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by Kerry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1386

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Norm.
You got that around the wrong way :o
Cast iron head is re-torqued hot.
And aluminium is re-torqued stone cold.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Warford Question

Do you have the front uni joint and adapter housing? I believe they are hard to find for the cast iron warfords if missing.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 885

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

John, I don't know the origin of the hubs, a period accessory? they are made from aluminiun. This photo was taken in 1963 and they are on the car then. The T has some interesting history, staged for a photo's on the Geelong Ford production line for the 50th and 75th. I'm aiming for Geelongs Ford 100...
by Kerry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 885

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

My 26 still has a few of the Delux fittings, tail light, mirror and rubber side steps. Still unrestored , 74,000 miles and original paper work from dealership about 50miles from the Australian Ford factory in Geelong.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

A bit hard to tell with what photo's we have to work with but I'm going to say at some time in it's life it's scored a 26/7 engine, besides the fan water outlet mount, it looks like top bolts on the hogs head as well.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Three wheeler

I'm not saying it's not a harley, I don't know enough about them, just it's not the same as Rich's photo. The inlet manifold is on the barrels lower than the harley and the push rod covers are evenly spaced apart unlike the ones in the Harley photo.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Yep, as I was told once, T's are clock work, you need to wind them up. :D
by Kerry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Transmission band lining question.

Looks like the hard lining that is used in the turning brakes in bull dozers.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster questions
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: 1909 Runabout questions

I can help on the first question. Ford literature shows no Runabout for 1909/10 but had the mother inlaw seat on the fully equipped Roadster in 1909/10. 1911 Runabout had a fuel tank on the back and in 1912 called the Torpedo Runabout with the tank. Roadsters still with or with out the mother inlaw ...
by Kerry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

David, I think that everyone does agree with you ;) one just has to come agross an unmolested pre great war T to find babbitt ones.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

The thrusts, part # 2528 started out as babbitt, by 1916 Ford lists for a short time as fibre then a change to being called composition, with the final description being metal until the end of production. Canadian diffs had bronze and still listed until 1917, I've pulled down 16'ns that could be eit...
by Kerry
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Keep on trucking

It looks T to me, just a spring kit of some sort fitted.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.

The trouble with changing to a 5w oil is at the expense of the longevity of the engine, it's far to light for the clearances of T bearings with mild to warm and hot weather.
by Kerry
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Bill, I think you covered it in your description, a bigend rattle is the connecting rod on the crankshaft, with the wear in the cam bearing you get a rattle that will drive you nuts. Like you say, an advance rattle. The later cams are easy to make a good fit bearing if a new one still gives to much ...
by Kerry
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Back to your question, yes you need to get a new bearing, with that much float in the cam it will sound like the engine has done a bigend.
by Kerry
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Low Drum ????
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Hot Low Drum ????

I second what Adam has posted. :)
by Kerry
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Stipe cam

Haven't seen the lifters that had a higher stem base for several years, the ones on the market today are machined with a nice taper, just a quick touch with a drill bit or stone to chamfer the block guide holes to just make sure on clearance on the high lift cams is all that is needed.
by Kerry
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Stipe cam

I've never heard of any issues in using adjustables on the 280, as George states I've ran the same for several years. And as for the bearing, yes new ones sometimes need turning in the lathe for a final fit.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Artwork
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Model T Artwork

Good one Cam :D black and white as well?
by Kerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

The first of the starter T's at our end of the world had a bolt on belt driven generator.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford T Town car
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Ford T Town car

Several years, it's a " Heinz 57 Variety"
by Kerry
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Engine Specs??

Just be careful on Mac's piston specs, they are for a cast iron piston although a foot note states that the split skirt faces away from the cam, that is a aluminium piston, to set the ring gap on a aluminium piston at what's listed you will have an engine that will lock up.
by Kerry
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

I have 2 T's with Rucksells, I drive the diff changes the same way I drive the Eaton 2 speeds in trucks, just with throttle control, no touching of the clutch. Works for me, may differ for others.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings

Jeff.
I hope your use of the word lead was a slip of the finger on the key board :D that stuff is a no-no for T babbitt.
And yes, agreed, it's a time consuming job for sure.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3018

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

If you had access to a lathe, just a few minutes work each piston to turn the oil ring groove deeper. Hope the new pistons work out for the job. :)
by Kerry
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those mysterious main bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 3841

Re: Those mysterious main bearings

Yes Bill, it is a problem, many a bearing end up as pieces.
I cut the block deeper so the oil slots are still babbitt.
Robbie's T block 007.JPG
by Kerry
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

One of the stop light kits require the plate to be turned upside down.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-Joint noise
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: U-Joint noise

