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by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

50/50 and change as suggested on the bottle. But if you are going to run straight water add a bottle of the anti-corrosion/water pump lube or something like Redline Water Wetter.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

On Facebook posting, said it was a 4 door.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sandblasting Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Sandblasting Equipment

Without knowing what you mean by small parts, would be hard to make a recommendation size. Sand blasters are all over the place in size and price. What about the air compressor what are you planing on using? Sandblaster blast thru a lot of air. Try doing a google search and some research on what siz...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

That depends on what brand of water pump and condition of cooling system? Not enough information about your car to make a judgement. ;) I do but I know my cars.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 27
Views: 811

Re: Model T Forums Dead

While I have noticed a slow down, esp with so many people home over the past few months, I would say it is far from dead. Oh for those that are looking as guest, you don't have to be a member of the club to join and post on the forums. The only place you have to be a member of the club that is not f...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?

I just worked on on that had a new 4 hole one installed in place of the 2 hole type, so yes they will work without extra holes.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing a used radiator. Just a temporary driver
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Needing a used radiator. Just a temporary driver

Try finding a shop that can clean it out. If they pressure check it, tell them not to go over a 1 or 2 LBS. Buying a used replacement could put you in the same place your are now. While maybe not the best way to go, it will keep you on the road for now. If you need to add a water pump, so be it. You...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back wood for 23 touring.
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Back wood for 23 touring.

Even the catalogs sell just the tack rail. I think you will need the whole unit, not just the curved parts. Just buying the curved parts does not mean they will match up to the rest of it.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs

Model A hub have the stud swigged into place and need the thickness of the drum to do. Are you going to weld them in place? Now the $100 question, how are you going to replace the rear studs if needed once everything is welded together? Is there enough room between the Model A hub part and T wood wh...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 23
Views: 471

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

So portrait means vertical and scenery means horizontal? I've never heard of that before. So what is this? IMG_92-93 copy 3.jpg Going up a really steep hill in a Model T! I would say it's a landscape on it's end. My computer software (windows 10) calls out landscape or portrait. Most portraits are ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience

Re 3 turns for the Kingston L4. That is a bit much. Could just need to be cleaned or float level is to low in the bowl and needs to be reset. If the float is too low, the spray valve would need to be opened more to pull fuel up because of lower fuel level in the bowl. While there is a proper measure...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Wood Spoke Removal

If you are replacing them because they need replacing, just cut them and use for kindling.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

Don't for get RFI from the magneto its self. Many radios back then required voltage in excess of 6 volts and with then needed batteries to get the higher voltage, could be quite bulky. Even the Ford radios of the midish 30s required a motor/generator under the rear floor boards to supply the higher ...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rocky Mountain Brakes and While You're There
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: 13T - Rocky Mountain Brakes and While You're There

Re the gaskets; there would not have been any gaskets used in the 1913 rear end. The gasket sold for the pinion housing is more to set the pinion gear depth. Look further down Snyder's page, the part you are maybe looking at is the bronze disk used between the ends of the axle where they meet in the...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Some places are going from level 3 down to 2. Most all the west coast is blanked with smoke from the fires in 3 states with smoke making it up north in to BC. Last two days here in Portland has been smoke mixed with fog, what a dreary couple of day. No real rain expected till maybe later in the week...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: getting a little loud...
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: getting a little loud...

The pipe entering the muffler for the pressed steel types can be clamped. The hanger at the rear does the flexing, just like the original setup. The cast iron end type is a different story, they float free at the inlet.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Specialty Motor Cams
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Specialty Motor Cams

RE: "For what it's worth, with my experience in engine building, the best thing to do first is ask the cam manufacture what they recommend. Have you called Specialty Motor Company? They are very helpful I have found recently myself. It's my understanding Bill is retired from the business. " I think ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Repairing fan belts

That is what I used. I had to hand turn the wheel as my bad foot does not work real well on the treadle. That is why my stitches are not real straight, trying to feed/guide with my left hand and turn the wheel with my right. Body does kinda the twist! :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

