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by Les Schubert
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 894

Re: Your thoughts please.

I have done some preliminary work on a electric starter conversion that would drive in place of the front pulley. It is designed around a Subaru starter (because it turns reverse from most and is a powerful double reduction type). I haven’t finished it yet (got distracted on other stuff) but as I pe...
by Les Schubert
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

What did you replace the linings with. I use woven style linings on my AC brakes. I have seen various materials offered as brake linings
by Les Schubert
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

I wonder if the drum surface has become polished to a “glazed” finish. I presume that the possibility of any oil being on the surface has been eliminated. Just some thoughts
by Les Schubert
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Using the original generator in a 12v car?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Using the original generator in a 12v car?

Lots of people have done this. 1. Replace the cutout internals with a diode 2 set the current output to about 1/2 of what you would consider for a 6 volt system. So probably a maximum of 5 amps. When I have done this I disconnected the field ground connection inside the generator and brought it out ...
by Les Schubert
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs
Replies: 31
Views: 750

Re: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs

Steve
Just wondering about your “press fit” comment on the inside race. Press fit on the rotating race is the rule. A slip fit on the non rotating race is just fine! Otherwise you run the risk of removing all the internal clearance in the bearings
by Les Schubert
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

I’ll let Kerry solve it with the modified sleeves. I sure don’t need another project!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1902

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I heat 6,000 sq ft using natural gas fired hot glycol in floor heat. The boiler is not located in the shop to eliminate any risk of CO of from gasoline leaks from cars I guess it costs me about $150.00 per month in the winter. I only heat to about 50degrees F or so and wear a warm jacket in the wint...
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

Considering that good Hyatt’s are getting hard to find, I have considered making some over sized axle shafts. Probably at least.005 bigger
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Paterson speedo drive
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Paterson speedo drive

Tim
So which version did you make? What material?
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Paterson speedo drive
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Paterson speedo drive

There are a number of different ratios. I think I have the list. Depends on rear axle ratio and tire size
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stronghold accessory brake mounting question
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Stronghold accessory brake mounting question

They seem to resemble small drum AC (which I have two sets of). Looks right to me
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

I believe this is the 27 Canadian version
I believe this is the 27 Canadian version
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Brake light
Brake light
I have actually seen and touched ONE in my 45 years in the hobby
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: My techy son and my speedster

Speedway sells some pretty good tubing bend kits. All mandrel bends so you can cut part way along a bend and the tubing is still round. They also have collectors.
I like his design
by Les Schubert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks

I have done the trip a couple of times and the Alaska Highway through Fort Nelson, Fort St John and on through Alberta is well maintained
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

It would not be that difficult to make a cap to fit
The cheap and easy might be from a piece of aluminum round bar. Yes you need a metal lathe
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

Ordinary vinegar works pretty good for cleaning this type of radiator. My approach is; Figure out a way to seal the neck temporarily. Perhaps a piece of bicycle inner tube would fit. Now lay it carefully face down and pour vinegar into it through the lower connector. You will probably need a couple ...
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Great guy. I had a couple of great visits
by Les Schubert
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Re: The start of my TwinT project

A set of “fork and blade” connecting rods would deal with the cylinders being perfectly offset so the two centre mains can just bolt together
by Les Schubert
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Upon reflection it would make more sense to have the camshafts etc on top and just make some drain slots for the oil or perhaps just stay splash and have a oil transfer pump to add the oil into the main bearings to keep the splash maintained
by Les Schubert
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I’ve thought about building a “boxer” opposed 8 using 2 T blocks. Put the RH side block laying on the valve train side. Put the LH side block in backwards so it is also laying on the valve train side. Run a chain drive between the two camshafts. Bore some big holes on the cam side of the two blocks ...
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Brian
I have thought about doing variable valve timing. The concept has merit!
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions

I have made my own for many years. I have always let them float. If you actually torque off/ break a axle the friction of the close fit (about.002-.004 clearances) to the tube along with the O ring will easily keep the wheel in place while you stop. Just my opinion. Now I just might install a set sc...
by Les Schubert
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather rear axle seals
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Leather rear axle seals

Thank you for the responses. Some things to think about. Personally, in 45 years of T driving there are probably many things I haven’t experienced. I quite like the one with the coil spring and leather. I might try making some
by Les Schubert
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather rear axle seals
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Leather rear axle seals

Apparently these are no longer available. Personally I really like them as I found them to be extremely “forgiving “. So I’m thinking about making some. The formed leather part is pretty simple. The round disc of spring steel is also simple. The formed spring washer is slightly trickier, but with La...
by Les Schubert
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

