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by Kerry
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1007

Re: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY

This has been debated a few times several years ago but I can't find it with a search, we all know that with a radial crack it's scrap, a time bomb waiting to go off but with a horizontal crack, no one has ever seen a crank split the length of a journal unless someone can say so now. The consensus b...
by Kerry
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do they make a self advancing distributor?
Replies: 30
Views: 835

Re: Do they make a self advancing distributor?

If I remember correctly the VW dizzy turns backwards in a T so no auto advance. The period American Bosch dizzy for the T can be found with some having a mechanical advance.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question 26 drive plate
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Question 26 drive plate

The drive plate only has one bush, early or late.

It's the driven gear sleeve on the brake drum that can have 2 or 1 bush.
by Kerry
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 636

Re: Generator not showing charge on meter

I'd say pull it out and get it checked out, if the cut out shorted out then the generator tried to motor, it could be fried.
by Kerry
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 952

Re: Two Problems

For your first problem, it looks like the clutch is not tight enough and would be slipping on hill climbing, should have 13/16" between the drive plate and the fork push ring adjusted on the 3 fingers, with that right the spring should be 2" long. Second problem. As others have said, engine out and ...
by Kerry
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H/C pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: H/C pistons

Hank, I've never had a problem fitting out of the box HC domed pistons to a low head. May be some difference in Canadian ones to the USA ones?
by Kerry
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1565

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Well in reading that I would say maybe a rip-van-winkle but not "The Rip-van-Winkle", shows signs of some things well used and some replacements over the last 100+ years. 100% original is a little off.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Shim Removal

You have to get the shimming right first, using time-saver on a engine that you can't turn over will do diddly-squat!
by Kerry
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: triple gear pins grinding
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: triple gear pins grinding

Might need some more details on your question, but if you are talking about removing the pins to resize, not a good idea for refit to fly wheel, if doing them on the fly wheel I haven't heard of that. Now if new pins, they need no more than polishing to a fine finish in a lathe or drill if they fit ...
by Kerry
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1531

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Piston fitting from the bottom, not unless you remove the crank and also chamfer the bottom of the bore as well. Another thing I would be checking seeing it's out, would be the alignment of No 1 rod, they bend easy, it could have altered some from hydraulic pressuring while running with water in it....
by Kerry
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?

Mmmm Susanne, I'll post a little story, I had 3x 4cly Chevs and 2x 6 clys pre going toT's. never broke anything on them and then I got my first T and was told, carry a spare axle, they break, Now I have 5 T's and never broke an axle, but a drum and crank, yes. :(
by Kerry
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1115

Re: Coils not working

1 coil at a time will buzz as you rotate the engine with the crank or starter through each cylinder cycle.
by Kerry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?

Can't help you on performance but first thing to check with those single port Chev heads is the top of the exhaust port for cracks, they can be bad and not worth trying to repair.
by Kerry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1531

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Might be of some help? photo's of a head and gaskets, heat ring is as close to the bolts as yours but the seal ring in the gasket water hole has more head surface to seal on than yours.
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by Kerry
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS Tappet Guide?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: NOS Tappet Guide?

1912 parts book say, Push rod bushing, 1909-11, Iron.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Carburetor Adjustment

That's what I find with all my T's, a couple of turns with the choke closed and then the engine fires right up with the choke open, trying to close the choke any while the engine is running only over fuels it and stops.
by Kerry
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern rear axle seals
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Modern rear axle seals

The ones that are available from the vendors today don't look like yours, but may still use the same seal?? The seal # is POS26407 TF marked PEER TAIWAN.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Economy Motor Head Company

I can see that pointy bit being a problem, we had the same issue on Morris and Austin heads, it would get extra hot and give pre ignition of the fuel, a glow plug.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil box key - attached to car
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Coil box key - attached to car

Steve, I'd be a little worried that the cam gear could eat that inside chain. :o
by Kerry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straight axle questions
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Straight axle questions

maybe of some help, key for the straight axle 1/4x 1/4 x 4-9/16, Bore on the hub 1-1/16 x 4-3/4
by Kerry
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car ID
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Car ID

Had a few of these over the years, The Essex earnt the nick-name of the "GUTLESS WONDER" The story I was told many years ago was that the demo cars for the agents were built from aluminium, giving them some get up and go, but when you received your nice new Essex, the body was all steal, making them...
by Kerry
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Overheated!

I hope you didn't up-end that gallon of cold water straight into a boiling engine :o
by Kerry
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?

Right Mark, a smack in the middle with the ball of a engineering hammer would do just that.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?

What's holding your welsh (freeze) plugs in?
by Kerry
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v Generator to 12V?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: 6v Generator to 12V?

