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by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Wood works great on low and reverse but personally I would rather have kevlar or cotton on the brake band. I have had two wooden brake bands suddenly stop working when descending a long hill. I use the brakes as little as possible and always pump the pedal to keep oil on the linings and yet I lost t...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Emergency Brakes

I don't understand why they would modify the brake shoes to make up for worn out cams. If the cam is worn, then it should be replaced. All this does is cause issues when assembling the brakes with new parts.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Model t handbrake

I would pull the hand brake back and take a look at the little levers on the brake backing plates that the rods attach to. With the brake fully engaged, the little levers should be vertical or maybe a little leaning towards the rear of the car. If they are leaning towards the front of the car, that'...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Ford cam gear
Replies: 1
Views: 116

WTB: Ford cam gear

I'm looking for a nice helical cut ford camshaft gear. Anybody have one?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original large funnel oil tube
Replies: 1
Views: 244

WTB: Original large funnel oil tube

I'm looking for an original large funnel oil tube for my 23 runabout.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LETS TALK REAR ENDS
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: LETS TALK REAR ENDS

When buying rear ends, I have never figured out how to tell a good one from a bad one. Sometimes the nasty, dirty, rust pitted rear axle housing rear ends, will have almost perfect insides. Then a real nice looking rear end will have nothing useable inside ??? If cheap enough I usually just buy sev...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer cable fell off.
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Speedometer cable fell off.

It should have a nut that screws onto the output of the swivel drive.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory starter bendix
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Accessory starter bendix

I think that is a bendix for a model a.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do the rear end, torque tube and radius rods need to be assembled vertically?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Do the rear end, torque tube and radius rods need to be assembled vertically?

After bolting the axle housings together, I lay the assembly down on two jack stands and bolt on the radius rods and then the drive shaft assembly. It's much easier this way than doing it with the rear axle vertical. Just make sure you are holding the flange that holds the drive shaft in the transmi...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Yes, I have the drip rail and it's in nice condition. I don't think this car has ever been restored. Just the top and upholstery was replaced and the body was painted. Mechanically the car was badly worn out, but I'm making quick progress on it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Altair, all T's produced after 1910 came with headlamps.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: I'm Astonished

I let my coupe sit a couple of months without starting it. One day when I wanted to take it for a drive the engine would not even try to start. Adding gas to the tank helped.
:roll:


Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Thanks for your help. I have a new firewall on the way.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Btw, filing the chamfers won't make the u joint fit too loose. The u joint drives the shaft through the flats not the chamfers.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

It's probably getting stuck on the chamfers. A few light passes with a file will probably get it to slip on. Before you assemble the u joint to the drive shaft, make sure the square end slides freely in and out of the transmission output shaft. I've seen a couple new u joints that were too big on th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Mark, we're both on the same page. I'm a little on the scrawny side and am barely strong enough to pick the transmission up once and sit it on the crankshaft much less several times in one day. I adjust the magneto without the transmission then assemble the transmission with the flywheel already ins...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

I bought a 23 runabout in July last year and one of the issues the body has is the firewall needs to be replaced. I have the engine out right now and want to use this time to also replace the firewall. I see the vendors offered wooden firewalls, but the one that I believe is correct for my car is fo...
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Put a couple of bolts back in before the flywheel falls off. The flywheel and transmission assembly weighs about 85 pounds. You don't want that to land on your foot not to mention the damage it'll cause.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

If the plates are flat, the brake drum lugs are not badly chewed up and you have things adjusted correctly the stock clutch will not cause creeping. Besides if the car creeps before it warms up either your hand brake is not set or it won't hold. The car shouldn't move regardless how much drag is in ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

There really is no difference between the turbo 400 and Jack rabbit clutches aside from which center hub it uses. The turbo 400 uses a special hub with small notches all the way around for the lined plates and the jack rabbit discs have been modified to work with the stock Ford hub. Aside from that ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Where does this starter peice go

It is extremely unlikely that you will have to replace this part unless your spring is broken. As long as the pin is not damaged and the spring is not broken, you don't have to worry about it.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Where does this starter peice go

It goes in a very small hole on the inside of the weight on the bendix drive gear. The pin end of the pin presses against the major diameter of the bendix threads to prevent the gear from creeping towards the flywheel when the engine is running.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

My 23 runabout had its original non demountable bands and long low pedal shaft when I bought it. I like using cotton bands so, I'm changing it over to the later style set up.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I shift Model TT into neutral
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: How do I shift Model TT into neutral

Also, make sure the ruckstell shifter is fully forward in the direct drive position otherwise you will fighting against the additional gear reduction of the ruckstell under drive gearing.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fue pump Question
Replies: 18
Views: 887

Re: Fue pump Question

Take the pump and filter off and clean your tank thoroughly. You won't have any more trouble after that.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 284

WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware

I use original schrader 777 inner tube stems in my cars. I need some pieces to complete a set for my 23 runabout. The pieces I am missing are as follows. If you have some of these things, please send me a PM. Thank you I need: Three bridge washers One Schrader number 777 stem Four rim nuts that the ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell rebuild?
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Ruckstell rebuild?

