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by Kerry
Tue May 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer free start?
Replies: 26
Views: 2092

Re: I Timer free start?

Well Tom,
For a free start, there would or should be no raw fuel in the cylinders, only the atomized vapors of fuel and air mix that will exsplode. You can put out a match in raw full if you can avoyed the fumes. A very rich mix giving un-burnt fuel while running will or can wash the bore.
by Kerry
Tue May 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement Timer Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Replacement Timer Recommendations

Well it depends on what you mean by better, I run an assortment of timers on 5 T's I have, all run Ok but if the better is to be maintenance free, then the E timer is it. I haven't seen or tried the I timer as yet.
by Kerry
Tue May 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rules for setting timing as you drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 1732

Re: Rules for setting timing as you drive?

Set and forget :D Our lowest octane fuel is about the same as your highest octane in the USA.
by Kerry
Sat May 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake rods
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Brake rods

Haven't got an 11 to look at the moment but, if of any help parts book shows straight and in 1912 changed to show the same as langs.
by Kerry
Thu May 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Secrets to soldering
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Secrets to soldering

That ones simple Jim, you can't solder pot metal, it's the junk of all metals, the best you can do with it is use a stick on mix of some sort.
by Kerry
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil holes for wrist pin
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Oil holes for wrist pin

Drill size is 1/8" and go through the bottom and top.
Monitor engine con rod 005.JPG
by Kerry
Mon May 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal

I've been fitting them on rebuilds for many years using silicone sealant with no issues. Just make sure every thing is clean.
by Kerry
Sun May 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Gear Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: High Gear Shift

High isn't really a gear, it's direct drive, so if you feel it has a drive issue in direct, it more than likely the clutch slipping. Check all the ajustments involved to make sure it is operating correctly. The Ford sevice book is a good bible to have for repairs.
by Kerry
Sun May 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-torque of RAJO head
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Re-torque of RAJO head

Yes you are right Steve, 100% in reference to what a head bolt or a stud is capable of. Shouldn't have used it in relation to a Model T :lol: As for a model T, as far as I'm concerned, the tension wrench belongs on the tool board collecting dust. a ring spanner and ones feel is more than addequate. ...
by Kerry
Sat May 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-torque of RAJO head
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Re-torque of RAJO head

Steve,
Nothing clearly specific at all that it refers to studs, clearly reads bolts and as for the 7/16" at 55/60 is not a bolt problem on a T, we all know or should know it's the failure of the cast iron block that's the weak point, it strips well before a good 7/16" bolt breaks at 60lbs.
by Kerry
Sat May 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-torque of RAJO head
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Re-torque of RAJO head

Gasket sets usually have instructions to do so and like many spec/tech books also but with out giving the reason why. The types of metal expansion rates, example, in older engine design of a cast iron block and steel bolts/studs, you have about 15% stretch on the bolt when getting up to operating te...
by Kerry
Fri May 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-torque of RAJO head
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Re-torque of RAJO head

Re-torque cast iron heads hot and aluminium cold.
by Kerry
Mon May 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pin clamp
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Piston pin clamp

Sorry should spell chech :D seize.
by Kerry
Mon May 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pin clamp
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Piston pin clamp

Markus,
You have some early produced aluminium pistons which didn't have oil holes drilled for the wrist pin. They have been kown to size the bin is not drilled, if you still have that engine apart I think it's a must do.
by Kerry
Sat May 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on Piston Ring Gap
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Question on Piston Ring Gap

Aaron, to some it may seem a tight spec but for 45 years of engine rebuilding never any issues, even by the book which is a min of .003" per inch. Even at .012" is still just over the min on a 3.750" T bore. By the way the spec book I've used all those years, (Digest of Automotive Engine Re-Conditio...
by Kerry
Sat May 11, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on Piston Ring Gap
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Question on Piston Ring Gap

0.012" is what I set a fresh rebore rebuild on a T but according to the likes of Hastings web site, max can be .022" to .026" for around a 4" bore, give or take 1/2" If your new rings are giving you that much gap and are the right size for the pistons then what are your pistons giving you in the bore?
by Kerry
Fri May 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pin clamp
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Piston pin clamp

Mel,
Ford fitted the cotter so the head would hit the rod if the bolt should try to back out.
my choice is to reverse fit and one side of the cotter rapped and crimped around the bolt head and the other side crimped into the channel of the con rod, (others choice of fitting may vary)
by Kerry
Fri May 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burnishing?
Replies: 21
Views: 2507

Re: Burnishing?

Found an original ad, my question answered, for running in the complete engine as well, neat tool wish I had one :cry:
img390.jpg
by Kerry
Fri May 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burnishing?
Replies: 21
Views: 2507

Re: Burnishing?

