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by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 8964

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

This was actually covered in my "Major Transmission Goof" post just yesterday, and here's my decision.... Completed my 90% engine assembly, only to find that the bands don't line up with the drums.........arrgghh! Spend yesterday tearing the whole thing apart and have decided to add a .065 steel shi...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 2710

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

The decision as to what's "on topic" or "off topic" can be vexing to say the least. Face it.......the moderators have a tough job to do. They want to keep anything T related on the main forum, but folks are going to be tempted to start talking about everything from a new litter of puppies to how a d...
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need a measurement favor....
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: I need a measurement favor....

Thanks Dave. Assuming my crank will measure on the low side, facing it would have removed even more material and would account for my line up problems. Really appreciate the effort and information!
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need a measurement favor....
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

I need a measurement favor....

Could I get someone to measure the thickness of a standard crankshaft flange for me? I have a growing suspicion that mine was faced off to true it up and a bit too much was removed, causing my drum/band alignment problem. Thanks!
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Before you take everything apart, look very carefully at the position of the top ends of the connecting rods with the pistons. If all 4 are not centered, but forward in the block, then I would suspect the crankshaft thrust to be too far forward. If you do need to remove the crankshaft, it would be ...
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha finds
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: Chickasha finds

I’ve passed up hundreds of those running board fences or whatever you call them over the years so I bought one. I couldn’t pass up a genuine “Bool” hubcap for 25¢ either. Need some more? I got three of them on some 28-29 model A wheels for FREE! Looks like some importer was trying to skate around F...
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Trailer Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Trailer Question

Morning Dan, When you say it "pulls worse", do you mean wandering or swaying? If so, check all you tire pressures (obvious) and make sure the tires are "trailer rated". There IS a difference in trailer tire construction, using heavier sidewalls to prevent sway. It the trailer equipped with a sway ta...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

I doubt it. Despite the crooked flange (just an oversight I'm sure) everything fit like it was supposed to. Besides, Ed down in Carson City set up the basic block for me and he's done a "few" T engines in the past.
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Thanks Henry, I'll bear that in mind after I get it apart and see what's what. The overlap of each band is just about 1/16" + on the adjacent drum. The spacing between the drums is nice and uniform, so I lost some space somewhere! The pan is a replacement and was straightened on a jig in my presence...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

The crank was checked for cracks, welded to bring up the surface and turned/ground between centers to .020" under. The crank flange isn't really the culprit here....the .010 was removed to simply true it up. No, the majority of the error is mine because I ground material from the gear faces on the d...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Thanks for the encouragement guys..........Just came in for a bit of lunch after pulling the hog's head and removing all the crankcase bolts (an air ratchet is your friend here!). I'm going back out and set up my engine crane and stand, then I'll remove the block from the crankcase. The part that RE...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Like you said Jim one step forward, two steps back! The only thing I can think of is that I used parts from at least three transmissions....the decision to grind material from the face of the shafts was mine alone. Mike Bender was nice enough to talk to me at that time and yet neither of us could ac...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Well Steve, remember that sage old advice......"In an emergency, step on all three pedals at once".
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3105

Major transmission assembly goof........

This post will be a bit long, but I need to present the information in order to get advice or help. I've been working on rebuilding my 1918 engine for almost a year, as money and time would permit. It was a mess......everything but the block, flywheel and crankshaft needed replacement. The engine it...
by George Andreasen
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Relocating The Hand/Emergency Brake
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Relocating The Hand/Emergency Brake

Henry, I'm a bit confused........it looks like the original brake handle is still mounted/operational. Did you take the pictures before removing it? In any case, I like the conversion. Clean and neat.
by George Andreasen
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To weld or not to weld.........
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: To weld or not to weld.........

Thanks everyone...and I'm aware of the dangers of creating stress areas by stiffening the frame. They were MADE to twist! In fact, I was offered a complete speedster frame, but it was boxed for it's full length so I turned it down. As long as the major portion of the rails are allowed to flex it sho...
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 2556

Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

Got my surprise of the day when I walked into Ace Hardware to buy a light bulb. I just wanted an ordinary bulb.......say 60 watts or so......to keep my tankless water heater in the garage from freezing. All I found were LED and a few specialized bulbs, but NO incandescents at all. Even those flame s...
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To weld or not to weld.........
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

To weld or not to weld.........

