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by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

The awful, no-good, nasty, bad, dreaded fiber disc washer sanding and installation is done. Sanding the fiber disks down is so much fun because it is almost like catching a wave with a surfboard on the belt sander and the disc can go flying across the shop multiple times if you lose control of it wh...
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Likewise Don, I have great teachers.
RustyFords wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Nice chatting with you on the phone the other day.

You're turning into quite the T guru! ;)
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Front axle bushing sticks out.

I did not do the work.
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How precise do running board brackets need to be?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: How precise do running board brackets need to be?

Right so we are doing a 1916 theme on a 26-27 frame. 26-27 differential for better braking and it is what the frame came with. The hay wagon chassis did not come with running board brackets so I am not perturbing history and can do what is desired. These are early brackets since we are going to be d...
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Front axle bushing sticks out.

Yes it is a Stevens bushing. The old bushings were shot.
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 604

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

How does one obtain raw hickory to lathe into spokes?
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 604

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

Good to know you exist.
BobShirleyAtlantaTx wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:53 pm
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 @ 903-824-194989D65F4C-6AEF-4921-A757-633272984C9C.jpegCC743286-8F8F-4774-96E1-DDDAC001195B.jpeg
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Front axle bushing sticks out.

Hi as pictured the top front axle bushing was replaced but it sticks out into the spindle space. Won't that interfere with the spindle going back in? Just sand it down? Also the bushing is just slightly too snug for the new spindle bolt, just ream it out with a reamer?
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Gouged pinion gear?

I have a pinion gear with one tooth gouge on it pictured. I wonder how it happened? I don't actually need it because I am changing to a higher ratio of 3:1 but I would rather not just throw it away. It is otherwise good. Other than put it in the box of bad parts what can I do with it?
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Bending a twisted running board bracket: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14814 I have new rear axles with transplanted rear axle gears since the old rear axles key ways were very worn out. I have begun rebuilding the differential with a higher gear ratio of 3:1 courtesy of Terry W which...
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How precise do running board brackets need to be?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

How precise do running board brackets need to be?

Hi so I received a running board bracket in the mail twisted and bent. I want to get them as straight as possible before sandblast and priming. I pressed it and bent it back into a close but not exact alignment with one that looks straight. How close to original shape do they have to be? The bottom ...
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?

The goal was to take a 11 tooth pinion gear off one assembled drive shaft and tube and put it on another drive shaft that was disassembled. The other was a standard 10 tooth pinion. I used a 3 jaw puller and a impact to take off the standard 10 tooth un-assembled. The basketball goal base it is rest...
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a note from Dave Huson Today?
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Got a note from Dave Huson Today?

While it may be his email is either spoofed or compromised, unless he is a ghost and I am delusional (could be) I met him and his wife in his awesome shop a few weeks ago. He sold me a bunch of parts. I do get spoofed and faked emails from our local T club president. The way you can tell is that the...
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

Funny on the PRUS head but here actually is an electric T: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/from-t-to-ev
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Remove pinion nut with U-joint still on?

Egads I mispoke. The pinion nut is off, the pinion GEAR I meant to say is what I want off. I don't want to take the U-joint off because this differential doesn't belong to me and it has to go back to the owner and I would rather leave the U-joint on if I can get away with it. Is there a way of remov...
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?

Is there a way of removing the pinion edit:**gear** without taking the U-joint off? The drive shaft and tube are off the differential but as far as I know I am unable to fit a puller jaws onto it not enough room and the slam it on a piece of wood maneuver isn't going to work because the U-joint will...
by ivaldes1
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Hi, I am doing similar with my hay wagon to speedster project. The frames are riveted, the bolts are not original. I am told that rivets are preferred for frame flexibility. The teethed item for the brake lever is referred to as a quadrant. Others have said stretch a string to check if the frame is ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low head wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Low head wanted.