Before pulling the head I would check the valve gap. While it could be blown gasket, it could also be the gaps are not correct or miss adjusted and valves are not fully closing. How much has it been run and has the head been retorqued several times after running and cooling down? Do one step at a ti...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: Shim Removal

What Norman said^.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Repairing fan belts

Why? Because he can! :) I have not repaired one with mine but have made one.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: Shim Removal

While I think plasigauge is great for steel backed insert bearings, I stopped using it a long time ago on poured babbitt bearings because I wasn't getting a consistent reading. I have been using the aluminum foil method. Re the nut; if the holes don't line up at 30-35FP, I swap the nuts around or fi...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 28 chevy adapter plate
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Wtb 28 chevy adapter plate

Gene is usually pretty quick with replies. He posted in the classifieds in the last week for doing babbitting. Or are you saying you contacted him and he does not have any for sale at this time?
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

The hubs/rims from about 1913ish up should all be about the same as would the rims. The spokes getting round and larger after about 1917 or 18. I am thinking that if you are going to have the wheels rebuilt, rounded or square felloes should not matter, which would open up a larger range of wheels. I...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Lever Position
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Clutch Lever Position

I second that you have a TT part, which has a taller cam.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Same thing going on up here in Oregon and areas of Washington. My cousins don't know if they will have a home to come back too in Otis. Several of our club members are or maybe in the Clackamas County level 3 zone. There are a number of small communities in Oregon and Washington that may not be ther...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

Pipe threads are pipe threads, whether called normal or NPT. Generally there are only two types of threads used in pipe fitting depending on fitment, straight or tapered. White teflon tape should NEVER be used in a fuel fitting, only the proper type made for gas/fuel applications or pipe dope.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED FOR 1913 MODEL "T" TOURING
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: WANTED FOR 1913 MODEL "T" TOURING

Re the head lights; people need to know who made the light you are looking for so it will match the right one. There were several companies that made lights for Ford in 1913. Some brands were made both sides the same no left or right. Maybe someone can chime in after you post the brand and say if th...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil

Too add; I have seen photos of engines that were rusted up hunks of scrap iron that had been sitting for years out in the weather, when pulled down still had signs of oil in the crank and rods.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil

Cars that have been sitting for years are started with just the oil (ok maybe after an oil change) that is in them. Of course they are a little looser from wear. ;) While a lite grease may be ok, stay away from the white stuff. It tends to cake up from sitting a while and is hard to wash out. I use ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

Fordwright wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:02 am
If you want something that was never designed into the car, you could connect a solenoid valve into the gas line so that it would be open only when the ignition is turned on.
Had something like that when I used the VW carb on my overhead. It was a constant draw on the electrical system.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam I.D.
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Cam I.D.

Could start by checking the lift. Subtract width at the narrow side from the height (toe to heel). What is that number? Might help posting photos of it too.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

I just barrow the ones from the cam shaft and use them. :) The repos don't have enough threads anyway in my OP. I have pulled the threads just putting them in.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

They are the same bolts that keep the cam shaft bushing in place.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Top Bows Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: New Top Bows Discussion

I would call Snyders and ask to make sure, might be an old description that got over looked and was not updated and are really laminated. The 99$ Langs price is in line with other steam bent bows they sell, then a price jump for laminated.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25045

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

That was really stuck! :o
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

The facebook Dodge Brothers pages I am on, there is selling. So I guess it depends on who is running the show. :) Even on the AACA forum pages selling is allowed. There is a drop down in the header that allows for sale or wanted to be added to your title. Ebay or find another site. i just did a goog...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB WHEEL LUGS
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: WTB WHEEL LUGS

I looked in my stash, I have two different sizes of Jaxon. One size might work if the tabs were ground down. I have both the normal size (Chevrolet) and wider style for larger cars.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

