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by John.Zibell
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Motorcycle Oil

I've been using non synthetic motorcycle oil since rebuilding my T. It it working well with the Turbo 400 Clutch and the engine. So far no issues and the clutch is working well.
by John.Zibell
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Spoke and hub issue
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: 13T - Spoke and hub issue

If you question the spokes, replace them. As for the threads, you may be able to clean them up with this. https://www.modeltford.com/item/2815T.aspx
by John.Zibell
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: '27 fuel tank wanted.

Available new and in aluminum but not cheap. At least now available. http://www.snjparts.com/Model-T-Gas-Tan ... JviQpQxdP0
by John.Zibell
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

I've been using a non synthetic motorcycle oil in 10W40. Motorcycle oil is formulated for use in applications where the engine and transmission share the same oil and for use with wet clutches. So it made sense to me to use in it my T.
by John.Zibell
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

I'm really wondering about the 100 psi expected with a Z head. I would expect more like 60-65 even on a fresh motor with the test being done at starter cranking speed on a warm motor with the throttle wide open and no extra oil added to the cylinder. Or.....(Maybe I need a new compression gauge). A...
by John.Zibell
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2367

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Hank, glad everyone is OK. Straightening that sheet metal will be a good learning experience for your apprentices.
by John.Zibell
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for ‘25 Ignition switch (parts or whole panel)
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Looking for ‘25 Ignition switch (parts or whole panel)

Ben doesn't do e-mail or computers. Call him at 770-938-3376 He does great work.
by John.Zibell
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe

I used this system when I did my Tudor. https://www.por15.com/
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: Head Gasket Failures

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:09 am
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Adam Doleshal uses this gasket and says it's superior, so I'm going to give it a try. It also costs a little less than copper.
Steve, where can you get these? I look at a couple vendor sites and it isn't listed. Also searched on the name and part number and came up empty.
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

So the 3-speed box has neutral, as well? I'm figuring front disc brakes would a necessity with this modification. Rock Mountain, AC, or the modern disc brake setup is all you need. Front brakes would take considerable re-enforcement of the front axle support system. I have the modern Layne Warford ...
by John.Zibell
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Rear inner brake band help

The instructions that came with the kit (anvil, punch and drill) for the tube rivets on the brake shoe have the head on the metal side, and the tube is on the lining side. Rivets are installed after the lining is drilled and counter sunk. https://www.modeltford.com/item/2566RVTL.aspx
by John.Zibell
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Battery charger

Ive been using these for years. Charges both 6 and 12 volt batteries. https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/m ... maintainer
by John.Zibell
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Van Dorn vale tool on facebook
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Van Dorn vale tool on facebook

I used one like that many years ago (late 1960s) Great for grinding valves. The vertical lever mover the wheel in and out and the lower crank the engagement to the valve face. The seat grinding setup I don't see but it is like an electric drill with stones and a guide to stay centered on the seat.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coast to Coast in a T
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Coast to Coast in a T

Do a web search on "coast to coast Model T Ford" This is one of the links and there should be coverage on this forum as several forum members participated. https://ecoxplorer.com/2019/06/vintage- ... -to-coast/
by John.Zibell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Lang's has them back in stock for all tank types. I asked for one with my last parts order and one arrived.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal joint pin length
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Universal joint pin length

Don't have one handy to measure, but Lang's has them for $0.25 https://www.modeltford.com/item/2574.aspx
by John.Zibell
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Does it continue to drip or stop after a bit? If it stops after a short time it may be you are set a bit rich and it is fuel coming back down from the intake manifold. Does it immediately stop when you turn off the fuel valve?
by John.Zibell
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calimer's Wheel Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Calimer's Wheel Shop

Agree Steve. Calimer's did the wheels for my 26 and I did the natural finish also. He does great work.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak Test Results - What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: Leak Test Results - What Now?