Low head wanted.
by ivaldes1
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Flushing the block

John Kuehn as well: Take off the head, open up the radiator pipes. Drill the crud out of the holes, chuck a length of cable into your drill, insert the cable inside all the passageways and let it fly. The cable will fray and break away all kinds of scale. You can 'thump' the head on a flat piece of ...
by ivaldes1
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

Say any ID of what this tank is? The speedster tanks I see and are currently sold new have the fill hole in the middle while this one has it to the side.
by ivaldes1
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

Resurrected! The radiator shop metal man was good, I watched him fix it the first time but the strategy was not good. So I spoke to John T and he suggested take the end cap all the way off straighten it and put it back on. So I took it back and voila! Looks pretty good. They also metal brushed the l...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

You know that if you teach a man to fish then give him a 20 ton arbor press he will spend 2 days smushing random things before getting down to business.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Thanks for the machine shop instructions. Unlikely to happen with just an arbor press but I don't want to end up like Phineas Gage.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Walker hose clamps

How do you keep them from leaking? I had a set of original style hose clamps but they would not get tight enough to seal so the hose leaked. I had to change to modern ones.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

I think I am going to have to punt to a shop. I put it on the arbor on the thick metal plate on a 1.5 inch socket which made it just about 1/2 inch too long to fit into the press. I took out the movable shelf, put 2 x 4 wood across the legs with the metal plate on top and pressed some, the wood crea...
by ivaldes1
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

I nominate myself for screw-up of the year. Sorry to report that the 10 psi pressure method was going well. Then I took my eye off the gauge while heating and pressurized it too much (the cap leaked air a bit) blew the seam out because the solder had melted. I took it to a radiator shop which is wha...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why is one drive shaft slightly longer than the other?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Why is one drive shaft slightly longer than the other?

Bingo the U-joint did not fit on the end of the longer shaft from an unknown source at all. It fit perfectly on the shorter one from a known source. Ignacio, The shorter trusted one looks more correct. Check your U joint on the shafts to see if the U joint pin hole matches up. I think the longer sha...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Pressing rear axle gear out...

It begins. I have it in the 20 ton arbor press with some force on it. I've read the guides. I am not in that big of a hurry. Anything I can/should do to facilitate the gear removal? Heat it? I am not likely to reuse these axles as the key ways are worn out.
by ivaldes1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand brake lever issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Hand brake lever issues.

My chassis has no hand brake. I acquired several from Dave Huson in various states, settled on this one. The lever rod end that normally has a cotter pin is slightly broken off with no hole for a cotter. I can think of several ways of fixing this a) one of those circle retainers with teeth but I wil...
by ivaldes1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

Yes I can try this. I have ordered a 1/4" NPT thread with OD 1/2 schrader valve that I can put in the drain. Make a replacement gasket for the cap which is rotted using cork gasket material and see what happens... When removing dents, a really good method is to neutralize the fuel vapors by a simple...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

Fired up the stud welder to get the dent out. It is better but still has creases and imperfections. Unfortunately the strap will not cover them up. That's where body filler comes in I suppose. Being obsessive I find body filler distasteful, is there a way to get the creases and imperfections out wit...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fenders, aprons from Johnstown PA to Houston, Texas?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Fenders, aprons from Johnstown PA to Houston, Texas?

Sounds like Luray it is. Never heard of it until recently.
by ivaldes1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fenders, aprons from Johnstown PA to Houston, Texas?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Fenders, aprons from Johnstown PA to Houston, Texas?

Hi, I purchased fenders, aprons from a feller in Johnstown PA with plan to pick up at Hershey only Hershey is cancelled. The owner does not want to put the items on a pallet for shipping, only in-person pick up. If any one is heading in that direction and can pick these up in person then either put ...
by ivaldes1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why is one drive shaft slightly longer than the other?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Why is one drive shaft slightly longer than the other?

Pictured are 2 drive shafts exactly aligned at the pinion gear end. One is noticeably longer than the other. Which one is right for a 1925 motor with a 1926-27 differential? The longer one came off of my Touring parts salad car of unknown history when I first took it a part and had all kinds of biza...
by ivaldes1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

So I picked up a speedster gas tank shown in the pictures. It has a ding on the side without the seam IMG_0985.jpg It has some surface rust outside and in. Here is an inside picture through the fill hole IMG_0981.jpg There does not appear to be any rust through's or soft spots. I plan on paint less ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

Mine rears back like that too but that's the way they are. It makes more sense on a Touring which curves back a bunch while yours angles forward.
lmitch wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Thanks so much Dan. Perfect. Got it test mounted today but it doesn't look right to me. What do you think?

