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by TonyB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car stopped runnning on magneto today
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Car stopped runnning on magneto today

Craig rather than a DMM I use a 12v bulb 18 watt bulb.
Bulbs give all the info you need, essentially a perfect GO/NOGO test.
DMMs often get confused by the nasty non-sinusoidal waveforms put out by the magneto and the rotten DC put out from the generator.
by TonyB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Two Problems

I strongly suggest you acquire the booklets put out by the MTFCA regarding both the transmission and the electrical systems. While pnot inclusive of the early cars, they are invaluable for all black radiator Model Ts. They will help you solve both your problems. You do need a correct band for that b...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

This is the picture I tried to post but here I reduced the pixel count to 720 high and 540 wide 168E5F60-8F96-4E6E-964B-E0C56222C8BC.jpeg This version is 1280 by 960 759B85D1-4ADE-47C4-B103-590FD1F72272.jpeg This is the original 4032 x 3024 47672B0F-6241-4C32-8EDC-5819A2E601ED.png Strange that the p...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

I’m using an Apple iPhone 10 with 13.7 OS
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Picture that failed Oh I can’t post it but here is the error message 😊 8413C5F4-09CA-4D9C-889C-D26F7C6FCDB6.png In case you can’t see the small print, it reads: The picture must be at least 0 pixels wide, and 0 pixels high and at most 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The submitted picture is 1...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Strange as the site did not resize mine. I wonder why. I sent mine to Chris with no response to date.
by TonyB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Steve, I downloaded your picture and it is 553 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The 1200 appears to be the upper limit from my experience. The terms portrait and scenery are usually referenced as to how the picture is presented. In your case it is clearly presented as a portrait even though we all ...
by TonyB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

When I post vertical picture, portrait I believe, I get the dreaded triangle which indicates a limit of 1200 pixels high and 2400 pixels horizontally. So I have to reduce the picture so it’s less, then it works fine.
Chris I’ll send you the latest one to fail. 😊
by TonyB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 1
Views: 437

End of an era

End of an era. My 1909 has been sold and is on its way to a new home. I believe he will look after it the way such a unique car should be looked after for many years to come. C939569C-87D5-48C6-80E6-511D9AC3053C.jpeg 0884E402-C5FB-4382-A620-C5829F65BA4F.jpeg 253027BB-FDBC-4C47-9963-D6D5240CAF97.jpeg
by TonyB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Look like the 1909 is sold to Anthony in Quebec.
Thanks MTFCA
by TonyB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this look fine
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Does this look fine

I can’t see the detail on the wiring of the ten bolts for the ring gear, but Lee Pierce taught me to wire them in pairs. So bolts are wired in pairs. The three bolts on the differential can be split pinned but those using three studs should be wired together. One old timers trick if the hub or axle ...
by TonyB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Couple of nibbles but no bites.
If anyone is interested, make me an offer, it’s already priced less than it cost me for parts and labor.
by TonyB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt threads
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Bolt threads

From memory the cylinder head bolts on the Curved Dash Oldsmobile was 1/2”-12. These were designed in 1900-01 period and I had assumed (Ass U Me) that the now standard 1/2”-13 had not yet be established. Correct me if I’m wrong but it does seems odd that Ransom Olds would choose an English thread wh...
by TonyB
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter

When I installed the starter on the 1914 speedster I was faced with the same problem, made worse as I wanted to keep the same carb which only had the control for the radiator check. So I made a swivel arm from the manifold stud pulled from the firewall which thru the swivel pulled the choke forward....
by TonyB
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: 1911 steering column

When I made the shorter steering shaft for the 09, I used a later column and recut the taper, thread and keyway. I would not recommend welding. JMHO
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2061

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

How sad, such a loss to our T community. I met at Chickasha years ago and was intrigued by his 1910 T in pieces. We discussed it several times and during the discussions I learnt about his skill of converting 1914 blocks into open valve replacements. He even let it slip how you can tell if it’s an o...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v Generator to 12V?
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: 6v Generator to 12V?

