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by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The wheels look like front tractor wheels that you could bolt a weight to in the 2 opposed holes.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The wheels look like front wheels off of a tractor that you could bolt a weight to in the 2 opposing holes.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former

Can someone post a picture please?
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Wheel adapters

I know it is covered before, but who makes a 6 hole wood hub adapter to go to a 5 hole 5 1/2 inch pattern to fit Model A wheels? Any Idea what they are made of or what they cost and any pictures if you have them. I would like to know what they look like . Thanks
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1582

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Go buy a 1/2 by 1/8 pipe bushing, drill it out to the proper diameter for a 14 mm tap, tap it and you have your adapter. Make 4 and use them for your spark plugs. I prefer steel pipe bushings.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

Looking at a T flywheel from the rear it turns counter clockwise. From the rear the starter turns clockwise. It does not make any difference if the starter is on the right or left as it is still turning the flywheel counter clockwise. Those other bendix would work if the starter motor was on the bac...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1362

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Over the years I have greased a lot of bearings by hand by putting grease in one palm and a finger or fingers in the center hole of the bearing. Then work the grease in by pulling the outside of the bearing cage (large end) against the grease and palm a little at a time until the grease comes out be...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 9
Views: 701

2 wrench valve lifters

What keeps 2 wrench valve lifters from backing off. I can see that with a lock nut they are more apt to stay in adjustment.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sept Oct Vintage Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Sept Oct Vintage Ford

I am trying to figure out what the pictures inside the front cover are. Maybe my glasses need adjusting for magnification.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Dad told me that my grandfather traded 300 bushel of corn for a new 1923 touring. Early in the winter he went around a corner to fast and upset it on it's side. Damaged the bows and top and they drove it the rest over the winter without a top in Nebraska.
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Depends upon how fast the 2 big rigs were going that it got caught between in a head on or if you drove it into a lake!
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1145

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Try the wire method from the bottom but use 12 gauge copper wire and there's no magnetic attraction other than to the nut and washer. Also you cached bend it easily to work it around the drums.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mag coil ring
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Mag coil ring

Do not know if I still have it but I had a mag coil ring that was a couple inches smaller diameter than one for a T. Bolt holes were different also. Any ideas ?
I may still have it packed away somewhere in a box.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: charging magnets off flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 483

charging magnets off flywheel

I know this has been covered somewhere before. I have a round aluminum plate given to me by an old T restorer years ago. It is drilled to allow you to mount magnets like on a flywheel. If I mount correctly oriented magnets to it can a mag coil ring be layed directly on it to try to charge the magnet...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Valve facing tool

The valve facing tool pictured in the " What is it " in the vintage ford leaves me with a question How was the valve turned to face it? I have one of the type pictured and also one that is a little different. Did they use a hand drill or brace attached to the valve stem or what? How accurate were th...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 gas tank straps
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: 27 gas tank straps

Unless you want to be all original, loosen your straps one at a time and lay a strip of strap winch belting on top of the rubber on the tank strap..By loosening one at a time you can work the strap in and t will take up some of the bolt length sticking thru the firewall. It is under the cowl and out...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear bearing will not come out
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Wire hangers are getting harder to find than model T parts
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: not accessing some forum subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 127

not accessing some forum subjects

When I go to the forum I cannot access some of the posts. All that comes up is the profile of the person posting. Is it me and my tablet or is it something that happens thru the forum?
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: making thread protecter knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 317

making thread protecter knockers

I do not know where to get high nuts since I moved to Florida but a high nut is about half again as tall as a regular nut and is much harder.they come in diameters from 5/16 on up. Easy to weld a cap to and still have room for an open end wrench. You can screw them down further on a threaded area an...
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Welding on a body

I need to do some patch work on my pickup and have body for a speedster that cracks. Does anyone use a flux core wire welder for this type of thing? Also is there any type of rod that can be used with a lower temp than acetylene? I know gas wire feed is best but more than I want to spend at this time.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1375

Re: Triple Gear Pins

You say the bronze bushings are welded to the steel pins. Trying something outside the box. What if you took a die grinder and cut a couple of grooves down the sides and flange of the bushing. Cut the flange as deep as possible and Henry a chisel facing down toward the flywheel and give it a couple ...
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Ford wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: WTB Ford wrenches

What is the socket size on the 5Z 325. I have one similar but I believe it is 5/8 inch. I a m not fast to respond so bear with me please.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Valve covers
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Valve covers

I have used a lot of gaskets on diesel engines That come with a red silicone ring on both sides in the contact area. Why couldn't a person spread a small layer of red silicone on one side and let it dry overnight . Then do the other side and let it dry. When you mount it you can grease one side towa...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Try again with what I found in the garage
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Try again with what I found in the garage

Found several packages of Monkey Ward points and a couple of KW Sparkite points also several Myles Standish spark plug rebuild kits. I got them over 20 years ago when I bought a mans T parts.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found in my garage today
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Found in my garage today

The plug parts are Myles Standish and the boxes read "Not made by the Champion Spark Plug Co. Nor supplied as Ford factory equipment." There were several packages of points in the box and several plug rebuild kits. I got them about 20 years ago when I bought out a gentleman's T parts in Oregon and t...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My car just died in the driveway
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: My car just died in the driveway

If the bolts holding the control shaft mounts are long enough, you can use lock washers but also double nut them and tighten them good with 2 wrenches.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2026

