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by Dan McEachern
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Hard to tell- is the babbitt at the apex of the groove lifting up? Might just be a burr kicked up by the grooving tool on a 2nd pass- look how the groove is somewhat displaced off to the left of the arrows. Try prying on it with a box knife blade or Exacto knife. The other groove that I put the box ...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Biggest issue with a T head is the number of head bolts and the layout make it difficult to get great clamp pressure on a head gasket, but it does seem to work most of the time. I've had good luck using Copper Coat on solid copper gaskets as far as preventing water leakage. As far as torque- ya need...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

Re: They hung up on me!!

yes, they hung up on me also after telling me I told the other person 2014 model year and I corrected them.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 951

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

That's not something that I would do, but if you proceed, have the axles magnafluxed for cracks before you put any more $$ into them.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need info about piston pin bushings
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Need info about piston pin bushings

CDA954 is aluminum bronze and is probably overkill for anything but the most severe pin bushing application. It would help to know what the piston material is that you need these bushing for. The Ford cast iron pin bushings are probably something close to phosphor bronze.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Rocky Mtn. Trans Cluster Gear Shaft-New
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: FS- Rocky Mtn. Trans Cluster Gear Shaft-New

TTT. Still have one shaft available.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fastenal shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Fastenal shipping

Take it apart and put all the guts in a USPS flat rate box and ship only the case and shift tower by UPS. The old "crate in a box" applies here!
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 day 2 results
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Montana 500 day 2 results

Watch out Tony- those ladies are gonna pass you one of these days!!! Congrats to everyone!
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: 4th Main Alignment

Also, laminated Model A connecting rod shims work nicely for this purpose.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

What Kerry said. The rings will never be able to control the oil with it that high- 3/8" above the inspection plate is almost too high.
Also, welding will shrink the metal in that area and warp the pan, so make sure the pan get checked on a jig.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: Another mag problem

Have your coils been rebuilt and properly adjusted?
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

Bob- thank you for posting that! I do find it curious though, as I've had 30 x 3 1/2 Buffalo wires on my touring going on 20 some odd years and probably have over 50K miles on it in that time, worn out two full sets of T drivers and have never had a tire creepage problem, and I know that two of the ...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T after market headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Model T after market headlights

What year is your car? It makes a big difference in what's "original".
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

The head gasket adds volume to the combustion chamber and needs to be accounted for in any CR calculations. A 3.875 bore overhead gasket is about 0.73 cubic inches, while a stock flathead gasket is pretty close to 1.09 cubic inches.
for conversion 1 cubic inch = 16.39cc
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

Ha! when did we start being concerned about "low end efficiency" with any of this?
My comments regarding port flow were directed at your earlier statement, not anything to do with resulting performance. You can't change the fact that more air = more fuel = more power.

You said:
kevin.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

I have flow data on a B/BB Rajo and the intake port flow curve continues to rise even after about .500 lift. Those heads will flow an insane amount. If you compare B/BB Rajo flow data to just about any other era head, most intake port flow curves flatten out at higher lifts as would be expected. I'm...
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 33
Views: 2316

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

Who spotted the two Storm connecting rod boring machines in one of the pictures?
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 26, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

1st off, there is no one in Santa Rosa that I would let weld on that head, nuf said on that. My opinion only. Seats are bad mojo in those heads due to the thin area between the valves as you noted I think I would 1st try just grinding the seat and see where you end up- not ideal and the seat will be...
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

The driven gear bore per the Ford drawing is 1.651"/1.652"
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

If you find your brake drum shaft is worn, I make driven gears with undersize bores that allow use of slightly worn shafts.
by Dan McEachern
Sun May 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shredded lining shows why....
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Shredded lining shows why....

Also, notice the edges of the drums are sharp from wear. If you are going to run Kevlar lining, the edges of the drums need to be chamfered and polished as well, in addition to no big pits or excessive roughness on the drum surfaces.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 23, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel

The pins are not tapered. The bore is not tapered. The book is correct in that the pins must be pushed out toward the magnet side of the flywheel. There is no counterbore in the flywheel to accommodate the slight shoulder on the end of the pin. The pin gets driven in or pressed in until the shoulder...
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

That looks like a reasonably terrible rebabbit job.
by Dan McEachern
Wed May 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Breaks on my caw