Herm’s approach is good and resembles the era design which I started using 40 years ago. I have now reduced the ball bearing size a bit to make it easier to fit into the small drum brake. I hold it onto the inside adapter with a snap ring. Still LOTS of load capacity!! I have a couple of other “devi...
by Les Schubert
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

A little background information The large bearing conversions were offered and used in the T era. The “other options” that are referred to have a history of problems ranging from REALLY REALLY difficult to disassemble to wheel loss while driving due to axle failures. IF you have good Hyatt bearings ...
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

Eric
1. Round objects are typically easier to make
2. The magnets are a press fit, so a plastic is MUCH “friendlier” than brass or aluminum without totally changing the design
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

I guess I have been lucky having run one since 2001 on my ‘13. I have a spare unit and just examined the rotor and I can now understand the risk. I have been thinking about some solutions. The easy one would just be to make some new plastic ones. Does anyone know exactly what type of plastic they we...
by Les Schubert
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: a "better" paint gun?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: a "better" paint gun?

Once you have used a “electrostatic” paint gun you will never want to go back for painting metal.
The paint wraps around and gets virtually all surfaces uniformly.
Not practical for the hobiest
by Les Schubert
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

The axle shaft is made from quenched and tempered material. Heating it will affect the properties of it.
If you are running safety hubs I wouldn’t worry. With original Hyatt bearings maybe
by Les Schubert
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

Tim
Please note that he has already used heat, so not much to lose anymore
by Les Schubert
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

I would heat the key RED hot. Focus the heat using a acetylene torch as much as possible on the key. As it cools touch a wax candle to it when it is at the point where it doesn’t really smoke. Walk away and let it thoroughly cool. It should now remove fairly easily. The science is as follows. The ke...
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Gene
Thank you for the information. Something for me to consider doing
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Climbing Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Climbing Hills

1. I see you are at 1,000 ft elevation, that will cost a bit of power
2. The cam is very likely a worn original timed “straight up “. Lots of work done on cams in the last 40 years.
3. What axle ratio are you running. Probably stock, but ?
4. What the others have mentioned
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Kenny I can understand the potential for spark knock. My understanding is that the mag only has 3 effective timing positions. Fully retarded is about TDC 1/2 advanced is about 15 crank degrees Fully advanced is about 30 degrees. Optimal is 20-25 degrees. Unfortunately the design of the Ford mag does...
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

On a side note, I would like to hear about the experiences that people have had running the cast aluminum connecting rods that used to be available for running stock T pistons with A crank? I have a unmachined set. I could see using them in a pressure oiled engine without babbit (aluminum straight o...
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brake or Break
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Brake or Break

Thank you for the smile.
I enjoy when people rewrite the laws of physics!
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

What is the “compression height” of these pistons?
I have a 2 up 2 down crank with A size journals but T stroke and I don’t have any pistons yet
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Piston Options For “A” Crank T Engine

Those look like a interesting piston choice.
To compensate for the flat top I would consider offsetting the wrist pin bushings. Obviously need to be careful that the rings stay in the cylinder bore.
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Looking for a wheel

Very interesting. As a Canadian I “assumed “(dangerously) that they were 30x3-1/2.
I need to do some measurements.
I am thinking about putting them on a speedster built with a 13 engine. The 3 wheels I have are nice and tight.
Always something to learn
by Les Schubert
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Looking for a wheel

I need one wheel (prefer rear but easily converted) like this picture
DAF81194-791E-47A7-B0E3-35DD93A7A102.jpeg
by Les Schubert
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What am I looking at?

There should be a decent supply of really good rear hubs. I did a production run about 20 years ago
by Les Schubert
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What am I looking at?

They should have added a ring to the outside of the flange area to properly support the wheel against the bolts. A wire wheel hub is bigger in diameter at the flange
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Dave
In Canada all new vehicles have had DTRL since I believe 1990.
Older vehicles are “grandfathered” just like seat belts etc and don’t legally require them
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Larry
It improves your chances of getting there alive in one piece!!
Each to their own of course
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reverse question
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Reverse question

If you set it to tight you will likely destroy the reverse drum, especially if you have Kevlar bands.
So set just tight enough so you can back up successfully
by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source of knock found!
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Source of knock found!

