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by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?

Mark
I will not try to convince you. Your car, your money, quite honestly not a terribly expensive item. You have it apart and there appears to be a noticeable amount of wear.
All the best
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?

Dennis totally nailed it by my experience. The fiber cam gear in my 27 is 40 years and 25,000 miles old. Mind you I think I may have been the person that came up with using a “spacer link” when line boring and I also carefully “stack the gaskets” when installing the generator. So the front of my T e...
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foam filled tires
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: foam filled tires

It’s a popular approach to forklift tires!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

Just about ready to light it up!!
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by Les Schubert
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

Swagelok. Not cheap but ultimately easy to use. Actually the tubing is just galvanized steel. The fittings are SS. Fortunately available off the shelf locally. Over the years we used a LOT of them at the shop I had.
by Les Schubert
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 779

My approach to pressure oil lines

Connecting to outside
Connecting to outside
Front  main bearing (not really easy to see
Front main bearing (not really easy to see
Rear  main bearing
Rear main bearing
Line connection
Line connection
by Les Schubert
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod Jensen Aluminum 6:1 head
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Rod Jensen Aluminum 6:1 head

I did a run of special head gaskets a few years ago for big valve T engines. It actually started with head gaskets for F head engines and then expanded a bit.
I still have the digital drawings so could make another one. They are solid copper and work OK if used with “ Hylomar” as a sealant
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lighten flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: lighten flywheel

On my 1915 Case 65 HP steamer most of the flywheel requirement is for the clutch and the fact it is used as a flat belt pulley. Consider that the engine is double acting so it has 2 power strokes per revolution. Steam train locomotives here 4 power strokes per revolution. My 1913 Stanley has virtual...
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 2005

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Kevin I have a Roof 8 (Laurel model 40) and the pushrods are essentially similar to your posting. The bottom of the pushrod essentially resembles a valve stem with a hole drilled into the top about a 1/2”. The rest of the pushrod is about 3/16” diameter and then the “cup tip” is at the top. I remade...
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 51
Views: 1890

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

The oldest photo I can find. Probably 1976
The oldest photo I can find. Probably 1976
Finally have a trunk, so maybe 1977
Finally have a trunk, so maybe 1977
I was into going Fast now. Won a trophy at world of wheels
I was into going Fast now. Won a trophy at world of wheels
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by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH

If you don’t want to run them, I will certainly take them off your hands!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

FABULOUS workmanship!! I don’t suppose it survived unfortunately
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Splitdorf magneto booklet
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Splitdorf magneto booklet

I have a couple of these magnetos and really like them because the ones I have contain a mica insulated capacitor and they seem to last forever!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2037

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Allan
So suppose the owners want to retire?
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water inlet not T or A could it be V/8
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Water inlet not T or A could it be V/8

Quite possibly offered after market for the A as well. With the water pump and a in hose thermostat and outlet, a heater would have been a really popular accessory up here!!
Makes me think about acquiring a T water pump to make winter driving nicer!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction of a single cork filled disc clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Reproduction of a single cork filled disc clutch

So I am close to finishing making most of a clutch that is part of a era 3 speed sliding gear transmission for the T. Now that I have the programming and method figured out, I am wondering if any one else needs one? This one was actually made originally in Canada and I believe uses 25 Chev gears. Ho...
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 4th main

Mark
The bearing includes a seal on each side
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 4th main

I’ve run ball bearing 4th mains for many years (over 40 years). I took to making a light press fit to the output shaft and close slip fit of the outside race. NEVER have I had a problem and this is before I invented the “floating transmission shaft “. I can’t personally speak to the Birdhaven design...
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

So you probably don’t want to risk blowing asbestos around your shop?
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Acetylene tanks are filled with a porous material and then have acetone put in prior to being filled with acetylene.
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Some years ago I got a genuine Presolite nickel plated tank (cw gauge in the bottom) recertified and filled. Actually I haven’t used it so it sits on the shelf full!!
Someday
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tightening Rear Hub Locknuts
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Tightening Rear Hub Locknuts

I wouldn’t use a axle if I didn’t trust the threads!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Model t handbrake

