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by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window, upholstery cleaner, and disinfectant.
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Window, upholstery cleaner, and disinfectant.

The example shown is a half-gallon just bought it for $36. The only size they had, 1 per customer, in short supply in these peculiar times. You can put it in a spray bottle, spray it in the A/C air intake (don't stay in the car) for your modern car, leave it overnight to disinfect everything, air du...
by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window, upholstery cleaner, and disinfectant.
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Window, upholstery cleaner, and disinfectant.

95%. Regular is 90% or less. I was a chemistry major at one time. In case you are wondering alcohol forms a 'low boiling azeotrope' at the end of distillation so the only way you can get 100% alcohol, no H2O, is through chemical extraction means. The hard thing to believe is that I still remember th...
by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

So they had transparent plastic back then?
by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

It is on! It sat in the garage for two years waiting to be installed after I bought it from George House. It took 8 5/16ths 24 thread 1 inch bolts. The FLAPS only had flange head and nuts in that size but I think that is probably better than a regular bolt. The 4 internal bolts that go on the top of...
by ivaldes1
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

Good to know what the other hole in the clamp does. Say the 3/8 ths OD is too big 5/16th's fits...
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

Hi, all getting ready to mount the spare tire carrier pictured lying upside down on the floor. What size bolts do the 4 holes on the rear crossmember mount with? What size bolts do the 4 holes on the top of the frame take? The nut is missing from the bottom keeper bolt. What size/thread is that? Is ...
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guess what this is and what happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Guess what this is and what happened.

How did you know???!!!! :D
Jeff5015 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm
It looks like a bendix key wedged in the crease of a creeper head cushion.
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

That is great to know. Mine has been URR, URR, URR since I've owned it until it did not URR at all. When I took it apart the terminal bolt insulator disintegrated, the terminal bolt was loose, and the inside was oily. Now I know to use a cone wrench on the bottom terminal bolt nut to hold it while a...
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

I would have either put the couch in a van in the hot sun or vacuumed it thoroughly then dusted it with DE and leave it outside for 3 weeks and vacuum it again. Let me explain: In my line of work we have to frequently repel bed bugs. Diatomaceous Earth(DE), temperatures above 120 F (Hot car or van),...
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle assembly and refurbishment
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Front axle assembly and refurbishment

Paint scraper but I would use Citri Strip paint stripper, takes awhile, and you might have to repeat application but it isn't toxic. Otherwise, the truly vile stuff Methlene chloride based stripper works and works fast but the fumes are bad, you need chemical gloves at the very least, and it is almo...
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Rebuilt starter really cranks!

I received a new rebuilt starter from Ron Patterson and installed it. It really cranks! Much more powerful than the old one. I wonder why the new rebuilt one seems so much more powerful than the old one? Do these degrade with time?
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guess what this is and what happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Guess what this is and what happened.

Great answers! See the bigger picture. It is a Bendix key that went missing for 30 minutes when it fell out and silently wedged itself between the mechanics creeper head cushion and the creeper. I could not figure out where it fell including turning over the creeper (it did not fall out) until I car...
by ivaldes1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guess what this is and what happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Guess what this is and what happened.

See if you can guess what this is and what happened.
by ivaldes1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

$5 Rigid shop vac!

So I picked up a Rigid shop vac someone put out on the curb. All the parts and hoses were there. Took it home, plugged it in, dead of course. Took it apart, checked continuity on the thermal fuse, there wasn't any. So I ordered a new one for $6 only comes in a 5 pack, soldered one on and...it works!...
by ivaldes1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

I'll be going fishin instead. Would rather be with my T brothers at Chicksha...
by ivaldes1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha

bumpxxxxxxxxxx
by ivaldes1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorhome at Chickasha
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Motorhome at Chickasha

Arriving Thursday, how do you take advantage of the RV hookup if there are any left?
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1153

Speedster for only $39,500!

$39,500. Claims it will go 100 mph. Rajo head, etc. Discounting whether that is wise or not (sounds dangerous to me) is that true on the 100 mph claim with a Rajo head?