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by ivaldes1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Thanks for the comments, we arrived back to Houston late last night and had to unload the RV. Here is a picture of most of the purchased hoard, a lot of it in the blue plastic tub. Not shown is a speedster gas tank acquired at Model T Haven and the differential half Dave Huson generously gave to me ...
by ivaldes1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Heading home to Houston now in the last RV that was available in Houston. We went all over but visited High Plains Model T in Longmont, CO with Dave Huson. Dave has a remarkable collection and we were able to get most of the missing chassis parts and much more. Then we visited Model T Haven in Iola,...
by ivaldes1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.

2nd largest front early tapered leaf spring.
by ivaldes1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.

Planning on stopping into Model T Haven. Here is my current list of parts wanted: Running board mounts and steel strap that holds them up. Battery holder. Drag link. All parts of the brake lever including the mounts and the quadrant. Steering column, steering wheel. Rear axles, my key ways are worn ...
by ivaldes1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15

Hi Gene, the trip is on but might be my soccer-Mom van and not an RV due to shortage of RV's in Houston. Thanks for the pictures. The girlfriend approved goal is more like this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JH7D34LNwMc/S ... edster.jpg
by ivaldes1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

What I've been able to figure out on gear removal and reuse is stand the axle up in the press, use a hub to steady it because it can shoot out of the press if not centered. Press, remove the keeper, press it out. Steve Jelf's and other demonstration pictures helped.
by ivaldes1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15

Thank you for the invite!
noelchico wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Ignacio, I don't know what you need or what, if any, year you're looking for but if you'll be close to Pierre you're welcome to look at my stash. We'll be out of town 9th till evening of 12th. I work days Mon-Wed each week but evenings are free. Noel
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Do you mean like this? $135 each? https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mode ... shaft.html How do you get the old gear off for reuse?
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.

Great! Now how to get it? I will be heading Houston Texas to South Dakota next week but South Pittsburg is a ways off East...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15

Hi, My family will be traveling from Houston Texas to South Dakota and back 07/10 to 07/15 on a peculiar vacation due to the pandemic. I will be looking to acquire parts for the Hay Wagon to Speedster project https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13134 but may also within reason be able to pi...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.

Hi, I need the following chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13134 Will be driving Houston to Mount Rushmore South Dakota 07/10/2020 and back 07/15/2020 Running board mounts and steel strap that holds them up. Battery holder. Drag link. All p...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Or maybe weld more steel in and re-cut it? I don't know how much they would charge for something like that or if it would be worth it.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford front leaf spring?
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Not Ford front leaf spring?

Here is the stack that I think is right for this, 7 tapered leaves. The sandblast place put slip plate paint on but they didn't understand my instructions very well and put it ll over the tops and bottoms even the parts showing.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Parts are back from the blaster epoxy primed with Sherwin Wiliams Macropoxy 645 B58 W 610. Chassis is back together again, rear spring pack is back together again, all the springs and new perches are re-bushed. See other discussions on worn out rear axle key way https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopi...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford front leaf spring?
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Not Ford front leaf spring?

Hi, on the hay wagon to speedster project https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13134 the hay wagon came with what looked like a hodge podge for its front leaf springs including extra leaves. I had a set of early tapered leaf springs from my previous Touring project. So I took them all ap...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

My rear axle key ways are worn out. I am told I can get them re-cut on the opposite side of the shaft by a machine shop. What do I tell the machine shop for dimensions? According to this diagram halfway down the discussion: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/77953.html?1231423423 The keyways...
by ivaldes1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Blasted! Their compressor was huge, looked like a V8 engine on a trailer.
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Just after blasting.
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Found out they will epoxy prime too for a good price so they are getting ready:
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by ivaldes1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

I have an appointment with the sand blaster tomorrow so I sped up the pace a bit. Dismantled completely the chassis which had been re-put together at some point with bolts not rivets and to get the blaster to clean out the crannies. Straightened things a bunch too that had been bent. Some pieces lik...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T With Dog and Son
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Model T With Dog and Son

