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by ModelTWoods
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 25
Views: 936

Re: You Get What You Pay For

I don't know how many states or parts of the U.S. where you can buy gasoline without alcohol added, but in the San Antonio area, which is not classified as a high pollution area (like Houston-Galveston and Dallas-Fort Worth) you can buy gasoline without alcohol blended into it. Its still regular gra...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SUNDAY SWAP MEET
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: SUNDAY SWAP MEET

Mark, I'll take outside oiler parts, if still available.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Cutout
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Exhaust Cutout

I assume it fits 1 1/2" exhaust pipe?
by ModelTWoods
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Card Material (base)
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Door Card Material (base)

Has anyone besides me, ever heard it called 'chipboard" or is that something else?
by ModelTWoods
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frame Mounted Battery Carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Frame Mounted Battery Carrier

If using a battery box with a 26-27 improved car(coupe) what battery carrier assembly (the one riveted to the frame) is supposed to be used? The bottom strap on my original in my coupe, rusted out years ago, and the bottom strap was replaced with a non-authentic replacement that was welded in. Lang'...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Good set of rods and pistons
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: WTB Good set of rods and pistons

If the wrist pins are loose in the cast iron pistons with 'play', the wrist pin bushings are worn. The original standard cylinder bore was 3.750, so if your pistons measure3.738, that's .012 under-size. What is stamped on top of the pistons? STD., .0025, .005, 010, .031, or .033 ? These were the rep...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Good set of rods and pistons
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: WTB Good set of rods and pistons

Is it still standard bore, or an oversize ? Same on the rods. Are rod journals standard or under-size? Want iron or aluminum pistons?
by ModelTWoods
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dual carb?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Dual carb?

Couple questions, first what is a swayback nh and second, did you leave this arrangement in your car for a period of time and did it work reliably without cracks or fractures along the welds? A straight through Holley NH can be easily identified. With both the throttle and choke levers and plates, ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dual carb?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Dual carb?

Back in the 70's when I was still welding and brazing, I took two iron manifolds; cut the curved ends of off one just after it straightened out to go to the center; brazed in a length of black iron pipe the same size as the ends and brazed everything in place so the finished product had the same mea...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LF stromberg who contact for rebiuld
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: LF stromberg who contact for rebiuld

DHort wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:36 pm
Russ Potter or Corey Walker or Bruce in Canada
Or Stan Howe in Montana. My experience is that Corey is probably the most reasonable of the four.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

Factory stamps varied, but some are fairly nice, on this photo the skilled stamper is using a metal guide, for a very important engine, all other stamping was free hand, typically with a skilled worker on that task. IMG_9502.JPG Here is the dedicated stamping worker in 1915, one view shows his box ...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 12V starter + bendix
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: FS 12V starter + bendix

I'm bought from Bob and always been happy and satisfied. Buying parts and not knowing the difference between T and TT is not an excuse. Neither is waiting a year later to find out. Study your needs and order and buy accordingly.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: speedster project update. Took the first ride yesterday :) :)
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: speedster project update. Took the first ride yesterday :) :)

Dan McEachern wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:56 pm
Donnie- consider mounting a handle of some sort on the back of the drivers side seat. This will allow your passenger to reach behind with their left arm/hand and hold on to something solid. worth a try eh?
Maybe the handles or rails off of a coffin, might work. :D :lol: :o :o
by ModelTWoods
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Ring and Pinion
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: WTB - Ring and Pinion

I've got two sets. Problem is; I now live in San Antonio, TX and all my cars and parts are in storage near Houston. Except for Covid, this wouldn't be a problem, but I haven't been back to my parts since Thanksgiving 2020 and may not get back for another month.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great service from Birdhaven
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Great service from Birdhaven

Do they have a printed or online parts list or catalog? The ads they put in the club magazine only list 6 or so of their parts and prices? Not complete like the old Texas T catalog. Anybody know?
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing alternator
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: Installing alternator

Lemme just say this...I put in a 6V alternator, and absolutely LOVE it on my Fordor. No more dim headlamps, charges good for a few minutes after cranking the engine, backs off to about 1-2 amp charge the rest of the day no matter what. So why go to all the bother switching to 12V? This alternator h...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2008

