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by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Model T?
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Electric Model T?

Seems to me that the solution is to get a original era electric car. I have a 1920 Detroit cw the original style iron nickel alkaline “Edison” batteries. Runs nominally on 84 volts. This made sense at the time because with a vacuum tube rectifier running from 110 volts AC no transformer needed. Good...
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

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Here is my ‘13 (Cdn RHD) with Buffalos. Sure is nice on a tour if you have a flat to be able to go again in 5-10 minutes. Various 30x3-1/2 wire wheels were available to fit the T by 13.
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plate Bracket on 27 Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: License Plate Bracket on 27 Coupe

If it was a Canadian car, I had some of those made a couple of years ago that mount the plate just under the left headlight. I might have one available
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

So I did a quick search and Rock Auto does NOT list the brake drums. Some other brake parts yes. In regards to the master cylinder, Speedway Automotive has extensive listings and related components. There are probably other sources of suitable drums but probably just as easy to use the drums you hav...
by Les Schubert
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our kind of demonstration
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Our kind of demonstration

I have the steel plate sill reinforcements on my 13 touring. I got lucky and found one at a local swap meet and then made a mirror image for the other side. These pieces add a LOT of strength!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Please realize that you can get Helicoil in pipe thread sizes and I have used them with total success to fix T spark plug threads and many other applications
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Perhaps put the rear axle on stands and put it in high gear?
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB - Speedster Gas Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: WTB - Speedster Gas Tank

I would explore the radiator repair shops
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Helicoil has worked great for me
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T in the snow, in Mississippi
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: T in the snow, in Mississippi

Another T in the snow
Another T in the snow
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...Part II

Joe
I installed a set of the new Dunn weights more than 40 years ago on my 27 roadster. I labored over the installation to avoid any bending stress in the crank. I’ve been totally happy with it ever since. I think the fitting is the key
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: My cam gear status

Further to Dan’s comment, please make sure that when you reinstall the generator it is not too loose or binding against the cam gear. And yes I would continue to run it!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought I had seen it all...
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Thought I had seen it all...

My guess is it was a method of reducing the leakage effect of worn valve guides
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick your choice
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Pick your choice

I know this doesn’t directly answer your question, but these are my two favorites.
These are colour samples from my local powder coater with the names. I hope it helps.
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by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring gear attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Ring gear attachment

You can rethread the ring gear holes with the 1/4” 20 tap. Be sure to use Loktite on the threads. I don’t think the spools by themselves will fling enough oil
by Les Schubert
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Further to Bill’s posting, I think his is probably straight enough
by Les Schubert
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1435

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

I have straightened enough rear axle housings over the years! Fairly easy to do with just a oxyacetylene torch.
I made a set of testing fixtures and I will try to post some pictures
by Les Schubert
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Terry The engine that I built in the ‘70’s has been totally reliable. No bearing or piston or valve issues! I am AMATEUR machinest with no formal training and the majority of the work I did myself. Yes I am a very skilled mechanical engineer with a long career manufacturing and inventing rotating ma...
by Les Schubert
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

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I hope these pictures help

Cam gear;
Several options. As pictured the front of a T cam has been added to the A cam. The first time I did this I refitted the T gear to the front of the A cam
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

I didn’t rebore the cam bores. Machined the camshaft bearing surfaces to fit with about.001-.0015 clearance. Removed the rear cam bushing. No wear problems
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

The cam pictured installed in a A cranked T engine is capable of cruising easily at 75 mph and is capable of 100 mph. It pulls strongly to 5,000 rpm.
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Here is a picture of me sitting in it about 1985 as the body is progressing
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Steve You can buy a kit from some of the usual suppliers that is designed to “fix” excessive end float of the camshaft. It uses the front cover to control this. When I did this 45 years ago I brazed up some spots on the front cover and ground them to fit. That solution is still working on that engin...
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

All the best to Stan
by Les Schubert
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Bud
The bigger camshaft allows for a MUCH more aggressive cam profile. The cam pictured is about.320 lift. The engine requires 4 separate intake runners to get a decent lower end torque but pulls strong to 5,000 rpm!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1632

Re: sure mike cranks

Interesting comments about the back of the 13 Canadian blocks. I have two of them (one in service with about 5000 miles now on it by me).
The other is getting a Schubert version shortened A crank. I will have to look at it as it is in process
by Les Schubert
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Finally got enough snow cleared to get to the shop (we had 15” here Monday Tuesday)
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by Les Schubert
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Sean
I will try to take some pictures and post them. Probably tomorrow.
by Les Schubert
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone had a Spring break at the centre bolt?
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Anyone had a Spring break at the centre bolt?

