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by Les Schubert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: True Fire Ignition

John While I have not received a message from you, it certainly seems like you have received some good advice (about the coil box and Jim Golden)! Fortunately for me, I have never had to repair a Trufire!? But I am pretty good at understanding electronics. As I live in Canada, shipping to me may not...
by Les Schubert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: True Fire Ignition

So John asked for help about his Trufire. I think it is fair to assume that he is aware of and perhaps knowledgeable about the stock T ignition system. So I have offered to provide the exact help he asked for. Seems reasonable to me
by Les Schubert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

Mine is a “Roberts” brand
by Les Schubert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: True Fire Ignition

John
I’ve been running one in my 13 for almost 20 years. Works great. Contact me off list and perhaps I can help you with yours. I don’t want to fight with the “naysayers”!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

So I have a original factory conversion T marine engine that is probably surplus to my needs!!
It is a “cheap version” that doesn’t have a transmission, but it does have a original oil pump, water pump and water cooled exhaust!!
This one has “crankcase doors” in the side of the block!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hub on Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Model A hub on Model T

Another option which I have done is to make new spindles that accommodate the brake backing plates and your hubs.
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

I prefer to remove the radiator and lay it on its front after sealing the filler with a plastic bag and a strong rubber band. Pour enough vinegar in to fill the core and leave for a day. Re collect the vinegar and flush the radiator with the garden hose and reinstall!! I strongly prefer to keep the ...
by Les Schubert
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - 6v VR
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: 13T - 6v VR

Darin
A good place to start on testing your mag is with a ohm meter. Check for connectivity between the mag post and the frame of the engine. You should have a small resistance. If you have connection then verify at the ignition switch as well
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

I’ve seen Canadian blocks both ways
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

Scott I just re read your posting about oil and it would appear that you do not understand the concept of multigrade oil. Please do some research and we can talk about it. For others, the 5 is the viscosity equivalent. The 15 is the film strength equivalent. So the oil flows and distributes everywhe...
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

John
I like your idea!! And considering that my experience is that the centre main wears the most I now drill two holes for it
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

My first suspicion is clutch. Were the disc engagement surfaces smooth or was there the usual series of worn grooves? I have also seen people fit new transmission bushings WAY TOO tight!! Obviously I don’t know what was done during your fresh rebuild, so I can only identify some of the more common p...
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

I’ve been running 5-20 synthetic for 20 years in my T’s. New and old engines. ZERO problems!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Re: The Hunter Model T starter

I have one (at least the engine part). Haven’t installed it yet
by Les Schubert
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phelps hub caps
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Phelps hub caps

I FINALLY have found a picture of the correct hub cap for these accessory wheels. I am looking at making them as zinc die cast (like the originals). If you are interested please let me know
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo rocker cover sealing
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Rajo rocker cover sealing

Mike With a little digging you can buy just about any pushrod you can imagine new. Head gasket for the 4 valve. I can probably help you as a few years ago I did a production run of these in copper shim and still have the digital file. People seemed to be satisfied with them. I don’t personally own a...
by Les Schubert
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

I could understand going to the effort of the thin babbit bronze liner on the main caps because that is where the bulk of the bearing load is. When I did my thin babbit bronze liner rods it was just on the rod itself and the caps are just babbitted like usual because again that is where the bulk of ...
by Les Schubert
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

With a couple of thou of babbit on it I’m totally good with it. Of course I’ve done something effectively similar on a set of T rods and they are just fine with about.002-.003 of babbit!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can’t be the only one...?!
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: I can’t be the only one...?!

I wonder if using studs and nuts might work better. Avoid torquing the studs into the gear. Potentially Loktite the studs into the ring gear. I haven’t explored this idea yet!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can’t be the only one...?!
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: I can’t be the only one...?!

Kevin It would be interesting to do some testing of the ring gear bolts. I have been suspicious of some of the reproduction bolts offered for the T, which is why I use name brand Grade 8 bolts for connecting rods similar when I install a BIG crank in a T block for main bearing bolts. I appreciate yo...
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weak mag ?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Weak mag ?!?

