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by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

Jaxon supplied wheels to primarily GM and maybe some other car makers, but as far as I know, not Ford. The 3 makers of wheels in the book "Model T Ford, the car that changed the world" are listed for the 30" wheels, there are no makers listed for the 21". I did check the 1928 parts book to see if th...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: What is this part?

Looks like a fan belt guide that mounts to timing gear cover. If I had my copy of their catalog here I would look it up.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front wheel bearing grease
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: front wheel bearing grease

Or; Get the car on the road so you can drive it more to keep the grease mixed up. :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

Did any 21 inch Ford wood wheel have loose lugs type rims? I know some 30 inch and the rear TT did. I am trying to help someone that has 21 inch wood wheels that am thinking are Chevrolet transplants so want to be sure. The wheels look like this one at least in the fellow area; https://www.ebay.com/...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trolling Craigslist, Brass Model T lamp?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Trolling Craigslist, Brass Model T lamp?

You can change the title, but that might leave people scratching their heads trying to figure out the above comments! Maybe something this: "Whilst perusing the Craig's list Ads, I stumbled across this lamp" :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims

I think someone has done some swapping around. How about a picture of the area under the rim clamps and the back side of the clamps. What is the diameter of the area where the hub cap screws onto? Someone may have put Chevrolet wheels on at some point. I am going to suggest asking on the forum so yo...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Tail light Thoughts

If you use the smaller era type lamps one thing that really does help; paint the inside of the housing glossy white. Helps quite a bit with reflectivity.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims

The ones you show are Jaxon rims for Chevrolet disk wheels. Do you have the disk wheels on your coupe? Without an actual measurement, I am guessing they look like the 1926/27 rims. The 1926/27 are approx 3-3/8" across the top and 1928 21" is about 3-3/4". I have been looking for a while for some rim...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona

The one in the middle, wow nice!
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updated; Overland reed type Tillotson. Might be going on my T at some point.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: What Tillotson do I have here or is it? Might be going on my T at some point.

Once I saw the word reed it helped my search; https://www.ebay.com/i/302821800617?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=302821800617&targetid=858506155824&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9061082&poi=&campaignid=8080423831&mkgroupid=85786197301&rlsatarget=pla-858506155824&abc...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

Warning thread drift...When I went to Allan Shurmans auction, there was the start of a 6 cylinder engine sitting there. I did end up with the front and back pieces of the 2 engine they cut off to make the one. Matching head pieces too :D
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

Looks like Joe is the one doing the buying. I have to kinda go along with Tim's ball park. I see too many of these being sold for lots of money without knowing what is in side. I went thru one that by time we were done all the gut were replaced with new and another that the case was shot along with ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updated; Overland reed type Tillotson. Might be going on my T at some point.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Updated; Overland reed type Tillotson. Might be going on my T at some point.

I think I have ID'ed the fitment and Model number. Anyone run one of these on an Overland or other? I just got what I am pretty sure is a Tillotson carb. The cover is missing over the bowl and every other markings are just casting numbers. It has a spring steel venturi that opens as more air goes th...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Parts or chips...???

Bingo! Got it on my last guess. :D Thanks Kevin
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake up grade questions
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: brake up grade questions

The test was to see how they worked as stand alone brakes, for example the driveshaft breaks or transmission goes in to neutral, not for everyday use.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Parts or chips...???

The outside looks great! I do have a question; how are you making the water passages? Or is this for making a mold? If it is the final, I think I might know but would like to hear. Or is this just the base for the rocker arms etc and will be mounted on the original head?
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-This one has it all.
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Old Photo-This one has it all.

