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by DanTreace
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wire wheel spoke separation...
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: wire wheel spoke separation...

Seems to be splatter from Ford’s electric welding process. Unless the spoke can move when tapped with a ball pein, would think all is well. If loose, welding is the fix.
by DanTreace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wanting demountables for our '21 Touring
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: wanting demountables for our '21 Touring

Really photos are poor, but zooming appears one has been taken apart, and the rims are poor. Can see wallowed out lugs and missing lug. Plus the clincher rims look too sharp bead and rusted away. Agree, that front hub looks like it was banged hard on the edge. May not even be worth a cheap price, pu...
by DanTreace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Head Bolts

About normal. That is why good new bolts and holes carefully cleaned to full depth, with those block threads chased with a bottom tap, so threads are clean and sharp for best result. IMG_3161.JPG IMG_3162.JPG Note the bolt in far right distance, the amount of threads still in the cylinder head, and...
by DanTreace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

The tool shown in my photo is this one from Gene, the others work as well.The fancy KRW repro just costs more. :D by Gene_French » Fri May 10, 2019 11:09 am centering tool used to position the front timing cover concentric to the camshaft … this tool sets in the timer recess and assures the centerin...
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Yep, get that tool. The one shown was made by Gene French, the rebabbit jig guy :) Works great and low cost. When centered the front plate can then be fitted with modern neoprene type seal on the cam shaft, to prevent oil leaks into the timer case, and do away with the felt seal and the brass plate...
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H/C pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: H/C pistons

Only one size dome style High Compression piston, they don't come in anything but o.d. sizes for cylinder requirement.

To increase compression ratio, shave the stock iron head. Can't advise how much to shave or what the gain in compression would be.
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Since you have the pan off, easy to remove the front plate ( timing gear or timing cover - cylinder cover) and install the rope seal. Seat it with the cylinder side of a socket the same dia. as the crankshaft. Then refit the timing cover, being sure to tap it in place while aligning the timer cover...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutting cast hogs head for aux oil line
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: cutting cast hogs head for aux oil line

Installed mine with just drill bit. Made two holes spaced and then filed away the center portion. Think now some new kits come with a template, and fancy defector plate too. My install was the simple one, and to get the correct spot over the magnets to get the best toss of oil thrown up, did it wit...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-25 Switch Plate
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: 1919-25 Switch Plate

Daniel Ben's phone # is 77 ZERO-938-33 SEVEN 6 You'll receive a nice rebuild if you provide a decent core, with key helps too, write a note on what you want too in the box with it, also if you want ammeter too, provide that for also. Just got this one returned, powder coated plate, rebuilt switch w...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Allan Correct in earlier cross shaft brackets with square like recess for felt plug. The later ones with round hole. But that hole also used a cylinder of felt too for oil wick. Here is original, used a pick to pull away the old dry felt! 7F968EBD-8464-4701-838A-C4B42DFD8495.jpeg A2A6FA4E-2CF3-42A6-...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Muffler Problem

Have run one of these spot welded mufflers, they are just the normal take apart with spot welds to keep from blowing off the end cap on backfires. Most of the exhaust soot comes from the rear opening of the muffler anyway. The small amount of soot from the seam is just spilling back, onto the muffl...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

After you free the bracket up, be sure to pick out the old felt in the recess of the bracket which rests against the frame. Put in a fresh small piece of felt and oil it, then from time to time, put a couple of drops of oil in the hole in the frame rail to keep those bracket bearings from rusting. ...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Model T cutaway video

A trip to Ireland would needed to see that wonderful creation first hand. Member of the Irish Model T Club built that magical T power plant.


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cropped photo from website, The Irish Model T Club, found in newsletter, Spring 2018 on that website.
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

Chev 21" split rims have notched lug. And come in two widths depending on year.