Suzanne- contact Moose Motors in Pengrove- they have stock of old woven lining and can reline your bands.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Bill Tharp Auxilary Brake system
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Looking for Bill Tharp Auxilary Brake system

Call Birdhaven. Bill sold his brake business to Texas T Parts and that all got sold to Birdhaven several years ago.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: Copper head gaskets

Have you tried calling Best Gasket?
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Triple gear pins

Bumping to the top - see my edited posting above. Thanks, Dave!
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old wall mounted phone
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Old wall mounted phone

Still have a dial phone in my shop in one area. My daughters friends just stare at it.
by Dan McEachern
Wed May 13, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Triple gear pins

A few additional comments on this. if you purchased pins with no end shoulder, send them back for a refund! They are simply not made correctly. On edit: I just had an interesting conversation with Dave from Chaffin's on this subject, and one of the things we discussed was the end shoulder. Chaffin's...
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

pretty much, except it was Land Louse virus instead of Model T virus. The little buggers are kinda cute, but not my cup of tea.
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

True, but we had a family member with a sickness similar to the model t ailment. Guess what it was?
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

I replied to your e-mail. Check your spam folder.
Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sun May 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pealing off laminated shims.
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Pealing off laminated shims.

Yup- Exacto knife.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?

Contact Terry Loftus at terry_loftusATcoxDOTnet.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Triple gear pins

The pins without the "additional Collar" referred to above by Altair are aftermarket pins not made to the Ford design. The purpose of that "collar" or slight step at the crankshaft side of the pin is to trap the pin between the flywheel body and the magnets.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- New Needle Bearing Triple Gears
Replies: 1
Views: 447

FS- New Needle Bearing Triple Gears

I have Needle Bearing Triple Gears back in stock for those of you that might be interested. Sets include new gears with bearings installed, thrust washers and mating special pins in your choice of press fit sizes. Please e-mail me thru the forum if you have interest. or dmcgearsatyahoodotcom. Remove...
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

I have drums, backing plates and small parts in my pile somewhere. I would have to dig them out. Send me an email thru the forum .
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

I don't want to turn this into a Calistoga saga, but regarding Wayne's comments above, yes indeed, the 1st picture is from the 1st year and the 2nd picture is from year 2. In the 1st picture, as Wayne said, that is Dave Moulton in the Testa Rosa #3, and the red car behind Test Rosa is Doug Abernathy...
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..

I really like the solder idea versus the RTV. The glyptol may get a little toasted, but why not just sand off any questionable areas and recoat it after the solder is applied? If you don't want to solder it, I would prefer to use JB weld and file it flat rather than rely on the RTV.
by Dan McEachern
Sun May 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson paint color
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: KR Wilson paint color

I have a large amount of NOS KRW A and V-8 tools and the red rustoleum is pretty darn close to the KRW red. Some T era KRW tools are also green, at least my magneto gap tool is green, and its never been repainted.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

Our local bakery had a bread loaf slicing machine that used a T crankshaft and 4 connecting rods to provide the up and down motion to the slicing knives.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Kerry- pretty sure those ports are too big for the Langs valve.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

You can't put A guides in a T block- too large a diameter and A valves are way too long for a T block. You don't need to put hard seats in either. Look at using small block Chevy valves- Regular size intakes and use FI exhaust valve if your exhaust seats have been enlarged. Chevy valves have 11/32" ...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

Here is a shot of the rear wheel that Wayne is referring to in his posting above. The Wine Country Classics were just that- classic.
Dob McDaniel rear wheel.JPG
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

Seems Hank knows that girls rock! Be careful- next you know you won't be driving it anymore! Ask me how I know. "Ah dad- you can drive the touring".

And here is a picture of Andy's dads car with only 3 wheels. :o
Dex w 3 wheels.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

Hi Steve- yes, the one and only! And I'm about 90% certain that is Tom Rohner standing next to the car talking to me. That is his AAA service cycle to the left. Tom is our own Bay Bridge Sue's father AFAIK.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

Here is #45 when it was baby blue #00 back around 1975 or 1976 at Calistoga Speedway lining up for the Wine Country Classics.
Calistoga 1.jpg
And an action shot later in the day.
Calistoga 2.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Transmission rebuild question

Tighten the lockbolt then apply a firm rap to the end of the main shaft using a brass drift or a large soft face hammer until you can slide a .015 feeler between the thrust washers. Don't have the main shaft flange bolted to the flywheel when you do this
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

Rumor has it there is now a green one down in Watsonville that looks about like Andy's.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Clearing out my book shelves......take a look!
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Clearing out my book shelves......take a look!