I had it happen on a rear taper leaf. Fortunately not the main leaf. Fortunately we have a local spring manufacturer and between us I got a new taper leaf made!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

I’ve done a couple of them. No problem with the lifters.
I’ve done BIG aggressive cam grinds. Had to file notches in the front and center cam bearing bores (2 in the front and 1 in the centre)
Removed the rear cam bearing.
I actually have one in process right now.
by Les Schubert
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: V W oil pump
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: V W oil pump

Rich
What crank are you running?
Drilling a T crank is a CHALLENGE!! (I have done one!!)
I have done the VW pump thing (actually I a new one bracketed for use with a stock length A crank
by Les Schubert
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

Re: T race car

REALLY NICE!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Question
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Oil Question

I’ve been using synthetic for about 20 years in my 2 basically stock T’s. I have no regrets. Oil is cheap, engines are expensive!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

1.625” main bearings I find to be the maximum size main bearings that can be fit using T bolt spacing. The bronze main caps don’t worry me!! I have bought a number of sets of rods from crower and they have always delivered quality!! I have tried the press in wrist pins and I wouldn’t go there again....
by Les Schubert
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

And here is the camshaft extended and the gear on it. The extension is threaded in with a LH thread
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by Les Schubert
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Is there room to the left of the steering column?
Where they are truly useful is on the 13 and earlier cars!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year

Hi In regards to the engine test stand, here are a couple of pictures of my test stand water pipes. Just made from some plumbing fittings and a little machining to make the hoses fit. Now I can run for 5-10 minutes without over heating!! 39CDE1D5-7D90-423C-AD39-E4AE142AE08E.jpeg 5E7B3306-E288-4416-A...
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

Made good progress on a second one. I realized I had the pump, the gear and a “home” for it!!
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by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

This is the gear I use for the camshaft.
A Boston H1012L. 10 pitch 12 tooth Left hand
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by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 978

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

Chris
Certainly it is possible to grind the crank for more stroke. BUT consider that the A crank and rods just barely clear the block and require pan dents!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 978

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

Joe
The tag says “C” crank. And I agree with the tag. You will see that I have posted the identical crank and install on another thread.
I acquired a very rusty C crank and it cleaned up nicely to standard A size. And considering that 1-5/8” main bearings is all that the T bolt spacing will handle!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 978

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

One more picture of the crank conversion
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by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 978

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

Here is another option for the crank conversion. I’ve used this method to fix a couple of broken weld jobs. It involves shortening the rear main. The flange is 1” thick and taper bored and shrunk onto the end of the crank. After it is pressed/shrunk in place, it is machined all over. So far totally ...
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Unfortunately I have decided to walk away from that project as there were more issues to solve than I felt I wanted to deal with!!
Kevin Pharis has agreed to take it on!!
Fill out this form and you should be able to get a quote!!
https://www.crower.com/forms/connectingrod/
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An idea I tried today
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: An idea I tried today

So got the line boring done today. Re aligned within about.001”!!
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by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Connecting rods;
Recently I was working on the 2up 2down T engine project and realized that it was going to need “custom” connecting rods. Crower quoted me about $1,500.00 for a set of 4, which considered fair and reasonable.
I hope this helps
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed trailer tie downs
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Enclosed trailer tie downs

A suitable “spreader” attachment so the winch is connected to the front axle by BOTH shackles would probably do it.
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

The “flywheel windage tray” concept I first used in the ‘70’s and it has worked great. Part of it is the drilled transmission shaft. I have installed a small spray nozzle above the bands. This engine is getting a era accessory 3 speed sliding gear transmission, so some of that lubrication is yet to ...
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

Yes the aluminum cylinder with the screen is the oil “pickup” The elevation of the pump is a function of the location of the camshaft and the length of the oil pump, so I really have no decision there. The oil pickup I located to a “practical” location low in the pan. The camshaft extension is by dr...
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

Years ago I thought about building a drive adapter that fit in there with the generator behind it with the idea of mounting the oil pump below it. Also considered the “dry sump” concept.
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

Yes the flywheel fits just fine!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

Hank
I interested in the system you describe. Please provide some more information??