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by DanTreace
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

Doug Your engine should be just fine now with a new head gasket. My '27 is .060 and ran a Z head, no issues, but got a Prus head and put that on, with a new gasket and runs super. Just a note on gasket install, all the other postings are correct on having the bolt holes clean, etc. Use Copper Coat ...
by DanTreace
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2095

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Hank Same here, glad you and friend are OK, and your quick action to find a place to land, anything to slow the decent before a hard surface! Good work. As you noted, just metal, no bones broke! Had my run-away experience back in May 2012, just rebuilt the 1919 and went for a spin to adj. free neut...
by DanTreace
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Here's a photo of early 1917 with the shroud used to increase air flow, only used a few months, Ford idea didn't work as the radiator didn't cool well without air passing under the top tank that is full of the return hot coolant. Any way a good shot of the iron rivet pulley and the grease retaining...
by DanTreace
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 583

WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA

Installing a hi-compression head and dearly need a new copper head gasket, vendors stocks are out, anyone with a fresh new spare to help out? :roll:

Email tmodelmanATcomcast.net (replace AT with a @)

Got one from the kindness of Mark, thanks for getting my '25 Coupe on the road again :D
by DanTreace
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running out of gas
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: running out of gas

Similarly, be sure your fuel line is supplying full flow, as the underseat tank only uses gravity and any restriction can cause fuel stumble on hills. Happened before with the '25 touring, had good gas tank level, but died on hill on a Virginia tour. Rolled to level and ran fine, came to explore th...
by DanTreace
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On facebook Marketplace
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: On facebook Marketplace

Wouldn’t think Model T, can’t see any paper tags or remains of tacks to mount, or part # markings anywhere. And the lower edges of those vertical boards all have witness marks of light color at same height, likely from re-purpose use, seems put together from scraps. BTW, the Club Museum has a neat p...
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting springs
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Painting springs

Brush method too, disposable gloves, and just brush on, it dries quickly. Prior to putting the stack together, like to use a waste rag and rub the just dried surface until a shine is made, that really brings out the slip and glide in the graphite :D


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by DanTreace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beginner frame riveting.
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Beginner frame riveting.

Ignacio The comments posted are correct, use heat on that rivet to get it hot, it then expands to fill the hole. Your photo seems to show the holes enlarged for the use of those nuts and bolts, and the new rivet seems to be too small in diameter. The rivet shank must fit the hole securely, not loos...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1495

Re: Hot Air Pipes

I have bought a new repro hot air pipe of the 19 - 23 type but I have issues fitting it on the engine. Can any kind soul with such version mounted on the car? Particular how it fit with the bolt that holds the clamp to hold the manifold. Thanks in advance! This is the repro Lang's hot air stove on ...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Deflector Output
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Exhaust Deflector Output

Have run these defectors for years, any worry about heat on the rear axle tube isn't worth the trouble, plenty of air rushes under the chassis at road speed. No issues other than wiping the soot from the axle tubes from time to time. Normally wipe them when re-greasing the dope cups on the outer Hy...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1495

Re: Hot Air Pipes

Bruces's C-D had this to state on the Hot air stoves, formed from stamped sheetmetal. His dates are approx. The later one was changed in '25 for the new combination choke and carb adj. swivel rod and is recessed for that rod into 1926 until the Vaporizer came along and then the hot air pipe wasn't ...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: triple gear pins grinding
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: triple gear pins grinding

Ford Service Bulletin, Nov. 1924 describes the use of the 'AR' part suffix triple pin, as opposed to the factory pin which can't be reused if punched out as the hole in the flywheel is now enlarged slightly.



