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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service

An easy way to check the rods for straightness
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley G Venturi
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Holley G Venturi

I made a few ventures using the specs in the Carburetor book. $35 shipped or will trade for??? Also build the tools to get in to a G, if needed.
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call me @ nine o 3 824-1949. Happy motoring, Bob
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Record
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: A Record

Mark, at that speed you might just qualify for a mechanic position at an early Ford dealership.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 64
Views: 3045

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

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For a Holley G, an hour and a half I’ll never get back.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

You should do your homework! PLEASE, this is what the forum is all about, please, please ask questions. That’s how we all learn, and share information.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Alternative fuel

JP-4 is the fuel the turbo Agcat crop dusters use. They come in to the Atlanta airport in the late winter to fertilize the pine trees. I have a fuel tear shaped tank from an old tractor that has two compartments, Free, if anyone needs one.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Alternative fuel

Back in the early 60’s I would hear tails form the old timers about running Model T’s on kerosene. They said once the engine was warm a T would do just fine on kerosene. These were the old men who sat on the old wood bench in front of the drugstore almost every day. WELL, I ran the T out of gas righ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4458

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

Richard, very nice repair, as the old man that got me started in this 57 years ago always said— make it look like it was done on purpose. You have succeeded. My hat is off to a lot of you guys. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holly G disassembly
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Holly G disassembly

Thanks Guys, had to dig it out. Made a couple of tools to finish getting it apart and all went well after the tube.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?

Most any competent machine shop will not cut a head too far. Take it to your machine shop and let them work their Magic. Be sure to chaise the threads in the block, use Copper Coat if your reusing an old gasket and don’t exceed 55 lbs with a clean dry thread. And that 55 is my upper most limit With ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holly G disassembly
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Holly G disassembly

How do I get the black cone out?
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I removed the wire keeper, but cone is sure stuck.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion 31 spark plug ?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Champion 31 spark plug ?

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need a 15 hood
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Need a 15 hood

Looking for a really nice hood for a 15. Bob at nine zero three 824 nineteen forty nine.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor ID help
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Carburetor ID help

Can someone please tell me what carburetor this is? I need a needle and seat and the float is broken- thanks to me! The aftermarket tag says Kingston, but which one? On the casting inside the bowl there is a big 4.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Atlanta Ga Craigslist, Model T Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Atlanta Ga Craigslist, Model T Ford

Found this on Atlanta Ga Craigslist, looks like Steve may be in the car wash business.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need a 15 light switch
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Need a 15 light switch

Looking for a head light switch for a 15 Thanks, Bob at nine O three 824-1949.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4458

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

I use a scotch bright and lacquer thinner to clean the ribbon once it is straight and don’t forget every other coil raps opposite.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4458

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

Jeff, being careful, unroll the coil then put one end in a vice and stretch the copper about 4 to 6 inches. This make it very straight. You will need a board a little longer than the stretched copper and carefully lay the copper on a board and apply the heat resistant Mylar tape to both sides and th...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Careful with RTV
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Careful with RTV

Bought a car with a engine knock. Pulled the inspection pan and sure enough number one was loose. Pulled the head, got the rod out, miked the crank and was very lucky. Pulled the transmission cover and to my surprise, it was not lint in the oil tube it was a piece of RTV. Looking at the inside of th...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Transmission door oiler
Replies: 1
Views: 171

WTB Transmission door oiler

Looking for an after market oiler. Either the Texas T type that requires cutting the transmission cover or the transmission inspection cover type. Bob at nineO3-824-1949. Thanks
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a 1915 top bow and one saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: WTB a 1915 top bow and one saddle

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Sorry for the delay, sometimes life gets in the way of the important stuff.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a 1915 top bow and one saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 322

WTB a 1915 top bow and one saddle

I have bought a little 15 roadster that has a broken top bow. I see sets of three for sale, but I only need one. Anyone know who bends top bows? And one of the saddles is missing, need one of them. Thanks for your time, Bob. 903-824-one 949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Spare tire carriers

