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by CJB
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

Thank you Dan. Much appreciated.
by CJB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

What is the typical weight of a flywheel c/w ring gear, magnets and hardware?

We took about 10 lb out of this one:
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by CJB
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?

Thanks for those pics Ralph. That is quite the flywheel — gonna be tough to mount my magnets though...
by CJB
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?

Thanks to all for your comments. Much appreciated.
by CJB
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Where & how much to lighten flywheel?

We are replacing my speedster flywheel thanks to cracks from the triple-pin holes to the centre bore. The current flywheel had been lightened somewhat (not in the area that cracked) and I plan to do similar to the replacement. Very interested to hear others' opinions/suggestions/experience about whe...
by CJB
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Thanks Terry, that's very helpful.

Further up the same page the author states the preferred clearance above the piston is 0.050-0.080". What I have now is double or more this ideal.

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https://mtfctulsa.com/Tech/head_design.htm
by CJB
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Thank you gentlemen. That’s the sort of lively and helpful discussion I was hoping for.
by CJB
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Thanks to all who replied, although I was expecting a livelier discussion. With the number of Z-heads in service and the general interest by so many T'ers in improved performance, I'm surprised more folks have not chimed in with direct personal experience. Seems to me if the bottom end is in good sh...
by CJB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

I would like to hear others' experience with and/or opinions around milling an aluminum Z-head to increase compression. By my estimation, there is currently some 0.150" space between the pistons and the cylinder head "horseshoe" squish area. This is including the head gasket (photos below) There loo...
by CJB
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3068

Re: What is this ??

Ron Patterson wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:04 pm
...I cannot figure how the band adjusting flat washer and lockwasher got loose inside the engine...
My guess is a previous owner dropped them in at some point and chose to just replace them and hope for the best.
by CJB
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...

DLodge wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:46 am
CJB wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:17 am
Buncha jamtarts!
...This is, however, the first time I have ever encountered "jamtarts" as an epithet. My Canadian education is apparently still lacking.... :D
Interesting. Maybe it's more common/less rare out west. We used it some as adolescents.
by CJB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 1962

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

Article sez the thieves traded the Ts for a Lexus and Infiniti?

Sounds like they “stole” four cars in total!
by CJB
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

First drive is in a T

16 year old Mateo at the wheel, Grandma in back. 'Bout time that boy got his learner's permit.

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by CJB
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2577

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

You will find that the Permatex Ultra Black will work very well. It cures to a very durable and tough rubber like material. The epoxies and JB weld are too brittle and will not flex with the engine temps. My repairs have now lasted several years. Super clean the surface of any oil. I sort of cheate...
by CJB
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Just Wondering

I believe standard rear gearing works out to 5 mph per 200 rpm.

10 mph at 400 rpm, 30 mph at 1,200 rpm and so on.
by CJB
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Thanks Jim, that might be just the ticket. Looking forward to our visit next year.
by CJB
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Thank you Duey... but sadly, she remains unconvinced.
by CJB
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Duey, I would like to have your enthusiastic endorsement of my vintage toilet printed, framed, and presented to my bride. Wayne, the springs are just a couple from the misc springs box. In the Model T spirit, there is a cotter pin in the keeper hole. Here are the final (so far) T parts repurposed fo...
by CJB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

DING! The win to Wayne and Bob. Gizmo by the door is a rubber-tipped T valve door stop. Under the compressor closest to the light is a valve handle for the compressor drain which is then plumbed into the vent stack. Doorknob nearby is now a push-pull affair to operate the compressor isolation valve....
by CJB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Hi Allan, Iron Guy’s nose is the head end of a railway track spike. Legs are heavy bolts. I think his only T parts are eyes and base. Thanks, John. What’s in which jar? The one by the coffee pot has coffee grounds in it. One more T part in the second photo. It’s an important one, car will probably s...
by CJB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Thanks Wayne, figured you would chime in. Right on with the T gas tank and yes the big tank is LaFrance. Also right with the "iron man". Photos below, he has triple gear eyes and sits on a ring gear base. Nothing else T that I know of. Interesting story about this fella — like many of us, I have a n...
by CJB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestion for emergency brake extension.
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Suggestion for emergency brake extension.

Mark: The instructions in the Warford booklet say to apply the transmission brake with parking brake lever pulled back into neutral to slow/stop the output shaft so it can be shifted into gear when cold... I haven't got a Warford booklet, but that's what I do in my speedster when shifting from neutr...
by CJB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

More years ago than I care to admit, we bought the place next door as both a financial investment (rent the upstairs and basement suite) and a lifestyle investment (nice garage in the back yard for you know who). The rental happened soon enough but I never got around the building the playhouse out b...
by CJB
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose rivets in brakedrum
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Loose rivets in brakedrum

Dave Nolting, manufacturer of the wonderful new T transmission drums, rivets them to their hubs cold (using a press).
by CJB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?

Got it Keith, thanks.

Sorry to hear you can't make it this year.
by CJB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?

At the airport now and my 2017 FORUM ball cap is packed...

I thought I saw a reference within the last month with details of the meetup time and place but can't find it this morning.

Anything planned for 2019? Where and When?

Thanks.
by CJB
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?

Thanks all for your comments, especially yours Scott. I expect it will be sheared rivets. So this likely the low drum I re-riveted some years ago. Oops.

I may not get to it for a few weeks but will report back then.
by CJB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?

Went out for a spin this evening with Lady Michelle in our '26 Touring, the last drive before a big cleanup ahead of an event Wednesday. Last drive indeed! I stepped on the low pedal to leave a stop sign and... nothing. Pedal went the usual distance but there was no sound, no motion, no drag on the ...
by CJB
Thu May 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Thanks for the comments and suggestion. I know it seems nutty to own Model Ts and fret over oil stains, but my other two garages are working garages and they look the part, whereas the new one is properly finished inside and out and will be more of a parking/display/social space. It looks pretty nic...
by CJB
Wed May 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Colour Chart... hi-res version?
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Model T Colour Chart... hi-res version?

Could someone please link or direct me to a hi-res version of this rather amusing colour chart?
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by CJB
Wed May 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts
Replies: 19
Views: 2505

Re: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts

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by CJB
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Stopping oil stains before they happen?

I’m finishing up a new garage soon (hoping!) and the 7-month old concrete driveway is as yet unsullied by oil stains. Can someone suggest a treatment for the driveway surface that will keep the inevitable oil drips from soaking in? Ideally, oil drips would easily wipe or wash off the treated concret...
by CJB
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1389

Re: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?

Thanks all for your comments. I'm going to start with Henry's suggestion. Just nosey . . . why do you want to drill holes in that pail ? Enamelled steel articles aren't easy to come by. Would something else do ? HI Rich — I need the look of porcelain and an intact inside coating for this project. I'...
by CJB
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1389

OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?

I need to drill two holes in this pail. One about 1" diameter in the bottom, and a second one about 1/2" diameter near the top.

I expect this coating will want to crack and/or chip — any suggestions for doing a neat job on this?
by CJB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...

Well, it looks like Garlits on Wednesday and lunch at Sonny's. Sounds like a fun day ahead. Thanks to all for your input.
by CJB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...

No, not that kind of good time! The Lady Michelle and I are in central Florida for a few days — she's off to Disney World on Wednesday and I'll be at loose ends. I'm thinking of driving up to Ocala for the Don Garlits museum, but am looking for additional/alternate suggestions... other collections, ...