If you have a 25 and older with unlined cast iron shoes, then I don’t think there is anything that adjustment will help.
Adjustment is done to the rods connecting to the brakes
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Leo
To correct your misconceptions, this system would not involve a waste spark when installed on a model T dual plug head
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Kevin
If I am unhappy with the performance I would consider adding a second set of points and 2 conventional coils.
So it appears that the Nissan distributor version is kind of a “fake “ dual ignition as one plug fires too late to contribute any true benefit to performance
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Kevin
The Onan coil is for a two cylinder engine and fires a “waste” spark each time. The points run off of the crank shaft.
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

All I will say is I spent at most 2 hours making the two parts to convert the Bosch front plate distributor. I consider that pretty “easy peasy”.
Anyway have a great day and all the best
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Dan
So who makes the gears. I’m trying to get a couple of cam gears for my timer elevators and have had NO success.
Thank you
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Dick I understand your concept I think. Please explain how you have “energized” the production of the spark. I suspect that the Nissan distributor is for electronic ignition, so I guess that you have also incorporated all the relevant parts over just buying the distributor? In my case I used a distr...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intalling axle tube in Ruckstell?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Intalling axle tube in Ruckstell?

Very useful posting Henry.
What glue are you using please?
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Nissan rotor with adapter to Bosch distributor
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

The Bosch distributor with the adapter
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 785

Re: A dual plug ignition system

First picture is cap to Bosch distributor adapter
Next Nissan dual plug distributor cap
Finally Onan dual plug coil
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?

Guys Thank you for your input. I just got off the phone with Austin at Scat and there specified size is 1.6249”!! So the 1.625 is pretty darn correct!! We will be honing these on a rod resizing machine so now have a great target size! I am installing this in a set of Townsend aluminum rods on a cran...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?

Mike
Thank you for the information. I have emailed Scat for the information, so far nothing.
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wasted Spark
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Wasted Spark

To fire two plugs from one coil requires that you have one plug at each end of the high tension winding. The Onan two cylinder engine works this way quite well. To do it with a T coil you will need to add another high tension connection (open up the box and relocate the other end of the high tension...
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Scat stroker rod inside diameter?

I want to use a set of Scat stroker rod shells. They fit a 1.5” crank pin. I’m trying to find out what is the correct rod big end inside diameter? Doing some careful measurements, I’m guessing that it is 1.610”. But I REALLY hate guessing at something like this!! Does anyone have a set of these rods...
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

I built a flathead T speedster (Sherman head, Stromberg 97 carb) that does 100 mph. No fenders though and I think that is a serious factor!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spindle body braces, need info please.
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: spindle body braces, need info please.

Thank you for the posting. Always another T accessory to learn about. I had a 12 torpedo roadster that would have benefited from these!
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

Dan I saw that one last night. Unfortunately it is missing a part (which I see is advertised separately for $600.00), the “stability disc”(I will call it that)! I have finally sourced the components that I can buy. Now to complete the drawings and start making the other bits. It appears that probabl...
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lizard head
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Lizard head

I don’t own one but have thought about a way to relocate the spark plug to above the exhaust valve (where it belongs).
Perhaps with a electronic timer it is ok where it is.
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for a winter tour
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Idea for a winter tour

Interesting video, some comments; The majority of the trip is in southern climates Driving across Canada in January February it will ALL be in winter and a significant amounts of it will be on busy highways with lots of semis passing you. On a typical year you will need to be ready for -40 (or close...
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter Project: Late 1912/13 Heinze Coil Box & Coil Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Winter Project: Late 1912/13 Heinze Coil Box & Coil Rebuild

As I have a 13 Canadian T with a Heinz cool box, I find your posting quite interesting. 20 years ago I rebuilt my Heinz coils but was not very happy with them. I then built a set of coils using conventional points. I also got a Trufire for a Heinz box. Of course today’s coil tuning equipment didn’t ...
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heavy conn rods
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Heavy conn rods

Well that explains something I have wondered about.
Back in the T era there were crankshafts made with 1-3/8” crank pins. The advertising implied that they could be used with T rods, and now I understand that this is true!!
Further I have one of these cranks!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

Garland
The crank bearings of old engines are generally poured Babbit which is machined in place to fit the crank. One of the bearings (usually the rear one) controls the end float. This is a cutting tool for facing these surfaces.
I hope this helps
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

Dan My plan is to make it functionally identical. The tool holder will be identical for sure as well as the controller. I don’t want to disassemble the original one so I will guess a bit on the internal design. I have finally succeeded in finding sources for the components and materials. Now to fina...
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

