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by Piewagon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

For those interested: I have 0-2000 RPM Tach only face artwork and 0-2500 RPM Tach only artwork. These are not mass produced like the standard Speedo/Tach face and I have to manually punch and cut them out but they are easy to read and work OK. I have been asked to make 0-3000 RPM Tach too and have ...
by Piewagon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

LOL Kim: The problem is that everyone wants me to be spending time on THEIR special product but decided to finish up started projects first but I HAVE spent some time with your Shug coil. Unfortunately I have also found some other Schug coils that have me wondering which came first.
by Piewagon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: New speedometer and tach

To all: Thanks for testing the prototype Dan. It was snowing in Illinois when you took delivery of the prototype and tested it. I very much appreciated that. So a big thank you for all you do for our hobby. This morning my internet has been hit and miss and it has been off since about midnight last ...
by Piewagon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ajustment frontwheels
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Ajustment frontwheels

I cannot speak the language but since the original question was posted in English I am going to answer in the only language I know. What is VERY IMPORTANT but may or may not be mentioned here is that when setting the toe in or toe out you MUST roll the car forward then back at least one full turn of...
by Piewagon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Just a simple warning here. Unlike modern cars the T carburetor is an "updraft" setup. Meaning that the air and gas mixture has to be SUCKED Hard into the intake to get things started. This means you generally have to choke it to start it and sometimes even when it is warm. Make sure to verify that ...
by Piewagon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

The speedo tach as designed can be re-calibrated to operate on any of the common Model T rear end ratios and also with any tires size you have for rear wheels. But the face of the Speedo will have to change because the RPM changes the MPH when the rear end gear and/or tire size changes. I hope to de...
by Piewagon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

I wasn't expecting such a big hit here so going to be busy today. Bench time isn't easy to find time for.
by Piewagon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

6V or 12V? But for heaven's sake don't let anybody know I helped with a distributor setup if I succeed. I will take a look at it. I think somebody once sent me a distributor to use as a wheel chock.
by Piewagon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

Limited stock at this time on a new item. Built in the same housing as the large Model T Ammeter is a combination Speedometer/Tachometer that connects via 2 wires to the working Model T magneto and ground. The device draws only a very small current from the magneto and operates the meter movement to...
by Piewagon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: New Day Timer Brush

I too like New Day timers or I meant to say I like ORIGINAL New Day Timers. I find decent used ones and resurface them but also work on the brushes a bit. If you have a postage scale (even better if you have a digital one that measures ounces and parts of ounces) you can then place your brush agains...
by Piewagon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS EARLY CRANK HANDLE (NOS)
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: FS EARLY CRANK HANDLE (NOS)

I have the Factory drawings for the handle itself as well as the other parts of the hand crank. None of the handles on what I know to be original cars have any portion of them wood. Many if not most of the hard rubber handles used 09-10 did not exactly match the drawing only in the area of the knurl...
by Piewagon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about brass windshield braces and historical information being correct
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Question about brass windshield braces and historical information being correct

One interesting tidbit is that the very last of the Ford windshield braces that went from windshield hinge to front of the frame were not the usual steel tubing with the thin brass casing but were in fact just black enameled tubing - no Brass on them at all but still went from windshield brace to fr...
by Piewagon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 1737

Re: shorten real axle shaft

I personally hate it when a vendor tries to compensate ahead of time for worn out parts which I guess are all supposed to be worn out some magic amount. Shims are available for worn hubs if you can't find good ones but there is no "negative shim" that comes in a length of -1/16 so that you can put a...
by Piewagon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 1227

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

First off make sure you in fact have magneto type bulbs since at a glance they may not be what you think they are. Magneto type bulbs MUST have 2 connections and NEITHER of those connections at the bulb will show any continuity to the outer part of the lamp base. There should be ONLY 2 filament in t...
by Piewagon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 2350

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

Somewhat off subject but not totally - Many years ago when I was designing the Model T Pinion Bearing kit for Fun Projects, Inc I was at what was then the Henry Ford museum archives and the Benson Research Center was not built yet. I was there to obtain all the drawings of the various parts that com...
by Piewagon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2949