An AC voltmeter is useful.
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome pistons with Low Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Dome pistons with Low Head?

I run that combination in my 13. I did check carefully for clearance with NO head gasket!!
I was lucky in that the block and head didn’t need much surfacing
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: How many of us ?

Probably the first car I drove was a 30 Chev. I probably started driving a tractor when I was 8 or 9 having a “harrowing experience “ in the field!!
Lots of room to gain some experience!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Running on Battery

Reading the postings made me think about my 27 roadster that I have owned and driven for 45 years. About 40 years ago I rebuilt and installed “automotive condensers”(probably the Ford version from a auto parts store). I installed NOS points then. And they just WORK!! I typically hand crank start it ...
by Les Schubert
Sun May 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oversize valve stem question
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: oversize valve stem question

LOTS of people have installed Chevy valves in the T
by Les Schubert
Mon May 25, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

Rocky’s are great until you get caught in the rain, then LOOK Out!! Wet external band brakes are USELESS until they dry out. I’ve had a couple of moments of absolute TERROR!
by Les Schubert
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Body nail strips ??? Best way to install??
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Body nail strips ??? Best way to install??

Joe
That sounds like a great idea. Thank you
by Les Schubert
Wed May 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Notice to MTFCA members outside the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Notice to MTFCA members outside the U.S.

Just another reason why I wish that the option of receiving the magazine in digital format instead of print was available!!
by Les Schubert
Sat May 16, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new I timer
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: The new I timer

Charles What you describe is just NORMAL operation for a carbureted engine. NO ignition system will solve this. IF you want your T to start and run like a modern COMPUTERIZED engine then I can certainly advise you on that BUT it will not come cheap and will look pretty obvious. I am just completing ...
by Les Schubert
Sat May 16, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don’t wanna git stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Don’t wanna git stuck

I remember roads like that in the spring time during “breakup”!!
by Les Schubert
Sat May 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Copper head gaskets

Further to Kelvin’s posting I did a run of solid copper laser cut gaskets for the 4 valve Rajo and also for the Prus head for over size valves. With the right gasket sealer on a perfectly machined deck no problems. Recently I installed my 8 valve Roof (Laurel model 40) reusing a 30 year old used ste...
by Les Schubert
Sat May 16, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

And “the hot chick” is still married to me!
by Les Schubert
Sat May 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Kevin My experience with the Sherman head has been MUCH better than yours apparently. Back about 1980 I built a A cranked pressure oiled T block with a BIG cam (A cam and full race grind). Ultimately the Sherman head (high compression version). The ignition is a Vega distributor on my own drive usin...
by Les Schubert
Wed May 13, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?

I have contemplated making my own version incorporating tilted kingpins as I think it would handle considerably better then. I have done a stock T axle and tilted the kingpins in and it then steers like a modern car. Yes, I made new spindles.
by Les Schubert
Wed May 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?

I bought a new one about 20 years ago for about $4,000.00. I sold it a couple years ago.
by Les Schubert
Tue May 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lowering brackets
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Rear lowering brackets

A word of caution when you are lowering your T speedster, if you get a bit carried away it is possible to rip out the oil drain plug loading into your trailer. I learned this the hard way!!
by Les Schubert
Tue May 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26

There are important differences where the steering column attaches. The 26 frame is more “robust”(taller) and the bearing attachment holes are located differently. I learned this all “the hard way “!!
by Les Schubert
Sat May 02, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: floating hubs.
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: floating hubs.

