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by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

Thanks for your pictures and research, Frank. It is obvious that the Hex shaped cap with EARS is an aftermarket 'add-on' cap, as was every cap made for a Model T that isn't the familiar, plain O.E.M. cap that Ford supplied from the factory. All motometers were 'add-ons', too, although I am sure that...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

Bob, I want a cap "with ears" exactly like the one in the link in my post and the picture that Mark Gregush posted below it. To my knowledge, this cap has never been reproduced since the originals were made "in the day". I do not want the modern reproduction "hex" cap without the "ears". I'm trying ...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 228

WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

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WTB nickle or chrome hex shaped base T radiator cap with flat "ears"; not "dog bone". I just need the cap. I do not want, or need, a motometer as I have one. If you've got one for sale, post here.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOTS of T Bucket Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: LOTS of T Bucket Parts

Well, the 'old timer' was right about some of it being T. Not sure about the bucket part, though. I see a 26-27 radiator grill shell and possibly the radiator that came with it. The radiaor may be good for a recore job, but its hard to tell. The radiator shell, if not bent up or cracked, is worth so...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Replacement Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Ford Replacement Pistons

I have also seen.031. Go figure that one. Dan The junkyard replacement block that my Grandfather put in his 1927 coupe, was a 1922 numbered block. When my Dad and I pulled that engine in 1965, we found that only the block was 1922, When Granddad replaced the block, he evidently used the EE crank an...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB cast iron high compression head
Replies: 32
Views: 4251

Re: WTB cast iron high compression head

Great Dennis, I may be sorry that I sold it. Ha. Glad it worked for you.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MODEL T PARTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: MODEL T PARTS

Do you have ruxtels? Jonah, he might, but carefully, reread his post. It says you must take all. No solo sales. Are you wanting to go into the used Model T parts business? Also, Chaffins is the manufacturer of all the new reproduction Ruxtell parts available. Best bet; look for someone advertising ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Crankshaft Belt Pulley

Has anyone ever had their crankshaft belt pulley, powder-coated? Would the powder coating make the pulley so slick, it would be impossible for the belt to grip the pulley? Asking before I send some parts to my powder-coater.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Re: shipping a head

Whatever you do, don't use any of those foam packing peanuts. They will get shredded and ground up into little pieces and will get into all of the ports and water passages. :) 10-4 on the Styrofoam peanuts. They are great if your shipping glass headlamp lens, but little else, particularly if its he...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1474

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Back in the 1970's, I was out for a after dark drive in my Grandfather's 27 coupe. It had working headlights but when I decided to turn around at the driveway of an abandoned gas station, there were no street lights and headlights were all I had. Because I thought that I had a circular drive to turn...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Re: shipping a head

Keith, Back in September, if I remember correctly, I shipped a Waukesha-Ricardo head from San Antonio to Michigan. I put it inside a double wall cardboard box (actually one box that fit snugly inside another) with styrofoam packing on all sides. Box weighed some 40+ pounds and I shipped by UPS. If s...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Heat Ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Spark Plug Heat Ranges

Those are not Model T plugs and certainly don't look like Model T plugs. Spend your money on the correct plug - Champion X 1/2" pipe thread. Terry Terry Bond, I am looking for a vintage looking 14 mm plug to use in a Kevin Prus cast iron head. He only made these with the 14 mm size. I cannot use 18...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Heat Ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Spark Plug Heat Ranges

I know this has undoubtedly been discussed before, and I know too hot a plug can cause pre-ignition, and too cold a plug will not self clean, but when using a 14 mm plug in an iron cylinder head, is using too hot or too cold a plug dangerous in a Model T engine? I have a chance to buy some NOS Champ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

Take off the bolts or screws for one of the hinges, they are located inside the rain gutter, and slide that corner of the trunk lid, hinge and all, out towards the back to disengage the other hinge, then the lid will come out. one hinge will come out with the trunk lid, the other hinge will remain ...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1188

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

That green...looks very much like the original color. [/size] Probably because it is the original color. :D As for heat resistant paint, I've always used ordinary rattle can Rustoleum, and it's fine. The exhaust manifold gets hot enough to damage ordinary paint, but the engine doesn't. Steve, My Da...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S Texas T Parts Distributor Sold pending payment
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: F-S Texas T Parts Distributor

