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by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 1892

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Some 16 Valve Roof heads used a similar arrangement on the pushrods although not that elegant.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 24 / 25 roadster trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: WTB 24 / 25 roadster trunk

Do you mean turtledeck or?
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 1892

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Kevin- there is a real straight forward tool in SW to transfer a picture image into a sketch. Happy to share if you want it. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Damage Theory

I think Ron got it correct. The trajectory of a loose fan blade would be slighty upward from that side. Probably no hood, as its doubtful a blade would penetrate a hood panel and still have enough energy to pierce the fender skirt.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Rajo-head questions

Anton- no one makes new intake/exhaust gaskets for that Rajo head. Simply reuse the old one with some high temperature RTV around the port openings. If you need a new one, your only option will be to cut one from hi temperature gasket material. McMaster-Carr offers some Kevlar material that works qu...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: Coil ring sealant

New coil is best but. . . . clean the coil of all grease and crud and if a single coil is loose, or the insulation totally gone, 5 minute epoxy works well with a coat of Glyptal over it. Grainger has spray cans of insulating epoxy and so does Amazon- one brand that I use is SPRAYON and it was about ...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Just to clarify one point in Scott's post above. The pins I provide with my needle bearing triple gear conversion can not be replaced with an aftermarket replacement pin or a Ford original pin. My pins are ground to a +/- 0.0002" tolerance based on a size the bearing manufacturer recommends. This si...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Ruckstell trans part?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Is this a Ruckstell trans part?

Eric is correct- it's not "early"- just for a TT truck.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

.679 is the official Ford stock size. IF they were reasonable snug coming out and your new ones go in with some effort, you should be ok. From my experience .0015/.0020 " interference is just about perfect.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1029

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

Very very nice!!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Rajo-head questions

You probably have no choice, but resealing the manifold gasket should not be an issue. Some hi temp RTV will seal it. Since MOST of the clamp pressure to seal the cylinder bores is done by the two rows of bolts directly adjacent to the cylinders, retorque those for sure if you don't want to pull the...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Rajo-head questions

Eric's advice is pretty much spot on the money. Studs are nice, but you need to have sufficient fire wall clearance to get the head on and off and that might not be possible in this case looking at the picture. You really need to measure your head for the correct length studs as some heads have been...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tightening Rear Hub Locknuts
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Tightening Rear Hub Locknuts

Check that your keys have not moved up the axle and wedging the hub, keeping it from seating properly on the taper. A good trick is to use superglue to hold the keys where they belong when you slide the hubs on.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

AFAIK, general convention is that the #1 exhaust lobe should point toward the timing mark on the cam gear. This is just a convention, similar to the conrod pinch bolt being on the cam side of the engine. Both have no effect on how the engine runs. And no, I don't remember if this is in any Ford serv...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

If all you are doing is setting valve lash, it should not matter a bit where you do it as long as the follower is on the base circle of the cam. If you are getting variation in your lash settings, the only thing that will cause that is base circle run out. You don't state how much variation you are ...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Front Tire Wear

Camber is the amount of king pin inclination when viewed from the front or rear of the car. That 1" value you refer to is dependent on how you measure it, tire diameter etc. The OP was asking about toe in and tire wear. And to answer his question, yes, that much toe- in will wear out tires very quic...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Radiator Cap Project

NIce job and it looks great. Just a warning, if the duckie is at all heavy, vibration from running may fatigue crack the radiator neck joint, so be aware.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 757

Re: A dual plug ignition system

The Nissan twin spark fires two standard 12 volt ignition coils. Modifying the distributor body is about the same amount of work as making the 009 body fit in a Bosch front plate. You do need reverse rotation gears, but I know a guy that makes those.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Pretty sure Glen stated the sale would end on April 1st.

"Well the cat seems to be out of the bag. I hadn't intended to post this until April 1st. But continue to enjoy our sale until then. As for the foreign customer who posted, we sell all over the world, no problem. All you need is a credit card"
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled

Bakersfield is, by far my favorite swap meet of the year, because we get to see so many old friends in addition to meeting and talking to customers. In addition, I've been thinning the herd a little and collecting items to bring to Bakersfield over the last several months. I'm hoping that Gary is co...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

The official name for the "stability disc is "Tool Holder Assembly" and the current part number was TA-950. The old part number for this was TA-B1130A. As you probably know its serves two purposes- 1) a stabilizer for the facing tool and 2) a tool extension for large bores that were past the range o...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lizard head
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Lizard head

A waste of good cast iron. Too bad!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 1712

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

Original Larry Smith side curtains and fender skirts!
by Dan McEachern
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for those who use a top boot
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Question for those who use a top boot

My boot has common sense fasteners at the end of the straps that attach to the underside of the body wood where the rear cushion tapers down. My straps have no adjustment and the boot is pretty secure even when trailering. When its cold, attaching the straps can be somewhat of a chore to get attache...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB GASKET POSTER
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: WTB GASKET POSTER

This is much better than the paper version and its still available!