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/ho ... 13851.html
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4313

Re: Chickasha Status

As long as there is no French kissing among the high-risk group we should be ok. :D
by ivaldes1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha

bumpxxxxxx
by ivaldes1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mild bend in front top bow fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Mild bend in front top bow fix?

Hi all, I just noticed that I have a slight bend in my front two-man top bow. I wonder whether to straighten it or leave it alone? If straighten it, how such as maybe put a pipe on the end and bend it back? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: model T problem

Test the coils with a good tester such as from a local model T club. Send to a good coil man like Ron Patterson et al. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix bending the stake washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Bendix bending the stake washers?

Hi all, by what method does a Model Ter bend the tabs of the stake-washers on the Bendix? I find it very awkward and difficult to get to.

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Top Bow With Irons - $75 Plus Shipping
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Re: For Sale: Top Bow With Irons - $75 Plus Shipping

That looks like the rear upright bow for a two-man style top. However it is missing, broken off, the third eyelet on one side. I don't know how you would repair that missing eyelet, welding maybe?
by ivaldes1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Re: Is my starter toast?

While I am waiting for a starter, I wonder what I can cover the starter hole with and just crank start it? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28738

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Congratulations! All the hard work has paid off. So much fun!
RustyFords wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Got the T back on the road today. All the work on the front axle was well worth it. The suspension feels great and the steering is tight. Here’s a link to a short video of the first drive today.

https://youtu.be/j3uAHFg3WNI
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha

Does anyone know the identity of this gentleman?
RustyFords wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:18 am
Ignacio...the last two years there’s been a guy just outside the south building, in the lot to west, who’s had about forty of them in various conditions.
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S 30/3.5 a mountable rim
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: F S 30/3.5 a mountable rim

Are you going to Chicksha March 19th?
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Re: Is my starter toast?

Here you go. The post is loose. The fork at the bottom of the post is clearly not attached. Can I solder it back on? The bake lite or plastic or whatever square retainer thing disintegrated. Unsure what to do about that. How can I tell if my brushes are worn out? They are worn. Also how do you retra...
by ivaldes1
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1764

Re: bicycle speedometer

Mack,

With Steve Jelf's inspiration I mounted the sensor in the back as per this discussion and easy instructions: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1498439804

It has worked for a few years now without problems.

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Is my starter toast?

So I started my model T with the starter, drove it to church. When I tried to start it again, nothing, nada, zip. I successfully hand crank started it and drove it home. Battery tested good, all the connections look good. I tried to direct connect it to the starter with jumper cable. Nothing. Is my ...
by ivaldes1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha
Replies: 6
Views: 810

WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha

Hi, I am wanting to buy good 30 x 3.5 demountable rims at Chicksha. Some rust is ok, corroded to a sharp edge is not ok. Looking for sandblast-able and re-galvanizable. Looking to buy in quantity so that I can galvanize a batch all at once. Bring them to Chicksha, I will be there. Thanks!

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 718

What is it?

Found these in a bunch of automotive parts. What could they be?
by ivaldes1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

I put it back together and drove it around for about 20 minutes. It started running a lot better the more I ran it. My theory is that the coil boxes started the problem then that crudded up the valves. So maybe all I really needed to do was refresh the coil boxes and drive it. I am going to put off ...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Thanks Scott, I know from previous adventure that the pushrods are dished. Replace?
by ivaldes1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

About how long does it take to take out the camshaft? The biggest delay is going to be finding out what size pushrods I need after I take the camshaft out ordering the new pushrods and waiting... Will I have to change the camshaft bearings? How would I know if I need to change the camshaft bearings?...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Head is off. The valves look ok except number 1 and number 2 are more heavily sooted, number 3 and number 4 are less. The two adjacent exhaust valves on 1 and 2 are sooted. Maybe I should have just kept driving it to clean it out after it had run poorly for awhile? Pictures below are with 1 and 4 up...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

It is a lot better but it still detonates some at 27 mph and when I turn it off after driving it detonates once. Plug #2 was still sooted. Just to be sure I changed out the plugs for new ones. No change. Sounds like I have a valve problem and the head needs to come off to check? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Have them back in and started it today. Sounded great, smooth and revved up to the normal range which it wasn't doing when the trouble began. I will take it to church in the am but I expect it to run great again. Will advise.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Camshafts!