Over the years I have run across at least two Model Ts with later 12 volt generators complete with a three terminal voltage regulator box. In both cases I replaced them with the Texas T alternator. Indeed I think I have one of the systems available as taken off a T. If anyone is prepared to pay ship...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Setting Generator Output Amps

Being a retired electrical engineer I have little faith in 100 year old instruments so in the days before LED bulbs we use to set the generator output by turning on all the lites and then moving the third brush until the ammeter read zero. After all running at nite is not typical use for a T and who...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch

First you want to make sure that when the engine does run, nothing is damaged. So first disconnect the wire From the generator. Insulate the bare end of the wire then connect the terminal on the generator to ground. This will protect the generator from any damage. Now connect a wire from the battery...
by TonyB
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Box found
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Coil Box found

Those coils look like the Kingston coils used in 1909-10 model T
by TonyB
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many ACTUALLY Made?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: How Many ACTUALLY Made?

15,007,033 at end of primary production in may 1927

They built several thousand more engines until 1941.

It’s all in the Encyclopedia section of this site 😊
by TonyB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

I have no irons in this discussion except what I know and can see. The wheels on the picture provided by Glen which is said to be as 220 was purchased has demountable wheels. 6423563D-C8AB-4A17-8EC9-854D875526EE.png To me they look like 6” hubs and I can’t tell if they are one piece spindles. The pi...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Polarity of battery
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Polarity of battery

The supposed reason to use the positive ground was to reduce the corrosion at the battery terminals.
This is the story I was told, personally I think it’s a load of nonsense. JMHO
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Yet even more photos
Magneto coil ring
Magneto coil ring
Cast magnets
Cast magnets
Clutch spring retainer
Clutch spring retainer
Transmission in chassis
Transmission in chassis
Fan spring
Fan spring
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Some extra photos.
Two piece timer
Two piece timer
Boss on left hand side of the block
Boss on left hand side of the block
Kingston five ball carburetor
Kingston five ball carburetor
50” steering column and Kingston coil box
50” steering column and Kingston coil box
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

My newly restored 1909 Model T is up for sale. It does appear that I need to downsize a little, so I have reluctantly decided to find a new and loving home for my 09. It has less than six miles on the engine, following a comprehensive rebuild which included all new babbitt, new piston, valves and a ...
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T question
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Early T question

My 1909 kit of parts included a white rubber mat, I guess it must be a repro from sometime in the past. If does look quite nice and matches the white rubber mat at the front. Mind you I rather prefer the look of the stained and varnished wood floor.
by TonyB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

My daughter enjoys sewing and made me a mask 432EC266-D546-4989-B785-E043C8A3618A.jpeg I asked if she could make one with a T 7639DBE6-1563-493F-9936-3224339B79B6.jpeg This was OK but I wanted an Model T 7125A6AD-CAA8-4F46-BB10-5E6FA5F9FE32.jpeg Oh dear, if it’s an early T it should be green 047806F...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5426

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

I need to insure the 09 and our friends at Grundy need two pictures. So I cranked it up and parked near the trees and took about a dozen pictures.
1909 on Oak Valley
1909 on Oak Valley
by TonyB
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

I don’t think the arm should actually touch the frame. All the contact should be the wood block and I believe your block accomplishes that feat. I must admit the arms should lie flatter on top of the frame, that is best fixed with the pan out of the frame. Don’t forget the horizontal bolt. Not too t...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

Seems to me that you are telling us that the carb has not been touched from before the rebuild. It would seem reasonable, assuming you are correct, then the problem is nothing to do with the carb. Vacuum leak seems reasonable. Did you put new copper rings and steel rings on the manifold? Is the cams...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1767

Re: Evans Coolant

When I first rebuilt the 14 Touring I decided to use Evans coolant because of the Z head. It never appeared to boil but would run very hot. I discussed the hot running with the agent for the Evans coolant and he told me the specific gravity does not change with temperature. Oh oh this mean the therm...
by TonyB
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Size and shade of the forum pring
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Size and shade of the forum pring

When Reading an existing entry on an iPhone, just open two fingers on the screen. When writing an entry, open a reply on an iPhone and just above the Smiles in Normal. Click on Normal and choose the size (large in my example) and you get size=150 and /size both in square brackets. Insert your text b...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

From memory the final drive on the 218mph car was 1.8:1 with about 43mph per 1000rpm. The crown wheel and pinion were custom made. I’m sure the whole rear end was very special. The first runs were made with a two speed transmission. On the second attempt a five (or four) gearbox was used. A major pr...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5426

