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by Mark Nunn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turning Wire Wheel Brake Drums on an Improved Car
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Turning Wire Wheel Brake Drums on an Improved Car

I have not found a reference for how far the contact surfaces of these drums can be machined. Mine are a little pitted but are, otherwise, in very good shape. Most of my local shops will not touch them. But I did find someone who will turn them if I can provide a maximum diameter. Since these are pa...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

I saved my old sleeve after I removed it to install a FP pinion bearing. I had a short piece of 1" shaft stock (.995" diameter) and I pressed the old sleeve over the shaft. That became my driver to install the new driveshaft bushing. The bushing driver that is sold by the vendors is not too expensiv...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1347

Re: model B Ford update

Where is the Sac Museum? There is a SAC (Strategic Air Command) Museum in Nebraska but that has military aircraft.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

How do we place orders? Robbie Dave had me send an email to support@chaffinsgarage.com with my part list in a pdf format. He said other attached file types would be blocked by a spam filter. I sent my list Monday and I'm still waiting for his reply. When I talked to Dave he was VERY busy trying to ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Is the problem you're having with getting the gears off the old axles? If yes, you can shorten them with a chop saw to fit your press. I am in the same boat at the moment and will go through the same process when my axles arrive.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 46
Views: 2147

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Hello Steve here, I have started to rebuild my 1926 rear axle. New sleeves, new axles, new brass thrust washers, new pins. Now I'm looking at the drive shaft. I have a new brass bushing but I don't have the tool to remove the old one. I hate buying these expensive tools when I plan to use then once...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 46
Views: 2147

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

I'm disassembling two rear ends to make a good one for my car. It looks like this bearing sleeve is probably original. The upper surface is worn through and the "V" split is closed. My sleeve removal tool was not useful in this case. It took a hammer, chisel and vice grips to get this out. outer axl...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 858

Re: Babbit thrust washers

Some vendors who sell thrust washers say they are brass and some say bronze. Are there two or more different washers or are they the same with different descriptions?

My point is that I need to order washers and I don't know if I should get brass or bronze.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 858

Re: Babbit thrust washers

I disassembled two rear ends this month to try and make one good one. Only one of the Babbitt bearings made it out in a single piece. The rest were crumbs. Some Babbitt flakes embedded themselves in gear teeth, which took a lot of wire brushing to remove without damaging anything. The best news was ...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phone Apps: Interesting test tools - tachometer, strobe light, rpm, speedometer, elevation, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Phone Apps: Interesting test tools - tachometer, strobe light, rpm, speedometer, elevation, etc

I tried one of these strobe light tachometers once and was disappointed at the performance. Who is the developer of the app you are using? I could not find one with a screen like yours. I assume it is for I-Phone only with no Android version.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26-'27 Brake cam dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 122

'26-'27 Brake cam dimensions

I need to replace my brake cam bushings and need to decide if I need to replace the cams too. Does anyone know what the thickness of the cam head should be? I can measure the shafts for wear but I don't have a reference for cam thickness.
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by Mark Nunn
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

You get more manouverability in the reflector if you use the adjustment screw to pull the socket as far back as possible. It can go back enough to clear the back of the reflector.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight lenses (electric) & RTV
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Headlight lenses (electric) & RTV

If you just need something to squish between the glass and rim without sticking semi-permanently, silicone will make a suitable gasket. But don't apply it to the lens or rim. Instead, use a scrap of glass and run a bead of silicone in a straight line on the glass. Make it as long as the gasket you w...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Touring for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

Re: 1922 Touring for sale.

