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by Kerry
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: cutout
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: cutout

If you need one now. Try Eckler's automotive in Titusville in Florida, they still have 3 new ones listed on Ebay
by Kerry
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for stainless T muffler
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Source for stainless T muffler

Only place I've seen one is list as discontinued on Mac's web site.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)

Alan.
Answer to your question is yes, according to parts books, that screw in type 1908 to about the end of 1913. It also looks like the same as N,R & S gasoline tank stop cock.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

Rather than trash an axle that could still have some life left, what about an over size bearing sleeve, that would be much cheaper I'm sure. :D
by Kerry
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 843

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Gene
I'm sure no one would try to fit a stem after both beads are on the rim, plenty of youtube clips on how to do it right, even one from Coker tires.
by Kerry
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 843

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Adam, your instructions would be the opposite to what I was taught on fitting a tube and tire, always finish at the valve stem so not to cut it with the tire bead when fitting.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Plastic coils

I have 5 T's and all run coils, one has 4 plastic ones in it for several years, a stock 27 and a long distance tourer. The only issue I've had with one coil is it broke one side of the points, an easy fix. :)
by Kerry
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator revolution
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Generator revolution

Hey Cam.
1000rpm crank = 1500rpm generator.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: unknown ring gears
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: unknown ring gears

I forgot to mention that spiral bevel gears came in a matching sets, as ring and pinion, to try and miss match usually ended up with a diff that screamed like a fire truck siren.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: unknown ring gears
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: unknown ring gears

Top one looks to be Model A and second one 30's V8.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Later year replacement parts

I worked part time at a wrecking yard as a kid. Would someone with a 1912 car fit a 1915 diff in 1925? of course he would. by 1925 the 12 and 15 are no more than just junk cars, one would fit anything just to keep the wheels turning :D
by Kerry
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 1980

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

14 has a flat lid top and at the clip line.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 1980

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Dick.
That coil box is not 15/16 or 14, I'm seeing more like a 17/25 box.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Main bearing

Why twice as many centre caps? Because many a engine rebuild has ended up with a front bearing cap being used in the centre, therefore a surplus amount of centre caps turn up in collections. Which isn't a problem if the babbitting is done the full length to carry the crank jounal and match the block...
by Kerry
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Main bearing

Can't help with what they started out as but checking a couple of dozen, I come up with the thickest at 575 and thin 535.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

Well to start a pole on that. I don't look at the classifieds to often.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Sure that works when the engine is out of the car, a bit hard to use head bolt dowls when trying to get the head under the fire wall as well, if you have help to hold the head up off the gasket and then screw in a couple of dowl bolts then all will work.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

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

Using the ball cap to maintain pressure on the clutch spring is the craziest thing I've ever seen :o
will it work? not for long!
by Kerry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Norm.
You got that around the wrong way :o
Cast iron head is re-torqued hot.
And aluminium is re-torqued stone cold.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Warford Question

Do you have the front uni joint and adapter housing? I believe they are hard to find for the cast iron warfords if missing.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

John, I don't know the origin of the hubs, a period accessory? they are made from aluminiun. This photo was taken in 1963 and they are on the car then. The T has some interesting history, staged for a photo's on the Geelong Ford production line for the 50th and 75th. I'm aiming for Geelongs Ford 100...
by Kerry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

My 26 still has a few of the Delux fittings, tail light, mirror and rubber side steps. Still unrestored , 74,000 miles and original paper work from dealership about 50miles from the Australian Ford factory in Geelong.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

A bit hard to tell with what photo's we have to work with but I'm going to say at some time in it's life it's scored a 26/7 engine, besides the fan water outlet mount, it looks like top bolts on the hogs head as well.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Three wheeler

I'm not saying it's not a harley, I don't know enough about them, just it's not the same as Rich's photo. The inlet manifold is on the barrels lower than the harley and the push rod covers are evenly spaced apart unlike the ones in the Harley photo.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Yep, as I was told once, T's are clock work, you need to wind them up. :D
by Kerry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Transmission band lining question.