Balto's College tuition is much less than my sons. :)
Steve Jelf wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:17 pm
So Balto gets credit but the son doesn't? What's up with that? :D
by ivaldes1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T With Dog and Son
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Model T With Dog and Son

So we are back in business with Shirley my Touring after Ross Lilleker did a motor refresh. My dog Balto and son sat still long enough to get a picture with the Newsboy hat on.
by ivaldes1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

First sandblast bid is in, way too high right now, need to get some more. Getting cleaner on the differentials. The process: Kerosene scrub twice. Broke up the grease lumps inside the tube with a piece of steel pipe. Ran through a round toilet brush with a string attached multiple times. Taped a sid...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Thin bushing removal?

What is and where can I get the proper driver?
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 61
Views: 6307

Re: Running poorly.

Totally smooth now. Really makes a difference. I took it to church this morning and it was perfect. Ross built up the worn pedal faces so that they fit the new cams better. The pedal travel is tight. Also I suspected and Ross confirmed that the machine shop had re-drilled the pedal shaft in the wron...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 61
Views: 6307

Re: Running poorly.

So the epilogue of this is that it all improved the running but it still wasn't quite right and would still backfire at high (for a model T) speed. I took it to Ross Lilleker in College Station, Tx to get the original 2-piece valves changed out and other engine work. He found that the carburetor pin...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Turns out my bushing removal tool was fine it would simply not budging whatsoever until I cut it with a hacksaw. I was whaling on it with a 5 pound sledge, was bending the plate and it wasn't happening. After I cut a sufficiently deep cut to make it collapse a bit then and only then it moved.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 right spindle - SOLD !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: For Sale: 26-27 right spindle - new lower price!

I will take it. Can do Friends and Family.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Thin bushing removal?

They are out with a combination of hack saw and hammer. They really wouldn't move at all until they had been cut enough with the hack saw to collapse or compress.
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Ground the rivets off to remove the brake backing plate to reveal nice insect larvae and webs. Having difficulty removing the brake cam bushings see other thread discussion 'Thin Bushing Removal'.
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Thin bushing removal?

I am using the 'Shackle and Spindle Arm Bushing Driver' from Lang's https://www.modeltford.com/item/3820-44T.aspx I've cut it with a hack saw on 2 sides (see pictures) and whacked it pretty hard with a 5 pound hammer but it doesn't seem to budge. The brake drum backing plate is off. The insect larva...
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Thanks so the replacement brass bushings are 1926-27 but the outer diameter seems big for the hole am I supposed to sand it down?
by ivaldes1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Thin bushing removal?

Hi, I am wanting to replace the pictured brake cam bushing but it is just a thin shell left. The regular bushing removal tool moved it only a little because the bushing is too thin. Is there an easy way to take it out?
by ivaldes1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Big box o parts and tools came from Lang's today. This is my second time to rebuild a differential, the first time January 2017 you can read all about the adventure here: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/713632.html?1490798775 Let's just say it was not easy the first time. This time the s...
by ivaldes1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Yes it looks like 2 sets have been doubled up and I am missing the one with the rolled end that holds the clamps. Sigh. Ignatio, you will not need that many leaves in the rear spring of a speedster. Because there are three bends in all but the top two leaves, they have to nest together properly to b...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get double seat like this?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

How to get double seat like this?

How can I get a double seat like this?
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Springs are taken apart. On my first model T it took me days to figure things out and hours to push worn bushings out. I also couldn't afford the bushing tool. This time it took me about 40 minutes to push out bushings on 3 sets of springs. These will get cleaned up and painted hopefully soon.
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Chassis including the differential is mostly diamantled. I save everything including things that are probably useless. Box of parts:
by ivaldes1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

I inspected the differential thrust pins today: 5 are sheared off. Going to be fun drilling them out...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Much obliged on your offer, maybe I will take you up on that one day but this chassis has sentimental value to the farmers family which is why I am fixated on it. You're a long ways from Montana but if you need some stuff come on by. I have half a dozen chassis better than that I would give you, pil...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Twenty tons of persuasion :-) I cut the corroded nut off with a angle grinder without damaging the wishbone. That freed up the wishbone, then put the axle on a 20 ton press and 'tong, tong' sounds and out they came. I had to do the bad one twice though because the threaded side mushroomed so I pushe...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 e-brake cam lever?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: 1926-27 e-brake cam lever?