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

I’m not happy with the motor in the 1914 touring. It runs well but ever since I broke the crank and installed a SCAT , I can hear a knock which I cannot Place. So I plan to remove the motor and check everything again. I suspect a twisted or bent rod. Sooooo I have woken up the coupe so I still have ...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

This was a pressure fed crank with less than 10 hours but 6500rpm
Broken crank
Broken crank
Reliability is in the eye of the beholder.
(Picture from Erik Barrett)
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

I assemble the hoses and water pipe and the inlet and outlet on the radiator before I put the radiator on the car. Once it is roughly assembled with all six hose clamps, I ensure the two studs are vertical. For some reason all mine want to point outwards. Then I lower the radiator on the studs, lett...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

One of the problems with these discussions is the meaning of “minor” modifications. My comment relate to unmodified Ford Model T engines and drive chains. As built the power curve peaked at 22HP and 25mph and stopped at 16HP and 36mph. When run like this it was probably the most reliable inexpensive...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead valve
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Overhead valve

I thought the four valve Rajo Model A was designed specifically to fit a standard firewall. The Four valve A will give you a much power as you need, they are plenty fast from my experience. JMHO
by TonyB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

The Model T engine was designed in 1908 when there were no paved road and cars ran on mud trails. The engine power curve peaks at about 1100 rpm and terminates at 1600 rpm. This equates to about 25 mph and 36 mph and this seems to equate to the normal and maximum speed that is normally associated wi...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Detachable low speed band ear
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Detachable low speed band ear

It is easier to get the band out from the reverse band position. I suggest you pull out the reverse pedal, then pull the reverse band. Then if you are luck you and strong you might be able to pull out the low band towards the RHS. This is one error I haven't made so I can’t say it’s possible or not....
by TonyB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale - Planator sliding gear
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: For sale - Planator sliding gear

Sold to Tim pending payment. 😊
Thanks to MTFCA
by TonyB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Trans cover 13-15 FS
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Trans cover 13-15 FS

No one seems to want them as I’ve two and offered one as low as $50 without a real nibble. So they can stay on the shelf until they come back into fashion. 😊
by TonyB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale - Planator sliding gear
Replies: 2
Views: 478

For sale - Planator sliding gear

For sale is a used but rebuilt Planator sliding gear. Some years ago I had two Ts with these two speed drive shafts and this gear failed. I had gear rebuilt by Alan Schmitt and I had two more made by a friend in Pheonix. One went into the failed axle and the other new one was sold some years ago. In...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possibly one of the first single-make car clubs in the world?
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Possibly one of the first single-make car clubs in the world?

The English Austin Seven was made from 1923 to 1937 with the same chassis and same motor (thru 1936) and in 1939 the 750 Motor Club was formed to support owners of these unique little vehicles. They are still around today. That’s about 81 years, same age as me😊
by TonyB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: LED headlight bulbs

I missed the bit in the very first thread that the 1915 used a 12 volt battery. I ordered some and sure enough they will not work on the six volt system on my Coupe. I looked around the Superbrightled site and dug into the specifications on every light it found and none will operate on six volts. I ...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 1864

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

Luke - the second picture looks like a 1913 model. The firewall hood former is not extended 1915, the headlamps appear to be solid brass so it’s not a 1914. It has doors which make it later than 1912 so that leaves 1913. My only concern is the side lamps which appear to be black with brass trim whic...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2093

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Now ii can hand crank it, I’ll admit I did try a huge slow speed electric drill. First time I held with my skinny arms, it threw me half way across the workshop. Next time I made a support system and managed to strip a gear in my friends drill. After removing the engine, transmission and rear axle, ...
by TonyB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum doors...any idea what car they go on?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Aluminum doors...any idea what car they go on?

