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by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Sign Up Sheet To Help Out With 2022 Bakersfield Swap Meet
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: FJ - Sign Up Sheet To Help Out With 2022 Bakersfield Swap Meet

I’ll donate my refund. I don’t know what what else I can help with from this distance other than being ready to attend.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Posting pictures

My iPhone sometimes wants to put up pics sideways. I have to fix them. I always preview my posts before loading them up. Sometimes they still come out sideways.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 37
Views: 1064

Re: Help I D car.

There is a clutch pedal. The shift lever has been removed from the shift tower. I don’t think this was a truck, they didn’t usually have the gas tank where this one is and would not have had that fancy steering wheel. This was a big expensive car. You would have more luck identifying it on Facebook ...
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Re: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet

Got my refund check today. Does anybody think this may boost the effort for a similar meet in Phoenix?
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 37
Views: 1064

Re: Help I D car.

Looks like I was mistaken. Pictures of Knight engines show the spark plugs on top.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 37
Views: 1064

Re: Help I D car.

Stearns Knight I think. Looks like a Knight sleeve valve engine.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dual carb?
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: Dual carb?

It’s not a noisy as it looks. Most Harleys running around make more racket. When I gave the setup to my brother he wanted it quieter so I made baffles by rolling up some expanded metal screen and stuffing them into the pipes.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dual carb?
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: Dual carb?

Dual NH carbs on home built manifold.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield Swapmeet 2021 in Phoenix ...a good idea.
Replies: 26
Views: 1392

Re: A BAKERSFIELD SWAP-MEET in Phoenix? ...a GOOD IDEA.

If this comes together we will definitely be there. A ways farther off than Bakersfield but a prewar meet would be worth the drive. I think turnout would be very good. Looking forward to seeing all of you guys again.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine

Only if the original seats are worn or damaged beyond use. The unleaded fuel thing is nonsense because these cars were built before leaded gas came out. Modern fuel and lubricants are far superior to what they were designed to run on. If your seats are in good condition your money bid better spent o...
by Erik Barrett
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs late crankshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Early vs late crankshaft

I don’t send anything but late style cranks to my grinder anymore. The earlier ones are usually cracked or worn beyond use and even if they are not they are inferior to late ones. Many of my customers are opting for the Scat crank. An excellent choice, the best available by far if you have the means...
by Erik Barrett
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Wire Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: TT Wire Wheels

1928 AA trucks used wire wheels. I make adapters to put them on the rear of TT trucks. I use 26/27 T wire wheels on the front.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1815

Re: sure mike cranks

Last year I repaired an engine that broke one of these. Ripped the rear wall out of a 1912 block. I had to have Lock n Stitch repair it. Then I put in a Scat crank. Don’t put one in a valuable block.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1713

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

Henry also drove a model T he kept at his winter place in Florida.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1193

Re: Milt Webb

I got the same message. Milt is still living and would love to hear from all of us.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1193

Re: Milt Webb

Milt was a genius at diagnostics and teaching others that crucial skill. Not only on model T’s but cars up to the latest models. He published books on the subject that have bailed me out of sticky problems many times. I have autographed copies of all his books. Milt was one of three members of the M...
by Erik Barrett
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3278

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Matt, it’s a little of both. I price cars to sell. Otherwise you and up storing them forever. But even then, people try to talk you down. They’re model T people. Many of them just can’t help themselves. I’m of the opinion that people drive model T’s today for the same reason they did back in the day...
by Erik Barrett
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3278

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

It seems like everyone trying to buy a model T from me has taken your challenge.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 1156

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

The design is timeless. What will not last is the availability of gasoline at affordable prices.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?

Paddy, sometimes people put the diamond shaped pedals on later engines installed in earlier cars to keep things looking original inside the car.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

I noticed the misteak mistake immediately.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2856

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

The Sherman car is the fastest flathead ever to run Signal Hill. We have worked on it here. My friend owns the Thomas car pictured minus the engine. The next year that engine in a lighter car set the all time record on the hill. The car still exists, we have seen it. It has not run since that day. T...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2056

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

California issued driver’s licenses for model T only well into the 50’s. There were still people who had never driven anything else.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2856

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Gemsa made a number of aluminum Gallivan/Rajo copies, but only one that I have seen ran a timing belt. That was on Thomas’ car that set the all time record at Long Beach. The car still exists but has not run since that day. 1977 I think. I have pics of it somewhere.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?

