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by DanTreace
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floyd Clymer
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Floyd Clymer

Clymer's own bio.....he did sell a few Fords for others, but never was a dealer, but he did become a Ford salesman at age 15,


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by DanTreace
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floyd Clymer
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Floyd Clymer

And in the 1960's he bought the rights to Indian motorcycles and launched USA mini Indians. Later large model planned didn't happen as he passed away in 1970.

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by DanTreace
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late '26 Touring upholstery
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Late '26 Touring upholstery

Here's two pics: one is of an original rear seat cardboard and rear hip pad.

The new pic is what I did on my touring .

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by DanTreace
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT ARE COMMON TEMPERATURES TO EXPECT FOR A MODEL T COOLING SYSTEM?
Replies: 7
Views: 300

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

Tom

Your numbers are correct for good cooling and the normal condition of a T's thermo-syphon system, operating properly.

Here's my check of the cooling system on my '23, using a laser meter too.


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by DanTreace
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License plate restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: License plate restoration

Steve


A list of some of the better, they are members of the vintage plate group.

https://www.alpca.org/faq/restorers/
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SNJ parts closed ?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: SNJ parts closed ?

No. They are still rockin. Devin is in charge, just talked to him at Moultrie Ga swap meet in Feb. with their show trailer full of T and A parts. Give ‘em a phone call. 800-422-1928. Opens 9am
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pitman arm Key
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Pitman arm Key

Scott

Sure! Just happy to have my 1920 Parts and Price list handy, the early ones have a lot of part dimensions shown. ;)
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pitman arm Key
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Pitman arm Key

Part # 3548, Pitman ball arm key, 1/4" wide x 7/8" long x 11/32" tall.
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Brass Windshield
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Nice Brass Windshield

Craig Good info, as with other mfg., many made design changes for newer versions. Makes sense. Should be a Troy alright. Here is another, don't know mfg., but sketch was in Automobile in the early 'teens m, article on type of 'automatic' folding windshields, and shows a similar disc method, but with...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission and hogshead help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Transmission and hogshead help needed

George

Do what works! Many ways to skin a cat, or repair a Ford :lol:

Owner of this engine had same issue, so made a 'guide' of sheetmetal to keep the adj. screw on track!



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by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Monogram Headlight Conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Monogram Headlight Conversion?

Those buckets are approx. 1917 or 18 to 1925. The ones from '16 to perhaps '17 have the adj. screw on top of the socket, i.e., in-line with the mounting bracket. Seems your Monogram mfg. lens might have the early Mayflower emblem of Plymouth. Monogram made many makes of lens for the various auto co...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car transport rates
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Car transport rates

Larry

You're in the driver's seat on this one. Charge what you wish too. The new buyer can decline and get another transport if your price isn't right to the buyer.

Once sold a T and personally delivered it for $500 , from FL to KY, about 600 miles. Worked for both of us.
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Brass Windshield
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Nice Brass Windshield

Have read in Bruce's book that the 'Troy' was wooden framed, and used on the '09s-'10s.

The adv. from 1909 shows the 'new' style, folding. These do have wooden frames. Another photo shows a rigid wooden frame, maybe the older version of a Troy?


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by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission and hogshead help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Transmission and hogshead help needed

D. Sure, PM me anytime. Put your email address in your PM. So if I need to send you photos, the system PM won't allow photos to be attached. Here is that old trick on re-position of the adj. bolt for the clutch lever. Ford only used the end of the bolt, with lock nut on top of the lever arm. Putting...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission and hogshead help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Transmission and hogshead help needed

D. That movement is approx normal, as that clutch lever arm shaft operates the collar inside the trans to move the clutch spring. There is normal movement at this important function. Here is one that has the lever arm too straight, like yours. Bent clutch lever.jpg Here is what an arm should look li...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission and hogshead help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Transmission and hogshead help needed

Easy fix is to cold bend one arm, holding the other from bending.

The arm is then about centered on the cam of the clutch/brake lever.

