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by ShirkWood
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Note #1 - The back side of the driveshaft housing T193B is flat where the arrow points. The Thrust Bearing Cup would need to be moved to the right a little after T193B is made flat. The rabbet on the outside of T193B is correct as is the Spool. The top photo shows what that area looks like. The thru...
by ShirkWood
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Martynn, Thank you for taking the time to create these detailed drawings. The area of the driveshaft seems to be one least understood assemblies. Here is my take on it. Starting with the pinion gear and driveshaft. The pinion gear will only go on so far due to the taper. The inner sleeve should come...
by ShirkWood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1532

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Orie Jones, the woodworking teacher back when I went to North High School, in Wichita, Kansas, (1970) had worked for Howard Hughes. Orie helped build the Spruce Goose. He even had some of the scrap wood from the plane which he used to built tools for around the shop. I went in before and after schoo...
by ShirkWood
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Steel advice

I like the set-up shown for lowering the rear of the car. As for the rear radius rod being weak...if you look at the way a radius rod is made, it seems to have some real strength in this area. There is a roughly 1/4" thick bar that is split to form the two legs or the radius rod. The radius rod tube...
by ShirkWood
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 1515

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

Looks great!!! Thanks to those who made it happen!
by ShirkWood
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

I didn't make the "live" Webinar yesterday but watched the YouTube video of it later in the day. My wife has been attending Zoom meetings now for a few weeks as part of her job. I really haven't paid that much attention to it but it got me thinking about using Zoom for a monthly club meeting with ou...
by ShirkWood
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

In the last photo it looks to me like the ring gear teeth are rather pointed on the outside edge indicating improper gear mesh. There appears to be heavier damage in that area. That pitting (fretting) is probably caused by high tooth loads; due to improper gear mesh. Fretting occurs with repeated hi...
by ShirkWood
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 4558

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

The late Felix Graves in Broken Arrow, OK, had a T speedster that the engine ran backwards. I am pretty sure it was just a flathead engine but he won the Tulsa Hill Climb with it...beating out some overhead setups. Maybe back in the 1970s. Don't know what happened to the car.
by ShirkWood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for this Uncle Sam flag holder
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Looking for this Uncle Sam flag holder

I have not seen one that I remember. Is it made of wood or metal? If it was wood, not many may have survived.
by ShirkWood
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow/Iron Identification
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Top Bow/Iron Identification

Looks like the second bow from the back on a touring from the pre-1917-18 era.
by ShirkWood
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stains in Brass
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Stains in Brass

If I'm understanding you correctly, these are copper colored spots on the brass. Officially, I believe it is dezincification. The zinc has left the brass alloy. You might be able to sand through them. I like to leave them. It is proof that your brass is original.
by ShirkWood
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 10216

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Neal,
Will your 1915 be ready for the Flatland T's "Duck Hunt" in a little less than two weeks?
Verne Shirk
by ShirkWood
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Winter Clinic - New Location
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Model T Winter Clinic - New Location

Greetings Model T Friends!!! The time for the Winter Clinic in Kansas is fast approaching. It will be Saturday, January 25, 2020, at a NEW LOCATION this year. It will be held in Templeton Hall on the McPherson College campus, home of the world-famous McPherson College Automobile Restoration Program...
by ShirkWood
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....
Replies: 34
Views: 3975

Re: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....

What does the Buffalo disc wheel rim you are in search of look like?
by ShirkWood
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 3674

Re: Knock Knock

Bent rod or piston slap?
by ShirkWood
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Coils

I have three Ts running Patterson coils. Here's my theory. If I am on a tour running stock ignition and have ignition problems, someone (generally quite a few "fellow T owners") on the tour will have parts to help me out. With one of the various "other" forms of ignition systems you'll probably be l...
by ShirkWood
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 4563

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

I have some experience in traveling in the Flint Hills of Kansas and a small part of Oklahoma. It is a narrow band 93 miles (150 km) by 157 miles (252 km) with “abundant residual flint eroded from the bedrock that lies near the surface” (per Flint Hills - Wikipedia). It is near impossible to plow bu...
by ShirkWood
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substitute for kwik poly
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Substitute for kwik poly

I have used Kwik Poly for many years but have since become more intrigued by the West System epoxy. The Kwik Poly has such a sort working time and doesn't seem to penetrate the wood as much as I would like. It sounds like some of the alternates mentioned here might work fine! One local fellow used K...
by ShirkWood
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Old Photo-Tank

Perhaps in Pond Creek, Oklahoma?
by ShirkWood
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sagging Steering Column
Replies: 16
Views: 2609

Re: Sagging Steering Column

There are a couple of different lower brackets for 26-27 if I remember right. One is a little different angle for the 4 door??? Look at the Ford Parts catalog and check the number on the part. Just a guess...
by ShirkWood
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jess Blaker camshafts from the 70's
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: Jess Blaker camshafts from the 70's

Dad & I bought cams from Jess in Texas at the Pate Swap Meet. He sold two grinds. A mild one and a wild one. We ran both of them but liked the wild one better. The wild one has been in the car (1914 touring) for about 20 years. I wish all my cams from him were that grind. He said he started with a M...
by ShirkWood
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding advice: Is it worth trying to fix?
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Welding advice: Is it worth trying to fix?

I've welded a half inch diameter hole in an exhaust manifold with cast iron rod. The best rod I found is an original Model T piston ring. It is some nice cast iron! The hardest think to find is cast iron flux (the flux I use is red). I had found flux on the Internet but could find anything local. St...