Did a T ever leave the factory with a spare tire mounted on a carrier? My question; Were all spare holders aftermarket? What year is this for?
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Center Door
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Center Door

Gone to a great home.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Center Door
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Center Door

Just got off the phone Mike, South of Houston. He wants the automobile. Thanks to all.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Center Door
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Center Door

A solid car with new motor,transmission,ft and rear axles. Interior is good starts on mag. $8500 call and we’ll converse. Thanks, Bob at 903 eight24-1949 thanks 78A9CA0A-4528-4845-BA75-8898D9264399.jpeg 1615AAE6-26A6-49DD-ACFC-4A127DB9FBD4.jpeg 7AD74353-A155-4DC6-A798-5EC58C81A7F7.jpeg EE6CF7AD-E653...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: 1915 Tudor Sedan

I believe the automobile is a Centerdoor.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

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

You’ll need Clear(no knots) Northern, straight grained, kiln dried Hickory. Google ( hardwood Houston area) or what ever part of the world your in. Hardwood is generally sold in random widths and is straight lined on one side, widths will vary down the board. I buy eight quarter (two inch thick) by ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

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

George and anyone else, I’ve got a lathe and press your welcome to use, just bring your hickory and come on. This fall the temperature will be nicer. Bob @ 903-824-1949
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing running board support rods
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Installing running board support rods

Do you bow the support rod to install them?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1704

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

Where in Texas is he going, traveling on US 59?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Making Spokes

This is out of order, you must cut the angles on the blank first in order to chuck into the lathe. The little gizmo on the jig is just a fast way to locate the center on the pin end of the blank.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Making Spokes

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Date a Mercury body
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Date a Mercury body

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Need help with dating this Mercury body. It’s on a 26 chassis, but I know it’s earlier than that.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

Doing instrument repair back in the day, 1/3 each of distilled water, Parson’s ammonia, Mr. Clean. 24 hr max as it will eat brass If left for weeks. Keep it covered, and use in a well vented area.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1368

Re: Tight engine after it runs

A steel rod turned to .740 and long enough to go through the four rods is an easy check for rod straightness once the rods are fitted to the crank.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Easy pin removal
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Easy pin removal

image.jpg f image.jpg [attachment=0]image.jpg A pin dent tool is the easiest, least destructive way I have ever used to get the little pins out. Almost every body shop has one and I bet they would help you out, just for the bragging rights. Around here the pin tools are around $100 at pawn shops. H...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1980

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

I ‘gotta’ ask, if you cut an X that big in a rod, are you doing more harm than good? look at the surface area of the bearing that’s lost. The X lets oil in, but also gives the oil a path out under pressure. In my mind the film strength of the oil is what prevents metal to metal contact (bearing fail...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1980

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

I ‘gotta’ ask, if you cut an X that big in a rod, are you doing more harm than good? look at the surface area of the bearing that’s lost. The X lets oil in, but also gives the oil a path out under presure
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring With Unusual Front Fenders
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: 1915 Touring With Unusual Front Fenders

The automobile is nice, but look at this listing for that area.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing front crossmember wear
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Repairing front crossmember wear

Very nice craftsmanship, your an asset to the hobby.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Heating problem still

Your car is trying to tell you, you Are you trying to keep the coolant level too high. Try a 1/4 to a 1/3 down to allow for movement and expansion. The automobile will find the level that suits it. And I too am betting the pump isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed May 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 2242

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

If you buy an Optima 6 volt battery you’ll be set for years. I’ve got some that are from 2012 and work like new.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun May 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter sealed bearing parts number?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Starter sealed bearing parts number?

