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by Norman Kling
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: They hung up on me!!

We just traded in an 06 Buick for a new Subaru. I got a call from the people who want to sell me a warranty. I told him I have a 22 Model T Ford Roadster and he hung up. Then a got a call from someone who said,"Hi Grandpa, this is your grandson". I asked him which one? He asked, "Don't you recognize...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

One thing I don't think anyone mentioned. The tire valve should be as close to the top as you can get it so that rain doesn't get into the rim.Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great Tips from Dave Huson in Mile High Newsletter
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Great Tips from Dave Huson in Mile High Newsletter

About 25 years ago I bought a Ruckstell from Dave. I drove from San Diego to Colorado and back with it. It is still in my car and still working.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Options
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Head Gasket Options

Most important thing is to have the crushable metal around the combustion chambers. The water jacket holes can be sealed with heat resistant sealer, but the metal around the cylinders will keep in the compression.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

I would rather use Rocky Mountain brakes. You just bolt them on and no modifications are necessary. That leaves me with 3 sets of brakes and in case all that fails, I will still have the reverse. Anyway, all these systems only stop the rear wheels, so keep the tires in good shape and leave following...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: 40 HP Model T

I have heard of using a Model A crankshaft or a new T crankshaft with a longer stroke to increase the horsepower. Might get 40 by doing it, however, the rest of the drivetrain was not made for that much increase and is a weak point.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: 40 HP Model T

I have a stock 26 Roadster. In Death Valley there is a viewpoint called Dante's View. Lee Chase told me it is a good viewpoint. So I went up with my wife, Dolores. None of the other T's took that road. I have the cowl mounted gas tank so I could go up the hill going forward. I used both Ruckstell an...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring

It looks like a late 22 or early 23. It has a high radiator but the windshield is still straight with a 2 man top. That particular year there seems to be an overlap between low and high radiators as well as two man and one man tops.
by Norman Kling
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Kerry mentioned something I forgot to say. The bendix on the starter will hit the flywheel very hard if you use 12 volts. Some have tried a coil in series with the starter wiring, such as an old bendix spring. It might cut down on the current after the starter is engaged, but it will do nothing abou...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

The 6 volt system is reliable. The coils are reliable especially if the magneto works. To change to 12 volts you need to change the generator. I realize some people have adapted alternators to fit the gear drive, but they don't have the cooling fan built in and also the gear seems to be a weak point...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

These pictures are from last year. This years parade has been cancelled.
pictures of Coronado, California July 4, 2019 The people were lined up 5 or more deep and people on balconies of buildings for about 2 miles.
Norm
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by Norman Kling
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: up or down
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: up or down

Be sure to keep plenty of grease in the universal joint and the front driveshaft bushing. They both have grease cups at the front of the driveshaft. The more grease you keep in those areas, the less oil will run down the driveshaft tube from the 4th main to the differential.
by Norman Kling
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The New Arrival: 1926 Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: The New Arrival: 1926 Roadster

A nice looking car except, I would rather see black fenders and all the other red parts painted black. Looks like a straight body. The extra heavy oil might make the knocks quieter, however it will not flow down the oil tube very well and may actually hinder the lubrication rather than help it. I th...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's that tube next to the camshaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: What's that tube next to the camshaft?

On one of my T''s, the funnel came off right after I started the engine for the first time after a rebuild. I started it up and after driving for a mile or two, the magneto stopped working. I switched to battery and ran the car for about 10 years on battery. I had installed a magneto oiler from the ...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil petcock help!
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Oil petcock help!

When you install a new petcock, be sure the threads are good enough to hold it. Otherwise, I recommend either replacing the crankcase, or welding up the hole and re drill and tap with a pipe thread. If that petcock should fall out while you are driving, you might lose all your oil and cause a disast...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

If those are the original or repro's of the originals, they are spring loaded snap fasteners. There is a small hole in the center and the tack gets driven into that hole. I didn't take any pictures when I did mine, so I am sorry that I have none to post.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: 25 years now...

