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by Kerry
Fri May 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Id
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Bolt Id

Wheel to rim bolt/nut.
by Kerry
Fri May 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Shaft Roller Bearing Play
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Drive Shaft Roller Bearing Play

Sounds like we need to see photo's of this T :P
by Kerry
Thu May 21, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Tools

Good one :lol:
by Kerry
Tue May 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

A nice dream to have but for todays world best to have a modern and the vintage for a playing with until you know every nut and bolt and all the problems that can see you sitting on the side of the hi-way'
by Kerry
Tue May 19, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 transmission top plate bolts..
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: 26-27 transmission top plate bolts..

Yes either work, I think the screw driver ones are early 26, well that is what I have found on our Canadian T's. The bolt ones are a lot easier to wire.
by Kerry
Mon May 18, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3227

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

First off, not a good idea in thinking you will be cruising at 45mph in a T or 65 in an A. that will kill either real fast. As for air con, both are airy enough from opening windscreens, removable side curtains or wind down windows and fold down tops.
by Kerry
Sun May 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 millionth radiator question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: 15 millionth radiator question.

On the engine photo, what an I looking at ? what looks like a flat piece of steel running from the back of the fan hub bolt down to or behind the oil cap.
by Kerry
Wed May 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm lost on this one, Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: I'm lost on this one, Help.

Glad to be of some help Jim, I'll charge you the same as all my T work and advice, a freebe :D
As a rule when I do re-builds I set the push rods with just a 3/4 turn from bottoming out and set the valve lash/clearance the old way of stem grinding to avoid this from happening.
Happy T'ing ;)
by Kerry
Tue May 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm lost on this one, Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: I'm lost on this one, Help.

Had a 3 cylinder T once, good compression, turned out that the adjustable tappet had backed off, if it still has solid lifters then check that the cam still has a lobe.
by Kerry
Tue May 12, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

I'm not sure on the USA built radiators but Canadian had top and bottom spouts made from cast iron, that you will not solder with an iron, needs to be a naked flame. To do it right, the spout would need to be removed, cleaned, prep with the right acids and tinned correctly in order to get a sealing ...
by Kerry
Sat May 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing stuck inner front wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Removing stuck inner front wheel bearing

Chris, later stub axles have a flat spot either side to drift the bearing off,
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if a early stub then start with a chisel, the seal runs on the shoulder on the bearing so it will come off with the bearing.
by Kerry
Fri May 08, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old Coupe joins the garage
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: New old Coupe joins the garage

Bought one the same to flip but "she who must be obeyed has fallen in love with it and now her favourite :D
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by Kerry
Wed May 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential oil measurement
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Differential oil measurement

Yes there is a better way, for a start your T should have the filler plug 1-3/4" below the centre line which means since 1918 the oil is filled to the height of the filler plug. The 1-1/2" below the filler was pre 1918 except for the Canadian T's which started the lower plug in 1915.
by Kerry
Sat May 02, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measuring tools back in the day
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Measuring tools back in the day

When you consider how far back clocks go, the know how for tooling doe's too. verniors and micrometers in the 17th century but the micrometer as we know it today was patent in 1899.
by Kerry
Sat May 02, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pins
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Piston pins

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by Kerry
Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pins
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Piston pins

Just a reminder on why it's important to have oil holes in the pistons for the wrist pins.
Caught this engine, barely ran in, just in time. (Fitting a scat to it)
by Kerry
Fri May 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Looks like you will have a problem with pistons, that's 108 thou over STD so you might be biting the bullet and do the lot on this block, new seats and cylinder sleeves and bring it back to using T parts.
by Kerry
Fri May 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

From Langs. part No 3052M Modern valve, size 1.543 head dia, and .342 stem, (.030 over size stem from std T block) any bigger valves and you could have head gasket problems. Agree with Dan, those seats will clean up. fitting new seat usually will warp the bore which wouldn't be a problem if you are ...
by Kerry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Transmission rebuild question

Big brake drum, ok, easy fix, order the 3320/BW. That and 2 original washers should put you back in spec and clutch pack as normal.
by Kerry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Transmission rebuild question

OK, if your happy that all is right with the bushings then it sounds like you have a mix of parts. That being an early clutch disc drum. Yes you can play with the thickness of the washers and I have even removed some off the drum before and even turned off the thrust flange off the early bush and ju...
by Kerry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter question
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Lifter question

