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by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

Maybe you have an antifreeze artesian well that's bubbling up through the floor.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 758

Re: Carsenegenic??

Scott_Conger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:22 am

I've pretty much slowed down or stopped posting...
Hey Scott, don't be a stranger.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

At least there was one '13 Touring still on the road and looking good in 1947.

1947 13.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

I have been perusing a local online photo archive with photos tagged with the search term "auto". I viewed the photos in ascending dates. I noticed that by 1936, Model T's were absent from street scenes.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Front radius rod question

The ball on mine was worn .040" side-to-side and .060" top-to-bottom. I took the advice of a forum member and built up the ball with weld and ground it to shape. The process was described with words like "easy" and "fast". It was neither. My problem was that I don't have my welder set up with shield...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Compression test

Don't forget to fully open the throttle during the tests. You can't compress air that can't get in.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Un-Distributor FS

Mike, your E-timer has been on my short list of must-get's for a long time. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet since I’ve been concentrating on all of the drivetrain and safety issues first. I’m hoping to get ready to buy early next year. I’ve read the information on your website many times so I think...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

Thank you for the links Rich. I was wondering what the steering wheel attached to.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

I saw this photo of a Roadster pickup with a sign on its apron. A google search turned up the ad from E.H. Sprague Manufacturing. Has anyone seen one of these?
Sprague Gear photo.jpg
Sprague ad.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 33
Views: 1368

Re: Tree hugger

I'm not sure what those of you in California will do when new internal combustion engine vehicles can no longer be sold. California can't seem to keep the power on as it is.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1506

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

I found the same issue with my '26. I've only driven it about 30 miles so far but it hits the plateau at 31 mph (according to my phone's GPS). My car doesn't have a magneto and it runs on 6 volts. Changes in throttle and timing offer no improvements. This discussion made me think of a test that I co...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Coils

I like Erik's packing method too. I carry a spare coil wrapped in cloth and standing upright to protect the adjustment. I think I'll wrap it in corrugate like Erik does for better protection.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2281

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

She's a beauty, Scott.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow

The Renze Company is a few blocks from where I work. Back in 1934, they did this. Why? I don't know. There are crowns on the hubcaps. I suspect that this was made for the Knights of Aksarben.
Renze Airflow.jpg
Renze Airflow windshield.jpg
Renze Airflow side.jpg
Renze Airflow front.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1086

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

It took me a few cycles last week to remove the yoke on my '26. The seam in the rod was twisted near the end about 15 degrees from a previous adjustment. That told me that I was in for a battle. I used a MAPP gas torch followed by a generous flood of WD-40. And, repeat. I don't use the aerosol WD-40...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 74
Views: 10211

Re: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions

Thanks for the ride Scott. You've made a lot of progress getting back on the road.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1388

Re: Mini rant, T related

I was told by the traffic department where I work that this year has been the worst for shipping damage and delays in our 70 year history. We ship millions of dollars of produce each day so losses are not insignificant. This summer I had a shipment sent to me from France that FedEx "lost". It arrive...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

Here are more photos from Badger Body. The building was across the street from Omaha's Ford plant They apparently sold Ruckstells. badger outside 1.jpg Here is a TT body. badger outside 2.jpg Fordson's on display. Note the one on the right of the photo. badger inside 1.jpg Another showing Fordsons. ...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

I found more photos if the inside of the building with Fordsons and bodies on Model TT's. I'll post them later. I can't post from my IPad.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

James, Badger Body and Truck Equipment is still in business in Omaha, Nebraska. I don't know their early history. The building in the background of the photos was their plant.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

I found this photo taken in 1927.
Threshing machine T 27.jpg
I wonder what the hitch is attached to.
Threshing machine T hitch 27.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Norman Kling - The grease requirements you mentioned are basically the reasons for which I buy grease from marine or boating supply stores. Marine supply stores sell grease that is designed for use on boat trailer wheel bearings, and I just figure that whatever "waterproof" qualities are present in...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 3968