How is it driven? is it flat belt on the drum or are the inturnals of the drum an electric motor?
This diagram shows the complete engine has a fuel line, is the engine being driven or for driving?

img292.jpg
by Kerry
Wed May 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '17 engine in a '15 car
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: '17 engine in a '15 car

The 17 had the change to high head in the last few months of that fiscal year but if you have the high head, use your 15 outlet and a good soft top hose and it will fit.
by Kerry
Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I have a broken crankshaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Re: Do I have a broken crankshaft?

Last year the count was up to 3, the third one the owner or the person who posted about it, couldn't or wouldn't elaborate on why it happened.
by Kerry
Wed May 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston pin clamp
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Piston pin clamp

Bolt towards the cam. Tension will depend on how well the cotter pin hole lines up to work correctly, fit a shaft or star screwdriver in the vice and slip the piston on through the centre ot the wrist pin while you tighen the bolt, never use the rod it's self to clamp in the vice when tighening, som...
by Kerry
Sun May 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with year and model
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Help with year and model

And, the botton photo town car looks to be a 1915.
by Kerry
Fri May 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting inside crankcase pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Re: Painting inside crankcase pan

How hot do you want your oil? Something to remember is that a T has no oil cooler, it relys on heat transfer into metal to regulate temp, that red poo is a very high heat resistant paint. The hotter the oil gets. thinner it gets, thinner it gets the less hydromatic oil pressure for the babbit bearin...
by Kerry
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Re: Valve Adjustment

To elaborate some on scott's post, 2 ways to shorten valve stem.
Also when you are looking for your TDC on #4, the valves on #1 would be rocking, in other words both valves would be opening or shutting when turning the piston off TDC back and forth 1/2" or so.[image][/image]
by Kerry
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1880

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

I've just finished fitting new bushes to mine, I had no nut (cast3 on the 3968) can't see how one would even fit, no room against the block and 3968 bolt too short, has room for the cotter pin though.
by Kerry
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Cracked block, looks to have been repaired before, a repeat of your poo of choice might help.
by Kerry
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: transmission bands

If you have been taught to drive a T correctly, Kevlar is the way to go. The best investment you can buy for a T is the Model T Ford service book, that gives you a very good step by step in all the repairs. As for tools, a band changer can make the job easier for T's that are fitted with removable b...
by Kerry
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two piece timer.
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Two piece timer.

Dav, the spring is just to hold pressure on the roller.
Brad, the last one I sold was a new repo and made about $140 US last year.
by Kerry
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Low Head Rust

Forgot to mention, it's HC as well.
by Kerry
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Low Head Rust

Another option is, I can sell you a very rare, new, low and Ford scripted aluminium head ;) postage isn't cheap from Australia tho! :cry:
by Kerry
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 3716

Re: Restamping engine numbers

It's illegal to do at my end of the world but it works if you don't tell anyone! :lol:
by Kerry
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying Build Year
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Identifying Build Year

I don't think much more can be learnt about this T that hasn't already been covered each time it's posted. if anyone wants extra photo's then look up on the forum,
1916 Ford Landaulette- Aug 30 2017
1916 Ford Town Car- Feb 26 2018
and again in Feb 28 2019
by Kerry
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying Build Year
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Identifying Build Year

Those numbers would be of no help, not Ford factory, US or Canadian.
by Kerry
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

Re: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett

And while fixing what Herm has picked up on, I'd be drilling oil holes in the pistons for the wrist pins as well.
by Kerry
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

Looking at what else he has for sale, at least the top end stuff like the Merc's are listed as replica's, maybe he thinks that Ford people aren't to bright and can flog T's off as the real deal :lol:
by Kerry
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

I'm sure if it was the real deal, it's a steel at that price, I don't think there are to many 108 year old parts on it as described. Just with a quick look, the block has made in USA on it, engine # pad on the left, no tea cup pan and later front wheel hubs. :o
by Kerry
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Slingers or mag
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Oil Slingers or mag

I assume you mean the magneto coil ring then the answer is yes.
by Kerry
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIDEO: How to Replace the Starter on a Ford Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: VIDEO: How to Replace the Starter on a Ford Model T

Thanks Andre, your link worked OK, still no luck with Mitch's.
by Kerry
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 3126

Re: Let's talk gasoline

For what I remember when researching some years back, and with out looking it up all again, adding lead to fuel for preformance was well after it's original intent. In europe, mid teens, WW1, they were looking for an additive to stop petrol from freezing at altitude in plane engines. The best at the...
by Kerry
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Mystery Bolts

Or, an rusted up hogs that needed the shafts punched out for restoration, holes drilled then plugged up.
by Kerry
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Model T fan assembly

I usually find the encyclopedia's information a little more factual than that of the parts vendors descriptions.
by Kerry
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Model T fan assembly

