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by Craig Leach
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thinking about a downdraft manifold and carb. Any suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Thinking about a downdraft manifold and carb. Any suggestions?

Hi Don, My first T was my speedster. I set it up with a home made header & a WF Carter down draft on a manifold made from a model T intake. For a old worn out T it ran pretty well. Some feel that the size of the T carb. and exhaust govern the speed and this was designed into the car for reliability....
by Craig Leach
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS non T tires
Replies: 0
Views: 156

FS non T tires

I have four 700x19 white wall Lester tires and two 28x3 white wall Lester tires for sale. they are new in the wrapper. They are about five years old but have been stored indoors. $150 each plus shipping
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by Craig Leach
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake Manifold Leak
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Intake Manifold Leak

If you have a vacuum leak shoudnt spraying carb cleaner on the manifold make the engine speed up? Is the carb cleaner non-flamable? Do you have the mixture that rich to start with?
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank packing
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: Crank packing

Hi guys, Good cranks are as hard to find as a good machine shop that grinds cranks I've had two bent by a grinder. Rebabbitting a block is not cheap either. Lots of neat ideas. I was under the impression that spray welding had to be ground that it was hard enough that it did'nt cut well? The wire id...
by Craig Leach
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank packing
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: Crank packing

Thanks guys lots of food for thought. Generaly speeking I would pitch a crank like this but this one is round, straight & a EE. I was going to build another engine if I had enough parts. Just discovered the babbitt in the third main is loose in the block so this will go back on the rear burner. I'll...
by Craig Leach
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank packing
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Crank packing

Hi guys, I struggling with a crank that has a terrilby rusted area where the felt goes. It's rusted out .060 on one side. It would need to be built up and machined to use a speedy sleeve. ( don't trust JB weld that much and don't like to weld on cranks) Has anyone tried machining this part of the cr...
by Craig Leach
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POST HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: POST HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC

Hi Steve, The first low drum I cracked the tear down led to one seized tripple gear bushing, the low drum bushing seized to the brake drum and spinning in the low drum, reverse seized to low drum and spinning in the reverse drum, the driving plate rivets loose as can be. The square in the driving pl...
by Craig Leach
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh Crap!
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: Oh Crap!

Tim you lucky son of a gun. Driving a model T at one of the best air shows there is.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Odd Tubro 400 main shaft FS
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Odd Tubro 400 main shaft FS

Hi Nick,
I'm assuming the three pins need to be installed because the disc's are saller than the ones in a T clutch? Any info you have would be great to have.
Thanks. Craig.
by Craig Leach
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pony Tank CO2 MIG Shielding Gas Regulator?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Pony Tank CO2 MIG Shielding Gas Regulator?

Hi Ignacio, Most welding shops sell the CO2 adapter. My thought is does the welder have a gas solenoid biult in? Some Migs come set up for flux core wire only. If not then the solenoid will be needed to turn the CO2 on & off as you weld. If it has a solenoid biult in then you should be able to just ...
by Craig Leach
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine with pressure lubrication, probably A crank
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Engine with pressure lubrication, probably A crank

Would love to see what you have for sale but for those of use that don't have a google account thats not going to happen try posting on the web OK thanks.
by Craig Leach
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Odd Tubro 400 main shaft FS
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Odd Tubro 400 main shaft FS

Hughes transmission said they have a disc that will not burn up. But the metal plate they use is tuff enough that it would be very hard to remove the teeth needed to use on a stock T clutch hub. Guess I'll find out next engine build.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tubro 400 Clutch Hub FS
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Tubro 400 Clutch Hub FS

Hi Dan sent you a Email. I would like to get both of those items.
Thanks. Craig.
by Craig Leach
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting to me
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Interesting to me

Thanks Dean,
That is a great collection of adds & information.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank you to Lang's and Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Thank you to Lang's and Chaffin's Garage

Iv'e found the best way to find a lost part or tool is to buy another one. Thats why I have 3 Snap-On $80 test lights.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: channel lock stop leak
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: channel lock stop leak

Oh contrare that looks like a pare of Irwin vise grips best money can buy. My Father inlaw saved a mans life with a pare of those
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I remove rock-hard wax buidlup without damaging my paint?
Replies: 25
Views: 846

Re: How do I remove rock-hard wax buidlup without damaging my paint?