Bob, That is an early one. The instructions say Performance T Parts which was the late Ralph Reeders' business. Then when he died, some of the business was sold to Ben Hardeman, who opened Texas T Parts.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1188

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

What do ya' think about this Olive Green high temperature engine paint? Looks more Olive than the regular Model A Ford green. I just ordered 4 rattle cans of it.
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by ModelTWoods
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1188

1926-27 Engine Color

In both of the books the late, great Bruce McCalley had a hand in writing, when talking about 1926-27 engine block color, he stated "that the generally accepted "pitch" has been that the engines on the 1926 and 1927 cars were painted green. In our research at the Ford Archives, and after examining a...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

Don, let me know if you get what you want so I don't waste any time looking for the one that I have.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB : 1922-27 (Late Model) Crank Handle
Replies: 1
Views: 228

WTB : 1922-27 (Late Model) Crank Handle

WTB : 1922-27 (late model) crank handle (type with rolled steel sleeve) on 'hand' end. Steel sleeve must not be "frozen" to handle by rust and must turn freely. Will buy handle, only, or with crank ratchet and ratchet pin. Ned not to be restored, but steel sleeve must be free from rustout and not fr...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pyrene fire extinguisher sold
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

Carbon Tetrachloride also produces Phosgene gas when exposed to fire, which is heavier than air & does kill the fire but it is also a deadly poison. In WWI it was known as "Mustard Gas" & intentionally killed 80,000 of our men. As Chris said it has been outlawed. Gee, My Dad was a farmer who had a ...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Valve Guide Chip

Are you referring to the valve guide or the lifter boss ? Thanks to everyone that has given their ideas and opinions. Unfortunately, I had a 72 year old senior moment when posting originally and Steve caused me to catch it. I don't have a chipped valve guide; I have a chipped lifter boss, but some ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Valve Guide Chip

Me, I would catch it next rebuild and not worry. That's just the point. The block is not in use, and is a spare "rebuilder". Are valve guides replaceable? Is it a problem serious enough to address? I can't see where it would affect the alignment or support of the lifter in the guide. If anything, I...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip

I have a 26-27 block that has a chip (not more than a quarter inch deep (as measured from the top of the guide) and not more than one third of the circumference of the top of the guide. Do I need to repair this, or will it affect anything if I just leave it 'as is'? I don't have a picture; next time...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1594

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, are you going to drill the main caps to bring oil to the crank? I have a rare set of main caps that were cast or forged for a stock T crank that have a flat boss (where the numbers are cast on your caps) and the flat bosses are drilled and tapped for 1/8" fittings for oil lines.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1594

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, are you going to drill the main caps to bring oil to the crank? I have a rare set of main caps that were cast or forged for a stock T crank that have a flat boss (where the numbers are cast on your caps) and the flat bosses are drilled and tapped for 1/8" fittings for oil lines.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Removing the small screws that hold the windshield frame together , can be a real BEACH. At least mine were.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: American Vintage Rims

Allan wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:18 am
I guess we are lucky then, to have a local manufacturer.

Allan from own under.
Do they sell, worldwide, or just in Australia? If Ausies are willing to buy parts from the US, maybe its time for Americans to buy from Australia.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB incomplete set of. O40 over standard piston rings, aluminum pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: WTB incomplete set of. O40 over standard piston rings, aluminum pistons

Dex, I am going to be parting out a 22 block that was rebuilt in the late 1960's. It had .031 os cast iron Ford pistons in it before rebuilding. It was bored to.040 os with new aluminum pistons. The engine was in my grandfather's 27 coupe and probably doesn't have 750 miles on it; 1000 at the most. ...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Gee, Bruce, maybe someone else has had their windshield out more recently; I don't remember. I do know that there are two types of hinges that were used. The early cars, starting in 26, had a one piece piano hinge. Sometime in production, Ford when to an interlocking grooved hinge like some of the M...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1407

Re: Mini rant, T related

I have only ever had two items shipped by USPS to get lost. The latest was a set of nickle plated head bolts that I bought back in March on EBAY for a faction of what the vendors sell them for. The last USPS tracking showed then in Nashua, NH. The seller made inquiries to USPS but appearently, they ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 wide 'southern' tread chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 340

