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by Alan Long
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: up or down
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: up or down

I’m in the habit of marking the top of the 4th main bearing flange with a file groove. In the process of reinstalling the engine and trying to align the universal joint by cranking over the engine or spinning a wheel this part can spin around and unless it’s marked you can’t be sure the hole is at t...
by Alan Long
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"

Not so much of having dirty hands after driving my 26 all day but the Smell gets to me!!!
Alan
by Alan Long
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

I believe someone asked if one brand had an issue with balance more than others?? The new Blockley Tyres are checked for balance prior to Leaving the factory and like tyres for modern vehicles the side wall is marked indicating where the lighter area is. This enables the installer to fit the tube so...
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Great video and thanks for sharing and getting another T on the road. What I don’t understand is a previous post that said “it’s 1910 made in 1909” How can that be? that must be a reference to “Model Year” ? Curious to know if you have documents to confirm the actual Build Date? We don’t refer to “M...
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1910 Model T Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: 1910 Model T Touring

If it wasn’t for the $ exchange rate and freight cost to Australia, that vehicle would be a bargain even with the few incorrect details on it. My Engine is 108 later and not wishing to start a major debate on the subject my view is that, if the vehicle was completely assembled in 1910, you are entit...
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSTALLING BANDS
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: INSTALLING BANDS

It’s the Drivers side in Australia too! (it’s always the side where the Pedals are)
No point in going to detachable Ear Bands if you don’t have the 26/27 Pigs Head to withdraw them?
Alan
by Alan Long
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube valve stem cut off
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Tube valve stem cut off

Yes, we all install Tubes with good intentions and care but nobody really knows what’s going on inside the Tyre! Who would check or even know how to check if the Tube is the correct size and not manufactured too large or small with over stretching or folds being a issue. Another reason to us Blockle...
by Alan Long
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

Blockley Tyres now have an Agent in Australia. After speaking directly with the Owner in UK I will be buying a set of four 30 x 3 1/2 and the matching 100% Butyl Quality Tubes. Being 67, I see these lasting me out without the issue of continually dropping pressure as the low quality, blended materia...
by Alan Long
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

The one on the far left looks later than 1910 due to the front hood bow being higher than the 09/10 version
Gas generator also on the LHS. Great photo though. Thanks for posting
Alan
by Alan Long
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: 21" Split Rims

Scott, I purchased two from one of the popular suppliers a few years back and it was disappointing. A little bit of attention to detail and quality could have made them perfect! The finish and material used is 100% The issues were... 4 Lugs were welded on and the excess weld is exactly where the Tyr...
by Alan Long
Sun May 17, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Adjusting Radius Rods
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Model T Adjusting Radius Rods

I also do the same as Jerry and Allan. When repairing a Differential I have made a tool to check that the Axle Tubes are straight. With the Hyatt Bearing Sleeves removed I install 4 steel plugs that are bored to 2” After bolting the two housings together a long bar is inserted in one end and pushed ...
by Alan Long
Fri May 01, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 2399

Re: Transmission Oil Video

Wow, I agree with the other posts that this is a real interesting experiment and watching the Oil “back up” had me worried for awhile and it explains the slight leak I have at the bottom of my Cover. The oil flow didn’t appear the alter much between idle and a faster rpm? I have used a Filter for ye...
by Alan Long
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revised Webpage of MTFCA
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Revised Webpage of MTFCA

I’m loving the new coloured photo and index this morning.
What a great improvement! Thanks to all responsible 😀👍
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runabout restoration first test drive
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: 1915 runabout restoration first test drive

Well done Neal.
Looks like a great T. Now get out and enjoy it!!
Alan in Western Australia.
by Alan Long
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?

