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by Norman Kling
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How well will a carport protect our Ts?
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: How well will a carport protect our Ts?

If you have room for one, an enclosed trailer makes a good parking place for a Model T. It can also be used to transport it to the starting place for a tour, or for picking the T up in case it breaks down.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wear and tear
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Wear and tear

Every few day s if you have a daily driver. I oil mine before every tour because I don't drive it every day and the oil does tend to drain out over time. They will also get water in them when you drive through puddles so the oil will keep them from rusting. If you run dry, they wear out quickly espe...
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

What for? "Cat fur to make kitten's britches!"
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 21
Views: 895

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

You might be able to find a "basket case" for under $1,000 but will need to do a lot of work on it to get a running car out of it.
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Ten years later and many additional thousands of dollars, finally finished
Norm
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by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: points and condenser

I have been on many T tours, and find most of the breakdowns are on cars with non-T parts. If you continue to drive with the distributor, be sure to carry a spare rotor, cap, points and condenser because you usually won't find someone with spares to fit and many Auto Parts stores don't carry them ei...
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug reach
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Spark plug reach

I only use aluminum foil if the oil or combustion comes through the threaded area. If the threads are not too worn, it will seal it combustion tight.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T transmission rebuild?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: T transmission rebuild?

You need the booklets published by the club which give you good do it yourself instructions and also the clearances for all the parts. Those booklets are "Engine" "Transmission" "Electrical System". The magneto is between the engine and transmission and very likely was damaged by loose parts such as...
by Norman Kling
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up

My car is a 26. If yours is really a 27 then it has a different top than mine has.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T

When you get through working on your T it should purr like a kitten. Don't let it lick you! It may even bark like a dog! :lol:
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

:lol: When someone was laughing and giggling :lol: my grandmother would say."Sounds like a tee hee in a haw haw's nest". :lol: Another thing she wrote in the bathroom of the rooming house she ran during the depression was,"after bathing wipe out the tub, oblige." We don't use the word oblige anymore...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up

Note, that video posted by John is for an earlier year T the 27 does not have those pins but everything folds down or up without moving anything. However even with the "one man" top, it is easier with two people. If you do it in as rough a manor as in that video, you will very soon break the top iro...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up

Your description doesn't seem right. The top should be a "one man" top. There should be no pins in the top bows but you can stand in the back seat area and pull up first the front bow, then the second bow and everything will just fit right into place. The only place there are anything resembling "pi...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 674

Re: Removing a Starter question

Unless you need to remove the hogs head, it would be harder than removing the bendix. Also it is hard to seal the hogs head to transmission and if it doesn't leak, leave it in place. The one screw on the bendix cover which is toward the right is the hardest one to replace. If your bendix cover has s...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory tops
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Factory tops

Thank you! After working for a long time on a top which had already been stitched and partially assembled by Clastique, I am merely installing on the car, I wondered how they ever did it on a moving production line! Now I know.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory tops
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Factory tops

I am currently installing a new top on a 20 touring. So far I have the pads and the straps installed. I am in the process of stitching the pads, then will install the windbreaker and the rear panel and finally the top. The process with two men part of the time has taken a few days. Now for the quest...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A new day has arrived
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: A new day has arrived

We can remember the past, and we can experience today, however, for centuries people who make predictions for the future have been wrong. No one knows what will happen until it happens. We can all do our best today and when we have an opportunity to serve in some way, whether it be military, or medi...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Fouled plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: 13T - Fouled plugs

One other thing which could cause the plugs to soot up, would be engine running too cold. If you live in cold climate you might need to put something to cover part of the radiator when it is very cold. Another thing which could cause a T to run cold would be a water pump especially without a thermos...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Fouled plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: 13T - Fouled plugs

Your plug looks about right for one which has been used. The contacts are clean . If it were fouled it would be all carboned up including the gap. Does the engine run smoothly? There are two things which can foul a plug. One is an excessively rich fuel mixture which produces black carbon. If the spa...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

I have no idea and don't think I will be here by the end of the 21st century. However, it may no longer be legal nor economical to drive on the road anymore, I think there will still be a few left in museums and private collections. Of course, all depends on the generation living at that time. I hav...
by Norman Kling
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation question... 1925 coupe
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Engine installation question... 1925 coupe

I agree with Dan. I have not needed to remove the firewall on any T which I pulled or installed an engine. You need a hoist and balance the engine then as you lower the engine tilt the front up until the pedals go under the firewall. All you need to to with the steering is unbolt the bracket at the ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 18
Views: 964

