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by Les Schubert
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian 26-7 brake light project
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Canadian 26-7 brake light project

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So now that the front license plate bracket project is finished I am contemplating doing a run of these. I would probably make both a left and right version.
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1979

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Having crossed the border many times here are my rules;
Volunteer nothing!! DONT get “cute “
Tell NO lies
Keep the answers as short as possible!!

Have a good trip
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hubs on T axles..........
Replies: 12
Views: 1451

Re: Model A hubs on T axles..........

Every T and A hub I have seen is cast iron
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hubs on T axles..........
Replies: 12
Views: 1451

Re: Model A hubs on T axles..........

By the time you do this machining and welding of hubs, it would be easier and cheaper and substantially SAFER to make a pair of custom rear axle shafts. I’ve always just made my own from 4140 shaft material. A couple of hours work each. Besides welding cast iron is not easy to KNOW that you have not...
by Les Schubert
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hubs on T axles..........
Replies: 12
Views: 1451

Re: Model A hubs on T axles..........

I can understand what you are thinking and agree BUT!!
1. I would keep the front brakes
2. I would make a new pair of rear axles that fit everything
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roof 16 head and domed pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Roof 16 head and domed pistons

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I used these valves
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roof 16 head and domed pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Roof 16 head and domed pistons

I found a Mercedes Benz valve that fit about perfectly!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need price estimates for Model T iron
Replies: 24
Views: 2285

Re: Need price estimates for Model T iron

My experience is that I buy for retail price and sell for wholesale price!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

So I am considering the idea of just using the Multi Lift concept on the intake valves. I believe that the reduction in performance would be very little and it would cut the installation issues in half!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords on 9N tractor valve retainers for a T engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Fords on 9N tractor valve retainers for a T engine?

Jeff
Thank you for the reply. I believe these retainers fit the T springs decently?
My thoughts are to use then in conjunction with the Multi-Lifts as a valve rotator version is available new for a reasonable price!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords on 9N tractor valve retainers for a T engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Fords on 9N tractor valve retainers for a T engine?

I think I recall hearing that these can be used on a T engine??
by Les Schubert
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

John
Don’t hold your breath!! First I want to resolve a couple of installation/operational concerns.
One (as I have mentioned) is “locking “ the device to the lifter bosses.
Another I want to explore is installing “valve rotators “ to help manage wear.
This is all going to take time!!
by Les Schubert
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

I have received the multi-lifts. Thank you Dean Yoder, a true gentleman!! I have now had several conversations with Harry Lillo, the only person I know that has had extensive operation experience with them. Yesterday I did some research and have now concluded that the “cams” are investment cast and ...
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Checked shipping cost and yes $30.00 US total price to the USA.
I will accept PayPal, or check or cash.
My mailing address is 100-182028 174 Ave West, Foothills AB T1S 2B8, Canada
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

So here they are, all done!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

I think that it will probably work out to $30.00 with shipping. I have not had a chance to confirm this though, just a guess!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

These should be ready tomorrow. If you are interested please contact me
Thank you
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sizing rods before babbitt
Replies: 15
Views: 1656

Re: Sizing rods before babbitt

As it is getting more difficult to find good caps that haven’t been filed too much, I am looking at using two sets of shims. I haven’t had to yet.
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tin Man Gets His Sanity Back
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Tin Man Gets His Sanity Back

Hank
Really amazing!!! Thank you for posting!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE

A somewhat common cause of “rattle “ from the engine is end play of the camshaft. It will resemble a rod but it will be “erratic “ and inconsistent. If you pull the timer off and the camshaft has considerable end play that could be the issue. Couple of choices then; 1. You can buy a repair kit that ...
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Builders: Babbitt and boring cylinders question
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Engine Builders: Babbitt and boring cylinders question

I have done it both ways, but prefer to pour the babbit and then get the machine work done AND THEN line bore. I’m sure others have their own opinions.
I trust that the line boring will be located from the camshaft and NOT by centreing in the main saddles.
All the best
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hartman timer
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Hartman timer

Looks like a nice unit, I think you are lucky to have it!! If it was mine, I would install 4 capacitors (one at each connection to ground) and carefully lubricate the rotor contact areas to extend its service life.
If you would like to sell it, please contact me!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?

