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by dobro1956
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 949

Re: To coat or not to coat?

OK, Here is my 2 cents worth, and probably not worth that. In years past replacing the gas tank was usually the best choice. Unless it is a tank that is not reproduced, in the long run replacing was always best. "BUT" the repro tanks made today are not as good as repro tanks made aprox. 5 years ago ...
by dobro1956
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted, Stevens Rear Axle Stand, or similar, near Arkansas or Chickasha delivery
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Wanted, Stevens Rear Axle Stand, or similar, near Arkansas or Chickasha delivery

The subject line pretty much says it all. Something that needs repair would also be OK. Other brands other than Stevens will be considered.
by dobro1956
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

I have sold out of the Stevens tool catalogs. As mentioned above, Lang's will have them for sale soon. This has been a fun project, and I want to thank everyone for their support. I also wish to say thanks to MTFCA .....

Have fun and be safe ...... Donnie Brown ....
by dobro1956
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: for sale, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

Only 4 catalogs left. Then I will not be making anymore for sale here. I have made arrangements with Langs to be the sole seller of the catalogs in the future. Not for sure what they will be asking for them, but they are slated to be in the next catalog that they are currently in the process of prin...
by dobro1956
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: for sale, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

Buddy, Glad you liked it. Everyone so far has liked the catalogs. I reprinted this catalog because originals are almost extinct. The few that do exist are in private collections. That is one of the reasons that the Stevens tools are not as readily recognized as KR Wilson tools. There are also Steven...
by dobro1956
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 1995

Re: What is this ??

I agree with tdump. If the engine is in pretty good shape, then just a "freshing up" may be good enough depending on how you plan to drive the car. But the magnet plates and the brass screws. "MUST" be addressed and replaced. It sounds like you have made the decision to have it fixed. .It may seem l...
by dobro1956
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: Mystery Tools

Mark. I'm interested in both tools if you decide to sell them. Not sure about the second tool but the first is a brake shoe spring remover/installer as mentioned above.

My e-mail is dobro (at) artelco.com
by dobro1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Front Axle Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Mystery Front Axle Bits

They are correct. They are snubber strap brackets. Someone needs them. That is the part that is usually missing.
by dobro1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Original 1923-27 Dash Bracket Right Side
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: WTB Original 1923-27 Dash Bracket Right Side

The 26 27 style is notched at the area beside the tape measure in your photo.
by dobro1956
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why is the crown ignition key worth so much
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Why is the crown ignition key worth so much

I went thru over 150 keys last night. I found one "crown key". King Lock Co must not have made many keyes. About 3/4 of my keys are Ford script. The rest are aftermarket "bogus countrefiet" no name keys :)
by dobro1956
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: for sale, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

TTT, about half are spoken for. this is my last run for awhile, After Chickasha in March, I go back to the real world till next fall/winter model T season ... :(
by dobro1956
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???

Allen, The studs and bolts shown in the photo above are temporary bolt/studs. The new studs I made, have full thread engagement. I will use double nuts to lock them into place.
by dobro1956
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???

Henry, Good suggestion. I will look at adding a brace. I had some old US made 6 inch grade five bolts. So I cut them off and rethreaded them on the lathe, then I chased the threads with a die nut. Turned out nice. From the input above I think grade five will work OK. Dennis, I tried turning the clam...
by dobro1956
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???

Frank, Acording to what you said, I would want the bolt to fail before the holes in the block. The grade 5 probably would fail before the block. The grade 8 probably would be more likely to "tear" the threads out, than a grade 5. Mark, I was also taught that a course threads in the casting and fine ...
by dobro1956
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???
Replies: 14
Views: 613

question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???