1913-14 wide 'southern' tread chassis

F.Y.I., I've been informed by a friend (who has more projects than one could finish in a lifetime) that he has a 13-14 wide tread chassis that he is going to sell. I have no connection to the sale other than mentioning it, here. I plan to visit him, tomorrow and hope to take pictures to post.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help identifying manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Help identifying manifolds

The manifold on the bottom in photo one is the same manifold as the one on the right in photo two. It looks like it was cast with extra thickness to accommodate threading on the outlet end, The other manifold appears much thinner on the outlet end (or are my eyes playing tricks on me). Weren't some ...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Zenith model B carb
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: WTB Zenith model B carb

Tom, if you don't want a rebuilt carb, but want a rebuildable core, I've probably got several.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Direct LED replacement headlight
Replies: 35
Views: 1754

Re: Direct LED replacement headlight

Snyder lists LED replacement headlight bulbs for MODEL A's in their catalog. Are the locating pins the same as a Model T? Would they work?
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1759

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

DO-BRO, I echo everyone's concern that you and your wife were not hurt seriously (or worse). Question: did this experience shake your wife's faith in your driving ability or a Warford or Ruckstell equipped Model T roadworthiness? My wife was in a serious accident before we married and she doesn't tr...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?

I helped my Dad restore his father's 1927 Model T coupe starting in the mid 1960's, so I'm not new to Model T's, but I have never given this question any thought. Does it make any difference whether the D.O.T. number on the tire sidewall is mounted so that it shows on the outside, or should it be hi...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1417

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

Adam, what makes it not a 13? 13's had rounded bottom corners on the doors like this one does. 14's had sharply pointed (90 degree) corners on the doors.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1600

I'll go one, better; How about the 1950's?

A Model T driver in the 1940's? Ha, that's nothing! How about the early 1950's, and this isn't a second hand story, its part of my family's history. In 1929, my Dad, his two brothers, one sister, and their Mom, moved to the area west of Houston,Texas, but their father and husband, Abram Woods, staye...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

Terry If the cap is loose on an open car '26-'27 the fumes will whaff and be smelled by the passenger. Did happen to me, wife noted the gas smell as we ride with the windshield tilted out on the touring for ventilation. The cap was loose, as I have just dropped it on without threading. Oh. She won'...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HP At A Minimal Cost
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: HP At A Minimal Cost

Save yourself some money, buy a Scat. Then tape a quarter to the counterweights and toss them. That way when someone finds them, he will have a quarter. Also, look for a B manifold. They have a 45 deg bend instead of a 90. Good luck. Dan Dan, the key words in Tim's post were "at a minimum cost". No...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

My biggest need for a ruckstell stemmed from almost everyone on tour having one. If you get behind someone ruckstell equipped you can spend a lot of time on the low pedal. Don, Andy said it best. Considering the relatively flat terrain where you live, a Ruckstell will keep you from riding your low ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

Mark Friemiller is the owner. He's a stand up guy. If you get something from him that doesn't meet your expectations, he doesn't charge a restocking fee as some vendors do. You just pay return shipping or freight.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

The cap has no bearing on the body style! That cap was introduced sometime in 1924 I believe, and as noted above is pot metal. If you aren't careful, you will break the ears off of it. If you do, there are very good looking reproductions that look the same. This is True, and I totally agree. The po...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Proctologist needed
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Model T Proctologist needed

Reversing the ring gear has probably been done for more than ONE "Greenhorn" Model T owner and they found out the hard and perhaps, costly, way how that effects a Model T's drivability ! :o :o :D :D
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

When did you last remove it ? Good question! On all 26-27's except fordors, it is not necessary to tighten the cap, any more than snug. Even if it vibrates loose, the tray around the filler would catch it before it fell and was lost. As said above, a gasket should be used under the cap. If the cap ...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Auctiion Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Auctiion Announcement

Jim, There was a reserveon the motor home and the reserve was not met. this was not an absolute auction. other lots didn't sel either, some for the lack of a single bid.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.

Ignacio, as I emailed you, there are more than one possible blank. The number 1000 Yale blank is just one of several possibilities. Hopefully Josh at lostakey can determine which one that you need from your key cut number.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Auctiion Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Auctiion Announcement

Proxibid site shows it sold for $6,000.00 .
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.