I use an old production New Day timer and a modern seal on the cam. I pull the timer and clean it up every five years or so whether it needs it or not.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2856

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

There is a BB Rajo on Facebook very reasonably priced.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don’t be like Wile E. Coyote !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Don’t be like Wile E. Coyote !!!

I don’t buy stuff from ACME.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T versus Model A Valve Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Model T versus Model A Valve Springs

Overheads want more spring pressure because the weight of the pushrods, heavier valves, and higher rpm range can all contribute to valve float.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T versus Model A Valve Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Model T versus Model A Valve Springs

I have seen A springs in a model T. I think they put too much pressure on the cam bearings which are much larger in an A. I use new springs and you can shim them if you want more pressure but I have not found it necessary. The valves won’t float until you are way past the rpm limits of most T engines.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2649

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Mark, I sent a message. My Dodge is an early 1916.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2649

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

It looks like several Laycock overdrives made for me by Mickey and Rich in Bakersfield. I have never had a problem with any of them and they work great. When used in combination with a Ruckstell with a left land shifter it is the best setup I have ever used in a model T. Test drive a car equipped li...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell

All of the Chaffin Ruckstell parts I have use are of superior quality to the originals.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: boring a T block
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: boring a T block

.080” will not be a problem unless there is a lot of core shift in your block casting, which is rare but does happen. I would not be afraid to punch it out to that point, I have built many that large. We have built two full race overhead engines here bored out to 3.879”. That’s nearly.140” oversize....
by Erik Barrett
Wed May 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 3599

Re: Henry's Chariot

Reminds me of this.
by Erik Barrett
Fri May 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Woes.
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: TT Woes.

Do you have the low or high speed gears? Now is the time to put high speed gears in if you don’t have them. They have six teeth on the worm gear.
by Erik Barrett
Sat May 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Second attempt at posting. Hope two of them don’t pop up. Anyway, I have been there. Working late one night shortening a driveshaft tube for a Warford I forgot to put the four bolt collar back on the tube before welding the flange back on. Rats. I sliced the collar in two and welded it back together...
by Erik Barrett
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 3044

Re: Piston ring seating

If it is a ring seating problem, Bon Ami does work with updraft carbs. Don’t ask me how I know.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 3044

Re: Piston ring seating

Do a leakdown test to find out where you are losing compression. Lock the engine at TDC and apply compressed air to the cylinder. You will hear it leak at the carb, exhaust, or crankcase. These Buicks are prone to problems with the valve cages. They can move and misalign with the ports if the nuts a...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Vaporizer carbs

Either a vaporizer or an NH is correct for 26/27 cars. The vaporizer was designed to use the very low quality fuel available at that time. Really not necessary now and the NH is the better choice with modern gas.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 4739

Re: free starts

There were quite a few cars like the Mercedes that were starter from a static condition. I think possibly the “Beast of Turin” Fiat race car does as well. Engines with raised compression ratios from performance accessories rarely give free starts because they bounce back from TDC before stopping so ...
by Erik Barrett
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8964

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Do you have a gap gauge or do you need to use mine?
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH

I have run into these. There were a bunch made years ago. I think it’s Caterpillar brake lining. Hard on drums and prone to chatter.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Ruckstell trans part?
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Is this a Ruckstell trans part?

Yes, it is, but it’s for a TT truck.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Question.
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: TT Question.

Same parts.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Rajo-head questions

Certainly, and as suggested it is a good idea to use studs and nuts. Dan McEachern has them.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Rajo-head questions

I set valves at .012” intake and .014” exhaust at TDC compression stroke. Torque head at 25, then 40, then 50 lbs/ft. if you are using the early block. Go to 55 lbs/ft if you are using a later block. Retorque several times until it holds torque.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

What Dan said. Piston travel adjustment works well with all original Ford parts. Any new parts and you will do better with the cam grinders’s recommendation. Cam gear can go on either way, makes no difference.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7135

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Ok so the question is now, how far did you drive before you had to turn around and go home? I went about 600 miles.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 4376

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

Rats. Got the rig loaded up and make it to Kingman before they pulled the plug. I knew better but couldn’t help myself. Had to tie the stuff in the trailer down real good for this pic.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ran When Parked"
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: "Ran When Parked"

