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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel hub markings?
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Wheel hub markings?

While I don't know the mfg. hallmark on your outer hub plate, this older post shows some other hallmarks, most are found on front axles or other forged parts. However, lots of other Ford stampings that were't done at the Ford factories, have various markings to identify the part supplier to Ford. So...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Width
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Front Spring Width

That inside width of 1 3/4" is likely ok, for a used front crossmember, most times they are fairly narrow at the center, about 1 5/16" or bit more. What counts is the spring should be snug in the crossmember when the motor mount / spring clamp is fastened up secure. You don't want the spring stack t...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Broken global repairman?

This reproduction visible fuel pump globe took a break too. Appears owner fixed it with glue, but as posted, you can see the repairs.



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by DanTreace
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

True, this block is now too many $ to begin a repair. Sad though, it’s a 1913 block :cry:
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT REAR AXLE AUX TRANSMISSION ID
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: TT REAR AXLE AUX TRANSMISSION ID

Right on Tim, very educated guess.


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by DanTreace
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT REAR AXLE AUX TRANSMISSION ID
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: TT REAR AXLE AUX TRANSMISSION ID

Stan

Right its not a Lincoln brand TT accessory.
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Stick in time took out crank?

Just got these photos from a friend who took apart an early engine due to crankshaft failure. Lots of damage to the block too :( Don't have much info on the cause, just can see the crank is in two pieces :o IMG_20200125_133008449.jpg However, a stick of wood was lodged completely into the funnel of ...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097

George You can read the mfg. pitch on that front axle support spring. Have seen some older T's with these, and photos of TT's with them, might have given some center support to prevent main leaf cracks, those occur at the center bolt hole of the leaf. GEMCO .jpg As for that intake manifold plates ac...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Broken global repairman?

Think John means this type of globe.

IMO, all you can do now is patch it back with super glue. Humpty Dumpty got broke :( :o
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by DanTreace
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Width
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Front Spring Width

Allan

You are correct, I missed the front spring width in first reply.

The front T spring is 1 1/2” and rear is 2”.
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by DanTreace
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist

On 11/20/1948, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for FOMOCO. This trademark is owned by Ford Motor Company,
One American Road
Dearborn, MI 48126. The USPTO has given the FOMOCO trademark serial number of 71569147.
by DanTreace
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

IMO and experience, balancing the new tires on the wheel helps with overall good tire wear, coupled with correct front alignment. Handling seems better with balanced wheel and tire. Even at my road speeds of 32-38 most times. Easy with wire wheels, as you can bubble balance the Ford welded wire whee...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Those are different looking, and could pass for early styles of tread patterns too of clincher tires.

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...but one would have to like the large name on the sidewall :lol:


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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Width
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Front Spring Width

The T front spring leafs are 1 1/4" wide. The rear spring leafs are 2" wide.


Could be the front spring set on your car are aftermarket? Lots of them were made by accessory companies.


Earlier post showing a front aftermarket spring for a T.

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by DanTreace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Ford grease cup - what is it for?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Non-Ford grease cup - what is it for?

Here is one type.... from adv. in 1915. The company made many styles, glass body oilers, cylinder oilers with multiple feeds, and different grease cups for autos and marine.


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by DanTreace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Ford grease cup - what is it for?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Non-Ford grease cup - what is it for?

Known as the 'Lunkenheimer' type dope cups. Locking caps prevented loss, T handle for ease of greasing.

Mostly on high end early autos as you posted.
by DanTreace
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Rob Glad to help out, pictures do help when all is missing. Yes, my '26/'27 Touring was indeed a basket case...or rather a ditch case... ;) as this body was found in a ravine in south GA. Took many new Howell pieces and some hammer work, the right front cowl support was already welded in wrong a lon...
by DanTreace
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

My first and last attempt on brass brazing that part was a failure. The repro brass quadrant was already mounted on a later column tube so the holes were off for re-use. Had shortened another column tube for better seating, and when trying to braze up the old holes , part of the flange glob melted o...
by DanTreace
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

That front seat board fits into the seat frame, and use stove bolts to fasten, with square nuts, washers, or lock washers. These types of stove bolts are used to place the wood in the body. Some use wood screws, like the upright wood at the hinge pillar. The round head of the single slot wood screw ...
by DanTreace
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with identifying early cowl
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Help with identifying early cowl

More pics will help, but believe Wayne has it, seems like the remains of a coupe cowl with the upper windshield wood pillars cut off.


