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by Arnie
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top

Tom: Perhaps the 15,000,000 Model T Touring which is a 1927 may have the information on the rear bow that you need. That vehicle, to the best of my knowledge is at the Henry Ford. Perhaps the 1926 runabout and the 1927 touring have similar rear bows with the fastener you are interested in. I believe...
by Arnie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

Dan: I do not want to be difficult, but want to make sure the records are correct. Your statement: "And the model T production, the figures all represent model T engine #'s, and that is the basis for the running total to 15 million for the "final" fanfare touring that was proclaimed", makes me think...
by Arnie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

I have a question with regards to the 5 Millionth Model T. The nomenclature on the door says 5 millionth Ford. Is it possible that this is not the 5 millionth Model T but the 5 millionth Ford? Also with regards to the 15 millionth Ford that was a 1927 touring, it says 15th million Ford on the side, ...
by Arnie
Sat May 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel

Further research seems to indicate that the pins were not tapered. Perhaps the MTFCA transmission booklet information needs to be revisited!


Arnie
by Arnie
Sat May 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Roadster Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: 26/27 Roadster Doors

Yes there are differences in the roadster doors. The four holes in the inside metal panel are a different size, and the hole for the side curtain rod was changed to eliminate a bushing, and the door latch was changed. Also the hinge mounting area was changed. So in summary yes there were some change...
by Arnie
Fri May 22, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel

MTFCA transmission booklet on page 16, Figure 13, states "Standard triple gear pin diameters are as follows: bushing segment is .675, press fit segment, .680, tapered head .697-.689. In that same booklet in the paragraph titled Triple Gear Pins, it states: "The magnets directly behind each pin must ...
by Arnie
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2905

Re: Radiator Caps

Looking at the 7th edition of the judging guidelines it appears that the high fin design was used 1909 through 1912. The low fin design used after that. The guidelines do not mention polished surface for years 1910 and 1916. Is this an oversite in the judging guidelines or did Ford not polish the ra...
by Arnie
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Henry Lee: Thank you for your response. I reviewed my post and should have said: If the iron and carbon are drawn into the copper wire and it reduces resistance of the wire that would not increase current flow. If the copper wire increased in resistance like a connection that was corroded that could...
by Arnie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Henry Lee: I do not understand about "where iron and carbon are drawn into the copper wire which in turn makes a resistor out of it. Heavy current loads begin and so on." What I do not understand is if it makes the copper wire more of a resistor less current would flow. Now if the iron and copper ar...
by Arnie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 5431

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

The front floor boards seem to have a clip to hold the two boards ends that have the slots for the pedals. That would indicate to me it must be a later body. I believe the Fordor also included a green color from the factory.

Arnie
by Arnie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Re: Article about Tom Carnegie

Yes, I should have said article about Tom Garnegie. I will try to remember this in any future posts! I do not have the magazine (after all most Model T folk are "frugal")! I saw the article when at a book store. It is on page 118 which is near the end of the magazine. I guess the magazine company wa...
by Arnie
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Article about Tom Carnegie

American Car Collector Magazine, Nov/Dec 2019 has a nice article about Tom Carnegie!

Arnie
by Arnie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacks
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: Jacks

Larry: The distance between the bottom of the tire and the lower part of the beam front axle near the wheel determines the retracted jack height needed to jack up the wheel. Unless I am missing something the front spring arc or number of leaves etc. has nothing to do with the jack height required to...
by Arnie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacks
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: Jacks

Larry, the parts books do not list a flip top jack. However, the library has pictures of a flip top jack assembly with a "T" number. Since the flip top jack was produced that looks like the print/pictures I take it on faith that the parts book was not changed, but a flip top jack was used in 1926, 1...
by Arnie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacks
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Jacks

I believe that there were three "types" of jacks used for the Model T Ford passenger vehicles. The first type had a screw type mechanism with an attached handle. The second type had a pressed steel outer housing with a ratchet and separate handle. The third type had a pressed steel outer housing wit...
by Arnie
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: ***1926-1927 Fan Assembly***

Perhaps I missed it, but there was an earlier version that had a worm and screw to rotate the eccentric. I think there was breakage problems with it and Ford came out with this second design that is shown in your drawing that was more robust in terms of less breakage. Like others have said, you do n...
by Arnie
Tue May 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 26 roadster body.
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: Installing a 26 roadster body.

I would like to know if the body shown is a roadster or roadster pick-up. If one looks at an area in back of the round wood post holding the body at an angle (a couple of feet back) there is a hole in the subrail. I believe this is for one of the rear fender fasteners. There is another "bun panel" w...
by Arnie
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 3926

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

Scott: With regards to Fords gas line securing champ, is that also for the 26/27 vehicles with the fuel tank in the cowl? I currently do not have any securing clamp for the fuel line and want to know if I should have one and where! Or are you talking about only vehicles with the gas tanks under the ...
by Arnie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: armature wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: armature wiring

Thanks guys.

My memory is going as it was in the 2017 forum not the 2018 forum. That was the exact pictures I was looking for. Now to take the time to study them and try to better understand how the armature is wired. Very seldom do I see such great pictures of the armature.

Thanks again

Arnie
by Arnie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: armature wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

armature wiring

Back in the 2018 forum, I thought there was a good description of how the wires were placed on the armature. I tried to locate it for educational purposes but could not find it on the old forum. Does anyone know the date and time of the posted pictures.

Thanks