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by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 756

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

With the Zep, I would mix with hot water or simply fire it up with the cleaner in the system. Don't let the Zep sit on any paint or any aluminum parts- its on the caustic side. Not sure it would take a week to do its thing. Most any cleaner works better in a warm or hot solution.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Mercury drop axle

If anyone has an extra laying in the corner, I would gladly consider discussing a change of ownership!
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 756

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

I agree its probably old stop leak that just settled in the bottom of the cooling system. Personally, I would avoid the lacquer thinner solution. If you still have a sample of the crud, try dissolving it with some Zep Super Purple cleaner. Its avail at Home depot etc. Its a strong detergent with a v...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Jacking up the rear end and put it in high gear as suggested and see if it runs ok. If it does, theres a pretty good chance that your triple gear bushings might be starting to seize on the shafts. Did you rebush the triple gears or fit the existing bushings to new pins? How much clearance did they h...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

Hi Gary- I'm guessing that the larger 525 stem was used at one point. Forgive my ignorance, but were the 525 stems threaded all the way to the end or just past where your rim nuts stop and the cap threads on? This discussion should probably get moved to the other forum to continue. Sorry for crashin...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

Mike- you are correct- the rim nuts that fit the 777 stems look like these.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T time
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: T time

Look at the racer picture- notice how far the pedals are from that fellows feet- the actual driver must have had 5' long legs!
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sheet metal Piston Skirts
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Sheet metal Piston Skirts

AFAIK, these were very late 1927 and were supplied by Ford- not aftermarket or replacement. The only complete set I know about was owned by Steve Coniff. Perhaps others can supply additional information, but they were supplied with the X cross-section rods with the built in oil scoop on the cap. The...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Babbitt

The two bottom ones- the XXXX Nickel ones are for sure- purchased my babbitt from them for years before they closed their plant in San Francisco.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #2
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Re: #2

Aftermarket accessory cowl vent door? Seems like a bad idea being right over the coil box, but. . . . .
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Slingers- Yay or Nay?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Oil Slingers- Yay or Nay?

Here is what Dan is referring to. Also a different version of oil slingers that work quite well. Been using these for years and I moved away from simply using spools and bolts to insure good oil circulation for both the engine and transmission. The ring might be a belt and suspenders approach for th...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Babbitt

True Nickel Babbitt has never had any lead in it. Most knowledgeable shops only use Nickel Babbitt in engine bearings. Its not lead free because its politically correct. Just FYI
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front and rear wood hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Front and rear wood hubs

That's mean- can we see the race car?
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Babbitt

George- if there is any concern regarding the authenticity of your bars, take one to a scrap metal dealer and ask them to shoot it with their XRF gun. Most scrap yards have them and should be willing to check a bar as a favor or for a small gratuity. I would imagine that most metal suppliers guard t...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: My cam gear status

That's an early Cloyes gear- probably one of the higher quality fiber gears out there- not new by any means- . Probably has many miles left on it as long as the crank gear teeth are not worn out.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1016

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

I think you may have the wrong hub- the set screw will fit in either hub.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying alum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Help identifying alum pistons

Not Jahns- they never made a split skirt piston- T slot yes, split skirt-no. Those are pretty crude castings even by Jahns standards. Also the side reliefs are not typical of a Jahns. Hope that helps.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: early perch
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: early perch

Ya need to tell folks which side you need- left and right are different.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Flywheels

At some point in that time period Ford changed over to a flywheel that had more machined surfaces than the earlier flywheels. The flywheels are 100% interchangeable. I suspect it was an effort to get more uniformity in the balance but . . . . just a guess. Someone else may know the exact timeframe o...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1016

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

Are you 100% certain that you have the correct clutch hub? There are two different ones and the set screw is not located in the same place on the early one compared to the later one.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell

If ya buy it, please move the pressure regulator and re route the fuel line! Looks like a fun car!!
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

Steve- before you test the breakaway switch, there is a 12 volt lantern battery or gell cell that powers the breakaway circuit. When the switch activates, the battery supplies the full 12 volts to the brake magnets, setting the brakes on at 100%. The battery may be in a small box on the trailer tong...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

While Jim has brought up the subject of trailer wheel bearings, its a really good idea to take the time to identify the bearing numbers for the inner and outer cups and cones and seal used on your trailer and buy one of each and keep them in the trailer or with you when you go on a trip. Finding bea...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.

