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by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - What is this mod?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: 13T - What is this mod?

AC rear accessory brakes?
by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Routing Distributor wire
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Routing Distributor wire

I hope this helps
I hope this helps
by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Routing Distributor wire
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Routing Distributor wire

I would seriously consider relocating the coil to the front of the engine, probably to the rh water outlet bolt. I’ll look for a picture of mine.
by Les Schubert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator front cosmetics?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Brass radiator front cosmetics?

Well the first rule is DONT apply all that excess solder!! OK so it’s there, so now how to remove it. With careful use of a torch and a rag you can remove a lot of it. A good place to practice is with some copper plumbing pipe and solder and flux. Some fine grit sandpaper (600) can be useful. It wil...
by Les Schubert
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Bikers

I was hoping for a picture of a T powered motorcycle!! I keep thinking about building one.
I like the picture of the BIG headlight. I have something similar that could be used!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period battery charger AC to DC
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: A period battery charger AC to DC

In my youth I made a number of transformers for custom applications. Mostly for converting old battery radios to run of 110. The A voltage (1.5 volts) for the filaments, the B voltage (90 volts) for the main power and in some cases the C voltage of I think about 9 volts. The A was ok as AC. The B of...
by Les Schubert
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE

I have had good results from Sea Foam
by Les Schubert
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement air filter element suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Replacement air filter element suggestions?

252668FF-E787-43E8-9F58-F6CE04D7532E.jpeg 139FCE73-6BBA-4FD9-9253-2B4C9B1B3D38.jpeg 0CFF34AB-67C7-435E-B3E2-4DAB04148B49.jpeg My variant The filter I bought at Canadian Tire. The tubing is a 1-1/4” sink trap. The carb adapter and the filter mounting plate I made. Has LOTS of filter capacity for cou...
by Les Schubert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball bearing 4th main
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Ball bearing 4th main

Jim
I’m pretty sure that Dan has that concern dealt with as I’m pretty sure he is running a “floating transmission shaft”!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutting wood bands
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: cutting wood bands

Dennis
I like the idea. I’ve been running wood bands for about 15 years in my 27, but the brake is about done
by Les Schubert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball bearing 4th main
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Ball bearing 4th main

You don’t say what brand of bearing. I’ve always used a non Chinese name brand like SKF or Fafnir or similar with no trouble.
by Les Schubert
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

The fact that there is no sump visible does not mean that one doesn’t exist. When I build a pressurized T engine I install a dam around the flywheel to keep it out of the oil. So it could provide a satisfactory sump to supply a VW pump on the back of the camshaft. Obviously I don’t know if this exis...
by Les Schubert
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

I’ve responded on Facebook.
Have you changed the oil and filter?
I am probably going to suggest “blipping” the throttle. It’s worked for me on various engines including a A65 Continental aircraft engine
by Les Schubert
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Master Vibrators (the Model T kind)
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Master Vibrators (the Model T kind)

Various of the early versions of coils didn’t have the “rebound spring” on the points (Heinz as a example). The behavior of each individual coil had a lot of variation. As stated above, the master vibrator solved some of the issues.
by Les Schubert
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v Alternator gear or belt? Best price with quality?
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: 12v Alternator gear or belt? Best price with quality?

To clarify I should have said “permanent magnet fields “!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v Alternator gear or belt? Best price with quality?
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: 12v Alternator gear or belt? Best price with quality?

The original T starter didn’t care about polarity when it came to rotation because of the wound field coils. Your new starter may have magnet fields and might be sensitive to polarity and rotation. I would certainly want to check outside the engine!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?

Now if you don’t have all the fancy era tools to do this then I would use my “bearing splitter puller”(available at better tool stores). It is a puller that you will get enough use of to justify the cost.
by Les Schubert
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question about brass
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: A question about brass

Further to Jem’s Posting, I had the levers on my ‘13 gold plated on my platers advice. VERY little extra and NEVER need to polish them. I will certainly consider doing it again as I’m not really good at polishing brass. Fortunately I live in a dry climate and the brass survives pretty good. On a sid...
by Les Schubert
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Under bed spare tire carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Under bed spare tire carrier

Ford offered a spare tire carrier for 26-7 pickups that bolted to the left side top mount and bolted to the running board. Yes it did block the drivers door but it certainly made the spare very handy. I have one for my project and could certainly take a picture if you are interested
by Les Schubert
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 44 Tooth ring gear-SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: 44 Tooth ring gear

I have never seen one, but the thought occurs to me that coupled with a 9 tooth pinion, you will now have a 4.89-1 gear ratio. Could possibly pull a plow with it!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T versus Model A Valve Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Model T versus Model A Valve Springs

I built a T engine with a really high performance A cam and the T springs float at about 4300 rpm!! So a useful built in rev limiter on a flathead T engine
by Les Schubert
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Kerry mentions insufficient piston to cylinder clearance and this is a really common problem. The T engine requires substantially more clearance (.005” works well) than most other engines and if the machine shop is not familiar with T engines then they will usually fit them too tight. I learned this...
by Les Schubert
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

I have used them on a POWERFUL (about 60HP) speedster with a stock type rear axle. They have survived just fine. I wouldn’t bother on a Ruckstell because the thrust load is taken by the ball bearing where I always install the HEAVY Duty 7,000 series angular contact one. The other side is fine with a...
by Les Schubert
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

When I saw the title of the thread I was thinking this!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

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: 1118

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: 2031

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: 1118

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: 2031

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: 762

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: 27
Views: 2399

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: 705

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: 2752

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: 1214

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: 2752

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 16
Views: 1467

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: 392

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: 1006

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: 2752

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: 2752

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: 1215

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: 1215

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: 432

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: 537

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: 1871

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: 611

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: 919

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: 1618

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: 536

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: 1288

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: 1774

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: 1212

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: 1449

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: 1333

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: 1333

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: 1300

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: 1300

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: 1520

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: 1242

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: 1205

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: 1096

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: 1333

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 950

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: 950

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: 950

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: 950

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: 950

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: 950

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: 1130

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: 1347

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: 1347

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: 1347

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: 724

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: 724

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: 1754

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: 1754

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: 1659

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: 1593

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: 1593

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: 1593

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: 1593

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: 639

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: 837

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: 34
Views: 3958

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: 4268

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: 1576

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: 1870

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: 349

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: 3064

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: 441

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: 704

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: 1013

Re: 4th main

Mark
The bearing includes a seal on each side