My wife spotted this car when we were driving by on Christmas Eve. I got a good look at it on Christmas and it looks legit. I suggested that my wife needs her own Model T and this would be a good candidate. Unfortunately, she's holding out for a '67 Camaro.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

In Chaffin's axle book, he mentions using shim stock around bearing sleeves when the axle housing bore is oversized. It occurred to me that this could work to reduce the sleeve diameter to fit an undersized Hyatt bearing in a standard-bore axle housing. Have any of you tried this? I have not mic'd m...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Torque Tube
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: WTB: Torque Tube

I removed the torque tube from my '26 yesterday. It has a tapered tube like yours, Scott. However, the rear flange on mine is different. Mine is thicker than on a stepped torque tube that I have. The flange also has machined pockets where the bolt heads sit. I don't know if mine is correct for a '26...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3074

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

I finally extracted my rear assembly for a rebuild. The idiot who put the chassis together didn't seem bothered to use cotter pins or safety wire. I was able to remove both nuts from one shackle with just my fingers. No tools! And, three of the bolts holding the torque tube spool to the rear assembl...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

I read somewhere that the 1 3/4" dimension should be to the center of the compass, not to the side of it. That eliminates differences between large and small compasses. Is that correct or would the way shown be good enough that the first jolt aligns magnets as Mark described.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3074

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Mark Osterman wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:46 pm
A little while ago someone posted a craigslist listing in Iowa for me that had two front fenders for sale. Now I can’t find it. Can someone please repost that link or send it to my email mosterman@eastman.org
Email sent.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a gas tank in California?
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Cleaning a gas tank in California?

Internet searching the "Goof-off" product (be careful around paint & plastic) sold in CA from earth911.com Vinegar Heavy-duty varnish remover, soap-scum and rust hero, sunburn soother We could write one vinegar tip a day for the whole year and still have leftover uses! According to Heinz, a whoppin...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

I'm not sure what year these are for but they look similar to yours. They have been on Craigslist for most of this year. It looks like the only possible original paint is on the bottom. Tops have primer. https://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/d/pella-model-front-fenders-all-steel-nice/7008592464.html ...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3074

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

I discovered why my parking brake doesn't work.
greasy brake.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new speedometer and/or rev counter?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: A new speedometer and/or rev counter?

There are tachometers for outdoor power equipment that have a digital readout. I bought one about 25 years ago and used it on my mower and 9N tractor. They have a pickup wire that wraps around a spark plug wire to get a signal to determine rpm. They are all over Amazon and many are less than $30.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Can you share any details about the Discovery Channel show? Is it a secret?
by Mark Nunn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Old Photos
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era camping (a Dodge)
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Old Photo - Model T era camping (a Dodge)

I've posted this before but since this is an old camping scene, I will post again.
Model T_Bryce_Canyon_NP.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

My Great Grandfather borrowed my grandparent’s Model T “for a few days” to drive from his home in Missouri to Arkansas. That’s where there was gambling and drinking. The Model T was the only car he could borrow that he knew could make the trip. He returned home two weeks later to my very angry grand...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 267
Views: 10614

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Don, whatever you do, don't use those saws hanging on the wall to make parts. It looked like your car's previous owner used them. ;)
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

Allan, I did send a picture and note to the vendor about this concern.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

My rivets aren't loose but there isn't much of a head on one side. I put the U-joint in a vice and there was no movement between halves. If I use this part I will definitely peen the rivets. I just have not decided if I will use it or send it back. It appears that mine is not unique with the questio...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

I looked at my new Taiwan-made u-joint and the rivets are barely peened over. I'm afraid to use it as-is. The heads on 3 rivets are not seated completely. I can insert a feeler gauge of .011" under some. Is this what is being made these days? I will probably send it back unless I can find a way to s...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Staude Tractor Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Staude Tractor Conversion

I don't see a way to attach a draw bar. Would the farmer create his own or were they offered by the manufacturer?
by Mark Nunn
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer question
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Speedometer question

You might find instructions in the reference library at antiquespeedometer.com.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week

Will this work on the Ford NH too? I built one but have not installed it yet. My car is many months away from being roadworthy. No testing has been done with my NH.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 2139

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Pairs of plates do get split up all the time. Go to any swap meet and you will find singles everywhere. Matching pairs are harder to find. I bought this plate from a collector, who had years-worth of plates with this same registration number. He acquired them from the original owner's estate where t...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sideways photos again
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Sideways photos again