Bruce once told me that the Fordor had aluminum doors. But I annoyed him when I pointed out that the doors on my 24 coupe are aluminum. He of course had a response that someone had changed them. Quite honestly I think he was wrong. I can see one being changed due to an accident but not both. A frien...
by TonyB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2093

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

I’m fairly confident about the date of manufacture with two irrefutable items. Both were in the video but only visible for a few seconds. The first is the serial number tag shows 11150 which according to the encyclopedia is 4 October 1909. 33C2490C-4E08-4737-B575-62FCE3A747B2.jpeg The second was eve...
by TonyB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: 1909 measurement

My top is still up after the filming and there is no one around to help lower it. However I measure 66-67” to the top of the folded wind screen. Hope this helps.
by TonyB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2093

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

On the hogs head issue. Once we decided it was a repro and I had pictures from Kim on what the original looks like, I stuck it in the mill and chopped off the excess. Now I can reach the two internal nuts with a wrench! There were a few other items that were binding and I cut them away. Now it seems...
by TonyB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Walker hose clamps

As I mentioned earlier I had checked Lang’s but I had not checked Snyders. I just called and they have a set, that saves a great deal of effort. Thanks guys.
by TonyB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2093

First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

On Monday my grandson came up and we spent the morning working in the yard and the afternoon playing with the 1909 touring. He had been up previously to help with the installation of seat backs, so he is familiar with the vehicle. It started as usual with a flood of the five ball, three cranks and t...
by TonyB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Walker hose clamps

I need a set of Walker hose clamps for my 1909 touring. I spoke to Steve at Lang’s and they have none in stock and little chance of new stock. They have some of the tooling but they believe it’s incomplete. So does anyone have details of the design so I could have a set fabricated. I looked at the p...
by TonyB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1767

Re: Pay pal users beware

Calling the local police or sheriff is a complete waste of your time. I was cheated when buying lamps for the 09 and paid by Western Union.
No one cared.
Not the local police.
Not the county Sheriff.
And biggest surprise to me, neither did Western Union.
by TonyB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1929 Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: 1929 Model T

Interesting.... Ford built almost 5,000 model T engines in 1929 according to dear old Bruce and who would argue with that. I had always assumed that they were 1927 style with a vaporizer and bolts between the block and hogs head. Bruce states that they were “replacement” engines so it’s unlikely the...
by TonyB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zajicek HC Head
Replies: 19
Views: 1553

Re: Zajicek HC Head

I have a Z head on the 14 touring and a Prus on the 15 Speedster. Both are an improvement on the Ford head but I prefer the torque characteristics offered by the Prus. I think the combustion chamber shape is better and it gives more useable torque and better mileage. JMHO
by TonyB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: boring a T block
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: boring a T block

Against my advise, the block of Lucky 7 was bored out to 0.125”. It seems to work just fine, lucky I guess 😊😊
by TonyB
Sat May 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.

That was a great presentation, thanks to Trent for his research and Rob for making it available. I remember Bruce McCalley making a presentation about the prototype and specifically the angle bracket at the front corner. He casually mentioned it was modified in production to include the lengthening ...
by TonyB
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Social Distancing Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Social Distancing Tour

Today the San Duego club had a Social Distancing Tour from the city out to Campo, a distance of about 45 miles each way. Along the way we climbed to about 4000 feet just outside Pine Valley. We had ten Model Ts on the run and one Hudson. DF403E5F-DA2B-40BB-AC58-6AF194186BB8.jpeg In Campo the choice ...
by TonyB
Mon May 25, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3201

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

I asked because Steve thought it had been postponed.
Actually an email a couple of minutes before the online meeting doesn’t just enough notice to get a reasonable response. JMHO
by TonyB
Sun May 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3201

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

Sorry I missed it, however I’m confused, easy these days, did it happen or was it postponed?
by TonyB
Sat May 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6338

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I haven’t driven any of my Ts since I returned from Death Valley tour on Feb 28. However I have driven a customers T after I reworked his Ruckstell axle. Also I had the 09 on jack stands and was able to crank it. At last. I have a video which I’ll add a link to in due course. I’m now working on thos...
by TonyB
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

If the problem was in the magneto it would be present when the vehicle is stationary. If the thrust washers have failed there will be shiny bits in the rear axle oil. I my experience a UJ failure is worse at low speed and lessens once up to a steady speed. In any case if it’s a UJ or rear axle, the ...
by TonyB
Sun May 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I make a judgement based on the damage to the teeth and how much marking there is on the teeth. If there is minor marking then I reuse. If the marking is severe and the tooth width is reduced, then I replace.
On a customers car I would replace the gear shown in the picture.
by TonyB
Sun May 10, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1635

Re: Triple gear pins

I see to remember that at one time Glen Chaffin made oversize pins. By this I assume the oversize was on the taper where it inserts into the flywheel and was 0.003”. I am not aware of any marking on either original or oversize replacements so accurate measuring is essential.
by TonyB
Sun May 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead