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

I would suggest you check with Chaffins Garage and Langs or Snyders. Someone must carry new bolts or have some used ones. There is also Model T Haven in Missouri which has used Model T parts. And also post on the forum that you need the parts, and even check with members of your local club. Someone ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

That's a bigger puddle than I thought I would see. From looking at the pictures, it looks like the upper hose leaks at the bottom end. You can see from the rust stains, that it has been going on for a while. It looks to me that the clamp is quite high on the hose. If you remove the hose, you might f...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Electrical Issue

Brian, Your case sounds like a flooding issue rather than electrical. When you had the throttle part way closed going downhill, you were still drawing in too rich mixture and so it flooded. Grinding away with the starter, probably unflooded it and then when you cranked it, you got lucky. I would loo...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: best way to straighten a top bow
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: best way to straighten a top bow

A little WD 40 sprayed on the joints every day until you can move it. Spray and try to move gently and move back and forth. When you finally get it to move freely, use a few drops of light oil from time to time Try to get it into the joint and wipe off the excess. As for bending the bow, good luck. ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 horn location
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 1926 horn location

If you don't have the bracket, order one from one of the vendors. It bolts to the water inlet at the side of the block and mounts below the coil box on the left side of the engine.
Norm
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by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

After you park the car for two weeks and you see a puddle under it, how is the coolant level in the radiator? It should be about half way down the top tank or about level with the Ford emblem. If it has not dropped so low you have to add coolant, just put something under the car to catch the drip an...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

If it takes two weeks to find a puddle, I would suspect the leak is very tiny. It could be anywhere. Try to spot the place where you find the puddle and feel around right above that spot. If under the radiator, I would suspect a very small leak in the radiator. likewise if in a hose same thing. coul...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Running without coolant?

A few seconds would probably not hurt anything, however longer you risk burning or warping the valves and causing pistons to seize in the cylinders. Especially true with aluminum pistons.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head High Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Low Head High Head?

The low head was used on the earlier cars, but at the outset of WW 1 the quality of fuel was poorer and the company lowered the compression to keep the engine from knocking. The high head actually has more coolant capacity but it does have lower compression. Please do not cs said. Do not use the hig...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Electrical Issue

Get a piece of wire with aligator clips on it and with the key OFF clip one end of the wire to the bottom connection of the coil box and the other end to a hot wire energized by the battery. As you turn over the engine the coils should buzz and it should start on battery. If that is the case, your p...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?

Another thing I failed to mention, if you have wood spoke wheels, the spokes should be tight in the felloes and in the hub. They might need to be re-spoked if they are loose.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?

You need to get the booklet on Front and Rear axles published by the club. It has illustrated step by step instructions on the axles. It is written for the do it yourself mechanic. There are 3 important measurements for the front axle. Castor, which is a tilting of the spindle forward at the bottom....
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not go into high gear
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Will not go into high gear

I looked at your picture again and it looks like the clevis pin is out of the link between the pedal linkage and the clutch lever in the side of the transmission. That would, however keep it in high all the time unless you pull on the parking brake lever. Could be that link needs to be adjusted and ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not go into high gear
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Will not go into high gear

Did your car just develop this trouble or has it been parked for a long time? Something could be stuck in the transmission or like Tony said something broke like his rivets. One thing which can cause this problem would be the brake rods too long. This would keep the parking lever from going all the ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

Another chain I wish I had a picture of, was the Big Orange. They served orange juice and other drinks along Highway 99 in San Juaquin Valley. It used to get hot along there in the summer and the old cars were not air conditioned, so they got a lot of business. They were round and looked like a gian...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

If you don't want them, at least give them to someone in the club who likes to salvage coils, or rebuild them. Many times it is just a loose connection or a bad condenser causing the problem Even the wood can be salvaged for a coil which is otherwise good but the wood is shot. Anyway, don't toss the...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

A little hint. The A does not have a synchronized transmission, so when you shift, you need to slow down the engine when shifting up and speed up the engine when shifting down. You eventually get used to it. Here is the hint: Put 600W gear oil in the transmission and it will smooth out your shifting...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1522

Re: Tree hugger

There was an article in the paper this morning about a Tesla car which exploded raining burning batteries down on the houses nearby. Every new idea is met by some disadvantage or liability. The current generation of internal combustion cars is very safe and almost emission free.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

I personally think it is possible to be unbiased sexually, racially, ethnically or handicap. But it is harder than filling quotas. However, I don't think it is appropriate to hire people strictly according to "diversity" standards. We should still find the best, and most capable persons for any job ...
by Norman Kling
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