Not seeing it on Lang's, am I missing something?
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 e-brake cam lever?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

1926-27 e-brake cam lever?

Is the 1926-27 e-brake cam lever the same as previous years or is it something different?
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

We've decided to keep the chassis more or less 26-27 and from there up be more or less 1916 style. Today we continued taking things apart. Opened the differential. Disintegrated Babbit, missing aircraft wire, pulverized detached bolt, good Hyatt bearings, sludge. A great time by all. My children hel...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Corroded nut on wishbone. Nut and bolt were so corroded that it had to be cut off to be removed.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Have dismantled it a lot and found surprises. One of the hub bearings was shot. It had been basically turning on grease only for who knows how long: IMG_0761.jpg Spindles are worn, one looks ok the other not. IMG_0769.jpg Enough thread left for this to work? IMG_0770.jpg 10 spring leaves probably to...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

And so it turns out that the hay wagon front spring had 10 leaves probably to level it and the top leaf is a intact tapered, unbroken top spring hidden under the cross member! Yes indeed. I can use it to fix a good set of 1917 or before front spring that was broken. See picture at the end of this th...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

I have taken it out and and it has...10 leaves! The top leaf is intact. I think they put so many leaves in to level it as a hay wagon. The screen below is an early spring for comparison. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

Good to know, I can get the late style cut look easily but the nice early rounded end look? I was thinking trace the end of a good one with a marker on the new piece and use an angle grinder to cut it to the curve? The single curve in a front spring means any longer leaf can be cut down to the lengt...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got in a hurry.
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: I got in a hurry.

So now I cannot unsee this. Is that roof flashing metal? Put a socket inside and peen it over to fold the top then cut the fins then put it in another socket and bend the 'fins' over?
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

Alright then let's go!
Henry K. Lee wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:52 pm
They range from 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2” total length.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

Yes indeed, I am not sure of the length because all of my top leaves are broken. I do not have an intact example to measure. That's why I am not invited to all the cool model T kids parties...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

Hi, like many I suffer from Broken Top Front Leaf Spring Disorder(BTFLSD). It can be an embarassing condition especially in crowds. Does anyone sell these? Can they be hand made with a grinder cutting wheel from existing spring steel? My favorite vendor says that their supplier won't sell individual...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

Allan, thanks here is another picture of the spindle. I do not see a number on the frame where I think it should be. I thought 1926-27 had a frame number?
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

George et al, original thread 'Hay Wagon to Speedster' and goal Speedster links here: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13134
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

Here are pictures of the spindles.
IMG_0735.jpg
IMG_0736.jpg
Here is the differential.
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I found in my stash a set of front springs from Shirley. The top leaf is broken, where can I get one?
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by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

There is the infamous 'o-ring trick' but I could not get it to work.
by ivaldes1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

This front spring is on a 1926 ish frame. It has 9 leafs. They do not taper smoothly, the second to the bottom one is shorter than the third from the bottom. The fourth from the bottom may be broken at the tip. The spring clamps are missing on both sides. The stack is rotated a bit towards the camer...
by ivaldes1
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frame front corner bracket shape?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Frame front corner bracket shape?

Hi, I am trying to figure out what the shape of this frame front corner bracket is supposed to be?
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

1964 Corvair Monza Coupe "Lisa" is her name. I learned how to weld on her. Lots of Model T'ers have the Corvair affliction and vise versa.
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 7074

Re: Speedsters

Nice pictures, where did you get the double seat?
spadpilot wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Not the only messy garage on the Forum! Am hoping to drive it by July and to finish it sometime......This is loosely based on a Currier kit.
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

More pictures and questions. It is not a hay wagon anymore. All of the trailer type hardware is off. I did not have to cut anything off which was great. Pretty sure the front axle is bent. Yes those are $7 Harbor freight small furniture movers under the rims they work great. The oil pan looks ok in ...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 63
Views: 3676

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Transformation has begun.
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Tires for sale only 57 years on them.
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Home at the garage.
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Hay wagon u-brackets are off.
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Rear is looking like a T again.
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