Steve, when I click on your photos, the sideways photo stay sideways when using Internet Explorer. If I use Google Chrome, they rotate to the correct orientation.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: Buying a Model T

Do you have any photos to post?
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 267
Views: 10614

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

I would put some old shoes on those running board brackets. You don't want to find those brackets "the hard way".
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed Car Windshield Removal/Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Closed Car Windshield Removal/Replacement

Thank you for the write-up Rich. One of the windshield panels in my '26 Runabout appears to be laminated but I cannot tell what the other one is. I plan to replace that one just to be safe.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1941

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

I'm not going to admit to how many times I've ordered the same part multiple times because I didn't remember that I already had it. :oops: I sometimes order parts months before starting a project to spread out the costs. I keep spreadsheets for both of my cars where I list parts or services purchas...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2259

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Manifold cooker?
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1941

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Steve, was it beside the speedometer you were looking for? :)
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Registration holder
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Registration holder

I put mine in a small tin box under the seat. I used tin just in case a little critter gained entry. Truth is that I have a very good barn cat to keep them away so I'm not too worried about that.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer-gear compatibly question
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Speedometer-gear compatibly question

Try searching the data in antiquespeedometer.com. They have a lot of information on their site.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 56
Views: 3711

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

In the movie "Goldfinger", they put an entire crushed Lincoln in the back of a Ranchero and it didn't even bulge the tires. Rich isn't breaking new ground here.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 56
Views: 3711

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

This is "Model T era" but not Model T. This post may be booted because of that. This is a charcoal drawing that I did 30 years ago. This was a local '24 Dodge Brothers Business Coupe that I almost bought.
24 Dodge Bros crop.gif
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3867

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Test the parking brakes BEFORE removing the axle keys to ensure they work. When I got my car I also waited until I was at home to start the engine since the car sat about 15 years. The car moved easily as my dad and uncle pushed and I steered it toward the trailer. That is when I realized my parking...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 4626

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

I installed a Fun Projects pinion bearing in my spare driveshaft today in preparation for a rear end rebuild. Yesterday my radiator shop said that my radiator is not repairable. Tanks have spiderweb cracks, the neck is split in several places and the core looks "like a lawn sprinkler." It COULD be r...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: How to identify windshield

Check your glass dimensions and compare to this drawing if you are unsure of what you have.
windshield pg3.png
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster Pickup project question
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: 26 Roadster Pickup project question

Rob, I went out and looked at my '26 Roadster and the brace is riveted on like your lower photo. It's not between the panels.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

Dan, the Babbitt bushing in my torque tube must have been a relatively recent replacement with a non-Ford part. It does not have a groove and has a tighter fit on the driveshaft than the bronze replacement.

Thank you for your input and I apologise for not asking permission to repost your photos.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

The Babbitt bushing in my torque tube has the grooves on the face for grease distribution. It does not have a longitudinal groove like the bronze bushing. Bushing DS.gif Where does the groove go in the torque tube assembly? I borrowed the photos below from Dan Treace's post from 2 weeks ago. They sh...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

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

The blocks fit inside the frame rails behind the pan ears. A horizontal bolt goes through the outside of the frame rail, through a hole in the block and a hole in the pan ear. IV wood block.jpg The block part number is 3083. If you buy the bolt kit, Lang's part number is 3083BS. Don't get a bolt kit...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3867

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Where is the car in question? There might be a forum member nearby to help out. What if there isn't someone? Mentioning to the seller that you have someone coming to see the car in person may show whether the seller is legit.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

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

It looks like you are missing the wood block (at least the left one) between the pan ear and frame. Maybe the nut is hidden in the shadows but I don't see one.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Things that you never expect to find...

Susanne, how did Towe get possession of your car without your permission?
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Martynn made a drawing of this assembly too.