I’m with Mr Jelf. Original or Aluminium. I also have great confidence with a product that has the Manufacturers name
Clearly and proudly embossed on the part!
Alan
by Alan Long
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Yes, the pipeline is still operating. It is still basically the same as when it was built and in many sections still has the original Pipe. It had a unique Ring Lock System. There are Pumping stations along the 600 Klm route which are now electric driven not Steam. We live about 30 minutes from Mund...
by Alan Long
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"

I have a notation on my Windscreen that reads 11 = 1. Ie when the notch on the mixture knob is at 11 o’clock
that represents 1 turn off closed on The carburettor. I leant this trick the hard way as did the first poster
Alan
by Alan Long
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to buy tires for my 1921 with non-demountable rims.
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: It's time to buy tires for my 1921 with non-demountable rims.

Blockley Tyres UK have recently appointed an Agent in Australia. They have also given a few parts distributors sample Tubes for evaluation. I recon within 6 months they will be a popular brand used here. I for one will be ditching the non branded Tubes for these 100% thick Butyl that they manufactur...
by Alan Long
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 4182

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

For sometime I have been seeking quality Tubes for the 30 x 3 1/2”. Driving our T’s is dangerous enough and the thought of these inferior (NOT Fit for purpose) Tubes failing without notice in the back of my mind is terrible. I can not see any reason why the major suppliers haven’t demanded that Tube...
by Alan Long
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

I agree with Jeff Hood as that is the procedure for a “Static Balance” which should survive. More modern versions
go the next step into “Dynamic Balancing” which is done with a spinning wheel usually on a Wheel Balancing Machine.
Personally, I have never balanced any of my 12 Road wheels. Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2727

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

If you view the action of the Differential centre, spider gears and axles from a different prospective, they are always rotating unless your driving in a very straight line. Maximum “on road” speed / rotation difference when circling dictated by how fast you want to drive your T on full lock!! You w...
by Alan Long
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2727

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Herm, us Aussies have the best of both worlds using your principle. Our drivers side wheel is also the right hand wheel.
Bonus!!! Personally, I’ve never had to raise any wheel to start our T’s as they all have a relatively “clean” neutral
(Well as far as Model T’s go anyway)
Alan
by Alan Long
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford service bulletin
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: Ford service bulletin

I had the same experience as John Page (another Aussie) where a ex Ford Dealership Mechanic had one of those
Books and allowed me to photocopy every page relevant to my 1926 Pick up. Lucky find and willing owner to allow
me to do that.
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas present
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Christmas present

I have the T Shirt and Polo Neck versions of that and you will get a few laughs and odd looks when wearing it!
Alan
by Alan Long
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

A little bit of trivia for our Friends in the USA... we refer to your “Hogs Head” as “Pigs Head” in Australia. The name of course has no influence in its operation except when we have issues working on them and they get called “a Pig of of a thing” (or worse) Merry Christmas Gents Alan in Western Au...
by Alan Long
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup

Don’t forget us Aussies and our friends in NZ and Canada with RHD!!! We need the RH opening 😀👍
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)

I stand corrected and pleased to see those photos Larry. I have installed the shut off valve in that exact position and not
the easier access spot on the Carby
Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)

Not wishing to start an argument as I may Be wrong but did the 09/10 actually have a fuel shut off valve?? The drain shown using the common valve used elsewhere in the vehicle is correct in my opinion. The later models arrangement had the shut off valve integral to the sediment bulb and that was def...
by Alan Long
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID this Old Photo of an early touring car
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: ID this Old Photo of an early touring car

I agree as it has the rolled up Windscreen and could even be a 1909? Is the complete photo available?
Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***

I’m sure that all will agree with me that 2907 as shown is in the open position and both the 2908’s are closed
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

Possibly made longer to suit the RHD models?
Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

Condolences from Australia Mike and Family.
Brenda must have been a wonderful and patient person allowing you to do those
very helpful videos from your home for us T people.
Alan
by Alan Long
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: SLOW LEAKS

738 Views on this subject. This makes me think the issue is very wide spread. I’m going to contact the two companies in the UK again to ask if they have geared up to make quality 100% Butyl Tubes with the original thickness material yet. Another option were the Metric version Michelin Tubes. Any UK ...
by Alan Long
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: SLOW LEAKS