I am installing the dual exhaust manifold on the speedster project engine. Since I have been unable to find 3/8-24 double ended studs 5-1/2 inch long I am going to make them myself. My question is what material is best. grade 5 or grade 8. I will be taking a 6 inch bolt and cutting off the head and ...
by dobro1956
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: for sale, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

For those unfamiliar with Stevens tools, here are a very few, poor quality, pictures of some of the things shown in the catalog. There are 80 pages of goodies shown in the catalogs... I have found many of the items in the catalog at swap meets or flea markets due to the fact that I had a Stevens cat...
by dobro1956
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: for sale, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

Please send me a regular e-mail instead of posting here. I may miss someone if Im looking in two places. A regular e-mail is the best choice.... But, I will try my best to make sure nobody is missed .... Thanks again for all the interest.
by dobro1956
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: for sale, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run ready for sale

Here is a link to the previous discussion about the Stevens tool catalogs.

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8627
by dobro1956
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Last update, Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

I have listed the second run in the classifieds, any of the above interested folks that did not get a chance at the first batch please go to the classifieds .
by dobro1956
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run
Replies: 13
Views: 488

SOLD OUT, Stevens Tool Catalogs. second run

I have the second run of the Stevens tool catalogs for sale. The first run was well received and the feedback was good as to the quality of the printing. I have 25 catalogs for sale from this printing run. The catalogs are 7 X 10 inches and have 80 pages. The Stevens tools are as good as or better t...
by dobro1956
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale pair of original friction shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: for sale pair of original friction shocks

Sold and paid for to Richard. Thanks MTFCA

Richard e-mail sent. I need an address to ship to.
by dobro1956
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale pair of original friction shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 356

for sale pair of original friction shocks

I have a nice pair of original friction shocks. They would be very nice on a speedster project. I do not see a name on them, but it could be covered by paint. Since "patina" is a sought after look by many folks, I am not cleaning them up. I see nothing wrong with them. I have no project for them to ...
by dobro1956
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved cars, actual first date of production?
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Improved cars, actual first date of production?

Your photo shows a 1926-27 Improved model. I can see the 26-27 style fenders and windshield frame in the photo. The Improved models start August 1925. Your engine date will be an "early" 1926 model. There was no serial numbers on the frames till Dec 12, 1925. There are several details that are uniqu...
by dobro1956
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Information data plate
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Information data plate

Darel, I sent you a e-mail ...
by dobro1956
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Information data plate
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Information data plate

Ill take two, I can do pay pal . or send me your preferred payment method. dobro@artelco.com
by dobro1956
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919-1927 Completely Rebuilt Ford Model T Generators With 90 day warranty!
Replies: 16
Views: 228

Re: 1919-1927 Completely Rebuilt Ford Model T Generators With 90 day warranty!

I'm also interested in the 12 volt conversions. I assume you mean 12 volt starters.??

I'm getting ready to put a starter in the speedster project. A 12 volt starters would be great.
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Bill, I have the same problem. My old eyes do not see as well either. The colors and print are very close to the original. It is actually a little better than the original to read. The old 90 to 100 year old catalog was really in poor shape.

The next run should be in soon.
by dobro1956
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Will mail the last catalog tomorrow. So far everyone seems to like the quality. So I have ordered the second run of catalogs. I will be doing them in runs of 25 at a time. That way I will not be overloaded with orders. When I have the catalogs in hand, (probably next week )I will list them in the cl...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

I will agree with Mark. I am not home with my library, but I do not remember ever reading about or hearing about any removable lugs associated with Ford 21 inch wheels. There are removable lugs for the Hayes 30 x 3-1/2 inch wheels and also TT rear wheels. I have done considerable wheel research on t...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's Your Chickasha Space?
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: What's Your Chickasha Space?

Dobro1956. Donnie Brown south building
Spaces SL 11, 12, 13, and. 14
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Harold, That is a good suggestion. I will check with the printer to see if we can help the contrast a little bit. As to contrast, the original looks just like we printed the catalogs. It was in poor condition, with torn pages, writing on the pages, rust and grease stains. It, after all, is probably ...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB:1926-27 Trico Vacuum Wiper Logo Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: WTB:1926-27 Trico Vacuum Wiper Logo Plate

Duane, You probably know you are looking for something made of "unattainabumn" The legendary "hens teeth" I will look tomorrow, I used to have an extra tag. Its a long shot, but maybe.
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