Hi Mark, I gave up on wax years ago & stared using Meguiar's show shine. Simple & fast. Takes the finger prints off too. Thats a plus if Iv'e had a couple hundred kids in and on the T Firetruck. When I used wax when it would dry out I would add some dihydrogen oxide (H2O ) in the can & stir it up to...
by Craig Leach
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever see one of these?
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Ever see one of these?

Hi Tim,
When you tighten the nut does it lock the inner tube to the outer tube? If it does maybe its a trammel rod for setting gather & camber? If its some kind of pump maybe there is residue inside that will indicate what it was used for?
Craig
by Craig Leach
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two way radios
Replies: 29
Views: 919

Re: Two way radios

I have a box of walky talkies that work car to car but not so good driver to passenger. They are cumbersom for some one driving a T. Sitting to close for a megaphone. As far as for people stopping to render assistance on one speedster event they passed out little red & green flags. If you where in n...
by Craig Leach
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 7005

Re: Feeling stupid - hard starting

Hi Steve,
Fantastic thats great to hear. Some times we (Me) forget Occam's razor princible when looking for a solution. Iv'e been putting gasket sealer on those cam seals so they don't fall out like that. Happy motoring.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two way radios
Replies: 29
Views: 919

Re: Two way radios

Has anyone found a good inexpensive wireless headset communication system for car to car or navigator to driver in open cars?
Thanks.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Ruckstell axle

Hi Terry,
Just think if you could lock the trans in low in Rux & underdrive you could check the air in the tires while you walked around.
I run a 3:1 so I use the Rux on hills & in traffic.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 7005

Re: Feeling stupid

Hi Steve, I'm with jerry, I'm unclear as to how much work you did as to wether it is possible but I checked out a no start on a rebiult engine done by a very reputable shop that had some compression, spark, fuel. It would only phoot & pop I found the valve timing was off. The owner sent the car to a...
by Craig Leach
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Worn Texas T Distributor Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: A Worn Texas T Distributor Problem

Hi James,
What is worn out in the distrbuter?
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outside Oil Line Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Outside Oil Line Experience

I run outside oil lines religiously. Usualy one Mag. post and one hogs head plus the large funnel inside. I no longer use the copper line, I use steel line. The copper gets brittle at the compression ferral and vibration can fracture the line. If there is any question about how much oil the line flo...
by Craig Leach
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw a Model T this afternoon-
Replies: 16
Views: 1509

Re: Saw a Model T this afternoon-

Hi Jerry,
It's from the Pixar movie Up. Dug the talking dog gets distracted by squirrels.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T engine in storage!
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: T engine in storage!

Hi Don, I think maybe everyones looking for the rest of the information. Is this your engine or are you looking at it to buy? Is it in a car or not. As far as what to do. Do you know anyone with a bore scope that you can look in the cylinders with? look for rust a little bit may not stop the engine ...
by Craig Leach
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ring gear
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Ring gear

Yes the Hannay reel company uses a copy of a model T ring & pinion for the hand rewind used alot in the fire & cemical service. I have replaced some of them. If you look real close you will find they are cast aluminum. I bet there is a interesting story about how that came about to be a model T ring...
by Craig Leach
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford shifting problems
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Warford shifting problems

Hi Dan, Direct is a different connection than under or over as it does not rely on the cluster gear for the transmission of power and has more teeth engaged to drive throught. If you do not feel a strong detent in under it is maybe not going all the way in ( weak spring, dirty bore, or bent fork.) w...
by Craig Leach
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve seat problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1235

Re: Valve seat problem

Randy, thats correct pistons are not that expensive. I had a two piece valve become a two piece valve and brake through the head.I replaced the valves, and head and had a knock. Turned out the impact that didnt break the piston fractured the battit in the rod. Pulling the engine seem's like a lot of...
by Craig Leach
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bosch distributor. Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Bosch distributor. Sold

Distributer arrived, looks great. Thanks Mike.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1925 TT C Cab Dump Truck Runs Drives For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3503

Re: 1925 TT C Cab Dump Truck Runs Drives For Sale

A auxilliary with a three bolt shifter retainer its a good chance its a Muncie. Some Muncies have a higher overdrive that should work well in a TT.
by Craig Leach
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rogue Magnet
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Rogue Magnet