Congratulations. The first 25 is the hardest. By then you know that you aren't going to change her, but she might be able to change you. And you have decided not to fight the small things. When Dolores and I were married, we drove to Las Vegas in a Model A. In those days I could get a tire already m...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

The top of each door panel fits into a groove under a lip of metal at the top of the door. Be sure the panel is all the way up so that water doesn't get in or that the panel warps and pulls away from the door. Once you get the top in, fit the bottom so that the overlap of metal is equal on front edg...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Steering gear case play

I put a shim between the brass steering box and the housing. Be sure the housing is not cracked. A crack will sometimes happen especially if it has been loose for a while. Put in a shim then rivet and seems to hold, at least mine has for many years. Works fine on the diamond shape box. Perhaps other...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting started on the '25 project
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Getting started on the '25 project

Do you have any other parts than the frame? The frame is a good start.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

I bought a 22 from an estate sale. One of our members passed in 2003. I must have bought the car about 2004 or later because we had been evacuated in October 2003 for a fire and it was not here then. Anyway, they told me car had been restored in the 1960's when we were engaged in the Vietnam war. So...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto self destruct
Replies: 17
Views: 955

Re: Magneto self destruct

Seeing the condition of your hogs head, I'm sure that you had to replace it. Did you use the low pedal as is in the replacement hogs head, or did you replace the low cam and notch? If those are not in good condition, you will find that you can't get the low to work properly. In that case you would n...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Identity Sought
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Gas Tank Identity Sought

Looks like one in a 20 and another in a 22 which are in my possession.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: How do you Downshift?

The idea here is to get the engine running as fast as it would be when you shift up from low to high. when you shift either up or down do not move the pedal very fast. The engine speed should be adjusted as you pass through neutral either up or down. You don't need to pause in neutral, but just be r...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - 6v VR
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 13T - 6v VR

It will work fine with a cutout. If you only drive on occasion, no problem. If you go on long tours, you might try driving with the lights on part of the time. The reason for a voltage regulator (after market accessory) is to keep the battery from being overcharged, yet, be able to drive with the li...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - 6v VR
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 13T - 6v VR

It will work fine with a cutout. If you only drive on occasion, no problem. If you go on long tours, you might try driving with the lights on part of the time. The reason for a voltage regulator (after market accessory) is to keep the battery from being overcharged, yet, be able to drive with the li...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: I"m in a bind.

Before you start doing anything, I have a question: Did the problem cranking start right after you changed the oil? Or before you changed it or a while after you changed it? The reason I ask is to see whether you can actually link the oil change with the hard cranking. Any time you park the car for ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Dave - Mark - Glen At Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Thank You Dave - Mark - Glen At Chaffin's Garage

I have been dealing with them for about 30 years and have found them to be friendly, and very helpful. One time I bought from them an aftermarket windshield channel and when I tried to install it, I found it was bent. Rather than try to straighten it myself and possibly damage it, I took it in and t...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

That is a great accomplishment, Tony! :D
Glad you got it running. I know that you did a lot more than just fixing the hogshead, because I have seen it several times while in progress.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60th Montana 500 Started
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: 60th Montana 500 Started

Sorry to read about your wife's fall. I hope she will have a good recovery. This is a bad time to need medical help. However, the doctors and nurses are well trained in sanitation and she should be fine. Sorry you missed out on the 500.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 743

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

I used to have Model A's. I had a set on my Phaeton. Car ran fine with them. I do not have them on any of my T's and they run fine without them. On our modern roads, especially here in California where we seldom go out on rainy days, it isn't necessary. I can see how it might have kept mud from bein...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Radiator stop leak

I would say that if you take a casual drive a few miles close to home and take some coolant along, just in case, stop leak would be ok. However if you plan to drive on tours all day long a new radiator would be best. They do make round tube radiators which look like the original. If you want the bes...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gorgeous evening tour
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Gorgeous evening tour

Beautiful place and beautiful Clara. She must be a Cougar! :lol:
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: Magneto problem

212 degrees. Not my best thinking day ! :lol:
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: Magneto problem

I stand corrected. 220 degrees is correct. Many modern cars have 180 degree thermostat.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: Magneto problem

If the magnets lose magnetism at 176F then all Model T magnets should be de magnetized because the boiling point of water is 180F. And almost all Model T's have boiled at some time. Is it possible that when the belt came off that it might have hit a wire somewhere which is connected to the magneto? ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Another mag problem

Have you tried moving the spark lever? Retard it a bit for shift down to high and then as it picks up speed advance it more. Also as you run the engine at a fast idle, move the spark up and down and you will find that it moves a few notches without changing the advance. Then when you move it one not...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

Happy birthday.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Whether or not you pack the inner bearing with grease, it will leach into the lube oil. The outer bearing should be greased regularly. Actually grease in the outer bearing will prolong the life of the bearing and also help keep the oil from seeping out onto the brake lining.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1751

Re: Accident today

Wow! These things happen when you least expect it. I don't know who your insurance company is, but the ones which specialize in Antique cars will cover you for collision as well as liability. So if you are covered for collision the car should be covered regardless of who the court claims at fault. R...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1751

Re: Accident today

Could you explain how that happened or have some other pictures such as damage to the other car? From the angle of the picture, it looks like the damage is on the wrong side of the car. And I don't see any damage to the other car. If you were coming out of a driveway, the court is likely to say you ...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

What position are the levers at the rear wheels where the rods are attached? When the brake is off, they should be back from center. When the brake is applied they should be straight up or forward of the center. Maybe your rods are too short?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone reconect problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Wishbone reconect problem.