From what I have read the bolts are inserted from inside the hogshead with the nuts and split pins on the outside. Do not cut the felt. Adjust it so both ends are at the bottom and hold the rest in place with your favorite gasket maker. I use silicon ultra black but I’m sure others are equally effec...
by TonyB
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More hard cranking problems on the 1909
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: More hard cranking problems on the 1909

I took a couple of pictures of the opening in the 09 hogshead and one of the adjusting nuts.
09 hogshead inspection hole
09 hogshead inspection hole
09 adjustment nuts
09 adjustment nuts
I don’t need to say more......
by TonyB
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More hard cranking problems on the 1909
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: More hard cranking problems on the 1909

Mark- there is no way to remove the bands thru the hogshead opening. Indeed just installing the nut and washer on the reverse pedal shaft is difficult enough. I’ll post pictures when I get the d$&m thing back together.
by TonyB
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 door check straps
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: 1909 door check straps

The door straps on my Beaudett bodied October 1909 touring are the screw version. When I had the upholstery off I did check for other holes as it didn’t want to nail into them. I don’t recall seeming any other holes in the vicinity that would result from using footman loops. 1FF15740-BCD2-485A-A859-...
by TonyB
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More hard cranking problems on the 1909
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

More hard cranking problems on the 1909

So I thought I had solved the hard cranking problems on the 1909 touring, no such luck. I did start the engine using a later hogshead and flywheel using a T electric starter. We also found the back axle was too far back and was distorting the engine pan. I fixed both these problems. So now I reinsta...
by TonyB
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission for sale. Make an offer
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: 1912 engine and transmission for sale. Make an offer

On picture Xxx114 there are various pipes (or something) around the rear main bearing.
What are they?
Also I see it has counter weights.
Can you confirm the type of bolts used?
by TonyB
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1705

Re: Webinar

I joined the first webinar using my iPhone and it was very easy. I then shot the garage tour again using the cell phone and then pieced about 30 short videos into one 15 minute video with absolutely no problems. So far so good. Then I tried to upload to YouTube and I failed. It took my daughter abou...
by TonyB
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear gearing
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: rear gearing

Some time ago I computed the various ratios that are possible in a Model T rear axle as follows: Model t gear ratios Rin pin Ratio. Per 1000@30” wheel 40. 10. 4.000 22.31 mph 40. 11. 3.630 24.6 mph std. 40. 12. 3.333. 26.8 mph 40. 13. 3.070 29.7 mph allowed?? 39. 11. 3.545 25.2 mph 39. 12. 3.250 27....
by TonyB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: What happened to the youtube video(Webinar)
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: What happened to the youtube video(Webinar)

The next webinar is on Saturday (4/18) morning at 10am
by TonyB
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

Here is a theory about suffix B and C bolts. Mine appears to use five -A short bolts and two -D bolts in my Oct 1909 vehicle. During the first year there were several changes to the rear axle associated with the backing plate. It could be that the area either side of the spool with originally thinne...
by TonyB
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

I went out to the shop this morning and measured the length of the bolts on the differential housing on my October 1909 Model T. The two either side of the spool are 2” long while the remaining five are 5/8” long. According to page 446 of the Encyclopedia the change from the pressed axle halves to c...
by TonyB
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

The bolts holding the 1909 rear axle halves together are incorrect. There are five on one size and two slightly longer. Tomorrow I will take a couple of pictures and measure the bolts. I will also find from the encyclopedia when the change from the pressed steel to casting occurred.
by TonyB
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This photo was on a peak of about 8000 feet near Big Bear in Southern California late last year. The tour was only three days but we had a great time even though one member received a traffic ticket on the way home.
Big Bear in 2019
Big Bear in 2019
by TonyB
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2447

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

The search key is:
MTFCA webinar
by TonyB
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30-3 tube
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: 30-3 tube

A picture would help to start a discussion.
Anyone else having problems. I put two on the 09 in January and they are still fine.
by TonyB
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2447