Maybe not a Ford but it is really neat. Well composed, clear faces and its got the John Deere thing going for it too.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake up grade questions
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: brake up grade questions

While 1921 small drum brakes work good/ok as parking brakes, I would not consider them for stopping brakes even in conjunction with the transmission brakes. The parking brakes, even the lined ones have very little surface contact with the drum. The 1926/27 lined shoes have a much greater surface con...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Width
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: Front Spring Width

We may have put the spacers to the rear on the perch, it has been a while. Next time you see the "Silver Streak" take a look.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Cast iron Warford - Complete
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Cast iron Warford - Complete

Tim while you are here, did the 2 speed Warford come in ether under/direct and over/direct? I think they did. My lever was straight on the cast iron 3 speed, but I too bent it for more room.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 60
Views: 2380

Re: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Sorry it completely slipped my mind, other things going on. I will take to Tom tomorrow about getting check out.
Mark
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Width
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: Front Spring Width

Model A front shackles are used. On the car I worked on that had an A front spring, washers were used to take up the space at the perch end.1/8" on each side. The shanks on the shackle has the same diameter both T and A. The front cross member will need to be worked back to the proper spacing for th...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: after market carburators
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: after market carburators

What info do you need?
google; mtfca: wizard carburetor
Wizard, Simmons, duplex, western auto are all the same carb.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 28
Views: 1158

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

I think I read somewhere that Fordwood makes "runs" of parts. Meaning, when they get enough orders for say coupes, they make them in batches. (I could understand, making one set at time takes a lot of setup) The contact thing has been going on almost as long as they have been down south. Never had a...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

for the beads, the recommend amount is 6 oz per wheel, at least that's what Lang's shows. Wire's, 4 oz.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

Loose bearing? So in order to balance your rear tire/rim you would need to move them to front. Wouldn't moving a rears to front still maybe cause the wheel as an assembly to be out of balance when the wheel/rim was put back on in the rear? It would be kinda hard to spin a rear wheel and not have it ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I forgot
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: I forgot

or;
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3081FFK.aspx
I have an original but I am going to plumb into the side of the pan, not the add on plate.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: LEDs when turned off

I am not worried about how they look behind the lens, I want to be seen. Between now and tour season I plan on installing some, but not the high $ ones. I will be trying the ones sold by LEDlite's. I like the idea of daytime running lights and with lower draw I can drop the output of the generator. ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Width
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: Front Spring Width

"Sandblasted and powder coated the 8 leaf front springs but got a surprise when assembling them." Powder coating the springs will add thickness to the springs, also will not let them move like they should. The powder coating will get gummy and not allow the leafs to slide as they should. Springs nee...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Wheel adapters

Not to rain on the parade, but if you are going to mount Model A wheels, to get at least two points of support you should use these; https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-1928-35-Ford-Wire-Wheel-Center-Support,5846.html?sku=91065470&utm_medium=CSEGoogle&utm_source=CSE&utm_campaign=CSEGOOGLE&gclid=...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today’s new tool
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Today’s new tool

Never thought of doing it that way.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Headlight rings

Heck I have the 26/27 brass ones on my 21. They had the plating stripped off when I got them. Right now they are sorta tarnished, but will give them a shine up before the tour season starts, the old girl need a bit of bling. :D
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: 26953

Unless she send you an email, she entered two messages and simply changed the message and typed dupe(duplicat) in the second one.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Headlight rings

Where do you have the notches in the reflector located? If they are now located in the area where the pins go in and locks, try turning the reflectors so the notches are past that area. Your pins may be going into the notches and getting behind the reflectors some how not allowing them to drop in th...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Aluminum Body
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Aluminum Body

some 4 doors did indeed have aluminum skins and I thought there were some aluminum panels used on the center doors at some point.
https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... minum+body
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towncar-Old Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Towncar-Old Photo

I figured if it was closed over the driver it was a town car and open it was a Laundalet, during that era. (I think the 1908 catalog, Ford, shows it that way) The original enclosed town car was carried by two or more people who were out in the open, also called a sedan chair. Of course the sedan cha...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: What shackle is this?

I was thinking they might be the type with the rubber inserts or something like this;
https://frsport.com/moog-sb336-bushing- ... -ford-each
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts

Thanks everyone. For now I have the races/cups coming from Lang's. Donnie they might be from the stash you sold them.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 52
Views: 1559

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

And one more, but not sure what the 3-1/4 is.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 52
Views: 1559

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I don't know if this will help but here goes. I took a look at some of the wood I had. The sills came out of a late teens up to about 1921 touring. The front wood at the cowl would be the same as runabout. The brace that goes to dash is about 1-3/8" thick. While this one did not come off the sills, ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this KRW tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: What is this KRW tool?