After the dust has settled and my keyboard has stopped smoking from all the e-mails :) I have 5 paid with pay pal that will ship tomorrow, and 5 waiting on a check. So that is half of the 20 taken care of. Everyone did a good job of getting the info that I needed to me. I may wait till Sunday to sta...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

They fit my hand like a pair of tig gloves. They are a little thicker than tig gloves. They have a nice fit around the fingers and palm of the hand. The really weird thing is that they fit me like they were made for me and I have always worn them. They must have been a very high quality item when th...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

I have started processing the orders. I will have several ready to go out tomorrow. I will have to process the orders that are sent by e-mail first,just to keep confussion to a minimum. I'm not a shipping warehouse , so please bear with me.. I also always try to send a reply e-mail when I receive th...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

I had found several pairs of new gauntlet style gloves that I liked, but I really wanted a vintage pair. I thought these might fit, so I took a chance on them They fit like they have been my gloves forever. They are soft and must have been saddle soaped all their life. They have been well taken care...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

I have been looking for a very long time for a pair of driving gloves for the speedster project. We have found all the vintage clothes shown in my inspiration photo, but I wanted a real pair of vintage driving gloves to go with them. Finding a useable pair that fit me, was the hard part. These show ...
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

I picked up the first batch of catalogs today, So I will start contacting the first 20 people listed above. Those first 20 buyers are my "quality control". I hope every one gives me feedback as to their opinion of the catalogs. If all goes well then Ill order the second run and start selling them in...
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha News
Replies: 16
Views: 1389

Re: Chickasha News

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by dobro1956
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts

Mark, I have sold quite a bit of NOS parts to Langs. I came into an estate buy that had a very large amount of NOS parts. Lang's will be able to get a lot more of it into hands of people who need it way more than I ever would. Glad you found what you needed.
by dobro1956
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Columbo cross drive
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Columbo cross drive

I'm currently installing a Columbo cross drive on the speedster project. If it will help I can look at the rotation of the Columbo output shaft tomorrow One thing I noticed is the ball bearing thrust assembly is poorly designed. On my assembly there is no way to stop the assembly from rotating with ...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Old tools

I'm interested in any Stevens tools or KR WIlson tools.
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this KRW tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: What is this KRW tool?

Its part of the cylinder boring set for the Combination machine.
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Update :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Mark, I should know in a few days how much the total cost will be. I know what the printing cost should be, but shipping and sales tax is not figured yet. I am really happy with the way the catalogs came out. The photo shop work was great. The original had tears, water stains, holes, wrinkles. I kno...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 2802

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Update, ..... I went to the printer today to pick up the "proof" copy. It came out really nice, The lady who did the "photo shop" work really did a nice job and the proof came out nicer than I thought it would. I think they did more work than my budget allowed just because they seem to be a very nic...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts

I sold Lange several cans of NOS ball bearing parts last year at Chickasha. There were inner and outer cones as well as cups and retainer rings. They should have what you need,unless they have already sold.
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1788

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Stan, Everything you said, I agree with. I have had deals go exactly as you described. It seems to happen more in the last few years, than it did before. I noticed a change in how a lot of prospective buyers act, about 5 years ago, and it is getting worse. The vast majority of my buyers are great. B...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1788

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Tbird, If it's any consolation, you did everything right, you were just second in line. :( Most of my items sell very quickly. Most of the things that have been mentioned here really do not matter, until the seller is juggling many sales at the same time. Again, I do appreciate everyone who has boug...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1788

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Dan, I forgot about the "check only" thing. It happens way more often than most folks think. A lot of times they do not even write on the check what its for. That space is just left empty. Or the one I really like is when it is "check only" , but the check is in his wife's name or his business name....
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1788

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

OK, I got a good night's sleep, I'm over my small rant. Hope I did not make any "Sam's" mad. I'm not a very good speller, and English was one of my worst subjects. After all, I was raised in the hills of Arkansas. We have our own version of "English" But, I do try to make what I write readable. My d...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1788

How not to buy something in the classified ads

Its the time of year I start selling a lot of nice things in the classifieds to pay for this years Chickasha trip. We have a section of How to sell on the forum, but I feel like a "how to buy" section is also needed As a seller there are things that just make it so hard to sell and ship. Some things...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: International Auto Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: International Auto Shipping