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

I was, finally, able to remove the adjustable yoke from my tie rod. It appears to have been stuck for many decades and took many heat and soak cycles. Now I need to get the pitman arm off to replace it. I'm running out of bigger hammers. I might try to make a puller if I can't find one the right size.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

The nut is castlated so I wedged a screwdriver into one of the slots of the nut and used that to position it. For the vertical bolt, I fed a thin wire down from the top of the frame and hooked the dental floss I had earlier tied to its cotter pin hole. Pulling the wire and, subsequently, the floss p...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo of where I grew up
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Old photo of where I grew up

This was my old stomping grounds. I found this May 1922 photo of downtown Benson Nebraska. post block 1922.jpg Two things caught my attention. First, on the right are several Model T's. Parked next to the Roadster pickup is a touring car with the old-style billed fenders. It's probably the oldest ca...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.

I saw this on my local craigslist and had to share. I have no connection to the ad but the builder is my kind of guy.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/pts/d/benn ... 52962.html

There are many photos in the ad.

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by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall trim
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: 1909 firewall trim

This photo of a wrecked '09-'10 was taken in 1913. Timing suggests that nothing was changed from original. This correlates with Jem's photo. It also shows a screw behind the lamp. See the arrow.

09 firewall.gif
by Mark Nunn
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Common to see 26-27 brake drum shoes out of round. I've been fortunate to find a few for my purposes that at are true. I suppose they can be trued but never tried it. I suspect you'd have to remove the liing and use heat. I didn't use heat to make my shoes round and I did it with the linings on. Ma...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Check that the shoe is round with no high or low spots. The low spot will typically be 180 degrees from the cam. Remove the shoe and lay it in your drum. High and low spots will be apparent. I had to adjust my shoes to stop brake drag. To fine tune my new linings I rubbed soapstone on the inside of ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A birthday today.
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: A birthday today.

One of our local residents celebrated her birthday Oct. 1 too. She is 114 years old and the 6th oldest person in the world. I thought about this yesterday. She was born in 1906 and could be the original owner of a new Model T. I don't know her personally to find out if that was true.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2293

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

big2bird wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:09 pm
Were the Offy, Miller, Drake heads close enough to fit a T? Anyone know?
I believe those were mono block engines. They didn't have removable heads.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: Interesting tool

Me Landers, could you send me a pic of your dip stick next to a ruler please? I have a 26 touring the measurements might work for. There is a drawing of the '26-'27 gas tank fuel level at the bottom of this thread. That should help you make a gauge. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/24615...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T

Mark, the box looks like it was a wagon with "...TRUCK CO" on it. It has a bunch of cast iron window sash weights in it.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T

I found this photo that was taken on May 12, 1913 after an Easter Sunday tornado. 4-12-1913.jpg It has a 6-rivet rear axle housing, which puts it earlier than July 1911. 4-12-1913 clamshell.jpg The other photos show interesting details. There is a cutout pedal on the left. 4-12-1913 cutout.jpg I tri...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4654

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

I removed my front axle to do a total rebuild. Everything is worn out. Front axle removed.gif It looks like the car lost a front wheel at one time and the perch and spindle bolts on that side were ground down to the nuts. My car spent most of its life as a heavily loaded truck. I imagine that is why...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early

The first thing that caught my attention was the different front fenders. It looks like '13-'14 on the one side and earlier billed fender on the other.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early

I ran across this photo today of a brass era Model T truck conversion and had to share it. It was taken in Omaha Nebraska in 1920.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 175
Views: 16943

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert, what paint did you use on your engine? My engine came to me painted the same color. I have a new head for it and I'm looking for a close match to the block.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

ChrisB, I have NEVER been able to post jpg photos from my phone or from my computer. That is regardless of file size. I get an error message which states that it is not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. I have to open the jpg in Paint and save it as a gif file. The gif error message...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FRONT SPRING PERCH (LATE STYLE)
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: FS FRONT SPRING PERCH (LATE STYLE)

Mark, I need a right side perch, 3818B for my '26. You state "left" and "passenger side" in the description. I don't know which perch you have. Are these for RH drive?
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2006

Re: Drive shaft follies.