I have eliminated valve leakage as my issue with Tubes dropping pressure. I fitted metal covers and they are bubble tight but still drop pressure. Until we demand tubes being 100% Butyl the issue will continue. To date I believe the Hartford brand
are the best available. Alan
by Alan Long
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Clutch Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Cracked Clutch Plates

My initial thought on those plates is they are “flexing” in operation going from flat to dished. The cracking appears to be adjacent to the cut out on the outer plates. As suggested by others a possibility is catching on the drum and not sliding I’m aware of some rebuilders who intentionally bend on...
by Alan Long
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle seal vs. shims
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Rear axle seal vs. shims

Sorry, I don’t understand the need for this shim. What am I missing here? Agree with others, it looks like a axle cutting
device to me and similar to what the steel thrust washers in the diff have been known to do.
Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

I have Fun Projects Non Adjustable ones in both of my T’s and absolutely no issue. Being cautious that I am, I also kept the top end drive shaft Bush / thrust face set up as standard in the in the unlikely event the locking collar came loose. John Reagan advised me there is no need for the fidly adj...
by Alan Long
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fix for rear axle low growl
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Fix for rear axle low growl

Dan, You have taken the same route as I did. Even though the new Pinion Bearing set up eliminates the need for the front Bush thrust face to contact the universal joint I set it up as per the original design with zero end float / Zero preload. My reasoning was that in the unlikely event the locking ...
by Alan Long
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: tire pressure

Should read from 60 to 65
by Alan Long
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: tire pressure

Looking at my tyres (tires) they show slight signs of under inflation wear pattern. I would guess that increasing the pressure from 69 to 65 PSI would cure this. But Boy oh Boy, I get very nervous pumping up tyres to 60 due to the poor quality Tubes we have to tolerate these days. Tube issues is ano...
by Alan Long
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 09. 10. 11 12 exhaust manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: 09. 10. 11 12 exhaust manifold

Hello Wayne.
Just wondering if it’s a typo however what is a “B” Engine?
The Factory Data Sheet for my 1910 (33435) refers to the Engine having a “C” Cylinder Head .....
Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood wheel hub bolt torque
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: wood wheel hub bolt torque

I’ve recently tensioned mine to 40 Ft Lbs. That figure was specified in a Data Sheet I have and “felt” okay
Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Hi Allan Bruce Brown still owns your old Speedster! For the last few years he has owned that Green Speedster (last photo with Livingston Radiator) and your old yellow Speedster! After buying the 1910 Tourer from Victoria (Dave Bailey) one of the 3 T’s had to go! (according to Alison) Initially it wa...
by Alan Long
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

I believe it was 12 Model T’s
There has been a real buzz of activity recently with guys buying, building and preparing T’s for this event.
Lake Perkolilli is just outside Kalgoorlie (Gold mining area) 600 Klms from Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Toe In !!
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Toe In !!

You may have two issues as the Tyre wear due to excessive toe in or toe out should be reflected on both front tyres feathering
and not just one. The wear due to excessive Camber can be on one wheel only. I haven’t had any experience with wheel alignment altering between wheel styles. Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube Material (again) recycled blend
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Tube Material (again) recycled blend

Interesting reading in a current 2019 Model A parts catalog were they state the Tubes they supply are 100% Butyl Rubber
and NOT a “recycled blend”....

Seems to me that maybe us Model T Owners are the poor cousins who don’t deserve to get 100% Butyl Tubes
For their 30x3 / 30x31/2 or 21” 😡 Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New noise in Henrietta.
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: New noise in Henrietta.

Well done Al😀
by Alan Long
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: Dates on Low Heads

In Judging Guidelines (5 edition) that I have Cylinder Head photos clearly show# 6 with the casting date however photo
# 7 is way to dark to distinguish any features. These two photos apparently describe the 1910, 11 and early 12.
Maybe someone has a better photo of these? Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Keith.