Mounts on the crankshaft end of the block. The cylinder boring bar went thru it and which slid thru and was supported on the other end. I think this is the deck side of the support; https://www.ebay.com/itm/KR-Wilson-Permanent-Guide-T-Ford-V8-Model-A-Flathead-KRW/113941138636?hash=item1a876bcccc:g:K...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roof material
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: roof material

The canvas I used was lighter, the kind artist use for oil paintings under 10oz, so no water proofing. (it was free and enough to do the job) I was going for era color of most US top material. I didn't put any sealer on the lath so didn't want it to get too wet plus except for a little curve at the ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Was selling something a while back, price was in the ad and they contacted me about it and showed what seemed a strong interest in, there were several emails, then just nothing. No offers, nothing, even after several email over a months time asking if they wanted or not. It was a somewhat rare part ...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roof material
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: roof material

I have a canvas top on mine over lath and polyester batting, then coated with the Flex-seal type stuff. While not real heavy canvas, the material has held up for more then 10+ years. I did recoat it about 5 years ago and is do for another recoat. Takes about 2 spray cans to do mine. I get the sealer...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts

Thank you Keith. I have been in contact with Bob and am checking again today with Lang's. They show limited stock of NOS races on line.
Side note; I have two inner that could be reworked, not outer.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 52
Views: 1559

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Looking at the bottom picture, I see what may be traces of glue where you trimmed the one piece back(?). As a general rule no glue should be used between the wood joints just screws or bolts to allow flex. There are some marine types that will work as they are used on boats and boats too need to flex.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Mainbearing linebore Model T and A Ford
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: Mainbearing linebore Model T and A Ford

Gene might be able to help. The mains are the same type as the 28, insert. Filling Station offers the service for reporing the mains. https://www.fillingstation.com/shop/?year=1926&vehtype=Car&search=bearing+engine&searchtype=FT You could also ask over at; https://vccachat.org/ If you have not see t...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925

Rich thanks for the link, LOL got more lost reading it as seems the posters did too, they are all over the place,. ;)
CudaMan, I will check that out. When and if the upholster gets put on :lol: no one will see it anyway.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: model T values

Kinda hard to put a general value on T's as a whole. Asking about a specific car or year is a little easier WITH DETAILS about that car. Big name auctions don't really tell the real market. Checking with people or places like Ebay tell a better story of real world prices. Remember asking prices may ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Top mounting body irons runabout 1925

Which of these would be correct for 1925 runabout? Long ones or short ones? At some point I am going to add a top to my 25 cutdown pickup.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

Thanks Allan, I probably knew that but forgot. Mom and Dad don't have to deal with shearing their small flock of Barbados cross, the wool just falls off. ;)
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

How new is the engine and how much run time has it had if fresh? Have you checked the timing? You could have the adjustment open too much. Close it down and re-open 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns open. Have you checked ACTUAL gas flow to carb? Could be vacuum leak between the carb and intake or intake and blo...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Jack
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: Buckeye Jack

Maybe check the sellers feedback or watch for it to be relisted. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=%28ford%29+model+t+buckeye+jack&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=fits&_sacat=0&LH_Sold=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&LH_ItemCondition=4&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=97203&_fsradio2=%26LH_PrefLoc%3D1&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

Suggestion on high volume oil feed. Why not get one of the reproduction "Ford Faithful" that fit on in place of the inspection plate on the transmissions? No holes to cut in the hogs head that way.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3081FFK.aspx
Shipping is what it is many will work with you. Call them.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

I want to thank everyone for the information provided so far. This started out as a way to just get a stronger crankshaft in the car I tour with, without going to something like the SCAT crank which is WAY outside my budget and keeping as many stock parts as possible. The babbitt in my block has les...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

The above material maybe too lose of weave but might work in a pinch.
My posting has been edited after reading the post below and re-reading the post above. :)
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