In addition, you can heat the plate with a torch and get it pretty warm without charring the wood spokes. The heat will cause the ring to expand slightly. Also, once you have the plate hot, run a crayon around the id of the plate and let the melted paraffin migrate into the interface between the fla...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dimensions Of These Ports?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Dimensions Of These Ports?

Just installed a set of these. Chamfering the edges of the outside diameter on both sides of the copper 1 piece gasket rings made installation easier as any variation in the distance between the ports on the block and the manifolds make it a bit difficult to get both aides to go together. It took th...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine oil fill extension SPECIAL PRICE !!
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Engine oil fill extension SPECIAL PRICE !!

Don't let Original Smith see that fan belt!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1596

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

Hi Allan- you may be correct on that point, but I have never balanced a stripped flywheel that was anywhere near being in balance and not needing correction. My only point was that weighing the magnets for equal weight does not replace balancing the entire assembly. Thanks for pointing out something...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1596

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

John showed a picture above of a pretty standard flywheel mandrel. The flywheel is radially located on the mandrel by the cone as shown above. The cone angle is steep enough that it contacts the edge of the bore in the flywheel- not the chamfer on the bore. BUT, as Dennis asked above, it is always g...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1596

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

To add to all that, when you get all the magnets weighing the same, get it all assembled, you still have no guarantee that the assembly will be even close to being balanced, as most flywheels have some pretty significant factory balance holes in them from the original factory balancing that compensa...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1596

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

Crank separately, flywheel separately, trans drums separately. You can balance all your pieces EXCEPT the crank on that balancing stand because you can balance those pieces as a single plane rotor and a static balance will suffice. That is not the case for the crank- it needs to be dynamically balan...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Warford Low Gears For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Warford Low Gears For Sale

Layne Warford not Warford Warford.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

Shaving a stock head will give you almost zero performance increase. Unless you nave the capability to do it yourself and have nothing better to do, consider spending the money on a good timer and properly rebuilt coils. If you really want to raise the compression, purchase one of the high compressi...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too busy
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Too busy

Tony- keep the bucket and toilet brush. You will still need to wash the T, and the toilet brush can be used to clean between the spokes.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2302

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

If there is a concern regarding the name, call Steve Serr and discuss the issue with him. The appeal to me would be a head that duplicates the original appearance including the lettering.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS

Rich- e-mail sent. thank you. One casting sold, I have a few more if anyone is interested.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS
Replies: 3
Views: 490

FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS

THESE CASTINGS ARE 356 T6 ALUMINUM AND WILL FIT 3 AND 4 DIP OIL PANS DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRILL THEM. On a 4 dip pan, the sump will only cover the 1st 3 dips. Provision inside to attach an oil baffle plate and there are thick side pads on each side for tapped holes for oil lines, or just use for ext...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: chicago transmission and oil
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: chicago transmission and oil

I run 600W in mine, mostly because I have a 5 gallon pail of it, but 120 gear lube would work also. Fill it to about 1/2" below the fill hole on the side of the trans.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: V W oil pump
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: V W oil pump

Rich- I have VW pumps/mounting brackets in stock, as well as the oil sump shown in the pictures below. You asked about an oil relief valve for the pump. The filter bracket shown in the picture with the sump has a built in adjustable relief valve. I have these available as well. I caution you regardi...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS INTERESTING RUNNING / SIDE LIGHT SET
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: FS INTERESTING RUNNING / SIDE LIGHT SET

Mark- I'll take them. sending text now. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window glass
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Window glass

I have made Masonite templates for the glass guy to use. It also allows you to do a trial fit in your frame before glass gets cut.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety Wire
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Safety Wire

Safety wire the field coil bolts in pairs as well as the flywheel bolts- no need to wire all four together in either location. And yes, as Joe said- the unbalance from any symmetry issues with the flywheel bolt wire would be minimal at best.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft cleanup
Replies: 17
Views: 951

Re: Crankshaft cleanup

Doubt those shavings are from the crankshaft- something else is producing that quantity of shavings.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What day is Today - Did we forget?
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: What day is Today - Did we forget?

thank you for the reminder!
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

You HAVE to bake out the oil- all of it and it does take patience. Back in the days of vapor degreasers and trichlor, it was much easier, as those do a pretty good job of pulling any oil out. Also, the newer tig machines with adjustable duty cycles help a lot as you can set the duty cycle to clean t...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter question
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Lifter question

Not sure you are going to find a lash cap made to go on a 7/16 diameter valve stem. But depending on how worn the end of your lifter is, you could always use a lash cap in the conventional manner and put it on the valve stem.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Susanne- we make 1/2 x 5 and 1/2 x 7 Grade 8 + main bearing bolts with centerless ground shanks for use with our 1 1/2" tall heavy main caps. You can contact me at dmcgearsATyahooDOTcom if you would like more information. thanks, Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back in time.
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Back in time.