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

I have a "T stall" where I work on my T's. I bought a surplus "in the wall" furnace made by Williams which was new but dented on the side where it would never show. It uses natural gas and is a "counterflow" furnace pulling air from above and exhausting it down at the floor. No ducting at all requir...
by Piewagon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1160

Re: possible magnito problem

Please don't be offended by this question. Are you measuring AC volts at the mag post to ground or DC Volts?
by Piewagon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto headlight problem
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Magneto headlight problem

I recently changed the headlights on my 1915 Roadster to run them on a 6V battery. I used 6V bulbs which in fact need a better ground than LED's. Try the simple things first like I did since my problem was a bad ground from the bulb case to the frame. Since the car has a starter added the frame grou...
by Piewagon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Piece Dash Part Number
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: 2 Piece Dash Part Number

Yes the factory number for the dash used as part of the so-called "2 piece dash" is the 1091B but that drawing is for the larger lower piece. The upper piece has a separate drawing number and is the "windshield spacer board". Earlier during 1909 and 1910 the spacer board was different for use with d...
by Piewagon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 1850

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

Has anyone posted the amount of compression (measured in lbs) that the Z head produces or the amount of compression that the Prus head produces.? Just wondering.
by Piewagon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2614

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Since you mentioned a "starter button" twice I am going to assume you have a starter solenoid involved rather than the usual foot switch. On a stock T the power for the ignition and all other power is taken at the foot switch via a solid yellow wire. If you fiddled with the 2 smaller wires at the so...
by Piewagon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Bulbs Failing
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Headlight Bulbs Failing

The third brush adjustment is something you have to be careful with since if it comes loose then the adjustment will "self-advance" since you get more output from a T generator when you move the third brush ring in the same direction that the generator normally spins. Thus it will advance itself if ...
by Piewagon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Bulbs Failing
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Headlight Bulbs Failing

If you are showing 5 amps of charge with headlights ON then I am going to guess you are using a cutout on your generator and you have your charge rate way too high. Without a voltage regulator then the charge voltage can go very high with that much charge rate. Headlight bulbs have a rather short li...
by Piewagon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

My '15 roadster is a June 4 1915 car and it has the round brass switch in the firewall but the car was restored 25 years ago or so and the dash is NOT original based upon the wrong size choke hole and wrong angle drilling of that same hole. The good news for me was that the hole was drilled to somet...
by Piewagon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

OK I understand and that is fine. I am NOT going to post the dimensions here since too many people will read those and assume they are correct for THEIR car too and get into serious problems of fit. The data plate was moving around during the date you gave for your car and the horn was "drilled in p...
by Piewagon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

Are you referring to the casting date on the motor rather than the Motor Number date taken from McCAlley's list? I really want the motor number if you have it since your car is right in the middle of some changes and you might as well get it right.
by Piewagon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

I have the factory drawing for the firewall and also a 1915 Roadster. The hole size changed and the thing moved just we bit too but I cannot off the top of my head remember when. Give me the serial number of your car or production date and I will look it up for you and give you the EXACT location wh...
by Piewagon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer question
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Timer question

I agree that there is a lot of trial and error in getting everything to fit nice but first I think your initial timing is too far retarded and you may find it hard to start this car. I agree with wanting to be absolutely sure that the engine when hand cranked or even with starter aid should have the...
by Piewagon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson

The 15 and 16 cars with magneto headlights are driving with a known problem that Ford didn't solve until later when he added the "dimmer coil" about the same time he changed the horn button to the "Combo Switch" so that he could have horn button and light switch combined. I personally don't think it...
by Piewagon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 3614

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

If you didn't start your radiator installation by measuring the center to center distance between the 2 frame rail holes on top of the frame that the radiator mounting studs pass through then do it when you have the radiator OFF. It is a rare frame that has the correct 21-1/2" wide distance on the m...
by Piewagon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lever won’t stay put
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Lever won’t stay put