I attached my winch to a 1-7/8” trailer coupler. Then I installed trailer balls at the front of my trailers (1 open, 1 closed). Easy to move the winch to where I need it, and even to the back of my truck once
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

Gene First I’m going to carefully evaluate the characteristics of the material. Try to determine what it is made of and it’s potential wear properties. Then I have a couple of possible engines to install it in AFTER I make 3D digital drawings of the components. A friend has a dyno so it might get te...
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fiber Timing Gears
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Fiber Timing Gears

I line bore all my own engines and I use the “LINK “ method of locating at precisely 100mm or 3.937” between the camshaft and crankshaft. Additionally I use the shim gaskets to accurately set the generator gear lash. Additionally I NEVER “torque “ across the gear teeth tightening stuff. So far it ha...
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates

Sorry Mike, but there isn’t sufficient interest to justify making the tooling. All the best
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fiber Timing Gears
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

Re: Fiber Timing Gears

Harold I’ve had one in use since 1979 and many thousands of miles on my 27 roadster. Another one since 2000 in my 13 touring. I am VERY careful about gear mesh when I build engines. I recently installed two more in my own engines. These are ones that I have had for years and are almost black in colo...
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

It seems that I have now acquired a set to evaluate. It should be fun!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates

I’ve dealt with Ford before. Manageable!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

I suspect that “a positive spray “ oiling system in the valve chamber would make a significant effect on the life of these. IF the engine was pressure oiled it wouldn’t be too difficult and I wouldn’t be surprised if most installations on speedster engines might have a pressure system. Possibly spra...
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates
Replies: 4
Views: 566

26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates

So on another thread these have been discussed and also recently on other threads. My question; Is there a market for a run of perhaps 50 of these? Probably made from aluminum. In this case I have a good pair to design from. Perhaps you have noticed that I sometimes enjoy the “Brain Teaser” aspect o...
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

Jeff
Your comment is interesting to me. I have a early 26 Canadian coupe with the long sill plates. This car has the post mounted head lights and has never been restored
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

Not having ever actually touched a set of them, I could only guess at things related to wear,and I prefer NOT to guess about stuff like that
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

Gene
No problem. I hope you get them. If you want to “commiserate “ about materials and process, please feel free to contact me!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Soldering chrome script
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Soldering chrome script

Having done several nickle plated radiator projects I have followed this philosophy. You can solder to nickle plated brass and you can nickle plate over soldering on brass. Now this has all been plumbers type solder. I believe it would be also possible to nickle plate if it had been silver soldered....
by Les Schubert
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3155

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

IF I was able to buy these I would replicate them for those interested. Using 21 century technologies
by Les Schubert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory spring and spring perches?
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

That is a impressive idea. Thank you for posting
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Piston Identification

In regards to cotter pins there;
In my opinion NO!! Remove them and the bolts, apply Loktite and torque the bolts to 30 ft lbs!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing transmission drums in VA
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Balancing transmission drums in VA

In regards to drums, it looks like I’ve been lucky (which I will take any day)!! Maybe Ford Canada drums were made better. Certainly no guarantee of that!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing transmission drums in VA
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Balancing transmission drums in VA

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I see this one was pretty good. Only required a bit of help on the magnet side
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)

No problem running a distributor on battery. In fact it is about impossible to run a distributor on magneto
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN 25 and older license plate brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 352

CANADIAN 25 and older license plate brackets

So digging through stuff I found a sample of the earlier version (17-25).
Any interest?
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing transmission drums in VA
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Balancing transmission drums in VA

I will post some pictures of one I had done recently. The first one I had done 40 years ago was A cranked and pressure oiled and ran nice at 4500 rpm!! No magnets of course. Since then I get ALL my flywheels done. Certainly doing them on the crank and with the transmission shaft in place is a good o...
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing transmission drums in VA
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Balancing transmission drums in VA

I agree with what Scott says, except I have the flywheel dynamically balanced. Talk to the local engine rebuild shops for a source. I have had them done on a pair of transmission shafts. They probably will have to put a piece of duct tape around the outside of the magnets to reduce the drag from the...
by Les Schubert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind, Part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind, Part 2

Very nice!!
Thank you for posting
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mystery transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: mystery transmission

Just a guess, but I think for a tractor conversion. Probably used a TT rear axle. Ultimately 6 speed forward
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who invented the engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Who invented the engine?