Can't you remove the pinion housing bolts and the two radius rod nuts? Would that let you slide the torque tube off far enough to drill the bushing? The pinion housing would not be removed since it's captured.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 6250

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Not Model T but... My niece is 16 years old and has always loved old cars. I gave her my 22 year-old pickup but that wasn't old enough. Last weekend she got her first old car, a '51 Packard. She loves driving it. There is no question that this is only the beginning of another old car hobbyist.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1918 Touring on Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

1918 Touring on Craigslist

I have no connection to this ad in Omaha, NE Craigslist. The car is in Bennington which is a few miles NW of Omaha. The car looks good and, to me, is reasonably priced at $7,800.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/d/benn ... 62140.html
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: radiator hose

This is topic-drift. The ribs that seal to hoses on my inlet and outlet were also pitted. I filled the rib pits with JB weld and smoothed them before assembly. There are no leaks and I expect that hoses will come off easily when needed.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a locking steering wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Is this a locking steering wheel?

Before I clicked "submit" I thought to myself, "Dan has an ad for this." You didn't disappoint, sir.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a locking steering wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Is this a locking steering wheel?

I ran across this photo taken in 1920. Besides being a great period photo, I noticed that this car has an unusual steering wheel. It looks like it might have a lock and key in the front. Does anyone know for sure?
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by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

Rich, shipping weights are listed in the encyclopedia. I took a peek at the 1924 numbers, for example, and found the Runabout at 1540 lbs, Touring at 1650 and Fordor at 1950.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: radiator hose

I installed a new set of red hoses last spring. I have no complaints whatsoever about their quality.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

One problem with electroplating that hot dipped does not have is the Farraday effect. Electric currents in the electroplate process can leave bare areas inside of bends. The beads of rims may not receive a zinc coating on the inside. Molten zinc in a hot dip tank will flow into those areas.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Purchase - date & advice
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Purchase - date & advice

The windshield post on the right side is from early 1926.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2006

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I removed my sleeve by grinding a groove along the length of the sleeve to loosen it. I used a cutoff wheel to cut the groove. As I was grinding I was watching the color of the sleeve. When I was close to the shaft surface the sleeve turned blue because the material was so thin. I stopped there and ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 92
Views: 3805

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Factory-installed wire wheels were black. Dealers would exchange them for wheels of other colors to suit customer preferences. You have a the opportunity to paint your car any color combination that you like since there was no standard combination.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

The company I work for uses Gatto Industrial Platers in Chicago for zinc electroplating. The quality is quite good and consistent. I don't know if they do hot dip. There are two other companies we use for hot dipping and the quality of the coating varies from week to week.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3647

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

I'm preparing to remove and rebuild my front axle. I decided to loosen a few fasteners before raising the car to use its mass against stuck fasteners. I loosened the nut at the bottom of a spindle bolt, which took a long wrench for leverage. When it finally started to turn freely I noticed a gap bet...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles

There they are, Joseph. I was looking for those two photos of Farrington Garage trucks on the University of Utah archive. I posted those on the old forum. Both were taken in front of the Utah state Capitol building. I lost those photos when I got a new PC. I've always loved the pickup.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915/1916 Touring photo - any info available?
Replies: 14
Views: 1157

Re: 1915/1916 Touring photo - any info available?

Steve, the original photo is right side up in David's post. Windows vs. Mac, I guess.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Economy Motor Head Company

I was looking for something else in a photo archive and I found these photos of a head made by Economy Motor Head CO. It has "For Ford Model T Motor" cast into the head. The patent date is October 1925. Is anyone familiar with this head? It has a curious combustion chamber shape. I would imagine tha...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles

The photo archive at University of Utah is massive and searchable. I put in a date range of 1917-1932 (random dates) and entered "truck" in the search category. It produced 342 high-quality photos of trucks, most with signage on them. This is a link. https://collections.lib.utah.edu/search?facet_set...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

Is anyone who is soaking bows adding a little Downey fabric softener to the water? I read about that trick in Fine Woodworking Magazine about 20-25 years ago. Downey makes the fibers softer without affecting strength after drying. I still have the magazines but finding the article will take time. I'...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top

Tom, in case you are not familiar with converting mm to inches...