Dodge Brothers
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

That’s pretty much everything. I’ll do this with you. Easily handled in a weekend. You supply the electrical parts, I have the rest. I’ll call when I have a moment to talk.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7135

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Thanks guys. I promise when we get there everything will be right side up. Looking forward to the pizza feed. My best memory of those events in the past was many years ago when I was there and Bruce McCauley walked in. I shouted ALL RISE! When they saw who it was they did so. My dad worked for Bruce...
by Erik Barrett
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7135

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

1910 T and 1909 EMF stuffed in the trailer. Leaving next Sunday. Pics are sideways as usual posting from IPhone. Only a problem here.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7135

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

I will as soon as I pick it up. I am delivering it there for a friend.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 2368

Re: Curses! Low compression.

What Norm describes is a cylinder leakdown test and is exactly what should be done next. It will provide a definitive answer to where your lost compression is going. Most likely it will be valves but there are several possibilities. The trickiest part of this test is getting the engine on perfect TD...
by Erik Barrett
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Thanks everyone. Dad was in L.A. when the MTFCA was started. He was a member of the International club and retained that membership but embraced the new club and its different attitude centered on touring and fellowship rather than showing brass era cars. He knew all the founding members. Not only d...
by Erik Barrett
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Thank you everyone for your kind words. We all miss dad and are thankful for the times we had with him.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Yesterday my mentor, teacher, role model, best friend, and father passed away at 85 years old. He taught me how to be a man, to love others as myself, how to work on the old machinery for which we shared a passion, and about God’s grace so abundant in our lives. He taught me how to drive a model T a...
by Erik Barrett
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

Les, I would like to have one for my TA14. Count me in.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 15
Views: 3348

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

I am going to agree with my friend yellow T racer on this one. The specification he gave is about twice the positive caster Ford called for on the model T. We have found this is perfect for light cars and especially for fast cars. And he’s right, model T’s don’t need laser alignment. A carpenter’s s...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do You Want To Meet The 1904 Model B Owner At Bakersfield Swap Meet ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Do You Want To Meet The 1904 Model B Owner At Bakersfield Swap Meet ?

I had the privilege of working on some parts of this historic car. I would live to see it there and meet the man who has made it happen. It’s the oldest four cylinder Ford running.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

The crank broke. It was a Sure Mike vintage counter weighted unit. After the block was repaired I put in a Scat crank.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Use a late crankshaft. Preferably one marked EE. The early ones are not nearly as good. If you have a 1911 block you want the best crank you can afford. I just repaired a 1911 engine the broke the crank and ripped the rear main web out of the block. Had to have lock n stitch put it back together. Ex...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turlock, CA Swap Meet
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Turlock, CA Swap Meet

We will be there. Have not missed one in 43 years. Every year I threaten to make it the last one. Rumble Seat Garage in GG 59-64. Will have T stuff.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 2070

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

My original Rajo four valve had separate shafts which damaged the head. It’s a bad design. I went to a single stainless shaft with great results.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 3504

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

We just worked on an engine similar to this one. It took a whole bunch of work to stuff a model B crankshaft into a T. You have to turn both the rod and main journals down to model A size or it won’t fit. There have been some T’s built with model B rods but they are OHC jobs with no camshaft in the ...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Merry Christmas!

Jem, Merry Christmas from across the pond and then some. Hoping your new year is not dry but not rainy either.🍺
by Erik Barrett
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 6793

Re: Oil pump

Les, we built an engine with one of these and have had no priming problems. We primed the pump and lines with heavy weight oil when we built it and have not touched it since. We are careful to watch for pressure on starting.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 6121

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

A great loss to the T community and to speedster people in particular. I have met Howard many times and had the privilege of talking with him and Fast Frank Harris weeks ago when they they came to see us race Chris Egsgaard’s blue Long Beach champ in Murietta. They had not seen it race in 45 years w...
by Erik Barrett
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow’s project
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Tomorrow’s project

I do these all the time. I braze them up and rebore them. Most of the time the brass is all gone when they are bored out due to shrinkage as they cool. Dozens of repaired ones out in the road.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: What is this?