The initial steam engines used the same concept
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Roadster pickup question
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: 27 Roadster pickup question

It seems the rare valuable item is rear 26-7 coupe roadster pickup rear fenders in steel
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Yes it uses the existing front upper bolt
by Les Schubert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ignition problem
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: ignition problem

The blue spark at the points would make me suspect the condenser
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

Normally when pulling
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

So now it looks like at least 20 pieces.
I’ll be getting the parts laser cut and I’m pursuing finding a local supplier with a spot welder to put the parts together
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass plating
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: brass plating

When I was doing my 13, I had the levers GOLD plated at the suggestion of the plating shop. Their logic (which 20 years has verified) is that it essentially looks the same but NEVER tarnishes!!
The gold was just the last step in the usual plating process
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

And of course well behind it too
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Alan
The edge of the plate is about at the edge of the radiator core. So clear of the crank
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Well adding the pictures is easier than on the old forum!!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Ken
Thank you for the kind words.
So I will probably make 10 copies. Hopefully in a couple of weeks
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

So in a moment of silly I have embarked on another part reproduction project!! This bracket bolts to the front fender arm and can fit either side. Typically it was on the drivers side. I’m currently obtaining costs and as is typical the more copies I make, the lower the unit cost will be. If you are...
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil ring material..........?
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Magneto coil ring material..........?

Interesting considering that “ductile iron” wasn’t invented until 1943!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: leaky sediment bowl petcock
Replies: 15
Views: 1983

Re: leaky sediment bowl petcock

Ordinary soap (the sludge from the bottom of the soap dish) works well for sealing in gasoline service. And the price is right!!
Take the valve apart and smear the plug with the soap. It’s always worked for me and it is “era correct “ as it is recommended in old repair books!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 2824

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Bill
FINALLY enough snow melted and I found the left front pillar!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different R&P combos, help me understand
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Different R&P combos, help me understand

I will add a thought. What elevation will you be driving at. Around sea level and you could be fine with the 13 tooth or 12 tooth pinions. Where I live at 3,000 ft in a stock body roadster and a stock engine the 11 tooth pinion (with a 40 tooth crown) seems optimal. I have a 12 tooth pinion that I p...
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2545

Re: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

Lastly, I have considered making some oversized triple gear pins and then get them case hardened and polished
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2545

Re: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

Lots of interesting stuff posted and I believe it is all pretty accurate. I will now put forth a slightly different perspective; I almost never change the triple gear bushings. New triple gear pins, YES absolutely!! I have found that the original Ford bushings experience very little wear and the new...
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts on two subjects, cylinders with .080" bore, crank with counter weights
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Thoughts on two subjects, cylinders with .080" bore, crank with counter weights

A few more thoughts; 1. Check the crank for deflection at the centre main bearing. Remove the centre main cap and check for wear in this bearing. Some wear in the centre main is not unusual. Now take a dial indicator and have it run on the centre main as you turn the crank. I would hope for very lit...
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts on two subjects, cylinders with .080" bore, crank with counter weights
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Thoughts on two subjects, cylinders with .080" bore, crank with counter weights

I have had the bolt on Dunn weights on my 27 roadster since 1979 and many thousands of miles. If these are still hanging in there, I would not be too concerned. The weld spot is probably OK. I would carefully loosen the bolts one at a time, being careful not to disturb the fit up, and put some Lokti...
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3736

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

Eric
Good ideas. Thank you
Les
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3736

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

An approach that I have used to obtain “logoing” To sheet metal is as follows; I use as much 21st century technology as I can 1. Make a paper drawing and then a digital drawing of the script. 2. Go to my local laser/water jet cutting shop and get the logo cut out in a suitable thickness of steel or ...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who building mclaren wires these days
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Who building mclaren wires these days

Mike made me a really nice set of “custom” Phelps wires (21”). Totally satisfied!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

Here is my approach; Carefully measure how much you need to remove!! How long is the Warford or similar modifications. Now remove this exact amount from EITHER end of the driveshaft!! Whichever is easier for YOU to modify based on your tools and or skills !! The torque tube I take it out of the rear...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

One of the things motivating this idea is as follows; Our local chapter is attracting quite a few new young members BUT we are struggling to achieve 50% membership in the MTFCA. Our philosophy in our club is that ownership of a T is not a requirement to becoming involved. My line is “please come and...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 102, Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Fuel Tank Building 102, Part 1

Hank
Thank You for all the great ideas!!
I’m kind of at the “intermediate level “ when it comes sheet metal fabricating.
I’ve made fenders using the bead roller
Gas tanks using galvanized and soldering
And some miscellaneous brass work
Please keep it coming!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

Digital only MTFCA memberships

Has the time come for the MTFCA to offer the ability to receive the Vintage Ford online. After receiving the magazine for 48 years I believe the time has come to offer the ability to just receive it digitally. I will offer a couple of thoughts; 1. Cost, particularly for us that live outside of the U...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mount front license plate
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: mount front license plate

However if your car is Canadian then the front license plate is located below the drivers side headlight. Several different versions depending on the year
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 101 Part 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: Fuel Tank Building 101 Part 1

Good stuff. Thank you
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vega Box installation 101 Part 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Vega Box installation 101 Part 1

Another option for the drag link is to use model A tie rod ends. If you have the ability to thread some 3/4” heavy wall tube
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: old photo Winnipeg 1912
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: old photo Winnipeg 1912

I probably own one of the cars from that line up. It is a 1912 Torpedo roadster. Model R engine (286 cu in). Allegedly bought new by some Winnipeg lawyer. One of 4 Russels i own. Used to have 5, but pfindlay bought one last year!! All good
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner bearing sleeve
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Inner bearing sleeve

A spot of weld on the outside could easily fix it. You don’t need much
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laminated main shims...HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: Laminated main shims...HUH?