Do I need to have the 'Socket for removing camshaft timing gear nut' 3050BT for changing out a camshaft? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Just in from Ron Patterson:

The points were badly out of adjustment and the contacts worn.
I replaced the points and adjusted them and they now work fine.

So it sounds like once or twice a week use with a once a year 100 mile tour means you get about 3 years of use.

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

Here is a recent discussion going from never done it before to finished: https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=3803
by ivaldes1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Thanks Scott. That whole experience was amazing. I had total strangers show up at my garage door with unparalleled generosity, bearing parts and good will. I would get stuck and would receive private email from across the USA saying: you need this part and I am sending it to you in the mail. I would...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

Mario, Wishing you well with your project top. When you first get the kit from Classtique it is a bit overwhelming because all these bewildering pieces of cloth come out of the box. With a little time it begins to make sense. Re-read Royce's article and watch the Classtique videos several times and ...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

Classtique is good. The Classtique videos are ok starting point but Royce Peterson's article tells a lot more on how to do it: https://modeltfordfix.com/installing-a-replacement-top-on-your-model-t/ Others said it is about a 3 Saturdays job and that was my experience. My 82 year old Mother said fabr...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Camshafts!

Seems like the 280 Camshaft will give a bit of a boost to normal runners like me without being overly aggressive?
by ivaldes1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Camshafts!

Thanks for the replies. I need to change out the original 1925 valves and worn/dished pushrods to prevent an 'incident' so probably have to take the cam out anyway. I take my Touring to church every Sunday, get groceries and do the Texas T party touring once a year. This is my first T and I have had...
by ivaldes1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Camshafts!

Hi all, I know what camshafts and a youtube video from a Montana 500 winner/participant going 56 mph (not that I want to) attributing it to mostly camshaft. I see different camshafts from Lang's such as STIPE and Chaffin's catalog page 68. 'Reground' as well as 'Standard' as well as 'New Improved st...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

It has been nearly 3 years since Shirley my 1922ish Touring was made road worthy again. If you are looking for a summary of what it takes to get a worn out Model T back to being roadworthy, here is a summary of what you might encounter: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/744391.html?1492050...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

*pistons were standard.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Thanks brother, I did measure the cylinder in the past: Cylinder Upper measurement 3.7640 inches. Cylinder Lower measurement 3.7525 inches. Trip down memory lane: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/717630.html?1490898491 I also think the cylinders were standard. Do I need to send it to a pr...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Which size aluminum pistons? https://www.modeltford.com/pl.aspx?t=s&v=aluminum%20piston&page=1 I have new valves just not installed. Ignacio, I think the coils might be a problem but I’m betting on your valves. Do a compression test to see if that’s the major issue. Remember you’re still running tho...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

Re: Babbit thrust washers

Is there anyone that can make these for me instead of having to one off buy the tag material and the punches. ...and take pride to mark your successful completion of the rebuild, with a tag to note the date and let the next owner know someone has been in there and made it safe from crumbling babbitt...
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

Re: Babbit thrust washers

Anyone that has completed a differential tear down and rebuild should get a 'Rear Pumpkin Fixed' certificate of completion.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

I don't know what capacitors were installed. Ron Patterson 'winter special' :-) rebuilt these in 2017 so whatever he put in them.
by ivaldes1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

It is the coils. I borrowed Space City T's club ECCT. All 4 pass capacitor test. Coil/Dwell test varies between Excellent/Good and poor on subsequent presses with it jumping around +1, 0 and -1 and double spark. Multi Spark shows poor. These were rebuilt about 3 years ago and up until recently haven...
by ivaldes1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Thanks to all for the advice. I started it up and put a screwdriver on each plug to the head. It sparked and 'labored' on all 4. Looking to locate the club's tester and test my coils next. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

I changed the timer and it didn't change anything. I am going to try testing the coils next. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cover Photo of Vol 54 No 6 Vintage Ford Nov-Dec 2019 is epic!
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Cover Photo of Vol 54 No 6 Vintage Ford Nov-Dec 2019 is epic!

