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by Alan Long
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Ball Carburetor
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: 5 Ball Carburetor

I also have a 5 Ball that has a threaded inlet in place of the Flange used in the Model T’s
From memory, Stan said it was off a stationary engine or Tractor.
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

One other feature of the Blockley Tyre is the red marking on the side of the Tyre indicating the lightest area and when fitting them you align this to the Valve. Not that wheel balance is a real issue with most T’s but it shows a attention to detail of the Blockley brand. Cheers Alan in Western Aust...
by Alan Long
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius rod adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Radius rod adjustment

Once I have the diff housings cleaned and Hyatt Bearing Sleeves removed I check the straightness of the assembly. I install install 4 sleeves in the location of the Hyatt bearings and then offer up a matching shaft that should slide right through the left housing, across the centre and exit the righ...
by Alan Long
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 23
Views: 1736

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

Does anybody remember the old phrase..

Face and Flank poor reading move the Crank
Toe and Heel poor reading move the wheel

Crank = Pinion
Wheel = Crown Wheel

Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Parts List
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: RHD Parts List

Wow and Boy oh Boy the list grows by the minute!! Does anybody actually do conversions from LHD to Right?? Why? I adapted driving my 1966 Mustang LHD with no worries and want to keep the car exactly as it came out of the San Jose Factory. The conversion on a Model T would be a neater job but why? We...
by Alan Long
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

I’m with John with this as my local big name glass supplier struggled with the variation of the original imperial size width of the glass and charged a fortune for it. I did end up with a good job and it had the AS (Australian Standard) logo and information mark discretely in the corner of the scree...
by Alan Long
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nickle Plated or Not
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Nickle Plated or Not

My December 1926 has Nickel Bolts as shown affixing that bracket as well along the top of the “dash”
All have the standard screwdriver slot. No Robertson on them or the Steering Wheel.
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henrietta's history.
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Henrietta's history.

Another great piece in the Jigsaw Puzzle Allan
Your Christmas Card arrived last week, thanks
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: longest time for original owner for a Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: longest time for original owner for a Ford

I’m sure there are more long term “second owners” around now. My Dad has had his 27 Tourer since 1947
I’ve had my 1926 Pick up since 1964
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit scuffing
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Jack Rabbit scuffing

Robert, Used outer / metal plates need to be “deglazed” to give the best operation once reinstalled. Just give them a light rub on both sides till the shiny glazing is gone. I rub mine across the plate both sides (but not in a circular motion) It’s a similar process that you do on Brake Drums and Cy...
by Alan Long
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2635

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Mine arrived in Western Australia on January 4th
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

I read somewhere that “Calculations” say it’s okay to lift the Engine with the single Spark Plug method but no way would i or have I done that. Visually its all wrong and I use chains as others above have described. You need that assurance the load won’t drop when your wrestling with the engine. Ala...
by Alan Long
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment question
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment question

Achieving precise handbrake adjustment in combination with the clutch and low gear settings can be a real challenge. Having one piece brake rods adds to the frustration and I’ve often considered adding a flexible cable or similar at one end of the brake rods. I have cured all of this by using the Cl...
by Alan Long
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 61
Views: 2234

Re: What name have you given your T

My 1926 Roadster Pick up is simply known as “The Ute” The 1910 has two names depending who is around at the time! I dedicated its name as “George” after my Father who encouraged me to take up the hobby back in the 60’s as well as an Apprenticeship at the local Ford Dealership. It’s also known as “ S...
by Alan Long
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool

Hello John.
Any feedback on the Tyres at this early stage? Did you also use the Blockley brand of Tubes ??
Thank you
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

I use Castrol HTB (high temperature Bearing) grease on my car trailer, Model T’s and the Mustang. Can’t go wrong as they all use Timken Tapered bearings. The trick is not to overfill the hub but just a smear to prevent rust build up. I pack my Bearings the old fashioned way (in the palm of my left h...
by Alan Long
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1419

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

For me on the west coast I also have freight across Australia to consider. I’m going for it! I have spoken to the Owner of the Company in the UK and for around $2000 Aus i can get a set of Tyres and 100% Butyl Tubes that will Out last my T Driving days! The comfort of knowing a Tube won’t blow out o...
by Alan Long
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1419

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

Hi Chris. I understand that the Blockley Tyres also have a balance mark on the side wall that indicates the lightest Section of the Tyre If so, did you align that make with the Tube Valve? I’ve also been told that the T will “handle”much better with these tyres. Have you noticed a difference? How ab...
by Alan Long
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big Timing Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Big Timing Gear

Agree, agree, agree. I too would prefer the noise of a steel gear set over the alternative of a dead engine due to tooth failure.
I believe steel is 100% necessary if running a generator.
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

I use 5/16” Copper Tubing with the Ferrules / shut off valve screwed directly into the carby and agree their may well be an issue with the ferrules but to date all good. I chose to increase from 1/4” to 5/16” but as their are diameter restrictions in the carby didn’t go to 3/8” Never had surging or ...
by Alan Long
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: Model T Registry ?