Ignacicio, The first thing that needs to be done is to thoroughly clean the lock cylinder. From a locksmith's point of view, I don't know whether they would prefer to do it, or whether they would want the owner to do it. They might have a particular way that they prefer. After its clean, a good lock...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

John and Ken, I can see both of your points, however, if the crank will turn at more than .020-.020, I think a turned crank would sell better, unless the buyer has the knowledge and machine to do it himself.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Auctiion Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Auctiion Announcement

Tonight, while surfing through an auction site called Proxibid, I came across two online auctions. I have NO connection with these auctions, but someone is going to get a heck of a deal on a T depot hack and a 1996 Gulf Stream Motor Home. The T is advertised as 1917 Huckster, but has three upholster...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

Don't right off a crank just because it needs to be ground more than 020" they are still good to go up to 040" I even know of one that lasted more than 15 years in a sedan, driven hard, usually with the whole family in it and lived in hilly country that was ground 060". If every thing is aligned co...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

O.K., so reading the follow up posts to mine, here is what I've got: Four EE crankshafts that measurements are unknown and unmeasured at this time, and One Suremike crank, that hasn't been magged or measured. I, personally, am not afraid of a Suremike. I have one in my 26 four door sedan, which is t...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

Will they be.020 or better? That would be my first criteria! Les, I've going to guess .020 maximun. I might even have one that might polish out std. or at worst .010, but its a keeper. I actually have a total of four EE's and one Suremike. If the Suremike doesn't go over .020, I'll keep it. Two of ...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

Wondering what the honest fair market value is on a freshly magged and turned EE crankshaft. Don't want any low ball prices. I have a coupe of spares and can have them magnafluxed and turned at a local engine shop, and know what I'd have invested in them after reconditioning, but need to know if it ...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Carb.
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Model A Carb.

Its been done for decades; possibly even as soon as the Model A came out. The drawback is it is an updraft carb, requiring a custom or an updraft intake manifold, usually requiring a corresponding exhaust manifold. This is pretty easily solved, but the harder drawback is the choke and throttle linka...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: head bolts

Hi, Terry... Yes... That's what I did. Hence the measurements. Really, there's not that much difference ... 9/16 vs 17/32 ... What, 1/32? I was more alarmed, initially, as I had read where many were worried bout the bolts bottoming out in the block, before the bolts were tight. I have almost an inc...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Engine Pans
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: 26-27 Engine Pans

Well, its obvious that I have an incorrect set of pans. I need a set with the two hole right side, like Larry mentioned as I have a 27. I do plan to run a conventional intake and carb, but would like the ability to install my vaporizer, if I ever desire to.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: head bolts

Dennis, correct me if I'm wrong, but what I think you are asking in this post is referring to using stock high head bolts with the Waukesha Ricardo head that I sold you. Why don't you lay both your stock high head and the Waukesha Ricardo head on a flat surface and measure the head from the head gas...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Engine Pans
Replies: 4
Views: 348

26-27 Engine Pans

Can anyone post a photo of the CORRECT engine pans for the improved (26-27) cars. I see the ones shown in Lang's catalog, but would like to see something clearer and closer up. Please post only if you are sure the photo you post is correct (no guesses or "I think so".
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar vs. Cotton, How To Tell The Difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Kevlar vs. Cotton, How To Tell The Difference?

Thanks, Allen and Steve. I will try to look at the backside of the linings as best I can, but the linings have been previously installed; are oil soaked (although they are dry to the touch, now); and definitely not rotten, so looking at the ends and the backside may be my best bet. On the same subje...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar vs. Cotton, How To Tell The Difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Kevlar vs. Cotton, How To Tell The Difference?

I have a set of transmission bands that were taken out of a running car that stiil look usable. I was told that one of the three bands is a Kevlar band and the other two are cotton. since ther is no name on the bands that I can see as they are installed on the metal bands, how does one tell the diff...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine building considerations
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Engine building considerations

A lot of T owners who either don't want to fool with getting a mag set right, or want more speed from a lighter flywheel, eliminate the magnets, but use the scoops that are available from vendors to splash the oil around. If magnets are not left, or scoops are not used, the ring gear will no catch e...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Alternative fuel

I remember reading or hearing that during WWII, in a pinch, if gas was unavailable, troops ran Jeeps on kerosene, by lowering the coolant level in the radiator enough to make them run hot enough to run on kerosene. Truth ot myth?
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Data and meter plates for Fords.
Replies: 38
Views: 1801

Re: Data and meter plates for Fords.

