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by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

One thing I always tell people looking to buy a T is to automatically assume that they will have to rebuild/restore pretty much every mechanical aspect of the car because usually pretty much everything will have issues.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 855

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

Steve, where is the lock wire in your driven plate bolts? :D When I install a hogshead I use the clamp sold by the vendors. When I sit the hogshead in place, I start all the bolts and nuts to make sure the gaskets are in the proper position and every thing lines up. The bolt are just barely long eno...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T New Crank Seal
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: 23 T New Crank Seal

Is your crankshaft seal leaking? If it's not I wouldn't even bother with the extra seal. I've been using both felt and rope seals and have never had any issues with leaks

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 855

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

I strongly agree with Adam. Even with iron shoes the small drum emergency brakes should be able to lock up the rear wheels. Rear axle failure is not uncommon even on restored cars and pretty much guaranteed on cars where the rear axle hasn't been rebuilt. Rear axle failure will result in immediate a...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Stevens axle tool with tooling
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Wanted: Stevens axle tool with tooling

I bought an original frame and the tooling from Dan Hatch. It is an excellent tool to have and almost a necessity if you work on Ts often because a large percentage of front axles have worn king pin holes.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

I change the oil in my rear axle every few years. I drilled and tapped my passenger side axle housing for a drain plug to make oil changes easier.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB RM brakes or AC brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: WTB RM brakes or AC brakes

Jonah, the reproduction rocky mountain brakes are identical to the original 26/27 ac brakes. The only difference is the ac brakes used a cable and pulley and the Rockies have an equalizer and rods.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC brake cable
Replies: 1
Views: 199

AC brake cable

Does anybody know what diameter cable was used on the original small drum AC brakes?

Thanks
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T transmission rebuild?
Replies: 35
Views: 2512

Re: T transmission rebuild?

ok, I'm going to borrow the clubs engine jack today, and hopefully pull the engine this afternoon and really get going somewhere. I'm still not totally sure how to disconnect the universal joint, however. could someone tell me how that works? Thanks, Carson Just remove the four bolts that attach th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

With the braking dynamics of more modern brake systems, what kind of stresses are transferred to the wheels that were not designed for such stress ? I can see torqueing spokes right off the hubs, that can now lock up with serious brakes. Am I all washed up ? 🤔 I would think the tires would slide we...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box

Anybody have one?
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box

Bump to the top
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box

Mark, I tried that route at a local lock smith. They overcharged me for a key made from the wrong sized blank that barely works.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

You can get green gripper lining from chaffin's.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1266

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

It may simply be that you pressed the hub too far onto the shaft. Remove the set screw and partially pull the hub back off. Then tap it down just enough that the set screw will go into the hole.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Yale key for my tool box
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Wanted: Yale key for my tool box

I'm looking for a key for my running board tool box. The lock was made by Yale. Please see the post below. It shows the key I'm looking for.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11 ... 1288995317

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1268

Re: Field Coil Tape

Personally, I think it would be better to just order a rebuilt field coil from one of the suppliers. When I was doing the engine for my 23 runabout I was going to rebuild the field coil myself, but after considering the amount of time and effort that it would require I figured it would be cheaper an...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUSHING FACING TOOL QUESTIONS?
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: BUSHING FACING TOOL QUESTIONS?

That tool may work ok on babbit bushings but it requires a lot of pressure to cut the brass bushings by hand. I face most of the material off in the lathe and then install the bushing and sneak up on the fit with the tool shown in a drill.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of power when activating horn?
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: Loss of power when activating horn?

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Who needs a horn..., watch for a finger!
That's hilarious! 🤣🤣 I use both.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

I don't understand how these could be used in a T rear axle anyway. The shape of the gear teeth would try to pull the pinion inward into the axle housing under braking and quickly wear out the thrust flange on the drive shaft bushing behind the u joint. The drive shaft assembly is only designed to t...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens Reamer Set.
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Stevens Reamer Set.

I have a set of new reamers coming for my original frame. Unfortunately, the postal service is three days late getting them to me. :roll:

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 1230

Re: Front radius rod question

I would weld the original ball up and file it back to size. If you thread a new ball on, it would also need to be welded in place to make sure it can't unscrew. A friend of mine had the ball unscrew off his pitman arm which had been repaired in a similar way to what you're suggesting. It's a very go...
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question from one used to the metric system: nuts UNF / UNC
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Question from one used to the metric system: nuts UNF / UNC

That chart shows what wrench size you need for each nut and bolt, not the thread sizes.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Warford Transmissions

Personally I would much rather have a ruckstell. A ruckstell is an integral unit in the rear axle and requires no modifications to any part of the car to install except a hole in the floor for the shifter. A warford bolts onto the back of the stock transmission and must be supported to prevent the w...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Warford Transmissions

If you have a warford, you absolutely must have outside brakes. Warfords can easily get caught between gears and when that happens your transmission brake does not work anymore.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Jack Another photo off prior forum post of a 1919 -20 frame with this riveted mount for foot switch. Yours seems bit different . 33A332CA-C71C-4EEC-9370-F00A0CF8F53B.jpeg I went and took a look at a 1919 non starter touring a couple weeks ago that had that same bracket riveted to the frame. Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?