Vol 54 No 6 Vintage Ford Nov-Dec 2019 just arrived, the cover photo is epic! It depicts a young lady who ran her T into a tree and is getting extricated by a wrecker with a traffic jam behind. All in period dress, the expressions are priceless, just a super photo. Well done. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow-T
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Snow-T

Beauty.
by ivaldes1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Failing carb adjustment rod intelligence test.
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Failing carb adjustment rod intelligence test.

Hi, I am failing the intelligence test of how to put the carb adjustment rod through the firewall. How does it go through that little slot? Fork side through or handle side through? How? At what angle? See pictures.
by ivaldes1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Plugs are all sooty. I cleaned them, re-gapped and put them back in. Running too rich?

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Re: Running poorly.

Original roller type. New brush type is currently back-ordered at Lang's.
Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:09 am
While the commutator might be clean, might it also be worn out? What style do you use?
by ivaldes1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3817

Running poorly.

Hi all, My 1925 engine starts fine, while underway on both battery and magneto it runs poorly. Misses, hesitates, sluggish acceleration. Commutator is clean and as far as I can tell the commutator angle is correct. Was running fine for over a year, nothing changed recently. Coils rebuilt several yea...
by ivaldes1
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

jivers wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Let me know if you want a pic file.
Sure. Great looking car.
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

Looks good jivers. Let me know more.
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

I have also always been able to start the car with the reproduction switch using a screw driver only, any screw driver. Is that normal?
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I swear...
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

I swear...

I swear that I saw Steve Jelf in a Taco Bell commercial that was on during the last game of the World Series. Could I be mistaken? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

Thanks, yes since I received the reproduction key switch unit, the key easily falls out of the switch so I have to turn it then put it in my pocket while under way or else it will fall out. Is that normal? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

Hi, I have a about 2 years old reproduction ignition switch. The black painted light switch handle and part that covers the outside of the key switch came off. Now the lights are on all the time. Is there a way to fix this? I have already sent off my original key switch to get rebuilt by Ben Martin ...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto intermittent, rougher.
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Magneto intermittent, rougher.

'a little *bit of band fuzz so I put it *back together'
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto intermittent, rougher.
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Magneto intermittent, rougher.

Hi all, I've had my T for about 3 years now, in all that time magneto has worked perfectly. Car ran better on magneto. I recently changed the transmission bands to Kevlar. The magneto has become unstable. Several times for band fuzz on the contact. Today no magneto again. As before, I checked it thi...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door jamb and door to body gap?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Door jamb and door to body gap?

See picture from above 22 touring rear door closed at the latch. What should the gap be on a door? Mine seems to be excessive. Why would it be wide like that?

See picture below outside facing in, is the big notch in the rear door jamb of a 22 touring body normal?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Need help with transmission repair

John I am no expert having only seriously been in my transmission once for the first time this month. However, I would suspect that it would be the bands as the issue and not the clutch or at least I would suspect the bands first. First step would be to open the inspection hatch and take a look. Sen...
by ivaldes1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Can you tell from these photos?
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Confirm on machine shop. Sounds like the hogshead a gotta come off again. Sigh. I am going to get pretty good at taking hogsheads on and off. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Hi, I put a new Clevis in after changing the bands, pivots, supports, and slow speed notch on the transmission. I've read a few guides on how to adjust the Clevis which is '1/16th short or play'. Problem: my new Clevis which is the same dimension as the old one isn't short enough by just a little bi...
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Nova Scotia Jeff: will Quick Poly work? I have that. Kansas Jeff: Opened up the magneto post for the 3rd time, it was loaded with fuzz again, cleaned it again and magneto works again. If anything the low speed band is loose I can press it nearly to the floor. It didn't creep forward so much with the...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Correction: "replaced my emergency brake shoes with two piece ones." should be replaced my two piece shoes with 1 piece shoes.
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Had a great time at this years Texas T Party, this year in Brenham, Texas and environs. One hundred four model T's came out, over 200 people. Here is my personal account for Friday/Saturday. These are great because they pushed me to finish things undone on Shirley my 1922ish parts salad car. See my ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