My experience with the VW is that I ALWAYS “blip” the throttle immediately on start up and then it worked OK. Now I’m trying to make it more “idiot proof “ so my heirs can have fun with it!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: A different oil pump option

I had to extend the back of the camshaft about one and a half inches.
I figure the advantage is that priming the oil pump is longer a issue as the pump is immersed in the oil!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

A different oil pump option

Using a flathead V8 oil pump. To alleviate any confusion about oiling the transmission, the transmission shaft has a hole down the center and a side hole and is fed from the rear main bearing. I first used this concept over 40 years ago and it worked great! 78F6F9FC-58A4-43D8-9A49-0F259BBCD581.jpeg ...
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

If you are installing a “oversized crank” then I have used 5” long for the rear main and 7” long for the front and centre.
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

I have used “grade 8” fine thread bolts and nuts for all my “odd ball” T engines. 1/2” diameter of course. I will get you a length later today(assuming you are doing a “oversized crank”. For the 3rd main I grind off a flat on the head. I don’t bother with cotter pins, I use a torque wrench (just lik...
by Les Schubert
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: Running without coolant?

Here is my solution!!
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Fill it up and still lots of access. About $10.00 worth of plumbing fittings!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cycle Guards (Fenders)
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Cycle Guards (Fenders)

Looks like a decent design! The other option I would consider is making a couple of new spindles that additionally would accommodate front brake backing plates. Yes I know it sounds like a lot of work, but I have done it and it wasn’t too bad. The fringe benefit was that I tilted the king pins in li...
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: one piece steel felloe/rim wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: one piece steel felloe/rim wheels

I have 3 in 30x3-1/2. They have good spokes and hubs. If you want them we should talk!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An idea I tried today
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: An idea I tried today

And here is the cap to bore
And here is the cap to bore
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An idea I tried today
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

An idea I tried today

It is inevitable that when line boring blocks that you will have a “gosh dang” experience. And you end up with one bearing that needs to be “fixed”!! So I had a centre main cap that I was not happy with the adherence of the babbit. I have 5 good surfaces and 1 that I decided to redo. So now the stru...
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: 1911 rear axle

If someone needs a nice pair of housing for that era I can help!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ring and Pinion set #1
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Ring and Pinion set #1

I would run them,especially if money was tight
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Fuel pump

If I was going to do this I would install a “swing check” (no springs) in parallel to the pump. Then I would probably have the best of both options!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

So it looks like we have a “arrangement”!!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Jeffery
The cam grind that is with this crank is available to be done to your engine!! It is a grind I stumbled onto in the ‘70’s and it only works good with non-Siamese ports. It will help a T block go 100 mph or more!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

I’m walking away from it as I have concluded that I have WAY too many projects and this one will certainly consume a bunch of time!! Properly built I don’t know of any reason that it wouldn’t be quite reliable and civilized. Currently I have 6 other T based engine projects (not one of which is stock...
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Gene
Didn’t get yours yet, so I sent you one!!
All the best
Les
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin you would qualify
by Les Schubert
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

2 up 2 down project

I have decided to walk away from this project.
If you will pay the shipping I will pass on the crank and cam. The only criteria is that you convince me that you can carry on and I will share everything I have learned.
All the best
Les
Probably best to contact me off the website!
by Les Schubert
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)
Replies: 32
Views: 1623

Re: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)

Some of the comments really are counter to my experience. I have owned ,and run a Roof 8(Laurel model 40) head for years. It has a factory supplied adapter for a NH carb, and I have run that on a 27 4dr for a number of years with zero problems!! I had a flex choke cable and after dialing in the mixt...
by Les Schubert
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can i run low head using domed pistons
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Can i run low head using domed pistons

I run the high dome pistons with a low head on my 13. No problem and hand crank it.
BUT when building it, trial fit with no head gasket (and perhaps some plasticine on the potential “pinch points”) just to be sure of no “interference”!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Those roads we used to travel

The 7th picture sure reminds me of roads by the farm when I was a kid!!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ross steering box for 26-7 T
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Ross steering box for 26-7 T

