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by VowellArt
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 6
Views: 311

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

Larry, that's exactly WHY I do post to the forum. My research is limited, you guys know a hell of a lot more than I do, sooooooo, I post here, so you and everyone else can help to make them correct. ;)
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

What size is that thing? And what point sizes are the fonts? I can tell you why it didn't look right with any of the engraving machines....the fonts were hand laid, not computer generated. For them to look like the original, you'd have to do it exactly the way they did it...hand lay it. If you want ...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 6
Views: 311

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

Small change

1914-1921.jpg
The reason for this change was because to show the differences between the 1918 and 1919, I'd need to draw a completely new drawing for those small plugs that cover the pin holes for the U-Joint. Just didn't think it was worth it...so I made a notation instead.
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Yes there is two, one is already installed (the top one) because it wouldn't be clear with the ball mounting ring in the way. I suppose I could back the mounting ring off a bit so as to show that plug though...

1922-1927.jpg
How about this?
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***

LOL, You're right Allen, there would be no need for that since there isn't a sleeve on this assembly...I forgot to remove it.

1922-1927.jpg
Taken care of.

Thanks!
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Drive Shaft Color Cross Sections***
Replies: 0
Views: 147

***Drive Shaft Color Cross Sections***

Driveshaft-Cross-Section.jpg
Cross Sections of all years for comparison.
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Top Bow Spacing

Not sure of the year, but shouldn't matter if your car is late 22 - 25, this should be correct.
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by VowellArt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 1722

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

None of this matter, there are whole clubs of folks driving High Wheeler's, you know true Horseless Carriages and they usually can't even break 25 mph. If some folks think your a moving road hazard....they can go around. ;)
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

Steve, I'll bet, you probably noticed when that chunk of stuff came off your coils that they weren't wrapped with any of this high faluting electronic Mylar tape...for one thing it wasn't around back then and for another, it would've been too expensive to Henry to even think about using. Nope, Ford ...
by VowellArt
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Mine wasn't on the car, it was on the windshield.... ArtFor18thAmendmentOriginal.jpg Unfortunately, my wife dropped the original glass it was on and it broke. Fortunately it only broke in 3 places so..... ArtFor18thAmendment.jpg I reproduced it. Problem is, I don't agree with the 18th Amendment, it ...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs

I prefer these guys, might be a bit more pricey, but their durability and ease of use (nothing special, you put your switch to dim the lights are dim, put them to bright and the lights are bright), without any modifications to your car. http://www.logolites.com/products/led-headlights/ They can also...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa, you're correct about Gary, he's not on-line, really, but he does have a tablet I think (a recent purchase I believe), whether he knows how to use it or not, is anybodies guess. Phoning Gary is fruitless, unless you call around 2 pm and then you're more likely to get his machine than him, but t...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909 Early, 1910-1011, 1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assemblies***
Replies: 1
Views: 179

***1909 Early, 1910-1011, 1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assemblies***

Ok, just to get things clear.... 1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg Early 1909 2 piece Drive Shaft with babbit bushing bearings and fixed pinion gear. 1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg 1910-1911 2 piece Drive Shaft still with fixed (riveted) pinion gear, but with Hyatt roller bearing, spool and loose ball b...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa, I remember Richard announcing your inquiry, I would've loved meeting up with, but Gary is who Richard assigned. Gary is no slouch when it comes to all things T, he's very knowledgeable and has kept that old 1915 of his he affectionately names "Patina" (fancy word for rust) going and drives it ...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa I'm a member of the San Fernando Valley Chapter...this Covid nonsense has put a kibosh on things a bit, but we're still here and just last month Gary Hendrickson, Richard Arroyo and myself went and looked at a new fellows 23 Runabout. But, we're still here, you can't expect the founding chapter...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Steve, that's a Derrick Pang thing, he does that everywhere there is tunnel no matter how long it is, hell, he'll even do an over pass. The only time I mash down on the old hand klaxon is where some bonehead does something stupid in front or to either side of me....then he gets the " belay/shear off...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

Stan...does it have some other designation other than 1909, Kingston 5 ball? Anything different about it other than the air intake?
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa, You're going to Long Beach? Long drive, did that too myself for a while until I found that the San Fernando Valley Chapter was still in existence (and a hell of a lot closer too). I drive my car out to Long Beach for their Swap Meet. Didn't need the freeway at all, just took Sepulveda Blvd the...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

And this would be 1910-1911, this is where the change from the babbit bushings to the bearing spool was made (probably really showed up in late 1909, but as we all know that is really 1910's starting date).