It will be one of those pull it apart to find out, can't see it my self that the uni could break but if the ball cap was loose then the drive plate on the transmission could have bent, did oil run out of it on your drive?
by Kerry
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Vottage Regulator

I opologize for any confusion, my bad habit of always calling them cut outs, dug them out of the junk tin and as can be seen they are not just the diode cut out.
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by Kerry
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Vottage Regulator

2 of my T's have generators and the only trouble I've had with them is the doide cut outs. one cost me a generator, a complete burn out and the other I caught in time when I saw the amp gauge go 100% neg. I'm sticking with the original type.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 3516

Re: tripple gear bushings

I'm with you on that Les.
Some claim to never have had a failure at a set clearance but in reality one would not really know until it's pulled down again, a locked bush on a pin can spin in the gear for many years without any telltale signs.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .10 over pistons Question
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: .10 over pistons Question

No, if you still have a std bore I doubt a .010" re-bore would clean it up, I've even had to take std's up to .060" at times to get a good finish.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Toe in question
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Toe in question

Never come agross anything saying other wise, all should be 3/16" to 1/4"
by Kerry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

A neat job done on that block, even the early oil pipe, if it had push rod guides fitted you would have to look twice, but that engine # pad is bad considering the rest. Looks like it may have been a freeze plug block.
Darel, I am seeing a 3 dip pan, not a 4.
by Kerry
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Not that I care one way or the other but there must be some steel flywheels kicking around, mention of them being supplied by Snyders on the forum back in 2006. 7 pounds lighter and part #T-3269-LW
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Triple Gear Pins

A re-build that came through my shop some time ago had a simple solution to fix the triple gear loose pin.
They had been replaced with piston wrist pins, what out of I don't know but no reason to mess with it so it went back together with.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Triple Gear Pins

My question is answered by my own research :D
Suppliers have 2 sizes, Langs list .001" over Ford drawings and Snyders list as .003" over drawing size.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Who's making or supplying over size pins?
by Kerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1235

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Ted is saying to use the 1/8" aluminium piston rings on those cast iron pistons.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil dippers on rod cap question
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Oil dippers on rod cap question

Don't mess with the rod holes leave them as is. the caps can be drilled a little larger from the out side and chamfer the babbitt with a much larger drill bitt by hand.
by Kerry
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

Mark, I have 5 T's and all are fun to drive as long as you remember you have poor brakes! Tourings, pick-up and the latest a Coupe. Besides the lack of space in the coupe for more than one passenger, they are hot inside on a nice day, a great winter T. As for the term Doctor's Coupe, calling it that...
by Kerry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 1915 1916 Coupelet
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Wtb 1915 1916 Coupelet

Try Model T Haven, one on his web site for 43K
by Kerry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator current tester
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Generator current tester

Agree with Scott on that, fine for checking the running amps but would fry it for cranking amps.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator current tester
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Generator current tester

Had one similar some years back, easy to use, just put the back of it along any live wire or + battery cable and will read the amps in the circuit.
by Kerry
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: HEED this WARNING!

A lot of variables on why a head gasket can blow, 7 are a lot in one tour! our nationals can have up to 140 T's for a weeks worth of driving and no head gasket problems. Re-torque on the type of head, cast or aluminium, how it was done, surface condition etc, are usualy the things that contribute to...
by Kerry
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 1174

Re: Dates on Low Heads

I think most head dates had month and day and a mold #, allthough I have seen before some heads with complete casting dates but can't remember if low or high ones.
by Kerry
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Up and running
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Up and running

And what are we going to do when the old fart falls of the perch :o we will need to teach a younger fella the tricks and still do it for the same price :D
Sounds great Cam.
by Kerry
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Engine Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: RHD Engine Questions

Brad, as for your post in saying the engine, there is no difference from LHD/RHD. just the transmission hogs head and the throttle shaft in the carby.
by Kerry
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Point gap on 19 T
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Point gap on 19 T

Has the set up been fitted with a earth wire, dissy body to engine? if not do it :)
by Kerry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Babbitt Material

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by Kerry
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Babbitt Material

If your only doing 1 engine then buy the babbitt from the T vendors. I don't know about your area but down my way if you want babbitt from a metal merchant supplier you can only buy in bulk, which is fine if doing several engines.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Another true Adrian. Youtube have some very interesting clips on small scale running engines but I can't find anything that seems to be running with a carb as small as a thumb nail which apears to be the size of that T carb. But of course we will never really know if it's a real runner unless someon...
by Kerry
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