Hi George,
Turns out he may not be very far from you. Hes in the north part of metro area of Austin. I'll send you an email.
Thanks. Craig.
by Craig Leach
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rogue Magnet
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Rogue Magnet

Thanks guys,
He will just need to figure out how to get the engine out & apart. He's in the proccess of moving a couple of states away so its hard for me to help him. Maybe he will find someone near by to help once he gets settled.
Thanks. Craig.
by Craig Leach
Mon May 31, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rogue Magnet
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Rogue Magnet

I have never had to try this. A friend just had a magnet come off and lock up the engine, fortunately the engine was just above an idle. Question is can you get the magnets out with the hogs head off with a four dip pan? (He's not realy set up to pull the engine) He has a distributer to put on it. T...
by Craig Leach
Fri May 28, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bosch distributor. Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Bosch distributor

Hi Mike sent you a Email. Would like to buy that if you still have it. I put a Stultz distributer on one and like it very much. Thanks.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Mon May 24, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Air Cleaner
Replies: 27
Views: 1295

Re: Air Cleaner

Hi Danny,
I had not thought of that. Most of the issues I have had with air filter issues that where a result of turbulance from high air flow, not something that happens in a model T. I will dig into my small fittings & tubing to see what I can do. Thanks.
Carig.
by Craig Leach
Mon May 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Air Cleaner
Replies: 27
Views: 1295

Re: Air Cleaner

O K Danny,
I run a marvel schebler on my speedster, living in the desert I'm fond of air filters but have noticed a issue with them at high altitude and climing hills. Most of the time i just remove the air filter if the issue pressents. Can you educate my on this balance thing ?
Thanks. Craig.
by Craig Leach
Sat May 22, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake light switch
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Brake light switch

Hi David, Sounds like you may have a switch going bad. I think after a while they all do. I have tried most of the ones the venders sell with good results. I like the one that clamps around the starter cover best because I have accessory brakes. The one that bolts on the trans cover is half the pric...
by Craig Leach
Sat May 22, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do they make a self advancing distributor?
Replies: 36
Views: 2601

Re: Do they make a self advancing distributor?

Hi Matt, I have a Delco-Remy distributer set up for a T. It has centrifical advance. Seems to have been made by a machinest with to much time on his hands. Uses a modified cover and the factory gears to drive it. Very well made if you are interested in using the Delco-Remy style distributer. I like ...
by Craig Leach
Mon May 17, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post your pictures from Luray....!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2521

Re: Post your pictures from Luray....!!

In picture # 12 there is a drive shaft did it sell, How long is it. If it didnt sell. Thanks. Craig
by Craig Leach
Sat May 15, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lightweight Model T Hauling Trailer?
Replies: 41
Views: 2416

Re: Lightweight Model T Hauling Trailer?

I personaly like the idea of a light, low, single axle trailer. I borrowed a very nice single axle trailer from a club member to tow my speedster to Santa Clara once( 750 miles ) towed like a dream. Almost forgot is was back there. The next time I towed my tandem not near as much fun. I need the tan...
by Craig Leach
Thu May 13, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT- Wife and dementia
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: OT- Wife and dementia

Just a side note, My neighbors wife started showing signes of dementia some years back. She was arguemenative, forgetfull. Started hording things. Would not leave the house. He tried despartly to take her to the doctor, but she refused to go. One day she had a bad headache and passed out. He called ...
by Craig Leach
Thu May 06, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I convert a 6v starter to run on 12v?
Replies: 17
Views: 2704

Re: How do I convert a 6v starter to run on 12v?

Hi Dave,
The info you are looking for is in a post from AdminJeff on Feb 02 2020 pictures & diagram.
My Brother in law took his to a generator shop they did it for $40 it works great. One of the local club members is doing it also.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Wed May 05, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt starter, with 12 volt system.
Replies: 21
Views: 1343

Re: 6 volt starter, with 12 volt system.