How dose one tell if a cut out is + or neg ground? I've never come across any markings on them, the last few I bought from Isral had been described to fit T's, A's and the V8.
by Kerry
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

The crank can be drilled but if doing it in the car, make sure you can get to the hole from the other side as well so you can punch out the drill bits you are more than likely to break in trying. :o
by Kerry
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Setting Generator Output Amps

Hi Alan Answer is lots, I've seen them do a complete melt down if not set up right,, pull the 3rd brush up so no contact, connect jumper leads up to motor generator, rotate the brush plate to start to motor either way and then lock the brush plate in neutral running, not motoring either way. Then dr...
by Kerry
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1284

Re: Head Gasket Failures

Never had a problem with them myself, but then I re-torque the cast iron heads when hot and aluminium when cold like one is supposed too. :)
by Kerry
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

Looks to be some ones creation, don't believe it to be an original Ford set up. You wouldn't want to re-use those valves anyway, they are 2 piece ones that are prone to break.
by Kerry
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

Can't say that I've come across what you have described, but then again I've only re-built 2 open valve blocks, used modern valves, vendors springs, caps, pins and adjustable push rods. replace the push rod guides with bronze ones, some times you can come across NOS cast ones on Ebay.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: What is this light bracket for?

I was thinking more like the side light bracket off a TT.
by Kerry
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

10 pumps twice a year wouldn't be enough, the uni joint need to be full of grease every 500 miles.
by Kerry
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 31
Views: 2514

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Mmm! don't know about that, the steel frame seems to be on the wrong side of the panels and I'm not seeing any legs. :?
by Kerry
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Part is this
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: What Part is this

I second that, left on to block the holes that have been drilled in the block.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.

I found it doesn't matter what oil one uses with the tiger timers, they don't last very long regardless. :(
by Kerry
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1738

Re: Hot No Start

Are you trying with the choke as well ? it's not uncommon for a T to vapor lock on a hot engine.
by Kerry
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring question
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Rear Spring question

I have 5 T's and none have them in the springs, even if you could get one in, I don't think it would stay there long.
by Kerry
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking Toe end
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Checking Toe end

What sort of wear are the tires showing?
by Kerry
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found something interesting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Found something interesting?

Canadian engines still had DB heavy rods until 1916.
by Kerry
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many ACTUALLY Made?
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: How Many ACTUALLY Made?

Click on Home, left top corner, then open Research and then the Encyclopedia, Serial Numbers will answer your question.
by Kerry
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

George.
Don't know the origin of the pistons but are T STD bore size and wrist pin size.
The engine was recon many years ago and left in storage, brought to me to check out to be used. What a mess it was :o never would have ran the way it was.
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by Kerry
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some old Fords
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Some old Fords

Looks like a bird cage with a cover on it.
by Kerry
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield

All I can tell you by looking at it, that the screen body mounts that have the clearance lights on, are later than 15/16. so a mix of parts?
by Kerry
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Hand brake any idea that any more than a light decking would be a good idea for a T block T blocks have no wear lip in the bore for a reason, the top ring comes up flush with the deck on cast pistons and only a small fraction off TDC on aluminium ones. Depending on make of piston, always check; This...
by Kerry
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removeable ear on transmission bands
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Removeable ear on transmission bands

If you look at a removable band you will see that the end of the band is clipped into the ear which in turn makes it the same as a riveted ear.
by Kerry
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removeable ear on transmission bands
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Removeable ear on transmission bands

RHD are reversed and give no problems, the band it's self was the problem, the ear wasn't fitting correctly.
by Kerry
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

The carbie will need to re-set the mixture, after a re-build the engine has a new vacuum value, tune it to match.
by Kerry
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: Evans Coolant

James. Well I'm going on what I can remember from some 45 years ago when 1\4 mile time drag racing, the train of thought back then was at least 5HP for the type of pump back then and another 5HP for a generator. So our team raced with no pump or genny and the cooling system was filled with casting s...
by Kerry
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: Evans Coolant

Never used it myself but after reading their web site info on the stuff I agree with one thing they state when I'm thinking T,

"Water is considered the best heat-transfer medium, in it's liquid state"
by Kerry
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

That damage would be the least of the problems, the axle is stuffed.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Dan.
The only time that triple gears are not turning is when in top direct drive, in neutral they still spin and can stall the engine and or try to drive the car forward if locking up. If the parking brake is working good then it would stall out the engine.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Could be any of a number of things,
Ring gap, piston clearance, piston pin, cam shaft bearings, the Babbitt on crank, transmission bushing and even the valves or push rods in the guides.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