Actually, reading up some more on the arm, it should still have the spring knob as well as the boss until 14/15. The arm with just the boss is 15/16.
by Kerry
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Model T fan assembly

1912 to 1916 arm and bronze hub to 1915 with some mix into 1916 with the change to iron.
by Kerry
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Engine Rebuild Question

Jason, your guess is right. :D
by Kerry
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Engine Rebuild Question

Don't assume just because of the 2 holes on top make them 2 piece valves, replacement one piece steel ones also had the tool holes right up into the 70/80's?. One would need to look at the other side of the valve head to know for sure.
by Kerry
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack rabbit clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Jack rabbit clutch question

Jack and turbo for what I can remember, are set up with the small disc and 8 is the right number, 10 to 11 big Ford discs, the watts used the fibre big discs and small Ford discs.
by Kerry
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No timing mark
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: No timing mark

Gary,
the marks line up just off TD centre.
by Kerry
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3286

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

Dave, Over the years I've had to set up mags minus the ford shim and even grinding some off the mag ring but never come across it putting the drum pack that far out of alignment with bands. I've come across cranks that have been set up in block that could be 10-20thou back or forward after a re-babb...
by Kerry
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3286

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

Trying to give myself a mental picture on this, the whole drum pack too far forward by the removal of .025-30" on crank flange right? doesn't seem much to afect band alignment but if it has to the exstent of the band over lapping by that amount, well being wood bands how about just chamfering a litt...
by Kerry
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

I wasn't aware of the original aluminium 3 speed Warfords having the intermedite uni joint?, haven't come across one as yet, just bolted straight on and 1 foot removed from the drive shaft.
by Kerry
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car

If looked at more closely for what can be seen on that one photo, restoring it as a 16 is way off, it is all later running gear, starter, high head, late engine mount, spring, perches, wish bone, steering wheel and even a 26/27 hogs head. Like I said, need more photo's. diff, engine block etc. As it...
by Kerry
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car

Teamcsa,
Will need more photo's of this T, for what can be seen on the one you have posted, shows no signs of ever being a 1916, 1923/4 maybe.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Battery Location
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: 1909 Battery Location

1.5 volts, blow the photo up and can be seen written on them.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car

1916 would be in-between the 2 photo's you have posted, 16 is like the bottom one, which is a 1915. 16 is minus the brass head light rims and the brass side/tail light rims, they are painted black steel and also the hood would be fluted as well.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car

I can't put my hands on it right now as I'm packed for a house shift but by memory in and old publication I have, India was Fords biggest British customer pre T, I'm sure T's continued to end up there as well for the British gentry in residence.
by Kerry
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers

More are done that way, this is a 12 I rebuild some years ago and the casting date is at the engine number but had been screwed on up side down.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Battery Location
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: 1909 Battery Location

As others have stated, battery was an owners choice, Ford only exspressed the use of a battery ignition for work shop purposes in early literature, ie, in work shop manual and service bulletins, owners manual and owners operating instructions are for a magneto start only until early 20's. But a batt...
by Kerry
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where's your 1917?
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: Where's your 1917?

The black radiator 1917 is a very rare beast in Australia, released in late 1917 as the new 1918 model replacing the brass 16 after the issues of limited transport and the embargo had been sorted.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Clutch blues...
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: '26 Clutch blues...

Looks like a half assed weld job and a spin in a lathe to try and clean it up!
by Kerry
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Message For Warwick Landy
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: OT Message For Warwick Landy

David,
I sent Warwick your message incase he's not surfing the forum over our weekend.
by Kerry
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 2281

Re: 1913 owners manual

As Bill stated, the 1913 instruction book is a bit light on, May 13 and Sept 13 are 26 pages each. I have a 1914 Canadian Ford Manual which is 96 pages.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boring
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Boring

Nice work Dean, I some times wonder how the suppliers to the vendors can do it for the price, a lot of work in rods from start to finish.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

I agree, silicine works fine but can be a job and a half if you have to remove it later.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 3546

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

Yep! and when all else fails, "read the instructions" :D
by Kerry
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5553

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

If so, then there's still an issue or question of crank case pressure when completely shut off. :?: if no sign of a venter of some sort, it just can't be left to build up, it will pop a cork some place.
by Kerry
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5553

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Dan, I was thinking that was a water pipe, might need some clarification on that, Rob?
by Kerry
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5553

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Can't see it being a inlet or exhaust port of any sort like a 2 stroke, the piston doen't look like the travel will go low enough to exspose the combustion chamber to the holes.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5553

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

With the oil and fuel of the day, it wouldn't take long for the holes of that size to carbon up, but like all high preformance engines maybe rebuilt after every race meet. :?:
by Kerry
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Days
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: 26 Days

