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by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rayfield UF
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Rayfield UF

I will post something to get the ball rolling. In most cases I have seen (ok not a huge number ;) ), the fuel would be to the bottom of the window. Using the, for example; Stromberg that had a plug in the side of the bowl to set float/fuel level.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Free sets of Kevlar transmission bands
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Free sets of Kevlar transmission bands

Darn, too bad the tour season is over. Good test would be someone that deals with a lot of going up and down hills and stop and go traffic. Something that will put them thru a good workout. Maybe a stock car and one that has a little extra power like overhead or high compression head. From what I fo...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 48
Views: 2276

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

Got another one of those 26's that with water pump needs 35" fan belt. The only belting we had was too thin for one layer so had to use contact cement to join the two layers together then stitched along the edges and both sides of the butt joints. I have a 29-4 Singer walking foot. The first attempt...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bosch mag
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Bosch mag

Could be the condenser or coil that is in the shaft. Good book is; "How to restore tractor magnetos" by Neil Yerigan. There is a guy that comes to the Steam Up in Brooks that could check it, but because it might be temperature related might be shop job. There are a couple of people in the Northwest ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, original Babbitt rear axle thrust washers.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: WANTED, original Babbitt rear axle thrust washers.

Read his WHOLE post not just the title.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Langs catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Langs catalog

Just save the link in your bookmarks. It will save your wish list as you build it. Don't need to down load the whole catalog.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces

Make 2 hard wood wedges (like door stops) so they would stick out both side of the case, round over the flat side somewhat match the curve in the shoe. After you get the pole shoe screws in as tight as you can, drive them in to expand the shoes. While you can only do 2 shoes at a time, it would work...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?

The problem is using Friends and Family/Gift is you are not protected esp it you are sending money to someone you do not know.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Weight of bare chassis

Might be easier to ask if anyone know how much just the bare Model T frame weighs. If you are looking to have one shipped, it could be the size more then the weight that would give you the cost. Add onto that if or if not the running board brackets are attached.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: use of Fordson tractor magneto drive on car help requested
Replies: 1
Views: 193

use of Fordson tractor magneto drive on car help requested

Does anyone have any info or pictures of how the Fordson tractor magneto drive is used on a car. I have seen references to it being done. I just got one and so far I see that the boss for the fan adjustment needs to be removed and 26/27 fan used and maybe the oil fill spout needs to be modified but ...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster

Nether the 1923 or 1927 body parts books call it a belt rail, just rail. Nice wood work Scott.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

Thanks Corey, re the float valve. I did not know that. Everything I have read in the past indicated all parts but the spray needle and jet were the same as NH. While it might not be be the original valve, I will pull mine and compare. I pulled the one out of mine. It is the same length as the other ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Fan Problem

I too tried grease on my stock fan hub (1921). Even set on the loose side, didn't take long for it to start making noise for lack of lube. Went back to heavy oil. Yes it makes a bit of mess, but the bushings get lubed.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster

It is call a tack rail. Lang's uses a stock photo, all the same photo for all styles of tack rails. Ford just called it a rail. Here is a sample listing;
https://www.modeltford.com/item/WTS3.aspx
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

The float level should be the same a NH. Re the gaskets, could be a different float valve was used at some point and needed the extra to get to match up or old gaskets were not removed and over time there were 3. If you have an NH float valve you might compare with the one you took out of the Simmon...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil level for car Ruckstell
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Oil level for car Ruckstell

From the Encyclopedia; 1915-1919 New “standard” design adopted about March 1915. Tubular axle housings inserted into center section. Early 1915 brake backing plates did not have reinforcing ribs (added in October 1915). Oil filler hole just below centerline. 1919-1921 Similar to 1918 but now machine...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

Ok how about "don't piggy back someone else's ad" :lol:
Oh, looked up Bogart, the description of what it means is all over the place.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

He is only rolling it a few feet, if that compromises the axle or hub there are other issues to start with and chances are when he puts the nuts back on, the axle and wheel will roll together anyway.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Test; (my photo are loaded right from my PC)
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB T steering wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: WTB T steering wheel

I suggest you find the spider and get a rim from; https://www.woodbykevinallen.com/steering-wheel-rims.html Might be a tall order to find what your looking for. Kevin might be able to make one for you. While the originals were one piece his I think are made up of several pieces finger jointed togeth...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

My muffler lost its nut and washer on the last tour, oh well only 98 years young! :lol: The suppliers carry the tack strip. Sounds like a fun time. Best we can do on a club tour is maybe 3-4 average, the rest are A's or modern.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

I did think of something else; DO NOT BOGART SOMEONE ELSE'S AD. Start your own.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand Cranked Coil Tester w/Weston Ammeter
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Hand Cranked Coil Tester w/Weston Ammeter

laying down or standing up the diagram on page 12 is very clear and simple. Unless you are doing in car testing of the magneto the choke is not needed so can be left out of the circuit. Unless the coil you are testing was used for other uses, would not have post on it. If it does, just use jumpers a...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home again.
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Home again.