Steve, there is absolutely no reason why you can't use your rebuilt drive shaft assembly with modern pinion bearing. It will all fit together fine as long as you are using the correct bearing spool for your axle housings. I have a ruckstell in both my coupe and my runabout and they are a wonderful a...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3065

Re: What is this ??

All I have to say is consider what is pretty much directly above the transmission and magnets when you are driving the car. Having magnets fling off the flywheel at engine speed directly under your feet can cause severe injury to not only the car but also to you and your passenger. It's not worth ru...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.

The roller bearings are completely unnecessary. The bronze thrust washers are cheaper and much less likely to give you trouble.


Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tube metal stem length
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Inner tube metal stem length

The correct original inner tube stems are Schrader number 777. If nobody answers before me, I'll measure one of my loose stems tomorrow.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS REAR HUB PULLER
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: FS REAR HUB PULLER

Email sent
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum

Henry, email sent.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum
Replies: 2
Views: 196

WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum

I'm looking for a nice narrow brake drum for the transmission in my 23 runabout. Anybody have one for sale?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

I used a steel rule to draw lines on both sides of the key way on the drive shaft and the sleeve to make sure they stayed lined up while I drove the sleeve on using a damaged sleeve. Went right on with no issues

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

I vote for the non-adjustable one too.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

I have a ford driven gear puller. I put the puller on the gear and then clamp one of the arms tight in the vice. I had one gear so tight I had to hang on the end of my 3 foot long cheater pipe to get it to pop loose. They can be a bear to remove.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? re new pinion bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: ? re new pinion bearing

Before you assemble the bearing setup on the drive shaft put the pinion gear on the drive shaft and tighten the nut down. Now take the nut back off. The gear should be tightly wedged on the drive. It should take a good whack on the back side of the gear with a brass hammer to get the gear off. This ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

I honestly have never used anything other than stock axle shaft bearings so, I have no idea what has to be done to install the modern bearings. I agree with the others though. The stock axle bearings are perfectly adequate and do not need to be replaced with modern bearings. In fact, the original be...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS/ NOS wishbone safety hook cap
Replies: 3
Views: 561

FS/ NOS wishbone safety hook cap

This is an accessory that replaces the stock front axle wishbone cap. It has a hook that holds the wishbone at the fork to prevent the ball from coming out of the socket. It also has an adjusting screw in the bottom to remove play in the ball joint. This has never been installed on a car. The origin...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 115
Views: 5986

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

The triple gear pin must be broken in order for the gear to touch the flywheel like that :( Looks like a nice car otherwise

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Ford did not produce pickups until 1925. More than likely the chassis were purchased without bodies and the bodies were custom built and installed once the cars reached Europe. The caption on the second picture says, German Romanian prisoner exchange at Marasesti Romania February 10, 1918
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Transmission Clutch/Brake Drum to Early Transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: 26/27 Transmission Clutch/Brake Drum to Early Transmission

You will need to use a later clutch hub with the three thrust washers. You will not need the thick disc anymore. I think the wide brake drum will fit in the pan without modifying anything. You will also need a 26/27 driven plate. The earlier one will not work on the wide drum.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB accessory spring bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: WTB accessory spring bolts

Personally I wouldn't use those on my car. The quality of a lot of T accessories is very questionable and failure in a critical suspension part can go very badly.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Email sent to Dan.
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

Dan, I sent you an email.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

Hap, the reason for the two different pillars on your list is the 23 roadsters have a wooden pillar where the door attaches whereas the 24-25, I believe, have a steel pillar there.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

I got the lining I needed for a set of Rockies from McMaster Carr.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

Recharging the magnets in the car does work well, but if your magneto has not been rebuilt you would do well to replace the field coils, the aluminum spacers and brass screws. Otherwise there is no guarantee that your mag is going to be fully reliable

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Bumpers???

I have an original ford set on my 26 coupe and love them. They do hinder your ability to hand crank the engine, but that won't be an issue since you have a starter.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

I will post some pictures tonight when I get home. It has a low radiator and wooden firewall. The firewall has become somewhat soggy and will be replaced in addition to whatever else is damaged.