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by DanTreace
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1495

Re: Hot Air Pipes

Steve and Corey

The 'open tab' style clip on the hot air pipe is the one used '19-'23 prior to Ford making the later versions with the full circle clip for the manifold stud. Ford did recommend to use a washer on these to keep the ears from spreading.
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by DanTreace
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Re: Testing a horn

Your horn description of an E. A.Labs horn is indeed a motor horn. Should test easy on 6 v DC. As posted by others, the Model T used a battery vibrator or buzz horn, no motor, as the Model T battery horn goes BLATT--BLATT.. Those motor horns go AH-- OOO-- GA. :D This is probably what your horn rese...
by DanTreace
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose Top Bow Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Loose Top Bow Repair

That front bow gets the most weather, and takes the most beating, needs to be strong for the load when pulling back the top to lower it, and when fitting back.

IMO that front bow has seen its useful life. Better looking top cover would require a replacement front wood bow.
by DanTreace
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fit of the rear tack strip
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: fit of the rear tack strip

Your tack strip is looking great. :) The terminal end seems fine, you want a bit of taper as the upholstery material will be folded over it, I like to fold under about 3/4" to 1" of material for a rolled-under look, hidem welt will cover. The wood was mounted originally with stove bolts, drill and ...
by DanTreace
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 42
Views: 2504

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

Darin Just about zero on credit/debit card transactions at small car swap meets. Only larger ones with commercial vendors who take such. Private sellers prefer cash. And, don’t count on the vendor to be a banker either! Pretty frustrating for a seller to have a buyer give a reasonable , even if a bi...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1194

Re: What kind of a car is this?

Looks very much like this 1917 Pullman, but with wire wheels.


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by DanTreace
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Here is the mail order form, right now due to pandemic, there is a delay in receipt as only a few staff are there. Note, you must use the "Factory Number" for parts, not the normal part number in Parts and Price books. The Fac .No. is shown in the far right columns in Price List of Parts. Just Goog...
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 42
Views: 2504

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

Be there with pick-up full of big and small Model T parts, '21 and up (no sheet metal); Engine parts, gen, starter(non working); set wood 30" demountable wheels, rims, tires. Set 5 redone 21" split rims; low radiator; low firewall with coil box, other goodies all marked with pandemic prices. :shock:
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tie rod thead
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Tie rod thead

#2721C, Rod Yoke, used on the '19-'27 spindle connecting rod, is threaded 11/16" x 24 .
by DanTreace
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Spare tire carriers

26-27 Pickup running board mount, post is held to body by the top iron pivot body bolt. Either size Y-bracket can be used or without it holds the wire wheel as other mounts.

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by DanTreace
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Spare tire carriers

George To add to your i.d.of that gooseneck mount, actually Ford's frame and body spare tire mounts for the Improved Car '26-'27 models, is a three -way carrier. The mount can hold a Y- bracket for clincher rim 30" tire, or a Y-bracket for split rim balloon tire, or plain, the wire wheel balloon ti...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Carona Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3109

Re: My Carona Puzzle

Steve The front seat of your touring doesn't use wood backrest supports, you will find the backrest spring just hangs from the tack strip with adj. length of folded vinyl as straps, you hang the backrest spring after you have the seat upholstery in place, that will let you gage where to hang the sp...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Guess haven't seen wood inside the metal crosspiece. Seems wood there may get cooked by the muffler :o The runabout should have a metal floor too, with pieces for the battery door, and a hump plate over the rear spring crossmember. Original wood body blocks are still in place in this photo of early...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Wax for Black Urethane
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Best Wax for Black Urethane

Like Frank posted, the best wax contains Carnauba wax. For years have used Beats-Um-All. You can't find it at stores, sometimes at car shows, but you can find on-line dealers or the mfg. for direct order. Isn't cheap, but is pure Carnauba wax. Works on all finishes. Leaves no white residue. Just us...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Shell Lacing
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Ford Service photos of end of radiator shell lace, just trim the loose end short to hang just inside the shell behind the frame.



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by DanTreace
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a locking steering wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Is this a locking steering wheel?

Yep, that is what it is, a Decker brand.