Daryl, I'll take a 26-27 plate. Can I pay by Paypal? T. Woods
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Set of Stainless Steel Wire Wheel Lug Nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: WTB Set of Stainless Steel Wire Wheel Lug Nuts

FATMAN wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:20 pm
I dug through all the ones I have, they are not perfect but 5' away look great, 815-633-7244
Bob
Bob, are these stainless steel, or nickle, or chrome? if original poster doesn't want them I will if they are stainless. T. Woods
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26-27 Scandinavia transmission band linings - SOLD !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: For Sale: 26-27 Scandinavia transmission band linings

Perhaps you might lay out one lining for one to see the particular weave and measure the length of each lining. Some time after CANTEX took over the "Scandinavia" trade name, they also changed the weave pattern AND shortened them up to 22 & 1/2" to 23" - proper length of each Scandinavia lining sho...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Wire Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Horn Wire Tube

If you know someone in the sheet metal fabrication business, they might spot weld it for you for little to nothing. Six spot welds don't take much time to do. Even some techical colleges would probably have a spot welder. My college did when I graduated in 1970.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script

Henry Ford was known to be good at recycling things, even wooden crates.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Out Of Date Vendor's Catalogs FREE Just Pay Shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Out Of Date Vendor's Catalogs FREE Just Pay Shipping

Gone To Recycling Bin. No interest.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Out Of Date Vendor's Catalogs FREE Just Pay Shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Out Of Date Vendor's Catalogs FREE Just Pay Shipping

Out of date vendor's catalogs; FREE, just pay shipping. I don't know why anyone would want these, and if they are all not spoken for; into the paper recycle bin they go. If you take one, Media Mail would probably be cheapest. If you take many, or all, a Flat Rate Priority Mail box would probably be ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2382

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Didn't Bill Stipe, in his youngster years, adapt a small block Chevy head to a T?
by ModelTWoods
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T buckets
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: T buckets

Was the body, "real steel" or fiberglass? Did you ask? If you don't tap or place amagnet near it, fiberglass bodies can fool you.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadside Convenience
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Roadside Convenience

That is not what I would think of being a Roadside Convenience. That would be something that most Service Stations had for those long trips and some of those were not so nice! :lol: That's the first thought that I had. Prior to my teenage years, my Mom and Dad took my sister and I on my long vacati...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Rajo manifold

There's one on EBAY, right now (#14410040450), if money is no object, Seller will take offers, but listed at $2800.00, don't expect a bargain. Outlet end has been modified. I have no connection with sale.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H/C pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: H/C pistons

Jeff Cordes of Houston, told me that a virgin high head can safely be milled .150. If you do that and run any of the commercially available high compression pistons, either Egge or Snyders, you may not get as much compression as from a Z head, but it'll be cheaper and you'll get as much compression ...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

Thanks Dan and the others who replied. I was pretty sure it was a Chevy. If it had been a Ford, I would have bought it, but I don't need to start collecting Chevy parts at my age.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 442

21" demountable rim lugs

A 21" demountable rim with a notch cut out of one lug, is a Chevy rim, right? Not Ford, right? Saw one advertised as Model T and was suspicious.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

EVERY photo that I take with my cell phone, without exception, is way to big to down load, I, as a matter of routine, take the photo to "paint" and reduce it in size 50%, before trying to post on the Forum.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Specialty Motor Cams
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Specialty Motor Cams

I've been trading messages with Bill on Facebook, and if I am interpreting his messages correctly, he seems to be "shooting down" any notions that a cam from Specialty Motor Cams, even needs to, or benefits from, any degree of advance. Ever since Tim Foy started making 7.5 degree advance nylon timin...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External adjustable bands
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: External adjustable bands

I have those on everything, Terry and I generally like them. I have had an issue. The little tab inside on the shaft was barely hanging on by a poor weld. I caught it in time and fixed it, but could have made a mess. I passed that on to Lang’s, where I purchased them. Another issue, I do have one o...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1235