If the wishbone ball goes to one side, the axle would be cocked. This could happen if one wheel were blocked and the car moved forward or backward. If the wishbone is moved forward from the socket it could be the weight on the front spring is not compressing it completely. If you lower the car to th...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?

Either a low battery or problem with cables. Clean up all cable ends and the frame where the ground cable bolts to the frame. Also another potential problem would be corrosion around the crankcase ears where they bolt to the frame. This would cause a poor ground at the starter. A good fix for this c...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All the same. " NOT "!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: All the same. " NOT "!!!

All T's of the same year are not alike. Some changes were made in the summer or fall of the year and some states listed the year model by the date first sold which might be months later. Some especially that I know of are the 22s and 23s. I have seen cars registered as 22 which have a slant windshie...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: wobbly rear wheel

First jack up the axle on that side and spin the wheel. Use a reference point such as a board with a spike upward next to the wheel. Measure at various points the distance between the rim and the reference. Should be less than 1/2 inch variation. Then measure distance from center of the tire and the...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pittman Arm Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Pittman Arm Removal

try a puller such as the one shown in Neil's post. You might need to remove the 3 bolts attaching the bracket to the frame so you can slide the bracket up the shaft to get better access for the puller. Tighten the puller and then tap as you would to remove the rear wheel hub. You might need to apply...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Then there was smoke !
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Then there was smoke !

Since you have trufire, you must be running on battery. If so, try turning the ignition on and see if you get current to the terminal at the bottom of the coil box. If you do get current there, the wiring between battery and ignition switch is OK and the switch and wire to the coil box is OK. In tha...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Then there was smoke !
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Then there was smoke !

What year is it? Did it still run after the puff of smoke?Do you have floor mats? What do you mean by "Under the dash"? Have you looked for something that looks burnt? the reason i ask all these questions is because different year models have different configurations. Some have wood firewalls and ot...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum

I think it has something to do with downloading from a cell phone. Depending on the angle you held the phone in relation to the picture. I always download into my pictures first and rotate the picture the way I want it to appear, then copy the picture from My Pictures to the post and it seems to com...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Vibration

It depends on what you mean by "vibration". If it is misfiring on one cylinder, it would tend to vibrate and you would notice it more when the engine is pulling than on deceleration. However if the vibration is caused by unbalanced parts, you will not be able to stop the vibration without pulling ev...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 1163

Re: 13T - Starting trouble

One thing I didn't notice as I skimmed down the posts is the fuel adjustment needle. Something you should try, if you have not done so yet, is to open the needle valve about 1/2 turn counter clockwise. Then do your choke, crank and turn on ignition and crank again. If it starts up and continues to r...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

Another noise I get on my 26 is the choke rod vibrating against the dash panel. Try holding it when driving and see if the noise stops.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak Test Results - What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Leak Test Results - What Now?

the leak down test should be done with the piston at top dead center. You can find it by checking the pin on the crank shaft pulley. When it is straight across you are at top dead center. if both valves are closed, that piston is top dead center. if one or both are open, that cylinder is not top dea...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Heating problem still

I have 2 26's and both have license plates on the headlight bar. They both have high heads and no water pumps. Both have Brassworks radiators. I live on a mountain and it is uphill for 15 miles to our town then the last mile toward our house is a low gear or low Ruckstell hill. On a hot day, I pull ...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

The first time I had a "chirp" was 68 years ago when I had my first car. A 1928 Model A. I had removed and replaced the cylinder head. I tightened it down and went for a drive. I had a "chirp". I had not re-torqued the head after the engine warmed up. Had to replace the gasket again and tighten it c...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can’t be the only one...?!
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: I can’t be the only one...?!