Steve
Thank you for the picture. It verifies what I was thinking. I have cast a couple of those as well as a couple of the early version as RHD (as I want one for my 13).
Additionally the early one is at a slightly different angle!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

Here is my version. I use it for run testing and I am 6’4” so I want it tall!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ross steering box for 26-7 T
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Ross steering box for 26-7 T

Further to the Sprague steering box, here are some pictures of the Ross box.
Perhaps note the bolt in frame boxing part.
The drag link I made using model A tie rod ends
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by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

I laser cut some of these “adapter discs” a few years ago. They fit OK.
I also played around with a hollow steering column shaft so that a horn wire could run up it.
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Jeffery
Thank you for the information. I have a two post hoist which I use often. Right now it has my 67 Mercury M100 project on it(only in Canada)!!
I will pick up a pair of your suggested posts (10 ft should do nicely).
At 71 I REALLY hate crawling around on the floor!
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: shipping a head

I would bolt a piece of 1/4” plywood to the gasket surface. Probably a layer of tape on the gasket Surface first. Then double layer box it in cardboard with LOTS of tape.
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

I have used 32-48 Ford tapered roller bearings on the worm and needle rollers in the sector (all on case hardened 4140).
Sorry but none available for sale (I’m not trolling for business)!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

The Ross uses a frame rail “boxing channel” that goes from the front cross member and back to the firewall mount area. Slips in and bolts up really easily. I guess I need to take some pictures!
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

I have a “competitors” (Ross Cam and Lever), and have made a few copies
by Les Schubert
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1987

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

I would recommend a Ruckstell rear axle conversion. For a cheaper fix changing the rear axle ratio to 4-1 (which actually only involves changing the pinion from a 11 tooth to a 10 tooth). A 9 tooth pinion is available which gets you to a 4.44-1 ratio. But I think the Ruckstell is the best choice (al...
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First snow driving of the year...
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: First snow driving of the year...

Thinking about this I realize that I have a pair of tractor tread 21” tires. With studs they would work pretty good!!

Another option to consider is I’m pretty sure that knobby motorcycle tires are available in 21” size.
by Les Schubert
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First snow driving of the year...
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: First snow driving of the year...

Tire studs might be a option to consider?
by Les Schubert
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Some very interesting pictures!! I guess that I’m not motivated to the same extent, so I won’t be attempting to duplicate the camshaft pictured. The crank pictured is quite helpful though and mine will ultimately bear a resemblance. We are attempting to solve as much of the potential vibration issue...
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Dave I have not done anything to the ports yet. Still working on the “rotating group”. I anticipate opening up the intake ports to about 1”x2”. With modest valves but a fairly radical camshaft I doubt there will be much advantage in going bigger. I don’t remember ever seeing any pictures of the Winf...
by Les Schubert
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heli coil for spark plug holes
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Heli coil for spark plug holes

I have done the repair using genuine Heli Coil a number of times with very satisfactory results!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag rebuild with worn mains..
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Mag rebuild with worn mains..

I agree with Gene on the thrust.
Have you put a dial indicator on the transmission shaft?
by Les Schubert
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

The crank is T stroke but will A diameter journal that is narrower. I was planning to use a set of Townsend aluminum rod castings in conjunction with Scat stroker rod bearings , but the shells are too wide!! So at 71 years and with lots of projects on the go I will just buy a set of custom rods!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Terry I have always connected them to the block side of the bearing using the Ford supplied oil holes. I tap them and plug them prior to babbiting. After line boring and then grooving the babbit to line up with the crank drilled holes, I install tube fittings and run the oil lines roughly where the ...
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Jeffery
Well it weighs a LOT!!
I’ll try to weigh it sometime (probably part of the balancing). Fortunately the balance guy I’m going to use is pretty smart!!
I wonder about the comments about the sound. Personally I don’t expect anything unusual!
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Tim
My guess is it is made from a BIG chunk of round bar on a big engine lathe!! I used to have compressor crankshafts made that way (and a couple of antique car cranks too). No CNC required!
by Les Schubert
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

2 up 2 down line boring done!!

This is very unusual crank (got it from Stan Howe). Decided I should make some progress. The cam of course is unique (320 lift and 215 degrees duration). I just realized that the rods I planned to use won’t fit so I am ordering some specials from Crower. Cylinders for bored and valves are done. Next...