I like your dip tray modification. Interesting concept


And that is one of the reasons I use Loktite instead of cotter pins in these applications!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame

The 26-7 frame is deeper where the steering lower bearing mounts and the holes are located differently. So mounting the 26-7 steering column to a earlier frame is NOT a direct bolt in. Certainly solvable but some work will be involved!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: Powder coating rims

I have had several sets of welded spoke wire wheels (including 26-7 T wires) powder coated. They look good and it is durable. I have not had any adjustable ones done, but I am thinking about it. We have a very experienced local supplier of this service and they have done lots of odd car related jobs...
by Les Schubert
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster

I like what you are doing and appreciate your posting. I use a “bead roller “. A very useful tool. I also have a “shrinker/stretcher”, which is really handy for some of what you are doing. These tools were not very expensive and really speed up the process Next time I do something like this I need t...
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 2824

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Bill
So it finally warmed up to-9 today so I went tramping in the snow. I found the cowl and RH pillar just fine. Unfortunately the LH is not attached and is probably buried in the snow. I expect we will have snow for another 6-8 weeks
Sorry I don’t have better news
by Les Schubert
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Install a Vega Steering Box with a Drop Column
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: How to Install a Vega Steering Box with a Drop Column

Ralph used a 37 Ford box as it has the roller sector. I believe any Ford car steering box from 37-48 would work as they all used the cross drag link. Making the drag link is easy if you use model A tie rod ends. Just have to make the connection from 3/4” tubing and thread both ends (one end is LH). ...
by Les Schubert
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 2824

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Bill
So left front pillar for 26-7 foredor?
I have one BUT I live at Calgary Canada
It is -30 outside right now
It is supposed to warm up considerably this week so the temperatures can be dealt with.
If you are interested call me at(403) 931-2628
Regards
Les
by Les Schubert
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford advertising from Winnipeg 1909-10-11
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Ford advertising from Winnipeg 1909-10-11

Colin
Thank you for posting the pictures
Les
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: canadian 26 coupe sill plates
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: canadian 26 coupe sill plates

Hi
I have a 26 Canadian coupe, all original sitting outside. I will try to take some pictures. Maybe send me a PM (I assume that is still possible)
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

Absolutely counterweights make a difference. I installed bolt on Dunn weights on my 27 T roadster back in 79. It was a considerable amount of careful fitting and then had the crank dynamically balanced as well as the flywheel with magnets. Many thousands of miles later it still runs great and hand c...
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

I’ve done one without counterweights. Just a modest performance engine targeting long distance touring, not a “hot rod”. Quite satisfied. In regards to counterweights, I made and bolted on ones that “over hung” the throws. So no issues with camshaft clearance or pan clearance. As stated, I’ve done i...
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

In regards to the value of installing a “stroker “ crank; By itself the extra displacement should amount to 1-3/8 HP. Hardly worth the effort. However consider that the rod bearings increase from 1-1/4” dia to 1-1/2” dia which is 20% bigger in diameter , which is not insignificant when it comes to b...
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pin wear.
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Triple gear pin wear.

My practice is to virtually always change the pins. With new pins, rarely do I need to change the triple gear bushings
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

Further to the original question, no block or pan modifications were needed for the counterweights. The usual pan denting for the rod bolts with a stroker crank (which I believe even the Scat stoker requires)
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

I did it back in the ‘70’s. Bolted them on. Also drilled the crank for pressure oil. At the time I shortened the crank by welding. It lasted about 15 years and then the welding failed (no serious damage, just inconvenient). I then developed a taper fit/shrink on process that has worked well. I have ...
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metal Drilling Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Metal Drilling Issue

Consider a carbide drill bit
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want one.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: I want one.......

The cap and rotor adapter was not difficult to make
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want one.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: I want one.......

I see the Nissan cap is referred to, and that is currently a readily available option. I adapted one to a Bosch front plate distributor. A viable way to fire dual plugs using this cap is a coil for a two cylinder Onan engine. It fires both plugs every time in its original application and seems to wo...