No, not standard for the T engine, rotator caps would have been used in a rebuild some time later in it's life.
by Kerry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Transmission rebuild question

Maybe I should give some more detail, the main shaft has a fillet grind on it at the flange end, if the bush is not pressed in far enough on the brake drum at that end then the clearance at the clutch basket is compromised.
by Kerry
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Transmission rebuild question

You say a rebuild, so all original parts to this trans? if so the only reason for not enough clearance would be that the first bush, fly wheel end, on the brake drum is not pressed in far enough.
by Kerry
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent
Replies: 16
Views: 1323

Re: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent

Yea, it's like mineral salt with a use by date on the container, lucky it was dug up before it expired. :D
by Kerry
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on Display in Oakland CA
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Model T on Display in Oakland CA

I think it started life as a 15 or 16, I have it's twin even the same front fenders :D
by Kerry
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K R Wilson Oil Pan Straightening Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: K R Wilson Oil Pan Straightening Jig

Got a spare 26/27 block and hogs? then bolt the 2 together and trace the bolt pattern to the plate and for the few that can't be got at lay a gasket on to find them. Myself. I wouldn't go through the trouble of making one for the few I check, just use the 26/27 block and hogs as is, a length of exha...
by Kerry
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

A stock T engine doesn't like 3;1 much, have you tickled the engine some?
by Kerry
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diferences between 26and27
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Diferences between 26and27

At a quick glance to tell, the 27 had a head light bar and usually steel spoke wheels.
by Kerry
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script

They seem to turn up like that as well as scripted, Canadian stuff seems to be all over the place compared to the USA as they have better kept records. Even trying to work out when Canada started casting is controversial, 1919 was listed as so but we do have 1918 block with script and made in Canada...
by Kerry
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Piston ring seating

Bon-Ami won't solve Robert's problem, engine won't run :o
by Kerry
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: 1916 Question

Some period ads turned up some years ago for dealerships to up-date your brass T with black radiator/kits, so yes they can be.
by Kerry
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Piston ring seating

Assuming this Buick is still running cast iron pistons? the ring gap needs to be 1/2 of what is used on aluminium pistons, if to much you have a high blow by resulting in your low compression.
by Kerry
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Ruckstell tags
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Canadian Ruckstell tags

I have 2 big drum Ruckstells, one of each tags.
by Kerry
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Ouch!
Another bad engine rebuild, rods around the wrong way and no oil holes in the pistons for the wrist pins :(
by Kerry
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 3268

Re: free starts

A free start every time you "Stop & Go" function, on the Next generation Mazda has been in use for a several years now.
by Kerry
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 3268

Re: free starts

Scott.
I don't believe in any reason to do so, never come across any thing violent in a engine free start. but to far advanced and back firing could be another story.
by Kerry
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 coil box switch
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: 15 coil box switch

Common would go to the coils.
by Kerry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Out Of Hibernation
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Out Of Hibernation

At my end of the world we might as well put our T's in hibernation :( not because of the weather but grounded because of Corona! all to stay home, some poly's are saying could be for 6 months :o
by Kerry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My .50 wrench works well
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: My .50 wrench works well

I've been twisting spanners for more than 50+ years and never seen one like that :) neat tool.
by Kerry
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

Les.
I don't like being picky but I hate seeing things that can give a heap of grief down the track, your rods are around the wrong way and no oil holes in the pistons for the wrist pins. :(
by Kerry
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: band spring selection
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: band spring selection

My first concern wouldn't be the springs, it would be on how old are the NOS Scandinavian bands. They rot with age.
by Kerry
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Engine number question

As said, a casting date but the block might not be a Ford factory one? it has no logo on the side. It's around the time that Canada started pouring their own blocks so it does raise a question was the first several months a blank cast?
by Kerry
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: 4th main

I've fitted a few at owners request over the years with no problems so far with the exception of the last rebuild to come in with one. Now in saying that it had a early crankshaft in it that was ground .060" mains and big,ends. we know that that crank would have been in it for some 20 years before i...
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: First timer main caps

Leo,
I can't comment on other mold builds and designs but the likes of Gene Frence's are built with bleed holes for the air to escape when pouring.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: First timer main caps