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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

Most use the 600W or similar which is SAE 90-140 rear lube. Not sure ‘bout that sycro lube as to weight, just don’t use too light as the inner Hyatt’s need thicker lube too. For early pumpkins with the fill hole high up, best tool for level measure is the ‘Jelf Check Wire’ ;) 3669B974-B916-478D-A13E...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

Yes, that’s the convenient size to buy, quart will do it. If rear axle pumpkin is totally dry.

Just pour in until the fluid reaches 1 1/2” from the bottom of the fill hole. Don’t overfill.
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Accessory Brakes

Pierre-Yves Larry does make these small drum brakes, you order from him and likely he can help ship export to you, obviously more easily bought in the USA. And another makes the rods and equalizer assembly, bolt on, without drilling frame. I have this set of attachments and they are well made too. Y...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What To See/Do ‘T’ wise in Jacksonville FL end of January ?
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: What To See/Do ‘T’ wise in Jacksonville FL end of January ?

George The only T’s on exhibit around Jacksonville, one a 1920 is in MOSH, museum downtown, another a ‘26 pickup is in the gift shop at Old City Jail, St. Augustine. You are close to St. Augustine from Mayo Clinic which is at the inter coastal waterway. Great place to visit if you haven’t been to th...
by DanTreace
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Tour windshield bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: 1917 Tour windshield bolts

Should be 5/16" x 18 carriage head bolt, 2" length. The brackets have square holes for these bolts.
by DanTreace
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Babbit thrust washers

...and take pride to mark your successful completion of the rebuild, with a tag to note the date and let the next owner know someone has been in there and made it safe from crumbling babbitt. ;)


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by DanTreace
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An article my Dad wrote in regards to Ford of Canada documents
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: An article my Dad wrote in regards to Ford of Canada documents

Luke

Thanks for that effort. The 2nd link took me to Ford Canada News issue of 1919, learned something new today about Winston Churchill ;)


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by DanTreace
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Babbit thrust washers

Ford Methods and The Ford Shops , (1914) photo from page on rear axle assemblies, the caption calls the thrust washers as Babbitt. IMG_8735 (640x429) (635x426).jpg Have pulled many used babbitt thrust washers from rear axles, sometimes intact. Did a garage test one day, took a new repro bronze thru...
by DanTreace
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

So, sparks at the newly mounted starter foot switch? Indeed you have a wiring problem. The foot switch only interrupts the positive cables from the battery to the starter motor. The battery cable goes to one terminal on the foot switch, the starter cable goes to the other terminal on the foot switch...
by DanTreace
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: The spark plug controversy

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by DanTreace
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New day timer broke
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: New day timer broke

Mario That New Day case is made of a phenolic plastic. So a SuperGlue, which is a cyanoacrylate, may do it. Or a good two=part epoxy, that is listed for phenolic types of plastics. Normally plastics are hard to cement together, there are UV type setting adhesives that can make good repair. But, CA g...
by DanTreace
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need input for new Part
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Need input for new Part

Good idea, having shims to be placed over the bushings. On this spindle, opposite issue, the axle yoke was OK. But the spindle body was cut-off short to install useless needle bearing collar and needle bearing bushing. Removed those worn and junk pieces, even the king pin was wrecked from the needle...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1327

Re: Ethanol gas

James True that shellac is dissolved by alcohols like ethanol. However, Ford used an insulating varnish on the mag rings. The specs note that the physical properties remain intact from the environment inside the running engine. So many mag rings are still going with original varnish. Ethanol isn't a...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside dimension of reverse drum bushing
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Inside dimension of reverse drum bushing

Vic Zannis rebuild book states original dimension of the Reverse Drum bushing as 2.302"
by DanTreace
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for seat upholstery reference photos
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Looking for seat upholstery reference photos

Mark

These may help, pulled these copies from earlier forum posts. Are '24 but '23 would be most similar. At least shows horizontal line of the back rest upholstery buttons and outer top corner on original material.