........that is the question! Now that my engine rebuild is almost complete, it's time to think about a speedster frame. My plan for lowering it (around 5") is to use a square tube front cross member that will enclose the spring at frame rail height. The rear will be two simple brackets that will lo...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Rod boring lathe

I made an attachment for my old 9" South Bend lathe that looks remarkably like that. It was anchored in my milling attachment for adjustment and bolted to the cross slide with a boring bar placed between centers. It worked so well that I did the rods in a 1934 model B engine several times......by ma...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Demountable rim plating
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Re: Demountable rim plating

I thought zinc plating WAS galvanizing................
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 155
Views: 12853

Re: Model T Special build.

THAT is the way a speedster should be built! I have a question though......you weren't clear as to whether using heat on the sheet metal was a mistake or not. Seems to me that heat would definitely be necessary in order to form the panels without distortion. Or did I read that wrong? (probably)
by George Andreasen
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Magnet Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Magneto Magnet Questions

Adam's excellent post details the best way to go. To my knowledge, there are two crack detection tests: Magnaflux and Magnaglow, both used in aircraft engine work. Probably the best way to find such a service would be to start at your local airport, and ask the aircraft mechanic. The interesting thi...
by George Andreasen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Model T Exploded!
Replies: 18
Views: 2382

Re: This Model T Exploded!

Actually, this was Henry's first attempt at what he called a "stationary assembly line". The idea was to drop all the parts in one place and have a completed car. Alas, it didn't fare too well. I understand the Ford engineer who came up with the idea was dismissed not long after........................
by George Andreasen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Venting rear diff
Replies: 20
Views: 2184

Re: Venting rear diff

Steve Jelf wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:23 am
The carburetor has an air vent under the name plate. That's why you've never heard of anybody having trouble with their carburetor bearings.
Bwahahahaha! :lol: And all this time I thought that muffler bearings were the culprit..............
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 2979

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

This really has no bearing on the OP's post....just something I did to my first T back in the seventies. There were no reproduction manifolds back then, so I cut two matching flanges from 1/4" plate steel. One flange was split with a hacksaw, then welded back together behind the threaded section of ...
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Lang’s Catalog
Replies: 22
Views: 2190

Re: New Lang’s Catalog

I'm still waiting for an Ebay purchase that's several days overdue. I'm told the P.O. is having a heck of a time with the weather around the U.S. this winter. That might explain the condition of your catalog. Several years ago I received a catalog in the mail, completely shredded up in a ziploc bag....
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 2186

Re: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend

"Also when I put the hand brake lever on high gear (all the way in front) it shudders and shakes a lot before it stabilises." I'd suspect a worn clutch also, but the above is VERY telling. I once went for a ride in a T touring being offered for sale because of transmission trouble, with the seller ...
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 2186

Re: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend

Deleted due to double post.......... :roll:
by George Andreasen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hog head oil leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Hog head oil leak

A trick I learned some years ago that is commonly used on aircraft engines is placing a thread along the center line of the gasket. This will fill any imperfections and form a dam so oil can't get past. Same thing I was taught in aeronautics training years ago. Almost every opposed aircraft engine ...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 5160

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

What? I can't believe it............not one "Canardly" in the whole bunch! You know, as in "Canardly get up a hill"...........
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clear coat my 1926 fordor body
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Clear coat my 1926 fordor body

One of the techniques used by stationary engine collectors to preserve an engine's "working clothes" (i.e. not restored) is to coat it with linseed oil. The excess is wiped off after a day or so, leaving a pretty durable finish that excludes air/water and further deterioration. Not saying it's the b...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flange is off!
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Flange is off!

Heat..............the great equalizer! I never thought of a bucket and fire........with that line of thought, a barbecue would work too!

Good job, and we're looking forward to more posts on your progress.
by George Andreasen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I remove this wheel flange?
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: How do I remove this wheel flange?

Steve, I have to disagree about the puller. Although they solve a lot of problems, they can also bend thin things like that flange. Many moons ago I had a similar problem. I took it to the gentleman who was helping me at the time and he first tried a puller....no go. His next attempt was my introduc...
by George Andreasen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare Earth Magnet Flywheel Magneto
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: Rare Earth Magnet Flywheel Magneto

I just finished a similar setup, based on the idea in this post. I machined a 3/4" x 14 1/4" solid aluminum disk, with holes for attaching where the magnet bases were anchored into the flywheel. Around the perimeter at the 16 magnet positions, I drilled and placed 6 1/4" x 1/4" Samarium Cobalt perma...
by George Andreasen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 craigslist truck
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Well, it IS in nice, original shape.......if the word original means "runs well and needs nothing major". Although it wasn't used in this ad that I could see, I get awfully tired of people throwing the word "patina" around. It used to mean unpolished silver or pewter. Now it's used to describe every...
by George Andreasen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 2005

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

Sadly, for every Model T that is brought back to life, there is another one slowly rotting away in someone's garage or shed. You know, it was grand dad's pride and joy, he restored it back in the 50's, 60's, or 70's. It has 4 flat tires, and hasn't seen the light of day in 40 years and is piled hig...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start with a distributor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Free start with a distributor?

