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by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who else has a '26 rumbleseat coupe ?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Who else has a '26 rumbleseat coupe ?

Rumble1.jpg Rumble2.jpg Arizona Trip 008.jpg Arizona Trip 005.jpg I have a 26 Roadster with a rumble seat. The rumble seat is not original equipment on the model T. The first Fords to have a rumble seat were Model A's. Someone who had this car before reversed the trunk lid and made it into a rumble...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Timer

D Hort beat me to it. No matter which timer you use, it is very wise to carry a spare, just in case! The spare need not be the same kind if you have the brush and the cap or all the parts you need to make it work. Remember, that all things electronic, can suddenly break down, so even with an e timer...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT ARE COMMON TEMPERATURES TO EXPECT FOR A MODEL T COOLING SYSTEM?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: WHAT ARE COMMON TEMPERATURES TO EXPECT FOR A MODEL T COOLING SYSTEM?

Unless your live at very high altitude, the radiator is below boiling point at 220 degrees sea level. It should run at a high temperature (below boiling) to fully vaporize the fuel and get the best efficiency. The 5 0 50 anti-freeze should keep it from boiling even if you should have a spike, such a...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?

I reviewed your picture again and it looks like I can see the outline of the 3rd bow through the top. Do you have the pads installed" With the pads properly installed, you should not see the shape of the bows through the top. Inside the pads should be 3 straps tacked to each bow, and then a layer of...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?

The rear strap looks very good. If you tighten it, the rear curtain will sag. The front strap determines the distance from the windshield. If you change it, you will pull the second bow forward. Best way to tighten it would be to wait for a very hot day, and park the car out in the sun. Then Go to t...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought some might like mini t
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Thought some might like mini t

Wow! How long did that take? You are quite talented. Did you make all the sheetmetal pieces ?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pitman arm Key
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Pitman arm Key

That key is shaped like a half circle. I think it's called a Woodruff Key. What I did was to take the pitman arm to an auto parts store and got a key which fits in the slot in the arm. It seemed to fit right into the shaft and works just fine.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 touring rear top strap question
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: 21 touring rear top strap question

The question is: If the two straps are in place, are the adjustable straps still needed? The important thing is to use the footman loop on the bow and the ring on the bracket where the saddle lays when the top is down. The reason is, that when you drive into a head wind, you are adding your speed to...
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 touring rear top strap question
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: 21 touring rear top strap question

On Lang's Catalog page 185 part number 7831STN has the leather straps in case you are interested. They are purchased separately from the top itself.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 364

Re: Posting pictures

Maybe, I should charge each one $1 per picture to straighten them out! It would be a good part time job. However it would just raise my taxes. :lol: If you use the cell phone to enter the pictures, maybe you could experiment with turning the camera 45 degrees and then post. If it is upside down try ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the part supposed to be brass?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Is the part supposed to be brass?

If your car has a rod through the center of the block to the carburetor, such as a Holly NH or Kingston L4, that is not the original connection. The original carburetor was a Holly vaporizer and the linkage went over the top of the head. So you can use either brass or steel bracket. If you want it b...
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 touring rear top strap question
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: 21 touring rear top strap question

There should be tow leather adjustable straps from the rear bow to the bracket which holds the saddle when the top is down. Be sure you have the correct top. The later one man tops are different. Your car should have the two man top with 4 bows. One in front, one in the rear, and the two in the midd...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 364

Re: Posting pictures

All my pictures are downloaded into My Pictures through Adobe Photoshop. When I put them into My Pictures, I rotate them as necessary. Then when I post them on the forum I go to My Pictures to load them onto the post. I can only speak for the way I do it, because there are many different cameras, an...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 364

Posting pictures

I am not usually one to complain nor criticize others, however, When they post pictures sideways it irks me. One recent poster posted many pictures in a row, all sideways. I think when people post pictures they should review before they submit, and correct the orientation of any pictures. I use a de...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T Front mount
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: 23 T Front mount

I have similar to that on the 2 26 T's I have and I don't have any gap. There should be some grease in there and it should be loose enough for the bearing on the front of the crankcase to move a little each way as the frame flexes. It should not be loose, but not too tight similar to a connecting ro...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Timer