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by Mark Nunn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2473

Re: New Tool

I will not be attending Hershey.
However, Mike, I would like to see if I can electronically sign the petition.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?

art ebeling wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:47 pm
This is a picture Russ sent to me of an 11 wrench. Does it look like this? If it is an 11 I would be interested in buying it. Art
Art, the wrench is completely flat. The bent wrench in your photo is the type that I am familiar with.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?

I found this in a stash of Model T tools I acquired from my aunt. It does not have the bent end that I have seen in Model T tool kits. This is flat with a 1/4" wide notch. Does anyone know what speedometer this is for?
Speedodmeter wrench.gif
by Mark Nunn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Compact stalls were created for the sole purpose of increasing parking stall counts that are required to satisfy minimum regulatory requirements. As an Architect in the '80's and 90's (now Mechanical Engineer), I had to work within building and zoning codes in 20 states and 4 countries. The use of c...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I am going to replace my torque tube and driveshaft with my spare after some refurb and paint. Should I replace my driveshaft bushing? The only “problem” I see with it is that it is babbitt. Based on what I’ve seen in my spare rear axle and torque tube, they were rebuilt not long before they were ta...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4952

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

I was tired of looking at my worn out starting crank. The bushing was shot and the spring was missing too. I was planning to build up the shaft with weld and grind it until I scored a piece of hardened 4140 shaft stock. That stuff is hard on drill bits and bench grinder wheels. image.jpeg The new bu...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reverse question
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Reverse question

Your reverse band may not be perfectly round. If true, loosening the band may not be enough to prevent friction.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Build Date?

I suggest taking some large, high-quality photos of the car when visiting the DMV. I showed the clerks a photo of my car when trying to get a title. I could see their eyes light up when seeing something different and new to them. They appreciated that jesture. I say "they" because the clerk I was wo...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity

The fractions shown in Bill's link are difficult to read. They are legible in the 1926 Service Bulletin on Cimorelli's website. See page 5.

http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/service_b ... efault.htm
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I was planning to install a sealed bearing in my car's torque tube until I discovered the condition of my spare. It's better than the worn out junk in my car. I think I'll go ahead with the FP bearing in the spare and not regret a what-if.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I pulled apart my spare torque tube and was encouraged by what I measured. The front bushing had been replaced and the clearance between it and the driveshaft was less than .001”. The shaft had .001” of wear compared to the adjacent diameter that was not in contact with the bushing so I suspect the ...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

I spent an hour with a hammer and chisel knocking off many decades of crusty dirt buildup from my spare torque tube. Under the dirt was a perfect, unrusted grease cup. It was shiny and beautiful. It was also identical to the rusty old cup on my steering bracket. I put the pretty one on the bracket w...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone give me info about this badge?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Can anyone give me info about this badge?

I didn't see MOAL until someone else mentioned it. Am I the only one to see LMAO instead? :D
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4952

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

My clutch adjusting bolt was upside down and the brake lever had to swing too far forward to clear the bolt's head. I couldn't install my newly finished floor boards. The metal trim plate would not allow enough travel to get into high gear. I flipped the bolt and can now install the floor boards. I ...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

My first thought was maybe the steering box. There are three small gears held in place by three pins. One pin that is longer than the others that works as a steering stop. My guess is that the steering shaft is not lined up with the gears properly or the one long pin is in the wrong place. Just my ...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto headlight problem
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Magneto headlight problem

Tim, I have worked closely with a few of LED manufacturers over the years. The good ones include over-voltage protection in the lamps. The circuitry will temporarily turn off the current to protect the diodes. For example, if a 24V power supply was connected to a 12V LED, the light will flash. The f...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 gas tank straps
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: 27 gas tank straps

My '26 has the same long bolts. I also have the pads on straps. I suspect but, cannot confirm, that the long bolts were needed to make it easier to start the nuts with the tank held against the firewall.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Dang. Mine's upside down too.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

I agree with Mike K. If no one knows about a Model T product or service because it cannot be discussed by the creator, the Model T hobby dies. I'm relatively new to Model T world, about 1 1/2 years. I need to know what is available to me to get my car back on the road. There is no incentive in devel...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I like it!!
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: I like it!!