Bummer on the tires! If I had solar mine would have an antennae next to them too! :lol: Free over the air for me.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Exhaust cut out
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Exhaust cut out

Would be if it was an off topic discussion.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Exhaust cut out
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Exhaust cut out

you are not going to get a lot of views here in this section. Put it in the classifieds.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

One more thing to add (I am sure there are more), when it sells or you found the needed item, update the ad. Just because it drops out of site does not mean it is gone. You do not have to go thru all the ads, just click on your name and open the user control panel, click on show post. Jeff turned on...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early brass parts-Motometer,governor,carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Early brass parts-Motometer,governor,carbs

Both Moto-Meter/caps are modern reproductions so would be about what current ones sell for or less. The lid is missing on the Master Vibrator so ball park might be between 60-100. While it looks good, question is does it work? The Moto-Meters might be an easy sell, finding someone that needs the Mas...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Updraft Manifold Used as a Downdraft
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: An Updraft Manifold Used as a Downdraft

Saw a swamp buggy T that used the same exhaust, flipped the intake over and used standard T carb. The gas tank was mounted up high on the firewall.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

LIKE! Never thought about running of the cam shaft. Most that I have seen seem to run off a gear on the pulley, or look that way. Thanks
Don't see much difference then running a modern Gates fan belt.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cracked block -Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Cracked block -Things that you never expect to find...

Yes the block could be saved. Might look into having the cracks pined then install valve seats and sleeves if you really want to save the block. One of my exhaust has a crack that runs almost to the outside, been running it that way for years. One of the reasons I put the overhead on, but am running...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

Very true re needle and seat. If Gene is asking about the float valve needle and seat, the NH ones will work. Sorry if I was going the wrong direction, I call it a float valve. The spray needle came to mind because I have seen so many missing.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

The latter cars got a longer bar instead of the little square piece, made it easier to install and remove. The kits use the longer bar. With the small square piece, sometimes it is hard to reach down and keep it from turning when taking out or installing radiator.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

It moves. As the air speed increases it is pulled open. At idle it is mostly closed but is free to swing as needed and gives a richer mixture. The Kingston l thru L4 used about the same thing, only instead of hanging vertical it lays flat. Reports I have read says it gives a better bottom end over t...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

If you need any more info we will try and help.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cracked block -Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Things that you never expect to find...

Jeff, do some google searching on 26/27 brake drums with cracks there. Mine has the same issue. Some have suggested that this could have been that way for many miles/years even from new because of the thinness of the area. I chose to use the one I had. The drive plate is held by the drum so unless i...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 48
Views: 2276

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

Went on a short tour with the club on Sunday. On the way to the meeting spot lost the nut and retaining washer on my 98 year old muffler. Didn't loose the shells so sorta put it back together for rest of tour. :( Oh well guess after 98 years it's time to retire off my driver. The end caps are gettin...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

;) I hope he is reading this as a guest because the last and only time he has been on was when he posted the question. If you are watching and reading, let people know if the replies have been any help and maybe tell us why you think you need new spokes.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

Thank you Jeff. One of my pet peeves are people that just put "For Sale" or "Wanted" or "Car For Sale" as a title and you have to open the ad to find out it's nothing your interested in. Remember, words are free you are not paying per word, write an ad. Just because the space for the title looks to ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: 27 T magneto issue

I would say if that is just at idle I don't think it's too bad. Might just be the switch it self need cleaning or attention. With the bulb attached like it is, do a check with an analog meter set to AC. Hook the leads from the meter to the same points as the bulb. Do this at different RPMs. This wil...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

The seat is different then stock NH. I got my needle from Jack. Here is a side by side of the Simmons/Western Auto and NH carb needle seat/jet. The short one is Simmons/Western Auto. The Simmons/Western Auto has approx .505 length tube and the NH is approx .640. The base that screws in is the same b...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you work a Ruckstell?
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: How do you work a Ruckstell?