Sounds like a good plan Dean, snow and cold! good place for a short visit but not to live.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5553

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Compression increases when it gets behind the rings, maybe taking the 3rd out of the equation is enough to able an easier start? as for a crankcase breather, mmm, blocking the breathing off completely would push oil out of every place it could, front and back of the crank seals if it has any? up the...
by Kerry
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5553

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Looks to me to be a de-compressor for crank starting, once fired up kick it shut.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 3546

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

2 things to consider, the way you drive? back the thottle off completely on low high change and the clutch spring, modern clutch packs require a new spring of 110 pounds, the originals are too weak and you end up with a shuttering gear change.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Seals?
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Valve Seals?

What was the question? seals on a re-build, not a patch up job on a oil burning worn out old engine, putting seals on freshly reamed guides is asking for trouble on a side valve engine. Over head is another story! So answer is still NO!
by Kerry
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Seals?
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Valve Seals?

No.
by Kerry
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When were the brass magneto magnet spools used . ???
Replies: 6
Views: 784

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

Parts books list them as part No 3257- magneto support- brass, up to late 1921 then the word brass is dropped.
by Kerry
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jess Blaker camshafts from the 70's
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Jess Blaker camshafts from the 70's

I know nothing of this cam grind intent back 40+ years ago, but if it was going by a standard engine re-build, it would be well worn, a standard lift is 250.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Compression Pistons
Replies: 16
Views: 2267

Re: High Compression Pistons

Seems like you have answered your own question with those posts of the testaments of others ;)
by Kerry
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Old Ford Sign From England
Replies: 10
Views: 1601

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Send your inquiry to Tuckett Brothers in England. www.modeltford.co.uk
by Kerry
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New rings
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: New rings

Did you hone the bore?
by Kerry
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: 1915

Tom'
If it was a test photo, it worked, if showing us a very nice 15, it worked, if for sale, how much! :lol:
by Kerry
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting 1914 to Electric Start
Replies: 20
Views: 1923

Re: Converting 1914 to Electric Start

Short answer is simple to say, long answer is engine out, fly wheel change, magneto re-set up but usually a full rebuild, then the transmission needs rebuilding while you are inside, then lets look inside the engine as well. 5+? thousand dollars later in parts, you have a electric starting T :)
by Kerry
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Ford Promo?
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Old Photo - Ford Promo?

Add the mirrors and I've got it's twin, what are the chances that you can get 2 T's that are the same! :lol:
by Kerry
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: Valve guide clearance

A ball gauge, set to bore size and measure with mic.
by Kerry
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Weather
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: OT Weather

A cool change coming through :D we are one of the lucky ones, didn't lose power like many others, air con flat out :P
by Kerry
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: Valve guide clearance

It will run OK with .005" clearance, also it's possible that your bronze thrust washers are original, they changed to white metal in 1916.
by Kerry
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.

True Kep, but we are dealing with the intelligance of over educated nit-wits working in government departments, logic? why I even had one ask once why water in an open drain wont run up hill :D
by Kerry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Accesory???
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Model T Accesory???

Look more like a caster ajustment to me!
by Kerry
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two piece valves
Replies: 14
Views: 1834

Re: Two piece valves

Simplest way, 2 piece valves have a steel stem and a cast iron head.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.

It's a trade that is not good for your health long term, although regulated in Australia by Work Safe with blood tests and workshop vents and fume exstractors etc, you are still working with heavy metal, tin and lead poisioning, acid fumes from flux's, cleaners and hot tub caustic soda's. My old man...
by Kerry
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hi Low Head
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Hi Low Head

It's a low head.
by Kerry
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radial Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 1660

Re: Radial Tires

I'm wondering what the alignment specs would be? might be some serious axle bending to get a zero camber like a modern radial.
by Kerry
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway
Replies: 45
Views: 5014

Re: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway

Tuckett Brothers in England would be a good starting point for parts. www.modeltford.co.uk
by Kerry
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.

Boy! :o what a big radiator for your T Jeff, a big piece of card board to get that puppy to run warm for ya! :D
by Kerry
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Block Machining
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Block Machining

Heating the bearing saddles for babbitt doesn't require a temp that would efect the cast iron. My cylinder boring bar is a Repco, same as a van Norman and uses the saddles for clamping, so bore before pour, although I did make a clamp for it to do when babbitt isn't going to be replaced.
by Kerry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum speed????
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

Re: Forum speed????

No problems at this end of the world, all instant at a push of the key board. :)
by Kerry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease Cups
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: Grease Cups

Yep, just looked it up in a 1914 owners manual, as tim states the chart says, a few turns every 500 miles but answer for dope cups # 120, it's fill cup 2 to 3 times.