How great is it when someone making a livelihood doing something gives trade secrets (info) to help others. Ron, YOU are a stand-up guy!
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat May 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

There is a reason for hickory, have you ever seen a maple hammer or axe handle in commercial production? Or any other wood?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft and pulley question
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Crankshaft and pulley question

The pin has a clearance fit in the crankshaft. The crankshaft pulley has one clearance hole and the hole 180* to that, that is too small for the pin to go through. The pin is kept in place using a cotter pin on the big hole end on the inside of the pulley.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 2404

Re: Piston ring seating

Did you check the end gap on the rings by putting a ring in the cylinder and pushing down just a little with a piston, to square it up, and using a feeler gauge to check the end gap? Should have a gap of between .012 and .020 And it should be a constant measurement up and down the cylinders.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Yes, I’m in total agreement with you Dan. The little broken lines must not be worn- see the last picture, if the shell are good, the rough broken seams will interlock and line up the shells. This is also why I’ve had no luck with babbitting the early iron shells, by the time you bore the for Babbitt...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

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Be glad to help but I’d need the shaft for proper fit. 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Whoa!! Your not seriously think of running that poor engine with loose-missing parts floating around in it, are you? You are sitting on a bomb. Please think of all the could go wrong.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 4772

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Around ‘72, quail hunting in Foard County Texas, still have the automobile but less hair. Me behind the the wheel
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Hard to believe

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Saw this small block Chevy crank at the scrap yard. Still in the block, is worn over 3/8 of an inch at that one rod.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-pumpjack T
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Old Photo-pumpjack T

I’m betting that with the increased diameter of the wheel as opposed to the motor pulley it gave that pump a workout. Thanks for the picture.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1996

Re: Coil ring sealant

Using Mylar tape to insulate the wire, then rapping the coils with 3M glass cloth electrical tape and putting a paper washer under the coil. Blasting the ring and putting it together then I take the assembly to an electric motor rebuild shop in Oil City LA. To me this is the important part of the bu...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Don’t forget the screws and if you or a friend has a lathe, making a few spools out of brass is a easy way to get the balance spot on.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 1802

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

That porous material In the tank is asbestos.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

The ball bearing on the brush end and the brass bushing replacing the Babbitt bushing that carries the starter drive, that you provide, have got to be marked improvements over factory production. Sir, I’ve seen your work, your too modest.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

I’m betting your improved performance is because every thing has been straightened, a lined, polished, with new proper fitting bearings/bushings. Insuring proper contact and free movement. You got more than paid for, better than it came the Ford factory.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: Wire Wheels

Google; model a wheels on a model t. Click on the top link, The 2015 post has some pictures of adapters, some nice work.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with seat cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Help with seat cutter

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Coil Repair

Is it advisable to insulate the capacitor before repotting tar?
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal notches
Replies: 31
Views: 3777

Re: Pedal notches

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you can carefully weld the pedal and dress to where you have full contact. It’s a slow process, but the end result is close to new.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 2384

Re: Is my starter toast?

If you end up removing the starter, remember you must first remove the starter bendix or you will mess up the mag coils.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2522

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

Someone with a torch can braze the handle, dressed down it wouldn’t be noticeable. Be glad to do it for you, Bob 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: Question on babbitting

I use these sticks to tin with, poured in a cold rod they always look like this on the back. I do not tin, but I
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always preheat the block and mold.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Re: Camshafts!

If your looking at having a camshaft ground, Norfleet Machine, 8323 Hoyle ave Dallas Tx, dose nice work for just a few $$. 214-381-1177. No connection, just a good guy to work with.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 3836

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

OK , one must remember, a secure jack stand should be used in this procedure. By lifting the right rear wheel, putting the leaver in high gear and cranking over the engine thus spinning the right rear wheel, the air should become more turbulent on the carburetor side of the automobile which in theor...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 16
Views: 3270

Re: not model T Continental engine

In my youth I had a Marion Handley rolling chaise that had Continental Red Seal. Placing a cup of water on the running engine, it barely made ripples.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wall Art
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Wall Art

Please post pictures of a by gone era
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Shreveport
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

I have never seen a ridge in a T cylinder. The piston clears the top of the cylinder on each stroke. Thus no ridge?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

Just a reminder, you must remove the starter drive, (Bendix) before the starter will come out.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 3258

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

It’s posts from Hap and others that has made us all feel like we’re part of family.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Starter drive disassembly?