Adam wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 am
It would be nice if a “page” was 50 posts instead of 100.
I agree Adam. 100%.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1317

Re: Model TT id?

This is an ad for a cab that has doors. I don't know if they are correct for your TT. I am not associated with this ad.
https://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/d/ ... 00555.html
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3456

Re: Post your favorite sign

I saw this while leaving an event at a local winery. I don't think it was just my weary eyes.
etix.gif
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New exhaust manifold porblems.
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: New exhaust manifold porblems.

Allan, what did you use for an exhaust sealant? I have a Ford FE V8 that does not use exhaust gaskets. It has embossed sheet metal shields where a gasket would normally go that compress, deform and seal when the manifolds are attached. My cylinder head rebuilder recommended using anti-seize on the m...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Altair wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 am
Octagon will fit a square nut it has four flats in side. You can buy 8 point sockets to day and 4 point sockets both are for square head fasteners.
You will not get much leverage on a square fastener with an octagon wrench.
Octogon-Square.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Any metal workers out there

Goodfellow.com sells small quantities of metals and other materials. They have phosphor bronze sheets. I don't know about costs.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5711

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I'm making progress on my new floorboards to replace ol' Aunt Lula's kitchen cabinets. (That's what they look like to me.) Boards are milled, jointed and glued. I finished making hardboard templates for the two upper boards and should have them ready by this weekend.
floor.gif
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: NH carburetor questions

I haven't installed my small-float NH in my '26 yet. Will I need the thicker float? I assume that I would have to raise the float level to compensate.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: NH carburetor questions

You didn't say which NH you have. The float on my Ford NH is .625" thick.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Unknown cars
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Old Photo-Unknown cars

'16 Maxwell on the left and '16 Buick on the right
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

I saw an ad for a '16 Speedster on Craigslist recently that appeared to have an LED lamp in place of the burner. I did not talk to the seller but it has been done.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount

This is the wood block. It goes inside the frame and a bolt in inserted through the outside of the frame, through the block and the hole in the side of the steering bracket. Matt's lower photo has a round spacer where the block should be.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3546.aspx
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inductive Tachometer
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Inductive Tachometer

I’m a new Model T owner and have not driven my car on the road. I need to get a feel for shift points and maximum safe engine RPM’s to prevent damage before heading beyond my driveway. I can’t tell what RPM my engine is running by sound. I had an inductive tachometer on my lawn tractor for years and...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: 1924 ? Motor

Somewhere, I have a picture of that engine taken in 1964 at the Henry Ford Museum with a Kodak Instamatic camera. Remember those? I also have a picture of a six cyl. engine on a stand taken there. I don't know exactly what it was, but to me it looked like a Model T engine, but had two more cylinder...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5711

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I reinstalled my rebuilt steering column last week. I also installed the wood block behind the steering bracket, which my car lacked. There is no play in the steering wheel now. :) Steering column.gif I started making new floorboards yesterday. I made a lot of sawdust milling 4/4 lumber down to 9/16...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Himico Cylinder Head
Replies: 15
Views: 1870

Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Tim, I thought I saw your RPU on Craigslist recently. Was I mistaken or did you change your mind?
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring question
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Front spring question

Thruway Spring in Rochester should be able to re-arch your leaves for you.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Running for the first time since 1950s

Outstanding Jim.

The caution tape is a good idea. You don't want to find those brackets the hard way.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: contact details
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: contact details

You may be able to send a PM through the old forum unless that functionality was disabled.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7704

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Andre, are those custom spindles on the axle or are they for the lower European cars mentioned in this thread below?

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=541
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The First Ford sold.
Replies: 44
Views: 3113

Re: The First Ford sold.

I think the first two paragraphs were copied directly from the book "Tin Lizzy".