Sometimes, straighten the tall cam bracket by bending to vertical.
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha swapmeet
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Re: Chickasha swapmeet

Will be in spaces outside so./west corner of community bldg. F-19-20, will have T parts, assorted stuff. Looking for early hood former, a later left radius rod, fender/lamp bracket, some good rear axle shafts/driveshaft, ring and pinion, switch type coil box, early dash brackets, and other goodies o...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: Posting pictures

Only time I have photo sideways is using the iPhone 8, but if before posting, edit the photo by cropping a tad, when it posts, its correct! Don’t know why, but works for me. And like this forum as photo sizing isn’t needed.
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T Front mount
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 23 T Front mount

Snug tight, as posted, add a bit of grease to this front bearing , don't forget the lock washers. (Ford Service, para. #105). Earlier brass cars used lock wire as those bolts have hole for the wire.






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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Aux Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Help ID Aux Drive

And... Here is link to earlier post on these, this link has others for discussions too. A nice print on the factory drive collar for making a new one. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/471511.html?1408370269 Other pics, took these at museum in Montana, was on front of a TT. IMG_4396.jpeg ...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Aux Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Help ID Aux Drive

Adrian

From the oval like plate on that PTO, my guess it is an " E-Z Power" brand power take off.

Here are some photos:

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There were a few different mfg. of these front crank mount drives, here are two:
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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer
Replies: 25
Views: 765

Re: Timer

Anderson, on three of my T's for best long life without weekly oiling, just annual inspection.

The I-Timer is on my '27 used for our tours, no maintenance, in fact no parts that even wear, touchless flawless performance.
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late '26 Touring upholstery
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Late '26 Touring upholstery

Seat upholstery is fairly easy, make a simple plywood base and 2x4 stringer, with two long all-thread rod at each end to compress the spring inverted over the upholstery. Then fold in the crimp channel. Rear hip pads go in first, then hang the rear back spring, with simple looped strips of material...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: 26/27 wiring

Factory used clips on the upper frame rail, two-part clip. Bolts and nuts hold them to holes in the frame rail, they jut out from the hood aprons.

Clips too on the fire wall.



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by DanTreace
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The paint says
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: The paint says

That chicken wire is over the propped open kitchen window, stops those pie thieves from grabbing a fresh pie on the window sill :lol:
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cover on a horn??
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Cover on a horn??

Lang’s sells repro covers.
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by DanTreace
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?

I’ve used heavy zip ties, work fine. Once had to find a busted wire end. But you can use that excess wire for the bolt heads on your driving plate before fitting your alum. hogshead ;) IMG_9915.JPG Note the black zip tie, use two and lace together and grab all three band ears. Use dental floss on th...
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How long??
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: How long??

Bob I'll agree, you have been fair with me, finding parts I needed. If you don't have record of sale, then maybe no transaction, maybe the buyer only asked to have it set aside and thought he paid for it. And yes, 2 1/2 years is a long time, buyer dropped the ball or had valid reason. Reminds me of ...
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Mounting Bolts
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Generator Mounting Bolts

Dan is correct, same bolts hold on the block off plate, just add some nuts.
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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to ream spindle bushings?
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: How to ream spindle bushings?

By the time you have beat the old bushings out, they are out of shape both I.D and O.D, most times I use a tap and drive it in the old bushing and then punch it out. Useless as a guide. IMG_8929 (520x416).jpg Best to have the nice 'step' long reamer. Place both new bushings in the spindle. Then sta...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: Crank Handle

Just for more interest, factory print on the alum handle with the lathe turning, note the finish comments as 'Black Enamel' Last rev date is Jan 1912 :D
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Typical cast aluminum handle:
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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Desperately need pictures of a 1909 T roadster buggy rail top installation
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Desperately need pictures of a 1909 T roadster buggy rail top installation

These may help on the seat irons, shots of my reproduction '09, may not be totally factory. Two long irons on each side, and two shorter irons on the backrest. The buggy rail bolts to these irons. 100_3580.jpg buggy rail supports .jpg buggy rail outer view forum.jpg buggy rail forum.jpg The top pro...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about the height of cowl gas tank
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Question about the height of cowl gas tank