Thank you Steve.
I got to thinking about the moving of the flange last night. What about threading it on, then using locktite and pins?
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Wanted front hub ball bearing parts

I am looking for the following; 2 2805 inner race 2 2804 outer race 1 or 2 2704 inner stationary cones Left and right outer adjustable cones (Lang's list those) I am looking for NOS or very close. These are going in the hubs of a 1912. I have the balls and retainers. I sent a note to Steve at Lang's...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 52
Views: 1559

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Scott might be onto something. Looking at it again, that area that meets at the joint for the trunk does look a little narrow compared to the other bodies shown. Try his suggestion and fit the other side.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: North East speedometer head
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: North East speedometer head

They were but later in the Model A's.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

That what felt is, hair that is washed and pounded into a mat. Could be short or long depending on the thickness or density.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 52
Views: 1559

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Mike take the side panel off and take some photos of the area where the cowl is. Looks like you have something too far back as was said above. Next Google "MTFCA; roadster wood" there are lots of post that might help. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/523488.html I am wondering if you have...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hempy Cooper Model T Ford C-1 Line Bore Fixture
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Hempy Cooper Model T Ford C-1 Line Bore Fixture

my question was about price, which was added. Thank you
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

Keep it coming :) The Chevrolet crank and rods are not out of the picture, except I sold the conversion pistons thinking I would never do it. :( I have given some thought to the angle of the water outlet and fan. When guys install the V8 clutch in an A, the weight of the flywheel is about the same a...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

I have been thinking of building an engine using a stock Model A crank and to have the crank ground to standard T size for the mains and rods then using stock main caps. This would be going in my 21 Huckster or 25 cut down pickup. I will be using 26/27 block, hogs head and 4 dip pan. Have been toyin...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

This one was on the header over the windshield on my 1921 coupe. It reads: Sold by Talbot & Casey, Inc Grand Ave. & Ankeny St Portland Oregon Hard to get a good shot of it but here it is;
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 939

Re: The spark plug controversy

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again...." LOL On one forum I look at, people do that all the time. Pull up a string that is like 2 years old then ask a question that has nothing to do with the title! Of course the helper type say start their ow...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

The drive shaft square end only gets reduced a small amount on the corners when you have them cleaned up. The corners in hole in the U-joint are not right angles, they are curved and I would have to go look for sure but I think the radius of the corners are already larger then the corners on the dri...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Only 81 days left
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Only 81 days left

As the date gets closer you should change the number of days in the title :D
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Down Under Fires

Yes the navy evacuating the coastal town that are cutoff, loss of life, loss of wildlife(huge number of wildlife), homes burnt and number of fires etc has been in the news over here both local and national.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: Where to start?

I am with Wayne on this one and will stick with what I said the first go round about the hack. While there is some paint loss on the touring, I would go with it.
Original post;
https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... 985#p66985
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

What about drill rod? While my experience machining it was not that great with the tools I had. If all you are going to do is drill holes for retainers or cut grooves for clips it should work fine and comes in a range of sizes. Here is a sample; https://toolsteelservice.com/product/toolsteel/drillro...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 42
Views: 3609

Re: More new snow and smiles

Like the photos! :D Even If I re-babbitt and bore the 25, it is still going to have cast iron pistons. (its got updated valves now) It's not bad running and has good compression. Between the 21 with aluminum and the 25 with cast iron, there is just a difference in how they sound and run that can be ...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RE Fordite Steering Wheel and other uses of Fordite
Replies: 5
Views: 201

RE Fordite Steering Wheel and other uses of Fordite

We were looking at a copy of a 1925 Ford publication which stated there were over 40 used of Fordite. Ok we have the steering wheel, terminal block and maybe some coils. I have seen Fordson tractor coil boxes that used it instead of wood. The story suggested it was used in car coil boxes. Has anyone...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 coupe window channels
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: 1922 coupe window channels

Looking at the body parts book, 1922 seems to be a one year only when it comes to door and quarter windows. Reading Bruce's book there looks to be a mixture of strap pull up and latch type pull up quarter windows depending on what part of the year. I didn't see any carry over parts numbers into 24/2...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1728