RE; except that the tank might have been mounted behind the firewall with a sight-glass and a fuel shutoff valve in view Well except for the sight glass he did in late 1925-27. In Oct 1927 the A got the sight-glass and shut off valve in plain sight and was used till early 1932 when the B/Model 18 V8...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I think he was thinking you were going to paint before assembly. Most coated with insulating varnish and baked to dry after assembly.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

My T has been in my family since 1960 the gas is never shut off once a year when it is parked for the winter the remaining gas is drained through the original drain and then closed in the spring we fill the tank and its good till winter. I don't know what problem is happening that you need to shut ...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Don't know if we will get the heat like you guys, but looks like that heat advisory is stretched up to the Salem Oregon and north area. Could make for some interesting weather the next few day up here, bloody hot during the day and fall weather at night. ;)
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

Ether the threads are really deep or something else is going on. I am surprised the casting was not cracked turning it in that far! (or maybe it is?) While original type fittings were more forgiving, modern stuff is not because it is too hard. Anyway here is a photo of how I do it;
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

I installed a ball type inline shut off. Not original looking but would rather have one that worked then worry about appearances. In my OP, the modern type brass used to make the valves like you are using is too hard and makes hard to get a seal plus they are not real user friendly to open and close...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Like Norman I need to replace my battery. It is just past the 36 months! :x Adjusted the coils, wiped out the New Day, cleaned the Kingston and reset the float. Time to replace or service the New Day, getting worn. Need to do a compression check, does not seem to be pulling fuel into the engine like...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: Redster

Sorry, to bad the handle "Red Model T" is taken! :D WOW that is red, neat! :o
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

There have been postings that say a magneto horn's back piece looks like a tuna can which is what the bottom photo looks like. I have a battery horn, and it looks like the top photo. The horns as ID above are correct. What horn you have without seeing it? Could be aftermarket? Just because someone ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

There are a good number of people that join boards and forums just to buy and sell, nothing new about that.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

They are in the correct order.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

While there are several ways to word or do a Google search I just type mtfca in front of what I am looking for. Sample "mtfca slip plate", can do the same for other web pages such as Fordbarn. It will not find every thing but gets a lot. Oh! This does not work for classifieds that I have seen, just ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

Re: that painting the individual leafs will result in a gummed up mess. Your choice Jim not to agree and do as you want, but that is not how springs are assemble/painted. Go back and read what I wrote again, I made it clear what I was talking about. The slip mix was not painted on the whole spring, ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler wrench, hub cap and axle nut
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Hassler wrench, hub cap and axle nut

One of these came my way today. I was looking on line and found a post from way back. When I looked at the one I got today, my first thoughts were the same as I posted back then; (Like I remember what I posted that far back! LOL ) http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/134078.html?1270440760 I ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

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

Gene French post here and in the classifieds. He makes the babbitt boring outfits. If he does not see this send him a PM. He was working with someone else that was making them.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

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

As long as you allow room for the pistons to pop up and space for the valves to open, leave a lot that can be gained in compression depending on how it is designed.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for ‘25 Ignition switch (parts or whole panel)
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Looking for ‘25 Ignition switch (parts or whole panel)

When looking for parts esp the backing plate you need to say if it is pin or tab type. The tab type has 3 tabs that bend over and hold the backing plate in place, the pin type has 3 pins in the backing plate and fit into notches in the housing. Are you saying the tumbler is also out of stock? Just s...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

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

I made my own adapter plate (with a drill press and die grinder), bought the water outlet connection from Gene, had valve guides installed,a couple of seats, new valves and had both side of the plate and head surfaced. Most of my expense was my time figuring things out. I still came in WAY under wha...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

The only mess I have seen with the graphite/ paint , is maybe putting it on. Once it is on the carrier, in this case paint, dries. It does not work out the sides. Don't over look the fact that adding the sheets or strips can increase the over all thickness of the spring pack and your U bolts may not...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference in brush springs?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Difference in brush springs?