I have an old New Day on the first T I bought in 1989. It has worked fine ever since I have the car. On another car I used an old New Day, but the brush was worn out and I replaced it with an Anderson. The Anderson works very well too. On my third T, I have used an Anderson ever since I got it runni...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late '26 Touring upholstery
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Late '26 Touring upholstery

I think you have the seat back spring upside down. The curved corners go to the top.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with touring top
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Need help with touring top

On that year of touring, you have two leather straps running from the top bow to the top support (that is the rod which holds the saddle) You can adjust those straps to pull the bow in one direction or the other. Same holds true for the straps on the windshield support to the front bow. You can also...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T New Crank Seal
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: 23 T New Crank Seal

I use the rope type Model A seals and have not had a leak in that location on any of my cars.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 38
Views: 1686

Re: You Get What You Pay For

Here in California, the state regulates the grade of fuel sold at the gas stations. It even varies according to what month of the year it is. There is the "Winter grade" and the "Summer grade". It is regulated to keep emissions down. As far as I know, none is leaded and all has a percentage of alcoh...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

Back in the 1950's, a neighbor across the street from us bought a new Studebaker. The one which you can't tell whether it is going backward or forward. He had something on it called a "Wolf Whisle" He would blow it when he saw a pretty girl! Now, this man was the grandfather of the kids who lived in...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster starter pan?
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: 23 Roadster starter pan?

They came with them on both sides, however, most have been removed for ease in engine work. If you have a show car, you should replace them, however for a driver not necessary unless you drive a lot on wet dirt roads. They will help keep mud from splashing onto the sides of the engine and help keep ...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 848

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

One thing I will add to what Adam said is that after you have adjusted each side individually, and have everything together, is to test the brakes. Do this by finding a comparatively level paved area and when going about 5 mph pull hard on the lever. If it pulls to one side or slides the wheel on on...
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?

That's a great idea. My trailer is narrowest between the wheel fenders. I have to lean out as far as I can and get the driver's side a few inches from them. The right side is the problem, but if I can keep as far to the left as I can it works. The hub caps are above the fenders of the trailer and no...
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 848

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

The original T didn't have inner seals, however, they are available from the vendors. and will keep the differential oil from getting into the bearing and brakes. To install you turn it so the seal fits tight to the axle on the inside of the housing toward the differential. Tap in until it hits the ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 884

Re: 1926 model t questions

The 26 is actually one of the easier cars to restore, if the steel is in good condition, because it has an all steel body. Most of the parts are readily available from several parts sources in the east and west coasts as well as Texas. Some parts which are harder to find would be the gas tank which ...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Horn Identification

The one on the left looks like a standard T battery horn. I don't know what the one on the right fits.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1921 centerdoor Kingston L4 question
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: 1921 centerdoor Kingston L4 question

The vaporizer is not correct for your car. It also gives you a bit less power than a L4. With a centerdoor, you need all the power you can get because of the weight of the car. I believe your problem has nothing to do with the position of the needle valve, however, you could try leaning the mixture ...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cold weather
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Cold weather

Just wondering how everyone in the north and middle part of the country are doing. I have heard about power outages, and clean water shortages, and even some food shortages. I am very thankful that things out on the southwest coast are warm and sunny. Only fallout here is a shortage of the COVID vac...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightened my frame yesterday.
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Straightened my frame yesterday.

You found the area which usually sags. The torque on the engine tends to pull down at that location and transmission brake also tends to pull that way. Only other thing I can think of is to measure diagonally from front to rear of the frame in each direction to see if it the 4 corners are square. Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Gasoline Oder

Usually the cause of the float valve sticking is a bit of dirt under the valve. This can be removed and things will work out fine. However it can happen with too high float level, a worn or sticking needle, or the float leaking and filled with gas or sticking against the bowl of the carburetor. A gr...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2837

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

Growing up, my parents, grandparents and several other relatives had Model A's and my first car was a 1929 Model A. I had 13 of them over the period from 1952 through 1973. I was a charter member of the Model A Ford Club of America. Walt Rosenthal lived about a mile from me and he helped us form the...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Gasoline Oder