All the ideas expressed above are good ones, but many of them can be fixed with a little money and do it yourself work. The most important thing to be sure the body is in good condition. The body is an expensive part to restore. In all the cars built before 1926, and even the 26-27 sedans the body i...
by Norman Kling
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners

Very sad to learn about this. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

In 2010 we took this car to Yosemite. Our son and grandson met us there and Jake our grandson was very eager to drive it. We went to Glacier Point. Now Jake is old enough to drive the T.
Norm
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by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director

You have done a good job Susan. Welcome Rachael. Hopefully, this COVID will be over with soon and things can resume as before. At least, you will have a little slack time to get used to your new responsibilities.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

Those pictures look like some in California. I remember the Chili Bowl and the Curry's Mile High ice cream. I think I ate at both of those places They were around Glendale or Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

Rusty, If that A has the original mechanical brakes, the front wheels were not set up to slide the wheels, but to just slow them down. The rear wheels would lock completely, so you still need to be very careful to get the rears adjusted so they do not pull to one side and still leave following dista...
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

Back around 1957 I bought a 31 A fordor with a Briggs body. The car could have been restored because the body was in good condition but the upholstery was not too good. However in those days there was a Wrecking yard called Ben's Auto Wrecking and he had a 31 Phaeton body without a chassis. Now reme...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Carsenegenic??

My grandfather and two of my grandmother's brothers had a copper mine in Bingham Canyon Utah. This was back in the early 1900's when they tunneled in, before the large open pit mine was established. All three of them died by the time they reached their 40's from breathing the dust in the mine. Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1214

Re: What name have you given your T

26 roadster as purchased.jpg My first Model T is a 26 Roadster. The day I bought it I drove it home and the front wheels started to shimmy. I said,"Whoa Nellie". So that car became Nellie. Then I got a 26 Touring and wanted a male name so it was named "Harrison" Harrison Ford.jpg The next car I pur...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1045

Re: Gland rings

Starting with a straight exhaust manifold. I install the nuts and keepers on the studs or if using bolts install them on the bolts and tighten just enough to keep from falling off. Then install the glands into the block. Next, the copper rings with the gap toward the block. Then I place the exhaust ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/7 Touring taillight
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: 26/7 Touring taillight

There should be a clip with a spring on the frame near the taillight then from there the wire goes under the edge of the body next to the fender up to the taillight. You can get a two wire socket made for a stop light and have two wires in the same place. The stop light is wired from a switch operat...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: Alchohol?

I have no idea where Kingsport is, so don't know how cold it gets there. But you need a good radiator to hold the coolant for long periods. If it only gets below freezing occasionally you can just use water in the cooling system. and drain only when the weather report says it will be below freezing....
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!) and (just added) Mag test result

As to the slots in the floorboard. Sometimes the pedal shafts can become bent from use over the years and also some reproduction pedals such as Rocky Mountain Brake pedals can be slightly different than the original pedals. Another thing is when the cams on the side of the transmission or inside for...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17426

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Yesterday, we had a tour. Every so often after turning a corner everyone stopped for a while to let others catch up and be sure no one missed the turn. About 3 cars ahead of me a car was stopped with the top down and smoke was coming out. The trouble truck driver came up with a fire extinguisher, th...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup

A problem with replacing those two particular fittings with Zerk would be need to remove the floorboard to grease. With the grease cup and a bit of manual dexterity, one can reach up from under the car to use the grease cups.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100

I see two possible causes of the end of our enjoying the Model T. I think they will be in museums and personal car collections of vehicles which are no more driven, but very little use on the roads. Those two causes are: 1. Lack of interest by future generations. 2. Lack or expense of fuel and/or ou...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft thrust bearing question
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Driveshaft thrust bearing question

What year is your car? The 26-27 used a different backing plate and brake drum. If your car is earlier or has earlier wheels on it, you would need to change the brake drums with a 26-27 Ruckstell. Whichever way you go, you would need a set of matching parts to make everything work correctly. Even th...
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RM brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: RM brakes?

They are a different size. The small drum cars need a drum made for Rocky Mountain brakes and the band to match. You also need the bolts a little longer than the original and remove the parking brake drum from your wheel and place the larger Rocky Mountain drum next to the wheel spokes then the orig...
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Very hard on both the transmission and the engine to use the low gear all the time. Whenever you engage the low or reverse, you push the flywheel farther from the magneto and eventually you will lose the magneto. I really think the Ruckstell is the way to go, because when it is engaged, you can driv...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley NH jet orifice size?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Holley NH jet orifice size?