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Sounds like you may not be getting power to the distributor while using the starter and while pushing you may pick up enough juice from the generater. If you can, hook the power lead to the distributor to a separate battery or run jumper wire fromyour battery to the distributor lead and try the star...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Outside oil line
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Outside oil line

Looks correct, the starter hangs on the left from the drivers seat and rotation throws oil over the top toward the top of starter and the picture shows the starter mount holes for the left forward Side .
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: some topics divided into pages
Replies: 3
Views: 245

some topics divided into pages

I am not very computer literate and you are doing a fabulous job. My question is there any way some topics could automatically break down into pages 1 2 3 after about 15 or 20 posts?. An example would be the Foot of the day. I enjoy it but hate to scroll and scroll to get to new items. Later on I wi...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6721

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Building bins for my shelving so I can get parts out of plastic buckets and boxes from moving and sorted so I can find what I need to work to work on the T.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2631

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

I would not go down it. You may Have an all restored t with lots of new repo parts but you also have parts that are 100 years old and any one of them could let go at any time especially under a strain and that could put you over the guard rail or barreling down the hill like a rocket. I have never b...
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: LED turn signals?

I have not figured out putting the flasher before the switch. Usually on a set up we would be using on a T would have 2 flashers after a 3 position switch. One for the feed to the left lights and one to the right unless you were mounting a regular turn signal control which is designed to use 1 flash...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Were there other Montana 500 pics
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Were there other Montana 500 pics

I saw the photos of the first day Montana 500 T's. Were there others or did I miss them?
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Today’s project

I am trying to figure out what you are repairing.
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: what would you do ?
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: what would you do ?

There were a lot of backwoods fixes over the last hundred years and they did not have the things available that we do today. Myself , I learned a lot of things from my dad as he came thru the depression and he made do with what he had. I think of some weird ideas at times and here is one. I would th...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Heat insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Heat insulation?

Would a solid insulator work? I use an item called Hardy Backer when I am using a torch for soldering jewelry. I took an acetylene cutting torch to some one time to see if it would burn or break down, it did not. After having a butane torch against it many times I will develop surface cracks but tha...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 2510

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

Are there any bushes along the roads in the flint hills? Of course my wife would be afraid that there might be a snake hiding behind one of them.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat May 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Starter ring gear

A model T engine usually stop running with the flywheel in 1 of 2 places about 180 degrees apart thereby your starter engages the ring gear about the same place every time you start. If you have damaged ring-gear teeth, to repair them you have to tear down the engine and transmission to exchange the...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 5959

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Have you thought about building your own HCCT. I have to assemble mine yet but have the frame welded together and purchased th e bearings and shaft collars from Grainger. You possibly have a mag coil ring and flywheel and magnets laying around or have friends with parts to help you and you all could...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: WD40

I keep WD40 around for general use but the best I have found is Kroil. It will penetrate and free things up. I used it on a wheel rim spreader that the handle and gear threads would rock but not turn and in about 20 minutes you could turn it freely. More expensive but far superior.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Wheel adapters

I asked back onApril 9 about adapters to mount A wheels to T hubs. I have seen pictures for using wood hubs but what do adapters look like using 5 stud T hubs? Previous answer said the wheel was supported in 3 places but the wood to wire adapters looked like there was no support at the outer part of...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magnet Charger ?
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Magnet Charger ?

What happens if you have an individual magnet charger wrapped up and you run ac current thru it like from a train transformer and have it wired thru push button switch to just tap it on? If this would work could it be used to charge the magnets mounted in a T motor with the hogshead off? My mind won...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Wheel adapters

Can a person make adapters from aluminum for 5 and 6 hole T hubs to adapt to Model A wheels? How thick would they be? Do A wheels need support towards the outer end of the center? I have round stock that I could use. My driving miles would be at a very basic minimum.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Transmission Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Replacing Transmission Spring

I would pull the hothead first and get a good look at things to really locate the problem. I have heard of folks removing all than bolts and leaving a couple connected loosely in the front and lifting the rear of the engine- transmission so they could do work on the transmission.. Seems it would be ...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil tester
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Coil tester

When it is finished, how about a picture?
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Removal of old silicone used used a gasket
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Removal of old silicone used used a gasket

When you separate parts that have silicone used as a gasket there is always a film left.Spray the surface with brake clean and it will loosen up and you can scrape it off. I am not a purist but really helps seal things, especially in an emergency but we all know Model T,s never brake down on the roa...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: coil repair

Ever try to get thick silicone out of an area with limited space, good luck especially if there are wires or fragile parts involved. Most silicones will corrode wiring.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: looking for easy way to check toe-in
Replies: 17
Views: 1470

Re: looking for easy way to check toe-in

I have always used a piece of 3/8 pipe with a round steel rod that slips inside. Drilled a hole in the side of the pipe and welded a nut on the outside so I could lock the rod inside it when I expanded it between the front inside of the tires on the sidewall. Place it about 1/2 way up the tires, loc...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - What is This Tool?
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: OT - What is This Tool?

About 20 years ago I bought out all of a gentleman's T parts at Murphy Oregon. On his garage wall he had a a board with about 20 different saw sets on it that he had collected. Whileputting parts into boxes he said that these go to and he took them down and put them in a box. They are still in the b...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 2920

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

I had started working putting my model t together from parts about 5 years before I met my wife. Next week we have been married 50 years and I have never been asked together rid of it.