Looks like the hard lining that is used in the turning brakes in bull dozers.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 Roadster questions
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: 1909 Runabout questions

I can help on the first question. Ford literature shows no Runabout for 1909/10 but had the mother inlaw seat on the fully equipped Roadster in 1909/10. 1911 Runabout had a fuel tank on the back and in 1912 called the Torpedo Runabout with the tank. Roadsters still with or with out the mother inlaw ...
by Kerry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

David, I think that everyone does agree with you ;) one just has to come agross an unmolested pre great war T to find babbitt ones.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

The thrusts, part # 2528 started out as babbitt, by 1916 Ford lists for a short time as fibre then a change to being called composition, with the final description being metal until the end of production. Canadian diffs had bronze and still listed until 1917, I've pulled down 16'ns that could be eit...
by Kerry
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Keep on trucking

It looks T to me, just a spring kit of some sort fitted.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.

The trouble with changing to a 5w oil is at the expense of the longevity of the engine, it's far to light for the clearances of T bearings with mild to warm and hot weather.
by Kerry
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Bill, I think you covered it in your description, a bigend rattle is the connecting rod on the crankshaft, with the wear in the cam bearing you get a rattle that will drive you nuts. Like you say, an advance rattle. The later cams are easy to make a good fit bearing if a new one still gives to much ...
by Kerry
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Back to your question, yes you need to get a new bearing, with that much float in the cam it will sound like the engine has done a bigend.
by Kerry
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hot Low Drum ????
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Hot Low Drum ????

I second what Adam has posted. :)
by Kerry
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Stipe cam

Haven't seen the lifters that had a higher stem base for several years, the ones on the market today are machined with a nice taper, just a quick touch with a drill bit or stone to chamfer the block guide holes to just make sure on clearance on the high lift cams is all that is needed.
by Kerry
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Stipe cam

I've never heard of any issues in using adjustables on the 280, as George states I've ran the same for several years. And as for the bearing, yes new ones sometimes need turning in the lathe for a final fit.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Artwork
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Model T Artwork

Good one Cam :D black and white as well?
by Kerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

The first of the starter T's at our end of the world had a bolt on belt driven generator.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford T Town car
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Ford T Town car

Several years, it's a " Heinz 57 Variety"
by Kerry
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Engine Specs??

Just be careful on Mac's piston specs, they are for a cast iron piston although a foot note states that the split skirt faces away from the cam, that is a aluminium piston, to set the ring gap on a aluminium piston at what's listed you will have an engine that will lock up.
by Kerry
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

I have 2 T's with Rucksells, I drive the diff changes the same way I drive the Eaton 2 speeds in trucks, just with throttle control, no touching of the clutch. Works for me, may differ for others.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings

Jeff.
I hope your use of the word lead was a slip of the finger on the key board :D that stuff is a no-no for T babbitt.
And yes, agreed, it's a time consuming job for sure.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 2701

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

If you had access to a lathe, just a few minutes work each piston to turn the oil ring groove deeper. Hope the new pistons work out for the job. :)
by Kerry
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Those mysterious main bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Those mysterious main bearings

Yes Bill, it is a problem, many a bearing end up as pieces.
I cut the block deeper so the oil slots are still babbitt.
Robbie's T block 007.JPG
by Kerry
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

One of the stop light kits require the plate to be turned upside down.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-Joint noise
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: U-Joint noise

It will be one of those pull it apart to find out, can't see it my self that the uni could break but if the ball cap was loose then the drive plate on the transmission could have bent, did oil run out of it on your drive?
by Kerry
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Vottage Regulator

I opologize for any confusion, my bad habit of always calling them cut outs, dug them out of the junk tin and as can be seen they are not just the diode cut out.
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by Kerry
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Vottage Regulator

2 of my T's have generators and the only trouble I've had with them is the doide cut outs. one cost me a generator, a complete burn out and the other I caught in time when I saw the amp gauge go 100% neg. I'm sticking with the original type.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2150

Re: tripple gear bushings

I'm with you on that Les.
Some claim to never have had a failure at a set clearance but in reality one would not really know until it's pulled down again, a locked bush on a pin can spin in the gear for many years without any telltale signs.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: .10 over pistons Question
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: .10 over pistons Question

No, if you still have a std bore I doubt a .010" re-bore would clean it up, I've even had to take std's up to .060" at times to get a good finish.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Toe in question
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Toe in question

Never come agross anything saying other wise, all should be 3/16" to 1/4"
by Kerry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

A neat job done on that block, even the early oil pipe, if it had push rod guides fitted you would have to look twice, but that engine # pad is bad considering the rest. Looks like it may have been a freeze plug block.
Darel, I am seeing a 3 dip pan, not a 4.
by Kerry
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Not that I care one way or the other but there must be some steel flywheels kicking around, mention of them being supplied by Snyders on the forum back in 2006. 7 pounds lighter and part #T-3269-LW
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: Triple Gear Pins