You can get a repro correct size jet from the vendors. The size of the jet is not what will give you more speed. The best performance is regulated by the needle valve adjustment. You need the proper mixture of air and fuel atomized through the needle valve. You might get better high end performance ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

What is the purpose of the lift? Why not just leave it parked on the floor? For most small jobs under the car, it is high enough for the average man to crawl under even on a creeper, and if you need more space just use jack stands? My impression from the title of this post, was a high lift such as a...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Tom brings up a point. Even with a high gas tank in a 27 it is possible to have fuel blockage, either the sediment bulb screen is dirty, or you have an inline filter. T's don't like in line filters. Symptoms would be similar to running out of gas.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1499

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

On my first T, the first thing I installed was Rocky Mountain brakes. I live on a mountain and wanted to be able to stop if something happened to the transmission brake. On our first tour, I drove the car all the way from Alpine to Vista where the tour started. Then after the tour, back to Alpine. I...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Here are a couple other thoughts. They might not apply to your car, however it is possible. I heard this story from my uncle. He was one of 3 sons of my grandparents. Back in the day, they drove a Model T from Los Angeles to Yosemite. When they got to a steep hill, grandpa would say, "Get out and wa...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts

I'm not sure what you have, however, This is what I have: On my 26 Roadster which I bought in 1989, I first bought auxiliary brakes before I began to drive it. So must have been 1989 or early 1990 when I bought them. The only parts source I knew of at the time was Chaffin's garage, so I most likely ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1499

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Never crashed a T, however one time the transmission locked up and we couldn't even push the car in neutral. Fortunately there was not too much traffic and we were able to call our son who came with the truck and trailer and a floor jack. We were able to jack up one rear wheel and winch it onto the ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

I have 2 26 T's and a22. I can tell you that with a full or even half full tank in the 26 I can climb any hill the T is capable of climbing without running out of gas. With the 22 I need a full tank and even then I take a longer less steep route to avoid stalling it. I have had Ruckstell's in all my...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: Prices going down ?

What has been said above is very true. What I have found is that for those families which have had Model T's handed down or their grandparents and parents have been interested in the cars and taught the kids to drive and maintain, there is great interest. However, with my hobby I took it up about th...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

The magneto is not hard to fix when you have the engine out. Hardest part of the job is pulling the engine and transmission out and disassembling. So that is why I suggest you wait until you need to rebuild the engine and or transmission. A good source of information and illustrated do it yourself i...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

You could actually install a 12 volt battery and remove the 6 volt. Do not use the lights. The generator will charge a 12 volt battery with a cutout. Not sure with a voltage regulator. If you only use the starter a few times will not damage the starter. Or you could crank start. If it works for you,...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

David hit the nail on the head. On my first T, I ran on 6 volts for many years because the magneto didn't work. On tours I was one of the slower cars, especially going uphill. Then when I restored another T, I rewound several magneto rings and I installed one in my first T. After that I was one of t...
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Carburetor Problem

The needle and seat is the original type valve. Viton works very well in that location. I have had a grose valve in one carburetor and used to run out of gas going uphill. Replaced with the needle and seat, no more problems. If you have a needle and seat, one thing which helps keep it from sticking,...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Scammers Everywhere

I get calls from time to time telling me my automobile warranty has expired and asked me to renew it. I answer I want to renew my 1922 Model T Ford. They hang up on me!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Power draw
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Power draw

Another place to install a ground strap is between the engine and the frame.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion spark plug problem
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Champion spark plug problem

It's a good idea to always have a few extra spark plugs along on a tour. You don't get them at the usual Napa or Auto Zone or even a Ford dealer unless you order and wait. So carry along a few extras just in case. When you tighten the contact, tighten just enough to hold it. Even if the wire termina...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Power draw
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Power draw

How is your generator running? Your voltage drop increases with speed as the coils are buzzing more frequently and it is drawing current to run the points. It appears that you might be drawing down the battery at a greater rate than the generator output.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: nice weather
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: nice weather

They used to say if a car ran like a clock it sounded like clock, clock, clock. If it ran like a watch it was tick, tick, tick. The clock sound was a knock, and the tick sound was the tappets!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T and others in color
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Model T and others in color

I think the strange colors had something to do with lighting when the original photo was taken. You will notice the top on the coupe and visor are a strange shade of tan. Same as the top on the tourings. I think they were really black, but the lighting made them look a different color when the pictu...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1522

Re: Tree hugger

A few problems with solar. 1. Electric cars are usually charged at night when the sun is not shining. 2. If we over produce solar, we get a very small amount of payment for what we send back into the lines, however, when the electric company sells to our neighbors, they charge them the regular price...
by Norman Kling
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?