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9925&p=74130&hilit= ... ARD#p74130
by Dan McEachern
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Assembly Lube......what are you using??

I've been using this for 30 years and have found nothing better. Sealed Power Assy Lube

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/SLP-55-400
by Dan McEachern
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-Undersize Bore Crank Shaft Timing Gears
Replies: 1
Views: 228

FS-Undersize Bore Crank Shaft Timing Gears

Just finished a small batch of crank shaft timing gears with undersize bores. I made a few different sizes, so if you have a crankshaft with a slightly undersize snout and you want to salvage it, this is your chance. I've had various request over the years for these and finally made some, as I was r...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Set of 8 Joe Gemsa Push Rod Type Rocker Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: FS Set of 8 Joe Gemsa Push Rod Type Rocker Arms

Hank- those look like Ford 6 cyl to me????
by Dan McEachern
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan

Looks like they may have adapted the back end of an A/B rear main to the rear main area of a T block. Al Usalanghi of Long Beach hill climb fame grafted the rear main seal area of an A block onto the rear main of a T block and put an A rear main cap on it to run it as a dry clutch. This was about 19...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

Ok- here are a few pictures of my seal setup- pretty much self explanatory. The last picture shows the extended crank flange necessary to position the flywheel properly. The flywheel in this engine is a lightened model A with a V-8 pressure plate. Crank is model A with a full length rear main. I'll ...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Cam Crank Centers
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Model A Cam Crank Centers

The A/B cam crank center distance is 4.156/4.157".
by Dan McEachern
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan

Shane- -check your e-mail. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missing Ruckstell linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Missing Ruckstell linkage

Don't use a brake rod- it will buckle when shifting into high. Order one from Chaffins if you want the original 2 piece style.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 1269

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

Here is a picture of the Rim nuts that we just completed a batch of. I have to thank Larry for the loan of his original.
rim nuts 2.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommendation on new coils
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Recommendation on new coils

I have several unrestored coilboxes that I have been taking to swap meets for sale. Depending on the year you have, I might have a starting point for you. From bare boxes to complete needing a rebuild. send me an e-mail if interested. dmcgearsatyahoodotcom.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Rings Really for Aluminum Pistons???
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Are These Rings Really for Aluminum Pistons???

1/8" compression rings and 3/16" oil rings is a pretty common ring package for T replacement pistons.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

That's not a Ruckstell ring and pinion- those were a 13 tooth pinion running against a 40 tooth ring gear. What you have is a 3:1 ring and pinion manufactured for and sold by Mark Auto. Most T parts dealers had these available in their calalogs, but they came from Mark Auto. The FM/circle mark indic...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Front Axle Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Mystery Front Axle Bits

Rich is correct- those clamps are for the webbed strap from a snubber to attach to the front axle. I believe Ford offered a snubber as an accessory on the improved Fords of 26-27. A common brand name was Gabriel. The snubber unit attached to the side rail of the frame near the front cross member and...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: connecting rod size
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: connecting rod size

John- I replied to your other thread regarding rods and never heard from you.
Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Oil Pan Straightening Service

Chaffins has a jig.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: reverse eyes on rear spring?

You can purchase a reversed eye main leaf from these guys. Great to do business with.
modeltsprings.com
by Dan McEachern
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Crankshaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: Mystery Crankshaft

Mark- I believe I have an identical crank minus the cross drilling on the rod journals.
Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1524

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Triple gear bushing issues will cause a lack of neutral, not seize up an engine going down the road. I suspect you have issues with your piston ring end gap.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan

That casting that Mike posted for the rear seal is my design. I just sold the last one I had, but I can certainly have more cast up. Mike- not sure where that one came from, but you got a smoking deal on it!!!! You do need a full length A crank to use with this as the seal itself runs on the oil sli...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New (to me) driveshaft rebuild parts
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: New (to me) driveshaft rebuild parts

Tack welding a shaft collar to a stressed part like a drive shaft is just plain bad engineering!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Planatar shifter
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Planatar shifter