A re-build that came through my shop some time ago had a simple solution to fix the triple gear loose pin.
They had been replaced with piston wrist pins, what out of I don't know but no reason to mess with it so it went back together with.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: Triple Gear Pins

My question is answered by my own research :D
Suppliers have 2 sizes, Langs list .001" over Ford drawings and Snyders list as .003" over drawing size.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Who's making or supplying over size pins?
by Kerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Ted is saying to use the 1/8" aluminium piston rings on those cast iron pistons.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil dippers on rod cap question
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Oil dippers on rod cap question

Don't mess with the rod holes leave them as is. the caps can be drilled a little larger from the out side and chamfer the babbitt with a much larger drill bitt by hand.
by Kerry
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

Mark, I have 5 T's and all are fun to drive as long as you remember you have poor brakes! Tourings, pick-up and the latest a Coupe. Besides the lack of space in the coupe for more than one passenger, they are hot inside on a nice day, a great winter T. As for the term Doctor's Coupe, calling it that...
by Kerry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 1915 1916 Coupelet
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Wtb 1915 1916 Coupelet

Try Model T Haven, one on his web site for 43K
by Kerry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator current tester
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Generator current tester

Agree with Scott on that, fine for checking the running amps but would fry it for cranking amps.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator current tester
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Generator current tester

Had one similar some years back, easy to use, just put the back of it along any live wire or + battery cable and will read the amps in the circuit.
by Kerry
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: HEED this WARNING!

A lot of variables on why a head gasket can blow, 7 are a lot in one tour! our nationals can have up to 140 T's for a weeks worth of driving and no head gasket problems. Re-torque on the type of head, cast or aluminium, how it was done, surface condition etc, are usualy the things that contribute to...
by Kerry
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Dates on Low Heads

I think most head dates had month and day and a mold #, allthough I have seen before some heads with complete casting dates but can't remember if low or high ones.
by Kerry
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Up and running
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Up and running

And what are we going to do when the old fart falls of the perch :o we will need to teach a younger fella the tricks and still do it for the same price :D
Sounds great Cam.
by Kerry
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RHD Engine Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: RHD Engine Questions

Brad, as for your post in saying the engine, there is no difference from LHD/RHD. just the transmission hogs head and the throttle shaft in the carby.
by Kerry
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Point gap on 19 T
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Point gap on 19 T

Has the set up been fitted with a earth wire, dissy body to engine? if not do it :)
by Kerry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: Babbitt Material

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by Kerry
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: Babbitt Material

If your only doing 1 engine then buy the babbitt from the T vendors. I don't know about your area but down my way if you want babbitt from a metal merchant supplier you can only buy in bulk, which is fine if doing several engines.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Another true Adrian. Youtube have some very interesting clips on small scale running engines but I can't find anything that seems to be running with a carb as small as a thumb nail which apears to be the size of that T carb. But of course we will never really know if it's a real runner unless someon...
by Kerry
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

True Eric, but a 30 to 40 cc 4 stroke model plane engines usually has a carby some 30 to 40% of the engine size, way off scale to look proportional, just can't make them smaller to be functional. The 2 stroke ones are the same, large fuel supply and way off scale.
by Kerry
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Been kicking around on the net for some time but I take it with a grain of salt as a running model under it's own power. I just can't see microscopic carby jets being able to atomize gas to be a runner! maybe an electric motor in the box on the back? :D
by Kerry
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

I wish that was the specs on the new scats Mike, the last 2 new scats I fitted and with shell bearing rods came in at 1.248" and giving the .002" in oil clearance. The earlier scats I have fitted came in at 1.250" that wasn't a problem as I do my own rod pouring and machining and at .0015" clearance...
by Kerry
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

Can't help you on the rods but, Ford cranks are 1.248" and now the scats are the same. .002" oil clearance.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

I wouldn't blame the coil ring, more so the oil pan. Looks like at some time in it's life the T has had a front end nudge pushing the ball mount back some. Mount the pan back into your T frame and see how it all lines up.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Cam shaft seal

Yep, a good tight fit, tried another in several covers on the shelf 1916 and up, same thing, I've never had one from the vendors be any more than a fall out fit and need to be glued in and I've fitted many on every rebuild over the years.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Cam shaft seal