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by DanTreace
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford....in miniature
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Henry Ford....in miniature

Relax time during the Holidays, did some modeling with a kits from ICM (Ukraine) this one, and another called American Mechanics (1910s) Fairly well detailed too. IMG_0856.jpg Here's little Henry ;) , disassemble form AohV4QV3QpKtKgmKVjbXdw.jpg On the shelf now, the mechanic looking over the '27 and...
by DanTreace
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes

Tony Thanks for clarification on the parts differences, figured the castings were same, but are not. Was wrong on that account :? This is the '26-'27 casting for mounting over the radius rod , you can see the "R-M" logo extends to the curved end of the casting. This is the one side that needed clear...
by DanTreace
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes

When the guru of drawings made the repro R-M brakes drawing, there is only one yoke casting, so these castings are same for small or large


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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford service bulletin
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Ford service bulletin

Service Bulletins were first sent to any requesting dealer, or agent. They were mailed out from the Ford headquarters. Image 12-29-19 at 9.57 PM.jpg Later in May of 1919 the company offered binders, so that the pages of bulletins, that each have 3-hole margins, could be stored for resource. Finding ...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford service bulletin
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Ford service bulletin

Cameron Those are rather rare today, sure there were lots of the USA printed bulletins, but as yours are Ford of Canada, they are likely rather rare to have full sets of issues as you have. Today we have the "Essentials" in a reprint of most of the 'practical' sections of USA Service Bulletins, and ...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes

IMO, think the reproduction R-M brake castings are the same, but there are Left and Rights. Think that subtle changes in factory '26-'27 radius rods can be the issue. These Improved Car rods are different than earlier. On my R-M install, had to grind a small area where the casting was impinging on t...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 2213

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Post from 2008 with view of shift rod attached. Owner claimed his got into neutral unless he held the shift forward. Shift bar in unit in out position is normal gear, in position is low range. At least think so, as the lever in the cab is pulled back the rod would pull the shift bar out, :? Would th...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Bumpers???

Dave On the '27 touring found at swap the front and rear original bumper bar pairs, along with a pair of original front mount arms. Took the pieces to the powder coater, who sandblasted and coated in shiny black. Did shape each bumper bar with a hammer in the vise to have all be approx. the same sha...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Fordite Steering Wheel

Really can’t restore the surface finish as these composite Fordite can be in rough shape. Originals were heat pressed and had nice mold hard surface with a shine. If real nice, then fine steel wool or super fine finish grit paper and work it to clean. Soap and water first to remove dirt and grime. N...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 model t touring head light reflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: 23 model t touring head light reflectors

Rubbing with silver polish, try to not rub in circles as that affects the reflective image.

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by DanTreace
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: shorten real axle shaft

Scott With your photo can see that gap is a bit more than earlier cars show at the backing plate / drum junction. Your fixes may be best, Would first double check all the parts are fitting correctly. Sometimes the grease retainer cup on the axle housing isn't seated all the way, that could let the h...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: shorten real axle shaft

Scott Happy New Year too, seems the gap at backing plate and brake drum edge has been perplexing you for this year. Your post this Jan.: https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=381 All T’s have some gaps, normal as long as axle parts are tight and running well. Factory manual photos show. G...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: 1915 engine

Wayne Think you could do that with good searching at swaps, or collecting favors from other T buddies, who like to part with stuff ;) In 2012 ran across a couple of engines, at bargain price for all. A complete '15 and a rough '17, along with a '22 that I put to use. Sold this '15 to friend for $350...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I thought only Ford was sloppy with their brazing during production
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: I thought only Ford was sloppy with their brazing during production