I would say that something you are doing, or something to do with your power train is causing the ring gear to flex and eventually to snap. I've heard of lost teeth, but the cracking of the gear in so many places would tell me it is not being supported equally all the way around. I know of one car w...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Running on Battery

The points will last longer when you run on magneto because the current alternates on mag which will cause metal transfer to go in both directions and you get one spark. When you run on battery, your current will constantly move in one direction and will buzz continuously especially if you leave the...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 978

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

Are you using all the same parts which were previously used except new linings? Some de-mountable ear bands are incompatible with the older hogs heads. If you are using the same bands, as before, then I would suspect the linings are too thick. Also another thing to account for is how you installed t...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: I'm So Frustrated

Try opening the petcock at the bottom of the carburetor and see if gas runs out. Put something underneath and let it run for a while to see if it keeps running freely. If you have a partial blockage, you will find that the engine will start up and run for a short while and then stop. If you wait a f...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Days of Photographs, Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 1862

Re: Day Five and Day Six on Golden Gate Tour

I have been following you on the posts and hope all of you make it home safely. Glad you had a good time on the tour. This was quite a week according to the news, and you picked the right day to cross the bridge.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: I'm So Frustrated

the timing gear is held in by two dowel pins. The nut just holds it from coming off forward. Since you have been driving the car and it's been running good, and you checked the teeth on the gear, I don't think it is a timing gear problem. Since the compression is good it is most likely not a ring or...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

There would have been a direct rail line to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. Baker is inland and a long way from Portland. I think they were hauled by horse from the nearest railroad depot to the dealer in Baker.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

The horns are on the left side and Baker is a long way from Portland. I think they were going to a local dealer to be sold.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 70
Views: 2816

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

That's great.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 70
Views: 2816

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

If you are lucky, you might be able to put a little heat on that broken bolt and then a bit of penetrating oil and let it set for a while. Then get a VERY tight grip with a good vice grip and try to remove the bolt. If not, you will need to drill it out. try to get your drill right in the center the...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: New Member from Denver

A very nice car! Welcome.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: I'm So Frustrated

Check out the wires between the timer and the coil box. Sometimes a wire gets grounded and especially if you are running on battery it will put out a continual spark instead of sparking at the proper time. Also check out the timing with the spark lever all the way up the spark should come after top ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia

In the first picture the front car in the right of the picture looks like a Model T. It has the front axle like a Ford, however the fenders are rounded very similar to a Model A. Can you tell us something about the differences between Austrailian Fords and American Fords?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 394
Views: 41987

Re: Foto of the Day

Since March 15 I grew my own face covering. Today I went to the dentist and decided to remove it.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Panrail surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Panrail surprise

I would suspect that was the date the engine was rebuilt, and the company who did the work. Not saying it has been done again since that time.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

The engines are very similar, however the A has an oil pump, distributor and water pump. The A transmission is much easier to repair and with many parts, you just replace the worn parts such as bearings or gears and the A has a disk clutch Both rear axles are very similar The front axles are also si...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 70
Views: 2816

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

The engine must be pulled to get to the ring gear and it is entirely possible that the same thing which caused the ring gear to lose teeth is what caused the magneto to quit working. If you have something in the crankcase which could be picked up by the magnets it could cause worse damage which coul...
by Norman Kling
Sun May 31, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 70
Views: 2816

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Almost all the things you mentioned are easy to fix and the parts needed are available. If the ball joints on the spindle arms are still round, you can build up the ends of the tie rod and ream out with a round tool. Replacement caps are available. Use grease such as wheel bearing grease in those jo...
by Norman Kling
Fri May 29, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster top fit 1926 Roadster?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: 1925 Roadster top fit 1926 Roadster?

yes It will fold down.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri May 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust

Sometimes the carburetor adjustment too rich or too lean can cause a puffing noise, but usually not real loud. Most noticeable at idle. However a stuck valve could also make a loud puffing if the fuel is being ignited in the exhaust system.
Check all of the above.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri May 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster top fit 1926 Roadster?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: 1925 Roadster top fit 1926 Roadster?

The bows will fit, but you will need to trim the top material to fit. However it does not look correct because the 26 bows are curved and place the back of the top further back than the 25 top. Mine has a 25 top bows, but when I put the new top on the car, I didn't realize I had the wrong bows. Norm...
by Norman Kling
Fri May 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fried Ammeter
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Fried Ammeter

This can happen with any short such as the wire between the generator and the ammeter or the headlight wiring. It causes too much current to flow and since there is no fuse in the original wiring, the weakest link is the ammeter.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri May 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Social Distancing Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Social Distancing Tour

First time I had my model T out since about early March. Did take a couple runs to the post office to drop off some mail and get stamps, but that is all. We met the rest of the tour as they went by Alpine, about 15 miles from the start. Good drive to Campo. Good sandwich and visited with some of the...
by Norman Kling
Wed May 27, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

If you are planning on touring with your T, I would highly recommend you use coils and timer, or use a distributor available from the T parts vendors. And carry along some spare parts just in case you break down on a tour. That distributor would make a good wall decoration, but not practical for a c...
by Norman Kling
Wed May 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1782