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by Kerry
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Cam shaft seal

For years I fitted the seals supplied by the vendors and we all know that the have too smaller OD and need to be glued/sealed in place.
So the million dollar question is, why have we been putting up with them when I simply walked into our local bearing store and bought the right size to fit in??
by Kerry
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Trans trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Trans trouble

Besides the triple gear bush locking up which is easy to check like Wayne has posted, the drive plate bush can also sieze, that will give the trans top gear and the drums not able to get low or reverse. Another one is if the last time it was in pieces and rebuilt with a mix of year parts, the first ...
by Kerry
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The First Ford sold.
Replies: 44
Views: 2749

Re: The First Ford sold.

So what's an old fella to believe? :shock:
by Kerry
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 2031

Re: Knock Knock

Sounds like you were lucky that your engine didn't eat the magneto :D
by Kerry
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 front axle trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: 26 front axle trouble

No angle built into the axle, can go in both ways as long as you have the stub axles fitted on the right sides, the perche's have the angle, there is a left and a right in the perch.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 2031

Re: Knock Knock

Now I'm sure everything would have been sweet when Dean rebuilt the engine so I'm putting my money on a sneaky little knock on the scat hitting the pan horse shoe or one of the bolts holding it. :D
by Kerry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help on this mystery cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Need help on this mystery cylinder

More than likely not a loose pin, 2 other problems cause the pin to score the bore, first the babbitt is worn out on the sides of the big end and second the pin bush is not fitted correctly in the piston to stop the rod from floating across to the bore.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

3rd choice is all 6 volt system and a 8 volt battery, I have 4 T's with 8 volt batteries, 3 with gen's and 1 with mag charger. also another T that's 12 volt with a mag charger. All have been faultless. no broken bendix's or even a blown globe.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

Your cam gears are up the creek, they are out of alignment, either the nut has wound of some or the bearing for the cam end play is flogged out. the clicking is the gear teeth clearance, lash, fighting the valve springs.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Muffler mounting.

Robert,
I have learnt from this thread and from some research parts books etc, yes it did, the small inner muffler tube was deleted in 1921 and the longer engine pipe replaced it.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Muffler mounting.

Found it in the parts books, the longer pipe in 1921, now I have to say I would and don't have any faith in clamping the muffler on a short engine pipe and relying on just a rear piece of tin bracket to hold it all up. Reason for saying that is I had such a configuration on one of my T's and on a ru...
by Kerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Muffler mounting.

I don't know why some think the engine pipe went all the way through the muffler?? from the earliest books on, it states to clean the muffler it can be removed without undoing the long pipe img448.jpg (engine pipe) slide back and drop after undoing the mount bolts, you have a few inches before the m...
by Kerry
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Muffler mounting.

Never come across that Jeff, only in a few inches and not clamped, it needs to be able to move freely with chassis twist, that was Fords original intent.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many hours should it take...
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: How many hours should it take...

Well it depends on what you call all machining, even with ajustable push rods fitted, it can take 4+ hrs to set the valve lash, the valves need to be shortened as well. Sometimes it can take a day just to get a happy magneto, checking for cracks, charging and clearance, another day in trying to get ...
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question

The screen kits come with a magnet.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: cam bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: cam bearings

The longer early bearings can be turned down shorter for the later front bearing, done it many times to have a good fit for shaft end play.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clearance between crank and connecting rods
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Clarence between crank and connecting rods.

One and a half thou. .0015"
by Kerry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP INDENTIFY POSSIBLY VERY EARLY
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: HELP INDENTIFY POSSIBLY VERY EARLY

May be the cost cutting one built for a few years 1919/20 from cold rolled steel.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Low Head

Neil,
That's an awful big hole for the #3 spark plug, as for saving the rods, only good if you have the matching size crank, if still STD not easy to find a good one these days.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan

Sorry, as Gene has posted. :o
by Kerry
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan

Like Bruce has posted, hard enough just to do #4 rod let alone take 2 fly wheel bolts out to drop the cap, and re-wire etc,
maybe some has done it, would sure like to know if possible.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

What's also a problem on a standard T crank shaft is lugging the engine due to lack of power :D I've fitted HC heads to 4 of my 5 T's and many rebuilds for others, never broke a crank shaft as yet, (touch wood)
Lots of other causes of crank failure before I would blame a bit of extra compression.