Did you use the kr Wilson magnet plate gauge to set the height of your magnets?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?

I would want a little more gap on the bottom. It should match the top. Some say you should have slightly more gap at the bottom, but if your pan is straight, it should be fine. I have about .030 all the way around on the mag in my runabout and the mag works wonderfully. Also, it doesn't appear that ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB WTT RM brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: Anyone up for a trade?

Your post is kind of confusing. Do you mean you have brakes for a small drum axle, but want to trade them for brakes with the later drum rear end?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: steel wheel felloes
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Wanted: steel wheel felloes

Back to the top
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Body to Frame Bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Body to Frame Bolts

My 23 has 7/16 20 bolts with 11/16 hex nuts.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1457

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

Replace the tie rod. They are easy to find and cheap.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Bat or Mag start?

A T with a stock ignition system in good shape should easily on the magneto, but you do have to give the crank a good sharp pull to get it to start on mag. On battery you don't have to crank it over as quickly. I usually crank on battery then switch to mag. No matter how you start the engine always ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Charging Problem

Did you install a new cut out or a voltage regulator? If you have a regulator the generator will not charge the battery unless the battery really needs it. A cut out will charge the battery regardless if the battery needs it or not.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Radius rod ball cap
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Front Radius rod ball cap

The shims are a temporary band aid fix. The spring loaded caps remove all of the play and really tighten up the front end. I put them both on the drag link and the wishbone. I wouldn't have a T without them.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Firewall brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Wanted: Firewall brackets

I'm looking for a nice pair of brackets for the wooden firewall in my 23 runabout.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: steel wheel felloes
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Wanted: steel wheel felloes

I'm looking for a pair of nice Kelsey wheel felloes with 1/2 tenon for a 30 X 3 1/2 demountable wheel.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spindle Washer Stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Front Spindle Washer Stuck

Sometimes the little tab that goes in the slot in the spindle breaks off and the washer gets stuck on the threads. Grab it with a pair of channel locks and turn it until it releases and can be slid off.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutators
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Commutators

I personally don't like roller timers. Sure they work ok for a while, but they require frequent cleaning and oiling and once the fiber ring gets bumpy the engine will pop and miss at speed and not pull well any more. Anderson and new day timers are my personal favorites. I've tried many different ty...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

I drilled a small hole in my thigh yesterday while working in the garage :?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1630

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Low in the transmission is 2 3/4 to 1 and high is 1 to 1. That is quite a difference between ratios. There are plenty of hills too steep for high but not quite steep enough for low. That is where a ruckstell comes in handy. When you can't get up a hill in ford high simply downshift to ruckstell high...
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

That's awesome! Getting your car running is really something to be proud of. Congratulations :D

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...

I install the shoes in one piece. They stay in place better.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slow speed pedal arm and clevis connector
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: slow speed pedal arm and clevis connector

I just braze the hole up and re-drill it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb: cooper head gasket
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Wtb: cooper head gasket

I'm looking for a copper head gasket. The vendors don't have any.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1740

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

Its_Always_T_Time wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:37 pm
It does have molybdenum in it. That’s unfortunate. What kind of damage will it do to the magneto?
You would have to put a LOT of grease in the u joint for it to get into the engine at all much less cause a problem with the magneto. I wouldn't worry about it unless the mag stops working.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1740

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

I bought a small grease gun that you fill with grease by hand. It has a small tip on the end that I stick down into the grease cup and pump the whole tube in.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2104

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

If your radiator is good and the block is clean a water pump is completely unnecessary. I have driven my 26 coupe up a 12% grade in low gear in 110 degree weather without any overheating issues. All water pumps on a T do is leak and cause aggravation. Keeping a T simple is the best thing you can do ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1642

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

I honestly never would have thought that something like that could happen. I'm glad both you and your grandson are safe. This is a good reminder that these cars need to be thoroughly checked out and repaired before any serious driving can be done. I've had some big surprises what was damaged and wor...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1457