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

... Hopefully the new administration will appoint a new Postmaster General who knows the postal system and its problems, instead of just appointing a "Good Ol Boy" appointment as the last administration did. ... but I believe that the Postmaster General is appointed by the Board of Governors of the...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2008

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Its refreshing (but almost unbelievable) to hear someone has never lost anything in the mail. I guess I shouldn't complain about my losing only two or three items in the last 10 years. Losing things is only part of the current postal systems problems. Much delayed delivery time is the other. I know ...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit

Jim Eubanks wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:29 am
Just saw this on tbay, what in the world is it and how does it work. Must be magic if it will fix a slipping clutch that has no adjustment left..............
I hope they supply instructions with it. Just from the pictures, looks like 'snake oil' to me.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: New Langs catalog came today

Mine came yesterday, also. In addition to it being thicker (so I assume there must be a lot of new items), it also still contains some items which the previous catalog listed, and when I tried to order them a YEAR ago, Ashley informed me they were no longer available. She stated the lone supplier ha...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

The Facebook poster who didn't agree with my answer, referred me to the Montana 500 website regarding engine modifications. My answer to him, was that I thought the original question was involving an engine in a Model T that wasn't going to be raced or that the engine builder wasn't seeking ultimate...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?

Thanks to Larry and others who posted.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miller head update
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Miller head update

Within the last week, I tried to post a picture but it said it was too big. I resized it (smaller) using the 'paint' feature on my computer. Works every time.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Milling Block Deck and Head

On a forum on Facebook, someone questioned how much a block can be decked (milled). I offered my two cents and said that a block deck should be milled as little as necessary to remove pits or square up, and that I have been told by a knowledgeable rebuilder that up to .150 or slightly more can be re...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?

Larry wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:43 pm
Hello Terry,
You have a Cable that fits a 30/31 Chevrolet.
If you measure the length I could tell you if it fits other years. I believe the 1930/31 Chevrolet speedometer was an AC as Mark said.
Larry
57"
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

What Speedo Cable Do I Have?

1/2' housing. Head end presses into the speedo head (like a early model Stewart 490) and is held by a bracket attached to the head. First photo shows wheel end. Second and third photos show head end.
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by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 27
Views: 3304

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

.031 was an original Ford factory oversize. The other factory oversize pistons and rings are .0025, .005, and .033. From Ford Service Bulletin Vol.5 No.6 Pg 45 , June 1924
by ModelTWoods
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?

I have a Pitman arm that, if it isn't NOS, it has no wear. It has been painted black, though. It has the pronounced diamond shape to the shank, but it is hard to accurately measure it to compare to the dimensions given in Frank's drawing, above. As best I can measure it, Measurement A from steering...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS headlights and bar
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: FS headlights and bar

Are they complete head lamps, or just the bezel,glass and reflector? If they are complete , are the buckets steel, plated brass or stainless? If they are complete, I would be interested. Tmorsher@icloud.com is my contact info. Jonah, these questions aren't answered and it would help a lot. Glad to ...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?

I have a Pitman arm that, if it isn't NOS, it has no wear. It has been painted black, though. It has the pronounced diamond shape to the shank, but it is hard to accurately measure it to compare to the dimensions given in Frank's drawing, above. As best I can measure it, Measurement A from steering ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Adam wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Get some chickens and keep them in your backyard. The eggs are free.
Adam, I've bought from you before, and you're not in the seller classification I complained about. As for eggs, I live in the city and laws provide anything but dogs and cats, and I have two of them.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Jerry, I, in no way,, meant all Americans are 'greedy'. It only applies to those who wear the shoes. (If the shoe fits, wear it). As I said, most people in the T hobby are honest people, even those that are in the business to provide parts or services for us. You are correct, that if a person owns s...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

RANT: AMERICAN GREED

With the problems we have in America with political division and turmoil, we have our hands, more than full. Then comes along the GREED of some Americans. America is a 'free market' economy and I know that the price a seller gets is 'whoever the market will bear', but do some sellers have 'no shame'...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Now better photos. "Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?"
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?