I don't know how the gas gets into the carpet. Do you park the car on carpet? If you have an attached garage with gas leaking, it is very easy to start a fire. Especially if you have a gas water heater in the garage. All leaks should be stopped before you park inside and if you can't stop them the t...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top saddles
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Top saddles

I face mine to the rear.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main Ruckstell shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: 4th main Ruckstell shifter

I have one on mine. I think it just keeps the shifter from bending as you shift. Especially with a truck, it is shifted very often when under load. It prevents metal fatigue from setting in by constant bending back and forth. The bolts will go all the way through.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contamination in gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Contamination in gas tank

I wonder if the tank sat somewhere without a cap on it and a mouse made a nest in it? This would have happened before the tank was installed on the car. Looks like it will have to come off and be flushed out.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Covid 19 Shot?
Replies: 50
Views: 1934

Re: Covid 19 Shot?

Dolores and I had our first Pfizer shot on Valentines day. The site was right across the street from a large hospital, so there was an ER room close by if we had bad side effects. Neither of us has felt any worse than our normal aches and pains. The second shot will be in 3 weeks at the same locatio...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Service

I don't know how much it cost, but my grandfather and uncle drove a T from Los Angeles to Plymouth Rock and back to Los Angeles, in 1926. Somewhere along the way, they broke the crankshaft and had it towed to a Ford Dealer who fixed it overnight and they went on their way. So they either had to pull...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke crack too cracked?
Replies: 27
Views: 1173

Re: Spoke crack too cracked?

Don't throw it away. That spoke is good for the fireplace! I would not use it on my car and I agree Shag bark Hickory is the best for spokes. It is what baseball bats are made from.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Yesterday's trash is today's treasure
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Yesterday's trash is today's treasure

I can remember many old films like that one. By the time I can remember most of the pictures were talkies, but we still saw some of the old ones. Laurel and Hardy were also very popular and also wrecked Model T's. The movie theater was a big part of small town life because we had no TV and so would ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Congestion Road Signs
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: Congestion Road Signs

I know there are some long lonely roads out there. One time we were going south on highway 97 and had dinner at La Pine. We were headed to Reno and thought we might get a room at Klamath Falls. Well soon after leaving town we saw a sign pointing to the left which said Reno and gave the distance. We ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A DIFFERENT manifold for a T
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: A DIFFERENT manifold for a T

was that your car? Did you get a chance to drive or ride in it? How did it run? Interesting.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That famous spark & thottle chart
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: That famous spark & thottle chart

Those positions will work fine on magneto when the fully retarded timing is properly set. You will find that the positions are right in the center of each "node". I refer to a node as the position where moving the lever does nothing and then moving it one more notch it will advance to another node, ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 30
Views: 2881

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

I have Rocky Mt Brakes on all three. One of them has an older set which is cast with AC but is exactly the same as the currently manufactured Rocky Mountain brakes. The older AC had an anchor in the center which allowed the brake to lock up in either direction. I have friends who use the Disk brakes...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2071

Re: stupid men

You will find the same thing in a swap meet. You are looking for a certain part or tool and finally find one. You decide to look on through the meet and do not find anything else so you go back and the one you saw is gone. However, if you buy it, you will often find a better one for less somewhere e...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor to manifold gasket material
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Carburetor to manifold gasket material

There is no pressure on that gasket, and if the surfaces of the manifold and carburetor are clean and straight, thick paper or other gasket material would work fine. Only thing to beware of in this location would be a vacuum leak.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2071

Re: stupid men

There is an old phrase,"Let the buyer beware". A tool is worth what the buyer wishes to pay for it. I agree there are still many Model T tools for sale for less than those, however, for practical use, they are not necessary to the work on a Model T. In fact some more modern tools will do just as wel...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Canadian Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: 14 Canadian Touring

I wonder if the driver and or passengers survived? The steering column is ripped right out and the seat pushed up. Wow!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster or not ?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Speedster or not ?

It either has low tires or they have sunk into the sand. I can't tell what year it is. No body and aftermarket radiator. There is something mounted on the upper left side of the engine.

Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valley floor
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Valley floor

It still looked like that in 1945! And the campground was so full that you could almost use the same pegs for adjacent tents. That was before designated campsites. Just an area called campground and was first come, first served. Gas was still rationed and my dad got a job selling plastic coat hanger...
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand
Replies: 23
Views: 552

Re: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand

Beautiful country, and beautiful cars. Odd, to me, to see the steering on the opposite side. I don't know whether I would trust myself to drive on the opposite side of the road. Old habits are hard to break!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Legendary Ed Archer Sits For A Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: FJ - Legendary Ed Archer Sits For A Visit

How do you know it's really him? The mask hides his most noticeable feature!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch and brake spring question
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Clutch and brake spring question

As you depress the pedals, you will find the left pedal moves toward the right as you push it down, the other two pedals move to the left. So the slot needs to be wide enough to allow for that movement without binding. You could attach an external spring to the pedal below the floorboard level to he...
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning

Having been through klamath Falls, I know there are some very lonely long distances from civilization. Knowing that, I would suggest not going very far from home or staying in populated areas when driving alone in a Model T. Then take along tire tools, jack, and spare inner tube and spare tires and ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery

If the engine number and frame number match the registration number, then, you are OK. It might always be a mystery exactly when and where the car was manufactured. The books could be in error. You can tell by several parts on the body and windshield posts which year model car you have. Some things ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Ridge Route tour
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Old Ridge Route tour

A few more pictures.
Model T's 042.jpg
Vasquez Rocks.jpg
Model T's 044.jpg
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Ridge Route tour
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Old Ridge Route tour

Old ridge route tour. I read with interest the article in the Vintage Ford about the man who drove a TT over the old route with 3 barrels of white lead. A few years the San Diego club took a tour which included portions which were still open of the old highway. I will attach some pictures. Model T's...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

If you put any brakes on the front wheels, be sure to beef up the suspension. The T is prone to losing castor by just bumping the front wheels too hard on a pothole or curb. Even the Model A had front brakes which just slowed down the wheels, but the back ones locked them up. Anyway it would be espe...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Block with No Serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Another Block with No Serial?

Maybe my eyes are deceiving me, but on those pictures, it looks like I can see a few numbers stamped in. I don't see a complete number. Maybe, if you go over the area with fine sandpaper on a block, the flat surface rust and dirt will be removed, leaving the indentations more visible?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!

I've had that happen. Usually it is with a problem in the ignition switch and jiggle the switch when the engine cuts out. Rebuilt the switch and no more problem. I learned years ago to switch from batt to mag only when the engine is idling. Even if I forget to switch, and am driving along, put in ne...
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Trying to date a photo

Some people don't look their age. My oldest son will be 62 this year and not gray yet. Just a little in his beard. Their mother is in her 80's and doesn't dye her hair yet and their grandmother just got a bit of gray before she died at 87. So you just don't know. Attached is a picture of the three o...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lubrication on the crankshaft bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: lubrication on the crankshaft bearings

If the caps are drilled for dippers, then I would say yes to the grooves. If not, the oil will run in from the top and sides of the rod. I have dippers in all of mine, and have not tried running rods without them. I think, perhaps, the babbit would last longer without the grooves, however, with the ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of drive - exact cause
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Loss of drive - exact cause

Sorry that happened, however, you were fortunate it happened so close to home. It would have been a real problem if it had happened on a long tour. Hopefully you can get it back to running order soon and into it's new home.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Trying to date a photo

I notice the car has de-mountable wheels. What year did they first become available? A friend of mine has a 1915 Canadian which still has the non-demountable wheels and it has the round tubes on the top bows with the bent wood bows.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.