George--when the spark lever is moved from advance to retard, the points are already open, and the condenser is not charged ,the points need to close to charge things this takes place when the spark is retarded.the points open when the lever is advanced. causing ignition. Whoops...........I didn't ...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Seals?
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Valve Seals?

I used to have a lathe that dated from the 1860's with cast iron spindle bearings that was still tight and accurate. Cast iron (the engine block) makes a very good bearing surface due to high amounts of free carbon, as long as it's kept clean and well lubricated. Take away the lubrication and wear s...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT USPS rate hikes
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: OT USPS rate hikes

Economics discussions have no interest for me. Price increases are usually the result of someone's greed or poor planning, but I end up paying for it. All I know is that a small part that I paid ten bucks for costs as much to ship. At the rate they're going, it's going to be cheaper to drive there a...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3345

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

Wood gasifiers.........chars wood until combustible gasses are produced and fed to the engine. Very simple to make at home and many were used in England and Australia during WWII. Only downside: You have what looks like a boiler strapped to the back of your prize brass T.......
by George Andreasen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start with a distributor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Free start with a distributor?

Hang on a second...........if the engine isn't rotating, the points aren't opening. How does that produce a spark and a "free start"?
by George Andreasen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is an Ebay listing allowed on the forum?
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Is an Ebay listing allowed on the forum?

While scrolling through Ebay, looking for anything interesting I found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-K-W-Elevated-Timer-Ignition-For-Model-T-A-Ford/382757746524?hash=item591e23b75c:g:nNUAAOSwmvpcT4~C:rk:34:pf:0 I'm building a VW distributor setup for my T, but thought it might be of interes...
by George Andreasen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Got kicked off again.
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Re: Got kicked off again.

Tony's got the right idea. That's how I finally solved all of my login problems.......just made it a bookmark. Thanks to our mods for that tip!
by George Andreasen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question for the machinist in the group
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: A question for the machinist in the group

Be aware that the reamer requires a guide that fits in the valve head hole. Otherwise, the reamer can get tilted during the operation. Any machinist should be able to make one for you from mild steel, so that it's a "light" fit in the portion of the hole that is straight. After installing the guide,...
by George Andreasen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When were the brass magneto magnet spools used . ???
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: When were the brass magneto magnet spools used . ???

My 1918 engine has a full set of brass (looks more like bronze) spools. I reused them during the rebuild.
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anti Semitic History Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 3040

Re: Anti Semitic History Controversy

I've known about Henry's anti Semitic views for some time, but your post piqued my interest so I went looking. I found that all four volumes of "The International Jew" are available in reprint form and unabridged. I think I'll order a set....just to put them on the shelf next to my T books, if nothi...
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup spare tire holder
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: Pickup spare tire holder

I consider locating the spare under the pickup bed a good idea.......keeps it neatly out of the way, yet accessible. However.......... My 2003 F150 uses the same setup, but with a special anti theft "key" that you mount on the end of the rod stored under the hood. Inserting the key allows you to low...
by George Andreasen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3565

Re: Oil Leak Help

I just finished rebuilding my hog's head and have it ready to install on the engine. I used the "O" ring method of sealing and I think it will work quite well, as I can just feel the resistance of the rings when I move the pedals. I used a conical shaped grindstone to form the surfaces inside the pe...
by George Andreasen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Grade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Bolt Grade?

Going back to my original statement, I don't think I'd want a "hardened and ground" spindle bolt...........unless the manufacturer can assure me that it's NOT hard as glass, or anywhere near it. Having a king pin break at 30 mph could really foul up your day! Basically, you want something "tough", b...
by George Andreasen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet charger.
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Magnet charger.

I built a magnet charger for use on my old flywheel engine magnetos. I used 1 1/4" mild steel round stock for the cores, covered with two slip on cardboard tubes. The tubes were wrapped with five pounds EACH of 17 gauge magnet wire, taped, then connected in series with a heavy diode (this is a plug ...
by George Andreasen
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Grade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: Bolt Grade?