I agree with you on the day and month of your cylinder head but how do you know it’s a 1911 and not 1910?

Cheers. Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Good question guys! I get confused with identifying the numbers on Cylinder heads also. As mentioned above, it’s usually month and day. Last week I had a head identified as being cast on September 27. This is a early Low Head with the casting date visible just above the Ford logo. It’s a true castin...
by Alan Long
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 right hand drive hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: 1926 right hand drive hogshead

That’s a normal looking “Pigs Head” to us Aussies!
Alan
by Alan Long
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 3996

Re: Inner Tubes

It seems that we have common ground on this subject so, all we need now is a Data Sheet developed that specifies what we require in our Tubes. Ie Material used. Wall thickness / density Ribbing Yes/ no Valve stem material Vulcanisation or original style Nut and Plate Pressure testing Factory Batch C...
by Alan Long
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 3996

Re: Inner Tubes

Inner Tubes is a hot subject for me. I agree with other statements the Hartford are currently the best new Tubes but still not a patch (no pun intended) on the originals. Even Hartford’s drop pressure where as older stock / used Tubes from years back don’t drop 1 psi As a very large group of people ...
by Alan Long
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a deal!
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: What a deal!

You are so dam annoying Allan :(
Our flight was delayed a bit and the toilets didn’t operate
below 16,000 Feet but still home in bed by 8.30 Perth time.
Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Further to Herms confirmation that Turbo and Jack Rabbit don’t chew up the drum. they can’t.... they are the inner Plates and run on the clutch hub. The outer steel plates run on the brake drum. My experience is the green Plates with the cross hatch grooves are crisper when going into high than the ...
by Alan Long
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

In my experience Jack Rabbit and Turbo Hydramatic 400 are the identical friction material. The Turbo plates are available in the Green Colour or Biscuit. The Green option are slightly harsher in engagement compared to the biscuit however both being designed for a Automatic Transmission are not desig...
by Alan Long
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 4161

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

Jim.
By chance have you had the front spring / front engine mount off lately?
If these aren’t dead central the engine will be sitting at an angle and maybe the cause of your issue.. Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft advice
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Driveshaft advice

Yes, I agree with Joe. A newly rebuild drive line will require a bit of grunt to turn it and my experience you require a 12” crescent on the Universal Joint to spin it over. The total of all those tighter clearances certainly add up and if you have confidence that all are within spec, button it up a...
by Alan Long
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aussie batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Aussie batteries

G’Day Rob I remember seeing one of those Batteries back in the 60’s when Dad (who worked for Ford in Fremantle) bought a 6V one home for me. At that time old stock was being scrapped from the Dealer Parts Inventory. They were of course dry so had an indefinite life span. They also came with three bo...
by Alan Long
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Better Clutch Adjustment Page
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: A Better Clutch Adjustment Page

Thanks Steve for posting a clearer photo of the instructions. Before I do any of that fine tuning I remove the transmission inspection cover and confirm that the clutch is set at 13/16” or the spring is compressed to 2” and ideally the three finger adjusting screws are well and truely backed off ind...
by Alan Long
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 2246

Re: Fuel lines

All three of our T’s are running the straight thru NH Holley with 5/16” Copper Tubing and a modern shut off valve in the line. I believe that size tube is sufficient for the standard T (maybe not for a Speedster) as the bottleneck of fuel supply now is in the Carburettor. I have never experienced va...
by Alan Long
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

I’m currently in the process of doing the exact same conversion on a 1912 T that is in a Motor Museum. They claim the vehicle will be used a great deal more on runs if a starter is fitted. (The art of cranking is an issue to some) I too decided to stay with 6 Volts as I have never had an issue with ...
by Alan Long
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Motor Brush Contact
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Starter Motor Brush Contact