1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Ok Dan, so this is the Early 1909 Drive Shaft Assembly....

1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Ok, was wondering about that....also made some changes to the bearing, seems the one I've got shown is a later style for 22-27. 1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft-1-B.jpg At this time it is supposed to be independent balls and cup that holds them and an outer race (that looks for the world like a hardened...
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Allen do you have a picture of one of these things? I think I know what you're talking about...it's like a relief cut on the flange, right?

1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft-1-A.jpg
Like this?
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

You mean the one I carelessly didn't put a part number on? That holds the ball to the 4th main cup? You could be right, been so long since I've been down and under, but I think on my 22 there is one there, as I recall there are two of them, one inside between the 4th and the engine and one outside b...
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 300

***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Same goes for this one, you find something amiss here let me know and I'll change it!

1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 433

***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Don't know if I've got this right or not, but I thought I'd post it here and see. Maybe you folks could tell me what I've got wrong better with a picture than with my writing, I can get a might verbose (as Steve Jelf can tell you), and pictures cut 1000 words down to maybe these few. :lol: 1909-1910...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1620

Re: Spark & Gas levers

You know those little tab ears that you bend over the shafts? I didn't see any real need for them. When I did mine, they broke and I installed my new Stainless ones anyway, punched swedged the ends a bit and then shove them back in the column housing. They're held in 3 places anyway, so you probably...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2959

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Let it set in the garage and get dusty. DustyCar2.jpg DustyCar.jpg Actually it is sawdust, from having to replace the bottom board under my kitchen sink, which made sort of a mess in my garage. And my poor car caught the worst of it. If it weren't so bloody hot out there I'd take her out and wash an...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1270

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Mine had that problem too, but on more places than yours (and because of the problems that led to me taking the damned thing out, I had to fix it too), I just mixed up some potting epoxy and applied liberal coats to the exposed coils. Then then painted them with that spray-on red electric varnish yo...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

Stephen, was this babbit bearing cast into the spool? or were there 2 of them and pressed in for both sides? How was it lubricated (babbit requires lubrication)? Was there a grease cup on top where the locating plug/pin is now, or an oiler? Or did they rely upon the differential juice to splash up a...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas

I'm sure it's been mentioned here already, but just buy a new one! You'll have a lot less problems with it than you're likely to have repairing that old one. :?
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 311

1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

Ok, silly me I thought that there were only 2 variations of the drive shaft (ha,ha,ha) every time I get to thinking something is going to be breeze, I get pulled up short with a wrinkle....or 2. There is an inside hardened race that is pressed onto the drive shaft for the Roller Bearing that doesn't...
by VowellArt
Tue May 26, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Looks like I'm rolling the rear axle out anyway, I'll check everything mentioned here including that bushing you mentioned Mark, thanks! :)

It's like I always say...fun just never quits! ;)
by VowellArt
Mon May 25, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

The guy I got the rear axle from told me that it was rebuilt...I never believe that and besides the only real way to make sure things are as they should be is to go through it myself. As it turned out it may have been rebuilt at some point, but it certainly wasn't in 1978 when I got it...it had bab...
by VowellArt
Mon May 25, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Ok, my car doesn't make the banging sound when stationary, and also doesn't make the sound when in low either, but as soon as you go to direct drive (hi), the banging starts, as you reach cruising speed it goes away, until you decelerate, then it starts up again. It only makes this sound moving for...
by VowellArt
Sat May 23, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Banging noise from under the car...

Banging is fairly true to what I'm hearing (seemingly from directly underneath the front floorboards), problem is I'm not sure where it is coming from (sound has a way of traveling under that car), other than I know it is under the car. I thought at first it was coming from the rear end, so I pop o...
by VowellArt
Thu May 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 11691

Re: The frustration of incompetence

That was going to be my suggestion too Steve, the rings...everything else seemed to be sort of correct. One thing though, did you also grind the valve seats on the block when you did the valves? I mean did you do them separately from the valves? It's important to level the playing field first, then...
by VowellArt
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Martynn Vowell - Please contact Me
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Martynn Vowell - Please contact Me

Bob, it's fixed now.