True Eric, but a 30 to 40 cc 4 stroke model plane engines usually has a carby some 30 to 40% of the engine size, way off scale to look proportional, just can't make them smaller to be functional. The 2 stroke ones are the same, large fuel supply and way off scale.
by Kerry
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Been kicking around on the net for some time but I take it with a grain of salt as a running model under it's own power. I just can't see microscopic carby jets being able to atomize gas to be a runner! maybe an electric motor in the box on the back? :D
by Kerry
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 1568

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

I wish that was the specs on the new scats Mike, the last 2 new scats I fitted and with shell bearing rods came in at 1.248" and giving the .002" in oil clearance. The earlier scats I have fitted came in at 1.250" that wasn't a problem as I do my own rod pouring and machining and at .0015" clearance...
by Kerry
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 1568

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

Can't help you on the rods but, Ford cranks are 1.248" and now the scats are the same. .002" oil clearance.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

I wouldn't blame the coil ring, more so the oil pan. Looks like at some time in it's life the T has had a front end nudge pushing the ball mount back some. Mount the pan back into your T frame and see how it all lines up.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Cam shaft seal

Yep, a good tight fit, tried another in several covers on the shelf 1916 and up, same thing, I've never had one from the vendors be any more than a fall out fit and need to be glued in and I've fitted many on every rebuild over the years.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Cam shaft seal

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by Kerry
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Cam shaft seal

For years I fitted the seals supplied by the vendors and we all know that the have too smaller OD and need to be glued/sealed in place.
So the million dollar question is, why have we been putting up with them when I simply walked into our local bearing store and bought the right size to fit in??
by Kerry
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trans trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: Trans trouble

Besides the triple gear bush locking up which is easy to check like Wayne has posted, the drive plate bush can also sieze, that will give the trans top gear and the drums not able to get low or reverse. Another one is if the last time it was in pieces and rebuilt with a mix of year parts, the first ...
by Kerry
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The First Ford sold.
Replies: 44
Views: 3673

Re: The First Ford sold.

So what's an old fella to believe? :shock:
by Kerry
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 2649

Re: Knock Knock

Sounds like you were lucky that your engine didn't eat the magneto :D
by Kerry
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 front axle trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: 26 front axle trouble

No angle built into the axle, can go in both ways as long as you have the stub axles fitted on the right sides, the perche's have the angle, there is a left and a right in the perch.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 2649

Re: Knock Knock

Now I'm sure everything would have been sweet when Dean rebuilt the engine so I'm putting my money on a sneaky little knock on the scat hitting the pan horse shoe or one of the bolts holding it. :D
by Kerry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on this mystery cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Need help on this mystery cylinder

More than likely not a loose pin, 2 other problems cause the pin to score the bore, first the babbitt is worn out on the sides of the big end and second the pin bush is not fitted correctly in the piston to stop the rod from floating across to the bore.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

3rd choice is all 6 volt system and a 8 volt battery, I have 4 T's with 8 volt batteries, 3 with gen's and 1 with mag charger. also another T that's 12 volt with a mag charger. All have been faultless. no broken bendix's or even a blown globe.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

Your cam gears are up the creek, they are out of alignment, either the nut has wound of some or the bearing for the cam end play is flogged out. the clicking is the gear teeth clearance, lash, fighting the valve springs.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 2168

Re: Muffler mounting.

Robert,
I have learnt from this thread and from some research parts books etc, yes it did, the small inner muffler tube was deleted in 1921 and the longer engine pipe replaced it.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 2168

Re: Muffler mounting.

Found it in the parts books, the longer pipe in 1921, now I have to say I would and don't have any faith in clamping the muffler on a short engine pipe and relying on just a rear piece of tin bracket to hold it all up. Reason for saying that is I had such a configuration on one of my T's and on a ru...
by Kerry
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 2168

Re: Muffler mounting.

I don't know why some think the engine pipe went all the way through the muffler?? from the earliest books on, it states to clean the muffler it can be removed without undoing the long pipe img448.jpg (engine pipe) slide back and drop after undoing the mount bolts, you have a few inches before the m...
by Kerry
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 2168

Re: Muffler mounting.

Never come across that Jeff, only in a few inches and not clamped, it needs to be able to move freely with chassis twist, that was Fords original intent.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many hours should it take...
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: How many hours should it take...