Part of a leak down test is to listen for where the leak is from. Listen at the crankcase will tell you if it is ring leakage, and listening at the intake and exhaust points will tell you if it is a valve leakage.
by John.Zibell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto self destruct
Replies: 20
Views: 2475

Re: Magneto self destruct

Please consider keeping a functioning magneto. The engine runs so much better on magneto than battery.
by John.Zibell
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: 21" Split Rims

by John.Zibell
Sat May 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: 26 gas tank

If either tank needs lining some radiator shops do an excellent job. They will hot tank your fuel tank, then apply an ethanol resistant liner compound. They may cut a couple holes to inspect for complete coating then seal the holes. We have a shop in Huntsville AL that does this.
by John.Zibell
Wed May 27, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: 21" Split Rims

Get them from American Vintage Rim http://mclarenmfg.com/rims.html I have purchased rims and felloes from them and they are excellent quality.
by John.Zibell
Mon May 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2552

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Not sure this test works on a T, but on modern cars to test a u-joint lock the parking brake and going from forward to reverse. So engage the parking brake then lightly press low pedal , then reverse. If it is the u-joint you would hear a clunk as the slack is taken up in the joint.
by John.Zibell
Mon May 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

Save yourself a bunch of frustration and just replace it. https://www.modeltford.com/item/6201.aspx
by John.Zibell
Mon May 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3610

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I have a friend with an air condition Model A. Probably easier to to do the A than the T. Also the A has twice the horsepower of the T so it would probably drag a T down quite a bit running AC.
by John.Zibell
Sat May 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

Here's a picture of Howard E. Rollins, Jr. driving a 1915 touring in RAGTIME that's been "backdated" to about 1909-10, even though logically story wise, (if you know the history of what's going on in the movie), it doesn't make sense. This particular shot isn't in the movie. This scene was filmed i...
by John.Zibell
Sat May 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA

Depends on how far you are willing to travel. Dan Hatch rebuilt my engine and did a great job. He is located near Birmingham AL. Cost is dependent on how many refinements you want to include, such as a Scat crankshaft.
by John.Zibell
Sat May 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Do tell Bill. Always learning Dallas. I guess Bill hasn't seen your question. Rotate the focus assembly 90 degrees. Do this by drilling a hole at the top, punching out the socket and rotating the assembly 90 degrees to line up with the new hole. We used loctite bearing and sleeve retainer to hold t...
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plugs #1 and #4 more fouled
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Plugs #1 and #4 more fouled

I don't what to start a big discussion, but I run a 160 degree thermostat in my thermosyphon system. All plugs run the same color with no fowling. Also using an IR thermometer, the head temperature has practically no variation from rear to front.
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Acrylic Lacquer Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Acrylic Lacquer Paint

Joe,

Paint codes are listed here http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm PPG does cross reference the Windsor/Ford royal maroon. BTW, it is the same color as Model A Windsor maroon. It is the color I used for my 26 Tudor. Not cheap, but available.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: Which is correct?

I believe they will function equally well in either orientation. So if it isn't a show car, does it really matter?
by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 5402

Re: Is my model T seized up?

OMG. I looked on an old forum from 2015 and one guy said to loosen the 4 bolts on the starter and then rock back and forth. Guess what?!?! It worked! Now I will put it back together and hope it stays fixed! Oh, and you wanted a picture, but I don't know how. Could you tell me? Glad that worked for ...
by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 5402

Re: Is my model T seized up?

No, the engine did not budge with the starter. I stepped on the button and did not hear anything happening other than the coils buzzing. I will try jacking up the rear wheel If it will roll in neutral, jacking up the rear wheel won't make any difference. As others have stated it probably is a jamme...
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Re: 26 gas tank

As far as I know, no one is making 26/27 cowl fuel tanks. So no new production of the fitting the sediment bowl goes into. You could salvage one from a bad tank, or fabricate your own. The thread is 1/2 inch pipe thread. You would have to make up some type of collar to fit the pipe thread piece to t...
by John.Zibell
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: Paint

You can find paint codes here. http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm
by John.Zibell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens Front Axle Tooling FS
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Stevens Front Axle Tooling FS

So why to they need to be tapered? Today, they make Heli-coil taps and inserts that work great and ensure center at the bottom and for the top you can simply drill it out on a vertical mill an press in a bushing of the correct ID diameter of the kingpin bolt. I've seen this done many times with out...
by John.Zibell
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