I would tend to agree. A common grade two bolt will bend or flex for a long time, while a higher grade might fracture from stress. I suspect Henry's bolts were at least a little better than our modern grade two though, since he was a fan of vanadium steel in just about everything else. I've assemble...
by George Andreasen
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fred Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 3417

Re: Fred Houston

I didn't know Fred, but am sorry to hear of such a loss to our hobby. Would it be appropriate to suggest that his contributions be made available in the form of his posts? You know, anything that he contributed put into an accessible format for others in the future.
by George Andreasen
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A quick pedal question..........
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: A quick pedal question..........

Once again, thanks everyone..... Scott, the pedal cams are all correctly installed, although to be honest your comment about "little to no slop" in the cam surfaces has me wondering. I does take a bit of forward motion before the pedals cam outward....but that amount of "slop" is very uniform. Dan, ...
by George Andreasen
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A quick pedal question..........
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: A quick pedal question..........

Thanks for the replies everyone! I just gave the whole thing a good look-over and that brake pedal is DEFINITELY too far forward....almost 3"....and would hit the floor boards. As for the O rings, they're having very little affect on the pedals, just a tiny bit of resistance to let me know they're d...
by George Andreasen
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A quick pedal question..........
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

A quick pedal question..........

I just finished rebuilding my hog's head this evening. Looks nice.....new parts inside, auxiliary oiler fixture on and everything painted. I used the "O" ring trick on the pedal shafts also, so leaks should be minimal. I stood back to admire my work and noticed for the first time that the low speed ...
by George Andreasen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 4454

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

Well, if you go to remove that nut after its been on there for a few years, you may give anything for one of those wrenches! Don't even think about a pipe wrench......they ruin things in short order. You might consider the exhaust nut retainer sold by the vendors. It's a very simple and inexpensive ...
by George Andreasen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great service from Snyder's
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Great service from Snyder's

Nothing but praise for Snyder's. I've been using them as my sole provider and they never let me down. What surprised me was the shipping time....amazing. I can virtually count on getting my parts within two days flat!
by George Andreasen
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More info on the Model S Herb I. posted, and the "good Doctor Pagel"
Replies: 30
Views: 2353

Re: More info on the Model S Herb I. posted, and the "good Doctor Pagel"

This is worse than one of those old Saturday Evening Post sagas............can't wait for the next installment!
by George Andreasen
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with a pin size.........
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Need help with a pin size.........

Well, here's the final result... First of all, I finally gave up on trying to drive the pins out. Heat, a punch and large hammer had NO effect. Rusted pretty solid, so now we drill them out. Had to cut the old shaft in order to remove the slow speed cam from the hog's head. Carefully lined everythin...
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with a pin size.........
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Need help with a pin size.........

Thanks for the information everyone. I'll try drilling/driving as suggested........wish me luck!
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo T Campers
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: Old photo T Campers

Boy, you can sure tell it was a different era................who wears a bow tie and white shirt while camping these days? George, that's what I encountered when I first got my T. I set out to find out in period newspapers and other photos what people were wearing in the way of casual clothing in t...
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with a pin size.........
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Need help with a pin size.........

I'm faced with having to remove both the pedal and cam on my low speed shaft, then replace the shaft with a new one. I attacked the cam pin first, grinding down the head and attempted to heat, then drive the pin out......it won't budge, so it looks like drilling it out is the only solution. So, what...
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 5102

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Well, the last really stupid mistake I made was back in 1966 with my first car, a 1962 Plymouth. I had a group of friends over...all car "experts" like me....on a Saturday to help me change the oil, which was dutifully drained and the new filter installed. We were in the process of pouring fresh 30 ...
by George Andreasen
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2564

Re: Lucky Find!

Very cool. I filled the can in my ‘21 and oil went everywhere.... so I had it powder coated gloss black to match the car and now it looks great, especially empty! Jeff Jeff, this is where gas tank sealer does double duty. Clean out the inside with lacquer thinner, allow to dry and slosh with a tiny...
by George Andreasen
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 8232

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

I finally got everything I needed to install wood bands in my transmission.....including a rather neat little countersink that I modified for the job. The first band took me about three hours. The other two about an hour each, but everything fit which is saying something for non demountable bands! N...
by George Andreasen
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo T Campers
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: Old photo T Campers

Boy, you can sure tell it was a different era................who wears a bow tie and white shirt while camping these days?
by George Andreasen
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Service and Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Old Service and Repair