The tank rides below the cowl, only close spot is the gutter that surrounds the gas cap, it directs spillage on the top of the tank to the ground.
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 614

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Vern Guess one could do anything to the T steering column. But any wiggle at the quadrant/steering case needs to be fixed. IMO, remove the old rivets, inspect the column for any crack, then replace the re-finished case using factory method of riveting. Of course, welding is one way :) welded up loo...
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 5367

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Larry Thanks for the info, wish I have a good photo of the attachments for the '25 bed. The '26 bed differs as it has an outward flange that rides on top of the runabout all metal side sill, with long bolts vertical. As I understand, the '25 bed has 'aprons' on the side that wrap down the outside of...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 614

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Just too Henry I am. Rivets are best at the quadrant. Threaded screws or bolts, nuts, lock washers, can wiggle loose within the holes of the soft brass case, and all will protrude and would snag my hand, at times reaching under the quadrant. Smooth rivet head there is better. My use is a pneumatic ...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

Bill Just this afternoon, changed the oil in Nellie the '23 cutoff. Part of each oil change is to pull the inspection cover and see what's in the oil screen. Mine is modified with larger holes (using a simple step-drill) and I do think it adds more oil to the bands that way. And the screen still do...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 614

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Robert Have used many of these rivets from Lang’s. They are all 5/32” like original. Catalog states .155” and mine on hand mike the same, including the original with its now flatted and angled head from rivet set. Passes snug into original quadrant holes. Mike the rivets you got, they may be off, sh...
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 614

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Ford part # 3510, Factory No. 5041, Steering Gear Quadrant Rivet, 5/32" x 1 1/4".

Price List of Parts, March 1, 1920 lists above size. Price List of Parts, Aug.1, 1926 lists the same part.
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Here is an accessory belly strap for the Warford, seems to be a fairly easy piece to duplicate today.



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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Frank I use these on two of my T's. They help by giving better support to the engine crankcase. My '27 doesn't need a belly strap, as Ford recognized the need for this support, and added bosses to the rear of the block, with angled supports going to the engine frame mount bolts. On my T's Ford part...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2132

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

Dom That script just confirmed to the buyer, it was a genuine Ford block, ready to be assembled by the dealer shop or another repair shop back then. Ford must have figured that was needed to guarantee the buyer. There were ''spurious" parts out there by golly. :o Image 1-21-21 at 9.28 PM.jpeg Or pe...
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1236

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Wallace

Here's an adv. on that Universal wire wheel.

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by DanTreace
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1236

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Looks a match all right.


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by DanTreace
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Battery
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Ford Battery

The later all rubber case Ford battery came out in 1924, and there is a 1927 Service Bulletin on care and feeding. The wood box battery was earlier.

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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Thanks R.V.

Remember that I carried the super restored early coil box from Luray to FL for your customer, peeked at the top side of the coils and the points didn't look the same.

Haven't seen that 'spike' on a T coil before :oops:

Then again, I'm more of a black Ford era guy ;)
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions

These should help you, pieces for all but Fordor: All '26-'27 used webbing pads above the tank. Only some '26 used webbing pads behind the tank. You can tell by holes punched in the cowl face for these pair of pads. Firewall pads.jpg DCP_2961 (526x478) (526x478) (526x478) (500x454) (499x453).jpg Th...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

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

Yes Allan Those were Technicore small drum brakes, friend with a fine 1911 has these on the rear housing, no changes to the axle or wheel, just a tiny steel line is seen, he says they are great for stopping! Sadly, no longer produced, developer abandoned I think due to low sales, price was hefty fo...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Electric fence coils typically have an added long glass tube and ball bearing that bounces up and back, completing contact, so the coil points don't hit fast, to preserve battery and the charge to the fence wires only has to cycle slowly. There were many early cars that used trembler coil units, th...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

I'm curious Dan T. - how did you determine that Ruckstell (mfg.) installed a drain on that housing ? I have seen a "boss" in the housing casting but never a "factory" plug - I've built over a dozen Ruckstells & have yet to find a housing with a factory drain. Assumed to be mfg. installed, maybe thi...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions

That molded fiberboard gas tank insulator for the '27 cars is a very nice reproduction, fits fine. The earlier Improved Car just used two strips of webbing that were riveted at 4 places to the cowl. You can tell if you car is later, as those tiny 4 holes will be missing from the upper face of the c...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: 1915 San Francisco

To add, Ford already had some experience in building cars with his layout assembly of parts and personnel. This photo is from the Michigan State Fair in 1914, so Ford easily duplicated this effort in front of the public in San Francisco in 1915 !