Closed cab TT truck.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

If you think he is pale you should have seen him after the first time I turned him loose with the Wild Cherry II. He was ashen, absolutely terrified.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

Admin Jeff did a fabulous job wiring the car. You can tell he is used to working with high end cars. Very meticulous. The car had a quarter mile test drive today and went into the trailer for the races. Robert came back kind of pale so I think it is running well. We are southbound at this time on I-...
by Erik Barrett
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

Frontenac crankcase adapter to model A transmission with another adapter to 39 Ford V8 transmission.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

The car is ready to go and will race for the first time since Long Beach on Saturday at Santa Margarita. This is not a hill climb, it is vintage drag racing, so we will have a chance to spank some flathead V8’s too.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT worm drive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: TT worm drive ratio

Remove the four bolt cover behind the worm gear. Take the big nut off and remove the thrust bearing and worm gear roller bearing. Look in with a pen light and count the teeth on the worm gear. Four teeth, low speed. Six teeth, high speed.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 6148

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Rumble Seat Garage is coming.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

Got it running last night. Sounds very potent. Won’t idle, need to work on the Winfield D model carb. We hope to race it on Saturday at RPM nationals in Santa Margarita.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

That’s Egsgaard’s Wild Cherry. It turned the whole hill climb thing upside down and was the beginning of what the Long Beach event was famous for. It is the car we modeled the Wild Cherry II racer after.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ is coming back together.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don't you love it when?
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: Don't you love it when?

I am glad to have been involved with getting this model T back on the road. That’s what we are about at Rumble Seat Garage. Jeff is a great T hobbyist and so much more. He gave up racing insanely fast Porsche race cars for this and I can say he has embraced our love of these cars to the fullest.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

Re: Three to One Gears

3:1 gears are not a good proposition for a full body model T. Definitely not for a coupelet. These are for lightweight speedsters or runabouts at most. If you have an overhead on your car you don’t need them either. These engines work at higher rpm ranges so stock gears will give you all the speed y...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5.17:1 Ton Truck Worm Drive Gear Sets - In stock now
Replies: 1
Views: 4340

Re: 5.17:1 Ton Truck Worm Drive Gear Sets - In stock now

The price quoted seems awfully expensive until you look a a set of these gears. Reproducing them must have been absurdly expensive. I can’t imagine them being available but hats off to the people making it happen.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

I have one of the old manufacture New Day timers on my dump truck. The one that says “No oiling”. I go for years at a time without touching it. I have a modern seal on the camshaft so that helps keep it clean.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Hobby Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3087

Re: Model T Hobby Question

After getting behind the wheel of a model T and getting comfortable with it, you will be ready to give up on the Shelby thing, maybe even throw rocks at it. The T is the most fun for the buck you can have with an old car. People drive them now for the same reason they did when they were new. They ar...
by Erik Barrett
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T’s at our local cruise night.
Replies: 2
Views: 797

T’s at our local cruise night.

We brought a couple of model T’s to our Auburn car show. There were a lot of people walking right by killer street rods and customs to look at these cars.
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by Erik Barrett
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .10 over pistons Question
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: .10 over pistons Question

Get a set of .030 pistons and have a competent machine shop bore and hone it. These blocks can go .060” and beyond. If you are worried about the longevity of a block that is .010” oversized at 90 years old you must be expecting to live to be 400.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 3904

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

I have repaired two engines damaged when these sight glasses broke on gravel roads.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 7588

Re: Post your favorite sign

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by Erik Barrett
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 3810

Re: Triple Gear Pins

There is no reason to worry about double oversized pins or welding up a mangled flywheel. I have stacks of flywheels that don’t need heroic measures to save them. New pins are all they need. Anyone who needs one can pick it up here at no cost whatsoever. Just come and get it. All I ask is be ready t...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: BUFFUM

I have some of those bearing scrapers. They precede the nazi era.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 5759

Re: Napa tour - bummer

Jeff, this is not your first trip down this road. What’s up with that? What are the symptoms and conditions extant at the time of the failure?
by Erik Barrett
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My stupid mistake of the week...
Replies: 16
Views: 2852

Re: My stupid mistake of the week...

In the 1950’s my father bought a TT truck with a wooden cab. It had solid rubber tires on the back. They called it the Teddy truck because Teddy Roosevelt was a rough rider. At some point dad scored some 23” pneumatic TT wheels and tires. He backed the truck into the garage at his grandma’s house an...