Lumpy or running brass on the pan is ‘factory’ , result of methods at Ford. IMO proper to leave the patina of the past on brazed pieces of the Ford ;)

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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: 1915 engine

Bit of an open ended question, if your factoring new repro parts for the internals. If so add up new drums (1k), new pistons, rods, Scat crank, Stipe cam (4k), new hi compression head?, then other good used parts, crankcase, block, alum hogshead w pedals, perhaps another 2k, so maybe up to 7-8k. Com...
by DanTreace
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miss America riding in class
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Miss America riding in class

Dennis

Better get ready to drive her again! Camille did win and is Miss America ;)


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by DanTreace
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1282

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

Believe this was on the forum before, but cute anyway!


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by DanTreace
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decorating for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Decorating for Christmas

Local town parade was on the 12th, daytime at 10am. So Lizzie was decorated with just tinsel and bows ;)


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by DanTreace
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1282

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

Here are a couple of 'em.
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And this newspaper article, dated 1924, added copy as print was difficult to read.

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by DanTreace
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Bumpers???

They look good, and being factory accessory are fine addition. Handy for pushing and pulling the T. Do add a tad of overall length, but in the garage are good protection. ‘Bout the only downside found on my touring is handcranking is handicapped....but that’s what the elec. starter is for :D
by DanTreace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry needed a locking steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Henry needed a locking steering wheel

Tidbit from the past, April 28, 1922 news report.

If this newspaper report is true, guess Mr. Ford didn't have a driver that day or that guy may have left the car alone.

By 1922, Henry Ford driving a car on the streets of Detroit perhaps would have backed up traffic :)

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by DanTreace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Mystery transmission accessory ???

Donnie Lots of different 'demountable' type of bands came along before Ford decided to add this feature in time for the Improved Ford, to keep sales going against the tide due to Chevrolet. :shock: IMG_2567 (700x393).jpg IMG_1496 (700x435).jpg But this adv. and had not looked at it as closely as now...
by DanTreace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Mystery transmission accessory ???

Scott Thinking about your statement: I almost wonder if it is not to ease the mind that your spring is not going to "fly off" if things go slack in the transmission. , that leads me to think aha. :roll: Do now think this little shaft gizmo is an accessory sold with certain brands of demountable-ear ...
by DanTreace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Which hook for 1915?

Like R.V. posted, original 1915's show leather straps with the cast iron belt buckle type hook.

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Makes sense too with the wear on this stamped steel windshield dogbone, note the wallow from the cast iron hook wiggling on that steel ;)

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by DanTreace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery transmission accessory ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Mystery transmission accessory ???

Donnie Never have seen one. Still don't know reason for use. Seems that 'accessory' separate shaft piece would have to have exacting dimensions, otherwise that thing would just bottom out on the cut-off 'stub' end of the earlier low speed shaft, and then bottom out into the early adjusting screw hol...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1234

Re: Can you show the original of this?

About the only way to tell design is to get print of the part or the assembly from the Benson Ford Library. The top clamping assembly is Fac. No. 3588X, and according to B. Macalley CD parts listing the Top Clamping Wing Screw is Fac. No. 3540 (with date noted as 8/12/22) in the alphabetical with un...
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1234

Re: Can you show the original of this?

Two versions, the '23-'25 are stamped flat looking. The '26-'27 pronounced hump at the junction.


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Photo posted on the forum, later version on the left.

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by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubat's cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Dubat's cranks

Was a ductile cast iron T counterbalanced crankshaft.

https://www.modeltford.com/item/3030.aspx
by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Shaft Bushing bore
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Drive Shaft Bushing bore

Can't beat the references in the Ford Service Manual.

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by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Washing upholstry
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Washing upholstry

Older post on cleaning original material: By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:08 pm: Before using use a water extraction method to clean your interior, you should do as much cleaning of the upholstery as possible dry. The very first thing you should do is use a hand brush or whisk broom...
by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: monocle windshield.
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: monocle windshield.