They are missing the external O ring groove. Installed as they are, they will almost certainly leak (even if installed with a bunch of RTV), which would make future removal difficult. Don’t worry about any “grub screw “. The really remote possibility of a axle failure and you will roll to a stop loo...
by Les Schubert
Sat May 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Consider just one cut in the ring and then “spiral” it off and on. Use the narrowest cutting tool you can find.
by Les Schubert
Fri May 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Here is another option
Fordson tractor intake valves. With my own head gasket

Prus head. It clears the valves nicely
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by Les Schubert
Fri May 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

Potentially cork a Scandinavia band. It would be a interesting experiment. Another thought is to take a strip of Teflon and cork insert that
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

Thank you Rich for the posting. I was sure I had seen a picture of them!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

Just for the heck of it, I might try making a cork inserted conventional T clutch. It would probably get 3 or 4 corked discs (each one would be about 1/4” thick when finished).
I can get the discs laser cut and I now have all the tools and knowledge for finishing it!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

Just for the heck of it, I might try making a cork inserted conventional T clutch. It would probably get 3 or 4 corked discs (each one would be about 1/4” thick when finished)
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

I’m sure I’ve seen pictures of cork inserts in T bands. Having just finished making a couple of cork inserted clutch discs I’m curious!
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: 2 dozen bottles of wine later

Allan Kevlar bands have certainly increased the sales of new low and reverse drums,( not to me as I am careful how I drive)! I like and use Kevlar on only the transmission brake drum. I store my wine bottles in a semi inverted position in my wine cellar. Some of them are now 15 years old and are ver...
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: 2 dozen bottles of wine later

Allan Kevlar bands have certainly increased the sales of new low and reverse drums. I like and use Kevlar on only the transmission brake drum. I store my wine bottles in a semi inverted position in my wine cellar. Some of them are now 15 years old and are very “smooth” I find that generally “you pay...
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: 2 dozen bottles of wine later

Actually ALL the corks are from the same brand of wine which is our favorite source for red wine. “Fairview Estates” in British Columbia Canada. So no problem on the quality side. We have been buying a couple of cases of this wine every year for probably close to 20 years
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: 2 dozen bottles of wine later

There are 36 inserts per disc and I got 3 from each wine bottle cork and did 2 discs, so 24 bottles of wine NEEDED to be consumed!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: 2 dozen bottles of wine later

Finishing the corks using a tool post grinder
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by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 749

2 dozen bottles of wine later

I’ve been working on rebuilding a couple of clutches for a era accessory 3 speed sliding gear transmission for the model T. In the last couple of days I finished rebuilding the cork inserted clutch discs B0F10EFB-7110-49AC-B050-53CC35FCD0C7.jpeg The corks installed 8A04B5AE-9506-4C7F-B153-2C01A98C33...
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: 4 to 1 gears

And if you really want to drive in high altitude hilly country there is also a 9 tooth pinion which gives you a 4.44-1 ratio. Might want to consider a limited slip (Scurlok) or locking (Bailey) differential!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Wood for roadster body.

I have a great big plank of mahogany in my wood shop. I need to think about using that. It would certainly make a really nice truck box!
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Wood for roadster body.

Jim Obviously I don’t know your skill level, but having done a number of wood jobs without drawings, I recommend doing a first go using some cheap disposable wood while you get comfortable with the order of cuts and the angles etc. once you are comfortable with how you are going to proceed, then gra...
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Wood for roadster body.

Red oak works. White oak is better
Poplar also works good.
Really any hard wood is OK
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Ruckstell tags
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Canadian Ruckstell tags

I will make a couple of the oval ones for my own use anyway. The method does not particularly scale up for volume production. The process; 1. Make a digital drawing 2. Print on a plastic sheet in a laser printer 3. Transfer the ink to a piece of brass sheet 4. Etch the metal 5. Cut out and polish
by Les Schubert
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Ruckstell tags
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Canadian Ruckstell tags

I m thinking about doing a run of these?
NO I don’t have a cost yet!!
If you have any interest let me know
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

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? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

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: 17
Views: 1269

Re: foam filled tires

It’s a popular approach to forklift tires!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

I sent you a email
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: 1200

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: 1200

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: 1200

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: 478

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: 611

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: 2558

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: 61
Views: 3131

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: 1290

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: 1450

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: 238

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: 2510

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: 356

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: 587

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: 802

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: 802

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 394

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: 981

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 781

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 477

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: 477

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: 398

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: 477

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: 1616

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: 816

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: 1655

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...