I think the Planitor shifter is the same design as the shifter for the 3 Speed Rocky Mountain drive line transmission except the RM one has provision for 3 locking positions whereas the Planitor shifter only has two. I sold my RM trans and shifter to Jim Burns down in Texas last year. Possibly Jim c...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell and Jumbo shifters for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Ruckstell and Jumbo shifters for sale

i'll take the Planitor shifter.
Dan
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shortened driveshaft , driveshaft tube, and rear radius rods
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Shortened driveshaft , driveshaft tube, and rear radius rods

Tim- no, a Chicago is about the same length as an aluminum Warford. I can measure a Chicago and report back.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2385

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

One thing no one has mentioned is the excessive wear on the low drum gear teeth. What caused that?? My 1st guess is the triple gears were not timed correctly, but. . . . . .
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shortened driveshaft , driveshaft tube, and rear radius rods
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Shortened driveshaft , driveshaft tube, and rear radius rods

Terry- the drive shaft looks to be shortened 16½", so it won't work for your Warford. Too bad- it has radius rods as well. Perhaps someone else can use it. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shortened driveshaft , driveshaft tube, and rear radius rods
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Shortened driveshaft , driveshaft tube, and rear radius rods

I have a shortened drive, tube and radius rods. I will check the length. Is this for an aluminum Warford or a cast iron one with the front u-joint?
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roof 16 engine help
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Roof 16 engine help

It will run a heck of a lot better if you increase the compression ratio. Take the time to CC the head - I think you will find the CR to be under 5:1 with stock pistons.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure Mic Crank?
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Sure Mic Crank?

1) measure the journals 2) have it magnafluxed.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- McCord Engine Gasket Board
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: FS- McCord Engine Gasket Board

Anyone interested at $200.00 ? this needs a new home.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

A very well known and highly regarded T speedster builder once upon a time thought it would be an interesting experiment to put a set of Lynite rods in one of his speedsters. Another fell known fellow who is known to regularly drive a bright yellow racing machine, purchased said speedster with the L...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts

Turns out the rusty double arm is junk and is now in the scrap barrel so only one available.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts

see above!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- McCord Engine Gasket Board
Replies: 2
Views: 828

FS- McCord Engine Gasket Board

Selling my gasket board. The orange at the bottom that looks like rust is the orange under color showing thru the top coat and will not "rub" out. All the hooks are there. Slight bowing and dings in the edges. Asking $275.00 plus shipping UPS. or you can pick up at the Turlock Swap meet this weekend...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 274

FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts

For Sale- Hassler Shock bits and pieces. 1 pair springs $20.00 1 pair Front double hassler arms (shackle holes not worn out) $20.00 3 Rear arm mounting brackets $10.00 1 Spring seat $10.00 Will ship in USPS flat rate box using the smallest size. prefer PayPal but. . . I can deliver to Turlock Swap m...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 163

FS- Hassler Shock Absorber Parts

Sorry- this got posted twice- please see my other for sale ad for the hassler parts
dmcgearsatyahoodotcom
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 26/27 Pan reinforcing corner brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 204

FS- 26/27 Pan reinforcing corner brackets

Oil Pan corner reinforcing brackets. I have 3 pair of these available. $20 per set plus $8 USPS. prefer Pay Pal, but . . .
These can be picked up at the Turlock Swap meet this weekend. Those are pairs in the picture- they are wired together!
dmcgearsatyahoodotcom
pan corners.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1912 Running Board Brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: WTB 1912 Running Board Brackets

I looked thru my pile and I believe I found 1 if anyone has a need. I think the top one in the picture may be an early one.
dmcgearsatyahoodotcom.
running board support.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- .010 and .030 Oversize Cast Iron Pistons-sold
Replies: 1
Views: 291

FS- .010 and .030 Oversize Cast Iron Pistons-sold

Going through some treasures today and found 2 ea used .010 oversize and.030 oversize Ford cast iron pistons. These are dirty and crusty, no pins but will clean up for use. I miked them and cleaned the domes to verify the oversize. Wish they were sets of 4, but. . . How about $15 each plus USPS flat...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ---STD OR .005 OS CONNECTING RODS
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: WTB ---STD OR .005 OS CONNECTING RODS

I have semi rods on the shelf. Send me an e-mail. dmcgearsatyahoodotcom.

Dan
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:50 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?

They can be pretty stubborn at times. A Ford puller is best but. . .
Put pressure on it with your puller and heat the ROUND portion CAREFULLY and SLOWLY with a torch. Usually a very small amount of heat will allow the gear to pop loose, and from there its a steady pull to remove it.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this KRW tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: What is this KRW tool?