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

Any damaged front end components should be replaced. They are critical to the safety of the car. Front axle parts are easy to find and not usually expensive.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1457

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

I bought a re-threading die for the tie rod. The threads are always dinged up and fill of rust, dirt and old paint. The die cleans them up like new.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car stopped runnning on magneto today
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Car stopped runnning on magneto today

Either something damaged the field coil or the terminal is shorted. I would pull the terminal off first and make sure it's clean and doesn't have little on it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car stopped runnning on magneto today
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Car stopped runnning on magneto today

Either something damaged the field coil or the terminal is shorted. I would pull the terminal off first and make sure it's clean and doesn't have little on it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rocky Mountain Brakes and While You're There
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: 13T - Rocky Mountain Brakes and While You're There

Take the entire rear axle including the drive shaft apart and check everything. You will find more issues than just babbit thrust washers.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Also, make sure your pawl and quadrant are good before you mount the lever back in the car.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Will_Vanderburg wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:18 pm
That will break up the rust that currently keeps it from moving?
Yep. Might have to wiggle and tap on it until it comes free again.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

50/50 mix of acetone and transmission fluid works pretty well.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2389

Re: Drive shaft follies.

Unless you've done some work to get more power out of your engine or you have a ruckstell/ accessory transmission. I don't think you're going to be happy with that 13 tooth pinion in your car. It will greatly decrease your hill climbing ability and cause you to have to use low a lot more.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: low speed drum on trans rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: low speed drum on trans rebuild

I personally wouldn't be worried that the drum is worn more in the middle because the band will wear in to the drum. I'd be more concerned if the surface of the drum still runs concentric to the shaft. If not the band will jerk and jar the car when you take off which can be unpleasant at the least a...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear cross member bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: WTB: Rear cross member bracket

Bill, I found the brackets I needed. Thank you for your offer.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! Rocky Mountain brake installation
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: HELP! Rocky Mountain brake installation

Original Smith wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:02 pm
The best thing to do is to use originals. They don't have that problem!
Finding original parts is always ideal, but not always practical or possible.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 1320

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I put some teflon stick on strips between the leaves of my rear leaf spring and shortly thereafter it started coming out the sides. I just occasionally spread a little grease between the leaves and the cars rides nice and smooth.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear cross member bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: WTB: Rear cross member bracket

Here are some pictures of what I'm looking for.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tie rod thead
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Tie rod thead

by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 3174

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

Every wheel from Stutzman's that I have seen was absolutely beautiful and ran perfectly true. I have also personally bought about 8 wheels worth of spokes from them and am a very satisfied customer. I seriously doubt any of their work was anything but top notch.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear cross member bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 612

WTB: Rear cross member bracket

I know this is a long shot, but I'll try anyway. I'm looking for one of the little brackets that spans over the opening of the rear cross member and is also rivited into the side rail. I need one for the passenger side for a '23 frame. Mine was broken. I had it welded back together, but I would real...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: update Be careful cranking

I frequently hand crank my cars even though I've never had one that doesn't have a starter. There are times where I have to spin the engine over with the crank, but it makes me a little anxious. As long as the spark is retarded and the timer/ wiring isn't shorted out it should be fine, but shit happ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel anomaly
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Wheel anomaly

A friend of mine has a 24 touring car. The car has the correct 30 x 3 1/2 wheels. Both back wheels on the car have loose spokes and need to be rebuilt and the front wheels are not far behind. I have built about a dozen 21" wheels which are all still good and tight so I thought this should be easy. O...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

I very slightly bent the pin in mine and it fit nice and tight afterwards. It's still good several years later.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

The 1909-10 Ts did not have a roller bearing for the pinion end of the drive shaft. There was simply a large babbit bearing that supported the drive shaft and had a flange to take the end thrust.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring perch
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Spring perch

I personally would install an accessory wishbone brace instead of using a later wishbone with the earlier perches. As has been mentioned before, the holes in the wishbone are tapered and will not accept a flat nut. The earlier perches won't stick through enough to get the full nut on and you wouldn'...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

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

That drag link is shot. The original for caps were just like the one on the wishbone socket, but smaller. No grease cup or spring inside. Make sure that you use the correct length drag link and tie rod. There are several different ones of each. Also, make sure to use a gear case with the steering st...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screw thread size
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Screw thread size

I keep a few extra of the special bendix cover screws in my running board tool box just in case I lose one. They're not easily replaceable unless you have a few days to wait to get them from one of the suppliers.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

Keep it as a conversation piece or throw it away. It's not good for anything anymore.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?

Maybe you could braze the insert to the pan just enough to get the sight glass out. I would drain all of the oil out first though otherwise it may catch on fire inside the engine.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.