I can confirm that managing a register like this is difficult. I have established one for the known Model T’s in the State of Western Australia. We have approx 100 Owners and as some have multiple T’s I estimate 120 of them are around. I have not tried to document Trucks or Speedsters. The purpose o...
by Alan Long
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Martyn.
Looks perfect to me! Thank you for the great work you do with your drawings
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Doesn’t the Universal Joint run against the bronze thrust / bush in the earlier units?
Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Shimmy on 1926
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Wheel Shimmy on 1926

Thank you for the replies Gents. The thing is, no shimmy for 24 years then the day after doing the minor adjustments we have shimmy. I plan to increase Tyre pressure as noted then reset the steering to where it was and road test after every move. The washer was only added due to slight up n down mov...
by Alan Long
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Shimmy on 1926
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Wheel Shimmy on 1926

Hey guys, just want to tell you of my experience with wheel shimmy over the weekend. The Club had a three day tour in our south west and prior to leaving home I attended to three items of maintenance on the T Firstly increased Tyre pressure up to 30 psi as I usually run 26 psi ( signs of under infla...
by Alan Long
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?

I find that the 10 minutes it takes to clean & Oil the standard roller timer is well worth it! Before an event that is planned to cover over 100 Klms and usually two other occasions during the 6 months of April and Spring So, three times a year. The Anderson Flapper Style May need less and the elect...
by Alan Long
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T starter
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: Model T starter

Is this starter the pre engaged type? as opposed to the bendix that hits the ring gear while spinning?
Alan
by Alan Long
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Truefire timing issue?

My Truefire performed very well for several years however a 39 Degree c day caused it to miss fire and not believing
it was the issue changed several items until it was clear it was the Truefire. Maybe they have issues with elevated heat
we experience in Australia
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2863

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

My earliest memories of Dad’s Model T was the smell of the Garage it was stored in! The wooden floors had been soaked
in leaked oil for over 30 years. The aroma was unique as the spindly car itself with the buzzing coils.
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley Tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

Re: Blockley Tyres

When doing your cost calculations don’t forget to factor in the life expectancy of the Tyres / Tubes. Many of us in WA are in the process of changing to Blockley. We can get a set of quality Tyres and 100% Butyl Tubes for under $2000 Australian. The confidence gained knowing you have the best availa...
by Alan Long
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire talc
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Tire talc

Some use Baby Powder for this job but after decades of use on new borns they tell us it can cause Cancer
and should be avoided...
Alan
by Alan Long
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil

I have only ever used Engine or Auto Trans oil when assembling a transmission. Just my preference really as I then fill the engine with oil via the transmission inspection cover to give it another dose just before start up. I would hate to have a Triple Gear Bush (or other) seize because grease wasn...
by Alan Long
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T prices down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Model T prices down?

I also have a 26 Roadster Pick up and almost identical to that description and would value it around $20,000.00
(Australian $) I don’t believe it’s value never exceeded 25K
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: For All Eternity

I agree with Allan from Gawler, never had an issue with Pedals or Linkage while working on the Starter! Our issues are starter Buttons melting, and the steering column getting in the way of Timers, Generators and Fuel lines. Even back in my days working at Borg Warner we had vast differences with ou...
by Alan Long
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Setting Generator Output Amps

Hello Gents. Thought I would let you know the outcome of Dad’s Generator in his 1927 T Your tips were spot on. I used the 6V Battery from another T, found and set the Null Point, fitted a John Regan 6V Voltage Regulator and once back on the vehicle rotated the 3rd Brush until we had 8 Amps. The char...
by Alan Long
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2236

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Hey Terry,
My Friends Model T has that Sticker on the rear of it.