Re: dixie wide track

Hap, very informative article, as all of your articles are ! It just confirms most of what I had stated in my post above yours. Thanks, Terry
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1235

Re: dixie wide track

Scott, Indeed, there was a reason for the 60" wide or Southern tread Model T's and other car makes. Prior to 1926, when the first U.S. highway to cross the southern U.S. (U.S.90) was opened, very few, if any paved roads existed. Even with U.S. 90, most state and county public roads were still not pa...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1235

Re: dixie wide track

Scott, Back in the 1970's, I bought the third T that I have owned. It was a 13 wide tread touring that other than standard tread 13-14 running gear, was completely original down to the lights and carbide generator. At the time, I lived 30 miles west of Houston. The collector and club member who I bo...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Specialty Motor Cams
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Specialty Motor Cams

Does anyone know for sure whether currently made T cams made by Specialty Motor Cams are made with 0 degrees advance (like original), or 7.5 degrees advance built in (like the new ones Chaffins makes)? I have emailed and called Specialty Motor Cams last week and this week, and I got no reply from th...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External adjustable bands
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: External adjustable bands

Is there anyone who has had success with Michon externally adjusted pedal shafts ?
by ModelTWoods
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED FOR 1913 MODEL "T" TOURING
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: WANTED FOR 1913 MODEL "T" TOURING

Re the head lights; people need to know who made the light you are looking for so it will match the right one. There were several companies that made lights for Ford in 1913. Some brands were made both sides the same no left or right. Maybe someone can chime in after you post the brand and say if t...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

John bevardos wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:43 pm
I'm gonna fry this weeked.....115 at my house for the next 3 days .....
If the ambient temperature doesn't get to 115, The wildfires, would.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pate Swap Meet.....canceled
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Pate Swap Meet.....canceled

The old Pate swap meet at the museum was wonderful. When they moved it to TMS the magic was gone. I went a few times, but finally gave it up. I made the Pate at the museum near Cresson for many years. Remember years when it rained so much, nearby farmers and ranchers brought in their tractors to pu...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

60 and 44 ! Wow, what us Texans trade off to be able to drive T's year round, even if we have had more than a month's worth of 100+ degree days this summer !
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?

Listen to Hank Lee. If anyone in the club or on the Forum knows these heads, its Hank.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Since I know you're not a "purist", mounting the stop/ tail/ license plate holder to the left rear fender using the same stand as the 26-27 tourings and other body styles used, ought to work fine.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 27 REAR SPRING U-BOLTS
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: WTB 27 REAR SPRING U-BOLTS

Steven, Do you have one U bolt? If you didn't 'borrow' the picture, it would appear that your half way there. I messaged a guy in Canada some time ago, who said he had a U bolt that was longer than standard but it measured way more than your measurements in overall length. The long U bolt that he ha...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?

I think it was on Facebook where I saw this and it kind of sounds like the Corvette collector mentioned in an earlier post, but on Facebook was posted a picture of the inside of a large metallic building with a man and the smoldering remains of three of his cars, all 30ish Chevys, if I remember corr...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- RH Stop/Tail light 26 coupe
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: WTB- RH Stop/Tail light 26 coupe

Thanks to all those who drive on the left hand side of the road for correcting me. It certainly makes sense that export right hand drive cars would use a right tail or stoplight, however being an American and never having driven in England, Australia, or New Zealand (although I've been to all of the...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Stewart 490 Speedometer Bracket Part
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: WTB Stewart 490 Speedometer Bracket Part

What do you want for a complete clamp, if no one has the "half clamp".
by ModelTWoods
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Stewart 490 Speedometer Bracket Part
Replies: 4
Views: 452

WTB Stewart 490 Speedometer Bracket Part

20200821_125052.jpg 20200821_125052.jpg I just bought a complete 1926-27 Stewart 490 speedometer setup that is missing one part. The part is Stewart part number 32158. The MTFCA speedometer book, written by Russ Furstnow, names this part, ' Clamp Half '. Is is used with part number 32157, named ' M...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These Days Are Numbered...
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: These Days Are Numbered...

I 've got leaves that are turning - - - BROWN; as in DEAD, from all the 100= degree days we've had this summer.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: Lang's

I placed an order late last week by computer. Fedex delivered the order today.