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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wall Art
Replies: 4
Views: 426

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 740

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 1306

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 1:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Starter drive disassembly?

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. Thanks again
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Starter drive disassembly?

Thanks, Is it a right hand thread? Thanks again.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Starter drive disassembly?

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magnetic driveshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 466

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 608

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

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: 301

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: 520

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: 912

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 1751

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 718

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: 1104

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: 1212

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 862

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 862

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 862

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 862

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: 406

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: 941

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: 433

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Today’s project

I’m with John, please post a picture of your cutter, the model number and where to purchase. Thanks
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted, a set of magnet clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Wanted, a set of magnet clamps

The little steel plates the brass screws hold on. Some that are not pitted and not worn by rubbing on the coils. Bob at 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter on 1912
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Starter on 1912

I did this on a ‘15 and when you go with a later flywheel don’t you have to use a later coil ring?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon May 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT but not a lot
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: OT but not a lot

I’ve used the cheap cat litter from Walmart with good results. When there is no liquid remaining, put down fresh and grind it in the stain with your foot. Remember, to dispose of all contaminated materials as per the guidelines of the EPA. Sure would hate to hear you ended up on San Quentin death ro...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Burnishing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1992

Burnishing?

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Please show the set-up you use to run your shaft in.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat May 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Babbitt

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. Got about 150 lbs left that nickel this is not about that. This is about the first picture, I was asking is, has anyone used the lead test kits to see what they have.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri May 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Babbitt

I’m with you when you say, know what you are buying. And not too long ago I lucked into 200+ lbs and got the MSD sheet. But I have been given and found a lot of Babbitt over the years. The Lead Test kit showed the Frictionless and the Magnolia not to have lead. The other pieces did have lead.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri May 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Babbitt

Anybody ever use a lead test kit to check babbitt? The gun at the scrap yard is broken.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11712

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

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Ran the 15 motor a few more times.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sizing rods before babbitt
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Sizing rods before babbitt

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Trying to get at least .045-.050 babbitt In the rod. Ending with 1.350 rough bore. Cut from .015 to .025. Balance will be addressed after they are poured and cut. Thoughts?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: What happened? It just quit.

The cover was centered when installe, cam re-ground, checked for straight re-poured cam bearings— the spring just shaped. Ruxstel, guess you get the bubblegum. I’d post a picture of a timing gear from back in the day but, I don’t know how. Thanks to all, for your input.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: What happened? It just quit.

Thanks for the replies.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: What happened? It just quit.

The fiber gears I have from the 60’s have a slick finish and look nothing like the one in the picture. Why is the pictured one eaten off the side, must not have had mesh?? Ok here’s the tail— the Spring on the new timer roller broke and the roller was only making random contact. The fix was to bend ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: What happened? It just quit.

Getting closer, at this point it was on mag with no provision for batt. Coils checked on a hcct— all ok. Pulled the plugs looked ok, no black soot laid them on the block, spun the motor and had random firings.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: What happened? It just quit.

The motor is on a stand the fuel tank is about a foot above the carburetor with a 1/4 inch line feeding the carburetor. The carburetor was adjusted and it was running nice. I really like the old fiber gears, they are tough as nails and run so quite. The motor did not seize and fuel flow not an issue...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

What happened? It just quit.

The history; a low use, 3-28-15 motor sat in a barn without the 4 main in the motor and rats lived in the pan. Spent over a year off an on, on the rebuild. New or re-ground everything. The only changes, went to high compression pistons, adjustable lifters, stainless valves and added starter so it go...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet

The outlet is for a 15 with brass radiator. Thanks again
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet

Looking for a 3 screw mag plug and a water outlet for a low head. Will take more than one of each if you can spare them. Thanks, Bob 903-824-1949.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Flywheel with Ring Gear for Starter & Starter
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: WTB Flywheel with Ring Gear for Starter & Starter

I just did this on a 15. I also replaced the double stack coil ring, no notch, and narrow magnets. Lang’s has oversize peddle shafts. You’ll most likely need new triple gear pins and want to check and recharge the new magnets, thus a new set of magnet screws. You’ll need the starter drive cover, the...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: EE crank
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: EE crank

I sent you a message, I hope. Thanks, Bob Shirley 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cutting a 27 brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Cutting a 27 brake drum

Seems like I did this years ago, but let me run this by you guys. Is there any reason a 26-27 drum can’t be narrowed and used in an earlier transmission? I’m pretty sure the later clutch disk and driven plate are used. The driven plate bolts are replaced with socket screws, but past that won’t this ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?

He may had said 17, I’ve slept since then. He sure seemed to be a straight up guy and wasn’t trying too fool anyone.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?

I spoke with him, the motor is a 15, don’t know about the frame. He broke an axle and replaced the rear end with a 13/14 and sold the early one. He was asking 18,000. He said the front axle is not early and Lamps are repos
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?

I believe this automobile was on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago. Thinking it was in Kansas City. Later axels and motor, but a Pontiac aluminum body. I’m thinking he said the lamps are repos, but still what a find.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pedal shafts
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Pedal shafts

Opened that pretty Ford marked envelope with the shaft inside, slid the pedal on the shaft only to find a very loose fit. The new shaft is .62375. The old shaft is .62575. That 2 thousands sure messed up my day. I’d post a picture, but I’m not that smart.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Valve and push rod reamers
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Valve and push rod reamers

Don’t ever turn the reamer backwards, counter clockwise, as this will dull that puppy almost instantly. Use lots of cutting oil. And while I’m on the pulpit, tell your friends and loved ones how lucky you are to have them in your life.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!
Replies: 16
Views: 1797

Re: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!

I mailed a medium express box on Dec 26 from a small post office in Rodessa La. tracking # 9114 9999 4431 3918 3566 31. The box was completely wrapped in stranded tape. Inside was two 6lb bars of Babbitt. The package was tracked leaving Rodessa and that’s it. Friday I went to the Shreveport Postal c...