I love the steering arm on that speedster!!! OMG! Thanks Tom- awesome pictures- hard to pick a favorite!
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Coils

Be aware that plastic case coils are generally junk.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.

It will cost a fortune to ship them with that vise attached. :shock:
by Dan McEachern
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed trailer tie downs
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Enclosed trailer tie downs

On Jim's setup it seems IF the tire slips on the floor of the trailer, the strap would then be loose. If the strap was thru the wheel and lined up with the center of the wheel and the tie down point, tire rotation would not let the strap loosen. Just an observation.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

Rich- sorry, I never answered your original question. Our '14 touring has had an A crank engine in it for over 20 years now. Stock Ford low head, New Day timer, originally an NH carb but it's had an MA Barrel Valve Winfield on it for about 15 years now, and most importantly, Coil Man coils. Engine i...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

Most likely those are 292 Cu In Ford pistons. If so, you will probably find that the rods have been cut and welded to shorten them. Not ideal in my mind, as welded rods make me nervous.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1357

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

Yup- gas is probably the worst choice for a variety of reasons.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1357

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

The Tractor Supply parts washer solvent/cleaner works pretty well- even here in California. Its pretty low VOC wise as it does not evaporate like mineral spirits, but mineral spirits is getting hard to obtain here. Forget "paint thinner" here in Ca- it's some ammonia/water based crap that is a waste...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover

Oh well- Kevin's cover is lost, so hopefully someone else has one on a broken carb or in their parts drawer. Thanks, Dan
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 444

WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover

WTB- Winfield Model M Float Bowl Cover. Hi All- I am in need of a float bowel cover for a Model M Winfield carburetor. Trying to get my daughter's speedster on the road and need a cover as the one we have is badly cracked. I have some Model M bits and pieces to trade or will buy outright. I'll even ...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: 1911 rear axle

Take the time to find an early pinion bearing housing. Why kludge it up at this point? Its just going to stand out like a sore thumb later! Two piece drive shaft housings are out there as well.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Distributer gear WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Distributer gear WTB

Tim- check your e-mail. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1168

Re: Gland rings

What Tim and Allan said!. I have never understood why the Ford style rings are made out of mild steel and not a solid stainless ring. Eventually the mild steel oxidizes, warps and burns away. The ring rolled from strip may be "original" but it simply does not hold up well in an engine that sees more...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Springs for BB Head
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Valve Springs for BB Head

HI Don- what is your open spring pressure with and without the inner spring? Many times I find that heads are set up with way more spring pressure than needed for the RPM a T engine will be running at. Report back, but suspect that Steve might be correct. Also, checking with Mark at Chaffins to see ...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley NH jet orifice size?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Holley NH jet orifice size?

Bottom line is that simply providing a means for more fuel with out the air to go along with it does nothing to create more power. The stoichiometry has to be correct for either or both the air and/or the fuel.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: shipping a head

Keith- bolt it on an oversize piece of plywood. Then get a big piece of carboard and roll the head and plywood up in the cardboard with the cardboard hanging over the two ends of the head by several inches. then tape the roll up, stuff the ends of the roll with folded cardboard, tape that and drop t...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Carburetor Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 0
Views: 325

FS Carburetor Hot Air Pipes

$15.00 each your choice plus USPS Priority Mail Shipping. e-mail to dmcgearsatyahoodotcom or PM.
I can get several in one box.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

Send them all back and purchase a set of rebuilt coils from one of the coil folks listed on the supplier page. If you still have your old coils, have them rebuilt- you and your car will be much happier in the long run.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Valve job on my 1925 T
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Need Valve job on my 1925 T

Milling a stock head 1/8" will not give you any noticeable performance increase. Others may not agree. What diameter valve stems are in your engine now? are the guides worn or have they been previously reamed to an oversize? You need to provide more info on the current condition of your engine to ge...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 1041

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

Everyone asks why someone does not make this and that part. When I made the straight knurled early rim nuts for Larry last year (more on a favor/challenge basis for us) and I added up all my time and material, programming time etc, I tried to set a reasonable price for them and struggled because I r...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 1041

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

Steve- the stem has no effect on the Cover as it threads onto the rim nut, not the stem.