Thank you
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

Back in July this year I bought a 23 model T roadster. While taking care of numerous mechanical issues on the car I've come to realize that the structural wood in the body has seen better days and it's going to need some help. I have a retired cabinet maker friend who has offered to help me out with...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Thank you all for your help. I believe I have located the parts I need.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford faithful parts
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Wanted: Ford faithful parts

RajoRacer wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:21 pm
All I found was for a 4 dip - thanks Dan !
Thank you for looking
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford faithful parts
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Wanted: Ford faithful parts

I'm looking for the little piece that mounts on the bottom of a three dip pan for a Ford faithful oiler. Anybody have one?

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Thank you, Mark. Your help is much appreciated.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Hitmiss wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Sent an email
I sent a reply to your email.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Wanted: AC brake parts

I recently bought a set of small drum ac brakes for my 23 runabout. As is usually the case, the whole linkage set up is missing. Does anyone have an original linkage set for ac brakes? These are operated by a wire rope and pulley system hooked up to the brake pedal. Please let me know if you have a ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP ... Loose Steering
Replies: 16
Views: 1342

Re: HELP ... Loose Steering

Pull the steering column out and rebuild it. You will likely find that the column tube is cracked at the gear case. The cracks can be brazed up or the tube can simply be replaced. Careful inspect the steering shaft, planet gears, and pins and replace anything that is worn out. Make sure the pins are...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Second gear loses traction
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Second gear loses traction

The bands have nothing to do with high gear. When the transmission is in high only the clutch is engaged. The clutch is located in the brake drum which is closest to the rear of the car. You adjust the clutch tighter by screwing in the adjusting screws in the three clutch pressure fingers. Before yo...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer

I do not believe these are for hassler pancake shocks. They do not have the stop lug on them like my set does.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: High Gear

Speed up in low, close the throttle while releasing the pedal into neutral, wait 1 second with the transmission in neutral throttle closed, then finally release the pedal into high and give it some gas. This is how I drive a model t and you can barely feel the transmission shift.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Brand new rebuilt aluminum roller timer
Replies: 1
Views: 396

For sale: Brand new rebuilt aluminum roller timer

I have a very nice rebuilt aluminum roller timer for sale. The timer shell and roller have never been used and are in brand new condition. I'm asking $150 for it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Got it got it thanks for your post to get my brain moving. Removed drive shaft and tube. Found the problem key that locks the pinion to driveshaft came out of timing with notch in trust washer. Lined them up and shaft moved forward the 1/8 that I needed. Put it back in. Now to reinstall the engine....
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

You have a major issue in your rear axle. The piece that was not timed with the pinion key is the drive shaft roller bearing sleeve. It must be a press fit on the drive shaft. The fact that it moved on your driveshaft means either the sleeve, driveshaft or both are damaged. If left as it is, the sle...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser

You have a 26/27 large drum rear axle in your car. As long as the lining is not worn out, you can easily clean the shoes with brake cleaner and reuse the old lining. They make inner seals that you install inside the axle housings beind the out roller bearing sleeve. When you install the new seals, m...
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

If the stock clutch is slipping even with a new spring, something is wrong. How much adjustment do you have left on the pressure finger screws? I'd give each one a half turn in and take the truck for a test drive. A little adjusting is probably all that's necessary to solve your issue.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Schrader 777 valve stems/ hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 421

WTB: Schrader 777 valve stems/ hardware

Does anyone have a set or individual Schrader 777 inner tube stems for sale? I also need bridge washers and the nuts. I need at least 3 stem, nut, bridge washer assemblies. If you have all of these parts or some of them, please send me a pm

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Personally I would recommend that you replace the clutch spring and leave the stock clutch in the transmission after checking that all of the plates and the brake drum are good, of course. The stock clutch will work perfectly and never need attention for as long as you drive the car. There is nothin...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Glue for 26-27 brake shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Glue for 26-27 brake shoes

I've heard of people using JB weld to attach the linings to the brake shoes. Glueing them on is completely unnecessary, though. The rivets are plenty good enough.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon May 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball bearings for steel hub fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Ball bearings for steel hub fan?

I modified the rear bushing in my fan hub to accept an o ring.I also sealed the gasket with permatex gear oil sealant. No more oil spatters on the inside of my hood and the fan is still more or less stock. I use the same oil I use in my Ruckstell.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 26, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter wants to fall off
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: Starter wants to fall off

I have the stock slotted screws and lock washers and have never had a problem
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 26, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Starter fing gear

Given the huge amount of work that's required to rotate the ring gear, I would defiantly replace it with a new one.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 brake cam question
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: 26-27 brake cam question

Just peen the ends of the pin over tight. You'll have to find some good origional levers.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring

You cannot use both. I tried installing pancake hasslers on my 26 coupe which has Ford bumpers on it and the arms would have hit the bumper brackets. My suggestion would be to leave the hasslers off and use the bumpers. Hasslers don't improve the ride much at all anyway.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri May 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake adjustment 1927 T Coupe
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Brake adjustment 1927 T Coupe