Hi George,
I don't explain this very well so go to youtube search voltage drop test no crank slow crank. There should be enough info there to show how it is done. By doing a VOLTAGE DROP TEST you will find what & where your problem is. Look at several videos you will get the idea.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Tue May 04, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Starter bendix asssembly
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Starter bendix asssembly

Hi Allen, I was taught to weld ( braze ) the counter weight. The pin and spring are to prevent the drive from engauging under gravity & inertia. I was wondering if other than a bad accident if a Model T ever expiriances those forces ? Still I do think it is important. As far as timing the drive I ha...
by Craig Leach
Tue May 04, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wire wheel adapters
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: wire wheel adapters

Google the lug nut king. I think they have them or will make them for you.
Craig
by Craig Leach
Sun May 02, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt starter, with 12 volt system.
Replies: 21
Views: 1343

Re: 6 volt starter, with 12 volt system.

Hi George, The two years may be the issue. Pull the band off and look at the comuntater & brushes. They may be corroded or oily. If its oily and you sray it out with contact cleaner or brake clean blow it out or let it dry before trying to start it most cleaners are flamable. If they look good try j...
by Craig Leach
Sun May 02, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear main cap removal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Rear main cap removal advice

I would assume that there is enough suface in & past the radius of the center main journal to hold the crank in place. Don't think it would be wise to set it up any tighter than you would the 3rd. main. This is just a stop gap repair I would not think it smart if you are not sure the rest of the eng...
by Craig Leach
Sat May 01, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear main cap removal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Rear main cap removal advice

Allen The cap is brass so it gives a more robust surface to wear against. It alos has a way of locking it in place to get the mag ajusted. Made by the Hayward bearing and casting Co. Called the "Stay Put" adjustable center main bearing cap for ford motor. I'm having trouble sending pictures to my co...
by Craig Leach
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parades
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: Parades

I love parades. Have done many in my 1919 firetruck I try to do every vetrans day parade I can. Have had the honor to carry many grand mashals. Vetrans, even a Navajo code talker and there families and lots of my grandkids. Have been the support vehicle for my grandsons marching band. Run in Muncie ...
by Craig Leach
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Acetylene welding question
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: Acetylene welding question

Popping is a tip, heat and application issue a fire extinguiser is a good idea and checking for hot spots before you close up shop is a must. practice makes perfect.
by Craig Leach
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help, fuel loss.
Replies: 34
Views: 1614

Re: Need help, fuel loss.

Just out of curiosity what gear did you go to?
by Craig Leach
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help, fuel loss.
Replies: 34
Views: 1614

Re: Need help, fuel loss.

Congradulations.
by Craig Leach
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving/ carb adjusting on hills
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Driving/ carb adjusting on hills

I tend to drive other T poeple nuts when I'm driving. I constantly make adjustments driving down the road. I think timing & fuel mixture are critical to optimum performance especially if you only have 20 HP. (see forum Aug. 30 2014 ) shows throttle & timing. We get spoiled with our modern cars that ...
by Craig Leach
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Sold

Hi Ron,
Looks like I missed out on the hubs, any chance I could get you to post or send pictures of them would love to see how that was done.
Thanks. Craig
by Craig Leach
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern bearing pinion setup what bearings are used and need demensions
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Modern bearing pinion setup what bearings are used and need demensions

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Here is a pic of the parts
by Craig Leach
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern bearing pinion setup what bearings are used and need demensions
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Modern bearing pinion setup what bearings are used and need demensions

Hi Mark, It's nice to know I'm not the only crazy I can do that person out there! I don't think it would be appropriate to publish some ones instructions with out there permiision. I had the same thought you have about making my oun roller bearing spool ( also having some that are to pitted to use) ...
by Craig Leach
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling on e bay
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Selling on e bay

Yes, my daughter questioned the citizenship of a fellow employee that could not speak english. She was informed by managment that the empoyee was born and raised in L.A. Cal. and had a high school diploma from L.A. county school district. "AND COULD NOT SPEAK ENGISH" God Bless good teachers but as f...
by Craig Leach
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve
Replies: 41
Views: 2265

Re: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve

Hi John. Try taking the valve covers off. check to make sure you do noy have a valve pin missing or a broken spring. A intake valve may open & close well enough to do a compression test with no spring but not close enough when running. It sounds like you have tried about everything else. Also do you...
by Craig Leach
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine grounding
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Engine grounding

Iv'e been adding a ground cable for a long time om my T's. I install a longer bolt to the pan, attach the cable from there with a nut and bolt it to the frame. Iv'e been doing this since I witnessed sparks coming out of someones front motor mount when cranking at night. Rust is a pretty good insulat...
by Craig Leach
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage BMW motorcycle at Chickasha
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Vintage BMW motorcycle at Chickasha