I could send you a photo / Dimension of the sticker if you wished to have it duplicated
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Setting Generator Output Amps

Thank you for the valuable information Gents. Will let you know how it goes. I had no idea about the Null Point setting .
It seems that adjustment is often over looked
Alan
by Alan Long
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Setting Generator Output Amps

Hello Ladies and Gents. I’m just in the process of setting up a Generator on a standard 6V. Model T. I only thought it was the third brush that required setting and planned to set it to about 8 Amps. I have now been told that prior to adjusting the third brush, you should rotate the complete brush h...
by Alan Long
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking Toe end
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: Checking Toe end

Be it excessive Toe in or Toe out, both tyres will have a similar “feathering”wear pattern across the whole Tyre.
Excessive positive Camber tyres will wear on the outer sides or negative camber the inner sides. Incorrect Caster has no effect
on Tyre wear but handling and wandering side effects
Alan
by Alan Long
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Number v. Body Number?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Engine Number v. Body Number?

My 1926 Australian T assembled in the Western Australian Fremantle Assembly Plant has a “A” coded number
in that exact position. Mine also has a metal tag riveted it the dash adjacent to the ignition switch which, unfortunately
can’t be read.
Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color for my 1910 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Re: Color for my 1910 Touring

Hi Darel. Wow, what a wonderful problem to have!! What colour do I paint my 1910 Model T ..... I painted Canadian 1910 Red and several others both here in Australia and New Zealand have done the same. It’s your car and your choice however the original green all over with red pin striping would be my...
by Alan Long
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2675

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Excessive Toe in or Toe out will wear both Tyres not just one. Also, the feathering effect on the Tyre will indicate
too much Toe in / out by the direction of the wear
Alan
by Alan Long
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: History Channel Henry Ford 1903
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: History Channel Henry Ford 1903

Have found out that it’s the Michigan building opened in 1926.
The address will sound familiar being 220 Bagley Avenue. Henry & Clara’s Home
and where the Quadricycle and Kitchen Bench Engine were built.
It really is the home of the Ford Motor Car!
Cheers Alan in Western Australia
by Alan Long
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle update
Replies: 31
Views: 4232

Re: Rear axle update

Hi Neil. To me it appears to be a Breather Hole. Probably not required with the original type sealing arrangement. However, as discussed here previously, once you upgrade Pinion Bearings and use effective Oil Seals there and in Safety Hubs the likely hood of pressure build up is real. I have just ad...
by Alan Long
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: History Channel Henry Ford 1903
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: History Channel Henry Ford 1903

Hey Jim. How about doing one extra stop 🛑 at my home in Western Australia.!! I have been to Piquette Ave Plant when visiting Detroit a few years back but believe that plaque maybe at the Ford’s “Kitchen Bench” Home on Bagley Ave. Our “Ford Guide” must have missed that significant site but we did go ...
by Alan Long
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back of body sitting crooked
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: Back of body sitting crooked

Tom, yep I agree! Some Chassis have the Rivet heads protruding making spring installation a challenge!
Alan
by Alan Long
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: History Channel Henry Ford 1903
Replies: 4
Views: 801

History Channel Henry Ford 1903

Hello Guys. Today we watched a very good show on the History Channel about Henry Ford. Some footage I haven’t seen before which was surprising! The footage showed Edsel unveiling a plaque that read “this is the site of the birthplace of the Ford Motor Vehicle”It appeared to be a newish building with...
by Alan Long
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 7321

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Hank, good on you for encouraging these your guys. This is really a win win win situation!! You get the parts cleaned, added potentially two or more T enthusiasts and put them on a new course in life. It’s people like you that can make a life changing experience for today’s youth. I too on occasions...
by Alan Long
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back of body sitting crooked
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: Back of body sitting crooked

I have just been through this exact issue with a Model T. The Owner fitted another rear spring to rectify the LHS of the body being lower than the RHS by 1 1/2” .after the work, no change occurred. I would suggest that you park the vehicle on level ground, wheels pointed straight ahead and all tyres...
by Alan Long
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Re: Early T parts question

I too had an issue obtaining flat plates for my 1910. A local Brass and metal supplies laser cut and drilled 6 for me. The same
Company also bent the firewall brass trim for me.
Alan
by Alan Long
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: up or down
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

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: 1582

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: 2444

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: 2937

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: 2277

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: 1082

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: 1460

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: 2825

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: 2251

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: 2394

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: 1565

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: 4763

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: 765

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: 1254

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: 2491

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: 2856

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: 3032

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: 2060

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: 6386

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: 2294

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: 4561

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: 4561

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: 3728

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: 1248

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: 1996

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: 3102

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: 1428

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: 1428

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: 1836

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: 1266

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: 1815

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: 2105

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: 2942

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: 2942

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: 1506

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: 2435

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: 1910

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: 807

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: 2528

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: 2528

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: 1012

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: 1107

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: 15
Views: 2672

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: 15
Views: 2672

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: 1094

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: 417

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: 1654

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: 2483

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: 2483

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: 2483

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...