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by DanTreace
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Eric You are correct on that: I just read on Leon's wood plans that "Some bodies do not use the door catch tack strips". I am now assuming that this is the case on my car. I still have yet to install the Classtique interior - I hope the tack strips will not be necessary with this kit. Your '27 woul...
by DanTreace
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: For All Eternity

The good thing about design engineers mistakes, it make a nice business for making solutions and making money on inventions! Period adv. for those pesky Bendix screws. IMG_3720 (450x600).jpg Choice tools in the T tool box, small screw holding screwdriver with release sleeve. Plus an old time one. T...
by DanTreace
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

The safest way is the advice to take it to a UPS store, and tell them how to package, so it won't get damaged. The free arms should be wrapped in bubble wrap, so nothing gets to be poked out of the carton. The carton should be a heavy moving type corrugated box, at a min. line the walls with pieces...
by DanTreace
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 66
Views: 1711

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Heated the fuel for better atomization, improved gas milage for economy.

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by DanTreace
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Stevens Tools

Here is link to on-line copy of Stevens Catalog.



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by DanTreace
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 66
Views: 1711

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Looks like a mid to late engine, with the straps to the rear of the hogshead. But seems the manifolds have been changed to use that NH carb. Rather common to have the later T's that came equipped with the Vaporizer Carb and manifolds replaced. The long studs are earlier with the early style manifol...
by DanTreace
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: straightening spokes....

Second on those spoke tools from Stipe, they work. Wavy spokes on a restored and repainted wire wheel shouldn't be there ;)


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by DanTreace
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need a picture of
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: I need a picture of

For a 1923 prior to June '23, the spring hangers would be the forged two piece L-shaped type.


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by DanTreace
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did bumpers come with the car originally?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Did bumpers come with the car originally?

In USA, by the later days when Ford offered accessories, the T could be ordered from the branch with the accessory. This invoice is likely to a dealer, named J.A.Battle. The Atlanta branch invoice has the factory bumpers noted installed per a P.O. , likely a purchase order for the T with bumpers, f...
by DanTreace
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 640

Re: radiator hose

Robert Doubt that any auto parts store will have 'sized' hose for the Model T, it is an obsolete auto ;) What you can find at most, or order on-line are lengths of hose the correct diameter, then cut the hose to your needs. Upper hose is 2"i.d. x 4" length. Lower hose is two, each 1 3/4"i.d. x 2 3/...
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spare tire carrier question
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: spare tire carrier question

Your aftermarket accessory rim carrier is made for T's 1919 and later that had the frame and rear crossmember drilled for the Ford style carrier. To use it, holes need to be drilled. The photos may help. Seems too, that maybe that accessory was modified? There are welds on the ends of each hanger. ...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1427

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Works for me is to soak real good with lots of penetrating oil (Kroil) and let it sit, then add more and tap tap to make it run down between the sleeve and shaft. Only then, use a large gear puller against the washer and pull off the sleeve. IMG_7847 (550x413).jpg IMG_7849.JPG Last one had a busted...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine braking
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: engine braking

HeyNorm. No RuckstelL or auxiliary brakes. Could it be possible the bands were not getting enough oil and the bands were binding? He used a screen. Since all is well after riding down that hill, still think there isn't any troubles. That is if he is sure the T starts, goes in low, and exits to high...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine braking
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: engine braking

Maybe closed throttle all the way, for that engine 'braking' and the carb idle adj. screw is set too low, and the engine stalled?
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Mike Only have this info gleaned off the forums past. Nothing specific have seen on the '15-'16, but this may help you. ’17 Roadster round/ oval socket iron Bows are 47 1/2” wide. Front #1 bow protrudes 7 ½” from iron, Middle #2 protrudes 7” and Rear #3 protrudes 8 ½” ’13 – ’14 Touring Most are sim...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speaking of cranking !
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Speaking of cranking !

Steve named it!