Well it depends on what you call all machining, even with ajustable push rods fitted, it can take 4+ hrs to set the valve lash, the valves need to be shortened as well. Sometimes it can take a day just to get a happy magneto, checking for cracks, charging and clearance, another day in trying to get ...
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question

The screen kits come with a magnet.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cam bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: cam bearings

The longer early bearings can be turned down shorter for the later front bearing, done it many times to have a good fit for shaft end play.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP INDENTIFY POSSIBLY VERY EARLY
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: HELP INDENTIFY POSSIBLY VERY EARLY

May be the cost cutting one built for a few years 1919/20 from cold rolled steel.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Low Head

Neil,
That's an awful big hole for the #3 spark plug, as for saving the rods, only good if you have the matching size crank, if still STD not easy to find a good one these days.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan

Sorry, as Gene has posted. :o
by Kerry
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan

Like Bruce has posted, hard enough just to do #4 rod let alone take 2 fly wheel bolts out to drop the cap, and re-wire etc,
maybe some has done it, would sure like to know if possible.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

What's also a problem on a standard T crank shaft is lugging the engine due to lack of power :D I've fitted HC heads to 4 of my 5 T's and many rebuilds for others, never broke a crank shaft as yet, (touch wood)
Lots of other causes of crank failure before I would blame a bit of extra compression.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head

Tim, it's for the clutch fork shaft, early hogs heads had the hole for the shaft open on both sides.
by Kerry
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 7 leaf front spring, clamps do not fit
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: 7 leaf front spring, clamps do not fit

The clamp should be rivited on top of the 4th leaf giving 4 leaves in the clamp. 1916 was a change over for spring shape, most would be square ends and 7 although parts books also some had 6 but in saying that, my 1916 Canadian has 8 but that doesn't affect the clamp numbers any, still the 4. 1916 r...
by Kerry
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve seats
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Valve seats

Get the valve seats fitted before the rebore as more often than not the top of the cylinder will distort.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS Valve Spring Seat source?
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: NOS Valve Spring Seat source?

Haven't found the replacement new ones to be of a poorer quality for several years.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Our first home grown Ford 1960, had a spin on oil filter but our first GM's 1948, no filter until 1963. Those, what we called grey engines in the GM holden 48 to 1962 were still well known for 100'000 miles + and some with out to regular oil changes, no speed limits back then either. Steel- copper b...
by Kerry
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Porcelain Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1766

Re: Porcelain Engine

The word "useful" :o is not one I would use when it comes to painting Gyptal in a oil splash engine.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Kevin,
Do you know how many degrees of the crank rotation the oil spray set up would hit it's target of the dipper? would it be more than the oil dip of a T ?
by Kerry
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bigger valves?
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Bigger valves?

2 problems I've come across over the years with, 'for the big valve fit'
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are hitting the gasket and this one a few times.
The block will or can warp away from the valve seat from heat on the exhaust.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Mark.
I said replacement! they have been available for chevs with a rod bearing insert for years.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

I'd like to see some feed back on this as well, I fitted up a scat with them for a club member a few weeks ago and another to do as well, making it clear that the supply vendors only recommend to use with a oil pump. Chev have had replacement dipper rods with shells for years, the 6 cyl is far more ...
by Kerry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lube or dry?
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Lube or dry?

Keywayed taper shaft/hub are ment to be a dry fit.
by Kerry
Fri May 31, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: crankshaft regrind
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: crankshaft regrind

Sounds like a plan, my crank grinder does in .005" increments and often end up with inbetween size journals, no problem as
I do my own rod work.

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by Kerry
Fri May 31, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: crankshaft regrind
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: crankshaft regrind

Crack test first, and as for clean up as needed that's fine as long as you work with what rod sizes are available or you will be looking for someone to build rods for odd size.
by Kerry
Fri May 31, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch/hogshead assemble
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Clutch/hogshead assemble

Just checked a good working one, rocking the high/low pedal I'm getting about 1/4" play in the clutch finger shaft. Check to make sure that the clutch forks are not loose on the shaft, they are a tight fit with pins through and peened both ends. The bronze fork should be nearly as wide as the track ...
by Kerry
Fri May 31, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch/hogshead assemble
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Clutch/hogshead assemble

The one closest to the spring.
by Kerry
Thu May 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer free start?
Replies: 26
Views: 2092

Re: I Timer free start?

Position of the piston is in the right spot more often than not, a engine that is turned off will rotate from the inertia of rotating mass, ie, flywheel until compression brings it to a holt. reason why the starter ring gear is worn out in 1 of 2 spots, bringing a spark to match piston position give...
by Kerry
Wed May 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto cutting out
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Magneto cutting out

It seems to me you sort of answered your own question when you said your T runs fine when the horn is disconnected, check it out for the starting point of your problem. ;)
by Kerry
Tue May 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer free start?
Replies: 26
Views: 2092

Re: I Timer free start?

Tom, yes it would and a correctly set one as well, Scott covered it with his post, vacuum is still drawing vapors until the engine stops rotating, reguardless of how the carby is set.