Hi Bill,
No I do not have one, Iv'e just seen a lot of Ural's passed off as BMW's or at least mistaken for BMW's.
I found the cure to antique motorcycles. It's antique cars. The grandkids seem to like the cars better.
It's a win win.
Craig.
by Craig Leach
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage BMW motorcycle at Chickasha
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Vintage BMW motorcycle at Chickasha

I was not there but that sounds like a Ural.
Craig
by Craig Leach
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 34
Views: 1435

Re: Coolant

I have worked on Fire pumps for twenty years. If you have ever seen what happens to them you would never put tap water in anything cast iron.
by Craig Leach
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Maaco
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Maaco

I have a neighbor that owns a MAACO I have not had him paint a T but he does all my modern cars (1966 to pressant) and have never been disapointed. You do get what you pay for if you whant a $400 paint job you can get it. I you want a $10,000 paint and body on a classic musle car you can get that to...
by Craig Leach
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ornate sidelights price reduced!
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Ornate sidelights price reduced!

I have the headlights to match
by Craig Leach
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Southwestern Brass & pre-war
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Southwestern Brass & pre-war

Who's going to the Southwesrtern Brass & pre-war swapmeet event? I talked to Rich the other day He committed to the facility before the change to Tulare. So He's going forward with the event, He has a lot planned. This has the potential to bring a big event to Arizona.
by Craig Leach
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Insufficient Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: 13T - Insufficient Cooling

Hi Darin, Everyone has hit on possible issues. Did you install the new radiator because you had a overheating issue to begin with? or did the the heating problem come after? I assume the radiator is puking water out when it gets hot and the motometer is accurate? You stated that you often have Temps...
by Craig Leach
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Now better photos. "Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?"
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

Re: Now better photos. "Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?"

Hi Steve, I don't know what your skill level is when it comes to fabricating is. Here is an idea, if you can find some tubing that fits snug on the carb cut a 45* as close as you can and have it still fit over the carb. turn it 180* and weld it to the 45* just cut. drill two holes and knotch to fit ...
by Craig Leach
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair small cracks in hubcaps headlight rims
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Repair small cracks in hubcaps headlight rims

I just found a product that helps with this kind of repair. It's Silver Bearing Solder Paste. It comes in a tube and is silver solder particles suspended in a flux. melts with a small butane torch. Also makes a great tin for heavier solder. Found it at Homedepot
by Craig Leach
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR

Kirby emial sent.
by Craig Leach
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOOKING FOR WTB GAS TANK SEDIMENT BULB OUTLET FLANGE
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: LOOKING FOR WTB GAS TANK SEDIMENT BULB OUTLET FLANGE

Anyone know where you would find the inlet & outlet castings if one where to try making a new gas tank? Hank didn't you know the Gentleman that was making the tanks?
by Craig Leach
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR

Gene & Steve I didnt get the Thomas Dissy, was to slow on the trigger. What do you have how bad is the base broken? Craig.
by Craig Leach
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR

Hi Jay,
Never heard anything, My # is 6zero2-7six9-0two57 let me know how to get you paid. Gene & Steve when Jay gets ahold of me I 'll reach out to you guys.
by Craig Leach
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: FOR SALE - THOMAS DISTRIBUTOR

email sent
by Craig Leach
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

Thanks Guy's I can't wait to prove to the wife I can still learn new tricks.
Craig
by Craig Leach
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

This is a loaded topic. To the best of my knowledge the manufactures of brake lining recomend if they are contaminated with oil or grease they be replaced. That being said I know that doesnt always happen. I have had poor results with the neoprene outer seals ( seal failures, O/ring failures, poor s...
by Craig Leach
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: glass

Mark you may be wrightbut window glass will reach over 140* in arizona in the summer time. I found 1926 chebby head light glass is 7 3/4" so I used one of hem I had. THe light looks OK after I got the mail box imprint out of it.
by Craig Leach
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Magneto Output Post
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: 1915 Magneto Output Post

Victor I think I have a new one out on a front oiler kit?
by Craig Leach
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: glass

For those in phoenix Best glass is making them for me @ $21.25 each Thanks again.
by Craig Leach
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: glass