Hi Gents, I'm just assembling two Starter Motors and I may have an issue with the "5106" Bronze Bush. When the Armature is fitted and in full contact with the bush face,the very end of all 4 Brushes are not contacting the Commutator. Its only a small portion of the brushes that isn't in contact and ...
by Alan Long
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Centerdoor - Interior photos
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: 1922 Centerdoor - Interior photos

I’m very happy to have the steering Wheel on the RHS !!!
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New tires
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: New tires

I don’t have Tyre wear issues with my 26 so have never rotated the wheels, however with the massive Camber
on the front of the 1910 I do swap the wheels left to right every couple of years to even up the wear.
Alan
by Alan Long
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Oil filtration

Is there any truth to the story that as engine white metal bearings wear they cause darkness to the oil?
I have seen badly worn aluminium thrust washers in torque converters that caused the red ATF turn black
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford

Probably what is called a “Colonial Tank” on the Radiator.
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Phot- An early Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Old Phot- An early Model T

It’s a shame there is a wooden post blocking the view of the LH rear mudguard. It appears to be a bit of a bitsa
but has the 1911front axle. Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford

Maybe Allan from Down Under can comment but this looks like Australia to me and a RHD?
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - July 7, 1913 A Model T Stands Alone Among Horse Drawn Carriages
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: OLD PHOTO - July 7, 1913 A Model T Stands Alone Among Horse Drawn Carriages

Yes Jay,I too appreciate your efforts to find and post these old photos.😀😀👍
Because of your efforts I have a very large collection of 1909 / 10 images of Model T’s
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing / replacing starter rear bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Removing / replacing starter rear bearing

Yes, correct. If you purchase the sealed ball bearing style it comes with a spacer that fits between the bearing and the Armature. The Bronze Bush option is a one piece stepped down affair similar as the original ones and is straight forward
to fit as described above.
Alan
by Alan Long
Sun May 26, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter wants to fall off
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: Starter wants to fall off

Would the effect of using 12 Volts add to this problem?
by Alan Long
Tue May 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Fuel Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: 1926 Fuel Line

I wouldn’t use Brake tubing as it’s usually too small and would suggest you use 5/16” tube to ensure
good supply of fuel
Alan
by Alan Long
Tue May 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 2602

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

Reading the official Ford Data on Tyre pressure I rounded the pressure up from 27 to 30 PSI on my 26 T however minor signs of under inflation wear tell me that 32 or 35psi maybe the go. Forget how low you can run tyres at but how high which is a worry when you understand how crappy the new stuff is!...
by Alan Long
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: '27 Radiator Apron

I have an official Technical Bulletin that was released by Ford after mid January 1926 that reads,,,, “Fig. 128 illustrates the new design Radiator Front Apron No. 40111-X. This change was made by stamping a Hole “A” below the crank handle hole, through which Screw T-8004, Fig. 129 is inserted into ...
by Alan Long
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian 26-7 brake light project
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Canadian 26-7 brake light project

Hello Les.

My Fathers 1927 original T has an original one of those fitted to it and I can take photos if needed. I assume being a Geelong
built vehicle those lights would have originated from Canada also. I will also check to see if that Tourer style would fit on
my Ute
Regards. Alan
by Alan Long
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cartridge pinion bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: cartridge pinion bearing

If your referring to the ones designed and first manufactured by Fun Projects your on a winner! John advised me to purchase the standard version (without all the Shims) and in my opinion is a great upgrade for your Differential. Install one of those, Brass Thrust Washers on the side carrier and the ...
by Alan Long
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: 21" Split Rims

The two reproduction rims that I purchased are incorrect in a few areas which is a shame as it could be easily fixed. I have reported my findings to the supplier 1/ The 4 Lugs are welded from the inside and the weld bead prevents the Tyre from sitting correctly. You need to grind it off and rework t...
by Alan Long
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Inner Tubes
Replies: 18
Views: 2481

Re: Quality Inner Tubes

To date in Western Australia we have had most success with the Hartford Brand also. However, inner Tubes manufactured today leave a lot to be desired to say the ones available in the 60’s and 70’s. Our Australian Consumer Law protect us from items that are not “Fit for purpose” and in my opinion all...
by Alan Long
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When were Hayes Wire Wheels introduced
Replies: 2
Views: 740