Let us know how it works. A little baking soda in water from time to time will neutralize the acid. Just don't get any inside the cells.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Trying to date a photo

It's a bit hard to tell. The car is not too beat up and appears to be about an 18-20 year model. The clothes are definately the type farmers would wear, so not a city car. Could any time up until the early 30's. The country folks were not quite as fashion concious as city folks.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 T popping and running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: '26 T popping and running hot

Sounds to me that it is running lean or the spark is too retarded. I agree with the above. First two things to check would be timing with spark lever all the way up. Should be a few degrees after dead center. After the car starts, advancing the spark should speed up and smooth out the engine. Second...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head versus High Head
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Low Head versus High Head

My 22 came with a low head and a 3-1 rear axle when I got it. It goes faster on level and downhill, however, need to use Ruckstell more often on hills or even starting out on a slight hill. The car has a low radiator and still doesn't overheat.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: May need pedal extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: May need pedal extensions

The child at the wheel looks very happy. The others, look a bit stern. However, I realize it might have been a time exposure, and pictures in those days were expensive, so they tried to keep very straight and still.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2312

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Have you tried two people with flat punches and hammers tapping at the same time? Might be able to save the cap if you do it this way. I wouldn't get anywhere near the tank with a torch. Any remaining fumes could cause a bomb!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13507

Re: Speedsters

Wow! There are more speedsters than I thought existed! Wow! A lot of work, but must be a lot of fun too!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice adjusting clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Need advice adjusting clutch

Sorry about that I am not familiar with right hand drive cars.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1075

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

I think it is a crack and someone tried to "pin" it. Look at the top of the water jacket just before the machined surface. Looks like a bolt or pin there. If it is a crack and you can find out where it starts you might be able to fix it so it won't continue. However if it continues inside the exhaus...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

So much depends on which Model T? The condition of the T? Sentimental value? Actually, a Model T is worth to the buyer, what he is willing to pay, and to the seller what he is willing to take for it. Usually a good looking and good running car will cost less than the parts and labor to restore one. ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice adjusting clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Need advice adjusting clutch

The vendors carry new cams and new notches. Install them and your problems should be solved. I have done just that on several cars. My first T had that problem and I would reline the bands and still have problems. Finally fixed the cam and notch. I think you would be much more satisfied with new one...
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice adjusting clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Need advice adjusting clutch

Free Neutral.jpg You might have seen this diagram before. If the neutral works with the parking brake in the neutral position and high works with the brake all the way forward and the parking brake works when you pull it all the way back and the engine does not kill, then the transmission is correc...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00

Although the cars were black from the factory, many people re-painted their cars in other colors. Especially if the car was parked outside in all weather, the original paint was soon oxidized, and the cars were re-painted just to preserve the metal, so that car looks like a 25 but might not have bee...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield Swapmeet 2021 in Phoenix ...a good idea.
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: A BAKERSFIELD SWAP-MEET in Phoenix? ...a GOOD IDEA.

I like the idea. I usually attend Bakersfield. Bakersfield is ideal for easy travel from everywhere in California and Nevada. Phoenix is a bit farther from northern California, but not too far from the Southern part of the state, and is also centrally located in Arizona and easily accessible to New ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question

Harry who worked in a brake shop when I was a teen, used to line the brakes with asbestos lining and then grind it down to size to fit the drum. Then he took an air nozzle and blew away the asbestos dust. He also took off the drums before he relined the brakes and blew out the dust with the air hose...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius rod adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Radius rod adjustment

The position of the driveshaft tube to the rear axle tubes should be checked with a framing square. It should be square. The distance between the bolts at each backing plate and the driveshaft ball joint should be measured and be the same. With those measurements correct, the alignment of the axles,...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 windshield on a 23 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: 22 windshield on a 23 T?

If you have a slant windshield, you have a later car. The straight up windshield is earlier. The years 22-23 were a transition year for the high radiator and the slant windshield with one man top. I have seen cars the owners say are 22 which look like a 23 and cars which owner says is 23 which looks...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Lang's Catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: New Lang's Catalog

I got one too. I like catalogs. I can look in it and decide what I want and call by telephone to place the order. I don't like ordering on line. I haven't quite gotten the knack of on line business. Many companies use different format and When I pick out what I want, I am not quite sure how to log o...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Rim Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: Wheel Rim Advice Please

The original non demountable wheels had wood felloes. The felloe is the circular part where the outer ends of the spokes fit. The steel rim is riveted to the felloe. The earlier cars had two sizes of tires. 30x3 for the front and 30x3 1/2 for the rear. The rims are different for the front and the ba...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question ,what is the side to side clearance of the rods
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Question ,what is the side to side clearance of the rods

Describe the conditions under which the knock occurs. Is it at idle? Is it pulling such as accelerating or going uphill? Is it going downhill? Is it going along without either pulling or slowing down, just a steady speed? Different conditions cause different knocks to appear. If you have the oil ins...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License and registration please.
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: License and registration please.