John
Considering the time of year, here is my thoughts
The crank is quite likely out of round.
So remove the crank and get it ground. Probably should be no problem cleaning up at .020 undersize
.020 rods should be easy to get
by Les Schubert
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front engine mount accessory ?
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Front engine mount accessory ?

I agree with Kevin
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Three to One Gears

Dave
The only 40 tooth crown that will work with a 13 tooth pinion is a original genuine Ruckstell one which would give me 3.075-1. A stock 40 tooth crown is mounted to close to the pinion I’m pretty sure!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Counterweight opinions

Some years ago a guy did a great study on how much the back of the transmission moved around from the force applied to the transmission pedals. He measured significant deflection (irrespective of the pan being straightened (which I fully endorse))relative to the engine block.
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Three to One Gears

I really like the 12 tooth pinion (gives 3.25-1with a 39 tooth crown or a 3.33-1 with a 49 tooth Ruckstell crown ). Yes you need to buy it separate, but hey it’s only money!!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Counterweight opinions

Scott Thank you for the kind words regarding the “floating transmission shaft “(my invention) I also believe in counterweights for the T crank. But I will qualify about this, for people like me with the patience and skills, bolt on Dunn weights are a great cheap solution. But I recognize that I am p...
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle low howl
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Rear axle low howl

Chaffin
Might you have the sides reversed. I thought the Ruckstell was on the left (usually drivers side)?
by Les Schubert
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new wireless turn signal for your model T
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: A new wireless turn signal for your model T

George
Thank you for the information. Looks interesting
by Les Schubert
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I don't think this a magnet charger
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

I don’t know what everyone else has against it. My guess is it would work just fine with a 12 volt battery hooked to the two terminals and close the switch. If it doesn’t have continuity check the connections. Worst case rewind it. I’m quite sure the laminated metal core can be easily disassembled a...
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto headlight problem
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Magneto headlight problem

Just a guess. The T magneto puts out AC. Perhaps a problem for one of the bulbs?
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

I think the problem is the drag link. There are various options
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Plate Oil Pump ID
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Front Plate Oil Pump ID

Gene
Thank you for the information
All the best
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

I’ve run a essentially stock T transmission at 4000 rpm plus with zero problems. I will qualify that I oil them from the inside via a hole down the inside of the main shaft connected to the pressure oiled rear main
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Plate Oil Pump ID
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Front Plate Oil Pump ID

I have a generator that would work good with it as it has a distributor on the back of it
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Plate Oil Pump ID
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Front Plate Oil Pump ID

Really cute!!
I wonder if it is a “vane style “
Great find
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: When did the 26-7 style block start production

So the frame number makes it a December 1925 car. It has a big drum rear axle.
The engine is a 21 block. My confusion is the big pedals in the earlier style hogshead. Obviously not necessarily a real mystery
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: When did the 26-7 style block start production

Jeff
I will have to check that out
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: When did the 26-7 style block start production

All interesting.
I have seen a original era picture of a early ‘26 touring with the small drum rear axle (this car was leaving on a sea to sea cross Canada trip and was a brand new car)!
So while Ford introduced some things in Canada first, it was certainly not always the case
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 405

When did the 26-7 style block start production

I pose this question because I have a early production 26 coupe that has the wide pedals but doesn’t have the top ears on the hogshead (or the attachment points in the block). Now I realize that in the 93 years that the engine quite possibly was changed. It is just that this car is so “unmolested” t...
by Les Schubert
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

This has all been “entertaining “!
I will continue with my policy of reusing original T bushings in conjunction with new pins (unless they are excessively worn) I’m Ok with clearances in the.008” range. My freshly rebuilt engines are quieter than most of the ones I hear
by Les Schubert
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fan, distant from radiator
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Fan, distant from radiator

If it doesn’t actually boil, I wouldn’t worry about it
by Les Schubert
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1484

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Which is why I like to add a dipstick to my T engines.
Glass sediment bowl; I’ve never seen one under a T
by Les Schubert
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Seized piston

Art A very interesting and plausible theory. Further to that, I would suspect that the amount the bolt is tightened would have a effect. I personally don’t tighten those particular bolts very much and of course I rely on high temp Loktite to keep them in place. Perhaps this is why I have never exper...
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine

Great news
All the best
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential gear 2502B
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Differential gear 2502B

I guess the issue is that there are LOTS of axle gears and I don’t recall a worn out one
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

I enjoy making stuff too. Especially the “brain teaser “ part of trying to figure out the best/cheapest way to a quality item!!
Looks great Scott
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?