Mack

Plexiglas is the better choice, the late Ralph Ricks posted this photo years ago, running the Great Race.

Crossed railroad tracks at speed, and the safety glass in his took a dive. :o

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by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moore gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Moore gearbox

Pinion section, shift rod and control lever.

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by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: monocle windshield.
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: monocle windshield.

As there is a lot of shaking/wiggling going on with a Model T steering column, anchoring the heavy glass to only partial frame would need good sealant/adhesive silicone. You would want it very secure. Way back....did the monocle on the speedster using the half frame alum. fixture sold by vendors, th...
by DanTreace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front

Matt

Took these this morning, but graphics are dingy as this winter board is dirty on surface, any cleaning on this old cardboard would wreck it.
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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1185

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Larry

Good eye noting the oval tag.

Yep, running an imported axle on my Model T......egads :o


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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gas valve thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: gas valve thread size

Scott, correct, the gas line nut and thread is 1/2" x 18.
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gas valve thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: gas valve thread size

Correct repro part is the 2907 for your early sediment bulb.

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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1185

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

You don’t have to remove the rear radius rods, good balance is made on the frame as far forward as allowed. Mine is done without a lift, but using safe high lift jack stands on the frame , these were US military surplus. Plus notice the yellow China stands there for added security anyway, they touch...
by DanTreace
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 3142

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt According to Ford std. prices, those were set June 6, 1926, subsequent price list on Dec 11, 1926, remained the same, and prices stayed to end of production May 26, 1927. 1926 Model year (Aug. 1925 - Aug. 1926) and 1927 Model year (Aug. 1926-May 26, 1927). and.....more original pin stripes on '...
by DanTreace
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1974

Re: Running poorly.

If you're running an original, might be the issue. Likely the roller rotor is now pitted and running poorly making for lack of proper timing to the coils and the fire to the plugs is reduced. This one caused similar running symptoms at speed, during a tour few years ago, replacement with a newer one...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing Oilers
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Installing Oilers

Wood dowel or a metal punch just under the i.d. of the oiler so it fits to the curved inside base, but won't protrude. Picture sketch is the small oiler, usually the harder ones to install. So first it helps to drill into the shackle hole a short way with a 5/16" dill bit. That clears the hole so th...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford spare tire lock NOS
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Ford spare tire lock NOS

Erik

Those extension locks were also sold for car security..... ala 'The Club' twenties style ;)

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by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

Rather easy to do that job.

For some hints, this article covers most of them.


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by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer 18 roadster.....
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Speedometer 18 roadster.....

Many came with brackets to vertical mount. And many had optional dash boards, owners that sprung for $$ accessory like a speedometer usually went upscale! IMG_0973.jpg IMG_0971.jpg Russ Furstnow is the man on speedometers, he even wrote 'the book' all about 'em ;) Repairs and sells units too. This v...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between Atwood Castle 120 and 120A taillight?
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Difference between Atwood Castle 120 and 120A taillight?

Scott That cause would undertake a bit of primary research, that could be done. Today many old media print sources and articles are on-line. Likely Ford used many suppliers early on for reasons of keeping delivery going as his Ford was alway being built to clamoring sales. Then, those supplies who c...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 3142

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt You are correct, my brochure (un-dated) is indeed earlier than late 1926 (July and later) that is on eBay, as that is when the Vaporizer became standard, and the new Pyroxylin colors were added, sometime late, and of course into 1927 until the Model T demise. IMG_0968.jpg IMG_0967.jpg The earli...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford spare tire lock NOS
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Ford spare tire lock NOS

Nice find Mr. Hatch ;) Here is the original release on that long extension lock, and the pieces that lock each end, those are part of the lock. IMG_0966.jpg Dec. 1926 And the Fraim company had been in business a long time, here is adv. from earlier years. Image 12-12-19 at 9.46 PM.JPG 1913 Of course...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 3142