I tested it after tightening up the yoke so it had give in the clutch lever. Thankfully high-gear came back. However, when my foot goes off the slow speed pedal it doesn't fully engage high gear unless I pull the pedal back towards me with my foot slightly. It seems like I need to lengthen the yoke ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

I found this article: https://modeltfordfix.com/adjusting-the-model-t-ford-transmission-and-clutch/ I put in a new slow speed connection yoke since my old one was worn out. Per the article it has to have 1/16th play. I shortened it and will retry tomorrow. I hope I don't have to take the whole thing...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Possibly why my frame was bent. What is Lang's part number for it and more or less where does it go?
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

No high gear after changing bands and cams.

Hi,

I changed out the bands for Kevlar and replaced the cams and slow speed notch with new ones. I had to take the hogshead off. The car moves in 1st gear but I've somehow lost high gear. What could be wrong?

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Probably isn't a wood block there. What is the wood block for? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Dan that is an outstanding solution that I went ahead and ordered a new shaft hopefully arriving tomorrow. However, since I am going to Texas T Party Friday I cheated and took my hogshead to a machine shop. Forgive my weakness. They drilled out the mess I had made, filled in the oversize hole with w...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

I am going to try to drill the current one out with putting in a new pedal shaft as plan B. Drilling this out is slow. I am using a Dewalt titanium metal bit but it takes a very long time to get anywhere. Is there a secret to drilling these out quicker or quickly?

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2912

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Loose magneto wire or contact?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Still wondering why one hole of the notch is smaller than the other and the rivet does not go through?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Thanks Dan, I think you are right. This is a mess and a new shaft and new pedal pin (I went ahead and bought 4 for 25 cents each) are $21 delivered. I have the clutch pedal support and had planned to change that out too including doing the o-ring trick for oil leaks. It is going to be a photo finish...
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Drilled the notch a bunch on both sides with a drill press. I have not hit the shaft yet. I have it on an anvil now so hopefully it won't get damaged. Hitting it with a 5 lb sledge and a punch. Tried hammer and punch on both sides. Not moving at all. What else can I try?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Thanks Scott, I read your explanation but am still not sure what the smaller rivet hole in the new notch is for.
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Hogshead is off! I was able to rotate the magneto and retrieve the errant nut and washer. Now I am attempting to replace the notch and pedal support. Why are the new notch rivet holes different sizes and the rivet only fits through one side and does not go through the other side? I cut the head off ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

I tried the U wire method. That pushed the nut up somewhere. I tried my borescope to try and find it. Couldn't so the hogshead has to come off!

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

So I had my new kevlar bands on and was attempting to put on the last washer and nut on the last band when the inevitable dropped the washer and nut into the nether regions. But have no fear! I had tied a thread to it for just this sort of problem and proceeded to try to fish it out. To no avail! It...
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?

*impossible to do with the hogshead **on**.
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?

I think everything can be done for the slow speed notch and clutch support without taking the hogshead off EXCEPT peening the bottom notch rivet. That looks impossible to do with the hogshead off. I tried my new notch and clutch support without installing and they are super tight compared to my appa...
by ivaldes1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?

What can be done about worn pedals? I am changing the cams and supports, doing the o-ring trick but my pedals at the cams are worn. Can the clutch pedal notch and support be changed without taking the hogshead off? I am re-starting from this thread which has become too long: https://www.mtfca.com/ph...
by ivaldes1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 3492

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

The surgery has begun! I have all the bands out and the old cotton removed, the Kevlar bands are going on now. Question 1: With the hogshead on and the bands removed, what tool is used to hold the clutch pedal support bolt head on the inside? This is so I can take the nut off on the outside and repl...