Plate for a combination machne.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Nash Rocker
nash rocker2.jpg
nash rocker.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

You are correct, the Ford 6 rockers leave a lot to be desired geometry wise. You can make them work, but . . . . .
The Nash are the best off-the shelf solution. Problem is there are none on the shelf any more!
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: distributor conversion wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: distributor conversion wanted

Chaffins has reproduced the Bosch front plate in cast iron like the original. Give them a call.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T brakes - what are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: T brakes - what are these?

late '20s Chevrolet. They work quite well on a large drum t rear end.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

A simple solution is a spacer on the cap thread to keep the cap from seating tightly against the filler neck. Suggest you also put a chain on the cap so it does not get "lost".
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 2971

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Chris- hoping you have accessory rear brakes of some sort on the car. I say this regardless if you plan on shifiting it or not! probably goes without saying, but. . . . .
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances

I suggest you put the drum on 1" tapered arbor between centers and then check the low drum bearing surface for runout before drawing any conclusions regarding brake drum runout. Bottom line is .012" drum runout is too much, but you need to make sure everything else is running true before you start c...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 3191

Re: Oil pump

Joe- I make a version of the pump with a longer shaft so that the pump bracket is mounted on the block spacer rather than the block itself. I hope this answers your question. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

I posted a version in the other thread on this subject.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 3191

Re: Oil pump

We've done more than a few of these over the years!
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by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Here is a reproduction of the original equalizer setup. I have a few of these. $150.00 each plus shipping. dmcgears@yahoo.com
by Dan McEachern
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Christmas sale on all piston ring sets
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Christmas sale on all piston ring sets

Bob- do the alum sets have 1 piece or 3 piece oil rings?
thanks, Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wtb/ starter crank and gear
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: wtb/ starter crank and gear

starting crank, crankshaft, what gear or do you mean the crank ratchet that goes on the end of a hand crank???
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford faithful parts
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Wanted: Ford faithful parts

If Steve does not have one, send me an e-mail. dmcgearsatyahoodotcom.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: RAJO head questions

Just FYI, those are Ford 6 cylinder rockers- not original Rajo. They will need some work to get the geometry at the valve stem end to be even close to correct. Also, that's definitely not a B head.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4609

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Lloyd Riggs ran an Akron head for many years with the tubes and ball bearings on his speedster. He was from the Danville ,CA area-not sure what happened to the car. I have pictures of the car and head if you want a copy.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 3356

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

A sad day indeed, but we should all be so lucky to have had as much fun in a Model T as Howard did. He drove the wheels off of #7 and he had a grand time doing so. What a ride he had! RIP Howard.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Roof Valve Cover and Other Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: FS Roof Valve Cover and Other Plates

That was a smokin deal!!
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow’s project
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

Re: Tomorrow’s project

Another way would be to step bore them and press a ductile iron insert into the bore from the inside.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 12
Views: 2264

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

Leave it alone!!!! Dan
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Brake Cam Question
Replies: 23
Views: 1274

Re: 26 Brake Cam Question

Why not just make it in one piece like the original and be done with it?
by Dan McEachern
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions

Mark- if you need help send me an e-mail. dmcgears@yahoo.com. Did you get the wheel hub loose from the axle taper? if so, the wheel should slide out. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor Gears
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Distributor Gears

Please post a picture of your distributor plates so we can try to determine what you are working with and trying to match up. Be aware that several of the clip on style distributors do not have the distributor shaft at a right angle to the cam centerline.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

I just received this from Rich Johnston at Speedway Motors regarding Larry. All Rich says about Larry and more is so true. Dan Dear Speedster friends, We regretfully report that our good friend and longtime Model T enthusiast Larry Sigworth died suddenly in the early morning hours of this past Monda...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3268

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

I have a new set of straight cut cam gears on the shelf. Bronze cam gear and 4140 steel crank gear. Send me an e-mail at dmcgears@yahoo.com if you are interested. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions

Joe- - I got your e-mail. Will respond today. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease for air pump for fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Grease for air pump for fuel tank

If it has a leather disc for a piston seal, use neatsfoot oil on the leather. I do admit to a little machine oil from time to time though.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch mag
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Bosch mag

Hi Tim- have Rich order a new condenser- I recall his mag is an MJB Bosch.
Dan

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/BoschParts.html
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Rocky Mtn. Trans Cluster Gear Shaft-New
Replies: 1
Views: 343

FS- Rocky Mtn. Trans Cluster Gear Shaft-New

I made another batch of the lower cluster gear shafts for the Rocky Mountain 3 Speed drive line transmissions. These are hardened and ground chrome nickel steel with the pin end .010 oversize to fit the cases that are usually worn. I only have two of these and probably won't be making anymore so. . ...