It probably has 2 piece valves. They keep turning up as a serious problem by breaking. If you have the 2 piece valves, then I m going to vote to change them AND the cam (and probably the lifters). Lots of guys probably have lots of better cams laying on the shelf that they don’t plan to use, so mayb...
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Now IF he was looking for a 4 speed or a automatic then I could offer some true insight into some solutions. A Volvo 4 speed can be bolted in the same space that a Warford takes. 4 speed all synchro!! Or 4 or 5 speed from a Mustang 2. Drive line gets a bit more complicated
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Seized piston

Unfortunately it happened to me also many years ago when I believed the manufacturers recommended piston clearance. Now I fit for.005” clearance minimum!! Another thing that can get you is when you check your oil using the Ford test cocks. ALWAYS be sure you actually have a bit of flow. Just the app...
by Les Schubert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

I am also a trained engineer and I spent my career as a rotating equipment specialist and inventor. Model T builder and driver for 45 years. My fastest T powered T speedster does 100 mph. I have put many thousands of miles on the cars I have built
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

Jeff It would appear that the bushings seized to the pins. This seems to be a all to common problem when people fit new bushings too tight to new pins. I have never seen this happen when original Ford bushings are run on new pins. In regards to the needle roller system I have those in service on a h...
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Mike
In my case I got really lucky and found a original era bolt in transmission conversion that replaced the original transmission and hogshead with a 3 speed sliding version built in Canada
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine

I think it is transmission related. Perhaps try putting the rear of the car up on GOOD solid jack stands. Then try starting it in high gear (while sitting in it). See if the noise is there when the transmission is essentially not doing anything
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential gear 2502B
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Differential gear 2502B

And I always thought that 3.63-1 was the “standard ratio”!
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential gear 2502B
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Differential gear 2502B

Darel That gear (from your description of location) is called “pinion”. There are a number of different versions ranging from 9 tooth meshes with a 40 tooth crown 10 tooth meshes with a 40 tooth crown 11 tooth meshes with a 40 tooth crown 12 tooth meshes with a 39 or a 40 tooth crown 13 tooth meshes...
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine

Mario
Does it make the noise if you are driving the car?
Either in low or high gear?
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about cast iron HH
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Question about cast iron HH

I have a cast iron one that I am thinking about adding the starter to.
Of course it is RH drive and finding one with a starter where I live is pretty much impossible!
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

I just measured some new pins at .675”. So if your existing bushings are worn fairly “linearly”, And the flanges keep the gear from rubbing on the flywheel, then I would just run them. Consider that originally they used low a LOT more than we do today (plowing mud and snow etc). I doubt I drive in l...
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need a change on my TT
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: I need a change on my TT

I believe that a significantly higher “net” rear axle ratio would not gain you much in “cruising” speed. I liken it to my experience of installing a 3-1 rear axle ratio in my otherwise stock 27 roadster. On a level road with favorable conditions certainly it went a little faster. Through in some uph...
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: tripple gear bushings

I question that you actually NEED bushings. Pins, definitely yes. I have not replaced the bushings in years. Always the pins
by Les Schubert
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Triple Gear Pins

I guess I’m one of the fortunate few that has one of the steel flywheels
by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mysterious knocking
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Mysterious knocking

I have on rare occasion encountered the situation Norm describes and perhaps the symptoms are as he describes. This is why I recommend the dial indicator test as it will rapidly confirm or eliminate that condition. I have encountered numerous times the version I described. As I said, usually it will...
by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mysterious knocking
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Mysterious knocking

I think it is most likely a loose centre main. The “rattle” at moderate speed and moderate throttle has always turned out to be about.004” clearance in the centre main. I always remove the engine and do it upside down on the bench. That makes it much easier to put a dial indicator on the journal aft...
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1230

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

This makes me think of the “correct oil “ debates!
by Les Schubert
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1230

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

I’ve been crank starting using my right hand for 45 years. On my 13 I am very “fastidious”about ensuring that the timing is fully retarded as I have a Trufire. On occasion, of course I do get a “push back “. I ensure that I am ALWAYS ready for this eventuality. I have my fist fully wrapped around th...
by Les Schubert
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2112

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I would suggest a governor would be a real asset
by Les Schubert
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

Thank you for the pictures
by Les Schubert
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

Can someone post a picture?
by Les Schubert
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More exhaust manifold joy
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: More exhaust manifold joy

Next time you have a broken off bolt consider the “weld out “ method. Find a old block and practice the technique. You will be glad to know how next time you need it. Quick and reliably easy!!