Very nice.
The only thing I'm seeing, the front hubs have been up graded to later ones, a change that I would leave as is, they are a stronger hub around the outer bearing.
by Kerry
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead valve
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Overhead valve

Rajo's fit but the rocker cover is modified for the 26/7 fire wall. But the problem I found was they stink of oil fumes being open at the back of the rocker cover, removed my 4 valve for that reason.
by Kerry
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment

I agree it needs to be checked but don't agree that using the tail shaft/drive plate is the way to go. I've found that just the brake drum and drive plate has it's own problems for run out. Do each on own, crank on V blocks, shaft bolted on with it's dowels and use a dial indicator. The brake drum a...
by Kerry
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can arc welding weaken magnets ?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Can arc welding weaken magnets ?

Just make sure that your earth clamp is next to your weld area and all will be good.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can arc welding weaken magnets ?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Can arc welding weaken magnets ?

Actually it would be around the other way, if welding to close to something that is magnetized, it stuffs up the weld, Called magnetic arc.
by Kerry
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Bob,
Question asked, and answered with what you posted, spot on, a bearing of surface area the size of a T crank will suffer with X'ing.
by Kerry
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

A T and model that you and those who have contributed to it's restoration should be very proud of. :mrgreen:
by Kerry
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Another thing I just picked up on, those rods have no oil swipe cut on the parting lines, with no oil hole for a dipper and no swipes, I give them about 15 minutes before they stuff-up.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: scat crank shaft and rods
Replies: 13
Views: 1705

Re: scat crank shaft and rods

If you need insert bearing dipper rods, Snyders sell them, maker, don't know but I have fitted a few sets and look a very nice rod but now no longer have STD bearings for them. As for Scat, I believe they recommend only to use oil pump with their rods and crank.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

No dipper holes? and what's with all those shims on the second rod photo?
by Kerry
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Blow the photo up to full screen size and you will see 3 cracks, the major one is up the oil groove closest and another one on the other oil groove and also one running around the radius. As an engine builder I do not approve of these type of rods in a T engine. Oil grooved rods give less mileage du...
by Kerry
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1791

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

It's a crack all right. do not use it. :o
by Kerry
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1740

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Why change the generator, all that is needed is a 12v regulator or cut out and check/reset amps and done, and easy to change back.
Bulbs.
Many a T have 12v on the original starter but can be hard on the Bendix spring.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v cutout
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: 12v cutout

I thought the cut out was no more than a electromagnetic switch, the question would be if the 8v battery would energize the 12v cut out? With the cut out system the battery voltage was the regulator, amps mattered not voltage, true?
I have no problems with running 6v cut outs on my 8v batteries.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - 6v VR
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: 13T - 6v VR

Your post is a little confusing, I have to ask, why 13T?
by Kerry
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much slop is too much?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: How much slop is too much?

Rocking the drums like that is only the lash in the triple gears, that's normal. the brass rivets are out of the bands and the brake drum groove is from band rivets, you can live with that also. What you need to be checking is the clearance of the bushings and for cracks in the drums.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 2805

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Just checked. Out of a dozen blocks I have, teens and through the 20's, yes one was, a 1926, In that the blocks came to Canada up to late 1917/early18 from the USA, made me wonder on how much machining etc Canada did. If USA was using that oil hole in the teens then Canada must have done everything ...
by Kerry
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 2805

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

John.
Maybe USA blocks? have a oil hole on the fly wheel side of the main but Canadian ones don't.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 2213

Re: What should salvage value be?

We have a simple system with our insurance carrier, paid out the full amount, get to keep the wreck and no paper work to put back on the road with club permit other than a road worthy.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep 'er Kool
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Keep 'er Kool

And that should be a reminder to those that paint the inside of a T engine with "Glyptol"
by Kerry
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil gap.
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Magneto coil gap.

It will only get weaker in voltage as the miles clock up. Why didn't you make it right when it was apart?
by Kerry
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: 4th Main Alignment

It's simple enough, shims or flat washers to fill the gap between the hogs head and block at the 2 bolts at the top, if you need to pry it any. Usually nothing is required. If your ball cap is sliding ok and sits flush on hogs and pan, gasket between, then bolt it all up, no gasket on the drive shaf...
by Kerry
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

Sorry doubled up on photo :(
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by Kerry
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

Bill, John covered it. the threaded plates that hold on the dipper plate.
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Ford changing to a 4 dipper in 1924 was a good indication that the 3 dipper was not a perfect design.
This one is in my stock pile of parts, a 3 dipper that has been converted to 4.
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by Kerry
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

I've found that damming any higher than about an 1/8" above the horse shoes can make the engine burn oil like crazy. :o
by Kerry
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: running board maybe "support" rods???