I equivocate this to all the different perspectives in T ignition systems. 20 years ago I was trying to start my 13 and ended up towing it along my 1/4 mile of driveway. Fortunately my wife is a farm girl and was good help. This air crank method would have been well worth considering. Actually I hav...
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

Consider that a lubricator is included in the air line, so the rings are being reasonably lubricated
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2881

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

And people wonder why broken crankshafts happen. I am not sure if even my floating transmission shaft would handle this
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2881

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

David
In regards to the air crank system a couple more questions;
1. Do you use full system pressure (120 psi or so)
2. What size lines
Thank you
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 1864

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

“Selfie” mode does that!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocker Arms Unlimited, Redding, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Rocker Arms Unlimited, Redding, CA

Kevin
That is good to hear. Perhaps I should contact them about making some for my Gemsa head again. Do you have the contact information please?
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat crank insert rod shells
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Scat crank insert rod shells

I am considering using a set of these shells as I have a custom T crank with 1-1/2” journals. The crank is stock stroke and pressure oiled and I will be using some custom connecting rods. I believe the Scat rods with this size journal are only for the stroker crank? If someone could provide me with ...
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

Bill and Eric Thank you I will put you on the list Cost So far I am sourcing the components and talking to shops that can help with the project. A project like this reminds me of the old joke; “It’s a bit like buying hay, if you want top quality you need to pay a fair price, if the stuff that has be...
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

Bill
Yes for a TA 14
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tobin Arp thrust facing tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Tobin Arp thrust facing tool

So I have been “commissioned” to copy my Tobin Arp thrust facing tool. It is a very nice design as you can move the cutting tool radially as it spins. The TA is 1-1/8” diameter boring bar. Just wondering if any one else needs one. I am contemplating making one also for myself that is on a 1” boring ...
by Les Schubert
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

I really like the Watts clutch especially for a high performance engine. It limits the torque loads on the rear axle gears (but not too much limit). I don’t know if it’s still available
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question new pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question

Guess I am one of the fortunate ones as I have a rumble seat on my ‘27 roadster!
The lid is made in 2 sections
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 2407

Re: Crankshaft Seals

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by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 2407

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Another option to consider is to install a “SpeediSleeve” where the packing runs.
I’ve built up the worn area with “plastic metal”
and turned it down to size. Then drive on the Speedi sleeve (Timken # 99118). Now you have a surface that is BETTER than new and totally invisible outside!
by Les Schubert
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

I know guys that have built up the cap thrust face with solder. Seemed to work OK
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

I just measured some. One roll is.001” thick. Another roll is.002” thick. The stuff is quite tough!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

The concept of cutting a thin gasket from some “parchment paper” from mothers kitchen occurs to me
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.

If you have a POWERFUL T engine and aren’t running a Ruckstell then I like them. I installed them 40 years ago in a 60 HP speedster
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

I was the person that did the “mig Wire” solution. It was a desperation case on a car needed the next day. It ran all summer with no issues!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 762

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

I just bought a 12-40 (3.33-1) gear set. If you live near sea level and flat country and have some power you might be interested in the idea
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 762

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

I totally agree with Landy and others. 3-1 gears in a heavy car like a tudor is going to need some SERIOUS extra power to be nice to drive. Last year a local guy drove his coupe with 3-1 on a hilly tour and spent just about the entire tour in low Ruckstell. The Ruckstell is now about worn out and I ...
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External Oil Pump Plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: External Oil Pump Plumbing

Through the side of the pan and located in the area of the centre main
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

I would really like to see a picture of the oil pickup area
I guess upon reflection I would certainly consider adding a oil filter if I built a copy (and a oil pressure gauge). I would guess that a 10 psi gauge would be a good starting point
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

If you look at the first picture you will notice that the connection inside the front of the pan is in fact a T fitting. So PLENTY of oil will be dumped into the dip tray to be sprayed around inside the crankcase. Personally I would probably install a orfice (maybe 1/8” diameter) to ensure that plen...
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

This is not to say that Scott’s discussion isn’t 100% accurate from our engineering school studies, but there are other factors at play.
I will leave it at that
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

If you decide to follow Scott’s advice then I am quite interested in taking it off your hands
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

After studying the pictures and descriptions I REALLY like the design and execution!!
The “pickup” would get a LOT of oil pushed at it from the flywheel.
I might just decide to copy it.
Thank you for the posting
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Crankshaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Mystery Crankshaft

All I can offer is that I would certainly use it!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: reverse eyes on rear spring?