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

This thread was started by Lee's son who has planned this tour. I think it was posted to keep attention to the proposed tour. We are going to have a short tour, about 100 miles round trip tomorrow. almost everyone going is over 65 including myself and my wife. We will keep social distancing and wear...
by Norman Kling
Wed May 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing rear wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Don't whack the nut with a sledge hammer! Sure way to ruin the threads on the end of the axle! You need an axle driver. They can be bought and thread onto the end of the axle after you remove the nut. If you don't have one leave the nut on about half way on the end of the axle and half way off. Then...
by Norman Kling
Tue May 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1782

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

If Lee wants to go and is able to keep social distancing, let him go. One could get the virus while staying home if he comes in contact with a carrier. Might as well enjoy himself. Just be careful.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue May 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

Depends entirely on what you would rather have and where you drive the car. Remember this: You can lock up the rear wheels with the transmission brake, the parking brake, or the reverse pedal. You can also lock up the rear wheels with Rocky Mountain Brakes or with hydraulic brakes. Rocky's can get w...
by Norman Kling
Sun May 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 3887

Re: Ford history questions

Without the ability to read one's mind, I guess it is only speculation as to why Henry did the things he did. I do know this that Henry wanted to make a car which could be mass produced and so he was reluctant to make changes unless they were true improvements. Whether or not the door was eliminated...
by Norman Kling
Sun May 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

If the car can be pushed when in neutral, the rear axle is not the problem. It would then be something such as a magnet, as posted above, or possibly a problem with the planetary gears or a broken crankshaft. It could also be a stuck starter, however, the starter usually sticks when you first tap th...
by Norman Kling
Sun May 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

If the engine runs when you are in neutral, The problem is not in the transmission unless it is the brake band. Most probable cause would be in the rear axle. It's actually a good thing it happened before you got it on the road or you would have had a hard time even towing it or loading onto a trail...
by Norman Kling
Sun May 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It has been awhile and have a couple questions
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: It has been awhile and have a couple questions

All the above is correct. Wire wheels could be bought from the dealer for an extra charge and the headlight bar was actually introduced for cars with bumpers to raise the license plate from behind the bumper. They could also be bought just to reinforce the fender supports to give more strength to th...
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: another newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: another newbie

If you have a picture in your computer you can click on attachments below your post Then click add files which comes up below attachments. Then you can either drag the picture to your post or click Add files. The picture and it will appear on the post. Click on Preview below and it will come up on y...
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: Haircut

What does the back look like? The front looks very good.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: no park at #4 piston
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: no park at #4 piston

Three things about the coil box. 1. The contact springs should make a solid connection with the coil. 2. If the engine was run without a good spark plug or good wire between the coil box and the spark plug, your spark can still go to ground through a carbon trace on the wood of the coil box. This wo...
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Radiator Question

That baffle at the top could be the cause of overheating if it is loose. Normally it is about halfway between the filler neck and the top of the core. It helps keep the water from splashing out as the car runs. It can also be the cause of overheating if you pour some water into the radiator and it g...
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Does it seem to be making that noise when running on a smooth level road, or uphill, or downhill or on a bumpy road? Pulling, or slowing down or running at a constant speed? Some noises are in the drive line either the engine, transmission, universal joint or rear axle. Others are caused by loose bo...
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: another newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: another newbie

Welcome to the club. Do you have any Model T's? If so, what kind and year do you have. Are you a member of a local club? Maybe you could find a member who would be kind enough to take some pictures of your cars and post them for you.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat May 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Radiator Question

There are three things which can cause a radiator to be bad. The most obvious one is a leak. Second would be a clog. But the third one is less obvious and most old radiators have this third one. That is the cross fins have been corroded where they attach to the water tubes. That junction is what con...
by Norman Kling
Fri May 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rebuilding 1916 differential
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: rebuilding 1916 differential

Unless you know for sure, the babbitt thrust washers have been replaced by bronze, for safety sake be sure to open it up and look. Unlike modern cars which can still stop with a bad differential, the T loses all braking except for the parking brake when the differential goes out. You can't even use ...
by Norman Kling
Wed May 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: tire preasure

If the chassis sags in the center by the rear crankcase mounts, it could alter the castor which would also cause hard steering.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed May 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: tire preasure

The T does not have power steering, so it might seem different from what you are used to. Handling poorly can be many things. If the castor, camber, and toe in are set correctly, it should run straight ahead without pulling on the steering wheel. Sometimes the camber of the road can cause it to pull...
by Norman Kling
Wed May 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: tire preasure

The T does not have power steering, so it might seem different from what you are used to. Handling poorly can be many things. If the castor, camber, and toe in are set correctly, it should run straight ahead without pulling on the steering wheel. Sometimes the camber of the road can cause it to pull...