The only thing important in that first picture is the price of Red Crown gasoline........28 cents! What a rip off!
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT, "All Alone,------"
Replies: 22
Views: 2563

Re: OT, "All Alone,------"

Try some Melatonin, available at any good drug store in the vitamin section. It's NOT a sleep aid.......it's the natural chemical that your body produces to induce sleep. Just take one tablet a half hour before going to bed and you'll actually feel yourself relax.
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT, "All Alone,------"
Replies: 22
Views: 2563

Re: OT, "All Alone,------"

I'm another "night owl". if you check my forum times, you'll find that most are around 1:00 am to 4:00 am. My doctor told me that I have insomnia, but not to lose any sleep over it........... :o
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo A crate of T
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Re: Old photo A crate of T

That photo reminds me of how Jeeps were shipped in WWII......virtually the same setup. Frame bolted to the crate bottom and wheels packed inside or on top. And who was manufacturing/shipping the Jeeps? Why, Ford of course!
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 2857

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

Interesting thread. What would be most important is using a steel line - NEVER copper. Over the years we have lost several Model Ts and at least two owners have died when a copper line cracked and fuel caught fire. Now there is one for the “Rumor Mill”... Any actual documentation that this really h...
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT lathe question
Replies: 12
Views: 1607

Re: OT lathe question

Don't fiddle with modifying spindle speeds until you find the actual problem. On any gearbox style lathe, your feed speed (and hence, your finish) determines the result. Since the feed speed is determined by the finest thread setting, spindle speed doesn't affect it much. In fact, most of my ancient...
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 2857

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

The problem with the fitting isn’t so much will it seal if you tighten it as it is will it be positioned for the fuel line to fit. Cast iron will break if you over tighten a fitting into it but you can cut the threads a little deeper with an 1/8” pipe thread tap carefully so that it will screw in t...
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What tool to chamfer transmission cams?
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: What tool to chamfer transmission cams?

Thanks for the advice on depth Dan. I plan to use this stunt when I rebuild my hog's head, but I've never seen anything on depth.
by George Andreasen
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CarFax article about a 1913 Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: CarFax article about a 1913 Model T

You know, that really IS a good article! The author was very careful to explain operation in detail for someone who has probably never even SEEN a T, let alone know how to start and drive it. Well done. Thanks for posting. I remember reading somewhere......maybe here......about a potential T buyer a...
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 7663

Re: Lets see your Speedster

They're all GORGEOUS......and give me ideas for the car I hope to start this spring. Walt, did you ever give thought to simply sanding and varnishing that beautiful wood body? Don't get me wrong, it turned out nice but the wood "would" have really made a different car!
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Texas Terror" T Stage Coach
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: "Texas Terror" T Stage Coach

I saw that same movie not too long ago. The T "chase scenes" made the whole thing in my opinion.

Now waiting for the commentary on whether the side lamps, dash, springs, etc. are all correct........................ :lol:
by George Andreasen
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!
Replies: 16
Views: 2018

Re: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!

The engineer's approach is effective and amusing..........but it will never take the place of a (select favorite dog breed) with an appetite for ankles!
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Experimental 6 cylinder Model T
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Re: Experimental 6 cylinder Model T

I have to wonder at the reason for the engines. Was Edsel's father THAT determined to keep the T in production? The engine no doubt produced more power, but at a weight cost for sure. That means a complete re-engineering of the entire frame, front suspension and axle components if nothing else. I su...
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT-- Old Photograph- That famous guy from Boston!
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: OT-- Old Photograph- That famous guy from Boston!

Wow........if that's an Austin, those things have better springs than I imagined!
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening transmission bands
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Straightening transmission bands

I have non-demountable bands in my transmission and have started installing wood bands. I checked the steel bands on an old drum and managed to pound them fairly round. I've only drilled the holes in the wood so far, but noticed that the ends of the metal bands are slightly bent inwards at the lugs,...
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a strange log in page...now two
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Getting a strange log in page...now two

I took your advice Jeff, and saved the link to my favorites.........works a treat! Instantaneous and direct. Thank you! :mrgreen:
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a strange log in page...now two
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Getting a strange log in page...now two

Just to be clear Jeff........this wasn't a complaint, just making you aware. As for patience, not to worry. I'm retired and don't get paid by the hour anymore.................... :lol:
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buzz Saw Govenor Design
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: Buzz Saw Govenor Design

That's an air governor, same principle as used on Briggs and Stratton engines for years. A simple, light pivoted "paddle" is struck by the fan air stream. If the stream slows down (load on engine) a spring pulls the fan forward and pulls the linkage to the throttle, speeding up the engine. As the ai...
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a strange log in page...now two
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Getting a strange log in page...now two

Originally, when I clicked on MTFCA in my favorites, I was taken to a page where I had to select the 2019 forum. Then I could select the forum, classifieds, etc. Suddenly a few days ago, clicking on that page brought up a SECOND page where I had to click on the 2019. That went on for a few days and ...
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 2051

Re: I have this fan...................