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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: 1915 San Francisco

Herb Thanks for posting that video link, excellent and fun to watch. As for the Ford assembly line at the Expo, here is some past posting by Hap Tucker: According to page 31 of Lorin Sorenson's book it is from the San Francisco public library. If it was taken on the opening day that would confirm t...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 patent plate
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: 26/27 patent plate

Not commonly known, the same patent plate is used in 1925 on the inside right side of firewall. It is held on by two cowl lacing rivets. Larry All the later original patent plates are held with 'drive screws' or else a type of std. rivet. Have not seen 'tangs' of a split cowl type lacing rivet agai...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23T crank pulley pin
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: 23T crank pulley pin

Ford Service instructs and shows photo of cotter hole in the crank pulley pin, at the big hole end. Place the crank pulley pin into the large pulley hole, with the cotter hole of that pin up, facing the large pulley hole. That cotter keeps the crank pulley pin from protruding out, wearing the fan b...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

Allan

IMO, take that unknown rear axle apart and clean, inspect for old worn or about to bust Babbitt thrust washers, or other parts, replace, clean, assemble with modern seals. Then refill with fluid 600w.
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

Dan. Does running the T create enough friction to warm the rear end oil? I would think that using a heat lamp or heat gun would warm the oil more efficiently than running the T. Jim Patrick Jim Yes. The action of a warmed up T will cause a rise in temp in the operating systems. Draining engine oil ...
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

Henry didn't add a drain, only a fill hole. The Instruction Book states to check (every 1,000 miles) and add if level is low. I do that each annual inspection, and add if needed, most times none is needed with modern inner seals. If your rear axle drips and leaks, then check more often. Now if you ...
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 5367

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Lang's cat. # 351. The set of trim screws are oval head nickel plate.
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 patent plate
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: 26/27 patent plate

Center low on the cowl panel, inside compartment, you will find two small holes punched there for the rivets to secure the patent plate.






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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

Perhaps users of this modern repro of an original accessory can comment on successful use. To me, adjustment of brake and reverse is more satisfying by removing the inspection cover, viewing lining or drum wear, most times revolve with starter slowly a few 'bumps' to also look for drum issues. The r...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TRANSMISSION DRUMS
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: NEW TRANSMISSION DRUMS

John Installed new J&M ductile cast iron drums in my '27, and used new wood linings as choice since the drums were new. Some wear noticed using wood linings. Had about 6K on these when I pulled the wood linings. The worn low band wood lining was the reason to pull the bands. Changed to Kevlar, and ...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another 1927 Engine Paint Color Question
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Another 1927 Engine Paint Color Question

Would suppose black, can't tell for sure on the real 15th million, shown below, the upper outlet seems as cast, but was likely painted black, same with the lower inlet and the metal pipe, as those parts were added to the block last. 15th mil engine close .jpg The 15th million today, but the car has ...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires--What is needed on steel wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Tires--What is needed on steel wheels?

Rim strip on Ford wire wheel, strip fits into the drop center well. 2019-03-23 16.39.11.jpeg Also, never put flaps into drop center wire wheels, the flap will only partially conform to the well, and will make it very difficult if not all most impossible to remove the tire. The well being filled with...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homemade Manifold oven
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Homemade Manifold oven

Another’s custom made cooker, note nice lid and how the cooker is stepped to also assist hanging and get full heat contact.
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Or ammo can ... :)

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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homemade Manifold oven
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Homemade Manifold oven

Or just hang a metal box from the exhaust manifold. A cheap $5 empty steel ammo can is narrow enough to fit and has a hinged snap lid. Remove the rubber gasket from the lid. Add some metal L shaped straps to hang behind the manifold , with bolts or pop rivets to the backside of the can. You could ev...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome head countersunk screws
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Dome head countersunk screws