Most of those cars still have usable parts. Some could have even been driven home. Wonder how the drivers and passengers did? My dad had a T when he was in college and had a collision with a trolley car in Los Angeles. He was not injured, but his parents bought him a new Model A. That A was still in...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2111

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Our son's birthday was December 12. We mailed him a card before that date, and he got it last week!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: Transmission Drums

Don't turn them. Polish with sandpaper. As long as there are no high places or sharp edges, they shouldn't be a problem. Check also the web inside the drum. Sometimes cracks appear there. The most critical drum is the low drum because it is thin and gets more use than the reverse. The brake drum is ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1658

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

Joshua Tree has strange weather this time of year. Many years ago when our children were young (Oldest is now 61 and youngest 50) we went there in January and camped in a tent. As the sun set, it started getting cold and I filled the coffee pot with water, thinking it would have a crust of ice in th...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?

This is my opinion. You might like it or not. You are building a speedster, which is not a stock Model T, so the steering column doesn't need to look stock either. If your steering column is the length you are going to use in the speedster, and it is otherwise in good working condition, Then just lu...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

The rims and hubs are worth at least $500 if in useable condition. The rear fenders are only used on the roadster, maybe coupe. The front fenders of all 26-27 are the same. Whatever the car costs you, it will be good for spare parts even if you don't get it to running. Or it could be used as a speed...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

Every other coil is wound in the opposite direction, so as the magnets pass you get alternating current. If you turn over the top right coil you will get the top connection in the opposite direction. I think within half a turn would be just fine. You want the ends to come out in the direction you wa...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Modern Ford Heater-Old Advertising
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: The Modern Ford Heater-Old Advertising

If you have a closed car it is always best to have a window cracked when driving, regardless if you have a heater. They are prone to get exhaust and or blow by into the cab.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1316

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

It looks like an annurism. :lol: Only way to tell would be to use inside the tire. I don't think it will expand that far when inside. I would install them and let all the air out, then pump up again to correct pressure and do not use them on the road for a few weeks. Then take the car out and slowly...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

Back in the 60's and 70's, we had Model A's for our daily drivers and we made two trips from San Diego to San Francisco and one time a side tour to Yosemite. We also visited family and friends in the Los Angeles area about once a month. Model A's will travel 55 mph all day without a problem and can ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Type Fuel Filter?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Sediment Bulb Type Fuel Filter?

The original sediment bulb has a very fine screen filter inside. That screen should be in good condition or should be replaced with a new one. Any more filters in the system will interfere with gravity fuel flow. This could cause problems when going uphill or on hard pull. The original sediment bulb...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1263

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

A base should be neutralized with an acid such as vinegar.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Re: Lost a tooth!

It appears to me that the last time the transmission was rebuilt, the bushings within the gears were too tight. They bound up and caused a disaster.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mounting a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 22
Views: 921

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

I hope you have a flap in that tire. If you do, it is not likely the tube is pinched between the tire and the rim. Try letting a bit of air out and put a tire tool under the edge of the tire and flip it into the rim. When you get it flipped on, pump up the tire then let out all the air and pump it a...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1771

Re: Parking a Model T

I can't get a perfect perspective on your driveway, but it is not nearly as steep as TWrenn driveway. It looks like you have a curve on the way up. I think a winch mounted high enough on the front wall at the right as you look at the picture would work. Not so high it would lift the car as you got i...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Re: Lost a tooth!

It could very well have been something else in the engine or transmission which got caught in the triple gears, and not the bushings causing the problem. On one of my T's one of the bolts which hold the drive plate to the brake drum came off and went to the sump which got caught by the flywheel and ...