Inches = mm/25.4

For example, the 250mm dimension in Luke's drawing would be 9 27/32 inches.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1604

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Dan, a 4:1 case can be converted to 5:1 (and vice versa) by changing the gears and shaft. You are correct that you can't mix internal parts. The gear cases have the same diameter and number of teeth. I took a 4:1 case like the one on the right in your photo and milled the slot to match the 5:1. I us...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Glowing Exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Glowing Exhaust manifold

When you installed the Z head, did you test the head by putting it on without a gasket and with loose bolts to check for interference between the pistons and head? Hand cranking would reveal interference by lifting the head slightly. There could be interference especially if your engine block has be...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!

What is the part number of the trailer converter in the above diagram and will it work on 6 volts? Thanks Jerry I don't have a part number since I bought a kit from one of the vendors. But, go to etrailer.com and search for a universal converter, not a model-specific converter. They have the 4-in, ...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in HBO Perry Mason
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

Re: Model T in HBO Perry Mason

I noticed that the truck has disc brakes too.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Hill Climb Car

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p5607v

The winner. Sorry, I'm on vacation and can't post photos from my phone.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Hill Climb Car

I saw this photo a few years ago. There is a follow up photo with a sign saying that this car won the hill climb.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Hub Wobble
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Fan Hub Wobble

Martynn's drawing in the gallery may help if you have not already seen it.

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by Mark Nunn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 5241

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendon, that is a beautiful Model T. There is no better place than here to ask any questions about Model T''s . Ask away and you'll receive more answers than you need. That's a good thing.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2379

Re: Top install question

Allan, must the angle be 45 degrees exactly? Eric's method works if the angle is increased by a few degrees.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1924

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Steve —on your tank stick I’m assuming that the square tank reading would be for the 26-27 cowl tanks? The earlier square tanks in the early Coupes had a square tank. Just wondering. I have a tank stick but it has oval and round tank markings only. The square markings are not for the cowl tank. The...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6425

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

I replaced my magneto post today, which is funny since my car doesn't even have a magneto. I bought the new post two years ago, before I knew that my car doesn't have a field coil. After I confirmed the missing magneto I decided not to replace the post. I figured that someone could use it some day. ...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6425

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Our first drive ever was a few weeks ago and I discovered a bad rod knock. I adjusted the rods and went for our second drive yesterday, about 20 miles. The knock is gone but we experienced a death wobble at 12 mph in our driveway. My wife asked what that was, but not in a lady-like way. The rest of ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2419

Re: They hung up on me!!

I have caller ID and I get a lot of spoofed calls with numbers that are supposedly from my town. I recently looked at the caller ID to discover that the call was from me! Someone spoofed my phone number and called me. I regret not answering that one.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Options
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Head Gasket Options

The head on my car has a small crack in the top of the water jacket. I recently obtained a good replacement and will have it surfaced before installing it. I intend to use a silicone head gasket since I have two in the shop. I won't have the block's deck ground flat since the engine is in the car. W...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 2337

Re: 27 Engine details

You installed cotter pins in engine pan bolts. There is no harm in doing that. The cotter pins were eliminated at some point but the castle nuts remained.

Is that picky enough for you? ;)
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 2263

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have not compared wishbones in person but this thread has a lot of measurements of wishbones and describes the different angles of the lugs that attach to perches. Early lugs are bent 13 degrees and '26-'27 are 11 degrees.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1318687549
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Re: 40 HP Model T

I noticed that the timer was fully retarded while the engine was idling and when the owner drove away. I suspect that he made non-standard adjustments to timer settings too.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 2263

Re: Question re front spring perches

What measurement will you use to set the caster? I find the published caster measurements confusing. In the MTFCA axle book the drawing shows placing a framing square against the axle, not the spindle bushings, and it shows a gap at the top of 1/8". But the text says 3/8". This book and the Ford Ser...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 2297

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

I cut 2 two-foot lengths of angle iron ( 1x1x1/8") and clamped them onto the axle with hose clamps. I protected the axles from scratches with duct tape. The angle iron doubled the critical buckling strength of the axle from 14,000 pounds to 28,000. I did that to keep them from buckling in the press....
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 3085

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

This is from about 20 years ago with my uncle at the wheel.
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by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's that tube next to the camshaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: What's that tube next to the camshaft?