There is no "HIGH" in a Ruckstell, ether the under drive is engaged or it not . With the lever pulled back (to the rear of the car) and it is disengaged or pushed forward (to the front of the car) the Ruckstell (under drive) is engaged (this is at the rear end). At the handle (when it is installed) ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Air Cooled Engine Question

Battery and Model T coil.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Firestone Spark Plugs...Radioactive
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Firestone Spark Plugs...Radioactive

Are you sure they are not 18 mm? Which would be early Ford V8
by Mark Gregush
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How to edit classified post
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: How to edit classified post

Great! I just did a test on my posting above, works.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help. Bad and aging memory
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Need help. Bad and aging memory

Brent if you posted it here in the classifieds, click on your name and open the user control panel. Scroll down to your april post, maybe something will jump out, like someone was interested in it. Unless it was payed for, could be they are no longer interested or no longer need it. Or check your PM...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1238

Re: Johns-Manville company

Re; I don't think Henry used it in Model T production
Yes there was some on a Model T. The wrap on the muffler.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1526

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Good suggestions, but I would say you need to check your valves. Those compression number are really low for a rebuilt engine. Pull the side covers and check the gaps. When the engine is cold, try priming it by pulling the plugs and adding a little gas to the cylinders. Lack of compression = lack of...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel

I am pretty sure he is talking about a panel that would close off the trunk from the cab not the package shelf. The T nor A had one and I do not recall one on the 33 coupe I worked on. You could see the support and springs when you looked in the trunk even on the later coupes and sedans. At some poi...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How to edit classified post
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: How to edit classified post test

Just do an update posting like adding a reply. Testing to see if works. Great! :)
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for the Fordson Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Question for the Fordson Guys

Thanks for posting the web site. It was suggested to me today, but slipped my mind.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for the Fordson Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Question for the Fordson Guys

What I was told is the Irish built Fordson's were blue with orange wheels. Between what years I do not know.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just showing a Rayfield Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Just showing a Rayfield Carburetor

The soft copper hue played across the chamber cover like gossamer's silken cord on a fall sun lit day. :)
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Re the why, I was wondering the same thing.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood firewall questions pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Wood firewall questions pictures

Correct, I just looked it up. The gutter was added in 1919.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: rear springs same
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: rear springs same

The 1928 parts book listed the rear spring as the same 1909 to 1927; http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/post-1927/1928plaug.pdf The arc of the rear cross member was changed for 1926-27, it was taller to drop the body down. I mounted a big drum rear under my 21 without changing the spring with no issues. ...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood firewall questions pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Wood firewall questions pictures

The support brackets are wrong for 19. The terminal block was just screwed to the firewall. The top piece had the rain gutter added about 1921 and was used to last of wood firewalls, 19 would just have been a trim piece or may have just had the welting nailed on, it has been a while. I don't recall ...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Cool steering box

Thanks for what it fits. The rust worms got to the outside of the shaft some, but being solid don't think will hurt it much. I will have to shorten it about 9-10 inches and will use the T mast jacket and rods.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Battery question

"and the ammeter." ya true, but it will just read backwards if the wires are not swapped. :) If it still has a mechanical cutout all you have to do besides the ammeter, is flash the generator after changing the battery leads. Google it. If it has modern regulator or diode type, it will need to be ch...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

other ways to check are; balls of aluminum foil place in several locations on the pistons or modelling clay.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle seal vs. shims
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Rear axle seal vs. shims

That washer looks like a good way to cut the axle as it is floating and any rotation of the hub can turn it. I would maybe trimming some off the shim first or put the shim into the hub first then install the wheel. That way it will works to the outside as you put it on. If the shim is moving in use,...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Cool steering box

This is ether going on my 21 or? Anyone know what it was off of? Yes it has a Model T spider on it. The lower bracket is adjustable so you can set the box and column at most any angel. The bearing surfaces are a bit worn but the teeth look good. It is a cross swing. The ball needs some loving but lo...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Battery question

The only thing on a T that is polarity sensitive would be the generator (it can be flashed) and if it has a modern regulator or diode cutout on it. Mechanical cutouts do not care what ground is used.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

Guess if you have a supply of NOS or good original replacement parts, using them will be fine. For many that is not the case.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

I like the little blip in the circular that say 20-50% kerosene can be added to your gas, like gas didn't have enough kerosene in it at that time. :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

You can polish up the needle. The needle and seat are not available from the suppliers. Jack Darron that made the needles passed away back in 2017. If your needle is really buggered up, you can cut down an NH one and re-point it. The seat is a bit different then stock NH, enough so, that the NH can'...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

I have installed 3 of the non adjustable types. Just follow the instructions.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)

Thank you. While mine are original I think those measurements will work just fine.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)

I just got a set of original Bennett small drum brakes. Problem is the levers were both cut off. What I am looking for is the distance from the mounting point on the shoe to the point where the cable/rod pull rod mounts. There is enough left that I can get angles/bends, so what I need is just point ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Look at the 2ed photo.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Ideal crankshaft radius?