Martynn
by VowellArt
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Martynn Vowell - Please contact Me
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Martynn Vowell - Please contact Me

Bob, I've got my IT guy looking into it.
by VowellArt
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10110

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

LicensePlate.jpg In Califunny the only plate that matter is the rear one, so you really don't need anything on the front...which was good for me, I couldn't keep my front plate on the front, it always no matter what I tried kept coming lose and falling off on one side (and always the same side too)...
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Thankye John, That's good to know, I'll make a note of that.
by VowellArt
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

I've done the Mufflers and as a result the pipe as well, since the front of the pipe never changes there was no reason to show it, it is the rear of the pipe that was important. 21-24ExhaustAssemblyC.jpg The thing that distinguishes this assembly from the domestic version is that the Canadian pipe ...
by VowellArt
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Luke, I capture all pictures posted here, because I am going to be covering all of the T models which used RHD, just like I'm covering all of them that are LHD. RHS throttle linkage and steering column along with the spark and the upside down timer is going to be sooo alien that I think everybody i...
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

The strap with the wire on your pedal, is a ground of some kind, right? And is not really part of anything to do with RHD?
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

So, there is no cardboard used on any of your cars? Good I can remove it from the drawing then.

1926-1927FuelTankAssembly-CowlRHD1-D.jpg
Revision 1-D
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

John, looks like you lads make a dimple in the heat deflector that is mounted to the upper floorboard, to clear the exhaust pipe? Is this a standard practice? Or is it just a piece of plain steel plate that you put there to keep the right side floorboards from scorching for the heat of the pipe?
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Ok, my next question(s) is what style of carburetor is used with the RHD cars...mostly Holley's or Kingston's or both? The other thing I've been wondering about is since the throttle and spark levers are reversed on RHD cars, what about the transmission pedals? Are they also reversed, where the HI/...
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Is the Throttle lever on the carburetor different than on any of the LHD carburetors? The one in this picture (that Peter Kable posted) above looks like it is less of an angle than any of the domestic ones I've seen.
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

What linkage is the one Allan mentioned? Have you seen other configurations?
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Luke, could you post pictures of your linkage rods? I need to see what they look like so I can draw these assemblies also. The carburetors will be the same as all Model T carbs are, but what it takes to control them from the steering column and its levers is what I need to see.
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

So, John, your throttle and spark are also reversed on your cars? Looking at that one picture looks like your throttle is on the left side of the steering column.
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Kerry the one I've drawn is a real RHD fuel tank and is the exact opposite of the LHD version, but I do remember the dish in the tank's underside for what I was told was the steering column for the RHD's on a domestic tank, maybe they discontinued making them in 26 in the RHD version and opted to m...
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Revision 1-B, moved the under strap over 2 inches, corrected the tank fuel outlet position and move the tank to firewall pads over to their correct position also. Put outline definition lines in to clarify guide and parts lines.

1926-1927FuelTankAssembly-CowlRHD1-B.jpg
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2792

***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

I'm not really sure about some of this assembly, a friend on FB inquired as to if I was planning on doing the RHD (Right Hand Drive) version of the 26-27 cowl mounted tank. Seemed like I'd been avoiding anything RHD so I thought I might as well get started on their assemblies too. I'm not sure if t...
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

I know there are two different configurations which is mostly about how you'd wire one up. One is a 1 post, the wire from the horns post I think goes directly to the button on the steering column and the second wire from there either goes to the mag post or the mag connection block position. Then t...
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19360

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Being a person who hasn't a dog in this pony show, since I don't sell anything I do (yet), I don't see why folks can't publish their products here either. I think it would be a real selling point for the forum to have someone say "I saw it on the MTFCA forum!" Do you know how many real Model T guys...
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Body Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Early Body Bolts

Larry, could you post a picture of that bolt and all the parts that affixes it to the body mounting bracket?...my next project after the Chassis is the Body and Wood structures of all the car and truck years too. ;)
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

So, yours is a 1 post? Does that mean it grounds through the housing and the bracket?
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 4987