Just to add, there are two different springs used in the generator. Two for the large brushes and one for the small. So that makes 3 different springs between the two units.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warlord trans.
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Warlord trans.

I have a warlord transmission, it want to do battle with me every time I try and shift it! LOL sorry could not resist.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1498

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

The heavy leak seems be coming from the area circled in blue;
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Could this area be the issue? It looks lower then the rest of the surface. What about filling with JB Weld to build it up?
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

The one by your parking brake, not a magneto horn. It is 6 volts DC.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

He was being fictitious re the tar :D https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fictitious All questions about adjusting are moot at this point, you are asking about a General Motors Corporation horn not a Ford horn. The Ford Model T horns and the one you have would not be the same re adjusting or ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: prestolite gas
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: prestolite gas

Prestolite was the company that made and supplied most of the bottled gas tanks used on cars and trucks using gas head lights. The gas was/is acetylene compressed and stored in the Prestolite tanks and was made by water dripping on calcium carbide. This is the same gas made in the tanks original use...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?

Must have been a big do, they even have the brass band out!
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: What kind of a car is this?

If I had time talent and money, I would build a cloverleaf body for a T. I have seen images of them and like the style. There is the Amesbuilt coverleaf; http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1330777431
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt threads
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Bolt threads

While I am not sure about after 1928, Chevrolet used the 13-1/2 bolts for the head from 1928 back. Yes that is something that can trip one up not knowing the difference.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Electronic version of a 1927 parts book
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Wanted Electronic version of a 1927 parts book

Mark thanks for posting that. I thought I had updated the old link, but guess not. It is now. :)
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 23
Views: 8273

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

Click on new topic and post your ad. It's on the left side in the header bar. While is is not stated, prices are needed. Photos help sell your part as well as a good description and if you will ship.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help In need of a pan streighting
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Help In need of a pan streighting

BE_ZERO_BE wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:45 pm
If anyone in Portland knows where a pan jig is, it would be Jack in Tualitan.
PM or email me and I will give you his number.
Jack's jig is not usable. He does not have the end pieces and it needs to be surfaced. It was used as an anvil so is presently in tough shape.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

Mark, Did mean my horn is neither a battery nor a magneto horn? If so, what is it? If I hook a magneto horn to a 6v, you said it would go clunk. Does that mean it would be damaged or just not reacting to the battery? I mean yours is nether of the T horns shown above, the one you are asking about wo...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Adjusting by ear was how it was done before the 1914 style coils came out and seems the practice was carried on later. Unless the 2 nuts were replace by a knurled nut, not an easy task to do. ;) A friend of mine who is in his 80's keeps wanting to do that, adjust by ear, I keep telling him not too. ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

Adjusting by ear was how it was done before the 1914 style coils came out and seems the practice was carried on later. Unless the 2 nuts were replace by a knurled nut, not an easy task to do. ;) A friend of mine who is in his 80's keeps wanting to do that, adjust by ear, I keep telling him not too. ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

Yours is neater, it's GM product from about the 1930's up. No you can't test a magneto horn with a battery, it's AC, all it would do is go clunk.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Also because of the number of Ford on the road, there were many general repair shops that had the HCCT after they were introduced to the market. The HCCT was not just a Ford shop tool.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed

I might have to post on the general forum to get more eyes on the subject!
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Underpowered?

If one horse will get you there, then two is better. If I really want to rub it in everyone's face, then I will get 4. See how much better I am then you :D
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 971

Re: Testing a horn

Horns are like starters, don't matter which terminal is which. Without knowing what brand of horn it is, it could be single terminal which would use the body for the return loop, could even be 12 volts like used on Dodge up to about 1926. If it does not work, it may just need a cleaning and lubed. M...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Car Stinks!