Thanks, I'll look for a local glass shop. No Frank I'm in the southwest metro Phoenix area were it was a beautiful 70* and sunny yesterday
Thanks again.
by Craig Leach
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: glass

Thanks guys that was easy , any chance you know what size they should be? ( dont have the pieces to put together to find out) Thanks again
by Craig Leach
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 718

glass

Ive never worked on early lights before where do you find glass lens's for 1914 & older headlights? Thanks
by Craig Leach
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small block Chevy rod bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Small block Chevy rod bolts

I use them a lot i have freinds that biuld chebbies that have buckets of them! the used ones fit better, new ones often need a little belt sanding to get into the rod. If you torque them to chebby specs. ( some call for 45 bl. ft. of torque ) with dippers you may never get the dippers off in one pie...
by Craig Leach
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB RM brakes or AC brakes
Replies: 23
Views: 1539

Re: WTB RM brakes or AC brakes

This seems to be a common issue with people having the incorect R.M. brakes. In the case of having 09-25 R.M. brakes and needing the smaller 26-27 set. Has anyone thought of having a piece of cold rolled steel say 5/16" x 2" rolled into a apropriate sized ring, then shrinking it onto the 26-27 drum....
by Craig Leach
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ac brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 1408

Re: Ac brakes

John @ Model T Ranch makes a equalizer very simular to the rocky mountain one. I made my own equalize for the A-Cs on my speedster ( pull type instead of push) and used chebby E-brake cables so I had an adjustment for cable length. I took them off & made rods for them the only differance I found was...
by Craig Leach
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Interesting Model T engines

Very interesting. Looks like they must have had magnito ignition driven off the cam gear. If they where used for fire pumps they would use pump water scavanged off the the fire stream to cool the engine. Most fire apparatus (trucks ) use the engine for both transportation and pumping the fire stream...
by Craig Leach
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD Bosch dist conversion to 009 cap & points
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Bosch dist conversion to 009 cap & points

Hi Tony, I love what you did to adapt cap, rotor & points. I have been trying the same. 009 dissy to american bosch clamp on early Distributor, jeep to Thomas & Stultz to Atwater Kent. all have threre chalangeses.
by Craig Leach
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

Neat ideas, I use the plug lifting eyes but dislike the fact that they dont lift level. You have twice the thread engagement in a spark plug hole than a head bolt. I would make sure they are tight in a aluminum head. Pat the sling idea looks pretty versatile ( thats a neat fan) and I would like to k...
by Craig Leach
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1907

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

Don't know where I would have kept them. By the time I got out of High School I had ouned 20 or more cars. My only intrests where cars & girls and going as fast as I could with both. Then one day I started keeping only one of each. Funny how that works. Now I'm into as many old cars s I can get my h...
by Craig Leach
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

Happy New Year. I personally have never had the privlige of meeting Original Smith. I do know some how have had stimulating conversations with him. We all have a effection for the most accessorized automobile ever produced. I find it admorable that some try to keep them as they came from the factory...
by Craig Leach
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 2396

Re: Driving question

Lots of advice on how to drive a model T. All seems good. Heres some on how not to drive a T. Get it running, drive it around the block three times, load it on the trailer and go to a 150 mile tour. Trust me on this one. Practice Practice Practice.
by Craig Leach
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1908

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I use the Cole Hersee master disconnect switch on all my T's. Drill the hole for the ground in the frame and grind off the rust & paint on the frame and connect the switch then connect the ground cable to the switch. It will be hard to get to but no one will notice it. We forget there are two sides ...
by Craig Leach
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 2029

Re: T race car

Looks like he reversed the low/clutch pedel using the brake shaft as a pivot and converted the reverse to hand operated. Very inovative.
Super nice car! My hats off to you.
by Craig Leach
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Warford ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: What is a Warford ???

Hi Michael,
Meassure the front square drive if it is 13/16" it needs a adapter & U/joint to hook to the T transmission making it longer. If the square is 7/8" then it will bolt direct to the T transmission. You will probably need to turn the shifter around to clear the seat.
by Craig Leach
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rocky mountain brake question
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: rocky mountain brake question

Hi Joseph, The new Rockies are self energizing forward and work poorly in reverse and when wet. If you have a Aux. Trans. and get cought going up hill and either kill the engine or get out of gear you may find yourself in trouble. Having a good park brake is advised. ( park brakes are sometimes remo...