are still around! I have a 1919 Roadster, 21 Touring and a 24 Coupe. I have to admit that the 1919 roadster seems ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

The 20 HP engine Ford built into a Model T will do good or just OK for one person but in a Fordor T or a Touring four people is a definite slowdown. Four good sized people can be at least 500lbs and up to 800+ really good sized people! That’s a load for a 20hp engine. Getting up to speed takes a whi...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1417

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Sand with fine sandpaper then get some crocus cloth and polish it the best you can. Install a new bushing, grease it and put it back together. It will last as long as you own your car and outlast you.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

There’s a new place that’s opened in Waco, Texas that’s does zinc coating and hot dip galvanizing plus other coating types. It’s called ZincPower. They have a website that’s very informative about what they do. I don’t know anything about them and don’t have any connection to them. They claim to be ...
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: update Be careful cranking

Jim’s post says it all! Keep your mind on things and DONT WRAP WRAP YOUR THUMB AROUND THE CRANK HANDLE!!
Give your wrist and arm a chance and let the crank spin out! Hopefully!
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Top Bow Spacing

Just wondering if you plan to locate some used top material to go with your depression look Touring. It’s been interesting following your Touring’s authentic used look rebuild.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: update Be careful cranking

We can thank Henry for willing to spend a little more money in 1919 to add a starter to his Model T to make it a little easier to start. This post does remind us though to respect older technology and not think of it so much in a nostalgic way as being’ cute’ when trying to hand crank a T. I can def...
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

I think Martin Vowell makes a good point. I noticed the same thing about the mag coil tape years ago and thought it looked about the same as plain old friction tape that had deteriorated over the years. The tape that’s mostly used nowadays will last longer but I have to say that what Ford used origi...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

I also read on one of the older posts that if you wanted to do your coil the cost was almost as high as buying another rewound. But that was several years ago. But it would interesting to try to do one. There is plenty of information on the forum on how to do a rewind.
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

I think it’s 3M-361 insulating tape. It’s on amazon but it’s not cheap. Older posts say it’s high and there are others that’s similar on amazon.
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Lang's

I ordered a NOS part the other day and absolutely no issues. Probably before the phone issue. They even called me to let me know the 90 year old part might have light rust and would buff it off if necessary. I let them know that that wasn’t necessary at all to me. That’s great customer care and serv...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ventura County, CA Club
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Ventura County, CA Club

Do they have a mailing address? What about a members list or a phone number? Hopefully they won’t fade away and be forgotten but time has a way of doing just that.
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I’m lucky enough to live in Central Texas where there are farm to market and blacktop roads. We have enough open and non overdeveloped space where you can still drive without much traffic. Of course there are 60-70 mph speed limit signs on some roads but it’s not like driving in residential areas. T...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch

I think I would go ahead and get the switch and wiring hooked up. Of course that’s my opinion but you will eventually need a switch. The T ignition switch is pretty straight forward and not hard to clean up and rebuild if necessary. If the key still works the switch pretty well there are several ear...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 33
Views: 1605

Re: Band Eating transmission

What Luxford mentioned about the pedal cams being accidentally switched could have happened.
They do look close to being alike at first glance but switching could have happened if the transmission cover was completely torn down and parts being replaced.
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

If you do remove the tank which can be a hassle and have it cleaned, repaired and etc remember to fill it with gas and let it sit for a day or two with the gas cap on it. Only after doing that replace the tank. Don’t assume it’s OK when you put the car back together and then put gas in it. Believe i...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many different types of wheels?
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: How many different types of wheels?

Some of the steel felloe’s in the 17-25 era are so close you can hardly see the difference. The rims will bolt right up to them. People would use what would work when T ‘s were the common car and that’s probably why there are some that are found that have mismatched wheels on them.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone for a trade?
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: Anyone for a trade?

Mark
I’ve had this cover and nut for years in a box of parts and thought it looked like the later style cover but mine looks shorter so I wonder if it’s for a Ford. It’s marked Schrader and 2 1/8” long and the threads are good on the cover and nut.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

Re: Different....

The question would be, does he sell it and what would they do with it.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

Soak them in your bathtub. That’s worked for some people. A friend here in town years ago did that to help shape the bows. Anyway in water for a day or two will get you to the point where you can shape them.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: correct radiator hose color

I would use red since that’s what seems to be closest to what Ford probably used. Notice I said ‘probably’ since that’s what the vendors say. As for clamps the original style that’s being sold is OK but as George says you can’t get the hoses tight enough in some instances. One of my cars has a recor...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

Good point Rich E. After a while a lot of people could go out and buy a nice T. But also a lot of people wouldn’t have the time or money and maybe not even enough nohow to build one up from parts. Not trying to run anybody down but there is a satisfaction in knowing that you did something that not e...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Hole spacing for coil box insulators

Like other Model T components they weren’t always made to exact measurements. They were generally in the correct position but not exact. Machined parts were a different story but body parts and etc not quite so close. My opinion after buying NOS parts and finding out they weren’t as accurate all the...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

It could be that the dealers, agency’s, independent garages and etc. would have parts ready to go and rebuilt for T’s as time went on. Since many of the parts and assemblies would work on different model years of a T it’s probably why many cars aren’t exactly as they should be according to the puris...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

As far as my cars go I did try keep them period correct as much as I could. The 19 and 21 I have are around 95% or more correct according to their year and body style.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: transmission bands

Go to the MTFCA home page and go to resources and then go to suppliers. There are companies that make the Kevlar bands. Nev r wear, red hook and others sell Kevlar bands. Also Snyder’s has them in their catalog. You can check out their web page and contact them. Contact the other companies to see if...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: A brand new 26

Isn’t the guy Will Rodgers? I’m not for sure but sort of does look like him.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: Fresh mag ring?