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

I caught the last 30 minutes and it worked quite well. I didn’t put my hand up as I’m having a lazy day and still in PJs. I did loose connection about 11:33 but rentered with very little effort. It will be fun when we start discussing T issues like my hard cranking, which is now thankfully resolved....
by TonyB
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This was on a 2018 local tour into the Borrego Desert. A local artist was commissioned to build a series of early animal statues, totaling over over twenty scattered over several miles at the side of desert roads.
Tony in Borrego Desert
Tony in Borrego Desert
by TonyB
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 1822

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

Each magnet has a north and south and they are arranged so there are a total of eight norths and eight souths in a complete revolution. My original post ignored the placement of the magnets are arranged to make eight poles not sixteen. Therefore I am wrong. At 1000rpm frequency will be 133 Hz (1000*...
by TonyB
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

I couldn’t figure out the TWO reason why Wayne’s picture was in Canada. The flag was a giveaway but where was the second ? Then I enlarged the picture and sure enough there was Good Queen Victoria. 😊
by TonyB
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rewooding instructions needed please.
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Rewooding instructions needed please.

Rather than buy ash I would suggest you experiment with some 2x4 pine. Measure the existing space and the make a rough pattern with the pine and start creating your pile of sawdust. I did this on the 17 touring and ended up with a pile about 18” high. Great fun. Once you get the correct shape, mark ...
by TonyB
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 1822

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

If the chart is wrong, what should it be? I don’t know how to compute the voltage as offhand I don’t know the strength of the magnets or the number of turns in each of the sixteen coils. However I think the frequency should be easy to compute. Each magnet passes all sixteen coils with a North Pole a...
by TonyB
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This was during the California Dreamin’ tour in May last year. The location is Jalama beach which is the quintessential California beach, complete with a burger bar.
Jalama beach - May 2019
Jalama beach - May 2019
by TonyB
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

On the way home from Montana, I stopped in Yellowstone NP for a couple of days. The afternoon traffic was awful so most of the running was before 11am. This was taken along the Yellowstone River.
Along the Yellowstone River
Along the Yellowstone River
by TonyB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This is one of my favorite from 2019, in Montana where in one day we climbed to over 9000 feet and I did 235 miles in a single day
Tony & 14 touring at 9000 feet
Tony & 14 touring at 9000 feet
by TonyB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NEW MODEL T PARTS 20-40% OFF
Replies: 15
Views: 3031

Re: NEW MODEL T PARTS 20-40% OFF

Joe I believe that note has been on the site for several years. Easy solution, call on Monday and read your email over the phone.
I heard a rumor that the discount ended on April 1st. A word to the wise
by TonyB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This was taken during a tour of Death Valley in February this year.
Abandoned Bank in Ryolite
Abandoned Bank in Ryolite
by TonyB
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: early auto camp items
Replies: 36
Views: 4839

Re: WTB: early auto camp items

I have a set of binoculars in a leather pouch which I don’t use any more. They are dated 1918 and belonged to a J Cripps, probably in WWI. I have no idea what they are worth. I bought them in London about sixty years ago. Contact me by email so I can send pictures if you are interested at tonybowker...
by TonyB
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10141

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

This is the Year Of Manufacture plate on my 1914 Touring. I believe 1914 was the first year that that California supplied the plate. Prior to that, the state gave you a number and the owner had to buy the digits and fix them to the vehicle.
1914 license plate
1914 license plate
by TonyB
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Chaffins' closed because of the virus.
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Is Chaffins' closed because of the virus.

Dave was working on Friday😊
by TonyB
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator for a Model T Ford 1909/10
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Radiator for a Model T Ford 1909/10

I read the original EBay posting, notice the dates. Probably a scam or ????? ——————————— Check if this part fits your vehicle Select Vehicle Radiator for a Model T Ford 1909/10 Radiator for a Model T Ford 1909/10 $1,000.00 + $200.00 Shipping 0 bids | Ends in 23h 51m Est. Delivery Wed, Apr 8 - Thu, A...
by TonyB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7419

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Well after nearly three months of messing around, we found the cause of the hard cranking on the 09. You may remember that when we disconnected the drive shaft it cranked easily so we deduced the problem lay in the position of the rear axle was about 3/8” too far back. A36A2307-8467-410D-9E3F-19E335...
by TonyB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 103
Views: 15017

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

My favorite has to be the two little lads in the Coupe.

My first T was a Coupe bought in Minnesota and trailered home in 1976, it took two years to restore and I still have it in the barn.