Jacolb.
I've been pouring Babbitt for many years and learnt a long time ago that using a shim between the mold, cap, block and rods saves a lot of redo's for a perfect pour.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: Inner Axle bearings

The way I read it Harold, that's what Dan is referring to, the inner bearings, no washers on the outer ones.
by Kerry
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Water pump

Bob,
As far as your problem go's it may not be the water pump, T's with out a pump will spit the belt off if either or both the crank and fan pully's are worn. The vendors sell a bolt on guide to help this from happening.
by Kerry
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Transmission end play

Taking the spring off the pressure plate is work that is not needed, 2 other ways to remove the plate are, back off the 3 finger screws then remove the plate or just evenly back off the bolts that hold the plate to remove.
by Kerry
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Motor Video animation
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: T Motor Video animation

Yea, it is what it is, we could pick sh't out of it for authenticity like the timing gears, No 2 and 3 don't make TDC when rotating, no oil holes on the bearings, the high valve seating and the rods in the wrong way and the list go's on, but fun to watch hey! :D
by Kerry
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: camshaft gear wear

Compression test?
Also unless things have changed, haven't been able to buy cam bearings for a while, is someone doing them again?
by Kerry
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Re: Tire questions

To even consider a radial tire on a T and to avoid premature wear, one would need to bend crap out of the front axle, every thing needs to be zero, toe, camber and caster.
by Kerry
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 2987

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

It gets in everything, can block the oil holes in the mains and even get all tangled up in the oil rings.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 1704

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Sounds like the builder of the uni's has slipped back into a mistake that was made several years ago, or it's old stock from that time,
instead of .002" undersize clearance, they had .002" oversize, jamming the works up :(
by Kerry
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2887

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

The fly wheel and trans will come off the crank with those 4 bolts removed, the fly wheel to crank will still be on 2 dowels so rock and if need be tap the whole lot off. It's heavy as a whole so watch your fingers and toes :o
by Kerry
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

My service book does, No 518 page 134.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 1748

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

If there are issues of slipping on the late clutch plates, I wouldn't be blaming them, if all adjustments are correct then it's the spring, It should have been replaced with at least a new 100-110lb one.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 1748

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

To fry a modern clutch would be no fault of the parts, set up incorrectly or just the bad driver :D
by Kerry
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

If I remember rightly. the only reason to cut a early one or fit the late one was if you are fitting removable ear bands.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?

Maybe that our Canadian T's differ from US models but we list in period parts books as having a centre rubber in 1920 Tourings.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?

Inverted H-rubber 1915/22 and H rubber 1923/27 between the 2 windshields.
by Kerry
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 2251

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

Later than 15/16 and not worth fixing in my opinion, easy to find good ones.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Looks like the spacer in the top left corner of your photo, so it must have had your attention at some stage.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Also when mixing year parts you can still end up with a clutch dragging with the fingers backed off, there are 2 sizes in the pins on the pressure ring and 2 hole sizes in the drive plate. They don't play well together if mixed wrong.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Sorry Tony, missed that you backed off the screws, as posted, the early clutch packs had a thick spacer to stop the first clutch plate from slipping inbetween the drum and clutch hub, could be hanging up on that.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

They need fixing, if not it's not if but when the head gasket will blow.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

After blowing up your photo I see your problem, the clutch fingers are not adjusted correctly, the cotter pins are missing and the screws are backed out. The clutch is dragging so you can't crank.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Not wrong, turning the rear wheel drives the brake drum drive plate so all drums will rotate through the triple gears and slip at the clutch plates.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 3108

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Scott.
A plastic set in one of my T,s had been rebuilt with new condensers although I didn't do them myself, they have been in the car with no faults for many years and clocked up many long tour miles.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

I'll go just one cent worth, never come across this in Canadian bearings as yet :D
by Kerry
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

The gear is NOT a press fit on the camshaft, no heat is needed or even should be considered to ever use to do so. Drop your generator out and as slowly rotating the crank, with a hammer, tap the gear from the generator hole.
by Kerry
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Another possibility if a high pitch bronze bush squeal and stopping the engine is the rear cam bush, usually replaced with a bronze bush in engine rebuilds, I've even have a cam in stock with all 3 bearings being bronze.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

David,
the only time that triple gears are not turning is in direct drive/top gear and rotating as one mass to drive.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Don't waste time looking at the crank, Babbitt will not give you a high pitch squeal but brass/bronze will, my money is on it's going to be a transmission problem'
by Kerry
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1741

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Was debated several years ago, more than likely in from new and consensus was nothing to worry about. Cranks have only failed with radial cracks.
by Kerry
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure Mic Crank?
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: Sure Mic Crank?