I just use the same oil as I use in the engine. A roller timer will last quite a while as long as it's kept clean and well oiled.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fox Locking Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Fox Locking Steering Wheel

You unscrew the cover just like with the stock arrangement.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fox Locking Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Fox Locking Steering Wheel

Jerry, I have a fox locking steering wheel on my 26 coupe. There are two square keys that lock the cover in place 180 degrees apart. They are driven down between the gear case and the cover. Underneath you will see two half circles where the pins are. Take a small punch and bend a slight curve into ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to remove drum rivets?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Best way to remove drum rivets?

I just bust the old drum off with a hammer.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Jerry, I'll set the spindles up on a set of parallels and see if the arms are bent.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 1551

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

That gap between the side of the arm and the frame is how it's supposed to be. Like has already been said, there is a hard wood block that goes in there that supports the engine. The side bolt should not be tightened at all. Spin the nut down with your fingers and maybe one more notch so the bolt wo...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Another question. When you drive on a level road, does the car pull to one side? If it does, which way? It could be that the rear axle is offset from the front axle, or that wheel on one side is closer to the rear wheel than it is on the other side. These things can be caused by a bent frame, or th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
As you do your checking, also look out for a bent spindle arm. Compare right & left arms.
Jerry, do you mean the stub axle where the wheel attaches or the arm the tie rod connects to?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I was not able to check the toe in today. I went out to where I have the car stored but couldn't measure the toe in. I need a helper next time I go out there. It's completely possible that the problem has always been there and I'm just now really noticing it. I had some old Bedford brand tires on th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I believe it probably is the toe in causing the problem. I measured off the wheel felloe when I adjusted it which is probably not the best way of doing it. I have tomorrow off of work. I'll check it out and report back here what I find out.
Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I believe it probably is the toe in causing the problem. I measured off the wheel felloe when I adjusted it which is probably not the best way of doing it. I have tomorrow off of work. I'll check it out and report back here what I find out.
Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I have wood wheels on the car. I replaced the spokes in all of the wheels about 10 years ago and they are still just as solid and tight as when I put them together. The king pins are tight in the axle and the spindle bushings are still good and tight. I throughly went through the front end when I re...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2664

Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Over the course of the last three years I have worn out two tires on the right front wheel of my 26 coupe. In this time I drove the car maybe 2,000 miles. The other three tires are still completely fine with plenty of life left. The right front wheel has a slight bit more wobble in it than the other...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Kevin Pharis wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:00 am
Just a bit ointment and she’ll be just fine!!😉

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by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

The roller bearings are completely unnecessary. The bronze thrust washers will last nearly forever and are cheaper.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3540

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

I have taken apart probably two dozen transmissions looking for parts or rebuild them for use in a car and have found that there is usually at least one cracked drum in every transmission I take apart. Most of those drums have never seen kevlar bands. I think it depends mostly on driving style. If y...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 27
Views: 3498

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

When I first took the head off my 23 runabout the water jackets were completely full of flakey rust. I honestly don't know how the engine even ran without severely overheating after a couple of minutes. I removed as much of the rust as I could with a vacuum then put everything back together and fill...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 2651

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

You'll gain nothing by repairing the old axles. Get new ones and be done with it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell

I have had an original ruckstell in my 26 coupe for about 5 years. I rebuilt it and the ruckstell in my 23 runabout using many new parts from chaffins. As always everything fit perfectly. A Ruckstell makes a T so much more driveable, I can't imagine driving a heavy closed car without one.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 2651

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Replace the axle shafts. The rear axle is one place where you do not want to cut corners.
.Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: How do you Downshift?

When the engine starts to lug in high push the pedal into neutral and close the throttle. Allow the speed to drop to about 10 mph. Then speed the engine up and press the pedal down firmly into low and hold the pedal down firmly until you can shift back into high. Don't just mash the pedal in from hi...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 3097

Re: I'm So Frustrated

I would start by checking out the timer and the timer wiring. If one of the terminals on the timer or one of the wires is shorted to ground you will have a coil that fires continuously and that will cause the issue you're describing. If you are still using the original brass shield behind the timer ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Runabout vs Touring ride comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Runabout vs Touring ride comparison

It depends on a lot of different things. The hasslers certainly do make a difference, but it also depends on how many leaves you have in your springs as well as the condition of your springs. If your springs are rusty and not well lubricated it bvb will make the car ride considerably harder. I can t...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley

Pulley found. Thanks Hank
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley

I'm looking for a nice original large crankshaft pulley for my 23 runabout. Does anybody have one?

Thank you,
Stephen