I had a couple of reverse eye leaves made a year ago by the local spring manufacturing company. Unfortunately I live a Long way from you!!
If you draw a blank I will try to help you
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 1232

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

I’ve never seen that frame tag on a original car
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New (to me) driveshaft rebuild parts
Replies: 2
Views: 287

New (to me) driveshaft rebuild parts

Rebuilding some rear axles and using after market design pinion bearings and stumbled onto a couple items at a local bearing supply house; 1.A clamp on 1” collar rather than the set screw design. I think it will be considerably easier to adjust and should hold good without any tack welding to the dr...
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2399

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Looks like Kevlar band lining.
I ONLY use Kevlar for the brake lining.
For reverse and low I use cotton or wood only
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2590

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

The “stitch” method is how I’ve always had it done. Never regretted it. Guys talk about it being so easy to buy another GOOD block for a $100.00. That sure hasn’t been my experience. Sure for a ‘16-25 maybe. Early and good ‘26-7 make in Canada are getting scarce. Just my experience
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure Mic Crank?
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Sure Mic Crank?

If I interpret your undersize measurements correctly, one of the journals is.030” worn. I make it a policy to not use a crank that is smaller than.020” undersize. My “rationale” is that the crank has too many “cycles” of use and is beyond its useful fatigue life. Just my policy. Additionally I will ...
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: Tail light Thoughts

You can buy at your local auto parts supplier a turn signal switch that clamps to the steering column and ties into the brake light circuit. The right side bracket is available from the usual suppliers. A 28 Model A tail light looks pretty good on a T and has the extra filament in the bulb. The fron...
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

They were available in the ‘90’s. Townsend also offered Bronze main caps for A crank conversions and also block extension castings for these conversions.
I guess if you go back through old Vintage Ford magazines you can get a more exact time frame
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: checking out a timer relocator
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: checking out a timer relocator

If it doesn’t accept the new day timer and you AREN’T interested in it, please let me know as I could be interested in it.
Thank you
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

Scott I have NO idea where you are getting your position about the drop forging bit. LYNITE is a trademarked product from a aluminum casting company for a alloy containing 10% copper and a bit of magnesium and iron. Looking at the Scripps rods and other Lynite items there is NO indication that they ...
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

Aluminum rods;
I have a mid ‘20’s Scripps 330 cu in 6 cylinder 125 HP marine engine. They use cast aluminum rods and in conversations with others have never heard of a rod failure.
I guess it just depends how much HP you are going for perhaps. 60hp should probably be OK!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake up grade questions
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: brake up grade questions

I’m in the process of installing a set of the Maceachern rear hydraulic brakes on a late style Ruckstell. They are “Bendix” style rear brakes from a mid ‘50’s” Chev and basically resembles all the rear drum brakes of the era. Plus features; They are essentially rain proof They work equally well in f...
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

I have a set as well. They are designed for using a A crank in a T block with T pistons.
I believe that pressure filtered oil is essential as babbitting aluminum is a bit of a challenge.
Not impossible, just a challenge
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?

“Smooth On” makes products for taking impressions of things like this
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?

I would certainly be interested in getting a copy of your rad cap for my Livingston!!
Anything from a impression copy of the graphic to a complete cap. I suspect I’m not the only one!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

So I have a new pinion roller bearing sleeve and it seems to be too small inside diameter. Seems to measure about .993 id. The drive shaft I have is a nice original and measures about 1.003 diameter. So.010” interference seems WAY to tight. I am thinking about getting the sleeve pin honed. I’m think...
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New tool
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: New tool

The problem you are talking about is why I developed the “floating transmission shaft “. It significantly reduces the loads.
Dan Hatch is who I have licensed to make it.
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

I’ve just used roller bearings inboard.
Make sure your housings are straight. I live with 1/8” misalignment at the outboard end. I’ve seen enough housings that are 1/2” or more out.
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

I’ve done 3 A crank conversions. I’ve always kept the mains stock A size and used custom main caps. I line bore the block right to the edge of the bolt holes. Then I use bolt dowel sleeves to have precision fit of the caps. I agree with Kevin on thin babbit
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

If you study the old “speed manuals” apparently over size cranks were made featuring 1-7/16” mains and 1/3/8” rods based on the concept that the stock main caps and stock rods could be used. I have tried the idea and it works okay. A alternative to moving the block ahead is to shorten the back of th...