I have shipped three cars overseas. I agree with the others above. It has always been the buyers responsibility to handle shipping.
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD for sale very nice Reverse Transmision Drum posibly NOS
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: for sale very nice Reverse Transmision Drum posibly NOS

I forgot to say that when I glass beaded the drum, I protected the bushing with protective covers. The bushing was not glass beaded. A couple years ago I had Mike Bender rebuild my 27 tour cars engine. I tore down 12 transmissions looking for a good used drum. Mike also looked for a good used drum. ...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

I finally got to talk to Seth about his use of stainless for his rocker shaft. The folks who remember Seth's build of his speedster engine know he is pushing the limits of a T and a Rajo 4 valve head. . After a couple years of very hard use and high speed driving, his rocker shaft shows no wear. He ...
by dobro1956
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD for sale very nice Reverse Transmision Drum posibly NOS
Replies: 7
Views: 472

SOLD for sale very nice Reverse Transmision Drum posibly NOS

I have for sale a very very nice reverse transmission drum. Im almost positive it is a NOS drum. Ive been going thru a lot of my leftover estate buy out parts. This is the stuff that got pushed to the back when the next big pile came in. I did not even know I had it. From looking at it very closely ...
by dobro1956
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside dimension of reverse drum bushing
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Inside dimension of reverse drum bushing

Thanks Dan. My bushing is 2.303. It is the same at both ends. That's close enough to make me think it's NOS. Two different people can easily be .001 difference due to technique or equipment differences.
by dobro1956
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside dimension of reverse drum bushing
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Inside dimension of reverse drum bushing

Does anyone know what the inside diameter of a reverse drum bushing would be reamed to when new. I need the measurement after the bushing is installed and reamed. I'm not at home to look it up in my books. So far I have had no luck online. I have found what I think is a NOS reverse drum. If the busi...
by dobro1956
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale NOS front cross member
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: for sale NOS front cross member

Hi Neil I sent you an e-mail. Please send me an e-mail to the address in the photo above. I may have used the wrong e-mail address from my files when I tried to contact you , If I remember right we had trouble with e-mails about the Reliable Dayton. Also please send me you complete mailing address. ...
by dobro1956
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Dropacent (Tim) My towers being the taller towers is why I think all my rocker parts are repro. It also came with the 2 separate valve covers and the new cast aluminum intake like the Australian repros came with. All those parts are obviously new parts. As a general rule the repro heads do not have ...
by dobro1956
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

For those not familiar with Rajo 4 valve heads, here are a few pics of my head (red) when I had it mocked up in the speedster project. The black heads are other heads I found pics of on the web. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (1).JPG zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (2).JPG zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (5...
by dobro1956
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Yes, it is a Rajo 4 valve. I believe original heads had a single shaft. The repro heads had 2 separate shafts and the rocker towers are taller. I believe the towers of the repro heads were made taller to accommodate a pair of off the shelf rockers. It is rumored the rockers are Chrysler, but I have ...
by dobro1956
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Im getting ready to do the final rocker arm assembly of the Rajo 4 valve head on the speedster project. Im changing the two separate rocker arm shafts to a single shaft. My rockers are solid castings with no bushings. I have several choices of 5/8 inch shaft material from McMaster Carr. I am leaning...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.

Nice finds, I do the same kind of searches. Looking for the mis labeled and unknown tools. I almost bought the reamers and taps with the Stevens front axle reamer. I even contacted the seller for better pics. Since I already have a complete setup I decided to pass. It was a great price. I recently b...
by dobro1956
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale NOS front cross member
Replies: 6
Views: 655

for sale NOS front cross member

This is my last NOS front cross member. It is for a car and does not fit a TT truck. I found 4 of these a couple years ago in an estate. I sold all of them except this one I was keeping for myself. I probably will not need it, so against my better judgment Im going to sell it. In all my years of mes...
by dobro1956
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

Mark, Good point. I will keep an eye on it. I mostly added the mesh to keep out bugs. It is a simple matter to remove the mesh if I need too.
by dobro1956
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