Thanks, Is it a right hand thread? Thanks again.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Starter drive disassembly?

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnetic driveshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Magnetic driveshaft

Jim, if you wish to demagnetize the shaft, you can use an armature growler. Switch it on, pull the shaft through and move it away and presto the shaft is no longer a magnet.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Ideal crankshaft radius?

What is the preferred radius of a T crankshaft? Thanks for your time and help. Bob 903 824 1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

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The old forums are a wealth of information. Easy to google.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Google. Champion x spark plug: smooth versus ribbed insulator. It brings up a oct 9 2009 forum that has an add for the plug.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1936 Ford hood ornament
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: WTB 1936 Ford hood ornament

What year is this?
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: New Rig

In the 80’s my dad bought a new Mercury sedan, talking to him on the phone after the purchase, he said he had figured out just about everything except the light on the dash of the little man sitting on the commode. Honest to God, he told me he guessed the little light (seat belt warning) was to remi...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Buying gas from a visible gas pump
Replies: 12
Views: 2578

Buying gas from a visible gas pump

This about 1955 in rural Texas. My grandparents lived in a community they called Five In One, a cotton gin and a small general store that doubled as a domino hall, was all that made up the business district. On one of our many visits my dad realized we didn’t have enough gas to make the 20+ mile tri...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 3372

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

With the head and gasket setting on the block, drop a bolt in the hole and there should be a minimum of 6/10 of a inch of bolt shaft above the head. That will equate to a thread engagement of about 8 and a half threads. And to compound the situation your dealing with 100 year old cast and possibly u...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Radius on big end bearings

The rod pictured has no babbitt it was used for setup. The fixture clamps the rod using pins and the large bolts on either side of aviation socket head bolts, cut flat on the inside of the head to go into the rod. The long, splicing nuts are used with a gauge block to check the straight and twist of...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Radius on big end bearings

The shaft should have a radius of 1/16 at the rod pins so I cut just a tad over a 1/16. Very nice looking pour, please show us your set up. Also the fixture for boring the rods. Bob 903 824 1949
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Cam shaft seal

So, what is the number of the seal with the proper OD?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 2799

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

I was at Fort Rucker, Alabama learning how to repair UH-1 helicopters and decrease the worlds population.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Admin help
Replies: 15
Views: 3599

Re: Admin help

I know nothing from nothing, spent most of my school years under a car. The Army only taught me how to kill and repair UH-1’s so not much help there. When I try to access the forum via Google MTFCA nothing, blank page. BUT, went to my browsers history clicked on an old forum topic and bingo, I’m in....
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Flywheel balancing

When the flywheel stops at any position after a gentle turn and doesn’t move on it’s own.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Flywheel balancing

OK, here’s the dill pickle. When the triple gears were added, everything went South. The gears are with in 8 grams of each other, but made a big difference in the balance no matter how I placed them. The balance improved by changing their location, but was still not acceptable. I’m thinking the gear...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Flywheel balancing

Hank, don’t your little plates look pretty, Thanks again. It is very simple and is done while on the balancer. Very easy to cut different weights beforehand and takes only a minute or two to change them out. Of course balancing done before height rechecked and the screws peened.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Flywheel balancing

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Is there any reason to not use brass spools to balance a flywheel?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale early 3 dip pan
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: For Sale early 3 dip pan

I’ll take it. Bob Shirley. 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low Head no Made in USA
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: Low Head no Made in USA

Dose it have the plugs for priming on the side of the head?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted, a set of magnet clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Wanted, a set of magnet clamps

Thanks for the offer George. Hank fixed me up with some really nice ones.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Shop tip

Please post tips that make things easier IE, Use an opened old magazine under gaskets, when applying sealant. When through just turn the page and the mess is sealed in.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Today’s project

I’m with John, please post a picture of your cutter, the model number and where to purchase. Thanks