Mark the magnets which are loosest. Then rotate the flywheel and see if the looseness moves with the magnets or if it stays in the same area of the coil ring. If it moves with the magnets, then you would have to adjust the height of the magnets from the flywheel to get it any more equal. If the same...
by Norman Kling
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

Measure the length of the cowl and the radiator and compare with the length of the lower panel of the hood. Is the length correct at each end that it would fit if it were to lay straight? If so you have the correct hood for the car and either the cowl is too low because of a bent frame, or the radia...
by Norman Kling
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2426

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Very nice looking machine!. There are many differing opinions on the routing of the fuel line, but basicly it should go from the sediment bulb across the exhaust pipe to the right frame rail and down to a clamp on the frame rail by the brake cross shaft and up through the corner of the wood block at...
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1522

Re: Tree hugger

Kaiser, That picture is exactly what my uncle suggested. I wonder who came up with the idea? When my uncle told me about that idea was around 1949 or 1950.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1522

Re: Tree hugger

Kaiser, That picture is exactly what my uncle suggested. I wonder who came up with the idea? When my uncle told me about that idea was around 1949 or 1950.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1200

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

Sorry about the name, Steve. I saw Jelf and took too quick a glance and thought your name was Jeff! :lol: I should have been more careful. I have met you before either on a tour or at Bakersfield Swap meet.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1522

Re: Tree hugger

They need to do what my uncle suggested, but never did. His idea was to harness the waves on the beach. He would put a huge float on the ocean with an arm running to a generator to generate electricity. This would need to be made very strong to withstand storms, but Someone for sure could make a way...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow

How do you access the engine? Every Airflow I have seen has had the windshield behind the hood and the hood open from the top.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1200

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

That green in Jeff's post looks very much like the original color. Unfortunately, you need heat resistant paint. The green stuff in the spray can looks good, but someone who is very particular might not like it. To get the original color one should go to a paint store with a color sample and have it...
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: Burlap sack seats?

Back in the 50's when i was in high school, I used an old army blanket for seat covers and a canvas tarp to cover the top insert of of a sedan. I melted parafine to seal the top around the edges.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: What have you done to your T this November

Great! These will help save crankshafts and also keep oil where it should be.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: One picture is worth...
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: One picture is worth...

You need to get a work bench Steve. Then you won't need to use the car for one. What would happen to your beautiful car if you should drop it or the end of the board slips off?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing flats.
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Fixing flats.

One other thing which can cause flat tires. Cactus. If you should be unfortunate enough to run over cactus you might not be able to detect the needles with a rag, but you can get many in the time and even if you patch or replace the tube, they will still be in the tire and work their way into the tu...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue

If you have the original clutch, a 26-27 has an insert on each of the lugs on the brake drum and does not usually get worn like the earlier ones do. I don't know what brand of timer you have, but if it is a New Day they are almost fool proof. Very seldom need cleaning or service. However over the ye...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: electric fuel cut off

I did not have a problem with a T carburetor, however on a 1930 Franklin I once owned, needed a valve job and one day it backfired through the carburetor which was a Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetor. I did something which probably was not wise, but got the fire out. I drove into a gas station a...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: electric fuel cut off

This will work if you are running on battery, but not if you use magneto. The cut off is made for DC either 6 volts or 12 volts. The switch on battery will give you DC depending on what voltage your battery puts out either 6 or 12 volts. When you turn the switch to magneto, you will get AC with vary...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue

If you had a slipping clutch, when you give it gas, the engine would speed up but the car would not increase speed. If you shift into high, the engine will be turning much slower and it will strain a bit until you pick up some speed. Two things you might think about are: if you are running on magnet...
by Norman Kling
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

It is not necessary. The lead was added to fuel with the higher compression engines. The T is very low compression and doesn't PING unless it is running very hot. If your T starts to ping, you need to check the coolant, the fuel mixture and timing. Slow timing, or lean mixture can cause it to run ho...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 faced Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: 2 faced Amp

Must have printed the face upside down or drilled the hole in the opposite side. It's surprising that they would save the piece and re print it.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag rebuild with worn mains..
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Mag rebuild with worn mains..

Have you checked the fit of the timing gears? If you turned the mains, the timing gear will not be in the same place in relation to the cam gear. If I had the engine apart enough to remove the crankshaft, I would have the mains poured and line bored. That way the engine will last much longer before ...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: blown head gasket?
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: blown head gasket?

At first, I thought you were Mr. Mann. There is a Mr. Mann in the Las Vegas club. It is a very active club, and if you have not alread joined, I would recommend it.
Norm