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by dobro1956
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

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by dobro1956
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

Andy, Your cap is just like mine. although mine does not have the small hole. I think I can screw a 1/2 inch "bayonet" style pipe fitting into the hogs head, where the mag post is supposed to be, and hook a rubber hose to it and run it to a vent position somewhere high on the cowl. That should stop ...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

Kevin, My oil fill cap is as you describe. Just a cast iron casting with no machining. It does not seal shut, but it does make a fair amount of contact. So a little venting is possible, but it would be very little. A fluted liner does offer a fairly simple fix. I wonder how much venting is enough. T...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

While installing the Columbo magneto setup on the speedster project, I noticed that the way the oil filler cap mounts that it is steel to steel and no provision for any crankcase venting. My engine is a 1919 two valve cover style engine, so the two seperate valve covers do not allow any ventilation ...
by dobro1956
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Columbo cross drive magneto questions
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Columbo cross drive magneto questions

Tim, thanks for the reply, I agree that oil may be better than grease. Mine has a grease cup with a zerk fitting in the top of the cup. I probably will use a oil cup instead. I have several styles of oil cups about the size of a regular grease cup. I probably will also add a felt wick or felt insert...
by dobro1956
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”

Since the 1926 27 models are refered to as "Improved Models" and almost every part of the Improved models are different than 1925 and before, almost nothing will interchange with an earlier model. There are some chassis parts that will work, but almost nothing body wise will interchange with a 1925 ...
by dobro1956
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Columbo cross drive magneto questions
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Columbo cross drive magneto questions

Im getting ready to install the Columbo cross drive magneto on the speedster project engine. There is a small mystery hole on the inside of the casting where the shaft is located. The hole is beside the slightly larger oil hole for the shaft. The mystery hole is threaded and I can see no use for it....
by dobro1956
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: WTB: Overhead valve head

Chad, I thought you may have seen Seth's head for sale, just thought I would remind you. I think it will be hard to find something cheaper. Even if you can find a 1000 to 1500 dollar head, more than likely it will cost another 1000 or more to have a running head. I have close to 4000 dollars in my R...
by dobro1956
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: WTB: Overhead valve head

Not sure if Seth sold his Rajo 4 valve, but it was a nice running head setup. I see if I can still find his contact info if you may be interested in a 4 valve.
by dobro1956
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale Two 8in glass acetylene headlight reflectors
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: for sale Two 8in glass acetylene headlight reflectors

Sold and paid for in less than 15 minutes. Thanks Richard and MTFCA ......
by dobro1956
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Mystery transmission accessory ???

Dan, The last ad you posted has a piece almost like my mystery part. I have two five gallon buckets almost full of accessory bands and pieces. But I have never been able to "piece together" a full set. I have several "single" bands with their proper ear or lug. but no full sets. Now I have a better ...
by dobro1956
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale Two 8in glass acetylene headlight reflectors
Replies: 3
Views: 293

for sale Two 8in glass acetylene headlight reflectors

I have two glass reflectors for acetylene headlights for sale. They are both 8 inches in diameter. One is probably useable like it is. The mirror surface is pretty good on the one with the grey painted back. The other one has quiet a bit of hazing, and dullness to the mirror surface. Other than a co...
by dobro1956
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Mystery transmission accessory ???

Dan, I think you are correct. I never thought about it being part of an accessory set of bands. While going thru my stash of bands I found a few odd ball sets of "button style" bands. They have lugs like shown in the above ad. The lugs have a "step" at the end of the lug. The lugs also do not fit Fo...
by dobro1956
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Mystery transmission accessory ???

Nobody has seen one of these ?. I was hoping someone has used one.
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safty Oiling System brochure
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Safty Oiling System brochure

Here is a nice little brochure I just added to the collection. I just love all the artwork in these old brochures and ads.

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by dobro1956
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Mystery transmission accessory ???

While restoring the hogs head for the speedster project, I found a neat accessory item in my parts stash. I have only seen two of these and I have both of them .. I think I understand how it fits into the hogs head. It appears to be an item to achieve the same effect as a long low speed pedal shaft ...