Right running board brackets and rods for a T up to 1920.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 8 volt Batteries

Can't help with a solution to your problem other than to say that 4 of my 5 T's run 8 volt battery's for many years and rallies. I have never blown a bulb yet.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 2805

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Jerry. That's the point about the posted question, A model T using bronze instead of conventional design or engineering. It worked before and after so really the question still remains on will it work for the T? We need an answer from someone who has done it before and give a result, just like your ...
by Kerry
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 2805

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Scott, Calling it, reverting to 100 year old technology is one way of putting it but in saying 100 year old technology that still works today is another. How may of us have pulled down modern engines that are running on the bronze/brass/ copper alloy of a slipper shall and the crank is still in spec...
by Kerry
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 2805

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

With Les on this, good with it, would be better if it had a swipe of Babbitt on it. The American Lafrance V12 engine had 1\4" thick Bronze replacement bearings as did many WW1 Europe aircraft engines, cars and trucks, and of coarse nothing new when it comes to steam engines and pumps etc, used and a...
by Kerry
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

Ford only had one size for the ball cap, others that are available now are for worn or machined down in size drive plates. You will need to remove the ball cap and measure the shaft of the drive plate to see what you need making sure that it's not out of round from wear.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All the same. " NOT "!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: All the same. " NOT "!!!

All the same " NOT "!!!
It doesn't stop there Jim, try being an engine rebuilder, especially the transmission, nothing but grief when trying to marry parts up to a zero run-out :(
by Kerry
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Survey

I rebuild several T's a year. always fit and recommend modern clutch packs to the owners. I push T's in and out of the shop every day to get working room, something that is not easy with the original clutch when one is a senior :(
by Kerry
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding alternator to 1917 T
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Adding alternator to 1917 T

If you don't want all that plumbing hanging off your engine then just use your magneto to charge your battery. And a lot cheaper to set up as well :D
by Kerry
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?

Although mine is Canadian, the nut is on the inside of the frame rail and the hood board partly covers the bolt head.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Timing

Simple answer, No. It will not start or run 180 out.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia

Mark, Many of our Canadian T's of early 15'ns had forked electric head lights. Norm. The teens made interesting history on how T's would get to Australia, complete T's from Canada wasn't a problem pre war, then shipping was harder by 1915/16. Shipping black listed the southern end of the world due t...
by Kerry
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Panrail surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Panrail surprise

68 looks about right, those are early JAHNS pistons.
by Kerry
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 2342

Re: Model T Auction Result

Just an example of an over priced T in Oz, you can always ask but do you get?
by Kerry
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 2342

Re: Model T Auction Result

Allan, that's the problem in living at your part of Oz all costs you extra :) 10000 US to AU 14665 + west-cost exports US,1500 to east coast Oz Melb or Sydney, Now 10% GST but no stamp duty if over 30 years. Still do-able :D What do you find in Australia under 20K these days? :(
by Kerry
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 2342

Re: Model T Auction Result

Maybe he's thinking of sending it down under, with dollar difference and freight he would break even, maybe even a little profit as well :D
by Kerry
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oversize valve stem question
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: oversize valve stem question

The block I'm re-building at the moment, all 8 are cast iron valve guides pressed in and then reamed to what ever valve stem size being used.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: boring a T block
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: boring a T block

.080" pistons are now available when once you could only get them in the high dome ones. Back in the day of the cast iron ones you would bore out to .120" + The thing to remember is the more you bore the thinner the wall and hotter the engine runs. The head gasket at the heat rings between 1&2- 3&4 ...
by Kerry
Thu May 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Fun Projects VR

Why go back to 6v? buy a 8v and be done with it, you wont be sorry in doing so.
by Kerry
Wed May 27, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Need help identifying top bow saddle

That point of being a left and right in that particular bow clamp, eliminates it being a Ford one then. Parts book shows only the one so must do both sides.
by Kerry
Wed May 27, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Need help identifying top bow saddle

I don't know about USA model's but yes, that bow saddle is a Ford part on Canadian overseas T's. part No 10068
by Kerry
Sat May 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

You blokes are seeing things that are just not there, it's a normal pour and the shims are still sitting on the block with some dirty oil marks as well, The oil swipes are cut a little rough but that bearing could be brought back to serviceable condition easily.
by Kerry
Fri May 22, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

That's from dirty oil, not changed often enough, and yes it would clean up alright, use wd40 and 320 wet and dry paper then about 1000 to finish. You remove stuff all Babbitt in cleaning it up and it doesn't need to be perfect.