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by VowellArt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

The ball was not brazed to the tube according to Johnny Guitar, but threaded. However the rear flange was though and it is not made out of the tubes material, it is a separate piece brazed or welded onto the tube. The driveshaft on my 22 has those rivets and it also has a braze/weld joint on the tub...
by VowellArt
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Ok, did some checking on friends cars and found what you were talking about...sort of. The rear flange isn't made from the torque tube, it is a forged flange that is welded to the tube and the bead ground flush with torque tube. 26DriveshaftSpoolFlangeEnd.jpg This is George Clipner's 1926 Touring, I...
by VowellArt
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Yeah come to think on it some I think you're right, those flutes were for tightening nuts and lock wire.
ColorCrossSection1922-1927 Driveshaft.jpg
Knew I missed something. ;)
by VowellArt
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 578

***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Please look this over and let me know if I've missed anything....sometimes even I get lost in itty bitty lines, :lol:.

ColorCrossSection1922-1927 Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1500

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

I don't know Steve, I just tired to go through their check out and they tacked on the vat anyway, even after giving them my home address and country...I think they mean to charge that along with shipping. Do you know if they have a stateside distributor?
by VowellArt
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1500

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Allan, I just went and looked at those Blockeys on their site, £149.00 ($194.39) sounds fine. but add onto that the bloody vat (Value Added Tax) and it's £178.80 ($233.36)...I suppose if they wear well, that would be worth it. The tires I've got currently are Canadian Goodyear's and been on my car s...
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to make more leg room in a coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: How to make more leg room in a coupe?

You can do what I did in my 22 touring, I took (bound/tied) 2 inches out of the bottom of the back rest springs. This allows your bottom to sit further back making more leg room, yet not making it less comfortable to drive long distances in....worked for me and I'm 6'5". ;)
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1500

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Steve, you running Wards Riverside? Been thinking of those also...my Canadian Goodyear's are about shot (only been on the car for 40 years), time to look for a new set of wheel skins. I like the price of the Wards (not so much where they're made though) as opposed to the other prepro brands, I mean ...
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.

Nice find, but wouldn't that screw mess up the threads on that bolt your drilling for the cotter pin? I mean to secure it you'd have to clamp it down quite a bit wouldn't you? Me I don't like cotter pins, I prefer vibration proof nuts...not period, but they work far better than cotter pins do...and ...
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo of where I grew up
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Old photo of where I grew up

I don't know if "Super Mario" was the owner or not, but the sign on the back of the Center Door says it's "In Transit"....sooo, maybe it's being delivered to somebody on that street?
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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

I think this may be the what this looks.....

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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

Slight change to spool and thrust bearing.

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Slight Change to spool and thrust bearing and bushing sleeve.

ColorCrossSection1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, Is this correct Vern? ColorCrossSection1914-1921 Driveshaft.jpg All of those bushings I've seen have that slot in them, I even asked the question of Lang's as to what it was for, the response was "to clear the woodruff key", which is why I'm showing it. Do you know if Ford's original bushing had...
by VowellArt
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Vern, on my drawing you see a space between the back of the gear and the sleeve...that space is actually the woodruff key slot that's in the sleeve, for the sleeve to fit tightly against the back of the pinion gear, that slot has to be there to accommodate the woodruff key. I had assumed that the sl...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Larry, probably so, but I'm rather limited upon what I can use for that research, even so, my work is basically given as "in progress" state. Meaning I will continually change them until I either stumble upon (whether by design or accidentally) the correct representation, so any help anybody can giv...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, did a little checking and it seems I got quite a bit wrong...sooo, how's this one? The thing I'm not sure of is the length of the hardened inner race 2596, in that does it extend past the hyatt bearing to include the thrust bearing or not...seems to me it should, but then I really don't know. Co...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, how about this? The illustration also had to change slightly because of what you said, the flange on the fitting would have to thicker and the woodruff key was too small also. 1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg Came to find out that the flange of the bushing housing of the pinion side was set inside a ...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, another change, gonna have to make this slight change through all the drawings though, has to do with the woodruff key, I had it a bit too small.

ColorCrossSection1914-1921 Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting TT, ugh....
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: Hard starting TT, ugh....

You running a Kingston L-4? Never hurts to rebuild the carburetor, if for no other reason than to eliminate one problem area, but it sounds to me that there is something definitely wrong if your carb is puffing out vapor all around it (an L-4 doesn't have that many places to "puff" from). And I'm no...
by VowellArt
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Allan I completely forgot about that, not sure what the depth is though...is the correct?

ColorCrossSection1914-1921 Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 479

***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

1913 was the last of the 2 piece driveshafts, and in 1914 the ball and radius rod connection are one piece, this allows the bushing to move further forward to between the radius rod mounting lugs. This places the bushings support nearer to the U-Joint. Also worth mentioning is the U-joint pin plugs ...
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 276

***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, NOW is when that hardened sleeve 2596 replaces the hardened step in the driveshaft. This sleeve design continues through 1927.

ColorCrossSection1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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

Slight change, had to change the lock screw 2586 (a bit too short).

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg The hardened sleeve 2596 didn't appear until 1911 with the tapered end driveshaft, where the pinion gear is held by a nut and cotter pin, instead of the pin rivet arrangement. The Driveshaft has a hardened end step that the roller bearing 2890 ran o...
by VowellArt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

More corrections as to that rivet I was asking about (still don't have a part number for it, but I now know what it looks like...sort of, lol). 1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg Also notice that the word "Early" has been removed, since this type of pinion arrangement ended late in 1910. 1910-1911-2-Piece-...
by VowellArt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Slight change, the rivet isn't like the normal rivet at the end, it is through the collar on the back of the pinion gear into the shaft.

ColorCrossSection1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, seems to be a few corrections here, first off; Richard, you're correct it is one big rivet, however since I don't really know (nor seen any examples of it) what it looks like, I'm using the generic form of a rivet here. If anybody has any picture of that end with the pinion gear installed please...
by VowellArt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1660

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Anti-Freeze, does diddly squat in non-pressurized engine (like the Model T), since it is designed for exclusive use in pressurized cooling systems, like in modern cars. What it does do (besides being a class 3 pollutant) is keep rust build up down and keep the engines cooling system from freezing in...
by VowellArt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Might be, I don't know myself, but that would be cheaper than a couple of small ones though and Henry always went with cheaper. :lol:

Do you happen to know what this rivet looks like? I can't find any examples of it in any of the books I've got.
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 546

***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Sometimes with illustration you can't see things as clearly as you can in a cross section. This is a 1/4 cross section showing both the outside and the inside of the 1909 driveshaft assembly. I've got a few questions though...on the part 2535, it shows in the Ford parts book as one assembly (bushing...
by VowellArt
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 6
Views: 460

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: 1032

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: 460

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: 284

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: 284

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: 194

***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: 360

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: 2221

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: 1189

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: 1909

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: 1093

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: 2791

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: 271

***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: 2791

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: 2791

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: 2791

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: 1094

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: 2791

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: 734

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: 734

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: 529

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: 529

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: 734

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: 529

***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: 734

***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: 2213

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: 3673

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: 1880

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: 500

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: 1170

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: 500

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: 2829

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: 2829

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: 2829

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: 2829

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: 13411

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: 906

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: 906

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: 162
Views: 13268

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 3452

***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: 2234

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: 22204

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: 1688

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: 2234

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: 5955

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: 2234

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: 2234

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: 2234

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: 2234

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: 2234

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. ;)