The other seven valves came and I removed a few more of the old ones. I find that some valves have as little as .006 clearance with the adjustable lifters "run all the way down". Not knowing how much adjustment is available in the lifters but knowing that the valves will "sink" some as they seat in...
by John.Zibell
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Bad switch or wiring. the later switches (oval plate in the dash) had issues on their contacts. And IIRC no one repoped these (someone should have!!!). The earlier switches were easier to rebuild, and the coilbox switches were EXTREMELY easy to rebuild It may also be a wiring issue - wires on T's v...
by John.Zibell
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reducing 12v to 6v
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: reducing 12v to 6v

or just make a simple voltage divider. Two resisters of the same value, and tap from between them. Just be sure they can carry the current.
by John.Zibell
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help on a switch 26/7
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Help on a switch 26/7

Call Ben Martin 770-938-3376. He doesn't so e-mail.
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: How much grease do I need?

I don't think it is possible to over grease the universal joint. If there is too much, it will just work its way out. Every few hundred miles I take my pneumatic grease gun and pump a complete tube into the U joint cavity. I don't see any grease ooze out when pumping grease in. However it may be pos...
by John.Zibell
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forum Feature
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Forum Feature

It is there. Look harder. Above the blue border, either "Mark Forums Read" or "Mark Subforums Read"
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: posting from an Android smart phone.
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: posting from an Android smart phone.

Not sure what the android issue is with the phone, but transferring pictures to the PC is easy. With your USB cable (probably removable from the charger) just connect the phone to the PC. It will just appear as another drive. Then use you file management tool on the PC to copy pictures to the PC.
by John.Zibell
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 3381

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

or check the block for good threads.
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car headlight bar bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Improved car headlight bar bolts

cdromtom wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:04 pm
HF sells a set of spline sockets that work well on square nuts. Inexpensive
I picked up a set of 8 point sockets. Unfortunately I don't remember where I ordered them from. The were not any more expensive then the usual 6 or 12 point sockets for hex nuts. A web search should result in a source.
by John.Zibell
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car headlight bar bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Improved car headlight bar bolts

Original nuts are square. That said, I did change mine over to hex. Easier to deal with.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting generator third brush
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Setting generator third brush

This is the Model T instruction. Note: If you have a 26/27 reproduction ammeter it is not accurate enough to perform this procedure. You can place an older style or other more accurate ammeter in line between the VR and harness battery wire to make the third brush adjustment. Voltage regulator.pdf
by John.Zibell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Having difficulty with forum bookmark
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Having difficulty with forum bookmark

Well I seem to have found the answer. The URL changed to this https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/ from the original bookmark which had the long name of the club as part of the URL.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Having difficulty with forum bookmark
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Having difficulty with forum bookmark

When trying to access the forum from my bookmark, I get the 404 error. But when I get to the forum login page from mtfca.com it works. I updated my bookmark and tried the updated bookmark and still get the 404 error. What the heck is going on? A friend of mine is having the same issue.
by John.Zibell
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 2924

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

RajoRacer wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:58 pm
How ya doin' Herm ? I believe the "Z" heads had the Z up there, didn't they ?

I have a Z head on my car. There is a Z by the water outlet, not an R.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

I have wrapped my stainless pipe with exhaust wrap. I wouldn't wrap regular steel as the wrap can hold moisture increasing the rust rate of the pipe. I also stapled automotive insulation to the bottom side of my floor boards. Doing both make a big difference.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve pins regularly fail
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: Valve pins regularly fail

The Chevy system is non infallible. I had a keeper fall out on a tour. As noted a T doesn't run well on 3 cylinders.
by John.Zibell
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Re: Will this hub puller work?

Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels. https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx Thanks, but as I understand it that puller is for wood wheels only and I am working with wire wheels. I ordered the puller listed in my original post ...
by John.Zibell
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Re: Will this hub puller work?

paddy1998 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Altair wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 4909

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

Since my car has a Warford, the tube has to be installed upside down to access the grease cups. I installed zerk fittings. I use a regular grease gun to lube the drive shaft bushing, but an air grease gun for the u-joint. I can pump a full tube of grease into the u-joint in very little time.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's Garage Restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Ford's Garage Restaurant

Just may have to check out one of the location. https://www.fordsgarageusa.com/
by John.Zibell
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 T touring
Replies: 13
Views: 6802

Re: 1914 T touring

Have you checked with Dale at Wheels Though Time? Besides wonderful bikes he has a few very interesting cars. This one would make a great addition, and Dale keeps old iron going.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

For not much more you could get hydraulic brakes. These also work well in backing and in the wet. If these were available when I restored my T it is what I would have purchased. http://www.texastparts.com/mm5/merchant ... ode=Safety
by John.Zibell
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

A long time model T owner in my area Bill Robinson. He was very helpful in helping bring my 1926 Tudor back to life. I'm lucky to call him a friend.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Magneto Questions

Use a multi strand wire from the magneto. Current flows on the surface of wire. The multi strand has more surface area so it will conduct better than solid wire with less resistance.
by John.Zibell
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Password too long
Replies: 21
Views: 3902

Re: Password too long

Larry25tford wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:20 pm
What does that mean?
If you have a PC, highlight the long password then press Crtl and the key C at the same time (that copies) then click your cursor in the password box and press Ctrl and the key for V at the same time and that will past what you copied
by John.Zibell
Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: A source to buy ignition switch?

Ben Martin may be able to rebuild what you have. His home number is 770-983-3376. He doesn't do e-mail, just telephone and regular mail.
by John.Zibell
Mon May 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: which Oil

Zinc is really needed when you have very strong valve springs. A Model T has very mild springs, so a high concentration of Zinc isn't needed. Any oil you get today is better that what was available "in the day". My preference is a high detergent non-synthetic motorcycle oil. That type of oil is desi...
by John.Zibell
Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Voltage regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Voltage regulator

RajoRacer wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am
I believe WE are in the discussion area.
Originally posted in Forum Support
by John.Zibell
Mon May 27, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Voltage regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Voltage regulator

This should be in the discussion part of the forum. Anyway, have you checked the wiring to the regulator? Is you ammeter working correctly? Did you install the regulator per the instruction in adjusting the third brush?
by John.Zibell
Wed May 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anything Modern To Help??
Replies: 17
Views: 2821

Re: Anything Modern To Help??

I have a Coats 220 manual tire changer that I purchased for motorcycle tire changes. I have plastic covers for the working ends of the tire bar and the clamps. Works great for the 21 inch wire and split rims. I just use that three leg expander on the split rims after mounting the tire. Unfortunately...
by John.Zibell
Tue May 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone kink
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Wishbone kink

What is the angle of your front axle? If it is correct, then leave the wishbone alone. If incorrect, then it may need to be straightened.

See http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/sho ... post=78296
by John.Zibell
Wed May 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High rpm vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 2179

Re: High rpm vibration

My guess is something is out of balance in the drive train. Unfortunately to find it will probably require a rebuild of the engine and transmission by someone that really knows what they are doing. May just be the flywheel is out of balance, but there could be more issues with the crankshaft and oth...
by John.Zibell
Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Scott_conger wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:10 am
John

great railcar!
Not mine. Just a picture I have.
by John.Zibell
Sat May 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Below the save draft, preview and submit buttons are an options and Attachments tabs. Click the attachments and select the image(s) you want to add to the post.
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by John.Zibell
Wed May 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Appears to be running on two cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Appears to be running on two cylinders

This should be in the general discussion forum. First thing I would check is for an intake manifold leak where it feeds cylinders 3 and 4.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine machining tolerances
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Engine machining tolerances

For the valve guide, see if you can get K-line installed. http://www.sbintl.com/KLine.html There may be an engine machine shop in your area that installs them.
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another trailer question
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: Another trailer question

It should be fine for the T. For the heavier vehicle, I'd place blocks about half way on the ramp for support to load and unload. The blocks would only have to be on each side, not all the way across. Also allow for the trailer to settle as you load so a bit of a gap between the blocks and ramp shou...
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?
Replies: 21
Views: 3353

Re: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?