Hi Steve- e-mail sent. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks

A few comments- you never said if you got the engine warm enough to retorque the head gasket. If not, there might have been anything wrong other than the lack of retorquing the head a few times after heat cycling. On your upper end oiling issue- it might be the pictures, but I see no evidence of any...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

Richard- bolting on the driven plate will do nothing to stop the man shaft flange from flopping around in the flywheel.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

It appears the transmission / flywheel is not bolted to a crankshaft. If so, there is nothing holding the trans main shaft in alignment and positioned properly with the flywheel, so yes it normal.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Help for installing Benchs on a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Need Help for installing Benchs on a Speedster

Seriously consider staggering them, with the passenger seat somewhat behind the driver seat. Comments regarding tipping them back are also critical. Best way is to put some padding in them- just some foam sheet and mock them up and sit in the car- can you reach the pedals, how is the reach to the st...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5599

Re: Speedsters

Here is #45.
the girls.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5524

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I would love to get some of that paint, but its restricted in California- go figure!!
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Speedster Project Update, Longer run of engine but problems.

Donnie- is there a mag field ring in this engine? If not, and there are no bolts in he lower corners, often times these holes broke thru the front side of the casting, right in the corner where the hogs head meets the block. Often times just a small hole, and not a problem if a mag field is installe...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Magnet leveling

Most flywheel grinding machines do not have magnetic chucks- they use a center bolt and a centering cone to hold the flywheel to the grinder table. Just pointing out that a commonly available service of automotive machines shops is flywheel resurfacing, where as most automotive machines shops probab...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Magnet leveling

Most automotive machine shops have flywheel grinders that would make short work of kissing the top of the magnet clamps but they would not be able to grind the mounting flange because they can't get down into the 4" dia counterbore. The interrupted cut in the lathe is never a problem because the cut...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Magnet leveling

Terry's posting highlights the importance of getting the magnet clamp heights all the same. IF you have the ability or access, another method that takes this to the next level is to roughly set the height, then chuck the entire flywheel in a lathe, indicate the rim of the flywheel and face off the m...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finding a fan belt issues
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Finding a fan belt issues

Russ Furstnow can make you a really nice sewn leather fan belt of the length you need,
by Dan McEachern
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Piston ring seating

Put a few squirts of engine oil in the cylinders so that the rings can seal. What is the condition of the valves? Low compression may not be due to the rings. Have you confirmed your valve lash? Good luck.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Biggest problem with old shells is that the partng line where they are split is often times badly worn, rendering the od of the shell into an oval shape. There is no way to repair this, so good cores for rebabbiting can be scarce. As far aw removing the cam shaft from the threads above, rotate the c...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock

Did you call Chaffins?
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Scott is correct- Chaffins is staying open with Mark as the head cheese.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

AN fittings use a 37 degree flare as the sealing surface and were developed during WW2 as an Army-Navy (AN) spec for aircraft use. Swagelok tube fittings use a 2 piece ferrule similar to a commercial compression fitting but are manufactured to a much higher quality level, and are generally available...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3113

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

1967. '24 Roadster. Sold it when I was in high school and bought it back 10 years later. Still have it.
Dan w Roadster 1967.jpg
My daughter and I plan to put a SOHC SR Fronty engine in it. Gonna make a gow job out of it.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

A different outside view. Did this one a few years ago. All stainless- the Swageloc guy loved me!
OIL Filter Plumbing.JPG
OIL Filter Plumbing 2.JPG
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)

It might be a good idea to think about what the tips of those screws would do to the rim of a cam gear over time.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod Jensen Aluminum 6:1 head
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Rod Jensen Aluminum 6:1 head

AFAIK they worked with a stock gasket. Any indication that the head has been modified around the valve area? If so, you can modify a copper sandwich gasket by opening up the flanged sheet gently, removing the filler material and then forming the flange back with a tiny hammer. This is much easier on...
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: 2553

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: 4
Views: 371

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: 2553

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: 1608

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: 1079

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: 1154

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: 1094

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: 498

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: 1094

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: 1619

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 390

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: 1739

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: 1739

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: 941

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: 637

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: 1154

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: 45
Views: 4962

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: 1444

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: 1650

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: 1246

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: 2347

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: 626

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...