Allan Correct on that, here in the USA we always refer as oval head. There are smaller versions known as trim oval , bit flatter on the oval and countersunk. The oval head are correct for Ford metal dash screw depressions, and metal switch** panel depressions. Head styles.jpeg ** Except the early 19...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Part - 1924
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Unknown Part - 1924

Yes, one for each side of the stanchion to dash panel, on the lower machine screw. The gap at the dash is very tight and a wrench cannot be used, so that long length nut is a 'jam' and 'spacer' nut, (Part # 1307RX. {23-25}), fits into the gap and resists moving as you tighten the oval head screw. T...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome head countersunk screws
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Dome head countersunk screws

Lang’s cat. # 671, nickel plated correct oval head machine screws and square nuts. $2.95 set. SS ones from other sources like Restorationstuff.com look like nickel when buffed on a wheel and won’t tarnish.
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Talk about Chickasha!
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Let's Talk about Chickasha!

Just got off the phone to Susie Ersland, yes the swap is on! And she said I could post this info: .... that at this moment they are printing the 2021 "windchill" stickers. If you were paid registered for 2020 that was cancelled, you will get your 2021 stickers in the mail by next week! Told her our...
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Block with No Serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Another Block with No Serial?

A 1919 number pad or boss should look like this 1919:


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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts ID
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Parts ID

That gear is sized and same tooth count as Ford screw jack, could be from one of those?

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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-403B timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: T-403B timing cover

Reproduction of the early front plate for the small dia. 2-piece timer case of 1909. Part #3009, Factory # T-403B. Used ‘09-‘10. (after the first 2500)
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2132

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

Dan, what Service Bulletin issue has the article on block stamping? I have a complete set, and all I can find is an issue that lists the motor numbers used for given years. The picture and instructions are from April 1, 1919 Service Bulletin. Another ref. about not grinding off old numbers in re-st...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl lacing 26/27
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Cowl lacing 26/27

No hook like an A. Been a while, but recall slipping in a piece of busted hack saw blade or something as the backing bar to force the split tangs of the rivet to seat on the backside. Those lower holes are a bear, the others are OK, if you have the gas tank out! Think I used an ice pick to make the...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Touring car

The 1st photo of that 1915 with Firestone wheels, has a bunch more accessories! Tilting windshield, hand Klaxon horn in addition to the stock Ford bulb, dogbone rad. cap, spare tire casing bracket on the running board, and a lap robe rail on the front seat back rest! Nice ride in 1915, the woman ow...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop light
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Stop light

Here is adv. for that style stop lamp for the '24-'27 tail lamp/license bracket assembly.

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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: ID car ?

Think it’s a 1917 Liberty 10-B 4 passenger roadste


.....well that was not it! 😬 oops.
by DanTreace
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2320

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

That aged zinc cap with split easy with a small chisel. Tap it on the side, and the threaded ring will break away. Then pry it up with a small blunt tool. The pieces will be big. As Jack posted, any small pieces that could fall in will flush out fine when cleaning the old tank insides. Old zinc cap...
by DanTreace
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2132

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

Adam

To me it’s helpful to have the numeral very visible by tapering away the punch sides at those steep angles. That shape helps to see where to stamp the next number beside the last one. Like the belt holder used by this guy!

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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2132

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

Factory stamps varied, but some are fairly nice, on this photo the skilled stamper is using a metal guide, for a very important engine, all other stamping was free hand, typically with a skilled worker on that task. IMG_9502.JPG Here is the dedicated stamping worker in 1915, one view shows his box ...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Music
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Model T Ford Music

A bunch were written about the Ford T. Most famous likely ‘Little Ford Rambled Right Along’ and on the You Tube link below, my favorite: ‘On the Old Back Seat of the Henry Ford’. https://youtu.be/A7KdrzH4WtU Just some of the sheet music over the years. BAB1F62B-7F6C-49FD-9AFB-F85A1C8365DE.jpeg
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo Brass Horn Tubing Vendor
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Repo Brass Horn Tubing Vendor

Got some tubing from Restoration Supply in S. Cal a few years ago. Worked fine on my faux ‘09, stiff enough, cord wrapped to make it air tight for horn.