No, I run an antifreeze mix(50/50) year round in the heat of Alabama. Never had an overheating issue. Never get more that half way up on the moto meter. If you want to increase cooling capability, add some of this. https://www.autozone.com/antifreeze-radiator-additives-and-windshield-wash-fluid/radi...
by John.Zibell
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

The front bumper doesn't interfere with hand cranking. I went with split on the back of my Tudor to allow easy access to the spare. However I don't know if the solid rear would prevent access to the spare. The extra weight is minimal and I like the "protection" factor.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New Forum black listed
Replies: 5
Views: 2435

Re: New Forum black listed

You might want to list the networks that blacklist so the administrator can address the issue.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: scat crank issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: scat crank issues

has anyone run into issues with thrust and a scat crank? I have done engine work with stock cranks with no issues , installing a scat crank for the first time in a 26. block has new babbit,line bored and radius cut on babbit ends. when crank is dropped into block 3rd main journal has no clearance i...
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 2785

Re: 1926 Model T

OK that means changing the oil see when draining if there is already water in it. The amount of oil is how much? 3,4 liters? 4 liters is fine. Any extra will quickly leak out. When you do drain the oil you suspect has water in it jack up the front end do get the oil in the dippers to drain back. Re...
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE

I haven't had great luck with the plastic gear. I'm currently running one of Dan McEachern's bronze timing gears and it is quiet. Key factor is getting the spacing correct from the crankshaft gear.
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - SUCCESS
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: OT - SUCCESS

Agree Tom. This is a great idea.
by John.Zibell
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss in top end power
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

Re: Loss in top end power

If engine RPM is dropping, it isn't the high speed clutch. All the other items you mentioned are still possible. First I'd check for adequate fuel flow to the carb and proceed from there.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Login issue

Actually this is the page I get when I go to the site.
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by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: Financing a Model T

You could also do a personal loan, or an equity line on real estate you own. The interest on an equity line may be tax deductable so check on that with your tax person.
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Login issue

I don't know what if anything has changed, but I got in on the first try today.
by John.Zibell
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Login issue

AdminJeff wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:43 am
Try clearing your browser cache.

Also try this link to clear cookies
ucp.php?mode=delete_cookies

Jeff
Jeff,

That didn't work

I still get this page, which isn't the first page of the site.
by John.Zibell
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you install string in headlight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: How do you install string in headlight?

I used rubber cement when I did my headlights. Strong enough to hold in place until assembled, and can easily be removed at a later date.
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 3990

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

tdumas wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Check your front axle kingpin threads. You may need to helicoil them,
Better yet find someone with a Stevens front axle tool and set it up correctly.
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Login issue

The last few days I've had to enter my username and password twice to get in. The first entry just takes me back to the original page and I have to click login again. Do you guys have any idea what may be causing this? I get in, but shouldn't have to login twice to do it.
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)

A distributor was probably installed for several reasons. The magneto no longer functions so a distributor was installed, a previous owner removed the magnets, thus no magneto, or the previous owner didn't want to use the individual coils. Also a DC coil doesn't cooperate with AC current. It messes ...
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 3990

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

Oldav8tor

Just use the bearing in the same race it ran on. As long as you keep the bearings matched you will be good.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lotsa Model T s On Made For TV Movie ....
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Lotsa Model T s On Made For TV Movie ....

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is good to hear the second season will be starting. I enjoyed season one and was hoping it would continue.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 3990

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

I would not recommend using the old outer races. It is best to replace with new bearing and race. The outer race may look good, but the wear on it may not match the angle of the new bearing.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 3433

Re: 1926 Ford Model T

Thanks for the friendly reception My English is not that good but the 1926 is the same as the 1927 Model T or did the 1926 not have this carburetor? I have a problem with the first gear at the beginning he was still only now no adhesion is there anymore. Only second gear and reverse functions Are t...
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?

If nothing else, go to the Aerodrome. The WWI aircraft are a sight to behold. If they have enough in attendance they put on one heck of an air show flying the vintage air planes.