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by DanTreace
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need flat screws
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Need flat screws

Just can't remember the thread size, either 8- or 10-32, but the sill plates fit with oval head screws into captive nuts in the frame rail channel metal. They are fine thread captive nuts for machine screws, but size them with some variety of fine thread screws and you can find the proper size that...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

Yes and no....... ;) Both zinc plating and galvanizing is an application of zinc plating. The big difference is thickness: zinc plating is normally 0.2 mils thick. Hot dip galvanizing might be 1.0 mil thick – you get over 5 times the protection with galvanizing. ... After 20 years outdoors a galvan...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticky Bendix
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Sticky Bendix

Larry Agree, must be issue of the screw shaft too, as the threads shouldn’t end in an abrupt stop, rather that last groove should be smooth opening. The little drift pin should then be in the reduced section of the shaft. That keeps the gear from vibrating back towards the flywheel since the spring...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticky Bendix
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Sticky Bendix

Have experienced similar with earlier reproduction Bendix as the square tooth form on the shaft wasn't real nice, and this early one would stick on return from the flywheel. Don't think the spring abutment is what returns the Bendix gear, but just the way the tooth form works. You should be able to...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Carburetor Adjustment

The choke has to be completely open for engine to run. Any suggestions? Ron With new rebuild the needle valve and seat are fresh, so make initial setting 3/4 to 1 turn counterclockwise from full closed clockwise on the carb adj. knob. That should work to start, a small amount of choke when cold, li...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutting wood bands
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: cutting wood bands

Used regular band lining brass split rivets, sunk the head into the wood with a counterbore wood bit. Tangs spread on the backside of the metal band. Do know that Jim sold lined ones at Chickasha, and these have split rivets. Guess they are brass, any way that is what I have used. These were used s...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutting wood bands
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: cutting wood bands

Dennis That wood brake lining wasn't worn as the Rocky Mtn. brakes do the yeoman's stopping work. The low lining wore a lot when the oil got down, and slipped the band. A bit of charred wood shards in the oil screen. Still ran those linings for additional 1500 miles or so. Total on these was approx...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter

If your carb is later version with double-end choke lever, seems rather easy to run a choke wire up into the car via the slot where the carb adj. rod now rides. This photo of a period belt starter being installed on a non-electric T, but you may can see the extra wire running up and into the slot i...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutting wood bands
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: cutting wood bands

Dennis Those aftermarket wood linings were likely segmented as the wood pieces weren't made well like Guinn Wood linings. His linings are full round and easy to place on the band. Cutting his linings seems poor idea. Experience for me with wood is that the lining is needed for the full contact. You...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2969

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Thanks Rich.

Started with the spare tire first!

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by DanTreace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2969

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

EAE4928C-6B84-4237-BAD1-752DAEE3D783.jpeg Tire mounting Thursday ;) New Wards Riverside going on set of Disteel disc for the ‘25 Coupe. Flaps and Custom Classic $15 tubes, they weight 2 1/2 lbs. compared to the 2 lbs. of the Hartford $30 tubes, and those Hartford have tapered rubber stem that is .6...
by DanTreace
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination

Likely plugged into dash female socket, so two lamps could be wired up , like a ditch lamp or trouble lamp.

Haven’t seen a duplex plug like that, but if you had one then both these lamps could work together at the same time :)

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by DanTreace
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about 1915 and later front floor mats
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Question about 1915 and later front floor mats

Don't have prints on the floor mats, but can only assume by the part numbers: These are the only part numbers for the rubber mat. Floor mats .jpeg (Click on to enlarge image) 1926-1926 wide pedal mat. 26 27 floor mats .jpeg This is original mat from my late '24 with all factory cuts and hole for st...
by DanTreace
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 9 leaf spring dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: 9 leaf spring dimensions

9 leaf Rear (late: 1926-27)

Length of Spring Leaf. -- Overall Height of Leaf
8-3/4" -- 1/2"
11-1/16" --3/4"
13-1/2" --15/16"
15-13/16" --1-3/16"
18-9/16" --1-7/16"
22-5/8" --1-15/16"
27-1/8". --- 2-5/16"
31-9/16" --2-11/16"
33" --3-1/4"
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many different types of wheels?
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: How many different types of wheels?