Before you start doing anything else you might want to make sure there is nothing that the timer rod is hitting against like perhaps the lower radiator hose and clamp. That rod should travel UNDER the steel radiator tube on its way to the timer. Often that timer rod instead is passing UNDER the lowe...
by Piewagon
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn repair
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Horn repair

According to your profile you have a 1920 T which would have used a magneto horn. Is that the one you need help with?
by Piewagon
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOSS OF POWER
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: LOSS OF POWER

Before dispensing advice I guess I would like to ask a few questions. How long have you owned the T or more specifically have you driven it before on some drives of more than around the block? Sometimes the hand brake will grip tighter going one direction (forward?) than when going the other. To mak...
by Piewagon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No output from generator
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: No output from generator

Hi Harold: Thanks for the kind words. I am keeping busy. I try to chime in if there is something that I can help on. I am working on hopefully putting up an article on my attempt to put a starter on a show quality 1915 Roadster using minimal if any altering of the car. Where I live it is just too da...
by Piewagon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No output from generator
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: No output from generator

Send me an email and lets work on this OFFLINE since committee's formed to help electrical problems have resulted in everybody having a different idea. Do not repeat the flashing thing that you are doing since once is enough. I have some questions and don't like to give advice based upon one questio...
by Piewagon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firewall piece
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Firewall piece

Unfortunately if the dash is not made with the exact correct radius on what is sometimes called the "doghouse" portion of the dash then you can't make it mount totally correctly since the 3 small holes are made to exactly line up with the wood dash pre-drilled pilot holes. I am talking now about fac...
by Piewagon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Starting Problem

This thread is rather confusing from start to finish. Here is what I mean. A battery that was charged overnight and then measured with the battery charger just disconnected would measure higher than 6.25 - it would measure more like 6.8 or higher. It would then slowly (much later) drift back to 6.35...
by Piewagon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

Re: Magneto Problems

15 volts is clearly NOT enough for a good running T. A healthy magneto will idle around 7 or 8 volts and cracking the throttle will quickly and easily put it over 20 volts and usually burn out your 1156 bulb before you finish your testing. The magneto post is not any part of the issue unless the vol...
by Piewagon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing rod adjustment for Anderson timer
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Timing rod adjustment for Anderson timer

I suspect a different problem that sometimes happens to the Anderson Timer only. Of the common timers on the market the Anderson is the only one that can have the contacts themselves get out of adjustment due to wear or sometimes due to the mounting nut for one of the contacts getting loose and then...
by Piewagon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Correct 1915 top to windshield strap?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Correct 1915 top to windshield strap?

A common mistake is that many folks assumed that when Ford began using webbing for the last top bow to body strap that Ford also used that webbing for the front top to windshield hinge strap. Not so. That front strap stayed leather into 1917 at which time the front strap DID change then to the webbi...
by Piewagon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB straight drag link
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: WTB straight drag link

Thanks guys. I think I will look around for awhile and see what I can come up with from the guys in my chapter. I am not in a bind since I can drive the car the way it is while I am looking for the correct length one.
by Piewagon
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB straight drag link
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: WTB straight drag link

Thanks Dave. Might be able to get by with 31-1/4 if nothing else shows up. Trying to "Center" the steering.
by Piewagon
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB straight drag link
Replies: 6
Views: 671

WTB straight drag link

I am needing a decent straight drag link that is 31-1/16 to 31-1/8 long end to end measured without caps on the ends. Don't need the caps.
by Piewagon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: firewall brackets
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Re: firewall brackets

Just to clarify a bit. Pictured above are 2 different bracket types for use on firewalls. For the record ALL wood firewalls were in fact FLAT but they did vary in size a bit. A better way might be to state the early firewalls that used the "butterfly" brackets were those up to and including 1914 and...
by Piewagon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying this horn
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Help identifying this horn

The mounting vertical strip and the lack of a screen on the front if that is a rather large bell make it look to me like a horn used on a 1911 Maxwell Roadster that I owned for awhile. This was a 2 cylinder 1911 Maxwell that is currently owned by a fellow who lives in Huntley IL.