A reverse left handed drill bit will sometimes (if you are lucky) grab and spin out the stuck screw without any further action on your part. :) There's more to it than that..........the left hand bit "rides over" the threads and doesn't dig in. The result is no damaged threads after the drilling is...
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member just saying "Hi!"
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Re: New Member just saying "Hi!"

Welcome to the hobby and this forum! You'll not find a better way to squander your money, anywhere. Actually, the cars and the history are fascinating due to their impact on America and the world. They're easy to understand, fun to work on and provide a "rolling history lesson" for kids who've never...
by George Andreasen
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 2051

Re: I have this fan...................

Well, I found out that a small impact wrench........set on minimum.......will definitely break off a screw head. Dave, I may just take you up on that offer after I try a little drilling tomorrow. I have a set of left hand drill bits that work well in steel or iron, but I have my doubts on this one. ...
by George Andreasen
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 2051

I have this fan...................

I'm desperately trying to save the fan pulley/hub for my 1918 engine. The fan blades are junk, but the aluminum pulley is in decent, usable shape. Unfortunately, all four rusty steel screws are frozen solid in the aluminum. So far, I've heated the screw heads with a propane torch (to keep temperatur...
by George Andreasen
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

My 1919 Dykes has the same instructions and suggests that you have the butcher cut the bacon into strips at LEAST 1/4" thick. The writer states that it keeps longer that way...................???

Probably handy for the inevitable burned out rod bearing I guess.
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor Flush
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Motor Flush

According to the directions the Dextron should be replenished with each oil change, the purpose of which is for smoother band engagement. Dextron does have a mild detergent effect, so it should keep the crud in suspension. The bands/instructions are Jim Guinn's, but through a vendor.
by George Andreasen
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor Flush
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Motor Flush

I just got a set of wood bands for my engine, and the instructions say to add 4 oz. of Dextron transmission fluid to the oil before using. They must have a good reason...............
by George Andreasen
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK

Regarding the making of pushrods.....I've made many over the years (for various engines) from unhardened drill rod. The rod can be obtained from any good steel supply store and is available in all the standard fractional sizes and in three foot lengths. Unless they have to be drilled for oil, they m...
by George Andreasen
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT But will keep you busy for a while
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: OT But will keep you busy for a while

Now THAT was worth watching! Be sure to view the "Driving in New York City in 1928". The T cab driver is the great Harry Langdon and his rattled passenger is non other than the "Sultan of Swat"......Babe Ruth. It's hysterical.
by George Andreasen
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 3079

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

A lot of good advice here, but remember something.........you are trying to get an engine started that is perhaps 400 lbs. of ice cold metal. With that kind of situation, I'd be more tempted to place an electric utility heater under the car and cover it with a tarp overnight. Make sure there's no ga...
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plug wires for purists . . . a rambling post
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

Re: Plug wires for purists . . . a rambling post

Years ago when I was collecting/restoring hit and miss engines, I went in "havsies" with my brother in law on a 100' coil of plug wire. It's yellow with an orange or red stripe if I recall, and has a braided surface. We chose that combination simply because it looked "correct" on our engines. Guess ...
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......

Thanks for your input everyone........some really good tips, especially about drilling the pilot holes while the lining and band are together on an old drum. Then remove the lining for the counterbore operations. Speaking of counterbores.........wow! I just looked at the prices for a piloted counter...
by George Andreasen
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 8232

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Well, I promised to get my block married to the pan last month, but it didn't happen. Three days ago it did........and everything fit like it was supposed to! Well, except for that modern oil seal....it needed a little "modification" but it looks like an engine now instead of separate parts. Next up...
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......

That's the idea I came up with also. It's just that everyone mentions using a drill press and I couldn't figure it out.
by George Andreasen
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......

I finally decided on wood bands for my 1918 engine, which does NOT have detachable ears on the bands. I read some wonderful posts on drilling the countersunk holes, but one thing eludes me........assuming you drill from the outside of the band first, then finish drilling and countersink from the ins...