Allen doesn't have a T.....yet. He is asking questions of interest. For general answer, lots of variables for wheel usage on the Model T from 1908 to 1927. Within years, mostly choice of wood spoke clincher demountable or non-demountable. The lower priced T's got non-demountable after 1919 intro of...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: correct radiator hose color

Erik Thanks for posting photos of these original hoses to that '17! I lightened them up a bit to examine. Seem to have a black appearance, yet under the clamps appears some red? Or just rust deposits? Or maybe were red and then got years of dust, dirt and crud from that T touring sitting on those c...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Martynn The 1909 driveshaft had a fixed pinion gear. The p/n 2541 was one piece, shaft and gear. There is a key for this #2543 pinion gear, just no nut. 1909 Parts and Price List photo. 47A28B8E-7278-4F7A-9377-3B53D0110961.jpeg Later '09-'10 got the changed design, first a straight drive shaft, wit...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking

Ford Service Bulletin describes the way for the double hole locking lug nut on the demountable rim, and the single hole locking lug nut on the wire wheel. Locking tire and rim.jpg wire wheel locking nut.jpg 194685.jpg Or fancy aftermarket lock and chain. Most times you want to lock the tire with a ...
by DanTreace
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: correct radiator hose color

Could be the hose color varied, as aftermarket parts catalogs state 'gray' or 'red' for hose color on replacement Ford hose. Looking at period photos of T's on assembly lines supports the lighter hue of red to me. So red is probably correct. The Model A hoses are black but have a red parting line s...
by DanTreace
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Hole spacing for coil box insulators

April 1917 dash print.jpg


Only have this partial print, 1917 firewall. Shows at least the hole space distance between a pair, might help. This was posted on the forum a while back.
by DanTreace
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Manifold Clamp Markings
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Manifold Clamp Markings

Detroit Forge

Older post on this supplier to Ford.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1488207897
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle question
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Ruckstell axle question

The Ruckstell 2-speed rear axle gives the Ford an 'intermediate' road gear. With the std. Ford rear axle, the drive ratio in high is 3.6:1. When you are in low pedal, planetary gears spinning, your ratio is 10:1. Quite a spread for the std. Ford 2 speed. Add a Ruckstell, and you can shift to a 5.5:...
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

DHort wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Is there any way to tell from the outside if it is 4:1 or 5:1?
And generally, unless the steering column has been molested, the gear cover that has full width knurl around the cover is the one found on 5:1 steering gear cases.
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Or just count the teeth, that will tell you. IMG_2411 (700x427).jpg IMG_2412 (700x593) (600x508) (550x466).jpg Remember too, the steering post (long shaft) is different for the 5:1 and only can be used with 5:1 gear set. The steering cases can be interchanged, but use the proper groove length case.
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 33
Views: 1614

Re: Band Eating transmission

Bit unclear on your issue(s). "I've adjusted brake and clutch about 5 times already, again, sneaking up on it." Initially, the low pedal band adj. is very important to achieve, so that low lining firmly grips the low drum to engage the planetary gears. Double check that adj. You might find your low...
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Splitrim
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Splitrim

Used a rim spreader a couple of times. The adjusting arm should be placed adjacent the lock side of the rim, and that will collapse the rim there at the split. Old time instructions, note the #2 is the spot on the rim for collapse and #1 to break open , for A the long adjusting arm. 141055.jpg
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Rather doubt the steering case covers are different sized. Perhaps just damage to the brass steering case, it is soft brass and can be smushed out-of-round in the circumference. Case covers are typical plated steel, but they can be deformed too. With a column out of car no telling how it was treate...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top

Tom Since you have new bow irons, they maybe a tad off original dimensions. If made proper lengths, then this Ford print for the touring may assist, as the rear bow is similar. C39171B2-FDEB-438D-B196-5B4B8196304D.jpeg Source: MTFCI webpage, Technical Information. 1926-27 Top bows. IMO, the better ...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many ACTUALLY Made?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: How Many ACTUALLY Made?