Air filter or no air filter; with the carb inlet so close to the exhaust pipe, you've probably got no problem with super heated air in the carb.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead
Replies: 23
Views: 1027

Re: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead

Donnie, I think that you told me that you intended to use a one piece RAJO valve cover, rather than the two valve covers that came with the head because you liked the look of the one piece cover, better. If I'm correct about this, the reason for the two valve covers furnished with the reproduction h...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restoration Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Restoration Supply

Any Forum members living in Califunny, know if a business called Restoration Supply is still in business and is reputable? I haven't ordered from them in decades, but had an old catalog. I texted them or emailed (I don't remember which) about a part. I got a short text back saying they still sold it...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Sounds Wonderfully Radical, Donnie. Sounds like too much for what I had it for and would have put it in, so I'm glad I sold it to someone who had the time and patience to make it work. I think I'll have all I can handle in my 27 coupe with a Prus head, a Stipe .290 cam, a Chaffins high volume intake...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1811

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Allan wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:58 am
You may be correct Terry, but what year was it made? :)

Allan from down under.
Allen, The boxcar was made before the Model T, for sure. :lol:
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

I started collecting bulletins over 45 years ago. They were a little easier to find then. Issue # 1 is a yellow/orange format. All the issues after that had a blue border until 1921 or 22. After that, they were black only. Sometime in 1927 they changed to the Model A format. I think it was a good t...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1811

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Well, even before I saw the last photo which showed the box car from a less severe angle, I could tell you is was a Great Northern R.R. box car.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

I'm with you, John. I don't have any aluminum heads, but if I did, I'd find another way to lift it; maybe with a piece of chain with link holes just big enough to put a head bolt through and attach it to two head bolts on opposite sides of the head.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

What size are they, Terry? The ones for sale online may be smaller. 11" x 8 3/16" The MTFCI Service Bulletin reprints that I have are exactly the same size as the originals (I have some of them). As Larry Smith pointed out, the top and bottom hole in the binder covers and the accompanying inserts, ...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SURE FEED OUTSIDE OILER
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: FS SURE FEED OUTSIDE OILER

Mark, Is this a Ford Faithful, or similar oiler. If it is a F.F. or even similar, I'll take it.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:30 am
What size are they, Terry? The ones for sale online may be smaller.
11" x 8 3/16"
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1649

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Terry The engine that I built in the ‘70’s has been totally reliable. No bearing or piston or valve issues! I am AMATEUR machinest with no formal training and the majority of the work I did myself. Yes I am a very skilled mechanical engineer with a long career manufacturing and inventing rotating m...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

Thanks, Steve. If the ones on Amazon are indeed, complete; it looks like I have some copying to do.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

20201228_195356.jpg 20201228_195446.jpg I have two sets of the reprinted Ford Service Bulletins that the MTFCI reprinted at one time. These are on fine quality glossy paper; not on a CD and both have the hard cover binder that came with them. These cover only the years 1919, 1920, 1921, and 1922, o...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1649

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

My question is why?? Far from a expert but i think there are several profiles of Model T cams so would it be worth the effort to use a Model A cam?? Bud. :D I had the same question as Bud, but Les' answer that followed, answered Bud's question and mine. To someone with machine shop equipment and ex...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: New pistons

Going to bore my engine for new pistons.It measures .006 over standard will .020 Overs clean up or should I go ahead and get .030 pistons thanks philip It all depends on how bad the bores are now. You say you're .006 over right now, but how much taper and out-of-round are you? Did you measure all u...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions

I have a 1926 block, rebuilt by Kevin Prus, that is .060 over that I plan to use. I, also, have a 1927 block that used a vaporizer carb (web not punched out for throttle rod between cylinders 2 and 3) that was rebuilt by Ross Lilliker. The 1927 block, apparently had been used as a stationary engine ...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo electric horn advice requested
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Repo electric horn advice requested

Oldav8tor wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Do you use a horn relay? What size wire are using to feed (+) to the horn?
That's what I was going to suggest; a SIX VOLT HORN RELAY.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STUCK!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1322

Re: STUCK!!!!!

what is a 3 jaw puller? i have soaked it in pb blaster and used a tool identical to what you're showing and still couldn't get it off. A three jaw puller is just like the one with two jaws that Dan posted a photo of, except it has three jaws spaced like a triangle. Works the same way but provides m...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Shipping T parts

I bought a set of new nickle plated T head bolts on EBAY back in Feb-March because they were priced under list. I still haven't seen them! Seller refunded my payment. The last tracking said they passed through Nashua, New Hampshire.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus

WOW, sorry to hear any T owner/member has had to bear the dreaded disease. Sometimes catching it is despite taking all the precautions, but I know others who have followed the "non-science" advice that has been perpetuated for the last 10+ months and even have a family member who says he doesn't tru...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

What happens when she comes unraveled?
by ModelTWoods
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS RADIATOR FILLER NECKS
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: FS RADIATOR FILLER NECKS

Mark, Put my name on the taller one on the left. Terry Woods
by ModelTWoods
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS CHROME HUBCAP SET
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: FS CHROME HUBCAP SET

Put my name on them. Terry Woods
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB or trade Hassler coil
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: WTB or trade

I learn something new on this forum every day. At 73, I had no idea that Hassler made different rate coil springs for different T body styles, and judging from the number of Hasslers and Hassler springs sold here and on EBAY, probably 99.9% of sellers don't know, either. Did the springs on the later...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2582

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

I think all of us would like to see more pictures of it from the top, bottom, and sides; also, how does it compare to a Z or Prus head in performance? Showing pictures and providing these answers would probably spur interest. If you are miles away from the head, I can understand why these things are...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1510

Re: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand

Just saw this on t bay, good way to get rich, Bob https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1929-Ford-Model-A-Locking-Junior-Motometer-Radiator-Rad-Cap-CHROME/270657956388?fits=Make%3AFord&epid=0&hash=item3f0478aa24:g:aUUAAOSwhcJWIApO Bob, I honestly think this was a mistake. I see it happen frequently on EBAY...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 8
Views: 598

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

Thanks for checking EBAY and posting. I'll check them out. They are what I'm looking for. On close inspection, only one cap seems to be threaded on the outside for a T. The others are threaded internally, like for a 28-29 Model A and others. I'm talking about the unplated caps, as the plating on the...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1510

Re: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand

Just saw this on t bay, good way to get rich, Bob https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1929-Ford-Model-A-Locking-Junior-Motometer-Radiator-Rad-Cap-CHROME/270657956388?fits=Make%3AFord&epid=0&hash=item3f0478aa24:g:aUUAAOSwhcJWIApO Bob, I honestly think this was a mistake. I see it happen frequently on EBAY...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

Thanks for posting, Layden.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I had a full set of Beehives on my 16 touring, I never noticed any negative effects, but I can't say the were positive effects, either. I have a complete set of front Beehives, presently that I intend to sell, plus possibly some odds and ends. I also, have a set of the pancake Hasslers that I plan ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

UPDATE: A check on EBAY, minutes ago, revealed that the seller has marked them "out of stock" so they are no longer available. The seller did tell me that all the ring gear holes lined up with the holes on a T differential. T. Woods
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

I have no connection with this item, except that I have bought from the seller several times. He is selling a custom made spiral cut ring and pinion gear for a Model T, EBAY # 254796507787. He told me that he is selling it for a friend who is in poor health and can't finish it. (apparently his frien...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Information
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Carburetor Information

What can any knowledgeable person tell me about A Zenith updraft carburetor marked with an )$ cast into the body followed by a stamped number and a Zenith updraft carburetor with a casting of S4BF? Also, what were Stromberg MB-1 carbs used on, originally, and finally, has anyone had any experience r...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I had a full set of Beehives on my 16 touring, I never noticed any negative effects, but I can't say there were positive effects, either. I have a complete set of front Beehives, presently that I intend to sell, plus possibly some odds and ends. I also, have a set of the pancake Hasslers that I plan...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1826

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

I had a knowledgeable installer, who does many classic cars, install a Cartouche in my 27 coupe. For him, it was pretty straightforward, but he said that he did have to make a few teeeks or modifications.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block

If I were doing it, I would definitely drill as opposed to using a hammer and chisel. I would cry for days if I send a crack in a direction that wasn't intended.
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: 8
Views: 598

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: 8
Views: 598

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: 8
Views: 598

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: 1101

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: 543

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: 4766

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: 1582

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: 538

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: 1271

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: 1873

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: 1271

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: 434

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: 434

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: 476

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: 1507

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: 286

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: 1507

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: 1507

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: 670

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: 291

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: 468

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: 542

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: 542

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: 542

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: 1968

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: 1968

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: 762

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: 1699

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: 347

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. ...