Dan
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7014

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Norman- Kevin is making a float bowl for a model S Winfield carb. The S and SR Winfields were made after the Model M barrel valve carburetors.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

early blocks did not have the oil holes in the valve galley.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

M's have 3 circuits- the early barrel valves only had 2 as I recall. Here's proof- just keeping ya honest! Jeff is correct though- Winfields do make an engine run quite well.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

Those are not true safety hubs as the spud should never have the ability to separate from the inner race of the bearing as shown in the picture above. Safety hubs require that he spud and the wheel/hub need to be removed from the housing as a single assembly.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Proctologist needed
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Model T Proctologist needed

Yes you can move the ring gear to the other side of the housing with no modifications.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Body panel suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Quality Body panel suppliers

Did you contact Mark at Model T haven for an original panel?
by Dan McEachern
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Columbia 2 speed questions
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Columbia 2 speed questions

Hi Tim- you might post your question over on Ford Barn in the Model A forum.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Throttle arm screws -#8-36
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Throttle arm screws -#8-36

You might give Russ Potter a call.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1851

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Wait till they think your speedster is theirs!
by Dan McEachern
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...

Be aware that cracked drums might have good gears attached and those should not go in the scrap bin.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil

got a picture?
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1851

Re: Found this not so old pic...

" All I have to do now is finish my Akron-Hed project and about fifty others before I can start...". Ha Ha! You have two projects that come to mind that you will NEVER be done with! Been there- doin' it.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2562

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Miller, Offy and the later Drake Offys don't have cylinder heads. The cylinders and the combustion chamber are a single casting, or castings, depending on the engine in the case of the Millers.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New triple gear pins?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: New triple gear pins?

Just an FYI to all. I'm going to start production of the triple gear pins in the next few months. We have the steel on order for the 1st batch now. The pins will be made from a chrome-nickel alloy steel, properly heat treated and ground to size. This project is an outgrowth of making the special pin...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1782

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Regarding pan dimples- a little trick that seems to help with pan distortion- cut a slit in the side wall just under the thickness of the pan rail at the top of the dimple. I use a small cutoff wheel in a die grinder. Then dimple the side wall and weld the slit closed and grind smooth. This allows t...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy

Andy- I will always wonder why you didn't paint your Mercury olive drab!
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

It would be great to have longer wood wheel bolts for use with safety hubs. The current alternative is not ideal. Also, if you do make the nuts, cold form the threads, don't use a cut tap, the threads will be much stronger.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

Nothing wrong with cast drums as John mentions, and I don't want to imply anything different- its just a different process to get to the same end point. When Herman Harder was making new drums, his were cast from ductile iron and you just had to balance them. Its unavoidable, as no casting will have...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

All good points, the bottom line is if you are building a driver engine, balance the drums, triple gears and the flywheel. That goes double for a flywheel with the magnets removed. Dave N. drums are certainly nice, and because they are not machined from a casting, the are, by default better balanced...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Should You Balance Transmission Drums

We just finished a transmission balance job for a customer and I thought I would share what we found when balancing the low and reverse drums. I have to say that while these drums were out of balance more than most, these were original Ford drums in pretty nice condition. Most times they are not thi...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got a phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: I got a phone call

I told them 1914 and they asked me to hold. Another person came on the line and wanted to confirm that the year of my car was 2014 and I told him no, it was 1914. He argued that I told the other person 2014- he finally hung up on me. I was looking forward to renewing my warranty!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs

On your rear hubs, you really should add an extension on the outer end to support the outside end of the wheel center. Leaving the outside of the wheel center unsupported will eventually cause the wheel center to crack around the lug bolts due to flexing. Neglecting this detail is often the case if ...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

On a hard pull, you are better off using 3/8 bolts with nuts. The pins tend to allow the puller arms to spread out and bend. Just FYI.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 2041

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Push thru grinders like the Van Norman and Petersen are great IF you know how to properly set one up, level the wheel, and use it. If not, you can certainly create a mess of things. I'm not fond of the belt sanders for the same reasons, but in the hands of a good operator and a machine in good shape...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: shipping

Fastenal? Is that who you are thinking of?
by Dan McEachern
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

I know what I did 40 years ago- went to the pile and got a few different coils to try and hope it ran better with those that the ones I replaced them with. Out of desperation, I would try changing the sound of them by "adjusting" the points.