That's the oil distribution tube. Oil splashed by the magnets into the funnel flows to the front of the engine.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Making progress on the TT

30 degrees and a 10" run has a rise of close to 5 3/4".
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Broken head bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Broken head bolt

Is any portion of the bolt sticking above the head surface? If it is, weld a large nut to it and try turning the nut. See a photo of the process in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13292
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 5474

Re: What have you done in June 2020

I replaced the worn-beyond-use front shackles on my Runabout. I was hoping that properly aligned perches and springs would bring the caster back to nominal. That did not work. I still have way too much caster and I need to study why before making a 4-ft bending iron.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Making progress on the TT

Scott, when I made new floorboards for my '26 Runabout I measured the angle of the floorboard supports in the body. It measured exactly 30 degrees. I don't know for certain but I suspect that TT floorboards would have the same angle since pedal geometry is the same.
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by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library

I have the site bookmarked and it worked this morning.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 2095

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Ignacio, I bought the same bushing driver that you bought. It worked perfectly to replace my brake bushings.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

Not a toolbox, but one year I opened my tackle box for the first time of the season and discovered that I forgot to toss the unused catfish bait. I haven't made that mistake since.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on 27 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Info on 27 Roadster

July 1926 build date makes it a '26 model, not '27. I know, my 'September '26 Runabout is a '27 but titled as a '26 to satisfy the state records.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

I have a similar tool from my uncle's stash. It is in al "L" shape rather than "T" and was made with a sparkplug base. The L-bar is solid steel and was forged into shape rather than bent.

Here is mine.
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by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1683

Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

I "borrowed" this photo that was posted by Duane from another thread . It shows the exhaust pipe with a dent to clear the hogshead. Duanes hogshead.JPG My pipe does not have a dent but it is really close to the hogshead. It is about 1/4" away and I'm concerned about what the heat would do to the hog...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 2095

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? I replaced my brake bushings a few months ago using a bushing driver and a big hammer. I did nothing to the outside diameter of the bushing. It was an easy job. This was...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?

I missed the threads in the nut on Martynn's drawing. Thank you for pointing that out. I'm working on the RH side and I'm aware of the thread direction.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 716

What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?

One of my wheels has a little bit of in-out movement. This suggests that the nut is not on far enough to hold the outer bearing in place. My problem is that I cannot get the hub off the spindle because I can’t get the outer bearing off. First, I tried to tighten the nut to adjust the bearing. But I ...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: Steering bracket removal

I removed mine out of the car but I believe you can remove the bracket with the steering column in place. Remove the pin and timing lever below the bracket. If you find that you need to move the steering shaft up and out of the way, unscrew the steering gearbox cover and remove it and the steering w...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Carona Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3614

Re: My Carona Puzzle

The rubber bumper looks like a turtle deck bumper for '26 & '27. They are 9486B on Lang's website.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

I have a caliper accessory kit to extend the reach of my calipers. It extends the jaw's reach to 2 1/2".
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by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 5474

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Jim, with only 1" clearance I would suggest wedging a board between the ground and the open garage door to make sure that it is open as far as it can be and stays that way. You put too much into your truck to risk damage.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I also did a lot of fussing to make sure my brake shoes were round and concentric with the drums. I placed a lined shoe in each drum on the bench and shaped the metal shoes to fit evenly. My car had no linings when I got it so my shoes were out-of-round. When the cam spreads the shoe at its opening,...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I had the same problem with my '26 this spring when I put new linings on. I used soapstone to mark high spots on the linings. I coated the inside of my drums with soapstone, put the drum on and spun it with the brake lever pulled very slightly. Soapstone transferred to the linings to show high spots...