They do crack, so as Dan posted, the first thing is a crack test, if you are not willing to invest or take a chance on doing your money, then the buyer would take that chance, so sort of makes it worthless at a buyers prospective.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

Re: Question on babbitting

Tooling up to do just one is not very cost effective, I've had others ask to do just what you are thinking, all to old to be of a benifit to the future of the hobby, because finding someone who can still Babbitt is far and few between at my end of the world, I offered , So if I'm going to show someo...
by Kerry
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 2024

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Running 8 volt battery, changed nothing, good lights, easy starting and never blown a bulb in 10 years😀
by Kerry
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 4957

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

A little dearer than that, VAT tax $232 US + Postage.
by Kerry
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2257

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

Some can just be a pain, even using a puller twice the size of yours, lucky I have many spare ones because sometimes the only way to get the sucker off is with heat, even slicing with a hot stick.
by Kerry
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2820

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

John, looks like you need to fix a welsh plug. 😬
by Kerry
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2820

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Interesting, I have a 26 and a 27, both are the behind the manifold, seems that both are factory. I'd have to say that my throttle shaft along the steering is also a little longer, putting the leverage between the manifold and the generator. Martynn, yes the butterfly shaft is on a different angle t...
by Kerry
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2820

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

The throttle arm that go,s from the butterfly shaft to the control shaft on the steering colum, it is a half circle rod that go,s around and behind the inlet manifold. The one in the photo looks to be a home made one for a LHD carbie.
by Kerry
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

USA was a little slow for the transition for the lower filler plug, Canada started with the 15/16
as of yet I have not come across the high one on the pumpkin change at that time frame on Canadian T,s
by Kerry
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2820

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Yes, my mistake, I was looking at a tank out of the car, checked one in and the indent is not for the steering but for ones foot to clear the tank at the high low pedal.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2820

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Martynn
I,m working fron a note pad at the moment, computer died, so can,t post photo.
The tank has a different shape to what you have drawn, the bottom edge facing the seat is rolled not square and a dish in the tank for the steering column.
by Kerry
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Down Under Fires

Tim, sure, some human activity plays a big part in fires, some 180 nut cases have been charged for arson so far this fire season.
by Kerry
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Down Under Fires

Well the media are in good form, greenies, bleeding hearts and do Gooders are on the band wagon of global warming! Yes it is bad but what was the blame in January 1939? 71 died and 5,000,000 acres and several towns burnt out. We live with the chance of bush fires every summer, just some are worse th...
by Kerry
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

The flats would remain the same, only the corners would require machining.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Down Under Fires

Not getting any better, to much for fire fighters to handle, help from over seas to fight and army called in. several convoys of supplies and trucks loaded with hay for live stock, dozers and graders past my place today, navy ships bringing in food and water and to evacuate trapped people in coastal...
by Kerry
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

FIrst, they are 1915/16 T,s. right hand drive so more than likely Canadian T,s. Canada did send some T,s over to France at that time in packing crates and the ambulance bodies built with that timber. Complete built T,s also, some being supplied by different Sponsers and charities for the war effort....
by Kerry
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 3516

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Spot on Walter, regardless of which wheel is on the ground the drive of the lifted one is 100percent through the spider gears.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about cam bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Question about cam bearings

I was told by our T parts vendor that no one is doing cam bearings full stop any more :(
by Kerry
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

What.???? To much eggnog! Herm, merry Christmas :D
by Kerry
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Dubatt's crank

Herm, sounds like out of 78 scats you never had to fit any of the pans :D
by Kerry
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Well Herm, USA Ford specs must differ from ours, decarboning about every 5000 miles and valve grind occasionally, a far cry from ripping into the engine every 3 months.
by Kerry
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Dubatt's crank

I,m surprised at that Dale.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Dubatt's crank

I wish that scat would shave a bit off the diameter, would make life a lot easier to fit :D