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

While true there was the $5 a day thing, not everyone got that amount even at the factory. You would have to look at the Ford repair shop employee wage chart to see how little the shop worker got for doing a job. Some of these jobs were payed out in cents not dollars for the wage earner so they woul...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

From his video, I don't see the notch ether. Who knows what someone has done in the past. :x
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

You line the notches up in the reflectors with the dips in the head light. You have to take the reflectors out before you can take the sockets out. There are cotter pins in the screws to keep them from coming out on their own.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brake pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Rocky Mountain Brake pedal

If you don't find one, Chaffins, Langs, Snyders etc carry them. If you find one, make sure it has the cams. There are some out there that don't. You would end up with just the outside brakes if it does not have them.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To all the guest looking at the forums;
Replies: 0
Views: 277

To all the guest looking at the forums;

Hey guys and gals looking at the forums as guest, how about posting something this year. Tell us what you are working on show a photo or two. Looked at some post from the 2018 forum, looking at profiles of some people, I see a number of people that last posted in January of last year, what have you ...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants

Dielectric is a non conductive sealer not a lube. When the parts are joined it seals moisture out to help prevent corrosion. Something like vasoline is put on a distributor cam rub block to help prevent wear.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Paint

Personally I think the coupe looks great the way it is. It has a nice aged look to it and on top of that, it was your fathers handy work. Repainting could have a cascading effect, now the top looks shabby so you put new top on, now the interior looks shabby so new interior then it becomes a ground u...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

Looks great, but I would think that chore boy would not be needed. Example there are times of the year that I have a real condensation issue with my engine. If I have a cap on with the screen, the moisture just collects in the fill spout area, if I take it off or use a cap with out screen it seems t...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Model A Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Model A Generator

The A generator does not have a tension spring like the T, they are a wound type spring mounted on the pivot post. The piece that holds the brushes has limiters to prevent the brush mount screw from coming in contact with the commutator if the brushes wore out or came loose, but if the screw worked ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Down Under Fires

They are in my thoughts. The pictures I have seen of Sydney look pretty darn bad, smoke wise.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

RE;"The last ones, it uses connecting rods from a air compressor " What compressor? Do they shorten the length so stock T pistons can be used. Is that why the notch is in the skirt in the one photo? Joe, I found and earlier post that you indicated not knowing what rods were used in this engine, hope...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer

You don't want to use something as sticky as(just :) ) STP. It has to move out of the way as the roller passes over the contact. Most oils and dialectic are non conductive and are good insulators. I just use motor oil, but have used grease in the past. Re the roller bearings, I think there was talk ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 30”x3 1/2” rims
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Wanted 30”x3 1/2” rims

Do an internet search using "MTFCA;rims" There will be quite a few post showing most all the rims that were supplied on Fords sold from 1919 to 1927 and a few others sold as after market in the era. As Scott is pointing out, not all Ford rims work with all Ford wheels. Even then you have to know wha...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 280
Views: 11504

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Fred Lau of Portland Oregon (RIP) had a center door and as I recall was an early 15. It had the early larger head lights, not mounted on the forks type. I wish I had taken photos of it at the time. It was an unrestored car, even with his red 09 touring in the other shop I found the center door way m...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes

The 26/27 RM used the original brake drum and up to 1925 had an added on brake drum that is a different size then the 26/27 stock one. You can't mix and match, the castings are different as are the backing plates and their mounting/fitment locations between them and the RM brake bands. My suggestion...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3101

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

I did run the 21 up to temperature yesterday just to keep the motor exercised. Also did some maintenance on the Kohler L600 generator. Cleaned wire joints etc, added gas and after about 2 years sitting started right up. Have some more adjustments to make and add a muffler. This one is an 1800 RPM fl...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1041

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

That same issue listed above has a couple of good how to do on starters and generators.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: ....Riding the short buss....!!!

If it is hard to crank over, by hand or starter; could be the bands are too tight also check to make sure it is really going into neutral. Pull the door off and make sure the fingers are loose when you pull the hand brake lever back. Reading everything you have posted re cranking sounds like somethi...