I am pretty darn sure it is 1/8".
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Wrench marked Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Old Wrench marked Ford

I see that there is another posting with more info.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with Hassler shock repair
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Help with Hassler shock repair

On the only set I did, I opened the hole just enough for press fit. I suggest using the bronze/brass bushing not the steel ones.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug

What Chris said about resistors "R" in the number, is what we have found too when running on magneto/coils. I don't think the resistors like the varying voltage when run on magneto and coils and seem to go to pot. Most all plugs sold today over the counter are resistor types, so you have to do a lit...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another cause of misfiring on hard pull
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Another cause of misfiring on hard pull

While I have never used the aluminum high volume intake, but I did try an original type aluminum one which has somewhat larger inside passages over the cast iron type. I was never really happy with the performance on a stock engine (see note*) even after trying several different carbs. I wonder if i...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim lock help
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Rim lock help

Yes that loose piece was made part of the rim, riveted or welded in place. Some rims no matter what you try, are sprung. Sometimes, if you can get the tire on and latched it will be ok once you get it on the wheel and inflated.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: brake pedal movement
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: brake pedal movement

Without knowing WHAT setup he is using...with the Ez-Slide installed moving the parking brake lever should not move the brake pedal. I made my own equalizer that hangs under the parking brake cross shaft so applying the parking brake does not affect the brake pedal. As suggested, back the tension of...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New old parts
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: New old parts

Model T mag bulbs are double post, in/out no ground thru the base. I too have found the Wards and some other bands to be thicker. Only real issue might be, they may have shrunk up some in length and if there is no rot/mold, they might be stretched out(if needed) and once in the car should/might be f...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Just because it had a spot for battery on the coil box and switch does not mean it came with one. In fact Ford specifically said it did not need a battery. It's one of those life's conundrums, why it's there if it was not needed. :?: No Ford came from the factory with a battery till 1919 and after.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Any point close to the battery that there is a nut and bolt that you can use, does not matter. Just make sure there is good clean metal to metal contact. 1914 did not come with a battery and if one had been installed it more then likely would have been in a box on the running board. If you are worri...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lifter clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Lifter clearances

I had my lifter boss's trimmed back just enough to use a wrench on the lifter when the lifter is down. Didn't have to take too much off, you could just see the flats before but not enough to get a wrench on.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1587

Re: Wearing straw hats

For some reason I get an couple of images (well really more then a couple) when I think of a straw boater; Ricky Ricardo preforming at the Tropicana or someone from the 50's on a tour wearing striped coat looking like they stepped out of a Barber Shop Quartet. :lol: I took a look at my 1908 Sears ca...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle low howl
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Rear axle low howl

I have only installed one of the needle bearing. No idea how it worked out, the car has never been started or driven. It is what the customer wanted so is what got used. Not something I would use. It did however get thrust washers behind the U-joint which was pined to the shaft.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

No they are the same.The 21 parts book does not list a grease cup in the steering section. The 2545 parts number in the rear end section does not list a quantity because that grease cup was used in several locations, rear axle tubes, steering bracket and at the upper driveshaft bushing.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Like! 8-) Some really nice looking rigs there.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Re: Bosch front plate distributor $325 plus the ride
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Bosch front plate distributor $325 plus the ride

$325 plus shipping. Guessing less then 2000 miles on the new gears/parts(guess on mileage, the longest tour being around 120 miles round trip rest being shorter and approx number of tours it's been on).
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle low howl
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Rear axle low howl

^ And rivet the U-joint to the drive shaft.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle low howl
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Rear axle low howl

Looking at that 4th main; looks like some migration of the babbitt into the hole. I don't think in my OP that that groove is needed. Do you have the plug installed in the tail shaft shaft? Have you checked the inside diameter of the 4th and outside of the tail shaft? Babbitt looks a little on the th...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Counterweight opinions

If you have not done so, I suggest googling "mtfca; dunn counter weights" or try; "mtfca; counter weights". While using "counter weights" or "counterweights" gets about the same results, there has been a lot posted so lots of reading.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: not accessing some forum subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: not accessing some forum subjects

No issues here but I use a desktop. Just make sure the curser is over the subject not the posters name. You may be getting too low with it and it is reading the wrong thing. ?