Re: Merry Christmas

Joyous Yule and glad tidings to all! And may we all have a very happy and (hopefully) prosperous New Year! :D
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

One last question...does the "noise maker" beat against the coils? Is that what is making the sound? Because it does sound like a buzzing sound, so it has to be hitting something, right? Soooo, the diaphragm is a resonator and the sound is amplified by the front end cone and the cone shape is what ...
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

Steve, there is a jam nut that goes on that adjustment screw right? Something to keep it from vibrating out of adjustment?
by VowellArt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

Steve, that center adjusting nut with the noise maker/adjustment screw is really the picture I wanted to see. On the other horn pictures of the square hat style it seems that the noise maker (or whatever it is called) is a machined piece with a screw that threads into it...different manufactures, I...
by VowellArt
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

I guess they weren't meaning for anybody to take that apart...or the vibration was so great that if unstaked the nuts would back themselves off, as unlikely as that sounds to me...they usually rust in place before they vibrate off.
by VowellArt
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: Magneto Horn...

Or....I could just post here what I THINK it looks like and let you guys tell me if I'm right or wrong. ;)
by VowellArt
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

As I understood it the first 2500 cars didn't have any markings on the head whatsoever...they were low heads, and the casting was smooth, nothing on them. Saw one once at the Barkersfield swap meet.

220-engine-1909-Model-T-Ford-pre-2500.jpg
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Magneto Horn...

I know that is going to sound like a real strange request...but does anybody have a close up pictures of the diaphragm for a magneto horn? What I want to see is that center post, nut, washer and what-cha-ma-call-it pedestal looking thing in the center (beater?)...looks like close up or if you can te...
by VowellArt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

Colin, you're right I forgot about that...Revision 1-B

1911-1912FuelTankAssemblyRev1-B.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

The only other thing that I've got on this drawing that is not correct, is that in tank fuel filter 2903BSC...it doesn't fit this or the 1909 sediment bulb.
by VowellArt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

Yes, but this assembly is for the 1912 Torpedo whose sediment bulb doesn't look like any of my previous drawings...it is a slim looking carrot like sediment bulb and is directly over the driveshaft...all other cars had that non-hex "potato" looking sediment bulb in the same position. Then they went ...
by VowellArt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

I know it is a separate part, but it was called out as separate on the Sediment Bulb Assembly...

1911-1912SedimentBulbAssembly.jpg
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 926

***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

I'm pretty sure this is the one for 1911-1912 and I'm sort of certain that all through 1911 and most of 1912 the sediment bulb was in the center of the tank over the driveshaft...I think it was later in 1912 that Ford went to the later style bulb with the built in shutoff valve on the side and moved...
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 1
Views: 344

***1909-1910 Fuel Tank Assembly***

I have no real idea when this one used, maybe somebody here knows...but I'm thinking that it was used sometime later in 1909, because the first 2500 cars had a different sediment bulb than this one...it I think was longer and more square looking and I think had it's own shutoff valve. 1909-1910FuelT...
by VowellArt
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***
Replies: 7
Views: 875

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

Revision 1-D...it ocured to me that if the opening on the 1909-1910 was larger than I had originally thought, than maybe this one might just be also...it would figure that the more volume coming from the tank would apply enough pressure to force the fuel through the 1/4 inch valve and fuel line to t...
by VowellArt
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

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

Larry, you know I never got to see the top of that sediment bulb, all the pictures I've gotten were from the sides and bottom... Revision 1-A 1909-1910SedimentBulbAssembly.jpg The placement of the shutoff valve on the bottom makes more sense to me too (easier to get to), but I guess folks can put th...
by VowellArt
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: License Plates

I did!

LicensePlate.jpg
Made by genuine incarcerated felon's of the State in 1922!
by VowellArt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)

This is the typical 1909-1910 threaded style you see in all the vendor catalogs, the soldered one looks a bit different in that it has a flange that looks sort of square I think, not sure really I only got a glimpse of one at the last HME (Holiday Motor Excursion) I was at. 1909-1910SedimentBulbAsse...
by VowellArt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***
Replies: 7
Views: 875