When were Hayes Wire Wheels introduced

I have been asked when did Hayes commence manufacturing the accessory Wire Wheels. I suspect
It was prior to the introduction of the starter motor era as examples of the non demountable
Wheels have been seen.
Thanks in advance
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire wear and Toe in adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 2247

Re: Tire wear and Toe in adjustment

Another visible sign of Toe in / Toe Out is the Feathering effect of the Tyres. If excessive toe out the Feathers will be leaning to the outer while excessive Toe in will show as facing inwards on the tread. It’s a easy adjustment to correct either one. Caster, be it negative or the correct positive...
by Alan Long
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 3291

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

With the Bracket being located there certainly encourages hand cranking from the bottom up only!
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Anyone Still Using the Riveted ‘Ears’ 1 Piece Tranny Bands?
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Re: Is Anyone Still Using the Riveted ‘Ears’ 1 Piece Tranny Bands?

Yes, sure do! Couldn’t get the detachable ear type into my 1910. I’ve decided that in the event I ever have to change
bands in my 1910 or 1926 again, it’s Engine out! Less frustrating....
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 3291

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Hi Les, I too would be interested in the design / location. I have been seeking an alternative location for my Number Plate for ages. Currently it sits behind the crank handle and is almost non visible as I have front bumper bars too. Maybe the Geelong models were different again and I should look a...
by Alan Long
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High speed clutch adjustment
Replies: 20
Views: 2659

Re: High speed clutch adjustment

The Fibre Plates used in Jack Rabbit and the Turbo Hydramatic 400 are the same material and unlike the original steel plates can not be slipped as they just get fried very quickly. Sounds like a dodgy installation and adjustment job to me. Also check that the Top steel plate has the outer lugs so it...
by Alan Long
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re pulling a 27 engine
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

Re: Question re pulling a 27 engine

Yes, I have done it many many times without even playing with the pedal locations. As mentioned by others, very steep Nose up angle, and with RHD drag the engine off centre so the pedals will clear. Two points though... the 4th main will fall out and oil pour everywhere plus suggest you use some tin...
by Alan Long
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 6005

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

My Grandmother gave me her 1926 Ute in 1964. She bought it new.
Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Venting rear diff
Replies: 20
Views: 2713

Re: Venting rear diff

I believe this is a great question. The original Differential design has numerous areas where any expansion or built up pressure can escape but when you move a few steps into modern design a vent would be desirable. I have the Sealed Pinion unit, Safety Hubs plus leather seals inboard of the Safety ...
by Alan Long
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piquette Ave. numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 2449

Re: Piquette Ave. numbers

Come on, isn’t there anyone that can assist with this question? I can’t confirm it but I believe that my 33435 was a Highland Park build as it was in November 1910 when it was shipped over to Canada and a “ engine only, special RH Control” Alan in Western Australia Allan, shouldn't that be an engine...
by Alan Long
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 3553

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

The question of if you use thread tape or not very much depends on what two items are actually doing the job of sealing. For example, if you use the later style compression fittings for the “fuel line to elbow “ connection then thread tape is pointless as the sealing isn’t being done by the thread. ...
by Alan Long
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new axle issue and proposed fix
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

Re: new axle issue and proposed fix

I too had the same issue and although I agree it is purely a visual thing I didn’t like the appearance of the back end. I managed to find cast iron 8” brake drums that were originally off a English vehicle that even had a very similar hole pattern. After machining them to slightly larger outside dia...
by Alan Long
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup spare tire holder
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Re: Pickup spare tire holder

I too have considered making some kind of under body Tyre holder. At the moment mine lays in the tray taking up
valuable space, the original style restricts entry and even if you stand the wheel up in the pickup you can’t fold
the roof down.im looking for ideas also
Alan in Western Australia