Canadian production of Model T : 757,030

Great ref. data from Hap Tucker in this 2003 post "Actual Numbers Built".

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 1366771270
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Rear inner brake band help

This Tech Article, MTFCI webpage, should provide you with some help too. https://nebula.wsimg.com/3d9ac6cebc542c34cadba744b698560c?AccessKeyId=1992A0A3E731FDB20580 (This is PDF file) For a quick photo look, mark the hole locations, then drill pilot hole thru lining, then countersink hole 1/2 way in...
by DanTreace
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild engine and transmission
Replies: 18
Views: 2201

Re: Rebuild engine and transmission

What would be a reasonable price for rebuild of a 1927 engine and transmission, assuming no cracks? Depending on locale, and the condition of parts, anywhere from $3,500 - $6,500. Low end range if major parts, crank, block, trans drums are satisfactory for rework. High end range with new parts, lik...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1631

Re: Spark & Gas levers

Well, without heat most times some of the ear breaks off. Then the hold on the rod could be compromised. One can duplicate factory with some heat and prevent the tapered tips of the ears from cracking off :) Note the upper ear on the left side, that ear cracked off when removing the rod without hea...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

Very nice!

All you need is a bit of patina on that shiny brass and it would look so real ;)
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1631

Re: Spark & Gas levers

Just did that task 2 weeks ago. Thought that propane would heat enough, nope. needed to get red with the acetylene torch. This case prior to nickel plating, had the rods removed by cutting them off and sliding thru the tabs. So the tabs were closed like factory fitted, and plated over. To open the ...
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KEVLAR BANDS??
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: KEVLAR BANDS??

New Kevlar is yellow, but takes on dirty oil in use and goes grayish light tan-brown.
by DanTreace
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

Ignacio

Your pinion gear is rather nicer than this one :)

Could only guess how noisy it ran....or if the owner of that T ever added lube to the axle :shock:






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by DanTreace
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More band linings
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: More band linings

Those Nev-R-Wear are good linings to use.


This is what those same in the above photo Kevlar linings with sealed ends looks like after 4 years in. :)

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by DanTreace
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More band linings
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: More band linings

John That info was in the instructions of a set of Nev R Wear just received. In my experience if you don't seal the fraying lints up. Have always used a few drops of Gel-type crazy glue across the width of those frayed ends to seal them. Never had any trouble, can't fathom harm to the drums, unless ...
by DanTreace
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommendation on a Starter
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Recommendation on a Starter

Have used several rebuilt units from Joe @ Buckeye Auto Electric in Ohio. Drop off the cores at swap meets he attends and pickup a fresh rebuild.

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by DanTreace
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fox Locking Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Fox Locking Steering Wheel

Jerry Haven't removed a Fox brand, they made several kinds. But if yours looks like this case, the twin square locking pins are placed from the top, but removed by access to the 'notch' or openings on the underside of the case top {see arrow}. Assume easy to place a small drift up into that opening...
by DanTreace
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Polarity of battery
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Polarity of battery

The Ford Model T 1919-1927 is negative ground. Seems a lot get confused today as the 1928 Model A was positive ground.

Battery posts on 6v storage battery are different sized to keep from mixing up. The positive post is the larger post.
by DanTreace
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: 1914 Body Bolts

Likely an early T assembly process to place the bolts up into the body. Sure seems difficult, but maybe the early bodies were easier to fit that way. Here is photo of and award winning 1911'ish, note the bolt head is under the body bracket. Early body bolt.jpg For later production, shown and descri...