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt Have an original of that brochure, and it is fun to see the colorized Ford, unfortunately no closeup of any interiors. Scan0653.JPG And for historical records, seems the lacquer finish began on Tudors and Coupes, perhaps first, in July of 1926 and with the finish being dull, without gloss rubou...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Carmine Red

These paints and codes were posted in past Forum answers. May help too if after an enamel paint. Does someone have a a good source for the Carmine Red enamel used for the chassis on the 1909 Fords? 1.Have brought at my local DuPont auto paint store. Carmine Red code number 7410AH DuPont is now Axalt...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A-B-C Electric Start Adapter, Getting it to work
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: A-B-C Electric Start Adapter, Getting it to work

Herb

Hank likely used that term due to the adv. copy of the A-B-C system. ;)

"Puts Ford starting in the same class with the highest priced cars"
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by DanTreace
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Enlarged that T long depot hack, seems more like a camper body, hauling a lot of stuff, drop curtain the whole length for privacy, missing doors that a bus would need. Can't tell the rear axle but seems it is an extended T chassis, appears to be stock battery tray under the chassis making this a sta...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: Remove Hogshead

You can wrestle off that hogshead with both hands, but question is why? Normally the felt seal over the block doesn't degrade. Unless someone left it off, and you have lots of oil streaming from the top of the hogshead. The typical leaks at the hogshead are at the lower corners, where the hogshead j...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2187

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

Garage too is separated with storage and work/storage. Since weather is mostly hot in summer, the little split system heat pump cools the 30 x 24 work area that is fully insulated with insulated overhead doors just great. When the cold sets in the heat pump is so nice ;) Actually use it more than th...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stirrup Type Door Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Stirrup Type Door Handles

Frank

Glad to help, besides the eBay isn't a set, one is different from the other, perhaps the complete one is really steel, the other one was rubbed on one spot and does seem like solid brass.
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stirrup Type Door Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Stirrup Type Door Handles

Ananth

eBay pair, bit incomplete with one bezel missing

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by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15,000,000 Ford video
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: 15,000,000 Ford video

Chris Don't think any color photos of the 1927 15th million engine exist. Guess is that color engine was a light gray, to stand out from others on the line. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/912053.html?1541464720 This older post shows the 15th million today, had been repainted from the or...
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: Carburetors

And don't forget to look at this long Forum thread on accessory carbs started by Stan 10 years ago, lots of neat carbs and instruction manuals too. ;)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1227126594
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

David

Don't know how long this co. survived, could only find ref. in magazines in 1916-1917.
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by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 1121

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

Forgot to mention, for the very neatest appearance and protection of shorts to the wire there, Ford made this fabric like 'retainer' P/N 5033B ('21-'27) to fit on the timer case under those flag terminals. Lang's makes a repro today. Haven't ever placed one of these, nor seen an original on a T, but...
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 1121

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

Max Seems if wiring changes caused issues, would really look close at the timer wiring again. Those 'flag' style terminal have longer side with the solder wire point. Those flag ends can contact metal of the front plate, bolts, or timer rod. If any contact, a coil wired to that flag will fire. You o...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 1148

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Just installed a set of the lower cost Universal 4.50/4.75 x 21" on my touring. Like the tread pattern, and edge, they ride nice too. Nothing like new tires....the old ones were 12 years old harder rubber ;)


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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3807

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Witness said modern ran into right rear wheel, upsetting the T. Good no serious injury to the solo driver.


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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Day In History - December 1, 1913
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: This Day In History - December 1, 1913

A very good historical record lies in Ford Methods and Ford Shops , pages 112 and 135. Depends on 'first' for 'what' in Ford's moving assembly lines.The flywheel magneto was first to be sliding assembly line, April 1, 1913. Later engines were done that way too. Chassis assembly is noted 'up to Aug, ...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Actually have found a hub cap that was on one of these TruckFords. When the hand tightened axle nut falls off in side the hub cap wrenched on tightly, this is the result:



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