I know that smell, didn't even have to feral cat, it was mine and he peed on the kitchen stove burner!! OMG the stink. :o Mice in the stove insulation.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed

Thanks Richard for at least a try! :)
by Mark Gregush
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 197

1920's Bumper catalog help needed

Some of you guys have extensive collections of catalogs stashed away, what I am looking for is some help finding out what some bumpers and brackets from the 20's fit that I have. The two parts catalogs I have access to only list parts numbers or less so not much help. What I would like to find is so...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Car Stinks!

The skunk under the hood? :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator problem
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Generator problem

I will 3rd what Rajoracer said, also checking the null point. I had a generator that had those windings in it, had a devil of a time figuring it out.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: info on MNtoys
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: info on MNtoys

If it was the ad I am thinking of, those were not Bennett brakes, the pedal and equalizer is. They will not be a bolt on and go. They may have used a larger drum like the rocky mtn small drums do. Neat brakes, but may take some engineering to mount them. https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: For All Eternity

I have had the same thoughts when installing the parking brake springs and brake clevis pins on Model A rear end! What were they thinking? :o
by Mark Gregush
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did bumpers come with the car originally?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Did bumpers come with the car originally?

Not until the 1926 improved models came out, even then it was an up grade not stock. All bumpers before that were aftermarket not Ford supplied item.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Carburetor Adjustment

Think of the "choke" as a primer, closed for priming the engine, open for running.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: radiator hose

When I got my radiator hose at the auto parts store for the 1920 Dodge I had to buy by the foot. The Dodge hoses are smaller in diameter so I didn't ask about T size hose nor have I compared the construction/thickness of the 2 types of hose. I have had no issues with the red hose sold by the supplie...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1415

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I am going by the first photo, not the rusty one later down the post. (you can edit that photo and put in the correct one) The suggested wear allowance is .005 and the wear in the first photo looks greater then that. (Maybe post a better photo and take some measurement to clear it up) Even if you ad...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spare tire carrier question
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: spare tire carrier question

It does not look like any Ford spare carrier I have ever seen, so I would say yes on the aftermarket. Ford didn't have that sliding piece to hold the rim in place, just a clamp. Looks like the one side that mounts to the cross member is missing a piece, I think that that missing piece is important t...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1415

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I think you are getting the cart before the horse. What are you going to do about the worn other end? Read the info in the links I posted. good luck
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spoke paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: wood spoke paint?

Ok then did not know about post with posting thing. It still could be edited, title and body to say duplicate post or such.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spoke paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: wood spoke paint?

You might want to delete one of your two post, so it does not get confusing later. Click on the pencil.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1129

Re: Ad-on brakes

The current Rocky Mtn brakes ARE copies of the 1926-27 AC brakes. The 1926/27 AC brakes didn't use the center anchor point. While I still have 30X3-1/2 on the front of my 1921(still original steering ratio), I went with the big drum and Rocky Mtns on the rear with 21" wheels to get more rubber on th...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do think
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: What do think

If this is what you are talking about as replacement; https://www.modeltford.com/item/3547.aspx or https://www.modeltford.com/item/2721A.aspx Without knowing what year, nether the spindle end or steering arm are one size fits all. Some balls were part of the yoke some were straight or tapered shanks...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Castle Nut Assortment set?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Castle Nut Assortment set?

Re: some are formed on the flat side of the nut
That would be a slotted hex.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1415

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I have had several cleaned up and polished. The flats where the U-joint fits carry the load not the corners. I then make a new bushing that is bored, faced and reamed to the new size. To me it looks like the bearing area is worn down. The bushing would have to be reamed so the unworn corners of the ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1415

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I see it as you have two choices; get it turned down and make a new upper bushing or buy a new one and install ream and face a new bushing. Looks worn and scored. The bearing surface at the U-joint end of the driveshaft has to be one of the most overlooked parts of the drive train in my OP, to much ...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***

The 2586 would have been used on all closed spool housings. It retains the pinion bearing sleeve. 1921 back would have used studs not bolts.
Edit re 2586;
Except the early housings that were babbitt. :)