The foot brake stops the car by tightening a single band around a drum on the output shaft of the transmission. It is adjusted by turning the nut on the shaft closest to the rear of the under the transmission cover door. Tighten the nut just enough that the pedal will stop firmly about an inch above...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: New Problem

That's a very common issue for some reason. The strawberry fit will only temporally fix the issue before the raised areas smash back down and it's all loose again. Red loctite may work but, replacing the hub is your best bet.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed May 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Help needed in the St. Louis, Missouri area for Mary Ann’s Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: FJ - Help needed in the St. Louis, Missouri area for Mary Ann’s Model T

I live in Fenton and am a member of the Stl. Model t chapter. Send me a pm please.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 1587

Re: transmission bands

Judging from the grammar structure, I'm fairly certain the op is German. Mutter is one of the german words for nut so I assume the nut and washer went ker-plunk into the transmission. After trying to turn the engine over to get the nut out, the engine is jammed up.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rocky mountain brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Wanted: Rocky mountain brakes

I'm looking for a set of used reproduction 26/27 rocky mountain brakes. I do not need the equalizer or the rods, but I need everything else. If the linings are worn or damaged that's not an issue.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Re: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend

The clutch is slipping. There is nothing else that will cause this issue. First make sure the bolt in the clutch release shaft does not touch the cam on the hand brake cross shaft when the lever is forward. This should be done with the floor boards in place. If the bolt touches, cut the slot in the ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pin Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Triple Gear Pin Wear

The pins can ONLY be removed by tapping them out in the direction of the magnets or in other words smack on the long end that the gears go on. The pins are installed in the opposite direction. Doing it wrong will crack and ruin the flywheel. If they're only worn .002" I wouldn't worry about it. You'...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2814

Re: Loose spoke problem

I respectfully suggest that you get the wheel rebuilt. This is one area where you don't want to cut corners.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using Tension Pins on Clutch Pedal & Notch
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Using Tension Pins on Clutch Pedal & Notch

I would not use spring pins in place of the rivets. They're not nearly as strong and are lible to shear off. A friend of mine had a spring pin in his low pedal which fell out on the covered bridge tour in September. I had to run him up to a hardware store to get a bolt to get his car drivable again....
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 3274

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

I agree with Mr. Walters. Putting the lever fully forward has no advantage over putting it in neutral and is dangerous. The point of jacking the wheels up is to eliminate drag from the transmission which can be accomplished by simply putting the lever in neutral. If the car falls off the jack with t...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch pressure ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Clutch pressure ring

Dan, I assembled the clutch myself. When I did so the holes were not worn and I assembled the clutch properly with a large disc on top. That's why I'm puzzled as to how this happened in the first place.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 3274

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

Scott,

That's funny, I have stock plates in both of my cars and crank them by hand all the time in below freezing temperatures with no problem. Instead of attacking people just for having a different opinion maybe you could do something more productive.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: very OT Elephant stew
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: very OT Elephant stew

Steve,
The funny thing is, as I was reading that I thought to myself, that sounds like one of Mr. Thum's jokes! I guess I've known you for a little while, huh?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch pressure ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Clutch pressure ring

The holes appear to be worn evenly in both directions, so I think a drill bit should clean them up enough for the earlier ring. I'll have to check it out more tomorrow after work.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: 26-27 Brakes

Oh, well ignore that idea then :lol: I once had a bent brake shoe on my 26 coupe that was causing a pretty heavy drag. Re-shaping the shoe with a hammer solved that issue quickly. How thick is the new lining? The origional was 5/32" thick. If you're using 3/16 then that is causing the brakes to drag...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: 26-27 Brakes

Did you try adjusting the brake rods longer?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new axle issue and proposed fix
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: new axle issue and proposed fix

Honestly, I don't know who you could do it other than using standard length axle shafts or using worn hubs so that the wheels go further onto the tapers. I've used the longer axles in most of the rear axles I've rebuilt and every one of them ended up having the brake drums spaced slightly away from ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 3495

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

Ignatio, Your brake band should be relined as the lining does not stick out past the end of the metal band like it should. I would go ahead and replace all three so that you don't have to deal with it later. The bands can be removed and replaced through the cover with the strap tool. I've done it se...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new axle issue and proposed fix
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: new axle issue and proposed fix

Scott, I wouldn't worry about it. In my opinion it's a good thing as it's a sign that the tapers in your hubs are not badly worn, as is often the case. As long as no part of the brake shoe is sticking out, you're just fine.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch pressure ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Clutch pressure ring

So, I removed the engine from my 26 coupe to find the source of a slight engine knock. In the process I took my transmission apart to install some better triple gears to make the transmission a little quieter and to install a new wide brake drum. I discovered that the holes in my driven plate where ...