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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2320

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

Had to split one open once and pull the pieces to remove. Original caps are zinc pot metal and threads lock to the steel tank fitting if left for years fastened in place :?
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutaway Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Cutaway Carburetor

Think this is other side of that Kingston, at GA swap meet today.

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And a barn fresh ‘23 , owner asking $4000, complete less top and rims/tires.
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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 roadster seat back question
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: 26/27 roadster seat back question

Expand the photo and note remnants of heavy canvas tacked to the upper wood rail, those pieces were looped around the spring frame.

Adjust the loop length to hang spring in position, do the seat base first so the backrest spring and backrest upholstery clears the seat so it can be removed.
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Early steering column

Here is Darel’s picture


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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Interesting Model T engines

The exhaust manifold looks a lot like a Metz exhaust.


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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer seal problem
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: timer seal problem

Perhaps your front plate hole is large, but that could be cured with adding some sealant to the rim of the modern seal. Or if needed, shim and seal. All the times I've used the modern seal it has to be tapped into place. Sealant around the metal rim helps too. Wouldn't use the old time felt and bra...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on round fuel tank bracket to frame
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Question on round fuel tank bracket to frame

The strap bracket bolt is a carriage bolt, the head of which is placed into the side of the strap bracket that has the mounting flange. That is so the nut, for the bolt to frame to hold the bracket, has clearance to wrench it tight and add the cotter pin to the bolt.



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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T transmission rebuild?
Replies: 35
Views: 2537

Re: T transmission rebuild?

Like Jeff posted, pull the steering column up and behind the dash, you need that space at the lower frame to pull the motor. Lots of little stuff to remove, plug and gen, starter wiring, drain the rad, and remove it with the hoses attached to the radiator, by removing the upper and lower outlets. R...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Outlet Petcock Seepage?
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Sediment Bulb Outlet Petcock Seepage?

If the small thumb handle on the pet clock turns easy, could be worn taper cylinder valve that cuts off the gas. Or the spring on the backside of the handle is broken. You could try to ‘bump’ the thumb handle back into the petcock to ‘seat’ the valve tightly. All else you can repair or replace. Typi...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1178

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Kerry

My T's have external oil coolers too.

When hooked to the mag outlet, the copper oil line runs 'air cooled' oil to the timing gears. :lol:
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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1178

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Well, perhaps the British knew something. ;) Screen shot from British Pathe, video on YouTube showing mfg. steps at the MG company in the 1960's. Painting exterior of the block in gray, and the interior is covered in Gyptal red.

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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1178

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Experience is my teacher, in my use, satisfied with results and no down side in coating with brush Gyptal. As with any paint, surface prep is mandatory. Have used it since 2003 in my motors and can't find any downside, no flakes, no overheats. All my crankcases get the coating, many had to be sandb...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Parts List
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: RHD Parts List

Found this chart in Ford Owner Dealer, from UK dealer on parts needed to convert left hand starter cars after 1923, to right hand drive.



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by DanTreace
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 5367

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

The lower windshield frame nests into the stanchions, so you have to loosen them to install or remove. The upper nut for the oval head nickel plated screw is a square nut with lockwasher, as that one is rather easy to reach. The lower nut for that oval head nickel plated screw is a special one, lon...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius rod adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Radius rod adjustment

Tom Very good discovery, and method of checking the axle to housing alignment. Normally I run the upper nut down to get the cotter in place, then tighten the lock nut against the lock washer, checking each axle end to be centered with the housing, if not, adjust the lock nuts. Then again that assum...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Earns a million dollars a week
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Earns a million dollars a week

Just quite unbelievable the numbers of Ford cars produced in the 5 years after the assembly lines, and branch building for assembly of T's at the point of sale across the country. And a pretty hefty earnings too ;) That stockpile of cash, even with annual car price reductions , was then used to bui...