***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***

Not sure what other 1911-1912 cars these went on but from what I've seen it was only the Torpedo and some other open cars. I toyed with the idea of calling it "the Carrot" but wasn't sure anybody else calls it that...all of us who drive the later cars with the larger 2909 sediment bulb just refer to...
by VowellArt
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Mike, I can make the art for any gas stick if you've got one you want reproduced...but it will be just the art, you'll have to have a silk screener do the imprinting. Just give me a picture of the sample you want and I can do it for you....Let me know. ;)
by VowellArt
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Matt, that looks like a TT chassis and it seems a bit too long too...gonna make a Fordor Sedan Pickup or something? Or a Fordor Stretch Limo? You'll have to change out that flat firewall for the Improved cars bulging one though and place the under the cowl top of the tank pad holders 2920 with their...
by VowellArt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Ok, made some adjustments, hope this explains things a bit better....if somebody has the measurements for the cowl tanks for both open cars and the closed cars (ie Tudors and Coupes) please let me know and I'll add that information to the notes on the drawing also. 1926-1927FuelTankAssembly-Cowl.jpg...
by VowellArt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Dan, Hmmm, I guess once that card pad is in there where is it going to go, so it wouldn't need anything to hold it there. Didn't see those rivet holes in those mounting straps...how many of them are there 2 or 3? Kevin, I'll try and make some sort of notation and or comparison diagram concerning tho...
by VowellArt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Matt, I have measured the cowl sections between the cowl tank models and the Fordor and their the same width and height as well...the only difference I can see is that the firewall, the top pad holders that run across the top of the tank and have the eye hole in it for the bottom straps that actuall...
by VowellArt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

This is by far the hardest drawing I have yet to draw. The problem is that in other Model T's components were pretty much bolt on and them slap on the next assembly. Not so with 26-27 the "Improved Cars", some thing in them are integral to the construction of the car...like the fuel tank. It doesn't...
by VowellArt
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

The power company up here is the DWP, not Edison or PG&E (the DWP didn't shut down their grid) and that was a day ago when we had 60 - 70 mph winds up here, power round here fluctuates sometimes. The power that comes to this community is underground, but getting to this community it is above ground....
by VowellArt
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Sorry for the delay, had a spot of fire out here in Commiefornia, I live in Sylmar and the freaking power keeps going on and off for some stupid reason...anyhoo, here is the change that Dan T. requested, actually I can't see why that would be there and to me it makes more sense on the other side, bu...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 2053

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

Will, that's the same as in my early 22 touring also (they were really a 23's low cowl body and had the 2 man top like on all the earlier cars. of course that changed mid 22 to the1 man top), 21'a were totally different, but 22 -25 had that "S" shaped iron that screws to the bottom frame rails and g...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Allan, when we (my dad and I) had first put the car back together my dad didn't feel that the felt seal was such a good idea (as most engineers think when encountering old technology, in fact he "new and improved" everything on my car waaaay before it was fashionable to do so...which come to think a...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***

As far as I know all fuel tanks have interior baffles, but since they don't show and are only on the inside, there isn't much I can do to show them in a drawing unless I make a cross section and the reason I don't is precisely because I don't know where those baffles are either, but I figure there a...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***
Replies: 2
Views: 487

***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***

I'm also not quite sure if the Round tank has or does not have a cork cushion like my oval tank does. So if anybody knows for sure that there is such a thing or some type of material used between the tank and the mounting bands, please let me know and I'll add it to the drawing. Also if I've left of...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Ok, I added those Cotter Pins and the frame clip, even though I only show one, it should be understood that there are actually two of them, they hold the fuel line in two place.
1920-25-26-27FuelTankAssembly-1-B.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Scott, that makes sense that they're tinned brass, because as I said before, steel rusts and just because you're running fuel through it doesn't mean it wont rust either, run out of gas, or let the car set a bit and that pipe gets dry, condensation will form and that leads to rust. On my car, I use ...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Allan, My carriage bolts have no hole in them for a cotter pin at all, can't say this is true for all the other domestic's though, because Ford was cotter pin happy on this cars, somebody may have changed out the bolt for some reason at some point...what I do know is that there is enough tension on ...
by VowellArt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

1920-25-26-27FuelTankAssembly.jpg I'm not sure if people still do this or not, but back when I was first getting into the Model T (in the late 70's), vendors sold a cork band liner for the under the seat tanks...I bought mine from Snyder's. The purpose of it (at least so I was told) was to keep the...