I was thinking that the business was taken over. I’m thinking I read that on the forum but not sure.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

Cory, I have 2 Model T’s (cobbled together) as some say but as you said built up from parts. My first T was the 24 Coupe which I inherited from my Grandfather in 1959 and it was a complete car. The other 2 are built up from parts. My 1919 Roadster was a main body shell I bought for 25.00. The fender...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

If I was going to add brakes to one of my T’s I think I would go with AC brakes. I met the owner at Chickasha a few years ago and checked them out. Probably Rocky Mountain brakes are the most popular but the AC brakes are pretty good too. In my mind they’ve been under the radar for many years. Then ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: Is my TT overheating?

Hey George! I meant to say flat tube when I was referring to my comment about radiators. And yes he has a flat bed! And the flat tube radiator I bought was a Bergs. Great radiator and works just fine. No boil over. If there is a good older radiator shop in your area they can put in a flat tube core ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tiger Timer for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Tiger Timer for sale.

The originals were made in the USA. Later they were made in Japan. I have one that I used and it worked fine. The Japan made ones must be at least 40 years old I would think as that’s about the time I bought one from JC Whitney.
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: New Here

Another good T information book and history of the changes of the car over the years is ‘From here to Obscurity’.
Of course there are a few other good ones but the above book really helped me along with the Ford service manual. And your wife will love that one! Maybe :)
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: New Here

The last paragraph of Norms post says it all. Take a little time and find a running car that’s still pretty decent. Before that find someone or a club in your area and ask to take a drive in one and just maybe they will let you drive it. Get the Ford service manual and get aquainted with what makes ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 33
Views: 1605

Re: Band Eating transmission

From your description it sounds like the pedal notches are worn to the point that your pedals are going to far over or bottoming out and yet you still have good band thickness. In other words no more pedal left to adjust. Has the transmission cover been gone through before? If not remove the cover a...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: Is my TT overheating?

Is the radiator an original or a flatbed replacement or? If it’s an original that’s probably part or all of your problem. But as others have said it could also be overfilled, timing etc. In my experience I’ve found that if you deal with heating problems it usually turns out to be an old radiator. I ...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Yes, the drag link you have is totally worn out. I don’t think the insert you can buy would help it.
Call Lang’s and see if they have one. They have lots of good usable parts.
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1926

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Hi Lisa and welcome to world of Model T’s! Yes Model T’s are unique cars. And at the same time you will be dealing with almost 100 year old technology. Remember that a Model T won’t drive like a modern car or pickup. They don’t have real brakes like the car you drive and speed away from a dead stop ...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: 19-25 switch wire harness info.

The switch Back is an original pin type and not repo. The first harness I bought a few years ago had the correct eyes for the screws. The last harness I bought had eyes that were almost big enough that the original screw heads would almost go through it. I should have called the supplier about it bu...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: pesty skip found
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: pesty skip found

That’s good that you found it!
The simple fix things are usually the hardest to find sometimes. I’ll bet that’s happened to more than few T’s.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: Spark & Gas levers

I was lucky on one case just carefully prying the tabs just enough to get the rods out.
Taped back down OK.

Not so much on the 21 case!
There was enough of the broken ear to tap back down but I think one more time I wouldn’t be so lucky.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 486

19-25 switch wire harness info.

I replaced the switch wire harness on my 21 Touring 2 years ago and the terminals on the wire were to big that attach to the switch plate back.They worked but it bugs me to the point of replacing it.
Anybody know if that’s been changed since then from the vendors.
Thanks
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

WOW Dan!
That has to be one for the record books!
Using that gear as a guide for how long they will run makes Ignacios gear look
good for a lot more miles down the road.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

In my case I was restoring the car so I pulled of the fenders and running boards so I could straighten and repaint the fenders individually. I removed the spare tire carrier so I could roll out the chassis from under the body. The spare tire holder is attached to the frame and was to tall to clear t...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

Here’s what I did to remove the body of my 24 Coupe. It’s essentially the same for the later 25-27 T’s. This is the one man way to do it. Find a location in you shop to set the body in place. Remove the body to frame bolts and the exhaust pipe. Remove the fenders, spare tire carrier and running boar...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a fonctional used Magneto
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: WTB a fonctional used Magneto

Think he means the field coil.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1350

Re: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????

For what it’s worth I used Johnson’s in Oklahoma for my 21 Touring wheels. Excellent quality plus extra nice crating for the wheels. Their packing and crating was over the top and that’s what was impressive.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 3464

Re: So why so little interest?

It would interesting to know how old the buyer of the 1914 was. I have to agree with FJ that things will be different in some ways. Peoples point of view of what’s really important will change.